Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I don't know about you, but I need to have a fun diversion and going to an affair where I can dress up and the gown will always fit is very comforting. I don't have to worry about how much things cost or running around shopping for just the right thing. It's all at my fingertips.
Don't forget to drop by tomorrow. It's guaranteed to take your mind off the market and put you in a dancing mood. Just go to Willow's blog tomorrow and you'll find comments from friends that are at the dance also. Until tomorrow..........
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Things I am thankful for today:
My One Year Bible
Shrimp Fried Rice
My fingernails are actually growing a little
My family and sweet friends
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This is a picture of my front door here in Atlanta. Don't forget I live in the basement in the mother-in-law suite. I noticed that the grass is looking a little brown and that's a signal that winter is coming. I think the arrangement is so pretty.
I have an issue and need help. I can't get the pink template off and change my blog background. Does anyone have any suggestions? I did the 'cutest blog on the block' thing before and now I can't get it to switch up. If anyone has an easy breezy free background please leave me some suggestions. I enjoyed the pink, but now I'm tired of it. Plus, it's getting to be fall and here I am wanting to change.
We are still having our challenges with gas here in Atlanta. One of my employees couldn't come to work today because she was almost out of gas and if she kept riding around she would have ran out. Her husband is going to get her some tonight. It took me 40 minutes of sitting in line to get my gas this evening. There's hardly any stations with gas and no one seems to know when it will get better. I saw that they mentioned it on the national news. Trust me we have a huge problem with the gas supplies. Of course, it seems to take your mind off the cost for a while. When you start getting down to the big E, they could be charging double the price...you must have fuel to get to work. What's going on????
Monday, September 22, 2008
I thought I'd slip on my scarf. Stevie said it's a little chilly so we'll have a bonfire and we'll be singing. I can't wait.
This is where I dropped by to grab some yummy picnic food.
Wow! You guys picked such a lovely spot. I'm getting closer. It seems like everything goes so slow when you are in a hurry trying to find your friends.
Avery and I came by here over the weekend and I snapped this. I thought I could get here faster if I made a trial run.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Mark and I had gone to a Chinese restaurant for lunch and then off to the bookstore. I love visiting bookstores, in fact I visited two before the day was winding down. This has been a fun birthday and I am so thankful to be celebrating another birthday. Some people dread b-days, but I am very aware that many don't get to make it to this age and I am blessed.
This has been a wonderful birthday knowing I have so many cherished blog friends and I look forward to getting to know you all better and I love that you share your lives with me. May God Bless you all richly!!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I'm blessed. I have a wonderful family, a job, a car and clothes to wear. I have books to read. I am part of a growing church that encourages and loves. I have the Lord and His promises. I also have my bloggy friends. You guys make a difference in my life.
Where's your trust?
P.S. Nana and Avery at art class. She was 3 and told the art teacher, "I'm an artist!"
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
1) I had an imaginary friend, Jimmy, up until I went to kindergarten. My family always teases me about whether he's still around and if I still see him. Of course not, but I can certainly remember exactly how he looked with his disheveled brown hair, freckles, red and white t-shirt and blue jeans. I remember he was always sweet to me.
2) I cannot stand to watch people eat popsicles or ice. I can't stand the sound. It is one of the most disturbing sounds to me.
3) I have a thing about escalators. I saw a man killed on one when I was 12 and it has left a very lasting impression on me. I realize elevators can be dangerous, but at least you are closed in and you aren't seeing the fall.
4) I love red hair. Long, very curly red hair is so beautiful to me. Why didn't I dye my hair and let it grow out when I was younger. I would look like I had lost my mind at this age trying to pull it off. My alter ego is Nikki and she has, of course, long, thick, red curly hair. Oh yow, she's thin too.
5) I once kissed Enos, the deputy, from Dukes of Hazzard. He was signing autographs at a car show in the heyday of the show. I asked him if I could kiss him and he said yes. Afterward, he turned red and looked surprised. He was a good sport. He just acted goofy for the part. I thought he was delightful.
6) I absolutely love office supplies. When I buy new office supplies I feel like I have a fresh start and can tackle my work better with these new writing instruments and new paper.
I must add that I have a quirk in common with Stevie Wren at a little birdie told me so. I am also extremely challenged when it comes to walking without falling. In high school I used to fall up the stairs and embarrassed myself so many times. I would comfort myself (and still do) with the little saying that "we all have special gifts, being real coordinated is not one of mine." I don't know, maybe that's not a quirky thing, but a defect. Bless our hearts.
I will pass this tag onto 6 of my friends. Please list your quirks and pass it on to 6 of your friends. I always enjoy learning more about my bloggy friends. Later, Nikki aka Trish
I tag Ruthie at Just Ruthie, Maggie at Nuts in May, Sherry at Edie's Attic, Barb at French Elements, Vee at A Haven for Vee, A Woman Who Is at In a Garden. These are some bloggy buddies that I always enjoy visiting.
Monday, September 8, 2008
There's so much going on in our world today with the weather, politics, huge gas prices. If you let it, you could get dizzy. I am ready for the fall. Our heat index yesterday was 101. Now folks, that is just too hot. I am ready for some nice cool weather.
This Sunday we have Biker Sunday at church. Our church has a ministry to bikers and once a year we have a service that caters to the bikers. They will serve lunch and have several hundred bikers. Our pastor is learning to ride and even bought a motorcycle to ride on that special day.
I need to go visiting some of my bloggy friends and get going on my latest projects. I'm making some postcards and trying to think ahead for holiday gifts. Time is marching along and later this month I will be turning another year older. I'm blessed and the Lord has been so good to me!!!
Thursday, September 4, 2008
She's starting to get excited about the holidays and I sure hope I will be the one to take her to get her picture made with Santa.
Thank you so much for your book suggestions. I am going to be looking for some new books this weekend. You guys are wonderful!!!
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I have been reading a C.S. Lewis book, "The Problem of Pain". It is such a thought provoking book. He was a brilliant man.
I wonder what you guys are reading these days. I think I need to read something a little lighter when I finish this and I am anxious to know if there's a book or series that you would recommend.