Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Having a sister is a very good thing...

I haven't seen my sister since Christmas Day. We have spoken many times since then - via cell phone, email, what have you - but we have not spent any time together since December.

Today, we had a "Sister" day. On a whim, I suggested we try out the card making class being held today at Right at Home Scrapbooking. Amazingly, both of us had the day free. This doesn't happen often. More often than not, we try plan our days out together weeks in advance, but not this time! We heard about the class about a week or so ago, and somehow we were able to make it happen (thanks God!)

We met at the store at 10 a.m. and got to work. We made five adorable cards - not sure if I can post them since they are copies of the instructor's work. We both learned some cool new techniques. Can I just say that heat embossing is the bomb? What fun that was!

After class, we headed to Quan's Kitchen for some yummy Chinese food and even better conversation. I really enjoy hanging with my sis.

To top it all off, we headed to JoAnn Fabric after lunch. The JoAnn Fabric store in N. Attleborough is huge! It puts the Swansea store to shame. There was so much to see and most everything was on sale. And yes, I bought some stuff. But I needed it. Really. And my sister needed all the stuff she bought too. Really.

After dropping my sis off at home, it was time to head back to my crew who was eagerly awaiting my arrival. A trip to the mall was in order, so back out we went.

It's been a long day, but a very good one.

Thanks for hangin' with me today, sis! Love ya.

Monday, February 16, 2009

As promised

As promised back on February 4, here are some pics of the pages I have done. So far this year, I have done 16 layouts. Not great, but not bad either.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Day Off

I have today off from work. I don't know what to do with myself. I think I will use the time to indulge in my hobby. Several hours of uninterrupted quiet - it's like a dream come true.

Hopefully, I will not squander the day away surfing the net or gasp! doing something responsible like housework. Heaven knows the housework will still be there ready and waiting regardless. I hope to post some of my creations later today - putting this in writing will "force" me to follow through.

Wish me luck.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Procrastination...... oh, oh, oh, oh

It's a well-known word in my house. It seems everyone in my house is afflicted with hit, and I hate it. It is incredibly frustrating. Particularly when it involves a certain man-child who shall remain nameless who absolutely positively will wait to the last possible instant to do anything. Eat. Get Dressed. Brush his hair. Get in the car (because we ARE leaving with or without you). Do his homework. Go to bed.

As I write this, it has taken a certain man-child nearly two hours to get about five lines written on the project that is due on Tuesday. That's an average of what... 2.5 lines per hour? Lord have mercy, it's going to be a long day at this rate.

I am also a procrastinator, but that is because I actually prefer to work under pressure. I work best with a deadline. I like the adrenaline rush of having to get something done RIGHT NOW. Or does that make me compulsive?

Anyway, I am trying so very hard to be patient with my son. I have to be because I am much like he is. I have learned, though, that it is often best to just get the dreaded chore over with so you can move on to the things you really want to do. In his case, he wants to shoot "Nazi zombies" on X-Box live. Me, I want to go read a book or play with paper. Alas, neither of us is going to do what we really want to do if he doesn't focus. And, no, it isn't ADD. He just doesn't want to. He needs to write his paper; I need to hover and prod him along. Seriously, it won't get done otherwise.

Pray I keep my patience!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friends Old and New

I have recently joined Facebook and am totally loving getting in touch with people from my past. Some of them I literally have not seen or spoken to in over a decade - and I'm not that old so that's saying something.

The beauty of Facebook is that you can pick and choose those people from your past that you want to rekindle a friendship with. It's very cool.

I like being able to shout out a quick "hi" to my friends. It's so easy to stay in touch - not as personal as a phone call, but who has time for that?

I've "found" people I went to youth group with and my best friend from high school (Hi Becky). My girlfriends from church are on there and it's really nice to keep up with what's going on with them throughout the day via quick blurbs on facebook. Girlfriends, you know who you are. And Lou, it's way cool to be able to chat with you on Facebook instead of the once or twice yearly "hey how you doing - my car needs an oil change."

So, who have you caught up with recently that you haven't seen, talked to, or even thought about in years?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cookie, Cookie, Cookie, starts with "C"

I was "tagged" by my friend Kay to name 10 things that start with whatever letter she assigns me. I got "C". Are there even 10 things that start with c?

Ok, here goes, in no particular order, mind you:

1. Cookies. I'm a big fan of homemade cookies, particularly chocolate chip, but I only indulge every so often, like at Christmas time.

ooh, look, lots of great c words in that first sentence!

2. Chocolate. Chocolate chips, chocolate bars, chocolate ice cream, chocolate as a drink. Yep, I like chocolate. Dark please. None of that milk chocolate stuff. It's just not right.

3. Christmas. It's my all-time favorite holiday.

4. Cricut. It's my die-cutting machine for scrapbooking. I use it a lot. The kids use it a lot.

5. Clementines. I'm not a big fan of fruit in general, but I do like clementines.

6. Cheese. why does my list include almost all food items?

7. Children. Of the older variety, like teens.

8. Church. I love my church and I love serving there. It's awesome!

9. Creating scrapbook pages and cards.

10. Cookie Monster. Love the cookie monster. They never should have replaced him with the Veggie Monster. That's just wrong. w.r.o.n.g.

If you want to play, leave a comment and I'll assign you a letter. No fair picking your own.