Sunday, December 30, 2012

Happy 2013!!

Hi Y'all! How was your CHRISTmas?
I had a great CHRISTmas with friends this year. Lots of partying, gift exchanging, food and fun with Nina and her family & Carolyn, Jill and Scot, Jannette & Mike and his family, Teri & Pam and Dr. Nair and family! Got lots of fun phone calls with family members too. Listened to Hayden open all her presents from me...that was so much fun. Margaret took some photos that she will share for me to make some pages with. Tried talking with Jade, Ruby and Jayson, but they were too excited to talk on the phone. Nice call from my nephew Jeff and from my niece Sebrina and her mother Myrl. Kathy and Penny spent at least an hour on the phone with me. I even got calls and texts and 3, yes 3 CHRISTmas cards from Amy! I also got a call from Afghanistan that was super great! Got flowers delivered CHRISTmas Eve from my friend Inez. Phone calls from my friend Gerri in Ohio, a call from my stepdaughter Tracy, a call from my friend Debbie in Florida and cards from my "new found family" in Indiana! I was really, really, really surprised a lot this CHRISTmas! Lots of great memories made too! If you haven't seen the video of us acting up at Jannette's, go to my Facebook account and watch it! Too Funny!
We had a pretty sunny, but cool, day yesterday, so I took down my outside decorations and put them away! I also took down my tree and put everything away for next year! Got my house cleaned and rearranged! Got all my laundry done too. Got all my work caught up and am ready to start out a brand new year! I even have my ham, black eyed peas, cabbage and cornbread to make for tomorrow. I think I am all set with my champagne and my girls to ring in 2013 right!
My wish for all of you is a safe, happy, prosperous, peaceful and healthy 2013! I hope it doesn't fly by as fast as 2012 has. I hope you and yours have a chance to make lots and lots of memories this new year! Like the page I created using my friend Neli's New Year overlay? The photo is about 2 months old.
Hope you enjoy this New Year's Eve with loved ones! Catch you next year! LOL! Love y'all! Mat

Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry CHRISTmas Y'all!!

Blessings and wishes to you and yours for a very Merry CHRISTmas from me and the "girls"! We have been blessed so very much this year with good friends, pretty good health (for old me) and a roof and food and warm place to sleep! Really can't or shouldn't complain as we have so much more than a lot of folks do. I have really had fun sharing this year. I even delivered some stuff to those a lot less fortunate than me, donated to some all year long too. That is the whole point of the season to me. Other than the obvious reason, JESUS. So, the "girls" and I are hoping that your family celebrations are happy, merry and so much fun, making lots and lots of memories to share. I have certainly made a few the last few days that I will be sharing later. Right now, going to watch my fav....It's A Wonderful Life on my new TV. Catch y'all up a little later! Luv, Mat
MzKitty, Oreo, and Pumpkin in a cute QP by Creative Elegance! Merry CHRISTmas y'all!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

2 more days! Christmas!!

Got out and raked my front lawn this morning, soooooooo many acorns you could not even walk on the lawn or sidewalk. They are so large that when you step on one it will turn your ankle. I hope the trash people will be able to lift the is so very heavy! I had to drag way I could lift it....LOL! Yep, I am a wimp and my shoulders and biceps know I have been raking too!
Got to deliver gifts to my boss and her family as well as my friend Jill and her family! Had a good visit with both. My boss gave me my bonus and her grand daughters (4 & 2) had to perform for my attention. They are sooooooo cute! Things were a little quieter at Jill's house. Got to play with her kitties and chat for about an hour. She gave me the cutest T-shirt with 3 "girl" cats all dressed up (for my 3 fur girls) and a terrific pair of Betty Boop Bedroom booties! They are so soft. Then I had to get home to feed my girls and all the outside kitties before dark.
I had forgotten to eat today as I was so busy doing last minute errands, so I made me some nachos and drank a cold beer. Sat down on the couch and next thing I knew, the phone woke me (an hour later)! Got up finished cleaning the kitchen, ran the vacuum, took a shower and decided to post before going to bed (have to let my hair dry some).
Here's my sister Penny's family for this year's Christmas photos. Since I have a party tomorrow (Nina's) and one on Monday (Janette's) too, and Teri is coming over on Christmas day so thought I had better do this one before I forgot to! This finishes my family Christmas photos for another year. Hope all of you have a beautiful weekend and make lots and lots of memories to share. Will hopefully pop in on Christmas day with my wishes for all of you! Until then....Luv, Mat
Penny and Weymond in a page by Lanell at Never Forget Memories. Sorry no TOU with the Word art!
Lamar and I in a page made by Margreit. This photo was made a couple of years back when he came to N. Texas with his collage band and I went to see him.
Lance, Margaret and Hayden in a lovely QP by Neli! You can find links to all these generous designers in my Favorites on the right. All their gifts are free.
Miss Amy and her hubby Michael in a page called Green bird by Marijja!
And another of Miss Hayden all by herself in a QP by Scrappie Irene using a Raspberry Road Design called Christmas Cookies.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

2012 has flown by!!

