Sunday, September 30, 2012

It's Sort Of Fall!

It's a bit cooler today and the it's raining outside, so it does feel like Fall is on it's way. Now we live in Texas, and it could change any minute, but at least for today, Fall is in! I have friends coming at 10 to eat brunch and play in creation station. I'm so excited! It's been so long since I created in my home with friends. I have bagels and cream cheese, Swiss cheese, juice and lots of other goodies to snack on. Can't wait!
Yesterday was Evan and Mandy's last shower before the wedding. It was nice, but small. I wonder if the rain kept some of the people from coming. Oh well, their loss. The kids got some lovely gifts and gift cards from Bed, Bath, and Beyond. Larry and Tina gave them some goodies from their honeymoon list in Paris. I was warned by Evan not to bring a gift. We have done enough already he said. That was sweet since we're given him money for the dinner after the wedding!
Well, I gotta run and finish setting up for Gloria and Kim.
Happy Day!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Happy Yom Kippur

I know, it's a new shoe. What can I say! Last night started our holiday of Yom Kippur. It's the most holy of holidays for Jews. We fast, we pray, we pray alot more. It's the time we ask G-d to write in the book of life all good things for the coming year. It's the time we ask for forgiveness for all our sins and pray for good things for our family and friends. We wear soft shoes to Temple to pray. And then in my home as was in my mother's and Barry's, we break fast with diary. I really don't know why, but it's just our thing! When the children where home, I'm sure we had meat and soup, but not today.
So back to the shoe! Barry took me to Nordstrom's yesterday to get shoes for the wedding. I could become a shoe whore again so easily. I fell in love with dozens of pairs of shoes and only came away with 2 pairs. These are so soft and fit like a glove. The other pair is silver Tom's to wear after the ceremony. Now to get the dress hemmed.
Well, have a blessed day.

Monday, September 24, 2012

I'm Ready!

OK, so I'm just getting ready, but I'm on my way to the holiday season now! After a very slow start yesterday, I finally managed to get 8 cards done. If only I hadn't played all morning on the computer and doing everything but creating, I'm sure I could have done more, but believe me, I'll take the amount I did! Isn't this the cutest snowman ever? Well, I think he's pretty darn cute. Another fun image from Dearie Dolls. Another fun reason for digi paper, you don't run out, unless you run out of ink! All the papers used for this card, and most everything else I create is digital. I buy card stock and that's about it. Oh and maybe ribbon, buttons, and such!
It's a work day for me today. Barry is off and I'm sure catching up on sleep. Tomorrow I'm off and plan to shop for shoes for the wedding so I can have my dress hemmed.
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 21, 2012

It's Friday!

I was a very busy girl yesterday! I did sleep a little later. It was my anniversary, so it was OK, but I got alot done in my studio. I even got the wash washed! This sweet Hanukkah girl was made using another Dearie Doll digital image. I love her work. I've never seen images that fit me so well. All the little girls that I long to use! This card was just one of three Hanukkah cards I got done. I made 3 Christmas ones as well. All are loaded in the store and ready to be mailed out!
Since it was my anniversary yesterday, I wasn't going to cook, but I was too lazy to get dressed up to go somewhere special for dinner, so we went to Denny's instead. It was still nice that I didn't have to clean up after we ate, and after all, that's the best part of not cooking!
I'm off to work this afternoon and still have many things to get done before I go, including at least several more cups of coffee, so off I go. Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Who Are Those Children Getting Married!

42 years ago and in a far off world, I think that's Barry and his child bride getting married! Boy has that picture aged! I don't know where the years have gone, but Happy Anniversary honey! Check out those dresses! Since my picture seems to be fading, the dresses where olive green on top and hot pink with flowers on the bottom! My wedding was an "in" happening in 1970!
I'm off today and Barry is working. That is a wonderful day to me these days! My cards have been selling again, and now I need a day to do nothing but play in the studio and create. What to make, that's the question! Fall, Christmas, Hanukkah, or just fun cards? Some of all of them.
Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Birthday Girl

Isn't she fun! I love all of the creations that are from Dearie Dolls digital images! So much fun! This card was made using a little of this and a little of that.
My car is in the shop today. It had a bad shake in the front left and so who knows how much I'll have to spend to get that fixed, but to say the least, I won't be giving up work anytime soon!
I have to run now. It's always time to work. Have a fun day!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Happy Rosh Hashnah

Rosh Hashanah
Tonight at sundown, Jews around the world will celebrate the start of the New Year. It's wonderful to go and hear the Shofer blown at Temple. I loved it as a child and still do today. We read the Torah and say prayers to have a good next year. We pray that the sins of last year are forgiven and that we do good deeds to others in the next year! In our home we have lots of family and lots of food to start the New Year. This year I cooked but Larry and Tina will be having the dinner at their home. Larry and Evan "talked" and they thought it would be better at his home because my apartment is rather small! We are 10 strong this year. My brisket is done and ready to be sliced. My liver is chopped and taste so good. Barry and I had some last night for dinner. the chicken noodle soup is to die for, and the only thing left cooking is the meatball. I know, not very traditional, but the gang likes them and since we have always called them Nanny's meatballs, it's OK!
Love to all!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Friday, Friday, Friday!

Man has it been a long week! I am so glad it's the last week day this today. I don't think I could put my feet to the petal one more day at work! We've been super busy and my mind is even tired!
Tomorrow I'll be up bright and early to start my cooking for the Jewish New Year. My house will smell so wonderful and by cooking the day before, Barry and I get to eat all the goodies ourselves! Chicken soup, chopped liver, brisket, and meatballs! All the yummies! We have 10 coming for dinner on Sunday. It's warms my heart to see so much family around one (maybe two) tables to celebrate another New Year. We always start each new year with high hopes of good things. Having Evan's wedding is just the start of a blessed year I know! Also next week, September 20, is my anniversary. Barry and I will be celebrating 42 years together! Amazing how time has passed, but that story is for another day!
Have a great weekend! Fell free to leave a little love!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Dream A Little Dream With Me!

