Wednesday, April 23, 2008

He's Just not that Into You

One of the gals at work passed this book onto you and it is an easy read.
Not much that is earth shattering but some nuggets of truth for dating. Funny and sarcastic...I like it.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Road Trip....

Took a road trip today to the Casa Grande Ruins.
It is amazing what can be built from what is available so long ago!!!
Wildflower season is over but the cacti are blooming.......
I love the desert in bloom
I also made 3 more bags last weekend.....these are using cotton fabric and are much smaller and folded in my purse.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Did you know....

that you can send a jump drive through the wash and when it dries out, it still works??

Apparently so. I sent my drive through the washer a few months back but not through the dryer and so....found it in the laundry room this morning and thought I'd try it out at work and low and behold, it had all the original files on it and they were accessible. Who knew??


Sunday, April 13, 2008

Ah Babies....

We visited our new addition, Noah, today. He was gorgeous!!! Funny, does not make me want another babies no matter how cute and cuddly he was while holding him.

Here is Mom (Marne), big sister Elizabeth, Simon & Noah. Funny thing, Hannah wanted NOTHING to do with him. Ah, he is cute but nope, nothing doing. Let's hope that holds until she has finished college and worked a few years.
Simon LOVED rubbing Noah's head so much.
Congratulations Pat & Marne!!!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Green Bags

A few years ago I started using canvas bags to "bag" my groceries...long before OPRAH told everyone to do so.... Anyway, while surfing last week I found this pattern online that looks amazingly similar to a plastic grocery bag.

Here is my finished bag...all folded up.
Unfolded and ready to use.

Filled up with boxes. I have to be truthful, it is almost exactly the same size as a plastic grocery bag with the added bonus that you can fold this one up in your purse. I see making more of these with the fabric I have around the house. I estimate that this bag cost less than $3 to make since the outside fabric was about $1 and the lining also $1. The button and elastic were from my sewing stash so...almost free.

Definitely worth the $6 cost of the pattern.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


This is a bad photo of the bag I made for my Mom for her birthday. She also got a gift card but I thought she might need a bag to start her "green" bag initiative. I didn't like the pattern (free from Joann's) that much but maybe I need to try it again.
I also got a screen/security door for the house. I have been enjoying keeping the windows open along with the front door and getting a nice breeze into the house.
And, they were able to match the color of my deep navy door.

Monday, April 07, 2008

Current Book

A friend passed along this book to me last week and so...I started to read.

It is a really good book and it talks about just listening to our inner selves.

Hmm...might need to listen harder to my inner voice.

Sunday, April 06, 2008


I finally broke down and did my own taxes using Turbo Tax. Usually, I would spend hours getting the info together and then recite the numbers so our tax guy could enter them. Um, this year I figured I could just enter the numbers myself.
There was one snafu....I entered something wrong and it showed that I owed $136,000. Dang, I wish I made that much money to own that much. ;) A load off...and one more thing off my list to do.


Marne & Pat had a new addition to their home a few weeks ago....Noah Patrick.
Here he is with his big sister's Elizabeth & Reece. Hmm...I think that might be a hand knit hat he is wearing.
Here is my friend Kristina's newest nephew, Chris.
And his big brother & sister.
Congratulations to everyone! I love looking at your babies but I sure don't miss the loss of sleep that comes with the actual arrivals. ;)