I don't know how the time just escapes so quickly for me, but December is just flying by! I have been so busy buying and wrapping gifts, mailing them, baking cookies (12 doz so far), making candy (4 different kinds) & trying to scrap and design. And.....trying to stay on top of all my reality shows...The Voice 2 nights..X Factor 2 nights...(Thank Goodness the Dancing With the Stars is over)...and some other shows I am having to DVR and catch when I can! Can't believe that CHRISTMAS is only 5 1/2 days away! Then before you know it...2013 will be ringing in!
I hope 2013 will be a better year for all of us and a much safer one. I'm not gonna discuss Connecticut too much as I have cried tears until there are none left. We so desperately need more attention paid to those suffering from mental illnesses! I just keep praying for all those parents and for the families of the educators! Christmas is surely going to be very rough for all of them, but hoping they can remember the good times and keep their eyes heavenward. HE will help them survive this tragedy!
We have a cold front coming in tonight, the wind is horrendous out there now, but supposed to gust to 40 mph tonight and take this mid 70's temps with it as the front blows through. Got to get out and put a box over my Hibiscus and find something to weight the box down. Got boxes and some old blankets out for the outside kitties to hibernate in if they have to. But all we get is cold temps, no rain, no snow!! So at least we will be dry.
Here's some more Christmas pages made of my family. This is the rest of Kathy's family as well as Kathy and Jim. Then my deceased brother's ex wife and his daughter. Next post will have my sister Penny's family in it! :)
Jeff & Tiff are in a freebie frame made by Marijja isn't it lovely? I know I have used this photo before, but I have so few of them that I have to use what I have. When he was here visiting last month, I totally forgot to take any of him....duh!!
Here is Kathy in a page from freebie kit by Kyra called Joy of the Season along with cluster made by Arlene from the same kit. You can find a link to With A Russian Dutch Heart on the right! She has some awesome kits for you and they are always free. So is Arlene's clusters from these kits.
And this is her hubby Jim in a page by Miss Edna and the overlay is one of my creations that I offered as a freebie on Miriam's Scraps using her Pinkish Christmas kit. Miriam also offers all her kits and QPs free, check out her site too! Miss Edna always has freebies each month on her blog that you can find on the right as well. She has some of the most beautiful photos that she takes and shares too! This is the last of Kathy's family. She and Jim have 2 sons, 2 daughters-in-law and 3 grandchildren.
My brother passed away in 1996. This is my sister-in-law, Myrl, mother of my lovely niece Sebrina! They live in south Texas.  Myrl shines in this page created by Neli, my new friend in Brazil. She also offers all her pages and kits for free. She is listed on the right, check out her awesome freebies too!
And last, but certainly not least, is sweet sweet first grade teacher Sebrina! I am so very proud of her and the job she is doing. She passed the principle exam this year too! Isn't she pretty, she has a great smile and a very big heart! She is in a page I created using Lesley's free Christmas kit (Scrapiness Down Under on the right) All her kits are freebies too. This green is perfect for Sebrina's green eyes! This is all of my brother's family that I know of!
Well, guess that's all for this post, got to get some more candy made after I get my plants covered and X Factor finals start tonight! LOL! The Voice ended just as I wanted it too! Just ADORE Blake Shelton and I so wanted him to win again this year! Have you heard his new Christmas album? It is super and so is CeeLo's Christmas album. Thanx to all the designers that offer there free gifts to me. I want to say to all of you that you are so appreciated! So very much! Y'all all have a terrific rest of the week and weekend making lots of memories to share! Will chat more later! Luv, Mat

Friday, December 14, 2012

Yipee! RAIN!! Finally!

