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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Scott's Surgery!

Tomorrow Scott will be having his surgery to repair the umbilical hernia. Supposed to be outpatient surgery; we will wait and see on that one. I am worried about him but am trying not to let him know tat I am. (I think he all ready feels my "worry beams"). All I can do is hope and pray it goes smoothly.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Whirlwind Romances

Last week my oldest-younger brother, Jack got married to Nichoal a girl he had been dating for about 2 months. Nichoal has a little boy named Dougie and there will be a new baby in our family +/- 9 months. New additions to our all ready BIG family. I've only met her once briefly when I was visiting Mom a few weeks back. Just proves that you never know what tomorrow may bring thats for sure.

Thursday, June 22, 2006


I have made some good progress this week in the re-doing of the craft department; only yarn/needle crafts, jewelry, Wilton, paint, unfinished wood, and clay left to do - three and a half isles and it will be done. Just got to get some muscle in there to shift loziers over one section at a time. UMPH! What we have gotten done so far looks really wonderful.I hope the District Manager thinks so as well.
Well I guess I better get back to the housework and laundry... what FUN!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Life changes... daily

It's a 100% certain that life is always changing. Ashley worked her last officail day yesterday and Lily was hired to take her place. I hope she is a fast learner and a deligent worker.

Our Sunday night overnighter has been cancelled due to the fact that it is Father's Day and no sitter was available for Ash's son. Oh well! I will get what I can done during the week next week. And hope I have a good bit accomplished before Tim's visit Wednesday! I'm thinking of going in on Monday and working 5 hours on just planograms so that I can get ahead a little more. Got to ask Angie about that today.

So much to do around here this morning before I go into work... Laundry and house work mostly. I need to make a run to the grocery store for cat liter and dog food.

I let "Little Nickie": out last night and within just a few minutes that nasty stray was on our front porch beating Nick up and when Scott and I went out to break it up Mr. Tesla lit into my left foot; I guess he wanted part of the fight. OUCH! We cleaned it up good and put triple antibiotic oinment and bandaides on it so hopefully it won't become infected. CATS!

It's looking like it may rain by afternoon. We have definitely entered that hot and sticky time of year... YUCK! Thats the worst part about SC Summers.... HOT, STICKY and hard to breath here in the city.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Tropical STorm #1

We have been experiencing this years first tropical storm this week. We desperately needed the rain but I hate the thunder that comes along with it sometimes. OH Well can't have everything. The plants are thoroughly enjoying the rain and the garden is looking better. Poor Amelia (dog) is miserable and she smells so bad I don't want to bring her inside right now. Perhaps over the weekend I'll give her a good bath and brushing. She hates baths so this will be interesting.

Today is Ashley's last official day with JoAnn's but she is going to help me Sunday night with MAP planograms in the craft department so that we can be done before our DTL's visit next week. Thats really nice of her to do that. Today we are celebrating her and kicking off the new sale with a "chocolate day", I'm also making chicken salad sandwiches. She will be deeply missed.

I took Greg's little cat, "little Nickie" to the vet for his first shots and they must have hit a nerve in his hip because yesterday he would hardly eat or stand. He is doing much better this morning. I kinda hate the thought of taking him back for his boosters; poor little guy.

I got into something up at the property as I'm itching like crazy. Scott thinks it was chiggers but I'm thinking poison ivy or spiders as I sawe a LOT of those while trimming on trees. It'll be interesting to go back up and see if the hydrangea is coming back around or not; it didn't look too hot when we were up there last weekend.You can see that from the picture I've posted this morning. It'll be a miracle if it makes it. That clay is going to take some work to get it fertile enough to grow vegetables.

Well on to the day!

Monday, June 12, 2006

June 11,2006 trip to property

We had a fun day up at the property and got a lot accomplished. Scott mowed the entire section where we want to build our house and I did a bunch of trimming on trees with low branches so that Scott could get up under them further with the mower. We will have several nice shady "islands" in our yard as well as the woods to enjoy once we clean up debrie and thin the trees a little to the ones over 4" around. One clump of trees is the perfect spot to make a living gazebo for a seating area or a hammock. Lots of plans spinning around in our heads these days. And we are wishing we were up there all the time.

Thursday, June 08, 2006


I walked around our yard this morning and these are some of the blooms that I found.

Healing dolls

These are a couple of the little healing dolls that I've made.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Something new everyday!

Well Ashley is leaving JoAnn's next week and she will be greatly missed. I'm working on a going away gift for her and hope to have it done today before I have to go into work. It's a quillow - a quilt that folds up into it's own attached pillowcase. It sounded like an easy projects but keeping it squared proved more difficult than I imagined. Oh well hopefully she will like it even with a few character flaws. Will post a picture when it's finished. I've also been working on some "healing dolls" for a swap I'm in on the IFQ website. They are really cute!

News on Scott - he has an umbilical hernia about the size of a nickel that will require outpatient surgery. Our Dr says it's not life threatening but Scott would have to take it easy so as not to aggravate it and make it hurt. Scott's ready to have it fixed and has an appointment with a specialist later this month to set the surgery up. He knows that taking it easy is not in his vocabulary!

Our washing machines' motor control board has died so we have the part ordered and the guy will be out sometime in the next 3 to 5 days to put it in.

Yesterday we had a new mattress set delivered and it's wonderful! Will take a little getting used to but Scott didn't have as much trouble as I did sleeping on it last night. I came out from the shower and asked how his reading was going and he was out!

At 10 this morning I have to call into a conference call; I'm hoping it won't last too long as I have a lot I want to do before I have to go into work. I'm hoping to learn alot over this call about the dashboard and PNL. I have so much to learn!

Our little garden is growing well thanks to Scott; he actually planted everything thats out there this year and has been weeding it in the evenings. I think gardening will be a tremendous hobby for him once we are out on our property. I think we will just give the TV to Greg and take more time to read and work together.

Two cats, some soup and a dog

Tippy Howie Vegetable beef soup and cornbread My very first toy... a dog  On November 8th I decided to do surgery on the little dog that cam...