Tuesday, September 25, 2007
WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG WRONG
It's been a horrible experience. First of all, they blatantly misrepresented what my job would be. I am now dealing with work that the previous therapists failed to do. Angry teachers because they haven't gotten services. Angry teachers because I'm scheduling at the wrong time. A caseload that has grown completely out of control. This better get better AND FAST
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 20, 2007
Can I just say how under-rated she is as a designer? She is FABULOUS (yes, I meant to scream that)! I have been having so much fun over the past week playing with all her designs.
Here are a bunch of my layouts.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
The credits are quite extensive:
Miss Thang-Amy Tanabe-Navy Fall Paisley paper-Melany Violette-handmade white paper-Melany Violette-Pink Felt Alpha h-Victoria Feemster-OAKS collab kit for the boys paper-Victoria Feemster-Junk Drawer Ribbon red folded ribbon (darkened)-Nancie Rowe Janitz-inked edge overlay (recolored)-KSC-SS-LYO (Scrap Girls) String and Discs Fastener-Anita Stergiou (PickleBerry Pop)-Winter Warmers flower-Anita Stergiou (Pickle Berry Pop)-Winter Warmers alpha g-Sue Jones-Which Stitch Arrowhead-Ange Barton-Twist Tie Alpha n-Digi Brandi-Beach Chipboard Alpha a-Kylie Clark-Irregular Sticker Alpha t-Dana Zarling-grungy frame (recolored)-Jennifer Barrette-Doodle Stickies flourish 1-Jennifer Barrette-Folded Paper Frames star frame-Durin Eberhart-blue round tag-Angela Young-Cardboard corner (recolored)-Angela Young-Cardboard flower-Kiki Scraps Designs-Brocade Dreams flower 2-Kiki Scraps Designs-Kashmir Bliss ribbon-Traci Reed-Boy Theory shoelace star-Traci Simms-Cherry Vanilla gemstone-Masja-Rust and Grunge paper scrap journaling tab-Andrea Burns-Spring Blossoms rose blue-Erica Hite-100% Original bar code-Amanda McGee-Comfort Special Ribbons blue and gree knotted ribbon-Lottchen-Mess Ribbon measuring tape-Sara Ellis-Snazzy Snoodle Butterfly 4-Liz Walters-star-fonts-The King And Queen, Typewriter Oldstyle, Will&Grace
Monday, July 30, 2007
I’m sure my father has passed down some brilliant words of wisdom to me over the years. After all, he’s a very smart guy and I am Daddy’s Girl. Unfortunately, all those insightful tidbits and life’s lessons have slipped in and out of my mind. Most likely they have hit their mark and become so much a part of who I am that I cannot recall them as “advice given” anymore. That is, all but one…
When I began driving and became one of those “responsible motorists” that we all become at the age of 16, my dad gave me some advice that I, at first, brushed off as “Dad just being silly.” He told me, “Watch out for the wet leaves.”
Why did this small piece of advice stick with me? I mean, after all, it doesn’t answer all of life’s burning questions. It doesn’t bring us any closer to world peace. It doesn’t help me pay the bills. It doesn’t get me through life’s disappointments. Or does it?
Was Dad just warning me that wet leaves in the road can be slippery and cause me to crash my precious 1985 Toyota Tercel hatchback? Or was he trying to teach me an important and valuable deeper lesson in life? After all, I imagine those “wet leaves” situations pop up in our lives on a regular basis. Could he have really been telling me to be alert, be aware and to watch my step as I go through the day to day of my life? I think so.
What are those things in my life that side-track me? That cause me to be less than I want to be? That prevent me from living the life that I want for me, that my parents want for me, that my husband and children want for me and, most importantly, that GOD wants for me? Those are the real “wet leaves” I need to look out for. I guess that the “silly” warning from my father holds a whole lot more meaning than I originally saw. Don’t get me wrong, every time I get into my car on those damp autumn days his words come back to me as clear as the first day he said it but I think it would serve me well to remember those words at other times as well. To sit back and ask myself, “is this a ‘wet leaves’ situation?”
Now that I’ve had a chance to really ponder the meaning of Dad’s words I think this is an important lesson to make sure I pass along to my children. Right now, while they’re young it’s up to me to navigate the “wet leaves” in their lives. But soon, much sooner than I would like, they will leave my safe little nest and drive those damp autumn roads alone. I think I should take a page from my father’s book and make sure they know…
“Watch out for the wet leaves.”
Saturday, July 28, 2007
Ok, enough of my pity party.
If anyone out there in cyberworld would like to support me I would love it. You can do so at:
Sorry to be so blah.
