Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Sunday, as I dropped my youngest three children off and camp and walked back down the roadway to my vehicle, I started thinking and realized this two weeks is the longest period of time in over 28 years I will be completely without children in my household. Or so I thought until Monday night. On my way out the door in them a.m. I looked at the 2/3 of an apple pie sitting on the table and thought- I really don't want Robert eating all of that with his diabities. I can't eat it due to a wheat allergy. When I got home I saw the glass pie dish sitting on the floor next to the dogs' dishes. I thought "o.k., guess he (Robert) decided to share." Later as we ate, he informed me he had come home to find the pie plate where it presently sat. Our dog Tasha (Husky/Shepard mix) took it in her mouth as she has other dishes and neatly sat it down where she and Boomer could enjoy it. I guess I don't have to worry about Robert's blood sugars with that pie!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Hi Everyone!

Another day, another day of exhaustion. I'm not complaining, just stating a fact. Lots to do in what seems like very little time. My family and I are planning a long weekend get away on Labor day weekend and I just can't wait!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wow, it has been a while!!!!

Since posting last, I started a new job doing case management. I absolutely LOVE it, and I have finally built up my case load to one that will give me a reasonable wage! I am very excited and very busy. To do this work I needed to fill in with my degrees with about 5 college courses. I am presently setting in course #2...... This is on top of family and the many other things I have going on is a challenge. I am excited though to finally have a job. What I am missing though is my crocheting and knitting. I find both a good stress reliever (along with reading). Until I get the courses done, I don't see much time for these things. We are still working on our house. The roof is on and walls are being built. We are hoping to be in it by winter (only a year plus late :) We began sleeping in it on weekends back in February. Now that I am back, I hope to return more regularly. Hope all is well with those out there in blog land.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Hello Everyone;

Since starting the volunteer driving again, I have been extremely busy. Unfortunately right now it is necessary. I feel frustrated though that I don't have as much time to do what I love and it is a lot of work for a minimal amount of money to put toward bills. I have created a few things to add to my etsy site. I need to find and take the time to take pictures and post them. I lost money on my Craft Fair sale last weekend, but I try again this weekend. I have two, Raymond, ME on Saturday and Gray, ME on Sunday. I remain hopeful. Hope everyone had a great Thanks Giving. Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Today I began again doing volunteer driving for an agency that caters to several populations of individuals needing rides to Dr. appts and such. With my first 3 rides completed, it came back to me quickly why I love doing this. Not only does it get me out in the real world, I get to meet many interesting people along the way as I learn to drive around my surrounding area to spots I didn't know existed. The difficult part is that it cuts down on my time crocheting items for craft fairs. I do bring things with me though for the times I have to wait for someone. I hope all that read this have a blessed day and stay warm. Here with the wind chill factor it is definately cold. My husband and his father are putting dormers on the front of our new house. It is looking good, but I feel bad for them being out in the weather. The good news is that there is no snow today. I pray it holds off for a bit longer (until the roof is complete).

Monday, November 17, 2008

Who would have thunk it......

Having done several craft fairs this year, sales have been extremely slow, so this past weekend I expected more of the same. Who would have thought that a craft fair at a nursing home would have out done all the others. I came out of there excited. I was able to buy my boys boots for the winter. Hooray!!! I am still on a high over this one. Isn't amazing what can bring happiness? Having grown up not having proper winter wear often, I strive to make sure my children have plenty. I came home and checked my e-mail that day and I had also made a sale on Etsy! And to make life even better I received change back when I filled my tank with gas!!!!! Talk about exciting :) My weekend ended with my first pieces of venison for the season. Ahhhhhhh!
Today I will be finishing off at least 3 dozen more hanging towels. I am down to 1/4 of a tote. I started with it over flowing. I have two hats to finish and a zillon other projects I want to do. Have a blessed day where ever you are and with what ever you are doing. Remember, "If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible unto thee." (Matthew 17:20) That verse has kept me going for many years (since I was about 9 y.o., when I learned it)
Back to work for me.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

I now lay claim to

tagging my first deer. A doe weighing 100 lbs. I hate the idea of killing such a beautiful animal, but right now- like with many people- I am trying to provide for my family and economize where ever possible. My 11 y.o. (Isaiah) and I named her Thelma and thanked her for the meat she will provide our family. If he gets a doe (he has an any deer permit) he says he will name it Louise. If it is a buck it will be either little Ben or Big Ben, depending on size. I truly am grateful for this meat and hope the other two tags in our household will be filled for the same reason. I am not beyond dented cans and store brands in order to save. These are tough times and I suspect they are going to get considerably worse before we see an upside. So I continue to think what I do have and remind myself to be grateful. Presently for my creative side I am working on two bags. One has a blue base and the other is red and black. I needed a break from hats and mittens.