Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Friday was a normal busy day...Saturday started off - totally WEIRD...Lets just say RANDOM. Got a phone call from a tenant about a car that was blocking our driveway...What the French Toast! Seriously.
So after calling a tow company and then being told to call 911 non-emergency line then sifting through the phone tree I finally got a live person. Seriously....SO I reported the vehicle, gave the lic plate number and told them the address and that both airbags had been deployed...they said they would send someone out....wow....
I then finished doing what I needed to do and got ready to see RICO...Heather was gonna meet me there....made it down to the studio and got my butt handed to me...seriously....then I followed Heather to the Gluten Free Bakery in Maple Valley. Where everything was really really expensive....however, we did purchase a pumpkin bread mini loaf....okay....really?
We headed to Heather's where we proceeded to eat said Gluten Free Pumpkin Loaf....yeah...smelled really really good....taste...okay...texture....chalky....Robert laughed sooo hard at us....oh well...had to try it!
We then headed to Jessica's for a Pampered Chef cooking show. What a totally fun time. I am going to have a catalog party....so if you need any Pampered Chef just let me know...totally learned about my pizza stone since I bought it a year ago and have never taken it out of the box...seriously...ugh....so I'm all fired up to use it....then we headed back to Heathers for a bit...and then I was off to my next event....
After getting home, I got ready and make a salad for our fellowship potluck dinner and pumpkin carving extravaganza. I did not get a pumpkin. I am regretting it now...next time for sure. It was fun to watch the kids with the pumpkins. My camera is driving me crazy...my battery is not staying charged....so I've got another rechargeable battery pack coming....so no pictures to share...drat drat drat!
Anyways....we had yummy steak tacos and salad and such...then it was home for a nice rest of the evening....
Sunday was a full day.....I went to church and stayed after for a bit...trying to get sign ups for our scrappin event on the 22nd of November....Need to let MEME know about it....and then I headed to the office to do a bit of cleaning - we are getting new carpet and paint and I needed to do a bit of clean up...and it was easier to do it when know one was there...seriously!
Then off home I went. I showed the unfinished apartment to a gal....and then well that pretty much was Sunday....
Monday has been pretty good. I emptied a few drawers of my desk at work, and did a bit more of cleaning and organizing...its always good to just do it....and especially with the new paint and such it will look really nice.
Have a wonderful evening!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I decided to post the five remaining cards for you today....
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Have a great rest of the day, I'm off to do a bit of shopping!
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Then on Sunday - my Everett Hostess Club got together....and we did 7 holiday cards. I showed them a couple of new techniques that were used on 3 of the cards....so after the techniques were done....they started making cards....I actually put together a set as well....as my dad didn't stay to stamp...he washed my car and changed the oil instead...so I gave him the set...fair trade right???? LOL...anyways....one of my new obsessions...is the marvy snowflake punches...I got the yellow and blue one.....In the card below, I punched the snowflake out of Kraft paper and then using the essential glue pad, attached glitter to it. All stamps, papers and inks are from the Angel Company. Contact me if you see something you like.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
I ended up getting the ebay die (which I need to re-list) which when it arrived was way way too small....and then the coluzzle. I decided to make it and teach it to the gals from work at our September gathering....I did all the prep work and only charged $10 each. Really I should have charged $15 for all the prep I did....but none the less - it was fun....The sample I did, I used several different shades of paper....so I had planned on making myself a new one. Well....I didn't start it til the other day....to which a co-worker (What up "L"man) asked if he could purchase it to give to his boss for boss' day....yeah Lucy!! Anyways.....so here is the finished product. I still have to assemble mine....
All paper and stamps are from The Angel Company. The final picture is a snap shot of the acrylic box that I dressed up with a paper band, ribbon and buttons....I can't wait to make more of these bands.....Heather...we might have to order more boxes!!!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I have been craving gluten tho...I want real fluffy bread....in th worst way....but let's carry on.
SO I called DIVA...and in the midst of our conversation....I say to her:
ME - Why won't TAR (The Annoying Renter) either die or move out.
DIVA - You must have been very bad...with don to deserve it
ME - Why yes I was very very very bad....and hummm I really don't regret it...
