Monday, July 28, 2008
My 30 year high school reunion was this past Saturday. I graduated in 1978 from Forest High School in Ocala, FL...1-1/2 hours north of Orlando. I hadn't planned to go to the reunion because I wasn't sure how long we'd be on our beach vacation(see last post).
I got an email on Friday morning from my best guy friend in high school, Scott. He went through hoops to find me!! He wanted me to come that night(Friday) to meet a bunch of our friends at a restaraunt. He is the only person that could have gotten me to go...and go I did.
We had a blast! Many of these people I literally hadn't seen since graduation 30 years ago. We talked about our kids and what we'd been up to...did we remember the fun times in "Groucho's" Sociology class(Of course!!! We all got great laughs out of that one!). OMG! Total fun. I saw some grey hair, reading glasses, a few wrinkles...but most of my friends looked just like they did in HS!!
I was bummed because I did have to drive home and everyone else went to Scott's house till past 1am. I will say that all the guys that brought their wives married"up"...these ladies were gorgeous!!! You done good, guys!
Good times! Good memories....now where's that year book???
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Here's most of our gang...
The view from our deck...
View of the deck from the beach... We played alot of games....Rummicube is my fave! Vero is one of the nesting grounds for Loggerhead Turtles. They go to great lengths to protect them! Loads of shells and rocks! One of my niece's on the boogie board!
Friday, July 18, 2008
Today we are going to play Birthday Tag ... & here are the rules:
- Post your answers to the questions below on your blog (my answers are in red!)
- Add a link to Beverley's post in your blog & make sure that the people you tag also know that they must link to Beverley's post to be in the draw.
- Tag at least 5 other people (post a comment on their blogs to let them know!)
- Post a comment on Beverley's post to be entered into the birthday tag draw - be sure to let the people you tag know to comment there, too. Beverley will have a birthday related prize & an additional prize for every 40 comments on her blog post... so spread the word to increase your chances of winning!
What age was your best birthday (so far) & why? My best birthdays were when I was still growing up on my parent's home. My mom would always make our favorite dinner, bake our favorite cake and we were allowed to have soda(only on birthdays!)
What was the worst? Haven't had a worst that I can think of...
What is the best present you have ever received? I don't remember...sorry, I am getting old!
What was the weirdest? Again, can't remember...gee, I am real fun, huh?
Where would you most like to spend your birthday? A great birthday would be a trip to a spa with girlfriends, out to dinner with family and some mushy cards form my hubby and kids...oh yeah, and the kids would not fight!! Then again, a birthday cruise sounds good, too! LOL!
What is your zodiac sign? Pisces: Positive traits: imaginative and sensitive, compassionate and kind, selfless and unworldly, intuitive and sympathetic...On the dark side....escapist and idealistic, secretive and vague, weak-willed and easily led. (OK...pretty much true on all accounts!!!)
Chinese Year? I was born in the year of the RAT!! Rats are creative, problem solvers, hyperactive workers and very social. (I am not very social!!) They have charm and outgoing personality (nope...I am an introvert)but under the surface there is a shrewd and luck seeking character, sometimes aggressive. (I would never call myself aggressive!) They are very curious and want to learn about everything.(OK, I'll give you that one!) Their search and quick decisions often lead to complications, both in business and love.(True) They take big risks and seldom have the one and same partner, they are often viewed as unserious.(False) Risk takers that love game and hazard in all its forms. (NOT!)Rats are often charming and attract admirers.(Oh, so true, LOL!!) They have an active personality and can easily get a lot of friends. Party and big events are their melody, preferably of the more exclusive sort. (NOT!)Rats are smart and succeed well in what ever they get involved in. (YEP!)They adapt to the external environment and see possibilities where others don’t. (YEP!)On the surface the Rat seems calm and under control, but their sometimes uncertain and aggressive character can cause big problems. (Right-o!)
So on you go to tag a few friends...get on over to Beverley's blog at craftymoments.blogspot.com to get in on the goodies! Tell her I sent ya!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Join the MCC Instructors an hour before and after their featured guest (that's 8pm-11pm CST) and chat with the MCC Instructors as we discuss All Things Stamping!
FOUR PRIZES will be awarded randomly to those attending the chat.
- A FREE seat in "Just the Basics" with Kylie Hopkins, beginning July 21
- A FREE seat in "Enjoy the Journey" with Shirley Pando, beginning July 17
- PLUS, two (2) MCC gift certificates worth $25 each
If you have never logged into the MCC website, it's as easy as creating a log-in name and password. For the chat head on over to the Student Activity Center...it's in the Java Stop!!
Hope to "see" you all there :D
Saturday, July 12, 2008
I was nominated by none other than my good friend from the UK, Beverley, aka the Guv.
I guess I have a great blog and I want to thank the people who have gotten me here...you know who you are!!! LOL! So I am here to nominate some more great blogs for this amazing award!!! What an honor!
Those that accept the award have to follow these rules:
- The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
- Link the person you received your award from.
- Nominate at least 6 other blogs.
- Put links of those blogs on yours.
- Leave a message on the blogs of the guys/gals you've nominated.
So here's my list of nominees for this great award:
I hope you'll all stop by and visit these gals ... fabulously talented, every one of them!:D
Friday, July 11, 2008
I had my DS#2 pick out the winner from computer printed papers from all the blog comments.
So, Fluffy, you win a seat in the My Creative Classroom online class, Enjoy the Journey, that begins next Thursday, July 17. You can click here to find out more about the class and supplies needed. I will get in touch with you for the details!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Are you tired of those sissy 'friendship' poems that always sound good,
but never actually come close to reality?
Well, here is a series of promises that actually speak of true friendship.
You will see no cutesy little smiley faces on this card-
Just the stone cold truth of our great friendship.
3. When you smile -- I will know you are plotting something that I must be involved in.
4. When you're scared -- we will high tail it out of here.
5. When you are worried -- I will tell you horrible stories about how much worse it could be until you quit whining, ya big baby!!!!
6. When you are confused -- I will use "little" words.
7. When you are sick --Stay away from me until you are well again. I don't want whatever you have.
8. When you fall -- I'll pick you up and dust you off.
9. This is my oath...I pledge it to the end. 'Why?' you may ask -- because you are my FRIEND!
everyone can see it,
but only you can feel the true warmth.
Send this to 10 of your closest friends,
Then get depressed because you can only think
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
In some classes you learn techniques and in others you will create a project, either from a kit or your own supplies. You will have access to the classroom for a certain time period to complete the class and ask the instructor questions. It really is a great thing. You can go into the classroom 24/7, in your pajamas, and with a bad hair day!! What could be sweeter?
Begins Monday September 8th
Purchase the optional kit (only two left!!) or use your own supplies
Coming Soon: Exploring Mixed Media Techniques
Hope to "see" you in a classroom soon! :D
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
One of the fathers recorded it, added some graphic enhancements to the recording, and posted it on the web. The song, of course, is the 'Battle Hymn Of The Republic.' Be prepared . . . It will definitely send a few shivers up your spine. I can never get through listening to or singing this song without tears.
God Bless America! http://www.greatdanepromilitary.com/Battle%20Hymn/index.htm