Saturday, June 30, 2007

Tagged again and

Tagged by Lucy this time *L* (BTW I linked her name cause you gotta check out her sketches!! She is awesome!)

Seven facts about me:

1. I got married the first time the day after my 16th birthday
2. I had my first child at 16
3. I went to 13 different schools in different towns by the time I started Jr high
4. I have 6 grandkids...all from our DD's only, the boys haven't given us any yet *L* and each DD has a boy and a girl...and they range in age from 12 to 6 mo with the oldest and youngest being from the same DD. *L*
5. I met my DH online
6. I have my own business cleaning houses
7. I love being outside and working in the dirt! *L* I could be outside all day working and be a happy camper! Part of being a farm girl I guess. :)

We are getting ready for Madi to come spend a month with us. We pick her up Tuesday morning in Las Vegas!!! And since none of us have done it yet, we are going to drive across the Hoover Dam!!! I am so excited!
And I have been scrapping! Not a lot but I have gotten a couple digi pages done this week!! Woohoooo!

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Tagges again!!!


1)Name one person who made you smile today? Jim

2)What were you doing at 8:00 this morning? working

3)What were you doing 30 minutes ago? Checking the forums at TTS

4)What is something that happened to you in 1998? Must we go there? 98 was a VERY rough year! My cousin Terry died, broke up with the jerk ex BF who was a lying cheating skumbag, went to court over divorce crap time and again, filed bankruptcy...need I go on?

5)What is the last thing you said aloud? Dexter will you move!!!!

6)How many different things have you drank today? Tea, water, diet coke and milk

7)What color is your hair brush? Black

8)What was the last thing you bought? bagels

9)What was the last gift you received? a candle my DD made for me I loooooove it!

10)What color is your front door? white

11)Where do you keep your cell phone? in my purse

12)What was the weather like today? HOT!

13)What is the best ice cream flavor? Caramel and Praline, Cold Stone Coffee

14)What are you excited about? The weekend is almost here!!!

15)Do you talk a lot? Depends on who I am with

16)Name a weird food you like? I don't think any of the food I like is weird! Although DH thinks it is odd that I like to make cinnimon rolls when I make chili. We always did that in KS!! I thought everyone did!

17)Cold or hot? for what? I like cold things cold and hot things hot *L* I personally don't like being hot or cold!

18)What's your favorite thing to do? scrapbook, garden, snuggle with Jim, play with the grandkids

19)Do you want to cut your hair? yeah

20: Are you over the age of 25? bwahahahah OMG yes!

21)Are you ticklish? yes

22)Are you typically a jealous person? Depends on what it is. Now if someone is flirting with my DH..heck yeah! I do not share well with others *L* Ok I DON'T share period!

23)Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "L" : Lisa

24)Name a friend whose name starts with the letter "A": Anita

25)Do you chew on your straws? no

26)Do you have curly hair? nope, just a little wave sometimes

27)What is the next concert you're going to? I dunno

28)Who is the crappiest person in your life? My oldest son...which is why we don't talk much.

29)What is your favorite color? blue, green, pink

30)What is something you say a lot? DUH!!, I love you, Good girls!, GHOST SHUT UP!!!

31)What's your room like? cluttered

32)What was the last movie you saw? *L* I don't remember!!

33)Do you have work tomorrow? Yeah uggggg

34)What's your dream job? Retirement *L*

35)When was the last time you said "I love you"? This morning

36)What should you be doing right now? Cleaning my scrap room so Madi can have the bed next week.

37)Do you have a nickname? Jules, Hun, Babe, Huney Buney, Grandma Julie, Gramma J, Mommy Step

38)Are you a heavy sleeper? Sometimes

39)When is the last time you did the dishes, honestly? last night

40)What are your pet peeves? People who are mean and evil JUST for fun. Kids being disrespectful and down right bad and the parents who don't discipline them. Leaving a swallow of tea in the pitcher and putting it back in the fridge. People who use handicapped parking spots who don't NEED them. People who are always blaming someone else for the thngs they do. Not rinsing your glass of milk or your plates. Not picking up after yourself. People who don't pay attention to their driving, or who drive like they own the road. I'm sure there are more *L* but I can't think of them off the top of my head.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007


First tagged by Lucy, now by here we go....*L*

My roommate and I once: I have never had a roommate!

