This is just a little chat room for a few of us girls that would like to keep in touch. The West has such beautiful states that we've picked Washington to settle down in. So ladies, lets kick off your shoe's, grab a glass of wine and settle in for a nice chat.
Miss melody.....what are you up to today??
What did you end up making the other day??
I was working on my vintage imagination. I just am not good at vintage style!! But I came up with something I really like. I'm planning to put it on my blog soemtime today.
Then I was working on something else vintage that of course was a total flop, so I'm having to start over!!
Have you all used the TH crackle paint much?? I thought I put on a pretty thick coat of it, but man once it dried it was small crackle and everytime I touched it more flaked off!! It was a mess!! Unless one you have the secret to success here, I'm gonna have to try something else!! Mercy!!
Hi everyone......ahhh Washing ton a nice place to settle. I like rain and cloudy days.
No...no lemon in my tea. Matter a fact I went on a 25 min walk this morning, I remembered I hadn't fed the bunnies yesterday so I got anal and had to come home. Only 2 were out of food.
I am online....haven't lurked lately. The only reason I do it is because sometimes I feel like I am on here to much!!! and then don't want someone else to stalk me. I was scared of DQ!!!
this is how weird it got for me..... i thought what if DQ has connections and my life is in danger??? that really passed thru my brain!! i watch too many murder/law shows.... tho not lately.... no tv yet
Two and one half hours later I finally wake up. I'm thinking that's more than a nap but I was out cold. Haven't accomplished anything but from the looks of things, I may be up all night now. I always do my best work at night anyway.
Always stick with your gut. That's pretty much what I do.
What the heck is going on with this site. It won't let me get into certain area's. I thought at first it was my computer so I was trying to find the problem but then a sb.com sign comes up saying how they're working on things. I sure wish they'd save doing that until like 4 in the morning. There would be less people to irratate then.
You know,those fairies never come to my house either!! Deb...are they hanging at your house??
I added my 'vintage' things to my blog. Please check them out and let me know if YOU think they are vintage!! If not...please tell me. I like them either way, but would like professional opinions!! Thanks girls!!
Awwwe, isn't that sweet....You think we're professionals.
Well, my "professional" opinion is that what you did with your hair thingy is fabulous. My gosh, it's downright amazing. The pearls really added class to it all. And of course while I was there, I went through the rest of your blog and it's all just so fantastic. Awesome blog.
I'm glad you like my invention, Deb!! Thanks fro the nice comment on my blog, too!!
But girl...you didn't tell if they look vintage!! Does that mean it doesn't??
It's OK if not, but I sorta want to know what you think!! Please??????
Those are very pretty Melody!! I think they look vintage...I am not a real frilly person but I like those. Where on earth does everybody get those feathers??? I need to go visit my friend that has real peacocks and get some from her. But as far as the pheasants and the guinnea bird feathers I can't find where.
Far from a pro either hahahaha. Have you guys checked out "Such a Pretty Mess" Blog??? What these ladies do with stuff is amazing. What this one gal did with a loofa (sp) (she called a shower sponge) and then some lace. There is also a new lady on here from Turkey or somewhere like that ....I just go totally nuts over her stuff. I have gotten where the more of a neat mess it is the better I like it!!
Lisa - I went for a 20 minute walk today - my bad!
I just have so much unpacking to do, plus I still have boxes at my mom's. cant find my silverware and cookiing utensils.... tho i hardly cook, I do make breakfast.
I feel soooo disconnected from everyone!!! I am trying to get hooked up with Magic Jack, maybe today will work out better. Yesterday their site kept disconnecting me and I know it wasnt my puter at work. I have a feeling I will need to wait until I am hooked up on my own puter. I am mot much of a techie, but i do know that Magic Jack runs through your computer.
Okay...i have rambled.....
Well on the walk.....you are moving right now..don't beat yourself up. Once things settle you will get back into it.
Well we feel disconnected also without you here!! How is the unpacking going?? I have been rude and not asked how your move is going? I have been lucky and been in this house for 20 years. I hate moving tho....the only way I would do it now is if was on more acreage and a better house.
