Thursday, May 31, 2007

More questions...

Got this from the next blog in SBA ring (Diana)

OOPS! I guess I missed this one:
What were you doing 10 years ago?

I was working at the university part-time and volunteering in my sons' classes and library.

What were you doing 1 year ago?

Attending tons of bridal showers and behaving on South Beach (we had 5 weddings in my family last yr.).

Five snacks you enjoy:

1) Chips and salsa & guacamole
2) Cheese & pepperoni
3) green apples (with peanut butter)
4) Popcorn
5) spinach squares

Five songs that you know all the lyrics:

1) American Pie
2) Other side of the World (KT Tunstall)
3) What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love & Understanding (E. Costello)
4) Interstate Love Song (Stone Temple Pilots)
5) Give me One Reason (Tracy Chapman)

Five things you would do if you were a millionaire:

1) Get on the next cruise ship
2) Build a dream house
3) Buy my boys both a brand new car
4) Buy my mom a condo
5) Shop, shop, shop 'til I drop!

Five bad habits:

1) Being picky
2) Trying to micromanage my boys sometimes
3) Snapping at my mom over stupid things
4) Eating too much (this week is the start of a new chapter on the beach!!)
5) Trying to be a perfectionist.

Five things you like doing:

1) Scrapbooking
2) Stamping
3) Reading books
4) Blogging
5) Shopping

Five things you would never wear again:

1) One of those sizzler dresses I wore in high school (way too short with matching panties?)
2) Tube tops
3) Bikinis
4) Turtlenecks (only for snowmobiling frigid cold temps)
5) hats (my head is too big and they look ridiculous)

Five favorite toys:

1) stamp/scrap things
2) ditto
3) ditto
4) ditto
5) Yahtzee or Mille Borne

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm about to burst....

Tomorrow is the day the major announcement will be made at work. I am dying with anticipation!!! I cannot wait until it happens and then I won't be so jumpy!!

I also wanted to share a card I made for a fellow SBA'er who is sick. As always, the photo is blurry. Do you see why I don't participate in photo challenges very much?!!

Friday, May 25, 2007

Card to share...

I made this a while ago at a class but felt the need to add the circle clip. I just love those things!

My aunt LOVES daisies so I sent it for her bday.


Do you ever have a great radio day? I left the house in a not so great mood. I'm worried about my son, worried about my husband finding a job, etc. So I got in the car and the BEST songs came on and just made my day.

Can't remember the order or the names but first I heard "See the World" by Gomez and love that tune!! Then I heard Sheryl Crow, Midnight Oil (Beds are Burning), Alanis M."You Live, You Learn", Vertical Horizon (another group I love). I can't remember the others but I didn't even have to change the station. I do this frequently by the way. If I don't like a song or if they talk, I switch. Are you a switcher or do you just deal with the horrible song?

Thursday, May 24, 2007


I've been tagged by Diana (next in SBA blog ring)

A)Available or Single… Neither!
B)Best Friend…Nancy who lives in GA (not very close)
C)Cake or Pie…Hmmm...I guess it depends on the kind of pie. Love key lime but hate mince meat!
D)Drink of Choice…Water or a margarita on the rocks with salt.
E)Essential Items…Make up, my cell, my glasses, my car, my sb armoire!
F)Favorite Color … light teal
G)Gummi Bears or Worms…Bears…neither. Give me chocolate!! Or Swedish fish.
H)Hometown…Small town in MA, very close to NH border.
J)January or February.. February - there's a school vacation in there!
L)Life is incomplete without…family & friends and some laughs.
M)Marriage Date…Oct. 1, 1977
N)Number of Siblings…. 2 brothers, both younger.
O)Orange or Apples… Apples
P)Phobias…heights, spiders
Q)Quote…have to think about that one a while.
R)Reasons to Smile…my two boys
S)Season…summer - love the baach!
T)Tag...all who are in the SBA Blog Ring.
U)Unknown fact about me..I used to work for Doodleloom!!
V)Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animals…Oppressor of Animals but I used to be a vegetarian.
W)Worst Habit…cursing now and then and being picky!
X)X-rays or Ultrasound…doesn't matter.
Y)Your Favorite Foods…I have a hard time choosing but Mexican is right up there.
Z)Zodiac…Virgo, can we say picky?!!

A card made by my son...

My 21 y.o. son made this for me for Mom's day. He's the one who scraps with his gf. Made my day!

