Saturday, January 14, 2012

Clean at last

I have been procrastinating cleaning my oven and refrigerator for I don't know how long. No pictures of the oven, although it is done. But here's the fridge:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Cricut Giveaway

Favecraft is giving away a Cricut Expression 2 Anniversary Edition.  Click on the link below to enter:

Good luck!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Half Price Books online - Disappointment

I was so excited when I heard on the news that Half Price Books now has an online site. And then so disappointed. I expected to be able to search for a book, and then see which Half Price Book stores near me carried it. But it's just another online bookstore.  It's no different than any other online used book store.  Books from many vendors, but no connection to the brick and mortar store than I can find. Other than the name. However, there is hope that it might happen eventually according to the this Dallas Observer article.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Genealogy lecture by Emily Croom

I went to a genealogy lecture by Emily Croom today at the Fort Worth Public library. She is a speaker and has written several books and many articles. Her first presentation was called "Seeing is Not Always Believing". She gave many examples of information that was incorrect, and the processes she used to correct it. Her second presentation was "Gooly Girl and Fryed Ham". Eventually she did explain the names in the presentation. Along the way she explained her research process and several self-developed forms she uses for data analysis.The library provided a nice snack table in-between lectures, and there were many door-prizes given away. I didn't win any though. She has a free booklet on document citation on her website in the book section. I did request one of her books from the library when I got home. If I like it, maybe I'll buy it. I'm a big believer in "try before I buy". Especially for cookbooks and genealogy books. Her website is at: Unpuzzling the Past.

Tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Wednesday some friends and I went to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in Fort Worth. They are one of two locations where all our notes are printed. We saw a movie about how money is made, and then toured the plant. It was a lot more interesting than I expected. We learned a lot about anti-counterfeiting measures in the new money. We saw (from a distance) the new $100 bill that hasn't been released yet. If you are looking for something free to do in the area, it's worth the trip. You have to leave camera's and cell phones in your car. If you want more information their web site is: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Fort Worth.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

National Scrapbook Day

Went to a two day crop Friday and Saturday for National Scrapbook Day. Had fun and got a lot done. Some of my friends stayed up all night, but I went home and slept since it was only about 20 minutes from my house. Some of them slept on the floor there, but I'm not that dedicated.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Backyard improvements

Made some changes to the back yard since I retired. A table with an umbrella and chairs, and a gas Bar-b-que grill. Russell and I love the grill. So much easier than charcoal. We had burgers tonight, but we've also had steaks and chicken and pork chops. Russell even cooks on it.

Today we did a project I've been procrastinating for 5 years. I have a retaining wall with a narrow strip of ground between it and the fence. I've always wanted to put ground cover up there, but thought it would be a lot of work. Russell volunteered to help, and it took less than an hour (shopping time not included). 54 plants. They should spread out over the summer.

Here are some pictures:


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