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Thursday, March 31, 2011
This was our last day and we all took a walk on the beach and to our surprise, there were all these beautiful sand-and-shell sculptures!
Soon we'll all be together at our lake havens ~ we have a lot of things going on ~ it may be mid June before we're there very much! I have a couple of shows, and a class here and a trip to Seattle is in the works! Sonny has decided that we're going to have three-day weekends every weekend we're up there ~ retirement isn't in our game plan but shorter work weeks are!! Woo hoo!! I can't wait!!! We definitely need some down time to just relax!
Yesterday, friend Vivian and I went to Columbus to return some things to The Container Store and then we went to Whole Foods ~ I love that place!!! I got tilapia, shrimp, chicken sausages, salsas, wine, salads ~ a veritable feast for our dinner last night and several nights to come!! Then to lunch at the Morgan House in Dublin, where I bought a great little ORANGE purse! We had a great day even though we drove home in snow! Next Tuesday, Mr. Weatherman says it will be 65 degrees here ~ I can't wait!!
I actually feel like a new woman since my portion of the taxes are done ~ I have a new lease on life, so to speak!! Next Saturday, there are 6 coming for the proddy class ~ we could take two more ~ so I have patterns to draw ~ the hooking room to get in order ~ and I want to put together some bundles in colors the gals might want to use! Lots to do ~ and here I am on the computer!! Have a great weekend, peeps!!
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Last week, this old girl had a birthday!! I was absolutely shocked at how many cards and phone calls I got that day!! They really made my day! Sonny boy had a case of the old fashioned flu and was down and out for several days ~ so no partying for mama and papa!! It took him till this week to feel better so we had a really quiet weekend ~ really quiet! I don't like it when he's sick ~ it doesn't happen very often and it's a little unnerving. He's on the mend now so we'll cut a rug this weekend!! I got a nice pot of tulips to plant outside, fingerless gloves, and some really snazzy sandals ~ just in case summer does arrive here in Ohio! Thank you gift givers!
The very best news is that I have the dreaded taxes done and delivered to the accountant!! My name is Alice and I am a procrastinator!! Yikes ~ I've got to change that story! What a project to do things in retrospect ~ Sonny boy asked if I have no memory from year to year on just how grueling a task this is! The answer is no ~ my memory is shot! But I may have learned a couple things in regard to posting in a timely manner for his business and mine!! So, I spent yesterday as a total vegetable after dropping those off and a visit with a new doctor. That in itself is nerve-wracking for me ~ but I guess I'm okay ~ good for another 10,000 miles!!!!!!!!
I just put up a notice on my sidebar that I'm having a Proddy Sheep class here on April 9. The girls that were here in the fall wanted to set up something for Spring so this will be fun. I can take a few more students ~ check out my class page and let me know if you'd like to join in the fun!
Have a sunshiny day!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
This is a reminder of all the fibers sent out by me ~ a real eclectic gathering of things! I have to say after seeing Kris's, Ali's, and Maria's blogs, they did a FABULOUS job of interpreting the use of them. I'm very impressed with all of them.
Friday, March 18, 2011
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Sunday, March 6, 2011
These are the two ladies from Searsport Rug Hooking, who organized the day and did a wonderful job of it! Can you guess they're mother and daughter? They're planning the 2nd annual Florida hook-in for next February 22, 2011. Check their website for all the details. I'm not sure I'm going to be able to go ~ we will be home from our Florida visit by the time it takes place ~ but I know Ter'e is scheming on how to make it happen ~ and probably MJ, too. MJ is my student/friend who first saw this online and picked me up by the roadside (well, sort of - our friends drove me to meet her) so I could go! We had great fun and I know MJ met a couple of gals that she can hook with while she winters in Florida ~ that's a wonderful thing!
We've had pouring rain for two days and today snow ~ in Ohio, we get it all! Yesterday, I organized two shelving units of books, putting them in categories! You can tell how bad I don't want to work on taxes when I do such stuff as that! Now, I'm going to work on my recipe files ~ in the fall, I weeded out all the recipes I don't use and then left the rest in a pile to be put into new looseleaf folders. Today's the day ~ I'm going to put them all where I can find what I need easily!! I'd rather be hooking!!! Hope your Sunday is productive or restful or just whatever you need it to be!!
Friday, March 4, 2011