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Friday, January 25, 2008

7 random things - TAGGED

Kim in Texas (http://impressyourself.typepad.com/) has tagged me to tell you 7 random things about myself...hmmm...several days ago...

i put this off so long because i'm just flat stumped....what do you NOT know about me...how much I weigh? sorry - you'll have to keep guessing on that one...

ok -

ummm -

1. I earned a letter patch in ONE sport in high school - you'll never in a zillion years guess what it was (see end of list)
2. I tested out of 2 years of college Spanish
3. I started college as a Music Education major - with scholarships for voice and piano - and graduated at age 20 with a degree in Bilingual Education/Elementary :)
4. I was the youngest person in my graduating class in high school
5. I married my high school sweetheart (and still have him :)
6. I wear hearing aids in both ears and could not survive without them.
7. i LOVE science fiction - particularly Star Trek and Star Gate :)








yeah - don't get too excited about that letter patch in Badminton...who letters in Badminton????? I won a tournament and actually got a patch for it - go figure, lol! I was too busy taking Spanish classes and being in every section of choir I could!

Be blessed - and hey - go play some badminton - it's really pretty fun :)

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Goal update!

Mail swap (finished 2 sets of cards - gotta mail it) - DONE
Mail SU catalogs for 4 - DONE (times 4, lol)
Complete 2 sets of 2 8x8 pages honoring a friend who passed away (breast cancer)- pages will be given to her children
Plan TEN sets of page layouts for my scrapping group's retreat next month
Print pictures for above

ADDED: Make up the rest of the cards from Saturday's Stamp Club meeting (I always cut extras and make up those to replenish my card box :) ~ Working on this one this evening to relax! (3 sets of cards)1 set done, 1 in progress

Get Photoshop Elements working - DONE - HALLELUJAH! Been fussing over this for WEEKS!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Update on goals for the week

A couple of you have emailed me and said you didn't want to post your goals on my blog - hey - mi blog es tu blog - please, feel free to post your comments, goals, etc...Comments are a good thing :)

FOR AN IDEA THAT CAN GET ANYONE to accomplish at least ONE goal this week - see the bottom of this post...

Anyway...

Here are my goals:

Mail swap (finished 2 sets of cards - gotta mail it) - DONE
Mail SU catalogs for 4 - DONE (times 4, lol)

Complete 2 sets of 2 8x8 pages honoring a friend who passed away (breast cancer)- pages will be given to her children
Plan TEN sets of page layouts for my scrapping group's retreat next month
Print pictures for above

ADDED: Make up the rest of the cards from Saturday's Stamp Club meeting (I always cut extras and make up those to replenish my card box :) ~ Working on this one this evening to relax! (3 sets of cards)

My idea: 15 minutes a day -
This isn't new, but maybe you haven't thought of it in a while. I carve out time to spend in the Word with God each day, and time with hubby, and to do my jobs...but we all also need time with ME...or, me-time! Me-time is NOT selfish - if you don't recharge your batteries, they'll corrode and get nasty and quit working!

Think about your day - in my case - although I am SO VERY MUCH NOT A MORNING PERSON, several years ago I started getting up just a little earlier - just a FEW minutes...and putting out what I plan to wear the night before...

That combo gave me 15 more minutes in the morning - I spend it on something crafty. Recently I had let email take over that time, but I have taken it BACK~! I power read my email by sorting it into like categories - - mainly by the name of the yahoo group they came through, or the subject line in a continuing conversation with my scrappin cult friends here in town - - and deleting some that don't apply to me. This way I can get through my 150-200 emails (multiply that times 4 a day - how often I check email) in a few minutes rather than an hour or more!!!

I also have found other 15 minute opportunities throughout my day and evening - I'm using one right now while the soup simmers to update my blog....

My morning minutes this morning were used stamping ribbon for one of the sets of cards I want to finish from my pre-cuts left over from my club last Saturday and to cut miscellaneous little pieces to make complete sets so all the numbers of pieces match up. Oh, and to stamp the background pieces with the fern stamp I used. I'll have 9 cards when I'm done in a bit - I have about 2 more sets of 15 minutes to do to finish them...and since I'm fixing to sign off my blog here, I plan to get those finished tonight or tomorrow - I'll let ya know!

Now, if I could just get a car that would drive itself out into the country to my school, I'd be able to stamp in the car, too!

Hugs!!!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2008

CYBER-CROP TIME

I'm CYBER-CROPPING this week. What is that you say? Well, I am setting goals for myself, and letting YOU know about them, and then, as I accomplish them, will mark them off (and may add some more, lol).

Here are my goals:
Mail swap (finished 2 sets of cards - gotta mail it)
Mail SU catalogs for 4
Complete 2 sets of 2 8x8 pages honoring a friend who passed away (breast cancer)- pages will be given to her children
Plan TEN sets of page layouts for my scrapping group's retreat next month
Print pictures for above

I'll add more as I knock off some of these! Who's next? Anyone else want to post goals - I'd love to have you join me!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Stamp Club - January 2008

I'm so excited about this round of stamp club! We started off well - everyone made it to the first meeting!

Here's what we did!

The first card was CASED from Danita Hollander in colors and the design of the diamond shape piece - she made it into a square card, but I made it into a Z card - LOVE the Soft Sky and Sahara Sand together!!!!!



Here is what it looks like standing up:



We also did a baby card - since Connie and I both will be grandmthers soon - we thought it appropriate, lol!



And finally, we played with the set in the Valentine Bundle - Happy Heart Day.



And a stamped cello bag with M&Ms:

Sunday, January 6, 2008

We have wedding pictures - FINALLY!!!!! It has been an unbelievable pain in the..um.....PITA - yeah... to get these pictures. Bo finally had to drive to the Convention Center downtown where he was to call the guy and he'd come out and meet him with the CD. He called and got the guy's voicemail the first 5 times, finally, the 6th time Bo called in the half hour he waited on his last day of holiday before school starts back, FINALLY, he answered and came out with the CD. The pictures are great, however, I was saddened that once they got all our money, the service stopped...

I also have to say, his wife does a good job with the make-up, but they *own* the shop - and she kept ASKING my daughter for tips in such a way that Kari felt she had to tip her....

Good pictures, pitiful service...nuff said.

Focus on the good - focus on the good - focus on the good:
The pictures are really GREAT!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

My, how time flies...

I haven't posted since LAST YEAR! Oh my goodness!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

What a wonderful season we've had, celebrating the birth of our Lord! My family got together, several times and had some good food and good times... our church family celebrated together - my choir did an awesome job with our musical. A wonderful season indeed!

Now, time for school to get back going,...my stamp club is starting up again, and, hopefully, Nancy will be a bit better at updating the old blog here...

but if not...you know where to find me :)