Never in my life have I:

High school was : VERY Cliquish...if you weren't a 4th generation farmer in the town or if you weren't a sports freak then you were nobody! So I was pretty much this skinny little geeky nobody *L*

When I'm nervous : I bite my lip, fidget

My hair : Is quickly becoming more and more grey and in desperate need of a styling!

When I was 5 : I was in the first grade. I was the youngest kid in my class, and I thought it was kinda cool. I also got glasses.

When I turn my head left : It hurts my neck

I should be : Getting in the shower so my hair will dry before bedtime!

By this time next year : Things will probably be about the same as they are now.

My favorite aunt is : Aunt Darlene!!

I have a hard time understanding : A lot of things and people. Why they do some of the stupid senseless things they do!

You know I like you if : I want to hang around with you

My ideal breakfast is : Something I don't have to cook! *L* Naw, actually I think breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day. I could skip dinner easily, but I love breakfast. Sometimes just a muffin or bagel, or even cereal or Chream of Wheat or oatmeal *L* Sometimes I want the works..pancakes, eggs, sausage or bacon, hash browns, toast.....

If you visit my home town : You would find out there isn't much to do! It is a very very small town! With not many businesses left.

If you spend the night at my house : You better like animals!!!

My favorite blonde is : Kayden

My favorite brunette is : Jim

The animal I would like to see flying besides birds : Ummmm none!

I shouldn't have been : Up so late last night

Last night I: was online catching up some in the TTS gallery and posting a digi LO. I also watched the late news and half of Leno before bed. (which is why I was up so late...I am getting too old to stay up until midnight every night!!)

A better name for me would be : You know, it took me a lot of years before I even liked my name, and now that I do I think it is a good one.

I've been told I look like : my mom!! (and I do! We almost look like sisters *L*)

If I could have any car, it would be : a truck. Right on Nancy!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007


Besides being almost THAT time...ugggg you gotta love having all the menopause symptoms..the wonderful hot flashes and night sweats, and day sweats *L* along with still having to put up with the monthly cramps and BS. Sometimes Mother Nature is NOT a nice lady!!

I went for a short time to a viewing for the husband of one of my customers last night. Thank goodness Jim took me, because I never would have found it! This is the customer I had a problem with a couple months back and ended up quitting there after working for them for 7 years. It was hard to quit because she was such a nice lady and I loved her to death! She was like a grandma to me kinda. I loved talking with her and her telling me the old stories from when she was a kid. And until the problem we had with him, I usually enjoyed him also (yeah there were a few times he would get grumpy and stuff..but I just chalked it up to old age). After I left, within a few weeks he had a heart attack, followed by a massive heart attack and a stroke. Then he ended up having to go into a nursing home. I didn't know any of this until his SIL called me to let me know he had passed away. It all happened so fast and after being with him for over 60 years she is now lost. But even she told me she had no idea how sick he really was, when I had to quit. I was worried he was getting dementia bad enough that he might become violent and it turns out he did just that after I left, and he went downhill so so fast!
You just never know. And dementia does not do good things to a persons mind. It is sad to see someone lose themselves like that.
Last night was filled with so much emotion for me. I have become so close to some of my customers that they are almost more like family than customers.

Before he got so sick, he reminded me of Santa Claus and she reminded me of Mrs. Claus *L* and there were times when I was cleaning that they would just sit in the loveseat holding hands while they watched tv. I always thought that was so sweet. So today I want to remember those times and the times when we would joke around and tease each other.
And I would like to pay tribute to him today, his services are today and he is getting a military funeral. He was a World War II vet and was at the Battle of the Bulge. So John is to you today! May you rest in peace!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Fun stuff!!

If you missed the Birthday Crop at TTS this weekend you missed a lot of fun!!! Wow, there were some great Make & the Wonder Bread album!! If you want to know more about this you can still go check it out, along with the other Make &, beads and going to TTS site and looking at our Birthday Crop thread! The instructions have been posted!!
I wasn't able to make it to the Make & Takes because I was busy researching our Guest DT apps and getting more info on our DT. Why? Because the 'How Well Do You Know Your DT' Trivia chat I had Friday night was such a huge hit that they requested MORE!! *L* If you missed that, then you definately missed some fun chats and trivia!!
I did get 1 LO done, and am still working on more of the challenges posted! But for now, here is the one I got done. I issued a challenge to use this ad as inspiration for a page.


