Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Weekend!

Came to post and saw Vonna has 'Day 14' up. Had to pause and read her post. Have you read Vonna? Go here. She is an amazing beautiful woman. Her stitching is beyond my capabilities regardless what those judges say at the fair. And she posts for the 25 Days of Christmas. She shows her baking, stitching, gadgets and gizmos. Wonderful.

Then Coni had posted today too. Have you read the Spinster? Go here. Coni inspired me to blog. Hers was the first blog I ever read. I laughed out loud. Loudly and often. And still do. She's the only person I have ever heard about catching her hair on fire while stitching. Twice. To say her stitching is awesome and that she is amazing too - yep, these two women are who I want to be more like when I grow up.

It is a good day when one of these two post, but to have them both post on the same day. Wonderful! Take the time and go see them. You will not regret the hours you spend on their blogs. Always a good time.

Speaking of a good time. I had family over Saturday evening. What a group. These normally calm, intelligent, caring women become animals when you put cards in their hands. Name calling, yelling, a few cussing, muttering. All in the name of trying to get rid of a pile of 13 cards. Heart palpitations (Courtney), dizziness (Tammy - although, she does have a mild concussion - car wreck a week ago), blood pressures rising (all of us), arthritis complaints (Mom), back pain (me), and pregnancy (Keri). Well, that last one has nothing to do with cards. Yep, my sister is pregnant again. Due in early August. She sprang that one on us at Thanksgiving.

back row - Megan, Courtney, Keri, Tammy, and me
front row - Brittany, Carol-Sue, Mom with Alivia, and Whitney

Down to 11 days and I'm already for Santa. Need to wrap just a couple of presents and then let the jolly man in red come a-calling. Well, the baking is this week. Then he can come round. lol

Time to make dinner. Mulligan stew tonight. Need to get that roast in the pressure cooker. Hmm, just realized I never thawed it. Can you put frozen meat into a pressure cooker? Maybe I should go with something else. Shoot, the chicken is in the freezer too. Better get to the kitchen and figure this out. 



CalamityJr said...

Beautiful photo! What fun you all must have had, making family memories. Adopt me, please!

gracie said...

I love visiting with both the ladies. I love your family picture and it sounds like a good time was had by all

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

Awww...Denise you just made my day :) Thank you for your kind words!
And about Santa and Mrs. Claus...come back over tomorrow, and the story will be there about them. You might need a Kleenex or two too!
God Bless and much love :)

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

...and I forgot to say, I always wanted a sister, and I just had brothers, but I imagine the good times you all had at your card playing was just that GOOD TIMES! I'm with Calamity Jr. how about adoption?

paula said...

I need to start posting "what's going on" posts again. I have gotten away from those to a more "show and tell"blog.

Hoping everything comes back after the move.

By the way. Keri is just GLOWING ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Melinda Forbes said...

Thank you for sharing those two wonderful blogs. You are right, both blog posts are amazing. And so enjoyable.

Hope your dinner was a success. I just know it was