Saturday, September 30, 2006

Karma, My Daddy, and a child with horns.

Karma is a funny thing. IT all goes back to the Golden rule. We all learned it as children.. DO unto others as you would have them do unto you.......
Well some of us learned it as kids. Some maybe not so much.
But comes down to karma. Essentially it is the same thing. The what comes around goes around method of life that really has been proven time and time again to exist. Karma is also kinda like a curse.
I say all this cuz today has been one of "THOSE DAYS".

We have a water leak... inches from the main ON OUR SIDE. SO all the stuff that was supposed to get done today AINT HAPPNIN cuz, well. We have no water. I noticed yesterday as I stalked the mailman, water inside the hole where the meter reader thingy is and thought "HOW ODD, I don't remember it raining" I am no plumber, so I was thinking it had something to do with gravity or something, I had no clue about, so went on about my way. Today, John is looking at a small geyser and is a little irritated that I didn't mention the above said water.... YESTERDAY... whoops... didn't realise that was important, but now I do.
Well any of you that have kids know how important routines are and getting out of those routines can be hazardous to everyone who is in the kids presence, health. Bella was gonna play with her friend Eva today and we were gonna get the floor project finished... nope.. now water problem will have be fixed, which no complaints from me. I kinda enjoy having running water inside. We spent many years without it growing up, so I really appreciate that luxury. BUT nooo, Our child has horns and a much different agenda today.
She stayed at her friends, maybe an hour, before she missed us so much it physically pained her. (she needed a nap) Daddy let her go with him to home depot. She comes back with M&m's cuz well... any child in need of a nap should get a big old dose of chocolate right before hand.....SO he tells me "Make her take a nap, I need to go back to the store. I need THIS piece. That one won't work" (he holds up some odd looking something or nother that resembled something that yeah probly had to do with plumbing, but I think a ploy to get away from the kid with horns the size of Christmas trees sprouting from her head, that is NOT quietly expressing her discontent with the entire situation.
FINALLY, amid the screams of protest, I get her to lay down. I promise her we will go to the store, Ice cream, yes, we will get Ice cream... if you will CLOSE YOUR MOUTH and CLOSE YOUR EYES and please for the love of all that is good in the world go to SLEEEEPPPP! " BEDDA NOT WANNA TAKKA NAyughPPPPPPPP WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA nonononono not wanna nonononononononono BEDDA NOT WANNAAAAAAAAA" Ok, so somewhere in heaven my daddy is just bent over grasping his stomach in fits of laughter right now. Because as she is in mid SCREAM ATHON in protest of the NAP I SOOOOO was in need of her taking, she spotted what? A commerical on tv for a Strawberry shortcake baby doll that had beautiful flowing hair and was wearing a back pack OOoohhh aahhhhhh " ::DEEP GASP FOR AIR::: MOMMY BEDDA WANT THYATTTTT then ... silence.... I spin around almost falling to see what this miraculous thing was that made her HUSH IN MID SCREAM. I NEEEDEd THIS MIRACULOUS PRODUCT... what??? Oh I dont think so. A TOY? SO I say well baby..:: yes called her baby instead of spawn of satan like I was thinking:: Maybe Santa claus can bring that to you....but, Santa doesn't bring toys to children that are being bad and not taking their naps.... She looks at me as if to day "Oh ye dear sweet lady that has a thought in your head" and replies "NO mommy I meant today!" HUH? Oh I do not think so. For a mere second I would have given 40 dolls for her to hush and go to sleep, but no we are not gonna teach extortion, that is not the moral of the story! So, she lays there and just starts talking.. jabbering away about "dont wanna take nap, dont have to take nap, what is that... what is that for? WHY do I have to take a nap? but why? but why? why? mommmy? mommy... MOMMMY!!? "Yes Bella?" WHY? "why what?" (she can't even remember cuz she said why so much) I said "Bella be quiet and go to sleep... "
OK, rewind, go back to beginning of the the previous paragraph (in theory) and start over... yes we relived it again OK, so I know that these books you read say do this, and whatever and some super nanny woman will even come to your house and try to fix your kid, but when there is karma in the way I dont think a book will help. Somewhere in Rankin County in the rural outskirts of a tiny town In Mississippi, sits a man wise beyond his years, who when he reads this story is gonna laugh very hard. His name... Mr. Steve Young.. ::waving:: "Hi Mr. Steve" When I was about Ohhhh.. say Bella's age.(!!!).. he was an older teenager maybe early twenty ager and he painted our house one summer during school break. Well, I was his personal entertainment. I played the radio for him... and my job was to ask him AS MANY questions as possible to see how crazy I could drive him. WHY he didnt kill me is a miracle and also probably why this man is so respected in our community today.... WHY? I would say... "what you do that for? but why? how come you do it that way? "
What he didn't realise is my parents were probably off somewhere thanking GOD that this kid was painting their house and I wasnt asking them all these questions. Well later on, This same guy was my youth leader at church.. then our young adult sunday school teacher, then our couples sunday school teacher, a wonderful mentor and a person I looked/actually still look up to for advice and teaching and as a role model... SOMEwhere in all of this he put Karma into play... we also know it as "The curse.. " Yes he said "I HOPE THAT YOU WILL HAVE A KID SOMEDAY that will ask as many questions and drive you crazy like you did me." Oh no I dont just say Thank you to him...

My father did the same... Its not their fault.. I put the same curse on Bella and her Karma into action today, cuz it will take at least 3 of her to make up for the nerves she got on today... BUT, anyway, I was a talkative child (pause for gasps of shock and waves of disbelief among blog land) I KNOW yall find THAT hard to believe BUT I was/an a joy to everyone who knew/err knows me (hahahahahaa) I wasnt a bad kid though my father back in those days would have just beat me and made another one, those were back in the days where if you got a spanking .. You probably deserved (no my parents were not child beaters or anything they spoiled the kids but didnt spare the rod though) at the grocery store or any other place in public other parents applauded and sometimes would Kick you back in if you tried to run away... (NO you wouldn't be arrested you would be called a good parent) Well I would ask my father the same why questions a million times a day till he would Totally lose it and probably would have abused alcohol at some point if I had not stopped.. but he put the same Karma into action on me ... except he kicked it up a notch.. He said "one day You will have a kid JUST LIKE YOU... wait wait NO.. You will have one WORSE...."
SO ALL YOU KIDS OF THE WORLD.. ALL you Teenagers driving your parents nuts today... Think of this and know Karma is real... I have a child with two beautifully decorated sparkly horns growing out of her head, as a banner of karma right now asking me "WHY WHY WHY" she cant get in this room with me that she has painted with ink that I just cleaned up... again.. "BECAUSE I SAID SO"I reply... (OH NO!) WOrds as a kid I screamed I would never say to my child but NOW realise, what a booger karma is and that yeah I was probably their lesson to learn as well... Do not get me wrong,I LOVE my child with every ounce of my heart and Praise and thank GOd for her daily, but today.. I REALLY SEE what a sense of humor the lord has... SO KIDS... THis should say.. DO UNTO YOUR PARENTS NICELY, CUZ IT WILL COME BACK TO BITE YOU WHEN YOU HAVE KIDS OF YOUR OWN!

Thanks Daddy, Thanks Mr Steve.... Im bringing her to your house now :)

All because of an ANT? or hundred...