SO my happy, crazy, sad memories....
Keeping Calm and Carrying On...
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
Major events that happened in no particular order....
survived Music Fest
survived RICO moving and only working out 1 time per week
surviving the fact that drug boy moved to freakin Chicago
saw my sweet grandma
my brother and his family visited from Miami
my uncle from Australia also stopped by
my stamping business has taken off and now I have monthly stamp club meetings yeah!
I cut my hair short
I've hung out with all my best buds, DIVA, MEME, Heather, Cynthia & Em and the DIVA Kitty!
Got a new property manager
the Canadian moved oh Canada....lol
I made a really cool Elvis wedding card....
got commissioned to make some cool 70th bday cards
got a new cool phone Instinct
and I'm going to Phantom tonight!!! Which is a long long story...ugh cliff notes...I was supposed to go opening night (I had free media tickets) BUT it was on Sept 11 - and I was to be in Salem...go figure...but by a wing and a prayer and lots of cash money...I'm going tonight!
AND for the record...I think I've only broke down into tears less than 6 times! Yeah me!!!
Monday, June 16, 2008
This week was nice, relaxing, got a lot done, did a bit of shopping, bought a few items (craft of course) and well Friday I met up with MeMe for dinner at Applebee's...we had a fabulous chat and enjoyed dinner....
Saturday, I did a few errands and headed down to MV to see Heather and Chloe...we went and saw Kung Fu Panda, had a bit of dinner, crafted a bit and had a fabulous day...then it was Sunday, Father's Day...
I headed up to Alderwood, met the "rents" and we went to see Indy, went to Azteca for lunch, did a bit of shopping and had a nice relaxing day.
So here we are - it's Monday, and I'm all caught up on the bloggage... now that things seems to be slowing down a bit, hopefully, I'll update a little more often.
When all was said and done, I used 17 1/2 rolls of double-sided paperbacked tape...36yrds per roll...tons of tape....I got me some tape!!
Some wonderful onions....
Random guy with his dogs, enjoying the market
Beautiful flowers.....so pretty and bright - full of color!!!
We had a "fun" roadtrip, Dad decided to show me Everett, he said, it's just your gas so why not...lol...silly pops!! I am sure we will be returning to the market soon.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Let's see since I last checked in...I took my blood test/kidney test and I just had a week to wait for the results....I met up with RICO for a bit of clam chowder and a little live jazz music...okay it was pouring...but it was fun AND HE LOST A BET...he hasn't paid up yet, but there will be pictures for sure!
Prior to seeing RICO I headed to Heather's house and had a fun time with her and Chloe...yeah!!!
I got my test results....and they stayed the same...yeah!!! Moving in the right track...now just to start going lower.
After my dr's apt, I went to my fav art supply store and found this...now mind you - I love paper...so I had to buy this...
I then headed to T-town where I took a jewelry class...we made soldered pendants. I have wanted to do this for such a long time....so glad I was able to take the class...and it was such a relief to finally do it...I've had the kit for a couple of years....flash back...mad scientist was supposed to show me...go figure...lol...anyways it was a lot of fun!!
Although one of the glass sides cracked...it was a success. I can't wait to make more of these.
Later that week - I took a couple of more classes...this time coloring with prismacolor pencils. Heather and I took these two classes by Terry Medaris...amazing...he's got some mad skillz. We had a lot of fun...here's what we did....the first one...blending, the second blending and shading...I want to take more classes...
Since I last checked in I have seen a couple of movies....Made of Honor...Iron Man...and What Happens In Vegas.
I've had a bunch of drama at the apartment building...but all is settled down now...and I had a relaxing long weekend with drugboy...we had fun on Friday and Monday...I hung out with Heather and the gals and did a bit of stamping on Saturday and well...the normal on Sunday...
Wednesday - I'll be getting my butt kicked by RICO finally...the nonsense of Mono and my sinus cold are gone....and it's gonna be extra early at 5 freakin AM...what the???
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
UGH....so no sweating, kissing, sharing of water....ugh...with RICO...drat, I hate when that happens!!!
