Thursday, February 26, 2009

The beginning of Lent

I'm giving up Wine and Ice Cream for 40 whole days (and that's not even counting Sundays) till Easter! My dear Hubby said he's giving up pickled herring (and he doesn't even LIKE pickled herring)...But I LOVE, love, love my glass of wine around dinnertime or when I get home from work and there is nobody up...I go into the bedroom of my daughter, kiss her, pet the cat and then say and "Ahhh..." Many times by the time I pour that glass of wine it's been and 18+ hour day...and I am a boring ice cream person ("Just vanilla, please") and this bowl in the photo was over the top, with nuts and chocolate sauce....I savored this last celebration with myself. Does ANYONE enjoy that quiet time, just peaceful, and not having to answer any questions or get anything for anyone? I love to page through a magazine or create a scrap page or read a book during that time....What do YOU like to do when the house is quiet?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's Hunting Season

My cat is on the hunt! It's warm and he was out early this morning, hunting for yard 'critters.' we go AGAIN! I just stepped on a mouse head, in my bare feet...the rest of what was left was in my daughter's room....Nothing like a little wildlife to make the springtime more exciting (Not!). He looks so innocent, but Candycat is ferocious with the yard animals. Tune in later to see the most updated list of critters brought in by him...

A thousand DOES time pass quickly?!

One reason I haven't been posting too often is that I'm taking a scrapbooking class called Library of Memories...sorting, printing, backing up thousands of photos. Whew! Time passes quickly when you can fly through a whole year of photos in your digi files. But when I get done, I'll have a way to retreive any photo and have them backed up for safe storage...I'm getting a FEW layouts done, along the way....My four categories: people we love, places we go, things we do, and all about us (togetherness). Well, back to sorting 2005!
This is one of my winter layouts. Atlanta doesn't get too many snowstorms, so we have to really snap hundreds of photos when we DO get a storm! Usually we are lucky to get about 2 snow dustings a year. But since it's warm here, the kids are pretty good at making paper snowflakes!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A group of my girlfriends all eating Korean BBQ. Mimi, Aemorn, Angela(the birthday girl), and myself. We love to go out for lunch and celebrate together!

Family Connections

A photo of my Mom, Irene, cousins Nancy and Fritz. We were so fortunate to be able to spend some time catching up with them at their beautiful home in MN.

A friendship for Life

I recently went to MN to visit a friend that I haven't seen in years. Maria and I went to high school together. We relaxed, walked, ate, and even played Rock Band! She works for the gaming company...It was hilarious to be jamming to old high school songs on the guitar and the drums. It's all electronic, and I have NO musical talent...She has moved around the world for her jobs, so I have to catch her when she's in the states. Something about OLD friends is just warms the heart....