It's raining and we are to get more this evening! We so need it! Wasn't too happy about driving in it with dilated eyes (eye exam today), but slow and steady works....LOL! Slow? not in the DFW area where slow is 50 mph and you still get run over! Thankfully, my ophthalmologist's office is only about 5 miles away! Of course it is a cold rain, so I have my little fireplaces going and am snug as a bug right now, just the "girls" and I watching it rain!
Wow, got all 3 of my boxes mailed out yesterday...done with my Christmas shopping! Went out for dinner and had a fabulous Mexican meal where I ate too much too late and did not sleep well! But better now, got great news from the doctor that my eyes are VERY healthy and I only have a slight change to my glasses! So I am finished with doctors, ophthalmologist, dentists, etc for another year! Got all my meds refilled before year end too! Now I can just coast and enjoy the holidays for sure! LOL!
I have been designing and scrapping a little, but now I can get serious about it! ROFL! I am going to do my family Christmas pages by each family unit this year. First up is my sister's (Kathy) oldest son Jason, his wife Christina, their 3 children Jade-Ruby-Jayson and their kitty cat Sarah! Hope you enjoy these!
Jason with the 3 kids in a free QP by my friend Neli in Portugal. She has some lovely free gifts, you can find her link in my list of favorite blogs on the right.
Here is Christina with the 3 kids in a free QP by LLC called Cozy Winter.
This is Jade (who turns 6 tomorrow) in a page I created using Kyra's (RDH) A Taste of Christmas and Arlene's Christmas Cheer (RDH) cluster. There are fabulous freebies 3 times a week at RDH, you can find on the right under With A Russian Dutch Heart!
Chocolate smeared face of Ruby (who will be 4 on the 31st) is in a QP by Miss Edna that was in the World Wide Christmas Blog Train 2012. Miss Edna also has a freebie kit each month and her link is in my favorite blogs on the right as well!
Cutie pie Jayson (15 months old) is peeking through a window at Santa. This QP is also by Neli. Jayson had been eating dirt when his mother snapped this photo.
Jade and Ruby visiting with Santa last year! This beautiful freebie QP is by Miss Boots (My Blog Fairy). Linda has lots of freebies at her Random Thoughts Site that you can find in my favorites too!
And last but not least, Sarah! Christina snapped this photo of her in the Christmas tree,  look how large her eyes are. Her first Christmas! She is a stray that was looking for a home! She is in a page I put together from 2 different kits, background and frame is from Manu b's fur & feathers kit. The cluster is by Arlene using RDH kit Christmas is Harmony and the Santa is from that kit as well. (I did a QP from this kit that is free at Miriam's Scraps if you are interested)
I thank all these fabulous designers for their lovely work that they share so generously! I also thank Christina for allowing me to snatch her Facebook photos of the kids. I so hope they enjoy all the gifts I just sent their way! Will all be under Kathy's tree for Christmas for them.
I wish Jade a very happy birthday tomorrow and also to my boss's granddaughter Maithalie who will be 5 tomorrow as well! To the rest of you, hope you have a fantastic weekend of making lots of memories to share with the rest of us! Happy Scrapping! More next time! Luv, Mat

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Busy, busy, busy!!

It sure seems I am staying busy, busy, busy for the past couple of weeks and now it is almost Christmas! Last minute running errands, finishing up doctor appointments (1 left) for the year, refilling meds, paying bills, gifts finished, (now to just get them in the mail), got my yard and plants taken care of before the freeze that is hitting tonight, all faucets covered...places fixed for the outside kitties to keep them safe and warm! Clothes are in the dryer, house is clean, groceries are bought and I did get to watch the Cowboys win today!!!! Hooray!!!
All my outside decorations are up! Finished my tree inside too! No girls climbing it this year, I think they are either too old or too fat to even try! (LOL) Here's a photo of the tree in process and finished. I did a collage to show some of the ornaments in this one. The chain is all sparkly with glitter and is so pretty with the tree lights shining on it at night!

I know it is a rather large tree for on the table, but.....the "girls" leave it alone that way! Plus with the cards, etc under it they stay away from it all together!
Well, I think winter will finally get here....we started out at 62 F this morning, supposed to get up to 72 before the front came through knocking it down into the 30's for tonight with a wind chill in the 20's and teens for in the morning! Not to get above 45F tomorrow and back into the 20's tomorrow night. So am glad I got my Hibiscus all mulched up and covered with a cardboard box. I certainly hope I can keep it through the winter as Nina bought it and planted it for me for my birthday this year! :)
Guess I had better finish the clothes in the dryer and feed all my animals and get hunkered down for another night of football! Think I'll fix some soup and cornbread too! Will chat more later! Keep on making all those wonderful memories to share! Luv, Mat

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Busy Weekend~

These are the 3 babies that I am feeding in my back yard. Aren't they just the cutest! They are so playful and the top two will allow me to pet them when I feed them. The top is a boy, the middle a girl and the bottom I don't know it will not allow me near it. It runs to the door when time to eat, but when I go outside, it runs and keeps its distance! They all love to play with the laser pointer and with toys when I go out to play with them. Besides I have taken them out scratching posts and catnip toys to play with! Of course, my "girls" all get jealous, but they cannot go outside and the ones outside cannot come inside until they are caught, taken to the vet and checked out and "fixed". Their mother and grandmother still come around for feeding occasionally!

