Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

I just love this picture of Nina. She was so busy checking out Santa that she wasn't opening her gift.
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Take care...
Nina's Mama

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Not-So-Wordless Wednesday

Last week I took a picture for Wordless Wednesday. It was of an ornament my Pop Pop bought for me years ago, 1994 to be exact. I was going to just post the image but I felt I needed to add a little background to why this darling ornament of Winnie the Pooh was on my blog. I didn't wind up posting it because I didn't want to "unwordless" my wordless Wednesday post.

Then tonight I see that the lovely LeeAnn of The Life of Rylie...and Bryce too posted a wordy wordless Wednesday and I knew my photo was meant to be posted along with a little story. My post is quite a bit more, well, wordy....

This is my sweet Winnie the Pooh ornament from 1993. My Pop Pop and I went to a sale after the holidays in Secaucus. It was at Marra Drug Store. I think it was a sidewalk sale if I remember correctly. Anyway I found this ornament and fell in love with it. By 1994 my obsession with all things Pooh was well developed. My Pop Pop bought it for me.

When we got back to his house my Grandma and Mom were there and I showed them my find. Iwas excited to hear what Pooh said being it was a talking ornament but it was well after Christmas and there were no strings of lights to plug him into.

Wouldn't you know my Pop Pop when into the garage where the Christmas stuff was stored and moved who knows how many boxes and dug around until he found a string of lights. When he brought the lights into the house and we plugged the Pooh ornament in I am sure it was worth every moment of rummaging around in the garage to find those lights when he saw my face. In fact I am willing to bet he saw a sparkle in my eye he hadn't seen since I was a little girl.

Every year since then Winnie the Pooh makes his appearance on the tree. This year he has become even more special to me. Nina loves the ornament. She asks for the tree to be put on so she can "push button" and hear Pooh talk. I see her face light up as she listens to Pooh.

It brings me back to that day. The sparkle in my eye and the smile on my Pop Pop's face.


Thank you Pop Pop.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Stuff to do

I have so much to do. I am determined to get a few things done this weekend. Perhaps if I type them out and make them public I will actually get them done.

  1. Dust the Entertainment Unit
  2. Dust the bedroom
  3. Clean the bathrooms
  4. Wrap Christmas present
  5. make marshmallows
  6. Clean our bedroom closet out
  7. Fish tank water change - both large and small
  8. Finish necklace I am working on

I'll be happy if this gets done. It is 7:12pm on Saturday. I need to get crackin' if I want it done by the end of the weekend!

And almost forgot I need to fold the darn laundry.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Saturday Night Fail

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As I sit at the computer playing Pogo I can't help but think of the many other things I need to do.

I could be finishing my Christmas shopping online, wrapping presents, baking, making new jewelry to put on Etsy and Artfire or hooking up the Silhoutte again and try to create a banner for the Bub's 2nd birthday. (Mind you her birthday isn't until February but I know myself.)

Am I doing any of those things? Nope. I'm playing Hog Heaven. And what may be worst..ahem pathetic I should say..I am trying to reach rank 50. For the second time. Yea. I should be ashamed. And I am. A little. But not enough to not just spin and pop 3 piggies.

I have 2 necklaces in mind and rather than working on them I simply took out the two beads I realized may work together, saw that they would and promptly put them away.

The Silouhette sits next to the table in it's box. NOT hooked up and cutting lovely thick and colorful cardstock.

I did however get the dished done and the laundry folded and put away (cept for the Bub's cause she is sleeping) and I washed the floors.

I could layout the necklace as soon as I hit publish post. But I'm just 1769 piggies away from ranking out. I'll give you one guess as to which one is going to win my attention tonight.

~Kirs aka Nina's Mama

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Really Awesome Giveaway

I have loved kaleidoscopes for as long as I can remember. So when I saw one of my favorite bloggers update on Facebook about a kaleidoscope giveaway I stopped what I was doing and went right to the site.

You can enter to win to if you would like, just hop on over here for your chance to win.

And if you wanted to send the beautiful prize my way if you win instead of me I wouldn't fight you on it :)

~Nina'a Mama

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

This little girl is my favorite Christmas decoration!

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Nina's Mama