Sunday, December 28, 2008

School Drum and then Rockband Drum !!

the newest obsession in our house is the Rockband 2 here is some video from last night and I will post a bit more from tonight.

Saddles and Sabres - school

The middle by Jimmy eat world - Rock band2

Saturday, December 27, 2008

radio ready

Self-Powered and Solar-Powered AM/FM/Shortwave Radio with NOAA Weatherband, Flashlight, Siren and Cell Phone Charger
When your outdoor adventures take you off the grid, you need a device that can fill multiple needs. The American Red Cross FR500 is a compact unit that you can toss in your rucksack and take anywhere. It functions as an AM, FM, and shortwave radio with NOAA weatherband. It also has a flashlight, an emergency beacon, and an emergency siren. Plus, you can use it to charge your cell phone or MP3player. This little wonder can be powered with the hand crank, or solely by the sun—solar panels make this a very “green” device. Of course,battery power and AC power are also options.
This cool product came to our home about a month ago - but I have had a busy month and haven't had a chance to say how cool it is, I have never had a weather radio before, now S has since he was raised in a tornado prone area. but with all the snow and bad weather wehave had the last couple of years it is nice to have.
This came as a gift from PJ and OLLIE - a big thanks for the fun stuff they always find for us.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Wii wish you a Merry Christmas

We bought a Wii- not yet hooked up but that was our gift this year. I am looking forward to " playing"

the other blessing is mom is home now, after nearly a month of hospitalization and care. I am truely happy because my dad was a lost soul without her, She has always run the house and he didn't know where to begin with her gone! I managed to get quite a bit of time to be with him and her - thank god. It sucks being in the sandwich generation.

we will spend time together with friends tonight and that will make a great holiday. Tomorrow i am off and I promised Hh some new Pj Flannel pants. I will post them when completed and modeled by the girl. So overall this has be a pretty weird christmas, not a lot of gift buying, not alot of fussing at home. more effort into making sure that everyone was well taken care of.

More photos if you follow my side bar link to flickr- happy holidays y'all

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Your Christmas is Modern
Your wish for the New Year is more happiness.

For you, Christmas is a spiritual holiday. You can't separate it from your beliefs.

You are patient when it comes to Christmas. You don't celebrate too early, and you don't like seeing holiday decorations in October.

You like Christmas traditions, but you're not uptight about them. You do things your way.

You like to celebrate Christmas your own way, and you don't like to have to compromise.

You love Christmas. You enjoy almost every aspect and tradition of the holidays.

You give a big during the holidays but nowhere near as much as you'd like to.

really bad head cold

it sent me home from work on friday! wish I felt better.

will update more in a few days, will be in Colorado springs on monday and fill in more details about recovery - then for my mom.

trying to lay low, to attend S's christmas dinner tonight at the Broker.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

here are my newest altered things!

Secret santa is on his way!

at work we have a secret santa exchange, we draw names and the value of the gift is 15 dollars or less. Last year I draw Sam ( a man) and made him an mobile- picture hanging one with homemade christmas cards and tags. Everyone ranted and raved, but my suppervisor really ranted, she wanted me to be her secret santa for sure " next year" well it is next year, we drew names, I didn't get her's but my co-worker who did get the supervisors name ask if I wanted to exchange so I for sure get my supervisor's name?? well I accepted- but my co-worker said on one condition, that I get tto have you as my secret santa- next year!!! well I guess my skills are in high demand.

so what did I make you might want to know? - I purchased three unfinished trays at hobby lobby- the kind that are made of thin plywood and pine? I then went to the scrapbook isle to see what I could find to put in the bottoms of the trays, and found a k& comp. scrapbook kit with stickers, paper and rub-ons that I bought too, the papers and stickers liook a bit festive and could pass for christmas, reds and greens- but are quite homey too and will do for most any time of the year.

