Wow! I just found 5.00$!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Dog Show Party!

You need a former dog show judge
great food
a friendly dog and a nice TV
Wonderful friends to share the evening with and the judge sharing his wisdom

We were all enamored with the show but stunned with the results. Well, all except Robert, he picked the winner.I have no idea why I have such a fascination with the Westminster Dog Show but I learn something new every year and we do have a laughing good time.

Art fun

I showed this to Kaitlin and she did this

She plans to give the pink and purple one away and hang the white one in her bathroom

Friday, February 25, 2011

What are you good at?

Interesting article on what are you not good at .

This was very fascinating to me because I just had a conversation with Andrew about self - correction. We talked about the value of knowing what you need to work on or what you are not good at.

Something to think about!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A Girl and her hair and a small world

I like things to stay the same.

I like ruts.

Change- shivers just went down my spine even writing that word-

When we moved to AR over 20 years ago I found a hairdresser. She was referred to me by a friend. I used her for while until I realized that I like the hairdresser next to her, in the shop, better, so we all (me and Andrew, Kaitlin and John) switched to KayLynn. (I can't even remember first hairdressers name).

We all went to KayLynn for years!!!! When I moved 40 miles away we still went to KayLynn (here's where you remember the above statement about not liking change) until one day, I decided that I was ready for a change.

Kristi became our new hairdresser. I loved Kristi. She loved sports and she loved to laugh. It was a great visit and a great haircut or perm. Does it get any better?!?

It was a very sad day when Kristi told me was no longer going to be a hairdresser. We shall have a moment of silence for that day.

Kristi recommended Donna. I went to Donna. She was good but quiet. I don't do quiet well. It got better as I went to her longer but it was still not a great time. When she told me she was leaving this area, I was not too sad just wondering where in the world was I going next.

Suzanne and Barbara, that cook with me on Wednesday night, recommended Sherilee in Mayflower.

I went for the first time in November.

I took Kaitlin with me because I am a pantywaist.

Going in on Suzanne and Barbara's good names went a long way. Sherilee welcomed us with open arms. She has a daughter who is very artist, so she and Kaitlin hit it right off. As she was putting her hairdresser cape on me for the first time and checking out my hair, she won me over when she asked what do I put on my hair to get this beautiful color- now, she could have been lying through her teeth, but she had me in the palm of her hand. I told her it was just what my hair did. She then furthered my wonderful opinion of her when she said that she has customers who would love to have hair this color. I knew this was a perfect fit.

I love, no, LOVE the way Sherilee cuts and perms my hair. I was headed toward a mullet with Donna and didn't really know how to stop it but Sherilee came and saved the day and my hair and reputation.

Sherilee saved Kaitlin hair in January. Kaitlin has always wanted a mohawk. After a few days, she realized that she didn't like it any more. Sherilee shaped it up and made Kaitlin very happy.

We both went yesterday to Mayflower. I got a perm and Brittney- who works in the shop with Sherilee- dyed Kaitlin hair. We left at 9, stopped at Sonic and got us a big drink, had a wonderful, laughing, good visit while someone was fixing our hair and got home with Chickfila about 1. That was just about a perfect day.

Sherilee was working on someone hair when we got there. I greeted said lady and, boy, did she look familiar. She was eyeing me and I was eyeing her while both of us were trying to be cool about it. And then it hit me. We both go to the same physical therapist. So we see each other often. We laughed when we made the connection. She told me our PT was having his colonoscopy today and then we died laughing that nothing is sacred.

I think Sherilee is the hairdresser for me. I hope she stays around for awhile, in fact, I pray for her so that maybe she will!

I hope it is a happy hair day for you today!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

15 things I am thankful for

lots of good books to read

fun celebrations

My church's Women's retreat

Wii balance games

friends that help me clean

having lots of chap stick or lip lip as we call it after we heard Marisa's cousin call it that.

unabridged dictionaries

sons that like to read and share what they read with me



slip on shoes


tulips and irises

fun pictures to scrapbook

little note pads

warm temps

Monday, February 14, 2011

All we do is win!

All you AUBURN fans will enjoy this link that showcases My nephew Alan!

