Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Crop House Weekend

Our crop house weekend in Lancaster starts this Friday and it is being threatened with snow!! YUCK!! I am really hoping that Dee is just overreacting a little to the forecast. From what I can see there is just going to be a little bit of snow. Nothing a seasoned Pennsylvania can't handle!

I am all packed and ready go. Karen and I leave Friday around 1:30!!! I am so excited.

Here is a picture of my Christmas Kitty!! Isn't she cute. I had to put the hat on her when she was asleep. It was impossible when she was awake.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Christmas Card

Here is a card that I made for a Christmas card swap for my Lancaster weekend crop at the Crop House the weekend of 12/14 thru 12/16. Made it with my Doodlecharms cart. for the Cricut. It came out pretty cute if I do say so myself. I haven't decided if I am doing homemade cards this year, it is so time consuming and I have such limited time and Christmas will be here before you know it!!!

Kitty Pictures

Here are some recent pictures of the kitten. She is getting a little bigger and much much badder (if that is even a word, LOL!) She gets into everything and is on a constant quest to eat her housemates!!!

MRI Results

I got a call from my new doctor on Wednesday night. He had the results of my MRI. The ATF ligament has a partial tear, there is a fluid build up in my ankle joint and fluid in my bone marrow of one the bones in my ankle, can't remember which one!! Craziness!! I can't believe how incompetent Dr. Gordon was. He totally screwed everything up. So I am back in the cam walker boot and go to Dr. Adamo on December 10th. All I know is that I better be feeling better by February when I go to Disney!!

Although I am really pissed at Dr. Gordon and my ankle is not better yet because of his total disregard for my injury I really have no legal recourse. My injuries are not serious enough to warrant a malpractice suit. So I am settling on a letter writing campaign to get this guy at least reprimand in some way.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I survived my MRI. I was very nervous since I am so claustrophobic. I took an ativan before I went and luckily I was only in the machine about to my waist. After twenty five minutes of whirring, banging and vibrating the test was completed and I didn't panic one time! Now I just wait for the dr. to get my results. He should have them by the lastest on Wednesday, maybe sooner. Keeping my fingers crossed for minor damage to the ATF ligament!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Sad and Fun end to the football season

Well, last night the Interboro Bucs played the Ridley Raiders in a PIAA playoff game in front of 8,000+ people! I knew going in and tried to tell Katie that Ridley was a very good team. The band as usual tries to get everyone into high spirits and get the crowd rowdy. The first quarter was going well, fairly evenly matched. The beginning of the second quarter the Bucs got all of the way to the Raiders 3 yard line after moving the ball down the field. The crowd was in a frenzy, we all just knew that the Bucs were going to score the first touchdown of the night. It was not to be. The very next play the ball was fumbled and recovered by the Raiders. From that point on it was almost like all of the Buc Spirit and Buc Pride that resides in all of us sitting in the stands: parents, students, teachers and of course band members, was just sucked out of us. The rest of the game was just ugly to watch. At half time our Marching Buccaneers performed their half time show and did a great job as usual. The third quarter is the bands break time. As the Raiders scored one answered touchdown after another. The band kids were chomping at the bit to do a song they call "The Happy Squirrel" aka Get the Beat Down. The drum line and some of the brass play the beat and the rest of the band, the color guard and the cheerleaders participate in a rowdy and oh so fun contest of shouting and dancing and stomping of their feet. It is a real crowd pleaser. The band director said no maybe because the football team and the crowd in general had turned in a very somber bunch or another unknown reason. As the fourth quarter started the stands were quickly emptying of fans, sent home early by the dismal outcome of the game and the just plain freezing cold temperatures! The band gamely played a few of their stock songs as the score of the game reached 34 to 0. It was just sad. Finally I am not sure how it happened but with just a few minutes left I saw Steven Tambin, aka Jack Sparrow in our performance and trombone player, make his way to the front to the stands. Steve is our leader of the Happy Squirrel. Then the drum line started in and the Happy Squirrel Dance began!!! Finally the Bucs fans came alive again! And low and behold the BUCS made a touchdown in the last few minutes of the game. We knew they would not ever be able to win the game but just not being totally shut out was a small victory. Was it the rowdy beat the band and cheerleaders performing the Happy Squirrel or did the players just muster enough strength at the end to prove that while the Bucs football team might be down and done for this season but they still have that Buc Pride and Spirit in them! Or maybe just maybe the soaring beat of the Happy Squirrel was just enough to give Hallahan and Broomall that last surge at the end!! I'd like to think it was the band!! Final score 34 to 6.

