1. Thanks for all the comments on those Ga Tech high heels!! At my age of life, a fall is my biggest fear so I will not be wearing those heels. I still wear some stacked heels in my Bernie Mev shoes but I was never a high heel fan. I remember from the movie, The Devil Wears Prada, that the ladies who wore the high heels were called the clackers. The sound of high heels can be annoying. Speaking of falls, my cousin, Sharon, who is 10 years younger than me, feel and broke her wrist and will be having out patient surgery today to repair the break. Be careful out there ladies.
2. Well for the first time in years, DMC embroidery floss is going up in price. Many ladies on my Stitch Maynia site are lamenting the fact. However these same ladies will pay $3 for a skein of over dyed floss. And some pay $8 a skein for silk. I have tried the over dyed threads on a piece or two but I learned my lesson. I am using DMC from now on. There is not a big difference in the result...certainly not enough for the price difference. And after seeing all the Counted Cross Stitch pieces that end up at Good Will, I cannot in good conscience spend that much money on my hobby.
3. I am in the process of doing spring cleaning here at Nanaland. Yesterday I scheduled carpet cleaning and I had a young man come out to give me an estimate on doing some power washing. We hear so much about this new generation of young people and how they are not interested in working etc. William who owns Full Blast Power Washing is an exception to the rule. He was so professional. He wrote up a proposal and gave me some printed information about power washing. He got the job. I had found his name on a Priceville Facebook page and many had recommended him so now I see why!
4. My garage is looking GOOD. I am giving my children all the stuff that they had left here over the years. If they do not want it, they can toss it. But it can't stay here!!( that reminds me of the song, Closing Time!)
5. I saw on Facebook where one of my friends was traveling in Italy and was pick pocketed. Marvin and I were discussing how many friends we have who are world travelers. Growing up I did not know a single person who traveled outside the USA unless they were in the service. Of course in my small town, you would get your name written up in the paper if you went to Atlanta for the day! And thinking about that makes me miss the old days when my hometown newspaper would report who visited who...etc. It was my favorite part of the newspaper. One time my son, Ben, made the paper. My grandmother Tankersley had four great grandsons born in a six week period. Ben, Matthew, Ian and David were celebrated in print. My grandmother was so proud of that little article.
6. In my cleaning out, I found a sun bonnet that my grandmother Henderson made for me when I was about 10 or 11. I found a rustic hook at Kirklands and I purchased it to take to Grimmwood . I will hang my sun bonnet on the hook to add a piece of "country" to our farm house. It is not a fancy sunbonnet. It was just made with some scraps she had but it is one of the few things I have that really remind me of a grandmother's love. It stands the test of time which should encourage all of us Nanas to take time to love on those precious ones.
Well off to breakfast with Susan this morning as Deborah is at the beach and we cannot meet for lunch tomorrow. After dropping off the grands at school we will meet at our local breakfast place here in Priceville. Good Times!!