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.
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