Sunday, December 30, 2007

now what!??!

so i have been working on planning a youth lock-in at church for new years for THREE MONTHS! the kids and families were committed when we had the planning meeting -- now it ends up CANCELED because people can't come!!!!!!!!!!

so, now who knows what i will end up doing for new years!! GRRRRRRRRR!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

i should be getting ready...

but instead i am sitting and posting on my blog!!

i had a wonderful christmas with family and friends -- i even got a phone call last night from danielle!

the children's program/service on monday night was so sweet and meghan did really well -- and it is always cute to hear kids mixing up words and such (instead of eternity, one little boy said eternalty)...we had gone to dinner before hand with meghan's whole family, and my brother even came! and after church we went to meghan's house for chocolate cake and presents -- and then to open presents at my house with my dad & brother....

yesterday we just hung out and my brother came down for dinner and he fiddled with computer stuff, and it is still working so that is good!!

today i am going shopping with barb & kathy, so i am uber happy & should be getting ready because barb said she would be here at 9:45 and it is 9:15!! eek!


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


today i got my NEW phone!
a pink razer!
i am happy!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

an angel stopped by...

and shoveled our driveway!!!
i looked out at about 6:50 AM, and the driveway and porch are shoveled!
once i get ready for church, i will toss some salt out...

Saturday, December 15, 2007


it snowed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
not too much (YET) but the plow has actually come through already and got our "main road" cleared...and it is suppose to snow MORE!
i will try and get some photos today and post them later!

Thursday, December 06, 2007

happy birthday to me!!

great birthday so far!!
fun gifts from friends and family, yummy cake, and i got SNOW!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Stingycrab Fussyshorts

What is your GRINCH NAME???

find out here!

mine is posted above -- Stingycrab Fussyshorts!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Black Friday

I typically LOVE the atmosphere of being out shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. It gives me a rush of gets me into a Christmas is FUN...I get a lot done in regards to getting ready for Christmas...

Today, however, was different!!! It is 2 pm and I have not left the place I am, nor have I changed out of my pajamas! I have, though, gotten A LOT done! I am making some mini scrapbooks for friends and family -- a total of 7 (yes, SEVEN) -- that they can just add their own photos and journaling to...I am done with 5 and am just taking a break from number 6! I thought I had the book to use for number 7, but I cannot seem to find it, so I will buy another tonight at a crop with Kathy and then finish number 7! I do have another mini album to do (with pictures this time) but I need to get the photos developed and find the book I want to use -- I already have the paper, embellishments, and a PLAN, so it should go fairly quickly once I get started. :o) Plus, it is for someone local, so I have until Christmas Eve to finish it!

Christmas wise, I will be starting to decorate on Saturday when I am home from house sitting...the tree will go up (not decorated), the nativity will be brought up, if not put up...then I can start to wrap the gifts I have bought and/or finished making! I need to shop for my dad, a few local friends, and the dogs I buy special treats for! A lot will probably get done this weekend or next at Target, so I will be VERY happy! I also need to figure out what I need to order for Power Hour and Youthgroup (gifts and crafts) -- I want to get it ordered Monday night if possible!

I have started to work on my Christmas letter, so we shall see! I really want to do it as a poem, but it is not flowing like I want it to, so that may change as well! I have the paper, matching envelopes, and seals -- I bought them last year for like 75% off!!

So, nonw I need to go work on mini book #6....



Thursday, November 22, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

ready for the jacuzzi tub!

just finished some homework for my online class -- an online "assessment" where we communicate with the prof about progress, etc -- a post about a news article -- some research for my term paper -- so i am as caught up as i can be right now!! yay!!!

i also spent 1 1/2- 2 HOURS on the phone this afternoon trying to get my vision insurance all worked out!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR so, now i will need to send in an itemized receipt and a form to get reimbursed a (small) portion of the money i spent saturday!

so now i am stressed and pooped and sore and ready to go read & soak before bed!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

boo yah!

i am FINISHED withe the 5 on-line quizes for my one class (and i averaged a 94% on them)!!!!!! all i have left to finish for that class is a paper (GRRRRRRRRR!) and for my other class i need to finish some posts this week (one with a new story) and a journal article review type thing that shouldn't take too long once i get started....