Hi girls!! Sorry I'm late getting around today. This endo is kicking my butt at the moment.
YEAH!! My thingy's are vintage!! I was worried they might not be after I talked myself into them being so. But now I'm done with vintage!! I'm so glad you liked them!!
Good luck with the unpacking, Miss Kat!! You'll get done before you know it. No need to rush!! Besides, if you only unpack what you need or are looking for in the moment, in 6-8 months you discover you have stuff you never really use or need.
I ladies, I've been watching the World Cup games this morning so I haven't been on the computer until now and I'm just doing a quick run through. The U.S. won their game this morning so now I have to watch the game with Germany to see who wins. We'll end up playing the winner of that game. I'm kinda hoping it's Germany. Talk to ya all later.
I relaly don't enjoy doing vintage style things, Kat. But I like the looks of so many vintage things I see here, that every once in a while I think I have to try again to make it work. I do like these things I made....whatever they are!! DD says they look like little vintage hats!! Mercy!!
Woo-hoo!! Good news on the home front!! Just found out that after fighting with DHS for 7 almost 8 months, they finally paid their part of DD's hospital bill!! I am so relieved!! The hospital wanted such a large monthly payment that I was worried that we'd be eating more mac and hot dogs than I care to think about!! I'm so happy!! This not having insurance since DH came back from Iraq disabled is the pits!! Praise the Lord, though...my prayers have been answered with this one!!
Melody, are you telling me that the government doesn't keep him on their insurance? He should be on disabilitie insurance from the service from here on out. I don't get that. It just doesn't seem right. Men give their lives for this country so least we should be able to do is give them the insurance that's due to them.
He can go tot he VA anytime for any reason. HE's covered for life for all his wartime injuries. But DD and I have nothing. He couldn't keep his civilin job due to his injures and that's how we had insurance. He gets SS disability but he's not cover their until after 18 months, I think. We are never covered by that. He has in 19 years in the military so they are 'suppose' to be medically retiring him. When/if that happens then we (dd and me) will have medical insurance. We even had a huge deductable with DHS. But I have to say it's not as big as the entire hospital bill. I'm set up to pay off my part in 3 years!! But we, me and hospital, have been having it out with DHS since she was in the hospital back at the end of October. DHS don't return calls. The lady in billing at the hospital took it all the way to the top person at the local office, of course they were out and NEVER returned her call!! It has been a nightmare. I was set up to pay the whole thing as of a couple weeks ago. Wa gonna take 10 plus years to pay off at the payment I could pay!! So rediculous!! ANd my husband gave his life, or at least life as we knew it, for this goverment!!
Miss M, that breaks my heart to hear the government doesn't pay the insurance for the entire family. I didnt know that is how it worked. Here he gives his life for the government and they cant repay him with insurance?? What a crazy world we live in!! Is DD okay???
I guess my mom has always been covered with the military because my father retired from it. I never really asked them how the whole thing works. But of course he had insurance from the job he took after his retirement. Hmmmmm, it just seems to me that the entire family should be covered. Something needs to be done with that. It's not just the service men and women who are a part of the service, it's the whole family.
And on a good note, I'm working on my book that I'm altering but took a short break to find some images that I was wanting but it's just not working out for me. Oh well....back to the grime. See ya all a bit later.
Ya think they would cover ya all but that is the gvmnt for ya. I get so irritated about that.
Well I had dgd today and she is sleeping right now and I'm not. uh huh...uh huh....who's the grandma!!! Kept her little but busy! Actually it was easy. My friend runs a day care so I took her over there and she wore herself out. But I did have to listen to all those kids. Love kids but I did my share!!!
I am working on a baby lo. have been out of the card mode cuz of this other stuff but this lo is hard. She doesn't know what she is having so the colors have been difficult....should be done in the next day or to. Well must watch dgd so she doesn't fall off the bed. bbl.
Well so much for not falling asleep!!! Who kicked who's but!! I went in there and was just gonna lay with her for a min...yeah uh-huh. Slept for 1 1/2 hrs.... now I'll be up tonight for awhile!! She made me feel good tho....she didn't want to go home. I just love that lil darlin.
