December 21, 2005


I am sick and it hurts to breathe, I cannot talk and this cough is ridiculous. Yep. I am sick and in pain and really not looking forward to doing anything but sleeping. Since that is not an option I am here at work were we will be having our Cookie exchange and Secret Santa swap.

I stayed up late last night making peanut butter cookies. They are yummy. I feel kind of bummed that a lot of people just bought cake or cookies. How do you exchange cake? I guess B just does not have to know about the cake. ;-)

Being a Secret Santa freaks me out. I stress WAY too much on whether the person will like the gift or not. Of course I did not get anything from the girl’s list so if she does not like it I guess it is my fault. Even though there is a limit to the amount to spend I always feel guilty if I don’t spend more. This time though since funds are tight, I only spent the required amount.

Well I only have 15 minutes until wrap-off so I better get some work done. In the meantime here is a funny for all of you. Enjoy.

December 19, 2005


It is all the rage!

People are oh so jealous! What is the new fad you ask? Well let me tell you. It is the latest in office supply hair products. Yes! For only a few cents (or free if they are supplied at your work place) you too can have the latest fashion trend. It is OFFICE COUTURE (but for your hair).

Who knew that paper clips could make such snazzy hair clips? I was always told that if someone teases you that they are jealous of you. So by all the jabs I have received on my choice of hair accessory, I must be the most envied girl in the world! Whoo hoo! I am finally popular!

Ps ~ pictures from the holiday party coming soon.

December 17, 2005

My feet are tired

Whew! I cannot believe I actually have a moment to write something. It seems even when I am not at work I am busy. Since we are not allowed overtime at the moment at work I got to go home early on Friday. I could not believe the traffic at 2pm on a Friday. I was able to pick up my funky new glasses last night which was a great timesaver for me. Last night I also got together with a couple of wonderful friends to scrap the night away. Well they scrapped a bit more than I did (which is the norm) but I did manage to get ONE page finished. Of course it took me 5 hours and cost me about $8.00! LOL!

This morning around 11:00 my mom called to tell me to meet her at Macy's as they had a wonderful sale with extra discounts that ended at 1pm. Of course that was the time B decided to jump in the shower so I did not get to the mall until noon and then I had to find a place to park. After finding a spot in the back 40 (it was easier to just park far away than to wait for a spot), my mom took me to the department where she saw stuff she thought I would like. She told me that she had to go but that she would leave me her Macy's credit card and that all the ladies there knew. She gave me $100.00 to spend for my Christmas present. I did not find any pants but I did find some really nice tops (one I will wear to the Christmas party tonight) and I found a JACKET!!! I now have a jacket! Let me tell you this is a big deal! I don't have any jackets. When we went on our cruise to Alaska I had to buy a fleece jacket to wear. Now I have a nice denim form fitting jacket that only cost $30.00 down from $69.00. That is the fastest shopping (with trying on clothes) that I have ever done, since I had to check out before 1pm. I made it too as I checked out and my mom called right at 1pm to check up on me. I am very happy with my Christmas present from my parents. Whoo hoo! Clothes are always nice.

After the hour rush to try on clothes I then went to find some nice dressy black shoes. I have no nice heels and I found a couple of different pairs. One is dressy and the other is more for slacks. Being me, I bought both. Then it was off to the lingerie department for a black bra ( I am floored to have found one that fits) and some stockings (I have not worn those in a long time). Since I get to dress up tonight I really needed them although I think I may have an old pair in my drawer. New is always better right?

Now if I thought the traffic at the mall was back at noon you should have seen what it was like when I left around 3pm. All the back spots that were empty when I got there were full. People even parked on the dirt embankment around the mall. It took quite a bit of time to get out of the mall and then I had a few extra errands to run. I finally got home around 4pm and finally ate something.

Now, I am taking a breather while waiting for my laundry to dry. What I thought would be a nice leisurely day off sure turned out to be a busy one but I was nice too. I think I will go and take a couple of aspirin and relax a bit before the rush to get ready to party.

Tomorrow I will start to worry about not having started my Christmas shopping and that I need to send out Christmas cards.

December 11, 2005

Cookie Cookie Cookie

For the first time I have been invited to participate in a Christmas Cookie Exchange. Being one that does not really eat cookies and have only baked the basics (oatmeal, sugar and chocolate chip) I have no idea what to make. I need to make a couple dozen and I want to make some that are really yummy. So......I need your help. Cause you know I want to have the best cookies there! There is nothing wrong with that is there?

  • Does anyone have any idea of what I should make?
  • What is your favorite Christmas cookie?
  • Do you have a favorite recipe? Can you share it with me?

Thanks in advance everyone!

December 10, 2005

I can see clearly now

This past week has been hard for me. I was super tired and even stayed home sick on Thursday so that is the explanation for my lack of content. That said....I have been keeping a secret from you. Well it is not a 'real' secret in the fact that it is not something juicy and exciting but it is exciting to me.

Last Saturday, I finally got off of my rear and went in for contacts. It has been years since I have worn them (maybe 4 or 5 years). I have the most awesome vision plan at work. I have worked there 6 years and have never used it. Well I finally did. I got contacts and glasses BOTH! (funky glasses too!) So this past week was my re-introduction into the contact lens wearing world. The funny is that I ended up going to the first eye doctor I ever had when I was 12. He must have been really young then because he sure does not look like he has aged much.

