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Thursday, December 17, 2009

It Hasn't Been Easy...

Sorry to my blog followers for my 5 week absence...

It's been one hell of a ride. I have lived in Nebraska for a little over 6 weeks now and I am still as homesick as ever. I'm not just homesick for family, kansas, Manhattan, friends, my old routine, but I am also yearning for interaction, new friends, for my life to truly begin...sure there are kind people who lend me a few kinds words or small talk whenever I run my errands, but that's all I get these days. I know I am a very socialble person, I need people to survive and the last 6 weeks have truly been hell on earth for me. I am so glad cell phones were invented so I can keep my sanity just by calling family and friends and talking up a storm. Yes, I have higher cell phone bills than ever before bacause of it, and I don't care, neither does my husband. I find him doing the same things too, calling whoever he can, talking to those who strike up conversations in public, we both yearn for human contact. I have been told in the past to always be prepared for God's curve balls whenever he throws them at you, and this is the ultimate curve ball thrown at me in my life. Curve balls suck! I have not really seen the benefits of this yet, God gave me and my husband a new life in a new city and a new state, but for what? So we both feel miserable and lonelier than we ever have in our lives?! God's plan for me, right? I better be saving the world or something in the future, or becoming the mayor of Lincoln for this...I just now realized that as a kid, this was one of my greatest fear, now coming true at the age of 27...leaving my home and living in a strange place knowing absolutely no one. I never wanted to move, I always wanted to stay in my bed all warm and tightly tucked in. Now my bed is cold, I'm in it alone sometimes (when my husband is not here) in a very old strange house with so much history........and that brings me to another serious topic...with this house I now live in, I have fought a very spiritual battle with myself in this house. I even had to have my house blessed to rid of the little girl's tortured soul. Back in 1926, a little almost 4 year old girl died in my house (I did a little history on this house). She fell down my basement steps and died....the blood stain at the bottom of the stairs still remains to this day, of course I put a rug over it so I wouldn't have to look at it whenever I did laundry downstairs. Even though the little girl's spirit was kind, dainty, and playful it still scared me at my wits because of simply the unknown. I am still alive, I have never been to the other side, but when the priest came by to bless my house and send this little precious sould to God, I felt my mortality for the very first time in my life, and I now know that my life is fragile and could be gone at an instant, and that this earth is just a shell, my body is a shell. My belief system is shaken to the core, and I felt like anything could test my strength and spirituality in God. So in my house, I have crucifixes in almost every single room, the bible sitting out, and 3 rosaries in plain sight. I also have my 2 cats that at least keep me company by talking with their eyes and listening to me. Ci-Ci and Brie-Brie never leave my side, in fact they are both watching me very closely as I type. Maybe it's Christmas. It's a rough time of the year for emotions to try to run dry. Thankfully I am seeing my family in Kansas this year, it won't be enough time I know 4 days can go by very fast. I also think of my grandpa alot this time of year, since he passed away 3 years ago on Jan. 2nd.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


Today may be a very beautiful day weather wise, but I must say that homesickness is really starting to set in now...I have been told to prepare for this at about week 2...and this would be my second week here in Lincoln...homesickness to me is one of the worst feelings in the world. It seems to affect me at such a physical and emotional level, I can literally get sick, as I am feeling right stomach cramps up, I am weary but can't sleep, my body aches, and sometimes I feel sad...

I started job hunting, but no luck yet. So I consume myself into my minxden pillows...the evenings aren't as bad when my husband is home from work, but during the day, it can get quite lonely. I knew I was going to feel like this, and bless Sue's heart (my neighbor) she checks in on me to see how everything is going, she's very maternal. I ahve met some of the other neighbors around my block, but so far, Sue is really the only one I really like. Hopefully in a couple more weeks I will have fully adjusted to Lincoln and I won't be so homesick hubby gets homesick from time to time, but he's not as affected by it like I am.

On a lighter note, I finally got my tulips and dafodils planted! I can't wait to see them wake up early next spring (april-may) my mom told me to feed them bonemeal for the hrad nebraska winter to come, so i did that...and planted them 6-8 inches down...found a few earth worm friends as I was digging...haven't found a nice statue to put in the garden yet, hopefully I will find something of a religious nature, like the blessed mother. My mom had one of those in her garden for years...I want to keep that tradtion up.

