Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Finally, My Waiting Is Over

I've been waiting for 7 very long days for the book I ordered to arrive.  One of the blogs I love and follow is Nesting Place and while reading one day she blogged about a book that a friend wrote and was just published.  It spoke of entertaining people and how it didn't have to be fancy, complicated or hard.  I was instantly in love.  I always long to have friends over but seldom do.  There are 1000 excuses I could come up with, like my house is to small, food not fancy enough, not enough seating and on and on.  The book is entitled The Reluctant Entertainer by Sandy Coughlin, her lovely blog is of the same title.  I am the reluctant entertainer and am sooo hoping this will help me venture out into the unknown I desperately desire.  I will surely keep you updated on my progress. Cheers!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


I repeat, the eagle has landed.  Yesterday right after lunch I got the happiest phone call from the receptionist at work.  My new sewing machine had arrived.  I quickly sprinted up front to retrieve my prize.  I decided to go with the Brother cs6000i.  It is a moderately priced machine and has 60 stitches and some slightly fancy features.  I was so excited because it came with a hard carrying case and extended table attachment.  Yipee!  I will probably take it for a test drive later this week.  I appreciate all who helped out by giving your opinions and letting me know what you sew with.  Cheers!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hot Days of Summer

We are planning our first (and inexpensive) outing tomorrow night.  Our local pool is open on M, W & F nights from 6:30-8pm.  The cost is $1 for kids up to age 17 and $2 for adults.  It's supposed to be over 100 degrees tomorrow and I thought it would be a great place to visit.  I don't get in the water yet, maybe another 50 lbs from now.  But I do take my baseball chair and book, I find a shaded spot and just enjoy myself.  Of course I'm bringing my camera to get some pics of the boys.  Cheers.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Couldn't Pass It Up

I found this little baby while cruising the book aisle at one of my local thift stores.  I saw this small, probably 3x4 book on a shelf by itself.  The deep green cover caught my eye and when I read the title "A Christmas Anthology" I knew it had to come home and join my other Christmas books I display during the holidays.  The pages are prestine and appear to never have been cracked open.  Poor little book, I will have to break it in this year.  Whenever I drop off items to be donated I always have to "cruise" the store looking for a deal.  It's been a huge help with clothes since I started losing weight.  I don't want to spend a fortune on clothes until I am a comfortable size.  VIVA LA THRIFT STORE.  Cheers!