Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sing Hallelujah!!!

OM Goodness !!!!!!! Taxes are done! finally ! Not another word about it....LOL

So how has everyone been? You know what i've been doing...LOL...oops, sorry, i said not another word.
I was away for a week in May--had our week at Deerhurst. Loved it! The weather was not very nice most days, but hey, the view was spectacular and so was the peacefulness. I managed to make 10 cards! Thats pretty good for i made some for a class that i ended up teaching at Younique Counrty Retreat. I also made the cards for the next class, one for a previous supervisor of mine, one for an order, and i made some for special people in my life! It was a great week that went by much to quickly. My friends from Ottawa came down at the beginning of the week until tuesday
which was nice to spend time with them. Lise and i scrapbooked for hours on end!!
Bella and Chevy are growing like weeds...Im afraid to weigh Chevy--it feels like you are picking up a watermelon when you lift him! Boy what does that kitty eat when im not around?! And Bella, well, she watches her girly figure...she is still light as a feather. Wish i had her metabolism !! And no signs that there will be any 'babies' any time soon. Chevy is too shy.......LOL
On a sad note, my parents beloved Schnauzer, Russell(with 2 L' passsed away a week ago. It was rather sudden. He jumped off the bed during the night and wanted to go out for a pee... My dad let him out the sliding door and noticed he was walking funny. When he came in he couldnt jump back on the bed and just fell over--his back end completely paralized. Frantically they waited until the Vets office opened and took him in. They did xrays and nothing was broken-spine nor hip. They took blood to run some tests and had to wait 24 hours for the results. The longest 24 hours i think my parents spent. Unfortunately that did not show much information other than it showed some "unusual" signs in the liver. By then poor Russell was now showing signs of stiffness in his front legs as well. Needless to say, they sent Russell to heaven that afternoon. Life for my parents is just not the same without him. Understandably.... he was their child. He spoke to them--and you think im kidding! Im not! He brought them a toy for different things--when he wanted to play, or eat, or go out---always a different toy. He sure gave them 12 and a half wonderful years. We all miss Russell(with 2 L's as Dad always says...) R.I.P Russell... run and play and frolic.... til we meet again............

We also found out that Neil's son and girlfriend are expecting a baby at the end of September...! Jeff is sooooo excited to be a Daddy... and they found out its a girl-- so Jeff already put Tinkerbell in her room!! Of course starting out with children right away will make life a little more difficult, but he is so excited and focused on being a dad, that its nice to see him this way. And kids are always a blessing. I cant wait!!

I best be off to get ready. Its noon and although i must admit i had a pretty productive morning already, I really should get myself cleaned up and get out and enjoy this glorious day! Hope you all enjoy it!~ Dont forget to pop by Jacquelines blog!! (link in the previous post of mine)

toodles for now~!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hello again!!

Hey!! How is everyone?? Quick update: have the truck back-- feels good to have my baby back! Lol !! There are some bugs still to get worked out. Geez! What on earth did
they do to it? How did they drive it?! I will never
know... But thank goodness the insurance will still cover some if the repairs that are popping up! Great insurance company!! ( state farm btw)
anyhoo-- a friend has a new blog-- check it
out! She is also hosting a blog candy give away!! Very cool!! So here is her blog addy:

stop by and give her some luurv and don't forget to wish her an early happy bday!! :)

And I will try to update more often..
Oh wait-- a quick note-- I am teaching classes at Younique Retreat!! Check it out! :)

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Recovering from Scrapfest

whew! I survived another scrapfest !!! I cant believe it's come and gone--I could turn around and do it all over again... I love hanging with friends doing what i love to do. My only complaint for the weekend is that it was FREEZING in there !! OY vey!! It didnt help that i fogot a jacket the first night. I was sure not to make that mistake for the second day.
Karen had some great games for people to play, we had Canada's largest make n take ! And there were great prizes given out~ they would have been nicer had i actually won one of them, but i suppose there is always next year! LOL
Once i remember how to load pics up to this i will show you the two cards i made. Yea, yea, i know--i was shocked i actually got TWO done as well !! LMBO !! well, and half of another one too i suppose. hee hee. now i donwt want to part with either of them. ;)
A couple friends of mine went to Memories Manor this weekend. It would have been nice to have them at Scrapfest, but im sure they had a wonderful time in Michigan. I cant wait to hear all about their weekend. I wonder how many cards/layouts they got done??
Good heavens, its only 830pm and im yawning already. Must be a sign of too much fun at Scrapfest. Hope you are ok Sandie! (Sandie went to sit down and the welding broke on the chair and the leg gave way...and she went down!! Im glad she didnt get hurt--it could have been so much worse!) HOpe you had fun Sandie !! How's your copic colouring coming along? Have we created another copaholic? :)
hope everyone enjoyed themselves!!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Houston..! We have a tote!!!!!!

