Monday, August 31, 2009

Kirsten Storms' Dress

Did you watch the Daytime Awards? I did! because I'm a HUGE General Hospital fan! And the minute I seen Kirsten Storms, I was in love with this dress! I absolutely LOVE the color of the dress. OMG! This navy is so pretty. I'm definitely going to be looking for a dress in this color. And the little white shoulder detail, I really like that too! What do you think? Did you watch the Daytime Awards too? Which was your favorite dress?

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Sad Family Day

Life is not always bubble gum and lollipops. This week definitely is an example. Last night, my hubby's family met to celebrate the life of his uncle. We went to the Rosary. It was very different from a typical rosary that we would attend.

On first observation, there were not many people there. Just my hubby's family. They were actually related to this man's wife. That was my hubby's aunt. This is her husband. Still their uncle, but not the blood relative. There were no people from his side of the family. Or friends. I found it sad. The rosary was quick. Done in less than 30 minutes. And it abruptly ended. No eulogy or any type of memories shared. Just the end of the rosary. I almost felt like someone should say, "To be continued..."

Today was not much better. We went to the church for mass. I was surprised that the pallbearers didn't carry in or at least accompany the casket into the church. The mass was your standard funeral mass. Finally at the graveyard, the pallbearers carried the casket. But the priest seemed distracted. The workers at the cemetery were watching to see when the service would end. Apparently, there were many funerals today. We counted 6 as we left. They needed the chairs and the setup for other services. The men from the funeral home couldn't fold the American flag correctly. And there was only 1 small floral arrangement. Some flowers had to be split between the immediate family members to have enough. The pallbearers didn't receive one either.

After the services, we all went to my hubby's aunt and uncle's home. His aunt passed away almost 3 years ago. We shared in a meal with the family. But it was so strange. People that should have been there weren't. People were all in their little groups. Not really talking to each other.

This is a really sad time to begin with. But when it turns out like this, I am left speechless. I didn't know this uncle very well. But he was always so nice, and kind in general. He deserved better. He deserved people paying their respects. For his service to our country, he deserved people who could fold the American flag appropriately. He deserved a priest that was fully into the prayer. It was a sad day for more than one reason. But may our uncle's soul rest in peace forever with his wife.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Arabesque Afghan

More Love...

I am waiting for my hubby to get home. We are going to his uncle's services tonight. It is a 3 hour trip and we need to leave soon. But I am just waiting for him to get home from work. I didn't want to get too busy. So I decided to get online for a little while. I found this pattern at Free Crochet. Since Annie's Attic no longer offers a daily free pattern, Lola directed me here.

Today's free pattern is the Arabesque Afghan. And I have to say, I am I LOVE! I downloaded this pattern. This will be the next blanket I tackle for us. Right after I finish this beauty. I would like to make this to lay over the edge of one of our guest beds. If you love it as much as I do, go to Free Crochet today, August 27th. It is the free pattern of the day. :)

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ravelry is a Place for Me!!!

I just joined Ravelry. It is a website for crocheters and knitters. Lola has been on there for a while. She keeps telling me to join. I finally made the time and joined. I am so glad too! It is a fun site. You can make friends with fellow crafters. There are also free patterns available. You can purchase patterns from some of the designers. There is a place to add favorite patterns, projects, and people.

Even a place to add your projects! This is the part that I like the best. I can add a project, the yarn I use, the needle, the source or book, all the details of the project. This will help me to keep organized. Because I usually take a while to finish a project. You can even put your stash of yarn on there! This is a beautiful site for crocheters and knitters. If you are on Ravelry, you can find me here! :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sad News

Today I got some sad news while I was exploring twitter. My hubby's uncle passed away yesterday morning. We knew that he had not been doing so well. His wife had passed away a few years ago. Since then, he has seemed pretty lost to tell you the truth. I think he has just been lonely without his wife.

But after talking to my mom-in-law, he had not been doing well physically. Lately anyway. But it is still very sad news. Very unexpected. My husband was shocked when I told him this evening. He is talking to his mom on the phone right now. We will be going to the services later this week. We just haven't found out when they will be. We are all just sad.

It got me thinking though. How sad it must be when you lose your life partner and love of your life. These people were very happy together. For many years. And after my hubby's aunt passed away, you could see how much it effected his uncle. It got me thinking. I would be very sad if I lost my hubby. Somewhat lost in life to tell you the truth. Everything I think about in life, has my husband's involvement to some point. I don't know what in the world I would do without him. I can just imagine what my hubby's uncle went through without his love for the last few years.

My prayers are being said for the family. This is a difficult time for everyone. Lola said it best, "I hope their souls forever rest together. May God allow them to dance forever with the angels."

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tweet Tweet

I succumbed to the peer pressure today, and I joined twitter. I even managed to set up a fairly nice page, find some of my friends on there, and began following some fellow tweeters. For as much as I resisted joining, I have to admit that I am having a good time on twitter. There is a wide variety of people on there. Lots of crafty people. I just hope that I don't waste too much time on twitter. I probably should have signed up for it early in the summer! When I didn't have to worry about school. :)

Where Are All My Posts?

