Friday, April 17, 2015


I do remember--
for me --
it was to spring clean and do some rearranging---
reorganizing, decluttering--on and on--

I did start it on time--
my finish date was for the end of the month--
here it is now April 17th and I am--
working on it--
I did have a 'rest' time--
for nearly a month--
but this week have gotten back into the race--


Monday, March 2, 2015


For the month of February my challenge was to send out--
a card in the mail every day--
I sent out '28' cards during the month--
and I had 'fun' doing it--
I used to go through at least 20 stamps a month--
Then I got into emails and email cards and that came to a big stop--
until this past month--
and I realized how much enjoyment I got out of sending--
So my hope is that I will continue to send out a few letters and cards each month,
from now on--besides, someone has to keep the Postal services in jobs!!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie

Thursday, February 26, 2015


At least I found out --
I am--
and I did not know it!!!
I had a plan--
to save some money--
and to do so-
I decided to cut down on the TV and Internet and phone--
because we all know that money does not--
grow on trees--
even if we would like to believe it does--
and I wanted to save up for a -

so over a week ago, I called the cable company and downgraded--
and changed phone companies--
that all lasted--a week--
and then I decided it was 'worth' the extra money to have the faster speed on the Internet--
to have caller ID on the phone ( and a clearer phone line)
and more TV channels--was really 'sad' missing so much NASCAR--
I made the call back to the cable company yesterday--
and 'upgraded' to a larger package--
the good news is that will not cost me nearly as much as I thought--
but I will be paying more than I was a month ago--
but then this package has 150 more channels on the tv than I had--
so I can watch the racing now--
so this is my story and I am sticking to it--
I have discovered that once one gets 'used' to some of the new convinces of life--
it is really hard to go back to the old ways--

Have you tried to cut something out or downgrade something to save some money???
Did it work out for you????

Smiles, diandmissgracie

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Friday, February 6, 2015


I am  'happy'  to say that I am really keeping up with this months challenge!!
and I am keeping a list--of course--
of who I am sending a card to each day--
and I have about '6' that will go out of the country--
those are addressed and will have to go out all in the same day--
hopefully, Monday--
as I have to go to the post office for those,
 and have a couple small packages that need to go out too--
so hopefully the weather won't be bad--
though I heard today that we are to get a foot of snow Sunday and Monday--
Well--time to go and decide on who I will send a card to tomorrow and to get it ready for the mail box!!!
Smiles and have a great week end--

Monday, February 2, 2015


Are you ready for this one!!!!??????
I read on a blog site where someone sends out a card every day in the month of February--
and I have decided to join her--though I can't remember whose site I read it on--
I am adding something to each card--
a piece of red fabric--7 1/2" square--
to also celebrate--Red Dress month--
Who would like to join me??????
Smiles, diandmissgracie

Sunday, February 1, 2015


I did get the latest shawl on the blocking mats--
I was really worried when I got this one off the needles--
see the line down the center--
I was suppose to keep that pattern going the rest of the way--
only the pattern did not--did not tell me to that--
and it was bunched up there in the center--
but it has blocked out nicely and I think it will be fine--
I did do an extra 20 rows of Chart A as I had lots of yarn--
but then when you get towards the end--
you always begin to worry if you will have enough yarn to finish!!!!
Smiles, diandmissgracie