Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wedding of the Year...and You Are Invited!

I've got a personal invitation for all you scrappers out there to the wedding of the year, and you can bring as many guests as you like, our venue has no limits!
Dress is casual, so even jammies are acceptable. Hope to see you all there!
(click on invitation if you need a larger view).

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Still Kicking...and Screaming (just a little)

Not bad, it hasn't been a month since my last post so I am improving.

Things progressing, Paul still off work with this latest lay-off but I haven't killed him yet (thankfully many of my Lovebug gals have generously offered their help with bail money if it becomes necessary).

Busy, busy de-junking the house, tons of stuff headed to the dump and a smaller portion being set aside for a garage sale, yes I swear I am actually going to have one this year, not just talk about it.

A few new layouts done last week and hopefully some more this weekend if the crop goes off as planned, not looking promising but maybe I'll scrap anyway LOL

Mother's Day was awesome. Logan made breakfast complete with pancakes and put hair on your chest coffee...too visual for ya? Too bad

Carly wrote a poem and made me some nice little crafts (pictures coming later, I promise)

Evan wrote me this touching letter, not sure if I should be offended by the order of his comments, but he assures me that he only wrote them in the order they occurred to him...

Here's a few layouts as I mentioned, and that's it for now. Have a wonderful day everyone.

See...I didn't even complain and whine too much, we are making progress, are we not?

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Good's been a month?

Okay so I see it's been over a month since my last post, and not due to lack of anything going on, it's been crazy.

Where to begin?

My BIL and my sister were both having some medical issues that were awaiting testing and I don't mind admitting NOW that I was scared out of my mind. Thank God tests have finally been done and confirmed and for all appearances things are well, no major issues, major annoyances to the both of them, but nothing life threatening, so I am going to glory in that.

Oh, and Paul is now officially laid off. Domtar announced in April that there would be a 10 week layoff for most employees (staff and a handful of others are working) so we will be struggling through financially until he gets back to work on July 6th (notice that "until" and not "if"...aren't I a trusting soul!). So far I have not killed him, haven't even really felt the urge yet which surprises me, but it's only been 1 week so far, I'm sure he will annoy the crap out of me any day.

Carly has learned to ride a 2-wheeler..well sort of...she did and then she had a few little accidents. The first she fell down in to our drainage ditch, and came out soaking wet covered in weird little "hitchhiker" kind of things and smelling not so fresh. The second was a tad more serious. She fell on the pavement and as she puts it "did a face plant". She split her lip pretty bad and chipped her 2 front teeth, but only slightly. Dentist was able to file them a bit and smooth them out, might need fillings later but we'll look at that again later he says, no immediate attention required.

Evan had decided his scooter is WAY cooler than his bike so he has been practicing faithfully every evening, of course the price of this is his brand new shoes, only the right foot though, he tells me that real scooter riders have steel-toed sneakers so they can stop..who knew? Not me.

Logan has finished bowling and finished an amazing project for the Historica Fair. he did the 100th Anniversary of 5-Pin bowling in Canada. Unfortunately he didn't get to advance to the next round of competition (my fault of course since it seems that Paul and I are some of the few parents who believe that the students should do their own work and not use) but he received an "A" on it and is rightfully proud of himself for doing it himself.

I'm busy putting together a just for fun crop for Dryden and area scrappers (I don't know that many, but my scrappy friend Sue does LOL), going to be a small gathering, I'm hoping about 12, just a bunch of us getting together without anybody pressuring you to buy anything or do anything "their" way...I won't mention names but locals will know who I am talking about.

I've been a bit under the weather myself but am finally beginning to feel better, I think the stress of family health issues and the uncertainty of Paul's job just finally caught up with me. I am coping better now and have regained my "I can't do a freaking thing about it, so I won't worry about it" status so things are on the upswing for sure.

Will come back later (yes I promise it will be in less than a month) with some new layouts and some info about the next fun event we are planning at Lovebug.
Rachel came up with the MOST brilliant idea and I think it is going to be a hoot!