The Girl Life

Wednesday, March 3, 2010



I have joined a quilt group. My group has a quite a laugh at my cute little machine. My sweet aunt and mother bought me this beauty for Christmas. I think I have it threaded right and I'm ready to begin. I'll try to post a few shots along the way so everyone can see my progress or lack of.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

exactly my view

A friend of mine pointed this out to me the other day. I couldn't agree more!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Moving? Not any time soon at least not to Ireland. My sweet hubby was not offered the job. We were all a little disappointed except Caroline. The girl was overjoyed to stay right here in the hot desert. I don't think she knew what she would be missing. but do I know we would have missed out on a few wonderful things.
a fun trip to Park City...we have been visited there the last two summers. i think it is becoming a tradition.
trips with good friends to beautiful places.
maybe a trip here again next summer in our "rental property"
we surely would have missed our rental property, since we can take that beautiful trailer anywhere.

and family. we would have missed the most.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Trying to be creative...

Help, what the heck do I do with this huge header? I don't want to shrink the picture because it cuts off Grace. Maybe my New Year's Resolution should be to learn to use my Mac.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Worst Quote of the Christmas Season

"But I want what I want!!!"  Unfortunately was quoted while throwing herself down on the floor in a  customer packed Gymboree store.  

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Crazies and the Grumpies

sorry...i don't really know if either of these are actual words but i have been surrounded by the crazies and the grumpies.  

where oh where is the holiday spirit?  this is not totally true because the crazy lady behind me in line at the post office was definitely in the Christmas spirit which i figured out after she told me all about her years as a nurse before she went into aero space engineering while wearing a very festive Christmas sweater with light up earrings.  did i mention she also told me every item she was going to be purchasing at her next  

the grumpiest had to be the woman who was working the shoe department at a very high end mall near our home.  since i don't shop there, i did not have any idea that they don't carry children's shoes.  she informed me in not a friendly way that no they don't carry children's shoes.  i must admit my response was not much better.  i said "of course you don't have children's shoes because this is the ..........  "  i'm sure most of you can imagine where i was.

unfortunately i became the grouchiest online customer of the day when i could not get a coupon to work online and had to call the call service of an unnamed store.  my luck was getting a new employee on the phone who did not know what state phoenix was in nor did he know how to get my coupon to work.  if the unsaid items show up by christmas eve it will be a true miracle.

so here's to hoping i can remember what the season is all about.  (not that it is santa, it was the only picture i could find at the moment)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Up for Sale

According to this ornery girl her mother is up for "resale".  She informed me yesterday that she wanted to resale me after I got after her for marking up her face with an orange marker.  She said, "I have the chicken pox."
I said, "Now I have to take you to Walmart looking like you have a rash."
I am waiting for her picture to be posted on that People of Walmart site.
(picture taken this summer in Colorado on my friends farm.  Notice the very cute red mud boots.  They made the whole outfit!)