Friday, March 30, 2007

Catching Up.....Again

Okay, I just don't understand how all you other bloggers do it. Time just always gets away from me. There are always about a hundred and fifty projects going on in my life it seems. We've started the big remodeling project. Soon I will have a sewing, craft, and laundry room with all the storage we have been lacking, a family room, and new bathroom with an air tub. We've been busy picking out everything, and things have been going pretty quickly, now that they have started. Since I work at night and sleep during the daytime, the last couple of weeks have been pretty hectic. You just don't realize how loud plumbers, electricians, and carpenters can be until you try to sleep through the noise.

Lately, I have been spending a lot of my time practicing for a really big show. Yes, I am a secret closet belly dancer. There, I've said it. (This is obviously the gypsy side, not the victorian). I started taking lessons a few years ago as a present to myself on a significant birthday. I've been going to practice and even joined a troupe. But, I've always been afraid to dance. I think I have really deep psychological problems dating back to my first and only recital when I was seven, and compounded by a horrible slumber party experience in my early teens. My dance sisters have always been encouraging as I retreat to the back row and say "don't look at me!!!(the very straight laced victorian side). I've gotten nervous and backed out whenever there has been an opportunity to perform. But this time I am not giving myself that option. No matter what happens, I'm going through with it. Wish me luck.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

AND THE WINNER IS...........

Well, I cut out all the names, put them in a hatbox, shook it up, and here is the winner.........
This was fun, and exciting. I really enjoyed getting all these comments on my blog. I hope that lots of you will keep visiting. Thanks to everyone who participated and to Lisa for getting it organized.
I would love to send out free samples of my "Wishes" to anyone who participated. Just send me an email with your address, and I'll mail you a dozen Wishes.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

It's Almost Here!

Well, there is only one more day until the One World Give-A-Way. I know I still have a few participating blogs that I haven't visited, so I'm hoping to get a chance before Wednesday. I think most of us are having our drawings on the 21st.
I've been excited to see so many people visit and leave nice comments. I hope many of you will be back again. I know I have found lots of new people with such creative blogs and creative lives. It is always so good to find a kindred spirit. Good luck to everyone. I hope we all win something.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Top of the Morning

Well, it is almost Saint Paddy's Day, which is one of the top holidays around here. I visited my daughter(Erin Kathleen--she has sisters named Meghan Elizabeth and Bridget Eileen) in Kansas City last weekend and we went to the Brookside "practice parade". We also visited a leprachaun. Here are two of my grandchildren learning magic leprachaun tricks.

One World One HeART

So many people have signed up for this great give-a-way! Have you been to all the blogs to visit? Don't forget to sign up for all the wonderful treasures. I've enjoyed finding new blogs. I really didn't know that there were so many out there, and I have barely scratched the surface.Lately it seems that I spend all my computer time reading about all the interesting things going on in other people's lives. I've heard it said that blogging is addictive. I haven't become addicted to writing one yet, as you can tell by my lazy postings. But I am certainly supporting my blog habit by reading, reading, reading.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

One World One Heart Art Swap

Here's my entry for the One World Art Swap hosted by Lisa. This is a collaged journal. To enter, just post a comment on this blog by March 20. On March 21st, I will draw a name and promptly send it to the winner. Sounds like fun. Come play.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Whoops---no picture last time

February Doll to Lisa

This is the doll that I made for Lisa. She got it today, so I don't have to keep her a secret now. This was the first doll for our year long swap. Her name is Enysa (a-nees-a). She is part mermaid with a sprinkle of fairy. She carries whimsy in her heart and will always help her new owner to remember the good. She is small, about 9 inches, I think, and is always dancing.