Sunday, February 19, 2012

An Award – Some Answers & Some Chit Chat


Hello All!

I hope you all have had a fabulous weekend.

Mine sure went by FAST!!!!

What did I do??

Well, nothing exciting, I’m afraid.

Saturday I spent all day and night on Pinterest.

No, Seriously!!!

All day and night.  I got on around 10 am and didn't log off until almost 11pm.

I rearranged my folders, cleaned out some deleted pins, added new folders,  and even put on some pins.

The funny thing about Pinterest is, by the end of the night, I felt like I had decorated, crafted, cooked, baked, and traveled!!

When in actuality, I just sat on my butt in front of the computer!! LOL!!

Oh, Well…

So I wasted a whole day doing nothing.  Sometimes we all need a do nothing day, don’t we?? :)

Today made up for it though!

Hubby was home and decided it was finally time to take up the carpeting in my computer room.

I don’t know if you remember me saying we have been in the process of taking up all the carpeting in the basement.

All rooms are done, except my computer room.

And to be honest…

I have been putting off this room as long as possible because I knew how much of a hassle it would be.

Here’s a couple of quick pictures to remind you what this room looks like and Why it was such an undertaking.

Plus there was a lot more junk piled up in here since these photos were taken.

And it was NO WAY near this tidy!!! ;)

See those shelving units??

We were hoping we could just slide them over to one side, remove the carpeting, then slide them back.

One side of the room at a time.


Needless to say, we were kidding ourselves.

They wouldn't budge.

We would remove a little, try again, still nothing!

So, we eventually had to remove everything off of them and take them completely apart and move them out.


This took forever.

Then when we got the carpet taken up, when had to put them back together and put everything back in place.

I’m exhausted and my back is Killing Me!!!

The thought that I am going to have to do it all over again when we get around to putting the new flooring down, well, it is quite depressing. Heehee!

We got 3/4 of the room finished.

We still need to move the computer desk out and pull up the carpet in that corner, but it will have to wait till tomorrow or next week.

I just couldn’t do anymore today!

And that has been my weekend.

Thrilling, huh?? :)

APP ~Tammy

Did you notice my award at the top of the post??

Yep, this one!

The other day, I was so sweetly honored by Robin with this blogging award.

Thank you, sweetheart.

I'm now suppose to share seven random things about myself that you might or might not know.

This is actually harder than it sounds!

Hummm, lets see.

#1~ This is one she had but it is the same for me.

I don’t cook. 

I warm up real good, queen of the microwave, but I don't cook. ;)

I love recipes, though!! Just check out my Pinterest folders.

I even LOVE cookbooks.  I own a ton of them.

Every time I go to a book store, I always look through that section.

I love reading them, looking at the pictures but that is as far as it goes. LOL!!


I can bake.

I actually like to bake even though I only really do it twice a year. Thanksgiving and Christmas.

So, the cookbooks Desert Sections do get used some.

#2 ~ I thought of this one from a pin I did Saturday.

I have lived in Illinois my entire life but the farthest north (in IL.) I have ever been is Arcola/Tuscola.

Nope, I have never been to Chicago.

Well, I had to switch planes there once but I have never been there for a visit.

#3~ I get motion sickness.

I can’t even watch home movies because after about 15 minutes I feel like I am going to throw up.

#4 ~ I can’t stand to use silverware in restaurants.

(Or reusable plates and cups!!)

Yes, I’m one of those crazy people inspecting it, wiping it off before I use it.

And if anyone at our table is going to get a dirty one, you can bet it will be me. 

Never fails, there always seems to be a big chunk of dried food on mine! YUCK!!!!!!!

#5 ~ I hate to drive in the rain!! Or snow!!

It terrifies me.  And that isn’t good when you drive for a living.  When I have to go and it is raining or snowing, I pray over and over the entire time in the car. 

#6 ~ I sleep with a fan blowing on me 12 months out of the year.