i am glad this semester is almost done!

boring here in house sitting land, but i have gotten a lot done today and am about to go get ready to read my Hrry Potter book (i am to #6 in my series re-read in order) and then head to bed early!

tomorrow is work and possibly work on homework in the evening, so another boring night for me!! i miss the human interaction when i am dog sitting!!!!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

house-sitting & homework!

well, i am on another adventures in housesitting tour right now!!

here for about a week more, so over thanksgiving, but my week will be spent doing homework!!! i have (finally) done an online quiz for my sped class, and now i think i will have 4 more!! BUT, we have a HUGE list of questions for each chapter and the quizes come straight from those, so i have started to skim the chapters for the answers -- i am through chapter 5 on those, and quizzed through 3, so i am well on my way, lol...i will also be doing some reading and writing for my online class, so that will be fun (?) and exciting (??)...i also plan on starting to research for my final paper in my sped class

other than homework, i get to go to work 2 days while i am up here, go to an eye exam later today, teach power hour tomorrow (after driving all the way down to pick up meghan so she can sing at church), go to lunch wednesday with friends, spend thanksgiving with family & friends, and go to a crop friday! what a busy week i have -- and it is a short week!!!

i am a little sad, though -- my laptop wont work here!! when i was here in september babysitting it worked fiine for internet, but not now :( so no im-ing! luckily i can use their computer whenever i want, so it is all good :)

i will post more later (as i get more quizes done, lol)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

what a blustery day!

i about froze my @$$ off while the student i work with was at PE -- about 20 minutes outside for soccer -- for me meant sitting on metal bleachers with the wind blowing! i was bundled up as best as possible, but, man was it cold!

my favorite season is coming up & i am really excited! i have a lot of my christmas stuff done already :) i need to write my letter and get those done, and i need to get a few more gifts (my dad mainly!) and make quite a few gifts...this should be a busy time! especially with classes finishing up for the semester.....

i need to make some final decisions on some craft ideas for power hour for christmas, i think i am going to order some from oriental trading -- i get their inspirations catalog & there are a lot of cool, easy, inexpensive crafts in there!

i also need to get some youthgroup sign ups made! we have: meeting on 11-25, soup supper on 12-5, meeting/party/caroling on 12-16, and a LOCK IN on 12-31/1-1!! EEK!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, November 13, 2007


well, i have been a poster at a site for quite some time, and now i am seeing the need for a change -- they are no longer my homepage :( maybe one day i will feel the urge to return, but for now, it is not the place for me, it is not healthy for me to be there.....

Monday, November 12, 2007

almost a week!

it has been an uber busy time for me!

last week consisted of:
work, class, creating a study guide AND test on ancient Egypt, babysitting Meghan (overnight) on Thursday, and a whirl-wind trip to AMERICAN GIRL PLACE in Chicago on Friday with Meghan!!!!! we took the 4:35 AM train to Chicago, and got back to St. Louis at about 10:40 PM! i have to get my photos uploaded, but don't worry! there will be some posted (I took over 125!)!!!

this week (i know, it is only monday) has been:
laundry, homework, Power Hour, work, registering for spring '08, changing sheets, homework, and now i am ready for dinner and then a QUICK youthgroup meeting! should be an interesting night!!

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

i am light sky blue

you are lightskyblue

Your dominant hues are cyan and blue. You like people and enjoy making friends. You're conservative and like to make sure things make sense before you step into them, especially in relationships. You are curious but respected for your opinions by people who you sometimes wouldn't even suspect.

Your saturation level is lower than average - You don't stress out over things and don't understand people who do. Finishing projects may sometimes be a challenge, but you schedule time as you see fit and the important things all happen in the end, even if not everyone sees your grand master plan.

Your outlook on life is bright. You see good things in situations where others may not be able to, and it frustrates you to see them get down on everything.
the html color quiz

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

i've been tagged!

i was tagged by dear, sweet paula!

1. If you could have £100 (~$206 USD) worth of scrapbook paper or assorted embellishments, which would you choose? i would want paper packs (basic grey, ki, love elsie, etc), or kits (you know how much i love my jenni bowlin kits!)

