Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
There are days that I just have the need to create. There are nights that it is so strong I actually get out of bed to let myself get my creative energy out on something (usually paper and glue). I have always had this urge and as the years go by, the urge seems to be stronger. Chris keeps asking if the scrapping phase will go away anytime soon, and I laugh. He knows it's here to stay.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I wanted a scanner / printer for Christmas because I have all these old photos that I wanted to do something with them. Not that I don't like scrapping pics of my own kids........but hey, I was a cute baby too!! I did this one for a challenge with Creative Scrappers and since red is my favorite colour, I thought it was best to throw a little in there too.
Speaking of things to use, let's see if I use what I bought today - a new vacuum. We went with a good one, hopefully one that will help Chris' health. It's a Dyson animal -which has extra filters and a truely good brush to get pet hair out of carpet and couches. Not that I have had a ton of experience with multiple vacumms, I have to say that without a doubt, this picked up fur like I have never seen before.
Now.....I guess the real trick is turning it on and using it!!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
This weekend, everyone got some time. Myself included (well, as I write this, it's some of my "me" time).
Friday I had to work in the morning. Sometimes it just is that way. But the afternoon was filled with a little scrapping, a dog walk, some errands and stuff. Stuff always fills time. Friday night I got to play Wii with the kids (where Braydon continued to kick my butt and KJ continued to cheer on her favorite family member - Braydon), but hey, I'm getting better at baseball!
Somehow we ended up with a free pay per view movie, so Chris and I got our education on Hitler via Tom Cruise. It was a good film, but a little deep, but good. Redeemed Tom a bit for me (the whole couch jumping on Oprah really lost me).
Saturday was a mix of things. We finally got our Christmas visit with the Knibbs. It's hard finding time that two busy families can get together - but always good to see friends. Chris had baseball stuff followed by softball stuff. It's January, but it must mean ball season is close by.
Saturday night was date night. I won hockey tickets from work, so we got to go see the Penguins and the Canucks play. Even better, we won 6-2. Even better, Mom and Dad had a sleepover withthe kids which meant we didn't have to run home.
Unfortunately I had to work today, but that's life. When I got home I spent time colouring with Kaylee while Braydon and Chris built leggo. Braydon joined in on the creative stuff, and was so proud of himself when he completed a word circle project. All this followed by a roast beef dinner and then bath for the kids.
I did manage to clean out my bathroom closet. It was full of stuff as it was a place to stuff stuff. I emptied a full garbage bag and could still get rid of more if I knew where to put it! While the scale sucked this week (blame it on bloating) I at least still ate well, and was healthy about cleaning clutter. One week at a time right?
The me time is now. It's 10:30 Sunday night and I am alone in my living room. It's peaceful, but I am watching American Idol (oh how I love my PVR) from earlier in the week. I have a little snack and no one is calling my name.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So I sit here with a glass of red wine after a very busy day. Red wine because it's high in iron, and that apparently may be an issue of mine. My blood test results for my thyroid were normal, which surprised me (and my mom). So I said to my doc "so I'm cold, tired and can't loose weight cuz I am 37? Is that it?" Since I'm not really a complainer, he knew I wasn't happy with a nothing result. I'm still loosing my hair, I'm still cold, I'm still tired, and while I did loose weight last week, well - if I am being honest, the only answer to that is to keep being healthy daily - so let's remove that. Plus, I'm more snappy than usual - which I was hoping to blame on my thyroid. I guess I have to blame myself.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Ahhh, a new day. Can I explain how much I love antibiotics? So what is with the numbers.
That is how many pounds I lost last week!! Yipee. Off to a good start. Honestly all I did was eat breakfast, not snack on crap, and watch overall what I was eating. Hopefully this is just the start and next week will make me a loser again.
That is how many days I lost to strep throat. I cannot remember being that sick, at least it's been a long time. It knocked me out for two days. Like out out. Slept through the day on both Thursday and Friday. Today I feel semi normal, and I am sure that tomorrow I will be much much better.
Is how may lay outs I did today. Kaylee helped. I had plans for many more, but we ended up doing a bunch of different things this morning (really fun stuff like grocery shopping and vacuuming) and then this afternoon I actaully organized some of my scrap stuff. Still lots more to do, but I'm getting there. Actually purging out some papers that I don't / won't use, and trying to organize the bits and pieces. Always a challenge.
So in order for me to stay healthy, I am heading to bed early as it's "monday" for me tomorrow. Let's hope for an easy day and the antibiotics to continue to do their thing.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
I cannot believe how fast the the time has gone, the friendships that have been created, the scrapbooking that has happened, the things that I have learned, all of it amazing.
So much has come from this site, and I am looking forward to see it's grown and changes over the next year. Thanks to all the ladies out there who make it happen, it's definately a team organization!
Monday, January 4, 2010