Speaking of AUBURN ... Did you know that we (AUBURN) have sent six astronauts into space, which are more astronauts sent to space than any other public and private college nationwide other than the Air Force and that the War Eagle fight song has been the only fight song sung in space?

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dog Show!

Westminster Kennel Club Road to Best in Show at Westminster

I just found the Westminster Kennel Club on twitter and here are a few things I learned: Between 700-1000 dogs are housed @ Hotel Pennsylvania during the show.

Paolo Dandina is the Best in Show judge this year

At the first Westminster Dog Show 2 Staghounds were entered and listed as being from the late General George Custer

As of 2010 WKC Best in Show has been won by the Terrier Group 45 out of 103 times that the prize has been awarded since 1907.

The Westminster Dog Show will be on this year on February 14 and 15th. We are getting excited about our Dog Show party on February 15th!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Judge a book by the cover!

What if you find yourself with a book that you just aren't enjoying. This Rule of 50 might help you.

Here is a bit of the essay- Read the whole thing, it is good!

Give a book 50 pages. When you get to the bottom of Page 50, ask yourself if you’re really liking the book. If you are, of course, then great, keep on reading. But if you’re not, then put it down and look for another. (Always keep in mind that there’s nothing to stop you from going back to it later, whether that might be in six days or six years. Or 60 years. There is many a book that I couldn’t get into the first time, or even two, that I tried to read it, and then, giving it one more chance, totally fell under its spell. The book obviously hadn’t changed – but I had.)

Friday, February 11, 2011

Snow Day inside

Some snow day pictures without the snow.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Say it ain't snow again or 5th snow this year in LR

Here is our yard at 8:30 yesterday morning
Here it is again at 11:30
We went out to play in it. It is powder snow so it is not good for snow balls but fun to walk in and throw around.
This is what we were doing inside. Kaitlin made a nest on the loveseat and knitted.
Robert kept the fire going and we all watched Season 5 of NCIS. We love that series.

Aubie had some snow on him by this point.
We had one more play time before it got too dark.
Today dawned with a beautiful sunrise.

This is my view as I sit in my room and do my counted cross-stitch.
Kaitlin and I went this morning. Aubie was still standing tall even with all the snow that fell.
Kaitlin took my camera for a few shots.

Robert was asleep when we went out. He is always talking about how he loves the cold. He ran outside to show me how tough he is.I love watching it snow. But I realize I have the luxury of having a job that does not require me to drive or get out in the snow and I am thankful for that. I also love the day after a big snow. I call this day the second snow. I love the melting of the snow and seeing it fall again from the trees this time in big clumps. The sun is out today but our temps aren't supposed to get above freezing so we may not have too much melting. I love the winter wonderland but I don't think I'll be sad to see spring!!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

For all the Mama's

I had a request to repost a blog post! Here it is -about being a mama


Friday, February 4, 2011

Andrew Peterson

Andrew Peterson writes here about writing. Be sure and read the whole post.

Here is my favorite part I am convinced that poets are toddlers in a cathedral, slobbering on wooden blocks and piling them up in the light of the stained glass. We can hardly make anything beautiful that wasn’t beautiful in the first place. We aren’t writers, but gleeful rearrangers of words whose meanings we can’t begin to know. When we manage to make something pretty, it’s only so because we are ourselves a flourish on a greater canvas.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Happy Ground Hog Day Eve!

Do you know this fellow, not the guy in the back ground but the foreground?January is a loooong month and February has a holiday mostly in the middle so what to do in between. Celebrate this guy! Oh, the fun of it all!

Our celebrations mostly consist of being excited that it is Punxsutawney Phil! The weather is usually yucky on the day and celebrating Phil gives a lift to our day. Plus most folks don't have any idea what we are talking about if we wish them a Happy Punxsutawney Phil Day so we get to tell them. Most folks still think we are strange- image that!?!

We do get up early and watch as he gets out of his home to see if he is going to see his shadow.

This year we may drink some hot cocoa with a lemonade chaser if it is going to be an early spring.

I hope your Punxsutawney Phil Day is a fabulous one!!


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