Friday, October 27, 2006

Wow, it's been a while!

Hey everybody,

Time flies when you're having fun, huh? I can't believe it's been this long since I posted to my blog!

I just finished another fall quilt and I wanted to show it off here. This is my favorite so far, I think, mainly because it is my best work so far LOL.

Ah, let's see... I still love my new job...I took off today because of my son's fall party, so that will be fun...It's FRIDAY! Woooooot!!

Welp, that's about it for now!

Bon Jerney and all that stuff.


Tuesday, September 19, 2006

The Job I've Been Waiting For

That's right, you heard it here first.

I had an interview this afternoon for an Admin. Secretary II in the Psych/Eval Services Department of the E. C. School District and as soon as I walked in the door at home, I got a call from the Dept. chair and he offered me the job. I am SOOOOOO HAPPY and SOOOOO exicited!!!!!!! This position was posted once already and wasn't filled, but I think that's because it's what's called a "temporary promotion" and that scares people off. They advertised it again and I applied for it. I think I was the ONLY one who applied for it this time ;) Nevertheless, I got the job and I am tickled to death. It is a full time position, so that's a good thing :)

I told them I needed to give two weeks' notice, but he spoke to the principal already and they are trying to work it out where I can start sooner. I'll keep you posted!


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Friday, September 15, 2006

My Newest, Finished Quilt!!!!

Hello all,

I cannot believe it but I finally finished a quilt I have been working on for about a year! It is a king-sized "quilt-as-you-go" quilt and while it did have some flaws when finished, I can go back and fix them! When my husband bought me my Bernina Patchwork Edition sewing machine, it was with the requirement that I make a quilt for OUR bed. So, I started it, then put it down and worked on other stuff, picked it back up a while, then worked on other stuff, and so on and so on (you quilters our there know what I'm talking about!!) Anyway, last night I finally stitched on the binding and it is now finished! I have posted photos below of both sides!!


Monday, August 28, 2006

It's about time...

Well, I guess it's about time I posted again. I know all of you have been waiting on pins and needles to hear what exciting events have occurred since my last post. Let's see...

August 21: worked
August 22: worked
August 23: Attended training, had dinner with friends at Vallartas.
August 24: worked
August 25: worked, went to Jerry's Drive In, had Mullet. (My husband spoils me!)
August 26: Went shopping, bought some new tennis shoes.
August 27: Ironed 2 hours, went grocery shopping, cooked collard greens.
August 28: Updated my blog.

Ahhh, man that was a rough week, wouldn't you say? So far today I have worked.

Ok, that's it for me. Until next time.....

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Any Quilt-o-holics out there?

Hello all,

I'm wondering if there are any quilt-o-holics out there? I started quilting a couple of years ago and have made several quilts now (including one king size quilt I am working on now). I am looking for a little motivation to get my butt moving again. I do love to sew/quilt, but am having a hard time getting back in the swing of things. Any tips?


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

A Few of My Favorite Things

My Favorite:

day of the week - Friday
time of day - 10pm and 6am
color - blue
coffee house - Starbucks
Wi-fi hotspot - Panera
hamburger - Jerry's
food - Mullet
drink - Vallarta's frozen marguerita

Like I said, a few of my favorite things ;)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Overdose Victims


I'm posting these graphic pictures of overdose victims not for shock value, but rather in the hope that you will have a frank discussion with friends and family about respecting moderation, understanding limits, and knowing when to just walk away.

Remember... This did NOT have to happen ...

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(parental discretion advised)


Thursday, August 10, 2006

What's happening out there??

Hi all,

What's happening with all of you? Not much happening here today :)

Drop me a comment and tell me something I didn't know.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Happy Birthday to meeeeeeeeee! (yesterday!)

Yes, that's right. I turned the BIG 39 yesterday; ouch!!!!!

Honestly, though, it was one of my better birthdays -- lots of fun LOL.

First, I got a beautiful, huge bouquet of roses at work (school)from my darling husband, and all my buddies were jealous (thanks Pat!!) Then, my buddies snuck around and got me an awesome Oreo cake and some gifts and had a mini party in the teacher's lounge. THEN, I went to my other job and they had a pizza party for me and guess what? That's right, ANOTHER CAKE! That was fun. Then my darling husband took me out for a great dinner at Vallartas, complete with the best frozen marguarita ever! Then I slept like a baby. The End.

