Monday, November 30, 2009

Fun Stuff

We had our book club meeting yesterday at my friend Sue's house. It was our Holiday meeting where we exchange gifts and eat well. One of my favorite things to do at Sue's house is to look at all her cleaver ways of displaying things. Here are just a few of my favorites...hope you like them too.

I just love her style and her sense of humor. Thats one reason she is a friend....there are lots of other reasons too but I won't go on and on :)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Being Thankful

Do you realize how lucky you are? Do you appreciate all that you have? Are you thankful for the people who surround you? Thanksgiving is about all that. Taking the day to celebrate the shelter you have, the food you have and all those who love you.

Gratitude is something that is easily dismissed or overlooked but we have lots to be thankful for. There are just so many who just don't have the basics due to poverty or natural disaster. I'm feeling the need to stop and appreciate all that I have and I hope you do too. Please know, I'm very thankful for all of you who appreciate my work, check into see what's up on my blog and all who support me by purchasing my work. I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving, enjoy the time spent with family and sit back with a smile knowing you have a great life!

Monday, November 9, 2009

City Nights & Display Windows

Great display windows are a favorite of mine. I remember growing up my mother would take my sister and I to New York City a few times a year and it was always the best of times. It would be a big family thing at Thanksgiving too since we would be taken out of school to make our annual trip. NYCity is so much fun that its hard to settle on just one memorable thing but the store windows really intreged me. Here in Rochester the display window is really a thing of the past....but I think stores are making a BIG mistake when they don't spend the extra time to create a beautiful atmosphere for passers by to peek at. Especially at night.

This is just one of 4 window displays at Arena's, a local city florist. They really are much more that a florist since they carry interesting things for the home too. On dismal days in the winter I love going into Arena's to smell the dirt and flowers and to imagine spring. They make some of the best store windows too but I'll be showing you more later this the night do you?

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Juggling with a bad cough

This is the time of year I seem to always get sick. I think its because of a couple of things...the change of season, the fast pace of both my jobs, being with children & their germs all day long and all the classes I teach....I admit, this illness came maybe a wee bit later but its here!.

Today I'm feeling much better but remain to have a bit of a cough. Certainly not as tired nor am I coughing as much as last week. All of this is a good thing. I looked at my November calendar yesterday while resting and panic began to take over. I just have no time to be sick any longer! Events are creeping closer and I'm barely prepared. I tend to be a work under pressure person but its going to be a wild ride to get to where I need to be.

So. I have a work schedule and plan to keep to it.....the best that I can of course. Today I want to start simple so I will be making buttons. I hope to have a few dozen. Maybe....a few starts to some other things too if my energy holds up.

How do you juggle the pressure of deadlines when your sick?? I feel like I must be missing something.