Monday, June 30, 2008

weather and summer..

The afternoon thunder storms have returned to the state. Now by 4pm the sky is darkening, thunder rumbling and lightening cracking. This is what I drove home to..
Yep I am driving home toward that.. Yikes...

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Blog Challenge

Good Morning! For the challenge today: What ridiculous or silly thing have you heard/read about in the news recently?

Well that would be a local story. It did make it on the national news. Teen loses arm to alligator. An 18 y/o idiot jumped into a lake at 2something am and had his arm bitten off by an 11 foot alligator. Yes he was drunk. Oh first of all. This is florida - Alligators live in 99% of the waterways. Why would you jump in it. Next thing. Why are you out at 2am pumping into a lake. Alligators are a lot harder to see at night in the lake. And the last thing - He is 18 y/o he is not suppose to be drinking. But as we all know - An 18y/o Testosterone / Drunk boy is not a great combination. The famos last words in the interviews he has done. "Alcohol did not effect his actions or judgement." Oh my goodness that is the biggest bunch of BS I have every heard. The only people who know the truth are the ones who were sober enough remember the truth of the incident.

Random thoughts...

Mac computers.. I have heard people fuss about Vista. One of my uncles gave my grandmother a computer that he used at his business. It is a Mac tower - an old mac tower. Some how the computer's brain (ie software) will not download properly. So I am here to try and fix it. So I finally got onto my computer and think I have gotten her a email account. We will see how this goes from here. Okay all I heard about was how difficult Vista was.. Oh no Vista is another type of beast. It took me an hour to figuire out how to turn it off. Yikes.. I guess we all have out learning curve... And Mac is not mine. Keep you posted.

Friday, June 27, 2008

State of Florida Vent..

Well Government that is.. Okay you go shopping - To pay for you purchase you pull out a card (Debt or Credit) Most places say Master Card, Visa or Discover (a few say American Express). Not the State of Florida. No They do not take Visa. You guessed it. That is what My debit card and any of the other cards (Except for my Victoria Secret, Dell or Kohls cards). I do not own any other type of card. Which means I had to write a Check.. I have gotten to the point that I hate writing Checks. I love my debt card. I purchase something and it comes right out of my account. Other only check that comes out quickly is My Car Payment. Riverside bank does not play. They have your money out of your before you are out of the parking lot. Okay.. Steping off soap box.

Blog Challenge

How about a scrapping related challenge for today! Share your most recent scrapbooking related creation. Or your work in progress!

I am working on my swap pieces for my LSS's Klub QK meeting in July. We are doing a recipe swap. This is the 3rd week - Main dishes. We have already done Appetizers & Side Dishes. We are working on a 6x6 album. It is turning into quite a cute little album. I have posted the 2 pages I have competed so far on Quickutz Community.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Blog Challenge

Today is an overcast day. Yep.. Yucky and gray in the Sunshine State. It is all caused by a tropical low down near South America. It is not amazing how something so far away can effect us up here. I am just glad it is not the horrible "H" word. Yep, Florida has entered one of the worst season this state his. We have Summer, Winter & Hurricane. We have now been in Hurricane season for 25 days into the season. We stay in Hurricane season until Novemeber 30th. You wait on batted breath when you watch the weather because you are terrified that something will come off the african coast or develop in the Gulf of Mexico. Okay what got me thinking of hurricane season. They are in the process of change cable to stop sending a signal to antennas. So here is my problem - When a storm hits we usually do not have the available power to get the tv's and cable boxes. Most people have little portable tv's with antennas. So how are we to get the news if we can not recieve a signal. Hello.. this does not make sense. Just food for thought...

