Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Birthday and ramblings

This is my dear daughter who is celebrating her 19th birthday today.
After she was done with school, she wanted to go to Chinese for dinner so we went over there and had a good meal and conversation. She didn't want a birthday cake so we ate a little square of cake from the buffet. The only thing she wanted for her birthday was a microphone headset for her computer so over to Staples we went. She found one for $22
dollars so I hope it works ok if not back it goes and we will try another brand.

It was rainy most of the day but now it is 7pm and the sun is shining brightly. Not a common sight, lol.

Our local county fair is in the upswing as of yesterday. I runs thru until Aug. 8th I believe. Ed and I are going to check it out probably tomorrow or Sunday. There's a local band that plays great oldies and Bucky Covington from American Idol is there one evening so it will be interesting to hear him sing. Of course I have to try the funnel cakes and pork sandwiches that a local town sells. They are always good. I like to see who wins the ribbons for canning, sewing, and all of the homemade items that people enter into the contests. I always s ay I am going to also and never have yet.... maybe next year.

The Steelers training camp is also going on in Latrobe, at St. Vincent College. I love football and would really love to go see them practice. Maybe I can get Ed to take me there. I have been wanting to go for years.

I see that alot of fall and Halloween creations are popping up on blogs. I't hard to believe that this year has gone by so fast.

I haven't really been thrift shopping lately. I have cut way back in realizing that I have no room for what I buy. I have things in bins waiting to be finished and they may end up being winter projects.

Well, it's the beginning of the weekend and I hope everyone enjoys themselves.

Take care and be safe.

Smiles and hugs


Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

We needed rain but GEEEZZZZ!

It rained so hard that the sidewalk area flooded and my basement has 5 in. of water in it. The rain came down so fast and hard you couldn't do anything but watch it. I was able to use the sump pump so far and pumped out about 2 1/2 in. out so far. There's some more on the radar headed our way. Hope it's not as bad. Well off to check on the progress, Have a great weekend!

Sharing a blog

Sharing this blog of a wonderful trip to the Amish that this couple had.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

It comes from the heart

I just love it when someone judges another by the way they talk, walk, or dress and find out it's not about what the outside is, is how someone is on the inside.

Americas Got Talent......

This fella shall go far and God bless him.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Here's another great giveaway to enter

Would you like to win one of these Cuttlebug's
well here is your chance just head on over to
Melissa's blog to enter...

Good luck....

Smiles and Hugs

Great give-a-way happening

There's a great give-a-way happening at the link below....go check it out!

It's a great blog to follow!

Good luck to all that enter.

Smiles and Hugs,


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

My Fav Pic

Hello everyone! Hope all is well with you all.

We went to the Pittsburgh Zoo on Sunday and thank goodness we were there before the rain. The pic below is my fav one that I took. The animals were all lazy and not to close to take good pics of. The aquarium was amazing with the colorful fish.

Been a little drab for a few days...just can't get ahead. This shall pass though, I know.
Just can't believe that July 4th is right around the corner. Where is the time going?

I've taken the dreaded step and cut way back on thrifting. I believe I have withdrawal. I miss looking for the best deal on something. Maybe once again I will be able to go back at it.
Ed got called back to work, but get this, only for two weeks. He believes that they need crews to clean up so that they can shut down and rebuild a new hot furnace. The one there now is getting old and makes alot of mistakes in turning out the glass panals once it goes through the different sections. Just my luck, but good for him. We were planning to go to Lancaster next week, Tues, Wed., and Thurs. This is the second time I planned on going and something happened for us not to be able to go. I really starting to believe that I am a jinx, lol.
So now, maybe we will be able to go in about a month or so, fingers crossed.

September is going to be a very busy month. Both my niece and my nephew are getting married. I will have 2 wedding showers and 1 baby shower to go to at that time. I will become a great auntie in October. Then, sometime possibly in Jan., my other niece will be having her baby. They all are making me feel old. But I can't wait to meet my great nieces or nephews. One is supposedly a girl but the baby wasn't turned enough so maybe next time she will know for sure.

Well not much else happening. I am going to try and make a sampler with a crow on it. I love crows and one day hope to have one of those that I have seen that has a crow sitting on top of what I think is like a thread bobbin (if that's what it's called).

Everyone enjoy the day and be safe.

Have a wonderful Happy Fourth of July!