Friday, February 13, 2009

Home is where my heart is

Sigh! It's good to be home again! It's just about always where I'd rather be. Sometimes when I turn the corner into our neighborhood I start smiling and feel brighter because I know little Ollie cat will greet me at the door! He almost always comes to greet me after a long day and he will run ahead of me, say a happy "meow!" and plop onto the floor in front of me so I can scratch him! What's better than that!?

Boo is usually waiting nearby and she will let me have an "audience" with her princess-self if I have been good! It is funny how they have such different personalities. He is goofy and lazy and she is dainty and wants to play all the time. Sigh! I love coming home. I step lightly up the stairs and say hello to Matt, who is usually on the computer (and hopefully done with work for the day!)

This weekend I won't be home much (to my regret!) but we will be doing fun, interesting things. Saturday it's off to the Travel Show in LA and Sunday I get to go to the Scrapbook convention for a little supply run. Then Monday (hooray for an extra day off!) I will go visit my mom to have lunch. Then, it's home again for me with an Ollie greeting and another relaxing evening in my favorite place.

Stamp credits:
Stamp by Unity Stamp Company colored with Copic Markers. Font is from Spellbinders.

Friday, February 06, 2009

Some pink to cheer a rainy day

I'm not a fan of the rain so it's good that I live in Southern California where it rarely rains. But it rained yesterday and it looks like it will rain again today. Rain, rain go away!

I was thrilled when my mother in law had to throw away her copy of Jane Austen. She had read it so much that it was falling apart. I asked her if she would dig it out and save it for me. I got it on Christmas and it was my favorite thing I got that day!

Here's some pink valentines. I made the last two a couple of months ago at a friend's house. It was really fun to get together and stamp! We usually get together to shop at the local stamping convention but this time we saved our money and actually used our supplies!

Stamp credits: Girl on moon by Magenta. Swirl by Buzz and Bloom. Heart and background French Text by Stampin Up. Fairy and butterfly by Unity.

Monday, February 02, 2009

No Tzatziki Sauce!

In our house, "No Tzatziki Sauce" has become synonymous with anything I don't like. My list of foods I will not eat is very long and when we go to a restaurant there are always things I do not want on my plate. If I don't like something, I don't want to look at it, have it near my food and for goodness sake I don't want to smell it or have it touch anything! Mayonnaise, ranch dressing, guacamole, mushrooms, sour cream, and pickled ginger are all offenders.

And when we go to Daphne's it's "No Tzatziki Sauce!" I know they put it in a little cup but sometimes it spills over onto the plate and then I make the face. You know the face--the one that says "Ewww! This tzatziki sauce touching my food may kill me!" I have been known to order "No Tzatziki Sauce" and then order extra on the side for someone else just to ensure my food doesn't get contaminated (I'd rather pay extra then have to eat "tainted" food)

Sometimes, Matt likes to go through the Starbuck's drive thru by our house to get himself a cup of coffee. Imagine their confusion when he orders it with "No Tzatziki Sauce!" just to make me smile.