Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Some days really SUCK!

I'll start with something positive. Gotta make lemonade with lemons. Here's the card I made for Tanya's parents -- still haven't mailed it, but here it is. Color is off, but I wasn't in the mood to play around with it. It's actually black and gold and quite pretty.




SIGH.........................






Remember how I was telling you this AM about all the stuff I did. Did you know my mom didn't even thank me once? And when I talked about all the work I did and that the front still needed to be done, do you know what she said? "I already hired someone to do it." Thanks. She went on and on about how wonderful it was that my sister was over last wednesday to help carry some computer equipment to the car. I spend an hour and a half helping my dad and she says "I hired someone to do it." Nice hey? She also mentionned how much MY DOG loves my sister. "I think he loves her the best". Thanks. I really wanted to hear that MY DOG loves my sister more, when she shows up once every couple of months. I don't mean to be mean, but sometimes my mom is a bitch. She just doesn't think about what her words are doing to other people. ARGH!!!! And you wonder why I'm miserable living here??!?!!?!?!?!?!!?!?






I tried to soothe myself with some happy stamping tonight. And the creativity still just is NOT happening. AND THEN! Look what happened! I was cleaning my scrubby and one of the tabs broke :( when I went to put it back in. That's not happy stamping news......

I now am trying to avoid crying and hope tomorrow will be better.

It's Tuesday and I'm tired

But why you ask? Because my mom got a new scooter.

She decided we should go for a walk with Bailey last night after supper. And I'll have you know, that new scooter goes a lot faster than the ones in Wal-Mart. Yes, I admit I was inspired by Kathryn's blog and made a vow to start running. However, I guess I'm more out of shape than I thought. Sitting at home and watching TV this winter has not been very beneficial. We were only gone for 30 minutes, but that was a good start.

If that were the end, I probably would have been okay. HOWEVER, Dad decided to clean the patio where he plans to store the new scooter. So I decided to help him. And then I decided to pull out the lawn furniture. Jesse, my neighbor, came and helped me move the swing -- cheers for manly men! And then I decided to rake the rest of the backyard, which I had started on Saturday. And then my dad pulled out the leaf blower and I sucked up some leaves.

All because of a new scooter. Parts of me are sore and Linda, my massage therapist, recently got the knots out of me..... sigh. It never ends.

On a positive note, I got the job as an AT at Assiniboia Downs -- yippee but had to quit my new job at Michaels :( Boooo... Can't do three jobs at once. Was sad to quit, but I will reapply in October when my term at the track is done.

Good reason for being tired? I think so! :)
Have a fantabulous Tuesday!

I have a couple of socials to go to this weekend, so if you wanna come, let me know!
Love Lea

Friday, April 24, 2009

Funday Friday!

Mmm... Friday! Ah. I did laundry last night, so that's almost done, and the weekend is looking free. Other than the new job that officially starts on Sunday. :) Come visit me at Michaels Polo Park!

I made a birthday card for Chelsey to give to her aunt and I just wasn't feeling the stamping last night. Some days I can create and create and come up with something fabulous -- last night, not so much. Hopefully, the creative juices will be flowing more tomorrow.

The volunteer banquet continues to come together. All the invitations have gone out. I need to make a program today and print out the SPECIAL awards.

This is very boring blogging today, i'm sorry. Hopefully I'll have something more interesting to tell you later :) This is what happens when I blog daily :) I was never meant to be on top of things :D

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday Smiles

Hey! SO, apparently the Twilight book number three that I said was sort of good, must have been REALLY good because I finished it by Tuesday night. I purchased book four and have started reading it. I am not going to read it as quickly (yeah right) because apparently, the fifth one isn't done yet. The horror!

The volunteer banquet that I'm planning at work is starting to come together -- yay! and I'm getting really excited about it. Tons of work but i think everything will be awesome. :) My theme this year is Volunteers Shine. So everything is stars! I love stars! I'll take some pics of the little gift every one gets later on today and post it for your admiration of my talents. :)

I had an interview today for the Track as an AT. It went pretty well, I'll let you know when I hear more!

Have a fantabulous day!
Love Lea

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday

So in case you're wondering, I did break down and buy the third book in the Twilight series on Sunday. Not as good as number 2, but I am enjoying it. That's what I did last night.

I also learned that although Bailey ignores me when I tell him to come, he listens VERY well to STAY! I was able to go and get him without him taking off in the backyard last night. He'd been out for a few hours and didn't want to come inside. I rewarded him with a walk around the block.

No stamping last night, I was reading my book. I should be done today, so maybe some stamping tonight. What kind of card would you like?

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Weekend Excitement



We'll start with a picture of Me!!! This is last weekend at Kakabekka (sp?) Falls. I can't believe this was only a week ago. It seem so long ago. I'm holding my friend Tanya's niece, Paige. She was the SWEETEST kid ever! I would have brought her home with me in a second! She was soooooo well behaved. Tanya's sister, Sandra, didn't raise her voice once with Paige and Paige's little sister Sydney. A lot different than when my and my sister were kids. My mom was ALWAYS yelling at us!


This weekend was another busy weekend! I love been busy. :) I found out on Friday that I got another job!!! Wahoo! At Michael's! Double Wahoo!

Friday night I went to a Bud, Spud and Steak for Luther Village Camp (my friend Tanya is on the board, so I got sucked into another fundraiser)! Was supposed to go out to the pub afterwards with Kate and Chris, but was tooooo tired. You can ask my staff -- i've been complaining about being tired all week long.

