Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary Mike!

36 years ago today, two VERY young kids walked down the chapel aisle--- and look where we are now.

Some of the things we've done through the years-

lived in 4 states (not that remarkable, but one of our "stats")

lived in 8 different homes- 4 rented, 4 owned with the bank

raised 3 sons who are all now married and gainfully employed

are the proud grandparents of 2 very sweet kiddos

worked at 13 different jobs between the 2 of us

owned (or were owned by) 5 dogs

owned 9 (I think) vehicles-- we drive 'em til they die-- not counting cars purchased for Marc

we've had some ups---- we've had some downs---- but we're still here and still each other's best friend

Happy Anniversary Mike-- love you!

Sunday, May 29, 2011


No, I haven't been babysitting anyone, I'm being babysat!  Mike is painting the dining room this weekend and many years ago we figured out that he works much better without my supervision.  So after church this morning, I went to my friend Sydnie's house to play.  Another friend was in town for the holiday weekend from Philadelphia.  We worked on some of our minis and Sydnie fixed us a delicious lunch!  A pasta dish with pancettta and a big glass of Sangria to go with it. Then we had dark chocolate Klondike bars for dessert.

Tomorrow I will be going to play with my friend Mary.  I imagine we will work on some minis and also work on some plans for a club project for next year.  Mary will be the club President and I think I was drafted to be the VP---- not sure how that happened----

Tuesday night it is back to work-- I wonder if there is anyone left in Raleigh who hasn't had their baby yet!

Well, Mike is making pizza for our dinner, so I think I may go to my room studio and play for a bit longer until it is ready.   HMMM-- guess I'm still being looked after-- I am a lucky "girl". 

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Chinese Take Out

So, for Lent I gave up fast food (not THAT big of a sacrifice, but still), Chinese take out (a BIG problem-- I was getting take out when Mike was out of town, so at least once a week) and eating in the cafeteria at work (That was the hardest-- and I actually did a pretty good job on this one). 

Mike was out of town again this evening, so I decided to stop on my way home and pick up a Chinese treat.  Well, let me just say, I was more than a little disappointed-- so I don't think I'll be stopping again any time soon.

Guess you've heard by now the newest American Idol is a high school kid from Garner, NC.  Way to go Scotty!

Hey Mary, I commented on your blog---

More later...

Me Again

After writing almost daily while I was away, I thought for sure I'd be able to keep it up once I got home-- but obviously, that was not to be. Not that I've been doing anything really exciting since getting back-- just working and sleeping and playing with minis from time to time. 

The trip home from Korea was uneventful.  The plane from Seoul to Chicago was really full-- and there was a family of four in the row in front of me with a kid who screamed a good part of the trip (if he was awake he was screaming)-- Thank heavens for Ambien and headphones!  The layover in Chicago was OK, enough time not to have to run, but not too much time to have to sit around and wait.  I had a wonderful trip and am grateful to Mary and Marshall and the kids for putting up with me, but it was time to be home.

I still haven't managed to edit my pictures-- Snapfish has become VERY user unfriendly if you ask me. 

The miniature club had a "garage sale" on April 21st-- we had it here since the City of Raleigh would only let us have it at Sertoma if we turned over all the proceeds to them.  It was a lot of fun-- there were tables of minis in the living room, the dining room and the kitchen! We made $139 for the club.

I'm starting to plan for the neighborhood supper club-- it will be a Caribbean theme-- I've been looking for recipes that don't use too many different ingredients. 

Well, I really should try yo get some sleep--more later....