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Blog Challenge 6/24/08

where to begin... What to write.. Hummmm... I have been playing on facebook a little too much. There is a Game called Parking Wars. Okay here is how it works. You start off with 3 vehicles. You have a street "Insert first name here" Street with 5 parking spaces. You are to park you cars on different streets according to the signs. You are started off with 3 neighbors streets to park on. Here is the Idea.. To park your cars according to the signs and for each minute that passes you get money. Max amount is $5,560. You have to watch the signs because they change throughout the day. You also have to watch your street because your friends can park there and if the signs change you can write them a ticket. When you write a ticket the money they have banked you get. So the more friends you get to play the more parking spaces you can chose to park at. The more money you get the more cars you can buy. You can also collect badges. So here is my dilemma. I have someone parked illegally and I do not want to give her a ticket. She is a habitual parking violator. She is at her max money for this parking space. I just really hate giving people tickets. She has to 915pm and then she gets a ticket. I have given her enough time and she is still there... Beep Beep..

Monday, June 23, 2008

Blog Challange 6/23/08

Post one of your favorite warm weather recipes

Well I must admit. I am not a natural cook. There are only a few recipes I can cook - Sheppard's Pie, Chicken and rice Casserole and Quesadillias. So here is my Warm Weather recipe.
Head out of development, turn north on croton, At post turn left. At Wickham road turn left, turn into the stripmall across from Fire station. Pull up to Marble Slab. Park car and enjoy. Gotta get the ice cream - My favorite is Birthday cake with chocolate sprinkles.

Otherwise.. It is about to rain again.. And according to the weather man there are some hail and some swirling action in some of them. I will post pictures if it gets nasty..

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Rain.... Rain... stay today

but Lightening you need to GO AWAY!!!!. Yes lightening is gorgous to look at but it causes Fires and this area is way to dry. Yes we have had rain for the last few day but it has been the dump it all at on us at one time does not help the fire index at all. We need the steady rain all day type of rain. Today was a minor hurricane. I was driving home from Scrapbook store and the wind was so bad that it was pushing my car off the road. The pictures are out the front door. This is after it has calmed down a bit..

Friday, June 20, 2008

Blog Challenge and a little more..

Do you feel that sometimes you get in over your head with things your creating?

I feel like I am getting in over my head when I am asked to do creative projects for other people. Otherwise. It is slow and steady for me. I have been working on an 8x8 "All About Me" album for 2 years now. It sat with 7 pages in it (3 were complete). Well earlier this year I decided it was time to start working on it again. I am up to 40 pages (some are still in the process because I need to copy and fix some photos. I am really starting to enjoy working on my album again.


Other things to talk about....

I have to a new pill to my regiment....
Meet Crestor 5mg.. I am truly my fathers child.. I have ended up on cholesterol medication. At 24 I was diagnosed with High Cholesterol (aka Hypercholesterolemia ). My cholesterol was 264. Yep you read that right.. That is pretty good. My father's was over 300 until he was put on medication. The nurse practitioner had me start Xenical. Yes the weight loss drug now sold over the counter as Alli. In six months it dropped down to 203. Well of course insurance would not keep paying for it. I came off and my cholesterol went right back up to 254. The Nurse practitioner was changed under another physician who was not taking new patients so I could not stay with her. I switched to the other physician in the group. Boy I did not like her. She did not think that my cholesterol was not a problem. She says that it does not cause any damage at my age. So over the years I have tried diet, exercise and fiber. Over the years I have succeeded in getting it down to the 230 range or just below. So in March I went and had my blood work repeated. After losing 18 pounds and a lot of good foods from my diet, my cholesterol was at 233. My doctor suggested starting Crestor. I was very afraid. Ever since the car accident I have had tremors. One of the side effects of Crestor is joint pain. Yeah.. I was 6 months out since the accidents and every joint on the left side of my body already hurts. Now I am suppose to start a medication that will make the other side hurt to. No Thanks. So now we are in June and it is time for my 3month follow up. I go and get my blood work and nothing had changes. Literally. Here are my numbers:
March 2008 June 2008
cholesterol 233 233
triglyceride 130 113
HDL 40 42 (good cholesterol this needs to be higher)
LDL 167 168 (bad cholesterol this needs to be LOWER)
Ratio 5.8 5.5 (needs to be LOWER