Saturday I was up early, doing laundry, went to Wal-Mart, and then last night I went to see I Love You Man with Kate and Chris. It was very entertaining and the whole audience was laughing out loud! I was up early again this AM as I had training at my new job (no, i'm still keeping the one at KPCC -- this is just to help pay down debt so I can move out). Went to Costco, came home, starting reading my new book(!!!!!) and then Bailey and I had a nap. :) Sunday afternoon naps rock!

This evening, i watched some TV, steamed my shirts (anybody know how to use a steamer and NOT steam your thumb??? I'd love some suggestions), and made some cards for stamp club. I love homework for stamp club. It really gets me thinking.


This is new paper from sale-a-bration, so cute and the fish has been crystal effected! That's why he looks kind of odd!


I think I might add some glitter -- what can I say -- Dawn's Stamping Thoughts is rubbing off on me! I'll have to look at it more once the fishie is dry.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It's Friday!

It was a short week, but I'm still glad it's Friday. Happy Belated Easter to you! I was in Thunder Bay with Tanya for the weekend and I'm still trying to catch up on my sleep. zzzzzzzz Tanya's beautiful family hosted a shower for her upcoming wedding. You should see all the wonderful stuff she got. Wow! Her bathroom is going to look fabulous!!!! :)

Been a fairly quiet week for me at work -- this is the time in the month where I have to stretch things out a bit. It'll start getting busy now and there's a few special events coming up so days should be getting more hectic.

I finished reading the book New Moon - number two in the Twilight series. Didn't really want to see the movie but my coworker talked me into it -- Ah peer pressure! -- and it was AMAZING! Not what I expected it at all! Then Chelsey lent me the book to read..... That's another reason why I'm still tired....... Been reading all week long. And now, I'm in a sort of a dilemma. Do I purchase book three (and four and five) or wait for someone else? Thoughts? I don't think I'll be able to get it from the library any time soon.

Stamping was sooo much fun this week! Wait til you see all the cool stuff I have ordered... I'll have to get creative and take some pictures over the next few weeks for you. Stay tuned.

Monday, April 06, 2009

I have promised pics and I do not disappoint!



It's a very simple card, as cards go. I learned the technique in my last stamping class. The reason I made it so simple is that I was planning on making a whole bunch of them to send to some Marines down in states, as a request from Mikey's Funnies, a daily email I get. Unfortunately, I ran out of time and didn't get to send them. However, you may be one of the lucky friend like people who MIGHT receive one. Keep your fingers crossed and a small white envelope just may appear in your mailbox. Send me a comment with your address and I'll see what I can do :) . It was a crazy day today and I was grumpy. I'm still quite grumpy. But Tanya cheered me up a little. Yay for Tanya. I can't really say why I was in such a foul mood. Could be a number of things. SIGH. Just one of those days, I guess. Bailey had an accident today, very unlike him, and when I went to shampoo the carpets, we didn't have any soap. When I went to buy the soap at Wal-Mart, they didn't have the kind I usually buy. When I came home and started shampooing the carpet, the soap didn't want to come out, and then, the water didn't want to be sucked up. Turns out there was a part missing and I couldn't find it. I had to suck up the water using the upholstery hose accessory. Any idea how much longer that took. I came upstairs to tell my mother that the part was missing, and it was sitting on the bookshelf in the TV room. Some days just SUCK!!!!


On a brighter note, I realized I have stamp class next Tuesday, with plans to go to Thunder Bay with Tanya for the weekend, and i have homework to do. Prior to my shampooing fiasco, I sat in my stamping room for close to an hour, trying to find some inspiration. While in Wal-Mart, (by the way, I found the cutest shoes and jacket -- i refrained) I wandered down the craft aisle. I admired some Martha Stewart paper, which I actually own and i was inspired. After my shampooing fiasco, I sat down in my stamping room and low and behold, we have a card!!!! I know you're excited to see it. Maybe I shouldn't post it. I'll make you wait. Nah! That's mean!


Oh wait, I am mean! :) Hehehehe KIDDING! Here ya go!
Please note that I took the picture of the card on a piece of chocolate chip card stock (yes, that's the name of the color) because the flash messed up my colors. Isn't it cute?


Well, I do need some sleep, or I will start picking fights with my staff tomorrow and that's just bad! Have a great Tuesday. Did you know Tuesday is one of my favorite days of the week? No reason, it just is (i think it's because it used to be cheap night at the movies though). What's your favorite day of the week? My guess is Friday or Saturday. Am I right?!?!?


Sunday, April 05, 2009

Sorry no pics

It was may intention to post a pic of one of the cards I made, but when I went to take the pic, my camera batteries were dead. They are currently on the charger, being recharged. So you will wait. Maybe eventually, but don't hold your breath. It's been a busy weekend. Saw the movie Monsters vs. Aliens with Kate and Kevin on Friday. It was entertaining. It irritates me that they charge extra for 3D and then want their glasses back. And, if you bring your own glasses, they'll still charge you extra. My dear friend Heidi taught me how to make Paska on Saturday and I had a snowball fight and made a snowman with her adorable kids!! Saturday night was my friend Jen's birthday party, so was out at her home and met her new man. He seems really nice. Yay! You deserve it Jen! This morning, went to church, burned my quesadilla (:( boooooo), did some shopping for work, bought some new underwear (:) Yayyyyyyy), went for a walk with Bailey, Kate and Finnigan, and now am at home, doing laundry and watching Apprentice. Phew! No wonder i'm tired on Mondays! Have a nice night!