I hope you all have a very Happy and Safe New Year!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope you all have a very Happy and Safe New Year!
Friday, December 26, 2008
Seriously, Michael had a little scuffle with a big box with a 40lb machine in it and ended up in the ER on Christmas Eve getting stitches. I think the box won, what about you? Hey at least he let me take his pic for once! :)
Christmas Eve was fantastic as always starting off with the big fish feast at my Godmother's house and ending at my bff's mom's house. Traditions since I can't remember when! Then we came home where the boys opened up their Christmas PJs. Unfortunately Jake doesn't stop growing so he had to resorts to last year's pants but Josh looked adorable in his!We had a great day yesterday, lots of awesome food, company and presents. Can ask for more than that. We all got just what we asked for and more and spending the day with my two uncles and my cousin was awesome!
I made Espresso and Waffles for Breakfast today with my new coffee maker and waffle iron. Yummo! The boys are now playing with their new Wii game and Michael is doing maintenance on my car, guy can never sit still! I plan on cleaning the house at some point today but it can wait a bit!
I hope Santa was good to everyone! Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Winter storm warning in effect from 6 am to 10 pm est Sunday.
The NWS in taunton has issued a winter storm warning for heavy snow, which is in effect from 6 am to 10 pm est sunday. The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.
This warning covers western and central Massachusetts and southwest new hampshire.
Snow will develop across the area early Sunday morning, becoming heavy toward midday. Snow accumulations of 6 to 12 inches are expected. The heaviest amounts should occur across the high terrain of western massachusetts and southern New Hampshire. Snow will taper to flurries sunday evening.
Anyone with plans to be traveling Sunday should be prepared for rapidly changing road conditions and probable delays, especially along interstates 84, 90, 91, 93 and 95 as well as route 2. A winter storm warning is issued when an average of 6 or more inches of snow is expected in a 12 hour period, or for 8 or more inches in a 24 hour period. Travel will be slow at best on well treated surfaces, and quite difficult on any unplowed or untreated surfaces.
FYI for those of you that don't know, I live in Southern NH!
I have a ton to do today, clean the house, make chicken parm and fudge for Xmas day, go get Jake a knee xray, and buy a few more presents! But I have made a dent, everything I have bought is wrapped and under the tree, which we decorated last night! I am so behind this year! But my tree is a beauty, Michael picked it out all by himself! Normally we all go out and cut one down but between the storms, rain on weekends and whatnot we just ran out of time. Here is a pic of my tree and the attempt at twinkling lights:
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
You Are Impact
You are very unique and quite striking. You are forceful and aggressive.
You never go unnoticed, and people recognize your power instantly.
While you make your presence known, your message is a bit fuzzy.
You are not the easiest person to understand, and you're not one for details.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The boys are supposed to go back to school tomorrow BUT there is another storm headed this way with 2-5 inches of snow and a layer of ice as the cherry on top! We shall see. There are still something like 100,000 people without power in New England, I'm so glad I'm not one of them!
I now have to get a tree, finish my shopping, wrap, make fudge and chicken parm for Christmas!
Hope all my blogging friends are doing well!
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Josh's 3rd Grade Photo:
Jake's 2006 Baseball Photo
Hope you all had a fabulous Sunday!
Monday, December 1, 2008
Josh's new glasses:
Our trip to the corn maze:
This is me in Hawaii in 1977:
Jake turned 13:
And just a random one:
And I just did this one tonight:
Man I wish paper scrapping was as fast as this!
Saturday, November 29, 2008
I had to work yesterday but I did manage to get some shopping done online. Love shopping from my desk! No lines, no crowds, no pushy rude people. I did try to get a GPS for $97 from Walmart for DH but while it was in my cart and I was still shopping it sold out. :( Oh well, he wasn't asking for one so it's not like I will disappoint. :)
I did manage to do a couple of pages since the last post. One of more pics from my Kansas City trip and one of things that make me happy (it was for a challenge so it couldn't be family, friends or pets) which is why they are all material things! ;)
Monday, November 24, 2008
Went home early Sat am to grocery shop and clean the house as some of my scrappy friends were coming over Sat night to play. Dawn and Deb F (we missed you Debbie) came and as always we had a great time. I made some Basic Grey ornaments that I've had since last year and did 2 BG card packs! One of them was also from last year that I won from Dawn believe it or not (totally legally) so now I've got my cards done for my friends that really don't care about my kiddo photos! YAY! Now to get the kiddo pic so I can get my other cards made and printed! They left about midnight so two very late nights for me. Those of you that know me well know I never stay up past 9pm!
Sunday I slept in a bit, till 9:30! Well that is because I woke up with a headache, sore throat and a fever! ICK! I just got over the crud and now I have it again? WTH? Yeah, so I spent the day on the couch and then took a 3 hour nap in the afternoon. Because I can't take another day off of work!
