Saturday, June 14, 2008

I Hate to Wait!!!

If there is ONE thing that I hate-hate-hate----it is waiting!! I am so doggoned impatient. Guess that's part of A Personality traits, or maybe a little ADD kicking in. I'm just a "quick" person. I eat quick, shop quick, dress quick, arrive everywhere I go early, I just HATE to wait!!!
And here I sit, waiting on the son to arrive; and my sis. Ugggg I hate to wait.
We are going to a restaurant on Grand Lake tonight for my mother-in-law's birthday. It's a surprise to her, some of her "lake" friends are going to be there along with the whole family! Sounds like fun. And I don't want to be late!!! I want to be EARLY!!!
I think of all the things I prepare for, appointments made, vacations planned, in fact, each and every day---I don't like the waiting. I like when the moment arrives -- and I don't want it to end.
I remember, as a child, when an event was planned, I would lie awake night after night waiting, imagining the moment plans arrived. I still do that. Like yesterday evening I had a dinner for 75 and all week I would lay my head down on the pillow, and KA-BOOM!!! The order of events, the recipes, the timing, the ingredients, it all just played over and over in my mind. Again and again.
The dinner was for a 50 class reunion. 50 YEARS!!! And they could still drive -- ha ha ha. Actually, some of them looked remarkably young for this milestone. Some of them looked really old. The ravages of time does catch up! So do the results of good or bad living. You could tell the smokers by their "lines and leather", the over-drinkers by their red-veined noses, and of course the over-eaters by their clothing--hee hee. Some had that stare that wondered "what the heck am I doing here--why did I agree to stay past bedtime" and some had a jubilance that was a result of their positive outlook. Money had nothing to do with their countenance. Nor did power or fame. There's a good lesson there. Just don't have the time to go into it right now.
Nope, right now I'm just going to sign off and WAIT!!! And tap my fingers. And pace. And sigh.
This is the prime reason I don't like golf. The WAITING!!!
Bye off to WAIT.

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Happy Birthday to My Ya Ya Sistas!

Happy Birthday To You,
Happy Birthday To You,
Happy Birthday Best Friend Ya Ya Sistas!
Happy Birthday To You~
These are my Ya Ya Sistas~~the Birthday Queens! Notice the lovely crowns and pretty drinks. They are officially queens!
We had the best time tonight---only three of us out of six could make the event of the week, BUT not to worry. No sireee!!! The three of us had enough food and fun for 100!!!
We ate wonderful food at Charleston's and shopped at Wild Oats and Barnes-Noble. Couldn't ask for more fun!!!
Oh the laughing three gals who are so comfortable in who they are can emit. Only gals really in touch with their own selves --cracks, wrinkles and cellulite and all---can open up and have this much fun.
Who the heck needs therapy when we have each other??? My gosh, the money we have saved our old men!!! Course we just turn around and spend it shopping. BUT this therapy is available on a 24/7 basis!!!
I hope you have some sistas like mine! I can't call them friends---they are soooooo much more.
Have a good evening!

Memories of a Crafty Life

Ok this may prove to be a rather lengthy post--and it's because of the pictures involved. I will have to do a "part deux" for current projects. Anyway, this post is in response to Kari over at Just Livin Large's post about the many crafts she has experimented with over the years. She posted pictures and I commented that I too have done the craft overload, and that I had pictures that would put hers to shame--or elevate them to "great" status!!! So Kari commented she was waiting on "the post"--ok girlfriend--challenge accepted. The above picture is one of the crafts done on styrofoam. I don't remember what in the heck I was going to do with them other than use them for Easter something. and I am shocked they survived all the "weedings", but there they are!!
These three painted items are cookie jar lids. For about 2 years I gave acrylic "tole" classes in my garage. Big Daddy cut the wooden pieces and I sold the raw wood as part of the classes. I think these were dated back in 1988. The classes were fun, and I usually had about 10-15 students, but you can only paint so many things---
These next two gorgeous items (above & below) are examples of why I'm not an oil artist. I took lessons for 5 or 6 years off and on, and never did really like the process--toooooo slooooowww!~! These were back in the early 80's. Doesn't every aspiring artist have Canadian geese in their closest????

And I did ceramics throughout the 70's and 80's. For a year I owned a ceramic shop here in town. Poured all my own greenware, fired them, the whole shebang. And classes, the on-going classes every day and 2 nights a week. It was enjoyable, and often I wish I still had the place but my danged attention span----- Oh--the name of my shop was "The Pour House". Get it ??? Poured my greenware--didn't make any money---
And cross stitch. I went through a HUGE cross stitch phase. I still like doing it, but I fall asleep when doing too many repetitions--ha ha.

In another post I'll have to show you the felt "northwoods" Christmas stockings I made for Big Daddy's family. And the "refashioned" jewelry I made for a while.

One really good friend of mine (who moved out of state in self defense I think) and I used to do the craft show circuit locally. The biggest we ever did was Santa House in Tulsa. I doubt that we ever recovered expenses or made money. More like kept us in supplies and out of trouble.

Most of the "better" things I made were given away. Never thought I did well enough to sell much.

And, of course, now my "crafts" are my cakes.

But, alas Kari, I too have such a short attention span, and I,too, am waiting for that really "fulfilling" item. I don't think there really is such a thing. Cause the supply industry keeps churning out more and more different ways to do the same thing--ha ha

What I REALLY wanted was a show like Carol Duvall's. Where I could just TALK about crafts!!!

Enough for now.

Tonight I have a dinner engagement with a couple of ya ya's for birthday celebrations. Do you see dessert in the near future!!!!

Have a great Sunday.