Friday, October 26, 2007

Just Catching Up....

To say I've been busy is an understatement. But, then again, I'm sure so has everybody else. My computer time is the first thing to go. It stresses me out not to be able to get on here and just hang, read e mails or update my blog. But, if I take the time to do these things, then I'll be stressing out about all the other stuff I should have been doing. Stupid vicious cycle. :(

Work is going well. I have a few favorites. :O

I took the school photographs this year. The individual shots came out awesome! I had a blast and the extra money will come in handy for Christmastime. :)

Natalie has been doing alot of stuff. She baked bread for a local food pantry. She walked 5 miles in the recess walking club. She is already trotting on a horse. :)

Dylan took up the trumpet. And, last night he played some notes for us and by golly it actually sounds like music. LOL! :) Funny story...2nd week of school, he comes home on a Tuesday and tells me he signed up for band and needs a trumpet by Thursday. I think no big deal, right? I must have called 100 stores...well, not really but it sure felt like it...and noone had a trumpet. Finally, I call a place about 20 minutes away and he has 1 left. I say hold it, I'll be in tomorrow. SO, 125.00 later we successfully rented the trumpet in time for Thursday.

Fast forward to Thursday morning at the bus stop a neighbor listens to my story...yeah I talk too much...and she says my son has a trumpet that he doesn't use anymore and you can have it!!!! So, I call up the store that I rented the trumpet from and find out if I can return it. And, I could, so, I did and saved some money. Yay!

Then we had Soccerfest. Dylan played 4 games and his team came in second place. They got silver medals. I have photos but they are still on my camera. :O

And, while Soccerfest is going on, the Girl Scouts have the Farmer's Market. For this year's Girl Scout Farmer's Market, Natalie's troop decided to do decorate a cookie. We did it last year and it was a success. So, 3 other Moms and I baked 4 dozen cookies each and the other Moms bought all the icing and candy with which to decorate the cookies. We did almost exactly the same as last year. So, next year we are going to try and do something different. Any suggestions? Here are some shots from that day. :)

Eating the profits. LOL!

A cute little pumpkin tattoo

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hi! Remember Me?

Tomorrow is my day off and I plan to use it for me. I'm hanging up my apron and calling in for pizza.

I need to scrap!!!

I need to upload the 100 or so photos on my camera!!!

I need to play catch up.

Oh, and in case you didn't know, DML is officially closing for good December 10th or so. There will not only be no more shopping but there will be no more website at all. I have been contemplating deleting my blog since nobody reads it anyway but now I'll have to keep it so my DML friends can keep track of my oh so exciting life. LOL!

And, since I hate to post without a photo, I'll share a card I made for Julia's (buzybunny) Scrapjazz sketch article. New BG Mellow. Sooo pretty! :)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Wisdom Teeth....ARGH!

Wisdom teeth! Who needs them? Why do we even get them if we don't need them? Is it just to cause pain? Or perhaps fund the dentist profession!? LOL!!!

As some of you may know, I've been suffereing with wisodom teeth problems the last couple of weeks. Well, the pain got so bad that I had to get into the oral surgeon asap.

So, on Tuesday while under laughing gas and novacaine, I had the last of my two wisdom teeth removed. After a couple of days recovery, I am almost back to normal. But, my wallet is markedly lighter. What a racket....$675.00 to take out two teeth!!! :O

But, even thru all that pain, I managed to scan another of the cards from World Card-Making Day....isn't the little penguin so cute!?

Monday, October 08, 2007

Masculine Cards

I struggle with them all the time. I find that all my cards are either for the ladies or the kiddos but nothing for the men. This weekend I went to a World Card Making Day Event that was hosted by my friend, neighbor and SU demonstrator extraordinaire. :) We made several beautiful cards with all these cool techniques. But, the absolute catch of the day was this cute little shirt and tie card. The possiblitiles are endless. You can decorate it however you want and to fit for any profession or holiday even. Enjoy the template. :)