Saturday, October 31, 2009
BOO! Good Morning to you on Halloween Day. Halloween has always been my favorite Holiday. Maybe it has something to do with the one day of the year you have permission to dress anyway you want and play any character you want, i don't know but i just love this day. This year has not been as exciting as i had hoped and this last week was more difficult then usual. I am not inferring that one needs financial means to make Halloween fun and exciting, but when you have a Major set back in your funds the celebatory focus becomes less . I found out last week that my unemployment was being investigated and as a result they ceased all deposits. I was totally unaware and as a result the domino effect began and as one may know who has ever written a check when there is no $ to pay that check.....let the fee's begin. things like a $1 movie rental from red box ended up costing me $42-...You get the point. At this point it seems as if the investigation was unfounded and after some feelings of betrayal....(a story that none would believe so I am not going to tell it) I am looking at owing the bank $1,000.00. So as one would expect this scarry Holiday season has been not so joyful and more stressful then most. Alas....things will get better and I do see my future job coming into focus and it looks as if I will be working before Thanksgiving. So as i say Happy Halloween Enjoy your ghosts and goblins!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Well another week has come and gone. I certainly made it a busy one. back to the gym, back on the diet opps...healthy eating and living. I hit up the CORE class again yesterday and even went back to the Y later to take a swim with my son. Looks like the job thing is coming into focus. I just do not know when I will be starting. have a busy weekend coming up. We are going to go to Enchanted tonight (Beaver Lake) and our Annual Halloween Party is tomorrow. Sun I plan to get to Church...although I maybe in recovery from the evil spirits I know I will be drinking on Sat evening, and find that pulling myself from the sheets may be to dificult. We do have plans to take the kids to a Hallowen Bash later on Sun. and by 2pm I had better be fully charged for the day. Looks like I had better get the last child up and off...its already nearing 8am!!! Where does the time go? Have a great day!
Monday, October 19, 2009
What fun was had at White Eagle, three beautiful days of creativity, delicious food, and AMAZING friends. I was truly inspired and learned a lot about my goals for both my business and personal directions. I am on a TRULY amazing team..."Hearts a Flutter" and I can honestly say that these women are more then just team members but FRIENDS too. here are some layouts that were inspired this weekend. I got several of my past Holidays done, I still have a few years left, and I continue to plug away at the never ending Disney album.....here they are.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
I have been so busy with other things that i guess i just let the blog go. here is another Wednesday. i really wish I had something exciting and valuable to write...but truth be told....I have been sick and have done much of nothing. I have a workshop this pm and a gathering tomorrow night then I am off to the retreat at white Eagle. I can't wait. I have so much to scrap that I really don't know where to start and what to bring. I am driving myself because I plan to FILL the van. I hate having to decide what to bring, so i am bringing everything. I will post more when I get back on Sun.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Yesterday was spent preparing for the upcoming workshop and gatherings. I had a late attendee ask to join us on the Twitter workshop and was pleased to find that when I cut everything...and I cut everything...I was able to pull out four workshops out of three paper kits. (i did contribute some of the cardstock) Now once her order arrives I can distribute the rest to the group. I am kicking myself for volunteering to cut, because it took a long time to do. I did both layouts, and all of the cards...it was time consuming. This is the first workshop I have ever done and I may change up some things in the future. I also prepared for my gathering on Sat...because most of these girls come monthly to some sort of gathering I mix things up a bit and try to add a unique technique ( My upline says I should call it a CLUB, thing is I don't charge them like a club...they always buy something so I don't loose out) I did a 1- page layout using a swinger card. It is really cute..but I can't find any more pennies. My son had raided my piggy bank and any strays have gone to his school for his math classes $ count...searching for 20 dines was NOT fun! I also did my FREEBIE card kit...today I have to pull together some cards for next Thursdays gathering....this group is all NEW so I may do something much easier then swinging cards. Hostess would like to see holiday cards...I think I can make that happen. Made it to the YMCA this am...broke down and bought my sons cub scout uniform, swung by Michaels and STILL no adheasive....What is going ON?????? my hubby is not doing an overnight tonight so I am hitting up a Zumba class at 8pm tonight and later watch Ghost Hunters....Busy Busy!!!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
time has sure flown by. It is already Oct. The weekend was busy, as always. I always thought that I would encourage my kids to play sports, but after hearing my friends lifestyles of runing like mad...I have kept my mouth shut with my own. I spent Friday cutting and preparing for my upcoming hostess parties and workshops. I have 2 gatherings and 1 workshop with in the next week (this is more then I typically do over a quarter) So i have been busy preparing. I was expecting to host a crop with some fellow CTMH teammembers...but I am not sure what is happening with that. Sat I spent a few hours preparing for my sons cub scouts, grateful that John (another childs dad) stepped up as leader...so I only have to play in the shadows. Sat night was incredible fun playing Pokeno. I won the movie monsters vs Aliens. I have decided to donate it to the neighborhood, and it has already made its way into another household for viewing. Sunday I went to Church with a neighbors family and my son and had a great time. We also stayed for the clam bake and some bounce house time before rushing off to dance lessons with my husband. ( I am not sure what I was expecting from this...ok lets get real i was expecting to walk out of class #1 looking like Fred and Ginger)....we look more like we Frank and his Bride LEAD FEET. Yesterday MIB came and I cut papers and made cards for my upcoming twitter workshp, and in between I took in a field trip with my son's 1st grade class to Hospital Land. I still remember going on my eldest's field trip to Hospital land some 10-11 years ago. I recieved three emails regarding my future empolyment and will sign the contract today...It willl be offical soon....I will be back to work. today i plan to make phone calls to business for the walk a thon committe, clean the house, take a water aerobic class, and finalize all stamping and scrapping for the week ahead. WOW
Saturday, October 3, 2009
All of the papers are CTMH. The 2nd one is my take on the Grace WOTG. I didn't have all of the buttons used in the recommended layout design, so I improvised. Other two papers are Sweet Home, and Moon Doggie. I am hosting a calender workshop and spent yesterday evening making those pages up. I will post pictures when they are finnished....
