Wednesday, December 14, 2011


I love reading blogs, but I haven't been very good about keeping this blog going. I guess everyday life keeps getting in the way. I'm going to be better about it this coming year.

We took the house off the market so I got my sewing room back! yahoo!!! I've been sewing alot lately. Few small Christmas gifts, pillowcases to give to charity and I've had so much fun! I really did miss sewing. We haven't decided if we will put the house on the market in the Spring or just stay here until the market gets a little better.

Both kids are doing great. Kaylee is now home and going to transfer to a local university. She is so happy about it. She thought she would like to live in the city and go to college, but ended up hating it. She is a country girl at heart.

I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! May 2012 bring everyone health and happiness.


Thursday, October 6, 2011

Where Have I Been?

I can't believe I haven't posted since July? Where is the time going? This is what has happened since the last post!

We put our house up for sale and so far we've had one offer, but it was extremely low. So we are hoping that someone will come love it us as much as we do before the snow hits.

Both kids have gone off to college. Our daughter, Kaylee, hasn't had the best time with her roommate and has asked to change rooms, but she won't be able to until the beginning of the year. So she has been coming home on the weekends to get some much needed rest.

John has been getting better and better with his short term memory since his fall this past winter. He is still tired by the end of the day, but the doctors have said this is normal.

I got a job working for a small company doing Jill of all trades type of stuff which I love. I never know what I'll be doing and I'm not doing the same ol thing all day long. Little office stuff, shipping, etc.

As far as sewing, I haven't done that much. I had to pack up the sewing room and make it back into a bedroom for the showings of the house. I sure do miss sewing. With Christmas right around the corner, I might have to use the kitchen table and we can eat on our laps! LOL

Hope everyone is happy and healthy!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Where is the time going?

I can't believe its been almost two months since Kay and I went to Florida! Time sure is rushing by.

We've been busy with getting the house ready for the For Sale sign. Also, going to Kaylee's orientation to college. Jared leaves Aug.28 for school and Kay leaves Sept 4th! Then we'll have an empty house! Not looking forward to it. It will seem strange having to cook for only the two of us.

We're going on vaca next week to Maine near Old Orchard Beach. It will be nice spending some time with the kids before they leave. I start a new job when we get back. It couldn't have come at a better time. Keeping me busy and not thinking about the kids and what they are doing (or not doing)LOL!

Well, I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Graduation 2011

We survived Kaylee's graduation! What a weekend. We had the graduation ceremony on Saturday @ 4pm. It was awesome! Kay looked very happy to finally be done. Even though she didn't do her senior year at the high school, she is very happy to close this chapter. Then we had her party yesterday with family and friends. Alot of food and cheer! Now we have the clean up!

Now she'll be off to Johnson & Wales Universty in Rhode Island to study Hospitality Mgmt.

Congratulations Kaylee! We Love you!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Mini-Vaca, Graduation!

Boy, its been busy around here. Kaylee and I went to Florida for a mini-vacation just the two of us. It was wonderful her to myself for four days. This weekend, she graduates from high school on Saturday and then party on Sunday.

We've also decided to get the house ready to be put on the market. John has been travelling over an hour each way to work and he is getting tired of it. So since both kids are now done high school, we are going to look for something a little closer for him.

We are doing alot of decluttering, painting and sprucing the yard. With the market the way it is, w ho knows if we sell it, but it sure will look good!

haven't done much sewing..hope to after graduation!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Decisions being made

It's been awhile since I've posted. I've been quite busy trying to get our house ready to be put on the market. We've made the decision to move closer to John's job. He commutes about 2.5 hrs everyday and its getting to be too much. So we're painting, sanding, decluttering!

Along with that, we are also getting ready for a graduation party! Our daugther, Kaylee, is graduating from high school. She didn't go to her senior year, instead she went to our local University for classes. So it really feels like she graduated last year. It will be fun though having everyone over for eats/drinks.

I haven't done much sewing. I had to turn my sewing room into a spare room so our house would really look like a 3 bedroom.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today is my 50th birthday! Where did the time go? Seems like yesterday, I was graduating from high school. We went out for dinner with friends last night..great time had by all. Today I've been told to be ready to leave by 2:30pm. I wonder what is up their sleeves?

Hope you all have a great day! Here's a pic of John and I from our vacation last year in Florida.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Overnight Stay

Our nephew, Gavin (3 yr) stayed overnight this past Saturday. We took him to the playground for an hour or so and then we went to Chicken Donalds for dinner. He loves getting a toy in the happy meal. By 7:30pm he was asking to go to bed! What kid asks to go to bed? He does!