For my first week, I did pretty good except I could not see very well out of my left eye. When I first went in for my exam I tried a stronger prescription but the doctor put a lower rx in that did not mess with my perception as much and sent me home. Well come to find out the person that handed me the contacts gave me my left one inside out (I did not think I would need to double check) so I wore it that way pretty much the entire week. Well until last night that is. It worked much better once in was in my eye the correct way but the rx was still off. What is weird it that my eye did not even feel like the contact was in wrong. I thought of the idea to check it on Thursday only after the contact on my right eye DISAPPEARED into my eye! Can you say OUCH!?! It hurts just as much as I remembered. After having my co-worker make sure it was no where on my clothing I proceeded to the restroom where I fiddled with my eye until I found that darn contact! I cleaned it off and put it back in and boy did it STING! Well I had put it in my eye inside out and that is what prompted me to check my left contact. So today I went in for my first checkup and to pick up my extra contacts and my funky glasses. After waiting for ONE hour, I saw a different doctor and told her about the rx and she put in the original rx. Let me tell you. IT. IS. GOOD. TO. SEE. IN. FOCUS. (that and wearing cool sunglasses again) I will no longer be the weirdo chick closing first one eye and then the other to compare the focus of each eye. Sadly, my glasses were not ready and now I have to wait for my contacts to be re-ordered. Hopefully sometime this week they will both be in and I will be able to show off my new look with my funky glasses.

December 9, 2005

Static aka My hair has a life of it's own

I have issues with static. Usually my issues revolve around me shocking someone or myself by touching. I am constantly shocking myself each time I go to open the car door. And these small jolts of electricity are not without some pain. Sometimes I have hurt others and even myself with the charge.

But I have never had a problem with static and my hair, until recently that is. I know that I have always wanted more body in my hair but this is ridiculous! hair has so much static it is unreal. My hair is long and very fine/thin. When I try to brush it – I end up having a halo of hair. I hair spray it to death, I have conditioned it, I use shampoo and conditioner for dry hair. But none of these things help. I am not used to this.

Can anyone help me? Does anyone know how to get rid of static?

December 6, 2005

LO: Dad

Here is my layout for the day.

Very simple layout without much embellishment but it sure took me a long time to complete. I never realized how tiring scrapbooking can be but boy it sure it fun! I guess I am just not used to scrapping every day. I am sure I will get used to it though.

Thanks for looking.


  • Patterned paper, Words & Ribbon - Wild Asparagus
  • Cardstock - Bazzill
  • Computer font - "Georgia"
  • Title 'Dad' is exacto'd out of cardstock - font is 2 Peas "High Tide"
  • Eyelets
  • Chalk

December 5, 2005

LO: 'Twas the night before

Here is my Layout of the Day for Sunday.

Challenge was to follow the sketch found here,
hopefully I did it justice. It is kind of hard when the paper size is different. I like how this layout turned out though. I think this is actually one of my favorites.

Thanks for looking.


  • Patterned Paper - Provo Craft (Big Slab)
  • Cardstock - Bazzill
  • Making Memories rub-ons
  • Chalk
  • Ribbon - SEI
  • Fiber
  • Computer font 2Peas "Angelic"

LO: Our Baby Sister

I have been challenged to scrap a layout a day. I think having a goal will be good for me to get my butt in gear and start scrapping away!

This is my layout from Saturday. It is my first time using ink on a page. It took forever to stick down the Making Memories ribbon as no adhesive I owned would work.

I am so happy to be able to scrap a 'girl' page. :-)

This layout is 8.5x11 ~ 2 pages stitched together


  • Patterned Paper - Chatterbox "Parlor"
  • Cardstock - Bazzill (Marigold Trio)
  • Tags - Chatterbox "Parlor"
  • Trim - Making Memories
  • Lilac Paint - Making Memories
  • "Misunderstood" foam stamps - Making Memories
  • Flower brads - Making Memories
  • Smoke Blue Ink
  • Computer font - 2 Peas Beef Broccoli
  • Heidi font rub-ons - Making Memories

December 1, 2005

Short & Sweet

Just a quick and short post for tonight. Well I say that now but I always end up jabbering.

Today we took photos to send to our Tier 1 agents. It was supposed to be a group photo but we could not get everyone together and one girl had to go and we could not find a good place to take a photo. So.....each person got their own photo taken and we will Photoshop them into 'something'. So far all the photos are great and one of the guys had the funniest photo I have ever seen. I will ask him if I can share it tomorrow. But for's my picture. I am actually surprised that it turned out okay and on the first try too. Oh yeah.... I better not let dh see this photo or else he will ask me what that dork from MCR is doing on my screen. LOL!

I think I know why I am so exhausted. When I clocked out at work today I already was at 79.75 hours for the week and I still have one more day left to work tomorrow. I don't see Friday as being a short day either as for some reason my work has been piling up. I do have an inkling though as to why some of it is piling up. You see I work via email and the work I do comes from our customers that fill out an online form. Usually these customers are not calling for support but wanting online assistance. I have been having a few requests lately where the customer has called in and was told by the agent to fill out the online form for help. Am I bothered by this? Heck ya! These requests are for simple passwords and the phone rep can do this while on the call with the customer. For them to send them to me is a definite punt! Then in my other queues I have reps entering in bogus requests. I get those from time to time but usually they have the name of 'test' or something really obvious. Not lately. The bogus requests that are coming in have real names and I cannot tell them apart from the real requests. And I wonder why I ended up working 91 requests when I normally average 30 a day and when I left I still had 16 sitting there. Then in another queue I started with 123, completed 87 and when I left today there were more requests than when I started this morning. No wonder I am so exhausted!

So on that note.....good night!

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