Saturday, December 15, 2007
The best news of the week though was when I got the camcorder to work. It hadn't worked since the house fire and I wasn't too sure it would ever work but I plugged it in, charged it & it WORKED! And all the tapes so far seem fine. Guess all of them needed some major drying time to work! It means so much to me to be able to look back at those videos and see my babies & hear my babies voices. So so very grateful that I still have these. Now I need to figure out how I am going to transfer them over to DVD.
Well then we have yesterday. Yesterday just topped it right off. Jerry is NOT having any good luck. I'm beginning to believe he has nothing but bad luck now. He was told that he "was no longer needed" at his job. His job that has really been a good thing for him. And the sad thing was it seems to be for no apparent reason. Just Wednesday he received his evaluation & was rated top on everything...and now this. I really can't understand the reasoning behind this man's thinking on how he could justify firing someone 11 days before Christmas. It's one thing to fire someone after just giving them a great evaluation & it's another thing to do that & do it right before Christmas. I'm so sad & stressed & wishing this was a bad dream. But then I keep telling myself that things happen for a reason. Hopefully this works out for Jerry that this quick release gets him starting full time with Frito Lay. He's been working with them for 6 months now part-time and was wanting to work himself into a full-time position. Maybe this is why this is happening. Maybe things will hurry up & be better. Maybe this will make everything better in the long run. Or at least we can hope.
So as I am going to stray away from thinking about all that again, I canNOT believe Christmas is so close. I really don't even know if I'm going to get all the presents taken care of before Christmas. I'm just hoping at least one of the family get togethers happens AFTER Christmas! I know that sounds bad but I really dread facing the cold weather, crowds, and long lines. Next, yeah next year, I'm going to start early. Like January early so maybe by next December I'll be totally set on presents. That's my plan.
I've wanted to do some scrappy things for gifts this year but as it seems, I swear the month of December the time does some sort of warp time speed thing. Like I wake up at 6:00 and before I get a chance to look at the clock again, it's 12:00 pm. Then it's all just a blur - getting home, cleaning up, fixing dinner, helping kids get homework together, getting them rounded into bed and then I end up in bed by 11:30 and wonder what the heck I did all day. But I did finally get something done today. I sat down and finished mother's window. She made comment about how much she liked my other one, so I thought she may like one for herself. Hopefully she likes it.
So now I've got to figure out how to get Dylan to bed, get this huge mess cleaned up, and get my videos onto the computer (if anyone knows how to do this - please do tell, I would be ever so grateful!)!
Monday, December 03, 2007
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Here's my first digi attempt (from earlier this week). I still need to practice with it though because I'm not super thrilled with it.
And since I'm pretty proud of my two smart kiddos & how quick they picked up digital scrapbooking. :)
And here's everything I got done tonight. Some are better than others but they are done. All 6 of them!!
Monday, November 05, 2007
And just since I don't like posting without adding pictures, here's a few of my latest creations:
Saturday, November 03, 2007
Monday, October 22, 2007
Kalli & I got into the Halloween spirit too and had to do our nails. Candy corn style! Didn't quite turn out as cute as I'd imagined but still cute nonetheless.
And here's a little scrappy creation from today.
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Sunday, September 23, 2007
And here's my layout for the Mojo Holder challenge. I don't really like the way the stamping turned out but it was fun to use the Scenic Route tree paper.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
They check her out and see that her tonsils are swollen. Then she gets the strep swab. Ewww! Hate those. Comes back - no strep but they are sending out the culture just to be sure.
Our suspicion was right - the dang tick. She has tick fever, otherwise known as Ehrlichiosis, which, as we were told - is pretty common. Still worries me though because it can enlarge your liver and cause other problems if the antiobiotic doesn't get rid of it quick. Hopefully it clears her up quick because I hate seeing her this miserable.
Poor girl. I really wish she'd quit having crud happen to her. :(
This morning while she was napping, I did a layout for the All About Eve Challenge this week. Not real happy but I'm happy to get something done. :)
Monday, September 10, 2007
We have moved to the apartments over in Marionville. Not real thrilled being in an apartment for another year but WAY better place than where we were before. Plus it's been really nice that me & the kids can actually go out & walk at night.
Kalli's been released to normal activities - whatever that is for this girl - and she's already playing on a basketball team again. Heck, even the day we got home from her doctor's appointment, she was in the door already strapping on her roller blades. I am a nervous wreck but she is loving every minute of it.
Dylan is - well Dylan is Dylan. :) He's my overreacting, hyperactive child that I can barely get to sit down long enough to finish his homework. Luckily though, he seems to really know his stuff when it comes to doing his work. It's just getting him to take the time to do it.
Work - yeah work is just about to drive me nuts. We've got this new online version of our student information database & I'm the go to person for anyone with questions. Bad thing is - I've not had hardly any training whatsoever. So, my day usually consists of me getting several calls, me having to tell them I'll figure it out & call them back, then call them back & walk them through it. The worst part about the whole program is that the support SUCKS! I've waited over a week before to have an email answered & that is really irritating. I just hope that we start getting the help we need quicker now (since I'm having to go through the help email rather than the support person who doesn't get back with me).
Not much else going on. I was able to scrap a few layouts while we were internet/cable-less over the weekend of the move so that was nice. Sometimes I just canNOT get a creative thought in my head but at least it worked for me that weekend.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
Besides that, Jim's now talking like he's going to get himself a place of his own. With the way Jerry's butt-head has been acting lately, I'm more than happy for them to just be roommates together. I don't think I've got them quite convinced of that yet but I can work on it. :)
And here's my new hair! (even though it's a bad pic since it wasn't really fixed & I was all sweaty from the nature walk) I wanted to try something new, so I found something I liked in a magazine & went with it. It's not quite like the pic was but I do like it & really like the bangs.
Today we took a little trip down to Roaring River. We did the nature walk (or let's just say PART of the nature walk) & then went wading down in the creek. We really had a good time. Between Jim goofing off & Dylan's scaredy squeals, we were all laughing so hard we were crying. Here's some of my favorite pics from the day.
All of us...
Dylan watching for crawdads...
Kalli's look after falling in the water...
Oh but then get this... somebody ripped off a plastic window corner thingy off my car while we were there. Don't ask me why - I can't imagine anyone stealing this because they needed one for their Rendevzous. I'm just guessing it was someone just being evil & stupid. Now... to find where I order one of those and it better not cost much!
Hopefully this week goes by quickly. We've now got 12 days left in this apartment so I need to get lots of packing done!
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