It doesn’t matter how cold it is outside, I must have my fan.

I have slept with one on my entire life.

Lucky for me, Brett has always slept with a fan on too.

#7 ~ This next one you might already know but I can’t think of anything else right this second.

I am a General Hospital Fanatic!!!

No seriously!!!

A Fanatic.

I have watched this show my entire life.

These silly characters feel like my extended family.

And the thought that it may be canceled come Sept is just about to kill me!!!

The sad thing is…

The show has gotten so good with the new writers and producers.

Better than it has been in YEARS!!!

It is starting to feel like the old glory days of GH and now they are thinking about canceling it!~ Crazy!!

And worst of all for yet another Reality show.

Okay, here’s a bonus thing about me….

I HATE Reality TV!!!

I watch TV to be taken away from reality.

I miss the days of night time soaps….

Dallas, Dynasty, 90210, Melrose Place, Thirty-Something!!!

That is my kind of TV!

~Okay, excuse me while I jump down off my soap box. Heehee!!

Sorry, but I am passionate about my TV!! :)

So there you have it.

A little more information about me.

Now I’m suppose to pick out 10 or 15 fellow bloggers to give this award to, but there is no way I could pick only 15!!

I love all the blogs I follow.

So, I am going to bend the rules a bit and offer this award to any and all of my Followed blogs.

If you want to join in just accept your award and make your answers post. :)

APP ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

I’m heading off to go take some aspirins and rest my aching back.

Take Care and Talk Soon,



alltheseboys said...

Ohh Tammy I dont like reality shows either...never watched even one of them. It's like you say..I watch tv to escape from pretend...just for a little bit...that all the woes of the world are gone...and I am sitting on a sofa in a coffee shop laughing with Ross, Rachel, Chandler, Joey, Phoebe,and could happen!!! Lol...Katie

Anonymous said...

Good morning Tam. Congrats on receiving the blogger award. I love your craft room, very large with plenty of room to create. I too hate to cook. As for TV, it seems that reality shows are all that is on these days. I don't watch much TV because of that. Hope you get all your carpet out so you can get back to crafting. Can't wait to see it all done.
Country at heart

cynthia lee designs said...

I enjoyed reading this post and getting to know you a little better.

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Fun visit this morning Tam - liked learning more about you. Hope your muscles are better...sounds like you sure had a time of it!
Enjoy your day!

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Hi, Tam:
I couldn't pick just certain blogs either and I wasn't smart enough to do what you did with letting them come to you! That was a very clever idea. I enjoyed the random facts about you, never been to CHI?!
Can't wait to see your computer room finished.

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Tammy, I so enjoyed reading all your random things about you!
I too miss Thirty Something and Dallas was one of favorites!!!
So true ~ I can't cook, but love to collect those recipes. But I'm like you I do enjoy to bake. If I really want to cook up something nice for the hubby I call my daughter to help me out ~ she's been cooking in a Rest. since she was 16.
Thanks so much for joining in and sharing the fun.
I know redoing a room is such a pain but the end results will be awesome! Can't wait to see it when you get it done!
Hang in there!
Prim Blessings

frontporchprims said...

Spending all day and all night on Pinterest is exciting. I bet you found a bunch of great ideas and things to pin. I wish I could spend that much time there:) Congrats on your award. I love reality t.v. I do understand that you try to get away from it by watching t.v. though:) I love to watch Storage Wars and all the gold mining shows. I do watch the Walking Dead on Sundays. I love it. Is that morbid? Thanks for sharing your seven things. -Steph-

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Tam. Love all the eye candy from your other post! And about General Hospital.... Ok, Mine was One Life to Live... But am I seeing things right??? Robin is going to die??? OMG!!! I better get the kleenex out today! OLM

Mary said...

Hi Tammy, I hate to tell you but I love reality TV and I live near Chicago and I never visit either. I love your pix from Pinterest. Mary