Saturday, February 28, 2009
For $10.95 you get all-you-can-eat salad, rolls, french fries, pasta with red sauce and chicken (steak is $19.95). Simple and delicious. And the best people watching ever. It almost seemed like we had traveled to the mid-west, and back in time about 25 years (there are a few pockets in New England like that).
I asked our waitress Sandie a few questions about the place. It seats 1,800. They have a banquet room (I'm not making an announcement but it might be perfect for a wedding reception). And she said there can be a 2 hour wait and suggested the best times to show up.
It was definitely a winner winner chicken dinner.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Now that I'm feeling better, I finally got to meet my new cousin Cora who lives on the south shore. She's a month old this weekend. I took the first picture of her big sister Jordan holding her--lucky me! It was fun to hang out with Dave and Christine and have dinner together. I'm looking forward to our next get-together.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Last year my friend Elisabeth and I decided we were going to make Christmas crafts during the year and then we never did. Surprise, surprise. This year my friend Elisabeth and I decided we were going to make Christmas crafts during the year and tonight we did! We got together and made these pixies. They are easy and fun to make (the fun part is talking and laughing with friends). My friend Angi helped me a bit (thanks!). I know his eyes aren't evenly spaced and his arms are a bit floppy and his ears are kind of big, well, he's not perfect. But he's cute! We got the pattern from this site (unfortunately it is no longer available). We were talking tonight about what to make in March. Maybe Christmas aprons. Stay tuned for updates on year round Christmas crafting.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Tonight I finished sewing the quilt squares together (there are 42 of them) for my next quilt. This is the view from my loft of about 32 of them (this quilt will be big enough for my bed). Next up is squaring up the squares and then sewing them together. I hope to get it done this week.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
I finished 15 of 42 blocks. I really like how the colors look together (and that all the fabric was from my stash) and am going to try to finish it this weekend. The pattern is called Triple Treat. The squares will be about 15" and will be flipped different ways. I think it's going to look really cool!
Friday, February 13, 2009
A few years ago my then boyfriend and I went for a drive (or "asphalt adventure" as we called it) to western Mass. I was just getting into making photocards and before we left I told him I was looking for a heart to photograph. I imagined a small heart over a barn door or on a store sign so when we happened upon this sign at a small town restaurant I asked him to stop the car and I ran around to take some photos. I think we were in Shelburne Falls, Mass. It was a better heart than I could have ever imagined!!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
It was February. I was four. I remember the poster contest for the Primary Penny Parade. We had Wednesday afternoon Primary (this was back in the day). I don't remember if I had the prize winning poster or if I donated more than 9 pennies (and 2 fake dollars) but I do remember we took our pennies to Primary and someone mailed them to Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
I'm not the only one that's been sick. My Canon D10 broke while I was on vacation in Oregon last week. I took the camera in on Saturday expecting it to take two weeks to be repaired but I got a call yesterday that it was ready for pick up. So I ventured out today to get it and am happy to have it back and working. And speaking of work. I've been out of work all week and may be home again tomorrow. I'm not going to lie; I'm going stir crazy. I can't wait to go back to work and get my life back!! I shot some photos of some of my favorite things from Oregon to cheer me up: See's candy, State Fair fabric, and some wooden LOVE.
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Monday, February 02, 2009
A few years ago during a day trip to Maine my friend Valerie and I stopped for lunch at McDonald’s in Wells, Maine. I got my food and turned to find a place to sit and a woman was motioning to me to come over to her. I turned around thinking she meant someone behind me but she meant me. I walked over to her and she commented on my “beautiful red hair” and invited me to join her. When my friend got her food she saw me sitting with these two old women and wondered what was going on. The four of us visited and became instant friends. The women were Jean and Julie.
[This picture was taken the day we met--Jean on the left, Julie on the right]
We sat and talked for over and hour about our lives and it was a delightful experience. Jean had been a widow for 25+ years. She told us about meeting her husband in
Sunday, February 01, 2009
This picture was taken of Elder Patton thirty years ago in France after the Steelers beat the Cowboys in Superbowl XIII. I still remember that he made a brief call home to see who won (he wanted to keep up with his career in sportswriting while he was serving as a missionary!). Robes loved all the Pittsburgh teams (not sure why this LA guy had such a thing for the Steelers and Pirates) so I'm rooting for Pittsburgh tonight.