Wednesday, March 28, 2007

A little about me

I stole this from Nancy's blog. :)

001. When’s the last time you ran?
Hmmm... I don't really run anywhere at anytime. I did however walk quickly yesterday to get JA from school.

002. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them?
One pair has holes in the inseams

003. What are you dreading right now?
Sophia getting into the fridge because I am currently downstairs.

004. Do you celebrate 4/20?

005. Only child?
Yes, and no... my mom always said she has 2 only children (my brother is 8.5 years older than I).

006. Favorite ice cream?
Breyer's All Natuaral Chocolate Rainbow (if I can find it), and Presidents Choice Chocolate FUdge Crackle in mint ice-cream.

007. When was your last doctor’s visit?
for me? Um.... I don't know, a trip to the clinic maybe for a sore throat?

008. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night?
Not usually, I often wake at least once in the night.

010. “First Loves Are Never Over;” is this true for you?
Well, I married Mike, and looking back, he's the only one I loved :)

011. Think of all your exes. Would you take any of them back?
Well, if Mike had passed to glory, and if my other exes weren't married (regardlesso f their status now), I might...

012. If anyone came to your house on your “lazy days” what would they find you wearing?

014. Have you ever been on your school’s track team?

015. Do you own a pair of Converse?
I had a 'rip off' pair

016. Who did you copy and paste this survey from?
Nancy T.

017. Do you eat raw cookie dough?
Who doesn't? :) So yes, I do.

018. Have you ever kicked a vending machine?

019. Don’t you hate when the radio ruins good songs by playing them over and over?
I don't listen to the radio that often, and when in the van, if I"m not driving, we listen to Mike's music, so my songs aren't overplayed for me :)

020. Would you rather them play the whole video or just a clip of it on TRL?
What is TRL?

021. Do you watch Trading Spaces?

022. How do you eat oreos?
Break it open, lick the icing, then the cookie

023. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone?

024. Are you cocky?

030. Could you live without a computer?

031. Do you wear your shoes in the house?
No, I'm about barefeet usually.

033. At what age did you find out that Santa wasn’t real?
No idea... and our kids don't believe in Santa from the get go :)

34. How many phones are in your house?
3 cordless, 1 cell

035. What do you do when you’re sad?
Cry and sleep

036. Who would you call first if you won the lottery?
Mike :)

037. Last time you saw your best friend?
Well, Mike is my best friend, and I sorta saw him before he left for work this morning... I don't really have a best girlfriend right now... but a very good friend I saw last night :)

040. Who or what sleeps with you?
Mike nd occasionally a child

041. Are you/have you ever been in love?
Yes, am now

042. Pancakes or french toast?

043. How do you like your eggs?
Over easy or omelette with cheese.

044. Are you in highschool?
Heck no!

045. Is anyone on your bad side right now?
Not that I can think of

046. What jewelry are you wearing?
wedding ring, engagement ring, gold necklace with a floating heart with tiny diamond/gold ring with heart/diamond on it, 1 diamond earing (I lost the other, I'm still sad about it), and gold hoop style earings; oh and a silver heart ring. Man I sound totally jeweled up! LOL!

047. What’s the first thing you do when you get online?
Check email

049. Do you watch Grey’s Anatomy?

050. How do most people spell your name?
They don't spell it right ever.... unless you know me well.

051. Would you wear a boy/girlfriends clothes?

054. What was the first movie that gave you nightmares?
One of the Friday The 13th movies

056. Favorite 80s teen movie?
I can't remember.

057. Is Justin Timberlake becoming the next Michael Jackson?
No idea. Is that a good thing?

058. Do you know someone that wasn’t born in the United States?
Yes, lots!

059. Favorite name for a boy?
Zachary (means remembered by God)

060. Will you keep your last name when you get married?
I changed it

061. Your favorite restaurant you don’t get to eat much at?
Olive Garden

062. When is the last time you left your house?
yesterday when I walked to school to pick up JA

066. How do you eat your steak?
medium well

067. Do you return your cart?
Most of the time

069. Do you have a dishwasher?

070. What noise do you hear?
silence... the kids must be doing something bad!! LOL!

071. Would you survive in prison?
I don't know, and I don't plan to find out! LOL!

072. Next concert you hope to go to?

073. What was the last thing you ate?
Cadbury's Mini Eggs (choked on the shell, thougth I was dying! LOL)

074. When was the last time you said I love you and meant it?
This morning when Mike left for work, no when JA went to school :)

075. Who is the youngest in your family?
Me in my family, in our family here, Sophia she's 2.5

076. If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would be most likely to over pack?

077. Do you know anyone with the same name as you?

078. How many syllables does your name have?

080. When is the last time you ate peanut butter?
this morning, licked it off my finger.

081. What service is your cell phone?

082. What’s for dinner?
No idea, have any suggestiosn? ;)

083. What’s the last thing you purchased?
Some Stampin' Up! stuff :)

084. Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you?
Ha hah hah!!! Not usually ;)

