Thursday, December 31, 2009

Cruising into 2010

I am celebrating the new year by staying home with my kids. We will stay up and watch the ball drop in Times Square, then go straight to bed like the party animals we are. This is a picture of me driving home from work. I think I look happy here, and I certainly am happy now. I am in charge of my own destiny and no longer depend on a husband to deal with problems. I am finding this an empowering experience. I am dealing with problems and not letting them stress me out. I am saving money for my kids' cars so that I will be ready when they turn 16. I am paying off bills and improving my credit. I am refinancing my house and getting a lower interest rate and lower monthly payments. Things are great, and I am planning on 2010 being even better. I hope it will be a great one for you too!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fairy Rings

I saw in Elaine's blog, Elaine Adair Pieces, that she just completed a quilt called "Fairy Rings." It has, of course, a circular pattern and she used fairy fabrics. It reminded me of some of the fantastic fairy rings we had here in Alabama this past summer. I stopped to take photos of these particularly large mushrooms in front of a lawyer's office building.
Look at the size of these things. I have always really been fascinated by fairy rings, and think they are very cool. When I look them up on the Internet, there are always explanations of ways to prevent them and keep them from spreading. Why would you want to? I would much rather have some dead grass patches here and there and experience the magic of the fairy ring!
As you can see, they are literally dinner plate sized. This one was 10 inches across! So beautiful. I imagine that if there really were fairies, they would have a ball with these giant mushrooms.
I hope you enjoyed this little glimpse into my imagination, LOL. I guess I am still a kid at heart, well at least I hope I am.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Blog is Ready

Leave me a comment and I will reply to you with my new blog's address! I can't wait to see you there.

Christmas Eve, 2009

Well, sorry about the red eyes, I haven't figured out how to manipulate these photos yet. At least I finally figured out how to put pictures from my new camera onto the computer. It wasn't hard at all, I just dreaded sitting down and doing it.
Anyway, this is a picture of my daughter and son, we are at my mother's house for the Christmas Eve gift exchange. The doggie is our part time dog. He is actually my sister's dog, but stays with us when she is working out of town. I hope you are enjoying the end of this fabulous year. We certainly are. Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas

I hope everyone had a glorious Christmas. Here in Alabama it was rainy and cold. I enjoyed time with my family and did lots of cooking. It is so nice to spend time with everyone.
On a lighter note, my ex-husband came by to pick up the kids after breakfast this morning. He actually had the nerve to ask me if I had anything he could eat for breakfast. He wanted me to fix him breakfast. Can you believe it? Well, anyway, I said no, of course. LOL.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Welcome Friends

This is an old photo of a punchneedle project I did last year. It was before I had mounted it into the frame and so looks rather lumpy. I wanted something to welcome you to my new blog. I am so excited. Now I have to get my new camera and figure out how to download pics from it to my computer. I am dreading that part, hence the old photo above.
Today I bought major groceries, hopefully enough to get me through the holidays. I try to avoid the stores from this point on. I bought myself some earrings yesterday from a local jewelry store that is going out of business. Diamond studs for half-price! I also bought some nice gold hoops while there. So, I will be broke for the rest of the holiday season, but who needs money? All my gifts are bought, bills are paid, and I have laid-in a good supply of groceries. All that is left is to have fun and enjoy being with family. I hope that you are having a wonderful Christmas season as well.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Here it is, my new blog.

I have missed blogging so much. I have lots of tweaking to do to this new blog, and plan to work on that as a fun project over Christmas break. Right now I only have two more work days - filled with semester exams and lots of snacking.
Zumba tomorrow night. I started last week. This is an exercise/dancing class that is so much fun. It is exactly what I need to get me moving and back into shape. I will keep you posted,

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

New Blog

I am working on the new blog. When it is up and running, I will let you know!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Here I Am!

I am still here! I do miss blogging. I think one of the main things that took the wind out of my sails for my blog, other than the divorce, was the finding that certain local members of the community were closely following my blog (and these were people that I didn't want reading my daily thoughts). It felt like an invasion of privacy. I realized that I had made a huge mistake by inviting certain people to check out my blog, who then passed the information on to others. I am going to start a brand new blog over Christmas break. Maybe I will try some new things. I will keep you, my bloggy friends, posted!