Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
1.One of my worst pet peeves is being late!! Can't stand it!!
2.When I put on my mascara, I almost always sneeze. Not sure why, I think it may have something to do with opening my eyes wide. Whatever the reason, it is most inconvient when balck mascara is combined with the violence of a sneeze, sheesh.
3.I LOVE anything chocolate. ANYTHING!!
4.I can bend over with my feet together, and legs completely straight, and put my hands flat on the floor. Not as easy as it sounds. Try it, but make sure your flexibilty is in well check.
5.I HATE doing dishes but LOVE to vaccuum.
6.My favorite color is green. I tend to think this has something to do with the color of $.
and #7.I can't grow a plant or keep it alive to save my life, unless.....it's a violet. I don't know why, but I have exceptionally beautiful violets ( currently six of them) that bloom on a regular basis and are huge! Everyone says they are a very hard flower to grow, but they must like me.
So know I must tag someone else. So, I think I will choose.....
Can't wait to read her answers. She is incredibly talented!!
On the job front...an update...I finished orientation today, woohoo!! Start working on Saturday. I am so excited!! I will keep you up to date, but O am feeling really good about this job!!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
This is probably one of my favorites, as if I could have just one....as if...
he's trying to be serious here, but you'll see this is going to change....
you can see with this big smile, he's relaxing...and that means....
yep, here come some true boy poses....wouldn't be Ross if there weren't some silly ones.
and another one....
we'll end it with this cute cheesy smile. I have more, but I won't make you oohhh and awww any more than needed in one day. But he is pretty darn handsome, huh????
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
My interview is on Thursday!!! I am SO ready to get back into building my retirement and getting back out in the work force. I will be doing what I was doing before I quit work to stay home and raise Ross, only with a better company! I LOVED my job at Winn Dixie, but the company slowly went down hill and has some restructuring issues and such, so I am moving on to bigger and BETTER!!! I enjoy working in customer service and working with people. I am nervous and excited all at the same time!!
I am a hunting widow again this weekend, which I am NOT complaining about, LOL. I enjoy the short time to myself. I can get so much more accomplished when my boys are gone. I always look forward to the minute they come home, but I take my time alone as a blessing! Here is a photo of the deer SL got a couple weeks ago. A ten point!
He will be on our wall. Not sure if I am excited about this, but it was important to him. So we'll have him in about six months from the taxidermist.
I hope you are all having a great weekend! Mine seems to be shaping into an exceptional one!!!!!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
This has got to be the cutest robot around! Ross was Wall-E for Halloween and this was a special day because it's the first time he got to dress up and go trick-or-treating. He was SO excited and So tired by the end of the night, LOL! But he was so stinkin' cute and has the Wall-E voice nailed!!
His treat bag was actually a small cooler and if you have seen the movie it makes sense. That is what Wall-E carries. We even put the B-N-L logo on it (AC Thickers and my QK cookie cutters for the circle). It was a great day and even though he got a little spooked we all slept well.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
So this is what I found when I opened my Google Reader yesterday...Is that not some of the yummiest scrappin' goodies you have EVER seen. Chatterbox is doing this HUGE kit for Sam's and I am so gonna have one even if I have to stalk my Sam's club for the next month. And if I am lucky enough to win one, I am gonna buy another one and give it to my mommy. Or better yet, I'll buy a whole bunch and give them to all my scrappin' pals for Christmas presents. That way I'd be helping out my favorite company at the same time. Sounds like a plan to me.
Go and see all the yumminess at Melody's blog and if you really love me, leave my name in the comments and maybe, just maybe I will one. And if I win one, and you are a scrappin buddy, you're gonna get one for Christmas. Yes that is bribery....bwahahahahha!!!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The tooth fairy, of course! Ross lost his top front tooth and he is THE cutest thing EVER!! And I'll think you'll agree that the freckles add to his charm. Sigh. But after seeing these photos, I realize even more how much of his "little" boy features are being replaced by his handsome Young man features. Where does the time go? I remember hearing grown ups always saying how time flies, and now I see it for myself. I remember him hiccuping in my tummy like yesterday. Sheesh. Maybe the next tooth he loses, I'll leave a note for the tooth fairy to give to Father Time and ask him to please slow it down, just a tad. Good grief!!
