Wednesday, October 31, 2007


(my soon to be born great niece/nephew!)

How AWESOME is that.....we are all anxiously awaiting the arrival of Baby G and as you can see my niece and her hubby are a little "bored" waiting also...let's just hope we don't have to see a "turkey" on that belly!!!!
Till next time, yinz crazy GHOULS!........

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


Hey yinz guys, I found some cool things on the internet that I thought you might be interested in. Maybe you know about this stuff, but it was new to me. Anyway, first off, I was recently introduced to Widgets.....those neat little boxes that sit on your desktop and let you check things out at a glance...anything from an analog clock, to weather, see when new yahoo email comes in, your own little picture frame with your pics that scroll through. You can have an ongoing game of sudoku that you can play throughout the day, keep a "bee" pet.....there are literally thousands that you can put on your desktop. I have a clock, weather and a little devotional with a bible thought for the's actually sorta addicting....just go to and check it out.
Next, I just discovered the new Google Map that is awesome! I was able to travel directly to my house, up and down my street, and look at my house as well as my neighbors. Now these actual pics were probably taken in the Summer sometime as I could see the way the Goose on my porch was dressed, but it was soooo cool. I mean, if I gave you my address (which I didn't plan to by the way), you could find my house and see EXACTLY what my house looks like as well as the surrounding neighborhood.....I was stunned. There is only about ten cities or so that you can actually view but if you are fairly close to one of the listed cities, you may be able to view yours as well..... it was unbelievable. I mean, I went to downtown New York City....Central Park and followed the road in the park online. If you haven't done it, you've got to go to Google and click on the Maps tab.....I believe there is a tutorial that will help you through it....Enjoy that!
Last but not least, I got a Doc appointment today...just my 6 month routine....and I know I had not lost the weight I should have. But as I was looking at some recent pics of myself, I got really mad and figured I would try again....this time with alot of prayer and taking one day at a time. In the process of searching for something else, I fell upon this site You gotta go there....even if you just want to maintain your weight. Alot of these sites cost money, but the basic one here is free (you can upgrade to Gold if you want for a fee). The basic, gives you alot of things to do, for instance, really good online calorie and weight charting, how much water you consumed for the day...and all very easy too. It also has an online diary that you don't have to make public, there is a forum and message board, you can find out how many calories you need to eat to lose or maintain and an exercise chart that gives you really specific calorie burning amounts...even if you are just cleaning house. Hopefully this will be my goal is only 45-50 pounds, so we aren't talking alot here but this could be the key.
Well, now that I found things to keep yinz guys from your work, enjoy the searching and let me know what ya think.....till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Google me this, Batman..... that you're all tired of looking at the pig head, I thought I would post something....actually I have no pictures to post yet....still looking to finish off the frame for my cross stitch wedding sampler...almost stay tuned for that.
Oh, about my Title... I'm a big GOOGLE fan.....I go to Google for EVERYTHING!!!! I've taught everyone at work to go to Google for everything!!! 9.75 times out of 10, I find what I'm looking for. Well, tonight I go to my Youth Group at Church...I'm usually just a helper but this week I gotta teach some younger teens.....I'm not a teacher....I can pretend to be a teacher....but technically, I can't control kids....ask my son! (I can't even control my three dogs!)
So, where does one go who must teach for 1/2 hour and doesn't know how to teach????? GOOGLE!!!! And sure enough, I found what I was looking for.
Oh, and what exactly was I looking for? MOSES! Now I believe that humor is the best way to teach just about anything...which is probably why I go to the church I do, cause my Pastor always makes us laugh...ALOT! So, I figured instead of talking, I would let the kids talk....aka, do skits on Moses. So, I plan on giving a little preview on Moses then I found this great skit on what would have happened had Moses had to call 911 Emergency about the Burning Bush....a talking Burning Bush no less. It's a really cute skit, so the kids should have alot of fun with it.
I guess you could say I just added another "Hat" to my already overloaded Hat Rack....that of "Religious Youth Teacher"! Then again, after I make them do this skit......they may never want me to teach them again!

Gotta love that "Google"!!!!
Well, that's what's keeping me busy for, till next time, yinz crazy guys......

