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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

An Early B-Day Present

My good friend Andrea is just too sweet! She got this t-shirt for me when she was at CHA and sent it early for me to take on my trip to Texas this week since I'm going to a digi scrapping friend's house! How fun is this:
She also sent me one of her Alterable Magnetic Easels in 12x12 size! I have been wanting to get one of these so what a fun surprise!I can't wait to play with this! I am planning on doing it in a neutral design so I can use it to display layouts that I can switch out frequently. FUN! Thank you so much Andrea!

Only 3 more days till I go to TX and get out of this snow for 4 days! Woohoo! Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I got the beads out today

I decided to go down to my scraproom today but I didn't scrap, I beaded...

The earrings took forever. I have to get better at the wrapping thing and I definitely need better tools!

Only 3 more days of work till my vacation starts and 4 more days till I'm in San Antonio!!! Woohoo!

Friday, February 22, 2008

Liberal Lady or Conservative Chick?

You Are a Moderate Mama

You're not overly political, and your views fall more with the American mainstream.

In fact, it may be difficult for you to decide who to vote for at times!

Your approach to politics is reasoned and well though out.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eclipse Anyone?

I actually stayed up to see the eclipse and I woke my boys up to see it too. I thought it was pretty cool. I tried to get some shots but they didnt' turn out too good. I kept getting two moons! Very weird! If anyone knows what the heck I was doing wrong I'd love to hear! These are the few photos that don't have the reflection and they aren't great but they are all I've got:
I tried with a flash and without, on a manual setting and played with the ISO. I did not use a tripod because my deck has about a foot of snow on it! And I used a 70-300 zoom lens. When I zoomed in the camera went all wonky and wouldn't even take a pic! It was very cool to see and since we won't see another until 2010 I'm glad I saw it!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Favorite Movies?

This weeks SSD Blog challenge is a favorite movie post. I've got a few and they are all old because I haven't seen any new movies in a very long time! But these movies I could watch over and over again...
Grease I love the music, it makes me dance in my seat
Dirty Dancing I love me some Patrick Swayze in this movie AND it makes me want to take dancing lessons
16 Candles I love me some Jake Ryan!
The Breakfast Club I just love how they all hook up with the most unexpected in the end
Pretty Woman because I just love happy endings
and I bet there are more but I cant think of any right now!

How about you, what are your favorite movies? I can guarantee I haven't seen them! LOL!

Monday, February 18, 2008

School Days

My friend Debbie Hill is so talented! She designed this little file folder book for a class she taught in Canada. I just loved it and of course couldn't go to Canada to take the class so she sold me a kit. Debbie, Dawn and the other Debbie came over on Saturday night to scrap and I put my kit together! We had a great time and here is my finished product:

Deb still has kits left for sale so if you want one just click on the link to her blog and let her know you are interested! :) Thanks again for coming over girls, it was fun and I can't wait to do it again!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentines Day!

I love Valentines Day and I'm not a hopeless Romantic or anything but I love hearts, flowers, and especially candy! Well I got all of the above and then some today too! I thought I had got all my gifts this morning when Michael gave me a beautiful card, a fun Pink Duffle bag for my trip to TX, some yummy comfy pink sweats that say PINK on them (these were both from this store), lots of chocolates including Cadbury Orange Cream (are those new) eggs and he called my mom behind my back to watch the boys and we have 6:30 dinner reservations! OK WOW! And then I'm at work eating my lunch and I get another box with this:

I am too spoiled! I hope all of you are too! Enjoy your day! XOXOXOXO!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Valentine's Day Quiz

How much do you really know about Valentine's Day? I only got 5 out of 10 so me, not much! LOL!

Take this quiz and see:

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

WOW! My Gloomy Day Got a Bit Brighter!

I WAS not in the best of moods today. The whole job thing is starting to get to me I think, plus it's nasty outside and we are supposed to get snow tonight. But notice I said "WAS" because Lizzy plopped me with not one but two awards! How cool is that?!

I am not sure if Lizzy found me or if I found her but I've had fun reading her blog and was excited to see she likes reading mine too. Thank you Lizzy for the fun awards!

And since the proper thing to do is pass these along I'm going to share these awards with Debbie, Kristi, Janette, Lynette, Donna, and Dawn!Enjoy girls, I'm glad to have you in my cyber and tangible world! :)

Monday, February 4, 2008

More Scrappy Stuff

I played in the scraproom again on Saturday. Made this altered pail to hold all y loose pieces of ribbon that are too short to do anything with: And two more pages for the Disney Album. I honestly think this thing should be complete around 2010! ;) For this one I finally took the BG Periphery papers out of the bag an used them instead of just admiring them! Man I love those papers!
and one more:

I am seriously making a dent in my stash! And if you believe that I've got some ocean front property for sale in Arizona for sale! ;) Have a great day!

My Job

So the Sweet Shoppe Blog post this week is for us to tell about what we do and since I'm job hunting I figured this is a great time to do it because you never know what prospective hiring manager is reading my blog right? ;)

So I work full time for a telecommunications company. It's a small company of about 500 people total between Massachusetts and India. I work as a Release Engineer. Which just means that I support software engineers and build software. We also version control the software and release it. It's also known in some parts as a Configuration Manager. I've been in this line of work since about 1997. I do not have an engineering degree. I kind of fell into my first job in this field because I had the right security clearance. I was asked to "help out" until they got someone with the right qualifications for the job cleared for the project. Well it turned out, I liked it, learned fast and asked my boss if I could stay in the position. The rest is history!

So if anyone needs a Release Engineer/Configuration Manager I'm your girl (and I'm even willing to relocate to warmer climates)!

Happy Monday!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Go Pats!

Happy Superbowl Sunday!