I used extra chipboard - and cut and pieced it to fin the bottom of each tray, then used modpodge and put the paper on the boards, and the boards in the bottom of each tray. I gave it tow more layers of modpodge on top of the paper and stickers and rub-ons - then decided it really needed a coat of varnish ( polyureatane) so that is what I worked on last night while we watched t.v.

well I took photos this morning and posted them up to flikr- you can see them there and so I could attach them here. Let me know what you think of my lates altered project- my supervisor needs to be very happy that my co-worker traded with me!!!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Pantone's color of the year 2009

2008 press releases
Pantone Selects Color of the Year for 2009: PANTONE 14-0848 Mimosa
Mimosa Embodies Hopefulness and Reassurance in a Climate of Change
CARLSTADT, N.J., Dec. 3, 2008 - Pantone, an X-Rite company (NASDAQ: XRIT), and the global authority on color and provider of professional color standards for the design industries, today announced PANTONE® 14-0848 Mimosa, a warm, engaging yellow, as the color of the year for 2009. In a time of economic uncertainty and political change, optimism is paramount and no other color expresses hope and reassurance more than yellow.

"The color yellow exemplifies the warmth and nurturing quality of the sun, properties we as humans are naturally drawn to for reassurance," explains Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute®. "Mimosa also speaks to enlightenment, as it is a hue that sparks imagination and innovation."

Best illustrated by the abundant flowers of the Mimosa tree and the sparkle of the brilliantly hued cocktail, the 2009 color of the year represents the hopeful and radiant characteristics associated with the color yellow. Mimosa is a versatile shade that coordinates with any other color, has appeal for men and women, and translates to both fashion and interiors. Look for women's accessories, home furnishings, active sportswear and men's ties and shirts in this vibrant hue.

Mimosa is also one of the 3,000 colors available in Pantone’s line of superior-quality, eco-friendly paint. PANTONE Paints combine the accuracy of PANTONE Colors with the beauty of high-performance Dutch paints. Perfect for the kitchen or family room, painting a wall in Mimosa will add warmth and cheerfulness to any room, especially during the winter months. Mimosa also creates the illusion of being connected to the outside, making small rooms feel open and inviting.
I think this is the color I chose for the guest bedroom- funny huh??

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

adventures in appendicits

here is a full citation at wikipedia about appendicitis.

why are you interested in this?? well, on Friday after thanksgiving at BBD's house mom started to have pain, she vomited and was dozing on and off for quite a while. When we arrived back to the house, after shopping in the afternoon, she had a lot of pain, Drama ensued and I didn't get my way which was suggested that we take her into Cheyenne and get her medical need evaluated.

instead she went to bed, we got up the next morning, pack and headed out, her and Dad followed shortly thereafter and made in home to CO springs on Saturday afternoon. I went to my house in Denver and then I went to their house on Sunday night. ( a long torturous commute- in terrible weather and traffic. but that is a story for a different day!)

so the saga continued, when I arrived at their house, mom had been in a robe all day ( not like her at all) she had a tough time staying awake and a tougher time getting into her large tall bed. that evening I suggested a pain pill and she took one then slept well through the night, she felt better on Monday am and off to work I went, asking her to please phone her doctor. well she didn't do that, and as the day wore on her pain increased again. So she was in so much pain by early evening, my dad called 911 and brought the fire-emt's to the house. They transported her to Memorial hospital and they , did a cat scan, then held her to have surgery at 6:00 am.

so this morning- I came back to CO. springs . she had the appendix removed and then had a tough time in recovery. they had her on a breather until about 4:30 pm today . She has been a smoker for many years and this was a contributing factor to her difficult recovery, but when we left to go back to their condo, then she was doing all right .

so a few more days at the hospital and then a recovery time, of about 30 days can be expected.

Monday, December 01, 2008

some shots?

my favorite holiday top! and a smile, in the mall on friday
a semi-family photo! - it was cold outside.

western colonial? widows -balcony - spirit stories.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

happy turkey day

we made it to my brother's very cool house, but the base experienced a power outage this morning, so instead of getting the turkey in at 12 we had to wait for the power to come back up at 2:00 pm!

It snowed this morning for about an hour and that was nice, it made it seem too holiday like! it cleared after that and is just windy and cold now.

well I hope everyone will have their fill of good food and family or friends.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

should be working , not posting!

we are off for a spector - side thanksgiving tonight and for a few days. S and I, J and Hh and SSD2 will be there along with my nephew, Mom and Dad and oldest bro and wife.

this is the 1st time in about 20 years oldest bro is close enough for a gathering at this time of the year. it will be strange to not go to KS for the holiday. We go about every other year to S's dad's mostly and that is a long trip. This will be less of a haul as we are going only to Cheyenne. I hope the weather will hold for a few days, as cold is fine but snow and ice are not fun for traveling.