So I buck up and tomorrow I am going to start Crestor. Which means in 6wks I need to repeat the cholesterol and test my Liver function. Another side effect is liver problems. I will keep you posted. In six weeks I will post my status.
6/20/08 wt: 190.8 lbs weight lost 22lbs cholesterol 233


I was the happiest person to come home earlier this week and find a box from British Columbia.. I was taped shut with tape saying "Sealed with a KISS". MY facial scrub is here. Lush Ocean Salt. I have been out for almost a month and my skin was throwing a fit over it. I have severely sensitive skin. Every over the counter and expensive facial product I have tried has only irritated and inflamed my face. When I went to England last summer I bought a small tub of this and started using it when I got back. Boy did it make my skin like this stuff. I was a happy camper. There are not many Lush stores in Florida. So in October we head over to Orlando where there are only 2 stores (located in Florida Mall & the Orlando International Airport). We had to delay our trip over because of the accident. I got me a tub that lasted until February I ordered some and this is my second shipment of it. This time I ordered Mask of Magnaminty. Oh this stuff is great too. I have only used these 2 products 3 times and my face is already clearer. Another product I have tried is the Dreamtime. It is so relaxing. You can cut it in to 1/4's and make it last. Of what a great company. Luv U Lush. All their products are made from natural products with very limited harsh products. They are very eco-friendly.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008


Why do people who are sick have to come to work and spread their crummy germs. I have one co-worker who does not take care of herself and is constantly sick. If it is not a sinus infection it is bronchitis, if not bronchitis it is her shoulder, if not her shoulder it is her ankle, if not her ankle it is her eye, it can be a combination of thing or it is a drama at home. Oh my goodness, it is like a soap opera. She went on vacation and she was sick before she left and she was sick when she came back. She came back last Wednesday and had to miss most of the rest of the week. She sits at her desk and walks around the office coughing and hacking and spreading germs. Now my friend Natrina has got sick from all of Dee's germs. Then Dee had the nerve to blame Natrina for her being sick. No, you and Karla come in her spreading your germs and contaminating the whole office. Yesterday... I start getting sick.. Runny Nose, Sore throat, plugged ears and just feel like CRAP. Karla and Dee do not have a clue why people are mad at them. They go on vacation and bring germs into the office. When you tell them to go home and get better they whine about it and fuss because they need the money. Well you should have thought about that before you let yourself get run down and sick then bring it into work. Stay home!!!!! I hate getting sick. I am a horrible sick person. I am mean and grumpy. And that started today. If I get sicker I am calling my but in sick. They deserve to be short handed. Especially since I asked for one day last week to rest and I was denied. Serves them right!!!! Tomorrow morning Karla has an allergy skin test. She thinks she is going to be able to work afterwards. What is the world is she thinking. She is going to be sicker then a dog. Damn fool. She will learn.. Tell you tomorrow what happens.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

AFI top ten..

Tonight they are broadcasting the top 10 movies in each film category. I am slightly partial to the Animated category. I love all these movies but one.. Here is the List:
10. Finding Nemo
9. Cinderella
8. Shrek
7. Beauty and the Beast
6. Toy Story
5. Fantasia
4. The Lion King
3. Bambi
2. Pinocchio
1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

I don't know if I am the only one but I tryly hate Bambi. Yes it is because his mommy was murdered. No little kid should have to hear that. Oh my goodness. I am 32 years old and still can not watch it. Other then that the rest are favorites. As for the rest.. I have not see a Harry Potter film in any of these categories. I think that just wrong.. Number 5 (Order of the Phoenix) was amazing. The special effects were out of this world. That is my favorite movie and book in the series.They were just robbed I say.. Totally Robbed.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Blog Challenge 6/16/08

Do you work better under pressure?

No. I hate pressure.. I like working at my own speed. Because if you rush you will screw things up.

On another note. I have started playing Parking Wars on Facebook. Oh my this is addicting. I have been playing less then 24hrs and gotten my first ticket. Oh heavens..

