Sunday, December 21, 2008

What A Difference A Day Makes

Well the sun is back in desert of Southern California. We went from this

to this
in approximately 1 day! Even all the snowmen have gone away. It was nice while it lasted though. I suppose that'll set us for 20 more years or so.

Are you all starting to list your New Year's Resolutions? Well, I have started working on some of them so they will be in place for the 1st of the year.

I have some great ideas to improve my business, Mustard Seed Originals. If you haven't visited my websiteHere you might be surprised that I have recooped my pattern line. There's only a few on there now, but watch for more great, original patterns to come.

Speaking of patterns, I currently have an ad in December's issue of Country Sampler in the pattern section (towards the back) for this doll Old Tyme Ann Isn't she adorable? I am having good response so far from the ad.She's not difficult to make at all. See? You never know what you'll find out there! hehe I usually only do a website ad in that magazine but once in awhile I get some special deals and take them up on their offer.

Have so much to do before the special day arrives. It doesn't help that we are moving our daughter and grandson in with us. I swear, where does this 21 year old get all this stuff? I thought I had alot of junk! My goodness!

Well I better close this so I can get to work, but before I do, I just have to share this picture of my 2 year old grandson, Jayden Michael, one day when I was babysitting him. He's so funny, a little chatterbox and lover.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Who Said It Never Snows In Southern California?

Well they would have changed their mind if they were living here on Wednesday morning. This is what I woke up to?

We have never had this much snow since I've lived her (9/79). We might have a few flurries or a few inches of sleety snow, but never the good powdery, snowman making kind like this is. Better yet, it snowed all day long.

Now the bad part is is that today Mr. Sunshine came out and is melting it all away and making a real mess of it all. Living in the desert means higher temps in the daytime with low temps at night. So it melts in the day and freezes in the night. But even with all that, I love it and it SO reminds me of growing up back east when I was a child.

Had to share this picture of my adorable 2 yo grandson, Jayden. This was his first time experiencing snow and he loved it.

I had a brief lapse in posting because I had to have my chihuahua, Molly, treated at the Vet for pork poisoning. She had to stay there 3 days. Her momma, dummy as she is, did not know that pork is toxic for dogs. I have given her numerous pork bones before and she was fine. Lesson learned. Glad I have pet insurance! She's home now and resting up with her 3 different kinds of meds. Gotta love em.Her the darling is. Her eyes are brown but the flash makes em blue. She's back to her old begging self, with a bit of laziness here and there.


Since I'm already late on getting this posted, the sun is really melting our snow. I can hear it dripping from the roof, although our swimming pool and spa are frozen on the top. Too bad it's not completely frozen or we could ice skate on it. Well, I don't know that I could hehe I did take a couple of little falls on the ice/snow and boy am I paying for it today! I swear I didn't know I had this many muscles hehe.

Hope everyone has a great weekend. I still have some shopping to do. Wish there was a REAL santa ;-)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

It's beginning to look alot like Christmas

Are you ready for Christmas yet? We're getting there. We put up our 12 ft tree. Still have to put lights up outside. Since our 2 year old grandson enjoys them so much, we are more in the mood than ever to celebrate. We went over to our daughter's apartment that she's moving from, to live with us (w/our grandson) and he insisted on driving around to look at all the pretty lights. So we did a little and will have to devote several nights to taking him for rides. I love looking at lights too, and am so glad folks haven't let the economy stop them from putting them up.

A little note on my previous post regarding seeing Holtorf Medical Group (holistic doctors). I am having much success, however, since my insurance refuses to pay and I am on a cash basis, I won't be able to get many IV treatments. Very expensive! I wish the government would step in and help the citizens with this. I'm sure there's alot of us that could use some "bailing out".

I will be cooking a "Thanksgiving" meal for Christmas. We went out for Thanksgiving as we left for vacation on Friday through Monday after Thanksgiving. Hubs and I shared 4 days in Vegas at our timeshare. I love going there. It's off the strip and so relaxing. No cooking, cleaning or anything.

The weather here in the desert (high) of Southern California goes from cold to warm and vice versa, however, it tends to be really cold at night.

I recently purchased some AWESOME microfleece sheets from Walmart that everyone was ranting about on a message board I'm a member of. I ordered 2 sets ($44.95 + tax for King size a set). I got them thinking that since hubby is always cold that he would like them. Me, I'm always warm and was somewhat concerned that I would be roasting. What a surprise when I crawled into bed..they are soo darn comfortable and not hot at all. I would highly recommend them!

Well my sewing room is calling my name and I really need to get back to work. Just wanted to stop and share a few things. Promise to do more later..:-)