Thursday, October 25, 2007


I went scrapbook shopping today. I did not NEED anything, but I love new papers and looks so of course I bought stuff. This paper and embellishments is from the Bohemia line of papers. I find myself drawn to the unusual.

This is the noteworthy line from Making memories. I love the ledger look of the paper and the circle paper. I can't wait to get started on a project with this stuff.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007


So. CAL. is on fire. This picture was taken in Running Springs, Ca., one of the fires close to me. In Riverside, where we live, we are pretty safe, but where I work in Colton is full of smoke and ash. They closed the college across the street from work today at 4 and they'll be closed tomorrow too. Prayers to all, and for a safe night and speedy containment.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

So you think you can dance?

I admit I get inspiration from weird places. Milk ads, Angelina Jolie, and now silly reality tv shows. I am flipping channels right now and come across this show, "So you think you can dance?" on MTV. It is the elimination part. The judge asks a contestent who is on the block how much effort did he put into his solo. The contestant answers zero. The judge tells him to step back and the audience boos. The judge turns around and looks at the audience and says how can you boo? This man is fighting for his life on this show and put ZERO effort into his solo. A man fighting for his life can not put in ZERO effort and expect positive results. When you are fighting for your life you practice and work and endure until you are safe. Needless to say, he was booted off the show.

So how much work did I put into eating healthy and changing my self-loathing issues this week? ZERO!! I did nothing to instill some positive changes, did nothing to promote good eating, did nothing to prepare for emergency situations, did no exercise, nothing. How can I expect life changes if I put ZERO effort into making the changes?

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


These are the layouts I did for my son's scrapbook while I was sick. The first one is us in the hospital. 1985. I was 19. Boy, was I young!! He is 2 days old. I had to have a c-section and was given general anestetic (sp?) so the first day I was out!!
The second page is our first day home. He is now 6 days old. We were in the hospital 5 days cause of the c-section.
The third page is my hubby and my son on his first Father's Day, 1985. We went to Redondo Beach, Calif. We love Redondo. It has a pier, shops, places to eat, and if you want you can go into the sand and water. (I do not like sand, so I stay on the pier, LOL)

On the diet front, I have been able to keep some solid food down the last couple of days. I haven't really had to watch what I'm eating, I'm sticking to eggs and cereal for right now. On a side note, do not, I repeat, DO NOT buy the mini dark chocolate mint 3 musketeers. These things are HEAVEN and can not be eaten in a rational manner. Oh, to be normal and not eat a whole bag of candy at once.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Lazy Sunday

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Yes, I am still alive. I have been sick though. Some kind of stomach virus. I could not hold down anything!! I have lost 5 more pounds. Not the kind of diet I recomend though.

Today I took it easy. Tomorrow it is back to work. I did get in some scrapbooking, I'll post some pics later. I am doing a book for my son. From birth to new apartment.

That's all for now. I'll post more tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

busy weekend

Well, this weekend was very busy. Saturday my one and only son moved into his own place with his girlfriend.
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It is a very cute 2 bedroom apartment 10 minutes from my house. I like that. It has been very weird having him as a *guest*. I am sad, but I like his girlfriend a lot, she is very sweet and they seem to care about each other very much. One of my biggest fears was my son finding someone I didn't like. LOL!!

Sunday was my birthday. 42 years old. How did that happen??? I remember when 35 seemed ancient!! I received 2 gift cards, one for Barnes and Noble and one for Joanne's. My 2 favorite places in the world!! Do they know me or what? I thought it would be very adult of me to come up with some goals for next year, something to work towards, but all I can come up with is 2 things: to love your friends and family and let them know you love them. You never know when you will see them for the last time. My other goal is to be happy with myself. I am very hard on myself. I need to relax and savor the small things. In other words, "Don't worry, be happy." (Thanks Denise, I know you inspired this. I love you.)