Thursday, June 28, 2007
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The first one is Emily's (frog) pillow. Notice the frogs! :o) the striped border was a fun touch to all that green.
Next we have Sarah. What else would i choose other than pink and princesses!?
Timothy got pirates! And a water looking blue border.
Next is Jacob, I choose a camping theme for him. He seems to be doing a lot of that lately...
Last is Joshua. He didn't have a choice! I just love the jungle babies, he also has a blanket with them. so he is stuck with what I wanted for him! :o)
All the kids were happy with their pillows! Even Emily! ;oP Since i happen to make Timothy's first, he decided to tell everyone that i loved him most! Sarah's happened to be 2nd, so she told him that i love her too because hers was next! lol
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Next is a the quilt i made to start off my quilt sale. I wanted the quilt to have a look of a quilt that your grandmother/great grandmother would have made. The quilt is hand tied and has prairie point edging. The blocks are made of muslin and the lattice is made up of various traditional calico's. There are several thoughts on laundering a quilt. My quilt teachers opinion is to do it the old fashion way and hang it out on the line and beat it. That is what i would suggest for this quilt. This quilt measures 39x 57 Price $50
contact me for more information.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
He is learning more words daily by copying what his older sibling are saying. With each passing day there seems to be less screaming.....YES!! :o)
Monday, June 18, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
Admission to Cedar Point $263.65
One session of swim lessons for 4 $324
One package of cookies $2 (on sale) gone in less than 5 minutes
One gallon of milk 1.5 days max
Admission to the zoo on Monday $free$ :o)
Admission to the zoo not on Monday $55
McDonald's $1 menu for 7, no drinks $12
Wendy’s (not value menu) $23
Laundry-too many loads to count
Fat Billy’s ½ sheet pizza $11 (one meal)
Airline tickets for 4 adults to
(no price listed for under 12)
Admission to Lego land $334
Trip to the ice-cream stand $18
½ Gallon of ice-cream approx $4 last one day
Loaf of bread 2 days max unless it is Whole Wheat
Movie tickets (matinées price) $42.25
Groceries for 1 month $700-$1,000
Bag of chips/pretzels 1 day max
Package of juice boxes 1 day max
Bottle of juice 1.5 days
Dance/music lessons 4 kids approx $4, 500 per year
Thursday, June 14, 2007
So now here is the bad part about Ohdela, we are "still" doing school and we cant just stop because we want to! They have to work until 6-29. Timothy is actually finished with his school work, we just need to log 1 hour a day. Emily is finishing up her school work in between volunteering at the park for an American Girl camp. Jacob on the other hand, still has quite a bit of work to do. He has been struggling to keep up in math and finish off the current unit in all subjects. I am going to request that he is excused from the last unit. He will not have enough time to do it and mentally he is finished. (and so am i) Other than that, this is working for us. :o)
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Dh needed a pair of hiking boots for the many Scouts events they are doing, so he wanted to go to the camp store to look at boots. We ended up getting to the store 10 minutes before they closed! lol They were very nice about it and gave dh special attention and made sure he had a pair of boots that fit properly. He is happy with his new boots. :o)
Not too far away was a Joann store. We had planned on swinging by there because i needed some thread for a quilt i am working on. It is taking more thread than i had imagined! I just finished up my 3rd spool and need one more. The Joann's that we went to is bigger than the one in Garfield. The Viking dept had so many projects on display, i just had to look at them! If it weren't so far away I might consider taking some of their classes! With the recent change of Mgr's at the Garfield Viking store the classes are currently being re-vamped. It was kinda nice shopping at a Joann store where no one knew me. And when i arrived at the register with my
*1* spool of thread, no one gave me the lecture about how my purchase is lowering the average ticket sale....I wonder why so many co-workers are shopping at other Joann stores? ;o)
After that dh decided to take the scenic route home. We drove past this little ice cream shop and decided to stop. Unfortunately they only took cash....and we had none. Down the road a little we came upon a Dairy Queen. :o') So we decided to stop there. We got our favorite blizzard, reeses peanut butter cup with chocolate ice cream. yum....
It was strange how being out of Cuyahoga Co everyone was nice and we receive good customer service....