I have a long list of things to do today to get ready,
wash puppies ( they are coming too)
bake extra turkey- ( its in the oven now)
bake pies ( pumpkin- and cherry)
gather up stuff to take with us,
sleeping bags need to be rolled ( all washed and ready to go)
buy a couple more items missing
and pack up the van.

I am thankful to be spending time with my family this holiday and I am so grateful for my health and my job and my wonderful children, and fantastic husband. - I hope I will remember all these things, and my camera to document this occasion!

please have a lovely holiday, I will try to post from the road, we are taking a laptop and Steven has his PDA-phone - but if you don't see anything here don't worry I will post again soon!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Killer Chili in High Demand!

Thank you so much ! I love to Share my “recipe” it is pretty loose for the amounts, as I am a cook that puts things in when I have them .

This particular pot had my Basics-
Ground Beef – I used a pound
Elk – roast that I had in my freezer, very lean and cut in small chunks
A little bit of roast beef left over chunked as well.
I saut̩ed these together with diced onions ( use as much or little as you like) and Hatch chilies from the farmers market this year ( I have them in my freezer) then when all was browned РI drained off the fat.

I put these in the crock pot with –
Dark red kidney beans ( canned- don’t drain) several cans – this pot used three
Pinto beans ( this pot got 1 can)
( some times prepared Chili like Stagg- it has beans and beef- depends on if I have some on my pantry shelve) ( this pot got two cans)
One can of diced tomatoes – ( this pot got one can plain) you can used seasoned diced tomatoes too! Again don’t drain.
I also put in about a tablespoon of Italian seasoning herbs
And A lot of Chili Powder – the red kind. Some times called new Mexico chili powder – I would guess I put about ¼ to 1/3 cup
A little bit of regular sugar (teaspoon or two)
Salt and black pepper
Mix all together and …

Then this pot cooked low overnight – it thickens on it’s own – it may seem juicy at first

This is a very forgiving recipe and if you like garlic, or less beans or more beans, it can be loved over time and adjusted. I also like bell peppers in this recipe and didn’t have any in my freezer wed night so this pot didn’t get any.

Enjoy .

Monday, November 24, 2008


From Seth Godin

You will be misunderstood

I typically write posts that are three to six paragraphs long. I try to be clear and direct. And yet, just about everything I write is misunderstood by someone. (Not the same someone, alas). They write to me and I try to explain.

It's hard to imagine how one could write something that 100% of the recipients will understood as written. If you overwrite to satisfy the last 1%, you're going to bore the rest to tears
All of which is a way of warning you about microblogging (Twitter, etc.). If you've got 140 characters to make your point, the odds are you are going to be misunderstood (a lot). There may be nothing wrong with that, but you should be prepared for it to happen. And most of the time, people won't take the time to ask. They'll just assume you're an ignorant jerk and move on.

If it's important, or controversial, I don't think I'd obsess about making it short.

I found this an interesting premise and topic, even with only a few readers you are sometimes mis-understood. And he is correct in his assersion that fewer isn't always better!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

twilight and twitter

Hh has proclaimed this her favorite movie of all ! pleased that we got to see it today- we went to the AMC at westminster and the parking was so full - we drove on to flatirons and then we had to wait quite a while for the screener to queue up the film, because they ran it on two screens at the same time, so the projectionist ( an old term) had to be sure that would work we waited for an extra 1/2 hour but Hh say it was truley worth it.

I am on twitter @queue_t

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Killer Chili - wins golden fork!

Today we had a chili cook off - the second annual !

it was the perfect day for a good chili as the weather has turned frightful. It was 30 degrees cooler than yesterday !

So I made a pot of Killer chili to take to the cookoff and I WON!! voted by my peers the best chili and out of 9 pots that is a great deal, well I know it was the secret ingredient - just ask Kate - LOL she knows after eating my killer chili that this is the best because it is great and hearty and red - yum yum.

