Monday, April 17, 2006

Time Flies!

This is a picture by Kayla that she "painted" with the Draw feature of MicroSoft. It is a picture of me and her. I love this child!!!!



Time sure does fly! Easter was, hmmm, okay. You know - the kids strike again. You'd think at 29 and 24 they'd grow up. Not yet! But, that's another post(s).

Anyway, Saturday we took Kayla to see Ice Age 2. It is fabulous!!! Kayla laughed and laughed, really enjoyed it! And we discovered a new flavor at Starbuck's for the warm afternoons - Blackberry Green Tea Frappucino! Doesn't look appetizing, but is delicious! Ben spent the night with us. He is so cute - into everything! I am tired of cleaning the same three rooms! I took Thursday and Monday off and, gosh, I hate to have to go back tomorrow!! Oh, and Friday I noticed the hot water tank leaking - WHAT ELSE!? Thank goodness, George was here Thursday to fix the leaking pipes in the ceiling, today he replaced the tank. I really hope that's it for a looonnnng while! Kayla's Easter DVD is The Chronicles of Narnia. Good movie! Today, the girls went to the Circus (alone time!!!), so I popped in "In Her Shoes". I liked it - but I had liked the book, too. Well, the sun is shining and this is my last day off til Memorial Day (am trying to save those vacation days!), so I guess I'd better get out there and begin preparing the yard for planting. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

April 2006 Goals

I am late posting these. Here are April's goals. Unfortunately there are a few carryovers from March (not good for progress) and this month is so busy, okay, no excuses.
1. Create 2 layouts. Ben (bling); Adore (Kayla & Ben)
2. Create 1 project; technique for this month: Wax seals
3. Enter at least 4 scrapping contests.
4. Read 1 book. He Shall Thunder in the Sky - Elizabeth Peters;
5. Save $50.00. (200.00) J

6. Lose 6 lbs. 2 down
7. Make 9 Christmas cards.
8. Participate in on-line Challenges: Shimelle’s Art Journal Class (continuing); 21 Day Challenge

9. Exercise 3 times a week.
10. Make a difference. Somewhere, somehow, I will.
11. Blog at least once a week. 4/2; 4/17
12. Become clutter free. Okay, this will be a long term goal, but this month I am going to start with the dining/living/play closet areas. (leftover from March) Kay and I started this yesterday. Dining room is almost finished.
13. Hang beads in Kayla’s doorway. (leftover from March)
14. Hang drapes in bedroom. (leftover from March) Okay, but I washed them this month.
15. Closets/cupboards - in bathroom; living room; dining room; kitchen Ha! Ha! Ha! Maybe next month.
Overall scrapbooking goals for 2006: 23/50 layouts; 30 cards; 12/12 ATC's; 4/30 tags (bd & gift); 9 recipe cards; 5/12 Mini Albums (6 x 6 CJ; Halloween Tag Book; Roam (6x6/Las Vegas); Night and Day; Kayla’s Outdoor Adventure;
Been packing for a weekend crop at a Bed & Breakfast out passed Laurel Highlands. Me, Mom, Stacey and her Mom - Nina. We went last year and it was great! So looking forward to it. Problem is what to take. I am trying not to pack everything (got the big crop case filled and the Karen Foster bag full)! Still need some clothes (and I already have a few scrap items ready to be packed in my suitcase). I have more scrap stuff than I have pictures. Need to remedy that.
Great weekend! Participated in A Cherry On Top's on-line weekend crop. The bingos were so fun! Kayla had a good time too. Treasures to Scrap is having one this weekend and I will be missing it because of the physical crop. Missed the last one because I wasn't hooked up to the internet at home. Hopefully, the next one. ACOT's next on-line is scheduled for the weekend of May 6. This is such a busy time:
April 2: Cammi's 4th BD party
April 3: Target for outfit for Kayla (class going to Heinz Hall for Cinderella performance)
April 5: Kayla to HH
April 7, 8, 9: Crop at Bed & Breakfast Inn - Kayla to Cathy's for weekend.
April 13-17: Easter vacation for Kayla. I am taking the same days off (will be a lousy pay). Only plans so far is going to the movies. Saw Ice Age 2.
April 17 or 18: Buy five door prizes
April 23: Bridal shower
May 5, 6, 7: ACOT Crop
May 5: Evening crop at LSS
May 6: 10:00 - 10:00 Crop at LSS
May 20: Church Rummage Sale - Kayla absolutely loves this event!
May 29: Memorial Day (office closed)
June 3: JR Taylor Bike Run
Wow! what a busy time. And this is just the start of it!

Monday, April 3, 2006

Tagged by Tracy

I've been tagged by Tracy. Thanks Tracy!

5 snacks I enjoy:
a. M&M's plain
b. potato chips & french onion dip
c. brownies
d. ice cream
e. cookies

5songs to which I know all the lyrics:

a. I'll Be There by The Spinners
b. Most Christmas Carols
c. Happy Birthday
d. Ain't Nobody by Chaka Khan
e. Groove Tonight

5things I would do if I were a multi-millionaire:

a. buy a house and houses for each of my children
b. buy a winter home in Tuscany
c. buy a car
d. hire a personal trainer
e. tithe

5 bad habits:

a. never saving for a rainy day
b. procrastinating
c. not saying "no" enough
d. not keeping up on the housecleaning
e. not exercising enough

5 things I like doing:

a. scrapping
b. spending time with my granddaughter
c. traveling
d. playing on the computer
e. cooking

5things I would never wear, buy or get new again:

a. platform shoes (ha! ha! ha! omg - this brings back memories!)
b. thong underwear
c. mini skirt (now I prefer to cover it all up!)
d. long dangling earrings
e. string bikini

5 favorite toys:

a. computer
b. scene it
c. polly pockets (Kayla and I play these alot, along with
d. Barbies
e. board games

5 people you will tag:

Suzanne
Angela (Ploogeia)
Sillypea (Jennifer)
LeraLeeHee
Betsy