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Friday, December 29, 2006

Happy Friday!

OK first of all tell me How Stinkin CUTE are these? Sweet Wendy Reed has started selling these adorable felt bags and other things HERE! I so want the mini messenger bag and a matching checkbook cover! CUTE CUTE CUTE! Wishing Wendy huge success in her new business and telling you all to keep checking her site if you want anything because it's a first come first serve basis as quickly as she sews them they sell!
So who's doing exciting stuff for New Years? Not me so I need to live vicariously through others! Me, I'll probably be asleep before 10pm and never even see the ball drop if I'm anything like the last few years! LOL! One, hate the crowds, two, don't want to deal with drunks on the road, three, I'm a whimp and can't stay up late anymore! So tell me what exciting thing you are doing so I can dream! ;)
I started taking the Christmas decorations down yesterday, all that's left for this weekend is the tree. I'll work on that at some point but I always hate taking it down, it's my favorite decoration! If it were fake I swear it would stay up from the day after Thankgiving until Little Christmas!
I do hope to do some scrapping this weekend! Jen Caputo did this awesome Year in Review page that I just love and now I want to do one too! I'm thinking I want to do a paper one tho, her's is digi. I even made her Review since we met in person this past summer!
I've got lots of things to look forward to in 2007 and 2006 was a pretty good year. I've decided to make a few changes but not really resolutions because I'm not good at sticking to them. I'm also not going to document them so that if I fail no one but me will know! LOL! How about you, do you make resolutions? Do you keep them?
I'm sure I'll be back this weekend since it's low key at our house so cya then!

Tuesday, December 26, 2006


Back to work for a vacation! LOL!
It's been an exhausting few days! I had Wed thru yesterday off and man I am glad to be back at work today to slow down! I had very little sleep (bed at midnight and up at 5am every day) and go go go! Work is like a ghosttown this week so I'll enjoy the quite time!
We had a terrific Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and everyone was very happy with all their gifts! Only a couple of exchanges needed! Woohoo!
I made enough food to feed an army and there were only 7 of us yesterday so we'll be eating turkey, stuffing, potatoes, etc for a week. I brought 2 pies and a huge plate of cookies into work, I don't want those at home! Salad for lunch today (topped with turkey of course), gotta get ready for CA the end of January you see!
So what did you all get from Santa? I hope he was good to you? I got a new coat, some gorgeous black boots, some new perfume (I told him I wanted a new scent), an unbelievably soft nap blanket, bathrobe and matching slippers (in pink of course), some Lindt Dark Chocolates, and a pink Red Sox bear! I also got a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 lens, a new camera backpack case and a Digital SLR Cameras & Photography For Dummies.
Oh and I got this for my Ipod from my friend Wendy! And an Itunes G/C from another pal. And my friend Karen made me the most gorgeous accordian album with a matching box for my favorite Xmas photos. I've got to post a photo of it here. It's just amazing!
So all in all it was just a great Christmas, I've got no complaints except that I probably ate a bit too much! ;)
Hope all of yours was the same and I can't wait to hear what you all got! Post here and tell me OK? :)
Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Twinkle Twinkle

I finally figured out the manual settings to get twinkling lights on my tree! Yeah! And I also went outside and took a photo of our house lights. I thought it was a nice way to sign off for a few days. Sorry there's no snow! ;)

Merry Christmas to you all!

Whew! I'm getting there!

I had no idea I could pull so much off in 3 days! I finished shopping, got every gift wrapped except the Santa ones and all the baking done. My house is clean and although I'm a bit sleep deprived I am not so stressed anymore. My uncle is coming for lunch today and after they leave I'm going to make the potatoes and squash for Christmas to get a jump on that. I will only have stuffing and some pies to do tomorrow.
Jake was only sick for about 12 hours and "knock on wood" no one else has got it!
I'm officially ready now I think! LOL! So here's hoping you and yours all have a very Merry Christmas! See you all Tuesday!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Officially Screwed

