Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!!!!!

So I'm sick. That's a good time. My throat was on fire at school yesterday, and by the time I got home I was running a fever. So off to bed I went. Stayed home from school today, and basically slept all day. I'm feeling better now. Fever is gone. Yikes.

So Bill is home from hunting. He was gone for two weeks, and he, his dad, and his uncle all got elk. He arrived home Saturday night, toting 330 lbs of elk meat. (They brought home over 900 lbs of meat total.) Good times. I have to admit though, it is much better than venison. MUCH better. I get skeeved about meat. Hate to admit it. But this is quite good.

So tonight was the big event. Took Jenna out trick-or-treating. She was quite grouchy tonight, I think she may be getting sick too. We carved pumpkins after school, ate dinner, and daddy took her out treating. She made it to two courts in our neighborhood, then wanted to come back to hand out candy. It ended up getting pretty dang cold, even though it was a beautiful day. We didn't have as many people this year. Lots of left over candy. Nothing wrong with that!

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Here I am again. The weekend blogger! First, the layouts are for KMA for October. It's been a REALLY busy week, with trick-or-treating downtown, going on a field-trip with Jenna, teaching a class at my LSS, and Emily's early birthday party. This in addition to working all week, single-momming it. Wow. I'm beat.

I've been spending far less time on the computer as of late. Not for any particular reason, other than the "T" word, TIME. When I have any free time, I'm using it to work on a layout. So far, so good. I'm behind in uploading, and seriously behind in blogging, but getting some scrapping done, which is progress. Something's got to give, and for now, it's computer time. I did get another page picked up for pub this week . . . a favorite page of Emily.

Hopefully I'll share more pages soon. For now, I'm off to have another great day with my family.

Peace out, rabbit!

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Blogger Flunkie

That's me. I just can't keep up right now to save my soul. Here are some random pics and details from the last two weeks, out of order I'm sure.

Jen is getting excited about Halloween, but is scared of a lot of the noises that accompany the holiday. Just found out her adorable, sweet wich costume can't be worn to her preschool classes . . . no witches whatsoever. Should I be passive-agressive and just let her do it? The jury is out.

We have been hitting the pumpkin farms in the area. Last weekend was SO WARM, so I think we spent every waking hour outside or doing something. Last weekend we went to a pumpkin farm in Standish, where I used to teach. It was fun with a hayride, a petting farm, and Jen got to ride a pony.

Then we went to the Wetlands to look around, and saw butterflies, egrets, swans . . . it was a PERFECT fall day. Allergy-a-go-go to be sure, but fun all the same.

Yesterday was quite cold. It even snowed on Thursday. (Hear that faint sound? It's my soul, weeping. I hate the cold). But we ran errands, and went to the Homestead to see the animals. Then we went and visited Uncle Fred and Aunt Maxine. We had a great Saturday together as a family.

Other random things:

Jen has gone to sleep WITHOUT FUSSING for the last two nights. That after a constant battle for the last two weeks. Progress. FINALLY.

Em came home on Thursday for money. She found a house for next year at college, and she's really excited about it.

We had Jami's birthday last weekend. I got her the new MM trimmer. And now I want one for myself!

I taught a photography class last week on Thursday, and it went really well. I was nervous because I am not exactly an expert, but I know enough to be dangerous. And I think my students learned something.

I finished my KI Halloween class samples for a class I'm teaching in November.

I got a page picked up by Scrapbook Trends for February and sent it out yesterday. It's one of Emily.

I finished my DT assignments for KMA and sent them out yesterday as well.

Just finished my Oct. projects for ProvoCraft. A little late, but the deadlines were extended after our MT projects.

I made a new slideshow of fall pictures on the Flikr badge to the left. Check them out! I'm going to add more today.

I guess I've been a little busy, now that I think of it! LOL!

Say hi if you visit. Thanks!

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Just playing

with Miss J tonight outside. It's a wonderfully warm fall evening, and I feel I need to be outside as much as possible. Jen and I have been going it alone the last few days while Bill was out of town, and we've had our moments. And not good ones. Thank goodness he's coming home tonight. Dance class tonight, and I had to drag her kicking and screaming. Not pretty. And I was very impatient with her failure to go to sleep last night. Sleep is not her specialty ... she hasn't slept all night EVER. Not once in her 4 years. Therefore, neither have I. Good times. But the girl is the light of my life.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

A Dare

Since I'm in a total scrapping rut right now, I thought I'd play along with the amazingly talented "Dare" girls. (See link at left.) There was a layout in the latest CK by the uber talented Ali, and she challenged everyone to create a layout about why they are lucky. And since I've been in such a foul mood, it was a wonderful thing for me to do. I can't even tell you how insecure I feel doing a layout about myself, especially when I have to see a picture of myself. I'm much prettier in my head! LOL! So why the insecurity? AT 40 years old, I am so NOT insecure. I dropped that crap in my 20's. So why now? No idea. I'll take it up with my therapist. ;)

Busy Saturday. Went to mom;s for coffee, then to Chuck E Cheeses for a bday party for two hours. I only felt the need for valium the last half hour when Jen started melting down. Off to the mall to return some pants and look for tights for Jen's Halloween costume that I just found out she can't wear to school. (No witches.) Then off to take pictures of Hayley for homecoming. (She looked beautiful). Then off to dinner with Bill and Jen. Em left back for school last night too. Today is a beautiful, sunny day, which is a nice change from the monsoons and cold temps of yesterday. Have a great Sunday!