Friday, March 31, 2017

Where Were You?

A year Ago?   When you travel it's hard to remember exactly but by keeping this blog up to date I know we were still in Stuart Florida...we both like that town and area.  I miss the weekly Farmer's Market

Last Tuesday was the last visit by the produce guy.  I bought a fresh pineapple for three dollars!  All I had to do was slice it.  They have this handy, dandy machine that takes the outer 'peel' off and cores it too.  Also bought a cucumber (which I found frozen in the drawer!)

Our resort is emptying out.  Pretty soon we'll have the place almost to ourselves!  Right now we plan on leaving in June.  Doctor appointments and repairs need to be completed.  Some of the work campers will linger for a few days and then they'll hit the road too.

We're off to have pizza with the Scott's, soon they'll be leaving too

All is right in our world

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Stampin' Up!

Time is running out!

March 31st is the deadline for ordering and getting wonderful free products.  More items have been listed for these final days so hurry over and make your order!

It's easy to do, just head here and pick the items that interest you. If you need help just let me know via comments here or an email

Thanks for stopping by! 

It's Sunday Again!

I can't believe it's been a week since I posted...Oh well, I'll blame it on my pain

Yes, I'm still battling this sciatica.  Some days are better than others and I guess I'll just have to put up with it.  Sitting around like an invalid can't be good for my overall wellness

This past week we've seen a lot of folks leaving the resort and today....around 0800 two work camping couples left.  Jim was awakened by Bruce tooting his horn and Boo barking!  I went out and got hugs and said safe travels to Bruce, Diane, Karen and Howard.  I was still in my jammies and along with several folks not ready to start the day!

Biscuits for breakfast and Jim has gone to open guest services.  This will be our last shift.

Boo is being bitten again (me too) and we have him on benadryl.  It helps all of us sleep better!

The days are heating up, getting into the 90's this week.  Not much in the way of humidity during the day but it's still uncomfortable mid afternoon to be outside.  I think that's why the siesta was invented!

I better post this and get the day started before my medication wears off

All is right in our world

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Stampin' Up!

There's still time to get this designer paper!  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st.  Just head over here to order

Many Ways to Color

Many Ways to Color
Coloring books for adults are everywhere. They bring out the kid—and the Zen—in all of us! Now you can jump on the trend with Sale-A-Bration’s Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.
1.Color Therapy
Use markers for detailed coloring like we did on this gorgeous box. Just cut the paper out with a die, color, relax, and then assemble.
2.Outside the Lines
Use sponge daubers on the paper for a quick and easy but awesome effect.
3.Leave It Alone
Don’t forget that the paper has a cool black-and-white look from the start. Use it as a background and add a vibrant element front and center like we did with our fairy.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

The Weekend is Upon Us

The weather has been wonderful the last few days. I only wish I could be out more to enjoy it.  My battle with this sciatica pain is ongoing.  The tens unit helps but it's doing nothing to 'heal' it.  The past couple of evenings I've sat in the hot tub and that is heavenly.  For ten-fifteen minutes I float and there is no pain.

We're working today and tomorrow and that's really not exciting, as most have left for their travels. North, west...wherever.  Soon all our neighbors will be gone. Not much mail coming in and nothing to keep us busy except signing out bikes and park passes. We take our tablets and read, play games or watch movies.  The WiFi at the office is fast!

Spring is really bursting out here.  The showers we've had in recent weeks has made it's presence known. The trees, flowers and bushes are leafing out and once again it's green again.  I like that!  Much to drab and brown during winter.

Took some time yesterday to finish up some cards.  The larger ones are from Club Scrap, the other two are trade cards.

All is right in our world

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Stampin' Up!

Since I don't have a lot of SU supplies I can't share any of my work today.  But I wanted to share this unique set of stamps that you can get for free!

Reverse Words Stamp Set is simple to use and if you don't have a lot of supplies these cards can be made quickly for all types of celebrations. 

See a video here and Andrea will share several ways to use this set of stamps.  Birthday cards, invitations or just a note card.  You can also get some ideas here

Visit my website to get paper and ink to use with this set of stamps.  Just make sure you do it before the end of the month!  That's when Sale-A-Bration ends

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Lovely Weather

Last Friday we picked up our new rocker recliners from Lazy Boy.  The two of us even managed to get them in the house all by ourselves!  They're a good color  but they don't match our orange speckled rug.  Apparently I have to adjust myself to this change.  I'm sitting in a different location beside Jim instead of the end of the rig.  I can't use my computer table because of the bump from the slide.  We both have our laptops set up on the dining room table and sitting on that chair is awkward for feet don't touch the floor! 

On Saturday we had a rainy rained all day and I'm sure the trees, bushes and plants loved it.  Now we're enjoying mild temperatures and it looks like Spring.

On Monday I went to the VA and was instructed on how to use a Tens Unit.  I wasn't in there long and I left with a four lead Unit.  It comes with batteries, charger for said batteries and the leads and pads. I was also given extra pads that I can get from any VA clinic.  All I had to do was charge the batteries when I got home. 