This morning I went and mailed off my first few packages here in Lincoln...and also went to this cute fabric store called the cosmic cow....weird name, but a very charming store on the inside. So I bought a few fat quarters of amy butler fabric of which I haven't aquired I will close for now, drink some sleepy time tea to soothe my sore tummy, and make some luch after a bit depending if my tummy feels better.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Pictures Of The House

Where I relax and unwind from my day, my bedroom on the second floor, and yes, the mattresses are on the floor, we haven't gotten a bed frame yet...
Also in my studio, here is my honey bunches hooking up my brand new laptop computer he gave me! I just love my handy man!

My studio with all of my minxden pillows...oh yeah and the birdies found their home in here too...
This is all of our crap when we moved in back on Nov. 1st

This is the other side of the living room...

The House...

This is part of my living room, you cab see the front door entrance to the far right, and just to the left of the front door is the entry way to my studio, and you can also see the stairway that goes upto the bedroom and the doorway to the far left is the bathroom...

A Face To A Name

May I introduce, "Jacks"...he was just lounging on my front porch yesterday afternoon...isn't he cute???

Sunday, November 8, 2009

He's Back!

I was sitting outside on my porch tonight when I saw movement across the street...It was little Jacks the neighborhood cat walking along the sidewalk towards the house where he lives...I knew he wanted to get home so I didn't bother calling him over, but this is the sad part, he gets over to his house and he props himself onto his hind legs and scratches the front door and response from within, so he leaps onto a window sill and does the same thing...still no response. 15 minutes pass by and I just decided to call him over...he hears me and he makes the slow short walk of about 30 yards over to my house and trots onto my front porch. I was so happy to see him, it had been about 5 days! He looked very hungry and thirsty so I call out to my hubby who was right inside the house to fetch him some food and water. A moment later, my hubby hands me the essentials for little jacks to nourish himself with. He gets right to eating and after eating some of his food, he hangs out with me and purrs thankfully and rubs up on my legs. What a sweet little guy he is, but at the same time I am sad because I know his owner doesn't feed him as much as he needs, let alone give him water. Jacks is a brown and white lanky cat with his ribs showing and whenever i caress his backside, I can feel every little bump along his spine. All that poor creature needs is love and attention and food. I sure gave him what he needed. Poor little fella. I was always told to be kind to those in need, to me that includes animals that need someone. Jacks souly depends on the kindness of his neighbors, and he now knows that whenever he visits, he will get fed and recieve love and attention. Jacks decided to rest on my soft doormat tonight, which he is more than welcome to...I gave him a tender kiss on the top of his weary head and bid him a goodnight. Jacks is my new little companion, and I thank God for little miracles like this.

Friday, November 6, 2009

lazy day

this whole week seemed to be so busy for me, so I ahve decided to stay in the house today with my hubby and just relax, and do a little light unpacking here and there...right now I am washing my "flowers blankie", this blanket I have had for going on 24 years now, and yes, as a married 27 year old grown up I still sleep with it every night. It needed a good washing anyway in my new washer/dryer set.

My cat, ci-ci just came up to me to say hi. She is such a curious cat, she has always been fascinated whenever I type in my laptop...Sabrina is also very happy with the house, her personality seems to be so much better than when she lived in the apartment with me! Still haven't seen Mr. Jacks outside, I actually wonder if something happened to him! I will keep a lookout for him daily.

My hubby really enjoys his new tv and playstation 3. It's hard to peel him off the couch since he got it, but he has always wanted those very badly, I should just let him have his fun. Just 3 more days until my hubby goes back to work at his new location, he's pretty nervous he says. I think he will do just fine. I will be looking for a job early next week, or however long it takes to find a part time job. I have decided to seek part time because I will be working also part time for my etsy shop and I heard 2 part timers equal a full timer. lol.

I'm sure on where to begin on job hunting, but I think I will look on since that very website helped me find a home in less than 2 weeks. I recieved a nice letter from my mom last night in the mail! I was so excited to get my very first hand written letter in Lincoln! yay! I just sat on my porch, didn't even make it inside my house and just read it. It has always been so comforting to get letters from my mom, she started this trend when I went off to college 60 miles away. And over the years, it just stuck on and she has written me off and on for over 8 years, since I left the nest. I always write her back.

