As of 8:59 Friday evening, I officially began Spring Break – whoo hoo!NINE DAYS OF FREEDOM – well almost, three classes are still in progress but 3 versus 6 seems like a piece of cake.I have a long list of things I plan to do while I am off.Top of the list is clean my house!Because of my knee fracture, I cannot get on my hands and knees and scrub my floors so, I have a girl coming on Monday to make my house sparkle! I have emails to catch up on and blogs to view, I am going to overhaul the closet in our master bedroom, I have to input my portion of our tax stuff into the computer, I’m going to listen to lots of books, go for long walks, spend time with friends, watch lots of movies, and make lots and lots of x’s.
Speaking of x’s, here is my progress on the Yellow House Sampler
First, I have to thank my brother Shawn for fixing my blog as it was hijacked a couple of weeks ago.I added a counter from the Google choices – well it had a virus.Whenever anyone would enter my blog, it would automatically re-direct them to a site trying to sell something.Shawn is an absolute computer genius!He found the problem and fixed it quickly – THANKS BIG BROTHER!
Secondly, I have to thank the talented and generous Jolene of Dip Diddly Designs who honored me with a blogging award.I confess that I don’t feel very worthy of it as I have not been very attentive to my blog or to others.Along with myself, the award was given to Terri, Deb, Loraine, Yuko, Staci, and Kellie – what an honor to be listed with these six amazing women, congratulations ladies!
There are stipulations that come with the award:
1.Thank the person who gave you the award – check.
2.Paste the award on your blog – check.
3.Link to the person who nominated you – check.
4.Tell 7 interesting things about yourself – check (not sure they are interesting, but there are seven).
5.Nominate 7 blogs and post links – check.
Seven random things about myself:
ØI am currently taking 9 classes this semester – complete insanity.But, this means I will graduate in May with my BS in Business Management.I will begin my Master’s this summer and my goal is to complete it in a year, Lord willing.
Ø I live in a house that was built in 1895 and each room has a fireplace.In my bedroom my favorite place to drop my jewelry was onto the mantle.Well, sure enough my favorite necklace slipped behind the fireplace mantle one evening.I took a wire hanger and tried to slide the necklace out.First I came out with someone’s checkbook, next a photograph of a bride the back was dated 1898, a $20 bill, another $20, and another $20, a $10 (none of this was money we had lost), a postcard from 1910, a few hand-hewn (handmade) nails, and lastly my beloved necklace.
ØBy the time I graduated high school, I had moved 14 times.I never attended one school more than two years.No, my father was not military, he worked in the grocery business and when he received a promotion, it meant moving to a new area to manage more stores.I was born in Michigan and lived in Illinois, Minnesota, Tennessee, Alabama, and Virginia.
ØI have four brothers, no sisters,DAVID * JASONN * SHAWN * BOBBY.
ØI love shoes, especially high heels and wear them most of the time.(of course, the fact that I am only 5’5” is a motivator)
ØMy previous job was managing four departments.One of these departments was Production.I would frequently help out which meant lots of running around.I would often kick my heels off to allow me to move faster and give my poor feet a break. Unfortunately, my employees got great amusement out of hiding my shoes.One afternoon after completing a huge order, I walked over to the table where I had kicked my shoes off, slipped my feet back in and as I began to walk away, I realized everyone was watching me and, I realized I couldn’t move – they had velcroed my shoes to the carpet.
ØMy favorite snack foods are chocolate and popcorn – not necessarily together.And, I am a coffee snob.
Now comes the hard part, choosing only seven blogs to nominate, I did choose seven that were not on Jolene’s list but it was still hard as I love so many blogs, here goes…
My name is Cari and I live in Virginia. I share my home with a malamute, Penny Lane, and two sweet cats, Bella and Cassie. My passions include cross stitching, reading, movies, hiking, cooking, and antique shopping. I have an old house that I am currently renovating and love hunting for that perfect piece, fabric, paint color, etc. to make my home complete.