I just got over 4 days of the flu which has put me so behind the 8 ball it's not even funny! I wasn't even close to done shopping and had hoped to get a lot done over the weekend but instead ended up in bed. It was not a good time! I am back to work today but still feeling queazy. I am living on Ginger Ale and Toast.
I've got shopping, food shopping, baking and wrapping to do. I can't even begin to explain to tell you how overwhelmed I feel! I could use a clone of myself or two right about now!
So not much new to report here since I've spent since Friday afternoon thru yesterday in bed! Have a great Tuesday!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My Christmas Card

I think everyone but the one that was returned (sorry Rach!) that reads my blog has gotten their cards by now so I think it's safe to post. It's all digital and yes I know the two end photos look stretched. It was difficult getting them to fit in the squares being closer shots than the middle one so instead of fighting with it anymore I stopped. I didn't do a test print so it looked acceptable on the screen. Note to self, next time do a test print! I used Michelle Coleman's Merry Little Christmas kit to create my card.
I've gotten the comment that I need a little girl to hold the "O" in the middle already! No flipping way! I thought about trying to get the dog to hold it in her mouth but knew we'd be there for hours doing that! LOL!

Anyway, Happy Holidays to all! :) I actually made some progress on the gifts I am making last night, I've got two to finish up. Woohoo! And am hoping to finish my shopping one night this week, wish me luck!

Jake is wearing a sandle on one foot and a sneaker on the other today, I should have taken a picture. I also wish I had take a pic of his toe but I was too freaked out about all the blood I never thought to get it! Oh well! Hopefully it stays protected at school and he doesn't get bumped or stepped on, cause if he does I'll probably be able to hear him scream here at work (in another state)! ;)

And that's my post for today! Hope you all have a great Wednesday!

Monday, December 11, 2006


So I get a call from the Daycare this afternoon saying Jake hurt his big toe and that he was OK but that his toenail was going to eventually fall off. That he was fine and even joking about it and that I didn't need to rush. So I decided to stay in work the 50 minutes I had left. Well bad decision on my part, by the time I got there, it had started to really bleed again and Jake had the chills and was really hurting. He was not too happy that I didn't get there sooner. And what a mess! Lots of blood and nastiness! I took him home and called the doc's office. While waiting for them to call back I called my neighbor (the nurse) and asked her to come and look at it. She determined his toe didn't look broken and helped us clean it up. We got it elevated and tried to get the bleeding to stop. Which it finally did, only to start up again! UGH!!! I gave him some children's motrin and made him lay down on the couch and not move. So Far So Good! The doc's office said it will not be too good tomorrow and that we need to watch it for infection and really keep it protected. Now I need to see if we can even get a shoe on it tomorrow! Highly doubtful!
I finally got my Basic Grey ornaments in! I am going to try to get them together and on my tree before it's time to take it down! :) I got the stars in Fruitcake and Dasher! They are so pretty in the pictures but I heard they aren't too easy to put together so hopefully they don't end up in my trash can! LOL!
OK, I'm off to hang with my poor kiddo! Have a great night!

Friday, December 8, 2006

Ahhh Finally Friday

It's 10:30 pm and I've finished cleaning the house except for the upstairs bathroom. Everyone else is asleep and it's nice and quite. This is Bliss! I'm just going to wind down here and go to bed myself. I have company coming at 9:30 am tomorrow. Well actually Josh has company. It's his favorite daycare and kindergarden teacher Nicole. We saw her at a party last month and told her he's been having a difficult time in school so she wanted to come and see him and see if talking to him would do anything. We were so happy to hear that she cares so much for him that she would take one of her days off to come and see him. He had her for 3 years straight and he just adores her. He's going to be so surprised! I am defitely getting the camera out for this one! ;)

Then I'm heading down to my scrap room to work on some Christmas presents until about 12:30 and then I'm leaving for Ink About It to see Stacey P of Junkitz! She'll be there doing Demos and giving away fun Junkitz stuff! I just love Junkitz and Stacey is too fun so I'm heading down there for sure! Then a quick stop in to see my friend Kellie and her cute little girls will get me my girlie fix! After that home to work on the presents again! I would like to get the homemade ones done this weekend if possible!