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day

Today is Father's Day. This is a little bit of a hard subject. Yes my daddy is still here. But he lives so far way. He lives in North Carolina. I love my dad but when I see him I do not get to spend time with him. He has married a shop-a-holic. She thinks I am like most women and like to shop. Well I do not. I hate to shop (except for scrapbooking stuff). She ruined that for me a long time ago. I enjoy sitting on the couch with my dad. I detest spending time with some of her family. They drive me batty. I hate the way they act around Grandma. I am her only grandchild that sends her cards. Hello they are her flesh and blood. She is my only grandmother I have left. Make her feel like she is loved. Okay back to the dad vent. I woould love them to come visit me down here. I don't want to drive to Daytona Beach. I hate driving on I-95 now. And why do we have to eat out all the time. I do not mind cooking at home. I quite enjoy it. I don't know how to cook too much but I am working on it. So if your child is offering to cook. Let them, it may be pretty good.. Okay I am not sure what else to say. I want to spend time with my daddy. The last time they came down to Brevard County was just before the Hurrincanes of 2004. That is too long...

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Windows rattling.

One disadvantage of living in Brevad County Florida, every few months you get the startle of your life. That is one of the greatest things in life. You know the Space Shuttle has come home. The twin sonic booms not only shakes the windows, scares the dogs, sets off alarms and sends the 911 call center in overdrive. Those sonic booms also cause your heart to skip a beat. You have a habit of living your daily life and forget it is coming home and then you hear the equivalent of an explosion and the dishes & windows shake. Then it hits you, guess who it is home. Welcome home to Discovery and her amazing crew. Job well done.

Shuttle Landing at KSC <-watch the video

Friday, June 13, 2008

I have to admit somthing...

I entered 2 photos into a local photography contest. Southern Photo is holding bi-monthly photagraphy contest. I have been wanting to enter but never got the nerve to do it. Thursday I did it. We will see if anything comes out of it.

Family rambliings..

My dad's side of the family does not do the planning thing very well. I hear the rumor that my Step-brother and his family are coming down sometime in June. So I get a call this Tuesday asking if I was working. Did I wanna come over and see them in Orlando. Well Yes I am working and if I do not get off my cellphone I will not be working. I said maybe we could get together on Saturday. They are going to Universal Studios with Uncle Dave and is Fiance. They said I could tag along. Well It is $71 to go to Universal Studios ($67 for Florida residents, woo hoo $4dollars) That is the equivalent of a small drink. But things as you know have gotten a little tight for us all. Well I speak to my father last night and they spring that they will be down on June 22nd until July 2nd. Problem.. I agreed to babysit on Friday night June 27th (good - got money and bad -have to drive up early Saturday morning the drive to Animal Kingdom). Yes my dad wants to go to Animal Kingdom. So that means paying for 2 trips to 2 theme parks (My passes have expired) at $71 a pop plus food and Quarters to Squish. That is a lot of money. It would not be a problem if I could pick up some babysitting. It is not that hard to get the money if that happens. But most of my families are out of town. Man I now have to choose if I am going tomorrow. Oh heavens. I wanna see my Step-brother but that is a lot of money I do not have. I mean I do have some room on a credit card but I am trying to get them paid off and if I keep charging on them.

Amy's Song

I was reading some of the blogs on 2Peas and stumbled across this. it is Cute and Funny.. You will have to stop the music.. Sorry
Best Wedding Toast Ever!!!! (Amy's Song) - These bloopers are hilarious

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Work babble...

Today was a great day. I got to work and we have no phones.. and no internet... The no phones was No problem. Really enjoying the silence.. No internet.. That is a problem.. You can get a lot complete without the phones. But take away the internet we have problems getting things done. Can not get reports or labs. Can't send some labs. Of course the phones are off until 445pm. So tomorrow is going to be a bitch and we are only there half a day..

Blog Challenge 6/12/08

What is the greatest lesson you've learned so far in your life?