085. Where is your cell phone?
No idea, probably with Mike.

086. Is your phone on vibrate or ring?
with me, ring, when it's with mike, silent.

087. What brand are your pants right now?
Hmm, not sure... Penningtons brand.

088. Ever been to Georgia?

089. Did you do breakfast this morning?
yes, two slices of toast

090. Do you like marshmallows?

091. What irritates you most on the internet?

092. What brand is your digital camera?

093. Do you watch movies with your parents?
Yes, we still do occasionally.

096. What song best describes your life right now?
Wasted by Carrie Underwood

097. Do you own expensive perfume/cologne?

098. Are you taking college classes right now?

099. Who are you dating right now?

101. Do you like sushi?
ew, no

102. Do you get your hair cut every month?
no, about 3 times a year.

103. Do you go online everyday?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Are you hiring???

Have I ever told you how much I hate that Mike is back on shiftwork? Now, thankfully, he is only on TWO shifts (7-3, and 3-11) and not midnights... but I hate it. Yes, I really do. There isn't much I can say that I hate in life, but this is in the top three!! There's no routine, and the kids need routine... ok, I confess, I need routine! It makes me crazy. The kids make me crazy... they miss Mike, I miss Mike. Mealtimes are difficult sometimes, and getting them all out the door for Awana is no picnic in the park!! *sigh*

So.... are you hiring? There's this guy I know - hard worker, good ethics, Christian, will do anything from 6am-4pm... He's got skills (he has his tool and cutter grinder ticket, and his general machinist diploma), and he can learn anything he puts his mind to. Full time would be an asset. So. Let me know, eh? :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

The big ice-fishing trip!

Ok, here's a slideshow of all the photos Mike took ice-fishing. It was Zachary's first time!! :) The kids had a blast... and area already talking of next year. Sophia can't go till she's 4 - that's the unwritten rule about it all. So one more season of just her and I home for the weekend... Enjoy!!

All that work, andI can't publish the slide show!! I will work on it more tomorrow :)

Smackin' Acetate

As I've been informed, not to be confused with "Smokin' Acetate" LOL! I have started a marker club, and our first get together was last night. Here are the two projects we did. The first is using the Polka Dots and Paisley set that is featured in the Spring Mini Catalogue. Right now if you purchase the Polka Dots and Paisly set, matching jumbo wheel, and co-ordinating patterned paper pack, you get 50% off one item in the Spring mini!! Anyway, here is the card featuring that set

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The second card we did, features the Wild Rose stamp set, one of my personal favourites!

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It was a great time!! :) If a marker club or a 'stamp' club are of interest to you, feel free to ask! The rewards are amazing!!

At my 5$ card night, we did a cool card featuring punches (oval, and 3/4 inch circle)

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Our other card for the evening was a masculine birthday card featuring French Script, Linen, and Artifacts (my fav for the guys!).

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And lastly... I rec'd this beautiful sample with Polka Dots and Paisley stamps in the mail from Karen Duke this week!! She's given me permission to post it here for you all to see :) Thanks Karen :)

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I will be uploading more card samples, and some photos from the kids ice-fishing trip! I'm sooo glad to have them home. Now if we could all be healthy it would be wonderful!! Zachary had the barfs on the weekend, and now Mike, Sophia and I are stricken with this awful head/sinus cold nonsense.

It was a beautiful day outside today, so I took the kids out to ride their bikes. I wish I could have enjoyed it more by feeling better!! :) Still, it was nice to wear our spring coats and rubber boots!! SPRING IS COMING!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2007

...and they're off!

I bet nobody is up reading this .... but who would be at 3:42am? Not me normally. But today Mike and the bigger kids are going north to go ice-fishing. They left about 15 minutes ago. I'm such a sucky baby... I hate it when they go away. I have to admit that I did SO much better this time than in years past. I used to be sad for days before departure. This year, I cried a bit last night at bedtime for the kids, and kept it in check till just JA and Mike were walking out the door.

JA is taking a journal from school that she will write in daily, so she can report back to her class on Monday! She is thrilled to be doing that special activity assigned by her teacher (I hope they let US keep it when she returns!).

Zachary was just sad to leave the cat. LOL It's his first trip. They have to be four to go. He made it by just over a week!

So, I'm home alone with Sophia (and the cat). I do have plans to help fill my time while they are gone. I am wall papering the girls bedroom, I'm going to the church ladies meeting tonite (if my Dad will babysit!), tomorrow, more wallpapering I suspect. Tomorrow evening I'm going to the USA with my mom and her 2 friends, and Sophia. Saturday... finish papering LOL (do you sense a theme?!)... Mom and I are going out for lunch with a long time friend. I'm also hosting an online crop/challenge weekend at a yahoogroup (I say that loosely, it's just something to help me get some of my own scrapping done LOL!)... Sunday is church and then they come home!!! It's only Thursday... but Sunday is a comin'!!

Zachary was funny yesterday... we were talking about them going up north, and he thought they were going to the North Pole! Sorry bud, not this time! LOL! It has been a week of "are we going ice-fishing today!?" Zachary wanted to know if they were going to go float out on the ice and fish. What a hoot. Sorry Zach-a-doo... there had better not be floating ice! :)

I made the kids each a card, just a simple white card with their names stamped on the front. I included a bunch of Tootsie pops for them to share with their cousins. I baked a huge amount of chocolate chip cookies for them to take with them too. Mike has the DVD player, I figured out how to hang the darned thing so that everyone can see! The kid have several books, their favourite blankets, sleeping buddies, and pillows. New long underwear was purchased just for this event! :)

Well, as per Mike's request, I should head back to bed. Sophia will be up before I know it... and there's no resting when she's up! I"m sure I'll have more to report as the day goes by :)