Yeah, well guess what, I wake up this morning feeling like crap, I think well I'll just call the doc later and leave work early to get checked out. I think I have strep throat and I need an antibiotic but my body had other plans. I started getting these really sharp pains. I was thinking they were chest pains but the more I pinpointed them they were not but they HURT. So off to the ER I went. They checked my heart, fine, bp, fine, so next was an ultrasound to check for gallstones. Which was also fine. HUH? Bloodwork not so fine, liver enzymes are elevated. Probably viral but need to follow up in a week to make sure. YAY. Oh and he gave me an antacid to treat for ulcer or gastritis. How embarrassing. That's all it was? Well I'm home now after 4 hours in the ER. I feel like crap. The rapid strep came back negative but they were sending the culture out for the 'real' growing test. If I don't have strep I'll be amazed cause I can't swallow a thing.
So that's all the exciting stuff from me. Now I'm headed to bed cause I didn't sleep a wink last night!
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Now that I have a Goverment job I have the day off. The boys also have no school but they are still asleep so I'm drinking my coffee, enjoying the quite and thought I'd blog again. This is a record for me!
I thought I'd share a little project I was inspired to do by my very talented friend Kendra. Her work has always amazed me since I discovered her on the Junkitz team and now her work with another company that has been a long time favorite of mine Chatterbox. Her talent is never ending, I finally got to meet her in Kansas City AND I got a piece of her amazing work thanks to my good bud Debbie, but that story is for another blog post! So anyway to make a long story longer, here is the tree album that I was inspired to do when I got a look at Kendra's:
Another little thing I threw together was this tissue box cover I had bought for my bedroom. I needed a new one once we changed the color scheme. It sort of matches the mini lamp as I did but it's not hybrid this time.
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
October was a busy month for me, I went to an LSS and scrapbooked with Mary and Sharon (who is always great for a laugh) for the first time in 6 months. I went to Kansas City and met 9 wonderful women who I've known online for some time now. We laughed, we ate, we laughed, we shopped, we laughed and did I mention we laughed? I have done a couple of layouts about the weekend, one I like, one not so much. They were both done for Creative Team assignments.
My only regret that weekend was that I didn't get to Donna's farm and see all the kitties, baby cows and everything else that a few of the other girls got to experience.
I also got to meet one of my digi scrapping friends, Sara while I was there. I spent an evening with her and her family which was an added bonus to my trip.
There was one bad part to my trip, I got sick on the plane the last leg back. I have never ever been sick on a plane and let me tell you it is NOT fun. Those darn bathrooms are so flipping small! I thought I would not make the flight I tell you!
So what else, we had the boys birthday's in October, Jake turned 13 and Josh turned 10. Another place I ask where the time has gone! I have a teenager? ACK! And my baby is in double digits! Double ACK! Then there was Halloween and it was the first year Jake didn't trick or treat with us. He went out to a friends house and they did their own thing. So many changes.
Speaking of changes... I left all of my digital creative teams but two. I am also guesting for someone whose team I started out on when she first started designing but I cut them way back considering I was on 10! I miss them all and so does my paypal but I just couldn't give them the time they deserved. Plus I felt like all I did was scrap for assignments and not for me.
OK well I've put off cleaning the house long enough. I just thought I'd give you all an update on me. Have a great weekend!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
What Your Cute Monster Says About You
You are a giving, open, loving person. You truly want the world to be a better place.
You appreciate what you have in life. You are very content.
Your inner demon is sensitivity. You are very sensitive, and your sensitivity can be a double edged sword.
People think you're cute because you're generous. You are easy to love - it's part of your charm.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
What Your Jack-o-Lantern Says
You are a gleeful, exuberant person.
You enjoy a good party, and you even enjoy a good brawl.
This Halloween, there is no question what you should be... a pirate!
The candy you should give out: peanut butter cups
Monday, October 20, 2008
I hope to scrap lots of the photos soon so stay tuned!
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Here are the boys as we were heading in:
Not this way
Josh, stay where I can see you! I am Mom see!
Woohoo finally! 48 minutes from start time...
And then we went and picked up Michael to get some dinner and stopped to get pumpkins:
Today we are going apple picking. I have a three day week this week since I leave at o'dark thirty on Friday to meet some of my scrapping idols and fun blog friends! I can't wait!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Your Ice Cream Personality:
You like to think of yourself as a fairly modest person. And it's true that you don't talk yourself up... but you're also pretty happy with who you are.
You are incredibly cautious. You rather miss out on something than make a mistake. No one would ever call you wild... but they would call you responsible.