2. If you had to choose between using only stamps or rubons, which would you choose? rubons, i use them quite a bit, and i don't use stamps often at all!

3. If you knew how to do both awesome cards and layouts but could only do one for a whole year...which would you do? layouts, i am not a card maker!

4. Would you rather own a scrapbooking store or have your own scrapping room at home...(can't have both he he he) i want my own room (to be done) -- i would not want the responsibility of owning a business!!

5. And last but not least, what is your CURRENT cardmaking or scrapping style. using my kits!! i am all for coordinating items, so i am a kit user at this point!! i have also been really into mini books :)

I tag:
special k, sue, missy, and mary jo!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

next semester

i think that next semester i will take just 2 classes instead of 3 -- i think i need the break! this semester has been pretty busy, good, but busy -- so next semester i think i will be taking linguistics and one other course! woohoo! then a bunch over the summer

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

new class

i started my new class tonight -- psychology of the exceptional student -- seems interesting so far!

i will be doing homework this weekend and trying to get ahead!!

Sunday, October 21, 2007


totally fun (as usual!)

some bullet points from the weekend:
  • crackland
  • epson photo mate printers as a gift!
  • getting pages and lots of stuff done
  • meeting kathy k
  • fun goodie bags
  • hanging out all weekend with barb & nancy & linda & judy & kathy & kathy & everyone else!

i will be uploading photos this week at some point :o)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

tired! but ready!

my car is packed full of scrapping stuff :o) i am ready for tomorrow and the start of For Keeps Sake's retreat!! yay!

now i am tired and going to bed...


Wednesday, October 17, 2007

i am the best one!

:o) i was called the best TA today at work :o)
:o) makes me happy :o)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

almost here!!!

this weekend is For Keeps Sake fall retreat!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i need to pack some things to work on SOOOOO bad!! i hope to get stuff packed up tomorrow night & thursday night so i can go straight from work on friday!

i will be hanging out all weekend with barb & nancy & kathy & judy & nancy & timi & nicole & sue & missy & jan & kathy & all sorts of fun friends!!! i vow to get things done :0)


Monday, October 15, 2007

a tiring day!

today was a field trip! we went to busch wildlife and did water ecology stuff...we looked at water plants, pond invertibrates, local watersheds, and water quality...we also got to FISH! some kids caught fish -- mainly green sunfish...i took some photos today, but they are not uploaded yet...

my boy was not even there today! he was sick! but i still got to go and hang out and have fun :o)


Sunday, October 14, 2007

what fun!

omaha was fun! i got to spend time with lisa & jackie & bev & rex & meet brett (lisa's fiance) :o) it was exciting to see people i see about once a year, and it was interesting to go to homecoming and see a lot of the changes at dana

i took some photo and will post them as soon as i can


Wednesday, October 10, 2007

in about 24 hours...

i will be in omaha!!! i should have at least a little internet access, otherwise i will miss a few days of posting here :o(

this weekend is dana's homecoming, so i am going to go & have fun & see some friends!!


Tuesday, October 09, 2007

3 more hours down

tonight my class, Family Counseling, ended -- it was a very interesting class :o) i am glad i took it (other than the fact i needed it) -- and i believe i have an A (i have an A on every assignment that i have gotten back) -- as london tipton would say "yay me!"

Monday, October 08, 2007

happy monday!!

nice day today at work -- the kids were working hard and excited but fairly calm and relaxed -- it was AWESOME!! had a math test and my boy did great :o) i think he even got a 100%, which is what he wants to get! half the 6th graders were on a field trip, so there were only 13 kids in PE which was really interesting, but so relaxing and quiet! so VERY funny answers on a language arts test today, so it was a laugh and a half from the start!

after work i went to do an interview with The Pujols Family Foundation, and now i am working on the paper about the interview -- PFF does WONDERFUL things for the local community with their work with people with Down syndrome and wonderful things for small villages in the Dominican Republic with water purification and medical and dental assistance...i also filled out my volunteer application with them, so within 4 weeks i should hear something!

Sunday, October 07, 2007

itchy itchy ITCHY

i am covered with mosquito bites -- we need a good frost!!!!

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

a photo from last year (at some point!)

Lance from Rusty Pickle came and taught at FKS -- LOVED the classes i took!! they were so fun & i would take another class from him anytime! way to go Lance!

