Monday, December 31, 2007


I'm sliding in at the last few hours to say
Happy New Year!
May the new year Bless you and your family's in every way

Friday, December 28, 2007

Yes I'm still hiding from the food

Hiding out is my name
not eating eggs, sausage, biscuits and syrup and all the other stuff is my game
and my little rap it a bit lame
but you like me any way
and I'm done rapping today

Ok I'll stop, is that better? Not much going on today just hanging out with clipie. Tomorrow at an un earthly hour of 7:30am est we will put the car in the shop. So that translates into I will probably wont blog early. What is it with mechanics why do they get up before the sun?
Moving on not much to tell you about other than snow we may get to see some today 20% chance! And tomorrow the same, nothing says Christmas like snow.

Happy New Year too all of you!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

we now return to our regular blogging

We have been on the car hunt. A so not fun car hunt that turned into an suv hunt that has turned into a" Oh my Lord do they really expect me to pay this much for a thing with wheels"? Seriously I'm way out of touch when it comes to car pricing. They pretty much want 20,000 for anything will seat 4, I'm just shocked. So that has led to can we keep fixing the car for a while? I what I really mean is can we use it till the wheels fall off? Big mama is staying in the family for a while but it looks like the "other woman" is going to be seeing greener pastures as we pre pair and save money for a new car. Be praying for Clipie he has decided to sell her (the vette)....I'm shocked and don't really know how to react. I guess it's time to do those car pages of him and her.

I have absolutely no projects to share with you of late. I haven't done a project since Saturday. I'm itching to use my ds but there is no time to spare with all of the Christmas cleanup going on.
I'm blogging because I'm trying to stay out of the family room because it's next to the kitchen that holds the goodies of leftover Christmas. Yes that's right I'm hiding from the food at this point. This home is a virtual food bonanza with every sweet and treat you could think of.

hmmm that's making me more hungry maybe I'll go take a small trip to the lean cuisine in the freeze


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

how was it?

So how was your Christmas?
mine was great no snow for the second year in a row so I was a bit disappointed with that. Other than that Santa was good to me. I did get the design studio for the bug and quite a few clothes. I have a couple of things to take back today for my mom and later we are going to put my car in the shop it is very sick we may need to go look at new cars..... ugh I wasn't wanting to do this for a while. But you can only sink so much into a car that had 109,000 miles on it and it's 8 years old..... yes big mama is getting up there in years and I may halfta giver her up. Since it's only the second car I have ever had in my life it's sorta big.

Other than that things are same ol same o kinda thing.


Monday, December 24, 2007

Finding your place

Finding your place is sometimes easy, like when you are at a wedding reception you don't decide where to sit they have a seating arrangement and you sit, no choice in the matter, you just automatically you have a place to be. We also have our favorite places to sit whether they be in in your lazy boy chair or on the arm of the couch its comfortable to you and you alone. Not many will ever understand why I love sitting with one leg tucked up under me at the end of the couch, (just like my Aunt Jane) . We all have a natural place's in our own families youngest, oldest, tallest ,smallest.
Finding your place in the world outside of family and work sometimes is challenging. In December of 03 I had a place in this world, it was in a small suburb of a large Midwestern city. It was not a large life but it was full and one I had spent 30 years in building. I was a daycare teacher for 12 years, I was active in Girl Scouts, had wonderful neighbors/friends, I was a sitter for the Mops program at another church, I was also director of my church nursery. And then there were people who I had known all my life through the various programs and organizations my parents belonged too. I had/have many people who I came into contact in my life so to speak. Of course I chose my profession and accepted responsibility for all of my comments. In many of those commitments I not only found joy in the acts of service,I found my place. Not necessarily my friends but my place where I belong, where I'm comfortable. All of that somewhat came to an end when we moved down south. I had no job, no civic involvement, no church, and no life long acquaintances. For the first 6 months in our new city I just puttered around our home doing not much. I wondered the hole time will this life ever be like my old one? Will I enjoy it? Eventually we found a church to go too, and I found scrapbooking and knitting which ultimately led me to my life now. Have I found my place now? I think so my life now is much more slow yes but it's not necessarily a bad thing. When you live life at a slower pace you stop and get to enjoy it a bit. Whether it's age or experience I have found my new life pretty comfortable and feeling more and more at home in it. Take the blog I love it even if only 3 people read it every day I get pure joy out of it. My place in this world is here with you all, and I'm so thankful for all of you who read and I'm thankful for all of those of you who I call friend and make this life of mine so much more enjoyable.

Merry Christmas!
and everyone else!

