I told ya it was
growing!! :o) More stuff about us...
live in HoneyBrook,
Pennsylvania. And NO... Chuck hasn't divorced me YET for spending so much time on the
computer. And my daughter Nicole - Nikki... (Oops! Sorry Nik! She hates being called
Nicole! *sigh* What's a Mother to do...) ...Hasn't gotten me locked up for neglect yet
This is My
into HAIR, Chris, HAIR,make-up, HAIR,
jewelry, nails, friends,
SpongeBob, Tigers, tattoos, music, HAIR, body piercing,
HAIR, more friends, clothes, talking on the telephone and
Oh did I say HAIR?. Nikki's my "high
maintenance" Material NOW Girl! She loves to
draw and is quite the little artist. I only wish she'd show a little more enthusiasm
towards keeping her room clean and answering me when I call... What's that called ~
Ebay, Milk, Demolition Derby's,
Chocolate Milk, Macaroni and Cheese,
fixing all the stuff we break, Science homework and making us laugh. Chuck taught me the meaning of
procrastination.*g* Before I met him EVERYTHING had to be done NOW!! While things still
get done around here now I take time to smell the flowers and enjoy the little things life
has to offer.
And then there's
Peanut! Our appropriately named
Jack Russell dog who won't be neglected if she has anything to say about it.
We picked the name Peanut because she
was so teeny when we brought her home and she has this
overbite that makes her look kind of nutty. Peanut is
such a goofy dog! Some of the stuff she does is so funny. She
plays like a cat, often with 2 and 3 things at once. When
I'm on the phone she's like a kid trying her best to
make her presence known. Look out when she's tired, then
all she wants to do is bundle herself in her blanket and
goes to great lengths to do so. But her favorite spot is
bundled up with me in my blanket at my desk. I don't
like my keyboard on that slider thing so I put a pillow
there for her and she fits there just right. :o) Of course
Peanut has her own section so be sure to stop by
before you leave.
We had to say goodbye to
Speedy on 11/30/01. She had cancer and died in my arms.
Words cannot describe how much this wonderful
creature meant to me. What a
comfort she was.
when you were sad and
she'd even lick the tears from your eyes if you'd let
her. You'll be able to read lots more about
in the pages that follow.
a product of both the 60's and 70's...
I used to work for a
major pharmaceutical company as a Customer Service Rep.
Wooo Hooo...Now I'm my
OWN boss doing what I love,
making original country style graphics! You can check me out any old time
If you lived as a
child in the 50's, 60s or the 70s as I did, it's hard to
believe that we have lived as long as we have.... As
children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or
air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup truck on a warm
day was always a special treat.
Our baby cribs were covered with bright colored
lead-based paint. We had no
childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors, or cabinets,
and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets. (Not to
mention walking to town as a young kid!)
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps
and then rode down the hill, only to find out we forgot
the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times we
learned to solve the problem.
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as
long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No
one was able to reach us all day. No cell phones.
We played dodge ball and
sometimes the ball would really hurt. We got cut and
broke bones and broke teeth and there were no lawsuits
from these accidents. They were accidents. No one was to
blame but us. Remember accidents?
We had fights and punched each other and got black and
blue and learned to get over it. We ate cupcakes, bread
and butter, and drank sugar soda but we were never
overweight... we were always outside playing. We shared
one grape soda with four friends, from one bottle and no
one died from this?
We did not have Play stations,
Nintendo 64, X Boxes, 99 channels on cable, video tape
movies, surround sound, cellular phones, personal
computers, Internet chat rooms, ...we had friends. We
went outside and found them. We rode bikes or walked to
a friend's home, knocked on the door, rung the bell or
just walked in and talked to them. Imagine such a thing.
Without asking a parent! By ourselves! Out there in the
cold cruel world! Without a guardian. How did we do it?
We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate
worms and although we
were told it would happen, we did not put out very many
eyes, nor did the
worms live inside us forever.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the
team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with
students weren't as smart as others so they failed a
grade and were held back to repeat the same grade. Tests
were not adjusted for any reason. Our actions were our
own. Consequences were expected. No one to hide behind.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke a law
was unheard of. They actually sided with the law,
This generation produced some of the best risk-takers,
problem solvers and inventors, ever. The past 50 years
has seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas. We
had freedom, failure, success and responsibility.
And you're one of them. Congratulations!
Founder of HHCOF
used to manage a pretty
incredible group of Holiday lovers on the internet. It's called The Holiday Hotel Circle of Friends Club.
Gees... who would have thought there were so many people out there that liked the holidays
as much as me. What started out as a whim has truly blossomed into something I never would
have dreamed possible. I've met some of the nicest people through my group and together we
share our worlds and have tons of fun in the process.
I have since moved on and while I still participate in the HHCOF I leave
the management to my dear friend Chrissie. If you are ever in the neighborhood
do pop in for a visit I think you'll be delighted at what you'll find. And if you too are
a holiday lover be sure to check us out, who knows maybe even you would like to join in
our fun. :o)
I spend most of my free
time on my computer. (And most of my not so free time as well!)
( <- I'm being nice here -> )
( <- this lady here is
more like me! Especially after 4AM *g*)
Oh and this is me too.
HoneyBrook Graphics Don't we all just love our
Paint Shop Pro!! *g* Besides that I like to design greeting cards, business cards,
brochures and invitations for the people I know. That way I can create them to match their
personality. Until I started making money my husband
used to think I was a little crazy to spend so much time creating just the
right images or card, not to mention being addicted to the internet, which I guess I am (addicted
but not crazy!) I do have other interests though, aside from my computer...
I love to read...
Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Karen Robards, and Robin Cook are some of my favorites... I
used to host a lot of Home Interior parties... With a 12 room house I needed
a lot of stuff.
Besides, I'm forever changing things around. It drives my family nuts... I collect
clocks, Jack Russell figurines...
do stained glass projects and I
I collect 1/16th scale cars. At last count we have 143 NASCAR
miniature cars and my favorite racecar driver is Terry Labonte in the #5 Kellogg's Corn Flakes car
with Ricky Rudd and Bill Elliott running neck and neck for my next
And in my family room alone I have 14
clocks. Late at night when everyone is
asleep I like to just listen to all of them ticking at once. Sometimes I try to put the
ticking to a tune. But the only tune I can come up with is the song "Time Has Come
Today" by The Chambers Brothers.
Well that's it for now. If you wanna read how me and
Chuck met you can go .
if you want to read about our wedding go