Sunday, February 27, 2011


we are only in february (granted, it is the end of the month), and this is the second storm system to come through this year and have tornadoes/the potential for tornadoes...

crazy weather!! where i live is under a tornado watch until 4 AM -- i am just hoping to get some sleep since i am a storm worrier...

stay safe to my local peeps -- and please pray for safety for the area!


Saturday, February 26, 2011


i have been a bad blogger this week...the blogging mojo has taken a hiatus...i would love to post more, but i am not sure what to say...

today was a cropping day, so i am happy about that...i finished cards for a swap, saw a bunch of friends, bought the new basic grey, and finished some pages, too...

and meghan started reading harry potter so i am super happy about that!

not much else happening -- lots of job searching...


Tuesday, February 22, 2011


I returned a bag of books & CDs tonight...

I have 2 books currently checked out (they are on their 2nd renewal)...finally i am going to read Behemoth and Keeper of the Grail...

i have 7 items requested...
* 2 CDs (gLee volume 3 & volume 4)
* 2 DVDs (Social Network & Secretariat)
* 2 books that come out in April or May
* 1 book that is currently out

2 items are "in transit" to my library -- the book that is in & one of the CDs...I am hoping to get at least one of the books finished that I have had for about a month now before these make it to my library -- save myself a trip!!

happy reading :)


Monday, February 21, 2011


so i started with the book "Gone" by michael grant -- an interesting story reminiscent of "Lord of the Flies"...but with more fantasy involved (think super powers) took me awhile to get into the story, but once i was in, i was stuck! i had to finish to find out what happened...

then i learned there was a second book (which i do not like to learn once i have started since i have to finish a series once i start it!)..."Hunger" is another novel set in the FAYZ with the same characters facing some different problems in their new i checked this one out from the library as well...finished it tonight -- good conflict, some parts were slower than others, but an overall good book...

so i head to amazon to link to the books, and see there are TWO more!! one came out last spring ("Lies") and another, "Plague," comes out in a little over a month! i have requested both at the library, so maybe then i will be able to finish this series!! since the story can be slow at times (for me), i am hoping the series is over...i am having trouble imagining what else could happen in the FAYZ, but i am sure michael grant has come up with some great stories to add to the tale!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011


so tired...and i have been getting sleep this weekend!! i think it is the change in weather (75* today...forecast of 40* then dropping tomorrow)...

tomorrow is a nice day with no work -- happy presidents' day all!! -- i am going to swap mad science kits & then go to lunch (barb and/or meghan may be joining me)...not sure what else may happen, but i am hoping to clean out my car a little...and finish up some cleaning that started today...we will see!!

have a lovely monday -- whether you have to work or not!!

toodles :)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

lazy daisy

today i got to be a lazy daisy -- this has not happened much recently! i sat and watched tv & played on the computer a lot today...i did make a costco trip (always a ton of work) and delivered some items to friends...i also started laundry...tomorrow i vow to get things finished -- because i want monday (a day off!) to be fun!!!


Friday, February 18, 2011

back to normal?

spent the day working with kiddos, then working for teachers...then i got some play time!! scrapped the afternoon/evening away with barb & tina!! yay!!

i created 5 cards for a swap (so i was also accomplishing my challenge for creating for others) and then some pages, too...

i am excited because i have a 3 day weekend...and it has been 70*+ for the last 3 days...some errands for this weekend, and i am hoping to fit in a movie at some point...and monday bring chinese buffet for lunch! yum-o!

have a wonderful weekend :)


Thursday, February 17, 2011

long day....

today was a long, long day...worked all day (including time with a student who was not in the mood to do anything but blame others)...then onto my part time job...then the mall to make some returns and such...gone from the house for a full 12 hours...

tomorrow i will be gone even longer, but that will include some fun time -- cropping!!

toodles :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

reading away....

so the pile of books from the library has been morphing -- i have 4 left to read...i also have 2 CDs i need to listen to/upload...i am also down to 4 requests (from a high of 20+) -- this is 1 book (which has not been released yet), 2 CDs, and 2 is going to take awhile on some of them, but i am willing to wait!

happy reading (or listening)(or watching)...enjoy your library!!!!!

toodles :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

oopsie daisy!

i missed a day. i have blogged every single day so far this year. i am sad. i will, though, probably have a day that i blog more than once, so i may end my year on a high note...

sunny and close to 60 for most of this week -- some rain tomorrow -- but, even though we have a ton of moisture on the ground right now, the rain will be nice -- clean the streets off, clean the cars off, melt more of the snow...i am really enjoying the sunshine and warmer weather, but i am cautious & nervous -- it is only february! we are going to be in for something major...i can feel it -- it may be storms in the may be snow in late spring early summer...i know it will include major flooding...but it is too early for this nice weather, so i think there will be some karma coming our way later this year...

not much else going on...

toodles :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011


today i babysat for a family from church -- 3 sweet kids -- they played for awhile and then we baked up some cookies & watched "Despicable Me" which i had never seen...

that movie is FUNNY! good lines for both kids and adults! i want to see it again as i missed some parts...

toodles :)

Saturday, February 12, 2011


wednesday i received my official certificate from the state!! i am completely certified!!!!

now to find a job!!

toodles :)

Friday, February 11, 2011

so much to accomplish!

tomorrow i am cropping all day with some friends -- barb, tina, & i bought a year's worth of basic grey kits we are going to put together...i have pulled what i need tool wise, and all the pages...barb even has her pictures picked for them!! i am not in a thinking about pictures mood, so i am skipping that part for now, but i think once i have the pages complete (well, as complete as they can be without pictures) i will be able to pick & print pictures fairly easily...i know barb is using her pages for her 2010 monthly layouts...

anything happening on the scrapbook challenge front?? i have done nada for others :( hopefully soon!!