Oh and my great news, Shawna Clingerman asked me to stay on for another month for Guest CT! I am so stoked! I just loved being on her CT for November and was thrilled to bits that she was happy enough with me to ask me to stay! Yeah! And I get to work with her and Dani Mogstad's Collaborative Kit called A Year of Memories! It totally rocks!!! I'm working on a calendar for my mom for Xmas! Shhh! Don't tell her! ;) So I've got that to work on this weekend too! Got January done already!

And that's it for me folks! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, December 7, 2006

Much Better!

I got the tripod out and took more tree photos. I am still using auto mode as I have no clue how to get the settings right even with good advice from my friend Jolene's friend Amy! So it will have to do! I really need a class! Anyway, I took one with no flash no lights and then another with lights and flash.

Here's the no flash:

And with the flash and lights on in the room:

I just love Christmas! I really need to take a day off and go shopping tho! I did get a few things for Jake into my cart last night so I've officially started! ;)
Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!

Wednesday, December 6, 2006

O Christmas Tree

Yahoo! My tree is finally up and decorated! I have to say this photo isn't the best because I didn't play with the settings yet and it's a bit blurry but I just wanted to get it up!


Can I tell you my boys are a bunch of scrooges! Michael was outside hanging the lights and moaning and groaning the whole time! He hates Christmas. Jake and Josh were complaining, Jake saying it was boring, Josh saying he was tired of it! I was like man, I can't believe you all! I had the xmas music playing and they were totally ruining the mood! Next year I'm doing it myself!

I still need to take photos of my other decorations around the house too, especially my snowmen! And once Michael finishes the lights outside I'll post those. He really does do a terrific job as much as he hates doing it. :)
My cards are done and mailed as of this morning! Woohoo! Now if I could say that about my shopping! LOL!
That's it for me today! Happy Wednesday! Have a great one all!

Monday, December 4, 2006

Happy Monday!

And Happy Birthday to my Mom! (I don't think she even knows I have a blog but Happy bday anyway Mom!)

We spent pretty much all day at her house yesterday. Got her a new desk and chair for the new Dell she bought (I got one so had to order her one too) and it took us 3 hours to get them all set up. Then we went out and got our tree. Can you believe I forgot my camera! I had the most awesome page idea all planned out too! Luckily mom brought hers so at least I'll have photos. Not my rebel photos but the some for the page I planned! ;) We then went out to dinner at one of Mom's favorite restaurants. Tonight we will have birthday cake at our house so doesn't look like the tree will get decorated until tomorrow night.

So my computer has internet finally. Still don't have the Itunes off the old computer. I can't get the External Enclosure recognized on the new computer. I'm going to try something out tonight to see if I can remedy that tonight though. :)

So that's all I've got for today. Hope you all have a great Monday!!

Saturday, December 2, 2006


I can't believe this! Last night Michael said I could hook up the new computer, provided that on Xmas day I don't pout because I have no big presents to open. I have no problem with that! Well it looks like I have nothing period! I spent a couple of hours on the phone with Andrea (thanks Andrea and Phil) trying to get 1) an internet connection and 2)the stuff from my old computer to my new computer. Got absolutely nowhere! Now I've been on the phone with Dell for almost an hour and they are trying to tell me I need to spend another $240 to buy a Software Maintenance contract because it's most likely some software problem that's not covered by my warranty. I told them to transfer me to Customer Service for an RMA number because I'm not spending another penny. The darn computer should work and should be covered for at least a certain amount of time. Mind you they won't like the fact that I bought 2 computers (one for my mom) and I'll tell them both are coming back if they don't fix my problem!

This is so maddening!

Oh and my cable company changed so my email is changing too, I got the switch done but I can't get outlook to recoginze it! I guess I'm not the only one because a friend with the same provider just told me she's having the same trouble! UGH!!! This is going to be a great day!

Hopefully everyone else has a wonderful Saturday!