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
I think we are going to go out to dinner and then Paul's going to take me shopping for exciting socks and clothes for my walk. Then it's home to a night in front of the TV and cleaning!
1. My father came to visit. First time he saw our house. It gave him lots of flashbacks to the house he grew up in.
2. I got accepted to the Digitals CT! Very excited about that as Digitals was one of the first sites I ever posted on and it's the home of my favorite Sue Jones (and I'm not just saying that because she's kept me around for over a year)!
3. Our church moved. We are now renting the church that the whole Salem Witch Trials started from. The building has been rebuilt a few times due to fires, but this was THAT church.
4. I started work at the summer program at the Consortium again. Within hours I realized I don't want to be working, but need the money too much not to. Also realized why I left and why I much prefer my "real" job.
That pretty much sums it up!
Saturday, June 16, 2007
Friday, June 15, 2007
I need to leave for work way too early. So even though I was running late, I was still leaving at 6:50am. As I walked out the door I saw my neighbor from the end of the road (we live on a dead end and he lives in the last house) pushing his motorcycle down the street. He pushed it all the way to the corner and then hopped on, coasted down to the end of the next street (also a dead end) before he started his motor. I thought that was the most considerate thing for him to do. It's got to be a pain to do that each morning and he doesn't have to. He's entitled to drive his vehicle from his home just like the rest of us. Yet, he thought of all of us and decided to be the ultimate example of a gentleman! Thank you!
Monday, June 11, 2007
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Adorable 2-year-old boy. Answers to the name David (most of the time). 30ish pounds, big blue eyes. Will give a good price!
I can't wait for the 2s to be OVER! David's newest pastime is public tantrums and he's VERY good at it! Today, it was at church. I should have known it was going to happen. We had a meeting right after the service so we didn't make it out the door at the same time as usual. He did ok until it was our usual time to leave and then he started to lose it. I took him out of the service to try to avoid disrupting the meeting and that's when the gates of Hell opened up! He screamed and thrashed around in the lobby up until the second he saw people starting to leave. Then he was fine. Until we walked back in and he realized that Paul had packed up all of his stuff. Then it started again. The whole thing ended with me dragging him out of the church kicking and screaming and fighting with him for almost 10 minutes just to get him strapped into his car seat. He screamed about half way home and then fell asleep. I am so done with this stage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Saturday, June 9, 2007
Donations can be made on line (it is a secure site) at my support page located here:
Please, please, please help me!
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Saturday, March 24, 2007
Thursday, March 22, 2007
Please help me in my fight to end breast cancer. To do my part in trying to get rid of this hideous disease. You can visit my support page and make a donation there using a credit card or contact me and you can send a check. Here is the link to my support page:
Sunday, March 18, 2007
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Last Thursday I mailed out the last piece of my loan application for my morgtage. Well, now it's Tuesday and it's still not there. Of course it's the one piece that I DON'T have a copy of. If they lost it I will be FURIOUS! This is all we need and we will be able to put all of this paperwork behind us.
The package I sent out on the same day also hasn't made it to my Secret Scrapper.
Friday, March 9, 2007
I took David for his 2 year photos last weekend. They came out really well. I think he is absolutely adorable (not-biased at all)! They actually asked me to sign a waver to use his pictures throughout the store-never had that happen before!
Wednesday, March 7, 2007
Being a good New England girl I had to leave the darling Tom Brady in!
Saturday, March 3, 2007
I took him to the Picture People to get his picture taken. He did pretty well there. A few Goldfish and I was able to convince him to pose for a few pictures. They ended up coming out really well. I had a very hard time choosing the one I wanted. They actually asked me if it would be ok to use his photos in the store for their advertising!
We had his birthday party today. That was a lot of fun. The Reids, Dodges and Greg came over. David loved it. He even blew out his candles! Tomorrow morning we will give him our presents.
PS-On the house front, our house is officially in "Pending" status!
Wednesday, February 28, 2007
I'm not going to be able to keep up this post-a-day thing for very long. It's just like when I would start a diary back in Jr. High.
I'm going to get plowed over by the break-neck speed of all this house-hunting stuff! I spent so much time talking numbers and percentage points today. My head is spinning!!
I've been on a cleaning spree today (not so much actually at home). I think it's "pre-nesting" getting ready for owning my own house. I scrubbed down the desks at work and organized everything there. Then I came home and started a ton of laundry.
I have a 5-year-old and an almost 2-year-old. 'Nuff said!
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
It doesn't look like much, but it's much bigger inside than you would think. Finally, we can get the kids into their own rooms and we can get some of the toys OUT of our living space!
Now, of course, instead of worrying about finding a house, I can start worrying about PAYING for a house! Yikes!