Sunday, January 31, 2010

Snowy Weekend, A Queen and New Boots!

Well, we DID get our snow here in North Carolina. I think the final word was eight inches. Pretty impressive for us. We are paralyzed for days when that happens....and we live in the city! The snow plows have been out in full force but even the main roads are still covered. 

Hubby had to take gas to someone who was crazy enough to let it run out. I took a little ride with him. I felt like a QUEEN on her throne sitting up so high in that gas truck. Glamorous, NOT...but it doesn't take much to please me. I just wanted to get out of the house. THIS is what the main road looked like from high up on my throne.
I realized I was NOT cut out for work in the snow. 
I wore my tennis shoes. 
So, hubs took me to Targ*t  to get me these:

What's a Queen on her throne without cute boots?


Friday, January 29, 2010

Snow Cream!!!

The weather men are calling for snow in N.C. for this weekend. 

Lots of snow!!!

So, on the radio this morning they were talking about snow cream.

Love it! Love it!

But....I did NOT know this:

Not everyone knows about snow cream!!


Is it a *southern* thing?

Help me out people.

Have YOU had snow cream or at least HEARD of it?

You know, fill a huge bowl with fresh snow.

Mix in milk, sugar and vanilla flavoring.



Come on. Tell me you've heard of it.

Tell me you've had it.

I must have my head in the sand snow!!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I didn't FORGET my mom and dad's anniversary....
but I forgot to post!

I know it was a happy one and I love you both!

Not So WORDLESS Wednesday



These precious nieces/nephew are suppose to come Friday.

So is the snow.

Love, Miss Angelove

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Sometimes It's The Little Things

Do you know what this is?

Yeh, it's a spring for a garage door.

It broke a couple of months ago.

It was our busy season at work and then Christmas came. 

And went.

I tried really hard not to whine.

I mean, the people in Haiti wish they had my garage to sleep in.

But yesterday I went home to a surprise.

Hubby had someone come fix it.

Without me whining or nagging.

It's the little things. 

Monday, January 25, 2010


24 months apart.

Uncanny the resemblance.

The workmanship of the Father

In the form of two baby girls.

Isn't HE good?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Evidence They Were Here.................

We played and we rocked and we rode the Barbie Jeep and 
Poppy's Golf Cart.
We ate cupcakes and Princess Gummies.

We used the baby swing AND the big girl swing.
We drew with chalk and went to QDoba.

We put REAL pasta in the play kitchen
and REAL water in the horses trough.

We snuggled and we changed diapers.

We couldn't ask for a better Saturday.

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Well, maybe not DINNER, but look who's coming to Nonny and Poppy's.................................

Friday, January 22, 2010


I've never worn glasses or contacts. But, I'm 52 and my eyes couldn't read the phone book or the cake mix box. I had started wearing those magnifying glasses from The Dollar Store. They worked great but I got SOOOO tired of taking them on and off! I had a pair in every room. I had them in my car. I had them on my desk at work. "I do not like them Sam I Am!!!

So, I took the plunge. I visited the eye doctor and got contacts for old  people my far/near vision. My right eye has a contact for far away vision. My left eye has a contact for things up close.

The first morning I had them it took me 40 minutes to put them in.


I was sweating and irritated. I've had them two weeks now and I'm an old pro! 

Love them! Love them!

Sunday, January 17, 2010


Judy, over at Just A Little Something For You, had a giveaway.

I Won!!

Three adorable Pottery Barn Vases.

Now how is THAT for lucky?!!

Friday, January 15, 2010


Trying out a new feature with pictures.

What better subject than this one??

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Random Dozen

I am joining Teresa of Grammy Girlfriend for Random Dozen.

1. When was the last time you craved a food--what was it, and did you cave? Gingersnap Cookies from Trader Joes. And, OF COURSE I caved.