Thursday, October 04, 2007

busy tonight

i got my errands done, i have cleaned what i can in the kitchen and made a surprise trip to soccer practice with meghan! what fun! nothing else new to report around here :o)


Wednesday, October 03, 2007


well today was work. nothing too exciting there, but i did go to FKS this evening to pick up my new TIM HOLTZ alcohol ink storage case! woohoo!! i also got some dominoes to use for charms (free with a full punch card), so i am good to go!

my longaberger party is friday, so it will be interesting to see who comes and if people buy anything...tomorrow afternoon/eveing i will be cleaning the kitchen -- i have so much scrap stuff to get out of there! i also need to go to the grocery store and target and michaels tomorrow, so that should be interesting...friday i will be putting food together and vaccuuming then the party!! any locals who wanna come, shoot me an email!

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

how do you....

get a pair of new jeans to stop smelling?

i bought some new jeans this year -- one has a very dark wash, and the distinct odor of singed hair! they have been: washed (tide & clorox), dried (2 bounce sheets), sprayed with febreeze & body splash -- any other ideas?!?

Monday, October 01, 2007

blogger challenge!

i challenge all of you out there to blog at least once a day this month! it can be short and sweet, or a long epic about your life, whatever!
Let's do it!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

and the winner is...

here are all the comment posters names in one of my cool Longaberger baskets!

shake and draw
and the winner is...

CONGRATS! i will bring your prize to homecoming!!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

cut off time!

cut off has hit for entering a comment on post #400! i will draw a winner in the morning!

Saturday, September 22, 2007

My 400th Post!!!

here are some new photos to enjoy!
butterfly at Babler
Barb at the scrapping retreat in Jackson
Kathy in Jackson
Nancy in Jackson
Nancy W's, mine & Tim Holtz's ROCKET DOGS!
Tim Holtz, me & Mario the wonder assistant!
So since i last posted i have just been busy with homework, class, work, a baseball game (Molina bobblehead night!), scrapbook classes, shopping, cropping, planning a basket party, etc etc etc! it has been a crazy life!!!
in other news --
i am not sure of the prize yet -- it will depend on who wins, lol!
if you would like to be entered, COMMENT on this blog post! i will pick a name on FRIDAY (september 28)

Friday, September 14, 2007


Did you know that facebook is now open to everyone? not just kids in school!?!? i signed up (with pressure from a high schooler i know, lol) and am enjoying it! i like it better than my space!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

happy week so far!

well, wednesday i was running like a chicken with my head cut off, but it was worth it!!

work was all day...then the dentist, where he scrubbed my teeth and made my gums bleed! then i ran home quick to pick my dad up so he could drop me off and i could pick up my car (long story, if you wanna hear it, comment & i will post about it)...then a hair cut & color...then i stopped and got dinner -- i was gone from my house from 6:15AM until 6:45 PM! i feel bad because i did not make it to church last night, but i am going sunday...

nothing else too new here -- my brother can't make it to the Cardinal's game next wednesday (19th) because he has class and so now i have an extra ticket or 2 (now my dad is saying he doesn't want to go), so if you know someone who would want to go, just let me know! they are in the "fat seats" as barb calls them! lol -- section 135...


Monday, September 10, 2007

happy monday!

happy monday all! had a field trip today -- played with GPS stuff and team building activities with sixth graders, woohoo!

got some photos from carolyn yesterday from our trip to ukraine!

Sunday, September 09, 2007

happy Sunday!

today was Sunday School staff installation during church, then there were donuts as a kick-off for an improvement project at church (new steps!) and then the first day of Sunday School!!! Power Hour was awesome today!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

since i've been "gone".....

i've been being blazy lately....actually more busy than lazy, but i need to get into the habit of posting again!!

i spent Labor Day weekend babysitting some awesome little girls! we were running the entire time i was there! friday night we went to see "underdog", which is a very cute movie -- saturday we went to the magic house (children's museum) -- sunday we went to fitz's for lunch, then the history museum, we were going to go to the art museum as well, but the parking lot was completely FULL (people parking free at the art museum and walking to the zoo) so we went to another movie instead, we saw "hairspray"! i loved it! they loved it! -- monday we swam in their pool, had a tea party lunch, went to a park and then to a bbq -- tuesday was back to the swing of things

my tuesday night class is very interesting, although the full 4 hours is KILLER! we have tons of reading each week, but some of it is pretty easy...

