Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Moving on

I decided to give Word Press a try. I've moved my archives on over to Dianne Rambling on...
Thanks to Barbara for the inspiration! I can't move to beta on blogger, so I'm moving here. Please update your bookmarks. I have a ton to update myself.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Awesome wallpaper for your puter

Ok, to bed...but found these gorgeous floral and outdoor wallpapers from a local nursery called Waterloo Gardens. Thought I'd share.

Done my share of putting 'stuff' away yesterday. The tree is up in the attic. It won't have to go up there is we clean our basement-geez. I brought a few bags of Christmas stuff to sort upstairs and a box of ornaments too. Not that I feel much like looking at holiday items again. Brian didn't say much about what I did in the basement and it is an improvement in my eyes-thanks Bri. : (
And it only took him a year to figure out that if he turned the knob under this computer chair that it would tighten it up! I tried a few weeks ago, but I guess he really had to turn it.
Off to grocery shop tomorrow-oh joy.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Lordy, lordy, look what baby face is 40

This is one of my favorite photos of my brother Ken taken about 4 yrs ago. He doesn't change at all. I was looking for a photo of him when he was little to show you. I wish him a Happy Birthday with many more to come! Mom and I both get warm fuzzies when we think about him (guess we love him so much. : )

Sunday, January 07, 2007

I like African Violets

The guys are hogging the tv and 'good seats' watching the Eagles play, so I made this African Violet collage-the first of the year!
I decided not to go to Winterthur. $20...yikes...saw the costumes on the web...much rather take down some stuff off the tree.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Welcoming spring?

The weatherman all say 'El Nino'. It was so weird to open the front door on Jan. 6th and have it feel like May outside with almost 70 degree temps. The Mummers got to strut their stuff down on Broad Street near City Hill in Philly after not being able to last weekend. We don't go to the parade, but got to watch it a bit on tv. A friend in Philly said her three kids were suppose to be in the first part of it with the comic division and I hope they did! I was getting a kick out of seeing news reporter Vince DeMentri trying on all the Captain's fancy hats.
Vince and me at a Tech show where NBC10 was a sponsor back in Nov 03 (I darkened this as my makeup was so pale next to his tan complexion, my hair isn't black!). He and his coworkers were all very nice.

Courtesy of the Golden Sunrise Mummer's band
We were taking down Christmas stuff today. Brian did the lights outside and I did the things in the family room. The tree is still up and will slowly come down this week coming up. I'm not rushing anything. : )
For a change I pulled out some yarn and a crochet hook. I was originally going to crochet some Mary Jane slippers for Tori my niece, but the directions were for women size feet. So I made one and it fits me. I'll have to make the other one and than adjust to a little girl's foot. I'll also have to get more of the ruby color so they will remind her of Dorothy's ruby slippers from 'The Wizard of Oz', my original intention. I should get some yarn with sparkles through it!

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I went through my old photo album last year (that mom has at her home) and pulled some memory provoking photos to scan and enhance. This is a birthday party for my brother Don and me. He is holding the 'Puck Luck' game and I am smiling big next to him. My dress was a peach chiffon. Most of the kids are from the neighborhood, a few are from school and one is a cousin. Don and I shared a few birthday parties as we are one year and nine days apart. I believe this is 1965 or 1966. My mom still lives in this house. Can I name all the kids? Yes, but not the older girl in the back with the glasses-she's an older sibling of someone. : )

Friday, January 05, 2007

By the light of the silvery moon...

Thursday night Bri came in and grabbed the new camera. I think these are pretty awesome 'moon' shots he took for his 'moon goddess'. Click to make larger as you can see more detail in the less bright one. The trees at the bottom and the brightness of the moon are neat in the one below.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

You gotta have heart

"You gotta have heart,miles and miles of heart..." from the broadway show Damn Yankees
(a bow to my brother who sang that song in his senior play)

Anyway...I hung up my faux red berry wreath ($3.24-Happy Harry's Drugstore) and added a little heart(49¢) on my dark teal door to warm us up for Valentine's Day. I took down a few outside decorations and the stockings. Little Christmas is the 6th, but we may be going to Winterthur on their final day of displaying costumes from some historic movies. Kate Winslet's gowns are included. You can actually go here and see them online!I love seeing costumes. One of my fondest memories as a teen was going to John Wanamaker (I believe) in downtown Philadelphia and getting to see some costumes from 'The Ten Commandments (Anne Baxter's gauzy Egyptian gown), and many circus costumes from 'The Greatest Show on Earth'. They had 'True Grit' playing on a big screen for the gawkers entertainment. I guess the eye patch that John Wayne wore must have been there. That was easily about 32+ yrs ago.

