Wednesday, April 25, 2007

It's Been Awhile. . .

. . . since I last posted. It's been a very month. Treasures to Scrap has kept its members very busy with a fabulous month of challenges. I have scrapped so much!!! Also there was a Spring Cleaning Crop this past weekend. Over at Transparent Touches & Tags there was a weekend on-line crop. I didn't get any scrapping done, but I did get a good look at their monthly kits and joined on the spot. Awesome!! I also went in search of a embellies monthly kit (did even know if any existed) and came across fabulous monthly embellishment kits put out by Scrapbook Takeout. All I need now is a monthly Bazzill Basics cardstock kit and one for adhesives and I will never have to leave my house again!

On the home front, Amanda is pregnant. That will be my fifth grandbaby in 8 1/2 years. They breed like rabbits, I'm tellin' ya! Am I excited? YES! A baby is a baby is a baby; and we know how much I love my grandbabies!

Today is Secretary's Day. All the staff got a goodie basket from the Firm. My boss got me an Anne Klein watch (I think he was insinuating that I am late everyday (I am); and then I got taken to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. Passed on dessert though - shocked, huh? I went to the docs earlier today to see about my swelling ankles and now I have to have some ectocardiogram (sp?). So, I am going to drop the extra pounds and step up the walking program. For sure!

Okay, back to work. Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

After Easter

Wonderful holiday! Had the whole family over on Saturday (so I could rest on Sunday). The first guest arrived at 11:00 a.m. and the last left at 7:00 p.m. Long day. But I got some great pics. The night before I roasted the turkey loaves and Kayla baked a cake for Cammi's 5th birthday. The next morning we made the turkey pot pies, cut veggies, made dips, Kayla frosted her cake, and set the table and had everything ready for 12:00 p.m. Family came throughout the day and feasted. Around 2:30, the children colored the eggs. Then we had them make up their own baskets to take home. They had such a good time. I think Happy Feet played three times during the day. Guests were: Mom, Cathy, Melissa, Brian, Michael, Jayme, Amber, Ben, Joey, Tera, Cammi, Jade, Kenny, and of course, Amanda, Kayla and myself.

On Sunday, Kayla awoke to an Easter Egg hunt. We just found the 15th egg last night. Her father stopped by Sunday morning to give her a basket. Kaileen came over to play. I baked a ham and mashed some tators. We had corn, crescent rolls and deviled eggs. Jerry brought Easter bread and joined us for dinner. After dinner they all took a nap and then went to Jerry's
Mom's house (Amanda's first time meeting his family). Once home, Kaileen came over to spend the night.

It was a fabulous weekend! Hope your Holiday was grand, too!

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

March 2007 Round-Up

March 2007 Round-Up (See The Roundup for details)
What books and/or magazines did I read this month? Magazines! I love magazines. BUT, I am trying to cut back. This past month, I read
Magazines: Mary Englebreit's Home Companion, Creating Keepsakes, Guideposts and Rachel Ray's Everyday.
As for books, I read: (1)The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio by Terry Ryan; (2) Shopaholic and Baby by Sophie Kinsella; and (3) Innocence by Kathleen Tessaro.
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month? We Net-Flixed: " Click and An American Haunting.
At a late matinee (Friday, March ____) Amanda, Jerry, Kayla and I went to see "Wild Hogs". It was so funny. We liked it.
What special days did I celebrate and how? No special days.
What illnesses or health concerns did we have in March? No sicknesses, thank goodness. I got my new glasses. They were tough to adjust to at first, but it's getting better.
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family? Busy month. We had our mini-holiday weekend (March 2-4) which was fabulous. We booked two nights at Conley's Resort in Butler and had a fun, relaxing time.
March 10 picked up Joey, Tera, Cammi and Jade and took them to lunch and shopping. Lovely afternoon.
Stacey and I went cropping for the weekend (March 16-18) at the Dutch Village Inn in Columbiana, Ohio. I got a lot of the heritage photo album completed.
March 31 Mom and I went to Costco. Had all the grandchildren, ooh I love them each so! In the evening, Kayla went to stay at Melissa's; Amanda, Jerry and I went to the Thompson(?) Club at the invitation of my brother to join him and his wife. The band was The Peppermint Twist (50 - 60's music). We had a good time.
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try in March? Tilapia. Amanda and I loved it!
What special or unusual purchases did I make? I bought myself a pretty pair of pink jammies for the Crop. New shirt for Kayla. My glasses. Some new scrappy items - Cosmo Cricket's Dutch Girl Line; joined Scrapbook Takeout's Embellishment Club.
What were this month’s disappointments? My inability to get it together and get organized!
What were my accomplishments this month? Paying A LOT of bills. One more major debt ($550 pd; bal: $900) and one small debt: $150.00 re car.