Indigo Robe

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Mum likes reading, decorating, shopping with the girls, and Starbucks. She also feels funny writing in the 3rd person. Papa (also known as Sparky) is currently looking at me with a blank stare having asked him to add something about himself to the blog. (Now he wants to say something) The only thing he loves more in life than music and Coke is his wife and kids. (Awww...) :) Little Lotte is a genius on the computer and makes me fall over laughing every day with her quick wit. She loves computers and animals. Sweet Pea abandoned her family and moved to Phoenix for work and is now married as of 2/28/06. She is beautiful and smart and the most nurturing person I know. She gave me the greatest gift ever when she made me a grandmother. I am the proud Mum Mum to Andrew Christopher. There are no words to describe the joy of having a grandson!

Sunday, November 27, 2005


My Sweet Pea, knowing my obsession with sculpted butter animals brought me a turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. And her fiance was there when she bought it. And he is still going to marry into the family. How cool is that?

Bob inspects the work of art I have created out of a raw turkey. Funny, it's perfect cause just 4 hours earlier I had burned the cinnamon rolls.

The poor snowman... we found him in this state of drunkeness. We weren't in Chester, Pa. so we were pretty sure he wasn't shot to death. Too much eggnog already?

And finally, desert beauty in Sedona, Az. the day after Thanksgiving.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Yeah, It's a butter lamb, so what?

First Name: Margie
Are you named after anyone? A majorette doll (thanks, sis Connie - rolls eyes!!!)
Do you wish on stars? yes.
When did you last cry? about 2 weeks ago. I was listening to Elsa's Processional (the music Sweet Pea will walk down the aisle to) and I started bawling in the car.
Do you like your handwriting? sometimes
What is your favorite lunch meat? I actually don't like ANY lunchmeat. I will only eat cheese from the deli.
What is your birth date? July 28
What is your most embarrassing CD? An entire Barry Manilow collection
If you were someone else, would YOU be friends with you? Yes, cause I am easy going about friendships. I don't expect or demand a lot. I am always pleasantly surprised by the love and care of my friends though and wish I were more attentive if time allowed.
Are you a daredevil? No.
Have you ever told a secret you swore not to tell? Only to my husband
Do looks matter? Depends on the situation. :)
How do you release anger? CLEAN HOUSE!
Where is your second home? School (not by choice) Storm's house (by choice) and I haven't even been to her new home but when I am with her, she makes me feel at home.
Do you trust others easily? Depends on the person. Sometimes I am sooo gullible. I take their word to mean what they say! Other times, I am more jaded than a statue from Asia.
What was your favorite toy as a child? Cash register and my Flying Nun doll!
Do you have a journal? Several...
Do you use sarcasm a lot? (rolls eyes) What do YOU think?
Favorite movie(s)? Private Benjamin, The Sound of Music, Sweet November (THE ORIGINAL, not that terrible remake), probably a few more that I can't think of right now.
What are your nicknames: Snow, Honey Bunches, Teach
Would you bungee jump? Uhhhh NO!!!
Do you untie your shoes when you take them off? Always
Do you think that you are strong? in what way?
Shoe Size? 8
What are your favorite colors? greens, blues, silver

Who do you miss most? My mom and dad, family in Pa.
What color pants are you wearing? White
What are you listening to right now? a kid ride her scooter up and down my freakin driveway cause it's got a little hill. Sigh....

Last thing you ate? A Hershey's kiss!

