Saturday, August 27, 2016

family vacation

 I know, Ive been AWOL again.  I'm guilty!   not sure what I did all month, but last week we went on our family vacation to Watkins glen.  For Christmas last year my kids gave us a week vacation for the whole family at a big lake house on Seneca lake.   It was a lovely place with lots of room for everyone.  my Pies were all there together for part of the time.  busy for grammie.. but I loved every minute of it.  (well there were a few where it got a teeny tiny bit overwhelming!  lol!!)

 It was a perfect place for everyone to hang out and I particularly loved the big deck the overlooked the lake.   I spent early mornings out there enjoying the quiet views as the sun was coming up until Torry or Marla got up to join me.  I have decided that Grand pies are at their very best lovable cuddly selves first thing in the morning.  

 And... some of them love popcorn as much as I do.  I taught these two to make funny popcorn faces!  they were hysterical! 

 And then there was the night we played pie face.. the game was bought for the children to play, but I think Torry was the only one that got to play because we waited for them to all go to bed before us grown ups played!  This game ended up in a whip cream war between Bethany and Tiffany!   we all laughed our you know whats off that night!

 Then one afternoon after a bit of an overwhelming morning with the kids for everyone.  I sent the big adult children off to hike at Watkins Glen park and I stayed home with the grandpies.  I love the selfie shots they took!  Lol!  the people behind them were either wishing they were having as much fun or that the clowns in front of them would stop taking pictures and keep moving!  lol!

 And then there was this morning...  OH the freaking cuteness...   my heart could just burst!

So that is just a few of the hundreds of pics we took.. mostly of the children.  we also tried to have a picnic at the beach... but the bees chased us out..  seriously..  miraculously no one got stung.  we went to a science museum of play which was an awesome place to take the kids!   
Over all it was a great week.  I could have easily planted myself on the deck and never moved... but those little pies kept me on my toes for sure!    I loved waking up to my big family in the mornings and seeing all my kids together.  my hubby came just for Saturday and Sunday.  (he cant handle all of them together very well and he had to work..  his loss!! lol!)
Okeedokie.. Marla's here and we have things to do today.. so Happy Saturday bloggy pies!!

Friday, August 5, 2016

friday morning chitter chatter!

This is how we look this morning!   Figgy wants my attention and I'm trying to type here.  I finally fed him, cause every time I put him down, he jumped back up.  
He's very "purr-sistent", lol !!  
Now hes content and bathing on the porch.  silly cat!
I love him so!

Speaking of cats.. I hit one the other night on my way home from work.  It was devastating to me.  I felt so bad.  I know it wasn't my fault and I'm not blaming myself.. It just made me sick.  She just ran out in front of me.  I wont go into the rest of the horribly details.  But, I was dropping f- bombs.. and  crying.  The lady whose cat it was said she was 15 years old, was sickly and lived outside.  Well, if you know me, you know I was a total wreck about it.  When I got home, Tony was handing me bunches of toilet paper to blow my nose and wipe my face.  I am not a crier generally,  but omg.. you would have thought a person died.  In fact, I have to admit I cried more about hitting that cat then I have when some people have died! why is that ?  I don't know.   anyways..  some sweet little pies of mine gave me flowers and cookies that night!  And you know what?  I felt immediately better!  
All of the little pie people in my life are so stinking precious.. I can hardly stand it! You should see how big our little Sera is getting!  they are all getting so big!  I need to get new pictures of all the kids so I can make Halloween paper dolls like I did for the 4th!

And speaking of Halloween..  I know its only august and I'm loving summer so not really in a hurry... but Halloween is creeping into my brain!  And I'm looking forward to Halloween decorating and crafting... soon!
But before that, I'm looking forward to our family vacation.  In two weeks we will be heading to a lake house on Seneca lake.  We're all going.  Well, I'm not sure about Rob and Tiff and the girls.  I think they might be coming for a night or a couple days.   I hope so anyways!  I have to find that out.  
But I am excited about it.  
The kids gave this little family vacation to Tony and I for Christmas.  So we've been waiting and thinking about it since December!  Well, I have been,  I don't know how excited Tony is!  LOL!!  You know I'll be taking tons of pictures and having a good time with my family! And will probably be ready for another vacation alone afterwords!  lol!!

so for now, I off from work today and Monday and looking forward to lots of things this weekend.  I'm off to the chiropractor this morning, then back to work on bears.. hoping to make it to the lake for a little bit, later and then to a bridal shower tonight.  Tomorrow is an all day beach day and a girls night with some girlfriends!  The rest of the weekend is a little bit up in the air.. but I have plans cooking up!
Have a great weekend bloggy friends!  I've got to get out of this chair and get busy around here!  

