Monday, January 29, 2007
It was kind of funny because Dan had arrived when Mel was about 1/2 way through oppening presents. Her sister Alyson had just handed them the album to open when Mel decided she needed a bathroom break and that Dan could open with out her. Um, no. I told her she probably wanted to stay for this one.
So Dan opens the card, reads it, and then hands it to Mel who then reads all the names. To me: "You got Sharon to help?" and then to Sharon: "Is this why you asked for Chris' email address?"
So Dan opens up the package and sees the album which had an "A" on the cover. I think at first he thought it was just an album and then he realizes that there are pages inside it. So of course he very quickly flips through the pages as Mel tries to get him to slow down. I think in the end she just took it away from him so she could look through a bit more. Then, instead of putting it on the pile of other gifts that were opened it was set aside so that people could look at it.
After she was done opening presents many people came over and looked through it and everyone commented on how nice it was. So thank you to everyone who helped make this incredible album. If you'd like to see all of it, I posted it up on my website. You can see it here.
Saturday, January 27, 2007
So, for your viewing pleasure, in addition to CKU we have a birthday/ homecoming LO and hiking Mt. Monadnock. Now I'm "caught up" to Thanksgiving. Could be worse. Only 7 or 8 pages for my chronological albums and then a few other LOs in mind for other albums. In two weeks I'm going to a crop with Tami so maybe I'll get a lot done there.
This next picture is from today. Went and had my hair cut and colored. Yeah, there's some bright red highlights now! I'm liking it though. My hairdresser was so excited. She's been wanting to give me some bold color for a while now. She keeps wishing she could do even more bold and drastic color. Maybe someday, when I don't have to have a "professional" job anymore. Ah, to be independently wealthy.
Thursday, January 25, 2007
I was originally thinking I would use a different picture, but then when looking through my stack of old photos I saw this one and immediately knew what to do with it. And the best part? I got to use a couple of my new Quickutz dies taht I bought because they were cute but that I had no idea when I would use. 'Cause really, how often does one use alien and space ship dies?
Monday, January 22, 2007
And then one day Darlene and Steve baked a "cake" and they called it the Happy To You, Penguin Crunch Surprise Cake, Eh?
No idea why I suddenly thought of that, but "Happy to you" sprung into my head as I was thinking of a title for this post.
No, we don't have really old family members. However, we did have Liz turning 51 and Hanna turning 12. Might as well share a candle. Besides, we only have one of each number.
Hope you all had a fun weekend!
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
I think that I'm losing my scrap mojo. Started a couple of LOs almost 2 weeks ago and no thoughts on how I'm going to finish them. Instead I kind of want to start a few more LOs, but again, I'm not completely sure of how to finish them. Plus, I hate to leave LOs unfinished because then I never want to go back and complete them.
I was going to go to an all-day crop on Saturday but instead decided to save my money. Hopefully I'll have a productive day at home instead. I have a few other things to do besides scrapping, so for sanity's sake it's probably better for me to stay at home.
I got this email from my aunt recently and thought it was funny. I think what is even funnier about it is that she's forwarded along a few things that I've then gone to Snopes to verify (frequently they were not true).
And thanks to your great advice, I can't ever pick up $5.00 I dropped in the parking lot because it probably was placed there by a sex molester waiting underneath my car to grab my leg.
Monday, January 15, 2007
I also think I failed as a photographer with this visit because this is the only picture that I took. My aunt took a few more of everybody, so maybe I'll be able to get copies from her.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
Anyway, here you can see our scores from the three games. (This was candlepin, which may or may not account for our insanely low scores.) I almost won the third game. What was interesting was that I was routinely getting to throw a fourth ball, but it didn't seem to help my scores that much. For some reason it wasn't registering a number of the balls, generally if you bowled them too close together or perhaps too lightly? Anyway, I gladly took my "bonus" balls since my scores were so pitifull. I think next time we're going to play big-ball to see if we can get better scores.
Friday, January 12, 2007
This is just a low-resolution image, so if you're happy with it, let me know and I'll send as is, but otherwise I'll try to play with it a bit to get rid of the line down the middle.
And I haven't done anything with banners, so I don't know what I would need to know to make it into a banner for you, but I can try to find out if you want.
I just played around with borders a bit and did this. Like/not like? Don't worry about hurting my feelings if you don't like it. This is really my first time playing around with this kind of thing. I tried pulling some of the colors of the border out of their clothes.
Part of me wants to go, and part of me wants to take a break from events this year. And part of me is still considering CKU Nashville or Orlando. Ugh.
What are other people thinking about?
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Last weekend- scrapped with Mel on Saturday. Well, some scrapping (she was much more productive than I was) and lots of talking. We hadn't seen each other since September!
This weekend- running a million errands on Saturday. Need to finish my Christmas shopping, grocery shopping, and a few other stops. On Sunday I have to go to NJ to celebrate my final Christmas of the season. We usually end up getting together in January just because our schedules are too hectic. This year though I really don't want to go. Andrew's not going and he doesn't have a good excuse. But I'm the good kid, so I get to drive my mom. Blech.
Next weekend- might go to an all day crop on Saturday at one of the LSS semi in the area. And then on Sunday we're celebrating Liz and Hanna's birthdays at my place.
Final weekend in Jan- Sat I have a hair appointment and I bet I'll be running lots of other errands and Sunday is Mel's shower.
Ugh. So much going on. My summer's are usually this packed with various things, but not January. Looking forward to a day where I have nothing to do.