I've been doing alot of sewing little projects this week, but something went wrong with the machine last night. My thread wont grab the bobbin thread for some reason. John's going to look at this weekend and see whats going on. It might need to repairman!

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Baby Quilt

I finally got the pic downloaded of the baby quilt I finally finished. Its a pattern from V and Co! It is so cute! Now I just need to quilt it.

The weather has finally started to feel like Spring. Today it was about 67 degrees! We were outside raking and playing ball with the pup, Mylo!

Hope everyone is having a good day!

Friday, April 1, 2011

ME A to Z

OK, I've had enough of the snow! It's April 1st. and we are getting between 8-12" of the lively white stuff! We'll never get the pool open at this rate! Ugh
Here's some tidbits about myself!

A. Age: I will be turning 50 yrs this month!

B. Bed size: Queen

C. Chore you dislike: Ironing..John irons better than me!

D. Dogs: Yup, we have Mylo..a mix of schnauzer and poodle.

E. Essential start to your day: tea

F. Favorite color: red

G. Gold or silver: I wear all silver, except my wedding rings which are gold

H. Height: 5′ 5"

I. Instruments you play(ed): The flute when I was in elementary school

J. Job title: Jill of all Trades/Master of None

K. Kids: Jared & Kaylee

L. Live for ______: Family dinners right now. They are getting harder to come by since they are off doing their own thing.

M. Most embarrassing moment: Too many to mention

N. Nicknames: Lau

O. Overnight hospital stays: ear surgery when I was a kid; children

P. Pet peeves: Rude people

Q. Quote from a movie: I can't remember movie lines!

R. Road Trip: Last one was PA a couple of years ago.

S. Siblings: Two younger sisters

T. Time you wake up: 7:30am

U. University attended: Went to Cosmetology school; then went to Fisher College at night to receive AS degree.

V. Vegetables: Corn

W. What makes you run late: I'm never late.

X. X-rays you’ve had: knee

Y. Yummy food you make: I'm not a fan of the kitchen!

Z. Zoo animal favorites: I like them all!!

I hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Happy Spring and its Snowing!

I would love for it to be Spring, but unfortunately, its snowing here in lovely New England. Can you believe it! Oh, my gosh! We've had enough. The weatherman says its going to snow again on Thursday.

I finished a baby quilt from V and Co, that says Eat, Play, Sleep, Repeat. It is the cutest quilt. I took a pic, but I can't seem to download onto my computer. I'll have to have John look at the problem this week.

I hope Spring has arrived where you are!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Send a Card

I've been feeling downlately with it still being cold here and snow still on the ground. I want Spring to hurry up at get here!

Then I ran into this blog, Its called 2 kids, a mini-van, and a mortgage! What a great title! Well, their 5 yr old daugther, Lucy, has just been diagnosed with brain cancer. She's had one surgery, but has a long road of chemo and radiation. Life sure did slap me in the face when I read the blog. If you read the blog, they give an address where you can send Lucy a card!

I went into the sewing room and made her a pillowcase and some doll dresses. I'm learning to be more grateful!

Hope your having a great day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Sewing Projects

I've done a few sewing projects this past weekend. I had two childrens quilt tops that needed to be put together to get ready for quilting. I'm hoping to get started on that this week. I also made a few pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer. It was nice being in the sewing room after a long break. I took pics, but my camera is acting funny. Ugh!

John is finally feeling like himself which is wonderful! He has to get his stitches removed from his wrist this week and then he can start hand therapy. He can't wait to start using his hand.

Hope everyone is having a good day!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Recuperating again!

John had wrist surgery on Friday and is home recuperating. He had a block done on his arm instead of anthesia so he was feeling pretty good til about 2AM Saturday morning! OMG! He was in so much pain and they told us he would be, but with the drugs they gave him you would of thought he would have been more comfortable! The worst of it is over, so we can see the end of the tunnel. We have also found out he is allergic to percosat, hives everywhere! Boy guy!

So needless to say I've done nothing around the house or sewing since last week. Maybe this week I can get a childs lap quilt done.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Time sure does fly by!

My Mom gave me a manila envelope this week with pictures from long ago. I love this one. This is my Dad giving Jared a drink and my nephew Matthew looking on. I wonder what Matthew is thinking?