And my page...

(I'm not overly thrilled with it, so I am going to be doing some adjustments and redoing it in the future *L*)

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Wow! I am shocked! *warning political view expressed here*

The self-proclaimed hard-core Bush supporter Ann Coulter has finally come to her senses!! She has finally opened her eyes to what Bush is doing to our country where illegal immigration is concerned.
I too was once a Bush supporter. I thought he handled things amazingly well after 9/11. But something has happened along the way and he has become a self-rightous 'do as I say or else' bully. I am so sick of him kissing the Mexican governments ass, that I could puke! I am so sick of him and his croonies thinking they can do whatever they want, however they want, whenever they want and not have to account for any of it to the American people!!

With that being is Ann Coulter's article!! WTG Ann, it is about time you opened your eyes and saw the truth staring you in the face!!

Now before you go getting your panties all in a bunch how about reading this also...

There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools,
no special ballots for elections, all government business
will be conducted in our language.

Foreigners will NOT have the right to vote no matter how
long they are here.

Foreigners will NEVER be able to hold political office.

Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No
welfare, no food stamps, no health care, or other
government assistance programs.

Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an
amount equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

If foreigners do come and want to buy land that will be
okay, BUT options will be restricted. You are not allowed
waterfront property. That is reserved for citizens naturally
born into this country.

Foreigners may not protest; no demonstrations, no waving
a foreign flag, no political organizing, no bad-mouthing our
president or his policies, if you do you will be sent home.

If you do come to this country illegally, you will be hunted
down and sent straight to jail.

Harsh, you say?................

The above laws happen to be the immigration laws of..........


Friday, June 22, 2007

Weekend plans?

What are yours? Do you have any? Well if you don't you can come join me and the Treasures To Scrap team for our Birthday Party!!!!

There will be lots of scrapping, games, make and takes, challenges and there will be LOTS of really CoOl PrIzEs!!! Happy Birthday TTS!!

Thursday, June 21, 2007

How addicted are YOU???

You Are 45% Addicted to the Internet

You're somewhat addicted to the internet - but who isn't?
You can keep it under check, and you're by no means a hermit.

Well that wasn't too bad. Not compared to some of my buddies! hehehe

Some other fun stuff I got today....
YEAH!!!!!!!!!! Baby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And a local news story....Ok I am all for people who want to come here LEGALLY and get citizenship. But this is just so wrong on so many levels!! This poor woman 'thought' she was a citizen..she has been living a good life, trying to do good thing, raising a family and SHE might get deported? That is just WRONG!!! Once you read the story you will see why I feel this way, and feel she should be given a chance to get her citizenship. They will possibly deport her when they ignore drug runners, murders and other violent offenders??? GIVE ME A FLIPPIN BREAK!!
Zoila Meyer faces deportation, fights to stay in U.S.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

A Day in the Life

of me *L* Ok so maybe not a standard day, but close enough. Had work this morning, and wouldn't you know this house of course I expect it. A note with a list of extra things to do. So at this point of trying to explain this to them several can not do more work in the normal amount of time I am there..more done = more today I skipped some things. Someday someone will get the picture...maybe! I dunno...sometimes I think the more schooling and degrees you have the less common sense you least for some people.
After work I ate on the run..yeah I know..bad girl..but I had barely enough time to get to my PT appt. That went well, I am really feeling better! Even my neck is better now. Got that done and felt so relaxed that I went home and laid down. Got a little bit of a nap.
But I was a little frustrated at the office. I have talked with the dr before about my wieght and he said I need to exercise more and walking would be good. So Jim and I have been walking. So today he tells me I am doing good but I need to increase my activity level. Hello?? I work 3 to 6 hours a day cleaning people's houses, I come home and do work around my own house, yes I take a nap because I don't sleep well at night..but then I get up go out and do yard work after dinner and we usually walk at night. I am wondering where in this picture do I fit in MORE activity? When do I get my down time? I mean even when I have a day off I do work..outside and in the house. And I don't mean just piddly little things, I mean work....digging, hoeing, shampooing my carpet, walls, ceiling fans....You know I could understand my weight if I sat on ym ass all day and ate. But I don't. I am not much of a snacker. I try to keep sweets out of the house. I mean come on, even my MIL when she was here told me I need to sit down and relax sometimes because she said I am always on the move! I don't understand. Yeah I am sick of being this size, but at this point what else do I do?
Ok my rant is over....if you read this then you can have one of Robin's fresh brownies! *L*