Im sure you find that hard to believe but ... it is true. I was sitting Thursday night at my computer where you will find me after the dunk and bunk (give Bella a bath and put her to bed) I look down at my carpeted scrap room floor and see a cheetoo. I don't remember there being a cheetoo there but .. ok IM not so observant these days.. I look back down.. CHeetoo is gone.. NOT GOOD I look over about ohhhhh 4 inches there goes cheetoo... MOVING.. Ok I took a tylenol sinus earlier but I dont think halucinating is a side effect... COULD BE WRONG... I call John JOOOOOHHHHHHHNNN Oh wait crapp baby is asleep so I whisper jooooohhhhhnnnnn very sternly so he will COME HERE NOW. He is pounding down the hall SHHHH DONT YOU WAKE HER UP! I said I know Im sorry but LOOOOK! CHEETOOO ... Moving... .......... NOT NORMAL!!!!!! He stares at me Like Joey used to stare at people on the show friends with the one eyebrow raised... and says HUH? I said just watch it. Ok so he thinks IM nuts but then he goes "HOW DID You do that?"... AHHHAAA! You see it to. He thinks I HAVE LOST MY EVERLOVING MIND by now. I kick the cheetoo and voila ANTS... not just one but like an entire construction crew of ants. I look and they have a fan club LOTS OF THEM.. seems the cheetoo movers are a popular crew in antdom.. SO my first reaction... freak out. pull stuff away find where they came from.. we discover MORE AND MORE ants. HUGE mound outside window... I guess they thought this one cheetoo is gonna be like a huge feast.. THEY SOO underestimated me. SO we look.. NOTHING to spray SO I try... WINDEX... You know In case I wanted to have that NO GLARE shine on my ants cuz all it did was make them like REALLY mad (like you wouldnt be if someone sprayed you with windex) so john pulls out the big guns... SEVEN... Ok so Im thinking IM NOT to get this on my hands or any exposed skin or any painted surface... OH BUT SPRAY HEAVILY into the carpet... MAKEs perfect SENSE TO ME!! lets KILL EM! SO we did and killed the ants...
Woke up the next morning with a fear OMG I sprayed poison IN MY HOUSE that my child lives in.... NOT GOOD. but we were desperate ,did keep the door shut and no children or animals JUST ANTS were harmed. We ran the vaccum cleaner but I still had that eww feeling.. SO what is a girl to do.. RIP UP HER CARPET I SAY! I have been wanting to do this anyway. SO hubby rolled his eyes and gave in.... IM SO GLAD he did. It looks soo much better and we found a ton of brads that I droped probly a year ago on the floor and coulnt find (told him the floor ate them) it ate everything You would drop something it was gone forever.. so now... I can see it. we will stain the concrete and texture it up then paint my walls SEI winnies walls colors I am cited. GOt the plan for my NEW SCRAPPIN TABLE all drawn out will be here by Christmas (thank you santa) and my stools will be here and my new scrap room will loook AMAZING like real professional room! I am excited NO more mismatched furniture for this chick! I got total inspiration from a chick I admire from SCRAP THAT MOMENT ( The design team i am on. I LOVE saying that! yes, I m still in the clouds IM so excited what an amazing opportunity) Heidi Jones. She posted a photo of her scrap room and I fell in love. Then my fearless leader and friend Lynette showed me a pic of her guest room so it seems I am not the first to love this color but trust me It will be amazing... It will be Nancy's Wall's By the time I am finished. WInnies walls from SEI Is my total MoST FAVORITE paper line in the entire world. (in case you didnt know) And now I will be surrouonded by it every day I CANNOT WAIT! YEEHAW!

Got my scrapbook trends in the mail and man I see alot of friends in there! GIrls yall rocked this edition and took names! whehehwhwhehw GO CHICKS!

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Let the stalking continue....

OUR challenge today on STM blog challenge was name the cartoon character we most resemble... I kept thinking RESEMBLE as if IN looks? hahaha her teeth look too pretty to be me right now.... She does kick some serious butt, is a princess and is in love with a big oager (love you honey) so me huh? ha!

I am stalking our mail man... we have a new one.. he does the route backwards from the other mail person we had.... I check out mail then have to walk to all the other neighbors houses to deliver THEIR mail that we get... then collect ours.. It is quite ridiculous. I am hoping he will get adjusted soon. I want to run out and search the truck and see if my box is in there... Until then I suppose me and the spider will sit on the porch waiting haha! I hate procrastination and want to get my projects done. I like to get it done then kick back then upload them when their due. I always have hated procrastination it drives me nuts and is one of my biggest pet peeves. THe only time I do procrastinate is when I do not want to do something. Im too excited about all this to procrastinate.
We got Bella a little flag so she can entertain us for hours saying INDIVISIBLE and the pledge of allegiance. It is hysterical. I MUST video it cuz she is so stinkin cute she gives us the instructions of Hand obers your hearts... I put mine on daddy's he puts his on mine.. SHE gets soo flustered YOU GUYS!!! DAT IS NOT how we say da pwedge of aweddent! ERYBODY hand Ober its owns hearts! sooo funny. OUR new party trick to show the neighbors.. HOpe you all had a lovely Thursday I got my fix from Greys Anatomy and from ER ( so happy the baby is ok) See ya tomorrow :)

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Sometimes you just gotta....

SO now you see what I have been working on today.... I had these photos and told my friend Kari Roach that I would show her a photo she would really appreciate hahaha Instead I made it into a layout.
NOW kARI you need to make yours into a layout hahahahaha! Show me when your done!

Happy early birthday to Lynette Our fearless leader. Her birthday is tomorrow and we wish she has a good one!! YOU ROCK LYNETTE.
That is it for me today been busy busy cleaning and scrapping.. Ok mostly scrappin' got alot of stuff due so I will be locked in for the next week.
Hope you had a great hump day :)

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

My Minds Eye

Here is the latest creation with the bohemian line from My Minds Eye. (I am lovin' this paper line) If you haven't gotten any of this paper yet RUN DONT WALK to get some! IT rocks! I KNOW this photo of this page kinda is overexposed but it was the best I could do till I get a new scanner (insert frown here) Hopefully soon! John has a meeting this morning online so Im dressin mini me and getting her ready for school. MAYBE I can get that first day of school photo I was too sick to go take, today. I really want one of her and her teacher Mrs. Angie for her scrapbook and also to do some school pages with. I have some awesome product ON ITS WAY HERE ( I am stalking the postman as we speak several hours early .. OK IM PRACTICING for when she really gets here) I cannot wait to get my hands on that box! I know some other ladies that are just as excited and are stalking the postal service people as well lol Thank GOD they know we are harmless. Well I need to go figure out breakfast The sun is not even up yet (insert smiley with eyes bugged out here) but that is ok.. does the body good to watch a sunrise in Mobile (or Nomeal as Bella calls it) occassionally. Hope you all have a wonderful day ( and our boxes come in today stm chicks lol I will be stalking with you!!)

PS: Jeanne I hope this wasn't the same photo you were talking about... I TRIED all the other ones I printed but didnt jive with the paper. I couldn't remember if it was this one or the one of her looking over the bench... sorry if it is the same but Im sure your will rock much harder if it is.. so do it anyway!!!!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Todays STM blog challenge

Today's STM BLOG CHALLENGE is WHO's Your Daddy... Tell us about your other half.
Yall all if you have looked at my blog twice even know my dh John (hi honey) has his work cut out for him most days. He spends alot of time shaking his head and grinning. WE have a great life together full of laughter (most days) but occasionally we are known to wanna choke each other ( he is married to me after all) SO Whats to know about my rockin hubby? Well he prides himself on being my computer nerd. He is very smart. Handsome and makes an awesome chimichanga can I tell you! He is my biggest fan and my greatest supporter. He is my cheerleader and my best friend. He has pulled me from the ditches of depression, he has kicked my butt (not literally) when I was wrong but he is my defender to the end. All that wrapped up in a charming package. He gave me the sweetest most beautiful little girl (yeah she is my kid so yes I wanna choke her most days...) IN the world. Im so proud of them both. No matter what my hubby is there for me and me for him ..eventually Hahaha that is a joke because I SOOO didnt want to move to Mobile away from my family and friends. BUT eventually after I was well enough.. I did and Im glad I did... so that is the best I love you he ever got (me admitting OK you were right) SO MUCH I had to let go of there to move.. I felt I was leaving my daddy behind even though he was theoretically gone.. still I held onto every tiny detail of his existance and sometimes you just have to let go to live. He taught me how to let go and I will be forever grateful. YOU can let go but still hold on..... that only makes sense if you have had to do it. Thank you my love!
Im still stalking the mail man.... PRAYING this gets here today or I will be doing some seriously mad scrappin to get my projects out by the first.. NO PRESSURE HUH lol

Sunday, September 24, 2006

The family that hurls together?

Maybe this needs a disclaimer cuz we all have some freaky virus
NO we didnt eat spinach or any frog infested salads yeaauuulllKKkk!

I know that is not exactly the way the phrase goes but well LETS just say it does at our house. We have some kinda NASTY bug we have been harboring and taken turns with. NOT FUN. I havent scrapped in days but I will be back soon. Just checking in mainly saying HI WE ARE STILL ALIVE.... I do not wanna see any more chicken noodle or chicken whatever soup for a while. Bella even asked DO WE have ANYTHING that isnt Chicken water mommy? poor baby.
John has us all on a regime of gatorade and vitamins he said NO more viruses can enter here. ( in his best super hero impression) I guess the threat alone should have had the critters heading for the hills but they decided to jump him instead (who can blame them he is so darn cute) Thank God he has such an awesome immune system he felt like nauseaus and a cramp and was over it while Bella and I were sure we faced certain death by tidy bowl man.

