Monday, November 10, 2014
No, I'm, not going to ask a bunch of what if questions. I'm more a it happened and make the best of it kind of person. But his Monday is a strange day for me. I am in an absolutely wonderful mood.
First of all, the car is in the shop getting a much needed work over. New brakes, struts, tune up, new fluids, new tires AND....here's the biggie...a remote start and door locks. We had a hard choice to make. Ramp up our 03 Honda Element or go for a new something. I LOVE my Element. It only has 106,000 miles on it. Anything new I MIGHT have chosen was at least $25,000+. Since we don't do car payments the scales tipped way to the Rev It Up side ~lol~.
My New Crush is Madame Samm . Many of you probably know her. Her on going Blog Hops are legendary. I really want to participate in at least one blog hop this year, hopefully more. In between hops, she might post about products she likes, other bloggers or a bit of whatever personal thought of the day may be. Today she remembers an old friend. From her blog today, I took away this quote, "You Cannot Win If You Never Play The Game". That spoke to me for a couple of reasons. I really am challenging myself to do projects that I have never done before. This year Terry and I decided not to give purchased Christmas Presents..or money. We really only give to the kids and the homeless shelter and a family in need that the school selects. In the past few years we have given the kids a generous money gift for each. Retirement has a way of changing the way you look at incoming and outgoing finances. BUT, since I am so talented ~lol~, I'll be making simple gifts for the kids. Boot cuffs are going to the girls and I found a great purse pattern that I think I'll customize perfectly and will involve doing an applique pet portrait. I have never done it, but I'm going to give it a shot. I found Walking Dead fabric and my youngest grandson, Ky, loves the show so he will get at least pillow cases and not sure what else but I have a few ideas. Corey is the other story. What can I make for a 19 year old young man. That is going to take some imagination....that imagination that Penny is helping me to expand!!
Kathy Shaw has started registration for the CQJP for 2015 and I asked to be included. Yippee!
at least one thing you are grateful for today
if you are making gifts, what are you making
if you aren't making gifts, do you have great suggestions
if you have made pet portraits from picture, please give me any tips you may have
Posted by Carol- Beads and Birds at 10:41 AM