Wednesday, May 23, 2007


I'm in a real blog slump. Don't know why but I can't come up with something nice to blog about. I think I took some photos of recently made cards but I keep forgetting to bring them in to upload.

It seems I'm not the only one because I keep going through the SBA blog ring and there are quite a few not updated.

Ok, here's something to share: I finished "Plum Lovin". It was ok but not very deep. This was my first Evanovich book. I think for now I'll stick with my normal type books.

I just started Therapy by Jonathan Kellerman. I've read several of his Alex Delaware series books and liked them. This one is pretty good so far. What are you currently reading?

Friday, May 18, 2007

Friday's Feast One Hundred Forty Four

List 3 emotions you experienced this week. Fear (I thought there was going to be a war at home after my dh cleaned my ds' room), depression (no spending), happiness (opened a great big box of jewelry).

Name a car you’d love to have. A cute little convertible something would be nice. I saw an adorable Porsche yesterday.

Describe your typical morning routine. Wake up at 6, make the coffee & take vitamins, go back upstairs and shower. Wake ds up first time. Get a cup of coffee. Put makeup on and wake ds up second time. Blow dry hair, get dressed, see if ds is up. Make salad & grab food items for work. Leave between 7:30 and 8 a.m. & drive to work.

Main Course
Have you ever emailed someone famous? If so, who, and what did you say to them? Did they reply? No, I don't think so?

Do you listen to podcasts? If so, which ones? Nope. Wouldn't have a clue. They do this in work all the time, I know I should know!!

Ah...the weekend is finally here.

It's been a long week. I'm so happy the weekend is here. Tonight I have a Lia S. party at my friend's house. It'll be fun even though I can't spend much. Love my "girl" time.

I got home last night to a big box full of jewelry. I had so much fun sorting it while I was watching Grey's. I had to peek at what everyone bought! I got a lot of really nice jewelry for free. Gotta love it. I realized I have to buy some green tops. Every necklace I picked has some shade of green (on the lighter side - celadon-ish).

Question for the day: What color do you look best in? Do you constantly buy the same color?

My best color is in the green family. I love celery, lime, celadon, teal (is this a green?) I also look best in light blue.

My closet is full of gray and black with a few hints of lime, plum, lavender,light blue, light green. I tend to wear the dark colors to cover up the weight. Every time I wear a green or blue, people compliment me. That's because I look pale in black/gray.

As I'm typing along here, I'm wondering...did I already ask this question in a previous post?!! Ah, to have a memory again.

Thursday, May 17, 2007


Got this from "I'm Married to a King"/Stephanie's Blog:

It is now time for some OLOGY!

Q. What is your salad dressing choice?
A. If I'm not on a diet, Bleu cheese (Marzetti's). If I'm dieting, Brianna's french vinegarette.

Q. What is your favorite Fast Food Restaurant?
A. Wendy's?

Q. What is your favorite sit down restaurant?
A. Outback or Smokey Bones.

Q. On average, what size tip do you leave at a restaurant?
A. 20% unless it's horrible. Then I leave around 15.

Q. What food could you eat for two weeks and not get sick of?
A. nachos.

Q. Wat is your favorite type of gum?
A. Eclipse peppermint.

Q. What is your wallpaper on your computer?
A. A standard blue windows screen (at work).

Q. How many televisions are in your house?
A. Don't laugh....8.

Q. What's your best feature?
A. Probably smile if I have to have a best feature.

Q. Have you ever had anything removed from your body?
A. Two moles and some skin tags.

Q. Which of your five senses do you think is keenest?
A. hearing. I hear EVERYTHING.

Q. When was the last time you had a cavity?
A. When DON'T I have one? I just had two crowns within three weeks.

Q. What is the heaviest thing you've lifted?
A. I guess it would be our furniture.

Q. Have you ever been knocked unconscious?
A. No, but I've passed out many times (low blood sugar).

Q. If it were possible would you want to know the day you are going to die?
A. No thank you.

Q. Is love for real?
A. Yes.

Q. If you could change your first name what would you change it to?
A. Julie or Julia or Dana. I like my name but love these.

Q. What color do you think looks best on you?
A. a light blue or light teal.

Q. Have you eve swallowed a non-food item by mistake?
A. Oh yeah. Too funny - I was taking nail polish off at the table and drinking a Zima. Well, I reached for the Zima bottle and got the nail polish remover and took a swig. I ran as fast as I could to the sink. Disgusting.