My living room is more like a Victorian parlor and I bought this stained glass floor lamp a few years ago. My mother-in-law had one and I loved it, so I decided to get this. I am thinking about changing that room a little. I saw a circular sofa on Extreme Makeover:Home Edition that separates in three sections. Why couldn't we have a little flat screen tv over the fireplace? And I want to put marble on the brick over the fireplace. (dreamer)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Just for fun

I was looking at last January's entries and ran across this Google magazine cover generator-enjoy!
(This is an old photo of me from going on 2 yrs ago).

Kirigami everyday

It really doesn't take much to make me happy. Good food, quiet time and new crafts are right up there with flowers, cross stitching and a movie I want to watch again (I'm really picky as I get older though about movies). This little rip-off calendar is making the entrance into the dreary days of January more fun for me! That's the practice one, then the ones for the last few days. Notice that the one you cut for the previous day is displayed on the current page-cool! And on the bottom is a sneak peek for tomorrow's snowflake. I have almost mastered the fold-I have to rethink the fold lines (on the calendar page there) and do eventually get it. It comes with detailed directions too! Then you cut out the printed design. Tomorrow's will be rather wing-like! I'm adding these to my collage scrapbook. My niece Tori would love these. I can cut squares out of new paper and redraw the patterns and let her go to town.
I will learn some other folds-starburst, spider, quilt, half/square fold, pop-outs, 3-D flowers and weaving and bows. All for $7.50! Run to Borders and get one! (uh oh-tomorrow is a starburst fold!)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Where's the gas?

We finally found a BP station with gas tonight! The two Luk Oil places didn't have any gas! My tank was running a little dry and we were getting concerned. I only gas my van up every few weeks as it is. Bri's the heavy gas user in this family. Now don't think I'm not also thinking about global warming-but that's his job, driving around collecting ads for local newspapers. I'd love him to be up in the next town like he was when he first started, but no, they had to send him off to first Maryland (!) and now Lancaster county. He's put a ton of miles on his Taurus.
Not much new-we hit Wally World as I needed to get out of the house. I got some things for 75% off from the Christmas aisle. Love the silverplated initial ornaments with the crystals I got for the guys for $1.24 each. I got some cute galvanized mini buckets to make into 'something' for next year at 30-97¢ each. My best find was a MaryKate/Ashley poufy gold nylon skirt with sparkles throughout and a gold ribbon waist band for Tori. I'll probably give it to her for her April birthday. : )
I scheduled my very expensive dental work for the 15th-I so want to get it out of the way. I have about 3 cavities, one is under a crown on a dead tooth. So I have to have some bone taken away next to the trouble spot as I need a higher 'new' crown. They can't recycle the old one-too bad. The only good thing is the dentist- Dr. B-only about 28-30. : )

Monday, January 01, 2007

An Inconvenient Truth

Now that another new year is under way, I want to tell you all to rent the documentary DVD by former VP Al Gore. It's really important because global warning isn't going to go away but only get worse. Just look at the weather we are having. It's in the 50s in January here! Hurricane Katrina was a result of global warming. In fact the earth hasn't been this warm in 650,000 years and is only getting warmer! If Greenland 'goes away' many places will be flooded out. I didn't like the fact that the Netherlands was used in two incidences-the Greenland problem and in an example of insects that hatch too soon and the birds can't feed their young (as I have friends who live there).
What can we do? Rally for environmentally safe vehicles for one thing. The future is in our hands!
Visit the website
I mentioned the above on MySpace and you can add a link to Amazon to buy the documentary. Over 300 people there gave high praise to it! Someone said people got up and applauded at the end of it in the theater.

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