Thursday, August 30, 2012

~ "Catch a falling star . . .

. . . and put it in your pocket.
Never let it fade away."
Last Saturday we had a "play date"
with our very good friends.
We met up in Mystic, CT and planned our day.
We had lunch at Mystic Pizza (yup, same as the movie).
We took a scenic drive through Essex and Haddam
and stopped by Gillette's Castle.
Back to Mystic and had a nice dinner at Kitchen Little.
It was a wonderful day with wonderful friends
and it went by way too fast!
We didn't want it to end.
We said our goodbyes around 9:00 pm
and headed back home.
Along a stretch of road on Rt 2 it's very, very dark.
Tom and I had been going over our day and how much we enjoyed it.
And then .... it happened!
Simultaneously spotted!
(not my photo)
He said: "Was that a......"
I said:  "....shooting star!!!!!"
He said:  "Do you think it was fireworks?"
I said:  "No, definitely a shooting star!"
I was giddy!
My heart was racing!
I couldn't keep my eyes off of the sky in case it happened again!
This was only the second shooting star I've seen in my 60 years!
It's been said that if you see a shooting star with someone else that you
should both make a wish and that it would come true.
I quickly said "Make a wish."
I closed my eyes and made my wish.
My wish was that some new medication would come about that would take
all of my husband's health problems away.
A wasted wish?   Not in my heart.
I looked over at Tom and was so happy that
we saw this shooting star together.
It was a magical ending to a wonderful day!


Tuesday, August 21, 2012

~ Hello, my name is Diane .....

... and I'm a Craftaholic!
Yes, that's right.  I'm a craftaholic.
I don't know how it started.
I only know that I can't stop.
I have a closet full of craft paraphernalia.
Did I say "full"?  LOL  That's an understatement.
I should have said that I have a closet stuffed with the aforementioned.
Stuffed and shoved into every available (and unavailable) space.
So stuffed and shoved that I have lost track of what I have!
I have large plastic bins full of jewelry findings, beads, tools, etc.
I have large plastic bins full of yarn.  Every kind of yarn in every color imaginable.
So, why is it that when I find a pattern that I think I'm going to knit,
I don't go into this large bin and use what I have in my stash?
Why is it that I must go out and purchase the perfect skein of yarn for the project?
After all, I'll have a 40% off coupon.
Lord knows I can't waste a good 40% off coupon, right?
I have a bin full of micropens, sharpie pens, colored pencils
and special paper to do Zentangle!!!
Have I done Zentangle?  NO!
Will I ever? 
I recently bought a Sizzix Big Shot die cut machine.
So, of course I had to go out and buy every die that called my name.
Then I had to buy felt squares to die cut to make brooches.
Oh!  and then I had to buy tags to make for the holidays.
And then I had to buy stamps.
I have a bin full of stamps.  Rubber stamps.  Clear cling stamps.
Stamp pads in various colors.
Blue, red, green, black, orange, purple, white.....
I'm getting dizzy just thinking about all this stuff!!!!!
I need help.
I can't control this urge to run into a craft store....
coupons in hand....
running up and down the aisles.....
breathing heavily......
and I can't, I won't leave....
without a purchase!!!!!
Somebody stop me!!!!!