Q. Have you ever saved someone's life?
A. No, I don't think so but I would do anything I could to save someone.

Q. Has someone ever saved yours?
A. No, but I feel my cousin has been a lifesaver to me on more than one occasion like the one listed below (he's a cop).

Q. Would you walk naked for a half a mile down a public street for $100,000?
A. I would have to have lots of margaritas first and it would have to be in the dark. Sober? NO.

Q. Would you kiss a member of the same sex for $100?
A. Definitely not for that amount! It would have to be right up around a million or something.

Q. Would you allow one of your little fingers to be cut off for $200,000?
A. Ouch......NO!!

Q. Would you never blog again for $50,000.00?
A. Yeah, I think I could do it.
Q. Would you pose nude in a magazine for $250,000.00?
A. As IF they'd want me to!!!!!!!!!!!

Q. Would you drink an entire bottle of hot sauce for $1,000?
A. I would certainly give it a shot!

Q. Would you, without fear of punishment take a human life for $1,000,000.00?
A. Absolutely NOT! I could never.

Q. Would you give up watching television for a year for $25,000.00?
A. Most definitely. I only watch it when I'm sick or Thurs. night (ER & Grey's).

Q. Give up myspace for $30,000.00?
A. I'd give up just about anything for that right now!!

Q. What is in your left pocket?
A. Nothing. It's sewn shut.

Q. Is Napoleon Dynamite actually a good movie?
A. No, but it makes my boys laugh which makes me laugh.

Q. Do you have hardwood floors or carpet in your house?
A. Both. Hardwood downstairs and carpet upstairs.

Q. Do you sit or stand in the shower?
A. how can you sit in the shower? I stand.

Q. Could you live with roommates?
A. I do. Don't have a choice in the matter (my mom).

Q. How many pairs of flip-flops do you own?
A. I couldn't even begin to guess.......maybe 20?

Q. Last time you had a run-in with the cops?
A. Well, it wasn't a run-in but my son was sucker punched and we filed a police report. His teeth were knocked back into the roof of his mouth. He's having gum surgery Mon. from this incident in Sept.

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
A. I want to open my own daycare.

Q. Last friend you talked to?
A. Veronica.

Q. Last person you called?
A. Veronica or Nancy.

Q. First place you went this morning?
A. work - story of my life.

Q. What can you not wait to do?
A. See Grey's Anatomy finale tonight.

Q. What's the last movie you saw?
A. Matchstick Men (when I was sick last week).

Q. Are you a friendly person?
A. Yes.

couple of cards...

Here are my dh's 50th cards. The guitar one is from my son and the photo is very blurry!

Monday, May 14, 2007

If you don't have anything nice to say....

Don't say anything at all. This is what my mom used to tell me when I was younger but I just can't resist.

Do people actually THINK when they buy Mother's Day gifts? My stepsister bought my mom a hanging plant (outdoor). My brother bought my mom a mum plant. What irritates the crap out of me is that she lives with ME. They both know this. So now is it MY responsibility to plant the mums and hang the plant on the porch I don't have? What were they thinking (if they were in fact thinking)?! I hate gardening and do not want to deal with it.

She said she could just dig a hole and put the mums around the rocks where we already have some. I told her not to. There was a pattern to how my dh planted the ones we wanted and bought. So they're in her room for now. She left the hanging plant on the bricks we have out front!!!

Am I being ridiculous here? I'm sure I am but I just can't help myself.

I have to end on a positive note here! I hope everyone had a nice Mother's Day.

Saturday, May 12, 2007


I had a successful Lia party. Got lots of free stuff but I also had to spend a little.

DH is still feeling lousy. I seriously think he has pneumonia. He was told brochitis and was given 3 prescrips. If it's not gone by MOn. he has to have an xray for pneumonia. What a rotten birthday weekend.

My oldest is coming over tomorrow night for dinner so we can all cookout & have ice cream cake. Unfortunately he has to work until 6-ish so it'll be late.

Happy Mother's Day everyone!!

Wednesday, May 09, 2007


I totally forgot something positive to add....

My mom is going to my younger brother's for mother's day!!! Still not sure what we're doing but I know I won't have to cook and wait on someone else! YEAH!!

Now if I could figure out what to do for my dh's 50th...