Lately.. When First Flight helicoptor flies over the house and you are heading to Orlando. DO NOT GO ON I-95!!!!!. That means there is an accident on I-95. STAY OFF IT.. Go another route. That is how I got into an accident in October. I have always know that fact and this time I did not listen to it. Instead of going to Orlando and having fun. I spend it in the afternoon being treated by a paramedic with the biggest GOD complex who was pissed off because he had to take us to the hospital. Spent 4 hrs in the ER then have to try and get a car and get us seen. Mom's Coumadin level dropped after the accident. Well that took 4 months to get straightened out. Luckly Cory & Tracy lives in Rockledge. They were home because Tracy had her appendix out 3 days earlier. Now I crindge when I hear it. Two things go through my mind - 1.) god bless those people it is going to pick up. 2.) Hopefully Dr. Dan will not be away from the family for long, and if he has to be that he can save them and give them a better quality of life then they would have if the crash happened elsewhere.

There was something else I wanted to write and can not think of it.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Harry Potter Prequal.

If you know me you know I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan. On 2Peas someone posted that she has written a 800 word Prequel to the Harry Potter Phenomenon. Waterstones Bookstore Click on the authors stories and each of the names has a story to it.. In an easier to read version - Have fun reading...


I have admired the signatures in many peoples blog. I was not sure how to do it. If you click on things it usually sends you to the site. MyLivesSignature You can make your siggy here. Their directions suck. I googled "how to insert" and it brought me here. Third World Chaos Blog. In stead of inserting that phrase the blog says, just insert the siggy HTML code. It took 500 tries to finally get it. So what do you think???? The only thing is I wish you could have more color choices. But heck it's free. Can't complain..

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Blog Challenge 6/10/08

Whats the last good book you've read?

I am currently Reading The Firery Cross By Diana Gabaldon. (I have not really been drawn into this book like the others in the series.) I would have to say.. Outlander, Voyager and Drums of Autumn By Diana Gabaldon. The House of night series by PC Cast. Historical fiction and Vampires, what a combo. I am really enjoying the Outlander series. It was great to visit the area where this book took place. You can picture the scenes. I went to Scotland in July 2007. The Kelly's (Kelly J. & Kelly S.) both talked me into reading the Outlander series. Other recent reads I have liked is the Harry Potter Series. Although I HATED book seven, still love the books. It was such a roller coaster of emotion. And it is bad to end a novel with a double digit body count. It tore my heart apart so bad that I have not been able to pick it up to re-read it like I have with the others. The seventh book will always hold a special place in my heart because I brought it home from Scotland.. hehehe If you want to look at other books in my library you will find a link to my Goodreads bookshelf.. Feel free to add me as a friend if you wish..

Monday, June 09, 2008

Picture from yesterdays Challenge

Okay I finally posted my page for the Recipe Swap we are doing for the Club QK meeting next Monday.. It is summery. I am proud to say they I made 12 of these 6x6 pages with paper I had in my stash. The dies are outlined with Stickles.. Love them.. I think I did all of these in under 3hrs. Now I need to work on next month's pages which is Main Dishes..

Here is the recipe on the card.
Cheesy Risi e Bisi Recipe courtesy Rachael Ray (
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 cup arborio rice
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
3 to 4 cups chicken stock,
1 quart size box, available on soup aisle of the market
1/4 to 1/3 cup grated Parmigiano, a generous handful
2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
1 cup tiny frozen peas

Heat a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add extra-virgin olive oil and garlic and onion and saute, stirring constantly 2 to 3 minutes then add rice and season with a little salt and pepper. Cook another minute or so then add wine and let it completely absorb, 30 seconds. Add about 1 cup chicken stock and stir. Reduce heat a bit to medium. Stir often and continue adding a half cup of liquid each time liquid becomes completely absorbed. Cook 22 minutes, using as much stock as is necessary to result in creamy-consistency rice with a bite to it. When rice is cooked to desired consistency, remove from heat and stir in cheese, parsley and peas and stir to combine and to heat peas through.

