Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Snow, Snow, and more SNOW!!

I have been in Texas way too long! I am freezing up here, and we're only in Indiana! This weekend we will be futher north in Michigan! Right now there is about 6 inches of snow on the ground, so I am glad that I packed my boots. But I need warmer socks, so Wal-Mart here I come. I will post pictures later once they are developed so that you all can see.

Also, check out my other blog for news on my 2nd interview request. I'm so excited! If you have any advice, please e-mail me!!

Catch ya later!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Tomorrow is graduation!

Well, I have left San Antonio for graduation, then North for Christmas, then on to D.C. We are staying at an R.V. park with my parents near TWU. Picked up the tickets for the ceremony, ironed my outfit, picked up my cap and gown. I can't wait until tomorrow. I just hope the weather is better than today. Rainy and grey and cold. Fun!

I'll post pictures of graduation soon!!

Sunday, December 9, 2007


I just turned in my last final exam!! I am so done with school! It's been a long and grueling two years, but totally worth it now that I will officially be a librarian. I can't wait to get out to D.C. and find a job. Check out my other blog for job hunting progress: http://jobhuntinglibrarian.blogspot.com/.

Now, since school is finished, I have to pack up my house, attend graduation, finish the Christmas shopping, visit folks in Michigan, find a place to live in D.C., and get a job! Not too much, eh?

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Good-bye San Antonio Public Library!!

Well, tomorrow is my last day working for the Central branch of the San Antonio Public Library. I have been there for 2 1/2 years, working in the Reference and Readers' Advisory department. I had a lot of fun there, working in such a unique place. Here are some pics from my time at SAPL! Enjoy!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I am so LAZY!!

I have three days off, three days to get stuff done. What do I do? NOTHING!! Yesterday I sat around reading and watching T.V. all day. Today, so far, the same. I have tomorrow off as well, but I have no choice, I have a Weight Watchers meeting to go to, though I probably gained. I can't stop eating! Maybe that is because I'm LAZY!! Just wanted to get that out! Later!

Friday, November 9, 2007

I have another blog...

I created another blog for my job hunting in the D.C. area. Please check it out and make comments! It's for librarians, but as my friends, it would be nice if you visited and left me a note!!!

I decided to start this because job hunting sucks. I need an outlet for my triumphs and disasters. I want to share what I have learned in all of this so that others are not discouraged when it takes forever to hear back!! When I applied in San Antonio, it took them 8 months to call me for an interview. 8 freaking months!! So, I'm in for a long and bumpy ride. A blog was the perfect solution!!

So please check it out!! Job Hunting Librarian

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Working with teens...

A co-worker at SAPL left for Nashville a couple of weeks ago and I am filling in for her in the teen department, Youth{Wired}. I'll be here 3 days out of 5, helping at the desk and with programs. Great chance for me to get some experience with teens and to become more comfortable with them. You can visit their website here, and they have a Flickr page too. It's a fun department with some great kids. Tonight we are making earrings, for Halloween. Too bad the skull beads didn't get here in time 'cause the boys might have made some too. Oh well.

Trying to catch up on homework today. Reading The Complete Maus by Art Spiegelman, a graphic novel about a Holocaust survivor. It won a pulitzer prize. It's really good, and it's a true story. The author just made the characters mice instead of humans. People thought he was crazy for creating this but it started a lot of talk about graphic novels. This book has two stories in it, A Survivor's Tale and Here My Troubles Began. If you have never picked up a graphic novel, this is a good one, very easy to follow, and very interesting.

So, my life consists of homework, work, more homework, and latenight games to relax my brain. I like playing Stronghold. You get to build stuff in it. You also have to fight using an army, but I'm finally getting the hang of it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

I've been tagged!!

I've been tagged by Pamela and ScrapnMO!! Check out their blogs if you get a chance!!

Here are the rules of tagging:
1) You link to your 'tagger' & post the rules:
2) Share 7 facts about yourself - random/weird
3)Tag 7 people & link to them
4) Leave comments on their blogs, so they know they've been tagged.

