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!!