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Sunday, April 26, 2009

it's the end of the weekend again

weekends really don't mean much to me in the job that I do. I am far more concerned about my schedule and where it falls compared to when everyone is at home. I have been busy getting all the missed housework caught up.... where does all that laundry come from? I am really hoping the boys will go out and leave me alone today so I can turn up the tunes and play with my paper.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

a new day

I am an early riser. I admit it! there is nothing better than getting up early and getting my kitchen all cleaned up, grabbing a cup of tea and checking the recent developments at The Paper Passion..... The Paper Passion is rapidly becoming my passion. I find myself drawn there as everyone is so nice and the prices in the store are the best I have ever seen!!! I wish I could check out the cart I have there now (my husband would kill me)

I am lucky enough to scrap in the morning after the kids go to school -I am definitely a daytime scraper. I am most happy when I can get at least a bit of scraping done in the day. here's hoping today is a good day!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

ever have one of those days... in a good way?

ever have one of those days where everything just falls into place? I did yesterday. usually, it goes the other way and things don't work out very well at all, but I guess the stars aligned for me yesterday. I was able to get the dog to the vet's and get Bailey's prescription refilled, I was able to get the taxes done, I was able to call and get Jess an appt at the dentist and it was later that day!! all of that and I was able to get dinner done at a reasonable time.

last night I was able to scrap too..... does it get any better than that?

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

back to reality..... thank goodness!

well, here we are Tuesday again.... and it's nice to be here after such a crazy weekend. ScrapFest was so fun. I signed up for the crop Fri and Sat and I didn't crop a darn old thing! Spent most of the time after I got there finally in the marketplace meeting old friends and shopping.

Saturday was a crazy busy day that started out being a teaching assistant for Vicki Boutin. LOVE HER!!! I took a clay class after that dealt with very interesting clay. You can make the most beautiful flowers from it (this will be the class next year that I attend) and we followed that up with being a teaching assistant again but this time for Trisha Ladouceur. oh my that girl has energy! I didn't get home until 10:30 Saturday night but I did come home with some great products!! and I am very proud to say I didn't spend too much either.

I am happy to get back in the swing of dishes and cleaning and being a referee for the dogs (did I just admit that?) I like the usual routine....... life is good!

Friday, April 17, 2009

gut feelings

ever get gut feelings? I do all the time. At work, we are trained to listen to those gut feelings and be prepared to act on them at a moments notice. That kinda thing has been going on for me for my last 2 days at work.... that same gut feeling over the stretch of my 2 day shifts.... and I am so glad I listened. I hope I was able to save someone's life because of it. I gave the experts a fighting chance to make a difference for my patient. I try not to think about how easily it could have turned out horribly bad if all the circumstances didn't fall into place yesterday.
I had the same gut feeling when someone tried to abduct my daughter when she was 2. we were at the grocery store and I had a full cart. I had turned my back on my daughter and the cart and was talking to the lady at the photo counter. Through all the noise I heard someone talking to my daughter asking her if she liked chocolate. I spun around and a young long greasy haired guy was shoving chocolate in my daughter's face. we were right at the exit doors and all of the fibres in my body were screaming that something really bad was about to happen. As I spun around to face him I said that "oh I am sorry, she doesn't like chocolate" (total lie BTW) The greasy guy was gone like a shot out the doors and I didn't even see where he went. I just left my photos and got her safe and sound in our truck. I just wanted to go home and lock my front door. in hindsight, I should have gone back in and spoken with the manager but I just wanted to get home. I will always listen to my little inner voice!!

I am off to ScrapFest today. I am pretty excited to be cropping today with some awesome people and will be surrounded by all the latest goodies in the scraping industry..... Lord give me strength!! I just have to get through a conference today for work and I have the rest of the weekend to play!!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

did you hear about the REALLY cool online crop that The Paper Passion is having at the beginning of May? (the first weekend in May to be exact) come on by and you will be amazed!! stop by and make sure you tell them Jennifer sent you.... just for doing that, you could win an awesome prize..... and who isn't up for a prize

I just wanted to say a big thanks to Ryan and Jillian for helping me come up with the name for the blog. Ryan thinks it's pretty great....probably because he is a large part of my wickedly wonderful world!

this is my latest LO.... and it answers the question : what has scrapbooking taught me? take a moment and think about what it has taught you.

on this LO I used Pink Paislee and Sassafras Lass papers. I hardly ever mix papers like this but I did here. I still had my Paper Passion march Sass kit out and I used the rose paper for the flowers. I used a Paper Pizazz template and traced it out on the paper and folded into those lovely flowers. I broke out the perfect pearls too. it isn't the easiest stuff to get to be symetrical when you use it, but I like to embrace uniquiness...... LOL

This LO will help me remember why I do what I do.....

here we go!!

well, hello. this is my very first post on my brand new blog. who would have ever guessed I would be doing this. -not me that's for sure. Stay tuned and we will travel along this path together.