Friday, December 21, 2007


tick tick tick tick tick tick
Welcome I'm Angie Wallace
and this is
60 seconds with a scrapper

Do you remember the beginning to 60 minutes? I do, when it came on, it meant it was time to turn the channel to the Muppet show. I feel like the past few days all I can hear is that clock tick tick ticking away counting down till Christmas. At last I only have cookies to make, still need to make the cranberry sauce and cinnamon bread. I'm playing the part of the chicken on the sauce, I'm a bit intimidated by the cran, how do I know that 1/2 of them have popped?
I'm all done shopping although that may not stop me from wondering out into the madness to go over to Kohl's later to check out the Rachel ray knife set that is on a huge sale. Cause my Chicago steel knifes keep rusting and my Henkels (sp??) are never very sharp and yes I know how to sharpen the knifes.

In other exciting news Mr Cippie is in the dog house. It all started when he asked me why I had to go to walmart in front of C and he knew why, he just was being a "do I ever use my brain man". So since he asked I told.... I had to get pads! As if that were not enough when we got in the store he told B's very nice and mom to be, step daughter that he was in trouble for mentioning my feminine protection. Ring the bell that was round two if you are counting. I don't mind if my close friends know but there is no need for that Period (if you'll excuse the pun). And it is total unacceptable behavior for him to talk about it with anyone but me . So yes He is on the short list. He did redeem himself a bit when he got up at 2 am with me while I was having an asthma attach, and yes I'm fine it was probably stress related. Me have stress nahhh.

So I have a few things for you all to keep in mind
I have no ideal when the next time I will blog
Monday I will have another card on display at the bitten by the bug site.
Pray for the traveling,
Pray that my cranberry sauce turns out too (just joking)
I wish you and all your family's a very Merry Christmas
I know I have not sent out e-mails in forever but I have really had no time So I love ya all and take care.
Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

cran apple

Cranberry sauce

2 bag o cran
some cran apple or cran grape juice
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tbsp of honey
1 can mandarin oranges drained and cut at least in half

Do y'all know how to make cranberry sauce? ( I know probably a silly question) I have made it twice the first time it went in the trash, the second time... well lets just say it was ok but not great. This is a new recipe I sorta put together after looking a many recipes on the food network a mish mash of every one's ideals. The big changes are boiling the cranberry's in juice not water and adding honey. Wish me luck! I'll report back soon, lets hope the third time is the charm.

I have been making cheese balls and will be cooking at least two dishes a day for the next few days until Christmas. I will mostly freeze the goodies to keep the clipie from eating all of the tasty foods. Which is my of telling you I must end my blog session to go cook!


6 days till Christmas
3 gifts left, to get! I can see the end of the wrapping paper roll!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Hi all

this is my card for knitty friends and ww

Just stopping by for a quick visit with you all today

I'm very tired after a marathon visit with walmart yesterday. I believe it was one of the longest trips leas it felt that way. Today I'm in the mists of Christmas goodness, cards and a crock pot that seems to be used daily due to my lack of time to cook. I'm printing coupons off the net to save on the last few gifts I have to get and thinking I want to have a nice nap. (been up since 5 b/c clipies car (the other woman) is acting up) I'm also knitting an alpaca (itchie knitty - must be allergic) in the mix. Gotta go

Monday, December 17, 2007

the daily knitter

Not that any of you are that interested in my ambitious knitting frenzy of Christmas 07
I'm going to blabber on about it for just a bit cause I have a need to.
I finished one of my 5 scarfs yesterday
This morning I got started on another and I think I'm half way
My clipie scarf I have no ideal.... Will it get done? That is the question. I'm doing his scarf on size 4 needles (0 is the smallest size in needles if you are wondering) but extremely simple and no real pattern.
I have two more I have yet to start! One is for a cousin hers will be a sloppy scarf (just name of pattern) and the other will be for me to match my coat I will be getting for Christmas.
ugh will I ever learn I'm in to deep?

I have a small amount of shopping to finish and no real good gift for clippie yet
ugh morning frustration
I have cards to get out today (mine)
and cards to finish making for my knitty pot luck
not to mention my a couple cards for some ww people.

And I need to decide what to make for dinner tonight

I have a scrap book I have not even started and I'm considering giving an I o u or another gift
I can't decide it would be a short book no more than 12 pages.

I'm sneezing my head off and it's just plan irritating and very normal

Again today I will be having another project on bitten by the bug, a flake catcher it's so cute! check it out! here is the link.

I know I should not be taking the time to blog but I cant help my self. I enjoy it so much It's a mini vacation and helps me relax.

btw who was that weirdo who wrote about no being panicky the the previous post. She must have not looked at her to do list!


