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Monday, February 20, 2012

Yep I am alive!

Happy President's Day everyone!  

I am finally starting to feel more like myself today after having a terrible cold (flu?) for the last week.  Valentine's Day found me hacking and blowing my nose...Wednesday found me dead on the couch all day.  Thursday I started to feel better and Friday I was good enough to spend the weekend at our son, Scott's house, but I hacked and blew my nose most of the time.  I sure hope today is better!  Needless to say, I haven't gotten many of my projects or orders done, so today will be spent trying to catch up with all of that.  Hubby is home today as well, and my nephew, Jake, is on break again, so he's here for the week...always a lot of fun to have him visit.

When we returned from our weekend visit, I found that Brenda over at The Rusty Thimble had honored me with a Versatile Blogger Award - THANKS BRENDA!

 I am sure you all know Brenda, but if you haven't yet started following her blog, hurry on over - you will be very happy you did!  She always has so many great things to share and her creations are awesome!  As part of the award, I am to pass it on to 9 other bloggers whom I admire and tell you seven things about me that you may not already know.  So, for starters, I am going to pass this award on to the following gals:

Danice at HomeSpun Hannah
Jennifer at Stitchin Thyme

Congratulations ladies - I always enjoy visiting your blogs.  As a matter of fact, I had a very hard time picking just 9, as there are so many blogging friends I enjoy visiting.

Now, for the 7 things you may not know about me:

1.  The town where I grew up is known as the Sauerkraut Capital of the World..each year they hold a Sauerkraut festival...and although all the plants are now closed there, Phelps, NY still celebrates it's history.

2.  I am very afraid of heights...I'm talking about roads that drop off...it is terrifying to me to even think about them....but every time we have to go to Idaho to see Mr. Whimzie's family, we have to go over Look Out Pass in the Rockies...I have been know to be in tears on the floor - feel like a total fool afterwards!

3.  I am fascinated by the story of Nicholas & Alexandra, the last Czar & Czarina of Russia.  They led an very interesting life and met a tragic end with their children during the Russian Revolution.

4.  I love mystery novels...the old writers like Hitchcock and Agatha Christie.

5.  I used to go out dancing all the time, back in the ages of Disco and the Early 80s...before I was married.  Loved it and sure lost a lot of weight doing it.  I was in great shape when I got married.

6.  I love old movies from the wonderful years of movie making...the old black and whites....with the great old stars like Cary Grant, Katherine Hepburn, Jimmy Steward and the like.  I'd rather watch one of those than the things they make these days.

and lastly

7.  I want to start growing grapes now that we have all this land, and make our own wine.  The area we live in is becoming world known for it's wineries along the Finger Lakes, and while I have no aspirations to open a winery, I would love to dabble in creating our own wine. 

Okay - now I'm off to get busy on things!  Hope you have a wonderful week!



  1. That was a fun seven things to learn about you, Wendy! Congrats on the blog award from Brenda.

  2. Wendy, Happy President's Day. It was nice to get to know more about you. Hope you get some stitching or crafting in today.
    Country at heart

  3. Wendy~ I thought I was the only ones that panics on the ledge roads oh and bridges do it too.Yikes! I did a post on this Saturday.Thanks for nominating me..smile..Glad you are feeling better.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  4. Hello Wendy glad you are feeling better, I had that junk too, no fun!!

    Great to read a little more about you

  5. Glad you are feeling better Wendy! Don't over-do it though trying to catch up, take it easy and get some rest.

    I'm the only one in my family that likes sauerkraut and I love it. How fun to go to a sauerkraut festival every year! =] I really enjoyed reading your list and getting to know you better. I think you should grow your own grapes. When we moved into this house, the former owners had a grapevine that they said produced fruit but we never saw any and I pruned it like I was supposed to. I finally chopped it down but I still think it would have been neat to grow grapes.

    Take care of yourself and have a good week~

  6. Grpwing grapes and making your own wine ~ fun!!!
    Loved learning some new tidbits about you!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Congrats on your Award Too!
    Glad to hear your feeling a little bit better!
    Prim Blessings

  7. Thank you so much Wendy!!! I know it is hard to pick just 7 blogs, there are so many awesome ones in blog land. It is great to know those facts about you. I am also you are feeling better, it seems our house has been sick since October. I love your music, it makes me want to get up and dance and maybe have a big beer. lol

  8. I'm so glad your feeling better Wendy. I too have been feeling unwell this last week...darn IBS is kicking my butt. Thank you for the award!!! I'm already thinking about what I should tell all you gals out in blog land...LOL. I hope I don't scare anyone away with my answers...LOL. ;0)

  9. Growing grapes? Hmm...I might just know someone who is studying that for his Masters degree. Perhaps a nice dinner and a game of Settlers and I will give you some tips ;)

  10. Wow, Wendy! Thank you so much, and for calling this to my attention as I did not see this post. I am so happy! Thank you! I will post it and list the 7 things about myself now.

    Am I supposed to pass it on to 9 other bloggers?


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