Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Birthday Carol

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Carol, Happy Birthday to you! Can't you just hear me singing all the way from Texas to Canada??? You will be glad it got lost somewhere along the way with the way I sing. LOL! I just wanted to wish you a happy day my FRIEND. You always take the time to help with setting up blog pages, making new backgrounds and selflessly creating awesome kits to gift all of us so that we can scrap and have fun with our pages and spaces. I know you are a hard worker, wife, mother, grandmother and TERRIFIC FRIEND and I want to thank you so much for your friendship. Carol, I hope it is a beautiful day filled with all your heart desires and you create many more awesome memories. Love ya bunches and sending many Texas sized hugs your way for another fun filled year.
I used a kit called Mariposa Bonita by Creative Victorian. Hope you enjoy your day!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Slumber Time

Wow, what a weekend of chaos! Friday I cleaned the fireplace while waiting for the half cord of wood to be delivered and stacked. Saturday I ran my errands and did the shopping. We went looking for a bedroom set for the guest room returning home just at dusk. It was in the 50's all day with lots of wind so he was really chilled when we got home. He decided to build our first fire while we ate dinner. The house began to fill with smoke, he tried to find the damper to see if it was closed and could not find it. (We have a blower that has been added to the fireplace and it was covering the lever). Needless to say the house continued to fill with smoke and really clouded up when he used the fire extinguisher to put the fire out so he could search for the damper control. We had to open all the windows and doors and watch for the "girls" to make sure they were okay and did not get out. Well, to make a long story short, he finally found the damper and opened it, helped clean the fireplace glass doors and dusted while I vacuumed the rug and mopped the floors again. Our leather furniture had a thin film of gray all over it. I thought surely our neighbors would call the fire department as our smoke detector was going full blast and smoke was really rolling out the windows and doors. Now all we can smell is SMOKE. Hopefully it will all be gone before Thanksgiving. We started another fire after the cleaning and it helped to suck some of the lingering smoke out. When we checked on the "girls" this is what we found...they were piled up on the bed together SLEEPING!!!! I just had to take their photo and make a page with CJS newest kit called So Naturally Neutral. Thanx Carol for sharing this great kit. If you would like her FREE kits you can find a link to CJS' site on the right.

Mike had to work on Sunday, so when he got his coffee he found that we had no microwave and the lights were not working in the kitchen or the laundry room, however the stove, oven, coffeemaker and referigerator were all working. He could not find the problem before he left, so I cleaned at the smoke smells again and kept on painting woodwork and doors with the windows open. The temps were back in the middle 60's yesterday. When he got home, he changed a few of the electrical fuses, with no positive results. We have called our home warranty folks to send us an electrician. They will try to find the problems on Wednesday. It never ends, but we still love our new home even though we are both soooooooo ready for a break from repairing, cleaning, unpacking and definitely from painting. That's all for now. Later....Mat
PS I want to thank Carol for the awesome job she did of my new Betty Boop Background and for putting Betty Boop on my new header. Love ya lady!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Remember and say Thank You

I just want to say THANK YOU to all our veterans, past-present-future for the freedoms I enjoy. There have been many that have touched my life personally and there is no way I could name them all, but here are a few. I love you all.
Pete Tate
Jim Hill
Jeff Hill
Marvin Barchers
Mike Moreno
Carl Adkins
James Adkins
Charles Adkins
Bill Barnett
Jerry Bennett
Breezy Hoadley
Ken Rodgers
Mike Needham
Jerry Andrews
Joe Levengood
Judy Deaver
Janet & Scotty Williams
I created this page using freebies I got from a collaboration kit I found called Poppies to Remember by Snowraven, Kyra and Miss Edna! Thanx for sharing and again a big THANK YOU to all our veterans. Later....Mat

Monday, November 3, 2008

Blog Award I Created

I created this blog award for some of the most amazing sites I visit. I used several kits by CJS! Later...Mat