Sunday, May 6, 2018

Approaching the big F word! (50 years old).

This year has been an eventful one. Our youngest graduated from high school and can't decide what he really wants to do. His only goal has been to be the Best Diver in the World. But due to no Scholarship at this time he will be

attending community college in the fall with hopes to bring up his GPA. My oldest son is going to school for Massage therapy and very excited to see where it takes him. He had did a tour in the Army has a daughter that is 3. His wife is also in College to go for a teaching career. They live in a beautiful home with 2 dogs. My husband turned 50 this year and has been a fire fighter for over 20 years and this year he had to have a Quintuple bypass. It was such a surprise to all of us, especially since he just was on a health study team for firefighters. He had lost about 12 pounds and was in top physical shape then in about in  a month he went from running 2 miles to half a mile. He has heart disease in his family. The Drs. say if he didn't have a physical job the outcome would have been way different. The good thing about this all is now they are going to perform and extra test during fire fighters and law enforcement  yearly physicals to detect blockage in the heart. Firefighters are always taking care of the outside of their bodies but not the internal. With all the stress, adrenaline rush, sleep deprivation it put's a lot of wear on their bodies. Needless to say it was very scary to almost think I could've been widowed at the yound age of 49. lol. My parents are aging faster nowadays and need much more care. It's always hard to see your parents age. If I knew then what I know now I would have had my kids sooner. Seems like I just got the kids all grown up and now time to care for the parents. I guess they call that the sandwich effect. lol. I was working for a Dentist for the past 5 years and he finally retired and I did as well. It was such a change but it did make it nice to be able to care for my hubby while he was recovering from heart surgery. Maybe it was meant to be for that matter. I am now looking for a new job with now much too much time on my hands. I just thought I would update my blog since I haven't been on forever. I will try to keep up with it now. Happy Blogging!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Ravelry mini Hat swap.

I got my package yesterday! Loved everything in it. In fact two things I was gonna buy for myself just yesterday but I didn't then went to my mailbox and they were in my package! So Happy already starting a hat out of the women's beanie book. I had a very generous swapper. Our limit was exchange a hat and send yarn and a pattern and a few goodies. It's always fun to trade and make someones day with gifts.  ;)

Monday, October 15, 2012

My halloween mini-swap package has arrived!

I joined a Halloween mini-swap on It is a knit and crochet website that gives you ideas for projects, let's you show off your finished projects and make friends. I received my package today and it included a pumpkin spatula, spider bead bracelet, trick or treat bag, candy bar, box of candy, a sign that say's A bewitching welcome and TY cute little bat. It's always fun to get a surprise in the mail. Happy Halloween!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Garden getaway

I love a rainy night in Arizona. I decided to go sit in the garden (my sanctuary) listen to some music on the ipod or watch a chick flick on my laptop. I decided on this nice evening to set up a campsite in my little garden. It started to sprinkle and I had Michael Buble on the ipod. My husband and I love to take pictures so we  clicked away. First we had to remove the bully from the tent she wanted to be in it. lol. We decided to leave the tent up for a couple days hoping for some more beautiful weather so we can go lay inside it and watch a movie. 

Friday, May 11, 2012

Everything is coming up rosses!

I was entered in a spring time swap on We all had to exchange (swap) items off a list of our favorites to each other. the limit was 20? But I think we all go way over because it is so fun to buy things that we know we like for each other. I got my package today and the theme was Roses! I got a cool treasure chest box with butterflies and roses all over it. Then inside I received a beautiful pinkish rose shawl with a skein of yarn that it was made out of. I also received a godiva chocolate bar (who doesnt love chocolate!) with a floral pen, note pad for the fridge a pencil tote, rose covered clothes pins and scrapbooking/journal stickers of roses. I loved it all my partner in the swap spoiled me!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Always fun to be in a Mini-Swap through Ravelry

I recently joined a favorite color mini-swap on the web-site Ravelry. It is a knitting-crocheting community web-site. This is a swap where you exchange lists of your favorite color and things that you like. Then they assign you a partner and you have to get them or make them stuff to put in a package by a deadline.The limit was $15.00 can be homemade or store bought and doesn't have to be all related to knitting or crochet. I got my package today and my favorite color is green so it was perfect timing since today is St. Patricks Day. I'm posting a picture of what I got and what I sent my partner. It is such a cool idea and you get to know people from around the world.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring is in the Air!

I love this time of year. The weather is perfect to hang out on the patio or to go watch sporting events. I'm enjoying watching my son play softball and sitting out back watching our dogs play. I just finished a favorite mini color-swap on raverly. I have been cleaning out our closets and buying new spring and summer clothes. Our etsy shop is doing good too! I just finished an order of 8 Market/beach bags. Hubby's birthday is coming up this weekend so need to start on plans for him. I just planted some cilantro, basil and pineapple sage in the garden. This month is full of birthdays so I shall be seeing alot of family and friends this month. I'm hoping to get to see my friend Steph more this month for some knitting or coffee shop conversation. Happy Spring everyone! Well at least in Arizone for now. haha.