It sounds good.. Last month I did Fruit Salsa with Cinnamon chips. I can say that the Cinnamon chips are GREAT... I found that recipe from

Blog Challenge 6/9/08

Why is creativity important?

Because... If you had no creativity you would be boring. Creativity is essential to life. It is something we have as a child. It is something that some people put in the back of their brain as they get older. Children should be encouraged to let their creavity flow. If we bottle childrens creativity we will lose some of the great adventor and writers. If Walt Disney did not expand on his creativity where would Orlando be now. Orlando would be not be the tourist hub it is now.

I know this probably does not make sense but my brain is fried after today..

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Blog Challenge 6/8/08

What are you scrapping plans today?

I really do not have any. I just have to stamp my name on the recipe pages I created for the 6x6 recipe swap due next monday. I am proud to say they I did this page with all papers I had in my stash. It looks like a summery recipe card.

Saturday, June 07, 2008

I guess I will update about my week..

You know some days you just can not win.. I had it all last week. Monday & Tuesday were pretty quiet but very long. Well Wednesday was when it started getting bad. I was putting stuff away in out procedure room and knocked a bottle of Hurricane Spray out of the cabinet. Not a problem.. Until it hit the laptop screen. Yeah. Now there is a problem. We have laptops in every room. This laptop is only one with a soft screen. I should have taken a picture of the screen it was pitiful. The lower right side was distored. Shining light - It was still under warrenty... YEAH... Thursday rolls around.. I am filling the coffee maker with water. Well apparently it did not drain completely from person who made the first pot of coffee. I was pouring the water into the coffee maker and it ends up splashing everywhere and lands on the power strip tripping the breaker. Killed the power for the Autoclave, coke machine, printers and water cooler. Well that put a kink in the morning routine. Some of us really need our morning coffee. I was lucky to fine a plug that I did not knock out and finish the coffee. Thanks to DJ who found the correct power switch and we have power again. Friday - oh Firday.. We are beyond short handed.. Karla is out of the country visiting her mother. Dee has flown to Chicago to see her family. Sharon took off because she is hosting a graduation party Sunday. When you only have 6 MA's to cover all the practioners and over half are out of the office there is a problem. The only other MA in the office has become an even bigger waste of space. She spends all her time walking around not doing a thing. So that leaves me & Natrina to cover the 2 physicians and pretty much all the phone calls and prescription refills. It was after 130pm when I left. A 45+hr week. And some of my bad luck has rubbed off on my doctor. My doctor was packing her car to come to work when her keys feel off her stack of belongings and dropped into the trunk. Well the rest of the car was locked.. So she calls one of the other physicians and he takes her to the surgery center. After her cases she calls me and I go and get her and take her to her car and wait for AAA to come and unlock the car and retrive her keys from the trunk. What a way to start a vacation. So my saving grace is that she is on vacation next week and I can work at my desk. I am going to take a day off just for myself.. I can not believe our boss let all those people off at one time. When I ad to go to court in February I asked for the whole day off and ended up going in and working 1/2 a day. I am just too damn nice. Oh well that week is gone and next is another and a fresh start..

Blog Challenge 6/7/08

What do you do with all of the things you write about?

A little of this and a little of that. Work, scrapbooking, my family and most of all my crazy life.

This week I have not blogged much because I have been working toooo many hours at work. Me and 3 of the other MA's at work had almost 40hrs Thursday night. This means every minute we work on Friday was Overtime.. I have over 5 1/2 hours overtime when I left Friday. The sad thing is when you look at the paycheck really does not show it. And the overtime just about covers a tank of gas. I know our gas prices here are not as bad as it is in other places. I paid $3.91 a gallon yesterday. It cost me $55.00 to fill my tank. Yikes!!! that is regular unleaded. Not the mid-grade my little Rav4 likes. Yes my Rav4 is on a diet it with me.. hehehe... Why is it when the price per barrel goes up we see it right away. But if the price per barrel goes down we never see that change. When I bought this Rav4 in 2006 it cost me $32 to fill it's 14 gallon tank with premium gas. Now just over 2 1/2 years later it costs me $55. This is outragous.. And the oils companies are turning over a $40 billion dollar profit. That is very wrong. Me and a co-worker who lives a block from each other thought about riding the bus. If we want to ride the bus we would have to board the bus at our house at 1:30am to be dropped off at the local airport at 2pm and sleep there until 7am tp be dropped off at the hospital at 730am. That is crazy. I really do not think they would appreciate a whole bunch of people sleeping in the airport.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Thank you