Sunday, December 16, 2007



Do you think Santa ever took a course in time management? When he was taking Clause classes did they show him the busy lives of wife's and mothers and let them explain multitasking? I think we all feel the need for a time management class's except we don't have time for the class, or the time to think about something like that. Most of us don't have the time to read our favorite blogs and attend to our favorite hobbies in fact most of you are probably feeling guilty about taking the time to read this. We all are in the same boat so busy that you are multi tasking your own thoughts, and multiple lists being made at one time. My mother who knows I get overwhelmed quickly taught me to start small. Lets say you need to clean the hurricane oops I meant house, start with the smallest room and work your way to the largest. Start in the corner of the room, not the middle, so you can look back on your cleaning and think I'm half way there. That theory always has worked for me small to large. And don't for get time to breathe while you are cleaning/cooking/packing/whatever, take a moment to enjoy that you have had another Christmas on this earth. Enjoy the rush and know that in the end of the hustle and bustle it's usually worth it. As the saying goes IF your coming to see me, come anytime. If y your coming to see the house you had better wait a few years...... Keep it light hearted and if you don't get it done make everyone help or don't feed them. (just joking about the don't feed them part, they will get dinner, it will just be later!)
I have a very busy week ahead of me (just like all of you) who knows how much bloggin will get done but take some time every day to for you even if it's only 5 minutes or looking through a magazine, give yourself the gift of sanity.
Remember to pray for everyone traveling in the next week (deb h's parents are going to give her a visit this week, they will travel from the great white north)

Friday, December 14, 2007

do you

do you need a vacation?
do you need a break?
how about this
I'll give you a few minutes to mentally pack
ready to go
how about the Hampton's
I know it's a bit cold but you will love it it's beautiful
have fun
link to a mini mental vacation

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Free Santa

I wanted to share my screen wallpaper it's free at
The Santa is so cute! So is Susan Branch's site check it out!

Christmas lights

My outdoor Christmas lights are red and white,with candy cane accents. (My angel I had out the night of the party quit working so I had to replace her) The hearts are 2 candy canes strapped together with those plastic twisty like things.
Well if you haven't noticed our usual sunny weather has headed south, so to speak. I'm missing my vitamin d from the sun. No I'm just tired of the grey, I'm used to it yes, just tired of it and ready for some Christmas sun.

Bear with me these next few days I have some big projects going on and big decisions, part of the reason my blogging is behind. I'm thinking I may need to change my e-mail it would make it tons easier for me. I may be doing that as well as trying to transfer all my old message and favorite files to the new net home.

I'm off to work on Christmas cards today mine and my mom's (she still has no glasses) so it will be a joint venture this year to the better part of the family.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I should be....

I should be at ww weighing in
I should be having the chicken Mandarin salad after that class
And I should be going to my knitting class after that
but I'm not
I think it was all the greasy food I ate yesterday
I don't know but today is going to be a couch day!

Monday, December 10, 2007

cards Sea sons Greetings

you may want to enlarge the picture so you can see the details


On Saturday I installed the Internet my self! And after a phone call to tech support I was up and running. And the very best part was the only help I had was the tech guy that's right Clipie didn't help (he was at work).

I wanted to take a picture of my outdoor Christmas lights however since we are in the middle of a torrential down pour it's not going to happen. I spent the better part of yesterday (after church) working on the outdoor lights. The lights were very hard to work with this year we only did the bushes by the door and around the door. We also spent much time trying to repair the angel that is still not working I'm very sad to say.

I also should have another card on the bitten by the bug site some time this morning.

On Saturday my sister went back home, she was feeling better, her cold was just about gone and it had stopped snowing more that 4 inches at a time making it much more easy to travel. My Mother said she had about 7 inches total of snow, last week (which did melt away) and was due to get sleet all night last night. Have I told everyone How much I love the southern weather? Once again I'm so happy to be listening to a down pour as opposed to sleet. That's a no brainier and 66 vs 39 degrees? Uh yeah, I don't think I'll be moving up north anytime soon.

I promise to post a very cute project here in a bit.

did i say how much I love my new Internet?

Saturday, December 08, 2007


Ok well as you can see it took me about 3 min to upload a 12 megapixil immage as opposed to 30 to 45 a huge improvement. Also my phone works while I'm on line as well, hmmmmmmm I'm liking this.


Friday, December 07, 2007

the internet and other things

Ok first I'll explain the Internet
yes it is high speed but not true dsl- no I do not understand it
he told me if I don't like it, or if it's not fast enough he will change it
I have no ideal how it works other than it is something about compressing???? on the regular phone line
and I can use the phone at the same time like dsl so I will not have a busy signal anymore
only draw back is I don't have free long distance
and it should be here today or tomorrow and he will try to hook it up as soon as we get our unit.

And I'm waiting to post scrappie things until then, my last down load took 45 min for the card for the bitten by the bug site and that my friends is too long. As for my life I have a house full of people and I'm told two good apple pies. I think they had to much flower in the apple part but I was told I was wrong, who knows. I'm counting down to December 22 when I may have almost 48 hrs alone with my husband.

I received my pd cart yesterday I'll up date you all later on that.