Now Sabrina is on my new desk just hanging out. My hubby bought me a new desk for my office, it's not too big, but it's really cute! He got it at target, and the wood color is just gorgeous!well, I am running out of things so say, so I will stop for now. Have a great day y'all!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

All A New

A very eventful day today...just bought a 32" flat screen tv, well my hubby picked it out...that and he got a play station 3 to go with his tv....I told him, no more gadgets, we've spent enough! well we went and took another gander at Lincoln...I got some salt water taffy that tastes just like the taffy I remember eating as a kid in colorado on hot summer days. I am thinking I am going to buy a few bags of it and give some to my mom, who also has the same love for taffy...

we tried out a new restaurant today, y'all ever heard of noodles and company? well, we went there and it was so good! joe got the japanese pan noodles and I got the mushroom beef stroganoff. I want to go back and try something new as soon as I can! We find something new everyday in Lincoln, but the traffic will always be bad everywhere we go...I still haven't ventured out in my own car yet, but will have to soon when I go look for a job.

It's been 2-3 days since I have seen little jacks, he's such a sweet cat, and I have grown quite fond of him. I might set out some food for him tonight, maybe he will come back and eat it.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


recieved news this morning from my mom that my great uncle passed away last night from bone cancer. I just ask some prayers for my family and especially my great aunt, who suffered this great loss. I don't have much else to type about, I am a little sad about this...will type more later.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Beautiful Day...

The sunlight has finally poked through the clouds here in Nebraska...and the morning light is absolutely pristine in my neighborhood! It's bitter cold out though, a bone chilling 23 degrees right now...I am currently waiting for an electrician to show up this morning to fix my brand new dryer, it runs ok but it shocks the hell out of me just touching every part of the dryer, I think it's not grounded right, so instead of my hubby risking his life fixing it, we thought it would be best to hire a professional to do it.

My new studio a.k.a. my little slice of heaven holds the most bountiful eastern morning light, and my 4 birds have never chirped so happily until now. Ci-Ci and Brie-Brie (my 2 cats) even love hanging out in here too! I sat on my porch all bundled up like a snow bunny just taking in my new environment and watched the chickadees play about in the tree in my front yard. I saw my new little feline friend "Jacks" this morning as well...he walked up the steps and onto my porch to wish me a good morning, and so I fed him a little food. He didn't finish it all, so I think he will be back later today and finish eating. I have been told my my neighbor, Sue that Jacks loves my front proch the best because it gets the most sunlight all day until dusk. "Well, he's more than welcome to share my front porch," I tell her.

My hubby and I have so much to do today, we have to go to target and purchase a carbon monoxide detecter, a night light, groceries, and a lamp shade...we are still very far from getting finished unpacking. More info will come later.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Long Absence...

It's been nearly 5 months since I last posted on my much has happened! where can I even start?

Well, most of my loved ones and friends know that I am no longer Living in Kansas...I reside In Nebraska now. I just moved there yesterday, and into an actual house! NO MORE APARTMENTS FOR ME!!! So I moved into a completely different environment with my hubby, 2 cats, 4 birds, with a horse trailer, uhaul trailer and 4 vehicles full of our possessions. I moved from a town of 40,000 people to a big city of 225,000 people. When one makes an upgrade like that, one would get lost driving about, which has already happened to me at least twice! But like a canadian goose, I always find my way back to my house amongst all of the madness...

24 hours after I parked my car in my driveway and hung my hat, I have had maybe 3 hours of sleep, a huge migraine, made a trip to walmart at 3 am with the hubby to seek out excedrine, locked myself out of my own house twice, had popeye's chicken first time in years, and became a laptop owner. So much more will happen later on this hubby has the whole week off before he starts work at his new job center where he was transfered to...I, of course will go hunting for a part time job, if no full timers are available, and on the 9th I will open my etsy shop back up to sell the pillows I love making!

Nebraska is an interesting state...alot like Kansas, but boy oh boy, are the roads shitty! Kansas obviously spends more tax dollars on their road systems cause once you hit the KS/NE boarder, it goes from smooth to rough at an instant. Dremamine comes in handy at times like this! (motion sickness) that and so many corn fields! I haven't seen a single wheat field in nebraska yet! I think I will miss the wheat fields, the waving golden wheat heads swaying in the wind...

