Hiya my most wonderful friends! I hope you had a beeeee-utiful weekend! The weather was PERFECT here in VA and I soaked in every minute of it! Now that I'm traveling I try to eek out lots of quality time with my kids and hubby (and animals,lol) so I really try not to work on the weekends when I'm home. We spent the day on Saturday outside on our patio and grilled out for dinner then had some homemade smores and blasted some tunes on the ipod dock and just talked and enjoyed the cooler weather :) Sunday we headed down to DC to see the Washington Nationals play (they won--yay) and we had awesome club seats right behind home plate (see pics) which means free food and snacks, lol--although I just had some Cracker Jacks!! And a nice cool breeze and sunny blue skies, what a beautiful day it was! Even if the Redskins did lose and totally bummed me out later that evening, lol! So all in all a nice & relaxing weekend with my family--just the way I like it! This Friday I will be headed up to Wilmington, DE to teach my CMC Copic Class and meet some friends as well (waving hi to Anary & Cindy)!! Then I'll head back home after the classes on Saturday evening so I can enjoy Sunday with my family and catch up on chores, lol! Next weekend I'll be in Long Island NY so if you're interested check out my site www.cmcroad.com !
Baseball Pics (if you subscribe you must come to blog site to view these):
I didn't finish my project for today so I thought I'd do just some fun lists for you, lol! I haven't done this in FOREVER so I thought now was a good time, hee hee! More than you ever wanted to know, right??
-I like even numbers--for real--I CANNOT stand uneven things. If someone hands me three cookies I either put one back or ask for another, lol! See each subject here "4" need I say more, lol!
-I am a HUGE scaredy-cat! Ever since I saw the movie "Psycho" when I was 8 (yes my parents thought I was asleep in the backseat at the drive-in, well I wasn't, lol) I have been an extremely cautious and freaked out gal! I slept with a fireplace poker UNDER my pillow at my hotel in Michigan cuz it helped me sleep, lol! Yes I do these things!
-I like Ruffles potato chips in my ice cream--this I blame on my father who did this while I was young, lol! I love salt and sweet together! (can anyone say Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby, lol)
-I will not walk into the ocean in SC--I only will FLOAT out because I HATE stepping on live sand dollars--it creeps me out big time! I make hubby pull me out on the float and then pull me back in, lol!
- here's an extra for ya, lol--I can read French fluently but I SUCK at speaking it!!
-I HATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTE bad, slow, careless, stupid drivers!! I have a bit of a potty mouth in the car and nothing infuriates me more than someone talkin'/textin' on their phone, not paying attention and doing stupid crap on the roads! I WILL put my window down and let you know how dumb I think you are if you do something that endangers me, anyone in my vehicle or anyone else on the road. No lie--ask my family, lol!
-I hate to talk about religion or politics at dinner---I have my opinion and I respect your opinion, but I don't want to get upset while I'm eating! I like to EAT, lol! Some things are best discussed elsewhere KWIM!
-Bath Soap! I only will use liquid soap EVER--it disgusts me to think about where that bar of soap might have been, lol!
-Silly but true, when the pillows are messed up on my couches and chairs in my family room it can make me go BONKERS! I mean literally I could have a coronary about it and no one in my family heeds my warnings--it drives me NUTS, lol!
-My KINDLE---best gift ever and I loveeeee it! (you can get a new one now for only $135)
-my new Lane doublewide Snuggler recliner chair in my family room that is MINE (mine came from a furniture store and it's a butter yellow, lol)! It's comfy and wide enough for all my furbabies to sit with me while I work, lol!
-my wedding rings :) of course!
-my sound machine (Homedics)--I love it, cannot sleep w/o it, travel with it and makes me a happy girl!!
4 Great Books I Just Read:
-Juliet by Anne Fortier (excellenteeeee)
-The Widower's Tale by Julia Glass
-1022 Evergreen Place by Debbie Macomber (the newest in the Cedar Cove series)
-The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
-and an extra---I am a magazine lover--I get over 20 subscriptions and I love to read them all each month!! When I run out, I buy others at the store!!
My Top 4 Craft Tools (minus Copics, lol):
-My Zutter Distress Tool-- I use it constantly and it saves me bum-loads of time!
-My Tonic Guillotine Cutter--I've had it for almost 2.5 years and it still cuts beautifully and I love that it's bigger than a 12x12 paper that has a border! (and no replacing blades, luv that)
-My Inkssentials Blending Foam Tool--I use it 99% of the time on my stamped images for soft backgrounds and to ink my papers!
-My Ott Lites! I have 2 in my craft room and one downstairs by my light box for taking pictures! I love the true light they give out!
-The NEW David Gray album (yes it's an album not a song)--I have loveddddd him for years and his music is soulful, soft and easy on the ears.
-"Only a Dream" by Nelly (lovvvvvvvvvvvve it and I'm singing it now, hear me, lol)
-Maroon 5 with Lady Antebellum "Out of Goodbyes"
-Mumford & Sons "Little Lion Man" (it makes me smile)
(and any other time I usually have HGTV playing!!)
-Top Gun (uhhhh duh, I've seen it 100 times, lol)
-Steel Magnolias (makes you laugh & cry)
-Toy Story (all of them--first movie I took my kids too and still remains a fave for all of us)
-When Harry Met Sally, Sleepless In Seattle and Who's Got Mail (yes it's 3) but I LOVE to watch these over & over and Meg Ryan was in her prime best!!
-I DO NOT subject myself to horror/thriller movies--I don't need any more nightmares and I just dislike them. I also will not watch most dramas especially if they are sad or depressing---we get enough of that in real life and in the news, I don't need to watch it in my free time. I stick to fun comedies the majority of the time--when I get free time I like to be entertained and laugh NOT cry!
-Florence, Venice & Rome, Italy
-Paris, Brittany and Normandy, France
-Australia (all of it, lol)
Now that's all you'll ever need to know about me, lol!! See you tomorrow with a project!!!