Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Monday, April 28, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
But here are the three words that truly sum up the past week for me:
Yes, the sadness is lasting a long time this time. (My)Depression is like that. It ebbs and flows. Lately it has been flowing a lot. We're dealing with it. It will pass. It always does. When it does, I'll be back. But for now I think the break should continue. I just didn't want to miss the 3 words this week.
Friday, April 25, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
--Thankful for friends and family for lending us one to get to work this week.
--Next week it'll be the bus. I'm dead serious.
--Taking a wee break. It's better for everyone when I'm this down to disappear for awhile.
--Trying to take a cue from this gal and muster up some positive energy.
--Wish me luck.
--Bye for now.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
And the funk continues.......
My car died on my husband's way home from work.
It's the only operable car we have right now.
We do not have the money right this minute to fix it. And that's when it needs to be fixed. Right this minute.
It's not the battery like we were hoping it would be.
I am freaking out because I don't know how I'm going to get to work tomorrow(or the day after that, or the day after that).
Friday, April 18, 2008
Hey, you want something to laugh about? Take a gander at this photo I found at my Dad's house. I'll call this "Flashback Friday":
This was taken circa 1990. I think we had been dating for a year. If that.
Hold on. I need a minute. Bwahahahahahahaha! Dude! What's up with our hair? I think possibly Joe was trying to make himself slightly taller? And me? I understand the desire for long hair, but someone could have kindly pointed out to me that a trim once in a while is not a bad thing! And dude. We were skinny.
And just to share the humiliation, here's one of my Sees-ter and her husband at the same wedding:
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
So anyway, Laura, I made this for you, both as a thank you and as the pay it forward gift that I owe you. I totally had to stalk your blog to download all of those pictures. I hope you don't have a site meter! Hee!
The project itself is a standing tabletop triptych collage with pictures of Laura and her family and quotes printed on vellum.
It is meant to be interactive, in that each panel has a pocket with removable tags that you take out to look at the pictures and quotes.
The middle panel has a very cool shelf that has a mini fold out book on it, with tiny little pictures and quotes. I tried to put as many pictures on it as I could. I hope it doesn't look too crowded.
I even left several small tags and one large tag empty so she can add pictures of Amanda to it(some day). I truly enjoyed making this and am quite happy with the way it turned out. Here are some pics:
The whole project
The left side panel closeup:
The middle panel, with "shelf" and mini book:
The right side panel closeup:
Mini book closeup:
The empty tags for pictures of Amanda:
Pull out tags w/pictures and quotes:
I take no credit for the actual design of this projectt. It was offered as a class at the Scrapbook Expo that I took with my sister a couple months ago. All I did was put it together. You can even buy the kit here: Quick Quotes website
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Four jobs I've had:
1. Preschool Teacher
2. After school care director
3. Front office for an orthodontist.
4. I’ve only had three types of jobs in my entire life!
Four shows I watch:
1. Dancing with the Stars
2. American Idol
4. Eli Stone
Four Places I have been:
1. China-Can. Not. Wait. to go back!
3. Over half of the states in the US
4. San Francisco-many, many(many) times
Four favorite foods:
1. Mexican-I could eat it every night
2. Bagels-I actually do eat one everyday
Four Cd's I've recently listened to:
1. Rent Soundtrack-Original Broadway version. I can recite the entire thing word for word.
2. James Taylor
3. Dixie Chicks
4. Tracy Chapman
Four things you can do to make my day:
1. tell us when we are getting our referral(-totally stole this one from Dannye)
2. Bring me Flowers
3. Tell me I look like I’ve lost weight(even though I soooooo have not. )LOL!
4. Offer to do my laundry! (My husband does this for me all the time)
Since most people I know have already been tagged with this, if you'd like to play along, consider yourself tagged...
P.S. Sometimes I like to look back through the archives and see what was going on in my life a year ago. This is what I was doing a year ago this weekend. Gosh that was fun. We should plan on getting together again. Some of those girls are getting(slightly) closer to a referral and I am so excited for them! Who would have thought a year later they still would not have their babies. Not me. And not them either!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Fellow bloggers and China adoptive Moms(two of us waiting).
Left to right: Stacey, Me, Kayce, Lisa, Mary Mia, Donna
Thanks Stacey and Kayce for making the long drive to meet up with us! I'm going to be up your way for a week this summer, so maybe we can meet in your stomping grounds then. I had such a good time.
Oh, Stacey's husband Mark and son Austin, as well as her Mom and Mary-Mia's mom and dad were there too. They got the fun job of keeping an eye on all the kiddos so us girls could gab all we wanted.
I heart my blogger buddies.
I go home tomorrow. Sob!
Sunday, April 06, 2008
HAVING A BLAST
WITH THESE TWO
Okay, that was six words. Not sure I'll be able to get this one into the slideshow this week, as I'm on Lisa's computer and can;t figure out how to get the text on to the photo. Bummer. We're off to Chuck E. Cheese's. And yes, I have lost my mind. But it's sprinkling and we can't go to the park. Wish me luck.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
Friday, April 04, 2008
I am sooooo tired. I slept maybe four hours last night. Last minute running around, doing laundry, packing. I leave directly from work tonight and head to the airport and won't be arriving at my see-ster's until close to eleven. It's okay though, because I plan on getting plenty of rest and sleeping in every day while I'm there. Ha! I crack myself up. I'm watching the kids overnight on Saturday, so I'm sure I'll be nice and wiped out by Sunday night. I'm hoping to get a little bloggy get -together action early in the week, so I'm really looking forward to that.