Sunday, August 31, 2008

It's been a long day.....

Well, since I can't sleep, I think I will just blog! Hope that this finds everyone well, and safe.....especially those of you down in the path of Gustav......we are thinking of you and praying for is a very terrifying time.

I spoke to our daughter and son in Gulf Breeze this afternoon, had some news to give them, but, mostly wanted to make sure that they would be safe in the storm, I know that they will be getting some of the outer bands of Gustav, and I worry! Our son and daughter in GA should be fine...which eased me a bit, too.

Today started with a bang! I had my little, well, okay, it was a LONG list made out with all that I had planned to do today. That was changed before I even got up....we had a phone call from my brother, and he greeted me (not so much, actually), with "Mom fell last night and broke her pelvis and Dad took her to the hospital. She is okay, but he is a mess...get down there"....okay, for those of you who haven't guessed? This would be my "baby" brother, and to make it even more surprising...he was calling from 800+ miles away...while I, the oldest child, and the only girl, (therefore, I RULE), am a mere 30 miles from Mom and Dad. Hmmm, you odd is that? Well, I have to tell you, I thought it quite odd....turns out, I was the LAST one to talk to Dad.....but, I am okay with that (not), as things were hectic, and he thought of Craig first. Of course, it didn't help that I called my Aunt in Central California to give her the news, only to find out that she, too, had already heard. I obviously am going to have some issues to work through, as I am obviously NOT the Queen of my little group of people, but I will be okay with that, someday, probably....possibly......

Anyway, Max and I trundled down to the hospital, and found Mom looking much better than we expected, and while Dad looked a bit worn, he too, was looking better than we thought. We met my other brother down there (the nicest one of the three of us kids), and HE looked better than we thought......Thankfully, the hospital that she is in, is one that she retired from, (she worked in Admissions), and I had also put my time in there, and therefore, as my Mom is the GREATEST (right up there with my other brother), she will be spoilt royally...and Dad will be looked after too. The surgeon told us that the type of breaks (2) that she had, were not good for surgery, so he would be sending her home, and she would have weight bearing exercise, and some therapy, and she should heal in the next 12 weeks, (it is always good to have a timeline, that way she will know how she should behave, don't you think?). So, she should be in there another 3-4 days, and then home.

So, I will close for now, as I have to find that list, and revamp it....maybe tomorrow will see it done! Take care, all!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

We Won An Award!

WooHoo! Sue at Oodlekadoodle gave us an Primitive Excellence Award! Thank you so much. We both really appreciate your wonderful support! Check to the right for her fun and inspirational blog.
Once an award is received, the rules are as follows:
Put the logo on your blog.
Add a link to the person who awarded you.
Nominate at least seven other blogs.
Add links to those blogs on your blog.
Leave a message for your nominee on their blogs.
My nominees are
Behind My Red Door
Back Porch Pickins
Olde Colonial Peddler
Gettysburg Homestead
Rants by Bebe
Once in A Blue Moon
Tanyas Prim Thyme Designs Journal

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's been awhile!!!

It's been a while!!! I hadn't realized just how long it had been, until I decided that I needed to get blogging! I am embarrassed!!

Things have been humming along here at home and on the site....As you saw from the blog below, Brenda has been hobnobbing with the elite.....and now she is touring Alaska with her folks! She has been a very busy girl! And she has earned it.....she has worked long hours creating for the, when she gets home the middle of next week? We will be cracking the whip again!!

I have been busy, also, but for the life of me, am not sure exactly what I have done! I hate those days! And they seem to happen more and more often! I have been visiting lots of Topsites, so when you log on to Olde Harbor Saltbox, if you arrow down, you can vote for us!! Also have added some links, with more to is amazing how many sites there are out there and how wonderful they are! Now that I think of it...that may be why I am so far behind this week! I love to surf and check stuff out!

I have done some new Hooked Rugs. They are Locker Hooked, and are very simple and plain. I love them. I will be listing them tomorrow. There will be a small Burgundy Candle Mat, and a large table mat, or even a rug if you is in a very dull khaki greenish tanish color...kind of hard to describe. It is very plain, and reminds me of the Colonial look. I am going to have a hard time parting with it!