Well, I didn't make it to round 5 at Bad Girls TD. But I am SO proud that I made it through 4 rounds in my first attempt! And I had so much fun and learned A LOT. So look out, girls. I'll be back next year.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Hope I make it to the next round! I'm a bit nervous about this week. It's getting crazy in the class now that we are getting near the end. Come see the amazing gallery at Bad Girls and get inspired!!!
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
And now of my favorite LO's EVER!! I did this page for Class #3 for Bad Girls Top Designer! It was fabulously taught by Miss Sri and she gave us the best instructions for a "less is more" approach for a great way to express SO much with SO little. I am SO happy with the way this page turned out!!! I have never scrapped this photo even though I love it so much because I wanted the LO to be perfect. And after reading Sri's guidelines, I immediately knew I wanted to use this picture and had a visual concept in mind right away. I just love the end result. It portrays exactly how I feel about my honey when I look at this picture!!
You should really hop on over and check out the gallery and pour over the amazing work there!! There is some amazing pages for this assignment and I pray that I did the teacher proud!! Cross your fingers for me and hope I make it to round 4!!!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Class one over at Bad Girls for Top Designer was assigned by THE very talented Miss Cari Fennel. I love this class~LOVED it!!! The assignment was layering perspectives and it was so much fun. This is my LO. I adore these photos of Ross. He was so amazed by the little snails in our backyard. I treasure this sense of wonder in small children and was fortunate enough to capture this moment. Cari gave us great instruction and set us off to our homework. I absolutly LOVEd this assignment and couldn't be happier with my work.
If you missed signing up for design school, atleast come over to Bad Girls where you can join in to get some great instruction from the uber talented Design Team. School is in session, WOOHOO!!
Monday, August 25, 2008
WallE and Eva (Ross named them). Our baby gerbils. When Ross' gerbil died we took two young gerbils from the pre-school teacher over the summer. They were SUPPOSED to be two GIRLS, but ahem, they obviously are NOT! They had four babies a month and a half later and only two survived. The small one is a little boy, WallE and the larger one is the girl, Eva. They are SO stinkin' cute! We have decided to keep them. One with the momma and one with the daddy. They are so loving and social, that I felt bad thinking we had to break them up. So now they will both have a baby to live with. And hopefully the method we used to sex them early is foolproof.... sigh. But they are cute!!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
We had a great week this week. Ross' first week back to school was a good one. We all really like his teacher this year. He made a 102% on his first spelling test, WOOHOO! He is finding out quick that second grade is ALL about work and more work. Lots more studying and tests. Starting this coming week, he will be carpooling with his kindergarten teacher. It was a huge blessing that she offered us this chance. We will not only save some money in gas, but it will give Ross some more incentive to be more independent (he needs this badly) and will be fantastic when I go back to work. HUGE blessing.
Let's see, Tropical Storm Fay was a dud(thankfully) as it came ashore. We hardly got a drop of rain UNTIL the following FIVE days! Sheesh. Never seen a storm linger so long. We had no flooding (again, thankfully) and just a bit breezy.
I actually got to scrap a bit and am itching to get back out to my desk and create. I think I am going to start working on playing around with cardmaking a bit. Just to challenge myself some. Get outside of my comfort zone and push the mojo. I need to start playing with my Bad Girls August kit as well. I have a picture from vacation that I want to get scrapped with some of the yummy stuff in my kit. Perfect colors.
Hope you all have a great week. I plan to try and update more now that life is getting back in the groove. NEED that groove!!
Friday, August 22, 2008
to actually "create". It's been to long since I have been able to sit at my desk and COMPLETE a layout. But I did today and it felt so good! I love this picture of Ross. The look is SO him. And the little one of his silly self. That's my boy.
Thank you to my pal Renee for giving me a cute little award for my blog! She is so sweet. If you haven't went and checked her blog out, please do. She is very talented and you will get a good laugh for sure!
Monday, August 11, 2008
The same week, as they tried to get arrangements made and things sorted out with his death (we were working back at the marina just to help any way we could so that their family could be together), our nephew who had the surgery had some serious complications and set backs from his original surgery. He was rushed back to Tampa and is doing okay now, but is now going to have to have some more surgery. They feel that the stress and shock of his brother's death played a big role in the complications.
So, we have just been helping where we are needed. There has been some family bickering amongst a few of my in-laws which I'm sure has a lot to do with the stress. Just a shame that everyone can't come together at such a hard time.
