Sunday, September 27, 2009

To Nancy and Kelly

Something very good came in the mail this week.

Two tickets to see Kelly Clarkson (the only American Idol ~
in my opinion) on the SIXTH ROW directly in front of the stage!


We will be very close to the stage, which means we'll be
very close to Kelly. Kelly will probably ask to hang out
with us after the concert, we're pretty sure.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Chairs: 2nd Edition

When I saw these at my neighbor's garage sale, my heart skipped a beat. I'd been gazing at them from across my fence (in her backyard) for three years. Could it be true? They were for sale? REALLY?

Yes, really!

And I couldn't get to them fast enough. I almost fell, scrambling out of my car and running across the yard to stake my claim. I couldn't believe they were STILL there! I was shocked that someone hadn't snatched them up! It was noon for goodness sake!

She said they brought lots of interest, but no takers. People didn't want to pay the price. Well, what was her price, you ask?

Only $15 for the PAIR! That's right! Only $7.50 a piece. They'd be at least $30 a piece at an antique shop.

And now I can gaze at them from my kitchen window, in MY backyard. Boy, do they make me happy.

So now I have two more to add to my previous set of two, not exactly matching of course, but that's part of their charm.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

An Addition to the Family

Meet my niece! Born today, September 17th at 8:09 a.m. Lots of dark hair under the little stocking cap.

She's pretty dang great. Big brother thinks so too......

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Good Things

It's only 1:30, and today has been filled with lots of good things......

My favorite antique shop (Leola's) had it's fall open house today. I was so excited to see what they had. They totally rearranged the shop, and had the coolest pumpkins for sale!

As you can see, I bought three. I love them. These are very good things.

Earlier, I went to the farmer's market and bought another bouquet, more green beans, and red potatoes. The potatoes and green beans were a BIG HIT with Kenny last week, so I had to get some more.

I also had breakfast with my nephew and sissy (two of my favorite people) at Panera (spinach artichoke souffle & pumpkin spice latte = two more very good things).

Lots of good things all before 2:00 on a Saturday! Now I'm going to attempt some yard beautification. $3.00 hostas at Wal-mart inspired me.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


I know it's only the fourth week of school.

I also know we just had a three day weekend (that could be the problem).

But what I know more than anything is that I'm ready for a snow day (or two).

And I fully know I've got a few months to wait, but a girl can hope, right? Gotta look forward to something.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Things that make you go hmmmmm...........

Look very closely at this vehicle.......................

One very crafty person engineered a homemade "spoiler" on the trunk of this car. The caption on the website I found it on says, "It makes you wonder what goes onto that shelf."

It does make you wonder.....but boy, do they get points for making a person crack up after a long week.