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


So Nancy challenged us today to tell a story about our first job. Since it feels like I have been working since I was a kid *L* I'm not sure if I should start with my first job of babysitting...but since I did that starting at about 11 yrs old I don't really think that is what she is looking for.
My first 'real' job was the year I started HS, I was 13 that summer. We had just moved and I would be going to a new school and meeting new people. Now you have to remember this was a town of 200 people *L* So everyone knew everyone and half of them..if not more...were related to each other! I got a job working at the local cafe during wheat harvest. When you worked at the mom and pop business you did it all. You waited tables, washed dishes and you were the cashier. I don't remember a lot about that first summer except I dated the bosses son...who turned out to be my ex many many years down the road. And that we were swamped!! I worked so many hours that summer!! With all the harvesters in town we were busy from sun up to sun down. Seriously...we would get orders in the afternoon, when one of the truck drivers would come in to unload the wheat, and he would order 35 hamburgers for the crew to take out...and this wouldn't happen just once, because we had several crews working the farms in the area, so this was going on for a couple hours over lunch time. The guys would all come in and have breakfast before they went out and they would come in and have a big meal for supper.I got SO sick of the smell of food that even though I was barely 95 lbs soaking wet, I lost weight because I couldn't stand to eat anything since I was smelling it all day. I went on to work for them every summer and fall during the various wheat harvest, and since it was the family business my kids started working there also from the time they were old enough to talk. I eventually started doing the grill cooking and even worked in the service station pumping gas...yes this was back in the days of full service service stations..and doing small things like changing bulbs and replacing fuses in vehicles, checking fluid levels, cross-referencing parts, etc. I never learned how to run the tire machine to fix thank you! *L* Didn't want any part in that job. I worked at that job off and on for over 25 years!

Monday, June 18, 2007

This N That

Kinda like In N Out...*L* For you non Cal. residents that is one of the BEST burger joints out here. If you ever get to visit you GOTTA go there! Take it from me and my family who has come to visit us and that is one of the first places they want to go every time. *L*

Ok anyway, on to bloggy stuff. Nancy issued this fun challenge today at TTS.

What Muppet are you?
You Are Animal

A complete lunatic, you're operating on 100% animal instincts.
You thrive on uncontrolled energy, and you're downright scary.
But you sure can beat a good drum.
"Kill! Kill!"

I gotta share with you guys a GREAT new candle site! I have a couple of these candles and the smell is incredible!!! I have been burning my Sweet Pea one all day and it has barely burned down. Kimball's Candles They are a new company, but I see big things in store for them. An FYI...the Pecan Carmael Swirl is TO DIE FOR! Ohhhh yummmmmmmmmmmm!! And for those beer drinkers in your life they even have a beer candle! It is so cool looking! *L* Jim doesn't even drink beer, but he thought they were so cool he HAD to have one!

I was a busy girl this weekend and got several pages done (I used a lot of paper by Adorn It. They are our sponsors at TTS this month! Woohooo! So for your veiwing pleasure....

Wednesday, June 13, 2007


I have been a very bad girl about keeping up with them lately :(
So today I am going to kill 2 birds with 1 stone! *L*

Teri Lynn issued a challenge to us today to describe what would be our Perfect day. Just a normal day, not anything fancy smancy. My perfect day would be a quiet one. NO work, none nada zip zero!! A day with no pain, absolutely zero! I wouldn't have to cook any meals, no housework...ok maybe a little yard work because I love working in my yard. If I can dream a little...having a maid for that day would be awesome! *L* Temps in the 70's, no wind except for a slight breeze. And scrap...just be able to lock myself in my room and spend the whole day doing nothing but scrapping. Oh and sleeping in, sleeping in and cuddling with Jim before we get out of bed. Now that would be my perfect day. Can it last ohhhh about 100 hours?? *L*

And since I missed it yesterday because it was a long day at work and I was simply worn out....Nancy's challenge was to list 12 things I have to be happy about today.

