Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Snow, Snow, Snow & Christmas

Hope everyone had a great Christmas!! Here it was totally not normal! Mother Nature decided to give us a snowstorm with blizzard conditions. I'm sure there were lots of Family gatherings canceled which also included it being with my whole family. Christmas eve we were to go to my hubby's family Christmas but due to the weather we couldn't make it into Omaha. Christmas day my mom and her boyfriend lost power in the small town where they live. Her boyfriend has a 4-wheel drive truck so they finally decided to make the drive to my house. They ended up staying the night and most of Saturday morning. We later found out that their power was turned on about an hour after they left their house. Oh well, we had a good night watching movies and eating! Saturday afternoon, hubby and I were able to make it to the casino but didn't win...lol. It was a fun day though. Sunday was supposed to my mom's Christmas with all my sister's and their families but they live in Grand Island and wasn't able to make it so mom cancelled that and we will be having it this coming Sunday. Normally after mom's Christmas, hubby and I have ours with my kids. My 2 sons were able to make it but my daughter and grandson weren't able to make it, they live in Grand Island also. This was the first Christmas ever that she wasn't able to spend with us so we were both pretty sad about that. And she has to work this coming Sunday so we won't be able to see her at my mom's either. Here are some pictures of our back patio. Haven't even attempted to do any shoveling back there. Don't mind the cigarette butts, hubby just throws them into the snow pile..lol.



Lot's of snow is pretty much the story around here. I have been staying in the house as my car doesn't travel on snow or ice very well at all! I have a mustang and it's pretty lightweight. I have some sandbags in the trunk but it doesn't help any. I've been doing quite a bit of stitching and cross-stitching but haven't gotten anything totally completed yet.

Well that's all the news that I have. Been pretty quiet. No makeovers as it's too cold in the garage to do any sanding or painting. My new computer just came by Fedex but it's so cold, I'll wait for it to warm up. It's just a new CPU unit. It's one of those new ones by Dell and it's called a "Zino". No more tower, it's just an 8 x 8 box that sits next to the monitor. It has Windows 7 on it so I'm excited to get on it and play. I have to transfer all my programs from the old tower to this new box though first.

Ok, now that's all...lol!! I hope everyone has a super Happy New Year and also a safe one! Stay warm!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Christmas wishes

My Christmas wish is for you all to have a very blessed Merry Christmas!! Stay warm, safe and make lots of beautiful memories!!

We here in Nebraska (East) have received round 1 of our winter storm and round 2 is expected to start this afternoon. We have lots of ice and hopefully once the wind picks up, we won't lose power with all the ice on the lines.

I appreciate you all so much!!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Towel crane and pictures

Hi all! It has been a dull week here again but I'm feeling much better!! Thanks for all the Get Well wishes...means a lot to me!

First thing....I have got to tell you all about my new Towel Crane! I love it! It was made by Carol and her hubby of Firecrackerkid Primitives! Make sure you visit her blog and she is also on etsy under the id of firecrackerkid. Carol and her hubby make awesome bowl racks, book shelves, rolling pin racks and just a whole bunch of other wonderful items!! Carol is a sweetheart! I don't have this up on my wall yet as I need to get that kitchen painted. I know, I have been talking about doing that for a long time now. Hey, I did get the wallpaper border off, that's a start...ha!!


I have also taken some pictures of my "so-called" Christmas decorating...ha! I am no good when it comes to putting groups of stuff together. I usually just have one thing there and one thing here and one thing way over there!!

Picture of tree during one of the few times that Spaz the cat isn't around!!




Picture of scene on top of my writing desk


A corner of a bunch of stuff. Usually the greens and berries aren't there...Spaz the cat likes to drag them off.


On top of bookcase and on wall


My sink cover that hubby made me quite a few months ago


My hutch


And the rack with my vintage Christmas aprons hanging from it


And that's it for pictures!

Short week this week. Lots of stuff to do. I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas! Stay safe and warm and make lots of memories!!

Until next time!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

It's been too long!

Hello all friends! Yes, it's been a long time since I have posted. I have been terribly sick almost all of the last 2 weeks...I'll spare the details but do want to let you know that I will NEVER EVER take an Ex-lax pill again!!

So anyway, other than being sick, nothing has really been happening here. We did get quite a bit of snow the first part of the week with blizzard conditions. Sounds like some of you have had the same weather. Been very slow on getting Christmas decorations out, I think I will just leave what I have and not add anything more. There have been no good deals at the Goodwill, but I haven't been there in 2 weeks so I'm sure I have missed all the good stuff!! I have sold all but 1 of my pinkeeps and stitcheries on eBay, so now that I'm pretty much better, I need to get busy getting more done. Probably won't work on Christmas ones anymore, Valentine's and Easter will be next. Wow...I'm thinking way too far ahead...lol!

Welcome to all my new followers! Hopefully next time I post, I will have something more exciting to write about! Have a great week everyone and stay warm!!