It is sooo strange to be without him. I have however, been doing my thing at home...but it's been a slow haul with my blood test approaching....as soon as that is done, then I'm hitting it Hardkore...Imperial Pride!!!
and hit search...
it came up...with a picture even....
I laughed all the way from work to home....never stopping...
The only draw back, I wished this website had been around so many years ago....
NOT SO MUCH THIS YEAR.....what the???
Anyways...they totally forgot until the Monday after. What?
Yes, I did however, find this most humorous - why you ask? Well we had a banner ad on our company website advertising for secretaries day/week for 3 weeks prior...and one of my sales guys SOLD the banner to his client....a florist....
Anyways.....the following Monday, they realized they forgot - so we all went out for Sushi lunch...
Anyways....while we were there, we happened upon the massager attachment that you place onto your chair.....life will never be the same....lol
We had such a great time!!!
After each baptism...we headed to their respective homes for a nice family/friend get together luncheon.
MEME attended the baptism and luncheon for young Asher.
As time goes by, it is so refreshing to realize what amazing friends and people I have in my life...and how precious life is. I can't wait to see how these two turn out....fabulous of course!
Heather totally spoiled me with crafting supplies - a GIGA Oval Scalloped Punch and a script cuttlebug folder....YEAH!!!
I attended my first Norwegian Heritage Day Festival at the Leif Erickson Hall. It was totally not what I expected, but I was definitely glad I went. The Hall is just across the street, about a block away. I took a picture of the Men's Norwegian Choir and of course the namesake of the hall, Leif Erickson. While I was there, I ran into a former co-worker - Tim Hunter...who knew he would be there mc'ing the event. Lots of fun in the neighborhood.
Let's see if I can recap...
tons of work
Dinner and a movie bday style
trying to rent an available apartment
Babies - Baptism - Babies
Several trips out to lunch to celebrate said birthday
Live Jazz Music outing
Brunch celebrating said birthday with DIVA including massage
Missed Secretaries Day/Week
Free cool bag
Sushi lunch to make up for forgotten Secretaries Day/Week
Getting ready for Music Fest Contesting
Lots of work
covering the phones during said Lots of Work
Babies - Baptism - Babies
Answering the phones way too much
Opening Day of Boating Argosy Cruise
Delivering orders from said Scrappin Friendzy
Oh and did I mention RICO has MONO??? WHAT??
SO I will try to tell JUST THE GOOD STORIES....and upload some pictures...and some cards...
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
I'm sure I'll be paying for this joke in the am when I see RICO - for sure....
I did think about it long and hard. Rico is soooo amazing. RICO is just RICO...RICO kicks my butt and I thank him for it and ask for more. He's been there through all the freakiness with my knees, blood sugar, kidneys I feel horrible about my decision....but really it comes down to cash money. Right now life is tight. And freeing up the money would be a huge relief in so many ways. I could actually think about moving and not having to be the apartment manager anymore...I could potentially get a kitty kat or a crinkle doggie...two things that I really really want. I wouldn't have to skimp on my trip to Hawaii...crafting, classes...so many many things could open back up to me. I am sooo torn. But I have to think about the future.
OH how do I tell Rico???
Friday, March 28, 2008
The company that I found is called Wave Shoppe, check out their website. One thing that really made me like this company right away was how they designed their plus size women's shirts. You can read the story here.
I tried to watch Shrek the Third...and made it about a half hour into it. It was not even really funny to me...now don't get me wrong, I loved Shrek and Shrek Two...so not too sure why - I will give it another try and I do have some movies waiting for me to watch when I get home.
Overall the week has been great – a lot has been accomplished. Life is good. It’s good to be alive. The weather has been very wintry.
I’ve rocked it at work…I just love when that happens. Not too many exciting things otherwise have been happening…which is good. Things will be starting to HEAT up soon. With the upcoming scrapbooking events, Jazz on the Green evenings, the Golf Tourney, Jazz Fest, WAG and my birthday….looks like April – September will be buzy. BUT that’s the way I like it. And before I know it, I’ll be heading to HAWAII!
