January 18, 2009

I haven't posted in such a long time.. I really have not been into it much since mom passed. I am feeling like I would like to start again.. so I started out to do that tonight when I decided to change the look of my blog from Christmas. It is amazing how much time that can take.

Just a couple quick things since I am so tired.. Robert and I spent the afternoon working on cleaning and organizing the garage again.. it felt so very good to purge again. We are trying to get ready to set up my office/sewing/craft room. Sunday or Monday we will go to Ikea for a desk that I found there, they have a sale going on that goes through Monday.

Also we had the pleasure of babysitting the cutest little girl.. Robert called and told me that a little girl needed to be taken care of until Monday or Tuesday and he said we could if I wanted to.. here is a couple of photos of her.. Bug loved her and they are having a wonderful time playing nonstop. She looks very small next to him in the photo but it is just the angle. They are about the same size but he has more width *grin*

Her name is Chula and she is the cutest and the most lovey girl. I wish that we could keep her. I know that Bug will cry when she leaves.

Oh and one other thing.. I finally took my Christmas tree down today also.. wow.. that was a chore but I enjoyed it. All of the ornaments were wired on... because remember I bought it at the Festival Of Trees and they have to make sure that everything is secured on the tree so that when it is delivered nothing falls off. I was able to get it all boxed up and ready for storage wooo hooo.

oh and one more one more thing... My mom's Birthday is next Sunday so my sister thought she would come down and spend the weekend with me. I am really looking forward to her being here.

Have a great day...


  1. If you want to find out something about communist terror in the past, please visit me at:


    P.S. Cute dogs! :)

  2. What cute pics of the dogs Joy. How fun you will be getting a new space to be crafty in! We cleaned out our garage last weekend and were at IKEA yesterday picking up some storage type odds and ends. lol!

    Having you sister over next weekend sounds like a lovely way to spend your mom's birthday.

    Glad to see you posting again!

  3. CUTE pix of the puppies. I'm sorry to hear about your mom passing. That first year is so hard, but it's true what they say...time has a way of healing.
    I noticed on your comment to me that I should show more photos of my house. I have posted pix of almost every room in the house, but one would need to go back through so many to find them all. So I think I'll make a "Labels" in my side bar so they can be easily found. I read that you're getting ready to put your office/sewing room together. Back in Sept. or Oct. I posted my version of a Studio. I showed how I convert my Guest bedroom into a craft studio when no one is using it.
    Anyway, look for my Archive Labels one of these coming days (or weeks). : )

  4. Oh JOY -

    welcome WELCOME back to bloggieland my friend. How I've longed for a post from you!

    What a cute little dog! KEEP HER haha!

    And how funny, my friend JanMary just blogged on going to ikea too! funny how things connect up.

    I hope you have a WONDERFUL time with your sister! I know how I love to be with mine.

    ♥ Barb

  5. Hi Joy,
    Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. My mom passed away in June of '07. It does get a little easier over time.

  6. Good morning :)
    I just wanted to pop in and thank you soooo much for the wonderful birthday greeting you left for me.I had a marvelous day!!:)
    Your pups are soo cute!I love the pic with the santa hat.How sweet!:)
    Can you clean my garage out for me too???LOL It is a mess down there.We are waiting for the weather to warm up some to tackle it.Seems that's where everything ends up when you don't know where else to put it.:)
    Have a wonderful day!!


  7. I am so glad that you have visited my Blog. I love looking at the pictures of the sea on yours. I grew up in Vancouver BC right by the ocean and now I live in Utah so I really miss it. Cannon Beach was my mother's favorite place to go so we spent quite a bit of time there. Janis
    PS love your dogie

  8. Hi Joy,

    I just edited my post to include the particulars about the topiary project. I'm so glad you liked it enough to try it. : )

  9. Just checking back in Joy-Joy. I MISS you, durn it woman! Come back to me or I'll weep!

    ♥ Barb

  10. Hi Joy,
    Just wanted to stop by and tell you thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement about my gall bladder surgery. Today is a really good day...almost back to 100%! I really appreciate your kind words and prayers.

    Enjoyed looking at these cute dog photos! How fun to have a new crafty space! I'd love to see that!


  11. Hi Joy,

    This is my first visit to your blog and I'm so glad I came by.

    I'm sorry to hear about your mom. I know how hard that can be. I'm very glad to see you back "out there" putting up posts and comments again.

    Your blog looks great! Soon I'll have a selection of buttons in other colors so you can get one that matches better! Thanks for your support in the meantime.

    Good luck on the giveaway!



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