Today we are thankful we can both sit in the upright position with out as Bella says "feelin like sick" We both made it through one episode of food channel's cupcake competition before it hit us again so... obviously it is a site illness as well, Meaning we throw up the food we see not just the food we eat.. . I anxiously await TV tonight as more new shows come out LOVE fall tv. CUZ YOU KNOW It will be over in just a couple weeks then the same ol crapp will be on again...sigh.. Thank you GOD for Grey's Anatomy. I love that show.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Survivor fans Check this out!

This is my friend Annette's survivor layout. HOW COOL IS THIS!!! I know we have alot of Survivor fans out there and knew you all would draw great inspiration from this. Annette has a major love for the show. SHe did alot of reasearch and listed her favorite competitors, her favorite seasons and episodes, who the winners of each season were, and journaled about her love for the show. IS she not the cutest in her shirt and buff? What is your favorite show? Have you done a page on your favorite show? Annette has so inspired me to do a page on my favorite tv line up. I challenge you to do a page on your favorite show and post it on your blog. IF You dont have a blog email me and send me a copy of the layouts and I will put you on mine. (Jeanne, Andrea.... I so expect a Mc Grey's layout from you hehehe)

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

My TWO favorite things (errr People?)

HOW much do I LOVE the My Minds Eye Bohemian line? Do I need to answer this question? This is some of the wonderful paper the scrapbook fairy brought me. Thank you scrapbook fairy. As soon as My scanner comes in I will do a better scan of it.. for now this digi photo that is... well, off a little, will have to work. I added the doodles.. dots,the flowers and the bling. (so lovin' bling these days) Tim holtz inks and I hand cut the flourishes from cosmo cricket flourishes as a template (that was fun!) chalks and inks and lovely ZIG writers fill in the rest as well as heidi swapp and buttons I hand painted.

SO there they are.. The loves of my life.

I am still walking on MAJOR AIR from getting the Scrap That Moment Design Team Position. I am still in shock and still smilin' from ear to ear. WIll take a while to bring me down from this one. I am eagerly awaiting my first shipment from which I hear is absolutely AMAZING and OMG one of my favorite designers as well. CAN'T SAY WHO but I promise to take a photo when that puppy goes THUD on my doorstep. I cannot wait! I hear the box is crammed majorly full and bursting to be opened by YOURS TRULY! I am also working on my projects for Untamed Scrapper. Got a few surprises going on there too. Lots of fun coming up in this months view!

Scrappy Chick Magazine will be out and about any time now. CANNOT WAIT to see the creations she picked in there! SOME AMAZING TALENT!

Don't forget to pick up your Hobby Lobby Magazine OCTOBER 1st and check out page 10. Thats all Im gonna say. OK I think that is it for me. I MUST go get some sleep. Bella has a big day tomorrow and I have follow up eye apt's so whewhew fun. I CAN SEE! Thank GOD. So far every time I have gotten shingles it has been less and less horrible so maybe it just will stay away. Thanks for all your prayers through all the "crapp" we have been through. BIG HUGS to you all!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006


SOOO do you recognize the sweet little face all the way on the right?
YES!!!!!!! I MADE IT!!!!!

SO did Deborah, Becky,sarah, and LAVA GIRL I mean HEAther!
Congratulations yall ROCK BIGTIME! I am honored to be on a team with such awesome artists. VERY INTIMIDATING but, I will be nervous about that later!
Some very excited chicks tonight! I think it will be weeks before I get this grin off my face. I know it is going to be alot of work but I know I can do it. I cannot wait to get started!

ALSO Kari, DI and Terri were promoted to ScrappyChick designers! NO more freelance for you chicks! YIPPEE yall so rock! Im so excited for all of you. I ALSO have to commend all the women that worked so hard uploading and posting and just being a part of THAT DESIGN TEAM competition. Everyone had amazing creations and Im telling you Lynnette really struggled to pick. You all are classy chicks and amazing artists. Yall keep submitting and keep posting! Go look at the Fabulous additional headers Lynnette made and surprised us with during the Tuesday Night girls Chat. SHe is amazing at this! We had a great time as usual!!! If you havent attended one OH you dont know what your missing! CONGRATULATIONS CHICKS I cannot wait to start working with you IT TRULY is an Honor!

OH happy day?

ITS TUESDAY! WHich means... IT IS NOT MONDAY ANYMORE! I also see above on my blog there is a scheduled outage at 4 pm so if you cant get online to see this and it is 4 pm... go figure.
WHo is excited to find out the results from our STM THAT DESIGN TEAM competition?? (raising hand high in air) Im ready to get it over with and find out. Win or lose I had a fantabulous time. I have met some fabulous people and incredible talents. I have had a blast doing it and made some pages that are my very best yet.

I have alot to do today to KEEP BUSY until TNGC tonight. SO yall have a rockin' day! Gonna go clean my scrap room so If yall don't hear from me soon.... worry.. send help haha! HUGS

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Posting Early but will update

Bella got into an ant bed tonight or rather this evening. They tore her up. SHe has a handfull and a half bites on her legs. GOOD NEWS: she obviously isn't as allergic to ants as she is other insects. Bad news: she still got bit and they look awful and DID swell up so she is allergic just NOT as bad as some but we will still have to watch her around insects. Poor baby. John told her to stay off the grass he hasn't put out the ant crapp since it rained and they are everywhere. SHe is going through that "I am three and my ears don't work" phase of her life and had to learn the hard way I suppose. I feel so bad for her. I especially feel bad for John right now cuz it is 11 pm and she is still singing "twinkle twinkle widdle tar" jumping on the bed and will not go to sleep. I tried to give him a break and lay down with her but when she realised it OH NO it began here come the tears I WANT MY DADDDDDDDDDDEeeehhhhhYYYYyyyyyyyy.... Poor John I know he is tired. THe benadryll must have adverse reacted and nope didnt knock her out one bit.

Other than that it was a pretty quiet, enjoyable Sunday here in Bella's World. I managed to get my tag book finished. BIG YEAH for me. My eye looks INCREDIBLY better DOUBLE YEAH for that. Now it just looks like I had a serious zit, my eye is still all funky though...wonder when that will go away... I have 3 dr appts tomorrow but no clue how we are going to do them all. That is why Im doing my blog tonight instead of in the morning so blog natzi doesnt crack her whip at me (luv ya Jeanne lol)

I got to talk to my friend Cheryl tonight briefly, I miss her so... she is so flipping talented. The basket full of apples I have on stm is totally inspired by her previous ones and will be a gift for Bellas teacher/our neighbor, Later on in the year. MINE IS NOTHING in comparison to what she has done by all means. I thank her for her continued inspiration. I had to use that basic grey on it, it is my fav. SHe knows she is one of my heros in the scrapping world. Yall should go check out her blog (click on her name) she has amazing stuff there! SHe totally inspires me and well everyone she meets I must add. All that talent and a sweetie to boot.. who could ask for more! She deserves every bit of success if not more than she has. You rock Cheryl.
My mom found that basket and was GONNA THROW IT AWAY I screamed OMG! NO WAY YOUR NOT I know just what to do with it. SO thanks cheryl You rock big!

I don't hear any more singing at the moment so I am thinking Bella must have finally given in to slumber. That is a good thing. Tomorrow will be a big day so She needs her rest (don't we all!)
I know I will update this after we get out blog challenges so just come on back over ya hear!

*****edited to note: Bella is doing ok today she had nightmares last night about ants trying to eat her face off through her feet. poor baby. MY gyno released me YEAHHH! Eye dr said it is healing but I have to come back again day after tomorrow. We rescheduled my other dr since I saw the optometrist he felt it ok to wait a day... unless changes and I was flippin exhausted. I know that sounds whimpy but IM bad out of shape from all this.. gotta get back on the treadmill.
Headache from you know where but everything is good just raining and getting a little cooler thank goodness. Thanks for asking

What I love about Sunday

I never thought I would care for this type of scrapping but I was willing to climb out of the box and whewhew it is roomy out here. LOVE THIS. Opens up so much possiblity and so much fun to do. ALot of work though I must say! So If you have a day with nothing else to do, go ahead and try it. ITs totally fun and I guarantee you will be hooked!

