Thursday, February 25, 2010

Just a normal Thursday-NOT!

Good Morning! It is a sunny, but cold day here! I cannot wait for spring to come. I forgot how much I don't like the cold until now!!! It is good for a little while and especially if it snows, but once that happens I am ready for mild weather again. No such luck this year, we have had more cold days this winter than I can ever remember. I just keep thinking spring and one day I will wake up and it will be here.
I have a few things to share that I actually made last week. I have not be very crafty this week, just too much going on. Actually one of my kiddos has been sick so I have been preoccupied, one day we were at the hospital having tests, another day I was doing errands, then today I have to work. Of course I am meeting some friends to scrapbook on Friday, should be fun. I am not the least bit organized and ready, I must get my stuff together so that I don't take too much. That is a problem for me, bringing everything I own cause you never know what you will need. I hope that this time I will not be doing that, I am going to focus and take only what I think I will use.

Here is a birthday card I made for a friend this month...her birthday was at the beginning of the month, but that is me always a little behind! I actually only gave it to her a week late...not bad.

I am off, got to call my mom to see if she can watch the little one while I work today, otherwise I gotta make some calls to my job...not looking forward to that.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Quick card and post

Morning! I am posting a quick card that I made for a co worker this week and a quick post. I have a staff meeting at work and need to leave the house in 1 minute, but I did want to at least get something on my blog for today.
Also back to my grateful list: my children, my home, my family, food, and food again...been a little down this week and finding lots of comfort in food. I know that is bad, but at least I realize I am a stress eater...need to focus this week and be grateful for everything good in my life. I find that I am focusing on the bad and it is brining me down.
Sorry going off in another direction and really I gotta go!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Trying to catch up

Hello there, just me playing catch up like always! Been really lazy over the weekend. We got some snow on Friday and my salon closed for Saturday so I had 5 whole days off! you would think I would be super productive, but I wasn't! Instead I hung around the house, watched a few movies and took a few naps in the middle of the day! Crazy!

We did go out on Saturday night with a group of friends to see a band play, it was a nice adult evening, except the bar allowed smoking and it really aggravated my asthma so we had to leave early. I am sure that is why Sunday I was super lazy cause my asthma was acting up.

I wanted to share a project that I made a couple of weeks ago for my daughter. She just celebrated Senior Night for basketball cheerleading, it is a special night where they are escorted across the basketball court with their parents and acknowledged. Well this year someone decided we should make senior boards, so this is my take on what we needed to do...many people used foam board but I found these frames for half price and thought this would be a good idea and I can use it for her graduation party too.

I will be back later with more stuff to share, I have been busy but just not in the last 5 days!

Monday, February 8, 2010

On a roll

So I have been busy the last week being crafty! I made several more Valentines cards and thought this would be a good day to show them off. Both of these cards were made with scraps. I have such a large stash of scrap papers and never find that I use them yet I can't throw them out.
Not only have I been busy making cards I actually sat down 2 days in a row and scrapbooked...can't believe I managed to be so crafty last week. Here a the results of those 2 days:

I also attended a weekend crop over the last weekend of January and managed to get a few more scrap page in. I was only able to make it to the crop for the evening since I work all day Saturday, but it was so much fun!
Chances are that I won't have any crafty time this week, but I really wish I could carve a day out of my busy schedule to just craft! I do need to get my cards finished for my monthly card group, so maybe I will get time to do that...probably towards the end of the week! Today is just too busy! I have a hard time when I have a busy Monday, just gets my week started all wrong!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Another month!

Wow, I cannot believe it is already February 1st. Where does the time go? January just seemed to fly by...that seems to be the story of my life. I feel that I am always behind, weather it is with the housework, school activities, or my blog. I promised I would spend more time working on my blog and I realize that some days I don't really have anything to say and for the life of me can't find anything that would be of any interest to others so I don't write...but I made a promise to myself to get better, I am holding myself accountable for this and right now I am failing big time!!!
The good news is life is not as crazy as it use to be, now that my most of my volunteer jobs are finished. I have more time at home, more time to relax, more time to craft, really more time to just chill. It has been a long time since I said I am not busy, but for the last several weeks I have enjoyed being home all day Sundays, feels so good to be here with the family and just be. I know that sounds crazy but when I say "Just be" it has so much more meaning to me than to others, my shoulders get a little more relaxed, I can breathe a little easier, it's amazing. Just be means for me to just let go and just be in the moment...such a great lesson for me! I am not always an in the moment kind of person. Because I have always filled my moments to the max that I am always thinking of the next thing that is coming up, instead of JUST BEING! Now I have the time to do this and I can tell you right now I am a happier person! My kids are happier and life in general is better. I just have to keep reminding myself of the goal, because I sometimes forget and get that feeling of needing to schedule my every waking moment, but I am not going to do that, I just can't! Of course with that being said, this week is super busy and scheduled...don't know how that happened!
Monday-conference with Teacher, meet with Chorus treasurer to fill out 501c3 papers
Tuesday-meet Chorus Director, Dr. appt, basketball game
Wednesday-Dr. appt, work half day
Friday- card class, Senior night basketball
Sunday-rubber stamp show and super bowl
My life will resume to normal after Sunday, in fact the next week I have nothing on my schedule besides a dinner meeting Monday night. How does that work that one week you are slammed and the next week nothing! I gotta get an assistant to schedule my things better. Ha!
Here's some things I have been working on...