Friday, January 30, 2009

winter, winter go away...jackie wants to go and play

When you have to rub a dryer sheet on your hair every morning to keep the static from making you look like the bride of is January in Ohio.....this does seem to be an extremely long winter. Living way off the road in a wooded area it is usually very quiet in the winter, but Wednesday morning, not so much. During the night we had an ice storm that blanketed everything. Stepping out on the porch with my camera, the sound of trees creaking and falling in the woods followed by ice sliding off the roof and weighed down pine branches. Downright after a few quick clicks I retreated to the warm house and snuggled with my cats. This is the 3rd week I have been stranded inside, my poor hubby is walking out the lane to get in the car and head off to drive all day at work (did i mention i am married to the milkman?) Seems like this is a perfect time to get a cup of coffee and get busy on those valentines for the swap....I hear glitter calling me.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Since Cindy posted a picture of herself in the cutest hat ever, I thought I would share a picture she took of me at her shop open house. I do want to go on record as saying I am much younger and more beautiful in'll just have to trust me. Now, get to work on your valentine ideas......jackie

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

lessons Jackie learned in 2008

I have learned that if you use your laundry room as a emergency hiding place for all of your craft supplies during winter craft shows and the Christmas season every time unannounced visitors are standing on your porch, on or around January12th, the room will finally explode.

I have learned when you buy that small roast, just big enough for two, you will get company at dinner time, and they will be hungry.

I have learned deciding to grow out your hair sounds like an excellent idea, until the 3rd week. It is at this time you find yourself with scissors in front of the mirror. When you are done your hair needs cut shorter than it has ever been and when people look at your bangs they tilt their heads.

I have learned that when buying birdcages begins to be an obsession, you need to join a program. An average size house can only hold so many birdcages.

I have learned to put the double stick tape dispenser up after every use, especially if you have cats.....this is crucial.

I have learned there is not a thing in the world that doesn't need a little glitter.

No, I did not make resolutions for this new year, as I said I have learned my lessons well, and it will be at least sometime in Feburary before I forget them.