Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Eskimo proverb
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Wednesday, May 16, 2012
My BiRthDay WeeKenD AdVenTuReS!! :>)
Good Morning everyone..Hope your weekend was great..mine was so much fun that it felt like a mini vacation..couldn't have asked for a better birthday or better weather...it was glorious!!! on friday morning I jetted out at 9am to get my hair done..my hair dresser had a cancellation and I took it..so I got my hair cut short and got it colored..can't really see the color in the photos..but I went with a short pixie cut..I love it..still getting used to it..cause I have had those long sides for so long..but it takes seconds to do and I am happy with it.;)
then I came home and spent the day cleaning and mopping and dusting for my dinner party that I was having with my friends Jim and Michelle Moyer..I was having a cooking party to learn different ways of eating healthy and seeing the stuff my friend Marti sells..the line is called "saladmaster" and its pretty impressive stuff..and the gadget shown there is worth 500.00 and I got it for just hosting the party..it slices and dices and does it so quickly and is so pretty to boot..I love the retro design of this thing..
purty isn't it..she made us fried chicken on the stove..no oil or nothing..green salad using this nifty tool, then she chopped up cabbage, carrots and used frozen corn and peas and made us mixed veggies on the stove..a 30 minute lasagne on the stove,mashed potatoes with garlic (that was it..potatoes and garlic)yummy.. and pineapple upside down cake on the stove..nothing went in the oven..and I will tel you the food was fabulous..she made enough for 6 couples..but there was just the 4 of us and I got to keep all the food..we are still eating leftovers..great food and great friends..
on my actual birthday which was saturday..hubby worked and I hung out at home and had a quiet day relaxing with the babys..did some laundry and made sweet and spicy meatballs in the crock pot..had that for dinner along with the leftover mashed tators..then on sunday after church...we headed out to our friends boat and went sailing..now I am not a fan of the water by any means..I don't swim..I sink, period...so I don't like the water much at all..but I was excited to go and be with our friends Jill and Paul and I asked hubby how stable their vessel was..he said it was a brick and that it wouldn't lean over that much..so that was good enough for me..and the weather was to die for..it was stunning..the picture above and below are of Mt. Rainier..click on the photos to see it..
that is seattle up ahead...
that would be Pauls head and the ferry I believe..we have one that goes to bremerton and one that goes to kingston..
that would be Pauls head again and Grumpy Ron's arm and legs..
that is Jill enjoying the sun..oh it was so much fun..I didn't want this day to end..
self portrait of hubby and me..
Jill was kind enough to snap this one..
cruise ships in the background..
I love this one of hubby at the helm with the american flag flying...:)
beautfiul houses on bainbridge island..what views they have..
here is friends of ours toodeling out on their boat with their dog Mona..they are liveaboards where hubby works..
and Mona is Tucker (our dog's friend)..she had her little life jacket on and they got close enough so I could get her photo...
that is hubbys boat that he is fixing up and getting her ready so we can sail the 7 seas..well not the 7 seas..maybe just this one..he paid a whole dollar for it..not bad eh?
this is for all of you raggedy ann doll lovers..click on the photo to see it..when we got back to shore..Jill made us a yummy spaghetti dinner and we had angel food cake with fresh strawberries and blueberries..sat and relaxed till 8:30pm and then headed for home..Tucker needed to go outside or we would have had an accident..:) then on monday we celebrated my birthday and went to the movies and dinner with Jill and Paul..we saw "Dark Shadows"..it was good...but could have been better with Tim Burton directing it..the effects were good but to me the story line lacked..just my opinion though..and for dinner we ate at Silvercity Brewery..they have the best food ever..and I had the big daddy burger...and we had that yummy brownie (hot) with fudge melted on it with a scoop of vanilla icecream and a dollup of whip cream..and cheese cake..we all shared and tasted and oh my gosh those desserts were to die for..and I am paying for it with my weight too..but it was only one day and I did exercise cause I knew where I was headed..lol..yesterday I had my monthly blood draw..it went well..I love my doctor and nurse..and then did some grocery shopping..do you all have a Winco where you live? oh I love that store..and the savings are huge..I spent less money there and got a lot more food then when I stopped at Petsmart..man pet food is spendy..so they will be eating well in the neighborhood too..tonight is our spa night at church..so gotta get ready for that..and I got a phone call yesterday telling me I had won something from that show I went to on the 4th of May..remember I won the 900.00 full body MRI scan.. a T-shirt, a 3pack of socks..the show was boring..but I won a pair of sandels from a store where I get (those good for you shoes) that are a bit on the spendy side but they save your feet in the long run store..lol..so tonight before I head to my church function I will be picking out my free pair of sandels..so happy birthday to me..the rest of the week will be spent at home mowing the lawn and burning some weeds around the homestead..doing some crocheting and enjoying the wonderful weather God has given us..I hope your weather is great where you are..Take care and thanks for stopping by and wishing me a very happy birthday..will share my gifts in another post..cause I am getting a package today from Cindy..oh I can't wait to see what she whipped up for me..and Thank You!! Linda P for the wonderful card..have a great day everyone.;)oh apparently my eating frenzy wasn't that bad..I have 1 pound left to go...yippeeeeeee skippy..;)
If Any One sees anything on my etsy shoppe or blog and wants to swap or barter..PLEASE let me know.;)
God is eagerly waiting for the chance to answer your prayers and fulfill your dreams, just as he always has. But he can't if you don't pray, and he can't if you don't dream. In short, he can't if you don't believe.” ― Jeffrey R. Holland
Hi there, My name is Gina and I live with my hubby of 27 years this new years eve 2012 and 9 cats and one stinky puppy..I have been crafting for about 25 years on and off...I can't remember how I came across the primitives, but I love them... Love the time worn look and the loved look...Sometimes I think I was born a hundred years too late..although I do love modern conveniences...like having my outhouse in my house if you know what I mean.. I love to decorate, it just tickles me to organize...any way, drop me a line. I love hearing from you all. Thanks for stopping by...:)
Weep not for me though I am gone, Into that gentle night. Grieve if you will, but not for long, Upon my soul's sweet flight. I am at peace, my soul's at rest, There is no need for tears. For with your love I was so blessed For all those many years. There is no pain, I suffer not, The fear now all is gone. Put now these things out of your thoughts, In your memory I live on. Remember not my fight for breath, Remember not the strife, Please do not dwell upon my death, But celebrate my life. Author Constance Jenkins