June 22, 2008

I did something out of the ordinary

Guess what I did today? Well for part of the day at least. I have dragged out some supplies and I have been a scrappin'!

But now I am stuck. I have room for journaling on the page but not really anything to say. Once I finish the journaling that page will be complete. I may even attempt to start on another but who am I kidding? One page a day is a pretty good completion rate for me. I think once I actually clean up my supplies, I may even crank out a few more pages a day. I spent most of my time today taking all the stuff I have purchased over the last few months out of the original shopping bags. Now I just have to figure out where to put everything.

It felt good being able to do a little something crafty. It does wonders for the soul. It also helps that the family situation I spoke of in my previous post is slowly getting better. Well I think it is. Either way, there is a long road ahead but I am sure it will all be better in the end.

Well, I better get back to scrapping. I came online to see if maybe I had written anything on my blog that would help me with my journaling. Have any of you done that? Used your blog to help you remember?

June 17, 2008

It's almost too much

Originally uploaded by DreamsOfNyssa
There is so much going on that it is starting to really make me feel bogged down. It's funny how certain things that happen in your daily life can really start to affect your health.

I really am finding it hard to stay awake during the day. It's like I am in a fog. I thought getting a decent amount of sleep would help but so far it hasn't.

We have the in-laws coming over tonight. I am looking forward to seeing everyone but it is going to be a mad house. I am sure by the end of tonight I will be...well...what is worse than exhausted? I am already exhausted so it will be more than that.

Work is super intensive and that is pretty draining. I like it though. It sure does make the day pass quickly.

There is a super serious issue happening with my family at the moment. I think the stress of that is not helping anything either. It is always at the front of my mind and I can't help but to worry about it.

June 14, 2008

Yearning to escape

Lately I feel just like Cairo in this picture. I feel like I am coming and going and just want to break free.

I have been so tired lately. The few times I have been on the computer at home I find myself drifting off. Even during the day, I find it hard to focus. I had hoped to recharge this weekend but on this Saturday morning, I find myself up super early. Maybe it is because the hopes I had of a crafty weekend have been replaced with the frenzy (in my mind at the moment) of getting ready for visitors. We found out last night that the husband's brother and family are in from Japan and they are coming over this week. I am SO excited to see everyone but just a little stressed that they have decided to come and spend the time at our place. I am sure we will be able to fit everyone into the place, but 10 people, 2 cats and the in-laws dog in one room may be a bit too much. So since there will be a tour of the place there is a bit of decluttering that will be happening this weekend. I need to clear up the bedroom a bit like put away scrap stuff and such, (you know, stuff you don't want little hands to get into) just in case the girls end up hanging out in here. Does anyone out there have any ideas on fun stuff I can have ready for the girls to do in case they get bored?

June 10, 2008

Musically Meme

Musically Meme
1. The promise, 2. emo, 3.mcr ♥, 4. 39/366, 5. He's badd, yo, 6. PLAYING ELECTRIC ACOUSTIC GUITAR - FLICKR, 7. © lisman_piano_057, 8. Techno youth, 9. tesla, 10. michael hutchence, 11. Lovey Dovey, Lovey Dovey All The Time, 12. shiny happy fits of rage 153:365

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This meme was even harder than the last one. I know that once I choose an answer I am going to think of another answer that would have fit better. Music has always been important to me. I feel that the music in a person's life is what defines them. Maybe I am just thinking too hard. I am not really finding the 'real' me so to speak, in this meme. Well who I always thought was the 'real' me. So, I am answering these questions for the here and now and putting aside the old stand-by's from the past. Knowing me, they will probably change by tomorrow anyway.

1. What's your favorite song? This is a hard question to answer as I kind of have two. "The Promise" by When in Rome and "Subculture" by New Order.
2. Favorite genre of music? (Classical, Jazz, Country, Pop...) I don't know what they call it now-a-days. Indie/Alternative/Emo. It used to be Alternativey/Gothy/Punkish back in the olden days. You know, all the cool stuff that you would NEVER hear on the radio.
3. Favorite musician (add singer/band to end if necessary)? It changes but currently, My Chemical Romance.
4. What was the last song you listened to/are currently listening to? "Loose Lips" by Kimya Dawson.
5. What type of music do you dislike? Rap
6. What instrument do you like to listen to the most? It really depends on what music I am listening too. I do like to listen to guitar especially when the parts are really intricate.
7. What instrument do you most like to play (or would like to learn)? I most like to play the piano. I really do miss not having mine in the house.
8. Where do you go or what do you listen to when you're sad? I don't listen to anything in particular when I am sad, but I can say that listening to ELO, Erasure, and currently Midnight Juggernauts sure does seem to put me in a super mood! It has to be something you can dance too.
9. What was the last concert or musical event you attended (add singer/band to end if necessary)? Tesla
10. What concert or musical event do you wish you could have attended? Or a performer you would have loved to have seen live? Michael Hutchence & INXS back in 1988.
11. You and your sweetie, what's your 'song'? If you aren't paired off, what song do you think it might be? There isn't one. Although when we first started dating he sure did sing "The Joker" by The Steve Miller band, a lot. Romantic, isn’t it? LOL! I guess he liked my peaches.
12. What song gets stuck in your head the most? (For good or for bad...) Usually it's "Ashes to Ashes" by David Bowie, but TODAY I cannot get "Anyone Else But You" by the Moldy Peaches to stop playing in my head. It does not help that today the hubby is singing it too. Hey! Maybe we have found OUR song after all!

