Sunday, March 1, 2009

The View

Hubby and I took a drive a couple of weeks ago looking for property. I took this picture between the town we live in now and the town we are going to move to. Isn't it just gorgeous? We love it here. Of course, right now everything is brown and dreary... It's winter, what do you expect?
Some of you that are not from Southeast Texas (or other similar areas) will not be impressed with our hills... But for me (a lifelong Southeast Texas girl), this view is fabulous!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Easter Chick

Since we have been moving and updating our house to put on the market, I haven't had a lot of time to create. So, when I saw the PCP sketch challenge and CBC's color challenge, I thought I would kill three birds with one stone (card)! I have made 58 of these little guys to send out as my Easter cards to friends and family! Woo-hoo!

And I noticed Courtney's post about the SRDT challenge for doing the inside of the card. That is always easy for me! I decorate the inside of my card every single time!

Anyway, I had a blast doing this. It was nice to have gotten my stuff unpacked to a point that I could get back to my desk and create!
Stay tuned. There will continue to be more to come!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Hello Again!

Hello everyone! I bet you all thought that I had fallen off the face of the earth... But no!!! :)

Things have just been way more crazy than I anticipated. I won't go into details here, but suffice it to say that moving from the city to the country has its own set of problems that I never foresaw!!!!

We had our first country episode tonight. I'm smiling now, but I wasn't when it happened...

I was sitting watching a movie (argh - that's a whole other story) when I started smelling a smell that I can't even describe. The best way is to say that it smelled like some kind of chemical burning. My eyes started watering and my head started hurting. It was awful. I went to the back door and the odor was getting stronger and stronger. It was aw-w-w-w-ful.

It didn't take long and the whole house smelled like it. I went outside and it was worse out there. Then it dawned on me where I have smelled something like it... on the highway...

Well, it seems that a skunk walked past the fence in the yard and the dogs started barking at it. Well, Mr. Skunk did what all good skunks do and sprayed! Best I can tell is that he missed the dogs, but the neighbors will probably never forgive us for this! The smell lingered for about 2 hours outside.

However, when I left home to come to the PD to post this, my house still smelled awful! :(

Since things are beginning to get a little more back to normal, I am hoping to start posting more regularly again. Keep checking back for pictures and projects. ...and more tales of country life!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


Hello all! I just got back into Beaumont on my way to Stampin' Up! Leadership Convention in Orlando. Will try to post some entries from Orlando of photos that we take there. Will be at the mercy of others there with their laptops... So, we'll see!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year

Hello all! Happy New Year! I have been down for the count since Saturday with a wicked case of the flu. I am sitting in the police department in Sabinal checking e-mail and posting some blog comments. Have my dear hubby tapping his fingers and toes wanting me to hurry so that we can go home and go back to bed. This stuff has been hard to kick. Anyway, I wanted to post this to let everyone know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. Am just recovering from the flu and have no internet at home yet.

Hope you all have a great New Year's!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Day After Christmas Blahs!

Well, my travel/move luck has held out! My husband (who is now a night owl for real) left to head back home at 1 AM this morning. He has to be at work at 6 PM to work a 12 hour shift, so he wanted to get home so that he could sleep at his normal time and try to get back on schedule. He took my car because one of his headlights went out on our trip here and we didn't get a chance to get it replaced before today. I was going to leave around 9 AM this morning and be there well before dark so headlight out would not be an issue for me.

Well, I got up this morning and got into the car to turn it around so that I could put my load in the car. When I got out and walked around the car to go inside, guess what???? Flat, I mean totally flat, tire! Tires are fairly new. Especially considering that this is the car that I have been keepin here with me while he drove my car back and forth from Sabinal!

Luckily Eric's uncle lives nearby and rescued me with a jack and tire iron! I then ran the tire over to the shop where we bought it. They are going to repair or replace at no charge, but they are VERY backed up today... I am still sitting at my house at 2:30 PM waiting on the call that the tire is ready and I can come and let them install it on the car... At this rate, I won't be in Sabinal until 10 PM... And will have driven as long without a headlight as Eric would have had to if he had driven the car this morning!

What a way to end the Christmas holiday!

Hope your day after is going better than mine!

Winter Break

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and got to spend the day exactly as they wanted to.

I just wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking a break from blogging for a while... Longer than I would like... :(

We are moving the computer today. That doesn't pose a problem except that we do not have internet in Sabinal yet. Don't know when it will be installed either. I will call Monday and then decide if I need to just buy an aircard.

Besides that, my last minute packing has come back to bite me "you know where"... :( I am just putting stuff in any old box that it will fit. So much for organizing as I packed and keeping everything neat and ready to unpack and go to work... Now it will take me twice as long to unpack... Yuck! :(

So, I feel certain it will be some time after the first of the year before I will get to start creating. That makes me sad. What makes me sadder is that I probably won't start creating again until after SU's Leadership!!! :( At least I don't have to worry about swaps... I have the perfect excuse for not having anything... "It's packed!" LOL

Hope you all have a wonderful New Year! I will "see" you again in 2009!