Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Planting....

I did some fall planting and I decided to plant some succulents. I got a really good deal at my nursery, buy 4 get one free.
I put 4 around my mail box pot.

Sleeping kitty

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Had to Post....

I just took this and I had to share!

A Must Read!!!

This was just sent to me by my BFF. I think it is brilliant and should be passed around to as many people as possible!
If you grow up in Hawaii, raised by your grandparents, you're "exotic, different.
"Grow up in Alaska eating mooseburgers -- a quintessential American story.
If your name is Barack you're a radical, unpatriotic Muslim.
Name your kids Willow, Trig and Track -- you're a maverick.
Graduate from Harvard law School and you are unstable.
Attend five different small colleges before graduating, you're well grounded.
If you spend three years as a brilliant community organizer, become the first black President of the Harvard Law Review, create a voter registration drive that registers 150,000 new voters, spend 12 years as a constitutional lawprofessor, spend eight years as a state senator representing a district with more than 750,000 people, become chairman of the state Senate's Health and Human Services committee, spend 4 years in the United States Senate representing a state of 13 million people while sponsoring 131 bills and serving on the Foreign Affairs, Environment and Public Works and Veteran's Affairs committees, you don't have any real leadership experience.
If your total resume is: local weather girl, four years on the city council and 6 years as the mayor of a town with fewer than 7,000 people, 20 months as the governor of a state with only 650,000 people, then you're qualified to become the country's second highest ranking executive.
If you have been married to the same woman for 19 years while raising two beautiful daughters, all within Protestant churches, you're not a real Christian.
If you cheated on your first wife with a rich heiress, and left your disfigured wife and married the heiress the next month, you're a Christian.
If you teach responsible, age appropriate sex education, including the proper use of birth control, you are eroding the fiber of society.
If, while governor, you staunchly advocate abstinence only, with no other option in sex education in your state's school system while your unwed teen daughter ends up pregnant, you're very responsible.
If your wife is a Harvard graduate lawyer who gave up a position in a prestigious law firm to work for the betterment of her inner-city community,then gave that up to raise a family, your family's values don't represent America's.
If your husband is nicknamed "First Dude," with at least one DWI conviction and no college education, who didn't register to vote until age 25 and once was a member of a group that advocated the secession of Alaska from the USA, your family is extremely admirable.

Adding to the Collection....

A few years ago I started to collecting depression glass. So far I didn't have any green pieces. The other day I went antiquing and the one antique shop I went to had a bunch of green depression glass so I picked up a this really cute sugar bowl.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Last Glance of Summer....

I had forgot I took these. They are from my Father-in-law's garden. I wish I would have asked what they were. I'm just learning the many many different species of flowers.
My Father-in-law and his brother(Mr. Arnold to anyone who reads this from TVHS) are fantastic gardeners and I have learned some much from them both over the 13 years I've been married to my husband.

I Love Spiders.....

I've always loved spiders. I mean who wouldn't. They are a natural pesticide. I never like to distrub their web unless it is in an inconvenient spot.
I was trying to get a picture of the web, didn't work!

Monday, September 15, 2008

This is something great...

I found this link on another blog and should be passed around to as many people a possible.
This was created by AlchemyToday.com, not relation to Obama campaign or another organization.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I Love Fabric....

About a year ago I started a small business which includes sewing, decorating, small party catering and cleaning. All the stuff I love to do offered to people that are busy or don't like to do these things.
But I still work a day or two at the same job I've been at for 8 years, which is a fabric store. I really love it, I love the fabric, the people and it's a great place to network.
we sell alot of Waverly fabrics, seconds and first quality
Lots of tassels and trim

Displays are always fun to make.

This is were we measure and cut the fabric

We also sell ready made products

Friday, September 5, 2008

Just wanted to share....

This is an article by Politico's Roger Simon. I thought it was brillant.

ST. PAUL, Minn. — On behalf of the media, I would like to say we are sorry.On behalf of the elite media, I would like to say we are very sorry. We have asked questions this week that we should never have asked. We have asked pathetic questions like: Who is Sarah Palin? What is her record? Where does she stand on the issues? And is she is qualified to be a heartbeat away from the presidency? We have asked mean questions like: How well did John McCain know her before he selected her? How well did his campaign vet her? And was she his first choice?Bad questions. Bad media. Bad.It is not our job to ask questions. Or it shouldn’t be. To hear from the pols at the Republican National Convention this week, our job is to endorse and support the decisions of the pols.Sarah Palin hit the nail on the head Wednesday night (and several in the audience wish she had hit some reporters on the head instead) when she said: “I’m not a member of the permanent political establishment. And I’ve learned quickly, these past few days, that if you’re not a member in good standing of the Washington elite, then some in the media consider a candidate unqualified for that reason alone."
But where did we go wrong with Sarah Palin? Let me count the ways:First, we should have stuck to the warm, human interest stuff like how she likes mooseburgers and hit an important free throw at her high school basketball tournament even though she had a stress fracture.Second, we should have stuck to the press release stuff like how she opposed the Bridge to Nowhere (after she supported it).Third, we should never have strayed into the other stuff. Like when The Washington Post recently wrote: “Palin is under investigation by a bipartisan state legislative body. … Palin had promised to cooperate with the legislative inquiry, but this week she hired a lawyer to fight to move the case to the jurisdiction of the state personnel board, which Palin appoints.”Why go there? What trees does that plant? Fourth, we should stop making with all the questions already. She gave a really good speech. And why go beyond that? As we all know, speeches cannot be written by others and rehearsed for days. They are true windows to the soul.Unless they are delivered by Barack Obama, that is. In which case, as Palin said Wednesday, speeches are just a “cloud of rhetoric.”Fifth, we should stop reporting on the families of the candidates. Unless the candidates want us to.Sarah Palin wanted the media to report on her teenage son, Track, who enlisted in the Army on Sept. 11, 2007, and soon will deploy to Iraq.Sarah Palin did not want the media to report on her teenage daughter, Bristol, who is pregnant and unmarried.Sarah Palin thinks that one is good for her campaign and one is not, and that the media should report only on what is good for her campaign. That is our job, and that is our duty. If that is not actually in the Constitution, it should be. (And someday may be.)The official theme of the convention’s third day was “prosperity,” but the unofficial theme was “the media are really, really awful.”Even Mike Huckabee, who campaigned for president this year by saying “I am a conservative, but I am not mad at anybody,” discovered Wednesday night that he is mad at somebody.“I’d like to thank the elite media for doing something,” Huckabee said, “that, quite frankly, I didn’t think could be done: unify the Republican Party and all of America in support of John McCain and Sarah Palin.”And could that be the real point of the attacks on the media? To unify the Republican Party?No, that is simply the cynical, media view.Though as Lily Tomlin says, “No matter how cynical I get, it’s just never enough to keep up.”I couldn’t resist that. For which I am sorry.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Exciting BFF news!!!

As you all know my BFF Jen is a photographer (http://www.jenniferbretonphotography.com/blog/) and earlier this year she entered the above picture to Parenting magazine for a "cutiest baby picture". Of course she won and the picture of her youngest Isaac came out in the August issue. So the other day she receives a call from the local news station Cannel 69, to be interviewed about the contest. Great exposure for her business!
I'll be on hand tomorrow during the interview to take some behind the scenes stuff.