I made the " forks" as a prize, gold, silver and bronze and irony is I got my fork back.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

under the weather

I have been lucky to not catch a cold in a while, but since friday I haven't felt well, off to nap a bit then - back to the grind. - sneezy -sniffy and whiney -

Monday, November 17, 2008

Travelers- all

We are all travelers in... the wilderness of this world, and the best that we find in our travels is an honest friend. She is a fortunate voyager who finds many. We travel indeed to find them. They are the end and the reward of life. They keep us worthy of ourselves; and when we are alone, we are only nearer to the absent.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Color test blogthing

The Ultimate Color Test
When you are at peace, you are:

Deeply stable

When you are moved to act, you are:

Giving and warm

When you are inspired, you are:

Creative and productive

When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:

Totally in the moment

Your life's purpose is:

To live a passionate life
The Ultimate Color Test

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy Happy Birthday!

To my wonderful S. he is now my age until Feb and then I am a year older again :) - he likes to tell people I am the older one in the relationship. LOL

He will be getting WOW for his Birthday and taking Friday off to play with his " gang" as I call them really they are called a guild!? WOW=world of warcraft

I made him Cinnamon rolls for his office mates this morning, as a happy birthday treat.

Love you more and more every year, sweetheart

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

living and dying

We lost a co-worker and friend over the weekend. Yesterday the vice president of our department had nice words to say to everyone. It is a big loss for one area of our department in particular as this lady was an intergral part of our opperations.

about a year ago when it was evident that she was having trouble, I took on the task of loving her plants. They have remained in my office and I care for them daily and water them weekly. It was the one small thing I could do at a time when my co-workers were sad by knowing this lady would be having a long road to recovery at best and at worst would not return to her position here. Well I now have her living legacy in the plants she lovingly nursed back to health. I am glad knowing that this little bit of her will remain with me, I didn't have the chance to know her as well as others do here at work... but I am glad I could do a little to confort those around me.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

woodbadge breakfast

This event occurs two times a year in the DAC and this is one of them! Today one of my patrol mates got beaded with his second bead, after completing his tickets. we have one more patrol mate to go and our patrol will be the first one to have all members finish from our WE5-61-2-07 group. It was nice to be able to see others that I don't get to visit with very often. And breakfast was outstanding as scouters really apprciate a good breakfast.

a collection was take up for the scholarship fund and about 1000$ was raised, this is near and dear to my heart as I recieved a scholarship and help from my good Friends Karen and Art P. I really changed my attitude and loved the camraderie I formed during my 6 days of my course. I am very grateful for the opportunity that was given to me.
Now to go to work on that third Bead?? as a staffer. !!!

Friday, November 07, 2008

Blessings in disguise ...

People Who Deal with Life Generously and Large-heartedly go on Multiplying Relationships to the End. ~~ Arthur Christopher Benson

Today started out a little on the shaky side, after a long day in Colorado Springs yesterday, I came out to a flat tire, after getting S up, we put air in it and I went off to the local Discount tire, well they repaired it, say it was a screw. - so on my way again to the office, and called in to my Boss - and the tire is Flat again as I go around the corner to the exit ramp and I have to pull off. So I call S, who didn't answer his phone, and start to worry how I am going to get this figured out. A broomfield police man pulls up behind me and helped me to change the tire. ( the spare was semi flat as well, enough to get me off the highway) Thus my Blessings in disguise!! so back to Discount where they gave me a new tire and mounted the spare back under the Van - all is well.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

relevant on the vote

this article seems like a good idea to me! Roxanne Whieman

Well, here we are on the other side. A watershed moment. An historic election. And we, the American people, have made our choice.Barack Obama will be the 44th President of the United States, and the nation’s first black president. And in elections across the country, Democrats won their seats in the Senate. When Obama takes office in January, he will do so with a Democratic majority in both houses of Congress.“The American people have spoken, and spoken clearly,” McCain told his supporters in Arizona after the results came in.But what about you?

Those of you who took our RELEVANT poll yesterday favored McCain: 47 percent of you voted for the Arizona Senator and 33 percent of you for Obama. So, are you disappointed? Will you hang your heads today? Do you fear for our nation’s future? I’m not so sure.

So many of us—members of the widely contested “young evangelical voters”—were divided about this election. Not just as a group, but even in our own hearts. I know which candidate I chose, but it wasn’t an easy decision. And, to be honest, I didn’t really care who won. I agreed with both. I disagreed with both.

What I’m wondering now is where do we go from here?While the electoral vote and popular vote strongly favored Obama, our country is still largely divided. This was a hard-fought, personal and passionate race. There are wounds on both sides. Can Obama and the Democratic congress heal those wounds? Can we help?