Is your dh ok?? Don't mean to pry but jeesh if he got hurt on duty we sure should be takin care of him. Make sure you tell him THANK YOU!
Gonna go visit galleries....the baby thing I'm workin on is driving me nuts. The colors are not looking right to me.
Evening ladies. Is anybody still awake. I spent the entire day working on a book I've been wanting to alter and I finally finished it just a little bit ago. I think I was sitting too long in one place cause when I bent to pick up one of the dogs to cuddle, I pulled something in it. Now I can't seem to get out of the chair. Looks like I'll be sleeping upright all night.
So cool that you get your granddaughter for the day. I'm still waiting for my kids to get married. I'll be eighty at this rate.
I just wanted you guys to know that I sent in $10.00 to go towards the pot on the lose it thread, but I see Martica did not mention it. She did mention the box and matchbox. I know she got the money cuz she told me she got it.
Just wanted you to know.
Not a 12 month one. I did a 6 month one once!! I was dissappointed!! People in that one tended to leave after they got all thier months stuff. I think I was like month 5 and and only got from 3 remaing ladies.
I did do a year long swap just last year. It was a birthday swap where you send out a birthday card to the person on their birthday. Lots of people not only fizzled out but other were joining in the middle of it all which pizzed me off cause my birthday was at the beginning of the year so I was stuck adding more people to my list but I had never received from them. I mentioned this to the lady who started the swap so she finally stopped excepting new people. I swore I'd never do another year long committment again.
Gone!!!! But it's only been a few hours. Who ate the last piece. Darn, and I've still got five more hours of driving. Thank goodness for the peach cobbler, which I have to admit I like better. Are you sure it will still be there when I arrive.
Kat, what flowers? Are they in your gallery? Man, I need to head over to your new place. I'm missing out.
Hmmmm, I just stopped by your house Kat. You weren't home but I broke in anyway. I just wanted to see those flowers but I couldn't find them. Are you waiting until internet hook-up? I guess that would make sense.
Poor Deb, she is stuck talking to us. We are boring compared to Kat!!!! I had a min before I leave so thought I would check in.
I wanna go to Melodys too.........I like peach cobbler if it has lots of crust!!!! I'll skip dinner and eat that.
Gonna turn down the year long. Sounds like to many people will fizzle and that $120.00 + I am sure I can find a way to spend. Would be fun tho to get all those goodies in the mail. I will bbl after 8. Have a great evening all.
Hello ladies. Lisa, you are never boring. I love talking to you. $120.00???? Yeap, I can find lots of stuff to do with that. At least this way, you know you'll like what you get cause you're the one picking it up for yourself. I've found that most people send out chinzy stuff while I'm sending out the good stuff. That's another reason why I don't do swaps where you send stuff. I'd rather just use the money to buy it for myself. Boy does that sound stingy or what.
class went well. There was this 80 year old lady that had been making cards since she was like 20. She did really good and was very fun to be around. She had 7 kids...she told us that and I looked at her and said are you nuts?? And she had them within 8 years She was sweet. One lady forgot about it so I only had 3. So a little short on cash but got me out of the house!!
Now I think I am gonna call it a night...need to visit a couple of galleries first. Yap at ya tomorrow.
Morning all...it's raining here!! Didn't go on my walk...We hardly ever get rain in June...crazy weather. We are usually in the 90's to 100's. We are lucky and don't get the humidity. But still...I am not complaining tho...love the rain.
Well the house cleaning fairies did not show up again...and I need to get something done. It will look like I am here which actually I will be but just not on the computer but I am going to leave it on for quick access. ok leaving.......lol.
Hi Kat, Deb and Melody...just got back from my walk. There was a break and I took it. I will do anything to get out of house work!!! I hate housework. Well still here but cleaning. The one thing I do want do know is how in petesakes name does the kitchen table get piled with so much stuff. It is our catch all I guess.
I'm singing in the rain....just singing in the rain.....ok take me to belvue now!!!!