Here are the roses!


Friday, July 28, 2006


Not much to share today except some photos :) Today was my last day full time with the temporary government job. Next week I go back to work at the school part time and then I will work part time at the government job until my temporary appointment ends. I can't wait to go back to school!!!!!

This is son and friend goofing off in the Lazy River at Sam's Surf City.
This is my darling husband at Tang Soo Do promotions, showing support.
This is my practically grown son after earning his 1st Gup ranking in Tang Soo Do. One more year and he'll be a black belt!!
This is my cutie-pie niece at Sam's Surf City.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Back to School

Well, summer vacation is almost over it seems. My whitewater rafting trip was the highlight of the summer and now it's time to focus on getting back to school. My boy starts 4th grade in 3 weeks, then things will be business as usual.

I remember when I was in school and the most exciting time for me was getting all new school supplies. I have always had a fetish with paper, pens, all that junk. There's nothing quite like a fresh spiral notebook that's never been written in. Or a yellow legal pad. Brand new box of crayons. My son is required to have two 5-subject spiral notebooks this year -- that's kind of scary. I don't recall ever having to have a five subject notebook, much less two of them! I'm curious to know what he will be filling those books up with. I know fourth grade is the Florida History year and I remember that as being the most interesting (or most memorable) thing I studied in elementary school. Looking forward to re-learning that stuff.

I'm going to take ChanMan to the water park next week as a last hoorah before school starts. Gotta love that endless river!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

The Apple of My Eye

Well, I couldn't put it off any longer -- it's time to BRAG!!

My son is one of the funnest (is that a word?) people to be around. He has a sense of humor that makes me laugh all the time. I wanted to share a few things he has said over the almost 10 years of his life.

While I was driving down the road --
Son: Mom, look, those people are building a house.
Me: Yep.
Son: But the question is: whyyyy?

Hubby and him at the Whataburger drive through, noticing a train sitting on the track with engine running but not moving --
Son: Daddy that train is loud!
Hubby: Years ago I lived in a mobile home right next to a railroad track and at night the train would come and ROAR loudly by and shake my mobile home. Hubby looked over at son and noticed he had started to cry. Hubby said "What's wrong? Why are you crying?"
Son: It must have been a hard life!!

(I'll update later LOL)

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Well, we are home again now but that was the most fun I've had in a LONG time. My husband, my son and I did a great job maneuvering the rapids on the Hiwassee River. I know you seasoned rafters/canoers/kayakers are thinking how easy the Hiwassee is, and for the most part it was, but there were a few hairy moments and we did get stuck several times LOL. I haven't had the photos developed yet (from my waterproof disposable camera) but I did take a few with my digital camera before and after that I will post here.

I tell you, I cannot WAIT to do it again, and even kayak. I swear that looks like SO MUCH FUN!! I know it's not as easy as it looks, but I am dying to do it. Unfortunately, we won't be able to go again until summer, 2007, but I am hoping to talk my dear darling husband into renting a cabin for a week, then inviting our WHOLE FAMILY to come and stay with us.

Today, Sunday, we drove to the Ocoee to see just what that was all about. OH MY GOD -- we can't wait to raft on the Ocoee! I swear, though, I want to have the whole family there and have a guide with us. I know everyone would have a BLAST!

Here are some photos that I took at the Ocoee (click photo to enlarge):

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Cherokee National Forest - Tennessee

Well, we're here! Home of the Hiwassee River. In a few short hours we will be on that bus headed for the raft launch -Chandler is soo excited; it is his first white water rafting trip. We hope to make this a yearly thing, at least.

I am too chicken to take my digital camera on the river, so I guess I'll have to buy a disposable and get them developed before I can post them here. So, no picutres today, but soon!

That's it for now; time for breakfast.


Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday America!

I hope everyone will celebrate our freedom and independence today; it is great to be an American. I am spoiled, I guess, because I can't imagine what life would be like elsewhere and hope I never have to find out.

I will be going to some friends' house today for a cook out and swimming and fun. I hope you all have a good day as well and don't eat too much watermelon! You know what that stuff can do to you!!


Monday, June 05, 2006

Some Quilts

Here are some quilts I have been working on. I presented them to my two lovely nieces and my adorable nephew :) Click photos to see larger view.