Monday, January 29, 2007

Another weekend has come and gone. Hubby had a big pool tournament this weekend so it was just Logan, David (hubby's cousins son) and me hanging out. We did manage to go get some groceries shopping done, house clean and lots of little things done.
Also this weekend was retreat registration for CS. We sold out in 2 minutes..can you say amazing!!! I cannot wait for it to actually be here and scrapbook with some of my favorite people. These ladies inspire me, make me laugh, and are just wonderful friends. 6 weeks and counting and it's 4 days of total fun and scrapbooking.
I really need to get busy though and start getting ready because the next 6 weeks will fly by so fast. I am finally ready to get back to doing layouts (and not just altering stuff) so need to get some page kits together.
Have a great day and for all of you getting this cold weather..stay warm.
Gina is on the left and Trisha is on the right.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Another week bites the dust.. Well another week is almost gone. Been working on CS stuff, dealing with alittle drama, and lots of cleaning. It would be the perfect week except for I haven't got my camera out this week. Dang I am a bad photographer. I am going to take that camera with me everywhere I go this weekend.

In other not so great news:
My friend Brooke received the news today that her father only has 1-3 months to live. Can I just say it suck's?? I can't even begin to imagine what Brooke and her family are going through right now. I am going to do everything I can right now to be their for her and her family and help her through this. If you have any prayers or thoughts tonight can you add Brooke and her family to them.

So I'll leave you with a picture of my Dad. I am a huge Daddy's girl which makes this even harder. So Dad I truly hope you know how much I appreciate you and love you. Go Jr.

See ya next time.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

My friend Brooke is going to college to be a medical assistant and right now is taking an EKG course. So she called me yesterday and asked if I could come in and let her and a couple of other friends do an ekg on me. Stupid me said yes..nothing like hanging the girls out for complete strangers to see.
At first I was completely embarrassed but got over that very quickly. I figured at least one of these people was my friend and not all complete strangers. It was actually kind of cool to get free medical care and I met a couple of cool people.
In other news not much else going on. Got all the laundry done today, kitchen clean and worked on some CS stuff. Getting ready for our big retreat registration this weekend which means making sure the store is ready to go and posting some fun picture challenges.
Speaking of pictures I really need to get my camera books back out and start working on my photography stuff again. I have done anything with it since before Christmas.
Well have a good night!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

and it's 7:40 am. I never have any energy this early in the morning but today seem full of energy. Let's hope it continues all day so I can get lots done.

Had a good weekend. Spent it with friends scrapbooking and having a meeting. We discussed, made suggestions for fixing things, discussed some more for 14 hours this weekend. It was a great meeting and we got lots accomplished. So now we take all of our ideas and solutions back to our members and hope they are open to them.

I did get alittle scrapbooking done this weekend and had an aha moment. I have been stuck in a creative rut lately and decided that I was going to start doing 8 1/2 x 11 layouts to do simpler pages but then I thought why can't I do simpler pages on 12x12 layouts. I can and I am going too. I know it may seem dumb but it was big for me, so now I can't wait to get some page kits started for my next retreat in March.

What should have been about an hour drive home this weekend turned into 2 hours but that was quit fine with me because it finally snowed and I got to take some picture of the kids playing in it. And bonus we had a snow day yesterday which means Mom got caught up on some sleep and had lots of help picking up the house.

Well back to my busy day of getting things done!! Hope everyone else a productive day too!!

Friday, January 19, 2007

I just love this show and wow it was so emotional. I am such a daddy's girl and so it really just hit me when George said, "I don't know how to exist in a world where my Dad doesn't". I really don't know what I will do when something happens to my Dad. All I can say is get the padded room ready. This was also very emotional since my friend Brooke's dad is going through something like this. My heart aches everyday for her. I wish I could just wrap my arms around her and make it all go away. Brooke has been my rock more times than I can count and I hope to be able to be her rock through all of this..
But I must say the boys farting in the hallway is so my family.. that will be my brothers when the time comes. Which you know what it's just the way my Dad would want it. He would rather us drink a beer and fart than sit around crying. So I am sure that's what we will try to do.

After this episode I hope the people around me know how much I truly love them and appreciate them.

And to the woman in my vent from my last post.. You really should watch this episode and be grateful for the things you do have and quit your complaining about everything else.. life is way to short for grudges, bitching, and just being hateful.. For no matter what I will be thinking of all of and you hoping you truly take this to heart..
remember we are only guaranteed today .. tomorrow is a gift..

Well have to finish getting ready for my weekend away. We do get internet access so will try to check in and say Hi!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

2 more days..

til I am out of here for the weekend and boy do I need it!! It's a scrapbooking and meeting weekend so although it's work, it's also alittle fun. I have been busy this week trying to get everything done at home and packing.

Major vent..

Why do grown woman have to act like children?? I just don't get them..the people who thrive on drama..who have nothing better to do with their time than bitch, whine, moan and complain. Maybe they should step up to the plate and be part of the solution instead of being part of the problem. I mean seriously people life is way to short to act like children. For goodness sakes..put on your big girl panties and act like a big girl. JUST GROW UP AND GET OVER IT!!

Major vent over...

Well still lots to do to get ready for this weekend..hopefully I'll be back tomorrow to say BYE!!

Monday, January 15, 2007

I was giving birth to a baby. He actually arrived at 8:41 pm.. His birth was very easy and very rewarding..He was a joy the moment he arrived. He has always been the entertainment of the house and all boy!! Because January turned into such a busy month we decided to have party for him the last weekend in January. Today we are fixing his favorite dinner and hanging out at home.
So to my baby ...
Can you tell he is quite the ham??

