A Moxie Fab Send Off

Hi, you should have arrived at this blog post from Jane Beljo. Welcome! So much has happened over the past years that Cath and I have worked together that I'm not sure I can put it all in words. I'll always have memories of 3:00 Cath, getting lost in NYC, lunches on Cath's porch, razzing about getting my nails done, chats about life and the future of Paper Crafts magazine, and so much more. Life is good!

But I want Cath to know that I will miss working with you but I know that you'll always be a part of my life. Even if it is through virtual means.

Good luck my moxie fab friend!

I had great plans to make a traditional card but I didn't make it to the craft room. So I made this digital card using one of my favorite simple printables from Paper Crafts (you can download it here). The digital papers and accents are from Sweet Shoppe Designs (a free download you can get here).

If you're following the blog, the next person on the list is Susie Moore. Have fun hopping!


My Food Pyramid

The more I thought about the concept of my food pyramid the more I realized it really isn't a pyramid, it's more a wiggly rectangle that changes based on my mood or current goals. But there are some things that are definitely always on my "pyramid" and here they are:

  • Chocolate - I love it in all forms (milk, dark, white) and even when trying to eat better I find ways to work it into my day
  • Breads - I can live without bread but life is not as happy as when it is in my life; again, not picky about the type of bread except I'm not a fan of rye
  • Salads - this item is a favorite if someone else has done the work; although I still will make my own, I much prefer the salad bar approach with lots of options
  • Pasta - plain, with sauce (although prefer pink to red), with veggies, with meat, and although technically not pasta, spaghetti squash is a nice stand in
  • Food - I know, that's what this list is all about; it's hard to narrow it down to just a few things because I love food :)


Lists, lists, and well, lists

It's been a busy week and I'm behind on my lists (well the ones I want to do - I did skip one I think). So here they are.

I ask for help when...

  • I'm told to (yes, there are times I've been told to)
  • When it is something I can hand off with very little explanation
  • When I'm trying to teach someone how to do it
  • I physically can't do it myself
Qualities I admire in others...
  • Honesty
  • Good listener
  • Compassionate
  • Good singer
  • Creative
  • Hard worker
  • Dependable
  • Animal lover
Comforting me this week...
  • The hounds - there's nothing like snuggling with them
  • Chocolate - lots of it
  • Checking things off my to-do list (not as many as I would like, but still happening)
  • Singing at the top of my lungs in the car and a little seat dancing too
  • Knowing I can sleep in on Saturday


Favorite Things About My Home

There's nothing like being home - it's comfortable, peaceful, and full of things I love. As far as the physical aspects, my favorite things are:

  • My bedroom is huge so I can rearrange the furniture whenever I want
  • The gas fireplace - flip a switch and instant fire
  • The wood floors make it easy to clean (their relatively new)
  • The basement is finished so we can have people upstairs and down when there's a large group
  • Lots of shelves - plenty of room to display things, especially at Christmas
  • Speaking of Christmas, room for five trees (four full size and one skinny Alpine tree), plus the village and nativities


Things only a dog lover would understand

I picked dog lover, but I'm pretty sure any pet lover could be inserted in here and it would work. But since dogs of the hound variety are afoot in our house, dog lover it is.

  • Replacing a chewed remote control five times
  • Sleeping in one third of the bed so they can stretch out
  • A pantry of dog treats that rivals the human pantry
  • Buying a squeeky toy because it has a unique sound when there's a whole basket of them at home
  • Holding a 58 pound "pup" on your lap while they sleep because it's your "baby"
  • Throwing the favorite toy over and over and over until your arm feels like it will fall off, in a game of fetch


In My Junk Drawer

I have a personal junk drawer - the one beside my bed, but there is also one in the kitchen. That one is beyond hope and so I'll focus on my side table drawer. It really isn't a junk drawer as much as a catch all. There's a lot in this drawer, so I'll just give a few highlights :)

  • Glasses case, plus cloth and spray for cleaning my glasses
  • Nail file and clippers
  • Unisom
  • Digital photography list
  • Foot cream
  • Pens and pencils - a variety
  • Cough drops


Weekend Essentials

These are the things that I would love to have happen on the weekend. Some of them do, others do but not every weekend. Regardless, I love my weekends.

  • Sleeping in on Saturday
  • Grocery shopping
  • Watching TV (often catching up on what was DVRed) or a movie
  • Going to church





About This Blog

My posts are random. They cover a variety of subjects, but are mostly about things I enjoy, am inspired by, or catch my attention at that moment. I don't ever want to offend anyone by anything I write. This blog is a way to express myself and the interests I have. I hope you enjoy what I share.

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