Sunday, December 28, 2008

git 'er dun...

i was working on my scrapbook room today -- got my embellishments gone through & letters are sorted....things are labeled...soon i will be able to scrapbook in there!! yay!

i still need to: go through and sort my papers and finish clearing off the table...i have a few other fun things to come into the room, but those are already sorted & labeled, lol...

back to the job at hand!

toodles :)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

wonderful christmas

christmas was very nice (as usual!)...

dinner last night with meghan's family, then church for the children's service, then back to meghan's for presents & dessert...after that, i wrapped gifts for a friend and we opened our family gifts...

tonight was dinner at my brother's house...

that's it...nothing to exciting, but it was family & friends & love & fun & Jesus :)

gifts i received: 2 precious moments pieces, target gift card, cash, an ornament, scrapbook sticker letters & brads, a lane bryant gift card, and a coach purse!

on the 2nd i get to crop with friends, and we are doing our christmas together then :)


Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

new glasses....

went to the eye doctor today -- he upped my prescription a very small hair because i have been reading so much lately -- i can still wear the ones i got last year, and i ordered another pair today (green with some small bling!)...very nice doctor (Dr. V) at target optical...

nothing else new -- cold & it's break! yay!


Sunday, December 21, 2008

cold....frozen tundra....home

the high today hit about 15, windchill well below that...i can't live much farther north than i do now, it will get too cold for me!

off to get in flannel jammies and under a fleece blanket & quilt...


Saturday, December 20, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

tomorrow, tomorrow...

my break starts, tomorrow...

it's only a day away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

almost finished with Christmas prep!

left to do to prep:
* wrap 3 more gifts
* order flowers
* possibly buy 1 more gift
* package 4 boxes
* go to post office

and that is it! then i am finished with cards & gifts! yay!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


it took me an hour to get to work this morning -- the closer i got to school, the crappier the road got -- gotta love finals week when the superintendent doesn't want to cancel classes!! buses were late, some never showed, kids talked about their buses sliding all over the road...what safety! people were driving slower (like they should when the roads are bad) which was a plus, but it was a nasty weather day...and coming home wasn't too much better! the road that my school is on had not been treated in any way at all!! and the parking lot had a small sprinkling of salt, but that was it...

high was forecast at about 25 today -- i think it MAY have hit 20...and there was snow/ice/sleet all day long...

my semester of college is done! yay!

i think that is all...


Monday, December 15, 2008

snow daying it!

i got a snow day!

well, really a icy road day...

now, back to your regularly scheduled SLEEP!


Sunday, December 14, 2008

wrapping away

been wrapping this afternoon -- now i am out of tape, and i am not finished! grrrr! going to go down & get some tape runner from my scrapbook stash so i can finish my power hour gifts...

the kitchen is pretty clean, the presents are bought, i am going to finish drawing snowmen on votive candles later tonight, most gifts are wrapped...

church was nice this morning -- longer than usual -- it was a service of lessons & carols so a lot of music and short passages about the coming of there were TWO baptisms this morning! then a shortened power hour and then meghan had practice for the christmas eve service -- she was doing great! all the kids were :)

watching my second movie of the day -- watched "georgia rules" earlier, and now i am watching "p.s. i love you" -- both have been very good (no matter what the info on the tv says, lol)

hugs and toodles before another week!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

i feel like an elf!

cleaning the house, laundry, and shopping today! the kitchen is almost clean, the living room is, and the laundry is almost finished (last load about to be put in the dryer)...i have only one gift left to order, and i need to get some others wrapped & packed so i can mail them off...i also have a few i need to finish creating!! eek! time is running out, so this is all you get today -- i have to go put the laundry in the dryer & get some other fun stuff finished...yay!


Friday, December 12, 2008

woot woot!

i got a letter today in the mail from webster -- my application for "advancement to candidacy" for my MAT has been approved...i turned in the application on the 8th, and the letter is dated the 9th...makes me wonder how close they read the application!!!

in other news, i am about finished with my christmas shopping! i need to do whatever i am going to do about cards, and get presents ready to mail -- eek! i also need to finish creating the presents for my co-workers...i need to finish at least 2 more...

tonight was cropping at archivers -- i finished 4 pages & 8 of the gifts for work...the rest of this weekend is shopping (target tomorrow, i think), cleaning, laundry, & sunday homework! but cleaning is the main one -- the house is a pit!! there is no space to do anything because there is so much crap all over! i have things i need to take downstairs, and things that need to just be put in the correct place (like my clothes so i won't have to live out of laundry baskets, lol)

now to bed!


