Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Phoe Rider

Monday, December 29, 2008


So tonight while we were watching t.v. the dog was either
a.) cold from sitting on the tile floor
b.) needing to invade the cat's space
c.) trying to rid the house of anything cat..

because she jumped into the cat's bed..

Although this picture doesn't it show it to well-this is a 75lb dog in a bed made for maybe a 10lb. or so animal.. as you can see by the second picture..

CRAZY DOG....but quite a laugh..

And then it was time to do some snuggling with the humans..

A chance for a beautiful scrappy kit!!

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More from Ice!

this makes layout 200 for 2008! Heck ya!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lounge Lizard.... and some pages...

Oh it's so nice to have no where to be...
it's 1:45 and I am still in my pj's being lazy. Finished a layout and emptying of the dishwasher were my big goals so far.. Still need a shower and then on to conquer the closet...

Got 4 new pages done in the last few days.....

Friday, December 26, 2008

Lots of goodies today....

Thank you cards to make and send..

and a traditional page..

Thursday, December 25, 2008

I know I've been posting a lot of depressing and down moments lately and I'm very thankful for all that Christmas was BUT why oh why does it have to be my time of the month on Christmas Day????????????

Totally not the most wonderful time of any month or year in my mind.... I've been sick to my stomach all day and now come the lovely cramps. These would also explain why I've been down, moody, and downright grumpy the last few days..

Had to Scrap and

I just had to scrap as right now I want to scream..

Last night was such a wonderful night. For a little bit I was able to forget all that is happening in my life and enjoy the morning. Mom was in a wonderful mood and it was all good. Fast forward to today and grandparents over for leftovers. Mom in a total miserable mood and acting like it. She is so annoyed with my grandparents and my grandma does EVERYTHING for her and she hates it. I decided not to eat and stay in my own little word because well I don't want to deal with everything. I'm sorry but I can't deal with grumpy people...

Christmas Eve!

So I guess I should start at the beginning with dinner first..

Ham, mashed potatoes, and green bean casserole followed by a Publix cake! Yum!
Oh and Spanish Wine

HOLY COW, well should I say Swine! I couldn't believe how much I got for Christmas..

I got so much....

wide format printer---THANK YOU SANTA
Flip video camera! love this, filmed grandparents opening presents!

These are fiber optic lights! Love butterflies!

But honestly the best part of Christmas was giving not receiving.

And I will end with a song filmed with the Flip....

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

And to all a good night...

Nuff said

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


For those of you who left comments yesterday thank you so much for your support! Today was a much better today and we ventured out to the Botanical Gardens down the street with grandma and grandpa...

Will post pics. in the morning.

Monday, December 22, 2008


I'm really frustrated tonight. I started putting pictures on my grandparent's digital photo frame that we are giving them for Christmas.. I found pictures from 2005 when mom, maggie and I went to Georgia on Vacation. We had such a good time. I wish I could go back in time and start over. I look at my mom now and she can hardly talk, she can't walk on her own, she can hardly stand, and she is miserable. She is in pain when she sleeps because her hip bone throbs if she lays on it to long. She can't lay on her back and she is uncomfortable on her other side. Both her and my grandma are loosing weigh. I wish I could give them a few of my pounds and I could lose some weight..
Grandma use to be 120 and is now down to 97.
Mom not really sure, but I would guess she is in the 115 range, and tonight when I was putting lotion on her back I could see her ribs jutting out. I try to put on a brave face, but inside all I want to do is scream. I don't know what to do. Know come January I have internship and I will hardly be home at all. My grandma can't do many of the things I do to help my mom up. Grandma is also very forgetful and very stubborn. She is really against using the Hoyer Lift that could help get mom up.. Aghhhh just not sure what to do...

All these things are racing through my mind. Is she going to waste away in bed when I am not around. Meaning she is going to get weaker and weaker, to the point when I move home she won't have any power to do anything. Do we have to hire someone when/if I get a job so she is not alone and they can help her? In a year or two will she not be able to get up at all or worse than that? Do we keep the house, or do something different.

I've cried silently as I sat on the computer listening to mom moan in her sleep. Then I want to kick myself at 2am when she calls me to help her move around because as soon as I wake up I think gosh all I want is a good night sleep.

