Thursday, February 28, 2008

I can't think of a title....


This is my layout of Joanna from her baby shower. I have been working on her scrapbook and really liked the way this one turned out.
My frame of mind hasn't really improved much since monday. I did tell my boss I needed the rest of the week off. So I don't go back in till Monday. I am just in one of those funks I guess. Yesterday I shopped. Today I am going to attempt to clean the kitchen and the bedroom. Tomorrow my cousin and I are going to a craft show and then I'll probably go see me parents in the evening. Sat. and Sun. I don't know yet. Probably finish Eat Love Pray and then get started on Does This Clutter Make My Butt Look Big? by Peter Walsh. There has been a lot of chatter on the blogs about the connection between clutter and fat. It makes sense to me. I know if my kitchen were in better shape I'd be more inclined to *make* dinner instead of snacking.
Off to clean something...wish me luck.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Manic Monday

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I started reading this last night and I am jealous. I want to have this kind of adventure. The writer goes and spends 4 months in Italy, 4 months in India, and 4 months in Indonesia. I have just started it, but I can tell it's gonna be very enlightning for me.
Is it possible that I'm having some kind of mid-life crisis? I mean, I don't have this crazy urge to buy a red sports car, or trade in my hubby for a 20 something stud, or buy hair plugs, but something is definetly off kilter. I am restless, i feel like I should be on the edge of this great ephiphany in my life or some religous clarity should be hitting me right between the eyes but nothing is happening.
I feel like I am wasting my life. These are the things I am thinking right now:
1-I hate my job right now.
2-I am not liking hubby very much right now.
3- I feel tied down to my life.
4- I feel guilty for not being there more for my parents.
5- I feel guilty for not being there for my friends.
6- I wish I could get in my car and drive away and not worry about the consequences.
7- I feel that at this point in my life, I should be able to make decisions based on my wants and needs and not because it is safe or it's expected or it's not realistic.

I AM TIRED. I AM EXHUASTED. I AM TIRED OF NOBODY EVER THINKING ABOUT WHAT I NEED.

I need hair plugs!!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

15 years


This is Stefanie and me at the awards lunch today for Baker's. Stef is my long lost *daughter*. I love this girl something fierce. She is one of the main reasons I hated leaving my old store.


These are some of the other reason I hated to go. This is Becky, Letty and Janelle. I hired and trained all these girls and they are some of the best workers I ever had.

I had a lot of fun at the lunch. Got to see the old employees and people I had worked with years ago.
Baker's isn't such a bad place.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I love you always forever...


This is my entry for scrapping the music this week. The song is I Love You Always Forever. My first thought was my son. Romantic love comes and goes, but the love of a mother for her child is always and forever. My life was completely changed the day he was born. The paper is Urban Lily, which I love but often don't know how to use it. The embellishments are Me and my BIG Ideas.

Life has been OK. My eating has been good except for today. What is with people who know you are trying to eat healthy and lose weight and they bring you doughnuts!!! Hubby knows that if there are doughnuts in this house, I will find them. He comes home from work today cause it is raining, and has a dozen doughnuts and hot chocolate. This is my kryptonite. He is the number one person telling me how great it would be for me to lose weight, but he is also my number one sabotager. I don't get it. Long story short is I ate 2 doughnuts. And drank the hot chocolate. I have no will power.

Tomorrow is the awards lunch at work. I will receive a 15 year award. The prize is $1000.00 to take a trip somewhere. I have no idea where I want to go. Well, I'm lying. I want to take a cruise to Alaska, but #1- $1000.00 won't cut it, it would be a minimum of $1800.00 and #2- I am in no shape to take a cruise. I need to lose at least 50 lb. more. So, where can I go for $1000.00?
I can not believe I made it 15 years with this company. In general, it is an OK place to work, but lately, it has been hard. The company lost a key member of it's supervisor staff last year, and since then, it has been all down hill.
I want to take pics with my old crew, so tomorrow I'm sure I'll have something to post.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

All the Same


This is my entry for this weeks Scrapping the Music. The song is All the Same by Sick Puppies. The line "go ahead and tell me you'll never leave again" reminded me of my cat. Daisy is an indoor cat because she was de-clawed by her previous owner. She loves to look out the window and try to make an escape whenever she sees us coming to the door to open it. One night she was out all night, and I was a wreck!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

100 post!!

Wow, this is my 100th post. I feel like I should celebrate or something. It's hard to believe I could comeup with something to blog about 100 times!!
So first things first.

This is my entry for Scrapping the Music this week. The song is "World" by Five for Fighting. The girls are the daughters of a friend of mine. I had never heard this song before, but as I heard it I saw all this blues and reds and yellows kind of swirling around. I really like how it turned out.
****DISCLAIMER***
The following layout is just to document my vote on Super Tuesday and the historic nature of it...not a way to put my political opinion out there.

I also like the way this one came out. I am finding myself drawn to strong colors and patterns.

On the eating healthy front, I am doing well. I have stuck to vegetables and chicken and water for most meals, the soda consupmtion is way down, and I have found the 100 calorie snack packs are my new best friends. I will admit,however, that the cupcake ones are too tempting for me. I ate 2 packs in 12 hours yesterday and lets just say it's a good thing I'm off today. I can tell you how many holes are in my ceiling tiles in the restroom!!
My leg is getting better with the antibiotics, and I start wound care next week to help get rid of the biggest scab on my leg. The Dr. says we can probably avoid anymore scars if we are careful.
Well, I want to say thanks to the 2 or 3 people who read my blog. I hope I haven't bored you and here's to 100 more posts.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

LOL tuesday

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I LOVE this site!!! I laughed as soon as I saw this. I need to get my lazy cat to do something cute like this.

Saturday, February 02, 2008

Scrapping the Music


I found this cool site where there are scrap challenges using the lyrics of songs. I think this idea is very cool. This is my entry for "No One" by Alisha Keyes

I like those lines of the song and of course, thought of Denise, especially since Monday was her birthday. I do wish I could keep her here forever, but God had other plans. I know it doesn't stack up to the others in the challenge, but you gotta start somewhere, right?

Friday, February 01, 2008

remebering New Year's Resolution

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HA HA!!

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Well, I didn't have to stay in the hospital, YEAH!! The Dr. gave me a shot of antibiotics, 2 prescriptions, and 4 days off work. I could lie and say I'm bummed about being off, but I can't do that. I wish I wasn't in so much pain, so I could go do something fun, but I'm OK just laying here. On th good news front, I am down 15 Lb.!!!I am within spiting distance of being under 300 Lb. I can not remember the last time I was under 300Lb.

This is a layout of Madalyn and David. (Daddy) Expect to see a lot of these. I really like the way it turned out. I experimented some, and was pleased with the results. The paper is new from Making Memories called Chelsea's Place. I really like it. I am surprised at the types of paper I am drawn to. This seems very artsy To me. I got it at Michaels. I do not need anymore paper, but could not pass it up.