Sunday is one of my favorite days of the week. One reason is we get to all go to church together. We enjoy our church so much and the people that are there. I have missed everyone so much since I have not been able to go for a couple Sundays but anxious to get back there. We have an amazing Sunday School teacher and We love our pastor. We won't be able to go today.. My fault. I can't be around pregnant women or children until these two shingles form a healing layer (that sounds so much better than scab) SO I am working towards Wed. night. I love Sunday Lunch also. I always prepare what we will have the night before, or early the morning of. We have breakfast at church with our class. I put lunch in the stove early that morning and put the oven on low so it will be ready when we get home. Ussually a roast or some sort of all inclusive meal. That way when we get home we can get out of our Sunday best and dive right into lunch. We spend that time around the dinner table talking with Bella about what she learned today at church. What they did in Sunday school and we look at the creations she brought home.. Kinda like we do every night at supper with her school stuff. My parents did this with me and I feel it important. It also helps her remember and recall things she did. Reminds me I need to take my camera next Sunday to get a picture of her with her Sunday school teacher since she moved up, for her scrapbook. We will be getting our scrap group together soon and I cannot wait. SO many different styles of scrapping but all have the same love they put into it. I also was invited by my friend Wendy to come to her church for their Crop they have I cannot wait. It has been a while since I have been able to get out of the house so I will be happy to just GET OUT and do something especially scrapping. Be sure to check out www.THEUNTAMEDSCRAPPER.COM the newsletter will be coming out shortly and it has some wonderful articles in it written by our staff. IF you are not on the list you need to sign up. Thanks for reading my blog today. May you have a beautiful Sunday enjoying your family as much as I enjoy mine.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


Bella came home with the cutest thing from school. They did "shape monster" I hop eyou can see the little book. Her teacher printed off this little book and each day they did a different shape/color. They illustrated the book as well. I thought since I have so many friends that homeschool they would like to see this to maybe try with their little ones on a rainy day. THEy made the crown with the stamps and colors and cut it out and decorated it with glitter and other shiney things. They made the vest out of grocery bags *your grocery store ussually will just give them to you. and the basket out of a margarine tub. They laminated the letters and wrote on one side the name of the shape on the other side the name of the color. They made a windsock too but it was DOA. We tried to do resesitation methods but it was just too far gone. They sang the song" picking up the orange triangle (or whatever color and shape) and putting it in the basket taking it down the hall to mrs Angies Class.." She did the whole performance for us and it was so stinkin cute! I cannot get over all the things they teach at school when they are so young now. THey really are working hard at spanish and Im floored. Wont be long I wont have a clue what she is saying. John and I are going to have to do correspondence courses just to keep up.

OUR SCRAPTHATMOMENT BLOG CHALLENGE for today is to DEFINE YOU.. well I think I summed it up yesterday in my AAM layout lol.

BUT will add: I am a Christian but Im far from perfect. (that is for sure) I am a lover of my family. I will support my friends. I will work my tail off for a good cause. I love to scrapbook and alter things. I am totally in love with my husband and my daughter. THey come first after God in everything. I love life, who doesnt? I love to joke around. I LOVE Humor. I love to make people laugh and forget their troubles, if just for a moment. I am a home body these days until I get the go ahead to return to the free world (HAHA) Yes, I am sick alot and people ridicule that but I have an illness (and the medical bills to prove it) I deal with every day of my life, It sucks but it is part of me, SO ridicule if it makes you feel better, I work through it as much as possible and try to not let it get in my way. I pray you never have to deal with it to know how horrible it is! I love challenges thank God or I would have given in a long time ago and woudln't have my beautiful daughter. I like to learn something every day. I despise petty people and dogs laying on nails. I think sloppyness and laziness are the biggest waste of time in humanity. I have no time for people who are either. BUt know many who are both. I believe in karma. I suffer consequences just like the next person, but try to learn from my mistakes to make it better in the future. I despise gossips and trouble makers and I know many of those too. I avoid those people if you notice because they just stir up trouble. I love chocolate, I am allergic to shellfish, mushrooms and pineapple. I love my computer it is my connection to the outside world I miss so much. I believe attitude is everything. I believe if you work hard you can accomplish anything. My all about me page I did is HERE to go with this journaling. GO look if you like. You may see the other creations I have in MY GALLERY feel free to take a look.

Joz I just want to say YOU ROCK at doing these blog challenges. They are fun. I enjoy contributing to them Thank you for including me always. :)

PS: For those of you that care my eye is ALOT BETTER today. Still swollen and watery but the shingle is almost gone. The dr said the big dose should keep it from breaking out like the las times and so far I only have 2 shingles but it is WHERE they are that is bad. THank God it is alot better and NOT going into the eyeball part but on the inside of the eyelid and underneath my eye. We have several dr appts on monday for follow up. Don't feel near the nauseau from the medication. Still look like a pirate (bella thinks that is cool) Thank you for all your cards, prayers, Emails and concern. It is deeply appreciated. HUGS Have a wonderful Saturday :)

Friday, September 15, 2006

What a wonderful life.

HERE Is my final entry for the THAT DESIGN TEAM competition. I have mixed feelings on this. Im sad it is over cuz I had so much fun. ALot of rockin talented ladies over there. BUT Im kinda glad it is over cuz it will be that much closer to finding out who will get the 2 positions. I know whomever gets picked will have earned it because EVERYONE has been so awesome!

I wanna shout out today to my mom HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!! I won't say how old she is but she looks amazing for her age (of course) she is a wonderful beautiful talented lady. She is a true artist she does oil painting and makes jewelry and whatever artsy thing that comes along she likes, she instilled my crafty self with lots of artsy humor.
Hope you have a great day and wish I was there mom.

Also one of my friends over at the safe.. ELISE Hope you are havin a happy birthday today. I sang to you in teh thread over there lolol hope your ears recover. Hope you ahve a happy day my friend. (hugs)

I still feel horrible. I look like a pirate.. with jack o lantern teeth. Im up cuz the phone rang and woke me up. That is ok I need to get up anyway I have a dr appt soon.. some people I tell you. I dunno why they have to be so pathetic and petty. I pity them and feel really sorry for them. Their life must be a miserable pit of hell is all I can figure. I need to pray for them more. Dog layin on a nail? ....yeah pretty pathetic.

I wanna say thank you to all of those who have been frequenting my blog. You guys offer me such encouragement and I love your sweet comments. Thank you so much. I started this with help from my dear good freind Jeanne. HI JEANNE. Who I have lovingly called blog natzi haha! But also as a way for my family and friends to get to see Bella's newest photos. It is alot easier than sending out 500 emails. Saves alot of time too. It can also serve as a cool resume. I have gotten alot of wonderful opportunities from companies from this here little blog. Thanks for helping me make my dreams come true.

I sure hope all of you will stick around even after the dt competition is over at STM. We have alot of fun especially at the chats. I have had alot of people ask me about scrapping and what to do to improve. It is hard to say but I will tell you what I did. I found me someone and surrounded myself with talented positive awesome CHRISTIAN people who would help me and give me constructive criticism OUT OF LOVE to help me better my skills. I have a group that If I want my stuff critiqued and what can I do to improve myself I contact them each time. NOT just with scrapping with every day things too. Especially parenting. So that is my best advice. ask for tips and dont be to hasty to judge. Listen and dont take it personally. BUT MOST OF ALL
HAVE FUN. dont let the devil rain on your parade. You can be sick but still be happy, you can be mad but still have joy, you can have a rotten day but still see sunshine... dont look at yesterdays mistakes as failures Look at them as steps to help improve yourself for tomorrow.

with that Im gonna go crawl back to bed and I hope you have a wonderful day today. keep smiling and scrapping

Since I feel so yucky my hubby is being sweet and bringing me my favorite thing ... Tijuana Flats.. I just love him so much HE is such a good husband.

Thursday, September 14, 2006


shoot me please

mysterious yet painful dots

Here is my todays submission to the THAT DESIGN TEAM competition.

