Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
so finally, after a chat with marie, i was "inspired" to do my christmas album. she said it..."why do we hoard the good stuff?" or something to that effect. and ya know, i'm thinking, why am i waiting for something "good" to do with my kits. i have at least 4 poppyink kits and one from tally. so, i did my tally kit-finally making our family christmas album AND low and behold, i have a "HOME" theme poppy kit that will go perfectly with my new loved maya road book from none other than DAWN!!! (thanks SS!!!)
i've started that but chipboard books are so long in the prep! it's okay, i enjoy it! oh yeah, check out my helper in the background... isn't he too cute? lol, i'm sure he's thinking: "crazy!" b
oh yeah, my LSS is having a huge sale today too. i said f it to my scrap diet--too much restriction in life isn't great. besides, 50-75% off clearance! what? it would have been wrong to pass on it... LOL! bought 23 dollars worth-not much but i like what i got. lot's of MME journaling cards and paper-wow... TM is finally buying/ordering boy things... how many times have i had to complain? LOL! but, i must tell ya! they white felt thickers for 1.99! wtf! but of course, the chic who orders at TM doesn't have great taste... so i only got one set. they never got orange or any other "cool" colors. i was telling carrie i should open a store around here since i consider both TM and SBB "beginner" stores. oh well... lol! i don't really want that type of responsibility! never! anywho... i spent 23 dollars on all this stuff! wow! there is a lot more ribbon than what shows in the pic as well as a thingy of chipboard. i mean, some of the crap they were selling-i seriously wonder who they were buying stuff for but some of the stuff was great!
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
there are three questions i need to answer... i'm toying with my answer for the first one.
question one: why are you overweight?
well... what is the answer? i am because i am. it's easier to be heavy. it's easy to make the argument, oh well, it's just a cupcake and dude, i'm already overweight... lol! cupcakes are good and yummy! actually, that remindes me, i'm also an emotional eater. i eat when i'm stressed--ask heather--lol, i called her today for "no cupcake" support. she was great! thanks heather! i'm over wieght because i hate going to the gym and i like to eat. i'm over weight because i grew up poor and poor people CAN afford fast food. if your mom is a single parent, the last thing she wants to do when she gets home is cook. she stops at jack in the box and for 7 dollars (4 jumbo jacks and two fries) she's got dinner! i don't blame her--i just know where it started.
why still? hum... why still... because i get board with food. i don't cook all that fab but i'm trying and it's a process. i've learned how to read labels lately but it takes time to replace all those habits. in special ed, we call it replacement behaviors and there is a long process. i think i rush into that process when i'm not ready and WHAM... crash and burn... lol.
there are sooo many reasons. i'll think more later... right now, i need some tea.
Monday, January 21, 2008
right before we left, we snapped a few pictures of grandpa, daddy, and diego-our 1st three generation picture. diego was toast by this time and ready for a long nap. we got into my car and headed for a drive through starbucks i had already noticed. steamed cider, grande carmel latte and we were on the road!!! we stayed a whole 24 hours in AZ! lol! i'm bummed we didn't get to stay longer so i could go meet the lovely amanda ann (even if she thinks starbucks is overrated...LOL!) but there will be a next time as long as crazy, opps, i mean sweet grandpa stays there!
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
diego is silly... each day i spend with him he reminds me that silly time is important... we went to playsource with nikki and nathan yesterday and when i uploaded the pictures, i always crack up at these boys. we were talking about how they both have lawn mowers at home but yet NEVER touch them. what did they do the 2 hrs we were there? LOVED those lawn mowers!!! maybe we need some fake grass too... i dunno... maybe it's just a boy thing.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
a phone call in the middle of the night, my brother's birthday spent planning a funeral, confusion of where, why, how... children who do not have a father anymore, children who will never know their grandfather. he's gone. he's always going to be gone.
lulu, the 60's pop singer, it's a joke... my dad always claimed to have dated her. i can't remember how many times we all watched "to sir, with love" with him. when the song came on the radio... lol, again, "i dated her." i don't think it's true. it doesn't even matter that it isn't. it was a story i'm sticking with...
Those schoolgirl days, of telling tales and biting nails are gone,
But in my mind,I know they will still live on and on,
But how do you thank someone, who has taken you from crayons to perfume?
It isn't easy, but I'll try,
If you wanted the sky I would write across the sky in letters,
That would soar a thousand feet high,
To Sir, with Love
The time has come,
For closing books and long last looks must end,
And as I leave,I know that I am leaving my best friend,
A friend who taught me right from wrong,
And weak from strong,That's a lot to learn,
What, what can I give you in return?
If you wanted the moon I would try to make a start,
But I, would rather you let me give my heart,
To Sir, with Love
happy birthday robert... tomorrow... you'll be as old as dirt! i love ya!
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
so today i figured it was time to give these little babies a try. i am so in love with my own work! LOL-i just love how the mailbox turned out. i bought 5 of these so i will be posting more later... i know i want my second one to be hella funky... like pink and green but because of the scrap diet, i can't go buy what i have in mind but i'm sure there is something along the lines of what i'm thinking in my own stash. orange, pink, green, i'm feeling so lisa lobe today--maybe because i watched benny & joon the other day? wait--it's reality bites... oh, whatever! my inner diva is so lisa lobe-nerdy yet uber cute school teacher... oh wait... i was talking about my mailbox--ahhh, to be so ADD... whatever...
random side note=walked 3 miles today (i have a goal of 5 per day) and i joined the other girls in tally on walking to iraq and back! click on the link to learn more.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
As for Cesar, he has managed to complete his MBA program this year. I am just so proud of him! He makes my heart soar! He is still working as a formulation scientist. He is also very active at the gym and has slimmed down a little-looking mighty hot!
I also returned to classes this year. I only had two more SPED classes to take and now they are both over. I just need to apply to the state for my new credential which I will do as soon as grades are posted. I’ve also been keeping up on all my paper crafting which seems to have taken over the office now that most of the textbooks that we needed are now retired to the closet.
We did a little traveling this year-somewhat harder now that it used to be (SMILE). Early Spring we drove to Sequoia National Park where we saw snow fall from the sky for the first time! It was amazing until Diego woke up in the middle of the night with the flu. It’s never nice to have a sick child so far from your regular pediatrician. Later in the year, we made it over to the Bay Area for a week during the summer and finally, so embarrassed to admit it; we finally went to Alcatraz Island. Wow, what a neat place to visit! In late Fall, we drove down to San Diego and took in the sites. We also took several trips over to Fresno to visit family and friends.
This year has brought new friends as other friendships have drifted… It’s okay, its life! We’re blessed to have met the new ones! The new mom’s I’ve met all seem to understand that a last minute coffee break is always more than a 5 minute jot over to the Coffee Bean and that conversations center on how long the little one will stand to be in his stroller-crying means we must move! I’m really glad to have met the awesome women I have this year! They are certainly a blessing!
2008 is filled with promise… A possible return to work for me; It’s still up in the air. A challenge of using up scrap supplies, a child who is always growing and learning new things, and still more new friends to meet! We have been blessed this year but we look forward to a new year filled with new adventure!