Monday, October 30, 2006

blazing along

can you believe it is the end of october already? we went and bought some fun stuff for a halloween get together with the scout troup tomorrow night, will post up photos of all the fun costumes and stuff after tomorrow night.

I am already done with one read through of Living Artfully - great book inspiring, and pleasing and hopefully I can now move forward with my love of scrappping. I hooked into real women scrapbook too, Tasra Dawson has a great web site and I added her to my blog roll. So I am working on allowing art back into my life everyday even in the little things I already do ! I am glad to have permission to call myself artful and live that way most of the time without even really realizing that I already do lots of great things and do them well and creatively.

For all of us, whether we walk old paths or blaze new trails, friends remain important. ~~ lois wyse

Saturday, October 28, 2006

A Great Day - with friends

We worked hard at the church today- painting, prepping for winter, trimming trees and basic other assorted hard work. our Friends Karen and Art and their kids D and A. Hh and SSD and SSd2- no J he was " gone fishing" , we had lots of church help and W. and his mom Carol from the troop came too. what a great turn out. Jane and M. were industrious too.

we had the secret ingredient Chili! ( venison) and hot dogs and cookies. all the kids were great.

"In fact, I think she even managed to slip some elk or porcupine or something into a dish she served when Mom, daughter, and I last visited in 2005. (Who has these things in her freezer?!) It was one of those normal foods that you take a serving of on the side but I wound up eating something like four helpings and vaguely remember holding the empty serving bowl and licking the spoon because it was that damn good. When I finally asked what the secret ingredient is, I wished that I had not asked what the secret ingredient is. (Duh! That’s why it’s a secret!) Really, what use was it to me anyway?"

I still am not up to 100% coughing gets me down, so I took it pretty easy. With my boss gone all week last week, the snowy weather and all the work and commitments I have not had time to rest and get well.... looking forward to a bit of a break soon, but I may have to wait until thanksgiving.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

the guideposts

To be glad of life, because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars;.... to think seldom of your enemies, often of your friends and every day of Christ; and to spend as much time as you can , with body and with spirit in God's out-of-doors--- theses are little guideposts on the footpath to peace.

Henry Van Dyke

Tuesday, October 24, 2006


You Are Changing Leaves

Pretty, but soon dead.

I have had a cold

since Friday after my buddies left me, this is me happy on thursday morning. That is the last time I felt well too. I am even home from the regular tuesday night activity- ( scout night) very rare for me to be home and not on the go.  Posted by Picasa

Monday, October 23, 2006

living artfully - here is the buzz

Michelle at scrap rants has a great review of this book and Katie the scrapbook lady also has a small review and very cute photos , and those two reviews lead me to buy this book today, I will be posting more about it as I get into the meat of it.

this is listed as an art & self help book! right up my alley for sure. I can't wait to learn more about me and my art. A review on the book jacket says "Magsamen's book is full of warmth , beauty creativity and a deep love for the world and all that is in it..... a practical vision for a meaningful , joyful life." -- Roger Housden

Friday, October 20, 2006

a Visit with Best Friends

the great fun of good friends, good conversations and good food. front me-QT and Donna, Back K8, Hh And JM Posted by Picasa

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Indeed, we do not really live
unless we have friends
surrounding us like a firm wall
against the winds of the world.

Charles Hanson Towne

Sunday, October 15, 2006

tent in center is where I spent two nights

I really enjoyed my time camping with the boys, I brought a cot, but managed to get the worst of the sleeping bags we own! a gap in the zipper ment I could not zip it up all the way where I needed it. So my big brown coat had to make do as an extra blanket. Friday night was VERY cold and Saturday evening we had rain starting at about 9:15 so everyone was in tents and quite long before the 10 pm lights out. Suaturday night I tried putting my coat on the wrongway with my arms in it and hood in front, but I am a stomach sleeper and had to give up this position to roll over.

The best couple of things were the " cuddl duds" long underwear and my new timberland boots I got at DSW about a month ago. The cuddle duds are Polyester and Spandex and the warm and light weight plus slippery enough to roll and slide into the sleeping bag. I highly recomend them and this is my second pair.

The timberland boots I bought are lightweight with a high ankle support and thinsulate but very ventallated and have some special wicking thing in the soles cause my feet were warm and comfy all weekend.

The boys all did well and enjoyed all the varied activitys the theme of the camporee was return to camolot and mid-evil themes abound, there were reggattas in the lake and mountain boarding and joisting and hand combat kinds of fun stuff, along with black powder and archery and rifle shooting ranges. One fellow made homemade rootbeer and that was a hit too.

My only complaint was the " facilities" there were none marked for Women only and little boys do not aim very well. the first morning I thought I might not be able to tollerate it, but then thought of the old trick my dad taught us -- light matches-- not as good a a stick of insence but it made it somewhat bearable - J and I hiked up a mile to reach a portapotty that had not been used and smelled pretty nice and flowery (LOL) that I could use and sit and not be bothered. It was worth the hike and time together !

overall it was a great weekend. Posted by Picasa

the boys tentage and steam rising very early this morning.

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another angle

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sunrise this morning- Wellington Lake Colorado

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Friday, October 13, 2006

a camping we will go

I will take the trusty Kodak and we ( J, SSD and I) are off to Wellington Lake- scout camp for Camporee and fall activity - should be fun.

I will be cooking and taking photos I hope and not doing much else napping and marshmallow roasting I hope I am taking my magazine a comfy chair and a cot - two tents two boys and other assorted gear.

got to go finish packing up

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Can't wait till you come my way K8

Cultivate inner beauty

What matters is not your outer appearance--the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes--but your inner disposition.

Cultivate Inner beauty, the gentle, gracious kind that God delights in.

1 Peter 3:3-4 msg

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

ocean blue baby

quite a lovely car, nice interior done up in the white leather classic finnish for XR7's .

be sure to visit the Colorado Cougar Club website for more info and fun thigs to do with this car club

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cobra cougar eliminator

not many of these big big engine babes - this one was so pretty and bright and clean!  Posted by Picasa

another beautiful old lady

love these old girls the most.  Posted by Picasa

lov'n me some cougars! classic muscle car

this is a very pretty car, outstanding paint and show.  Posted by Picasa

look closely athe the mirror

pretty cool flames all around this beauty of a car. grey paint and purple/red accents more to come.  Posted by Picasa


can you see the flames on the foot pedals and there are some on the rear veiw mirror too, I will try to post that one too.  Posted by Picasa

been MIA

I am suffering after my Mamogram - I think and the dr. thinks I pulled a muscle in my peck !! well it hurts and I can't sleep or type or do anything in comfort for the last week or so.

I take a couple of advil but then they wearoff about 3 hours later and I am back at it again. the Doctor Suggested Aleve and that doesn't really help me with the pain like the advil seems too.

I had the doctor and nurse laughing at my discription of the twist and press and pose and hold your breath I had to do to get a picture(xray ) of my left pecktoral muscle. I complained about a little heart fluttering as well and they did an EKG nothing too seroius to report there - at least I wasn't having a heart attack- yikes - that would be bad, radiating pain from the left shoulder and heart flutters!!!

So I went to the doctor and then stayed home monday of this wekk as well as last week.

We went to a cougar car show over the weekend and I will try to get some muscle cars up to share here on my blog. I volunteered to do the monthly news letter for the colorado cougar club - the Cougar nationals will be here next year that is pretty exciting news too.

God's own Gift

The friend given you by circumstances over which you have no control was God's own gift.

frederick robertson