We decided to cancel our vacation to the Keys. So many factors played into that decision, but I feel it was the right one. We did take Ross to Sea World and Busch Gardens this past week. We felt that it was unfair to him that we were unable to spend as much time as we would have liked with him over the summer. It has been hard on everyone. But we had a fantastic time and it was worth the five days away from home and stress. We are all refreshed and ready for school to start and Sylvester will be back to work next week.
I am so not good with chaos. I love my routine and stability. But I will soon have more time to myself and back where I need to be. I plan to start work after Ross gets settled into school. I am so looking forward to going back to work. Love working with the public. I'll fill ya in more on that later. This post is plenty long enough.
I'll post some photos of our vacation on my next post. I plan to be able to start posting regulary now that I can breathe some. Then again, life takes things where it wants and I'm hoping it's not back down the road of chaos!!
Friday, August 1, 2008
I'll post with all the details soon. Just wanted all my bloggin' pals to know I'm still alive and kickin'!!!
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I did this page for the Bad Girls birthday scraplift challenge. I had SO much fun doing this page. I have had so many people love this picture of me, I think I'm going to use it for my avatar. And hey, I think I actually look a bit skinnier, so yeah, I'm all over that,bwahahahaha!!
Speaking of which, my weight loss is kinda at a standstill right now. I haven't been able to work in my exercise anyhwhere in the midst of all my hectic crazy days, so I can't wait to get back on track. I am such a creature of habit.
I went and seen Menopause~the musical with my mom, and pals Lynn and Ann on Sunday, and had the BEST time!! We laughed for a solid hour and a half. I recommend it to anyone!! Made for a great girls day out too. I think we are gonna make it a priority to make this a regular thing to get together. We have SO much fun together. I love that we can just be ourselves and not have to feel like you're having to be fake or act like someone you're not. KWIM? Just having a great time together and loving the company.
Well, I need to go put up my VERY swollen feet. Working 10 to 12 hours in the heat is taking a toll on me. I am one tired chickie at the end of the day. Hope all is well with my blogging pals.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I missed my weigh in last night~sigh~but I know that I am probably the same as last week. If there was a loss it was ounces. I know I haven't gained, but my losses are SLOWING way down~sigh~and I need them to get kicked in gear and maybe the rest will follow. Waiting in sheer anxiety to hear about a design team call that I have tried for~sigh~and I really FEEL like creating, but I go to my desk and then look at stuff and walk away~sigh~.
So, here's hoping tomorrow is a much more productive day. It will be starting with my 7am walk, so maybe~just maybe~it will start off GOOD!!!!
Thanks for reading my uneventful post and I promise the next will be MUCH better!!!!!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
1.Ten years ago.
I worked as a directs receiving manager at Winn Dixie. (loved this job~gave it up to stay home with my son~best decision I ever made)
2.Five things on today’s “to do list”
Go get a new battery for my van. Do the dishes. Do laundry. Make two cards. Work with my Bad Girls kit.
3.Snacks I enjoy
Sugar -free jello pudding,WW yogurt, chips and salsa, All-Bran crackers w/Laughing Cow cheese, most fruit
4.Things I would do if I was a millionaire
Sheesh, this could be a lonnnnng answer, but I would invest a big part of it to make sure we could live off the interest and never have to work again. I would buy a new house w/ a scrapbook wing. I would make sure my mom had everything she ever wanted for all the stuff she gave up to raise me and my siblings. Make sure my son would be set for life-although it would be a trust as I believe he should know the value of working for things. I'll stop here.
5.Places I have lived
Illinois ~ MANY places in Arkansas ~ Florida
So that's it. Not to painful. Now I have to tag four others, so let's see. I tag..
Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post the player then tags 4 people and posts their names with links to their blog, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment letting them know that they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog.Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answers.
Thanks, again Renee!!
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Friday, June 20, 2008
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Don't you agree????
So weigh in was good. Lost another 1.4 this week. Should hit the 45lb mark next week!! I am seeing my goal now. Doesn't seem so far away. Just seems slow getting there at times.
