Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Nervous Nelly here....

I am a nervous wreck about my son. First of all, he's really been removed from us lately and is putting his friends first and I'm not crazy about his attitude. Second, he is scheduled for double hernia surgery on the 22nd of Nov. and I don't think he'll make it. We are heading to the dr. today to see if he's still ok. He said he has pain and also lumps! I'm scared. It ought to be fun getting through the Halloween traffic too. His appt. is at 4:30 about 1/2 hr from home. Ugh....wish me luck!

Tomorrow he has an appt. for his mouth. I guess they'll tell us whether the teeth will stay or not, not sure yet. Nervous about that too.

As much as I don't want to wish my life by, I can't wait for the next two years to be over. I can't stand this stage of his life. Too depressing and it produces too much anxiety for me!! I want my kid back.

The only upside is that the diet is going well again because I'm too nervous to overeat!!

Monday, October 30, 2006


We had a lot of fun on Sat. night at a neighbor's Halloween party. Unfortunately I didn't take my camera. So I"m hoping others will share the photos. The costumes were great!! We were the lamest of the lame! We went as Rednecks. It was good because we could take our rotted teeth out, take the flannel shirts off and be dressed pretty normal & comfy.

Sun. I made a bunch of cards again. I really need to take the time to count up what I have. I also cleaned a bit and did a ton of laundry.

Tonight I need to get on the treadmill and then run to Joann's for a return & maybe Old NAvy to get a hat my son wants. He has taken his brothers and needs to return it! I hope to finish more cards. I seriously need to do some sympathy cards but have been putting it off since it's so depressing!!

Oh yeah, and speaking of depressing, my 16 yo (who is not going to live to see 17 if he keeps it up) died his hair black over the weekend and I found out by mistake!! He was wearing a hat so I wouldn't see it. Ugh....he was much cuter with the light brown hair.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Feast One Hundred & Seventeen

Create a new candle scent - pear cilantro(love the smell of pears)

Name one way you show affection to others - I leave notes for my kids, hubby & mom all the time and sign with a heart and an M or mom.

What is your favorite writing instrument? I got this cool pen from our Japanese visitors recently. It's pink (I love pink) and it has 5 different inks to choose. It writes sooo smooth. I hope I never lose it!!

Main Course
If you were given $25 to spend anywhere online, from which site would you buy? Probably Lifetime Moments, something definitely scrap related!
Are you dressing up for Halloween? If so, what are you going to be? We are going to a party at my neighbors on Sat. and we're dressing as Mainers with the rotten teeth and flannels. I don't mean to insult anyone from Maine. We actually love it there and have some land. It's more of a hillbilly look!!

Thursday, October 26, 2006


Finally got some sleep and felt great yesterday! Last night was good too. I have these sheets I love from LNT (striped?). Anyway, they're really soft and my dh hates them. During the summer he said they felt wet. So we flipped our mattress and I didn't have time to clean the sheets and HAD to put the nice striped ones on. I think he likes them now that it's not summer time. Ahhhhh....slept like a log.

Got a few cards done last night but I won't post because I basically copied the SU catalog so there was no creativity on my part! LOL I need to count up the number of cards for the sets I sold. I need 50 and haven't counted in a while. I think I was at 30 something a few weeks ago. I can't wait to finish so that I can scrap again and also figure out my Christmas card design and then make 80!!! Yikes, I wish I could cut my list down but I have such a big family and we've lived in 4 states so we have groups of friends all over the place! 8-)

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Ok, so that photo is horrible.

I put the ribbon on with eyelets.

Anyway, I got NO sleep last night. I'm wiped out. I got to bed around 11. The phone rang around 11:40 and scared the crap out of us. It was some international call that I believe was a wrong number. My dh read her the riot act. "Mam, do you realize what time it is? What country are you calling from? It's 11:40 here and you woke me up". I was almost ready to giggle. Anyway she told him the caller hung up. My heart wouldn't stop beating fast because I thought it was about my son. I wasn't sure if he made it home or not. He had. A few hours later (1:30 a.m.) I heard a God Awful noise like a plane hitting my house. So I got up and went into the hallway, heard a t.v. It was my 20 yo who probably fell asleep with the t.v. on and it was a loud part of the movie. I am going to strangle him when I see him tonight. I could not sleep the whole night. I was totally awake when the alarm went off at 6. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz I won't need to be rocked tonight!!

What a night...

Well, first here's a card I made last night with one of the SU images I did over the weekend.

Monday, October 23, 2006


Ok, so I spent from Sat. 9 a.m. to Sunday 2 p.m. stamping images. I just couldn't focus on making specific cards. There were so many stamps to chose from, I just lost it. There were over 450 sets. I didn't get much sleep the night before either so I was useless.

I made maybe 3 cards? and one border (which I don't usually use but it was pretty). I have a huge mound of white and natural paper with tons of sentiments and images on them. So now I get the joy of cutting them up and embellishing cards!!! I think I wasted the money. It was fun being with the girls though. I booked a party for November.

I cheated big time - Bertuccis rolls and pizza, Panera muffins, bagels, chocoate, you name it. I only gained a pound somehow. Today I'm back to it!!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

Feast One Hundred & Sixteen

What is your favorite beverage? Margaritas!