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Friday night dh and i went out running errands together, and we stopped for ice cream. :o) Sometimes we only see each other for 5 minutes when he comes in and i run out....
Saturday since i didn't have to work, i took the girls and josh to lake farm park for the working dog weekend. The boys and Scott were doing a scouts thing. If we are ever able to move i really want to get a dog like one of these...
This "puppy" was SOOOO cute!!!!! Look at those paws/legs!!! She is a Bernese Mountain Dog. I WANT ONE!!!!! too bad you cant see her face! She was so cute!! this is Ajax, he is a Border Collie. I also love border collies!! Ajax was so cool! When we took this pic, he had been sitting in the same spot for a very long time. I just had to pet him, i had Em take a pic first. Once we started petting him he decided to lay down. We got him in trouble because he was told to "sit!" He, was a cool dog!!!
Here is a Newfoundland. He was such a laid back dog. A HUGE laid back dog! as you can see in the picture! Joshua really liked him, of course josh liked all the dogs and gave them all hugs, and brushed their tails on his cheeks. but he spent the most time with the puppy....
Sunday i attended my work picnic. wasn't bad. My friend that retired was there. i mostly talked to her, Best place to be when the water balloons came out. No one would throw a balloon at her! so i was pretty safe. I had planned my arrival very carefully, lol not to arrive too soon. but just enough time to be seen. lol I went right to work from the picnic. The evening was pretty quiet. Corporate was coming Monday morning so we needed to have a "Perfect" close. Monday when i arrived at work I asked how it went and i was surprised to hear that they also thought the store looked "perfect" Normally they (mostly Mgr) don't. Then i find out that they will be back "again" on Tuesday! So we needed another "perfect" close! Working with a hard working co-worker was easier on Monday than Sunday. Sundays co-worker kept getting distracted, so she never finished anything. she kept bouncing around from place to place and i had to finish that for her. but she is not the worst person to work with.
So, now about my schedule....for two weeks i had hardly any hours, the next schedule i have almost 20! Way too many for me! Where is the happy medium?? One of the days i am working is fathers day and it is also my 3rd Sunday in a row. I am scheduled from 8:45 am to 3pm. There are several things wrong with that shift. For instance, my availability states i am not available till after 2 on Sundays, and i am only suppose to have to work 1 weekend a month. I am expecting this is a test.....from "NO" hours to "TOO MANY" hours, plus a conflict on availability. I am torn as to if i should say anything or not. I am not sure what is the passing answer. if i say something I could be back on the list. If i don't say anything and work the shift, she will expect to get away with it all the time.....Hmm....Or is it all in my head?........lol
Saturday, June 09, 2007
Honestly, all this is really starting to pi** me off! I suppose it is time for a meeting with the mgr, i just don't know what i should say to her.......
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Last night i surprised her and took her to see the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie! We even had popcorn, which we normally don't do because of the price. In fact we don't normally go to the movies because of the price....
And my post wouldnt be complete without a pic of Will Turner....lol
Monday, June 04, 2007
So my other foolish thing is, i made an expensive purchase that we couldn't actually afford... Knowing i wanted one (eventually) the viking employee's let me know that the embroidery unit for my sewing machine was going on sale. They are doing away with them and this was the last one my store had. It was half off the retail price! How could I pass up that deal!? Unfortunately, i was relying on my paychecks to pay off my bill...I guess i will have to sell more Avon....or get busy and finish my projects i am making to sell.
since we are on the subject...several of you have asked for my website address. That is a funny story. Dh worked so hard creating this website for me then it took me so long to finish the quilt i was making and Dh forgot the address for the website. lol So for a while we were searching trying to find it. Just about when dh was ready to give up, he found it. Since i don't work much this week, perhaps we will get the pictures loaded and i will get the website published! :o)
Friday, June 01, 2007
I had passed around a card at work for everyone to sign and we took a collection. she received several gift cards to different places, which she was thrilled to receive.
She will be spending the summer gardening and spending time with her grandchildren. She told us she would come back to visit (since she has gift cards to spend) and will make sure to make a mess of the dept and cause all sorts of trouble! ;o)
Work wont be the same without her. I haven't heard yet who will take her place.