If you were a crayon, what color would you be? silver
What is the weather like right now? same as it always is... TOO HOT.... sunny
Last person you talked to on the phone: a parent (school related)
The first thing you notice about the opposite sex? If they smile or not, height.
How are You Today? Just ducky, thanks for asking.
Where Would You Max Out A Credit Card? Crate & Barrel, Anthropologie, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, a Bookstore.
Favorite Drink? Still currently addicted to Diet A & W Rootbeer. I can't remember the last time I had a diet pepsi which is just TOO STRANGE for me!
Favorite Sport? I watch the superbowl, does that count?
Hair Color? Natural – brunette - let's not discuss how it stays "natural"
Do you wear contacts? Yes
Favorite Food? Pizza, baguette with havarti cheese, olives, Herr's Chips, an AUTHENTIC cheesesteak.
Last Movie You Watched at the Theatre? Corpse Bride (not my choice)
Favorite Day Of The Year? Dec. 24th (anticipation!!!)
Scary Movies Or Happy Endings? HAPPY!!!
Summer Or Winter? I miss the seasons and my favorite is Autumn but since I was not given that choice - winter. Ask me when I am freezing or shoveling snow - I am sure the answer will change.
Hugs OR Kisses? Depends again on the person but probably hugs.
What Is Your Favorite Dessert? Key Lime Pie, anything chocolate

Any piercings: one in each ear.
What Book(s) Are You Reading? This question should read : At night, when most people have time to read, what papers are you, as a teacher, GRADING? Tonight I am grading math and L.A. papers. (Progress reports are due this week.)

What is on Your Mouse Pad? I don't have one! I just realized that...
What Did You Watch Last night on TV? reruns of Everybody Loves Raymond and then the football game came on.
Ever Been in a Car Accident: small one.
Ever Fail Your Driver's Test: TNo
Favorite Smells? lavender, hyacinths, my Sparky, freshly opened bag of potato chips, cinnamon or spice candles, fresh bread, and RAIN!
Rolling Stones or Beatles? Beatles
What is the furthest you have been from home? Um, Canada?
Best Trip: Anywhere with my family.

Friday, November 11, 2005

A Tree in Pa.

No spring nor summer beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one autumnal face.
~John Donne

Monday, November 07, 2005

Light and Fluffy

Ok, so I am not discussing politics, religion, global warming, lack of retirment benefits, or anything else of substance. My blog just is what it is. And with that disclaimer, shall we?

I just came back from a home visit to one of my student's homes. It was fun. We had a lovely visit and I loved the house. She had yellow walls and black frames and primitive quilts, etc. It was warm and homey. Then we went across the street to visit a neighbor and she had this even more incredibly beautiful home, filled with country (NOT THE GEESE COUNTRY - the black wrought iron stars and candles - country) and it made me feel like I was in colonial Pa. It was STUNNING to say the least.

Then I got home and said -- hhmmm, what is wrong with my house? WHY doesn't it look that way? I think I figured out several things.

#1 - I have little things but I need one large thing or two large things for impact/statement.
#2 - I DON'T really know my style. One day it's toile and french country and the next I want that Pa. home feel. THAT is the biggest problem because the two styles don't really blend, or do they? seems to have made a nice blend of french country with casual country. I dunno.....
#3 - I work full time. If I were home all day maybe I could devote more time to decorating and planning and putting things where I want them. So I need to go easy on myself and just say hey, as long as I like it, that is the point. Right?

We had so much fun talking about stitching though and now I am inspired. This weekend I plan to go to Michael's and buy muslin, thread, and a needle and make something. I used to cross stitch but I was too busy raising the girls to sit and do that. NOW that I have little more time since Sweet Pea abandoned , er I mean left home for her own life, I can do some stuff. But now? I am blind - OLD! Can't see! So let's see how this stitching thing goes......

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Margie Needs...

Once again, the picture has nothing to do with the entry. It's just a lovely picture I took in Pa.
Now HERE is some fun...

Google your name + needs. Here are the first ten entries for my name:

1. Margie Needs Baccarat Explained (true)


3. Margie needs to remember that to get rid of the fearful temper. (HOW PROPHETIC!!!)

4. Margie needs information for the newsletter

5. Margie needs anything (haha)

6. Margie needs update

7. Margie needs to have her time and support, too

8. Margie needs lots of our prayers.

9. Margie needs donations for a van to give her some freedom to get outside. (cracking up!)

10. Margie needs 2nd signature

This wasn't a top ten but it's my favorite, even if they can't spell!!!!

My favorite: "Margie needs a drink of pure Hershies Chocklate!!!"