Behind My Red Door

Behind My Red Door

Saturday, November 15, 2008

And the winner is.....

Good morning! It's been a chilly and rainy world around here since I last posted. In keeping with a month of thanks, I am very thankful Jenn and I did get our shopping and lunch done on Thursday before the drizzle started because but no sooner did she drive away from my house when the skies opened. While we were still shopping, it was cool and gray and it almost felt like snow was on the way so for me, it made the day seem more festive, but then again, I always have fun when I get time out with a good friend. Jenn had better luck getting some Christmas shopping done than I did but I got a few things. And we had the most delicious lunch. It was the second time we ate a little deli in the shopping village in my town near the Christmas Tree Shop and Cape Cod Crafters Outlet. We both ordered the special - a crispy chicken sandwich with a spicy peanut sauce. Can I say YUMMO? I don't want to even think of how many WW points it was. It was worth every single one of them!

Yesterday I started to feel like I was getting a head cold. Sometimes that happens and I up my B complex and C vitamins and zinc and I am fine. Sometimes, I got the darn cold anyway. I got many colds every fall/winter when I was teaching but thankfully I get very few now and they are usually very mild. So far this is a very mild one. DH had come down with the sniffles at work Thursday and didn't tell me and he shared them with me when he greeted me with a kiss after work. Isn't he a nice guy? I am thankful because when he gets sick, is not a big baby like most men I hear about - the bigger they are, the harder they fall. Not my DH though. He will rarely even admit he sick. He can be coughing 24/7, burning up with a fever, and when I ask how he is, all he says is "I am fine". My dad is the same way - do you think that has anything to do with the fact that they were both born on December 12th? Hummm....

Feeling like I was getting sick, I decided driving was not the best option with a foggy head, so I cancelled my plans for the day and got in my cuddly warm velour warm up suit and sat down here and got busy designing the tags for the Knit your Bit project for soldiers that Heather over at Summerstead has organized. If you haven't read about it yet please go on over there and check it out and pass it on to someone who can help.

These are the 3 versions of the tag I came up with:


I love stamping in black and then using my Stampin Up brand color coordinated markers to color in the design. I find it very relaxing - just like the kiddos do. All the designs are stamped and colored in, and I hope to finish cutting the card stock and assembling these today. Then I need to take some time this week and design our Christmas cards. I am thankful I have the time and means to be able to put some of myself into creating cards for those who are near and dear to us.

AND THE WINNER IS......
I know, I know, most of you have probably skimmed past all that to get here so without further adieu the winner of my 100th post giveaway is: Congrats to Pam also know as Pammikons601 over on Webshots where we both have albums of our homes. Pam always leaves me such nice messages here and over at Webshots and I have really enjoyed getting to know her. Stop on over there and check out her albums when you get a chance!! I'll be in touch Pam and get your box out to you early next week.

That's all for me today folks! We have a quiet weekend planned Behind My Red Door which is something else I am thankful for with this cold my DH shared with me. I like it when he shares his paycheck - his colds, not so much. So I will use this time to putz, make another pot of soup and maybe even relax and enjoy a nice steaming cup of one of my favorite treats in the cold weather months - Spiced Chai Tea. Celestial Seasonings Original India Spice is my favorite brand and flavor and I like to use a cinnamon stick to stir it. I even bought two of these large mugs just because one of these tea bags makes a large cup of this yumminess. I have tried many others teas but I keep coming back to THIS flavor. I use a dash of fat free halfand half and a little sweetner and it is like a cup of warm gingerbread with a pinch of cardamon thrown in for good measure. If only you could smell this... it is heavenl. I am thankful I found the decaf so I can have it any time of day or night. In fact, I think I'll go make a cup right now...

So until next time - hugs, Linda