So football season has come to an end. I must say I had an incredible time. Katie absolutely loved it too. Not one complaint about giving up every Friday night for the last 2 1/2 months and all of the hours practicing. The heat, the rain and now the cold. None of that dampened the Buc Pride that resides in the band. Some say that they are "band geeks" but those of us that hang with the band know that they are really the heart of the school. They are the true definiton BUC PRIDE and BUC SPIRIT!

Next on the band's agenda is the Media Veteran's Day parade. They are marching on Monday 11/12. Katie is happy that she is being pulled form school at 9 am and they won't be back before school is done for the day. Then onto to Atlanta and Disney World in February!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Bad news for my ankle

I went to a new doctor yesterday since my previous doctor was a complete quack. While Dr. #1 did seem to diagnose my injury correctly at the end, he totally prescribed the wrong treatment. With an injury like I had, an avulsion fracture to the fibula, the bone fracture is really a minor part of the injury. Usually there is ligament damage which is more serious. Dr. #1 had me walking on my injured ankle in a boot two days after the injury, allowed me to go back to work after 14 days. According to Dr. #2 I should have been totally off of my feet for a MINIMUM of three weeks. No weight bearing at all. Dr. #2 said he believes that I have a tear in my AFT ligament. He also can't believe that I haven't had a MRI before now. I am scheduled Sunday morning for my MRI. This will show the full extent of the damage, whether the AFT has a partial tear or a complete tear. If it is partial I will heal on my own, eventually. If it is completely torn then I will require surgery to repair it! Plus Dr. #2 said that this particular ligament keeps your ankle in place and moving correctly when it is damage your tibia and fibula which come down into the talus (sp?) and form your ankle joint, can move incorrectly resulting in damage to the joint itself! I am so made that a supposed reputable Orthopedic Surgeon didn't treat my injury correctly! I am really hoping that I have the lesser injury because I really don't want to have to have surgery!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Feels like winter is arriving...

I can't believe that Thanksgiving is two weeks from Thursday and Christmas day is in just SEVEN short weeks! The summer flew by and now the holiday season is quickly approaching.

I went to what is probably going to be the last football game of the season on Friday night. Had a great time with the other "Band Parents" in the stands. The kids as usually did a great job with their music. We played Chichester and they brought their band. If you can call it a band, 17 members and one color guard. If the away team brings a band typically they do a pregame show. But since Friday night was Senior Recognition night (the band has 26 seniors) that took up the pregame time. So we graciously allowed Chichester's band to have 6 minutes of the halftime show. Well they totally took up the entire halftime leaving us just THREE minutes to do our halftime performance. The kids barely got on the field played just about two minutes of their song and literally had to run off of the field as the football players were coming onto it! Out team gets a penalty if we are still on the field when halftime is over. I was very disappointed since like I said this is probably the last game of the season. After halftime the kids kind of let loose and have lots of fun in the stands. They have a few songs that they sing and dance to and interact with the cheerleaders. It just amazes me when I see Katie up there singing and dancing in the stands. She is growing up so fast I just can't comprehend it sometimes! Plus Friday night was so darn cold sitting in the stands! It still was so much fun! It is still up in the air whether or not we will be having a Thanksgiving Day game against Ridley. We are both in the playoffs and it depends on how they go.

Monday the Band will be marching in Media's Veteran's Day Parade. Katie is thrilled because she gets out of school for the day. I couldn't get off , but Frank and his mother plan on attending the parade.

