Saturday, January 29, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Fifty!!!

We have been having fabulous weather of late!  Sunny and blue skies and temperatures hovering around the mid 50's!!  It has been extremely cold in the early mornings and evenings though; but no snow!!  We are all excited about that!!

In honor of my dear friends and family, who are suffering with the cold and heavy snows, I pulled out some earlier snow pics that I had taken in November, 2010.  Snow is the one thing that can change the landscape dramatically!!  And I am sure that you, like me, are longing for spring and summer about now.  So, here are my snow pics which I have altered to enhance the natural beauty.  Ha!!

Beautiful...ethereal....awe-inspiring!  As well as cold...wet...and a nuisance!!! Ha!!  I hope you have enjoyed my tribute to snow!?!  And I raise my glass as a toast to the coming can't get here soon enough!!

May you all have a beautiful, blessed and magical day!!  I am off to San Diego!!  Woot!!

Hugging you

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Random Tuesday....It's a new day!!!

A new day has begun and it is Random time!!! Todays' sunrise comes to you from Sandia Park, New Mexico....(my back yard)!  The majesty of this sight always takes my breath away!  Sigh!!

The Valentine tree is done!

And when the night needs some spicin' up...I always have a boa or two to use!!  That will put a smile on Dr. John's face!!!

Went to Dr. John's company party last Saturday night!  We had fun times! 

My son and my daughter-in-law (Ginger) were there and they brought my granddaughter Cassie, and her roommate, Brittany!  It was Karaoke night!  Dr. John, Cassie and Brittany all sang and they have fabulous voices!!

Party pics..........

My son, Lee and his wife, Ginger
Friends and co-workers, Charity and Derek
Brittany and Cassie
Cassie and Dr. John
Dr. John and myself
Brittany belting it out

Cassie singing her tunes

Dr. John singing, "Luck be a Lady Tonight"

Cassie, Ginger and Brittany shaking a leg!!

Totally awesome night!  And they even gave Dr. John an award!  His very own Aluminum Album!!!!  Too funny!  Called him Johnny L.!!!  The singing sensation from Akron, Ohio!!  Woot!!  Woot!!  (Dr. John used to sing with the GoodYear Choir in Akron, Ohio!) 


Went to town yesterday and picked up Cassie and Brittany.  We all went to get our Nails done and we met up with my good friend, Cheri!  Good times!!  And it was a bit wild and crazy at times!  A nail tech was squirting lotion into her hand to massage Cassie's legs and the lotion went spraying up in the air.  Went all over the place!!!  Then, shortly after, my nail tech, Jessica, was taking the polish off of my nails and popped off the end of my nail!!  Ha!  Needed a new nail after that!!  Just another wild n' crazy time at the nail salon.

Well, my Bears lost their bid to the Super Bowl.  Looks like it will be the Packers and the Steelers cutting up the gridiron!  My granddaughter, Emma and my mother will be happy.  They are total Steeler fans!!!  It should be a good game!  We will see!!

I am still stuck on a weight plateau, so, at the suggestion of Cheri, I am doing the St. Joseph Hospital Diet.  Strange combination of food but supposed to kick the weight loss into high gear.  So we will see.  I will keep you posted!!  So far...nothing has happened on the scales but she says, don't give up. Sooooo....I wait!!

San Diego this weekend!  Hope I can get some sightseeing in.  Only be there for 1/2 a day on Saturday and 1/2 a day on Sunday.  At least, at the very minimum, I will see some sunshine and warmth!!  I mean, is California!!

Dr. John is hard at work on his book.  His publisher gave him a deadline of the end of March!  So he will be burning the midnight oil on this one!! 

I am still in process for the guest bedroom re-do!  Here is what it looked like before I started...

So far I have the bed done and I ordered a pole lamp for the room.  Like I said before, the color of the walls is still I won't change that!  The back wall has wooden cut outs on it.  I wanted to add dimension to the wall.  But I didn't want to do your typical molding or paneling.  I will keep you posted.

Enough of the Random already...I should have called this Random Picture day?!  Ha!!  Don't forget to stop over and visit Keely at The UnMom!  See if she is battling Zombies or the like!  Not to forget...visit all the Randomizers that will leave their links there!!  Fun way to get to know bloggers you may not be familiar with.  So hop on over!  I will wait!!!!!!!!!

Have a blessed and magical day!
Hugging you

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Silent Saturday ~ Part Forty-Nine!!

On The Side

We take our dressing on the side...
We live our lives on the side....

A view...
from the side...