1. That I am married to a wonderful man and I am thankful for that everyday!

2. My grandkids are all happy and healthy.

3. Family stuff has worked itself out for the most part and I have a great relationship with my stepkids now!

4. I have a job, that even though I am not terribly fond of, it is still a job and that is better than some have.

5. I have good friends where I live and online that I love dearly!

6. My garden is looking pretty good!!

7. My yard is really shapping up. It will always be a work in progress but it looks better all the time.

8. Our neighbor who dug up some of his strawberry plants and brought some to us, so I can start a strawberry bed.

9. Even though the accident has left me with some pain, I am relieved it wasn't worse than it was, because I keep reading stories in the newspaper about the same type of accident we were in, only the person hit didn't survive. So I thank God that we are still here and it wasn't worse than it was! (at least 5 accidents have been in the paper in the last 2 mo just like the one we were in, where the person didn't survive)

10. It looks like my daughter's worker's comp may go through for her! I am so happy about that because it has been a struggle for her!

11. Gas prices have started going down a little!!! wooohooo!! *L*

12. It's hump day!! The weekend is almost here and the next 2 work days are easier ones!

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

What story

does your family laugh at over and over and LOVE to tell on you?

My dad gets great delight in telling about how I had a bout of extremely bad breath when I was about 2. *LOL* He said it was so bad no one could stand to be around me. They finally took me to the dr because they didn't know what was wrong. When the dr looked up my nose he found........foam! *L* I had a stuffed toy that I slept with and it seems I managed to get a spot worn and pull out some of the foam stuff inside and shoved it up my nose.

So what is your story? Share it on your blog and send me the link!

I had to share another story with Nancy (at TTS) about the time I gave my baby bro a goose-egg in the middle of his forehead between the eyes also! *L* Man I thought I had killed him! I was scared to death! We were playing baseball and I had a bad habit of swinging and throwing the bat back when I had a hit...well he was catching and I didn't know he had come up behind me so close and I nailed him dead center between the eyes. He went down like a rock and he got the goose-egg IMMEDIATELY! All blakc and blue and swollen and he wasn't moving much...I was this skinny little thing about 9 yrs old and he was a husky kid *L* my younger brother just stood there and stared at us and I was screaming at him to open the door as I picked up my baby brother and ran for the house. My younger brother never moved! OMG I don't know when I ever prayed so hard! I made all kinds of deals with God if he would just let my brother live, I just knew I had killed him! I wonder if mom has any pics of him sporting that goose-egg? hmmmmm *L* And no thats not my family story either..but I had to share after reading yours! *L*

Well, belive it or not, I have actually scrapped some this week! Even though my blog hasn't shown any signs of it. So here for your viewing pleasure.....

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Thanks to

Nancy, I may have this blog thing updated every day!! *L* Today's challenge is to make a list of 'What in your lifetime has only happened to you once?'

1. Got divorced. Never ever ever wantto go through that again. Although it was totally necessary and should have been done long before it was, I still would never want to be divorced again!

2. Sang kareoke

3. Went to Boston.

4. Weekendend in San Francisco

5. Won tickets to a concert...Brooks and Dunn at that!!

6. Had surgery for a tumor.

7. Had a suspicious mammogram...NEVER want that to happen again...scary stuff!!!

8. Had a sibling killed in a car accident.

I'm sure there are more but that is what I can think of right now. So I am off to take a nap...something I try to do at least once a day!! *LOL*

Monday, June 4, 2007

Where does the time go?

Ok who thook the last 5 mo and where did you hide them?? Cause there is no way it can really be June!
Well Nancy challenges us to make a list of what we want to accomplish this month and it got me to thinking. June..OMG Madi comes out in a month!!!!! That means I better get busy cleaning up that mess I call the guest room cause my scrap stuff is EVERYWHERE!!!!!!!! So my goals for the month are

1. Clean my scrap/guest room
2. Get some of my vacation pics scrapped
3. Get the garden area cleaned up more...where did all these weeds come from? I JUST cleared them out it seems like!
4. Walk at least 5 times a week.

I am going to leave it at that for my goals. Don't wanna aim too high *L*

Ok so now that I have listed my goals...I have a question for you. DO you want to be on a Design Team? Have you ever wondered what it would be like (Well it is fun!!! ILOVE it) So you want a chance at being on one? Being a Guest Design Team member for 3 months? Here's the rules!

We want to see who is HAWT HAWT HAWT...

Are you ready for a SIZZLING SUMMER and can YOU stand the HEAT we are looking for?

