Wednesday, December 03, 2008
I want to make Christmas cards and scrap but not sure how to do that. I guess I am going to have to set up shop in the bedroom for the time being and go from there. May do some digital scrapbooking since there is no mess lol.
Mom has been out of the hospital for a week now and is doing really good. During Monday's appointment the dr said the infection looks good...meaning it is going away. We're going out there today so I can color my hair. Can't do it at home with no hot water. I do heat up water with a portable electric burner. That has been a life saver for me.
Work is going fine. I survived Black Friday. It wasn't too bad in appearal. When I got there at 2pm we were already getting clothing returns that were on sale that day. Weird! If you don't want it, don't buy it. We carry L.E.I. jeans. I haven't bought a new pair since Goody's closed...love L.E.I. We don't carry my size :( but we got some in for Blitz, Black Friday, and there were 2 styles in my size! yay!!!! Man, I sure do miss Goody's and they clothes they had there. I hope Cato doesn't close or this plus size gal will be out of good stores in town to buy clothes.
Well that is about it. Hopefully tonight or tomorrow I will post some work. I really need to get back into scrapbooking. I miss creating. I totally can't wait for the heat to be on then I can really get down to business!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
gotta love the ups truck lol
Mom is doing good. After a scare on Friday, she is looking really good and walking 4 times a day. I hope and pray they would get all the infection out this time around and there will be no more problems. She is the strongest woman I know. I would have broken down by now. She probably has but won't let anyone see it. She is such an amazing woman! In a 5 day span she had 11 units of blood and two units of plazma. Makes me want to donate blood so people can have it. Without it my mom probably wouldn't have made it. If you donate blood, thank you. You are saving lives by doing so.
Work has been sucking a lot lately. Feels like no matter what I do it isn't good enough. I stayed the other night to get freight out and never received one thank you. It's rather discouraging. No 20% off one item this year. Instead we will get 10% off groceries til January. That is totally ok with me. I would rather have that than the 20%. I don't have extra cash right now since we need to get the pipes fixed. I was told by several people to go and see if this one state ran organization could help me. I didn't do it. I asked the Salvation Army and they didn't so I just gave up. Tonight it is suppose to be in the 20's. Going to be really friggin cold. I can't wait to get the heat fixed. Never in my life have I ever been so cold. The house is freezing. I am afraid the heater will catch fire. Hopefully after Thanksgiving we can get it fixed.
I had the most awesome think happen. I received an email from a lady at Epson last month asking me if I wanted to try the new Epson Artisan 800. I was a little leary but gave her my address. I really didn't think I would get anything in the mail. A few weeks later I got a package from Fedex. It contained ink and paper. I re-read the email she sent and said the printer would be shipped seperate from the raw materials. The next day it arrived. I was freaking out. One huge box sitting on the porch! Heaven!!!! Today I finally got to try it out and it is soooo amazing. It is a scanner, printer and fax. It has wi-fi. I installed my softward and can print with NO cords. It is sooo awesome what technology can do these days. Comparing the prints to Walmart, where I normally get my photos, they are just same if not better. I like how I can put my memory card in and look at the photos on the screen before I print them off. *suh-weet* As I do more with it I will talk more about it. I can print labels for cds and dvds too.
Well that is about it for now. I am hoping to do a little scrapping or card making because tomorrow night I may not want to be in the living room much.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
We've been trying to stay warm with no gas. Hopefully in the next week we can get the plummers out to redo the pipes and then finally have gas. I hate being cold so this sucks big time! Mom is back in the hospital for the 5th time. Her leg started bleeding Monday afternoon. They are going in on Thursday to see if the blockage is causing the bleeding or from when she fell back in July. I don't know how she stays brave through all of this. I would have broke down by now. I hope they find out what is going on and stop it. It seems like she gets home for a week or two and then she starts bleeding again. The infection is still there but is going down. She is the strongest woman I know.
Off to make more cards.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
I have been negative for many years. Mainly due to upbringing from very protected parents and a negative ex-husband, I learned how to react to things in ways only I could learn to deal with. I didn't feel I could go to any of the above as they were not open to the possibilities. I held back and didn't say anything. I took what come to me as I could see fit. I ran. I didn't know how to handle things. I never got to handle things growing up. They were too afraid something would happen to me. All my life I have been sheltered. All my life I have been searching for a way out. I am now out but still dealing with how to deal with the newness of it all.
Tammy said "maybe no one knows you are happy because you are always depressed." Maybe so. But in the last 2 months I have went from security to not knowing what will happen next. For the first time ever I don't have my gas on because of the bill. So I have been freezing my ass off. For the first time in years I don't have the money to just go to Hastings and buy one magazine. I am adjusting to a lot of things. I am happy but change doesn't mean you will always be happy. I want exactly what is going on, my life with Eric, but there is a lot I am getting used to. A new job after 9.5 years. Dealing with a big corporation and not a little mom and pop store. Trying to deal with my anxiety issues and depression without meds because I haven't had the money to go to the dr till last week. I suffer from depression and if I am not on my meds my life is hell. No one knows what it is like unless you go through it. That and anxiety. People come and go freely but for me something are a constant challenge.
This pregnancy was a huge surprise to me. And it made me see what I need to work on. In the few short days that I thought I was going to be a mother, I saw all I needed to work on. As I type this I am pretty sure when I go to the dr tomorrow she will say that it is over. My numbers are too low for it to be viable, 27??? no way. But who knows. Its for the best that it doesn't become viable anyways. I don't think anyone is ready for this. No one seemed happy. I think it is for the best. So hopefully when I get out of the dr appointment tomorrow I will have a smile on my face and feel relieved.....and I think some others will be too.
Happy card making!
Friday, October 31, 2008
now i am off to read a bit before going to sleep.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
well that is it for now. i am going to do a little more tonight to relax. my mom may get out of the hospital tomorrow. *fingers crossed* Nothing like creating to help me relax.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
now i am off to scrap a few pictures of eric and i!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
I took a 6x6 card and folded the top to make it shorter. Paper and vine stamp is by Close To My Heart. Rubons by Creative Imaginations.
Here is a layout I did a couple of weeks ago but forgot to post. Aimee and I caught up with Carla after not seeing her for over 20 years. It was a great reunion. Carla found my MySpace page and contacted me. Happy times!
off to work!
Saturday, October 25, 2008
they have some awesome new glitter as well. all are martha stewart. there is some cool paper too with some glitter already on the pages. i can't wait to create!
off to work on a layout and then get ready for work. aimee and i are working out before work today instead of at 11. i love the feeling after a great work out!
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
1. Halloween 2005, 2. halloween cups, 3. halloween pug, 4. Halloween Cupcake: II, 5. Door for Halloween, 6. Fairy Tale Creatures : Kawasaki-Halloween 2006, 7. halloween card, 8. Halloween magic is in the air....., 9. Happy Halloween!