Saturday, July 30, 2016

mermaid inspiration

One of the things I've always loved about blogs and blogging is the amount of talent and inspiration I find out here!  I love visiting creative people to see what they're doing.  We get good ideas that way.  Same with pinterest right?   Sometimes I get inspiration overflow and don't know what to do first!
I have to tell you that one of the best places for inspiration is at Magpie Ethel's.  She is just freaking amazing.. her collections and creations are the best.  Not to mention her "somedaybeachhouse"  OMG!  
So many times I've gone to her Etsy sale too late and missed the chance to buy something I loved from her and it happened again a couple weeks ago when she did her mermaid sale.  But this time I noticed the custom order button!  woo hoo!  so I ordered a spunhead mermaid from her and she came early this week.  Isn't she stinking cute!?  I'm obsessed with her!  lol!

So Back to the Inspiration part..
Laurie  (Magpie) makes the most adorable mermaids out of old story book dolls and I have a bunch of them and I was obsessively inspired to give it a try!   So I pulled a couple dolls out  and pulled off their legs!  I know.. thats just bizarre.  but I did it.  Laurie told me that she bought her dolls with the legs missing already..  well.. I didn't have that option... so I amputated!

Then I made paperclay mermaid tails for them!  The hardest part was waiting two days for them to dry.  Once dried the fun part began!  painting and embellishing!

I have a million seashells, but didnt have any tiny matching shells that would work for little mermaid bras!  so I had to make a special trip 45 minutes away to michael's to get some! lol!!
So worth the trip because they turned out so darned cute!
lol.. someone mentioned that the little one above looked angry..  and I said.. well you'd be angry too if someone pulled your legs off and glued seashells onto your breasts with hot glue!  lol!

 Aren't they sweet?  Don't ya think?

 And sooo.. it was a happy Mermaid week!  and now were at another saturday morning with a bright and sunny day ahead!  And where do you think you'll find me???
yup...  its a lake day!
Today Bethany and I are going kidless...  I bought a bunch of goodies for our lunch and snacks and some new magazines.  We first have Torry's soccer game to go to and then hes staying with his dad.  Of course he doesn't know that we're going to the beach, that would be a problem.  lol!  I feel a little sneaky and Bethany feels guilty!  lol!  but that's the plan!
Have a great day my bloggy friends!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

cooling off!

Its been awfully hot here...
This is all Maggie's fault.  she posted some skellies dressed in grass skirts on my time line on facebook.  And then my little brain went "POP!" and I thought I need to get Boney and Bonita out for a swim shoot!

I was apprehensive at first because my neighbors would think I was a kook and because I didnt know if I really wanted to go upstairs to drag them out.  Also, that meant I would have to undress them because there were all dressed up when I put them away.  

 But the thought wouldnt leave my mind.. and before you knew it the skellies were undressed and having a good old time floating in the grandpies pool!
It was so worth it!

And I thought.. oh well I am nuts.. so what if people think that!

Do you think so too??  lol!
At least I have fun and I am never ever bored!
have a great day bloggy pies!
I have stuff to do this morning before I go to work.  

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

good morning friendies!

I dont know what happen to my blog post the last time.  It appears that I posted it twice somehow.   How weird.  I feel like my bloggy pals are dwindling, not getting as many comments as I used to.  my fault for my dwindling posts im sure.   I think people come and dont comment.  Im guilty of the same thing.  sometimes Im just trying to keep up and always on the run.   That seems to be the story of my life though..  
always on the run and barely keeping up with anything, at home and at work! 
but really not so funny.
Oh well.. 
remember this song?  one of my all time favorite summer songs.. I was 14 when this came out. 

and this one is one of my most favorites ever.. I was 13 when this song came out.  I love this song.. makes me think of so many summer nights and old boyfriends!  lol!  

Anyways.. I hadnt intended on posting songs this morning.  not sure how I ended up there!  
Im looking forward to a 4 day weekend this weekend.  I know I will get some lake time in.  My mother is up from florida but she will be in boston this weekend. I'll see her on monday.  She came out Friday night with a couple of my aunts and one of our family friends and we all went out for fishfrys.  It was nice to visit. 

I have bear orders stacking up again.  I need to work on them.  I may dedicate my mornings to them this weekend..  maybe I'll plan from 5:00 am to 9:00 am for bears.  4 days of that and I should be able to get a great head start of them.  Now, if only I will stick to my plan! lol!  Im so impulsive, you just never know what I will do.  

Im going tonight to look at wallpaper.  I know some people dont care for it, but in this old house, its really my only choice with out knocking every wall out and starting over..  which Im not interested in doing!  lol!  not really interested in wallpapering either.  but my bedroom NEEDS it desparetely!

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer.  Im trying too!  so much crap going on in our country that I have a tendency to have some fleeting moments of feeling a little hopeless.   But then I just remind myself that no matter what is happening that God is in control.  I keep thinking about giving up facebook..  and I really should.  maybe I should do that and put my attention back into my blog! 

Im hoping to do something creative this weekend too.  I really need the whole summer off..  oy vey!   ok.. only a half an hour left to get ready for work now..    better get going..  (see???  always on the run!)  still have to feed the bird, water the flowers, get dressed.. do my face...   bla bla bla...)  
have a great day my friends!!