We also got final word that the Interboro High School Buccaneer Marching Band was honored to be selected once again out of 1,000 of applicants to march in Disney's Main Street Parade. It will be at 7:00 pm Sunday February 17,m 2008! This is the fourth time our band has been selected to march in this parade. They just did it this past February and I saw the video and it is incredible. The crowds, the lights and marching right past Cinderella's castle will just be incredible. I don't know who is more excited me or Katie. This will be the first time to Disney World for both of us. Frank is going, he is staying home to take care of the zoo. We are leaving 2/14/08 and driving through the night to Atlanta. We will be spending the day in Atlanta visiting the Martin Luther King Memorial, CNN, Coca Cola and hopefully the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library. We will then drive onto the Georgia/Florida border and spend the night and then Saturday will we finish our ride to Orlando! We will be spending three nights at Disney and will have a hopper pass that will allow us into all of the Disney attractions. Number one on my list is Animal Kingdom. I hear it is incredible. I also really want to do Epcot. I will have to get another memory card or two for my camera. I am sure to 100's and 100's of pictures!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Sunday Evening

I always plan on my Sundays being a relaxing day. Somehow it never seems to turnout that way! This morning I had to lug all of my scrap stuff back up to my scraproom. We had a great crop yesterday. Only 18 croppers we were supposed to have 21 but the weather was so crappy it must have kept them away. The weather did cancel last night's football game against Salesianum. So we are going tomorrow night now. Which means I had to rearrange Kate's private music lessons and this week is chock full so nowhere to put a make up lesson. So she will miss altogether this week. I took Katie and three of her girl friends down to Regal cinemas in Brandywine De. to see The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3d. That took all afternoon. I just looked in the stores in the shopping center until my ankle/foot had enough! So all of my plans for myself today have yet to be realized and here it is 6:49 pm. I still have to go pick Kate up at a friends house at 7:00. So another Sunday slipped away from me. Bummer.

This week is going to be so busy. Therapy and a football game tomorrow, Halloween and therapy on Wednesday, Kate has an orthodontist appointment and the kitten has a vet appointment on Thursday, then Friday is therapy yet again and another football game, at least this one is at home! So once again I will plan to make some time for just me next weekend! Maybe I will have better luck with some "ME TIME" next weekend.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Sunday Road Trip

It is already Sunday. The weekends just fly by so darn fast! Yesterday I was so busy all day, not one second for myself. We were at the high school at 7:30 to make hoagies for a band fundraiser. The band made a total of 722 hoagies!!! We were done there by 11:00. Then home to get Katy's band shoes and saxophone, dropped her off at a bandmates house, then onto deliver the hoagies that I had sold. Got home at 1:15, ate my hoagie and then off to the game that stated at 2:00!! I took one of Katy's girlfriends with me to the game. She normally spends the weekends at her dad's house but didn't go this weekend so she was thrilled to get to go see Kate play with the band. The game was good, the weather was gorgeous football weather and of course the BUCS won!! Go Bucs. They beat Pennwood 34 to 6. The band did an awesome job as usual, although due to the rescheduling of the game more that 1/3 of the band couldn't make the game. So no half time show. But it was Homecoming so those festivities took up most of 1/2 time anyway. Then Katy's friend ended up spending the night. They are still sleeping right now.

I plan on taking a road trip today to memory lane pa. My not so local scrapbooking store. It is in Quakertown. About 50 minutes, 40 or so miles and a total of $1.50 in turnpike tolls (one way) and I am in scrapbook heaven!! Frank doesn't want me to go, he says that it is a waste of gas!! Some men just don't understand this scrapbook addiction!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday Night Lights

Well, the impending storm has cancelled the homecoming game. So no band tonight. The game has been rescheduled for tomorrow. Also tomorrow the band has to be at the high school at 7:00 to make hoagies. They sold hoagies as a fund raiser and tomorrow is the day that all 1000 hoagies need to be made! We should be done by 11:00 and then home to get ready for the game and Katie has to be back at the school at 12:15! So much for an afternoon to get stuff done around the house.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Another thing that happened.....