June 9, 2008

My brain is full.

Work has filled my brain and by this last weekend I think it had it's fill.

I have been steadily working on my cases at work. I am finally working on the main part of the job, abstracting. The first day went slowly but I picked up steam after that. Each day I managed to work on more cases than the previous day. I know that getting more familiar with the program helps but I wonder if I am doing fabulously with the information I am entering or if I am totally screwing up. I learn something new every day but then I also have more questions each day. Hopefully they will be answered on Wednesday when the gal who is helping me comes in to look over my work. I really do hate having to wait and it bothers me when I have to pass something over. But I really cannot complain since I do have someone that is willing to come over and give me a hand with how to do things.

Today was another full day. I worked on only one case for the better part of the day. This one had all the bells and whistles so there was a lot more information that I had to find. I cannot wait until I am comfortable enough not to have anymore questions. Well at least not that many.

Oh and about the picture. These are the manuals I have to use everyday. I had to carry them back and forth each day of the workshop. They left nice long bruises on my shoulders. I am so glad that they are now at work and I don't have to lug them back and forth. However, I can tell ya that they sure do hurt when I happen to drop them on my head when I am trying to place them on the shelf above my desk.

June 4, 2008

My meme...aka...the meme of ME!

My meme...aka...the meme of ME!
1. stefani, circa 2005., 2. 145/365 cherry bomb!, 3. tucson high 2, 4. Orange Sunflower, 5. Gerard Way, 6. Cherry Pepsi, 7. Positano, 8. Mint Chocolate Chip Goodness, 9. Nace un bebé, nace una mamá / A baby is born, a mom is born, 10. "I Love My Family" - This Way, 11. Silly Me, 12. {320/365}

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I am already so behind on uploading my 365day pictures and here I am being sucked into the world of meme. I will NOT tell you all how long it took me to do this simple little meme. I am NO good when it comes to answering any type of questions about myself.

1. What is your first name? Stefani
2. What is your favorite food? Cherries
3. What high school did you go to? Tucson High
4. What is your favorite color? Browns mostly. At the moment orangey rusty brown.
5. Who is your celebrity crush? Okay. I admit it. Sigh.
6. Favorite drink? Cherry Pepsi (couldn't tell you when I last drank one though)
7. Dream vacation? Positano
8. Favorite dessert? Ice Cream. I have been testing out a few new flavors lately but Mint Chocolate Chip has always been my all-time fave.
9. What you want to be when you grow up? A Mom
10. What do you love most in life? My Family
11. One Word to describe you. Silly
12. Just me :)

June 3, 2008


It's late and I really should be in bed. I always seem to find lots I need to do right before I head in for the night.

Tonight, the hubby had a friend over so I checked out Dr. Who using Netflix's online movie option. It wasn't so bad once I downloaded and installed all the updates I needed. Now that I know how it works I hope they add a few more titles to their online selection. Make that, more recent titles. Most of what I see are older movies. Not saying that is bad but I usually have to be in a certain mood to watching something older.

Today was actually pretty productive. At work, the program we use actually worked for most of the day. So after a week and a day after my training, I can proudly say that I actually completed my first abstract (case). I am pretty happy about it. Now I just need to have someone check it to make sure I did it right so that I can send it up to the state. I don't think I will be comfortable about the whole thing until I know that I am doing it right. But once I am comfortable I will be able to start working on the hundreds (probably more like a thousand) cases that are waiting to be completed. Ouch! Wish me luck! I am sure I will need all that I can get.

Well the lights have all been turned off and now it is time for the computer to be put to bed, as well as myself. Good night.

June 2, 2008

Time goes by...

Originally uploaded by DreamsOfNyssa
I really don’t know where the weekends go these days. They just seem to whiz by and I get nothing accomplished. I think I am still not used to the hubby’s new schedule. He used to have Thursday and Sunday off. Now he has Friday and Saturday. We still have one day off together and one day apart but I feel like he is always around. Not that this is bad, but I don’t seem to be getting stuff done like I should.

I can say though, that I do have plans to scrap sometime soon. I am participating in a traditional friendship swap on my Scrapals group. (Well it is not MY group but I don’t know how else to word it). I have not done one of these for I don’t know how long but the picture I used was from my 1st wedding anniversary so, 9 years. I think it was the first friendship swap we did. I think it’s about time for an update. I will have to see if I can find that old page. It will be interesting to see the differences in scrapping styles and in myself over the years.

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