Playing with the Cards that are Dealt You

Living life to the fullest with whatever the day brings

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Spontaneous Moving

Hello luvs! I did not fall into a black hole. We have been enduring this house sale nightmare for close to a year and I couldn't take it anymore. We already owned the little home we are moving into as we were renting it out for a few years. It turned out that we are way to nice to be landlords and we always ended up with the worst of humanity as tenants, which is why we decided to move there ourselves and  sell the farm house. Neither Larry or I are teenagers anymore (even though we act and feel like it most of the time) and the stairs and upkeep were getting too much for us old buggers. So...we up and moved! I am slowly unpacking all my "stuff" that I had stored in the storage garage at our "new" home and am finally getting a little settled. Number 3 son hooked up my computer in a nifty little set up and I can finally post again.

I did take time amidst all this to visit with my little friend Hope of "Pink Champagne". She wanted to show me her new place of employment. She is working at the Atomic Warehouse in Harrisburg, Pa. Since I only work about 10 minutes from there, I met her after work for a tour and some East Indian cuisine.

My camera is dying so the pictures are courtesy of Hope. I was hoping I didn't have to by a new camera so soon, but it looks as though it is a goner.

Sweater retail clearance
skirt is part of a suit from Goodwill for $6
red fishnet tights .99 from Gabriele Brothers
Fur collar $6 from the Dillsburg Charity Shop
The shoes were gifted from the gracious Mary

With her bad hip she can no longer wear them and she said she knew I would appreciate them...and I do!

I played Vanna White at the radio counter. Do check out the Atomic Warehouse website, he has all sorts of cool goodies. Unfortunately he does not have his clothing posted as of yet. The store was affected by all the flooding this year and they are just now getting the goods back on the main floor. After we are all settled in, I plan on going back for some household items.

I have a ton of blog reading to catch up on and I will manage to get postings done somehow, even with a wonky camera. When our house is sold, I plan on a trip to the U.K. and will be asking you Englishers the best (and cheapest) places to stay and the best flea marketing destinations.

Later my friends.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Candy Emergency

These pictures are actually from last Friday. It is  busy time at work and we've had a lot going on. I was fully planning on coming home last Friday and posting my Friday Frock when Mary called. She and Dawn were putting Christmas Candy bags together for the kids in York who wouldn't get otherwise and ran out of candy. I picked up a few big bags and headed there to help fill the rest of the bags to be handed out.

This dress was my mothers. I just always liked it and it has been mine since she passed away 19 years ago. Mary had bought tons of children's clothes from the Thrift shops and I was boxing them up for handing out.

A tired Dawn bagging candy.

Mary was a little wonky on pain meds for a bad hip.

A bit of silliness.

I have to admit, I am not feeling very Christmasy this year. I have not decorated or made any plans. I still haven't sold my house and haven't moved into the new place yet. My things are all in boxes and I am feeling very unsettled. Someone told me this past Monday, don't worry if your house is decorated for Christmas as long as your heart is ready for Christmas.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


It has been a busy few days. Thursday I went direct from work to our church Christmas Wonderland, Friends and Family night. Every year we put on a drama as our gift to the community. We have some really talented folks and it is really a professional quality. Friends and Family is the first real performance and we open it to groups and people for free that might not be able to go otherwise. The amazing thing is that these are regular people who do this every year. My kids have been doing these since they were 9 years old. I don't perform in the dramas, but I've helped with the sets and I make the candied almonds to sell. The almonds help us pay for the production and everyone loves them.

Here is the set for this year's
"the Gospel According to Scrooge".

The house fronts are made from what is called "scrims" and when lighted correctly, you can see the actors through them.

My oldest son played "Nephew Fred" this year.

Roy and his real fiance Bethany.

Me and my real husband, Larry...

There is a place for everyone that wants to participate. The kids did a living nativity in the lobby.