7 Facts about me:

I am in grad school at Texas Woman's University, working for a Master's in Library Science. I will graduate December 15th, 2007.

I have a perforated eardrum right now, from having a cold while flying back from D.C. 2 weeks ago. It hurts like a son of a gun!!

I go to Weight Watchers every week and have lost 29 lbs. this year!! Go me!!

I have a tattoo of a sun next to my belly button. Got it when I was 18, in a dorm room for only $20!!

I've had my ears pierced a gazillion times, only to have them close up in no time. The last time I wore post earrings was at my wedding, almost 10 years ago!!

I am moving to D.C. this December. I will miss all of my friends in San Antonio. But I plan to come back for visits, especially if I get cheap airline tickets!!

I don't blog as often or visit message boards as often anymore 'cause of school. But watch out 'cause when I get settled in D.C. next year, I'll be back!! I can't wait to start scrappin' again too!! YEA!!

Here are the seven people that I am tagging:

YA YA Princess
Mantha Anne

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Greetings from D.C!!

Just wanted to post some pics of the trip so far. The pinning ceremony was last Friday. Then we did a bit of sight seeing over the weekend with his family.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Scrappin'

Had a great weekend, scrapping with my friends at my house. 4 days of scrapping!! Here are the layouts and cards that I made. Thanks for looking!!

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Day at the Dog Park

Last week we took Finn to the dog park near our house. There weren't any other dogs there but he had fun running around sniffing everything in sight!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

What's the special occasion??

NOTHING! Can I dress up just for the hell of it? I mean, I do work at a place where we have to look decent, professional, fitting our "business" environment. When I wear skirts nobody bats an eye, but wear a dress? I get asked about 50 times during the day what the occasion is.

Know what is funny, though? I felt ugly putting this dress on so I went and got my face waxed so I could look like a girl again, and I repainted my toenails, and even put on lip gloss??!! Something about wearing this makes me want to do more. Wish I had some eye liner!!

So, nothing new here, just trying to get school paid for by Friday, find someplace to stay in D.C. for 7 adults, all with different lengths of stay, and buy airline tickets by this weekend too. It's crazy! I remember how poor I was after going to D.C. last time, even with it getting reimbursed. Now, it's my own money, and I'm staying for 11 nights!! Killer hotel bill. May try to stay with friends or something while there. We'll see.

Gotta get on the ball and scrap some in the next two days. I have some challenges that I want to enter, but I haven't been in the mood. Tired everyday after work, just want to go read a book and sleep. Have a lot of books checked out at the library, too many to read. My eyes are bigger than my....brain?? LOL! I think I have 39 checked out right now. It's like a small mountain next to my bed. And, school is starting next Monday, and I already have a huge reading list. I've read one already from the list, and decided to try and read a required book every other time I read. That way I can read from my mountain as well as for school.

Found a new inspiration challenge this week, on Crystal Jeffrey Rieger's blog. Basically you use a small blank journal and follow her prompts each week. Check it out here:

Weekly Challenge Intro
Week #1 Prompt

Very similar concept as Ali E's Daily Something and Emily Falconbridge's Deck of Me. Check it out 'cause you'll be hooked.

Monday, August 20, 2007

New Daily Somethings

8/19/07 - The background was done on Photoshop. I uploaded some new brush sets that were doodles and other cool things, then I printed it on some Scenic Route lined paper. Looks like I did it by hand! The black letters are Heidi Swapp. Love my Photoshop!!

8/18/07 - Did this one on Photoshop as well, just a picture of my bored dog! When I'm lazy, he's bored.

08/17/07 - Hate working Fridays! This one was full of problems, like leaky ceilings, ruined magazines, etc.

08/16/07 - Floods all over San Antonio!! It was a crazy day, with record rainfall.

8/16/07 - RAK from Tami - I got a card in the mail from a tallyscrapper, it was so cool! I had to scrap it as my Daily Something!

8/15/07 - Ice Cream Everyday!! That should say it all!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Grades are IN!!!!!!