I have really been busy this weekend, got the Christmas decorations down from the barn, outside decorations done and the tree up! Then I steam cleaned both bathrooms and all the floors! All my laundry is done and today, I think I will spend scrapping! Been awhile since I have and the photos just keep piling up!

We broke records with 83 degrees yesterday and to be the same today! It's December and this is September weather! Though not complaining as it made it easier to put the decorations out yesterday, but the wind we had did not help. To be windy again today! But, I will be inside scrapping! Yea!

Gotta go out of town real early tomorrow, but will be back real late, so guess I best get ready for that too! I need to do a few things for work since I will be gone! Gotta get things fixed too, so all my animals are fed and watered. Will cut this chat short and catch back up later! Keep making those awesome memories to share! Love, Mat

Friday, November 23, 2012

Hello Y'all!

Hello to all of you! Hope you had a marvelous Thanksgiving with all your family and friends. I did not cook this year, or go out....first in 40+ years.  I had my procedure on my back Wednesday morning and it required that I pretty much be in a prone position for 48 hours. Boy, do I feel better today! I just got out of the shower and thought I'd spend a couple of minutes on here. Have to do this in increments until the first of next week, then I can do what I want, when I want again.  It is so very nice to be able to stand up and not feel my legs give way or having to grasp onto something so I don't fall.  Not a pain pill one....and I feel a lot better. I did not miss Thanksgiving though, Nina brought me a full dinner plate plus (boy was it good too!) and another friend shared a deep fried turkey with me. I lay on the couch with all my girls surrounding me and watched the parade and the ballgames, then the results of X Factor and later another ball game. I slept quiet a bit, but had lots of phone calls and texts from family and friends and even my boss.  It was a great day all in all and I am so very thankful for all my blessings. Especially being pain free this morning! Now, not to overdo it, I will cut this short and go take a little rest on the bed.  You will be sick of me after a few more days of rest! ....LOL! Hope you all are still making memories to share! Love all of you and thanks so much for your friendship. Later, Mat

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Penny!

Today is my baby sister's birthday!! I think we surprised her again!! I mean Kathy, Jim, Jason, Christina, Jade, Ruby, Jayson, Jeff, Tiff, Amy, Michael, Weymond and I! We gave her a gift card from Lowe's for some things she really wanted! I created a page for her of her granddaughter Hayden in the field with her papa and on top of a load of fresh picked Georgia peanuts.  Isn't she cute? The page is a freebie from Neli Mandel (her link is in my favs if you want to visit her for some great freebies)!
While I was at it, I used another of Neli's gifts to put my girls on a page. Thanks Neli for sharing!
And I used one of her Halloween frames on a page I created using a texture from Lanell at Never Forget Memories (there is also a link for her site in my favs). Plus the eyeballs and spooky alpha is a freebie from Mturnige. Thanks Meagan, Lanell and Neli for sharing your work!
And here is another page I just could not resist in doing. It is my "sister" Nina's granddaughter with her child. This is also a page from Neli. Thanx again, Neli

The weather cannot make up it's mind around here y'all! We are back into the 70's during the day and 50's during the night time! No rain and we so need it and none in sight either! It will be a nice warm Thanksgiving for us this year. I hope all of you remember how blessed you are and are thankful for all your blessings this year! I know I am!
Well, guess it is time for me to hush and get some work done! Chat with you more later! Luv, Mat

