19 June 2015

Playmobil 2015

 The stars aligned on Wednesday....people were off work and out of school, the sun was shining, no large crowds.  We had a great day at Playmobil Fun Park.  The food was good...our favorite hot dog stand was closed, but the pizza more than made up for it.  :)  We bought more toys.  It was the perfect way to spend our 20th Anniversary.

07 May 2015

Wow....I really suck

I've been away for a really long time.  My Husband was holding a position for four months that sucked donkey dick.  He was here, but he wasn't.  We had maybe a good three and half hours of "family time" during the week (if we were lucky and less if we weren't- which was quite often) and had to squeeze everything else into two days.  It was draining for the whole family.  We didn't get to do hardly anything....he needed to be near.  It really sucked....I said that though.  He happily gave that slot up a few weeks ago and went back to his normal job.  My oldest had to go to the States to take a placement test and register for classes....he starts college in the Fall.....that sucks even more.  Yes, I've cried quite a bit.  Loser that I am.  We did get a quick trip in one Saturday to a Zoo....we were trying to work our way back into "Car adventures" for the wee one.  I cannot work the GPS to save my life...instead of the Nuremburg Zoo I had us going towards the Munich Zoo.  We figured it out and I thought I had fixed it (while Hubby had to take a work call) and I screwed the pooch yet again.  We ended up at the Augsburg Zoo.  It actually turned out to be a good thing.  We really didn't enjoy it when we went last year (seeing the place you lived for 2 years bull-dozed does that to a girl).  So this time we enjoyed it.  I got to see the Baboon mating season...randy little monkeys.  That was some crazy shit.  We have started to garden again....we had to wait for the Germans to put the flowers out for sale.  All our window boxes are up and planted....I took a photo (I need to download it first) or two....we've got more pots to fill.  I participated in the Sewing Swap and I need to take photos of that...I'm really behind.  I've been destashing and cleaning (family is coming soon and bringing my baby back with them).  Spring is here...happy, happy.  Hopefully, I can keep up my blog a tad better (no promises...you all know I suck). :)

19 January 2015

Sewing Swap

Since I'm such a crap ass blogger...only two people wanted to swap with me and one of them is my sister (who only said she would, because she is my sister).  So I'll have to join a swap and I got the notice for this one.  There are still spots (hint to Terri and Wendy).   :)                                                        


12 January 2015


I was looking at the calendar and thinking, "Holy crap" .....it has been almost two years since we arrived in Germany.  My shop has been shut down for that long.  No, I'm not re-opening anytime soon....I'm enjoying our time here in Germany.  My Sister and our Father have been hard at work getting their shop up and running.  They've had a few setbacks.....health issues, a butt load of travel, work and enjoying retirement.  The shop is fully stocked now...they have a little bit of everything....handmade, vintage and craft supplies.  If you could pop in and take a look around we would all appreciate it.  Thanks.  


07 January 2015

I Was A Busy Bee

Boy...the life of an army wife is crazy sometimes.  Right after my last post.....life got crazy and didn't slow down until Monday.  There was a potluck, a very special lunch, DFAC meals, a unit Holiday party, cookies to bake for soldiers, many visits to Christmas Markets (wee one's first one), a Coffee, an Open House, a Craft Day, visits to Staff Duty/CQs to drop off baked goods, Thanksgiving, Christmas. and New Year's fireworks.  Add to that two different work schedules that didn't always sync up and a way too long Christmas break.  I was busy...but it was a good busy.  I made ornaments for my Husband's Christmas tree and then they got moved over to Squadron...their tree was naked.  I made a garland to cover his naked tree.  I made Silver Bella houses for ornaments and as gifts.  It was nice making things again.

So I was thinking....because I'm so excited to be all happy and creative again (long, dry spell....sucked) I thought I would put out feelers.  How would some of you like to join a swap??  I was thinking of a charm swap......I haven't done one of those in a long time.  I was thinking a bee theme, maybe??  What do you think??  No more than 20 swappers.....I'll be lucky to get two people (due to the long drought of blog posts).  I thought I'd throw it out there and see if anybody is still out there and wants to create fun shit.  Happy New Year!

P.S.  Yes, I used that picture before...I needed one with a bee.  :)  I'm not perfect.