Thursday, December 06, 2007

apple pie

It's as easy as apple pie
To some, not others like me.
Today I made 2 apple pies and it took the better part of 2 hrs. Not exactly easy to this person who has only ever made 1 pie in her life. How is it that I never have? You ask well..... I don't really have an answer to that other than it's just life getting in the way of the pie. Now I'm not a ultra talented cook I can make most of the basics and I only have about one bad dinner a month. I'm defiantly not from the school of ultra talented like Emerald or the Barefoot Countessa (sp???) nope not me simple girl, simple cook. It really helps out that I have not been doing a lot of cooking of late, less cooking = less bad dinners. How did that first pie turn out you ask (or maybe you don't want to know the crust on the bottom did not get done enough for me it was editable) it was ok the guys ate it and well I don't really know how much that says most guys will eat it if you put enough cool whip on it kwim? I went with a traditional Betty crocker recipe and added a few extras like brown sugar and a dash of vanilla. Its smelling so good at this point I'm ready to rip the darn thing out of the oven and eat in now done or not. In seven minutes I will stick in the second pie in the oven and go for broke I will have two delicious pies or two that don't cut the mustard. I had only intend on making one pie however I had bought my grannies at Sam's club and the bags of apples are giants compared to Kroger. Those bags should come with a warning " this is super sized bag of apples and it can cause you more work" as in I had no ideal all the apples would not fit into one pie so I ended up doubling my recipe and making two. Thank heavens I had bought extra pie crusts. My seven are up and I gotta go.

yes clipie did get me different Internet I'll explain as best I can later.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

so much

So much for regular blogging my sis is sick and decided to stay seeing that she would have been driving home in about 7 inches of snow. And speaking of snow it is extremely rare that it snow's 7 inches before Christmas back home. After Christmas it's nothing to start with a 9 inch snow or more but before it's all dusting's and by dusting I mean 2 inches or less. One year I can remember having flurries in June (a few years ago just before we left home) and the earliest was 1 week before Halloween and that was just a dusting back in 91 (the same year I graduated high school).
Now down here in the south when you say snow you mean " THE SKY IS FALLING" everyone is in a virtual frenzy and runs to the store for the southern basics (which are) Bread, Beer, Milk and eggs. Back home we scoff at this preparing frenzy the only frenzy we ever witnessed was y2k and yes I did participate in the silly ness, but not in an extreme manor. I had a case of diced tomatoes, a case of caned fruit and lots of frozen things. Getting back to the snow in the south...... I do love snow, I love to see it, I love to play in it and I love to wake up to it. When Mr I and myself bought our last home up north we moved in on Christmas Eve and when we awoke Christmas morning is was to look out and see that overnight everything had been covered with a blanket of white. It was a memorable moment to say the least. I do miss that snow on almost every Christmas morning. ah thanks for letting me reminisce today.


Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Happy Hanukkah

Yes I'm going to order the stamp! let me know what you want to do

Mr I will be working my Internet today (I is for Internet today)hopefully we will be seeing the digi net in my home soon. Wow I cant wait to upload and put all my pics and projects on the blog.

As for me as usual Today is full of ww and knitting while Mr I checks out price plans and runs his fingers through cyber world learning about the dsl.

And speaking of stamps have any of you seen the doodle bug stamps they are cute here is a link.

Scrap happy girl will return to regular blogging tomorrow when hubby goes back to work

Monday, December 03, 2007


Today I'm spending the day with Mr I. He is using up his final two days of vacation he has left this year. While he sleeps I blog. I did promise something scrappy a few days ago so I promise to eventually get to it.

So what do y'all think about the stamp? I was surprised, I never have heard of Peachy Kean stamps and they seem to be very nostalgic. And an interesting fact if you get published using their stamps they will actually pay you -interesting concept. if anyone wants to order let me know we will do a group thing.

And in the news I'm being published on the Internet! I'm going to be featured on the bitten by the bug blog as Decembers guest designer with my Santa card. My card should be up sometime today here is the link:

I may periodically have work on her blog this month so stay tuned for future work on her blog. This is my first time ever being published for my work!

I'm truly a Scrap Happy Girl this morning!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

ginger girl

I found it

This stamp the "ginger girl" yes the ginger girl is a stamp! Was referred to me by the bitten by the bug site, someone suggested I should enter their contest so when I found this ginger girl I was so shocked.

Oddly enough this image was the topic of conversation at our Christmas party last night. I had been in a swap on the cricut board and received a swap tag with this girl and I had no ideal where it came from. I'm glad it was found here is the link


National Geographic
at 1:00 pm cst
the ultimate factories
The corvette plant is being featured and Mr I and my bil will be on. Just a glimpse of my dream boat but Carl gets a full screen shot he will be putting in door windows.

We have had a great Christmas party, Chelle we missed you.
More later.......

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