Monday, October 19, 2009

Phillies Fever

What would make a over 50 mom of 2 scream, jump up and down and wave a rally towel in freezing cold weather (while standing for 4 hours)? Anyone who knows me would bet the bank that it would not be me! Well, last night, it was me! An opportunity came up for me to go the NCLS playoff game between the LA Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies. The opportunity was for standing room only tickets. Since I love baseball and the Phillies I decided to brave the cold temperatures and go to the game. I had such a great time! I sure that I embarassed my daughter when for some stange reason I could not stop waving the rally towel or screaming (and I did not have an adult beverage so I cannot blame it on that). Somehow, when 99% of the crowd is doing it at the same time it seems okay. There was a lot to scream about (home runs, triples, stolen bases and great catches). The Phillies won 11-0. I was still frozen when I got home last night. I went to sleep around 1 pm. I hope that another opportunity arrives so that I can go again!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

A Day Off

Things have been very stressful lately and I have an overloaded schedule BUT last Tuesday I looked at the weather forecast at 7 am. It said that it was going to be a sunny day topping out at 80 degrees. I thought and thought about dropping everything (even though I knew there would be a price to pay!) and going down to the beach for one more day before the fall weather would make it difficult. I put on my swimsuit, packed my lunch, grabbed a towel, my beach chair and some magazines and went for it!
One hour later I was sitting by the ocean edge watching the ocean on a beautiful sunny day. The only depressing thing was the beach patrol was in the process of taking the life guard stands and boats off the beach for the season. I watched while they were packing them up and remembered the other days I drove down for a day to escape the stress of my life.
I don't know whether it was my imagination or not but everything this day seemed more beautiful than before. I am so glad that I took the time off because at least I had a few hours of peace and tranquility. My schedule is crazier than ever (especially with the day off) but it was well worth it!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Make a Wish!

One of the top selling items on my website is the Wish Ticket rolls from FG & Company. They come in pink, blue or antique white. They are rolls of 100 tickets tied with a silk ribbon with a tag that says, "If I had 100 wishes I would give them all to you!" The reason I am blogging about them is because my customers have so many unique ways to use them that I decided to share them with you!

The reason many rolls are ordered is for weddings. They have been used for favors, table decorations and dollar dances. My favorite Wedding use is entrance to the Photo Booth. A bride rented a photo booth and gave each guest one wish ticket to go inside the booth and have fun with their pictures! I would have loved to have seen some of those!

Some customers have inspired me with their stories! A realtor in Arizona shares them with Cancer patients. A nurse in Connecticut gives them to patients in her office and also uses them when she volunteers for the American Red Cross.

I would love to hear your stories of how you have used them (or plan to use them). The possibilites are endless (parties, showers, etc). Thanks for sharing!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Good Day or Bad Day?

Yesterday was one of those days. It started out with traffic jams left and right which turned a usual 40 minute trip into and hour and one half with a doctor's appointment in jeopardy. I forgot my sunglasses and the glare was killing my eyes. To top it off the small road that we use to get to the doctor's office was blocked off. We are not familiar with the area and there was not a detour. In addition, the coffee I had for breakfast was working overtime on my bladder. After several wrong turns and turn arounds we luckily found our way to the office complex. I ran to the ladies room almost knocking down a poor woman. After the appointment we had some time to kill before the next appointment so we decided to go to a consignment store that I had been to before in a nearby town. When we got to the front door we noticed that the store looked dark and the door was locked. We checked to see if there was a closed sign but there was not. My daughter says "Look, their is a policeman inside - actually there is two". I pressed my face against the glass and low and behold their are two policemen with evidence kits and gloves dusting for fingerprints and placing items in a bag. What are the odds? We hope that it was a simple break-in and that no one got hurt. We decide to find a place to eat. We drive and drive and cannot settle on a place, but finally we find our way to a Potbelly Sandwich chain. It is in a strip of stores which all have doorways to get in. The Potbelly has no door, but a sign saying to take the underground exit. We tried and tried but could not find the way in. When we were just about to give up, we found someone who could direct us around, under and around to get to the door. By the time we got through the ordering process and sent to the "Toppings" girl, I had just about had it. The toppings girl asks my daughter and me (with the most cheerful voice imaginable), "How are you ladies enjoying your day so far?" At first I thought, "Is this a joke?". Then I realized that it really wasn't as bad as it could have been. It took the toppings girl at Potbelly to put things into perspective. My daughter and I enjoyed our sandwiches and the rest of the day went just fine. We do have a lot to be thankful for!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Soldier's Angels - Blankets of Hope

My daughter's white with patriotic curled edge border afghan

My Red, White & Blue Afghan

At a Spring show I noticed a friend of mine crocheted a beautiful blanket. I asked her about it and she told me she was crocheting blankets for soldiers in Military Hospitals. I knew that my daughter was learning to crochet and she would be interested in a project like this. Mary completed her afghan in the Spring but inspired me to get started on one. I just completed my first afghan - a red, white and blue striped one. We will be sending them off in the next few weeks. Hopefully these will brighten the spirit of two of our heroes! I am already planning my next afghan. I hope to pick up some camouflage yarn and mix in some other colors. I cannot wait to get started on the next one!

If you are interested in learning about how you can make a blanket I have the guidelines for the blankets (sizes, etc., and where to mail them) and would be glad to email them to you. They can be made of fleece, crocheted or knitted.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009


I am so happy to begin the world of blogging! I hope that everyone has patience with me as I navigate this new adventure.