Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Meet The New Man of the House!

I look at this sweet face and I I feel like who needs sleep when I can look at this beautiful face and smell that sweet baby smell. I feel so blessed that my dd feels close enough to me and she actually wants me around to help so she can rest. I wish I could have enjoyed my babies this much, but I am not complaining.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Ain't It the Truth!!!

Lack of sleep and too much candy and I'm with him! Not feeling very buff lately.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Rough Couple of Weeks

I have been helping my daughter out by going to her house and watching the kids, so she can get some sleep. The baby is a night owl. While there I also cook dinner and do some of her laundry. Then I come home to take care of my own stuff. After a while I don't know if I'm coming or going. But it is so nice to have some time with the baby and of course my little princess. She has been so good with sharing the attention. I'm surprised, I thought it was going to be a problem.

This week she is all excited about halloween. A princess again, of course. I will be both happy and sad when this phase is over. What's next, Hannah Montana? I'm not so crazy about that. We went to a halloween event on Sunday and she got to
where her costume. It was a beautiful day and we had a lot of fun. Except that her princess shoes gave her blisters and my dh had to carry her about half a mile to the car. He was not happy about that and could not understand why I didn't make her wear her sneakers. Men just don't understand the shoe thing!

The baby is doing fine. At first he was not gaining weight and we were a little upset about that. My dd was told to supplement with bottles and he is now doing great.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

To Blog or Not to Blog

This is my little granbaby which is due any day!

Blogging has become quite a chore. Originally, I started to share my crafting projects and communicate with fellow crocheters and fiber lovers. But life gets very complicated and I don't have as much time to play with yarn as I would like. Then I started to scrap my photos in order to save my memories. I had hoped to get more involved the scrapping and paper lovers, but never really got it together to post and write about my layouts. Of course, I can post pics of my little pumpkin daily, but I do want to have a blog just about her! We are days from welcoming a new little pumpkin into the family. Of course, I will have to share those pics with everyone. I sometimes think it is time to give up the blog, it's not like I have a big readership. But everyonce in a while I do just feel like writing a few words or sharing some of my thoughts. So, I guess I will take a day at a time for now and see how it goes.

All of you multitaskers out there, I wish I knew your secret of how you keep it togother!

Monday, September 08, 2008

Where did the summer go?

Back to school for my pumpkin. I can't believe how big she has gotten. It was a great summer, but really flew by. We are now preparing for the new baby coming the first week of October My daughter is nesting and I am trying to get my house in order also. I need to crochet some things for the baby and I want to scrap some of the great pics I have taken. Fall is a great time of the year, but I am not looking forward to the long winter.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

More Pics

I have been busy unpacking, doing laundry and cleaning up my house and yard. When we got back, my house and yard looked almost haunted! I really have a jones to craft, but just have not time. But I will share more pictures of our beautiful vacation.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Isla del Encanto (Island of Enchantment)

We are back from Puerto Rico and we had a fabulous time. The food, the people and the absolutely beautiful land was more that I could have expected. I would have loved to post all my pictures, but blogger will not allow me right now, but more will follow.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Summer is just flying by!!!

I can't believe that it is already mid-August. I have been very busy and have neglected (among other things)my blog, my crafts and my garden. I have been hanging out with my grand daughter at the park, waterparks, the zoo. I went with my dh to Mexico, enjoying my pool (adding a heater really was worth it). My new gran baby is due the first week of October so I really need to hustle and crochet. Next week I will be going to Puerto Rico with my family and my sister's family. We are stay at the beautiful El Conquistador Resort. I am so excited.

Here are some of my summer pics.

I hope you are all enjoying your summer. I will post again when I come back from PR.

Friday, July 25, 2008

I though I was so great!!!


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

What a suprise! I am so glad I was not born then. Here I thought I was so above and beyond, ha.

PS>> mexico pics coming

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I Love Surprises

My hubby is away on business and surprised me with an invite to join him in Cancun, Mexico for a long weekend. So, I am packing a bag as fast as I can and will be on a plane tomorrow. Back in a few days.

