Monday, October 6, 2008

She Doesn't Know Her Own Strength!

Hi All!
This is a blog-jacking by Phyllis at http://shabbyinthecity.blogspot.com/ ...Mary has been waiting for this... It was Thursday or Wednesday or something when I had some ladies over to cook and to scrap...
Mary had her pack of papers she had won on the blog and couldn't wait to make something incredible!
I pulled out my tag stamping die-cut thing and it blew Mary away! She hadn't experienced this particular piece of machinery as of yet and it was obvious she was in love. "But Phyllis where'd my paper go?" she said, as I opened the back and she saw her half-stamped papers fall out..."stand up Mary and press really hard on it" I said, meaning it. So Mary stood up and pressed and lightning flashed in a kind of "Back To The Future" kind of display! This time there were no half-stamped tags, no sir! The paper was stuck tight and nothing was coming out.

I forgot about 'Ol Mare for awhile because I was making Teresa Sheeley's potato/onion recipe http://teresaksheeley.typepad.com/ and couldn't be tugging on paper at that time...
By the time I got back to the situation, Mary was worried sick she had destroyed my toy and was vowing and declaring to buy me a new one. "I BROKE IT!" she exclaimed. "No you didn't Mary, and I wouldn't care if you did!", I said. Thats when Mary pulled out a straw from somewhere and started digging in my stamper...

I finally convinced her to put the troublesome toy away and eat some potatoes. I have my priorities straight and I think Mary has forgotten the whole paper-snagging fiasco for now.
I sent her home with a bag of apples and some books from the Salvation Army...that should keep her mind occupied for awhile, don't you think?
BIRTHDAY GIRL TODAY!!!! Happy day to you Mary...read on readers...she has posted below...

15 comments:

penny stock research said...

yeah! its much better,

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Is that our Mary? For real? Fun story and it sounds like Mary trying to make everything right... :D

Sandi McBride said...

Oh Mary! What fun you've been having...I love potato onion soup,,,and leek soup is wonderful
hugs
Sandi

Mimi said...

Great story...and looks like a fun day...
Happy Birthday Mary!!!!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

What fun, and those stamping things always get jammed with little bits of paper. Your story is so much fun, and I can almost taste that soup. Have a lovely day.

Karen

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Caramelized Onion Potato Gratin :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Mary,
Looks like fun to be making paper goodies with friends:) I hate it when the punches stick..ugh..at least you had fun and a good lunch!
Warmly,
Deb

Nancy said...

Hello, I saw that you visited my blog. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a nice compliment.
Happy Birthday also. Glad you had such a yummy cake and family.
I hope you got your machine fixed.
Nancy

KJ said...

If you're going to be blognapped, Miss Shabby is the one to do it! My paper punches get stuck all the time. Sometimes I have to punch through tin foil for awhile to get those jaws of punching life back in gear. And, yes, one does need to throw their weight into those things!

Oh happy day!
KJ

Charlotte said...

What a fun time. Laughter is so good for us. We ought to do more of it. Happy Birthday belated to you. Mine was Oct. 5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I've enjoyed my visit here. You're certainly welcome to come back anytime. I love having visitors.

Sandy said...

Happy belated Birthday Mary!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Blessings,
Sandy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Mary,
I tagged you so come over and see that's new. Have a great weekend.
Warmly,
Deb

GingerLouise said...

Hi, Thanks for signing up for my giveaway. I like your blog, its very heartwarming!

Denise said...

What a fun day! Also I love potato salad! It is my very very favorite! Thanks for sharing your fun day with us........ I need to have a day like that! How long would it take me to get there and is there any potato salad left!

Tammy said...

Mary, This is Tammy from the Crayon profiler notifying you that won my big give away....email me at tammy@chrysalishousetexas.com and I will give you instructions on how to redeem your gift....Congratulations on the big win....you can visit my blog and watch the video of me choosing you...disregard the wig, it was a huge joke on my blog about it....it looks awful.