Is Jared going to drink all of that? Do u think Papa will give me some? They were probably around 3 yrs old. In fact, Matthew is older by 4 months than Jared, but Jared was always taller than him.

John is having surgery tomorrow on his wrist. He is not looking forward to it, but hopefully this will help. Hope everyone is having a good day!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Today is our 21st wedding anniversary. Time sure does fly by! Today its a beautiful sunny day and the snow is trying to melt. The day we got married it was overcast and just had an ice storm the night before. This pic was taken this past Thanksgiving. John doesn't want to have his pic taken now with his cast on. LOL

If you haven't read the blog, Craft Hope, go read it. They are asking people to make up kits with various things for newborns in Haiti. I'm off to go get goodies today and make a few kits to send to them.

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

John is home this week taking a week off before he starts his new job. Its good so he can recoop a little bit more. He has a cast on his wrist and still gets very tired.

So we're having a low key Valentines Day which is nice. We'll make dinner, watch a movie and take it easy! Hope everyone is having a great day!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Our pup, Mylo

Pulling out of the driveway, this is what I saw on top of garage! Mylo! He's a 12lb poodle mix. He must feel like Superman up there! We've had so much snow that the pile on the back patio is high enough for him to walk up the snow pile, up on the garage and we've also seen him on the house roof! Ugh!

Today, I'll be moving some of the snow! I don't need him falling!

John is back to work p/t. He comes home exhausted. We go to follow up appts for his wrist (probably a cast) and an appt for his head trauma. He's been having some pain on one side of his head and his right ear is acting funny! Hopefully, all is well.

Saturday, February 5, 2011


John spent two nights in the hospital so they could observe him for the head injury. He had two bad days after he came home with headaches. We had to tweek his meds a bit. Yesterday, he was up all day and feeling alot better. Hopefully, this will continue! He tried to pay Kaylee to take his cast off..didn't work. Then Jared came home from college and he tried to tell him to take it off..didn't work! He says its itchy! He'll just have to get over it! LOL

We are getting more snow today and more snow sometime the middle of the week but the weatherman won't predict how much! I really think they are afraid! LOL

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Monday, January 31, 2011

Hospital Trip!

John had to take a trip to the hospital yesterday due to a fall Saturday night. We knew he had broken his wrist but wanted to wait until morning to go to the hospital. Once there, they did a CT Scan and xrays and found he has a few areas that are bleeding in his head. Not good!

So he was transferred to another hospital. After waiting there for 12 hrs they decided to keep him overnight for observation. He will have another CT Scan in the morning, to make sure the bleeds haven't gotten any bigger. They did realign his wrist and put that in a cast. Hopefully he will come home on Monday.

Here's a pic from our trip to Florida this past summer!

So if you could send up a prayer for our John, that he heals quick, that would be forever grateful.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

This is where I'd rather be!

Enough snow already! It snowed yesterday and we got about 3-5 inches. There is more snowing coming tonite into tomorrow, another 8-12"! We already had about 3 feet of snow on the ground. Enough is enough! Living in New England sure is fun! NOT! I think its time to move somewhere sunny! Like in this pic!

I'll go to the library today to stock up on some books and hopefully finish sewing a baby quilt. Hope everyone is having a great day.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Snow, Snow & More Snow

We got about 18" of the wonderful white stuff yesterday! John stayed home from work and ended up bringing Jared to work. He works at a local retail store and went in for 9am..they didn't have a customer till noon time. No money making on that day!
Jared goes back to school on Monday. He was wonderful having him home.

We'll watch this guy on Sunday! I do believe the Jets are going down! LOL

Hope everyone is having a great day!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Turning 18!

Happy Birthday to Kaylee today! She turns 18! She can buy cigarettes, scratch tickets and able to vote! Time sure did go by fast. Feels like yesterday she was going to first grade.

She is enrolled at our local university as a dual enrollment student instead of finishing her senior year at our high school. She didn't have a very good high school experience and going to the local university as made a world of difference. She is much happier and full of smiles! Its been wonderful!

So Happy Birthday Kay! We love you tremendously!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Four of Us

It's been awhile seen I've blogged. Jared and Kaylee have a month off from college, so it's been nice hanging with them. We had a wonderful holiday season. I sure did miss though going to the toy store and doing all the shopping. It's not fun buying gift cards..even though thats what teens want.

Miss Kaylee has a birthday this coming weekend. She turns 18! Yikes! When did that happen? I remember when she was 5 yrs and asked for a Barbie doll! Maybe thats what I'll get her this year too!

Have a great day everyone!