We need a GDT for the months of July, August and Sept.. and we are needing someone HAWT and SIZZLIN!!!!

Watch for the challenges issued each Monday in this thread and show us what you got..

Activity is really important to us here at TTS.. so let us know you got what it takes to keep these boards hopping and SIZZLIN!!!!

Our GDT winner will recieve:

1. 3 months worth of AWESOME Sponsor product either Digi or Paper depending on what you use

2. 1 TTS kit each month of your choice from our online store (kits valued at $9.99 each)

3. 25% off our awesome online store for the 3 full months you are our HAWT GDT

4. A blinkie to show off your new position at TTS

5. Opportunities for the future to participate when we could use an extra person to show off awesome Sponsor Product

6. FUN FUN FUN with our exciting team!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007


Lots of new and exciting changes going on right now at TTS

What a chance to be a Guest Design Team member for 3 months and recieve sponsor product to play with?? How exciting is this opportunity?
Come and check it out!!

Are you into digi scrapping? Then you might want to check out this contest by one of our digi sponsors for the month. Kim Johnson is hosting this party at TTS!! Win a $20 GC to her store!!

We also have free template downloads for your enjoyment by our very own Di Hickman! And free wordart downloads by our own Dawn McDowell!

And since Nancy issued a challenge to show what we have been doing lately (and I have been severly lacking in this the past month) here is one I have done for this month....SO FAR...I am locking myself in my scrap room here shortly!! So be watching for more!

I finally got those 400+ photos organized last night, now I need to fix and crop a few before I go hide. :)

Friday, June 1, 2007

It's June already??

Wow, the year is almost half over! Where does the time go?

My review of the month, thanks to Katie the scrapbook lady.......

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Ummmm none! Well, I did get to look through SOME magazines, but didn't do a lot of reading.

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
Season finaly (sp) of Grey's...OMG!!!!!!!!!! and NCIS OMG again!!!!!!

What special days did I celebrate and how?
We surprised my mom for her birthday!!! What fun!! We surprised her by showing up early and she was so surprised and delighted!
We also went to the Memorial Day services in Brewster where my brother, grandparents and uncle are buried. The services were wonderful and very moving. It was Jim's first time being there for it and he was impressed!

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
We had our belated Christmas celebration/gift exchange while at my parents house last week. May was also Mother's Day and I got calls from my daughter Jamie, and 3 of the 4 step kids along with the grandkids! That was fun! Jim took me out for dinner and also got me a trellis for my Joesph's Coat rose

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Just pain from the accident. Whiplash is now being felt ugggg although my lower back is feeling much much better from the PT!!

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Oh my gosh so many fun things this month!!! We surprised my mom for her birthday and celerated that. I made a cske and the kids helped me with it *L* We had a couple of BBQ's at my parents house while we were there and got to see a lot of family and new family members (along with some old ones we didn't care to see *L*) We also went to Old Town in Burlington to watch my neice Mal, dance!! That was SO MUCH fun!!!!!! I got to see my cousin Tina who I miss tremdously and see my old friend Trish (really Trisa..but I always call her Trish! *L*) and meet her DH and kiddos! They are sooo cute!!! I was tickled that she came over and surprised me!! And the kids all ahd fun playing together.
Jim and I also worked at the fair this year and we watched the hypnotist show and got to see the Phat Cat Swingers for the first time and see the Doo Wah Riders a couple more times! Fun stuff!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
Butterfly cafe was first time and hoepfully my LAST! *L* I have never had to wait an hour for breakfast and have it be so....ummmm unimpressive!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
Of course we got gifts for mom and dad (early Father's Day) and picked up a couple of Christmas gifts at the fair. And while visiting we got a few odds and ends for the grandkids. Oh and Jim got me an adorable birdbath at Old Town in Burlington!! He painted it when we got home and it is awesome!!! Pics coming soon!

What were this month's disappointments?
The only really disappointing thing was saying goodbye to family. Because who knows when we will see them again. With the gas prices climbing like they are travel is going to become a luxery. :(

What were my accomplishments this month?
I won Best Of Show at the fair!!! Seeing 4 of the 6 grandkids and getting to send several days with Jon, Kayden and mom and dad and seeing family I haven't seen for a couple years!

Anything else noteworthy to record?
I'm sure there is but I am not recalling it right now! *L*