Which I forgot.  On the way home we stopped at the Post Office to mail a package of Stampin' Up! catalogs to Terry.  Jim then drove to Bed Bath and Beyond  where we bought a gel cushion for me to sit on.  We've contemplated buying one before for traveling.  One more stop at Sam's Club for tomato sauce and we then headed home.  Once we pulled into our site a neighbor invited us to her site for happy hour....first we had a bite to eat because drinking beer was involved!  That's why I forgot to charge the batteries!

This morning, as soon as I thought I could, I asked Jim to 'hook' me up.  Because the pain is on the left side the pads had to be on my backside.  He did a fine job putting the pads on and attaching the leads and after a few minutes of re-reading the instructions I finally was able to turn the machine on.

I've used it off and on during the day and I must say it does work.  It will not take the pain away but it 'masks' it for awhile and I can stand and do chores without to much fuss.  Better than taking addictive pain killers.

We went to HEB this morning and I did well.  Using and wearing (carry in pocket or clip to waistband) this machine will take some getting used to.  I can change the intensity and duration of time.  I have to find what works best for me.

Jim has been wonderful in helping me with my chores and I love him dearly....cuz he stills loves me even when I snap at him.  It's no fun being in pain!

I'm not sure if this pain will ever go away but at least now I can get some relief from it

All is right in our world

Monday, March 6, 2017

Stampin' Up!

It's Sale-A-Bration Time!  That means the more you spend the more free product you earn.  New items were added February 21st.  I especially like Delicate Details, 5 stamps you can use to add a 'delicate' touch to any card

Check out my website to see what you could choose as a gift for yourself or a friend.  Ordering is easy, just pick the items, add your personal information and pay with a credit card.  I'll never see the credit card information if that's a concern.

I've been out of the loop, so to speak, on Stampin' Up! products and when I received my Demonstrator packet included was a Paper Pumpkin Kit from August 2016. 

This kit had everything to make the card you see on the top, the note card on the left and the gift card pocket. Three of each.  Ink, stamps, embellishments, paper and envelopes.  I did have to dig out my scissors.  It makes three of each item.

                                    What fun!

Everything you need is included for the project that month.  Shhhh!  It's a surprise, you just know SU will make your kit special.  You can buy one to check it out or you can subscribe.  Can you imagine getting a box of creativity every month?  Read all about it here.

If you're interested and have questions, just ask!  I'm more than happy to help. Also I have a few catalogs that I can mail out if you'd like them.  Just drop me a line at

Thus ends my sales pitch for this week!

Friday, March 3, 2017

Where were you a year ago?

We were in Florida. Indiantown to be precise.  You've probably never been there because it's way out in the country.  You see our son in law was the Warden at the prison and we were parked in his and Sonsearae's backyard.  We went there so Jim could recover from his bypasses. Chris got a well deserved promotion and was transferred to Tallahassee.  So we were on the road again.

We love the area, Stuart is a charming city and Port St Lucie is a growing area for the retired set. We'll go back, I'm sure. We hope to winter there again. Who knows, maybe this year.

I'm still working on being pain free. Another visit to the VA and this time they think it's nerve related and not my hip (good news!).  Could be related to my back surgery....anyway lidocaine patches were procured and I'm using them.  Couldn't hurt, right?  On Monday I see a physical therapist and learn about a 'Tens Unit'. It's a muscle stimulator.  I've never heard of it and it will be interesting to use it.

Today we brought home two Lazy Boy rocker recliners.  We were due for new furniture and we both needed chairs that support our aging bones.  Perhaps this will help my nervy problem.

The resort is getting empty, on the 1st of March 57 rigs headed out.  Soon all the Winter Texans will be on the road heading to their northern homes.  Though the northern areas are still enjoying cold, snowy weather we are enjoying spring. The trees are flowering and seeing that green makes me happy.  Migration has also started and I look forward to seeing the birds fly through.  Haven't spotted a Robin yet.

All is right in our world

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What are you reading?

I have been reading a lot of Stampin' Up! information.  Also watching videos and learning all about the new and exciting things in the stamping world.

A few years ago, before we went full time, I was an SU demonstrator and I gave it up after Hurricane Katrina blew through New Orleans.  Of course when we hit the road I carried a lot of my paper and stamp supplies with me and I used some, acquired more and gave some away because space is at a premium in RV's!

Well, last week I signed up again and we'll see if this works as we travel.  I won't just post about Stampin' Up! here but I will make a weekly blog about it.  If you see that title and aren't interested just skip it!  I'll also post the crafts I make under the tab above Paper Craft if you want to see what I'm making.

Of course I'll post enticing videos in hopes I can tempt you into buying something through my web site.  If you are interested in this craft please let me know via email,

Right now, through the end of the month, It's Sale-A-Bration time and this video of the Any Occasion Stamp can be yours free with a qualifying order

If you've read this far I thank you!