Anyways....more later....till then...KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
It seems I’m stuck on Nick Cage….oh gee darn - I hate when that happens!!!
Face Off - Starring Nicholas Cage and John Travolta and a few other good actors/actresses.
Movie is based on good and evil. Nicholas Cage is the evil Castor Troy and John Travolta is the good Sean Archer. This movie is the typical good cop after the evil criminal. I have seen this movie several times…and often quote a lot of lines from it. I love how wickedly evil Nicholas Cage is and how when Castor and Sean trade lives, how each actor pulls it off. There is lots of action and shoot em up scenes.
Overall Rating =10
Entertainment Value = 10+
Nicholas Cage Hotness = 10+
Rental? ABSOLUTELY – if it’s on sale BUY IT!
One of my favorite lines from this movie is… It’s like looking in a mirror, only Not.
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON
I had a great workout with Rico. I gave him his bday present…and he liked it (I hope) and he told me all about his birthday. I told him about the weekend…a little chit chat before sweating…ugh. I did carpool with B – he forgot me….and I had to call and remind him. We did get to work, it was fun pooling….it had been way too long since the last time!
I am glad we pooled, when I got home and upstairs after work, I turned off everything, and sat in the dark for 20 minutes…and then proceeded with the evening.
Friday…a trip to good ole Sam’s club. Yummy Strawberries and Pineapple were purchased…got home, lugged everything upstairs…and got ready for Heather’s the next morning. Got up and made the infamous fruit salad. Yeah me, got to Heather’s in the nick of time…and then we headed off to Becca’s! Annissa was with us…so to say the least the short roadtrip to Becca’s was full of laughs!
We had a great, fun and productive day working on our Brayer Technique Books, I think everyone finished. Yeah us!
I headed home, and stopped to pick up some ground turkey for Sunday’s Taco Bar potluck. I stopped at Ballard Camera to meet with the gals about teaching classes. I got a bunch of cool products to work with. SO the plan is to figure out what to make with it, come in this Saturday to shop for papers etc, and then start making…and turn in stuff so they can announce at Scrappin’ Friendzy….wowza…it’s gonna get sketchy…lol.
I finally got home and got ready for my date with Joe…aka the drug boy. Yeah drug boy…lol…we went to a nice little new haunt in Ballard. Lots of fun, good food, and not too crowded. After dinner, he came over and helped me okay more like watched and razzed me while I was making the turkey taco meat for Sunday.
Sunday came way too fast. Yikes, I was no sooner up, and out the door to make it to church on time. Got there, and saw everyone…the service was nice and then we waited afterwards til it was time to head to Ken and Carla’s. I had a blast chatting with my buddy Aaron. He would jump up onto my lap, kneel, wrap his arms around my neck and tell me “I’ve got a new bed” “It’s blue” lol. We had a fabulous time enjoying tacos and catching up…I hated to leave and go home.
But home, I had to go. I got home and pretty much relaxed, chatted with Joe and then got ready for Monday. And Phone Duty….what a week it has been.
Friday, March 14, 2008
The Aloha Tradition
Most Hawaiians preferred the Maile lei--a leafy vine that has fragrant spicy-sweet leaves that is draped and worn open-ended to the waist. However, royalty and Hawaiian chieftains favored the fiery, vibrant Ilima—a thin orange blossom that requires hundreds of flowers to make a single lei strand. Hawaiian Princess Kaiulani’s favorite lei was the Pikake—named after the peacocks in her garden—for the heavenly white blossoms and sweet jasmine fragrance.
Hawaii – Lehua
Oahu – Ilima
Maui – Lokelani
Kauai – Mokihana
Molokai – Kukui
Lanai – Kaunaoa
Niihau – Pupu
Kaho’olawe – Hinahina
There is one big faux pas that should never be made. Never refuse a lei! Always graciously accept the lei with a toothy smile and a kiss on the cheek. (If you don’t feel comfortable with giving or receiving a kiss on the cheek, a warm hug is acceptable!) If you are allergic or sensitive to flowers, then discreetly and apologetically slip-off the lei. It is acceptable and considered a kind gesture to offer the lei to your spouse if you are unable to wear it.