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Oink, oink.....

Hey, did I tell yinz, guys we went camping this past weekend? (only about a zillion times!) Anyway, we went camping this past weekend for the last time this season. We did stay in this cute little rental trailer....honest we did...I have the bump on my head (after hitting the top bunk) to prove it! It was really nice....sorta a birthday weekend for the Sweetie Man (by the way...he thanks you for all the good wishes yesterday)
Well, anyway, they had this pig roast and the Sweetie Man loves those and just had to take a picture of the pig...after roasting of course....only cause the head was still there (it's a guy thing)....

Gotta tell ya, it was DELICIOUS!!!! They also had a guy playing the guitar and singing during the picnic and the weather was gorgeous....a PERFECT weekend to say the least.
I did alot of reading and cross stitching the Sweetie Man worked on his laptop. He got this new Photo Shop program and just had to play with it. Let's just say, if the pig picture didn't freak you out, just take a look at the pumpkins in the next picture....
Yep...we're Pumpkin Heads....go figure! He was soooooo excited that he did this! I think his next adventure in photo shop is to put Eros' head on his body!
Well, anyway, that's about it for today....oh, we have a brand new Michael's that just opened about 5 miles from my house...give or take a few! I'm so excited...can't wait to check it out this weekend! I need a frame for my wedding cross stitch so I can show yinz guys finally my two year project! So, you know where I'll be dragging the Sweetie Man on Saturday!!!
Okay, back to the old grind.....till next time, yinz crazy pumpkin heads!!!!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


what are the chances
quite slim you will see
that the love of my life
would love only me

it’s once in billion
a trillion or more
like finding a diamond
along sandy shores

you’re not even looking
you’ve given up hope
you live on an island
then in comes your boat

when pockets are empty
and you have no will
then out on the sidewalk
a ten dollar bill

but chances do happen
things do go your way
someone is saying
"Today is YOUR day"

and then in an instant
“Chance” sounds out the horn
He knew I would need you..
… my Angel was Born.





Saturday, October 06, 2007

The Baby Shower....

As promised, PICTURES! As you know, my lovely niece and her hubby are having a little one in exactly one month from today...if Baby G is on time! Anyway I did manage to get presents there on time for the shower....not that I didn't work frantically in the hotel room prior....

I do work better under pressure tho!
Once finished, I donned my Baby G shirt (that I made of course) and headed off to look for the baby shower with mapquest directions in hand.

First off, I had to bring an authentic Pittsburgh T-shirt so Baby G knows where Great Aunt Lu lives....
Second, was the cross stitch pillow for "Baby G and Mommy......

Here, my lovely glowing niece shows off the ripple baby afghan I crocheted....
And the matching booties....every baby should have a choice of booty colors!
Just for the record, we don't know if Baby G is a girl or a boy, but I certainly will let you know when Baby G makes her/his arrival.
We're camping this weekend for the last time this year...the leaves are falling and starting to change and the sky is a clear blue. The best part is that the temps are perfect...not too hot, not too cold either. We're staying in a little trailer this time that the camp's adorable....I want one!!!!! Maybe when we retire, who knows!
Well, that's about it for now....I finally finished my intense wedding cross stitch that I've been showing you on and off....I'm hoping to frame it this week, take pics for yinz, then send it off to the recepients...finally!
So, enjoy your weekend and take a moment out of your day and check out the awesome fall colors (if you have them)....till next time, yinz crazy guys.....

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

I'm here...

Sorry, yinz guys...I haven't felt much like blogging lately even tho I have things to show you. Why?.... well I'm the sort of person who goes with my "feelings" and lately I've just been feeling really crafty and this happens EVERY year around this time. Needless to say, I've been searching for new things to do, working on old things, rummaging through my crafts, etc.... It's not that I don't like yinz guys, I've just been crafting and thinking crafting. I promise tho that in the next day or so, I'll post some pics for yinz.
We've also been sorta transfering things to our new computer and saving pics and such and I'm not real saavy on this VISTA thingy yet. I'll get there...not to worry.
So, don't count me out yet....till next time, yinz crazy guys....

Oh...almost forgot....