I still cant find my balls for the other part of my submission and I am not feeling good AT ALL so I may have to just do this one. ANd it is NOT the balls yall are thinking of hehe I know where they are.. they are still asleep in bed ;)

I pray im being paranoid but well you will see. I went to bed early last night cuz i didnt feel good. Had hard time focusing all day yesterday worse than normal but I took my meds that help me focus and it still happened.... I wake up today and 2 dots right beside each other.... and Im running fever...mYALL that know me and what I have gone through the last 6 months are right now going OMG NO NANCY NOT AGAIN. PLEASE yall pray this is NOT the blame shingles coming back. It is right under my eye this time and my eye is swollen and wattering already so I know the inevitable. So Yes Im going to the dr as soon as they open to make sure. IM PRAYING IT Is a coincidence and just a couple zits. BUT the chemo I took they said will stay in my body for a year (I had shingles 3 times in 2 months it kept coming back over and over and the huge side effect after we looked up the type of chemo i was on was "prone to shingles and pneumonia" well I was lucky I had both. NOW I just had surgery... and a huge trauma to my throat... so what brings out shingles.... Trauma. NOT TO MENTION this has been a rough month cuz of the anniversary of my dads death.. his birthday and some other sad stuff.
I got stressed out tryin to get all my submissions and articles ready for the view and the design team thing cuz I had been sick BUT I HAD A BLAST DOING THEM so DONT EVEN GO THERE.. cuz I will be mad if yall think that is it.. OK it could have contributed MINORLY but it would have already been ginning in my body if that was the case... I will know soon if this is shingles cuz it will get bigger and my eye will hurt worse... and I wont be able to hold my head up or see... I remember the pain part all too well and the fact I put zit cream on it in hopes that was it... and it is getting bigger.. and it felt like it was on fire!!!! THIS DONT LOOK GOOOD. SO PLEASE pray today that this is not shingles. Thanks you guys

You can go look at my design team entry I put it up already.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

daddy... weed BELLA a towey.

I LOVE these pictures of Bella and John. SHe is reading him HER version of the DORA book and he is reading her the book. She keeps saying DADDY DAT NOT HOW IT GOES! SHe tells him the right way. IT is so sweet. I LOVE SEI Winnies walls patterned paper. I use it all the time because Bella spent a year and a half in her "orange phase" as her favorite color. THis paper was perfect to make everything orange but still girly. I am exhausted tonight. Need to get hubby to find my stuff that Im looking for my project for tomorrows entry of THAT design team contest at scrap that moment. I have part of it done and just need this one thing IF he can find it If not... I am just gonna cry or scream I guess cuz well it works for Bella hahahaha... No biggie I have one done but want them BOTH done and I want them perfect.... is there such a thing?

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

THE saga unfolds....

WELL my baby ended up with a bladder/uti infection/kidney infection and a yeast infection. Where did all that come from!!! She was much better even after she got home from the dr. They gave her that one dose stuff and she had vast improvment immediatly. STill not gonna let her drink kool aid a few days and no bubble baths etc. BUt she is back to her charming little self. SHe was most impressed she got to pee pee in a cup (we will have to watch out for that one)
SHe also LOVED seeing the turtles at the dr's office. They have an atrium outside the dr's windows and the turtles had just had babies hatch. SO she loved seeing (in her hi pitch voice) da itty bitty wittle tuttles) and the (with her deep big strong voice) great big daddy tuttles.

SO that drama is mostly over.

TOday is ROUND 3 of THAT DESIGN TEAM competition at Scrap that moment. If you havn't been over there to check it out... You are missing out. We are having a blast. I havn't had this much fun scrapping in a very long time. Thanks YOU GUYS ROCK! Today is the stamping section of the competition. My layout is here BE sure and LOOK at the second page that goes along with it. That is where the journaling is. You lose half the effect ok most of the effect if you dont read the journaling. There are so many talented ladies over there and I tell you what I have never had so many posts on pages before in my life. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOr your encouragment. EVEN IF I DON'T make this team it has truly been a wonderful experience and Im having alot of fun. I have met some wonderful talented people and have learned alot. I have to say this was rough for me getting all this together and all else that has been going on this last 2 months have been rough with being sick and surgery and sad anniversarys. BUT thank you all for helping me get through it. YOU all truly rock!

We had a great time at THAT TUESDAY NIGHT CHAT Lynette slid out for some WELL deserved R and R and ughm..... rofl, left me in charge HA!!!! (that is hysterical ain't it) so we all voted and decided we were gonna rename the gallery THAT ALL THAT GALLERY instead of THAT Gallery... so GUESS WHO WONT BE MAKING THE TEAM or be left in charge anymore.... (she is so brave isnt she) hahahaha We had a great time and did a cool challenge.
IF you have never been to one of those you must attend it is so much fun. There is also one on Thursdays at (I will so mess the time up so just go look on the boards for the correct time zone near you) Alot of the ladies that live across the creek come to that one being it is the middle of the night or err maybe its day when we have the Tuedsday chat they miss out on it. SO they get to come have fun with us on Tuesday. THAT one is a great chat as well hosted by the lovely Malena Andersson. SO try to make one of them will ya. OK I have rambled on here enough Im about to FINALLY fall out so Im going to bed I have already uploaded my projects and can rest a bit finally.
BY THE WAY keep your eyes open for THE VIEW from it should be out by the 15th or so. It is a wonderful little newsletter has lots of projects and tips in it.

Hope you have a wonderful day and be sure to go check out my submissions. I really think I have jumped out of my box on these.

HIGH DRAMA in the JONES Residence this morning.....

Well day two is in progress of the Scrap that Moment THAT DESIGN TEAM Competition ... HERE is My entry for today's submission in the photography category. My scanner completely died so I had to take a digi photo so I don't think it looks as good as it should but with all that is going on today.... this is minor. I will try to make it look better later today I have too much right this minute. BUT ... Go take a look man there are some absolutly fabulous entries..not gonna hold my breath that I will get chosen. I know whomever they pick will be well worthy JUST LOOK at the entries (insert the smiley with bug eyes right here ahhhh!) SO MUCH TALENT! Its an honor to scrap with them!

We had high drama here this morning and last night. Bella is sick sick. SHe I THINK has a yeast/bladder infection and screamed and screamed and cried and I couldn't get the dr on call to call me. THen when he did call.. I might as well have walked outside and asked the tree cuz all he said was you will need to call back at 8 30 and make an appt. I told him her symptoms and she was SCREAMING in the background. The on call answering service lady helped more than the dr did. I did get some help from a few mommys that have been through this before and my big sis who is a former nurse in the female field (ob/gyn L and D) so she and the other stm girls and some of my Scrapfriendsy mommys really helped me out this morning. I THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. Our nerves were so frazzled and it is miserable when your baby is screaming MY BOOODY HURRRTTTS and screaming and crying and is unconsolable.

So anyway John is gone with her to the dr now. SO I have to get all the work I can get done for the VIEW at Untamed that is I have to finish up (bella redecorated the file folders I made with Ink last night now I know why she was so bad she didnt feel good) I have to refinish that and get them turned in and make the mini tag book that I just got the stuff for yesterday but will be easy to do get it photraphed and sent in and rock my baby the rest of the day.
Take care you guys and go check out those pages :)

Monday, September 11, 2006


Yall know what that means? ALL the scrap that moment girls are like kids waiting for Santa Claus for all the entries to THAT DESIGN TEAM contest... GO check it out. here is my ENTRY
CHeck it out and leave me some love on there will ya! (I need all the help I can get lol)

ON a second NOT so happy note.... Today is the anniversary of 9/11... GOd be with all those people who lost their loved ones today. I know there will never be anything that can be done to bring them back or make them feel safe again. SO much was taken from them and the American people that day. As we reflect and look at the life changing events remember to hug your loved ones a little tighter today and say you love them and NEVER leave anything unfinished. You never know when a terrorist or a car accident or an escaped convict could take that person away from you.... Never leave unfinsihed what you can say to them now. I hope this will make you reflect and love up your kids and family and friends today. Love you guys!

Have you done a page to memorialize 9/11? send me a link I would love to see it. Post it on your blog. Or in your gallery. I had not done one and thought I woudln't since Bella had not been born yet to include in her book. BUT someone on the boards got me to thinking. WHat will you tell your kids when they ask what you were doing when you heard about it. What a thought. I never thought about it actually. Yes this will be in the history books from now on. SO many emotions filled us that day so what better therapy than to do a page on it to show respect and commemorate the ones who were lost that day. So I have decided I will do a page on it. I will post it here when I am done. I hope you do the same :)
GOd bless you and keep you safe.

Sunday, September 10, 2006

OK ALREADY here is a preview

OK after teasing yall SOOO MUCH HEre is a preview of sort of one of my pages I wont say which for the contest.. YOU HAVE to log on to STM to see them EACH DAY NEXT week.

The contest is sooo rockin' and so fun and I AM HAVING A BLAST scrappin these pages. Even though when I was doing my stamp page I left my layout to kinda dry and thought I had shut my door to my scrap room... BElla came in and RESTAMPED ALL OVER IT with beautiful flowers ::insert the smiley with the steam coming off its head here:: I was so upset I cried but then chilled out cuz she was just doing what she saw me do and wanted to make it pretty. I didn't scold her I didnt even punish her I just counted for a long time cried then let it go. Now I am making another page for my stamping project rofl. Bellas page will be added to the book with HER input of flowers on the page but not in the contest lol. It actually DOESN't look too bad just wasnt what I was going for....

