Friday, March 27, 2009

TGIF !!!


Good morning and TGIF Blogland Neighbor-hood! Well, sometimes you just want to crawl back in bed and pull the covers over your head (and take a little sewing project and a good magazine with you!). The reason?(this time....)? Well, unfortunately it seems "the city" has invaded our quaint little town of Jim Thorpe, Pa ......



.....2 days ago there was a drug bust (heroin) just a couple of blocks from both the high school (where Evan is in 10th grade) and the elementary school. If that wasn't bad enough, the 4 drug dealers from out of town got away from the police ....first by car, then on foot .... with GUNS !! We here at MBIAJ Headquarters were, as usual completely oblivious to what's going on .... Headquarters isn't in town, but on the outskirts right next to the State Park (translation: miles and miles of woods where armed criminals can hide from the State Police helicopters searching for them).....anyhow, Shadow and I were happily outside putting stale bread out for the birds and sort of noticed helicopters but didn't pay much attention to it (since there are occasionally search and rescue helicopters flying around looking for lost hikers in the State Park).....then Mr. Moonbeams called and informed us of the situation and that we should stay inside and lock the doors.....minutes later the school called with a recorded message informing parents that all Jim Thorpe schools were on a complete lockdown .... PANIC MODE here at MBIAJ Headquarters ..... THEN , looking out the front window there seemed to be an awful lot of SMOKE coming from down the street in the woods ..... UH OH! They just had a warning on the news the day before about how dry it has been (something we always pay attention to since, like we said before , we live in the woods and next to miles and miles of more woods!) .... well, due to armed criminals running around somewhere we couldn't run down the street to see what was on fire ....



.....luckily the fire dept from the other side of town came zipping over here and put out the brush fire before it turned into something major! Then, about 2 PM we got another call from the school informing us that the lockdown was over and the police got all 4 drug dealers and the kids would be coming home on the bus at the regular time ..... PHEW !! Crisis over .... but we want to know WHO INVITED "THE CITY" to our little corner of Mayberry !!

Anyhow, not much in the way of sewing was accomplished this week here at MBIAJ Headquarters what with armed criminals running loose and brush fires and all .... we hope to get a few more meesly little yo yo's made this weekend (we just thought we'd set our expectations low to start with and anything over and above will be icing on the cake....)

OH! speaking of yo yo's ......take a look at these .....




.....can you say "Super Size Me" !?!?!!?! Those things are HUGE !!! I think you could probably wear one on your head for a shower cap !!!












....those huge yo yo's were in this magazine ....




...Sew Hip ....lots of cute projects in this magazine from across the pond!















Well gang, it's time for us to crawl out from under the covers and go face the real world ...and we do have some good incentive today (in addition to the plan for some stitching time) ... today is opening day for Annie's Ice Cream (the local ice cream stand) !!! They open today after school at 3 PM !!! YAHOO!!! This is the social event of the month! Everybody and their cousin will be there today ! (makes me think I'm in the wrong business!!)

Be back soon!
Toodles,
Mary Anne (aka Mare)

7 comments:

Pat said...

I'm glad they got those druggies and that the fire was put out quickly, too. Enjoy the ice cream shop being open for the season. Ours should be open soon, too.

Mona said...

Wow! Look at those jumbo yo-yos! How fun!!!
Glad the fire was doused quickly, that you are safe, and the bad guys were apprehended. And where was Miss Kitty during all of this excitement?

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Are you sure it's safe to go out for ice cream?? Maybe they deliver? Stay under cover.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Holy smokes...what an unnerving day for you! My son had a lock down like that last year...it still bothers him. Those yo-yo's have captivated my imagination. Also, our local soft serve and italian ice place just opened and we were there getting our cones.
♥, Susan

Dawn said...

Holey moley! Too much scary excitement.

Just makes you want to put on one of those huge yo-yo shower caps & slip into the tranquility of a just-me-and-Miss-Kitty-warm-soothing-no-bad-guys bath.....

OldBagNewTricks said...

Holy Smokes - For a minute I was real worried -- till they got the bad guys!! Zoinks! Maybe they'll warn all their new State Pen buddies to stay the heck outta Mayberry.

Busy Little Quilter said...

I know how you feel about criminals running around. Three criminals broke out of prison not too far from here. It was scary, but they were caught in Nebraska.
That fire...that's scary stuff.

That magazine looks like fun. I'm ready to sew some fun stuff.