Friday, August 31, 2007

Where to Start?

Right now, I don't know where to start thinking about the last couple of days/weeks. School has been busy, hectic at times, but it is actually starting to settle down some.

Yesterday, I thought I was actually going to break down and cry at school. Of course, I seem to be crying a lot lately. One of my colleagues told me that someone else had stopped here and said "I know that Penny annoys you a lot, but . . ." Well, it really hurt my feelings. She told me that she told the other person that I didn't annoy here, but now it has me "thinking" as my dh would say. Yes, I am sure that I do annoy some people, no big deal, there are some people who annoy me. My thoughts are that I would like to know who I am annoying so much. Or is it me or is it someone else. I just need to get it out of my mind!

The twins finished up the first week of tests for first grade. Not exactly sure how they did on all of them; we will have to wait until signed papers get sent home next week. We also already have the test schedule for next week and we can go ahead and start working on it a little early if we need to. Next week will be their first spelling test.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monsoon Season

The other day I used the phrase "when it rains, it pours" because of all of the craziness that has happened lately. Well, in church Sunday, I opened up the Sunday School lesson book and at the end of the lesson, there was that phrase. I was immediately drawn to it and it was about how when as a couple there are bad times that this is when we need to be there even more for each other. The couple had gone through so much that they said they felt like it was Monsoon Season and again, I thought, DH and I are there right now.

Of course, there will be a monsoon or two, but you know, no matter what, DH is there for me. He has been able to allay some of my fears, mostly because I won't let go of all of them! He has given me the support and encouragement to reach my dreams, even though, he might initially have reservations about them. So, if it is monsoon season, I am okay with that because I know who will be there with me, holding my umbrella!

Saturday, August 18, 2007


How do you deal with frustration? I am such a control freak that I hate it when something is out of my hands; I don't handle it very well. I am going through that right now and I am trying to deal with my frustration. Normally, I would probably eat through my emotions (yeah, one of those emotional eaters here) but I am not going to fall victim to that! I just wish I could fix this, but I can't. I have to rely on other people who have to rely on other people, and I really don't think those people at the top of the chain have any clue about what us at the bottom of the chain have to get done! Oh well! Maybe I will just go shopping! LOL!

Sunday, August 12, 2007


Okay, I am so missing my MOJO! I have a DT project due for the newsletter (well, actually two, if you count the calendar addition) and I cannot get it to work out right. I have had the idea, but it just isn't falling into place! Today, I spent about an hour, working on some journaling that I think I want to add to the page, but then I keep doubting myself.

So, if anyone has my MOJO or knows where it went, please let me know!!!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Queen Kat Designs Feature Blogger!

Wow! I was so honored to find out that I have been selected as the very first QKD Featured Blogger! Here's the cool blinkie that I get to proudly display!

Monday, August 06, 2007

In One Short Minute

In one short minute lives can be changed; a new baby can be born; a child can be lost. Anything can happen in one short minute.

Sunday morning that one short minute happened and had such an impact on my life; two young men were killed in an automobile accident and one other is in serious condition.

Wow, so much to say and think, both of these were incredible kids. They had their whole lives in front of them and now. Preston would have been a senior in high school this year; we had already sat down and started planning his school year. We had talked about what he was going to do when he graduated. He was looking forward to a future, that now is gone. Charlie was in college now, but I still remember him sitting in class, cracking a joke as he always was. And then there is Hunter, quiet Hunter, who was such a hard worker, pray for him as he goes through this time, as his body heals and then later on when he realizes what has happened. Pray for his family and the families of Preston and Charlie. Pray for our school as we try to begin the school year, knowing that we have lost two members of our family.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

C52 Layouts!

Okay, as promised here they are! These are Imaginesce Patterned papers and rubons. Alpha stickers are Rusty Pickle. I also used my OA Cricut cartridge. Of course, if you look at the C52 blog, you will realize that my double page layouts went way off base from the originals! Oh well, that is the fun of scrapping, isn't it?

Club 52 Layouts

Okay, worked on my Club 52 layouts from July; yes, I know it is August, but I was really busy the night of C52 to be able to do them then. I really like them it just amazes how far off from the originals I ended up with. When I have time, I will have to upload them so you can see!

Wondering what C52 is, well, check out the new C52 blog! Better yet, want to be a part of C52, head over to A Scrappin Friendsy and sign up! The kits are fab!!!

Saturday, August 04, 2007


Just a few more days until teachers' meetings at school start; of course, Alexis has cheer camp this week as well, so I will be there all week.

Picked up some picts that I had developed this week; I know film. I haven't used film in two years! Of course, these rolls were that old, so I was kind of worried that they might not be the best. But, I was happily surprised. All three rolls turned out great, and there was a pict on there from my birthday two years ago! It was so sweet, DH and the kids had baked me a cake. It was the worst cake that I have ever eaten, I mean it was horrible! It looks better than it tastes and it still looks pretty bad! LOL! I am going to have to do a layout about it; once I finish the layout, I will share it with everyone!

Friday, August 03, 2007

Coming Out of the Dark

Since earlier this week I was in the dark, I figured that I needed to come out of the dark. Worked on part of my 'darkness' problem yesterday and realized that it is my reaction to another person. Of course, what is so funny when I was on the phone with her yesterday, I realized that that she is a control-type personality. On the other hand, I am also a control-type personality, so when she does something and I don't know about it, it bothers me. Last night, I was ready to "chunk it all" and turn it over to her and still wonder if that might now be the best thing timewise, but I hate to give up something that I have invested so much time in already. Oh well, need to work on it Monday.

Nana's Attic - SNS Kit

Okay, Anita at Nana's Attic has been posting another fab kit -- the upload today had some cool boy papers and a cute QP, so of course, I had the perfect pict for it, so here it is!!!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

ScrapDragons Challenge

Okay, I had to do the challenge for the ScrapDragons! They are some wonderful people, so just had to have fun with them!

So, the premise is -- three items -- use something from each item to create your own layout. Great fun and great inspiration as well. Go check out their challenge blog -- the link is on the sidebar and see what you can come up with!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Blog Party Time!!

woohoo, Queen Kat Designs is having a blog party! The challenges are going up at the main blog and there will be games at the design team blog. The links are on the side bar! Come and play and check it out!!

Of course, some of the best things --- there are some incredible new products in the store!!! Go now and check it out!!! Lots of great sales for the month also!

In the Dark

Seems like an appropriate title because it is really dark in my house right now, no lights are on and it is rainy and cloudy (and all the thunder and lightning that go along with that) and that is how I feel.

It's been one of those days; got up early after staying up a little too late! Then went with DH to the doctor's office, had a nice lunch at Keifers, haven't been there in years. Then on the way to pick up the kids, we had to detour because of a massive man hunt near his parents' house. Very scary thought when you see about six or seven highway patrol cars pulled over on the side of the road and them standing in the road blocking it, holding large shotguns!!

Back home after we finally got the kids and left the inlaws with instructions to keep everything locked. I finished reading the new Harry Potter, not sure how I feel about the ending though.