My neighborhood is quite nice...very quaint and the people living there are so tightly knit! I already met 2 of my neighbors, and they are so down to earth and pleasent! Even the neightborhood pets are very neighbor's cat, "Jacks" likes to visit me when I am out on my porch, he just trots right up to me and sleeps on my front porch...he's well behaved and is not a bother to anyone. I really like him. The only thing I hate about my neighborhood are the damn trains! the railroad tracks are just shy of about 50 yards from my house and every train that rolls by seems to shake the house! and this happens between 20-30 times daily, even at night!

There will be more to follow, even pictures...but my neck is starting to strain and my eyes are adjusting to this new laptop...I will close for now! stay tuned!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

My 1st Year...

This post is dedicated to my husband, my lover, my friend, my hero, my knight in shining armor. We've now been married one whole year as of today. So much has happened this past year, I would not trade it for anything else. Our love is still burning for each other ever so brightly, I still lay awake at night and watch you sleep peacefully, I am thankful for each day I am given to be with you, I love falling asleep next to you and waking up every morning next to you. God himself created our love for each other, and on June 6th, 2008, the angels in heaven were singing with joy when I walked down the aisle to become your wife. I will never forget our wedding day for as long as I live, the weather was perfect, you looked so handsome, and I was so certain that I was doing something right. When I was standing up at the altar with you, I felt so much at peace, I felt unbelievably calm, I felt God all around us as we were giving the most sacred vows known to humans. My love, I am in love with you, and my love for you reaches as far as God allows it to reach, which is eternity. I give myself to you completely and willingly. You are my purpose, my existence. I want to give you children someday, give you great memories in the future, I want to grow old with you, enjoy our grandchildren together, so many things I want to experience with you, taking on the world as man and wife. We now have one year of marriage in our hearts, and I pray to God that we will have 60+ more to hold dear to our hearts. I love you Joseph Andrew Knitter, and I will forever say "I do".

Monday, June 1, 2009

Any Plans?

I am so excited! My first year anniversary is this saturday!!! Woot! What am I gonna do??? wine tasting at the city Zoo, romantic dinner for two at the restaurant where we both had our very first date...a cute italian bistro where it had real good italian food. We might go for a dip in a pool, if it's real hot that day, and the exchange of gifts for each other, what did I get him??? I got him a gift card to hasting's, a book store, where I know it will come in handy when he is buying his Brian Jaques series...he loves to read those fantasy books! what did he get me??? I have no idea!

Thursday, May 21, 2009


Sorry for the very long absence, my fellow blogging friends! I have been busier than ever! So much has happened in this past month...where do I start? I recently got a new job working as an assistant manager in training for Claire's, a jewelry store...It's going well, and I just love my new boss. My brother-in-law, Jake just graduated high school, I missed his graduation though since I had to work that hubby and I are preparing to celebrate our 1st year wedding anniversary! I was just looking at our wedding album today and couldn't believe how time really does fly! My sister-in-law's pregnancy is going well, she will be 5 months along in late May, still don't know if it's a boy or a girl just husband applied for a higher paying position with verizon wireless in regional sales, hope he gets the position!!!! (lots of prayers please!!!) if he gets this position, we can finally start saving for a down payment on a house, which we want built brand new in the country side, and also the sooner we can start considering having little darlins of our own! (that might be another year or so, we want a dog first) and we have been having a little visitor almost everyday for the past few consecutive days...a stray cat somehow climbs all the way up to our balcony, which is up on the 3rd floor! and he just lounges there until it gets dark, then he leaves for the night, but my 2 cats don't like our guest very well, so consequently, they get real upset, and hide for hours at a time...well, I can't think of anything else for now...lots can happen in one month's time evidently...

Thursday, April 23, 2009

A Tribute To Dan

Sad news...last night my husband and I found out that the night before, a family friend, Dan W. has passed away...he was in failing health for at least a year, but now he is in heaven with no more suffering...Prayers need to rise up for his surviving wife, Coni...They have been married for over 50 years. Dan was "Santa Claus" during all those Christmases when my husband was a child. He had a jovial laugh, funny personality, and he loved to drink, eat, and be merry...I had the pleasure of knowing him for several years, and it's such a loss here on earth without him...

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Visitor...

I was in my kitchen making lunch, and I saw a little squirrel hanging out on my balcony! He decided to pose for me in this picture!

New Hair Do!!!!

