Friday, December 22, 2006

I'm Moving My Blog

I've decided to follow Deb's example and move my blog to my website. This will be a work in progress as I figure things out (like how to make a larger image appear in the post). Please switch my link and come and visit. My new blog is located at http://www.deirdreabbotts.com/wordpress/ See you soon!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Just in time for Xmas and Chanukah

I drove by a store yesterday and I HAD TO go back this morning to take a photo.
Yes - its legs, arms and BREASTS!
Then I got really curious and had to go back with a friend to see if it had a head. We peeked into the side window but only saw a red fingernail. So into the store we went - The owner was at the rear moving boxes around and as we came in we said we wanted to know if it had a head. In a monotone voice he answered, "No head, wipe your feet."
Excuse me - I wasn't out mucking the stalls or plowing the lower 40 - and who the fuck puts white carpeting in a retail shop?
And more importantly wouldn't you think that someone who put this in their window would have a sense of humor?
I wonder what it costs?

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Red Shoe Ramblings blog moved

Just want to mention this in case any of you are wondering where Deb went off to! I think this might be the beginning of a trend! Visit Deb's new blog at http://debrichardson.com/blog/

Monday, December 11, 2006

Invitation to a beading class TONIGHT!

This was posted over on The Lone Beader - I thought some of you might be interested - I know I am - her work is incredible!
Date:Monday, December 11, 2006
Time:Eastern 9 pmCentral 8 pmMountain 7 pmPacific 6 pm
Please join me in another adventure as I demonstrate the basics of bead embroidery on this month's EBSQ Live. My presentation will take place in the EBSQ Chat Room. If you would like to participate, all you need to do is get there a few minutes early, log in with a user name, and enter the room. Presentations usually last between 15- 30 minutes. You can stick around to ask questions, or you can just watch and learn. EBSQ Live workshops are open to both members and non-members, so I hope you'll remember to stop by:)

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Productive weekend & added excitement!

This is the weekend I wanted to get ready to put up our Xmas tree - not that I am actually going to get the tree up by Sunday evening, but I needed to do the deep house cleaning that needs to be done before bringing the tree in. Stuff like moving furniture, vacuuming under the rugs and washing the wood floors - icky dirty stuff. The living room looks good, and yesterday the kitchen looked pretty good too! Today the kitchen is still clean but there are piles of things not yet baked or cooked, and because I will be doing these things in the next 3 or 4 days, its silly to put it all away. So what else did Morgan and I get finished this weekend?
  1. We made 7.5 pounds of fudge
  2. 6 dozen oatmeal raisin cookies
  3. 5 dozen double-chocolate crescent cookies
  4. Morgan made chocolate peanut butter candy with her Aunt
  5. All the laundry is washed, folded and put away
  6. I finished 2 books on tape - Entombed by Linda Fairstein and Grave Sight by Charlaine Harris. I'm getting ready to listen to The Kills also by Linda Fairstein
  7. Half of the gifts I've bought - are now wrapped
  8. The refrigerator is cleaned out and washed

Now for the excitement - While I was washing dishes I heard an explosion. I looked out the window and saw smoke and flames across the highway near the train tracks. by the time I grabbed the phone to call 911 - the fire had spread to about 10 feet wide and within 3 or 4 minutes it was probably 80 to 100 feet wide. The good news is that there isn't too much brush to fuel a fire and the fire department arrived very quickly. Of course I grabbed my camera and took a bunch of shots - I even got photo credit for the one featured on WestportNow . Here are a few others

Friday, December 01, 2006

Do You Deserve Your HS Diploma?

I saw this over on Kristen's blog. She is much younger than I am and does not suffer from as many senior moments as I do. She also probably studied.
You paid attention during 80% of high school!

68-84% Pretty good, you know that there are libraries and newspapers, and you remember what you've read. You were a child that wasn't left behind! Do you deserve your high school diploma? Create a Quiz