Saturday, January 26, 2008

Went to a crop last night

My first in like 2 years?!?! I didn't scrap (too afraid to get the pics out & then be totally uninspired. Then what would I do?) Had a blast!! Worked on my Snowman ATC & they turned out darn cute. The moose ATCs are also done but my camera battery died so I have to recharge it before I can take pics. I'll post them later today.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Nothing new to post

It's been a trying couple of days. It started last week w/the burning not once but TWICE of desserts at work. It continued thru Monday when two attempts to produce healthy & tasty meals for the kids deteriorated into the Taco Bell drive thru and culminated yesterday when I managed to lock myself out of my house (I thought the fact that the house key & car keys were on the same ring went w/o saying but, I was wrong) for an hour or so. Of the 3 people who live near me that actually have keys, no one was home!!! Finally, my friend who lives 20 minutes away was located & she came to rescue me. (Will AAA break into your house for you??) Scott, btw, is in KC MO this week.

I did get Thanh's terribly cute CJ done. It's on it's way to Erin. In my efforts to get it in the mail on time (for once!), I forgot to take pics. My Moose ATCs are almost done & STINKIN CUTE if I do say so myself. I will try to post them tomorrow.

For now, I'm off to watch some TIVOed Martha & to hopefully have a better day tomorrow. It's supposed to be a balmy 6 degrees in the morning. Hopefully, the school district will think that's too cold for the little darlings who wait for the bus & cancel school. I'm afraid if they do, I'll still have to go in & bake brownies for tomorrow's special event. Wonder if I can incinerate them too?

Monday, January 21, 2008

Cute Michael's Find

So, we went to dinner out Outback Saturday night. I LOVE Outback. I even like their salad & I HATE salad. Well, darn the luck, Outback just happens to be very near Michael's. So we stop. When I walked thru the door, what was the first thing I saw? New Clear Stamps!!! Woohoo. I don't think I've ever used any of the other Michael's clear stamps I had but they were too cute to pass up. I was trying to be good so I only bought 3 sets. Aren't the adorable? I love this little "family". Should have bought more of those.

I went to Michael's in hoping to get a new embossing folder or die for my Cuttlebug. They had the CUTEST set of flowers that would be PERFECT for Thanh's CJ. They also had the b'day embossing folder so I bought both.

Yesterday morning, I was working on the CJ & cut out coordinating flowers. They won't come apart. WHAT?? So I try again. Still not fully cut in the middle. I notice the die is a little bent (but so are ALL my dies after I run them thru the maching) and my "b" plate is seriously bowed. I tried turning over my "b" plate & ran the die thru twice and still it won't cut all the way thru. The other 3 dies in the pack work just fine. Bummer that I have to run back over to Ms but, I GET to go back to Ms. Maybe they'll have some other new die I need & now I have another 40% coupon!!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Happy Birthday Paula

Yesterday, I went Eagle watching. My friend Paula's B'day is Tuesday and for her b'day monthy get-together, she wanted to go watch the eagles. So, we reserved a spot on the tram that leaves from Alton and made plans to meet up. Well, yesterday started w/a temp of 7 degrees!!! Yikes it was COLD!!!! I dressed as warmly as I could (I actually wore sneakers, not crocs!) grabbed my tiny little camera & headed out.

Brrrrrr. Good thing we decided to go w/the tram. At least it was warm inside & the drivers pointed out the eagles to us. I had no idea there were eagles without white heads. Until they turn about 5, their heads & tails remain brown. So, I've probably seen TONS of eagles & just thought they were a really big black bird. We had tons of fun. I think my toes are just now thawing.

Here is the card I made for Paula. Turned out just a bit pink, don't you think.

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.