I got my hair done, something very dramatic, not the usual me, but I wanted to change myself, and here it is!


I stop to snap a picture of some beautiful tulips at the tulip festival in a nearby little town not far away from where I live...

Saturday, April 11, 2009

"Seeking Amy..."

I am having a girls night out with my new friends, Amy, Corey, Samantha, and Jessica...Amy is having a kitchen party and I was invited as the newbie of the group...last saturday was 80's night, but tonight is just casual and hanging out kind of fun...I just love my new group of girlfriends! they rock!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

My Mother, My Friend

The best looking mother of the bride ever! there's me and my mom June 6, 2008 on my wedding day...

Mom, material gifts may be fun to get on birthdays, but words are the most precious gifts of all...I love you mom, you are my angel, my warrior, my family, my friend, my inspiration, my role model, and my hero. You are what they would describe as the true definition of "mother" in the love me, you sacrifice for me, you hurt for me, you know every wound, every memory, every strength, and weakness...we may have had our mother daughter battles, and our mother daughter triumphs. as the years go by, I can see us only becoming closer and closer, I understand why you did what you did raising me, and I only hope that I can be even half the mother you are with my own children someday. It's not just birthdays and mothers days, I recognize this every day of my life...I love you mommy, and I hope today is a lovely day for you, of course I will give you a call, and convey my wishes...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Happy Birthday Mom!!!

Today is my mom's birthday, and I made a special etsy tribute to her...the pillow shown here is called "The Jenny Flower Pillow" and I named it after her due to her birthday, and of course I made this pillow on her birthday...hope your day is special, mom! I can't wait to give you our birthday presents on Easter!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Well Rounded

I like the round look, it's very chic to me!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Rings And More Rings!

For sale in my etsy shop! And there is plenty more where that ring came from!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Cabochons Galore!

These new flower cabochon brooches are for sale in my etsy shop, along with my new fabric bracelets...I had so much fun with these...I kept the light pink and the yellow one for myself....I spent good money on these, and I couldn't see all of them go away! In a few days, I will have more brooches and many flower cabochon rings posted on my etsy site! God bless my creativity! Thank you God and Mom! (It's in the genetics)

Friday, March 13, 2009

My New Handmade Tapestry!

Yes, I made that with my sewing machine, and I am so proud of it! Am I selling it? Hell no!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My New Book

My Next Project...

The duvet next project for my own home...Since me and my husband have a king sized bed, I have to order a total of 12 yards of fabric for this project! That's a lot of fabric! I do want to use maybe Amy Butler fabric, I haven't seen my "fabric calling" yet...

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Something New...

I have been busy as a little bumblebee...researching, brainstorming, and preparing for something new to come in my etsy shop...I believe I have not only hit a market niche with my pillows, which I am still very devoted to selling, but I have found another hidden market niche in the jewelry world...THAT'S RIGHT!!!! Y'ALL HEARD ME CORRECTLY!!! I am starting to sell jewelry! just rings for now, they are the easiest to make, I just got done purchasing a whole bunch of cabochon roses and various assortment of cabochon flowers, and I am fully confident that these will sell as well as my pillows are selling...I'm going to start by selling 24 rings, and see how it goes in a couple of weeks...the ring pictured, I didn't make that one, I bought that one, and this very ring inspired me to do just that! sell, sell, SELL! I call this ring my lucky ring...I wear it almost every day now...Wish me luck everyone, hope this small $50.00 minxden investment brings me thousands in the future!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Nice day Outside...

Me and my 2 kitties went out onto our balcony to take in the 70 degree weather. I always enjoy sitting out on my balcony with my cats hanging out by my's one of my slices of instant heaven.

"Look, Lauren! look at meeeeeee!" Sabrina just trots right out onto my balcony...

Ci-Ci is just a little weary of stepping outdoors! "I'm not so sure about this, Lauren...we are real high up!"

Brie-Brie and Ci-Ci are enjoying the nice view outside.

Of course I had to throw in one of my funny faces!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Remember...It's Friday!

All you Catholics, or lent believing Christians out there remember to not eat meat's the first Friday of lent! just eat fish if you're craving protein! I was a bad catholic today, I ate meat! and my hubby reminded me that lent is here and I shouldn't eat meat since I'm still a Catholic! ahhhh! I better remember next friday then...Happy lent season y'all!

An Avalanche of Pillows!

