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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Another KC Page

Hello Friends! I hope those that celebrate had a wonderful holiday. We had a fantastic time at my Godmother's house as always. I am going to cook a small turkey and stuffing tomorrow so we can have sammi's though, I miss having leftovers!

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! ;)
Today I am going to put up my Xmas decor. Well all but the tree, we will go and cut that down next week. I am so tempted to change over to a fake tree so I can put it up earlier and take it down later but I just love the whole tradition of cutting it down and the smell of the tree and all that I can't do it. And that's about it for me. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

Monday, November 24, 2008


What a busy few days I have had. Friday after work I went to my BFF's house to spend some time with her. We only see each other like twice a year due to the fact that we live almost an hour from each other and with each others kiddos schedules we have no 'common' downtime. Well I decided to change that. We went out to dinner, then had to make a few kiddo stops for her DD but it was cool, see she's a Pop Warner Cheerleader from the #1 team and they were practicing for a competition. I got to watch. It was awesome except that my heart was in my throat the whole time as Stephanie (friend's DD) is a flyer. For those of you that have no clue what I'm talking about, she's the one that gets thrown up in the air and has to rely on the other girls to catch her. Damn they were good! Then we went out for a martini and dessert and back to her house where we stayed up till 1:30 chatting. I of course was up at 5! I was like now way, forced myself back down to 6:30 which is darn good for me!

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


Thank you for your comments on my tree book and about my previous post. I'm an idiot, I read more into something than I should have and all is well. I just must be PMSing or something! LOL!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Day Off

Happy Veteran's Day to all our present and past servicemen and women! Thank you for your service.

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:

I hand stitched the fabric on the front and added some padding under it to make it puffy. Kendra actually sewed her buttons on too to make it look much more quilted but I got to the point where I wanted it DONE! That thing was a lot of work. All the pages are greens and browns and I'm going to fill it with apple picking photos. I also made the little owl myself out of felt and papers. So Thank you Kendra for the inspiration once again!

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.

It felt good to get into my scraproom again and I am planning on getting down there more often so I can make some Xmas gifts (if I can think of some)!

OK well that's enough from me for today I think! Have a great Tuesday all!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Ever Think...

you know someone and then find out you really don't? I'm sad today because I've come to the realiziation that someone I thought was one of my very best friends has decided to jeopardize that friendship because of a choice I made. I don't think it was such a big deal that justified that act but maybe I'm wrong and it was. But if that person won't talk to me about it what else can I think? I am not sure that this post is going to make me feel any better but I needed to do something because it's hurt me terribly and I had to try something. Thanks for listening.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

It's November? Where is the time going?

So it's 40 something more day until Christmas and just a few more than that till 2009! I have no idea where this year has gone. I think being laid off for almost 5 months may have had something to do with that. So yeah, I had a pretty busy year and some good and some bad times but I am looking forward to seeing what all the changes this year will bring. Yeah the election has something to do with that. I won't get into who I voted for cause I didn't. I was home sick with the Flu and just didn't want to get out of bed to go and vote! I know that's a bad thing but one vote really doesn't matter. Yeah, if everyone said that it would matter but I normally do vote, heck I voted in the Primary but sometimes things get in the way.

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 w
ho 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.
This one has a self portrait in the front and yeah I am in there, just in the back and since I'm short you can't see me. LOL! And some other photos from the weekend. We went to a Cider Farm and did a corn maze and poor Candice who is pregnant I thought was going to hurl. The smell of manure and fermenting cider just is not a pleasant smell! Heck I'm not pregnant and I thought I would hurl. We also never found but one of the 6 checkpoints in the maze before heading out a side exit. LOL! We went to an Archivers which was so cool and I of course spent too much money for someone who hasn't scrapped in 6 months! We also ate at Cheesecake Factory, YUM!

This photo is in front of the restaurant where Donna's wonderful husband Jeff treated us to some fabulous bbq too.THANK YOU FARMER JEFF! Isn't that a group of beautiful ladies! I'm so happy I met each of them.

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!