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DISNEY FROZEN FEVER HAS ARRIVED



Frozen Fever has Arrived!
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I was raised in South Florida back in the years when it was a peaceful and wonderfully safe place to live. We lived a mile from the beach and could ride our bikes over the intercoastal bridge right to the best beach around. All my years of growing up I was a competitive swimmer and belonged to AAU. I granduated from Florida State University with a BS degree in nursing. I am recently retired but I'm thinking of going back to work to support my hobbies.
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Sunday, October 15, 2017

I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS REALLY HAPPENED!!!

Two days ago, I was in for the shock of my life when I came home after volunteering at the local hospital. It's a sad, sad, story, and anyone who scrapbooks or makes cards will understand.  
      I had been cleaning out my craft room, and I had put an old printer out in the living room, so my husband could take it to the dump.  It was old and no longer worked.  Well,  it sat there for a couple of months and went nowhere, but I didn't bug him about it.  I knew he would take it eventually.
     I had also started cleaning of my craft table, and I put my beloved Cricut Explore out in the living room too, in order to get it out of the mess on the table.  Well, two days ago was when my husband decided that he was going to go to the dump, and he took BOTH the old printer AND my Cricut Explore.  I noticed that it was no longer in the living room, and either was the old printer, so I knew immediately what had happened.  I had a total meltdown, and then immediately got on my iPad and ordered a new Anna Griffin Explore Air 2 from HSN.  It was Karma, I told myself.  I was meant to have this machine, because I had spent months purging the junk out of the craft room.  It isn't here yet, but I am going to totally enjoy it - especially because he had to pay for it.

A PRAYING MANTIS HAS LUNCH

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MY NEWEST MINI ALBUM, ALREADY SOLD.



I love making these albums for a friend of mine. Apparently everyone she knows is having babies, because she orders a lot of books from me. I am also selling some of my albums on Capturedonpaper.com. Take a look when you have time. All Of my grandchildren have started back to school. Our oldest grandson is actually going to University of Tennessee this fall and arrives to check into his dorm this week-end. Yikes! How the time does fly.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

I'LL START POSTING MORE OFTEN, I PROMISE!

I really must apologize to all of you for dropping my blogging for quite a while.  I've been in the process of totally re-doing my craft room - AGAIN, because I had "stuff" spread out all over the house, and some of it had just been laying there for years and months.  Stuff I had forgotten I even had, or else, knew I had it, but couldn't find it.  Soooo.... my sister spent most of the summer up here, and she's a true saint!  With her help, I have totally purged my craft room.  I took every thing out of it - including the contents of the drawers and shelves ( except for one set of shelves I haven't tackled yet), put it all over the living room floor.  Then we went through everything one at a time and decided whether it was a "keeper", "tosser", or "yard sale".  It literally took us 2 months to do this, but now, after 2 yard sales and three garbage bags-full of "tossers", I can actually see the floor in my craft room again!  My sweet husband had some shelving he wasn't using in his wood shop, and he put them up in my craft room, and I have almost everything stored away, and labeled, in Iris Craft containers from Michaels in these shelves.  Such a weight has been lifted from my shoulders!  I really should never have to buy another craft product for the rest of my life, but, of course, I will.


Thursday, February 9, 2017

TINY LITTLE CRABS IN A SALT WATER AQUARIUM



You can't tell by this video how tiny these little marine crabs are, but they're about the size of a small pecan.  The tank was full of these creatures, and they were so interesting.  I stood for quite a while and watched them.  Up at the top, there is a spider crab eating a small shrimp.  I hope it's in the video.

VIEWING MANATEE IN FLORIDA



I was recently in Florida, and, Florida Power and Light Company has a large station on the Intercoastal Waterway in Riviera Beach.  The water is very warm there because of the power plant keeping the water warm, and if the weather is cool, the manatees gather in the lagoon next to the plant to keep warm.  They have a nice viewing area, and quite a few people were there.  I shot this video with my iPhone, so it's not the best.  Hope you enjoy it.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Minimize Your Make Up Routine

I hesitate to show everone what I look like with no make-up, but hopefully my "transformance" will inspire all of you to minimize your own routines when it comes to make-up. Celebrate the way you look at the age you are. I'm 72.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

GETTING READY FOR CHRISTMAS

      So, are you all ready for Christmas?  Other than wrapping a few presents, I am!  I've actually stayed right on schedule - got my shopping done early and had many of my Christmas cards made in advance.  Our whole family was here for Thanksgiving, so we had a family photo taken with both of our daughters and their kiddos.  All my friends will be delighted to receive this picture, I'm sure.  I wish I could figure out how to put photos on my blog from this iPad, but, so far, nothing has worked.  Anybody got any suggestions??

