August 31, 2008

Three days

Three days of no work. I really do love having a three-day weekend. I always make plans to get stuff done but I always seem to bat a zero when it comes to completing anything.

I did manage to wash the hubby’s work clothes. Maybe I will even take them out of the basket and put them away. I finally folded the kitchen towels that were sitting in the basket from the last time I did the wash and that was not last week because I totally forgot to do the laundry last weekend. I knew something was missing that day. Now they sit on my desk. I guess I could put them away in the closet.

I also have a scrapping swap that I need to get done Pronto…as in the pages need to go out on Tuesday. I need to have a picture of myself to put on the page. One would think that after just completing 365 days of self-portraits that I would have no problem finding a picture to use. There are a couple that I like but they are a few months old and I have such a hard time making decisions. Then once I do pick the picture, I need to place the order and hopefully they will be ready in an hour or so. The hubby has the car so I will need to wait until later to pick them up. Plus, with the holiday, I am worried that the photo counter may be closed. I guess if I actually place my order I will get an answer to those questions. But, that would involve selecting a picture.

I don’t even want to think about all the other things I need to do. It is all just so overwhelming. Maybe I will just go and read a book.

August 28, 2008


This is the time of year when I find myself with not very much computer time. By the time I usually get home, the storms are building and they usually hit right after I walk in the door. If I do manage to get online, my time seems rushed. Take tonight, huge storm just ended. Massive amounts of rain. But the lightning (and thunder) are still here. Close & loud. I usually turn of the computer but tonight I think I will live dangerously. LOL!

My days have been full with work and by the time I get home I don't feel like doing anything. I have so much I want (and need) to do that it is all piling up. I am looking forward to Labor Day and a 3-day weekend! But we will be at the in-laws all day on Saturday so I will have to plan on getting things done on my other 2 days off from work.

Well the hubby is off for a guy's night so it is just me and the cats at home tonight. I wonder what I shall do with my time.

August 25, 2008

A few recent Flickr faves

A few recent faves!

I have never made a mosaic of my Flickr favorites so I thought it was probably about time that I did.

So here they most recent faves.

Hmmmmm there kind of seems to be a theme here.

August 22, 2008

Something to think about

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” ~ Maria Robinson

August 21, 2008

30,000+ views

I can't believe that four years ago today I started this blog. This is back when the only craft type blogs I came across were the few knitting blogs. No scrapping blogs out there to be seen. Now EVERYONE has one.

I used to have one of those free Geocities (Yahoo) webpages. Remember those? I loved to change up the code and make it look all purty. My family liked to look at the stuff I posted. At the time I started to upload (well try to upload) my scrapping pages on some of the message boards. It got to be way too much of a hassle to figure out the sizes the files needed to be in order to upload. I remember back then each site was different. Then there was all that other stuff I was being crafty with. The stuff that is pretty much in different boxes in different stages of completion.

So I decided that I needed a place of my own to upload and share my stuff. I wanted more than just the website I already had and that is when I started the blog. Funny thing family all knew about my original website. But the one really knows about it. I kind of like it that way. *Ü*

Things sure have changed since my first post. But then again, after re-reading that first post....nothing has really changed at is all pretty much the same. Well except maybe I was a lot more interesting 4-years ago.

August 17, 2008

Just a little less stuffy

Well.....I am still not feeling well but I am much much better than I was the day before or even the day before that. I am trying not to get too excited thinking that I may not end up being sick as long as I usually am. Last time I got hit with whatever it is that I keep getting was back in February. I was sick for an entire month! So far, this time it has been different. Maybe it is all that health Karma I sent around over on Facebook. LOL! But as is usual when one gets sick, it always seems to happen on a weekend and by the start of the new work week, all is better.

Other than not being able to breathe all weekend, it wasn't all bad. We finally got some movies from Netflix (they had an 'issue' where they could not send anything out all week). We got a movie that has been at the top of our list from before it was even released on DVD, which was sometime in June. We are talking months! We have been with Netflix ever since they started but the more popular they get, the worse their movie selection is. Well they have the movies, they just never seem to have them in stock any more. All of our movies have a status of "Long Wait." I remember reading years back on how some believe that Netflix will withhold movies from people. Each time I get a movie, I start to believe it. So, I was pretty surprised to actually get this movie, I think that maybe with the Netflix systems off line that maybe they 'forgot' they were holding this movie from us. This movie being... Jumper. It wasn't so bad. Oh and neither was the 2nd episode of Primeval.

