Saturday, September 5, 2009

Getting a Handle on Things

Hello all! First off, apologies to my readers for not having anything new. And for the lack of visits lately. Our new schedule is slowly coming along and school is transitioning smoothly for me. Posting will be more frequent soon enough. (Yay!) But I did have some hard facts to face:

We are moving next year, so no major household shopping for me this year, except for a cloche for Marty's party on the 11th. I wouldn't miss that again! (Yes ladies, I am in pain not being able to bring home unbelievable deals, but I promised the hubs, so there.)

I can only post for both TTs, and SS and occasionally on OW, FF and SF only because of Family time rearrangement.

I'm focusing on learning how to bake better sandwich bread as we are trying to stretch every penny for the said upcoming move. (don't know where yet)

I'm not able to keep my personal challenge from my own family's blog, so I know keeping up with the daily memes here would be next to impossible. (But I'm working on it!)

I'm helping a friend with meal planning to stretch her budget so that's where some of the attention is portioned out.

Oh how I miss all of you, but I do need to have a realistic view of our family life this year. Busy, busy, busy!

I leave you all with this:

TABLESCAPING IDEA: ("Brain" is giddy to be posting today) Looking at my own stash, I was inspired to share that sometimes, plates are not the answer. Have fun with all bowls; do a noodle night where veggies, noodles, soup and toppings can all be cradled in different sized bowls.

See you next week!

9 comments:

  1. Hi Chandy...I've missed you but you do what blogging you can and I'll keep checking in LOL

    Happy Labor Day !

    Love,
    Lynn

    Here are two blogs that have recipes, shopping lists, inexpensive ideas and menus written by my blog buddy Amy that you might find interesting:

    http://www.amyboyack.blogspot.com (Her old blog that she still has up...)
    http://www.shoppingmenus.com/ (Her new website)

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  2. Hi Chandy! I have to laugh at myself a little because I had just stopped at a yard sale recently, and my heart was absolutely all a flutter over some simple set of dishes I picked up while I was there!! I thought my gosh.. What are that Susan and Chandy, and ALL the Tablescape participants DOING to me?!! NEVER, say 6 months ago, would I have cared so much about a certain color set of dishes, other than my everyday ones!! Now, my whole world lights up because of a set of dishes! TOO-oooo FUNNY!! But, like I've said before, I keep watching and learning, and eventually, I'm going to jump right in and try my hand at setting a table worthy of posting for Tablescape Thursdays!! It does look like fun! (0; Hope you're enjoying your weekend! ~tina

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  3. Hi Chandy! You know how much I have missed you and it is so nice to hear from you. Good luck on the move and hope to see more of you....Christine

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  4. Chandy, There are times like these in everyone's life and as you grow older you will overcome hurdles and move on. You have a great attitude and I hope whatever the future holds will be good for you and your family.

    In the meantime, blog when you can, we will always be here.

    Will miss your tablescapes, but understand.

    See you on the 11th.
    Happy Labor Day.
    Barbara

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  5. I am telepathic and I know something...I know that at 12:01 a.m. on 9/7/09, there will be TWO things for you at my blog ♥

    http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com

    Thanks for being my bloggie friend.

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  6. Hello Chandy!

    You've been busy and I haven't blogged in a while too :-) But glad to be back to visiting :-)I hope everything will be settled from you busy and changing schedules. Bet the brain can't wait to be back to all those tablescaping ideas too :-)

    Li

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  7. Hello sweet Chandy.
    You just drop by whenever you can. I know I am so bad about keeping up with comments when I am feeling overwhelmed. We are all still buddies and that is the just the most special thing about bloggers. Please take care of yourself. I am just now at this point, learning to ask for help. We sometimes can't do it all and be everything to everybody. I send you my very best wishes.
    XOSue

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