I want to congratulate my pal, Lynn, for reaching a big milestone w/WW. She hit her 10% goal!!!!!!! Woohoo, chickie!! YOU rock that scale you big loser, bwahahahahaa! Love ya!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
walking with my friend, Ann, on Sunday, she mentioned her birthday was today. And I wanted to give her something special. So, I remembered she had emailed me some pictures of her beautiful new grand-daughter, Victoria. I decided I would make her a quick little brag book with the pictures. I hope I did such a beautiful baby justice and the book is pretty enough to show her. She is the cutest little girl. I'm happy with the book for doing it quickly. I'm pretty sure Ann liked it,hahahaha. She was a bit surprised and delighted. I'm gonna turn her into a srapbooker yet.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saturday, June 7, 2008
We're still debating what we're going to do for our family vaca. We have a cabin reserved for August in the Keys to go lobstering, but we are seriously considering getting our money back because of the price of gas. We just figure we could make some really nice memories for the $ we'd be filling up the boat and truck with. I am still voting for the Keys. I've been looking forward to it. But, reality bites. Gas is ridiculous. We're not making any hasty decisions. We have plenty of time to decide. I'm crossing my fingers for the Keys.
I think I'm going to stay up and scrap tonight. I feel a bit of my mojo. I have a LO started I need to finish and move on. My blogging pal Renee has a fun challenge goin' on and I think I may join in. Go check it out here http://reneelamb.wordpress.com/.
Hope you have a happy weekend. Make it a scrappy one!
Monday, June 2, 2008
Woo flippin' hoo!!!!!!!!!!!! I just know it's gonna be another great week!! My new challenge is to be at 55 lost by the end of June. I can do it.
I CAN DO IT!!!!! There's no stopping me. That drive and will power has kicked in and I feel it going into over drive! I CAN DO IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
What a great day! I caught an elusive trapon! Perfect day. Beautiful weather. Seas were calm. No sharks in sight. Lots of tarpon~not many hungry ones. Mine wasn't that big~ only about 90lbs. But it was a blast!!! Thank you to my hubby for a great day! Now I just want to catch a bigger one...wahhahahahhaaaa
Friday, May 23, 2008
I've been thinking about people who have been in my life, a lot lately, too. Some have come and some have gone. Sometimes I think I try to hard to be nice to people. I think there are people that just don't want anyone to care about them. I guess because people like that really don't care much about themselves. I've been thinking why are they like this? Why can't people just be nice? Is is such a hard thing? Apparently it is for some. These type of people seem to latch on to anything that comes along and go for the ride until they're through using them and discard them like anything except another human being who has feelings. I just don't get it. It really bugs me and I can't seem to let it go.
And then there are those people that I know God put in my life as a true friend. Someone that you just know wouldn't hate you if you made a mistake or couldn't ever forgive you. The kind that doesn't judge you. A TRUE friend would never hold things over your head or take something you've said and put it into context that suited them. You could have them over at your house without feeling they were better than you and find faults. That realize we are all different. They would take an apology as just that. Not condemn you for being imperfect. I have been blessed with a friend like that and it's been so long to have someone I feel like I can really trust. It's such a good feeling. Sometimes the person you think is your friend isn't and the one who may have been off in the background is who God has put in your life instead.
Well, I've probably rambled enough. People just never seem to amaze me. Wouldn't this world be so much better if people quit making excuses and just did what was right? Now thats something to think about.
Monday, May 19, 2008
This week is going to be a BIG loss. I can feel it. Wanna hold me to it? Kay. I'm game. I will have my biggest loss yet this coming week. That means I have to lose 4lbs. which is my biggest loss as of now. I'm gonna do it. I can feel it!!!
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
I did this LO for Prima's May skecth. I love the Dude collection. So bright and fun. The sun is created with Prima flowers. My guys love the boat. And all the things summer brings.
Tarpon have started running and I'm also looking forward to catching one this year. Seems like every time I was able to go last year, something came up. Don't have a pesky work schedule this year so hopefully I'll have more chances.
Have to get little man to school. I'll post some more tomorrow. My mojo is flowing so I hope to post more pics! Have a blessed day!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So thankful for the 36.5 lbs i have lost. SO thankful. But with SO much more to lose, I must increase my weekly losses. Hello exercise, you are becoming my new inner voice. I have to do more!!!
Wish me luck! I CAN do this!!! Have a fantastic week! Hope you achieve all your goals for the week.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I also made her a frame with a pic of her and I that my aunt took while she was here. I hand wrote the quote-A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unecessary. She cried over that too. Love that. Love that she loved them so much.
I hope you had a great day and remember to call your mom if you haven't already!!!