my online class is interesting, it is taking some getting used to, and i am not sure how well it will be in the end, but i am glad to be getting this class done! it is more work than i expected, but it is some good information and looking at how current news in education can be traced back to what used to happen, etc, is a great way to connect what we do now to the past and see how things could (and should) be done differently

work is fun -- i loved 6th grade, but this is a lot different than when i went! back then i was in the same room all day in elementary school, now it is block scheduling at a middle school! the class times and changing classes can be pretty confusing!

power hour (or PH) starts tomorrow!!! i am really excited, i just hope i have some good kids coming again this year! my room is not completely ready, but i have gotten a ton of crap out of it -- unused furniture & toys, trash, dried up/useless craft supplies, etc -- so it is a lot closer to my vision than before! tomorrow's stories are about giving, sharing, helping others, etc...we are going to do some giving this year -- i am going to ask the kids (ok, the parents, where would a toddler get money??) to bring in money/spare change to help others -- i have a clear plastic jar so they can see the money growing

save the date if you are in the area! on october 5 at 7 p.m. i will be having a longaberger party! the christmas pottery and baskets will be available for order at that point! email or comment if you would like more info! i will have catalogs soon, too, if you want to see one!!!

today i went to a baby shower -- my pal stacy is going to have a BOY in less than 2 weeks!! then she will be on her way to alaska! but, she will be home in the last spring, so that is all good :) her hubby is military and stationed up north, but he is done in may

no scrapping as of late -- i need to finish the mini book i have been working on and do a circle journal! the circle journal needs to be ready to go to FKS on tuesday, so i really need to get that one done! next weekend is the class time with tim holtz -- 2 classes on saturday! i am excited!!! one is a mystery class, NO clue what it is! and the other is charms made from dominoes that we will be inking and stamping and doing other stuff to -- VERY cool looking!!

there is a wedding i will miss next saturday, and i want to do a gift for them, i think i am going to make a small (8x8 maybe) album -- very quick, just matching papers, no real "theme" for them to add photos too -- i even know how i want to do the cover! now to find the time!

oh, and i am coming up on post #400 soon! when i do, i will have some thing special :)

ok, this is too too TOO long now!


Wednesday, August 29, 2007

fun quizes

You Are a Yellow Crayon
Your world is colored with happy, warm, fun colors.You have a thoughtful and wise way about you. Some people might even consider you a genius.Charming and eloquent, you are able to get people to do things your way.While you seem spontaneous and free wheeling, you are calculating to the extreme.
Your color wheel opposite is purple. You both are charismatic leaders, but purple people act like you have no depth.

Your Biblical Name Is...

Odelia Amissa

You will not live to see the end of times.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

week in review

sunday: did nothing but hang out and play on the computer

monday: work

tuesday: work & class...class is good, and it will be a full four hours every week!

wednesday: work & cardinals game -- WE WON!!!!!!! 3 homeruns to see!!

thursday: work & visit family i will be baysitting for over labor day

friday: work -- storms on the drive home, it took over an hour, power outages had 4 different traffic lights out, lots of rain thunder & lightning -- oil change, dinner at white castle then cropping with barb & kathy! i am almost done with a mini album using scraps from my ukraine book! barb worked on some stamping stuff & kathy worked on coloring some stamped images

saturday: scrap retreat with barb & kathy & nancy in jackson!! first was a "double" class where we made a double page layout using post-it notes as masks for inking & stamping a background, then a sandwich lunch, then we made a mini book travel album, next was 2 pages for summer using the purple cow freehand cutter, then i did 2 pages for fall and last was a 2 page fun times layout...4 1 hour classes & a 2 hour class for $40!! plus $3 for lunch!! then cyndi stayed late and taught us all a class on making an acrylic album! totally fun! it was $20 for that...

sunday (today): went to my brother's for dinner, other than that i have been doing homework & relaxing & blowing my nose from a cold...bleck!

have a wonderful week & i will try & be better about blogging!