Yes and yes.

Obama ran as a unifier. He condemned our party divisions and championed cooperation across party lines. Many of the Democrats who won seats in the Senate ran with similar platforms.

If Obama and the Congress majority maintain that position and “reach across the aisle” in the years to come, that will certainly go a long way in healing our wounds and unifying our country. Karl Rove has already expressed his own wish that the Republicans would do the same, "I hope we will support [Obama] when we agree with him, persuade him when we think his mind is open, and oppose him when we think he is wrong.

"Whether unity happens in Washington or not, the question still returns to us: what can we do to help?

As Francis Schaeffer so famously put it, “How shall we then live?” Now that the election is over and Obama and the Democrats have so clearly won, how shall we then live?

I believe that we, the young Christian voters, can uniquely answer this question. I believe, in fact, that this is the very question we are so primed to answer. Because this election and its profound life issues has galvanized us to true action.Yes, we voted. But it’s more than that. Through this election, we’ve become aware of the major social issues of our day. And now we want to do something about them. We recognize an election will not change everything. We do not rest our hopes for change on a political party or candidate.

We vote, we hope, but we don’t stop there.

Tomorrow and the next day and the next and in January when Obama takes office, we get up and we continue our sojourn to follow Jesus. We live our votes for life, for justice, for peace, for equality.

We comfort our friend who tells us she’s considering abortion. Then we gently tell her why we believe life in the womb is precious. We help her find alternative options … and we stick by her side all through the pregnancy and birth and after. She is not a statistic or a faceless evil to us.

We love beyond racial, gender and sexual lines. We reject stereotypes. We embrace individuals.

We work for reconciliation.We do not talk about “that side of town,” we live there and work there and mentor there. We are a part of educational reform, and ESL, and rehabilitation.

We recycle. We reduce our imprint. We consciously make our purchases, recognizing the global implications. We strive to “live simply that others may simply live” (Ghandi).

We personally pray for our soldiers in Iraq, for the citizens of Iraq, for our leaders who are making tough decisions that affect millions of lives. We really do pray, and we believe our prayers matter.

We continue to work hard in the jobs God has given us, saving our money and stewarding our resources. We tithe. We donate. We volunteer.We continually challenge each other to deepen our understanding of whole life ethics and Jesus’ call to follow Him.I believe this is who we are. I believe this is who you are.

I believe we can be the change we’ve voted for—no matter who we voted for

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Romans 12:16 NCV

Live in peace with each other.
and for sheer amusement,I got this fun list, and thought I’d give it a go! how about you?

1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Go Hh - sparring

look at the height she is getting on her foot right at the head level of the other sparring partner !
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Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween, we had a super day!

we had a mild day- 75 in Boulder - people all over with convertable tops down! - this is the warmest nicest halloween I can remember in a long time.
the pumpkins were on the pourch lit up. the skeletons were out of the clossets and
Hh had become a desperate housewife.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pumpkin fun- socks and- civic duty

these are our creations this year, we didn't carve last year. I finnally convinced S to " do " halloween again-- a couple of years ago we had two 4 foot tall black lights and an awesome display and some kids from the neighboorhood - stole our lights and smashed up some of the cool stuff we had - a day after Halloween.
So we bought two new black lights and some cool florecent stuff ( lights up) - and I will take some pictures of it tonight or tomorrow. S mounted the lights under the eave on the house and now they will be safe from vandals this year.
I want some one to knit me a pair of these- look at what Rebecca Sower got a picture on her blog
I voted ! one of the largest ballots the State of Colorado has had since 1902, it was difficult and time consuming, But I feel good knowing that my Freedom has been protected and exercised.

** edited original post to add additional things to end of it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

my Beauty

I love this photo we took together in the kitchen today! my daughter and me - she is great.
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hers and Mine

mine are red, really really red - Too bad we are now in the cover your toes season here, soon to be wear socks season. Well at least I will know they will be red for a while. A hidden indulgence.
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black belt Karate Feet Pedicure!

sweet new pedicure, we treated each other to a mini spa date today Hh got this cool black toes with silver designs and neat little jewels in the flower centers.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Seeds of Kindness

When seeds of kindness are sown prayerfully in the garden plot of our lives, we may be sure that there will be a bountiful harvest of blessings for both us and others. W. Phillip Keller

Saturday, October 18, 2008

multiple kinds!