We got a new kitten!! Katie has been bugging us for YEARS for a dog. She finally realized that wasn't going to happen so she switched tatics and started asking for a cat. Frank said no for months then out of the blue he said YES! I couldn't believe it. So off to the SPCA to see what they had. We found the most adorable little black and white kitten. We were told she was about 8 weeks old. We took her to the vet that first week and the vet thought that she was probably more like 5-6 weeks old. She only weighed 1.4 pounds and had a respiratory infection. She went back two weeks later and she had doubled her weight to 2.8 pounds and her cold was getting better. Here are some pictures of our new addition GERRY. Katie named her after Gerard Way (sp?) of the band My Chemical Romance.

These first three photos were taken the day we got Gerry 9/23/07

This one was take about a week ago. She is like a little baby when she is sleeping. When she is awake she is a little devil!!

This was take today. She is posing for this photo like a pro!

Where have the past few months gone?

I can't believe that it is the middle of October already. The past two months have been absolutely crazy. Katie started marching band in August and that totally consumed that last month of the summer. Then on August 15th I fell and broke my ankle! I was making dinner, leaned out the back door to throw a can into the recycle bin and missed. I stepped out the door to pick the can up not realizing it was on the step, I thought it had bounced into the yard. As soon as I felt my foot hit the can I knew I was going down. Funny thing is I have absolutely no recollection of actually falling or hitting the ground. There was no LOC but I just have blocked out that few seconds of my life for some reason. I got my first ride ever in an ambulance, not all that exciting. The ER didn't really do too much for me, they put me in a temporary cast and told me I had to go to see an orthopedic doctor. It turns out I have an avulsion fracture to my tibia and fibula and a crush injury to the top of my foot. An avulsion fracture is when the bone is broken when the tendons and ligaments are torn from the bone! Sounds lovely doesn't it??? I missed a total of two weeks from work and felt that I had to go back against dr's orders since my boss was going on a three week vacation to Alaska! Biggest mistake I have ever made. I was in a Cam Walker Boot for 7 weeks. The ankle was never casted since when I fell I was in bare feet and did a beautiful job of ripping up the top of my foot. Now I am in a funky lace up and Velcro strapped brace that I wear with my shoes. It is now two months and I am still in constant pain. I started therapy last week and that has increased the pain!

Even with all of this craziness with my ankle I still managed to go to Virginia Beach with the marching band where they marched in the big parade at the Neptune Festival. I have been enjoying going to the Friday night football games too! Tomorrow night is homecoming so that should be fun. It is amazing how much fun Katie is having. At first she was a little overwhelmed with the band but she has come to love it. There are 115 kids in the band and she is one of four 7th graders. Most of the kids are high school kids.


Neptune Festival Virginia Beach Va

Interboro High School Buccaneer Marching Band

Some of band members performing a scene while the band plays the theme from

Disney's Pirates of the Carribbean.

Katie is the third one in on from the left. She plays the alto sax.

Monday, July 30, 2007

CKC Valley Forge

Wow, what a day I had on Friday. Busy busy busy. I went to CKC Valley Forge and had an incredible day full of fun scrapbooking classes and shopping! I got the the convention center about 7:30 am and picked up my registration stuff. I had a class at 8:30 so I couldn't take advantage of the early entrance to the vendor fair. My first class was okay, not great just okay, not worth the $19 fee. I did get out a little early and made a dash for the vendor fair to take advantage of the early admission. I have about 20 minutes before my next class so I went to mlpa's booth and picked up some stuff and looked around a little. Then off to my next class which was much better than the first one. When that was over I had a three hour break before my next classes began. So I planned on shopping and getting something to eat. I ran into Denise Pat Jean and Tammy so we decided to have lunch together. I knew Karen was in the hotel so I gave her a call and she joined us. Then after lunch we went our separate ways to continue shopping. I got lots of great papers. I picked up two new paper lines from Basic Grey, 2 beautiful boxes of primas, some clear stamps, some new Rusty Pickle papers, buttons, and paper flowers that you color yourself, a great All About Me kit from the CKC booth for only $10 and of course a show t-shirt! Oh yeah and a few page kits from Time Flies. I just love their kits, I also go a really cool stitching stamp from them and white pigment ink! I had a big gap between my last two classes so I checked out the class board and saw that they had a class that I would like and signed up for that too! So my afternoon I went from class to class and had a great time. All of my afternoon classes were great!!! I finally left the convention a little after 7:00 pm with a million great ideas going through my head, a trunk full of great new stuff and very very tired!!! Can't wait for next year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Saturday Again!