Y'all wonder why I'm not blogging as much? This is why.

New Picture Of CiCi

You can't tell, but I am soooo nuts about my kitties, CiCi is fast asleep in my chair snuggling with a soft blankie and some of my pillows I made for myself...she really likes them, but I don't let her near the other pillows I sell for my etsy shop...isn't she sooooo cute???
The world misses me, but I'm still here!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

New Title For Me...

Good news! I am going to be a first time aunt!!!! My sister in law is finally pregnant after trying for 4 years! I am glad there is new technology in making babies for couples who can't naturally get pregnant, only if it is used to a certain extent....but I am so happy that I will be "Auntie Lauren" my hubby is so excited to become an future niece or nephew is due in mid October later this year, maybe my next birthday present will be a new niece/nephew! my b-day is oct. 5, and it could be born early! Here's hoping! I have never been an aunt before...hope I am a good one. Heck, it will be good practice until I start to have little darlins of my own in a couple of years or so...

Monday, February 16, 2009

pillows gallore!

It doesn't end there folks! there are plenty more where that came from! I am just concentrating on making throw pillows for my etsy's what sells for me! yippee!!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just Another Day In The Office...

Here I am working on posting new items in my etsy shop, my 2 cats also hung out with me in my office today. I got some real cute pictures of my babies!
There's my pretty Sabrina!
What a lovely picture of my Ci-Ci...
Ci-Ci is very persistent on seeing what's in those packages!
As I am posting on my etsy site, my Ci-Ci begs for attention, so I pause to scratch her cats are always highly involved in my busy days in the studio...
"Mmmm...I smell something interesting in here..." And here is Ci-Ci also sniffing out my packages! What nozy Kitties I have!
Of course, my "Brie-cheese" likes to nibble on my paint brushes, what a silly kitty she is!
Brie-Brie is checking out my 3 parcels I received in the mail just today...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pillow Jones!

I have a huge throw pillow jones here! I bought some fabrics off other etsy shops and I am making about 5-8 pillows per day to post on my etsy shop...the morning in my area offers peace and tranquility...birds are sings, kitties are mewing, and "trudy" lends me a helping hand in creations! what a day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I'm Still Here!

I have been away from the blogging world, but I did not drop off the face of the earth! Lots of things happened in the past few days! I got another job as an insurance agent's assistant, and today was my actual first day on the job! I have my own desk (right next door to my boss's office) and my boss is actually my husband's uncle...I call him goofy mike cause he is real funny, cracks jokes all the time, and talks a mile a minute! My etsy shop has had a real lucky streak lately! I'm talking about 9 sales in the last 3 days kind of lucky! I am searching for a car, have a couple possible opportunities in mind...Last Sunday, I went to visit my folks and sis...I t was good to be home for 1 whole day, have my sweet nurturing mother cook for me, make me a cozy spot in my old bed to snuggle in, and my mom and I were just having fun looking at fabric shops in the etsy world, and some of my mom's old books on fabric (she let me borrow one). My hubby and I filed our taxes today, we got back less money than we thought, and I know we can't come even close to buying the Chrystler Concorde that I have been eyeing...but luckily, there are a couple of potentials that are definitely in our price range! If we get the cheaper of the 2 cars, we will also get a nice 26 inch flat screen TV...YAY!!!!! Well a bit of bad news though, all of the baby finches died...I am sad about that, but it wasn't meant to be...One of my cats, Sabrina has been sick for a couple of days vomitting and feeling weak, but she is completely healthy again and full of energy! Hope y'all are having a great week, file those taxes while you can! I am glad we got ours done and overwith!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sad Day...

Bad news....we lost one of the baby chicks that just hatched. Zoe was frantic! I heard her chirping so loud, it sounded like she was crying...then I saw it, one of her poor little ones had passed away in the nest...I took it out and promised Zoe I would give it a proper burial. So I buried it under one of the trees outside. We do have 2 healthy baby chicks, and 2 other eggs that have not hatched yet...But I was still very sad to lose one, especially because Zoe seems to be in despair right now....

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

One Proud Daddy

Yes, folks...we now have baby birds! the first two have hatched and I got to see one of them real good and it was wriggling around! I won't find out for a long time the genders of all the babies...but they are soooo tiny! Congratulations Zoe and Emmett! The newest mommy and daddy birdies on the block!

