Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
I work a late shift on Saturday night, so my gang is usually all tucked into their beds by the time I get home. So when I walked into the kitchen last night I found the magna doodle message above!! You see, I discovered the glory of shawls this year and usually as soon as I walk into my very chilly Michigan abode I encircle myself with one and Himself introduced me to hot water bottle love last year (the Irish use them for survival right up there with tea!!) . My favorite late night, guilty pleasure is fresh popped popcorn. On the stove top, with salt and a good dose of butter! So my dear heart had the oil in the pan the butter ready to be melted and the popcorn in the measuring cup waiting to be poured in!!! Really what more could a girl ask for??? So now something new you know about me, I am really and truly spoiled!!!
Saturday, January 26, 2008
So I toddled over to have a poke around. They gave out blue tickets when you walked in for drawings and such....so I immediately immersed myself in women's pants. For some reason I have very few pants that fit...I have hundreds of tops and cardies but not much to rotate through the lower half...and as is per usual I tried on 5 pairs to find one pair of jeans!! Oh and let me say I was not impressed that the store that used to be half the size used to have 3 fitting rooms and now the mega store has one...they said they would like to not have any...ugh...so pants become a gamble at the Sally! Which I wouldn't mind if they weren't sometimes trying to charge 5 dollars a pair...and they weren't so surly...very disgruntled employees at our Sally!! I dug some more and found a cool embroidered doiley thingie with a flamingo on it, a couple of tank tops ( I believe in layers!) and of course another cardie!! (I think I have a problem, do they make a cardigans anonymous????) Well I was there long enough to be present for one of the drawings!! And as a shock to myself, I won!! I won a 50 dollar gift certificate!!! That is a lot of shopping at the Sally!! So one good thing came from my wandering...but then I was really tired so I went home to snuggle my lovelies and read bedtime books and curl up, once again, on my couch.
Oh, my little duckie above was a complete impulse purchase at a yard sale last summer. For some reason I had to have him and at 1.50 I didn't deny myself. He sat in the kitchen waiting to be worked into some shelf or area of the home, and Himself must have gotten tired of him there because I came home one day to find him on a ledge by our side door... I was sure I would move him, but you know he has been great to see as I come and go (especially after an icky day at work). His goofy little colorful self really picks me up and makes me smile, so 1.50 worked out to be really cheap therapy!! Who knew????
Ok, guess I need to get ready for work...and it is snowing yet again!!! Sigh....
Friday, January 25, 2008
I have finally joined the land of blogs and bloggers!! I started blogging on Myspace last year and I wasn't sure if I would take to the whole idea of journalling without my precious pen and paper, but low and behold I did. Then I began exploring other blogs and the inspiration grew! I wanted to play! I wanted to create and share my little corner of the world too! I wanted pictures and links and friends and comments!! So after a lot of rent in my head of titles and images and beginnings...I found blogspot...and thankfully it was so easy to set up that even computer illiterate me was able to get started. I am excited for this new beginning and this outlet for the ideas and things in my head!!
So still fighting a never ending round of ick...I pottered around in my kitchen this morning and produced some pumpkin coffeecake and my Gran's soda bread... I always feel at peace when I cook. My kitchen is tiny, my counter a postage stamp, but I love to be in there. I love the measuring spoons and my big red kitchen aid mixer. I love the stirring and the kneading and of course the smell and anticipation of something I created. I think cooking fills something in people and is my best way to nurture and care for those around me! I love to feed people and think that is the answer to any question or problem. So today finds me discovering blogging in the grown up world and savoring tea for three (Himself wasn't up yet) and some yummy soda bread!!