Friday, June 25, 2010

Ladybug's Quilts is Back Open!!!!

Today, on my way home from Modesto, I needed to stop in Manteca for a couple of client visits, and well, I had to stop by Ladybug's! Jen had to close the store, but she sold it to 3 wonderful, kind, talented ladies, of whom I met 1 today, Sherry. We had a really nice chat about BearPaws and what is hot now, trends in the market, decorating the store, ect. The store is pretty much the same, but the ladies are adding their own touch, they have a long arm in one of the classrooms, and they are getting ready for their Official opening day on July 31st! Make sure you mark your calenders because I am positive it will be a BIG HIT!!! They are also on Facebook, and they are asking questions every couple of days to get feedback on what to offer in the store so check them out and help them. As for me, Tournament season has official started. Only 5 more manager's meetings, and we will be starting July 2nd and will be completed by July 17th. Then, I will be back, and hoping to get some stitching and sewing done. I will post any other adventures I have while in Napa. I know, I know, rough life, but I am still working!!! One last thing, I am not sure if anyone if following the College World Series, but my Hornfrogs are in it and playing so good!! I predict they will win it!! They have already beaten the #2 team to get there, and there is no stopping them now! GO FROGS!!!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

My Dad

I am a daddy's girl, always have been, always will be! I am sorry this picture is blurry, but it is the only recent picture of me and my dad. I get to see him once a year but I talk to him every Monday, rain or shine and sometimes more in between if I need advice or just because I am thinking of him. My dad is 80, and it seems that each time I see him, he seems to be aging, which I know happens and it is a part of life, but my dad never seem to grow old to me. He has such a young and fun personality, the life of the party, quick to have a joke and the last to still be laughing at a silly joke! I see a lot of my dad in my son, and I enjoy listening when they talk to each other on the phone. My dad has made it a point to call his grandson every other week just to see what is going on in his life, and I am so thankful for that! Chris will take advice from his Papa, good sound advice from his experiences in his life, plus he has a relationship that he will cherish. Yep, my dad, he is a great man, and I KNOW that God broke the mold when he created him! Here's wishing a wonderful Father's Day to all of the dads out there!!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

What's Going On?

I have been super busy with my job, not much time for fun and frolics. I didn't get to have lunch this week with my BFF-Colleen, and I really did MISS that!! I haven't had much time to stitch either, as soon as I get home, I would just sink into the sofa and most nights fell asleep with in 15 minutes! We are also at the start of our tournament season with baseball, so almost every night these next couple of weeks, I will have to travel all over Northern California for tournament meetings, and to make sure that all of the teams tournament books are in order. Then comes 4th of July week-end, the start of the games. I am taking 1 week off in July to attend the tournament in Napa, not because of the location, (yeah, right!!) but because this is their 1st tournament and it is also our largest, and they requested my help. So, maybe I have my Drivers, Dine-ins and Drives list of places to eat ready, and my stitching projects ready to take with me. The only thing I will miss is my Knot-y Ladies and Wool Penny class for 2 months! Have a wonderful week-end!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Are you Ready????

As I sit at my laptop, drinking my Typhoo tea in my red pokadot mug, enjoying the cool, quiet morning, reading blogs, I ask you, my blogetts, are you ready? Or is it TOO early to think of the holidays? My blogging friend, Jenny Reynolds has turned me on to her friend, Judith of http://www.creativestudio10.blogspot/. She is hosting an Earlybird Christmas Crafting group starting June 1st thru September 3. Check her blog out, it sounds like a lot of fun and she is really creative on how she is running it, that even I can follow it. She has already emailed me a free pattern of hers, so all I need to do is to follow the very simple instructions. You can make your own projects and/or her projects she shares. Also, if you go Jenny's blog, she has a great idea on how to recycle old table scarves that she picked up at tag sales. I am really enjoying the quiet time of this morning. I am thinking of Gran, sitting at her kitchen table looking out her big window at her beautiful yard watching the sweet birds fly from feeder to feeder or sitting on her back patio enjoying her lovely garden . As for my garden, we have 3 types of tomatoes planted, including an heirloom-Cherokee Black, (which I cannot wait to make a tomato sandwich to eat!), plus Christmas Basil, Rosemary, and Curly Parsley. I also have several types of sunflowers planted, which should do well, since they like this heat we have here in the valley. Well, I need to get ready for my busy day, I am playing at BP&HH today, and since it is BOM Saturday, it will be extremely busy! Have a wonderful Saturday, and here is wishing you joy in all you do! Hugs!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Lunch Date, Sanity Break!

I was not having a good day today, just was not in the mood for work, didn't want to talk to anyone, pretty much wanted to have a pity party with me, myself and I. Well, I made a few visits with clients and looked at my watch and remember that my BFF-Colleen is only 5 minutes down the road from the auto mall, and so I texted her to see if she brought her lunch, and as luck would have it, she did, and as luck had it a 2nd time, there was a park right around the corner from her office, so I went and picked her up and we went to the park. It was just what the doctor order. Whatever mood I was in was gone and spending time with Colleen. We both had salad, mine was green with cheese and bacon, and she had taco salad, plus I shared my watermelon. Since this worked out so perfectly, (minus the 3 little boys throwing rocks at our feet!) we are going to start meeting there every Tuesday! We both brought our stitching, but neither one of us got to it! I have to say that Colleen is the best shrink I have ever known!!!!