Time to get off the sidelines...
time to live up front and center...
time to live in the present...
time to shine!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you,

Friday, January 21, 2011

It's all about the mantel!!

Had to share this sunrise!  What a gorgeous day it is going to be!!

Now on to the mantel!!  I have it all blinged out for Valentine's Day!  The material is from a sari and the balls are little round boxes covered with rhinestones.  Aren't they the cutest!!??

Still working on the tree...will show that when completed.  I am waiting for some supplies to come.

Thanks for stopping by...!!!

Have a magical and blessed day!
Hugging you

PS...I am hooking up with Funky Junk...showing off...check out button on top left.  Go pop in and see the others who are featured!!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Random Tuesday....Sunshine and Lollipops!!!!

And rainbows...everything is wonderful since we're together.  La La la la la!!  Damn song is stuck in my head!!  Ha!  Hope you are well!!  It is Random Tuesday again!!  Woot!! Woot!!   January 18th!!  So much closer to spring!  I can do this!  Our winter has been soooooo mild....cold..but no snow to speak of.  I am a happy camper for sure!!  Yesterday got up to 53 degrees and plenty of sunshine too!  Snow is expected by Thursday...but only flurries.  I can do flurries!   Spring...ahhhhhhh!!!!!!

Well today I am sad!  Took down my Christmas decorations yesterday and now I feel bare and naked.  Brrrrr!!  But the good news is I started with the Valentine decorations!!  Yeah!!  And some Valentine goody boxes for my grands!

More decorations to stay tuned!!  Just getting started!

I love signs!  Inspirational ones!  Here is my newest one....

And all I will add to this is...............AMEN!!!

I don't know if I ever introduced you to my art doll...Sasha!  She is made of composition material.  Her body is wood and her dress is copper.  Isn't she something?

Dr. John and I are going to San Diego the end of this month for the weekend.  At least, that is the plan!!  Any one live near there?  I would love to meet for lunch!!  Wouldn't that be fabulous?  Dr. John is going to be filming a Webinar for Structural Engineers.  So I get to tag along!  Woot!!  Let me know about lunch?  Or if you have any suggestions as to what I should try and see.  Will really only have one day to make it a good one!!  Ha!

Coming soon....the story of how Dr. John and I ended up in New Mexico!!  It is quite thrilling actually and I am surprised we have made it!! 

Remember my New Years' word?   ACHIEVE!!  Well so far I have organized my studio, my hall closet and some storage areas in the living room.  I have taken down the Christmas decorations and put them all away...well almost all.  I forgot the mantel stuff...oops!!!  And now I will begin the guest bedroom.  It has needed work for some time.  I purchased a new duvet cover and sheets for the bed.  So, I will take before, during and after pics for you.  I will keep you posted!

I also got the new painting started...I sketched in the design and will begin "fleshing" it out this week!!

Sooooo....ACHIEVE is going pretty well so far I would say.  How are you all doing?  I also got back into walking again.  The treadmill is my new walking buddy! kicks my butt!!!  But I miss walking with Miss Cheri!!  Sniff!  Soon the weather will break and it will become a regular feature in our lives once again.  Right now, it is hit and miss!

This Saturday is the Holiday party!  Woot!!  Dr. John and I are getting dressed to the nines!  My son and his wife will be there too!!  Karaoke and times!  I will take pics!  My granddaughter, Cassie, is coming too!  So we will have a blast!  Ahhhhhhh....Mojito!!!!!!!

Oh!  The Wacom Bamboo Pen...sigh!  What a disappointment!  I couldn't get the drivers to load properly and it was quite awkward to use too!  You need some space to be able to use the pad correctly.  And I don't know about you, but space around the computers is a premium!  Tight to say the least!  That of course, is not their fault...but I'm just sayin'!!  Anyway, when I first fired it up, it worked just fine.  Took about one hour to load it.  But the next day, when I got it out to wouldn't work right?  You are supposed to be able to use the entire monitor area and it only gave me a small corner of it.  Try as I might, I couldn't get it to expand!!  Quite frustrating!  So I am sending it back!  I think I will continue to hold out for an HP Touchsmart 600t Desktop PC or the HP TouchSmart tm2t and the Premium TouchSmart Web Printer!  They used it on Project Runway to design their cool!  It is on my wish list for sure.

Ahbhh!  Be still my heart!

I believe I have Randomed you enough...time to go!!  Make sure and stop by Miss Keely at The UnMom and see what Randomness she has as well as all the other Randomizers!!  Have fun!!

Make sure and have a blessed and magical day!!
Hugging you