Monday, May 25, 2009

~ Prongs ~

Well? Do you have your prongs? I know, I know - you're probably thinking 'What the heck does that even mean?' "Prongs" are a euphamism that my girlfriend and I use to encompass the idea of inspiring self improvement plans. Dongs are things that distract and mislead you away from...well, your prongs. Several summers ago I realized that I needed a plan in the summer months for what I wanted to accomplish, so that Labor Day didn't roll around with big disappointment. So I began making plans each spring for what needed to get accomplished, and madly sticking with it. Sometimes it's things like reading all of the books by an author, or learning a new skill. Last summer I did volunteer work for two causes I believed in. You'll have to trust me, in the fall it feels good that you did it. It helps to have someone checking in on your progress and making sure you don't get distracted from your plan. So today my girlfriend and I are meeting for lunch to do a prong check, and make sure we're starting the summer right! Do you have your prongs in line?

Monday, May 18, 2009

~ Monday ~

Whew! That extra Sunday nap-time gave me an extra buzz of energy last night! Wisely, I turned off the tube and got crafting. I used a quote that I had found on another card, and adapted it to a more 'vintage' style.

I stamped a jar to go with the idea of the quote - a Sanity Relief Fund - and attached a note to the inside. It was enjoyed by the recipient! I need to turn off the tv more often...

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Ahh, another weekend. Made sweeter by knowing that before we can blink an eye, summer will be here. Next weekend, the pool will open, and it will seem like an eternal summer lies ahead. I am determined not to squander it. Lots of goals I plan to accomplish, including lots of crafting, of course. Saturday I got to sneak out to the antique mall. (yeah!) Found these great charms. The wedding bell actually moves! They are larger than the rest of my charms, but I could not resist.
Went to the gardening store; pure heaven for the hubby. While I can appreciate plants; he can actually see in his mind's eye what to do with them. What a gift! Though our yard is not the best for roses, I couldn't leave without two of these dreaming pale pink Heritage rose bushes. Here's hoping they can survive! So beautiful and delicate; what a gift.
Have a good week!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

"Learn to pause...or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you."
~Doug King

Monday, May 11, 2009

"Hats prevent the growth of new brain cells," he said sternly.
She nodded and vowed to buy herself an elegant hat
with flowers, organza and a veil the very next day.

Sunday, May 10, 2009