Monday, March 23, 2009

Magic Mushroom

I have not taken time to make much of anything lately. I started working out - and my extra time seems to be going to do that. I am also still reading every chance I get. I finished the Twilight series and enjoyed them so much more than I thought I would. The good thing - is that I have lost 10 pounds and I feel great, but I miss not having some project going. So I had to make something this weekend - no matter how small. I have been loving all the mushrooms I have been seeing, so decided to crochet one while I was watching TV yesterday - (I was watching "Twilight" - I had to see how it compared to the book. - also a little better than I had anticipated - entertaining enough.)
Jake seems to think it is a little weird to crochet mushrooms - what does he know? I also cleaned out my closet this weekend (the kick off to my Spring cleaning) and I found this little pocket bag that I had made. I decided to keep this - but was very happy with how much I decided to get rid of. It is a good thing when I decide to throw out.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Top o' the Morning!

May God grant you always . . . A sunbeam to warm you,
a moonbeam to charm you,
a sheltering Angel so nothing can harm you,
Laughter to cheer you,
Faithful friends near you,
And whenever you pray - Heaven to hear you.
~ Irish Blessing ~
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I brought breakfast into the office this morning - scrambled eggs, a potato casserole, and green bread of course. What a great way to start the day.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Green is my favorite color!

“If you're lucky enough to be Irish,
then you're lucky enough.”
We had our St. Patrick's Day a little early this year. Our friends could not make it for dinner on Tuesday - so I made corned beef and cabbage last night. I will have to come up with another Irish meal for Tuesday.
Our friends have two young boys and I always like to give them something when they come over. These glasses twinkle when you push a button on the bottom - so we filled them up with green soda of course and let them twinkle away.
Green bread of course! This meal is becoming a tradition in our house as big as Thanksgiving. I felt like I had cooked all day - but enjoyed every minute of it. My Grandma Kubicek (who was Irish) - always made green bread on St. Patrick's Day - so I am keeping that tradition going.
Richard was also thinking green this week - he kept bringing home green candy. The shamrock dish full of green Jelly Belly's seems to have disappeared - not only does Jake like Jelly Belly's, but the green watermelon flavored ones are his favorite.
I believe these little shamrock cups belonged to my other grandma (who was German - not Irish, but hey, her last name was "Green"). So we had a wonderful evening - good food, good friends. And we still have St. Patricks' Day to celebrate on Tuesday!!!

May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


This adorable puppy - "Bella", belongs to one of the girls that I work with. How precious is she?!
It is hard to snap a picture of her - she doesn't sit still for very long. She is on her way to the vet this morning - we don't ordinarily have pets in the office with us, but how fun it is when we do.
I finally took a few minutes to get the hair and little bloomers on my shabby little rag doll. The poor thing has been waiting for hair for some time. I like how she turned out using the old Raggedy Ann dress that I had. I took the sleeves off the dress to make her bloomers. She is shabby and recycled - poor thing!

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Simply Saturday -

Another little doll that I am working on. She has been done - but I haven't taken the time to dress her. I cut up an old Raggedy Ann dress to dress her with. Tomorrow I will finish up her dress and put some hair on her.
I would have liked to be sitting on this window sill in the sun myself today. It was a beautiful day! I watched Lily for a few hours - so I took her for a walk and then sat out on the patio and read for awhile. I probably wasn't as relaxed and content as Boo is here - but it felt so good to feel the warmth of the sun.
I have always liked hemp jewelry - so every so often have to make something. My mom gave me these buttons last summer. I especially like the blue one. I have had this flying around for awhile and just never finished it. Why I do that I don't know. Not much of a bracelet really - but I do really like the buttons.
Chewy is such a character - I can't help but smile when I look at him. I swear he poses whenever he see one of us with a camera.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

. . . Chew in a Box

I have been working on a few things this past week - when I am not reading or working out. I made this journal out of my birthday cards and envelopes (not a very good picture - it will be fun to fill up and write in) - and I am nearly done with one of my little dolls. I simply need more hours in every day - something I say over and over. I tend to make the most of my time - I always have to be doing something. I just have too many things things I want to do. I used to just stay up late and get by on 4 hours sleep - (probably 4 days a week). I can't seem to do that anymore. I try every so often - I love staying up to the wee hours of the morning working on a project - but I feel much better these days when I stay a bit more rested. I guess - one of the ways that I face the fact that I am not as young as I used to me.
So hopefully I will find the time to finish my doll tonight, read a few chapters of "Eclipse", go to the gym, make dinner, and do some laundry . . . like I said - we could use a few more hours in every day!
I love this picture of Chewy - he cannot walk past an empty box and leave it empty.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ladybug Girl

Richard found this book at Target this afternoon - of course we had to get it for "Lilybug" - especially since Ladybug Girl has a basset hound. How could we pass up such a cute book?
I am already thinking about a costume for lily.
This little girl thing is way too much fun!
Flower petal headband - $1.00
Ladybug beanbag - $25.00
Spending the evening with Lily - priceless

With a butterfly kiss
and a lady bug hug
Sleep tight little one
Like a bug in a rug