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Life, Love and Stuff

This is a pic of me and my family at one of the weddings I just attended.
I am in black (I love those red shoes!!!), my hubby is hiding behind me, my daughter is in the polka dots and she is carrying my future grand baby :) the beautiful girl in the merlot dress is my 2nd cousin. She is a model. Behind her is her fiance and next to him my son-in-law (he is squinting in the sun). The couples next to him are my cousins and their spouses. The little girls are their daughters and my second cousins. I love this picture. When I look at it I don't see that we are older or fatter. I remember growing up in a big family. My father had lots of brothers and sisters. I had lots of cousins and aunts and uncles. We were a very close and very diverse family. Some, like myself, are olive, some were blond, some had blue eyes, some a nice warm brown. But we were so close and loved each other very much. I remember family picnics and Christmas parties at somebodies house and every room was full of people. I remember getting in trouble and how we would promise no snitching, no matter what. I remember how much I love them all. Sadly, as we grew up and started families of our own, we did not get together as often. Some moved away. A few died too young. We are all involved leading very busy lives. It feels like we just get together for special occasions.
Life has been very full for the past few months. My niece got married, we went to Disney and my cousin got married. 2 people very close to me have lost a parent and one of my favorite aunts is very ill. And I have been organizing my home, trying to get rid of stuff because I have realized that I have way too stuff. I started thinking that maybe less stuff will give me more time. Less dusting, organizing, more space, all good right? My goal is to simplify my life. It is June and I am still working on Focus on the more important things in life like the people I love and maybe some time for myself (I can dream :D ). This has been harder than I thought, I love my stuff and I can't just throw everything out. So I have been donating, recycling, gifting. My washer died so laundry is out of control. Like I said life is full and I am a bit crazy.
I am feeling very grateful but I want I need some craft therapy. Some quiet time to go through my stash and patterns and hopefully start something fabulous for the new baby. Now that would be living.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Back From Vacation

We went to Florida because my gr d was flower girl at my niece's wedding in Orlando and we decided to stay a week and take her to Disney. She had a fabulous time. Walked around in a princess dress and a tiara all week. Then she got to put on a beautiful white gown and a real tiara. She was in her glory. She is such a girly girl. We had a good time also. It was just a little too hot! Not much crafting going on lately. But I do want to work on a layette for my gr baby that coming in the fall. I have made one sweater set with a matching rnd ripple (which i will post one of these days) but i want to may more stuff since it is a winter baby. It is a little hard to make stuff when you don't know the sex, but that is how they (and i) want to do it!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

See You In A Week

My niece is getting married on Memorial Day weekend and she lives in Orlando. So we decided to go a week early and take a vacation at Disney with my grand daughter. She is so excited she can barely stand it. I am looking forward to enjoying this with her and hopefully getting some great pictures to scrapbook.


My nephew graduated from Bergen Community College on Thursday. It seems like just yesterday that he was graduating from kindergarten. Time really flies. This is my mom, my sis, my grand daughter with my nephew.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Belated Happy Mother's Day

I hope you all had a great Mother's Day. I had a very low key day relaxed with my loved ones, burgers on the grill. How cute are these two little mommies!

I have not been doing too much crafting lately. Very busy with all the crazy stuff going on right now. I did make a couple of baby items for our grand baby that is on the way. I will post pics one of these days :) Next week we are going to Florida for my god daughter's wedding and then spending a week at Disney with my grand daughter who is the flower girl, so I will have some interesting pics.

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Friday, April 25, 2008

I am jumping on the bandwagon

Juno Artwork

I just loved the movie. I made me feel good and a movie hasn't done that in a long time. I think I could learn a lot from this quirky little girl.

Monday, April 14, 2008


Goodbye cold weather, welcome spring. I am so glad it is finally warm and the sun is shining. I have been spending time at my little pumpkin at the park. She is now big enough to play with the children while I sit on a bench. So, I will be looking for a project that I can bring with me to work on. Nothing too complicated because I have to keep one eye on her at all times! I will look on Ravelry for something. I know that is where everyone has disappeared to but I just get so lost there. I have not made a real connection yet.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Don't Drink and Blog

I just read my prior post and realized that I should have followed my instincts and waited a day to blog. At least until the booze wore off! My replacement earring is coming today and all without a fight.

More to follow and some pics too.

Have a great weekend.

