Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hey There!!

Hi Everyone! Hope you all are well and are getting ready for Spring. It's almost March!!! Yea!!! Spring is only a few weeks away and I am so ready for it. We've been hit hard here in Cincinnati this Winter and I am ready for blue skies and new life! Here's a few pics of me and my sweet grands the other night. It's a real treat when we all can get together so my sister Judy took lots of photos of me with my babes for me. They are funny!
And photos never do any paint job justice but here's part of my bedroom that I painted. I seem to have an animal print obsession lately(you should see the master bedroom bathroom, it looks like a leopard exploded in it, LOL). I'm not sure yet about the mirror above the bed, I'm thinking I might need something a little bigger for it and my friends are are worried that this thing is going to fall down on top of me in the middle of the night. I don't think they trust my hanging skills! Hahaha.... And the mirror really isn't dirty like it looks in the photo. The color of the walls is called mocha and the paint is Sherwin Williams. I love it!!! Anyway that's about it for me today. Do you like my new blog layout? I found this layout from Smitten blogs and you can go look around at what she has by going here and than going to her free gallery! Happy Thursday!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Pretty Red Nails......

During the big snowstorm this week I decided to paint my nails red. OPI's Malaga Wine red, it's a really deep red wine color. I love having my nails red, I love seeing them all nice and pretty when I type on the computer and I love looking at them but red doesn't want to stay on my nails very long. I can go for about three days before it all starts to chip off. It makes me very sad.....LOL
My nails are more this short length, I can't grow long nails for anything! So does anyone have any favorite nail polish colors? I personally love OPI colors, they are more expensive but seem to be of better quality and you can't help but love the names, like "I'm not really a waitress" red or "My Chihuahua bites" or "An affair in Red Square." I wish I had the job of thinking up the names for the polish! Wouldn't that be fun?

These nails are a little too long for my taste. I'd poke out my eyes just trying to put my contacts in every morning. LOL So go paint your nails a bright red or deep red, it'll brighten your spirits, at least for about three days! Have a wonderful day!!

An add on - I have just realized that many of your comments the past few weeks are going into my spam box so I am so sorry if you have asked me something and I haven't responded. It's because I never look in there. Does anyone know how I can get your comments to start coming back in my inbox? I hate that they are being thrown in spam.

Monday, February 15, 2010

California dreaming on such a winter's day...........

So it's been snowing here since around 3 this morning. NON.STOP. I am going crazy!! We've had so much snow in the past few weeks, my poor mailbox is almost covered up. They are talking ten inches by the time it stops today. And my internet went out for hours this afternoon. Talk about a tragedy. LOL I was on the phone right away and fixed it myself(with some guidance from the tech people). Now you can not only call me the dancing queen but also the techno queen!! Haha.. So anyway, here's a collage of some of my snow photos. I just don't have in me today to go back out there and take some more though I should just to show you guys how much we have gotten these past few weeks!!
And this collage is of my Dad's 85th birthday breakfast and just some randoms of me and my babies having fun!! Hope everyone is staying warm and safe! Now that I have internet again I am going to catch up with my bloggy buddies!!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And the snow just keeps falling.....

I am snowbound(housebound? going crazy?) today.....and hopefully I won't go crazy. LOL I am doggie sitting for my brother-in-law. This is Lexi and she's so very sweet. She has been loving all the snow, I can't get her to come in when I take her out. At least someone likes this stuff. I dream of white sandy beaches instead of white fluffy snow. I have some work to do and than I think I'll watch the Time Traveler's Wife on pay per view because the way the weather people talk I am not going anywhere for the rest of the day. We are suppose to keep getting more snow all day long and into the night. Joy, joy..........
And I had to show you my mailbox this morning. Now how am I suppose to get my mail?? LOL There's something weird about a mailbox with lots of sunflowers and snow!! Hahaha....Stay warm and safe today!

Monday, February 8, 2010

An Oldie but Goodie.....

Because God loves me He is slow to lose patience with me.

Because God loves me He takes the circumstances of my life and uses them in a constructive way for my growth.

Because God loves me He does not treat me as an object to be possessed and manipulated.

Because God loves me He has no need to impress me with how great and powerful He is because He is God, nor does he belittle me as His child in order to show me how important He is.

Because God loves me He is for me, He wants to see me mature and develop in His love.

Because God loves me He does not send down His wrath on every little mistake I make, of which there are many.

Because God loves me He does not keep score of all my sins and then beat me over the head with them whenever He gets the chance.

Because God loves me He is deeply grieved when I do not walk in the ways that please him, because He sees this as evidence that I don't trust Him and love Him as I should.

Because God loves me He rejoices when I experience His power and strength and stand up under the pressures of life for His Name's sake.

Because God loves me He keeps on working patiently with me even when I feel like giving up and can't see why He doesn't give up with me, too.

Because God loves me He keeps trusting me when at times I don't even trust myself.

Because God loves me He never says there is no hope for me; rather, He patiently works with me, loves me and disciplines me in such a way that it is hard for me to understand the depth of His concern for me.

Because God loves me He never forsakes me, even though many of my friends might.

Because God loves me He stands with me when I have reached the rock of despair, when I see the real me and compare that with his righteousness, holiness, beauty, and love. It is a moment like this that I can really believe that God loves me.

Yes, the greatest of all gifts is God's perfect love.

Courtesy of Dick Dickinson.

I was going through some of my old posts and found this. I still love this....hope you do too. Have a great week!! We are suppose to get more snow tomorrow. Ugh!!!! I want Spring!!! LOL I know I'm such a baby when it comes to Winter! :-)

Saturday, February 6, 2010


I am here today.....

but I wish I was here..................LOL

Stay safe and warm!!

Friday, February 5, 2010

What I've been doing....

Hanging out with friends....
Putting grandbabies to work.....

Hanging out with friends......

I've been doing lots more than that. Hahaha....And Sydney is not really painting by herself, Mommy and Gommy were right next to her. But I did have a good week with girlfriends and grandbabies and I went back to work in the travel business! Yea!!! I took a break last year and am now excited to be back into it. I'm a little rusty and have to catch with all the new ships out there and the new resorts but I'm sure that's just a matter of time. I work from my home so I have some flexibility with my time. I am also excited because I want to travel again myself so I consider that progress. Where should I go? LOL
Anyway we are in the middle of a big snowstorm tonight, I've heard reports that we could get more than 7 inches of snow in some places. So I am settled in for the night with lots of food, a nice fire going and hopefully catch up with my bloggy buddies! Stay warm and safe where ever you are!!