Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I just finished my computer desktop image for October. I always use the freebie desktop from the Shabby Princess blog and the one for October is lovely (as always!). Here's what I did with mine.

Go grab one for yourself. She offers it to fit both standard screens and wide screens. Don't you just love how there is room for all your icons on the left so your great photos don't get covered up?
Happy Scrappin' ya'll!

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sticks and Stone May Break His Bones...


Jacob (my oldest) has broken his wrist once again. The last time was when he was in the 3rd grade so I suppose that this repeat performance isn't so bad.

His first break was in the 3rd grade on someone else's skates. The kids were trying to see who could jump off a ramp and land the furthest.... He won! And he broke both his ulna and radius bones in his right wrist.

This time, he was looking over his shoulder while on his long board (skateboard) and somehow fell and fractured a small bone in his wrist.

Luck for us he has become a frequent flier at the urgent care.

This photo is from Mother's Day when he smacked his head into a tether ball pole and we spent a whole evening at the urgent care and they recommended an ambulance ride to the hospital to get him a cat scan on his head. Of course he was fine (I always said he was hard headed!)

So how was your weekend?

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Remedial Typist

I found this typing test while reading Sweet Shoppe Design blog this morning. They do this thing called From Our Blog To Yours and you are supposed to post something they request on your blog then go back and comment in their blog with a link to your posting. It lets you earn points...but I'm not going to play along just because I don't need one more thing to keep up with. LOL! BUT, I did take the test just to see how fast I type. And it's not very fast.
53 words

Typing Test

So now when you read my posts, you'll realize all the time I took to share my life with you. It ain't easy! LOL. Did I tell you that I got a "D" in typing in high school?

Sunday, September 21, 2008

My latest project

Last week I finally did some scrapbooking. I had been planning to make a coaster album for a long time and when I saw the quick page pack from Little Dreamer Designs on sale I figured it was time. I totally copied the example for my cover page, but you know, imitation is the most sincere form of flattery. Here are some pictures of the little 4" X 4" album....

While I was taking these pictures, my cat Elvis figured it should be all about him and he came and flopped his silky body on the desk.

So now I'm ready to get another album completed. I am really enjoying the hybrid thing. I just need to find a great way to display my projects at home. I just have them sitting in a basket on my coffee table now.

Yesterday I helped my sister Beverly make her daughter a fun craft project as a baby shower gift. Kaity's shower is October 3 so I'll have to wait to post any pictures of her gift until after that.

So that's it for today folks... Hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Yup, I'm a copycat!

So Suzee blogged about a cool mosaic. And of course I have to do my own...so with much ado, here is mine....

1. Dedicated to Christine aka show me ur pix!'s, 2. 241/365: My Sunday Lunch, 3. Good Morning Glendale, 4. Bliss, 5. Gerard Butler, 6. Cd Art, 7. Home, 8. Tiramis├╣, 9. Hot stuff!, 10. take me to the light, 11. friendly roses, 12. Domestic Godess

To make your own: a. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Search. b. Using only the first page, pick an image.c. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into fd’s mosaic maker.

The questions:
1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. Favorite drink?
7. Dream vacation?
8. Favorite dessert?
9. What you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. One Word to describe you.
12. Your flickr name (or your blog name or handle or whatever)

Uh, I had to cheat a little...I actually went on to the second page on flikr once (or twice).

Cool...thanks Suzee! And like she says, Now it's your turn.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Birds and moths and lizards. Oh My!

I just love cats. We always had them while I was growing up. My two cats are so sweet and silky. Now, let me tell you why I want to shoot them. They love to bring creatures into the house that have NO business being indoors. You probably remember the post about the dead bird in my bed. Well, they just keep sharing their friends with the family. Like this mutant moth...

Ugly thing, isn't it! But this first picture doesn't show just how big it really is so I included a shot of "it" with the cat. Look how small Elvis' paw is in comparison.

