Wednesday, January 27, 2010

For my friend Deann

Today's class went really well. Once the class was over we made a quick trip to buy some groceries and I came home to find harrassing messages from my dear friend and student... ;`P

So here are some pictures of how I spent the rest of my afternoon just for her.

Southern Salsa and chips for an afternoon snack! The roast smells yummy cooking...

And then I made some dessert for tonight...although I didn't wait to try them out.

Yummy! Whatever Deann!!!


Thursday, January 14, 2010

One more down...plenty left to go!

Apparently these two weeks were mostly about Cameron! I guess that is ok...he deserves a week or two every now and then!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Week...week...week - What week I am on now?

Well I am happy to say I am now done with weeks 34 & 35 and ready to move on down the road...errr uhm...calendar!

Saturday, January 9, 2010


One more LO done! Weeks 32 & 33 are finish!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Rockin on!

Lots has been going on since I last posted on the 4th. Here is just a few things...

Kylie has been learning to ride the bike she got for Christmas. She is doing great! She had given up bike riding for her scooter since she crashed her old bike when she was younger.

Adri has been learning to make faces! She is too funny!

And I have been busy catching up on some scrapping...among other things!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Project 12

I have decided I am not going to set myself up for failure by saying I am doing Project 365 this year. I am giving myself some wiggle room...and ta da! I am doing Project 12! Basically, I am agreeing to take lots of pictures, but I am only committing to 1 - 2 page layout per month. That being said...I did finish one more layout from 2009. It is weeks 20 & 21. I have decided to continue using this layout and just change the papers and then move on! KISS - Keep It Simple Sucka! lol

I am going to try posting the one that was not saved for the web. The web version looks a bit blurry and I want to compare them.

I may stop posting the reduced size pic...we shall see.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Lazy days are over...

Well everyone as the title says....lazy days are over! It isn't like I haven't been doing anything. Just maybe not what I SHOULD have been doing. I decided I am not going to make any resolutions this year. But I am going to work on myself and my life in many areas. I have lots of things I need to do better. I am going to start working on making some fun new recipes with my new slow cooker and using the rotiserie cooker I have and haven't used much.

When I worked I was a very organized person in the office. Everything in its place and everything done and neatly stacked. Followed my to do list and completed everything in a timely manner. I need to work that system into my home life. Treating my life like a job is something I have long said I needed to do...but so far have not been able to. I go through spells. Times when I do great at something then other things start to slide. Then I pick up the slack in the sliding areas and different areas start the slide. It is like a seesaw. I guess I should be glad that everything doesn't slide at the same time! It seems almost like burn out in areas. And I really think part of it is the kids...they don't seem to ever appreciate the things I put effort into and eventually it seems like "Why bother?" If it is keeping the house spotless..then it ends up me being the b!&#* and riding them about keeping their rooms done or just generally not leaving their stuff around or dishes out. While Roger is way better than most husband about helping out...he doesn't help much this type stuff. He is a stewer, then exploder. So I try to manage that and keep it from getting there...which again makes me the b!&#*.

So the options to me are do it all myself and let the kids slide or ride them as usual and hope one day they will get over hating me. I guess we will see how long they hate me! HA!