Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
My mom was diagnosed with lung cancer the week before Christmas and 7 days later was having surgery to remove 1/3 of her right lung. She's out of the hospital now and recuperating at home, thankfully. The road to recovery for her will be an extended one and we are hoping for the best.
I finished the year still holding down 2 jobs with very little free time in between. I'm going to cut back to just 2 days/week at Hobby Lobby in the hopes of finding a little more 'me time'. My motto for the coming year will be: "Work to live; don't live to work."
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
But I did this one just so I could bust out the Distress Crackle paint:
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Not a lot to blog about. I did start a second job at Hobby Lobby two weeks ago. This might have bad news written all over it, as I can see myself spending more money and taking on more craft projects, LOL. However, I feel like I can exercise some self control and actually take that second paycheck and pay some bills with it!
Work at Lowe's is the same. Busy, as always, with more programs, checklists and daily things 'to do' coming all the time. I'm thinking of telling my boss that I'd like to step away from the Davenport store mentorship, as visiting there only once a month seems futile. We shall see.
Today is my only day off this week and I am totally unmotivated to do anything. I did manage to get the laundry done and straighten up the house, but now I feel the need to log some serious couch time!
Until next time,
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
I spent the day puttering around the house, watching seasons 1 and 2 of "The Office", cathing up on emails and posting some unused crafting supplies for sale on Craig's List.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Keep your fingers crossed for me as I begin 'the big search'!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I did a little creating today and made this page about the kids' Spring concerts:I kept it simple, focusing on just a couple of pictures because my last two pages have just been loaded. Going to spend a little time tomorrow working on some new techniques...
Thanks for checking in!
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
See ya next time!
Monday, June 8, 2009
Tomorrow I am on the road to Davenport, but there are rumors that our Regional Director might be visiting our store, so plans could change at a moments' notice. Help! I need a vacation! (Luckily, I have one scheduled for the week after the 4th, so I'm counting down the days.) At least tomorrow, I'll be able to stop in at Jim's house and have lunch with the family...
Keep checking in!
Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Last night I finished editing some home video of the kids' Spring concerts. Here's a clip of Shelby playing her bass guitar with the Jazz Band:
She was having a little down time; I am just procrastinating, so here goes:
What is your current obsession? games on Facebook for some reason
What is your weirdest obsession? games on Facebook, LOL
What are you wearing today? gray gym shorts and an old blue t-shirt
What’s for dinner? grilled salmon w/ garlic pesto
What would you eat for your last meal? a huge steak, baked potato & asparagus
What's the last thing you bought? a Venti Mocha Frappucino from Starbuck's
What are you listening to now? Rachel Ray's TV show
What is your favorite ice cream flavor? Rocky Road
If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? Asbury, Iowa
If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go? Phoenix
Which language would you want to learn? Italian
What's your favorite quote (for now)? "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda
What is your favorite color? emerald green
What is your favorite time of day? early morning
What is your favorite piece of clothing in your own wardrobe? my skinny jeans
What is your dream job? probably working with animals...
What's your favorite magazine? Real Simple
If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on? groceries, LOL, the pantry is pretty bare...
Do you admire anyone's style? Jennifer's!
Describe your personal style - casual, flexible, evolving
What are you going to do after this? edit home video from the spring concerts
What are your favourite movies? The Godfather, Boondock Saints, anything w/ Will Ferrell
What's your favourite fruit? any and all berries
What inspires you? a clean and organized workspace (how lame!)
Do you collect something? memories
Thanks for checking in!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
This weekend we pause to remember. To honor and thank those who paid the ultimate price so that we can have our picnics and parades and parties. To recognize the sacrifice of the families whose loved ones gave their lives in order that our freedoms could be preserved. To consider the ongoing challenges of those who voluntarily put themselves in harm’s way to protect our country, our values and our way of life.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
On top of all that, Jeff's (my sister's husband) grandma passed away last weekend, so we had a wake and a funeral in the middle of the week. In and amongst that, I managed to work about 25 hours and took some vacation time to make up the difference.
The family finally had our Easter dinner last night; better late than never.. Today will definitely be a day for resting and regrouping before getting back to work tomorrow.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
1 bunch broccoli (about 1 1/4 pounds)
1 T. water
2 T. olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. fresh bread crumbs made from day old whole wheat bread or 1/4 c. plain (store bought) bread crumbs
1/4 t. dried oregano
1/4 t. salt
pinch of pepper
Cut the broccoli into spears and place in a large microwave safe bowl with the water. Cover tightly and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Drain the broccoli well and set aside.
While the broccoli is cooking, heat the oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add the remaining ingredients and cook, stirring, until the crumbs are toasted and golden brown, about 2 minutes. Add the broccoli, toss to coat with bread crumbs and serve.