Thursday, February 28, 2008

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hope Revolution


http://www.hoperevo.com/welcome/


Check it out - I dare you!
Participate - I hope you do!



Peace & Blessings!

Monday, February 25, 2008

48 Hours of Fun!

It has been brought to my attention that I have not updated my blog since last Wednesday.

Oops.

I have cards, just haven't taken pictures of them.

Why?

Because of 48 hours of Fun!

As you know, we now have a Wii. We have had the Wii since Valentine's day (12 days). The Wii logs how much time you spend on it, and playing which games. Last night Adam and I went back through the log to see how much time we've played.

48 Hours in 12 days!

I guess you are no longer wondering why I haven't been posting to my blog!

I guess 48 hours of pure fun is the best excuse on the planet!

Peace & Blessings!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

The things kids say

A 6 year old girl was playing around me today, and offering to bring me "pretend food" (popcorn, punch, etc)

As she was getting my punch, she asked if I wanted ice. I said "of course".

She replied with: "The ice is home made."


Had to share...

Thank You Card

Michele simply loves the stamps with word definitions, so, with her latest generosity - I needed to make up a thank you card - I had to use a definition!

I wanted to make a simple, clean card.... then I thought "it needs glitter!".



Peace & Blessings!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Jeff-fa-fa Dun-HAM . com

I LOVE HIS ACT!





Monday, February 18, 2008

In It's Natural Habitat

I gave Sheila a red stapler for her birthday (gotta love Office Space). She posted photos of it in it's natural habitat on her blog:


Had to share...

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Christina!

It's my Mother-In-Law's birthday today.

I made her a stationary set, as she LOVES to write notes of encouragement to people:



Peace & Blessings!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentine's Day Surprise!

WOW! What an intense 48 hours I've just had!

Michele, you know, the FAMOUS Michele, called me at work on Tuesday. She NEVER calls me at work.

Her tone was serious, and she said "I'm sorry to call you at work, but this is really serious, so, it couldn't wait...."

All I could think was someone was in the hospital, accident, something horrible.

Then she tells me "We had a snow day today, and I called Best Buy, and they got a shipment of Nintendo Wii's in, and there was 1 left, so I drove to Best Buy in my PJ's and got the last one."

I was speechless.

If you know me personally, yes, you read that right:

I was speechless (I even have Sheila as a witness)

I was, and still am, just BLOWN AWAY by Michele! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

She shipped me a Wii from Cincinnati.

Let me back up a tad:
Over Christmas, in Cincinnati, at Michele's house, Adam and I played the Wii with her family for 3 days, and we've never had more fun! (Including our trip to Disney - seriously, playing with Wii with Michele's family was Soooooooooooooooo fun!)

Adam then wanted a Wii (and so did I) - but, they were sold out everywhere. For Adam's birthday I sent out an e-mail to family and friends saying something like "If you are choosing to acknowledge Adam on his birthday, he really wants a Wii, so I have started a Wii fund for him..." Thanks to our amazing family and friends, I was able to surprise Adam with the funds for a Wii, accessories, and games. But - still - no Wii's to be found anywhere (except Ebay for way over price... I think NOT!)

(oh, and the very best part: I said to Michele on the phone Monday night "I really wish I could find a Wii for Adam, for Valentine's Day")

Ok, back to my story:

At this point, I was literally shaking with excitement - Adam has been talking about the Wii since Christmas, and really, really, really, really, really, really wants one! I had 48 hours of keeping this a secret... riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight.

Tuesday evening, guess what Adam wants to talk about: Wii. Seriously. I just can't make this up!

Wednesday morning, we wake up to our alarms, and Adam says "I really wish we could get a Wii soon" (thankfully I was facing away from him, and the room was dark, because I almost snorted boogers out my nose trying not to convulse with laughter)

Wednesday evening: I made my mother-in-law's birthday gift, so I was able to make myself scarce around Adam.

Oh, and Tuesday & Wednesday I kept telling Adam "I have a HUGE surprise for you for Valentine's day. I'm not going to cook our usual Valentine's Day dinner, I have a really cool food surprise planned" - and let me tell you, I milked that for all it was worth. I really was able to channel my excitement about the Wii to Adam, buy saying it was a food surprise.

Thursday morning: We barely crossed paths, so once he left for work, I was home free!

After work, I hit the grocery store. Adam LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVES corn dogs. So, I figured, now that the Wii has arrived, he's not going to want to do a sit down dinner, so corn dogs, ice cream, chips, soda, snacks - he's gonna love me!

As I was checking out, the clerk and the boy bagging were talking about Valentine's Day, and how neither had a significant other and they just wanted chocolate, or flowers, or whatever. So I say "This, yeah, this is all for my husband. A friend found us a Wii, and I'm giving it to him tonight, so I also got all his favorite snack food to go with it"

The boy bagging looks at me, and in slow motion says "Dude.... I wish I had a girlfriend like YOU"

HILARIOUS!