You are a very open minded, liberal, and flexible person. You love many things. You tend to have tastes that range from down home to cosmopolitan.
You tend to have a one track mind. You prefer not to multitask.
You can be a big dramatic and over the top sometimes. You are bold in every way
Thursday, October 2, 2008
What is your favorite fast food place and why?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
My friend Andreea tagged me and since I had already done her tag way back in april 07 I linked her to that post and thought I was good to go, until I read Donna's Blog!
7 Things I Plan To Do Before I Die
1. Be debt free.
2. Move somewhere warm where it NEVER snows.
3. Go to Australia.
4. Learn to be a great photographer.
5. Go to Alaska (when it's warm).
6. Take my kids to Disney again.
7. Be a Gramma (but not for at least 20 years!)
7 Things I Do Now
1. Play on the computer way too much.
3. Eat too much junk.
4. Don't exercise.
5. Take things too seriously.
6. Digi Scrap.
7. Spend money.
7 Things I Can't Do
1. Exercise faithfully.
2. Give up sugar (but according to Deb's blog neither can she so I'm not alone!)
3. Skip a week of cleaning my house.
4. Bite my tongue enough.
5. Drive a stick shift.
6. Rock Climb.
7. Leave the house with the bed unmade.
7 Things That Attract Me To The Opposite Sex
2. Twinkly eyes.
3. A great personality.
4. Good physique.
5. Has manners.
6. Works hard.
7. Unhairy (well except for the head).
7 Things That I Say Most Often
3. Are you kidding me
4. Go take your shower please.
5. Leave your brother alone.
7. Brush your teeth and wash your face
7 Celebrities That I Admire
1. Oprah (how can I not she's the richest women)
2. Taylor Swift (gorgeous and can that girl sing!)
3. Tom Hanks (I would love to be that funny!)
4. Kenny Chesney (he lives in the Caribbean!)
5. Carrie Underwood (see #2)
6. Faith Hill (she's married to Tim!)
7 Favorite Foods
3. Rare steak
7. Garlic Mashed potatoes
Saturday, September 20, 2008
On top of work, Jake is playing fall ball with games on Saturday and Sunday! That pretty much takes up all my free time. Needless to say my house is suffering. I need a cleaning lady, anyone know a good one? I'm trying to keep my head afloat with all my digital assignments too. I fear I may have to leave some of them but I love them all so I'm not sure how to do that! But it's not fair to the awesome designers for me not to give them 100%.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
You Could Be a Vampire... If You Had To
Like most people, the thought of being a vampire has crossed your mind. But you're not sure if you'd do it, even if you could.
Living forever doesn't sound half bad, if you could live forever with the people you love the most.
But do vampires even love? And would the vampire version of you even be you?
It's all too much to contemplate. Luckily, the chances of you ever becoming a vampire are astronomically low.
What you would like best about being a vampire: Living forever
What you would like least about being a vampire: Blood stained teeth
Thursday, September 11, 2008
You Are 84% Real
There's hardly a person on this earth more real than you are.
You have no problem showing people who you are, flaws and all.
For you, there couldn't be any other way. Because it's way too stressful to live an inauthentic life.
You're very comfortable with yourself. And because of this, you're able to live an exciting, interesting, and challenging life.
Monday, September 8, 2008
- Four places I go to over and over: Work, Grocery Store, Gas Station, Fashion Bug.
- Four people who e-mail me(us) regularly: Mom, Eric (dh's BFF), Louie (an old coworker), Rachael
- Four places I would rather be: on the beach somewhere tropical, Disney with the family, vacation, bed
- Four TV shows I watch: Lost, CSI Vegas, Dancing with the Stars, American Idol
Friday, September 5, 2008
I got all 64 named eventually but got 22 wrong first! LOL!
Here is the test:
Come back and let me know how you did!
Monday, September 1, 2008
Your Common Spelling Mistake Score: 75% Correct
Your spelling is excellent.
You don't fall for common spelling pitfalls, and you spell almost everything correctly.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
So who were you in HS?
You Were the Brainy Kid
In high school, you were acing AP classes or hanging out in the computer lab.
You may have been a bit of a geek back then, but now you're a total success!
Friday, August 15, 2008
|What American accent do you have? |
Your Result: The Midland
|The Inland North|
|What American accent do you have?|
Quiz Created on GoToQuiz
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
* Only five people allowed
* Four have to be dedicated followers of your blog
* One has to be someone new or recently new to your blog or lives in another part of the world.
* You must link back to whoever gave you the award.
* The winner can put the logo on his/her blog.
So my pics are:
and a fairly new reader is Hallie
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Here are my results:
You are an expert!
You have correctly answered 13 of 15 questions.
On average, 440 of users who took the quiz gave 11.38 right answers.