I am so ready to see that very lovely Pink hotel in Hawaii right now that I would do most anything to get there! It's even prettier in person then it is in the picture. We had dinner there one night years ago and I'm ready to go again! I know I have loads to do before the wedding, and the children will be coming over for the New Year Sunday night, but I'd rather have my wish come true!
Tell me what your fondest wishes are today!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Monday, September 10, 2012

Picture this times 3! That how many I made yesterday and added to my store! I shocked myself with 3 cards alike made at the same time! Aren't they cute? What a lovely family photo!
I worked a nice long day today and you won't believe how busy we were. Usually on a Monday its kind of slow, but not today and we were short handed! I finally left at 3:15 and get home to find that Barry had gone shopping and bought almost everything on my list of foods! He's finally becoming the house-husband I always wanted! He doesn't work until Friday so he's been looking for things to do. I hope he finds some cleaning tomorrow!
Sorry it's a short note tonight. I'm ready for bed! Love you all!

Friday, September 7, 2012

What A Buy!

I just all these fun little packages of cards to my shop for a song and a dance, well almost! YOu can't bet the price of 5.00 for each set! I am so full of cards in my storage box, it's time to clean out for fall and winter! They will go quickly, so hurry on over and check them out!
I am so thankful to be off today and that Barry is working this afternoon. I'm still in my jammies and have no wish to change that anytime soon! I had a card to make for a friend at work that I finished and now I'm out of glue and pop dots. The two most important things to my creations! Break time!
So did you watch the DNC this week? I was glued to the TV all 3 nights and enjoyed seeing all the speeches. I think if you have a doubt where each party stands that after watching the last 2 weeks, you should have a pretty good idea! For me, it's a clear choice. I have always been a dyed in the wool Liberal. Pretty proud of that fact. I grew that way and have always believed its a good thing. We are the party that stands for the rights of all. I know I feel so much better knowing these people are my side!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Another Day!

I made it! I made it over hump day and now I'm on the downhill side of the week! YEA! for me! After being off for 3 whole days, it was really hard to go back to work yesterday for a long day, but I made it! Today I work 6 hours and then I'm off tomorrow. I am so looking forward to that!
How do you like the card? She's another fun image from Dearie Dolls Digial Images. She has the best work and the biggest heart! I used up some of the scraps on my desk and put this sweet card together. My shop is in VC mode today. I gave a whole package of cards to a buddy at work to look at and she keep them overnight. Since I don't know what she wants to buy, I figured it was best to take a day off the selling front!
Well, wish us luck today. Barry is doing the wash! I know, I'm really worried too. It's not something he ever does by himself, but since he wants to do it, I'm letting him!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Can't Wait!

My own sisters will be coming to visit soon! I can't wait to see my whole family, but my life will be complete with Debbie and Clare there!
Barry and I went to the Dr's this morning for his blood work before his check up. We had to be in Denton (1/2 hr away) by 8 so we left at 7:15 with rush hour and all. It was a good thing we did! Afterwards breakfast and then home. Barry has gone off to bring a friend of ours home from the hospital and be back by 6 to take Larry and Madelyn to dinner. Busy day off! It's Larry's 41st birthday and his wife is out of town on business. He's feeling sorry for himself and to top it off, the nice lazy dinner we were going to have, has to wait! Mad has PTA! So it's a quick dinner somewhere and then off they run. We'll make up later on.
So that's my day. I have created a card already and I will be posting it in the store soon. If you'd like to buy anything in the store, please feel free! Don't let me hold you back! I'd like to make a few extra dollars to feed my habit a little!

Monday, September 3, 2012

The Labor's Of Our Love

It's Labor Day in the US today and a day to celebrate we are a nation of workers! That we value every one's worth, and every one's right to work. The problem arises when management doesn't value "us" as much as they value the $. My hope this holiday is that we all seek our own value in life no matter what it is or how we've gotten there!
Do you like my sweet golf card? I just love how it turned out! It's hard to tell, but the white dots in the green paper are gold balls! I know I have some brads that would be perfect, but I have no idea where they are, so I used my tried and true button!
Last night we had a nice quick dinner with Mandy and Evan at Cidi's Deli. Barry had his usual Lox and Eggs. We were going to see them tonight, but things worked out that we got together yesterday instead. They approved my dress choice for the wedding and we talked more about wedding plans. Coco was so happy to see her Grandpa. For once, I was not the most important person we wanted! Barry gave her lots of love!
It's a work day for Barry. 9-5:30, so I have the day to myself. I should be cleaning, but creation station is so much more fun!
Happy Labor Day everyone!~

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The End Of Summer!

Can it really be the end of the Summer already? It's going to be 100 in Dallas today, so no, Summer is not ready to end here, but I am so ready to move on to Fall and today's card made just to make me feel a little better with the heat! I finally found the Snow friends digi paper that I had lost in my files, and added a nice digi image along with a Whimsie Doodles saying and now I'm in the mood for holiday cards! What do you think?
It's so nice not to wake up to the sound of the radio going off so loud so that we'll hear it! I don't work again until Wednesday and Barry has today off---all day! That's something he doesn't do very often. Have a Sunday off completely! I've invited Larry and family over for a swim this afternoon, so I'm hopping to have just a very nice easy day. Maybe a little craft time this morning.
Not much else new in the Bloom world, but please drive safe and have a wonderful holiday!