Once home, I did my "Left to Right" (Michele uses that phrase regarding cleaning the house - and I've adopted it) because I know there would be no Left To Right this weekend! I also bought cookie dough to bake - so Adam would smell things cooking when he got home, even if I technically wasn't cooking. And for the extra touch; I got out our chefs pan, filled it with water and mexican herbs and spices, brought it to a boil, then turned down to a simmer, so again it looked like I was cooking, but really... not so much!

I set the table, and was ready.

Adam came home, and I whisked him into the bedroom, so he could unload his cell phone, wallet, keys, etc. I told him to wait until I called, and I ran out and got the Wii on the table. And called him – camera in hand.

My picture of his initial reaction was out of focus – so this is what I have (a little less out of focus):


What was Adam’s reaction:

He couldn’t believe his eyes.

He looked at me with shock and awe, “How long have you had this?”

I told him there was a long story behind that and he says “You know, when you bought me a microwave for Valentine’s Day when we were dating, I knew you were a keeper”

(When we were dating, Adam was in the Navy, and living in the barracks – think dorm room. He had to go out to eat for every meal, but was allowed a microwave in his room. So I got him one, and he thought I was the coolest girlfriend EVER for doing that for Valentine’s Day)

Before I told him the Michele story, and everything, I said, “oh, by the way, I didn’t cook for you, I got corn dogs”

He, again, was awed, and THRILLED! So, as we heated the corn dogs, I explained the story. Adam couldn’t have been happier, and I had SO MUCH FUN pulling off the surprise!

We played for about 4.5 hours last night (the Wii keeps track of your play time)

We Love the Wii!

THANK YOU MICHELE!!!!


Peace & Blessings!

PS - We played Wii Sports and Lego Star Wars (watch a video for it here) - both super fun!


PPS - Check out the Wii Fit; it's not available in the US yet, but still seriously cool!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!

I have a FABULOUS surprise for Adam tonight.... but he reads this blog, so I'll tell you more about that tomorrow.

So, until I reveal the surprise, a card:



Peace & Blessings & Excited Anticipation.....


PS - I read Brian Howe's blog; and he posted this video:





I LOVE IT! GO LENNY!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Frozen Grand Central

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Checkerboard Baby Hat

This is a baby hat I made as an example for the loom knitting class I'm teaching on March 15th from 12 PM - 2 PM at AC Moore in Saratoga Springs (you can sign up with customer service).

I've never done this pattern before.... kinda cool huh?


Peace & Blessings!

Monday, February 11, 2008

APPLAUSE FOR ME!

Applaud wildly....

Yes, I made this - the frame, the insert, everything!


Peace & Blessings!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Happy Birthday Sheila!

It's Sheila's birthday today! YAY!

In honor of my friend, and co-worker's special day, I gifted her with a FABULOUS Red Stapler.

Think she'll let me use it sometime?

Peace & Blessings!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

No Paper Layering?

I challenged myself to make some cards this week where I didn't layer paper. It's harder than you might think:




Peace & Blessings!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Because I can't post my creations... a Quiz

You Are a Phoenix

Driven and ambitious, you tend to acquire material success easily.
You have grand schemes - both for your own life and for changing the whole world.
You are a great leader, and you have no problem taking the reigns.
However, you aren't all business. You also have great talents for performing and visual arts.

I've been trying.....

I've been trying to post to my blog this week, but my home computer has been a bit wonky; and for a reason unknown to Adam and myself - I cannot upload photos of my creations! ACK!

Sooooooooooooooooooooo.... once we get the situation figured out; I'll be posting like a crazy woman!

Stay Tuned....

Peace & Blessings!

Monday, February 4, 2008

The Boys at the Computer


Luckily I had the digital camera on the table, so when I walked into the dining room I was able to snap a quick photo:


Peace & Blessings!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Looky Looky.... I'm so proud of myself!

I KNIT A MITTEN!

I KNIT A MITTEN!!!!

I KNIT A MITTEN!!!!!!!!!




And I know I have 2 hands... you can stop with the smart alecky comments now.

Are you done?

Ok.

The yarn I used is the most luscious, soft, yummy yarn EVER!!!! LOVE IT!

My grandmother used to knit me mittens, and I LOVED THEM. I'm actually kinda bummed out that I don't have a pair (although my Mom may still have that famous pink pair). So, I'm beside myself that I can knit mittens now! I love mittens - you make the BEST snowballs with mittens.....

aaannnnnnnnndddd, as Sheila pointed out, you can do Dr. Seuss hands when you are wearing mittens.... (maybe you had to be there)

Oh, and........

I knit it on my knitting LOOMS!!!!!!

Peace & Blessings!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Working From Home

Have you ever checked out MYPC.com?

I was able to work from home today (and not drive in the ice storm) because of My PC. It's AMAZING!

And, now that I've worked from home in my PJ's and drinking hot chocolate, I think I could get used to this.

Do you work from home? If so, how do you like it?

Peace & Blessings!