Name 3 things that are on your computer desk at home or work - My Palm Pilot, photo of my boys, Yankee Candle handcream in Grapefruit.

On a scale of 1-10 (with 10 being highest), how honest do you think you are? Probably a 9.5

Main Course
If you could change the name of one city in the world, what would you rename it and why? Can't think of one I'd change but my hubby hates Philadelphia (sorry if there's anyone from there) and calls it Filthadelphia. I don't know why he hates it. I liked it when we lived in the area.

What stresses you out? What calms you down? My 16 y.o. stresses me out. I worry constantly about what he's doing in and out of school. Power walks calm me down.

Thursday, October 19, 2006

Here are two I made with stamps from a rak...

Got these great stamps from a fellow SBA'er (Susan HS)!! The typewriter was made as a thank you for my neighbor who fixed our computer. Then I just used the scraps to do another.

quick Cricut card...

Ok, maybe it wasn't as cute as I thought. I think I'd do the tag in brown next time instead of matting it.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Ok, back in control!!

I've been better about eating and took the 2 lbs. off so I need to keep it up. I want to be able to say that I've lost 30 lbs.

I need to take a photo of a card I made last night using my Cricut. It's simple but I thought it was kind of cute. Maybe I can post later from home. I am leaving here at 2:30 today to take my son to the oral surgeon for a follow up. I'm a little nervous about the outcome but anxious to get it over with.

Maybe more later...

Friday, October 13, 2006

diet update....

Ok, I was soooo good for sooooo long. I was so totally stressed over personal things and could NOT eat. Now I'm semi over that and I'm totally stressed at work and want to shove every little thing down my throat!

Yesterday it was Italian cookies from an excellent bakery. I seriously ate about 5. I swore I would NOT eat dinner, just go food shopping. Well, got home to a Hawaiian pizza my mom picked up. I was hungry when I got home from shopping and I decided to try a piece. Well...could I stop at 1? NO. It was delish. Today I've been hitting the candy in the dish at work. I HAVE to stop before I put all 28 lbs. back on in one day~!! I don't want the personal stress back but need to switch to the can't eat mode again! LOL

Why does my appetite reverse with different stress?!!

Crazy daze...

Oh, I'm so irritated. Got in at 8:15, the power went out in my bldg. We waited around to see what they said. An employee called the univ. police to see what we should do. They said they were closing bldgs. So my coworker and several others went home. I waited until I could find a number to reach someone who was probably on her way. Guess what? The upper mgmt. called and said we were not closing and the power would be back around 10. So....I'm stuck here on a beautiful day and my lucky coworker got a freebie. Ugh. I hope I at least get to leave early since I didn't get a lunch! It's been a zoo in here.

Quick baby shower card for my co-worker...

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Blogger problems.

Boy, did I have trouble this morning. I couldn't even get to my blog (or anyone else's). I also tried to take a picture of a card I made for my coworker's baby shower. I took it with my Palm and can view it. I cannot get it to hotsync to my computer. I'll have to wait until a techie is available later, I guess.

I was so excited thinking that my Stamp Camp was this weekend and then realized I have to get ready this weekend for next weekend!! I hate when I do that. I'm so afraid I'll forget something, that I'm a week ahead. I do this with birthday cards, etc. too. At least I'm never late, right?!

So I think I'll make an altered letter for my coworker's nursery and I've already made some cute beaded socks for her. I'm so happy that the time is almost here for her but not for me!! This is a high risk pregnancy and not her first. It is her first baby though! I will go nuts without her in the office. She does all of the student records work that I don't have time for. I hope we can find a decent temp to at least answer the phones!! I won't have time to post when she's out, that's for sure!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


The wedding was beautiful and we had a lot of fun with my cousin and her husband. I didn't get any scrapping done but have made about 10 or more cards. I'm trying to finish 50 cards for the 5 sets I've sold.

Yesterday was a GORGEOUS day here. I returned a bunch of clothes I bought that didn't quite fit right. I've gone down about 2 sizes! YEAH! It somehow seems to be melting off at this point. Maybe it's nerves. I didn't behave yesterday. DH and I went out for a quick sandwich (I was going to order a salad). We split a big Italian sub. I somehow didn't gain anything after a bad weekend food wise!

Anyway, I'll try to take photos of a few cards and post. I made a quick cute one for my nephew and ended up making 5 more for the sets! Very simple.

Off to a hearing shortly. I'm a nervous wreck.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

The race is on!

Tonight is my last night to be ready for company tomorrow. I have to somehow get my pants returned, nails manicured, house cleaned tonight!!! Ugh.

I love the idea of doing a lo on the Maine sign as KathyM suggested. I can't wait to get to it! Guess I won't be sb'ing until possibly Monday. I have the holiday off! Yeah.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Countdown to the last wedding this year!

On Fri. I have to pick up my cousin & her husband at the airport. We are going to the final wedding of this year (#6). I'm sure it will be a lot of fun. I have family coming in from MD, CA & NY. Can't wait to see them all.

In the meantime, I have to take my son to the dr this afternoon, clean the house, food shop, and find a necklace and shoes by Friday!! I'm going to do my best not to stress. I've had too much of that lately.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Love this sign.....

I have had a horrible week (things I can't discuss here) and I need things like this to cheer me up. I love the fact that we have to go through Paris and Norway to get to our land in Maine.