Friday, April 04, 2008

nana is sad :(

i feel so shallow for how i feel, but there is no way i can do anything to change it. my post are mostly about things i make for other people or things i do for or things i do with or for my granddaughter. mostly, making my dh, dd, ds, my little pumpkin, my mom happy is what
makes me happy. but when i was 50 my dd gave me a surprise party and my dh gave me the
most magnificent diamond earrings. now my dh works for the Tiffany & co., so when i say they were breathtaking that is no lie. but what made them priceless to me is that for the first time in our 20++ yrs together, it was a total surprise and very unexpected. i never took them off unless i was cleaning them. and just looking at them made me feel loved.
ok, so now you know how much i love them. so last sunday, as i was cooking dinner for 8 at my dd house, one of her friends commented how outstanding my earrings are and asked what kind of clasp i had and if i worried if they would fall off. so i told her and everyone else (i love these guys) about how this is the best gift i ever got and explained about the clasp. i also mentioned that i was in the habit of checking them to see if they were still on.
fast forward to tuesday morning, i am on the phone with my dd, while talking i rub my ears as i always do, to check my earrings. one is gone!! i spend the rest of the day checking every corner of my home and it is gone! i am heart broken, but my dd tells me to call my insurance co. well, it seems like i have to learn everything the hard way. unless you list items worth more than $1M that is all they are paying and that is not nearly enough to replace it.
OK, so i can deal with that is the way insurance works, etc. but that feeling of i am so important because i always put everyone else first is gone. that reminder that what i do is of so value to everyone in this house cannot be replace. i spend all of wed and thurs trying to find it, with no luck. friday, i send the day talking to jewelers getting prices and opinions. it seems that it would cost me more than 2x the price of both to replace 1 and insurance is only giving me 1/2 of the cost of 1. OK i now feel like shit. but i now have to tell my dh. he is not like a crazy man, not his style. but he says he is depressed. not like i am depressed. but because of the $. AND he says, we need to go over our budget and see if we can afford to replace them.

so gone is the feeling of we love what you do and that you put yourself before everyone else. it is now can we afford you after everyone else. this makes me so sad i can not even put words to it. it also makes me angry. i may need to rebel an do something totally out of character by putting myself first and let everyone else make adjustments.

but right now i am drinking vodka on the rocks and feeling very sorry for myself.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This is a little scary

I saw this on another blog and decided to try it. I couple of things don't really apply, but the rest is so dead on!

What Elsie Means
You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are the total package - suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don't always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don't have as much going for them as you do.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tired of Winter - Ready for Spring

It is such a drab and dreary day. We have all been taking turns getting sick and I feel as if I am about to start the cycle all over again :( This made me think about Spring. I know it is just around the corner and I cannot wait to feel the warmth of the sun on my face. This got me to thinking about,

Things I Love About Spring

  • End of Winter :)
  • Sunshine on my face, my back and through the windows
  • Being outdoors again
  • Opening the window and breathing real air inside the house
  • Not wearing a coat
  • The smell of things getting green again
  • Playing with the dirt and cleaning out the plant beds
  • Tulips
  • Going to the park again

Wow, that made me feel better!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

A month already!

I have been meaning to blog on a more regular basis, but I find it harder and harder. I'm not sure why but I just can't seem to get it together. Those of you that have children, jobs, hobbies, etc., and still manage to keep up with your blogs and the board, please tell me what is the secret. I know a lot of you are as busy as I am and can keep it together. I have been keeping myself busy. I have been crocheting scarves and hats but there is always someone who wants it before I can even take a picture. I made a caplet which i love, but I don't know how to wear it. It doesn't fit under a jacket and when the weather gets warmer, I won't want to wear it. I have also been making clothes for the baby dolls. My little pumpkin is getting to be such a big girl and really has been wanting a lot of attention lately. I think she has cabin fever. I can't wait for the warmer weather myself. This winter has been rough on us, we have been taking turns getting sick. Once we are all well, then we start all over again. Colds, viruses, but thankfully not the flu.
I have also been going through all my photos and trying to get them organized. I have scrapbooked some of them. But I have way to many to scrapbook all of them so I need to find a way to save them and be able access them when I want to. That is a very big project.
That's all for today. Hope you are all well and loving life!