Sunday, November 30, 2008



This little family is what I am most thankful for.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Kitties Pictures, Images and Photos

I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving. I have to admit that this one is a little tough for me. It's hard to think that last year, My Mom, Kathy, My Dad, and the rest of the family were all together. Now, 2 of those people are gone, suddenly, with in the year. It has been very hard to be thankful. I was able to come up with a couple of thngs, though, which shows that no matter how bleak things look, there is always light at the end of the tunnel.

I am thankful for the good health of my family. Aside from some aches and pains, everyone remaining seems to be in good shape. I am thankful for my friends and family who put up with me during the year. I slip in and out of depression and they still understand. (Or pretend, I don't know, LOL) I am thankful for the upcoming birth of my granddaughter. This has been the one thing that has pulled me through these dark days. The promise of a new life. And I am thankful for the internet. I have found a place to put my feelings, share my outlook on art, and found some friends who understand the ups and downs of trying to be a better person.

All in all, things aren't so bad. Different, but not bad.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

catching up

This beautiful young woman is my DIL. And that beautiful tummy is my granddaughter. Kimberly thinks she looks fat. She is 5 months pregnant, and my thigh is fatter than her whole stomach. Now I realize it is natural for women to think they're fat when they are pregnant, but COME ON!!! My son is on pins and needles cause of the mood swings, and I just keep telling him to be nice. Lie once in a while. And under no circumstances fall prey to the "I won't get mad if you tell me the truth" speech. HAHA.



Here is my latest layout. This picture of my Mom was taken at my cousin's wedding, and I think it really is a good picture. Very realistic. The sticker says "The only love you keep is the love you give away" I like that because it was so her. She was always more concerned with other people than herself. Even to the end.


Yesterday was the 2 year anniversary of Denise's death. I tried to do a page for her, but I just can't. I just can't make myself do it. I am full of ideas and have the pictures, but just can't put it all together. Maybe someday.
Thursday was the service for my friend, Kathy. It was very nice, a lot of people showed up. Kathy was a very friendly person. We would be in a restaraunt and she would just start a conversation out of the blue with the table next to us. I will miss her alot.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Sunday, Sunday...

Well, So Cal is on fire again. It happens every year around this time, high temps, low humidity and those aweful Santa Ana winds. I was supposed to go see my Dad in Fullerton today, but the freeway is shut down cause the cities in between us are on fire. Chino Hills, Anahiem Hills, Diamond Bar, Corona. The freeway cuts right in the iddle of these hills. We should be OK. He is way to the west of the fires and we are to the east.

Tonight we are goning to have my late birthday party at Dave and Buster's. We couldn't have it on my birthday cause my face was swollen to about 3 times it size because of an allergic reaction to some antibiotics. I am looking forward to it. I get to see some old friends from my other store and a chance to just relax is always welcome. I should have some pics to post too.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

My guardian angels

These are my guardian angels. They are Kathy, my Mom, and Denise. Kathy went to join them today. She lost her fight with lung cancer. I have lost all three of these precious souls in the span of less than 2 years. I am so sad that they are not here to be a part of my everyday life, but I am hugely grateful that I was blessed with their pressence for as long as I was. May they rest in peace.

Sunday, November 09, 2008















So my order from Tallyscrapper came in yesterday and these are some of the totally cool papers I got. I love, love, love the peacock one in paticular, but I think they are all really good. Now, to get back in the swing of things abd actually do some scrapbooking. I did decide though, that I need to cool it on buying stuff and use up some of the things I already have. When the paper came today, I did not look at the ads, cause I don't want to know what new things are on sale at Michael's, LOL.




Anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE Johnny Cash. My Neice found this shirt for her baby, Maddie, and I had to scrap it. I really liked the way it turned out. The only thing I would have done different was put her name in white letters, but I don't have any. I'm not even sure they make white letters, LOL.

So today is the last day of my little vaycay, and I am very sad. 4 days was not enough!!! I need to save some vacation days for March, when the baby is born, so I will have to live with it for now. I think in March I'm gonna take off 2 weeks. Here's to hoping my sanity lasts till then, LOL.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

President Obama


I am very happy with this turn of events. I think the country needs a change of pace and I think Obama is the man for the job. Not to mention the fact that America has finally grown up and proved that there really is equality for all. I am VERY proud to be an AMERICAN.
(I realize that there are some who are not as pleased as I. Please, if you can not say something nice, keep it to yourself...)