Thursday, February 10, 2011

ready for the weekend...

the countdown is on -- work & a kit swap, then it is the weekend!!

not sure what is going on tomorrow night, but saturday is an all-day crop! :) sunday is church & sunday school & then babysitting in the evening...

i am hoping this cold goes away -- today was bad at work, but now i am feeling quite a bit better...more sudafed & tylenol...and hopefully some quality sleep...and i will be back to normal...maybe ;)

toodles :)

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

retro? me?

so a few years back i was shopping at target (like usual, lol) and saw one of the toy aisles was called "retro toys" sounded interesting, so i went to see what there was in the way of toys that were considered retro -- i expected to see toys from the 1950s and 1960s...instead, what i saw stopped me in my tracks...

it was toys i grew up with -- my little pony, cabbage patch dolls, strawberry shortcake! the 1980s are retro?!!?

so, i am day i will be an much to look forward to!!!

toodles from a retro!

Monday, February 07, 2011


so my check engine light went out today -- and has not come back on -- so i am going to let it go for now...if it comes back on, then i may change my mind!!

this afternoon i went to the library -- returned 8 books and picked up another book & a request list is getting smaller...i have 4 1/2 books to finish reading that are due wednesday, but i am going to renew them so i have time to finish all of them...

this evening i was printing resumes & such for tomorrow -- there are things i need copies of, but i am going to stop by church in the morning to make copies versus using the copier/scanner/printer to make them since that takes so much longer! i have done 25 of each thing so far -- the job fair has 20 listings, but that list is from january 31, so who knows if there will be more or less or whatever!!


Sunday, February 06, 2011


tuesday i am going to an education job fair -- tomorrow is going to involve a lot of printing on my part...i need to print out resumes & such to have for the districts that will be many things to do, and so so little time!

Saturday, February 05, 2011

3+ more inches

woke up to the plow at 6 this morning...and then he was back about 8:30...we had at least 3 more inches of snow over night...more snow predicted for this coming week...i love winter & i love snow...but i am starting to hate it -- mainly because i hate driving/parking in it!! my car is too low to go where it has not been


Friday, February 04, 2011

gr at my car!

today was a lovely day -- for the most part -- work & swapping kits for mad science went well, until i tried to leave mad science, and my car got stuck in the snow/ice in the unplowed parking lot (not nice, landlord!)...took a bit of work -- THANK YOU SALLY -- but i made it out & home safe in enough to breathe for a bit before going to babysit...on my drive home from sitting, my check engine light came on!!

i am hoping it is something simple -- like a low fluid level -- and i am going to add some wiper fluid in the AM...praying that is enough!!

snow is starting again -- some simple flurries right now...prediction is 1-2 inches over night...not sure i can handle anymore driving in the snow!!


Thursday, February 03, 2011

we have a winner!

well, unfortunately for the rest of you, there was only comment for the january scrapper's challenge -- so BARB, you are the winner!!!! i will bring your goodies this weekend when i see you!! :)

toodles :)

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

snowy snowy snowy

day 2 of snow days is down, day 3 is coming tomorrow...we are now at 7 for the school year, 1 over the built in, so we will end a day later...for as much as i love a snow day, i am hoping they are over...

today i made cinnamon rolls and did some scrapping...yesterday i relaxed & cleaned a little...tomorrow is going to be some other cleaning & some more scrapping -- it was nice to go into my scrappy room & just chill for an hour or so!! i have some clean up to do in there, but it is usable! :)


and don't forget to scroll down & comment for your chance to win (paper, brads & some other goodies!!)...

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

February's Scrapper's Challenge!!

How did you do in January? Make sure to go HERE and comment to be entered to win (will close on February 3 in the evening)...right now there is one comment, so barb may not want to to comment so she can win! ;)

so, for February, your challenge is to create something for someone else!! it can be a card to mail to someone, a gift you craft, pillowcases for kids in the hospital, dinner for a neighbor, or some other creation for someone other than yourself! it does NOT need to be scrappy related!!!

as for myself, i have cards i need to take to For Keeps Sake to be donated to Operation Write Home...i hope to make some others, too...

i also want to make some mini books and altered composition books for Cardinal Glennon like I have the past 2 years...last year i donated 31 mini books & 5 altered journals...right now i have NONE to donate...i usually go up over my spring break (march) to drop them off, so i really want to work on some this month so i can try to get some done to take in...

if you don't know who or what to make for someone else, feel free to use up some older supplies to make some mini books or altered journals for the patients & families at Cardinal Glennon -- just let me know & i can pick them up from you (if you are local) or i will let you know my address if you have any you want to send for me to take in...

good luck (the prize for february is a pack of making memories paper and some brads and any other goodies i pull out)

toodles :)