I did it, I got A's in both classes!! Wooo Hooo!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

DONE!! (until next semester)

WHEW!! I finished the summer semester! Wow, the last couple of weeks have been hectic! And it's about to get busier, with preparing for next semester (the final one), getting ready for a trip to D.C., looking for a job in the D.C. area, trying to scrap as much as possible with friends before I leave, getting ready to move, etc. There is a lot to do. It's hard to think about sometimes, hurts the brain, you know!! ;)

Anyway, just wanted to announce the end of term papers, and to load my latest Daily Something pages.

8/14/2007 - Determination

8/13/2007 - Last Paper of Semester!

8/12/2007 - Chained to my Desk

Sunday, August 12, 2007









It's 3 freaking A.M.! As in morning, as in "I should be in bed asleep, not writing this damn paper!!" I hate this class, this paper, this everything!! It's due in less than 12 hours, and I have leave for work in 5 hours. Oh goodie!!

Right now I have a heat pack on my neck, tryng to loosen it up, make it stop hurting. Did some yoga stretches, worked out my shoulders/neck/back a bit. All this while doing laundry!!

4 more minutes until my break is over. *sigh*

I'm so tired right now, I feel drugged. I've taken a ton of Tylenol today (don't worry, not over 8 pills in 24 hours), so it may be working, but I still ache.

Anyway, 2 minutes left. Hope you all slept nice and comfy in your soft beds. ;)

Off to strain my brain and neck more.

FYI - Got 100% on that other paper I turned in last Friday. Very cool.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Daily Somethings

Here are some of my new layouts for my daily something scrap journal. I take a bit of time each day to tell about something that happened that day.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Daily Something Challenge

Ali Edwards has started something called "Daily Something" where you tell a story of something big or small that happened to you that day. It can have pictures or not, you can journal a lot or very little, and you shouldn't spend more than 10 minutes on it.

Here is her ezine, AEZine, where the details are listed. She also started a Flickr group called Daily Something so that everyone can share their creations.

This page is to remember the promotion that my husband received yesterday!! I'm a bit sad because he won't be wearing his "crackerjack" anymore, the traditional sailor uniform. This page shows one of his jumpers, and the memories it holds. Thanks for looking!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

He got promoted!!

My husband made CHIEF!! Now he is an E-7 in the Navy, which means better money, better retirement, etc.!!!! I was worried because if this didn't happen, he talked about getting out of the Navy. That is really scary for me because the military is our safety net, you know? They will be there for us, in almost any situation.

But, don't have to worry about that now! He'll be in for another 11 years now, so he is halfway to retirement.

Now I'll get to go to his pinning ceremony in D.C. next month, and his parents will be there too. I can't wait!

For him, the next 6 weeks will be a Chief boot camp, so it's a good thing we are apart right now 'cause I'd never see him if we were together!

So, YEA!! I just wanted to share my news!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Yuck, yuck, yuck!!

I have two papers due on FRIDAY!! Everyday, the deadline gets closer, and I start to get frantic!! Sometimes, as I'm thinking of my papers, I'm like, "no problem, you've done this before, you have the bones in your head, etc." But as I do research, I realize that it will take forever!!! I don't know if I can handle it, and I don't know if my neck can handle it!! My headaches are more frequent now, due to the neck aches. Will I be able to push myself the next 3 days to get them done??

If I can just survive this week, I'm gonna relax and bake on Saturday, while doing some scrapbooking. Maybe I'll take pics of me baking. But, can't think of that now. Too distracting!! (like blogging isn't distracting!! HA!!)

So, all my friends out there, I apoligize if I am short and testy this week. On top of school issues, I have PMS.

LOL! Wish me luck!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

Lovin' this site!!

I am loving this site!! Since I have been a member, I have been given 3 Kudos for my layouts! They are all so nice, just wish I didn't have homework, or I would be chatting on there more often! Thanks ladies!!

Click here to see their site: Scrapbooker's Clubhouse

Click here to see my Kudos layouts: White House, Smile, and Beautiful Girls.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

My weekend of scrapping...

Went to a friend's house for her 2-day birthday crop. Many of my friends were there and we had a blast. These were the layouts that I did. My favorites are the top two using the Love Elsie papers. I am so in love with those!!