Sunday, November 26, 2006

Here's my new layout...

for the Superbowl of Scrapbooking over at Memory Creators.

I've still got one more to do for it & then come up with an "I wish..." titled layout for the DT contest at Scraplove. It's been fun doing these challenges & getting some scrapping done. It was really nice though to have this Thanksgiving break too just to kind of take a break & relax from all this scrapping.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

What's going on?

I'm kind of bumming a little. Thanksgiving is next week and we are no where near being ready to decorate for Christmas. For as long as I can remember we've decorated the day after Thanksgiving but this year I don't even have a tree yet. I miss my old tree, my wood snowman, & all my cutesy decoration.

I've been busy this week with the challenges for Scraplove. I got to work with Laura on our Partner Challenge & that was awesome! She is a talented scrapper so I was so happy to get to team up with her. We got to collaborate on our design & it turned out really cute. Then I also was able to do a layout on the fire. Not a normal "pretty" layout but I did get some journaling out with it.

Oh & the other week I was able to do up a gift album for a scrap friend who's having a little girl. Hopefully she doesn't see my blog before she gets her gift & I hope she likes it!

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

I can SEE!!!

I can see, I can see, I can SEE! I'm not quite 20/20 but I can see to drive, wake up in the night & can read the alarm, & I can see in the shower. It is so so awesome to be able to see! I look a little weird (my eyes have big red spots on them) because the surgery bruised my eyes but WHO CARES? I can see! :) I just hope it gets better & better. Right now the only thing that has been hard is trying to read a computer screen at work all day. Something about the contrast in letters & white space just makes it a little hard to focus.

Today we started a new chore program at our house. I was really surprised at how excited Kalli & Dylan are but I'm not complaining. I gave them each a chore chart & let them try to earn stars throughout the week. The exciting part? - if they have 40 stars at the end of the week they get $2. Whooo Hoo! They are so excited. I think both of them had at least 10 stars tonight. I just hope they keep it up. Dylan was my main reason for doing it because he has a real hard time remembering to do homework & clean up his room. Now he has incentive for it. :)

I'm about ready to hit the bed but I wanted to post my latest creation for the Design Team contest at ScrapLove. The challenge this week involved using a CD cover for inspiration. As I couldn't find any of mine that I wanted to attempt to create, I went on a search & found a CD to use. It's a really simple layout but I was amazed that I forced myself to fit 6 pictures onto one page. Anyways, here's how it turned out:

I may be kicked off this week but Hey - I tried & I've actually gotten a lot of scrapbooking done. :)

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I'm actually doing it...

I'm having Lasik done on my eyes- TOMORROW! I've been saying forever that I've wanted it, just didn't think I was ever able to have it done. I'd been told before that my cornea was too thin & I just wouldn't be able to have it. After getting all sorts of measurements taken at my appointment on Wednesday, I was told that they weren't sure about me being a candidate for Lasik (that they would have to put my numbers into the laser machine) but I for sure could do the PRK. They said PRK was more painful and took longer to recover but that they both would achieve the same results. But good news was - they called me back & I can have Lasik done.

It will be amazing after all these years to be able to wake up & SEE CLEARLY! I'm excited but nervous at the same time. {Guess that's the hypocondriac in me} What really hit me hard on how bad my eyesight is was when I kept hearing the phrase "You are SO nearsighted" and also when they told me my eyeglass prescription was 20/60 (old old glasses that I knew were not the right strength). The doctor then mentioned that you couldn't pass a driving test without eyes at 20/40 - so that was a real wake-up. I shouldn't even be driving with these ugly things.

Anyways after sitting & sitting & sitting & thinking about when to have it done - I opted for Friday. For 1) I had to leave contacts out for 3 days prior (they've now been out 6 days) so why mess up another week of wearing these ugly, embarassing glasses, & 2) I didn't want to mess up Thanksgiving weekend, & plus 3) I won't have to miss hardly any time of work. A half day for the surgery & then whatever follow-up appointments.

I'm just so happy. I can't even believe that tomorrow I will be able to see better. This is going to be so awesome to be able to wake up & see. Not have to fumble around for glasses or stick contacts in.
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