Where did the last 3 months worth of post go to? The last one that is showing up is the one I posted on May 29th! I am so aggravated about this. Why don't they show up? Where did they go? And why did this suddenly happen? I am not tech savvy, so I need to find someone who is. Because I know that my posts were there yesterday. My mom was reading through last weeks, while we talked on the phone. Come back posts...where ever you are!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sinfully Delicious

Today my hubby and I had to go fuel up the ATVs. Enzo is coming tomorrow for a visit and they are going riding. While at the gas station, I decided to go look at the candy. Is it me, or does the gas station always have better candy? I was looking through the 2 aisles of candy. Really, there were 2 aisles of sugary candy. I was wanting some chocolate. I had nothing in mind. Just some chocolate. I picked up a couple of bars and went to pay. At the register, there was a display. With Dove Peanut Butter and Chocolate bars. I bought 2.

A little while ago, I opened one of my chocolate surprises. These are so good! Almost sinfully delicious! They are sweet. But the peanut butter is just salty enough to balance the bars. I am sitting here with a big smile on my face. My hubby is laughing. He cannot believe that a chocolate bar can make me this happy! Now I want to bake something with them. Yum! :)

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sky High Curves Mascara

I am a HUGE fan of the Dollar Tree! You just never know what you will find there. I don't have classes on Friday, but I had to go to school to make a tuition payment. While I was in town, I decided to head to Dollar Tree.

As I was daddling through the store, I stumbled on a GREAT find! One of my favorite mascaras, Maybelline's Sky High Curves. They had quite a few of them. But I only found one in very black. My favorite color to wear. I did buy it, and 5 brownish black. I figured I can use the brownish black for every day looks. Like for school. And save the black for when we go out.

I was very shocked to find mascara at the Dollar Tree. Especially one that is easily $8-10 at Target. I find lipsticks from time to time. But drugstore brand makeup goes pretty quickly at Dollar Tree. I just lucked out this time. You never know what you will find there. So go explore your local Dollar Tree. You just might surprise yourself with what you can find! :)

Back to School

It's that time again! Today was the first day of classes, for the Fall Semester. My classes aren't too bad. I am most appreciative that they are all in the morning. I really HATE night classes! They just mess up the whole day. But my schedule is nice. I am home most days by lunch. And I am happy that school doesn't really interfere with mine and the Hubby's time together. I will be in class while he is at work. And I have the entire afternoon to study and do homework. This looks like it will be a good semester. I am just sad that the summer is already over.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Shoe Lover!

I don't deny it. I'm a lover of shoes! All sorts of shoes. All styles. I just love them. I'm not sure when it started. But I always remember as a kid, I'd ask for new shoes. I didn't want new toys. I wanted shoes. Am I weird? Is this something that other people asked for too? Or was it just me?

It just hit me recently. I've always loved shoes. Sorta like Carrie from SATC. I'd give up almost anything for a new pair. Although, mine cost a heck of a lot less than hers. I just couldn't imagine spending hundreds of dollars on shoes. But I bet they're beautiful!

Monday, August 17, 2009

We Got Served Today

The city (I consider it a town) that we live in, served us with violation papers today. Actually, they are for my hubby because the utility bills are in his name. Supposedly, we are in violation of the weed and grass ordinance in the city. The court papers say that we were given a written warning at he beginning of July for tall grass and weeds. WHAT???

First of all, our yard is always looking nice. My Hubby mows the lawn every 2 weeks. It doesn't need it that often, but he does it. And since I have been off for the summer, I have been doing lots of yard work. My hubby and his cousins put up a privacy fence all the way around our property not too long ago. I have been planting various plants and flowers. Weeds never get taller than 2".

Secondly, we never received a notice. NEVER!!! I don't know what these people are talking about. Our yard looks nice all the time. The neighbors are always commenting on how much time we spend doing yard work. But we also discovered tonight, while doing some work in the yard. How ironic! That the other 5 families that live on our cul de sac, also got served for the same reasons. I wonder what is going on. No one ever saw the Codes Inspector. I am home all day. One of our neighbors is a stay at home mom too. If anyone comes around, the dogs bark. We didn't hear or see anything.

I don't know what is going to happen. My hubby has to appear in court on September 1st. He is not happy at all. This city is crazy! I never realized it. Until we had problems with the gas, the water, and the mail. The mail thing is still not resolved! We got a PO box in a nearby town to get our mail. This is just weird.

Dancing with the Stars

Today the Dancing with the Stars cast was announced on GMA. I have to say, I am disappointed. The celebrities aren't very appealing. There aren't any real interesting people cast for next season. And Julianne isn't going to dance either. She is my favorite. Anna and Alec are also favorites of mine. But they are no longer on the show. The cast is just really disappointing this season. I don't think I am going to watch it. Which makes me sad. Because this was one of my favorite shows.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Happy Birthday Enzo!

Today is Enzo's birthday! He is my husband's best friend. And just a great friend in general. You know the kind, that are like family. In fact, he could have been family. But we won't get into that today. I can't believe that he is already 29! We are only months apart in age. And went to school together. But it just feels weird to say we are that old already.

Enzo is a wonderful doctor, a neurosurgeon to be exact. He gives so much to his profession. And to his community. Even back home. Because these days, Enzo calls the east coast home. But has never has forgotten where he came from.

Enzo deserves to have an amazing birthday. He deserves so much for everything that he gives to others. My hubby and I are blessed to call him a friend and to have him in our lives. I hope he knows just how much we all love him! Happy Birthday Enzo! :)