Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Where does the time go?

The past couple of weeks have been really busy at work and at home. I haven't been able to take the time to post or to read all my favorite blogs and I really miss it!! I work full time as a paralegal and our closings on home purchases and refinances are booming. Going in early and coming home late doesn't leave much play time. I haven't even gone to the gym much and I usually average at least four days a week and sometimes six. Don't get me wrong, I feel very blessed to have a job but it can get overwhelming at times.

Also, over these past two weeks my daughter has had a root canal done and this morning she had to go to the emergency room for a kidney stone!! I had to get my grandson and granddaughter ready for day care and it has been a long time since I had to handle two kids and get ready for work myself! LOL!! I probably looked like a chicken with my head cut off running around her house trying to get everything together. I'm getting too old for that. Ha! Ha!

Let's see, what else have I done....oh, I purchased a wireless printer over the weekend. It's been a pain getting it installed. When the installation reaches 96% I keep getting a "fatal error" message. The printer is working so I'm not sure what is not loading. Guess when I try to do something and it doesn't work, I'll know huh?

I have been working on a couple of redos. I'll try to get some pics posted soon. It will probably just be an after pic. When I find something to redo, I get excited and start on it and forget to take a before pic. I saw a dry sink at a yard sale Saturday and I could kick myself for not buying it. Oh well, maybe next time.

I'll be back soon. Miss you all!!!! Chatty Kathy

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Sock Hop is today!!

Shelby and my grandson, Griffin, are going to the sock hop. I would love to be a fly on the wall and watch these kids!! Here are the pics I got this morning before they left....

Don't you know it's gonna be a fun day!!! Chatty Kathy

Monday, July 13, 2009

Let's go shagging!!!!!

My little angel Shelby is ready for her dance!!! She is sooo excited. After shopping Saturday and Sunday, she didn't find any canvas tennis shoes. They were actually told Keds didn't make the white canvas shoe anymore. Didn't know that. So, she found some cute little grey and black with pink trim she will wear. Shelby is still practicing her dance moves but it will surprise me if she dances. We can barely get her to dance for us because she is embarrased!! LOL!!!

Hubby and I went to a local auction on Saturday and I purchased a four board farm table for $62. Here is the before picture....

and here is the after picture....

I am very pleased with how it turned out. My old kitchen table has a butcher block top and off white base with off white chairs. I got it at a good price and have used it for about 15 years so I definitely got my moneys worth but I have been wanting a different table so I took the plunge and decided to redo someone elses. It is so humid here that the stain is taking a while to dry but I will have it in the house before long. For now, I will use my black dining room chairs until I paint my other chairs or find some others I like.

Now, I need to get to work on the textile swap I signed up for. Got a couple of things made but need to do a few more. Hubby is out of town all week so maybe, just maybe, I will get something done.

Take care!! I'll be back soon. Hugs, Chatty Kathy

Friday, July 10, 2009

What have I been up to this week?

Well, my granddaughter thinks Nana can do anything. So, this week she tells me that her daycare school is having a "sock hop" and she needs a poodle skirt. Shelby is 8 years old and has the most beautiful blues eyes you have ever seen and she knows if Shelby wants something she can come to Nana and usually get it. I searched the internet for a pattern and found one that was free!! It just gave instructions on how to measure and cut it out. I had some grey fabric that was just taking up space so I used that for the skirt. I was going to cut out a poodle but Shelby saw one at Wally World that she liked so we got that and I bought some trim for the leash. I got it made, she tried it on and it just wasn't standing out enough. So, then I made her a crinoline slip. Hmmmm, gotta say, that little girl looks adorable!! We are going this weekend to get her some canvas tennis shoes, bobby socks and a pink scarf. I think she is going to wear either a white or black t-shirt type top with it. I have a wide black belt she will wear also. I didn't have a chance to get a picture yet since she had to run home and show Mom and Dad but I will post one as soon as I have it.

I am also teaching her some basic shag steps. She will be all set for this dance. Of course, I also told her she couldn't be dancing with any boys. That poodle will bite 'em!! LOL!! Chatty Kathy

Friday, July 3, 2009

I love.....

living in the USA! That Grand Old Flag is very near and dear to my heart. God Bless and have a safe and wonderful Fourth of July!!! Chatty Kathy