Friday, November 30, 2007

Amazing Bailey

There is an old saying that the older you get the faster time goes. Someone knew what they were talking about! It hardly seems possible that Miss Bailey is four months old already. She is such a doll. She had her doctor's appt today and weighs over 15 lbs. Quite a difference from the skinny, elephant skinned baby that Nicole brought home from the hospital barely 6 lbs. She looks so healthy and happy now. Don't you love her ruffled bonnet?

Friday's Feast 11/30/07

Feast One Hundred & Seventy

Appetizer What is your favorite carnival/amusement park ride? I do not like carnival/amusement park rides of any kind. The merry go round is too fast for me. I am prone to migraine headaches and any kind of spinning, etc will give me one. I don't even like to ride in a car much less an amusement park ride. I do enjoy going to carnivals and amusement parks. The food at carnivals is great!

Soup How do you react in uncomfortable social situations? First, I try not to put myself in an uncomfortable social situation. If it happens, I get quite and try and hide!

Salad On a scale of 1-10 with 10 being highest, how much do you enjoy discussing deep, philosophical topics? 2-3, not much into the deep intense topics.

Main Course Did you get a flu shot this year? If not, do you plan to? No and no

Dessert Approximately how many hours per week do you spend watching television? This is a hard question. When the boys are here the TV is always on. But just because Spongebob Squarepants is on does not mean I am watching it. I watch approx 6-8 hours of TV a week but since I am not working it is on more.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Housing Market

My blog is usually filled with picture of my grandbaby, my kids or my crafts but Wednesday morning I got a surprise that I was not really expecting. I got layed off at work. I worked for a roofing company and we had been told for the past year that although the housing market was not doing well that the "A" team was in place and we would prevail. Well, working in Accounting as I did, I could see the writing on the wall. I just didn't think it would affect me as early as it did. I really am glad that I am not still there waiting for my layoff. I can only image the stress that the people that are still there are going through. My layoff has happened and I am off to collect unemployment. I did get a week and a half pay and my vacation days so I am set for a couple of weeks.

I have been toying with the idea of opening a day care again. I ran a day care when my kids were little and it is the perfect way to be able to stay at home with your little ones while providing an income. When Nicole started calling around for day care and found out what places are charging and finding no spots available, it got me to thinking. The layoff will just push that thought into reality.

My dad, the kids, Bailey and I are off to Pennsylvania for Thanksgiving to see my Grandma. With the birth of Bailey there are five generations and with her being 93 we thought it was the perfect time to visit. When we get back I will get to the serious business of cleaning out the garage and setting up my day care.

Friday's Feast 11/16/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Nine

Appetizer What was your first “real” job? Working as a receptionist in a real estate office.

Soup Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity? I don't have to go far to spark it, just need the time to get it done.

Salad Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…I screw up. Which I do often. I embarrasse easily.

Main Course What values did your parents instill in you? Honesty

Dessert Name 3 fads from your teenage years. Big hair, MTV, and chunky heels

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Turquoise and Brown Set

By now, you probably have guessed that I love the kits from This necklace is from a kit from them called Turquoise Drops Necklace by Michelle Skobel. I purchased more of the brown seed beads and changed the pattern slightly to be able to make the set. On the necklace, I didn't put on as many turquoise beads and made the back of strap plain. I took one section of the necklace and made an earring. Then I took a pattern I had downloaded off the internet and made the bracelet. I think the whole set is cool. I can't wait to wear it.

Friday's Feast 11/9/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Eight

Appetizer Which snack do you like to get when you go to the movies? You have to get buttered popcorn and a soda but I really don't like popcorn. Twizzlers is my personal favorite.
Soup What year did you start using the internet? I think 1997
Salad What is your first name in Pig Latin? ristineChay
Main Course Name something you are picky about. Weird I know, but the size of my purse. It can't be too small to hold all the essentials, but not too big that I have to dig stuff out of the bottom. Last weekend I went to a craft show with my mom and got what I think is the perfect purse.
Dessert Fill in the blanks: I ____ ____ yesterday and I ____ ____ today. I went to work yesterday and I will bead today.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Friday's Feast 11/2/07

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Seven

Appetizer How much money do you plan to spend this upcoming holiday season? Not as much as in year's past.

Soup What was the last television show you watched, and was it good? Last night Ugly Betty - what a hoot!

Salad If you had to paint the walls of your living room tomorrow, what color would you choose? The walls of my living room are yellow and I wouldn't change them. I love my living room!

Main Course Name something clever or practical you have thought of that should be invented, but hasn’t yet. A house that cleans itself????

Dessert List 3 things you would like to receive as gifts this upcoming holiday season. With three kids and a grandbaby I really haven't thought about what I want for Christmas. I guess if money was no issue I would like a SLR Digital Camera, perfume and GC to Victoria's Secret to buy those expensive bras.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Bailey is Three Months Old!

It hardly seems possible that Bailey can be three months old already. It seems like yesterday that her Mom was a baby. Bailey is getting bigger and cuter every day.