Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Debt - Paid in Full

You know the kind of person you never want to be left alone with at a party?

Well... I left a friend of mine alone with such a person.

She told me I owed her.

Jackie... here is your payment, cheesecake with raspeberry sauce. Enjoy!

For the recipe (and trust me, you want to make it) scope out it here.

Bella Vita is a great blog, and always leaves me inspired.

Friday, September 9, 2011

How to Motivate Yourself

I looked out the window as I was reading with S last night and saw a group of people on the sidewalk looking at my house. I went out, casually, pretending to put trash into the can, and asked if I could answer any questions about the house. This group was on a historic walking tour of our street. I started telling them about the house, when I heard myself ask if they would like to come in and see it. They thanked me but declined. I said good-bye and headed back in. Then it struck me... Thank the Lord they refused! I looked around at the piles, and got my butt moving. It's amazing what you can do when you really do it, instead of putting it on the list. With back to school and hauling treasures from my parents house, it had gotten a wee bit (okay, a lot) out of control. All those little "put-away" piles are gone. I woke this morning to more order, and felt better. They can come back now.... after I finish vacuuming, mopping, dusting, and cleaning the chandelier. Okay, come back next week.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Gum Ball Necklace

My niece, Z, is having a Bubble Gum Birthday Party at the end of the month.

Aunt Gwennie made the necklaces.

I'm thinking of stringing them to hang on the chandelier over the table.

Also, I need to come up with a craft project. Hmmm...