Friday, November 9, 2012

I think Fall is finally arriving in Texas

We have been having 80-85 degree days and it has been lovely, if a little on the warm side. Today the wind is really blowing, causing a leaf shower and making the leaves dance across the driveway at a pretty speed. This leads my girls to run to the windows to check out the activity and the noise, causing them to leave lots of "nose art" on my windows.  If we can believe what ALL the local weather guys are saying, we will see a cold front moving in late Sunday afternoon bringing some much needed rain and quite cooler temperatures. It is about time! At least we are not like some folks that are already shoveling that wet and cold white stuff!
I haven't been on the computer as much as I would like, trying to give my aching back a little break, so I haven't been blogging. Did ya miss me? I'll bet not!
I had a pleasant surprise a little over a week ago when my nephew, Jeff (Kathy's youngest son) stopped in for a few hours on his way back to Illinois.  He had been in Austin a couple of days and dropped in for about 5 hours or so just to break up the drive (and to see me too)! I fixed us a chicken pot pie and we ate, and talked, and talked and talked. After all, this is the first and only one of my family that has ever been to my house in the last 26 years. I was very excited! So was MzKitty, she just loved all over Jeff. The other two scaredy cats just stayed hid and would not EVEN come out to say hi!
I have been snitching photos off Facebook again, so I decided to use a couple of  free QPs to share with you. The first is of Hayden and Blair on Maggie's horse. Aren't they cute? I used a QP by Lanell at Never Forget Memories called Standing Tall. The other is from Miriam (so nice to have her back for a few days while she is visiting friends) it is from her new orange kit. The top photo is Jade & Ruby at their great uncle's wedding, then in the middle is Christina with Jayson and the bottom is Ruby feeding Jayson some of her ice cream. Just too adorable.

Well I think my shortribs and rice is ready, so gonna go eat and feed all my critters! Y'all have a great weekend and have fun making more memories to share. Chat with you more next time! Luv, Mat

Monday, October 22, 2012

Jayson's Cotton Candy

I snitched this cute photo of Jayson eating cotton candy from Christina's Facebook and just had to do a quick page of it. I took the partial candy and copied it to make it look like a full cone of candy...putting it so that it looks like he is offering it to you. The expression on his face is simply adorable. I used Kyra's newest free kit called Moments without Time as well as a cluster from the same kit by Arlene. Hope you like this as much as I do. Have a terrific week ahead. Chat more later, Luv ya! Mat

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Just Luv Dem Kitty Gurls Noses!

I have been experimenting with the camera on my Galaxy II phone!  Of course, my kitty girls are the target...LOL! I used some Autumn brag book freebies by Amanda to display some of them. Plus I used a kit by Lesley Mason at Scrapiness Down Under to make a page for them all together with wordart by April the Scrapoholic!  I also used the same kit for Miss Hayden's 4th birthday and wordart by Miss Linda that I posted on Facebook, but am putting on here for those of you that are not on Facebook (and so it will be in my next published blog book)!


The weather here is simply gorgeous....a little warm in the late afternoon, but the evenings and early mornings are simply perfect.  We had a little stormy Saturday night with high winds (blew over all my flower pots) but just enough rain to give all the flowers and grass a nice boost. We have mid 80's during the daytime and high 50's at night. Today, a light gentle breeze from the south...I still have all my windows open! (yes, the house needed dusting again, so up goes the windows to rearrange it)!
Well, time to feed the girls and the birds outside as well as my mommy cat and her 3 babies that have taken up residence in my back yard! Then fix a bite to eat, clean up and get ready for DWTS the results and then The Voice and the second debates are tonight too! Will chat with y'all some more next time, in the meantime, hope you are making lots of memories to share! Luv, Mat

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just a Scrappin"

I used one of my photos of Amy at the Gaylord in Nashville and added a cluster by Arlene from WRDH's Enchanted Autumn Time Kit so that Amy could play amongst the Fairies and dream of this wonderful vacation.
Miss Maggie in a freebie QP from Lanell at Never Forget Memories entitled Best Friends.
My handsome nephew Lance, his lady love Maggie and their daughter Hayden in a stacked paper layout from Booland designs called Precious
I snitched these photos from Maggie's FB of Hayden in the field with Daddy and Papa. I put her in 3 clusters by Ellen usings RRD kit called Autumn Blaze and used a background from RRD Pink Lemonade kit and the WA is by Donna that I recolored to use on this page.
My gorgeous niece Sebrina in a lovely QP by ScrapdeYas called Natural Orange.
Cutie Patootie Jayson is a fabulous Special Delivery....LOL! I used a kit by AimeeH called Blustery Day and a photo I got from his mom's FB account.
The adorable Ruby, Ruby, Ruby! Top photo I got off FB, she was sighing as she was at the doctors office waiting, the other is one I took in July when we visited. The QP is by Pam LeFore Designs and the LOVE was another freebie with no TOU
Last but certainly not least, Miss Jade in a Masterpiece by Note Scribbles DDD QP Be Creative. I used her class photo from this year that I got from Christina's FB Account.