It seems like Saturday mornings are the only time I get to do anything on the computer!

I am anxiously awaiting the UPS man who is supposed to be delivering my new Harry Potter book today. I am hoping he comes early!!! Other than that it is not going to be a real exciting weekend. Going out to dinner tonight for Frank's birthday.

Next weekend is CKC at Valley Forge!! Wooo Hoooo!!! Can't wait. I am taking 5 classes, hopefully all will be worth my time and money. Unfortunately they aren't always that great. Plan on doing some shopping and lots of looking at all of the scrapbooking goodies.

We got Katie her new hamster after Poppy died. The new one is Charlie adn she is a black bear hamster and super cute!

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Yeahhhh Its Saturday!!!!!!!!!!

I just love Saturday mornings, one of my favorite times of the week! Especially when I practically have the house to myself. Frank is working today and probably won't be home until early afternoon and Katie sleeps until 10 or 11 now that it is summer so it is nice and quiet. Well almost quiet if you don't mind the sound of the parakeet chirping away and the bunny telling me he wants out of his cage by chewing at the door of it!!

I am going to spend my quiet morning cleaning the house. I live such an exciting life sometimes I just can't stand it! But its therapeutic for me. I like the mindless business of it. Plus I love when I am done and my house is nice and clean. I know I know it probably makes me a really weird but what can I say!

I also hope to get to my scraproom and get some stuff done today too. I have been feeling really challenged in creativity department lately. I just have no motivation to scrap. It must be the heat. Next weekend I will get a lot done, since Karen and I are going to trek up to Judy's for her Farewell Crop next Saturday. Nothing like 8 or 10 hours of scrapbooking and lots and lots of fun with the ladies! I can't believe Judy is moving to Georgia, it is a wonderful opportunity for her family but we are really going to miss her at our monthly crops! In February I will be making an overnight stop in Atlanta on the way to Seaworld on the big band trip. I hope I get a few free hours that maybe I can catch up with Judy.

Time to stop typing and get cleaning!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July!

Well, I haven't posted in a while. With school wrapping up for the year and vacation I just haven't had time to post. I am off from work today since it is Independence Day. Didn't make it to my town's parade, it starts at 8 AM!! But we did go to Glenolden's parade since my brother and two of my nephews were in that parade. Plus it started at a more the civilized hour of 10:30. Now if I can just squeeze maybe an hour or so in this evening sometime to do a little scrapbooking I would be a happy camper!

Here are some great pictures that I took using my new camera.

Matt riding on a float. He refused to wear his uniform.
He likes absolutely no fuss made over him.

Katie's look of pure joy when she spots Matt's float.

Matt and my Mother

Matt with his mother, JoAnn and my brother Mike

(also in the parade since he is Glenolden's Chief of Police)

Matt with Katie and her friend Jamie just one of many of Katie's little girlfriends who have a crush on Matt. I must say I can't blame them he is a real sweetheart!

And last by not least the Avalon String Band. It is not a parade in the Philly area without at least one Mummer's String Band!!! They didn't have their full costumes on. It wasn't all that how this year, I guess they didn't want to chance messing the feathers up with the little bit of rain we got this morning.

Saturday, June 9, 2007

Kristina Contes

I went to a class at mlpa today taught by Kristina Contes. Wow! I love the mini album we made. The class was calle Why I Scrapbook. I had a good time and just love the mini album. Kristina was very nice. I reallly like her style too. I wish I had taken both classes that she taught today! I will post a picture of my little album as soon as I can. Here is the link to her blog...

Monday, May 28, 2007

Memorial Day

Frank just took Katie up to the high school so she can practice skating boarding in their parking lot. Hopefully she will return intact with no injuries! It was just about this time last year that she broke her arm FOUR DAYS before we left for vacation. Totally messed the entire week up because she was in a lot of pain and could do nothing!

When they get back Kate and I are going to go pick up my mother and aunt and go out to the Chadds Ford Winery Festival. There is bands and good food and tours of the winery. And for those of us above 21 you can enjoy wine tasting. Never been there before, mom has and really enjoyed it. Too bad it is so stinkin' hot, I am also hoping that we won't get rained out. Frank is going to stay home an relax! Lucky him. I love those days when you have the house to yourself.

