Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Thanks to my dad for building my shelves that have more use and value than for "art shows". He made me a "bookshelf" out of shutters from my grandparents' house. The fact that he made them from his parents' shutters gives so much sentimental value to this piece of furniture. He also helped move that huge thing in and out of the Community Center.
Thanks to my mom for her help in setting up my display and manning the booth. She is so talented with "presentation". She doesn't think so, but if you have ever seen her house, I think you would agree with me. I don't have the ability to picture such arrangements in my mind and bringing them to be as she does.
Thanks to my sister for helping "man" the booth. She willingly gave up part of her Saturday to help. She was also so encouraging with her compliments and enthusiasm for me participating in this event.
Thanks to my Aunt Joyce for making the coke koozies. She is so talented in sewing and can do just about anything.
Thanks to the Faith InDeed Foundation for giving me the opportunity. I can't think of a better organization to help raise money.
Thanks to JB for his encouragement and support. He was very proud of me and expressed his enthusiasm which gives me so much encouragement.
All of these special loved ones did their part so willingly and lovingly. I can never express in words the gratefulness I have for them. Their help was so encouraging to me and even more so, a blessing. It's situations like this that I realize just how blessed I am with family.
Thanks, Mamma, Daddy, Tiffany, Aunt Joyce, JB. I love you all very much and pray that God blesses you as much as you have blessed me.
Until next time, HB
As for the results of my sells, I did great. It was definitely worth the hard work.
I have since been accepted as a vendor at The Gingerbread House that will be held Dec. 7th and 8th. This event is held at the Ag Museum and usually draws 2500 to 3000 attendees. Yep, another month of long nights...but I love it. This means that my blogging will not be as often but I will do my best to keep you posted on the happening of our family.
I must say that the Faith Fall event was a blessing to me and I hope that The Gingerbread House will be just as much of a blessing.
Until next time, "High ho-high-ho...off to sewing I will go", HB
Monday, October 29, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
We are already anxious for next year's trip but, as my friend Ann said, we will have to rely on lunches and girls night out to suffice until then.
Ann, Stephanie and Tracy...you each are beautiful both inside and out. You bring out the best in me and I thank you for your support, friendship, accountability, and Christian influence. My God bless each one of you as He has blessed me through your friendship.
Until next time, HB
“A friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself.” ~ Jim Morrison (This best describes our weekend)
Monday, October 22, 2007
It will be this coming Saturday, October 27th, from 8:00 am til 1:00 pm. It will be held at the Madison Community Center next to the Madison Airport. I will have Christmas t-shirts, t-shirts with non-seasonal designs (chenille flowers, baseballs, footballs, letters, etc.) monogrammed towels for children, Jaguar and Patriot t-shirts and coke koozies, bibs/burp cloths and a few other items. T-shirt sizes will range from 12 months to 7/8 and will be both short and long sleeve.
Also, my mom will have a few items such as note pads with scriptures printed on them ****these make great teacher's gifts for both school and church, great gifts for co-workers, bunko buddies, friends, etc.**** She will also have few baked goods which will not leave the buyer disappointed.
There will be close to, if not 30 vendors. Their booths will be both inside and outside. Vendors will be selling jewelry, distressed picture frames, ceramics, children's items, spa products, cookbooks, baked goods, and many more specialty items. You will not be disappointed!!!
Admission is free and parking will be plenty across the street at Ridgecrest.
This event is sponsored by the Faith InDeed Foundation. This foundation was created by a special friend of ours. JB currently serves as a Board member and we both support the mission and vision of the Foundation. To simply describe their mission... Through various fundraisers, they raise money that is in turn given to Christian based ministries in order to further God's Kingdom. They also have a scholarship fund in which they grant money (through an application process) to a ministerial student. As you can see, the cause of this event is not just for a "shopper's delight" but most of all to further God's Kingdom.
Until next time, Come one...Come all and let's shop 'til you drop, HB
Thursday, October 18, 2007
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Thanks to my mom and dad for watching the boys for us as we enjoyed a night out.