Much ado about nothing...

I'm sitting waiting for my huge crowd to come upstairs to our offices. We are having an awards ceremony and the presentation is downstairs and then they come up for dinner. We have tables scattered throughout the floor. This is one of our major functions for the year. Next I work on the rest of Commencement.

Anyway, I already went out to steal a cookie to tide me over. It was so busy today, I couldn't get online much so I thought I'd update now. I have to work til around 8 tonight and I was here at 8 this morning!!

Tomorrow I have the day off so that I can clean and bake to get ready for the lia sophia party (I think I already said that but can't remember). I'm exhausted. DH has had an awful flu and up coughing all night, shivers, fever, etc. I got part of it. My eyes sting, I feel like I have a major hangover and my mouth is metallic tasting. NO energy here so a long day is killing me.

I wish I had known my husband was being laid off before I scheduled this party!!

Well, I guess I'll catch up tomorrow or Fri. when I'm back at work!

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A couple of cards.....

Most images are Stampin' Up Decorative Daisy. Not sure what the teal one is called but it was a cute set.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Love these things when I don't feel like blogging.

You Are a Daisy

You see the world with an artist's eye.
Finding beauty is easy for you - even in the dullest of moments.
You notice all of the colors of the world, from fresh grass to sunsets.
You are a total optimist and hedonist. You love to drink life in.

Friday, May 04, 2007

I'm in no mood to blog...

So I'm just going to say a quick Happy Cinco de Mayo and NSD for you scrappers out there. I'm seriously hoping to participate for a little bit in the cybercrop at (a place I cannot skip going to even for a day).

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Ok, got another Mom's Day card finished last night and one of my dh's bday. I still have to make a few Mom's day and one bday card from me.

I feel like a taxi lately! Got home from work, ds asked me to take him to Dunks for an iced coffee, got home, his friend arrived and he asked me to take them to a friend's house. Got home @ 7, ate a quick dinner, made my cards and ran back out at 9 to get him. It's every day.

So that brings me to my question of the day. Do you drive the speed limit or are you a lead foot like me? I zoom around, especially if I'm by myself. I'm a very impatient person when it comes to getting there. I get very frustrated when my ds drives. He has to go the speed limit. He just has his permit.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Mom's Day

Yay! Got a couple of mom's day cards done last night. I need to make about six of them between Godmom's & a Nana one for my mom so I'm happy a few are completed. I also have to make my hubby's 50th, yes, 50th! That seems so old to me! I'm only two and a half years away!

What do you do for Mom's day if you are a mom? If you are not a mom, do you see your mom?

Here's my dilemma...I always end up cooking!! My mom has always come to my house for dinner on Mother's Day. Now that she lives with me, I still have her for Mother's day. I guess I feel a little put out since I hate to cook and I don't feel I should be waiting on anyone on Mother's Day. The other issue is my hubby's bday is always Mother's Day weekend. So we combine the celebrations and I still get to cook!! Am I being selfish here? If we go out, we'll end up spending a fortune because we'll end up paying for my mom, my two sons & one gf and ourselves.

I know I'm sounding a little selfish here. I just wish my brother would step up to the plate. I think my younger one had her up last year for lunch. I'm the one providing the home for her, shouldn't they give ME a break on Mom's Day?! Ok, I've complained enough for one day. And maybe I spoke too soon (fingers crossed).

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

week of april 29: the last time

Ok, I feel horrible...I don't remember whose blog I found this on. I'll try to find out and edit my post later.

time to reminisce: when was the last time you....
1. kissed someone? Yesterday, I think!
2. drank coffee? Two minutes ago
3. read a book? Last week. I’m trying to catch up on my mags.
4. cursed? This morning 8-}
5. had a nightmare? It’s been a while. Maybe a month?
6. checked your email? 2 mins ago
7. had a crush? High school
8. drove a car? 45 minutes ago
9. rode a rollercoaster? Probably during our trip to Canada 5 yrs. ago
10. took a nap? Sat. on the way to Maine and on the way back!!
11. went to the movies? You will not believe it….probably 10 yrs.?
12. drank alcohol? Sat. night
13. went to a party? New Years Eve unless you count a family gathering (Easter)
14. said "I love you"? I try to say it to my boys before I hang up the phone so probably Sat.
15. cooked a meal? Yesterday
16. exercised? Last week unless you count walking up 5 flights to the office!!!