Thursday, November 27, 2008


Ignore the previous post...was trying to do something and hit a bunch of wrong buttons! When will I ever get the hang of this computer thing??!! Time to pull out the "PC's for Dummies" again? :} elaine

being 30something: fast on friday...#comments

being 30something: fast on friday...#comments

Thanksgiving dinner cooking disaster! 2008

Well, another Thanksgiving Day has ended. Our 2 guys were here for dinner, and it was almost like when they were small boys, and still at home. Had to remind myself that they are 32 & 28...but it brought back some very fond memories that had been on a dusty shelf in the back of my brain... a quiet celebration...except for the moment that our turkey, which had been cooking nicely on the grill on the porch, decided to have a major flareup while no one was paying any attention to it.."I thought YOU were watching the grill!!" kind of moment! We snuffed out the flames...grabbed the bird off the grill...and took it into the kitchen...can you just imagine the comments? "It doesn't look that bad, Mom" (my oldest)..."I like stuff burnt, Mom' (my youngest)..."It'll be fine, Hon...all you've got to do is scrap the black stuff off" (my eternal optimist husband)...all I could do was stand there, staring at my charbroiled, blakened beyond recognition 20 lb. turkey, sitting on the lovely platter from Japan...and think "How will the hot dogs in the freezer go with sweet potatoes?" I went to my computer and googled a turkey hotline...they have plenty of advice for an UNDER cooked birds, but precious little for a tukey that has been incinerated! Sooo...went back to the bird, started scrapping off all the black stuff that I could, and amazingly the meat was unharmed...even more amazingly, it tasted really good! Disaster averted...the hot dogs are back in the freezer! :} The rest of the day went beautifully...and ended with a sweet orange sunset over the lake. As my guys were leaving, the youngest says, "That was an awesome dinner, Mom. Can you burn the turkey again next year?" AARRRGGHHHH!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving all...*elaine*

Sunday, November 23, 2008

International Button Week... part 2

My blog would only allow me to upload 5 photos, so here are the rest of the pictures I took this morning of my buttons etc. You can click on any of the photos to enlarge...and BOY! do they enlarge! Good thing I dusted the jars before i took the pictures!! :} *elaine*

International Button Week

I recently found a neat blog called Button Floozies that I just love! This last week, the author of that blog declared an International Button Week. I've had fun exploring other people's collections, and decided to show some of my own accumulation of buttons, and other vintage sewing goodies. My blogging has been pretty lax in the last couple of months, so I'm giving myself the proverbial kick in the butt to get me going again. Happy Sunday! *elaine*

Friday, November 21, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Just a quick note to say Hello...and to wish everyone who sees this a very Happy Thanksgiving. With all the difficulties we, as a country, are facing this year it may be harder to see all that we do have to be thankful for. Whether our loved ones, our special friends, our health or our personal good fortune...we all have someone or something to give thanks for. Do not let this day go by without telling those people how much you appreciate them, or thanking God for our personal well being, or extending a small helping hand to someone less fortunate. Happy Thanksgiving to all. *elaine*