Saturday, December 3, 2011

"The secret in education lies in respecting the student." 
— Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saw this today at Talbots.com and thought about its meaning such a simple statement but so wise just think if every teacher especially middle school teachers said this every day what a difference it could make. My 27 year old daughter is in college getting her degree in Social Journalism at Cal State Dominguez Hills and doing it all herself on grant monies and loans. Talbots is not usually a store I shop at but she saw an ad for 50% off one item day and tagged some slacks she wanted so I purchased them for her and perusing their site I found they offer size-able grants for women starting later in life to get a college degree. Does Miss 27 qualify? If any one deserves one she certainly does! Ok I admit I am prejudice because after all I am her mom and naturally I think everything she says and does is just the best thing ever.


OOPS Hubby is calling got to go for now more to this story later...Baby Weah's first sentence not first word first sentence!

Friday, December 2, 2011

The Posting Blues

Yes I feel like crying this is supposed to be fun, therapeutic  and engaging the only thing engaging is reading  other peoples blogs wherein lies the problem. All the blogs I enjoy reading or see everyday are young moms with young children at home and it makes me long for those days wish I had them back and enjoyed them a whole lot more...more laughing less yelling. As an almost empty nester save for one little bird with wings that cannot fly. Other than that I am in the freeze zone not yet or a long while yet if ever grandma and my baby is not a baby anymore.
Usually I am very happy and these things do not make me sad but are instead my fondest memories all the little joys you remember all the funny now but not thens, the booboos, the burps and blunders and all the wondrous moments each and every day. Ad then I remember I won't be going to bed tonight dead tired getting up early dragging sleepy heads out of bed and ready for school lunches to make homework to finish gym clothes to launder PTA meetings and and and....
I'm not blue anymore! No baths to give or homework to check I think I will settle in with a cup of tea and watch my favorite shows until I fall asleep-Good Nite!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Hubby made the freshest, juiciest turkey ever!

Pilgrim print from *The Graphics Fairy*
with *angelic war* font
What a most beautiful thankful time of it three sisters reminiscing around the table eating pumpkin pie making fun of each others past follies and giving our husbands a perfect opportunity to add a few of their own stories! What a fun day we had!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Creating & Crafting

This a very fun relatively easy transfer project I have just embarked on using *GRAPHICS FAIRY* images. I found so many fun images to play with. I started making labels for homemade jam & banana bread now I am making dish towels and already dreaming up my next project. I found the how to at: http://www.citrasolv.com/

Cooking Hubbies Favorite Treat Tulumba!

Tulumba is a Balkan & Turkish sweet treat of fried dough soaked in a sweet syrup. I used the recipe from "miss igs" blog they came out ok for my first attempt I am going to try making them again and see if they come out a little better "Binnur Turlish Cook Book" blog has another recipe a bit different, less eggs, I will try also. I added a teaspoon of Rose Water to the syrup, my favorite Persian Restaurant "Ali Baba" serves them that way.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fibro Fit Again!

ICK I have been having one of my fibro fits no fun at all,  I am sort of better now  getting back into the swing of things. We had a nice hard rain on Sunday which we really needed so it was a good day to stay home and paint in my PJs. I worked on two paintings so I don't feel so bad about staying in with my pain. I really hate this disease things could be so much worse but this is just an on going hit after hit.
And I never know when I am going to be knocked off my feet with it. I can see where a person might develop into a grouch I have to fight against it sometimes. Typically I keep my attitude in check or try anyway.
Now I am going to make my husbands favorite dessert Tulumba like mum used to make. I found a recipe on a miss igs blogsite with lots of pictures that gave me the push I needed to try it. I'll let you know how it went. Unless I forget!
Here is my latest painting "Rain"

Friday, October 28, 2011

Today I have so much to do and so little time! Have to go shopping and returning before the weekend rush! I'll post, post, post you later!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

  • Another LAzy Capitol L. A. zee!
  • L. A. zee Saturday.............................

Friday, October 21, 2011

My Dog Oscar yes he's a real dog!

Getting in the Halloween haunted spirit
a bit late!
So just a simple note put together with *Graphics Fairy* 
Owl, Moon & Scroll
and a little digi water color

Monday, October 10, 2011

What to do today

I don't have any inspiration today! ARGH!! Downloaded a $1.99 APP from Apple 
"Color Splash Studio" that doesn't work! Apple is 99 centing me to death! Tried to make something of my picture of Oscar my grand dog, I miss him so much. But I guess the original will have to do. He is the best dog ever! 
!Exclamation!! !Day! !Frustrated!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Make Your Own ART

http://incubator.quasimondo.com/ 
This was made using Mario Klingemann's  computational craft, experiments and sketches website "Quasimondo".  His art works are amazing and he allows you to use his computer programs from his website. 
I think a series of black & white pictures in a matching theme framed for the home or office would make for very interesting and inexpensive decorating.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Quotes of the Day

"What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. You can be watching TV and see Coca-Cola, and you know that the President drinks Coca-Cola, Liz Taylor drinks Coca-Cola, and just think, you can drink Coca-Cola, too. A Coke is a Coke and no amount of money can get you a better coke than the one the bum on the corner is drinking. All the cokes are the same and all the cokes are good. Liz Taylor knows it, the President knows it, the bum knows it, and you know it."
       Andy Warhol

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Quotes of the Day


Words to live by:
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life,” Jobs said. “Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
The world will never be the same thank you Steve Jobs Rest in Peace 


or Yikes:


"I grew up with a glue gun pointed at my head." 


Alexis Stewart, thanks for the visual

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