All types of edibles - thought this was kind of a fun display
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Designer Pumpkins

these white pumpkins seem to be all the rage.

we went pumpkin hunting today! Hh, S and SSd2 we all got a pumpkin of our own
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Thursday, October 16, 2008


This is actually 889:) - posts that is- wow this is quite a feat, almost 4 years of blogging it is hard to believe I have been so prolific! There have been lots of projects, updates, stories and tons of pictures.

I am proud that I still get quite a few hits on the Colorology- misspelling, and the Colorstrology links to the pantone web site! It is fun to see what the search engine brings me, I still come up pretty high on the misspelling and it always makes me smile. Color is an interesting concept for me, and the thought of coloring one's " special days" with interesting color is a happy thought. The search for things with meaning in our lives...special to us, we connect with others and the universe in a small world kind of way.... this is how the subject connects me to the web and the world. So go a seek color, I have a few links here and you can explore many more.

lately the thanksgiving turkey I linked to a couple of years ago is bringing in searchers - fun for kids to color. See color in our lives?

My secret Santa ( neighbor) - is an interesting search too, people are looking for those special holiday things already. This economic crisis may be stimulating my blog searches for things we can do for others that don't cost too much! Love your Neighbors and pass on good tidings and cheer.

The little( mini) mail boxes I created this year at Valentines day bring lots of good search traffic too. they were in the dollar bins at target, I keep on the look-out for those deals when ever we visit my favorite big box retailer. I always find what I am shopping for at target.

one other item of interest is the " trailer trash" invitation my Friend Kate made and I posted to the web. This image gets associated with - redneck woman because I included the lyrics of that song with the graphics of the postcard! - oh boy you just never can tell what people are searching for. I am glad some of my fun scrapping items do get googled and I get visits from all over the globe for my top items of interest. -

So if you have read this far, thanks for stopping in and taking a look at my Creative Life, leave a comment if you want to, and really thanks for taking a little time to stop and search for the things I write about! :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2008


I count your friendship one of the chiefest pleasures of my life, a comfort in time of doubt and trouble, a joy in time of prosperity and success, and an inspiration at all times.

~~Edwin Osgood Grover

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


We love Valentine's at my house, almost as much as ground hog's day! Well my friend K8 sent us a postcard from Valentine, NE They passed through there on the way to the Blackhills and mount rushmore. Very cute, it even had a ground hog on the front of it.

K8's mom also posted up a bit about their trip at her blog. I have not ever visited at mount rushmore, When I was married to EX-J we went on a road trip to N.D. and passed through the black hills but didn't stop. This is on my list of places to visit so maybe one day we will be able to make that trip. They went to Crazy horse too, but were fogged out. We had a couple of days of dreary rainny weather here too, I was sorry to hear that their trip was also subject to that weather. the NPS runs the park - it looks like a cool place to go for a visit.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

It's feeling like fall around here

This picture was taken by me a long time ago, but it is a great visual of what time of year it is around these parts. on my way home from the office on Tuesday night I went by the " patch" Where one might pick your own lovely orange orb. I may drag S and Hh and SSD2 to a little excusion on Saturday afternoon, I have a hankeren for one of my own. And as always more pictures of these fine Symbols of the season.

I have started drinking more Tea as well, another one of the things I do at this time of the year, This is my Favorite time of the year. Time for a fall outing to Celestial seasonings maybe on the agenda too, hmmn might have to make this a big round with both activities this weekend..... we will see.....

Saturday, October 04, 2008

convention? Yes

I have been at the Budweiser events center at the ranch in Loveland for the last two days.
attending this event , the 121st convention - I am pooped and off to bed will post up more soon.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Grins and bears it!

S- got some new Chompers today! after months of extractions, he has a beautiful new upper today! his smile is great, he will need to take time to learn how to talk and chew and stuff. I think he is happy with the out come.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

another altered house

This is what I did with my weekend. - this is Doodle bug and some cute papers- creative imaginations- from a local scrapbooks store in Longmont. The black glitter is from magic scraps ( my stash from years gone by) , the stairs have micro beads -clear- coating them, makes them sore of stone-ish. the little stickers are jolies boutique- grand edition, haunted house.