I have also dug out Mom's Vintage Post Cards, and plan on doing some tags, and of course, my all time favorite-German Glassing them so that you can use them for Scrapbooking or Cardmaking. They make AWESOME cards, and yes, I will be putting some of them on the first of next week. I have made my list, and I am checking it off....OH, that is Santa!!! Speaking of Santa-there will be some great Christmas items listed by the first of September. I seems so early, but really, time just flies by!!

I will also be listing some odds and ends....some wonderful White Corriedale Wool Roving...and ounce, that is just perfect to pop into a wooden looks great! There is a tiny bit of veggie in it...just enough to make it look nice and prim! It is perfect for spinning, or like I said, just have it out to enjoy. And while an ounce doesn't sound like much, it fills a bowl nicely! That is a great thing about roving, it weighs very little, so you get a lot more than you would think!

Well, it is late, and I have to get some more work done, so will close for now! Oh! And for those of you who have asked? Max's guitar playing is coming right along! (He tells me that I can't say that...but typing is different, don't you think?!). And he is busy trying to decide what we will be taking to the Grandkids when we get back there for the month of Oct....I can say, so far....we're talking a dolly, some books, a cool hat...and of course, something for the newest little Calloway/Franklin baby......but that is still being decided!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

I am so Excited to be able to meet....

Good Morning! Yep that is me in the pink shirt. My friend Erin in the uniform next to me and myself were so excited to get to meet the First Lady on Monday August 4, 2008. Air Force One stopped here at Eielson AFB, Alaska to refuel before going over to Asia. The President made a nice short speech then spent 45 minutes shaking hands, signing autographs and just doing small chit chat with the troops. I tried to get a hand shake but I just couldn't get close enough. I really admire our First Lady, Laura Bush. Their daughter Barbara is also in the photo.
I have been busy making some new Fall/Halloween folk art. I am hoping to get them on the website before I go on vacation. My parents are flying up here to visit for a week. I am really excited about seeing them. We have been planning this vacation since last fall. Unfortunately my husband won't be able to go because he is over in the desert. He will be coming home in about 1 month. I am really looking forward to seeing him. Well I must go and finish up my projects. My dad wants to try some gold panning while they are here so I need to find more information on recreational gold panning. Have a wonderful day!!

Friday, August 1, 2008

It's the 1st of August!!!

OH MY~ Where on earth has the summer gone? I know that a lot of you are doing the last minute things to get your little ones, and not so little ones ready for school.....doesn't it seem like they just finished the school year? Okay, maybe not for ALL of you! LOL

I always loved the summer when the kids were out of school...we had so much fun! And somehow, now that they are grown and have kids of their own...summer just doesn't feel the same! Of course, depending on where you live? Summer may not have shown up yet for you! I think that up to this point, there have been maybe 5 days that felt like summer here on the
Oregon Coast, where I live!! Today it is raining! But, they are promising warm weather next week....we'll see just how it goes!

The website has kept Brenda and I very busy! I finally got my jar candles poured and added to the site...also did some Jar Warmer Tarts...they will be uploaded sometime this weekend...My Votives? Poured and waiting to come out of the molds...they too, will hit the site in the next day or two!

Along with those, I did a bunch of Beeswax and Beeswax & Lavender Thread Cakes. I love them, and am never without one. If you haven't used one, and you do any hand-sewing at really need one! You run your thread through the Beeswax, and it keeps the thread from tangling, helps to thread that too small needle eye, and it makes the thread go through the fabric so nicely! I have to say..I love mine, and they make all the difference in the world!

Brenda has been busy, and has put the cutest set of Witch Shoes and is a pattern by Sue at Oodlekadoodle....we both love her patterns! (Have I mentioned that before?!!) Brenda is getting ready for her folks' visit....she has all kinds of fun stuff planned for them to do, so she may be missing for a week...but never will have me! Lucky, lucky you!

I hope that you all have an awesome week!