August 15, 2008


This has been quite the eventful week around here.

Wednesday was the day I had my first review with my new boss. It went okay, I guess. I will be quite the busy little bee this next year though. Not only will I have lots to do during the day at work [have I mentioned that we are over 2-years behind?] but I also will need to take a few additional Medical classes before next year. I hope to be able to sit for my certification exam in 2009 instead of 2010. Now if only I can find the $$$ to take the classes I need.

That night as I was going to go online to do all the cool online stuff that I do, lightning started to strike nearby so I turned off [and unplugged] the computer. Just in time too it seems as we got hit with a huge storm and OUT the power went. So the husband and I went outside to watch. We were then joined by our neighbors as what else is a person to do when there is no electricity and there is a noisy show outside. Over 2-hours later and the power returned. Just in time for us to get hit 20 minutes later [from the opposite direction] with another storm. By then it was time for bed so we got to fall asleep to the pounding of the rain, this time it was worse than the first storm. Some people were still without power as of this morning [Friday].

By the time I made it to bed, I was not feeling all that great. My throat was on fire and the smoke from the candles did not help much. When I woke up on Thursday, I could barely swallow and there was no way I was going to make it into work. Good thing I had my review the day before. So Thursday was spent at home, in bed, in agony.

That brings us to today. I am still sick. The throat is not as bad but my head is all stuffed up. I am hoping that this is a cold and not a sinus infection. I was able to make it thru the day and was actually more productive today [while being sick] than I was all week. Go figure.

Tonight, I ran over to the scrapbook store. I really don't need anything but the store has been purchased by new owners and there is a sale happening. I also got a special $$$ saving coupon since I spend WAY too much money in that store. I sure do like getting discounts! But since I have cut WAY back on my spending this year, I doubt I will make it into the "special club" for next year.

August 12, 2008

At least the bagels were good

So...I met the boss.

She brought bagels.

I think we spoke for no longer than 15 seconds but during that time I felt that I was being "sized up" if you will. Those 15 seconds were the extent of our interaction for the day. Today she was at a different location so things were a bit back to normal. Now tomorrow will be another story. I am scheduled to have my review tomorrow. How does someone have an annual review from someone they have never met? I have NO idea how tomorrow will go.

August 10, 2008

Tomorrow will be different

I have mentioned before that my current job is different than any of the others I have had. I have actually loved all the jobs that I have had. I am not saying that they have all been perfect or without issues. But regardless of any prior work issues or frustrations, I still liked them. I had fun.

The job I have now is different. It is more work intensive than any of my prior jobs. I don't mind that, it makes the day go by quicker. The difference that gets to me is the atmosphere. There are 2 sections in my department. We are supposed to be one team. I can tell you that it is really NOT working out that way. It is kind of cliquey. So given that, there really is no socializing going on. People just work.

So here is why tomorrow will be different. The manager of the department lives in a different state. Starting tomorrow she will be here for annual reviews. I have never met her in person. I was interviewed and hired over the phone. I have been told by pretty much everyone that starting tomorrow things will be different. This manager is the type that will not allow any socializing at all. By socializing, I don't mean goofing off. I mean we are not to even say "good morning" or "hello." We are not to ask any one "How are you today?" If a person is talking, even to give a greeting that means they are not working.

Yes....Tomorrow will be different.

August 6, 2008

The sun will come out tomorrow, or so they say.


Boy has it rained!

Last night we had a pretty big storm blow thru here. Lots and lots of lightning. So much so that I felt better having the computer unplugged until it was over. So since I did not get to go online last night I made the decision to actually go to bed at a decent hour. Going to bed early is really not an easy decision for me. Lately I have not been able to sleep and have been living off of 4 hours (or less) a night. Last night I was in bed by 9:19pm but did not fall asleep right away. I do remember B coming to bed and I also remember getting up at around 11:30pm. I also got up at 12:14am and I think one other time before my alarm went off at 5:00am. Man! I am TOO old not to sleep thru the night. I blame last night on the cats though. They were driving me crazy. The husband has some action figure thingies (okay, he calls them action figures, I call them toys) out on the coffee table. All night, I could hear the cats batting them off the table and along the floor. I kept getting up and putting them back. They were still doing it this morning as I was getting ready. Well I guess I did not catch all of the times they did this as there are still a couple missing. That is one thing about these hard "wood" floors. They sure are loud.

