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T-Stands for a busy week.

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T-day has rolled around for another week of seeing tasty drink and food, hostess Elizabeth always has the honor of this weekly tradition.
To start this blog a-roll-n, here is my desk this morning, same mug, but fresh coffee.  I finally got to see the desk top again after weeks of piling stuff on it.
 I had almost finished when I remembered to take a picture.

Mid-week Bob and I went to Pieology for pizza.  I know this is a chain pizza place, but I don't know how many of you might know about it.  There were too many people to take more pictures than our pizzas. It is set up like a Subway sandwich shop.  You start with the type of dough you want, then sauces, then toppings, right on down the line.  Each is an individual pizza, but I have yet to eat the whole thing.  I always get the cauliflower crust , Alfredo sauce, mozzarella cheese then pile on the veggies and chicken.  Bob goes more traditional......crust, house red sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Canadian bacon.........but we BOT…

T Stands for the Last of the Holidays

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Welcome back to another T-Day post......this makes two in a row WOOT! WOOT!  As the post title suggests, we have finally finished with our family holidays.  More about that to come....... 
But first I wanted to share my new coffee cup. Today it has coffee with a sweet creamer in it.  I bought this at a craft fair, before Christmas, before I was driving more than a mile from home.  A friend was kind enough to pick me up and take me with her to a craft fair where her daughter had a booth.  On the way out the door I stopped to admire the hand-thrown stoneware on a table.  The artist was there and we had a great conversation, all the while I couldn't put this cup down.......so I finally bought it. LOL!  It is about 4 times what I would normally pay for a coffee cup, but I'm in love with it and I DO believe in supporting local artists.  Once I get the cup warmed up it keeps my coffee hot a lot longer.......I just love hand-thrown stoneware.  I guess because I was never very good a…

Foggy Friday

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It's a cold and foggy morning here, so gloomy! The youngest part of our family will be here this evening, for the weekend  and here I am proCRAFTinating instead of getting on with my day.
Since I'm here I thought I'd share my first valentine cards.



This little guy has been with me for YEARS, I just love him, I wish he had a matching die, but he came along long before dies were so popular.  Which means he has to be cut out by hand, but he is a simple shape so it goes quickly.
SHOULDER UPDATE
I've been to two physical therapy session and things are going good, and I am starting to feel a big difference in movement already. By the evenings the discomfort and some pain comes back, but ice packs have become my best friends.
This day is going to wooooosh by, so I am going to get dressed and get on with getting ready.  There are extra beds to be made up ( well, change the sheets and fix up the air mattress), then there is a badly needed trip to buy groceries ...........they a…

T Stands for First Post this Year

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SURPRISE! and Hello everyone popping in from Elizabeth's Tuesday's T-Party , and any other passer-bys. It definitely has been a long while since I attended the weekly T-day parties.  I have lurked about and looked through the window many times, but never left any messages since I have not post to this blog.  I'm thrilled to see so many still attending the parties.

As custom states this should be a drink or food based posted, and since I remembered to start this post earlier than Tuesday........like Monday evening!! I am indulging is a glass of wine as I bang away on the keys of my laptop.

DISASTER STRIKES:
I fell Labor Day weekend and ended up with a torn muscle in my right shoulder, but didn't know it until the end of October when the pain wouldn't go away. I went to orthopedic Dr., got x-rays, then a MRI of soft tissue........surgery was set for November 20th.......just before Thanksgiving.  Even though I was in a sling, we went to San Diego for that holiday.  No…

T Stands for Two Weeks

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I'm not really sure where the past two weeks went to, but WOOOSH! Here it is Tuesday again and time to catch up with all The T-Gang at Elizabeth's blog.
The first week I was absent was due to two sick granddaughters, about a third of both of their classes were absent with the flu that week. Then last week a dear friend of mine ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and we were all rallying around her.
Even though we had a very sick friend in the hospital, we did take time to celebrate Lea's 75th birthday at Bill Lee's Chinese restaurant. One of our favorite lunch spots.......lunch specials are only $10.00 and none of us can finish them, so there are always take-out boxes for all of us.
Look what I found!! MY own "world in a cup" cup Even a compass inside to keep me on the straight and narrow! LOL!

WHAT'S ON THE EASEL THIS WEEK

I took this photo of Hannah when she was about 5, we were at the beach and she was just walking along the edge water listening to…

A Second look on the Second of March

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The summer of  2015 was a very busy one, and a lot of you will remember "Camp Grandma" with Granddaughters Hannah and Rachel.  So here is a short look for Elizabeth's Second look on the Second challenge ( the original post was WAY to long to re-post)



Rachel is on the left and Hannah on the right.  Two cousins born exactly one week apart.  Hannah is the oldest.  Rachel is not my birth granddaughter, but might as well be I knew her mother at a younger age than she is here in this photo.

Some of my T-day friends commented on seeing the "grands" and how they have grown.  Oh, you have no idea how they have grown!!! * *
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Hannah on the left, Rachel on the right. Hannah is nearly as tall as me, but Rachel is now taller than I am......and I am not a short woman. They are in the 7th grade ( jr. high) and both are cheerleaders for their school. They will turn into "teenagers" late this summer......EEEEKKK!
If you want to see what happened that summer, check …

T Stands for Art

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Hello everyone! Time for my T-day, with Elizabeth and T-gang again.  Boy this past week just wooooooshed by like lightening striking!! But the sun is shinning and the temperatures are in the 60s........might just be a false spring.......but I'll take it!
This past weekend was the Shafter Colour Festival and I have participated in the art gallery/show for the past three years. They always have the prettiest programs.

 This was my acrylic exhibit
The third side was for my Alcohol Ink pictures.  Below are random pictures I as I walked around during the "meet and greet the artists"

They had a local winery there for wine tasting, very nice people and their wine was very good.  My friend, Judy, stopped so we could pose for the camera (I'm on the left.....and my glass was behind her back...LOL!)
Last Monday was a no school day and Megan and Hannah came for some grandma time. They started with art journaling in their Bibles.  I have Megan's prepared so she just gets to c…