Yeeeehaaaawwww !!! Perserverence DOES pay off! I called around and then called around some more until i found a store in Thornhill that had a tote left identical to the one i had stolen. Thanks Lori for suggesting i call the Toronto area, it worked!! I was so excited when the clerk was describing the one they had to me over the phone---and the more she spoke, the more it sounded identical to mine! YAY! I wasted no time--We went that night right after work. AND.......even managed to find another one in a different part of Toronto for Janet--now THAT i call LUCKY!! yay for us !!
So of course I have started to replace my stuff that was stolen. It sure adds up fast! I have replaced most of the tools...quite a few stamps...but not all yet. I have yet to replace a trimmer, all my ribbon, the paper that was taken,and a few odds and ends. That is just the scrapbooking stuff. There is still a car charger for my phone and Blue tooth...garage door opener, purse... I'm glad to have my truck back, well, sort of. It feels wierd sometimes when i think of the person that sat behind the wheel trying to run me down. But then it feels good to be driving a familiar vehicle, and a truck that i enjoy driving too....
Karma will get those that stole my truck-- somehow, someway Karma will manifest itself in their lives and make them pay for what they did. I know this to be true.
So!! Scrapfest is just a couple weeks away. I am really looking forward to it ! A friend i havent seen in AGES is coming... It will be nice to see her again. I should probably hold off on buying too much more...there might be some deals to be had at Scrapfest!
I think i best head off to bed. I have to get up earlier tomorrow to take my truck to the dealership to have it checked out for a vibration... I really dont like having to get up early in the! oh well, it must be done.
I hope i get a chance to sit and make some cards this long weekend.I have some ideas for cards and i best get them started or the idea will fly right out of my wee brain. lol..
Off to bed i go!
Sleep well all.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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This is a card i made for one of Neil's good friends. It reads: "youth is not a number"..."it's an attitude". He got a kick out of it :)
I have a few more to make..I plan on making card sets for gifts--geez, if it takes me any longer to make just one card, i wont have these set done until the turn of the century ~~ ! LOL

So just how hard can it be to find a scrapbooking tote??????

Seems this tote of mine that was stolen along with the truck, is next to impossible to find!!! I'm afraid it is being discontinued...I cannot find it anywhere!! I have emailed the manufacturer 3x! and not one response. Well tomorrow they are going to get the wrath of frustrated Moni. If the darn thing is discontinued--then i will suggest that they remove it from being used in the 'header' of their website! Thats just not fair. Boy, i sure hope i manage to find it SOMEWHERE. I have checked several US stores on line... even EBay. NOTHING. I cant even find one that compares. I do not want a tote with all the elastic loops inside--those are the most useless things ever! This one was nice--it was lined with velcro closed pockets in the outside compartments. **sigh**... i miss my tote..... :)
Ok, enough of the sad story of my tote.
I made a couple cards--one was for Neil's friend's birthday and the other for my sister's bday. And since i am such a boob when it comes to computer looks like my pictures are in a post of their own... LOL
Thanks for stopping by!
have a cheery day--
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This is a card i made for my sister's bday. She is a Yoga instructor :) The card reads: "ommmm"...My gosh it's your birthday! Corny, but cute :)
I hope she likes it!

Monday, March 22, 2010

A great ending to what an INSANE Monday!

Holy Dina!! I think today was just as busy as the Friday of March break!! it was nuts! we were full from the time we opened up until 4pm..then we finally started to see the crowd dissipate. Jolly and I did not get out of there until 5:45pm (we normally close at 5 and get out around 5:10) The day certainly went by lickidy-split I tell ya!
It never fails though, on the day you are in a bit of a rush, you dont get out of work on time... but it all worked out. I was to meet my family at a restaurant in Kitchener to enjoy a dinner of fish and chips. ( i was only a little bit late) My Mom, Dad, oldest sister, her eldest daughter and fiance, her youngest daughter and her boyfriend, one of my other sister's daughter and Neil even managed to make it to the Whale and Ale in Kitchener. We enjoyed the food, the company and had some laughs. My Dad may be 76, but still is a little mischievious boy inside. You're a stinker Dad! LOL I really enjoyed our supper too--the food was fabulous!
oh my word........BElla !!!!! Chevy !!!! GET OFF THE TABLE !!!!! (brb.......)sheesh...LOL...
I had put some scrapbook items in a store's garage sale this past Saturday. I didnt do too badly :) I will be able to use the gift certificate amount to help replace some of my items that were stolen. Some of my friends put items in there too-- I hope they did really well!
It might be time to go get the two little stinkers and head off to bed. I am nodding off !(good thing computers dont have think i may have snored a time or two as well! )
ok, enjoy your day... im off to bed !!


Sunday, March 21, 2010

Lazy Sunday....

So now that it's 9pm and i am about to watch the Proposal again...I am feeling guilty for having a lazy Sunday! LOL..I have NO idea why I was up so early today, but i was...(awake at 7 and finally got up at 730am after going to bed at 2am!) So before i knew it Neil got up around 1030am. I let him sleep in as Sunday is truly his only day of rest. And before long after we had our Sunday morning coffee together, it was time to go meet Dianne. After which i returned home an hour later to change back in to comfies and spent the entire afternoon on the computer. In between dozing i posted some stamps i have for sale on Kijiji. So i'm not kidding when i say it was a lazy Sunday. I really should have cleaned the house...but that's over rated anyways isnt it? (lol, glad my Mom doesnt read this!)
As i am typing this out and waiting for the Proposal to start at 930, i am watching the tail end of a STUPID movie ~ good heavens!! how on earth do these movies ever get made?!!!! The guy from "Knocked Up" played in it and from i could tell played a Mall cop. DUMB DUMB DUMB !!! Who thinks of these stupid plots, and then who is mindless enough to pay for it to be made?? It's painful to sit and watch them.
Ok, now i am realizing even more that it is 930pm on a Sunday and i don't wanna go to work tomorrow!! i dont wanna--i dont wanna--i dont wanna!
Ok, the Proposal is starting momentarily. So im going to sign off. I thought i had taken pictures of some recent cards i made to post on here...guess i was dreaming. So as soon as i take the pics, i will share them on here. :)
thanks for stopping by!
Have a Cheery Monday!