I was actually surprised I got any wrong and I wish they told you which ones!
Are you a Grease Fan? Go take the quiz to find out!
Thursday, July 31, 2008
Monday morning the boys were very cranky and overtired and I was coming down with a cold and I decided it was time to head out a day early. I was upset that my visit with Cindy was going to be cut short but I didn't want her and her family to have to deal with my cranky kids.
Tuesday am I emailed the Oberon contact and told them I was home a day early and available to talk to them. They called me and said it was a good thing I got home early as they were about to make someone an offer, asked me if I could come in the next day. Wednesday morning I showed up at 10am to talk to them and by 11:30 I had an offer. It was contingent on me getting a security clearance so they posted my start date for August 11th. Well when the security people ran my social my old clearance from 2005 was still active so they didn't have to do all the background investigations and just picked up that clearance and called me back and said I could start Monday!
What a whirlwind! I can't wait to get back to work!
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Jim is the kind of guy you love to hate. He is always in a good mood
> and always has something positive to say. When someone would ask him
> how he was doing, he would reply, 'If I were any better, I would be twins!'
> He was a natural motivator.
> If an employee was having a bad day, Jim was there telling the
> employee how to look on the positive side of the situation.
> Seeing this style really made me curious, so one day I went up and
> asked him, 'I don't get it!
> You can't be a positive person all of the time. How do you do it?'
> He replied, 'Each morning I wake up and say to myself, you have two
> choices today. You can choose to be in a good mood or ... you can
> choose to be in a bad mood
> I choose to be in a good mood.'
> Each time something bad happens, I can choose to be a victim or...I
> can choose to learn from it. I choose to learn from it.
> Every time someone comes to me complaining, I can choose to accept
> their complaining or... I can point out the positive side of life. I
> choose the positive side of life.
> 'Yeah, right, it's not that easy,' I protested.
> 'Yes, it is,' he said. 'Life is all about choices. When you cut away
> all the junk, every situation is a choice. You choose how you react to situations.
> You choose how people affect your mood.
> You choose to be in a good mood or bad mood. The bottom line: It's
> your choice how you live your life.'
> I reflected on what he said. Soon hereafter, I left the Tower Industry
> to start my own business. We lost touch, but I often thought about him
> when I made a choice about life instead of reacting to it.
> Several years later, I heard that he was involved in a serious
> accident, falling some 60 feet from a communications tower.
> After 18 hours of surgery and weeks of intensive care, he was released
> from the hospital with rods placed in his back.
> I saw him about six months after the accident.
> When I asked him how he was, he replied, 'If I were any better, I'd be
> twins...Wanna see my scars?'
> I declined to see his wounds, but I did ask him what had gone through
> his mind as the accident took place.
> 'The first thing that went through my mind was the well-being of my
> soon-to-be born daughter,' he replied. 'Then, as I lay on the ground,
> I remembered that I had two choices: I could choose to live or...I
> could choose to die. I chose to live.'
> 'Weren't you scared? Did you lose consciousness?' I asked
> He continued, '..the paramedics were great.
> They kept telling me I was going to be fine. But when they wheeled me
> into the ER and I saw the expressions on the faces of the doctors and
> nurses, I got really scared. In their eyes, I read 'he's a dead man'.
> I knew I needed to take action.'
> 'What did you do?' I asked.
> 'Well, there was a big burly nurse shouting questions at me,' said
> Jim. 'She asked if I was allergic to anything 'Yes, I replied.! ' The
> doctors and nurses stopped working as they waited for my reply. I took
> a deep breath and yelled, 'Gravity'.'
> Over their laughter, I told them, 'I am choosing to live. Operate on
> me as if I am alive, not dead.'
> He lived, thanks to the skill of his doctors, but also because of his
> amazing attitude... I learned from him that every day we have the
> choice to live fully.
> Attitude, after all, is everything .
> Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.
> Each day has enough trouble of its own.' Matthew 6:34.
> After all today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
> You have two choices now:
> 1. Delete this
> 2. Forward it to the people you care about.
Friday, July 25, 2008
I had an interview that went pretty well on Wednesday. They did have more candidates to interview this week and next but I am hoping I'll come back to good news. If y'all could send me some hiring vibes I'd appreciate it!
When I get back the boys are headed to Maine for a week with my Inlaws and I have no idea what I am going to do with myself being all alone for a week. It's been 4 months since I got laid off and they have been home with me every day since the end of June! I am gonna miss them! At least I'll have Michael when he gets home from work!
I hope everyone has some fun plans for the weekend and I'll see you sometime next week!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
New Kit Oopsy Daisy
Oopsy Daisy Quick Pages
Some Card Templates
and a Cosmo Cricket Jack Album Template set
Thanks for looking! Have a great day!