Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Yikes, it is almost the end of 2009 !! I really need to slow down. Smell the roses, the tulips, some baby poop...(did I mention how much I want a grandbaby???) Not gonna happen, but I can dream, pray, wish...oh well.

Ever try to fix a Christmas dinner when a vegetarian comes to join you? Our son's new girlfriend is one. Well, I drank some creative juice and got very busy. It was actually quite a nice dinner, if I do have to say so, myself. She, unlike our other daughter-in-law, actually wants to be part of our family. She is very smart, hard working, kind, giving, nurturing, and loves Chris. He loves her. It shows.

Monday, December 28, 2009


This is always a good day for me. It is a celebration of the day that I married my wonderful husband. Yep, our anniversary, 45 and counting. He makes it so very easy to be married -- to stay married. He is kind, supportive, loving, generous....spoils me at every level. I actually have a shirt that announces that; it says "SPOILED" on the front of the shirt. Often when I wear it, someone asks me, "Doesn't that shirt bother you?" My response, "Are you kidding me? I am proud to be spoiled. I work at it, so does my husband." He also makes me laugh, a lot. He makes me smile, a lot....hmmm, I think I am going to go put a smile on his face, too. See ya....

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


HoHoHo. I met Santa Claus, today, in person !! It was so delightful.

I had made my list, and checked it twice....unfortunately it was not my Christmas wish list, it was a list of the of errands I had to accomplish, today. So, with my car packed with gifts to deliver and my wallet not nearly packed enough, I set out. One of the items on my long long list was purchasing some produce from a local market. So, there I was, arms full of gorgeous Lousiana oranges, heading back out to get in my car. There was a gentleman looking at my car and grinning. Silly me, I was pridefully, thinking he was admiring the jazzy car, itself. When I approached him, he smiled and said, "You must be delivering Christmas presents." I said, "As a matter of fact, I am." He said, "I am too. I am delivering freshly chopped meat and freshly made sausage." "Wow," I said, " I have been a very good girl, too. Of course, that all depends on how one defines, 'GOOD," heh heh." We both chuckled and I sat in my car getting ready to drive off when the man (Santa) waved his hand at me to stop. He reached in his sleigh and got out a package. He came over to my window and handed me a lovely container of sausage !!" What a surprise. Yes, Dianne, there really is a Santa.

Merry Christmas to all of you.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Happy Birthday, Daddy

Today would have been my Dad's 88th birthday. Happy Birthday, Daddy, wherever you are. I love you.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Hello, my name is Dianne and I am the person who is supposed to be attending to the business at hand, like this blog. Either I am trying to set a record for the longest time NOT adding to her blog, or I am in danger of being fired from my job....oh, wait, I am not being paid for doing this, fact, I am the boss....DUH.

I can proudly announce, "
We did it." My daughter and I both walked the 3-Day 60 Mile 'Walk. The amazing thing was that Brandy, even with her sore leg, completed nearly every step. Also, I am delighted to say that for the second time, I never even had so much as one little blister. Lucky lucky me. The more impressive thing was the number of walkers who continued with tons of blisters, sore legs, shin splints, bad knees, etc. They are the champions. I have to say that the most difficult thing for me was trying to sleep on a mattress that lost its air and not having enough blankets so we put on nearly every stitch of clothing we brought and slept like lovers, cuddling, trying to keep from freezing to death. In spite of all that, I am thinking of signing up, again. Hmmm, more data for sending me to a looney bin....

One of the things that has kept me busy is completing that Block of the Month quilt. I did it in about two weeks. As I said earlier, there is a reason that it is called "Block of the MONTH." It was enough to burn me out on quilting for a while. Good thing I bought a needlepoint canvas at Market, heh heh.

Oh, I finally remembered to put a photo of the new rug I was asked to make for the Roc-Lon corporation. Ta Da.

The size is 7' x 10'