Thursday, May 24, 2007

{Peeking Out Through the Dust}

Hey gang. I'm here. Barely, but I'm here.

I've had a long, busy week. Lots of parties, lots of errands, lots of activities, lots of outside play, and lots and lots and LOTS of searching for more freelance work. I'm flat broke. And I mean broke. So until I get paid again (could be up to a month from now), I'm at the complete mercy of Steve. [sigh] It's gonna get ugly. I guarantee it.

Anyway, generally speaking, we're all just exhausted around here. Not because we're not sleeping. We're sleeping just fine. But because we're just so damn busy. And because we pretty much try to spend every waking moment running around outside on the nice days. But I'm not complaining. I love this time of year, and I love that feeling at the end of the day when you collapse into bed knowing you've gotten your fill of fresh air and sun that day.

I'll post a few layouts just because it'll make my blog post look longer. Feel free to ignore them if you aren't interested. LOL!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Go get one...

Hey gang. Go get yourself your Visual DNA. It's a blast!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Hey gang!

Thought I'd pop in here on the ol' bloggy and post something. (I'm actually procrastinating cleaning the house, but hey, whatever gets me here, right? LOL!)

So two days ago, I turned 34 years old. That day was so freakin' busy with errands, cleaning, gymnastics classes, T-ball games, and playing with kids that it flew by with very little birthday celebration stuff going on. LOL! But last night, my family came over and we ate dinner (take out... I sure as hell wasn't cooking) and had some ice cream cake. So that was nice and the girls got to sing Happy Birthday, so it's all good. I'm not a big birthday person in general. I mean, I don't mind them at all. I could care less about turning older. But I don't really think they're a big deal either and don't really expect anyone to get all excited about it or anything. LOL!
I do however, think I may be having some sort of mid-life crises. I went shopping yesterday for some new summer digs and came home with almost all camoflauge stuff from the junior's department. What the hell? LOL! I do love it all though, so I guess it's OK then, right? LOL!
OK. I guess I need to go clean up. I think Steve's getting home kind of early and I don't want to look like a complete slacker. I'll post some layouts I've done this week. Jen Wilson released a huge Mother's Day kit called "One Haute Momma" and there were a bunch of daily challenges related to it. So those are all from the challenges. I normally wouldn't scrap pages about myself (because I have too many damn pictures of the girls to worry about), but the challenges required me to, so I went all out and acted like a complete dork (on some of them). LOL! See? ------>

Credits can be seen here.

Credits for this one are here.

Credits for this one are here.

And the award for the dorkiest layout goes to this gem. LOL! (We had to scrap a page celebrating ourselves, our style, etc. I would normally NOT take the time to do something like this. LOL!

Credits are here.

Monday, May 07, 2007

Thanks guys!

Hey. I just wanted to say thank you to all of you that posted kind comments and emailed me after my overly-depressing post last week. I'm honestly, truly OK. For now, I've decided to just avoid thinking about the issue that bummed me out, because that's how I deal with things (even knowing how unhealthy that is). LOL!

Last week just sucked in terms of stupid, trivial things that kept happening like broken coffee mugs, unruly children, etc., and then my dentist gave me some news/advice that kind of threw me for a loop. What he told me is kind of embarrassing and really depressing, but I know what has to be done now, so I'm going to roll with it, deal with it, and get on with my life, ya know?

We had another busy weekend here. I'll post a more normal post tomorrow, but right now, it's almost 2:30 in the morning, and I think that perhaps, I should get some sleep. LOL! But I wanted to post my two most favorite layouts EVER. Apparently, being depressed gets my creative juices flowing. LOL!

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Because I'm bored...

...sitting here waiting for the girls to get home, and because I'm wallowing in self-pity and need to take my mind off of it, here are three layouts I recently did. I love the kite one! Not my usual "style," but it was a hell of a lot of fun. LOL!

I'll be back...

Hey guys.

Sorry I haven't been around. This week has been crazy busy, and frankly, it has SUCKED. I'm chalking it up to one of the crappiest weeks ever. And I just got some really crappy, depressing news that kind of threw me for a loop, so this won't be a long post. I'll check in later and fill you in on everything, but for now, I'm going to go wallow in self-pity, 'kay? Later.

(PS: I'm not dying or anything (that I'm aware of). But I am contemplating throwing myself off of a tall bridge. LOL! Not really... no need to post suicide hotline numbers or anything...)