2. M & M's or Skittles? M & Ms ..... M & M's...though I prefer gummies.

3. Have you ever read the Bible completely through? No.Sad.

4. How long does it take you to really wake up in the morning? Not long. I am an early riser. I am at the Y to workout shortly after 5:00am

5. Have you ever been on a cruise? No. But hubby REALLY wants to go on an Alaskan cruise.

6. Who is your favorite actress? Sandra Bullock

7. Death too young is something that I will just never understand.

8. How much of a technology junkie are you? Depends on who you compare me to.

9. Do you enjoy selecting greeting cards for people, or is it more of a cultural "have to" for you? Love to send cards!

10. When was the last time you got a new style/haircut? Yesterday I had my hair cut and colored. I do it every four weeks.

11. What do you enjoy shopping for most? My two granddaughters. I love baby girl shoes and smocked dresses.

12. What's the last thing you think of before you leave the house? Do I have my cell phone? Did I blow the candle out? Is the garage door locked?


I wonder if the Haitian people know that Jesus loves them?

I want them to know.

I am so very grateful to the people who have dedicated their lives to making sure the people in Haiti KNOW they are loved.

Please pray for Haiti and her people.

We cannot even begin to imagine the hurt and heartbreak.

The complete devastation.

The hopelessness and helplessness.

WE know there is hope for them.

I pray they know it.

Pray for the Haitian people.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010


I know this lasts a little over eight minutes.

When I first saw it, I didn't sit to watch it all.

When you get a chance, watch it.

You'll be glad you did.

AMAZING talent.

This is SAND people...SAND.

Oh, and I promise my blog is not turning into a video blog...:)

Wordless Wednesday

Saturday, January 09, 2010


I've been thinking since I read Shawni's post HERE(one of my very favorite blogs by the way)about what my WORD for 2010 would be. Words come easy for me. I talk a lot and the written word is one of my favorites. I love to read and I love to write. But to choose ONE WORD out of all of them was more difficult than I imagi

Because my focus this year is on one particular thing, my
word has been chosen. It is


I want to *recognize* a need and act on it.

I see the BIG PICTURE...ALWAYS. I don't read between the lines EVER. You have to knock me over to let me know you don't like me or you are saying something that should hurt my feelings. You may tell me something and ASSUME I understand and get it....most of the time I don't. If you tell me "My brother and I didn't say much to each other at Christmas", I don't read into that that there is a problem. I just assume you didn't have much of a chance to talk, or I don't assume anything...I just figure you didn't say much to each other.

Call me SHALLOW.

Anyhoo, back to my word.

I want to RECOGNIZE a need


I want to act on that need.

That may mean I pray for you. It may mean I make you a meal o
r buy a gift for your child. It may mean I send you a card or I donate in your honor. It may mean I give a bag of food to the needy or give words of wisdom to a young mom.

I WANT it to mean that Jesus has given me discernment so that I can bless others because of HIM.

Because it is not natural for me to RECOGNIZE a need, I am
asking HIM to show me the needs of others. I have been given the desires of my heart...I want to share that with others.


You may not recognize me when I begin reading between the

I hope not.

Lord, that I may
RECOGNIZE the needs of your people is my request for 2010.

(Oh, and the desire of my heart?

Thank YOU for that.)

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Greatest Invention!!!!

For Christmas, my daughter gave me this

Longchamp Bag!!!

I love it.

But, that's not the great invention.

THIS is:

Here it is in the purse:

Is that not the greatest invention?!

Gives any purse or bag lots of pockets.

I ordered it from


My mom is going to love it!
(Mom, click on the word Purseket (above) to see these)

Wednesday, January 06, 2010


Not sure how I feel about January.

It's cold.

And you KNOW I don't like cold.

I haven't seen my babies since Christmas.
So, I don't have any new pictures.

and,I had a crown done yesterday at the dentist.

But I am reminded of this this morning:

*He is.

He was.

He always will be.*

And January takes on a new meaning.

(song begins at 1:34...slide the bar over and begin there)

Friday, January 01, 2010

A Dream Come True

Our daughter, G,

Has admired THIS

At Pot*ery B*rn

For several years.

She loved it.

She wanted it.

It cost mucho dineroes.

Santa Claus got busy with his friend, who is a cabinet maker, and this is what Santa made:

*G* will add baskets and a window seat cushion.

She said it was *A Dream Come True*.

She is too.