SO anyway there is your sneak peak at a corner hehehehehe yes I know im bad. JUST ONE MORE DAY YALL! WHO IS SO EXCITED!!!

nette if your out there.. PLEASE be safe tomorrow traveling. We are praying, cuz I know it will be stressful day for you. love ya much! AND LET US KNOW when you make it home I DONT CARE WHAT TIME IT IS. I am sure I will be up anyway.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

The Scrap Fairy came today!!

And you know how much I LOVE the scrap fairy!! A BEAUTIFUL PACKAGE arrived in the mail with gorgeous stuffs in it. SAY this with me COSMO CRICKET ROCKS! Those wanted papers THEY Knew what they were doing when they named them wanted cuz OMGOSH I definitly wanted them! They made the cutest fall page You will get to see later on in the week (sorry I can't reveal yet) ALSO GOT the Bohemian line from My minds eye.... ALL OF IT... OMGOSH I have these 5 x 7 photos of Bella that I have been waiting to scrap and NOW the dilema is which sheet to scrap them on cuz they are all so GORGEOUS they look amazing on each one!! I got the basic grey gypsy and flourishes and swirls rub ons and the my minds eye bohemian rub ons too. Also a Maya road chipboard binder book that is so stinkin cute... it is a 6 x 6... I cant wait to play with it.. there was some Tim holtz distress ink ONE I dont have well didn't have he he! spiced marmalade ohhhh aahhhh it is so pretty and looks amazing on the wanted papers. There was some wild asparagus ribbons and I do believe that was it. WHEHEW that should keep me busy for a little while anyway. I am so in love with this cosmo cricket It looks beautiful with these fall photos. CANNOT wait to show you guys! TUESDAY you will get to see that one. SO excited and cannot wait! Happy scrappin!

PS: Wendy J did you see our guys get the living daylights stomped out of them? BUT IM STILL wearin my marroon and white. John has on orange and blue ha! Traitor. What about you? Bella's cheerleader suit is too little now but she wanted to wear it soooo bad. May have to get her one made up. SHe was having a grand time cheering though. SHe wasnt sure what she was cheering about but she was cheering rofl.

One brave smelly cat

so have I mentioned our AUSTRAILIAN SHEPHERD GUIDO.. a rather big dog.... well Smelly cat is in the backyard... and look HE IS EATING Guido's food.... Guido just looked at it like wow that is a funny lookin dog. Looks like smelly cat may be staying cuz animal rescue STILL hasn't come and picked him up and we still havn't found its home.. Hubby thinks someone dumped it off here. Bella LOVES the cat but... We are allergic. SO she has to wash up immediatly after touching it. At least it isnt smellin up the garage anymore..

SHout out to the Bliss`ters today.. That is what My hubby calls us girls that like to go to Scrappers Bliss and hang out, chat, get inspiration from the gallery.. and BUY A TON OF STUFF IN THE STORE... omg they have these and ALL THIS That I am dying for. THey have this CRAZY WONDERFUL link called JUST IN That my hubby hates cuz I LOVE to Gawk at the new stuff then I have to have it... I always drive andrea crazy with the Refresh button when I know she got stuff in and is uploading it to the site (which is VERY OFTEN I MUST SAY) the turn around is amazing ussually it only takes like 2 days to get your stuff and it comes with surprises always.. either a cute little bag of jelly beans or skittles or whatever Andrea chose for that month. She always has HOT new stuff and IT GOES very fast so yOu have to like JUMP ON IT when it comes in. She has a reward policy and you get points to apply to your account. You get a wish list to keep up with the things you want to order "HINT HINT" and she has a cool sale going on right now. She clearances stuff also so she can get new things in so you get some rockin deals on stuff. SO if you want to check out something cool go on over.. tell em Nancy Jones sent ya :)

Also Im finishing up my That Design Team submissions for Scrap That moment. I have been working really hard on them in between recovery. This medication is making my tummy really feel yuck and I still think something is wrong from when Bella Tigger Pounced me. Something just doesnt feel right down there.
SO Im praying my submissions will rock them big time. I REALLY want to be on this team. There are some amazing people that are up for it though so... I dunno and only 2 positions available.(my odds aint lookin too good huh?) Check out THAT GALLERY . If you don't find inspiration there... something is bad wrong with you. Flair designs is the company That design Team is showcasing this month. There are some AMAZING works in that gallery from them. Lynnette works really hard on this site. IT is BEAUTIFUL. You can see the time she puts into it. Just look back through my older posts... You will see what my TWO MOST FAVORITE SITES EVER are... Bliss and Stm... FOR SURE! I just love Lynnette and the whole gang here. They were so there for me when I had my surgery and the cards and chocolates (thanks Feeney you are a rockin big sis) and phone calls and emails and scrap goodies and did I mention all the chocolates I got??? I was so excited and surprised. What a wonderful family to be a part of. Design team or not. There is always someone online there no matter what time of day or night it is. Speaking of family.. Mini me is quiet... she is mesmerized by the cat being on the back patio with guido. She looks out the window like she is watching tv. SO I must go see what she is destroying.
Yall pray for us today Auburn Plays Mississippi state... Yall know that is a stomping waiting to happen so we are gonna get SOOOOOO hammered when we go to church tomorrow rofl. We love Auburn of the ALabama teams but Mississippi state is Home... our first love. so GOOOO both teams lol I kinda feel like that cat in the backyard with the dog...

Friday, September 08, 2006

A shout out across the big pond...

I fell asleep with the Aussies last night... and I don't mean my Austrailian Shepherd Guido (Gwee-dough) haha. I was on my best pal Jeanne's blog (have I mentioned how much her latest pages ROCK! and not just cuz my little princess's picture is on one of them hehe!) and also AN amazing artist (she is way more than a scrapper) Carole's Blog, and I wandered onto several people she has listed on the side of hers . I am here to tell you people... THEM AUSSIES are amazing! The elements of design they use on their pages,oh man! It is unreal. Over here we push product, product and more product. The more stuff the better. HEY I will be the first to say I LOVE as much of the stuff as the next scrapper. But, they use so much creative thought and using the paper and taking things from it and making it just a masterpiece explosion. I couldn't sleep I had so many ideas running through my head My hands couldn't keep up. This is not your "slap and stick" style scrappin' It requires alot of thought about placement, making sure each piece goes into its special place like a song flowing across your paper. I always looked at some of the articles where they discuss making your eye FLOW throughout the page and I was thinking "yeah, whatever.... ISNT she cute? look at this photo! This process takes these precious photos to an ENTIRE new level. I am totally hooked, line and sinker. I am becoming addicted to this way of scrapping and it has totally opened my eyes into a whole new array of possiblities. I cannot WAIT for you to see what I am working on. IT takes alot longer to make a page but it is so worth it.
I hope you guys are having a good friday. I have like a KABILLION projects due MONDAY. OK actually its only like 5 but it might as well be a kabillion. NO PRESSURE! I have been working hard, but havn't felt good so I am still kinda behind. I am working on it today hopefully to finish up final touches Sunday. whewhew. Godspeed and happy scrappin :)

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Todays blog challenge

** FIrst off GO LOOK at my friend Jeanne blog. SHe did a page with Bella on it and IT is soooooo flippin' cute! I am so happy! That made my day!! Thank you Jeanne YOU ROCK SISTA!!

TOdays blog challenge from scrapthatmoment is : what t shirt slogan best suits you....


The other one is a shirt I am wearing right now.... BE nice to me.. OR I will crop you out of my scrapbook!

Those are my two favorite shirt phrases today... Not feelin too hot so no major details...

I feel like crapp. My butt hurts. My stomach hurts where my incision was/is whatever. Dr hasnt called back I know they are really busy but dang Tylenol aint cuttin this. I went to bed at 6:30 well between 6 and 6:30 last night that is how crummy I felt. BUT the down side... John is in Mississippi today so if they tell me to come in... I dunno what IM gonna do I cant drive today... My neighbor almost cut her finger off so she is drugged up good. SO ... I guess IM stuck. Crappy day what can I say.

IM through fussin now so Im gonna go lay back down and cry.

