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Just as a side note, I'm selling Tastefully Simple if anyone is interested in buying some or having a book party.  (if you live in the Western PA area, I'll be happy to do a tasting party for you)

here is my website:

www.tastefullysimple.com/web/vhendricks

They have a lot of great product that is easy to prepare.  It takes one or two ingredients or they have items that you just open and enjoy.

Feel free to take a look and if you find something you like, order.  I do take credit cards.

Thanks!  :)

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As promised:


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I'd love to be able to post every day, but I'm not going to make promises.  Especially since there are nights where I'm not on the computer at all and LJ is still firewalled at work.

Le Sigh.


So, a few years ago, I agreed to do a signature quilt for the founder of the review site I review for.  Well, I had trouble with design, so it sat in my craft room for about 2 years.  I finally hauled it out this weekend, determined to get somewhere on it.  And I have.  It's not completely put together, but I have a design, and 20 blocks pieced together.  Now I need to find a day to get the rest of it sewn together.  I love having a creative drive right now.  I'm going with it while it lasts.  Let's see how many quilt tops I can get done!  Especially with a quilt show in November (more on that later!)

Anyways, here's the picture of it so far.  Yes, I know, the blocks don't all match, but I worked with what I had and also some of the founder's interests.  :)

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I've been promising a post for a while and haven't followed through.  Not sure why I can't write.  I used to be able to write.  Maybe it's because I want to bottle up my emotions and not share them.  Maybe it's because with all the hubbub about not being able to post about certain subjects because of employers.  Hard to say.

I am still alive, obviously.  LOL.  I've just been busy too.  I'm playing pinball again.  Still involved in the review site and finally, finally, I am quilting more.  I have...well a bunch! of tops that need quilted.  I keep saying I am going to get pictures taken but I've been too lazy to do it.  Who wants to pose when I can be sewing???

So, for many excuses, I haven't been writing and posting much.

But, as you can see, I have many hobbies going on right now!

And I'm still looking for donations.  Thank you to those of you who have so far,  MUCH appreciated!

Please donate here.

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I know, I know.  I owe a really long post.  A lot has been going on in my life, but I am actually posting today to plead for donations.

I am participating in Chartiers-Houston Relay for Life this year.  In 2007, both my mother and my step-mother-in-law were diagnosed with breast cancer.  My mom went the radiation route and Petey's step-mom went the chemo therapy route.  4 years later, they are both still cancer free and Survivors.  I've been a big proponent of trying to make people aware of breast cancer, but I decided to take it one step further by participating in the relay for Life this year. 

Please consider donating, even if it is only a few dollars.  Every little bit helps and it goes to a worthy cause (and do I need to mention that a donation is also tax deductible?)

You can donate here:

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR/RelayForLife/RFLFY11PA?px=20369206&pg=personal&fr_id=33614

Thank you in advance for your consideration

-Virginia

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You're on a crashing plane and your partner is fast asleep. Would you wake her/him up to say 'I love you' one last time or let her/him die in her/his sleep?

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Wow!  This is a hard one!  I can't imagine most people would sleep through a plane crashing (screaming, lights flashing, etc), but I'll play along.

I don't think I would wake him up.  I would kiss him on the forehead, say goodbye and I love you and then pray as we go down.

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I am going to make this short and sweet.  I think I put off posting because I always hope to have pictures of my new projects or whatever and I always forget to take them or upload them.

I don't make new year's resolutions, but I am going to try and post more this year.  I used to love writing reviews about movies, restaurants, posting about projects, etc, and I want to get back into doing that.

I need to take time to slow down this year.  I am always on the go and while in some respects that is good, sometimes, I just need time to get back to the basics.

I hope to get more organized this year, hope to dig our way out of some debt and I hope to visit some friends this year.

May 2011 be an awesome year!

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I am way behind on posting.  I keep promising to post more often, then I don't.  I think my excuse is that I want to take pictures of my quilts and such and post them, and then I don't.  Speaking of, I forgot to take pics of my Xmas projects.  Darn it!  LOL

Anyways, life hasn't changed much.  Busy getting ready for Christmas insanity.  Have almost all my shopping done, the presents are wrapped.  Didn't bake this year, but I haven't missed it.  Yet.  I'm looking more forward to the time off.

But, I am still alive and hope to get more regular about posting.  I keep finding things that would be great posts, so I will definitely have to do that.

If I don't post again this week, Happy Holidays to you and yours.

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Its Monday Night Football with the Steelers.  So really short one.

I got my first massage about 9 years ago.  And ever since then?  I've been a junkie.  I absolutely am in heaven when I get a massage.   Some women do mani/pedi's.  I prefer to spend my money on a massage.  Fortunately, I get them through my chiropractor, so they are considered physical therapy, otherwise I wouldn't be able to do it.  

And my current massage therapist?  Fabulous.  She is awesome!  :)  She and I laugh and kid and joke throughout the massage.  So, I look forward to those every couple of weeks.  I'm limited to 20 next year, which will suck, but its better than nothing I guess.  

I could go into a whole rant about healthcare and how it is getting worse despite the "new and improved healthcare bill"  but I've been taught not to discuss religion or politics and tonite?  I'm sticking to that pledge.

Well, off to watch the Steelers.  Have a great night!

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Sorry, I know I promised I would post every day this month, but I was in Chicago for work on Thursday and Friday, so not much personal time spent on the computer.

Trip was good.  I like my co-worker out there and sort of wish that she were able to be in our main HQ because I think I could work with her and she would push me to my limits, unlike my current situation.  But alas, it won't happen, so I'll just have to appreciate her from afar.  I have a feeling I'll have to go back out there once or twice more, but I'll worry about that when the time comes.

I used to love flying.  It was always fun and interesting but not this trip.  The TSA is just frustrating.  I can follow their instructions to the letter and still have something searched when I fly home.  And they have new xray machines.  Which makes the process take even longer.  Ugh.

And United Airlines?  absolutely HORRIBLE.  They charge extra for leg room, there's no snack, they take half the plane as "important people" when boarding.  And while I have no children, they have no family boarding.  They prefer to board their frequent flyers first.  Which I think is rude and ignorant.  And some of the flight attendents?  Horribly rude.  I was unimpressed.  I have to fly them for work, but I will NEVER fly them for leisure.  And the last two times I've flown them?  My flight home has been delayed out of O'Hare.  

The rest of the weekend was okay, didn't do much of anything, so it was nice.  :)

And now to look forward to a busy and chaotic work week.  Yay.  :P

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