It is going to be a busy week even though I am only working two days this week, Tuesday and Wednesday. Wednesday Katie is going to Six Flags Great Adventure with the middle school chorus. I HATE HATE HATE amusement parks but she really wants to go. It just sucks that I can't go. Then on Thursday I am going with her to Hershey Park where her middle school band will be performing for the third year. It is a fun day, when the kids are done their performance they get to hang out in the park the rest of the day. Then on Friday is the school's field day! AND last but not least Saturday is our All Day Crop that I host.

Well, I better get moving. I have to pick up my mother at 11:30 and I haven't even gotten out of my pj's yet!

Monday, May 14, 2007

Back to Work

Well, its Monday morning again. The weekends go so darn fast. I never accomplish half of what I want to do. I rarely find time to do anything for myself. I really wanted to work on my albums this weekend, but I didn't get one free moment to do so. I am anxious to play with my new Cricut too. I am going to a workshop/crop at my friend Debbie's house on Wednesday night. Deb is Creative Memories consultant and now a good friend too. I have been cropping at her house for more than 5 years now. Then I am going to an all day Disney theme crop at memory lane on Saturday. I am little nervous since this is my first crop at a LSS and I also will know NO ONE! But I like to think I am pretty friendly so I won't have any problems making new scrapbook friends!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Mother's Day 2007

I am enjoying a nice quiet morning on Mother's Day. DH went to Dunkin Donuts and got me a nice big coffee. I am still in my pj's at 10:15 and just relaxing. Although I do have to get my butt in gear soon. I have to run to the Acme and get some stuff for Katie's lunches for the week. Then I am off to visit MIL and then finally my mother. I am giving her the album I did of her Arizona pictures. I know she is anxiously awaiting it!

Here is my "baby" Kate with my great-nephew Osiris. My baby is growing up on me!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Another Great Crop

Yesterday was our monthly crop and it was great of course! We had a full house. I did more socializing than scrapbooking but that's okay. I still need to get the Arizona album done by mother's day. With Katie away at camp this week I am really hoping that I will have more free time to work on the album.

Speaking of Katie, I am waiting for her to come home from the first leg of her camping marathon. She should be home any minute. Then the race to get everything ready for tomorrow begins! Hopefully she had a good time. The weather was kind of crappy this weekend, at least Friday night and Saturday night were, today is pretty darn nice. I am hoping that they have nice weather for school camp, because the cabins only have screens and are not heated, nor do they have water or electricity in them, YIKES!!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

I made my own Spinny Thing!

I saw the Clip It Up online and knew I had to have one! Then I saw the price!!! So as I was reading one of the many scrapbooking message boards I go to I found a link to directions on how to make your own. So I gathered all of the supplies I needed and last weekend I did it! I think it came out pretty good. Total price for supplies including paint, $22!!!

God Bless our Troops!

It's Saturday... Wooo Hooo!!!

It is finally Saturday! Crop day. I am meeting Jean at the church at 9 to get ready for a fun day of scrapbooking with all of the ladies. I got all of my stuff together last night so I just have to throw it all in the car and go. I am really looking forward to today's crop. I have a big project that I need to get done. I am trying to complete an album for my mother for Mother's Day. I printed all of her pictures from her trip to Arizona in February. She went with her boyfriend (gulp!). He is okay. It is just weird to see her with someone other than my dad. But as long as she is happy, than that is great.

I am missing Katie already. I dropped her off at church last night. It was the meeting place for the camping trip. They weren't supposed to bring their cell phones so I haven't heard from her. She will be home tomorrow afternoon around 3:00. Then we start the mad dash to get everything washed and repacked for the 6th grade camping trip which she leaves for on Monday morning. Now that one is going to be a tough one for me. She will gone for an entire week with no contact! Ugghhh ... she has never been gone that long and has NEVER been gone where I can't speak to her every day! It is going to be hard. On the other hand since I won't have any homework to help with, or places to run her to every day that should leave me with more scrapbooking time!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Ho Hum Wednesday

Well the week is half over. I am home from work today because Katie is not feeling well. I am not sure what is up. She has been getting sick to her stomach often lately. I am pretty sure it has to do with puberty.

