Sunday, August 30, 2009


It's hard to believe that the weekend is just about over. I was up way too early today. I started my tomato sauce and it is still simmering...until it is all said and done, I will have about fifteen quarts. I will know tonight if it's a hit or not as we are having pasta for supper.

I also went over to my sister Kathy's house later in the morning. She had her grandson Aiden for the night. So, off I went to do a mini photo shoot of the two of them. I tell you, Aiden is such a ham and at that adorable and precious age. He is turning one this week and so darn cute. I just love my little nephew.

It's been calm here at the house. The prince is back at college and that is a nice feeling. The tension has lifted, the bellyaches are gone, but still working on cohesion. HEALING takes a LONG time. It's a process.

Tomorrow, the kiddos are back to school and I am in full teacher swing. It's back to a schedule, packed lunches and no naps. I sure am going to miss my afternoon naptime.

Here's to the rest of the week of having beautiful weather and finally, fresh air in the house!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


The last two days I was at inservice. They were long and boring days. Now mind you, I know it's time to get back to school and a routine, but at least have me go to inservice where the sessions have something to do with my teaching assignment. Needless to say, it was a wasted two days! So, tomorrow is my first official day of school. 183 more days to go...

Here's to a good night's sleep.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

just sketchy...

new LO and new sketch site...I just found this really cool website that is devoted to card sketches. Since I am in LO mode right now, I am going to use their card sketches and interpret them for LO's. I missed the deadline for their first challenge, but better late than never. Check the site out at

So it's Saturday. I was up early this morning. I made tons of stuffed peppers for the freezer and a huge container of fresh salsa. It took me all morning but well worth it. I am ready to relax for the remainder of the day. I am hoping to scrap this evening because it will keep me out of trouble!

Here's to a relaxing evening and a cool refreshing glass of iced tea!

Friday, August 21, 2009

it's here...

Well, it's the last weekend before school starts for another year. I spent the day scrapping with Aymee. We decided to join forces and crop again because it might be awhile until we get together for some good old girl time. It was another fun day. I was able to complete one LO and got a good start on another LO. My Alaska photos are on hold for a while...just need time to scrap for me right now. I will post tomorrow when I can photograph my LO in the natural light.

The prince left to go to his GF's house for the weekend. I am doing the happy dance. That means no tension in the house for the next two days. And then, Wednesday he leaves for school. I might even do the happy dance naked! LOL There will be no tears shed at this house. He has not done one bit of preparation for school. And you know what? I DON'T CARE! I can hardly wait for him to leave. I guess he has been too busy laying across the bed watching cartoons.

Here's to a cooking kind of day tomorrow: stuffed peppers for the freezer and homemade fresh salsa.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I'm back...

Yesterday was a good day. One of my good friends Aymee came to my house and we scrapped the day away. It was so good to reconnect and have some good ole girl time. I think it was just what the doctor ordered. It certainly got my mind off of things. I just wish she lived closer. I only completed one LO and it actually was a scraplift of one of her LO's. That girl sure has some major talent! Thanks Aymee for a great day!

Here's to running errands for the rest of the morning and standing up for yourself!

Monday, August 17, 2009

6 days...

but who is counting? It is hard to believe that I only have six days left of my summer vacation. Where did the time go? I have been frantically preparing my classroom for another school year. I am still not done. I like to get everything
DONE so I am ahead of the game. Once school starts, it seems like there are ALWAYS small tasks that need to be completed. Once August 26th rolls around, I will be starting the countdown until the next summer vacation. LOL It just seems that the older I get, the more difficult it is to return back to school.

This Wednesday my good friend Aymee is coming to my house to scrap for the day. I am so ready for some girl time. We sure have fun when we are together. We share, we laugh, we eat, we crop and we vent. We are like two peas in a pod.

Here's to getting rid of that frog that has been hanging around our pond. I know he is looking to eat our baby fishies.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

quick one

This is just a quick LO put together for a kit at my LSS. Photos were from a trip to Maine last summer. Enjoy...

Here's to air conditioning!