Friday, April 27, 2007

Fabulous Friday

Today was a day off from school. What a blessing. It is so hard this time of year to be a teacher. It's hard to keep the kids interested/motivated ... especially if you're not feeling that way yourself. I do love my kids though, and that gets me through.

Spent the day doing not much at all, and feel a smidge guilty about that. I did get two layouts done for Sassafras Lass, and that was fun. The papers and colors are so cheerful and happy. Got the new rub-ons, and they are AWESOME! Check them out. Seriously.

If you're the praying type, please send one up for my friend Mark. He is going through a pretty major health struggle right now, and it's got me down in the dumps. You take your health for granted, and one day, POOF. Major upset. I'll visit him in the hospital this weekend, and I know I'll feel better once I do.

Have a great weekend! And check out my Photo Blogfor the cutest little puppy ever.

Peace out!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Take me out to the . . .

ballgame! We have a new ball diamond for a minor league team called the Loons, and today Bill suggested we go see a game. After all of the sickies in our house, it sounded like a great idea. It was a beautiful day, and I have a farmer's tan like you wouldn't believe. The Loons won, and here is Miss J with the Mascot.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Another day in paradise!

Long week. Jenna is SICK with allergies. Really bad. Even had her to the Dr. to check her ears, which are mercifully clear. So far. TO make it just that much more special, I got sick too. Will the fun never end? It's just pesky, really. I'm not that bad.

Jenna started soccer this week. Sick and all. Poor kid hasn't the faintest idea how to play, but you've got to start somewhere, right? Her coach is so patient. Saint, I tell you! I'm happy it's going to be a good experience for her.

Went to visit Em last night at school. Took a load home from her dorm, as she starts to prepare for finals. We took her out to dinner, and did a little shopping. We also drove by the house she will live in next year. It was so nice to see her. Another few weeks, and she'll be home!

Finished some deadlines, and scrapped for some calls today. Not my best work, but forward movement. That's a good thing, no? Also got the full version of Photoshop, and have been reading up on how to use it. See my photography blog for a quick picture.

Beautiful weather. Finally. Maybe spring is here after all!

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Get your head in the game!

Went to MHS's production of High School Musical. I knew so many of the actors/actresses in this play from teaching, and I was so incredibly PROUD of my kids. You know, high school students get a lot of bad press. We don;t spend nearly enough time talking about all that they do right. And seeing the talent, the poise, the pride that these kids have in this production . . . well, it's why I teach. I call myself lucky to have the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people through my job. Blessed, really. Jenna was so geeked that she knew some of the actors/actresses. It was magical. Go see a high school drama production next chance you get. You'll see the good in today's kids. I promise you.

Taught at my LSS today. They were having a birthday bash, and I did 3 hours of make & takes. I am getting a cold, and by the time my three hours were up, I was exhausted. Too much so to shop. (GASP.) I have some DT deadlines to meet, and hope that I can get them done tomorrow, as well as go to a birthday party for my sister, dad, and BIL. It's been a busy weekend!

Hope y'all have a wonderful weekend. And don't be freaked out by the picture of J. It's a funny one, no?

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Snow? Again?

You have got to be kidding me. We are under a winter storm warning. In April. If I have ever wanted the aid of some mood altering drugs, (think valium), it would be NOW. UGLY weather, to be sure. And it looks like this cold snap will be hanging on until the end of April. Good times. Here is a quick shot out the front door taken after school. And I do mean quick, because DANGIT, it's cold!

The photo was taken with my new lens to replace the kit lens I broke while on vacation. It s a Canon 28-105. We'll see if I like it! I also ordered the full-blown version of Photoshop today. I want to utilize actions, and with my new computer I feel it's time to fill it up with more stuff! LOL!

In the scrapping world, no time lately. I have deadlines, and will need to work hard this weekend, but for now, no mo. I did get an email requesting a layout for Simple Scrapbooks magazine. That's a first for me! And I'm thrilled!

Hope you're having a warm Wednesday. Hope we get one soon.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Easter!

We had a great Easter today at my mom's house. I feel so fortunate that my family is all in town, and we were all together except for my nephew who had to work today. Jen was into giving Emily "bunny ears" for pictures, and here is Em getting her back. Hope you had a great Easter as well. Now back to the grindstone!

Friday, April 06, 2007

My Girl

Is home for Easter. Every Thursday night Courtney, Em's friend from high school, comes over and watched Grey's with me. Last night Em made it too! And because we didn't have school today Jen stayed up as well. It was a total girls' night.

Today I took Jen to a coworker's house who has a huge egg hunt every Easter. 1000 eggs. I helped fill them on Wednesday night. I can't believe she has done it by herself in the past. What a job! And it SNOWED, so the hunt was done in the snow. Have I mentioned my hatred of the snow and cold? Serious loathing. That's all I'm sayin'.

Em and I went over some calculus when I got home. She has a pretty brutal schedule with math/bio as her major and minor. Poor girl! Seems all she does is study. She got her haircut today, and I managed to snap this picture of my beauty. She's such a good kid. I can't even tell you.

We all went out to dinner, Em's pick. We had fun. Miss J seems to be getting yet ANOTHER cold, so she's been a treat. A little touchy, a little mischievious. Tonight when EM went out with her friends, Jen cried. She hates to see Em leave now. Poor babe.

Worked a bit on a deadline. I'm working ahead, thank goodness, because the mojo is a no-go. WOW. I hope I snap out of this soon!

Have a great Friday!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

A Rainy Tuesday

And I'm home for the day. Jenna's caregiver needed the day off, and I have some personal days to burn by the end of the school year. The closer we get to the end, the harder it is to take time off. So here I sit. Got up at my normal time, printed pictures, and did two layouts. Now what? Here I sit, with nothing to do. Laundry is done, did the grocery shopping. Don't have a good book to read. Too yucky to play outside. Can you say BORED? Jenna is coughing again, and just hanging out coloring. Good times.

So these are the two layouts I did with the new papers from Sassafras Lass. It was fun to scrap again, but I'm waiting for a burst of mojo to hit. Any time. So if you see it, send it my way!

I'm out.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Butterflies again!

It was amazingly warm today. So off we went to Dow Gardens to see the butterflies. The building was so hot, I was having Florida flashbacks. WOWSA. So we didn't spend a ton of time in there. There were so many butterflies compared to two weeks ago, and the flowers in the gardens were really starting to bloom! There were some ducks hanging out in the water, and we sat and watched them for quite a while. Maybe Michigan isn't so bad after all!