**update** Dr did call me back (thanks steph!) my friend put a fire under um I guess she could tell since it has been three days and the front desk kept giving me answering machines.. NOT their fault I know but anyway they said it sounds like a stitch came loose or something of the sort. Calling me in something for now and IF no better (my dr is out till friday) TO call first thing on Friday... DON'T worry IF it still hurts like this friday I will just be there when they get there. Im gonna put a cage around me so bella cant tigger pounce me when she comes home from school anymore.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Anticipation ...todays blog challenge

Todays Blog challenge is about ANTICIPATION. I did this page several weeks ago but thought I would pull it up again. Bella was having a hard time learning about anticipation. She gets it kinda honest I lack alot in the patience department. It is a little better. I have learned alot from Bella. She is MY CHILD so you know she is gonna be a handfull. She was wanting to go swimming and use her new zoey float SOOo bad, but.. it was raining. She was so sad she didn't understand and she wanted it NOW. She just stared out willing it to stop raining before it got dark but nope didn't happen. SHe had to wait an entire day to use her Zoey float.

Today Im still waiting to get well...I wanna hurry up and do it. I keep having minor set backs. Like yesterday when Bellas Knee collided with my tummy. She forgets I KNOW and wants to crawl all over me and jump and play but she is so rough. I tried to catch her in time but 35 lbs came crashing into my incision site and OH man.. I called the dr on call being it a lovely holiday and this smart person says OH you will be fine ... just walk some and it will feel better... DID HE HAVE the correct patient? Walk some? Oh ok...
UGHMmM not a good answer for me. SO I was feeling better after taking my last pain pill last night and then 2 tylenol before bed and was actually doing ok this morning. Nothing hurt real bad still really really swollen so, we go to hobby lobby cuz I needed to pick up the rest of what I am working on for the DT entry for stm. I walked to that isle and got that then went and looked for SHerriffs dept. embelishements or paper or anything (Thank you to all who have commented and offered places that have sherriiff dept scrap things for me I so appreciate your help) but all they had was police blue things and well.. that just wont work always. It is kinda a insult to put POLICE on DEPUTY stuff to them. Even though my dad isnt here he wouldnt like that. SO anyway I tried. SO Im waiting on that too. I need to just design me some and be done with it. SO ANYWAY NOW I get home and Im swollen up like I am about 6 months prego and discharge so Im like OWWwwww. I call ... get the nurses answering machine.

What are you waiting on today? What do you Anticipate? Respond by clicking on that little button that says RESPOND and let me know :)

Monday, September 04, 2006

A project and a holiday

NOt a great photo but you can kinda get the idea. I also hadd a couple more litlte embellies to it. an apple, some crayons and a litlte book that has ABC on it. You can see the finished product In this months VIEW at Untamed Scrapper.... on the 15th. We are doing a quick BACK TO SCHOOL themed view on Gifts for the Teachers, What to do with all those papers sent home from school ( I need this article bad) and some really cute School pages and ideas.

Well I havn't seen the kitty cat this morning. I went out to check on it. I pray it made its way back home. I tried till 10:30 last night to find its owners but no luck. Poor thing. I felt sorry for it but I couldn't close it up in the garage with it being so hot. I can't leave the garage door open we get critters (stray cats, doges etc.. and unwelcomed PEOPLE coming into our garage, yeah there was a robbery in the neighborhood not too far back from us so we keep it down now) If we all weren't allergic I may have kept it. I just hope it finds its rightful home. We opened at can of dog food for it and it looked at us like UGHM hello? DID I bark? and swished it's tail... John looked at me as if to say YUP it's a female cat but didn't dare say it.. (he is in a house fulll of women so that would be smart) Hope you have a great labor day today. Im going to Labor some more in my scrap room. I want to get more stuff organized so I can get these projects done easier and I can find things. Months of laying stuff wherever is just not getting it. NOT to mention little bit getting in here and investigating the scene and having too much fun occasionally!

What are your plans for labor day today?

Sunday, September 03, 2006


FRUSTRATION OVERWHELMS ME.... The cutest little girl about 3 said that to her mom one day when I was in target and she had a stuffy nose when she said it, so, it sounded even cuter. I couldn't contain my laughter at such a huge statement coming from something so small.
BUT that is the complete way I felt today. Today would have been my dad's birthday. I know some are like get over it already Nancy it has been 11 years but trust me... it still burns hard. TO have the anniversary of his murder then have his birthday right together... well I guess it really doesnt matter what day it is. It will still hurt. BUT I had nightmares last night.. again and weeping and bad week and just ready to get well. I am happy my mom is here with us though. I hate her spending these anniversarys alone so far away from us.

My sweet hubby.. yes the one I could choke sometimes esp when he puts zuchini beside my meat on the grill (hahaha) but other times I cry cuz he can be so sweet..anyway MR great intention and man with so many brownie points right now... was gonna get me the cricuit from Micheals. ::insert huge smile and clapping hands and smiley Nancy:: They had this big coupon event whatever... we get there (I still look like Michelin man mind you from my surgery and Im grinning with my redneck jack o lantern/David Letterman smile I have right now) and we are greeted by a HUGE SIGN SAYing CRICUIT IS NOT INCLUDED IN LABOR DAY DISCOUNT COUPON EVENT... well just tee tee in my cheerios why DONT YOU!!! SO he said "OK, go find you some sizzix dies you want. you dont have to tell me twice IM going OK.. Go over to get some... NOTTA all the cool ones I want ... gone... SO Im like what is up with my karma today! GO to get the advertised 10 for a buck paper (kelly pannacci rocks !) NOPE only on clearance paper... what is the clearance paper you ask.. I DID!! .. Harley Davidson paper is all they have left... ughm... no.. THen I round the corner.. they have the crop a dile. I have it in my hand gonna get it... witch with a B who is following me to tee tee in my cheerios says Oh YOU Cant use your coupon on that... it is marked wrong that is discounted 2 bucks... coupon isnt applicable... YES !I almost used the crop a dile to indent her face...but I didnt. She was so snotty about it. AND mind You I STILL look like the Michelin man so I KNOW with my teeth jacked up and my hugeness I was a site to reckon with. SO I am almost in tears hubby says "CHIPBOARD! you love chipboard and Im like HE heeee HE hee Yes egor I love chipboard point me da way master! SO we get to the making memories section... ahhhhh they have it THE new release chipboard ... LAAAAaaaa! angels sang THANK YOU For this gift. I got some of that and the sparkly my minds eye (which will so go with the paper that will be here any day see previous posts yipppeee) letters and the velvet words that are so stinkin cute and a very nice set of ZIG writers to practice my handwriting for that design team entry (Im so not happy to write do you hear me!!!) but at least I have rockin pens to write horribly with now. I got some provo craft chipboard (have you all seen this? It is so flippin coool, comes in the cutest container I got like ALL the colors cuz well... Im a nut.) I got some things to alter and SOMETHING THAT is so stinkin cool I just cant contain myself but YOU WILL have to wait till the entry for the contest to see it... YOU ARE GONNA FLIP OVER cuz it is so cute. SO that was it.. OH I got some Jolees little school thingys to finish my clipboards for untamed. I didnt do too bad. Used my coupons and cried and said Happy Birthday to my daddy... I miss you and I love you and I wish you were here to play with us today but we celebrated at Micheals. My hubby rocks.. HE IS SOOOO gettin some when I get well!! (yeah I know thanks for sharing huh)

BY THE WAY I do have some happy news.. My good friend KIM.. (scraptomylu) HER BIRTHDAY IS TODAY.. SO go attack her blog and say Happy Birthday to her! SHe is just the coolest even for an old broad hAHAHAHAH muuuuuah! HOpe you have a good one chick!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

80's flashback

Today its all about the 80's at scrap that moment. We are havin a flashback weekend. I keep thinking about the 80's that is when I was in high school/college towards the ends and what were my favorite movies and things. Our blog challenge for today is a list of 80's questions. I hope I remembered them all lol

Favorite 80's tv show: Solid Gold (I so wanted to be a solid Gold dancer and my grand ma would fuss saying WHY ALL THEY DO IS WALLER ALL OVER THE FLOOR what do you wanna do that for? but we knew cool people wallered huh!) Dukes of Hazard omgosh we lived for Friday nights to watch dukes, dallas and falcon crest, saved by the bell on saturdays, square pegs, the after school specials ... the one where my friend likes to drink should I tell my parents? rofl so lame, Roseanne (i still love that show) mad about you I think that was more early 90's but I LOvE this show still. I cant remember all the tv shows we didnt get to watch THAT much tv we only had 13 channels WITH cable. HAHAHA