Thursday, December 11, 2008

a good sign...

i got a call today from one of my professors -- he would like a copy of my unit plan so he has it to show as an example next me, that means it is very good, and i will have an A in the class!! yeehaw!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008


i am very sleepy today -- i think the crazy weather and busy schedule is catching up with me...but this weekend i will be able to sleep in on saturday, and i don't have anything else after work this week! yay!

almost fell asleep this afternoon sitting in the living room...going to go take a bubble bath then head to bed early...


Tuesday, December 09, 2008


with work for classes that is, lol...i turned in my unit plans & even did my presentation that i would have done next it is show up & get grades back next week :) yay!

today was a long day, but it is done now, and i can relax a little...

mary jo -- i am all signed up for january 24th & so is barb! woo!

toodles :)

Monday, December 08, 2008

almost finished...

1 more monday class (and it should be short next week), 2 more tuesday classes...then i am done with fall 2008!

homework is all complete (need to print for tomorrow)...i will present next tuesday...

the rest of this week won't be too bad -- tuesday i will be gone all day long, so that will be hard, but wednesday is a half day at work, so no kids all afternoon, then church that night...thursday is NOTHING! this weekend will be nice on friday (cropping!!)...then we will be cleaning on saturday -- the house is a PIT!! sunday will be power hour & church & practice for christmas...

now off to relax!!

toodles :)

Sunday, December 07, 2008

cookies cookies and MORE cookies!!

i have been to 2 different cookie parties this weekend -- one i made heavenly hash for, the other i made pineapple we have cookies coming out of our ears!!!! but, now i don't need to make anymore cookies this month, lol, we just need to freeze some...

off to finish homework!

toodles :)

Saturday, December 06, 2008

30 ain't that bad!

baked 132 pineapple cookies today...wasted $4 on panty hose (poked a hole through the leg when i was putting them on, lol)...went to a cookies with santa party...received a michaels' gift card & precious moments from my brother got me the harry potter "bettle the bard" book -- special edition from amazon...have another lesson plan almost complete...

tomorrow is power hour, homework, and another cookie party!! then on to another week at work! yay!

happy birthday to me, and toodles to you!

Friday, December 05, 2008

30 minutes 'til i'm 30

seems a little weird...but i am almost 30!

had a fun night at FKS with barb & nancy & tina & kathy & jenn -- missy & terry were working there tonight -- cathi had her hubby's work holiday party tonight :( so i missed seeing her -- barb got me a cake :) -- fun gifts from friends (a fruit stand to hold stamps, BG paper, freckled lemonade glasses, mini album kits, & gift certs for FKS) -- and tomorrow is the "real" day!!

now to bed, so i can go to sleep and sleep in tomorrow :) i need to bake cookies tomorrow & my godparents' party is tomorrow night...

toodles to my last day as a 20-something!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

oh happy day...

i guess it was a happy day, lol...since i had put in sick last night, i slept in this morning until about 10:30 (12 hours of sleep does a body good!)...

worked on homework today -- i am about half finished with my unit plans! yay! i also need to write an essay about being in the education field, etc, for my "advancement to candidacy" for my MAT...

i also went out & got some groceries today -- needed stuff to make holiday goodies for parties this coming weekend...heavenly hash for saturday night & pineapple cookies for sunday!

tomorrow is work (A FIELD TRIP!!) and then i am hoping to stop at scholastic's warehouse sale after work...then cropping tomorrow night! not sure if i will make it to 11, lol, but i will try!

off to maybe get some heavenly hash made!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

winning :)

I won over at Christi's blog! yay!! 2 Unity stamps -- my dad even wants to use one of them on his Christmas cards!

in other cold is about gone, but now so is my i am staying home tomorrow -- sleeping & homework will be nice...

hope all is well :)

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

tim holtz

more tags this year!! so many AWESOME techniques that could be used in so many different ways! PLUS, there is a giveaway every day! make sure to check everyday for the next couple weeks -- you learn something new, and may even end up a winner!

Monday, December 01, 2008


casey, my omaha puppy, had to be put down...
she was 13 years old and had a tumor