Thursday, October 29, 2009

World Series

Ok, so this is about baseball- you have to know Baseball is my very favorite sport- to play (in my younger days) or to be a spectator! Given our proximity to San Francisco when growing up (ok it's the same distance to Los Angeles too) we grew up as SF Giants Fans - I think it's in our blood! My great grandmother and great aunt were always Giants fans, and when I was younger, if you went to either of their homes during baseball season, and a game was being played, they were listening to it on their radios. They developed a great knack of being able to participate in the conversation and know what was going on in the game.

My Matenal grandparents were Giants fans, so it follows that my Mom is a Giants fan, and of course my dad was a Giants fan as well. We started going up to San Francisco to Giants games when I was in the 6th grade- before that it was always baseball on the radio and we went several times a year after that until I went away to college. Then I was in San Jose, and that was just a short trip to the ball park, so I continued going to games!

Naturally it followed that when my sister and her husband moved to San Jose early in their married life, they were going to become Giants fans - so much so that when their first son was born, he came home from the hospital in an infants Giants uniform, and while she was in labor with their daughter - (that's when the Giant's Slogan "Humm Baby" was popular) the Doctor told her to just Humm that baby out of there!

We've continued the family tradition of Giants fans, as my 3 year old great niece recently ran the bases at one of the Giants last home games this year!

The only part of the family NOT Giants' fans is my other sister and her family - they live in Santa Maria, which is much closer to Los Angeles - so they have become, can I even say it - (It's a "D" Word) D o d g e r s' fans -oh the teasing that goes on!

So where is this taking us - oh yes, to the World Series - ok, so it's Philadelphia and the New York Yankees - primarily an East Coast World Series so not as interesting to most people on the West Coast- but wait, I lived in NYC for 5 years, and really do love the Yankees too - luckily they are in the American league, so I can root for them AND the Giants, without feeling the least bit guilty. So, I'm rooting for the Yankees, which may signal doom for them since every team I seem to root for has issues! Though they did win several World Series while I was living in NYC - that created a really fun time!

In any Event, Go Yankees!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Last Christmas Card Challenge

This is our last Christmas card challenge. I'm sad to see it end. It's been fun and I know I will miss it. Yes, I know I could keep doing it myself, but I know I won't. We've been doing it for 40 weeks, I missed a few, so I probably have 35-37 cards completed. I hope we can do it again next year.

This week's challenge was to create a diorama card. Of course I didn't follow the directions, exactly, I had to put my spin on it - and I think I might have made a better card if I had been a little closer to the directions, but I'm ok with how it turned out.

Hope you've enjoyed the weekly Christmas cards!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Home Towns

My 40 year class reunion was this past weekend - I debated forever about going - not a lot of my close high school friends were going - it's not near where I live now - it's about a 3 hour drive- and most of my friends moved far away- We were having a bridal shower for my niece that afternoon, in my home town, so I was going to be in town anyway and decided to just leave it to chance. I'd had a few emails from friends asking me to go, and when 5 pm rolled around, I made the decision to go!

I had a very enjoyable evening - I even surprised myself! I reconnected with a number of friends and we spent hours talking and catching up! There was a dance separate from the reunion, and people finally started heading that way about 8:30- 4 of us decided we'd rather talk without the noise from a band, and decided to head over to Superior Dairy. Now, I have to tell you, Superior Dairy is an independent dairy that has been in the town for I swear- about 75-100 years. It's family owned and they make the Best and I mean BEST Ice cream in the world. I just wanted a single scoop of chocolate chip, my all time favorite - here's a single scoop:

I even told the server I only ordered a single scoop, and she said this IS a single scoop! Needless to say, none of us even came close to finishing these.

I'm actually looking forward to the 50th! Holy cow - did I really say 50 years since graduation - good grief - that will seem like a lifetime- oh, it is!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Christmas Tag

This week's challenge was to create a Tag instead of a card. Here's mine!

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Sunday, October 11, 2009

Sketch Challenge

I know this isn't supposed to go up until tomorow - but our Annual Sales Conference starts tonight, and I will only have sporadic time/connection until Thursday! So this is a little early!

These are all A Muse stamps, and you may not be able to see it, but I used Versamark and stamped a snowflake as a background on the red - it looks good in person!

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Sunday, October 4, 2009

Color Challenge

This week's challenge was to use several different colors- I just don't have all those colors, so I chose a couple to work with - something similar to Midnight Navy Razzleberry that are from stampin up. I don't have any stampin up colors, so I came up with this...

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