oh, and post #400 is coming SOON! i will have a surprise for that one! :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

busy is as busy does....

so work has been off to a good start :)

i am really enjoying the middle school (so far)...the sixth graders are cracking me up, though, because they all have a deer caught in the headlights look! every time i am in the hall i have 2-3 requests for locker help, and i don't know these lockers!! plus they are always late since they don't know their way around yet...

scrapping has been there...

i have been cleaning a little of my space up...and i bought some new goodies...and i am WANTING to scrap, but i just have not had the motivation to do any lately...friday i am going to a crop at FKS, so i will work on stuff then, plus saturday i am going on a scrap road trip with barb & kathy down to jackson, missouri, for a day long retreat full of classes :)

classes start this week!

i have an on-line course (already ready to go online) that i will pick the book up for on tuesday afternoon...i also have one in the room class -- tuesday nights, so that starts in 2 days...i think i am ready for it!!

other news for the week:

i am going to a Cardinal's game on wednesday night with friends (renee, kathi & barb) and friday i will be meeting up with the family i am going to babysit over labor day dad's bell's palsy seems to be all better, we have new neighbors (across the street)...i like High School Musical 2, but not as much as the first one! the laundry is all done, i cleaned out my dresser and have even cleaned some of my room...i have shreaded almost every piece of junk mail that was lying around....


Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Your Brain is Green

Of all the brain types, yours has the most balance.
You are able to see all sides to most problems and are a good problem solver.
You need time to work out your thoughts, but you don't get stuck in bad thinking patterns.

You tend to spend a lot of time thinking about the future, philosophy, and relationships (both personal and intellectual).

Thursday, August 09, 2007

some truth!

this makes me smile

work work work

back to work today!!!

i have to be there at 7:05 (weird time, i know) -- so i will leave here at 6:30 -- i guess i should be getting ready instead of beong online, lol!!

no kids until next wednesday, so it is a nice ease on into the year type of day!

i will meet the teachers i will be with and my new supervisor...i am not sure what else to expect today (or tomorrow, or next week)...

but i will be off by 2:40 at the latest, so that is AWESOME!


Monday, August 06, 2007

tomorrow, tomorrow!

tomorrow lucy & levi's "mom & dad" come home from hawaii -- and i will be done dogsitting!!

tomorrow i will wake up & clean up & pack up my car....

tomorrow i should be in my own house by 12:30 PM or 1 PM!!

tomorrow i will be happy to be home, but sad (in a way) to leave here

tomorrow will be one of my last days before the new school year

tomorrow i will go to CostCo and pick up some photos i ordered...

tomorrow i will stop at FKS and see Sue

tomorrow will be an awesome day

Saturday, August 04, 2007


i am just about done with my Ukraine 2007 album!! (and i have been home less than a month, lol)

i am waiting on some photos from the guy in charge -- group photos and such -- and those will be an opening page

i also still need to look through some photo CDs and see if i want to print any, if i do, i think they will just go in the photo pages i have, not a big ol' page...a lot easier & quicker!!

but, i am done with the photos i took & have (i do, though, think i need to finish a roll of film...maybe...)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

no scrapping today

today i was running all over, so no scrapping for me!!

i started by going to office max to get some things for power hour (and my freebies as a teacher since it is one of their educator weekends)...

next i went to SSD's central office to drop off my tuition reimbursement form...i missed my exit the first time, so i had to loop all this crazy way (the exit nearest that i could have u-ied at is under construction)...

then i went home for a little bit to hang out with my dad and such...watched part of the cardinal's game...

i had a surprise dental appointment at 1:30! i had called them this mornign because of a cracked tooth that was driving me bonkers -- he looked at the x-ray from 2 weeks ago -- infection under the tooth! bleck!! so he poked in my mouth, said "you were right, it is cracked" -- then asked if i was doing anything today!! he was going to just take out the piece that was broken off, but it was cracked all the way down to the root (with no nerves because i had a root canal on this tooth 5 years ago) he pulled the tooth!!!! so, now i will end up with a double bridge instead of a bridge & crown...

after the dentist i went home for a little bit more, then headed back to the dogs...on the way, i stopped at another office max for a few other things & more freebies, lol

now i am just relaxing for a little bit and trying not to think about my missing tooth...i doubt the tooth fairy will come!!


