Celebrating random chunks of time …

My mother-in-law has been delivered safely to her home back in Florida – a three-day drive there and two-day visit and then another three-day drive home. The lovely lady spent the summer with us and was right at home with the temps we’ve been experiencing.

After weeks of 90-plus degree temperatures and air conditioning everyday it’s now in the 50’s and I’m tempted to turn on the furnace! Go figure.

Dennis and I celebrated our anniversary today with a brisk 2 1/2-mile walk at Kensington finished off by pizza at home from Soda Pops – yum! I can’t help but wonder – if it’s been 42 years does that make me old?

It’s been a whirlwind two weeks but I’m finally back on track to creating! Couldn’t wait to get back home and settled so I could open my delivery from Graphic 45 (those are the new papers from ABC Primer on my desk). I’m working on a mini project for back-to-school. It’s coming together even better than I envisioned – couldn’t put it down and next I knew it was 2:30 a.m.!

That little feeling of success was topped off today by an email from Scrapbooks & More that my class there for Saturday is FULL and Thursday’s classes are selling well too. Looks like I’ll be busy all week kiting – I’m lovin’ it!

Looking forward to our Cracker Jack Stampers meeting this week and our Crafty Murder Mystery Book Club starts up later this month – yeah! Can’t wait to catch up with everyone!

Welcome to the new blog …

For some time now I have been experiencing problems with my blog at http://scrappedtreasures.com and I simply couldn’t figure out on my own how to resolve them so I finally decided to create a new one. My son had initially created it for me and with him in Seattle it just wasn’t feasible for him to help me so I reasoned that if I created this one myself I should be able to figure out any problems that might arise and there is always tech support.

I’ve been working on it while on vacation and it’s coming along nicely I think. There is still quite a bit left to do but I’m headed back to work Monday after a fabulous two-week vacation so my time will be limited but I’ll get it done. I haven’t quite figured out how to direct my old blog to the new one so those postings may be lost forever, but I’m looking forward to posting on the new blog and will be posting a mix of stuff in addition to upcoming classes, projects, etc. I have also added links for custom design work and private classes that I provide.

I thought I’d kick off the new blog with another dish Dennis made for dinner tonight. This one is from Cuisine at Home and is called Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato Bucatini. It was as pretty as the picture in the mag (this is my photo of his dish) and a tad spicy but very delicious!