Every night this week I've talked to God before I've gone to bed. I've told that I am thankful for everything he has provided for me and that I am extremely lucky and blessed to have had the opportunities I have had. There are so many things that I would give back if only my mom was feeling better. I already lost one parent at 18, I can't lose my other one just yet.. I feel so lost and scared right now....

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Getting Digi with it....

Some fun new digital layouts for a change....

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Sassafras Life at the Pole Contest

Here's my entry for the contest..

I used Sassafras Lass paper & Bazzill Cardstock to cover this Maya Road House! So fun putting it together!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


That was me back in January of this year.. Did I follow any of those resolutions??? Hmm not as much as I would have liked, but I did follow some... I did walk more, lost 5lbs. in the process-personally though I think it was stress related due to internship.. so the less stress part not so much..

just the degree please...

test #3 of the FTCE is over and unofficial I'm not as dumb as I may look. LOL! I unofficially passed. The test gives you 4 hrs and I was done in 2. I actually walked out of the test room and the guy there was like oh are you going to take your break now.. I had a 135 minute test first, a 55 minute break if I wanted it, and then another 90 minutes left for the rest of the test. I told him with a smile no I am done. I kind of felt bad as I was getting my purse from the locker area, because I finished so quickly. I do that though, I don't go back and check every answer. I can't because then I doubt myself.. The language arts and science portions were difficult. The social studies part which I was told was very hard, was not to difficult to me, but a lot of mundane factoids of information. It helps that I'm a history buff at heart. The music part was very tricky and I had to think back to 8th grade music class to generate answers, we didn't learn a darn thing about music in the course I took.. Feel bad for those that didn't take music and don't know what 4/4 time is..

So after I finished I went to the scrapbook store, didn't find much really, and then went to the mall to use my gift card my aunt and uncle got me! Found some great deals!!! Can't wait to wash my new pj's and wear them... If only it would get cold again for them!

Got home to find my mother in a very bad mood. She gets very grumpy after my grandparents are over and it drives me bonkers. I just want to scream like OMG they left, get over it. She's taking a nap right now and I can hear her moaning in her sleep.. It sounds like she is dying and yet I just woke her up to see if she was okay and she's like I'm fine... Freaking me out a bit.

On another note got my school grades--> got 2 A's and a B (reading class where I thought I was getting a C). I got a S in my internship 1 which means satisfactory which is good... so all done with classes now... my final internship does not have a grade attached so my gpa is final.. Not very good really-to much math, economics, and science junk bringing it down.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Home at last, but it feels very stressing...

Tonight we sat down to a dinner of Chilis with the grandparents, mom and my aunt and uncle and cousin. It almost felt like being back in time with family again and remembering stories from the past. It's always good to bring these memories back in the mind of my grandma who is forgetting a lot lately. It's sad how life has changed in the last 7 years... Going from 18 and being totally ready to leave home and go to college, to losing my dad, to moving home, to going to school near home, to moving out and in with my friend, to losing our friendship, to moving into my own apartment, to watching my mom get sick, to now being finished with all my UCF classes and awaiting my internship.. I'm not a big fan of change and the unknown so it's hard for me to be happy the whole college thing is coming to an end but yet I'm happy to as this semester I kept telling myself that I was soooooooooo over school...

The future is so uncertain with my family's health, finding a job, moving home or where ever and trying to figure out how to deal with mom's sickness. It's got me very agitated and upset these last few weeks. It seems like somedays its just better to give up hope. I want to cry and say why? why me? why her? I hate how time is just passing so quickly by....

Sunday, December 14, 2008

12 Random Midnight Thoughts for the 12 days of Christmas that are now 14.

1.) Where does time go?
2.) I hate neighbors who play pounding rock music at midnight when I really want to go to sleep.
3.) Cleaning Sucks
4.) Overwhelming Doom/Anxiety needs to go away.
5.) Aghhhh I hate that I don't know what school I am at yet for internship.
6.) I hate pounding music at midnight.
7.) Will everything fit in the car?
8.) I really want to take my sizzix along so I can play with my new die from Arleen (it's so awesome)
9.) Why must the floor and walls be so thin that I can hear the lyrics to a song being played on the stereo below me?
10.) I'm tired and want to sleep.
11.) My back hurts.
12.) I'm grumpy

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Random Thoughts

Found this on a blog and just wanted to play!