I plan on registering for the CK convention today at 1:00. I am still trying to narrow down exactly what classes I will be taking. I am pretty sure what I want but I change my mind every time I look at the list.

I also want to make a trip up to mlpa today. I was planning on going up Friday night after I drop Katie off at church. She is leaving for a weekend camping trip with the Pioneer Club and everyone is meeting at the church at 5:30. But since I am home from work today, I want to make the trip this afternoon instead. Hopefully Frank will get home from work at a good time. I never can remember what are his earliest days. I am hoping he will be home by 1:30 or 2 at the latest. That way I can run up to the store do my shopping and get back in time to make dinner. Katie has her regular Pioneer Club meeting tonight. Normally since she is missing school, I would not allow her to do anything. But since this is the last meeting before camp, I think she needs to go. Also tonight they are doing their bible verses. She has been studying so hard I would hate for her to miss it.

I think I will work on my scraps organization today. I have been trying to get my scraps organized so that I will actually use them. I saw a post on a sbing board that showed a great way to organize them and I that is what I have been doing. I am about 1/2 way done.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Monday... Again

Well, I am at work. I really should be doing something productive but the server is down, or something like that. So there is no work email and no way to access any of my files (all of them) which are stored on the server! Lucky for me we still have internet access!

It looks like it will be another beautiful day. Too bad I am stuck inside all day. I have several things that NEED to get done today, other than that I will fill my day with stupid busy work that I save when nothing else in going on.

I got my mlpa Scrap This Challenge done yesterday. I a pretty happy with the way it turned out. The bottle cap had me stumped for a while but I figured out a way to use it.

I am sure this week will go fast. Katie leaves for Pioneer Club Camp Friday afternoon and she won't be back until Sunday afternoon. We have to clean everything and get repacked. She leave Monday morning for the Sixth Grade Camping trip. This time she will gone the entire week! She has never been away for that long before. They are not allowed to bring cell phones and there is no pay phone at the camp. The teacher said that phone calls home cause home sickness and that makes for a miserable camp experience. I know she will be fine, I am a little worried about me!

I am really looking forward to our All Day Crop this Saturday! I want to get my mom's Arizona album done. Well, I better get back and try to do some work today!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

What's Happening Today....

Well today is Sunday already. The weekends go entirely too fast. Last night we went to Joseph's 13th Birthday party. Mike and JoAnn had a BBQ for him and it was great. The weather couldn't have been better. Matt was there and shared war stories with us. Not so much about fighting but other funny stories. He told us about the camel spiders (yuck!! ) that liked to hide out in the latrines and how they would battle scorpions as entertainment. He also jokingly told us stuff that was meant to be funny but made me sad to hear. Like when they got back to Germany after 14 months in Iraq, the guys were cleaning their weapons getting ready for a big Welcome Home ceremony and someone test fired a cannon and the noise sent Matt and his platoon scrambling, thinking that they were getting mortared. Then Matt and Mike when somewhere and Mike hit a huge pothole that really rocked the car and Matt momentarily thought they got hit by an IED. He is having a hard time adjusting to civilian life and keeps talking about re-enlisting. Yesterday he went to some pre-class stuff for the police academy. He didn't sound like he was too thrilled about it. The instructor was trying to impress the "kids" with the info that they will have to point their guns at bad guys and other things that Matt has lived 10x worse for the last 14 months. While he seems to be the same happy kid (not so much a kid anymore) you can hear it in the way he talks that the war did change him.

Well lets see... What are my plans for today. I am almost done the laundry and I still have to go to the Acme to get some stuff for the week. After all of that is done, I am free for the rest of the day to scrapbook!! Yeah. I want to work on the Scrap This Challenge for mlpa. I will bring it with me when I go up there on Friday night.

I better get my butt in gear and get my "chores" done so I can do some scrapbooking!

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

I am brand new to this blog thing and I am just trying it out. So this post is just a test! I will be back later to make a real post.