Thank you ReneP for for the nice comment on my blog. It really touches me that someone like to read about my crazy life. I must admit that blogging is a lot easier since I was put on medication for depression. I must say that Welbutrin has really helped. I feel a lot better. I feel like I did in my early twenties. That is a why my blog has come back to life.

Thank you to ReneP and any others who wander across this blog and enjoy reading the craziness.

Blog Challenge 6/6/08

Challenge is~
What are your favorite pages to work on?

Right now I have two scrapbooks and a new photo book. My current scrapbooks are an All About Me album and Trip to Hogwarts Volume II. I started the All About Me over 2 years ago. I had only finished about 7 whole pages. In February I was cleaning the scrapbook/office and came across the memory keeper with the 8x8 album, papers and embellishments. I have been working on mostly my cards for the Quickutz club and friends. I decided one night to take it to the boys house to work on it and try and figure out what to put in it. That night I did 4 complete and 2 half complete pages. I must say that I have made a dent in it. I have completed about 30 pages. My biggest problems is I do not have a lot of pictures of my past. My mother was not a pig photo taker and when we asked the state help to put my mothers stepfather in a nursing home, they trashed all the photos. They stole a lot of memories. So I have put out the request for family to help get these some photos to add to my book. Now there is what is taking so long for me to finish. It is one of the few books that I have actually complete journalling in. As for my Trip to Hogwarts II album -- I must confess that I have not started it yet... I am trying to find an album like the one I have the first trip in. In the first album I used 2 styles of paper throughout the book. Now I have to decided which pages to use then the next problem is to try and find enough to do a whole album with it. I just have not seen the right papers for the book.

Back at Christmas time I decided to make a photo book and went to I started working on one about my summer trip to England and Scotland. I downloaded the software and would work on it here and there. Well I finished that one and made just a book of my photographs. Well that was a hard decision to make as to which to put in. So the first week in December I uploaded the 2 books and paid my $56 and a week later I had 3 5.75x7.75 softcover books delivered to my front door. If you sign up for their newsletter they send you a code for a free book of the one you are ordering. I was playing around on my favorite message board - 2Peas - and came across a post about photo books. Someone asked whether this is the way scrapbooking is heading. Of course it is not. It is just like digital scrapbooking - some like it, some do not and some just don't get the hang of it. (Raising hand at the last part). I like these books for the coffee table or for a gift of a grandparent. Well someone posted the website With they have a whole rage of book sizes but they are still early in the software and are still adding fonts and designed. Here is the different book sizes: - 7.75x5.75, 11.25x8.75, 15x11 - 7x7, 10x8, 8x10, 13x11
well blurb's software has a lot more font and you can create a lot of different backgrounds, framed and layouts. This is still in the planning/playing stage. We will see how this goes.

Monday, June 02, 2008

Blog Challenge 6/2/08

What is your greatest joy about scrapbooking?
I enjoy scrapbooking because it is my creating outlet. I can sit and be by myself or I can be with friends. Igives me a chance to do more with my hands other then typing which I do all day. I is Me Time.. Plus all the pretty papers and accents.

Sunday, June 01, 2008

Blog Challenge 6/1/08

Why do you write?

I write because the blog is the only place where my feelings are actually heard. I spend more time listening to all my co-workers bitching and moaning. My blog will not interupt and will not take offense. I can write what I really think. My blog listens to me.