1. Put your iTunes, Windows Media Player, Winamp, etc. on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
4. Put the artist after a dash following the song name.
5. Put any comments in brackets.
6. Tag some lucky people to spread the disease.

How would you describe yourself?
Here it Goes-Jimmy Eat World

How do you feel today?
Stand-Rascal Flats

What is your life’s purpose?
Deeper-Delirious? (Hmmm interesting)

What is your motto?
Firecrackers and Ferriswheels-Blue Country

What do you think about very often?
Whiskey Lullaby---ahhhh that's scary since I don't like whiskey and I'm not at all thinking about the song's main thing...

What is your life story?
This is your life-switchfoot---okay that's kind of cool!

What do you want to be when you grow up?
Faithfully-Journey (oh sweet!)

What will you dance to at your wedding?
I want to live-josh gracin

What will they play at your funeral?
I Kissed A Girl (ummm wow that's interesting!)

What is your hobby/interest?
Pu your records on-corinne bailey rae

If you could do anything right now, what would it be?
pocketful of sunshine-natasha bedingfield

What do you want most of all?
butterfly-mariah carey

What is your greatest fear?
You'll think of me-Keith Urban (hmm another interesting thought)

What is your darkest secret?
Who You'd Be Today-Kenny Chesney (hmm interesting because this song reminds me of something I do keep secret.

What is your favorite thing in the world?
Life is A Highway-Rascal Flatts (travel???)

If you could have one wish, what would you wish for?
Stay with Me-Josh Gracin

What is your theme song?
Sunshine and Summertime-Faith Hill

The next time you hear this song (aside from now, that is), you must dance:
watermelon crawl-tracy byrd (OMG---ahhhh wow)

What would best describe your personality?
Don't Stop-Fleetwood Mac

What do you like in a guy/girl?
Lonely No More-Rob Thomas

What is your life’s purpose?
Dream Big-Ryan Shupe (oh that's so sweet)

What is your motto?
So Long, Farewell from sound of music

What do your friends think of you?
Disturbia-Rihanna (LOL--that's so funny)

What do you think about very often
Everybody-Keith Urban

What is 2+2?
It's Not My Time-3 Doors Down

What do you think of your best friend?
She will be loved-maroon 5

What do you think of the person you like?
Just A Dream-Carrie Underwood (that's sad)

How will you die?
Only Time-Enya (ahhh ouch)

What is the one thing you regret?
Better Days-Goo Goo Dolls

What makes you laugh?
Unwriten-Natasha Bedingfield

What makes you cry?
Find your wings-mark harris

Will you ever get married?
What say you-travis tritt

If someone says “Is this okay” you say?
if I never see your face again-maroon 5/rihanna

If you could go back in time, what would you change?
Anyway-Martina McBride (that's perfect)

Elfing Fun!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

IT'S DONE!!!!!!!!!!


Saturday, December 6, 2008


Feel the need to clean and purge things, so I have a HUGE stack of paper to sell off. I tried making some mini videos of the collections/bundles I am selling. Not sure it is working so going to try this one and go from there, otherwise there will be pictures to show instead...

I'm really all for best offer + shipping-which of course will depend on how much you want and it's weight..

Friday, December 5, 2008

Downtown Disney

Suzanne and I had such a great time at Downtown Disney. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe before going to see La Nouba! It was an awesome show!

Here's a bit about the show..
The show name La Nouba originates from the French phrase “faire la nouba,” which means to party, to live it up. It is a world where dreams and reality intertwine as the urban and circus worlds meet on stage. Blending acrobatics, dazzling choreography, whimsical characters and live music, La Nouba stimulates our imagination from beginning to end.

Heading over to the other side of Downtown Disney for dinner via boat!

we got to sit next to the fishies!!! Good thing neither of us ordered their friends....
Drinks first though!!!

Then Dinner!

Headed back over for the show, sunset in back of


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Starbucks Anyone?

So I had to celebrate the end of the worst class EVER! I don't have words to describe my hate of this particular class only to say that the school I go to added it in to the new catalog year to add an extra piece of junk to our load...

So anyway to celebrate I grabbed some Starbucks! Maggie May decided to join in....
It was yummy!
Wait is there more down here?