Things Are Hopping . . .

Things are hopping here, lately. You all know how that is. One week everything goes according to plan, and then suddenly a renegade week (or month) pops up and we’re rushing like crazy to complete all we have to do before bedtime!

So, today I have an older post to show you. It’s in keeping with the Easter traditions we talked about on Monday.

I think you’ll like this little tale of how my girls and I once tackled a new (to us!) Easter tradition. You can read it by clicking here.



Movie Magic

When I was a pre-teen (yes, yes, when the dinosaurs roamed!), I used to make a little spending money by babysitting.

Part of the fun was that once the children were all tucked in and sleeping, I had a TV – ALL TO MYSELF!

That wasn’t ever the case at home, where I had a bunch of siblings, not to mention parents, with whom I had to continually negotiate over which program to watch.

Ah, but when babysitting, I could turn that channel dial at will!

Notice I said, “turn the dial” – as in walk over to the TV (or in my case sit real close on the floor) and manually turn the channel. There was no remote control then. ๐Ÿ˜‰

What I loved most were the movies! I’d devour the TV Guide to consider my choices and read every detail in order to make a final decision. There was usually an old classic on the schedule – especially on weekends. Anyone remember the program called “Saturday Night at the Movies”?

I can still remember so many that fascinated me, including:

A Summer Place
The Rose Tattoo
Come Back Little Sheba
The Good Earth
Bridge to the Sun

They were often based on books or plays, and most were filmed in black and white. It didn’t matter – those stories really didn’t need any frills or special effects!


I‘m wondering if you have any favorite old movies, or movies that made an impression on you. Please, tell us about them! ๐Ÿ˜€



To be Continued

So here are my choices . . .

~ Should I talk about the things Iโ€™ve been making but havenโ€™t had time to photograph?

~ Or should I mention that I bought new yarn for a project that I am just dying to try?

~ Or perhaps I should tell you about the concert that Sir Beads and I will soon attend that has us giddy with excitement?


Maybe I should just be honest and admit that I am too exhausted at the moment to write in detail about any of the above.

I’m sorry! I promise I will soon.

In the meantime, feel free to start the conversation here, today. ๐Ÿ˜€

Love you, kids!


Christmas in March

Happy Monday, Kids ๐Ÿ™‚

How was the weekend?


On Saturday, I finally used a gift card I’d almost forgotten about . . .

While Christmas shopping in December, I was at the check-out to pay when the clerk told me I had spent enough to qualify for a $20.00 gift card. I was totally surprised because first of all, I didn’t realize that they were having such a promotion, and secondly, I didn’t think I had spent enough to receive twenty dollars!

I’m ever the skeptic, so as she handed me the card I said: “Oh, I am guessing that I’ll have to spend a certain amount to be able to use this $20.00? Or perhaps it expires quite soon?”

“No, no, it’s as good as cash here at this store.” she answered.


So, this weekend I discovered the card tucked among a few sales receipts in my wallet, and decided I’d better spend it while I was thinking of it.

New towels seemed like a good idea as ours were beginning to look shabby. When I got to the mall, they happened to be on sale for half-price! ๐Ÿ™‚

I can’t tell you how much fun it was to leave that store with a fairly large bag of pretty new towels – for FREE!

As I carried them to the car, it definitely felt like Christmas. In fact, I swear I heard Christmas Carols! ๐Ÿ˜‰



You Couldn’t Pay Me

Good old Goldilocks was the original “fussy eater”.

I, on the other hand, have always been fairly adventurous when it comes to trying new foods. I even love all vegetables – including spinach and parsnips. It’s true! ๐Ÿ™‚

But there are a few things you couldn’t PAY me to eat, and they are:

Bleu Cheese

What’s on your “I won’t eat that!” list?