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.