Sunday, March 19, 2006

Finally getting back in the groove...

Well, I have been creating more scrapbook pages. I am working on a Book of Me--focused on things about me. My thoughts, feelings, opinions, like, dislikes, quirks, etc. Here are two of the layouts I completed this week. Thanks Cathy Zielske for the concept and templates on the first one!

I am also working on new promotional postcards and business cards. Here is one of the cards for wedding photography...

The new heat/air system will be installed this week, which is a relief, since summer will be here before you know it. Not looking forward to spending the money, but it has to be done.

OK--so what is up with all the reruns of shows like LOST, Desperate Housewives, etc.? Why do they show three reruns before showing each new episode? So irritating! By the time a new episode airs, you have forgotten all about the show and forget to watch it.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 the bad luck continues...

Here I am, on my way to a job, running late (as usual), and instead of being out there catching robbers, rapists, child molesters, drug dealers, and murderers, our local PD is hiding behind trees with a freakin' radar gun! Because, God knows, someone speeding is just the worst kind of criminal. And why is it, that my husband, who drives like a freakin' maniac, never gets a ticket? Life is soooo not fair.

And the heating/air conditioning saga continues...the latest quote we received on replacing the defunct system is $3,850. Quite a bit down from the $9,625 we got yesterday, but still an uncomfortable chunk of change that I would rather spend on scrap supplies, camera equipment, or a scuba trip. But if any of you have ever spent a summer in the mid-south, you know how necessary air conditioning becomes by late May!

Well, the Creating Keepsakes Convention is looming nearer, and I can't wait for all those great classes I signed up for--including one with Donna Downey, scrapbooking guru extraordanaire. I wish Cathy Zielske would be there, too, but nope.

I also joined a Book of Me group today, with some other lovely ladies from the CK message board. I have been contemplating a scrapbook that delves deeper into my thoughts, feelings, and impressions for a while now, and this group will help get me motivated. Thanks, ladies!

Thought I would share a photo of my favorite furbaby today. This is Woofey, my puppycat.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Gosh, it's been a while!

Mostly because I completely forgot my log-in information, if you can believe that! Our lives today are so cluttered with Personal Identification Numbers, log-in ID's, and passwords, it's truly amazing that any of us can remember half of them. And what really messes you up is when you have a password that has to be changed every three months, and you can't use a password that you have used before...just how many letter and number combinations do the powers that be think we can keep track of in our heads? OK--off that soapbox for now.

Would you believe that I have actually been creating some scrapbook pages again lately? After over a year of not doing any layouts, I have done a dozen or so in the past few weeks. Thanks in part to some Circle Journal Swaps, Not Your Ordinary Book Club projects, and classes at Paper Moon with Renee Camacho. It sure feels good to be creative again!

Mom and Dad were here for a couple days, up from Alabama. They had never seen Parrish perform for Winter Guard, so they came to see her competition at Independence High School. Her team placed first in both competitions. Yeah, girls! After the competition, we all went to Maccaroni Grill for an early dinner. The Penne Rustica there is just so good, I could eat it almost every day!

Parrish is on Spring Break this week, and she spent the day with Ryan, her new boyfriend. They have been together for about three weeks now. He seems like a very nice boy. And he seems to adore Parrish.

It's getting a little chilly here tonight, and our heat went out. Anyone else think there is something wrong with the fact that a heating/cooling unit lasts less than five years? And isn't under warranty? Looks like it will cost a pretty penny to replace, too. We are in the process of getting bids on the job now. Good thing we have the kerosene heater!