Thursday, August 29, 2013

September's Serenade!

Okay, okay...I know the message is loud, but, I just realized that it's really a holiday to be celebrated, no hooky legally!!!  And, I wanted to make it look good!

Actually, I'm coming to you LIVE, (just had to say that!) from KardKorner headquarters-you know the place.  Forward and backward in no particular order...color me cluttered?  Yeah, that's the one!  I've been busy, yes, with my little Scootie, and also with a few September projects.  I do hold down a full-time job for the time being with the same firm at 22 years and counting now.  And, I print my own greeting cards, business cards, calendars, and the like, just for fun...actually, I haven't bought a greeting card since 2002.  For September I do have a couple of Birthdays, and...oh, my!  Looks like SOMEONE is having a wedding anniversary in September!  Now, who could that be?  You're's yours truly, and, that guy Karo.  We'll be celebrating 13 years of a fun and joyful marriage!

And, here he is!
OOPS!!!  Wrong guy...cute though, eh?

Here's Karo...sneaking around behind the neighbor's oleander...hmmm!
Happy Anniversary to my dearest Karo-13 years

 Maybe some of you, my dear readers, have visited 'my stuff' page.  I don't post over there as often as I'd like to, but the page does feature some of my printing projects.  I love to create printed items, like brochures, business cards, invitations and other greeting card items.  I do odd jobs for my mother-church bazaar flyers, the annual itinerary for her Herb Club, membership applications, and, thank you cards!  I even helped 'you-know-who', over at MyTexasGardens, put together a little slide show about Container Gardening for mom's Herb Club last year.  And, it was quite a job! This little hobby is what inspired me to start a blog.  I wanted to display some of 'my stuff'...but, as you see, I also love to write about 'off-the-wall' stuff, that just might interest some folks out there!

So, stop me NOW!!!

 Here is my Kalendar for September.  I make one of these every month just for the heck of it.  It gets posted on our frig with floral magnets, and I put one up at my office in the file room, where we do our document scanning, copying, and post our daily mail.  Sometimes, I will make a special Birthday kalendar for a friend or family member.

September is my favorite month of the year, because I always inhale a  refreshing new perspective on life, and, the upcoming events bringing us to our year's end.  And, you ask (rather loudly, too)...'Isn't it getting kind of late to be worrying about year's end, when it's practically on TOP OF US?"  Yeah, okay, but, as I am not a New Year's resolutionist, I use September to regroup, just as we had to when we were children, anticipating the new school year.  I've written about this before...somewhere during my early blog days! But, anyway, even though you know most of the kids who will be in your class, you haven't seen most of them for several months.  And, oh, how we could change in just 3 months!  The boy who kissed me goodbye at the end of my 7th grade year, didn't even know who I was in my 8th grade year!  Oh well, so on to a new year with new clothes, new teachers, and, some new friends! 

 And, now, in my adult life, I do look back...and, I do smile and laugh!  I'm glad the Septembers of my youth have served as stepping stones, still guiding me through life, refreshing my outlook, and sending me those bright colors of Autumn!  

Thank you so much for coming by.  Do stop and say hello, and, do have a safe and fun Labor Day holiday...yes, it is a holiday---a 'no guilt', 'no workday' holiday!  YAY!
  I appreciate you thru the school zones carefully!

And, take heed from Maxine!  She means business!

  Scootie is not old enough to attend school this year...
...however, he will be a student of KardKornerKrib!

~laundry duty! LOL!

p.s.  beware of Friday the 13th this September!  Who me?  Nah...I'm not superstitious!

au revoir!


  1. Hello hello hello, dear Suzanne! Elvis the Pelvis was a ladies' man but you are the lucky lady who landed Karo. He's a keeper and I wish the two of you a very happy anniversary when it rolls around. I love that Kalendar, Suzanne. You are quite an artist, dear friend, and I know it's satisfying and rewarding to create art that you or anyone else can be proud to display.

    I totally agree with you about the month of September. Whenever it rolls around I find myself gearing up for the fall season and the hectic rush of the holidays. It's an adrenaline rush that no doubt stems from our conditioning as kids preparing for the new school year.

    Scootie looks like he'd rather be outside working in that other Suzanne's garden and not stuck with laundry duty! (LOL)

    Have a safe and happy holiday weekend, dear friend Suzanne, and say "hallo" to our good friend Thisisme when she stops by!

  2. Hey Shademobile! Thanks for coming over...yeah, Karo is a great one-I learned FINALLY, that it's okay to have a lot in common with someone. Opposites may attract, but they also DISTRACT! Thank you for your compliment on my kalendar. I do get a lot of pleasure and personal rewards out of writing and designing printed stuff! I put together and printed some business cards just this evening for a friend of mine.

    Yes, it. I keep looking up, knowing that cool, fresh air is coming, followed by Halloween, nyah! ah! ahh!

    Scootie is fun...he thinks Grandma's stuff is fun-it's anything for a laugh! I'm teaching him well. Entry level is 'laundry duty', lol! Then, it's outside to dig dirt.

    So glad you came by, be safe over the holiday, and, as for Thisisme, how you say?, "That's a big 10-4 buddy!" ♫

  3. Hi there you!! First of all, I would like to wish you and Karo a very happy wedding anniversary. Oh, and a happy Labor Day weekend! Nice that you will get an extra day off work, and it will be a short week for you next week. We have little Eli & Ruby here sleeping tomorrow so no doubt we will have lots of fun! You are obviously very creative my friend, with all your card making etc. I loved the September calendar! That little photo of Scootie with the laundry is just so funny. It's the expression on his face!! This will be Eli's second year of school when he goes back next week, but little Ruby won't start until next September. She will be well ready for it by then. LOL!! Take care x

    1. Hey Thisisme, thanks for the wedding wishes. And, I'm excited about having an extra day off's what I call a free day of hooky! I'll bet you'll have a lot of fun with Ruby and Eli...they are such sweet brother and sister.

      I'm glad you like my kalendar-thank you for your compliments. Scootie really does like doing laundry with me, and, had to make faces for the photo.

      By the way, Mr. Shadykins asked me to say 'hallo' to you when you stopped by! So, Hallo, Thisisme! Have a great weekend-I'll see you soon!

  4. That is a great looking September kalendar...very cute and personal.

    What was hubby doing sneaking around the oleander? He got caught!

    Have a safe L ~D weekend and have a good time off work.

    1. Hi Nancy-thanks for the compliment on my kalendar! Well, we were at a birthday party of our next door neighbor's and we were trying to bow out gracefully, so hubby sneaked around the side of their house behind their oleander, and I was able to snap that photo-it was a funny moment.

      You have a safe holiday weekend Nancy. Thank you for stopping by.

  5. SSSSSSSSSoooooooo great Suzanne!! You are so engaging and funny!!!

    And so gifted at writing and creativity. :-)

    Love the pics and graphics!


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