Thursday, August 20, 2009

New Look

All the scrapbooking I've been doing with photos of my father has given my left brain a jolt and now I'm in a decorating mood.

Do you like the new look?

The photo is of a street in downtown Salem, Oregon circa 1938. The Montgomery Ward store is in the center of the photo. Mother worked there as a bookkeeper for many years during the 1930's and 40's.

It's been a Long Hot Summer this year and the Livin' Hasn't Been Easy. The Puget Sound area is just not used to the heat.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Quirky Solutions

I love the quirky handyman television show Red Green! People either love it or are confused why anyone would watch it.

Red's devotion to duct tape as a solution to any problem have always gotten my approval. I've always enjoyed people's creative ways to solve problems.

That's why when I got an email from my friend, Janie, that had lots of creative ways to use duct tape and other inventive items to make life better -- I just had to go to the source -- a daily blog
There I Fixed It!

Here is a sample of what is on the blog.

Check out the blog for more quirky clever ideas.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Whacha doing now?

The creative process is messy -- at least at my house it is.

This has been going on at QC for weeks. I began by pulling out ALL of the photos that were left to me from previous generations.

Sorting and putting them in organized piles and then into boxes was the first step. The second stage was to start making notebooks for each major family group.

And now I am making the notebook of my father's life interesting to read. I've written eight pages of stories and have sent them off to my brothers to edit and add their own memories.

I've grouped the photos into categories and am having fun putting them into scrapbook form.

I'm tired of the mess that has decorated our garden room for the past few weeks but I should be done in the next few days.


Thursday, August 6, 2009

I love cats

Cats and I have a lot in common. One thing . . . we are not fond of water sports.


Wednesday, August 5, 2009


The Cottage Master and I took a mini-vacation. While out-of-town we cruised a few antique stores. The sight of this fridge brought back memories for me. My parents owned a fridge like this (without the clothing draped over it) when I was a small child.

Then they traded it for one that looked like this one that was in the motel room that we rented.

It's fun to get away!!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

First step

More of my quirky sense of humor . . .

Watch that first step . . . it's a doozie


Saturday, August 1, 2009

Stop . . . if you can

My quirky sense of humor had me chuckling over the grouping of these signs.

Once I'm in the cemetery there will be NO outlet . . . well at least until our Lord comes to takes me home!