Here It Is!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Please Stay Tuned!

Well, I told y'all that my article would be printed on monday, Feb. 2nd, but it's running late, it could be sometime this week, I will keep checking in things in my etsy shop, mini birdie ornies...check 'em out!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Happy Birthday "Nonie"!

Today is my sweet maternal grandmother's 76th birthday! I call her "Nonie", and have been since I have started talking! But her real name is Lillian, and goes by Lilly by only my grandpa. If I ever have a daughter someday, I am wanting to name her after my grandma. I called her today to sing her happy birthday (hopefully I didn't sing too bad off key) She always enjoys all of her birthdays, every single year! In this picture, she is here with my grandpa, Bob and it was taken in April of 1954, about 14 months before they were married. She looks so beautiful, like a movie mom always told me when Nonie was a young woman, she would wear her brightest of red lipstick, and her hair was short, but always styled so cute, chic, and classy, and had the most beautiful porcelain colored skin tone. Of course, I think she is still very beautiful only her face has carried the wisdom of her years. Hope you had a wonderful day, Nonie! I love you so very much! And here's to another 30 birthdays!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Superbowl Goodies

Before our guests arrive for the superbowl party my husband is throwing, my hubby is busy cooking away in the kitchen. He is making some jambalaya, chips and dip, and pictured is his yummy greek h'ordeurves with pita, hummus, cucumbers and cracked black pepper...I already sampled one and it is delicious! mmmmmmmm.....

Saturday, January 31, 2009

How Cute...

Here's Sabrina, a.k.a. "Brie-Brie"...she's was hanging out in my office today as I was busy working. She always plops on her side and wants her belly rubbed...She is the type of cat that will only come to you if she wants affection and attention. Her sister, Ci-Ci is in hiding today, I don't know why, but she has been acting real weird lately...Ci-Ci usually is the one who is snuggly cuddly. I sure hope Ci-Ci snaps out of it soon.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Lovely Blog Award!

My mom awarded me one of seven Lovely Blog Awards! I feel so flattered! I will accept this award humbly and gratefully. Thank you, mom so much for this high honor! In my etsy shop, I am making more and more pillows, here pictured is my most favorite one to date...By the way, my article will be in monday, February 2nd's KSU Collegian...I will take like 20 papers, and post the article and send copies to loved ones who are anxious reading them! Stay tuned for monday's post! Happy weekend to you all!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Today's The Day!

I am soooo nervous for this interview! But I am ready to storm out armed with a big bag full of some of my minxden items to show off and be photographed! I don't think I have ever been in any kind of paper before! I went to Target this morning to get a real cute nice shirt to wear at the interview...This is so exciting!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I Am Being Interviewed!!!

A real nice young lady who works at the college (In my hometown) school newspaper sought out my etsy shop and wanted to interview me about my Minxden etsy shop! I am meeting with her thursday at starbucks, and she wanted me to bring along some of my things that I am selling cause they will be photographed! Weeee! I am soooo excited! This will totally bring in more sales (hopefully)...and Minxden is going to be publicized in my local area!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Silent Monday

Today is cloudy, very cold, and snow flurries...It's so silent, even outside, the snow seems like it takes forever to fall onto the ground. Zoe has laid 5 eggs total, and this would be day 3 of incubation...I bought them some millet treats for them, they deserve it...My hubby is working, and I am stuck home alone with my kitties and birdies. The winter blues is certainly here...I haven't been feeling well lately, last night, I had this extremely sharp nerve-like pain shooting into my left thigh and it still hurts right now, and also my left ankle and been so soar for almost a whole month now...something's up...and my hubby caught me sleep walking early this morning too, I haven't done that in ages! Also, I can't seem to sleep very well anymore, it's been over a year since I have had a full night's sleep! I am going to see a doctor tomorrow morn. and ask why a young person like me is feelin and achin like a 90 year old lady! These aches and pains are just getting the best of me right now, and I want to get to the bottom of it and feel like my old self again! My hubby is going with me, and I am sure it's probably a whole lot of nothing, but not sleeping, and aching all over at my ripe age of 26 should not even happen, and all I want is answers! At least I know it's not an iron deficientcy! I just ask for prayers that I get through this slump of feelin cruddy! Creating things for my etsy shop is still my great escape! I am still keeping up on that! YAY! Have a lovely week everybody!