Sunday, February 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Last Wednesday, we (me, Mo and her BFF) left for West Virginia to spend the holiday with family. We had a grand ol time! It was great to spend time with everyone. In true family tradition, everyone gathered at my Grandparent's house for the big dinner/Easter Egg hunt. Talk about good food....turkey, ham, dressing, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, all kinds of different salads, desserts, and a big ol pitcher of sweet tea! (Can you say Jenny Craig's nightmare...lol!) It was sooo good. The kids had a great time hunting Easter eggs and of course, each kid got to find a lucky egg, that everyone pitched in for so each kid got $4, which they were estatic about.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
But, I wanted to tell ya'll about how great that man of mine is. Yesterday, he was making a trip to his favorite place (Home Depot) and he asked me "Do you need anything while I'm out?" Jokingly, I said "Yeah, get me a new laptop". (The laptop I had was at least 10 years old and was in a death spiral to go kaput!)
I went about my business and that man o' mine came in with a brand spankin new laptop (much nicer than I would've picked out myself). Needless to say, much hugging, squealing and kissing ensued. Isn't he something??? *Sighs*
Now, I promise to update more regularly (see Sha-na-na...I listened!)
Hugs to all!
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Things at work have been busy, busy, busy. All the new releases have been pouring in daily and so I've been working a lot (and I love it! I'm like a kid on Christmas morning and my checkbook IS suffering...LOL!) Things will be kind of hectic until the first weekend in April when we have the big Creating Keepsakes show in Collinsville, IL. Sooo, if I'm spotty by posting forgive me.
I'm very grateful to say that on Feb. 13th, I celebrated my 36th birthday. I never thought I'd be so happy to be turning older, but I'm just glad I'm still here to celebrate it. Bob and I enjoyed a very relaxed, and quiet Valentine's Day since Mo spent the night with her BFF. We watched TV and ate pizza...aren't we romantic? LOL! Bob got me new ink pens and 4 types of chocolate...Good Lord, I love that man! *big ol sloppy grin*
Anyway, hugs and kisses to those of you I haven't talked to lately (V & Bean especially!) and I promise to be back with a vengence soon...heehee!
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Rock Star Name (1st pet & current car): Andy Maxima (ROTFL!)
Gangsta Name (favorite ice cream & favorite cookie): Vanilla Oreo
Fly Girl Name (Initial of 1st Name & first Three letters of last name): A Eis
Soap Opera Name (middle name & city born in): Jo Huntington (doesn't that SOUND straight off of All My Children or somethin!)
Stripper Name (sorry Mom! LOL!)(favorite perfume & favorite candy): Lovely Bliss (chocolates)
Detective Name (favorite color & favorite animal): Red Dog
Super Hero Name (2nd fav. color & "the" & favorite drink): Black the Diet Dew
Witness Protection Name (moms middle name & dad's middle name): Kathryn Gary
Star Wars Name (1st 3 letters of last name & 1st two letters of first name): EISAM
You try it...see if it doesn't make you giggle! Have a great Saturday!!!
Friday, January 16, 2009
1. Enough with the near zero weather I want SPRING!
2. Lucky Charms vs. Fruity Pebbles causes me to be conflicted.
3. I've been craving avacado :).
4. My lovely daughter who doesn't think before she speaks makes me laugh.
5. I wish I could go to Ireland (*Sighs* someday) next week.
6. My Hannah Banana has been on my mind lately.
7. And as for the weekend, tonight I'm looking forward to being a slug in my jammies, tomorrow my plans include staying in the same jammies and scrapbooking and Sunday, I want to stay in the same jammies, but that would be kinda gross...wouldn't it?
Now, wasn't that fun! *hee-hee* I just love things like that. Personally, I'm looking forward to a weekend that has NO AGENDA, which I find to be such a rarity and is always welcome...especially when the temperature is hovering between 0-20 degrees! Can you say...BRRRRRR! Methinks I will be spending quite a bit of time at the 'ol scrap space this weekend with a roaring fire in the fireplace.
I'm reading an excellent book that I'm going to share. It's called "Moments of Clarity" by Christopher Kennedy Lawford and you can read excerpts here. It's a book of stories by people of all different walks of life from the average Joe you see on the street, to celebrities that I know you're sure to recognize. These people all share their stories of addiction, their "moment of clarity" and happily their recovery. It's heartbreaking yet heartwarming. If you know anyone suffering from addiction, or even someone in recovery from addiction...I highly suggest this book!
I'll post pictures if I actually get any pages/projects done this weekend. May you all have a great and happy beginning to the weekend!
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This post is very difficult for me to write for as most of you that know me, I'm very rarely ever serious...I much prefer laughter to drama, but I think that this experience may be cathartic and theraputic for me...so here goes.
For the last two years, I have been battling, lets just say a "demon of my own making". I hated what how it was able to take over and change me. But at the same time, I thought I was doing nothing wrong because I wasn't hurting anyone (but myself) and honestly, I kept it quiet so many people who know me well, never knew or even suspected that I was going through this internal struggle. Without going into details, the demon almost won completely on January 5th. The experience was scary, painful and I never want to re-live something like that ever again.
In order to never go there again, I had to admit some really hard truths to myself and my family. I had to face just how far I'd allowed this demon to take over part of me...and I have to fight really hard for the rest of my life NEVER to return there again. So, there have been some very big changes that I've made in my life.
I would like to ask that each of you that read this, if you would just whisper a prayer-a hope-a strength for me as I make these changes that I will continue to remain strong in my decisions and actions. Also, send those same prayers and thoughts to Bob and my family as they continue to be my "rock" of support.
I have had a moment of clarity...and I'm very grateful for the opportunity to be here to tell about it. For the first time in nearly two years, I feel great and it's like I'm seeing the world through brand new eyes...clear, clean and fresh. Thank you in advance for your thoughts and prayers! :)