Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weather

I think it's funny that weather is one of those things that everyone has in common but can never agree on which exactly is perfect.  I'm fickle when it comes to the weather, while I enjoy the hot dry heat of Las Vegas laying by a swimming pool reading my book...

I also enjoy the crisp air of fall, with the leaves changing into beautiful colors of red, yellow and orange, you can almost smell the apple cidar warming on the stove...

and I like spring time, while not as much as summer and fall, it is still beautiful to watch all the trees and flowers return to green.  Now winter is a subject that can really get people all riled up...Now let me backtrack here...I grew up most of my life in a small town in North Carolina, where when it snowed you stayed home, period, no questions asked, why, because we didn't have snow removal equipment in eastern NC.  I can remember many a Christmas day that it was too warm to wear the new sweater I got from Santa, so I was pretty use to mild winters.  So in 1995 when I married Andrew and he swept me off my feet to New England (see picture above) I had no idea on what I was getting into...125+ inches of snow my first winter..yikes...but I soon learned to shovel the driveway every two hours and not just push the snow but to lift it into the yard, to make room for the other million of snowflakes yet to fall.  Okay, back on track now, so I'm driving in my car (what a great line from a great song) today and across the radio I hear... The Farmers' Almanac, which came out Monday, is predicting this winter will be colder than last year.
Editor Pete Geiger says this winter, D.C., Maryland, and Virginia should prepare for "a cold slap in the face."
Geiger is predicting some snow in December, but big storms Jan. 16 and 19, 2011 and in mid-February.
and all I could think was...YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME...I'm sitting in the car with the a/c blasting and they're talking about a colder then last year winter...dang, we're having a hotter then last years summer...
So with that news I leave you to think about this...what is your favorite kind of weather...and do you have the same saying where you live that we do...if you don't like the weather just hang around a bit cause it's sure to change...

 Later Gators...
see ya on the flip side..
Kelly Ann

Friday, August 20, 2010

Fitness Friday

Threw you on the post title didn't I...I know y'all had thought I had gone crazy, WHAT, Kelly Ann's talking about fitness and on a Friday.  Well I was gonna talk about fitness but what would I say...
okay everyone...now grab that needle and pull.....up and down, up and down...not much fitness in that or I could have said...
pump that pedal...now foot up...foot down...
but really, this post has nothing to do with fitness and everything about Fridays...it's the end of the work week for most and yes while we only have a few more weekends till summer is over take the time to sit and sew...
take a few minutes to do that one thing we all love...sit and sew....
have a great weekend....
Kelly Ann

Monday, August 16, 2010

Elvis Lives?

Have you ever seen the movie Men in Black?  WHAT...okay, if you've not seen the movie the first thing you should do is go out right now, wait, finish reading my blog first, then run out and buy the movie, and while you're out get Men in Black 2 and some popcorn.  Okay, in Men in Black there's a great scene where they are chasing..well I don't want to give the movie away, but they are "driving" their car through the Holland Tunnel and J says to K...you do know that Elvis is dead, right?  K says...No Elvis is not dead, he just went home....and that folks is the truth.

Elvis died August 16th 1977...a seems like just yesterday but yet it's a lifetime when it comes to the music we listen to today.  What would Elvis have thought of American Idol?  Rap? Lady Gaga?...I'm not sure what he would have thought but I hope he would have embraced them like they have embraced him. So in memory of Elvis lets all eat fried peanut butter and banana sammies for lunch...

Throw Elvis on the turntable and dance!!
Kelly Ann

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cowgirl Update

Please check out Traci's blog about Cowgirl and get an update on the sweet girl dog...

Traci's Blog...

thanks for visiting Traci's blog...
Kelly Ann

Friday, August 6, 2010

Follow-Up from Wordless Wednesday part 2

Okay...I'm back and as promised here's the rest of the Leinenkugals story...  So after a wonderful brunch, with bacon, made by the wonderful Jason, Terry loaded up a few of us in her vehicle


and drove over to Chippewa Falls Wisconson to visit the Leinenkugel Brewery or as they say in Wisconsin...Leinie's...First we had a little history tour presented by sisters, twins to be exact,

around the grounds...


















 then off to see how the beer is made...sorry to say no pictures of the inside...they've been keeping their beer making a secret since 1867 and they sure aren't gonna let this bunch
in on how they do it...would you???   And if you're wondering about this picture...well...they say...
"it's all about Kelly"...but if you notice who's sitting in the comfy chairs and who's on the floor...just sayin'.....

Hopefully now you know where the picture from Wordless Wednesday came from...it's Summer Sausage from the Leinenkugel Brewery and it was too fun not to take a picture of.

I'll be sharing some fun news from this retreat next week on the blog...so stay turned and maybe you can be one of the Groovy Girls...

see y'all around the Monkey Farm...
Kelly Ann

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Follow-Up from Wordless Wednesday

I'm sure most of you saw the picture yesterday and thought I had gone off the deep end...well not so fast...maybe I did but that picture didn't do it.  Last week on Wednesday I was hanging with some peeps in Chippewa Falls, WI at the Leinenkugels Brewery.  Lets back up...On Monday I flew from Virginia to Minnesota then drove
to August Wisconsin to spend a couple of days at the Bridge Creek Cottage with a great group of ladies
here are a few of them...some left before we could snap them in the picture...Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs host a group of quilt shop owners to have fun with her patterns and share a wealth of information, well maybe have fun with her patterns and share lots of laughs, but either way we had a great time.

Starting with Monday night we were presented with the stinkin' cutest table for dinner...
each place setting had a little treat with our names...are these not the cutest little name holders.  Each night the tables were as cute as the previous night with lots of fun and imagination...did you know you can use Gatorade and Powerade in clear containers to float candles in and it makes a fun table scape...between Terry and Roseann of Rosebuds Cottage they made sure we had a feast for our eyes and Jason a feast for our tummies...

here's Jason & Terry on our last day in August...this guy kept 18 ladies very happy for dinners and brunch.

Now to the Leinenkugel's part of the post...that will have to wait until tomorrow...I want y'all to savor this post before I share the rest of my adventure...Part 2 comes tomorrow....
until then....
keep the a/c blasting
and...
keep on quilting...
Kelly Ann