Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Changing the name of my blog

One of my most favorite movies is It's A Wonderful Life. George Bailey truly had a wonderful life and he realized it when it was taken from him. I feel the same way and like so many of us living in a too busy life, I feel I don't always show my appreciation of my husband, good health, and life in general. I do have a wonderful life. Totally happy in the middle of it, but neglectful in showing my love and appreciation in what little things I have that are actually large things. So....changing my blog title to remind me every day on how thankful I should be and am!

Friday, February 19, 2010

My Scrapbook Room

Both of my Granddaughter's will be at my house for springbreak in March. My oldest Granddaughter Alexandria, loves to scrap with me, but recently my room has looked like a hurricaine has gone thru it. Not sure why but when I cook and scrap, I have to use everything in the room and make a huge mess! I just spent three days cleaning this up and getting everything close to where it belongs. Not sure how long it will last! While it is clean, I thought I would take a few pics. May not be this clean again for a long time! This is my favorite new gadget. A ATG adhesive gun! Best of all I bought it for only $9.00 at my local Scrapbook garage sale! I almost ordered one online for $69.00. How lucky am I???

My Scrap room

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Following my own blog

I know it's crazy, but I am following my own blog! I am hoping with me doing this, that when I go to other blogs and leave a comment, maybe someone will click on my link to see what my favorite blogs are, like I do to others, and someone would then see my blog and want to subscribe. "Happy Valentine's Day!"

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Well, the Birmingham area was hit by another bout of snow. The total amount varies around town. We received around three to four inches. All expressway ramps are closed for the evening. A thaw out is expected between nine and ten in the morning. This is almost a record for our area. Third time for us this winter. I am hoping it's our last occurance. It's beautiful to look at, but too risky to drive in if it's not necessary.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Rick's Gall Bladder Surgery

Well, it hasn't been boring around our house! Sunday night Rick went to bed around 9:00 PM. Two hours later he woke up and said he was having horrible stomach pains. He took some mylanta and walked around some, but the pain just increased. From there we decided the next step was the emergency room. We were seen promptly on arrival. The clerk mentioned the night before there was a four to five hour wait. After two injections of Morphine with no help, he was given Dilaudid and was able to get some relief from the acute pain. From there he was admitted and put on the standby list for gall bladder surgery. His surgery was at 9:00 AM, he was out of surgery at 10:00 AM, eating jello at 1:00 PM, and home at 6:00 PM. We both fell in the bed early last night by 8:30 PM and slept thru the night. Man, we have had an eventful 2010 so far. It's someone else's turn to have all of this fun!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Well, I finally sat down long enough to use some of my stuff and made a Valentine card. I actually need about nine more, so I'll be busy this weekend. I started off with a total different idea, so maybe I'll do the next one like that.

Friday, February 5, 2010


I am sooo excited. One of our LSS is having a garage sale this weekend. I live an hour away and because of that I was allowed to go thru all of the goodies yesterday when I dropped my stuff off. I found tons of great buys! My best buy was an ATG 714 gun for only $9.00!! No tape in it, but I ordered three rolls today for $3.00 each here. I can't wait to recieve it and be able to use it for both card making and scrapbooking. From the same lady I bought several Stampin Up stamp sets and paper. Just loads of cool stuff. Then today I went to JoAnn's, Michaels, Sir Stamps A Lot, and then Hobby Lobby. Needless to say I need to stay away from anymore stores for the rest of February!

Happy Scrappin & Card Making!! Cheryl