Favorite 80's movie On man who could forget TOP GUN, Pretty in pink, The breakfast club, Beetle juice, BILL AND TED's EXCELLENT adventure, Weird science,Beverly hills cop, Sixteen candles, SAY ANYTHING (who can forget that scene holding the stereo above his head omg) RISKY BUSINESS (old time rock and roll man!) Revenge of the nerds, Purple rain (love me some prince) One Crazy Summer, Body guard (I LOVE that soundtrack still),Indiana Jones (I LOVE HIM still) GHOSTBUSTERS! IVE been slimed! Caddyshack... national lampoon movies rocked! WHO can forget ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW OH I loved these!
There are just too many to name for there to be a favorite.. I STILL love the movies from the 80's

Favorite music: OH man I LOVED metal but I loved teen rock too I loved it all from the bangals to Tesla to ratt to bon jovi to Motley crue man Im still a metallica fan but I was a closet country buff (thanks mom) I LOVE george strait always have always will. White snake. guns and roses, Def leopard (the VERY FIRST video I ever saw on Mtv was Rock of ages LOVE that song still) I love def leopard man. So many memories ::sigh:: we walked like an egyption, we loved rock and roll, Pat benatar was the coolest ever, TONE Loc funky colmadina (sp) freak a zoid come on and wind me up! No parkin baby.. no parkin on the dance floor, WORD UP! its the code word! HEY HEY YOU YOU get in to my car! GHOST BUSTERS!!!! LIKE A VIRGIN, Material girl! 99 luft balloons! Paula Abdul, BIlly IDOL, Cinderella, Van Halen, MORE than words, NElson, TED NUGENT, Drivin and cryin!, DEVO, axel rose was the most awesome ever! PARADISE CITY!!!I love all music even back then.

Favorite fashions: Oh who doesnt remember the preppy izods with the collar turned up, oxford cloth shirts, tapered leg jeans rolled tight and up at the bottom, leg warmes, scrunchies, BRIGHT neon colors, big huge over size sweat shirts that draped off the shoulder, fish net shirts over shirts, metallic clothing, spandex EVERYTHING, parachute pants (omgosh I cant believe I owned these) my pride and joy ... My boy george shirt with the great big numbers in neon colors.. Im still trying to find the photo...

BIG hair big geometric shaped earrings in big bold colors,
WOW what memories.... I really hope these styles dont come back My hair will never be the same I think all that mousse and hair gel damaged my follicles.

Remember the atari and the Commodor 64 computer that you had to type in 3 years of paragraphs just to see a rocket ship on the screen, what about rubiks cubes? pet rock? Shuan Cassidy EVERYTHING. from clothes to book bags I had his face on my jean back pocket and my jacket and a t shirt and everything I could find shuan cassidy. AND ROB LOWE I had the hunky poster on my wall. LOVED him.

What about you? what were your favorite things about the 80's? what do you remember most?

Friday, September 01, 2006

Blog Challenge for Sept 1

WOW 3 posts for today IM like killin some record or something. HA! Anyway Scrap that moments blog challenge for the day is to list our accomplishments for August and Project some things we want done for September....errrr well OK ILL TRY.
AUGUST was an elsucko month for me. I had my hysterectomy (that wasnt the suck part the recovery was) so I am behind on everything.
BUT ,I DID manage to get a page published in Scrapstreet magazine, a page publihsed in Hobby Lobby magazine for next quarter (4th quarter) and 2 projects published in scrappy chick magazine (wheheheww) and found out that I can still make the Tray for Legacy and the other decorating magazine whew!
I didn't get picked for a design team I thought I wanted on. (That is sorta a YEAH cuz I thought I wanted on it but not so sure now)BUt ya know God always knows what he wants for us and who knows Maybe he wants me ON scrap that moments DT worse. LETS HOPE SO! I am so flippin nervous cuz there are 2 spots. 2. TWO, DOS, EL TWO OH, ONE TWO, 1 + 1 = 2, you get the picture. THere are some really good people that are up for it too. SO Im not gonna hold my breath.
I have my altered projects ready but Im nervous on my writing page. MY handwriting sucks. I did In between having the hysterectomy and all the other drama this month had got some pages done.
They are in previous posts on my blog I wont bore you with more photos of them.

What are my goals for Sept. Hmmm
FInish healing without incident (that is huge for me to say)
I want to get all my projects to the best of my ablility done for the scrap that moment competition.
I want to work on getting Bella's book updated I have just a couple pages I need to do.
Decide on our Christmas card and start on them get the photograph we need etc. Have to have a family pic done but I MUST HAVE MY DENTAL RECONSTRUCTION FIRST. I REFUSE to have pics made while I look like a redneck jack o lantern. THANK YOU DR anesthesiology dude. I know they saved my life and all but dang did ya have to knock out all my teeth or portions of them?
FINISH MY SCRAP ROOM, or at least put a bigger dent in it..... I have to finish painting in here and get it organized. I am going with the WINNIES WALLS pallette. LOVE IT! My FAVORITE PAPER OF MEGA ALL TIMES.
Wanna pull up the carpet and put down pergo also. or at least something besides carpet OK that one can drape over to October November as well cuz IT aint gonna happen ,all that, this month yall!!
I want more pages published! I got to get my mo jo goin!
Keep up with bloggin'
and I dunno that is enough for now.
What about yall what are your progressions for this past month? what goals do you have for next month?

Here is to a GLORIOUS next Month!!

HOW EXCITING... I JUST got my confirmation... The new cosmo cricket, My minds eye, 3 bugs, and maya road will be hittin my doorstep any day now. SO I begin to stalk the mail man! Cannot wait to play with those beautiful papers those delicious chipboard accents and rub ons for days!!
Also My box from scrappy chick goes out Tuesday.... AHHHHH this is going to be a glorious week. HOw can you not have fun creating when awesome product like that is in your hands. Keep it coming you guys cuz YOU KNOW I CANNOT wait! You keep sending I will keep creating.
I got the new Close To My Heart book from a friend of mine earlier in the week and I am about to die to buy something out of it. Stupid Dr bills. BUT that is ok.. Im happy to be getting healthy So no complaints. I am getting enough new cool stuff in left and right so I shouldn't complain anyway. I do need those Christmas stamps for a project I am working on. May have to get those anyway. We will see. I fell in love with so much in that book. IT IS so hard to choose!!!! OH well I am not complaining. Soon as Im better and can work.
They do have some gorgeous papers and stamps. WHO KNEW they were getting so big time! THEY EVEN HAVE TEXTURED cardstock!!!!! I think my new colors are going to be the light tourqouisy blue and the browns That is what we are doing our bedroom in with the mahoghany furniture. CANNOT wait. Gonna be so pretty. GOt to start on that some time... been putting it off too long. SInce it is now official we are staying in Mobile.. No Colorado, No florida, I guess I can redecorate.
I finished my basket with the basic grey I cannot wait for you to see it. BUT... IT will make its grand appearance on scrap that moment. So don't fret now ya hear. I still have a list of projects to get done so Time isa wastin' Nothin more fun! Ta ta for now.

Happy Sept 1st

NEW MONTH ALREADY?!?! WOW where did August go! Seems like it just started. THis is the time of year I love. It is almost fall. When the leaves start to turn, the air gets a little hint of new smell to it. The kids are running around in their new school clothes STILL fresh cuz they are new. DId you get back to school photos of your kids? I missed Bella's I was in bed. BUT I will get a photo of her and her new teacher soon. SHE LOVES her new teacher. I can tell also by all the things she comes home doing and saying. I cannot wait till I am better and can be more involved. You know men.. They tell us nothing. I have to find out whats going on from Bella or wait for a note to come home. THey just don't ask the same questions lol. I can't wait to get better and be the room mom. I can't wait to do the crafts with the kids. I just have to get the ok from my Rheumatologist I can do it. So we are praying hard about that.
We have alot going on at The Untamed Scrapper. The VIEW just came out. we have a wonderful edition this month I think you will really enjoy. We are getting a back to school one ready and with it I am doing alot of projects. My kid isnt even in school well REAL school she goes to pre school ( amazing what they teach these kids so young she can count in spanish and write her name I am just amazed) Makes ya feel dumb as a brick when you cant help your kid with homework when they get to 3rd grade cuz they passed your education level of college credits!!
Mama is coming down this weekend. THE huge anniversary of our church that I grew up in was this past sunday. SHe wanted me to attend but I just couldnt ride that far yet. THey also had a dedication service to my great aunt. SHe is one of the oldest living citizens/members of the church. Mom is bringing the photos and articles and we are going to do a book on it. THat is goign to be fun and I know she will love it. I love looking back at our church history and seeing all the names from many generations.
Well I still need to go work on my CHristmas entries for scrappy chick too. STILL not getting my groove on that but I had some inspiration earlier so I better work on it while it is still clicking.
Happy Sept. 1st