You know that old John Anderson Song, Just a Swingin', well it  has been running through my brain all day so I thought I should be just a Scrappin' all day! That is exactly what I wanted to do and no one to say I can't so I did! Loved every minute of it too! Hope you enjoy looking at my handiwork. I really want to thank all the talented artists who share/sell their beautiful kits so that we can do things like this. I so enjoy the relaxation of it when I can sit long enough to create the pages. Hope all of you have a beautiful weekend ahead and make lots of terrific memories to share! Until next chat, y'all have a good one. Luv, Mat

Sunday, October 7, 2012


I am so very thankful that my sister-in-law, Myrl and her daughter, my niece Sebrina were together and not at home last evening when the house had an electrical short and caught fire. They saw the smoke from about 3 miles away and "listened to their inner voices" telling them to check it out! Thankfully a neighbor made sure the dog was let out of the house and 7 firetrucks were called to the scene as they had to stand by and watch the house destroyed. Sure, they lost a lot of material belongings (some can be replaced, some can't) but for sure, Myrl and Sebrina could not be replaced and I am so very glad God was watching over them and they were not at home asleep when the fire broke out! The Red Cross put them in a hotel for a couple of nights, and after a few hours of cooling down the hot spots, etc they were going to be allowed in to see if they could salvage anything. Myrl's car was also burned along with the house. According to the Fire Chief the fire started in the improper wiring in the attic above the computer and freezer. The landlord was called to the scene, but he never spoke with Myrl or Sebrina. (pretty crappy if you ask me). I know they have had an outpouring of friends, relatives and their church to assist them during this very shocking time (as small towns do ya know?) Sure wish I could have gone down there, but not able to right now. I did talk with both of them last night, we said a prayer and they tried to get some rest. I am so thankful that Myrl chose to share photos of Sebrina as she grew up so now I will be busy trying to copy some of them to send to her, she was most heartbroken over losing all of Sebrina's baby photos, graduation photo and hers and my deceased brother's wedding photos. Today was a day for adjusting and healing and saying Thank You God for watching over them both. We are still blessed they are still in our family! Just had to do this page (via Miss Linda at Random Thoughts) to share on Facebook. Here's hoping y'all have a fabulous Columbus day and that the week ahead is a memorable one for all of you! Luv, Mat

Friday, September 28, 2012

I'm a bad Auntie!!

Yesterday was my great nephew's birthday...and lazy me forgot to put up the pages I had created to remember it. So very sorry, but here is the 2 page layout I did using a couple of freebies from Granny Enchanted. I used some of my favorite shots from his birth, with his mom, with his dad, in an outfit I sent him, and one with both of his sisters and cousin while we were there in July and then one his mom posted on FB just a few days ago. Isn't he just adorable? Happy First Birthday belatedly Jayson! Aunt Neenie loves you bunches!
I didn't forget, really I didn't, just have been so down with my back for almost a month now and unable to sit at the computer for very long. With the medicines the doctor gave me, I was sleeping mostly, then after a couple of falls, he decided to change my medicines to prednisone that seems to be helping with the sciatica pain. I had xrays and MRIs with contrast on Wednesday, waiting to see what those show. Anyhow, just trying to get over this latest attack with it. We have been so very warm and windy, but now the front is about to descend on us again to drop temps to more normal for this time of year and some rain supposedly for tonight and most of tomorrow. We really do need it! Well, been here long enough, got to get up and move before I can't, so will chat more with you later! Have a marvelous weekend making lots of terrific memories to share! Luv, Mat

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Good Morning Ya'll

Good Sunday Morning to ya! It is cool and damp here this morning, been a nice light soaking rain since early this morning! We so need it...and the temperatures are slowly but surely falling from those triple digit days...not even in the 90's for the past 3 days. Wonderful fall weather finally!
Did you notice that my blog fairy (Miss Boots) has been here and made my blog look more like fall? Doesn't she do lovely, lovely work? I so thank her and of course, Kyra at With A Russian Dutch Heart for the kit that Linda used to decorate for me! Really put me in a scrapping mood (despite my low back giving me fits) so I took a few minutes and created a double page for my sisters' scrapbook that I am creating!
I used a cute kit called Grandma's Quilt for the background and frames (Sorry the TOU does not list name of the designer). The word-art is by LLC and the photos are all mine. Makes for a cute 2 page layout right?
Well, gotta run for now, time to get this body moving (if I can...LOL)! Chat with ya more next time, in the meantime, make lots of great memories to share with us! Have a fantastic Sunday! Luv, Mat