Until next time, HB
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Until next time, 2 bits...4 bits...6 bits...a dollar...all for Alex, stand up and holler!!! HB
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Second, I have been sick the past few days with bronchitis/sinus infection/sore throat/laryngitis/funk/"the crud"/and whatever else comes with this draining aggravation of illness.
Third, JB flew out today for a 5 night business trip to Atlanta. He is going to be trained on some software that he will in turn use here to enhance his job responsibilities. Seriously, every time he goes out of town either the boys or I get sick right before he leaves. Bless his heart, it makes him feel worse about being gone even more.
We didn't make it church for obvious reasons but instead we are just relaxing here at home. The boys are surprisingly calm, I think they can tell I am not feeling well. CB is enthralled with the Incredible Dog Challenge, a dog agility competition on TV. He is currently watching the Diving Dog event. When the show is interrupted by a commercial, he starts whining, "Doooooggggg wwiiimmmmiiiinnggg, Mamma?" Asking where are the dogs swimming.
BB must think the floor needs vacuuming as he runs his "golf caddy" around the den floor as a vacuum cleaner saying, "make a mess, mamma, bacuum" and "beep, beep, mamma" for me to raise my legs so he can bacuum up the mess.
Now the dog show is over and CB whines "sssseeee doooggs, mamma". I guess he's gonna be dog lover like his parents and grandparents.
Alex, my niece, is in a little "cheer and tumble" competition today at the coliseum as part of the fair events. This is her first and I hate that I am not able to cheer her on in person. But rest assured, Meme and Pappaw, Nanna, and Pop will be there cheering enough for all of us. She definitely has a entourage to follow her. She has been taking cheer and tumble for the past few months and seems to be doing very well. I wish her the best of luck and whatever the outcome, I hope she has fun.
I must go now and retrieve about 10 baby wipes the boys have thrown in the toilet. I take back what I said about them being calm. I just wish I had half their energy.
Until next time, HB
Thursday, October 11, 2007
She made a mistake, however, when she accused Frank, a new member, of being an alcoholic after she saw his old pick-up parked in front of the town's only bar one afternoon. She emphatically told Frank (and several others) that everyone seeing it there would know what he was doing.
Frank, a man of few words, stared at her for a moment and just turned and walked away. He didn't explain, defend, or deny ... he said nothing.
Later that evening, Frank quietly parked his pickup in front of Mildred's house ... walked home ... and left it there all night!!!
You gotta love Frank.
Until next time, HB
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Friday, October 5, 2007
The much anticipated, much needed, and long overdue time has arrived. Some girlfriends and I are headed to the beach for our annual spa weekend. This is the 2nd year that we will have gone. We are getting massages, pedicures, and manicures. And of course doing some shopping and eating all the seafood we want. It is such a fun memorable time with great friends that feel more like family.
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
I got this through email from my SIL (thanks, Angie). This picture reminds me of my boys. Only, they do it to provoke anger not to manage it. Then I'm the one who needs the anger management after prying them off each other for the 3rd and 4th time.
Until next time, CB, get off your brother....now, BB, you get off of CB, HB
Monday, October 1, 2007
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE. "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION. "You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My mother taught me about TIME TRAVEL.. "If you don't straighten up, I'm going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My mother taught me LOGIC. " Because I said so, that's why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC. "If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT. "Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."
7. My mother taught me IRONY. "Keep crying, and I'll give you something to cry about." (I so remember this statement and I am determined not use it~HB)
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS. "Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM. "Will you look at that dirt on the back of your neck!"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA. "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER. "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY. "If I told you once, I've told you a million times. Don't exaggerate!"
13. My mother taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE. "I brought you into this world, and I can take you out."
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION. "Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY. "There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don't have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION. "Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING. "You are going to get it when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE. "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP. "Put your sweater on; don't you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My mother taught me HUMOR. "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT. "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS. "You're just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS. "Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM. "When you get to be my age, you'll understand."
25. And my favorite: My mother taught me about JUSTICE. "One day you'll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you."
Until next time...Thanks, Mom, HB