When I got out of work today there was another huge storm on its way. Lots of lighting right over the building. I got home just in time before it hit. That meant no laundry and no computer time for me this afternoon. But now it is all quiet and here I am trying to get caught up on all my computer stuff.

I have been asked some questions about my 365day project. I had planned to have the link to my original post on the subject on my last post but since I published via Flickr, I could not go back and edit my post. I did add the links in the comment section of yesterday's post but thought I would mention it in this post as well.

So...the 365day project is where you take a self-portrait every day for a year. I started the project on July 3rd, 2007 and ended on July 2nd, 2008. I cannot believe how quickly a year passes.

I did okay. I only missed a couple of days but it kind of came down to either staying married or taking a picture so it was all good. Plus with it being a leap year I had an extra day to make up for it. I really don't know what to do with myself now that I don't have a daily picture to take. I thought that once I no longer had to spend time on taking a picture that I would have ALL this free time. Yeah....not so much yet. Maybe that free time will show up soon. But for now...I think I had better head to bed.

August 4, 2008

It is SO over!!!!

I am SO done!!

It's the ending of an ERA actually!

All the blood, sweat, tears and cussing of the past year, finally has some meaning.

If you are not a reader of my blog you probably have NO idea what I am talking about. Heck! Even if you do read my blog you probably still don't have any idea of what I am talking about.

Here is a hint........


Actually I finished it about a month ago but just recently shared the last picture. So now I am what you would call "officially" finished.

I have learned so much about myself over the past year. I have also learned that there are a lot of weirdos out there that like feet!

If you like you can see my entire 365day project by clicking on the links below.

My 365day project

365day rejects

Now I just have to figure out what to do now.

*and she lived happily ever after...*  {365/365}

August 2, 2008

Why are Scottish guys just so gosh darn cute?

Darn those Scots!

Just as soon as I hit upload on last night’s post I ran into the living room where I was totally lost as to why The Doctor was still around and why just a few seconds later, he was naked.

At the same time the heavens also opened up and it rained like there was no tomorrow. The husband finally made it back safely with dinner even with the lack of adequate windshield wipers.

Good thing that the show was repeated an hour later. I got to watch the missing 15 minutes which helped to put everything else in about last night’s episode right into place.

So sad about Donna. I actually liked her character, which I think I am in the minority about that.

So now, I wait for the new season of Torchwood. Is there going to be a new one? I will need to check that out. If so, I have a feeling that a couple of more Dr. Who-ites will be transferring over. I don’t know if I would like a show that has ALL old Dr. Who people in it. I kind of like the newbies. Oh and I SO jumped all over the comment about Gwen and her being the Gwen from the 2nd Dr. Who episode or at least I think that is what they were saying as I kind of missed the entire comment. Ever since I saw her on the first episode of Torchwood where Jack says she is special and that he specifically chose her, I have always wondered if there was something about her that he already knews. You know, dealing with the rift and all.

Oh and yesterday, I saw another cutie on the big screen. I watched the movie Penelope. Have you see it? If not you really should do so. Such a lovely love story. I truly recommend it.

August 1, 2008

The finale of the finale

To say that I am starting to get excited would be a bit of an understatement. I am and I am not looking forward to the 2nd half of the Dr. Who season finale. It starts in just 25 minutes. I am looking forward to watching it as it is a new episode but then I am sad that there are no more new episodes. Well at least for awhile. Once the show is over, I won't have to worry about mistakenly reading a spoiler since the finale already aired outside of the U.S.

Hmmmmm so the hubby decided we should probably eat something so he just left to get us some eats from Wendy's. There is a huge storm heading this way and hopefully it won't hit until he is back home.

The lighting is starting to get super close so I think it is probably time for me to shut down the computer.

WTF! I just heard the TV from the other room. Looks like the show started 15 minutes ago! Crap!

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