Friday, September 25, 2009

A little time away

Hi All!

Normally Friday I particpiate in the great "My Husband Rocks" theme. But today I just wanted to take a few minutes to let you know that my little laptop here is going in for surgery. Shhhh, I've told her it won't hurt a bit, just gettin' her memory erased, that's all. ;) I am hoping to be back with you guys on Monday. With no laptop and access to the great wide world around me, I'm hoping to take sometime and Fall up my decor and hopefully get crafty.

Wishing you a great weekend!
~ Marcia

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

It's Fall Y'all!

Oh, how I've missed you! My computer is still not my friend, so I will hastily set up this blog post in hopes that I can let the enemy that be "Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close" at bay!

Can you believe today is the first day of Fall! Ohhh how I loooove me some Fall. The lovely scented candles, the cool breeze through the open windows as we sleep, the crisp air during our nightly walks, the frizz that humidity brought my hair seems to have found a new interest and has left us alone. *Sigh* Fall and Spring are my absolute favorite seasons. How about you?

Well, last week we headed over to our local fair. It was breezy, which was nice, but quickly became hoooot. I took a few pics. Hope you enjoy. Oh, did I tell you I've missed you?

The Haunted House....Woooooooo...Only thing scary was the price! There was nothing in that tour besides painted black walls. Aw, well. Gotta love the fair.

My new wheels, cuz you know that's how I'd roll.

A view from ato the ferris wheel. Did I mention I am afraid of heights? Wasn't so fun.

I thought he was so cute! I love his fuzzy face.

~ Marcia

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I wanted to share with you our weekend trip to the fair, but Internet Explorer just kicked me out while in the middle of my blog!!

I'm writing you this from Firefox. We ran a scan last night and found 3 trojan horses! But apparently that was cleaned up so I don't know why Internet Explorer just freezes and kicks me out?! Any computer sawvy people out there? Anyone? Help!

Even Firefox just slows to a crawl and then comes back with Not Responding. Arggggggh. Heeheeeheehooooo, breath, think happy thoughts....don't think of throwing the computer out the window....

Friday, September 11, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

My husband rocks because he allows me carte blanche, in decorating our home. It has become a reflection of who I am, what I love and the people I love. It is very important for me to be surrounded in things I find calming, soothing and beautiful. Since I much prefer the thrill of the hunt most of what I own came from local thrift shops and yard sales. (Sorry future grandchildren, although I don't forsee any fighting over the will! LOL).

Also, he not only understands, but feeds my love of candles. When its raining, or snowing or just wet and dark out I love, love, love to light candles. I tend to prefer the fall scented ones but anyone ol' tealight will do.

This gorgeous glass candle was on the expensive side at $20 from Party Lite. But my MIL bought it for me and I just love it! It glows and the colored glass reflects off the walls.

Ok, so the "Kindness Matters" isn't a real candle but the little plastic wick looks like one! It was $3.99 at The Christmas Tree Shops. LOVE it. The little red candle beside it, honestly, have no idea where I got it. But I use it all the time! The one behind it is a candle warmer. I loooove it and use it as it warms my MacIntosh Apple Waffers. Can't find them anywhere anymore.

I don't typically light this candle, but the base was from my favorite Goodwill store in Hibbing, MN. It cost all of .50 cents!

Also a Goodwill purchase. It was $1 top and bottom! I couldn't figure out why the inside was painted and not the outside. When I first lit it I was pleasantly surprised. I love this candle.

These are just some of my candle collection. It makes me smile to think when he married me, he married my collections. :)

Wishing you a great weekend.


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

All good things must come to an end....

I hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend! To me, nothing beats sneaking in another day off when typically you should be at work. Hubby and I had a great weekend. We tackled some house work, did our usual chores, spent a lot of time outdoors which made our pup thrilled!

Hubby even agreed to go yard saling with me. He doesn't love it but he's a good sport about it, as long as somewhere in there he gets fed. LOL. I did snag a few great finds.

I like to make homemade laundry detergent and was looking for a scooper. That little one cost me $1. The Christmas decor were .25 cents each, the little heart shaped stool was $1, not sure what I'll do with it yet. But my favorite find had to be the quilted purse. There was no price on it but the guy suggested $1 I almost fell over! I love, love, love it! I had seen some in those same colors for $60 in the store but didn't want to spend that much. So this find really made my weekend.

We visited with family.

Aren't these masks a hoot! Hubby saw them at our fav shop, The Christmas Tree Shops and I believe they are meant as wall decor but he put it up to his face and I happened to have the camera. Then we got my in-laws in on the act! What a family, eh?

On the morning of having to go back to work I must admit I do admire you all who get to work from home. Sigh. I hope to one day but for now I must get myself presentable and head on back into a short (yay)! work week.

Hoping you had a great holiday weekend!

~ Marcia

Friday, September 4, 2009

My Husband Rocks!

Why? Let me tell you. Because he loves me. Even when I complain how life should be, he loves me. Even when I am crabby, and boy do I dislike mornings, he still loves me. Even when I contemplate an early fate for my loving, independent, pee ridden kitty, he tells me how I will regret it and how putting a healthy animal to sleep just isn't right. He accepts the stray kittens we've found and pays for feeding bottles and formula so they can eat and then helps me find them good homes. He even fights me to feed them!

Don't get me wrong, we can have some serious fights! His sun sign is the crab, mine's the ram, can you see where this is going? :) But when it's all said and done, we're of the same cloth. We love our families, love our pets, love to spend time together. One of my favorites is taking our pup on long walks. We talk about anything random, anything serious or anything silly. At the end of the day what is important to me, becomes important to him and vice versa. I adore my Grandma. She was ill and it was very important to me that they meet before she passed. He flew to Montreal to meet her, and although life had taken her voice she hugged and patted him on the back. She was pleased to have met him and my heart was overjoyed. Two people I truly love were meeting. He may come off as a rough and tough kinda guy and although I wouldn't want to be one of his opponents, he is loving, and caring and sensitive. He is a great man and he definitely rocks!

Wishing you all a great long weekend! I think we'll take the pup on a hike tomorrow. :)

Happy Labor Day Weekend!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Have you ever had the experience, where you hear about someone you went to school with, not someone you were real close to, but come to find out just how very successful they have become? Do you ever wonder, Gosh, we went to the same school, did any of those smarts rub off on me? Do you ever stop to think, "Hmm, in the last bleep years since I've seen this person, what have I done with my life"?

So here I am, nearly 10:00 pm last night, replaying the last 10ish or so years in my mind, trying to mentally check off the things I have always wanted to accomplish. (In all honesty, I went to bed out of sheer exhaustion from trying to rack the brain and determined to be more of a goal getter)!

Let's see, career wise it's always been, working for the man. Getting paid okay, and putting in my hours. Please do not read this as a whine, ok, ok, I re-read it and can see where you can call it that. But although I am happy with the money I have at pay day I am in a job that does not stimulate or sustain me. I have not held a job that I am truly passionate about. I have been living my life in a, "when I get older I hope to do this" sorta way.

When I sat back and realized where I am is not truly (I'm talking career wise) where I want to be, I know now that there are things I really need to do to be happy. I'm not talking big money either, it has never been my goal (I love Goodwill to much for that)! So I thought long about what I really love and these are the things that came to mind. Writing, being home, animals, decorating, repurposing household items, human history (people who've come before us, how they lived, what issues they faced). How would this relate to a carreer? I have no idea!

So, let me ask you, up until now, are you satisifed with how your lives have led? Granted there are things in our lives we cannot control, but I'm talking the things we can. What are your proudest accomplishments? What can you check off you bucket list?

~ Marcia