my senses and the ability to “keep on” even when logic says I should lay down and quit…
my wonderful dog, Tojan: now deceased. and the Lovely Ellis, his father that we were blessed to own also.
my(almost, but not there yet)cat, Trassel. Sorry, we had to help her along to that big catnip pile in the sky.
learning a new crafts
knowing someone reads my blog (who are you 45, 000 people?)
My bff since 9th grade, Tate…she and I are like oil and water, that is why we get along so well…
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Having worked in aviation management in several different positions, I am the LAST person to be late for anything…
my collections of “stuff”
a great fynd at the loppis ( swedish flea market)
warm bacon on my salad
a new CHLOe Paddington bag. My fav niece talked me out of it for a belated birthday present…
a package from the swap group
my morning coffee at when it is still dark outside and every one is asleep.
no facial blemishes at my age… 🙂
my scrapbooks and scrapping
finding new songs for my Ipod
free flowers and plants
my new Caran d’Ache watercolor crayons and those lovely set of a hundred and something Prima colored pencils.
that I can still call my mom and ask for advice That I chose to journal the words of wisdom she imparted to me and they will live through my kids...My wonderful mom passed away September 10,2009. Four days after my Mother in law. My Stepfather and Saturday music partner in crime,( we played Name that tune long distance for 8 years) succumbed only 7 months later. This has literally been the worse year of my life.
having my teenagers learn that Mom can get on their nerves, too!
the almost 24hour daylight in the summer
buying books at the book sale and forgetting about them: then re discovering them when you are desperate !
seeing my hubs suit up in his black leather and ride his motorcycle
having rap and heavy metal on my Ipod with out sharing with my kids!
surfing the internet
wishing I had a pastrami on rye with mustard and extra pickles from the Carnagie Deli in New York
riding my bike
the color purple
that my husband is a great cook
Vampire Diaries, Grey’s Anatomy and any good action movie.
my 12 x 12 scrapbook paper collection
teaching my sons to crochet
purple ink pens
great blog sites like Ilbloggo, Posy and One good bumblebee
learning how to burn my own cd’s
watching the look of surprise on my kids faces when they ask ” how do you know THAT”!
hello kitty items… Did I mention Robin Thicke?
swapping vintage emphemera on Flickr
our Ozz Franca prints
flowers, fresh ones…not seen as a luxury, here but a necessity.
learning to crochet and knit,too!
A glass of red wine (or two…)
my cell phone: first one in 4 years a RAZr Anew semi BlackBerry. Lovely PINK!
getting long distance phone calls
CARE packages from friends
Cloth Paper Scissors magazine
the group hugs my kids do ( teen boys are embarrassed to hug one on one..)
Bob James’ music and all other lite jazz, something my friend Sherry calls GROWN FOLKS’s MUSIC; LOL!
using ribbons in scrapbooking
my husband and his sense of humor
all of my cyber friends and acquaintances
300 count sheets direct from the cedar chest
Ray Ban sunglasses
finding something I don’t need at the flea market
the early darkness in the winter
finishing all of the laundry for the moment
Bridget Jones’ Diary
flying first class
my friends for life: Denise and Michelle back in America
a cup of hot chocolate with the kids while we play Yatzee
pecans for chocolate chip cookies
getting a swap of ephemera supplies
My AWC membership
having my own creative space to work and play
watching my son build his own bicycle and saving the money for parts.
Robin Thicke (sigh) 🙂
being able to visit home and family once or twice a year
Country Roads sung by John Denver (the únofficial second school song of WVU! LET’S GO MOUNTAINEERS!)
Random acts of kindness…those given and received.
Discovering altered art and the fantastic people that have encouraged me to try it.
All of the FANtastic people I have met blogging that have touched my life and that of my family.
My button collection which serves no purpose, but to look good.
Teaching my kids to bake.
My Sister, Steph: who reels me in from my selfish side and makes me look ” on the bright side of life”
Ebay and the thousands of international sellers
Etsy and all of the great finds I have made, like Sherry, Magpie Mary and Sharon
Surviving in Tough Economic Times
Watching my kids grow up and knowing that the end is near…they WILL be flying the nest, LOL!UPDATE: One down one to go!!!
Deciding to use up all my stash of paper, cardstock, ribbons, and general stuff so I can invest in new things.
My second left knee replacement and hoping that it will finally work this time…(thankful for socialized health care that paid for both of them.
Learning how to do youtube and or ustreams and how much you can learn on the internet! (Thank you Al Gore :))
My NIECES who have discovered their crafty side! WOOHOO!!!!!! We are dead on HGTV!
discovering facebook…I am an addict…it is Anna’s http://www.facebook.com/annamw1?ref=ts) fault…damn you, Anna, you knew I was resisting the force!!! you got me hooked! Leaving Facebook alone and rediscovering my art.
The twins are 18, which means, that legally, they are “grown” here in Sweden. But in MY house, Grown means that you have a source of income, take care of YOURself, pay your bills and become a contributor, NOT a consumer…oh, wait….you don’t have a JOB??? GUESS YOU ARE NOT GROWN!!! You cannot be the “man” in the man’s house, lol!!!
I no longer need trophies of success to make me happy… No more Longaberger, Lladro, or Louie V…It is canvas and recycled for me.
if you ain’t learned it by now the lessons are damn near over…
that I am still on the right side of the grass and determined to be here as long as God, Allah, Buddha; Yahweh, Jehovah…will give me strength and guidance (and still able to learn life’s lessons)