Pretty creepy. And the sound of it's wings beating against the floor sent chills down my spine. Then Elvis caught another bird...and brought him inside to share with his brother. The poor guy was wounded pretty bad. I just picked him up in a paper towel and put him under a bush out front. Jason said he'd just suffer and die out there but I couldn't bring myself to kill it or to let the cats continue to torment it.
This bird is the only play thing they've brought in that didn't totally gross me out. Just so long as it stays out of my bed! Then just this morning I found these little dead treasures in the downstairs hall....
In case you can't tell, those are lizards. I actually stepped on one of the little corpses before I was aware they were there.

I was hoping someone could put me in touch with the Kitty Whisperer so she can tell my cats that they need to play with their friends outside only. My schedule is pretty flexible so any time she can meet with them is good.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

You're kidding, right?

So I'm cruising the blogs out there and I see that the funny lady who sold her kids Pokemon cards on EBay (Because I Said So) has a great blog where she reviews products and gives her opinion about them. Well, here is a REAL product that I laughed out loud when I saw the web site

Yup, it's real folks! I haven't seen a commercial THIS good in a long time. Click this link (Batter Blaster) and watch the video demo! Well, apparently, these make GREAT pancakes and waffles. Dawn from the blog review said that it would be great to take when you go camping or just want to fix yourself something for a late night snack with no extra clean-up.

I've GOT to find this stuff and try it for myself!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


OK, so this is just a bit of old news, but I had this screen shot from when I actually won something! If you look closely, you can see my name on the top right.
I played along with the Weeds & Wildflowers digital scavenger hunt last month and figured that I probably had some of the clues wrong. Turns out that I got them all, just not the first one to submit them. Then they randomly selected 3 people who got them all right and handed out some digital freebies.
If you want to see the original posting, just click on the link.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Would you want them for neighbors?

I just want to vent today about our next door neighbors. At first glance they seem to be nice people. This family sent a beautiful bouquet of flowers to our house on the day of our wedding when only that very morning they learned we were to get married and they always say "Hi" when they see us. The gripe I have is that they ALWAYS park right in front of our house. ALWAYS. There will be nobody parked in front of their own house, but they don't seem to want to park there. They have 4 vehicles for a family of 4. They could easily park the 2 extra vehicle in front of their own house. The neighbor on the opposite side of them has their driveway on the far side so the space of their 2 yards makes a large area. On the other hand, WE have only the space of our own yard between their driveway and ours.

I know it seems like it's not such a big deal, but it is annoying to us. Imagine that every time you look out your front window you see a car right in front of your house. Many times it is their company so the first thought when I see a strange car outside my house is "who is coming to see us?" Well, last night when I went out to look for Elvis (my cat) this is what I saw...

And, NO the car isn't running, that brake light just looks like that from my camera flash. There is about 5 feet of space between the Honda Element and the neighbor's truck. Here's a big surprise... there was NOBODY parked in front of ANY other house including the neighbor where this car's owner was visiting. So I ask you, Would you want them to be your neighbor? Let's not even discuss how they let their little rat dog come right up to our front door to bark at us and then take a pee right on the bushes by our front door, or how their son (who just graduated high school) and his friends have been caught jumping on our trampoline in the middle of the night. No, lets save that for another day.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Way to go Grizzlies!

Last night my hubby's Montana Grizzlies won their season opener again Cal Poly 30-28. UM's passing game pretty much sucked so it was a good thing they can run the ball. We were at Dukes watching the game with friends of ours and other Montana fans. Right up to the end I wasn't sure they would pull it off. The last 38 seconds remaining of the game had Cal Poly attempting a 27 yard field goal that would have won them the game. Luck was with the Griz because the kick went wide left! WOOHOO!!

It was fun but I think I'd have had more fun if I wouldn't have been ready to come down with something. I've had terrible sinus congestion and today have run a fever. My sweet Jason has been feeling the pain of sinus, too. Let's hope we are on the mend...