Wednesday, August 01, 2007

prayers being lifted

i am so sad to see the bridge collapse in minnesota -- for no real apparent reason -- it is sad to see the fall, and it is scary to think why!

a few have died, so many injured, so many cars and people involved...

i have seen one post from a friend in the area, so i know beth is ok, but i am worried about my friend mark!!

prayers being sent, and i hope that everyone you know in the area is ok!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

another scrappin' update!

in ONE week,

31 pages done!!!!!!!!!!!

20 6x9 inch pages in my Allie album -- and now it is complete :)
9 12x12 inch pages for my Ukraine 2007 album -- will work on more today and in the coming week
1 12x12 inch page from the October 2006 FKS retreat
1 12x12 inch page from when Meghan & I went to the pool


i will update again later if i need to :)

Monday, July 30, 2007

scrappin' update

since i have been dog sitting (ok, really last tuesday when i finally brought my scrappin' stuff out of my car) i have finished 15 pages!!!

6 are 6x9 pages in my Allie album
9 are 12x12 pages in my Ukraine 2007 album


Sunday, July 29, 2007


is just busy and boring right now for me

the dogs are not too exciting!! i have been going out for a little each day, but there is not much to do right now...

i have done some shopping, i have seen a movie, i have driven around and done nothing

yesterday i went home & did laundry & went to FKS...

today i went home & went and saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix at an IMAX in 3D!! WOW! VERY GOOD!

tomorrow & the rest of this week include: some shopping & mall walking, a crop friday night, saturday is volunteering, wednesday is church, thursday i MAY be going to the MUNY and sunday is a baby shower at church (and laundry and such)


Friday, July 27, 2007


signed up for TWO classes with Tim Holtz!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLUS, i get dinner at the store, so Tim will be there as well :)

Thursday, July 26, 2007

You scored as Albus Dumbledore, Strong and powerful you admirably defend your world and your charges against those who would seek to harm them. However sometimes you can fail to do what you must because you care too much to cause suffering.

Albus Dumbledore


Draco Malfoy


Hermione Granger


Harry Potter


Ginny Weasley


Remus Lupin


Ron Weasley


Sirius Black


Severus Snape


Lord Voldemort


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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

i started

i started my ukraine 2007 scrapbook today (yes barb, i really did!) -- i did a 12x12 page with some photos of the graffiti we'd see, lol, and a page about one of the churches we i am started...really i am!!! barb, you can come see them if you want ;)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Your Summer Ride is a Beetle Convertible
Fun, funky, and a little bit euro.You love your summers to be full of style and sun!

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Dog Sitting 101

well, if you don't like having dogs follow you everywhere, and watch you use the bathroom, and bathe, and sniff you in every place (even places you would never imagine) and lick you and all that -- do not agree to dogsit!!

the dogs are great - cute & playful & needy (LOL) - the turtles are fun & the fish are gets kind of boring, and i am a pretty talkative person, so it is quiet :( and i don't like that part too much...

but so far so good (i haven't gone to clean up poop since i got here, i am avoiding it as much as possible!!)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows

OMG!!!!! i LOVE this book! it is my favorite!!

i will not post any spoilers, but this book made me laugh, it made me cry, it made my hands shake!!!

my predictions were spot on, so i am happy :)

my pal (renee) and i went to borders for their grand hallows ball and to get our books at midnight -- after i drove "home" i read until 2 AM, then fell asleep until about 7:30 AM (the dogs woke me), read a chapter, fell asleep again for about an hour, then read the rest of the book -- i was done by 3:30 PM central time!!

Thursday, July 19, 2007

ukraine review -- 2008

just a few (10) photos from my trip along with some quick dialogue about it...nothing too in-depth or confusing!
me, emily, heidi & carolyn in chernihiv outside the icon museum
carolyn's sneakers & my crocs
cool old church in chernihiv
monument of somewhat viking looking people in chernihiv
max and his "i love pizza" balloon
me & my pal katherine!!
st. michael's in kiev
traditional dancers from kreminitz
some of the graffiti we had in chernihiv
carolyn and the "demented christmas stocking"