Thursday, October 23, 2008

Does it ever end?

We are in the midst of a stomach bug now on top of ear infections. Good grief. Poor Mally!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Still here...

What have I been up to? Well, in no particular order:

  • Mallory's hundredth ear infection/sinus infection (well not that many, but it sure feels like it)
  • Volunteering at Lindsey's school
  • Room Sponsor stuff (auction baskets, class journals etc)
  • Monogramming orders are starting to pick up
  • Sewing for the girls
  • Planning Lindsey's birthday party
  • Everyday Mommy stuff
  • Trying to think about Christmas (it's hard until after Lindsey's birthday)
  • Misc. *crap* that gets tossed in the mix (this is the stuff that really makes me crazy)
I really don't know how I did all this and worked too, I guess you just make it happen and not sleep to get it all done.

What is left to do?
  1. Birthday parties (Lindsey has been invited to four, yes four this weekend)
  2. A day trip planned for Saturday for the four of us (see above, hopefully it can still happen)
  3. Deliveries to make (sorry Farrah and Lisa)
  4. Some holiday stuff for the shop (and possibly for local pick up only :food stuff:. still working out the details on that one)
  5. My calendar is full, just trust me on that and I won't bore you the the rest.
I have been in a real mood lately and I just can't figure out why, I am usually pretty laid back nothing gets me too upset, I just say what I think and move on, but somethings have hit me the wrong way lately. Oh well it will pass I am sure. I am also feeling a bit disconnected from old friends, but I have met some really amazing people since quiting work and volunteering at the new school. I feel more in my element now, but it still makes you wonder about the friendships that used to be. We all get busy I know, but at what point does that just become an excuse? Something else for me to ponder I guess. I have moved on, and we are all better for the changes that we made. Everyone is happy, MUCH HAPPIER. It's like a whole new world that I didn't know about.

OK, back to happier posts, I just needed to vent I guess.

This makes me VERY happy:

These are a few photos from our Urban Photo Shoot with my friend and neighbor Marci Lambert. I can't even begin to put into words how *happy* I am with the photos. She is so very talented. Every time she does our photos I think there is no way she can top this, but she ALWAYS does, ALWAYS! Thanks Marci!!!! Check out her website for info on a photo shoot of your very own. Check her blog out too, she always has something great to say!

OK, I have to go give Mally her meds.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Some new layouts

I have managed to scrap a couple of layouts in between this, that and the other thing.

I have been working on some scrap for hire stuff for a friend and it is pretty much finished (YIPPEE). I am putting some finishing touches on it and will deliver it to her this week. Now I need to start on some monogramming orders and planning Lindsey's upcoming birthday party. The older she gets the harder it is to come up with something. She actually wants to keep it low key this year, something small, which I am all for. We have a couple of ideas we are tossing around so hopefully we can get going with the planning real soon.

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Mini-index album

I started this little index file mini-album over the summer as a way to document snippets of Lindsey's school year. I have an album (one of those fill in the blank ones) to add school photo, teachers name, friends names etc. But I wanted to specifically document her Third Grade year in a little more detail. Here it is so far:

I just used some graph index cards to add some additional pictures to. I am not sure what all the tabs will be labeled. I will add photos and journaling as things happen and go from there. I don't want to stress about it to much, just do it. I keep it close by on my desk so I can reach for it easily and add pictures as I print them. I am a couple of events behind but I am printing photos as I type.
Back of the first card:Future index tabs:
I found the little index file on clearance at Target last year and really wasn't sure what to do with it at the time, but it was like $0.25 so I really couldn't *not* get it ( well I got the last two they had) I will have to come up with something else for the other one, maybe a *Mallory's Funniest Moments" file. Although I think it would fill up rather quickly!
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Little miss smarty pants

Lindsey got her first report card last week, straight A's and let me just say *You go girl*.

She has never had a bad report card and she is always excited to see how well she has done. This is the first year where her report card is A-B-C-D-F. In years past at her previous school it was a bit different. Anyway, not gonna go into all that. I am so proud of her, she is doing just fabulous in Third Grade and so much happier in her new school, and that of course makes me happy. :) She got to wear blue jeans to school today for having perfect attendance she thought was pretty cool, (I think she was just happy with the ribbon).

Fall break begins tomorrow, I am looking forward to hanging out with the girls tomorrow before Lindsey leaves to go out of town with a friend for the weekend.

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Currently Reading...

A friend/exCo-worker of mine had told me about this book back before I quit work. I am just know getting to read it. I started it Sunday night and am more than half way through it.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Do you Boo?

If not you really should, it is a lot of fun. Go here (towards the bottom of the post) for details. We have been Boo'd twice this year, even with our ghost on our front door. Lindsey and I are going out tonight to Boo. She has her list of three people ready.

If you want the poem and the ghost that I use, email me and I will send you a copy. I am trying to figure out how to post it here as a download but my brain is just not working yet this morning.

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Friday, October 03, 2008


I really haven't had too much to say so therefore have not felt like blogging to much. My grandmother was in town this past week so I wanted to spend as much time with her as I could. She had gotten some bad news about her best friend's health and was feeling a little down so I went to pick her up and bring her here for a visit. We had a great time, the girls love her so much. I am *so very thankful* that she is such a big part of our lives. I am the oldest of her grandchildren and the one that lives the closest. She is just the best, it is hard for me to watch her grow old, most of my childhood memories are of her and my grandfather. They were always around growing up and when school was out in the summer I was at their house. It is truly a blessing to have her be a part of my girls lives. I so wish my grandfather was still with us, that is the one thing that I wish for my girls, is that they could have met him. He was so amazing. I miss him terribly. I am not sure why I am going into all of this, maybe because after spending time with Mama Nita this last week I started to reflect on how lucky I am to have her around. I have always felt lucky having her part of my life, but after watching her with the girls it just makes me even more grateful for the time we have with her. Even when you are 35 years old, it is still cool to say "my grandmother is coming for a visit" :) . It is even more awesome that she is now hanging out with my children.

I plan to be at my desk or not too far from it at my embroidery machine this week, during Mallory's naps and on MDO days. My *creative mojo* was lacking the last couple of weeks, but I woke up inspired today. Maybe it was the fresh air in the house from having had the windows open during the night who knows. I just know that I have not felt like sitting down to create in a couple of weeks, I guess there has been to much else to do, just life. I plan to post more this week and I am also working out the details of a new giveaway so stay tuned...

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