About me

I’ve been married to the same man for 40+ years and have two grown children. I’m real, and I love to laugh. I sometimes have a warped sense of humor, and can swear like a trooper. I am a good listener, and have the patience of a saint (or so I’ve been told). Watch out though, if I am backed into a corner…I may just tear you to threads…so you’ve been warned 😉 There is a soft spot in my heart for the dis-advantaged and all animals.

After 37 years of employment, I finally retired. I actually get paid to stay home! In my spare time, I create greeting cards and I love to alter things. I have a ga-zillion favorite bookmarks for easy access to all of the creative inspiration out there.

I also love to travel. I’ve been to the four continguous corners of the United States…and plenty of places in between. The southwestern states are my favorite. I’ve been to the the Gaspe peninsula in Canada…and to Vancouver, British Columbia. I’ve traveled to Toronto a few times, and to Ottawa just a few years ago. Pretty neat, eh? My sister took me to Aruba once…her treat. I needed a little R&R…and she was there for me. I’ve ventured to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England with my sister. And persuaded my daughter to cross the pond with me to Ireland. I was planning on going back to Ireland with my husband, he got his passport….but we’ve decided to put off our trip until the dollar gets stronger. So instead, we took off to Colorado, Utah, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. We rented a car with unlimited mileage!  The United States of America really is a beautiful country…there is so much to see.

Slideshow of a few pictures from this trip: September 2010


11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sharon WIdeman  |  May 26, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Thank you for your kind words you left on my blog. If you ever need any vintage inspiration….I have tons of photos and vintage items I can share with you. Love the photos you posted for your journal.

  • 2. Norine Mueller  |  September 16, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    thanks for leaving a message on my blog it was a big surprise because I dont really publish it anywhere but a nice surprise. I quess I should start putting it out there LOL

  • 3. Rosa  |  November 15, 2008 at 7:36 pm

    Thanks so much for your words i nmy blog, Nolan is doing fine is his new home, much better than expected, he feels more at home, more free, he is over all doing much better and i am very proud of him, he is my sonshine.
    hugs, Rosa.

  • 4. Terry Caron  |  January 18, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for the memories! I am 51 yrs old and have decided to do a scrapbook for my 52-yr old sister – just a book full of those great childhood toys, games, memories, etc. I was searching for a picture of the doll Tammy, which I won in a reading contest in the 1st grade. I clicked on yours and laughed at how many of your memories are the same as mine. I had forgotten all about the Spinning Wheel! We use to spin those long tube-like things and wind them around and around to make “braided rugs” for our dolls. I don’t think we ever figured out how to make anything else! Thanks for adding to my book! Terry

  • 5. retta519  |  January 18, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Thanks for stoppin by my blog. Those were the days, eh?

  • 6. cookala  |  February 10, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Thanks so much for your kind words and for visiting my blog! I like your art very much, and I envy your travels! the furthest I’ve been is to the Caribbean twice (Bonaire and Provodenciales, both times for the diving) and to Montreal once. Travel is another thing I am looking forward to when I retire, too!

  • 7. gonerustic  |  July 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    You sound like a lady with both attitude and a kind heart! I see you’ve been to Toronto … I was born near there, but now live in Australia … =D

  • 8. Francie  |  April 11, 2013 at 8:50 am

    You are a great person, and I appreciate you being there for me when I needed you. You are my inspiration!

  • 9. Karen Taylor  |  May 28, 2014 at 4:49 am

    Love the ‘I’m real and I love to laugh’. Your site is fab, keep posting 🙂

  • 10. Laura  |  July 12, 2014 at 11:14 am

    I tried to comment on your Tea Party post but wordpress is refusing me

  • 11. retta519  |  October 2, 2014 at 12:30 am

    I’m sorry, Laura….just seeing this comment. I left it open for comments….must have been a glitch. Thanks for stopping by.

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