Sunday, February 24, 2008


Another weekend, another weekend sick. I had a horrible night sleeping...felt like I was up every 15 minutes with my earache. This morning, I refused to get out of bed & go to church with my family...earache, fever, yuck! My dear dear hubby has taken care of me with homemade turkey noodle soup, cleaning of the house & doing the laundry. He deserves a medal or atleast a kiss on the cheek (thanks honey!)

So, needless to say, I never made it to my class at NESC today. I finally rolled out of bed at about 2:30pm...lingered all day in my jammies until after dinner, then took a shower. Earache is still there. Queenie suggested a heating pad, which I am planning on doing once I get off the computer. Advil doesn't seem to touch the pain...and it radiates down my jaw & into my throat. Fun is...

Despite my woes, I am gearing up for another busy week at work. A very dear friend of mine is very concerned that I have "checked out" of my life since work is so busy for me. I hope she knows that I have listened to her concerns & will try my best to create a more balanced lifestyle. I am using a calendar to schedule myself free time, a set bedtime & a healthy daily menu.

I think I am off to bed for the evening...going to curl up with my heating pad & a magazine. The quietness of the house (now that everyone is in bed sleeping) has been a nice calming effect on me & I might (just might) be able to take a breather. Nite kids!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Pay It Forward: The Cut & Paste Edition

This from my friend, Queenie. It’s kind of like a swap only you have a whole year to get your act together. Here’s how it works:

Anyone with a blog can join. The first three people to leave a comment on this post will receive a handmade gift from me. I will send your gift within 365 days. In return, you have to pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog.

See how easy that is? And if you don’t have a blog, here’s some goodness for you, too. Because Queenie's a nice person and realizes not everyone is hip enough to have a blog, the first 3 people without a blog that leave me a comment will also receive a handmade gift from me within 365 days. In return, you must tell me (in your comment) what nice thing you will make for someone this year. Tell me what you will make and who will receive it.

Wa-la...that's it! Let the comments roll!

Where have I been???

It has been some time since I have chatted with my bloggers...where has the time gone? With so much to do these days, I don't have a spare second! My poor child has been ill a few times, I have been workin' my tail off at the store & life has just gotten crazy!

Now that I have a free moment, let me tell you how much fun we had celebrating Andrew's 9th birthday @ Disney World! (Yes, we were just there in October, but as you all know, I just CAN'T stay away!) Anyway, we had booked the trip before Christmas & kept it a secret the entire time until the day we left for FL. Andrew had NO IDEA! Let me tell you, it was the best birthday ever (so he says!) The accommodations were fabulous (we were upgraded to a suite with full kitchen, jacuzzi tub, washer/dryer, living room AND full private balcony overlooking Downtown Disney!) We spent the first day at Magic Kingdom, the second at Animal Kingdom, the next day we went shopping & hung around the resort and on Sunday spent the day at the Magic Kingdom. It was the best trip ever!

I have been busy crafting for both the store & myself. You can catch some of my creations on my little site:
I have to say, I owe most of my motivation to my friend Queen Vanna! Catch her site:
She has really been pushing me to get my act together & get my stuff on the etsy site. Thanks Queenie! I couldn't do it without ya...and our talks till midnight!

Another venture Queenie has gotten me on is flickr. Check me out @:
It is here we post some of creations, family pics, and whatever else we feel like. Check out some of the Disney photos there, along with my newest crafting ideas.

With all of the stress, I have to admit I put on a few lbs (is 10 still considered a few?) Anyway, I have gotten back on track & have dropped 6 of those. It is hard, especially when your sister invites you over for dinner & she is serving ribs with pan roasted potatoes, sour cream, macaroni salad, corn & homemade brownies for dessert. Yikes! I know that I ate too much tummy knows it too! Back on track for tomorrow!

Speaking of health, this weekend has really been yucky for me. Last night my hubby came to kiss me goodnight & told me I was burnin' up...I knew I didn't feel great & was cold but had no idea about the fever. And as I sit here know typing, I have an earache in my right ear. I hope I am not coming down with anything! I already missed a Disney scrapbooking class this morning...I have another class tomorrow. And church. I hope I get better!

I have babbled on long enough. For those of you who actually read this, I will be back on track for keep up with me if you would like! Nitey Night all!