Friday, October 2, 2009
So it seems to me that I have less time now that I am unemployed then when I was working. Gosh if I only didn't need a paycheck..lol. I have committed myself to so many projects that i am beginning to think that they have taken on a life of their own. When pending the layoff I had visions of keeping up with my blog, doing more scrapbooking, getting healthy and dragging myself to the gym, being more involved in my sons school, getting some of those much needed projects done on the house, spending more time with friends and family, reading, perhaps even taking a class or two, and taking care of me. It appears however that all of those things take so much more time and energy then I thought that I am concerns that maybe just maybe I have taken on too much..... let me start with my sons school. I have officially signed myself up as walk a thon comittee person- I am in the process of calling and sending letters inquiring about some donations for this event, room parent, PTO member, and cub scout leader. (doens't sound so bad when I write it out...but YIKES), for house projects...I am endlessly taking on things everyday. Thing is that I never seem to complete the task. I get started and side track..(ADHD perhaps). I am still dreading the closure of the pool. this project became a hudge orderal last week when I decided that the best thing to end this painful process was to simply drain the damn thing and start over in the spring. Made perfect sence to me. Till about pool 1/2 empty I decided that maybe this was too easy asn why hadn't everyone else done the same thing and I googled it. ABSOLUTELY DO NOT DRAIN your inground pool..infact some people have had the pool detatch themselves and float away like a boat. YIKES!!!! So that plan foiled I stopped all drainage immediately..of course this was after mandating my poor son to do the disgusting task of cifering (sp) the hose. YUCK- Anyways I spent the rest of the day holding my breath to make sure the thing didn't up and float away as I plurged water backin to it. What was I thinking..JUST HAD TO HAVE A POOL....goingto the local pool just wasn't enough for me..no way. As far as art projects...yes i have had the opportunity to create...but like everything else in my life...having the time to stop and put things down only complicates things more...I get up and leave so now I feel like I have more stuff to finnish then when I started. I want to do this and I want to do that....oh yeah and adheasive costs alot more $ when you have no paycheck. I have had to seriously decided if I want to eat or scrap. On that note the diet thing seems to have no direction. It seems being home more only opens up the fridge more often. I have been good about going to theY and I am drinking more water. i even took some time to read the 101 emails from that healthy weight loss program that someone from CTMH offered to help me focus on my diet. On that note, another committment. I have joined this group with the Y that meets weekly to help you stay focused on your goals of health and exersize. Great right? So the woman sends me home with a gym scheduale and says ideantify all the classes you would wan to take......Doesn't she know that I am an obsessive freak and I will plann to attend all of them!!!! Then theres just life. just in the next four days I have committed myself to a day of scrapping (in just a few hours and no I am not packed nor do I have any idea what I am going to today with my scrap stuff, although i am sure I will have to BUY more adheasive) Sell popcorn with my son for cub scouts, then come back later and ask for some more money to support the walk a thon finnish the laundry, bake something for Pokeno tomorrow night, meet with the cub scout master to define my cub leader duties, play Pokeno, plan two hostess parties, submitted a WOTG order, and start planning for that even next week, meet with the ro0m parents to discuss holiday classroom parties, get to the gym, close that stinken pool, rince off and store all of the summer patio furniture, go to church, take a dance class with my hubbie, and go to hospital land with my sons class on monday....all the while I spinning in my head how do I convince angenies and business to give donations so when I attend the next walk a thon committe I don't look like a "boob" for not doing anything. I am beginning to think that dealing with sucide threats, out of control teens, over anxious mothers, OCDer and drug addicts is much less stressful then this REAL life I have created outside of my previous job description...HUmph!