Wednesday, August 27, 2008

And they're off!

School started today for my older kids.
No one was thrilled - but didn't they all look cute in their uniforms?

After we sent them off, I headed off to the dentist. I had a filling that broke and needed fixing. I came home with the left side of my face numb and a crooked smile for hours. I felt like Mary Jo Buttafuco. Remember her?

It was nothing a nap couldn't fix, which was a good thing, since I needed to work on some DT stuff for MOSD. I still need to finish a few pages, but I wanted to share a peek!

This is the Hip to be Square mini. It is a 6x6 with 2 acrylic covers and 6 chipboard pages. I had fun with this one! It is about our day at the Mystic Aquarium a few weeks back.

Speaking of MOSD, have you heard about the guest DT contest? Becky Fleck has designed an exclusive sketch for us. Click
here to find out more!

My hubby and I watched this movie for the first time last night:

It was the best of both worlds - goofy stupid guy humor mixed with enough romance to make me say, "awwwwwww" LOL. I admit, I'm months to years behind the general population in movie viewing. Unless it's by Disney or Pixar, then we've seen it. Anyway, I give this movie two thumbs up. Not for those who are offended by raunchy words or humor.

I have a couple of toots to share. The first, a guest instructor position at my LSS, New England Scrapbook Company. I'm going to do a layout class in October and an acrylic mini album class in December. I'm really excited- they said my style was very different than anyone they have teaching currently. I'm a bit nervous, but can't wait to give it a go!

Second, I learned yesterday that Scrapbook News & Review ezine is requesting an altered canvas I made for my little guy. Very cool! Look for it in the September issue!

Okay, so this post is getting a little long, so I'll say C-ya!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Saying goodbye to summer

Well, this week was a wonderful whirlwind, trying to fit in some last bits of fun in the sunshine.
Monday, we went to a local amusement park - that's me, C, B and R on the Zoomerang moments before the first big drop. It's a crazy fast upside down corkscrew that goes both forwards and backwards along the track. This was Bren & Ryan's first upside down ride and they LIKED it!

Tuesday was Mike's company picnic. Mike manned a tie dye station. None of us had ever done a tie dye before, so it was pretty cool. We all look like a bunch of hippies now, LOL!

Speaking of hippies... On Wednesday, Mike and I went to the Allman Brothers & Ratdog concert. It was a gorgeous evening under a covered outdoor arena. It's great to get out just as a couple once and a while.

I spent my day Thursday chauffering the kids around to friends houses and gymnastics. We ate at a chinese restaurant named Green Tea. It was, by far, the most delicious Chinese food I've ever had. We will definitely be going back there again!

I packed the kids up for a day at the local lake on Friday. Tommy always makes sand "soup" for me:

The older kids splashed and played Marco Polo.

Days like this make me wish summer could last forever!

Hope you all had a great week!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Where oh where did my mojo go?

If you've seen it, send it back my way, okay?
I am jonesing to scrap, but have had zilch for time this week.
I worked a crazy on/off, on/off, on/off schedule this week, so any spare moments I've had are trying to have fun with the kids or sleeping. I don't normally work that type of schedule, but the floor was short staffed and I needed the extra money.
So I went. Night shifts are much easier when you do a few in a row. Being on then off wreaks havoc with my body.
And to be honest, tonight I feel crabby. I know I'm crabby. Even the kids told me I'm crabby. I feel bad about it. I remember growing up and secretly rolling my eyes when I thought my parents were being unreasonably grumpy. I'm sure my kids did that to me today.
I'm certain a good portion of my frustration is due to lack of sleep. But I also am itching to play with my paper and pictures. I just need some "me" time. Do you ever get like that?
Oh well, tomorrow's another day. We're going to a local amusement park for our annual end of summer family day. The kids are looking forward to it and I'm sure I'll get to take lots of pictures.
Okay, whine over. I'm headed up to bed. Wake me up sometime next week, okay?