Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thanksgiving Update

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! Here's a quick update.

First, dinner went extremely well. After much debate on how our family was going to handle the dinner, I went to a local business where they come up with the recipe and prepare all ingredients, and you go and assemble your meal. In 45 minutes I was out the door with a full meal. Turkey (maple-brined), cornbread stuffing, garlic green beans, sweet potato bake, mashed potatos, rolls, and pumpkin cheesecake. Everything was delish, except I think I messed up on the cheesecake. Maybe forgot to add the sugar to the pumpkin mixture. OOPS! Easiest thing in the world!

I was contacted for a cool scrapping opportunity with a dream company by my all-time favorite designer. It's a small opportunity, but I'm beyond thrilled. It will be out soon, and I'll toot then.

Working on a big batch of projects for a company. I have only one more to do today. I will be SO RELIEVED when these are done. I worked all day yesterday trying to finish them. Just didn't have it in me to do one more. Haven't scanned or photographed anything, nor have I done any of the paperwork. That's another day of work. My deadline is December 1, and usually I would be done by now. I'm slipping, I tell ya!

Slow start this a.m. Did a little shopping online. I'm not a Black Friday shopper. No way. Makes me hate Christmas, the crowds, the craziness. So I relax at home, and shop online. I'm usually much farther ahead by now in terms of shopping. But it will get done. No need to stress. I should probably hit the LSS today. I'm sure I'll feel much better when I do! ;)

I hope you had a wonderful holiday. I have so much to be thankful for . . .

Monday, November 20, 2006

What? Another post?

Good news, and sad news. First the good. Created this layout for a contest that I lost, but still love it to pieces. My goofy, spirited girl. She brings me such joy. And my other girl is coming home for Thanksgiving tomorrow. I feel whole when both of my girls are with me. That's all.

And read something in our paper today that had me crying over dinner. See the article here.
I taught with Kathy when I was still teaching at the middle school. And her boys were her life. She spoke of both with such great love and admiration. And two years ago her oldest was in a car accident that took his life. And seeing this picture of her sitting at his grave . . . well. I don't even have the words. Hug your kids for me. And remember what is important. That's all I have for today.

Peace out.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Happy Sunday!

So this weekend so far has been a flurry of scrap activity. Thankfully mojo is alive and well. I put together and sent my application for the DT at Fancy Pants designs. Love this line. I have decided that manufacturer's DT's are for me. They fit my style and strengths. So wish me luck. I'll need it.

Made a quick layout this week for the Pub Calls manufacturer's album for Deja Views. See my entry here It was a quick layout, and those papers were perfect for the photos. I tried a little "non-perfect matching" using the green. Not sure if it worked or not.

Taught a class at my LSS yesterday using KI Memories. That was fun, of course. It was three Halloween pages.

Today will be a flurry of domestic activity. Laundry, grocery shopping. Cleaning the house. The good stuff. Also packing and sending my KMA and ProvoCraft projects for the month. I also got some cool goodies from Sassafras Lass, and hope to get some time to play with them today. Also need to start Christmas shopping. Seriously.

Have a great Sunday!

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Hey Peeps!

It's me again. Trying to catch up. Here is what is new with my small, boring life. Not that I would trade it for the world! Here is a photo of my girls. Haven't decided if it's the Christmas card photo or not. Just know I love them both beyond measure.

~Went to the Dr. on Wednesday. Just could not handle being sick for one more day. Found out I have a sinus infection. GOOD TIMES. But the Z-Pack is doing wonders.

~Parent-teacher conferences on Thursday. Long, but productive. Talked so much. lost my voice. Plus I was wiped out on Friday.

~Em and her friend Hilary came home for the night on Friday. It does my heart good knowing Emily is meeting such cool people. Nice to meet you, Hil! (And hoping that I'm remembering correctly that there is only one "l"). They went back to school for the football game. In the snow. Ah, to be young again! And Em, love you.

~Decided that I am "power cooking" Thanksgiving dinner this year. There is a place in town where you go and assemble the dinner. Turkey, stuffing, side dishes, pie . . . the whole nine yards. In three hours. No endless "to-do lists. No grocery shopping. No staying up all night with the dang bird. Just go in, make the meal, and leave. I'll let you know how it goes.

~Went scrap-shopping today. Got both new lines from BasicGrey, and the Christmas line from KI. Plus some Chatterbox. Spent way too much money, and did no scrapping. Waiting for my mojo to appear. Wish me luck.

~Had an "AHA" scrapping moment this week. You see, I was foolishly going to enter the CK HOF contest this year. I guess I wanted to do it because I need a challenge. Something to push me to the next level. Even joined a support group. I looked through the CK HOF Idea book from last year. Amazing work. Loved each and every layout. But that's not me. I am a "line" scrapper. In other words, my specialty is in using a line, and utilizing all aspects of that line. It's faster for me. I don't mix and match AT ALL. And that's what the HOF'ers do. My place is with a manufacturer. That's my "thang." No apologies, no self-deprecating talk. Just my reality. Good to discover.

~Musical moment-saw a show on CMT (and no, don't normally watch that) on Sugarland. I have liked a few of their songs, but I'm a little "iffy" on country. Sometimes I love it. Other times, not so much. But seeing them made a HUGE difference. So I downloaded the album for my IPod. Love it. The CD is called "Enjoy the Ride," and is amazing. Nice to have some new tunes.

So have a great weekend. Maybe I'll get some scrapping done tomorrow. (She says, hoping mojo pays a visit in the night!) Say Hi if you visit. You too, Em.