      Aha!  I think I have to put them in Google Archive or something like that.  I hope you have heard about the horrible fires that swept over Gatlinburg recently.  It was what they called a "Firestorm", because it started as some small brush fires on the North Carolina side of the Smokey Mountains, but later the next night there were high winds (70 mph) on the mountains, and the fires spread rapidly over the tree tops into the mountains surrounding Gatlinburg, which is in Tennessee, on the Monday night right after Thanksgiving.  The town and surrounding vacation resorts were just taken over with this fire in a matter of a couple of hours.  Most of the vacation cabins were made of logs, and they caught fire like matchsticks up high on the mountains.  People were given very little warning because of the speed of the approach of the fire, so they had to flee for their lives.  Some had to drive down burning mountain roads in their cars, while others had to actually run down the mountainsides to escape.  All this we were watching at home on TV while things were burning.  It was horrible!  Fortunately only 14 people died, but 500 buildings and cabins were burned -  including a cabin we had built on the other side of the mountain from the main fire.  Apparently, huge embers from the fire would fly through the air because of the strong winds, and the far side of the mountain burned in a couple of places where other vacation log cabins were built.  Our cabin, Shadow Wood was one that burned.  We didn't own it anymore, but we sure had a lot of fond memories of good times spent there!
Hundreds of people lost everything in the fire, while others were there for the Thanksgiving holiday and lost all the clothes and things they brought with them.  One couple and their three teenage sons were vacationing in one of the cabins and both parents died in the fire, and their three sons all ended up in Vanderbilt Hospital burn unit. There were so many sad stories like this, it just broke our hearts! Dolly Parton, who is from this area of Tennessee had a Telethon in Nashville that raised $10,0000 dollars for the people who lost their homes.  Plus, she's giving $1,000/mo. For each family who lost their home for the next 6 months to help them get back on their feet.  She's quite a lady!  Now here are a Photo of the front page of our newspaper:


The building you can see right in front is Dolly's Dreamworks Hotel, which was evacuated, but suffered little damage.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

THANKSGIVING 2016 - OFFICIALLY OVER

     Whew!  It has been quite a few days!  I suppose all grandparents think this way when their children and grandchildren finally leave for home, after spending 5 days rollicking through your usually peaceful house and eating and drinking everything in sight.  Does this sound familiar?
     Our two daughters are both married and have children, and they both live away from us. Therefore, we don't get to see them as often as we'd like.  So it is with excitement that we await their arrival whenever they plan to come to town, and, this year, both families came for Thanksgiving, adding 8 extra people to our three bedroom home.  The oldest grandson is now 18, and we didn't see a lot of him, because he works for a retail store and had to be back home to work on Black Friday.  However, the other three are 11 (2 boys) and 12 (the one grandaughter), and they spent their days riding the 4 wheelers all over our hillside and pasture.  Then in the house they ran, ate something - basically anything they could find - and then out they ran again.  Fortunately, there were no fights or tears, and nobody got hurt.  On Thanksgiving Day, our one daughter with the three kids went to her husband's relatives for the day, and we took our other daughter and family out to eat at a restaurant that was featuring a delicious Thanksgiving buffet.  Loved it!  No slaving away with food preparation for 2 days, only to have dinner over in 20 minutes in order to go watch the football games on TV!
      Alas, the days went by quickly, and now we're home in our peaceful house again, longing for the chaos that just left.  We all had a great time together, and we even got family photos taken for everyone's Christmas cards.  That reminds me, I've got to get busy making mine!
     Happy Holidays to you all, and remember to visit my website at 
http://justamidnightcropper.closetomyheart.com to see what Close To My Heart has to offer for the Holidays.