Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Yep, we're frozen. Sara's school has been cancelled for the day. Anisa and Travis still had to go in to school and work. Last night we got the sheer pleasure (NOT) of a freezing rain storm. For those of you who have never experienced freezing rain, it's the weirdest thing! Most people think it's little ice coming from the sky. Nope. It's actually RAIN, which freezes instantly when it hits anything. So, trees, vehicles, sidewalks/roads....it gets a nice, thick layer of ice. It turns a shopping day into a laundry and sewing day. :) Here are some pics of our ice covered rigs and our poor little baby tree! :) It looks kind of "drippy" on Foxy, but it's FROZEN SOLID. We had to let her run for almost half hour with defrost on before we could scrape all the ice off her windows.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Sara just drove away all by herself in my Baby. In VA they do things weird. She went to Driving School, and they gave her a certificate that all of a sudden, one fine day, it magically becomes her driver's license. Then, in 180 days, we'll get a court date and her mommy and daddy have to take her to get her official license. Anyway, I hope her and Baby make it home ok. She went to a friend's house to do homework...it was a good test cuz it's only oh, about 2 miles away. :) I'll update you all later. :)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

not much

Not much to really report. Things are slowly getting back to normal after Anisa's return, the holidays and snow storms. :) I've been working with my friend, turning her into a quilter, but she saw my Monica bags (will post pics later, but they're so cute and easy, I have kind of gone crazy making them) and wanted to make some for next Christmas gifts. :) She bought fabric for a few, and we cut out 4 and FINISHED one. The other 3 are just waiting to be put together, but almost done. She was thrilled with what she did. And I am proud of my little student.

This morning the inside of my house was PINK! Bright pink light was flowing into my house and I LOVED IT!! I had to go outside and get a picture of the sky. It was so pretty...here is a tiny piece of what I got to see...

The dance team is having a fundraising competition a week from Sunday, so I have been making little drawstring bags to make coach gifts. I need to get some fabric to make another quilt, but I'm waiting for Joann's sale next week. :) Other than that, the girls are in school, Travis is at work and I plan to shop today. yay. Have a spectactular day everyone!!

Sunday, January 02, 2011

New Years at Times Square

Oh, yeah. You heard right...Anisa and I stood for 7.5 hours waiting to watch the ball drop in Times Square. It was a blast. We were a little worried because NY got snow days before so we didn't know what the road conditions were going to be like. The roads all the way up were good, but there was a lot of snow in April's neighborhood. We rented a car, so we wouldn't have to park our cars anywhere in NY! :) heehee

My wonderful little cousin and her man let us stay with them in Jersey City. Then April took us into the city at about 4:30 and dropped us off in a good viewing area. They section off blocks with barricades, so we parked ourselves into an area and got to stand there...and stand...and stand...and stand. Once they close off each section, you can't leave, or you don't get back in, so I was prepared to stand out there for a long time...with my Depends! :) I didn't have to take advantage of them, but at least I was covered in case of emergency.

At first it didn't look good for us having a good time. Everyone around us spoke a different language and the lady behind Anisa kept bumping into her. For some reason, people thought our area was the smoking area....we were right next to the barricade. BUT, then we met a really cute couple that was there for the first time too. We talked, yelled, counted and swung our little balloon with them. There was entertainment....some singers that we kind of know, some TV personalities, and even a wedding.

After the countdown and MIDNIGHT, we had to get out of the boundary real quick to get our new friends to their bus. Unfortunately, they weren't letting anyone out on the street that we needed to cross, so along with 5 bazillion other people, we had to push our way down about 7 blocks, then over about 2 then BACK 5 to the bus station. They made their bus with 5 minutes to spare, but we had to run about 3 city blocks. What an adventure. I'd definitely do it again, but the next time, I'd get there REALLY EARLY to get a spot in front of the stage.