Sunday, July 28, 2013

busy busy busy me!

beach on tv
I've been so busy, I feel like Ive just been running like a maniac!  I keep meaning to post these pics from when I did my summer decorating.  This is the bulk of it, theres more,  mostly seashells like, everywhere... 
by the way, have you seen the mermaids that Laurie from Magpie Ethel made?  Omg! stinking cute!  go see them! 
I think I need to get some really big seashells...  not that I know where I would put them! lol..  I seriously have a small house.. packed with a lot of stuff.
beach bears
so, what have I been doing?  friday I worked, then shopped and made stuff to take to our family reunion.  Saturday morning I picked up Marla pie at 8:00 am and kept her busy til it was time to head out to the city for the reunion.  We were there all day, and then came home and Torry end up spending the night.
tiny flamingo
I thought he was tired enough that he would just go to sleep, but he laid there awake for about 2 hours, it was probably close to 1:00 before he fell asleep!...  I was sooo tired!  then at 7:00, he woke up and told me, "Grammie!!  I get up now!"  I am not a late sleeper and even 7:00 is late for me, but I think I could have slept another hour! LOL!  
shells in jars
So today after he went home, rob and tiff and Jennifer showed up and we visited for a while.Then I ran to the grocery store for a few things and have been in the kitchen ever since.  My mother and aunt and my sister are all up visiting from florida, chicago and Missouri, and are all coming for lunch tomorrow.  so I made a big chicken salad with grapes and almonds, zuchinni bread and choc chip cookies.  I have pasta salad left over from yesterday and Im thinking about making that watermelon kiwi salsa that I love. ... but for right now, Im pooped out!  pooped out I tell ya!
shelf 1
Does it seem to anyone else that blogland has been quiet lately?  maybe its just because we're all busy enjoying the summer weather.   I would have liked to go to the beach today.. but really it was a little chilly out...  but now I wish I had gone... 
shelf 2
I bought a new bathing suit last week, though I ordered it from macys and its a little big.  I'm trying to decide weather to return it or not.    I should.. but then I wont have one to wear because the one Ive been wearing is falling apart!
And I need to go to the beach!  lol (I was whinning in there, in case you didnt know)
kitchen window
Anyways... back to the reunion, we had a good time.  It was nice to see all my cousins and their families.  my mom comes from a big family, 8 kids.  so I have lots of cousins.. that all have grown children and grand children now.. its a big family!  I'll post pics sometime this week.. or just hop over to my flickr by clicking on any of these pics and you can see them there..   (if you want too.... lol!)
seashell in your pocket
Im starting to think about halloween!  Its creeping into my brain.  Im not in a hurry, because I dont want summer to end.. but its out there.. on the way.. creeping up rather quickly!  I've been pinning halloween on pinterest..   theres so much cute stuff and good ideas!  I really would probably be better off to stay away from there.  I already have too much halloween stuff!  LOL!  
OH.. and give my sympathy... I got stunk by a bee or wasp.. (didnt see what it was) on my middle toe on friday at work..  Omg!  I never had so much pain.  I swear it hurt worse then when I broke my foot!  and swell?  omg.. and itch now???  omg! 
anyways.. I shall live thankfully... lol.. wasnt sure at first though!  I admit it Im a wimp to begin with but that freaken hurt!
Okeedokie.. Im heading over to visit some blogs now.. 
have a good night!


Debby said...

You are crazy busy but your busy always seems like crazy fun. I know how it gets to be so tired though. Love all your summer decorations. You spend a lot of time cooking for everyone. Enjoy your mom and aunts.
I think blog land is a bit quiet. Others have said so as well. I'm still here,hah.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL! You sound like you are all over the place, Vivian! But in a good way. Yes, it does seem quieter in blog land lately, but I expect it is because of Summer and a lot of people have school age kids that are home. I'm still blogging away and visiting as often as I can though. : )

I am going to need to take some time to actually get to sewing some Christmas stockings I want to put in my booth and Etsy shop {and a Dickens Festival I've just been invited to put my things into the gift shop at}. I think if I can get one day just to cut them all out and then one day to sew them together, I'll be off to a good start.


Here in MN, one has to enjoy the few days of summer! However on Thru/Fri it was so cold that I wore my winter jacket to grandgirl's games! LOL!

Lutka And Co. said...

What fun decorations - so beachy! Sorry about the sting - I hope it's better...

Musings from Kim K. said...

Yikes. On the sting. Your beach decorations are so darn cute. I just switched over my mantle to summer beach stuff although I started working on Halloween this afternoon. I'm not rushing summer but I've got a big project planned. You are quite the entertainer with all your family gatherings. Your energy is amazing. Hugs.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Thanks for the mermaid mention. Stung on your toe huh? Such an unexpected place...I sat on a bee once and it stung me on my backside..not a fun spot either!

Theresa said...

WOW, you have been busy! I think everyone is just busy and not blogging so much! Not me:) It is my journal and little news or big news... I am telling about it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Kai said...

Hi, Vivvy! I agree! Blogland is veeeery quiet. I've been reading blogs (quickly, in 'spare' minutes) but I'm up to my ears in work. No rest for the weary, huh? I say it every time but (1) I want to be in your family!!!! AND (2) your house is the HAPPIEST house EVER! You can ALMOST make me like Summer. ALMOST. I WOULD if I lived someplace other than hot, sticky, humid, hair-frizzing Houston. C'mon Autumn!!! I love you!!!! Have (more) fun with your mommy & aunties!!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such cute decorations!! I've been running running too!! Seems like such a busy summer so far, always so much to do! I love your little bird net "wing" charm on your bottle :) Have a great day! xo Holly

Patti said...

Hi Viv! Ouchy on the wasp sting! We have lots of wasps flying around hour house making nests wherever they can! I see lots of cuteness at your house. Did you make the round body swimmers? With the spindly legs? They are adorable!!!!