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Is watching high school wrestling and what makes it even better is my brother is a high school wrestler. I don't get to go to many of his tournaments since they are mostly out of town and I have my own family but I always make sure to be at the tournament at his high school. I love the thrill of sitting there waiting for them to call your wrestler to the mat and then the adrenaline rush while the match goes on, and then the excitement watching your guy beat the other guy .. screaming and yelling..wohooooooo.. HE WON!! HE WON!! Then it's over that quick.. But I love it..its competitive and butt kicking and just awesome. My little brother knows how much I love it and how proud of him I am that he bought me a black long sleeve shirt that says (in purple even) Sister of a Wrestler. I went right into the bathroom and put it on immediately and am very proud to wear it.

Here are some pictures I took last night..
Uh oh it's not looking to good right now..
But I fought back and got him right where I want him.. time to go in for the kill..

So this was mostly how I spent my weekend.. And since my little brother went out early today(that's okay Bubbie I still love you) I did get home at a decent time this afternoon. Then just picked up the house, uploaded all the pictures and played on the computer. Hubby even cooked a wonderful dinner of homemade pepper steak and it was the best.. Off to finish watching the playoffs.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Yesterday was a very busy day. Had lots of running around to do and then home to bake cookies for Logan's class today for his birthday(which is actually Monday but they don't have school) and then clean.

Today just sat around and picked up the house alittle bit. Seems I have a bit of insomnia and the last time I looked at the clock after going to bed was 4:00 am.. which made me a very very tired lady today. So that means not alot gets done. So plan on spending tomorrow getting caught up on everything and clean.
Do you ever wonder why as woman we are so worried about the house being clean?? I mean it's all just a mess again 5 minutes after they get home from school, but I still am just fanatic about the house being clean. And right now it's a mess and it's driving me crazy. So tomorrow I have to clean..

Tomorrow night I am going to my brother's wrestling tournament. I love watching high school wrestling..Its the biggest 5 minute adrenaline rush and I especially love watcing my little brother in wrestling, football, and baseball. For those that don't know he is 16 yrs old and I am so stinking proud of him (although he drives me alittle crazy most of the time). Well back to Grey's ..have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Yep I suck..

Still haven't gotten my camera out to take some pictures. I planned on it today but have been super busy.
Got the kids off to school and my neighbor and I decided to make a day of it. We had a nice peaceful cheap breakfast at Bob Evans, then off to Wal-Mart , looked around a while but didn't buy one thing.
Then we took alittle road trip to the scrapbooking store. We spent about 2 hours in there but we did get paper, vellum and embellishments for her wedding invitations. I can't wait til they are done and I can share a picture, cuz they are going to be so stinkin cute. Can you believe I even had a gift card for the scrapbooking store and didn't buy one single thing. NOTHING.. it's a miracle. I just couldn't really find anything that I needed or even wanted. I do want to make something for PJ for valentines day but they only had one set of papers and they weren't that great.
I also managed to clean out my closet and dresser. I have 2 garbage bags full of clothes to get rid of and some of them still have tags on them. But out the door they go and I feel so much better. It's been nice having some time to get things organized and just hoping I can continue to keep it that way.
Well tomorrow is another busy day so I'm out of here. Have a great night!!

Monday, January 08, 2007

I'm back..

It's been crazy busy around here. First of all thanks to a wonderful friend (you know who you are) who came through for me when I needed it most. I truly hope you know how much you mean to me.

I have been organizing like crazy around here. I started organizing my pictures and then just got stuck. I have them organized right now by kid and event and it seems way to time consuming to go back and organize them by year and season. So I am stuck there and will just wait til the next class and decide what I really want to do with them. I have also worked on organizing my scrapbooking stuff and some closets. I still need to go through my clothes and get rid of a bunch. I will feel so much better when its done.

Things have been so crazy I haven't even gotten my camera out since early last week to take any pictures. I have to put that on the schedule somewhere this week.

If I disappear for a few days at a time this is why:
Jan 12-13 Little brother's wrestling tournament
Jan 19-21 Weekend away scrapbooking
Jan 26-28 Hubby pool tournament

Very busy but also very fun and I am really looking forward to every weekend.

I am off to try to get some more things accomplished today!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

The kids are back at school and I have no daycare kids. I have been so bored the last couple of days. I have cleaned, played on the computer, made brownies, and cleaned some more and now I am just bored. Yes I could be scrapbooking but just haven't really felt like it. I did start a class at yesterday so did work on that alittle bit last night and today started a Library of Memories Class through Big Picture Scrapbooking so I have that to keep me busy. I am really excited to be taking this class. Hopefully it will really help me get my pictures organized and my albums organized and get me back in the mood to start doing layouts again.

But I want a job. So much for being scared and nervous. I think the time is perfect for me to get a job. The kids are getting older and in school all day and in a couple of years will be able to stay home by themselves. For now I think we have daycare worked out so now I just need to find a job. I have a couple of leads so keep me in your thoughts and prayers that it works out.

Other than that not much else going on here. It's going to be a pretty quiet weekend of cleaning and hanging out with the kids. Hubby has a big pool tournament on Saturday and then he plays in his regular pool league on Sunday so that leaves just me and the kids. Hope everyone is having a great week!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Well so far our new year isn't going so well. Hopefully we can get everything straightened out and get through this so for now I am waiting on a phone call. So keep us in your thoughts and hopefully we get good news!!

Tomorrow the kids go back to school and I cannot wait!! Yes I love them dearly but it's time for them to go back to school. I want my house. I want to be able to clean it after they go to school and know it will be clean at least til 3:30. Also tomorrow I hit the pavement and try to find a job. As I have said before I am nervous and scared but I know it will all work out in the end.

I am taking a little challenge with some other photography ladies so here is my picture of the day for today.
This is a quilt I got from one of my old daycare mothers and I love this time of the year when I can put it out.