Friday, March 31, 2006

If at first you don't succeed....

Try, try again!!!!

So, I must be a glutten for punishment, because I just submitted an entry to the 3 Bugs in a Rug DT. I took my time with the "proud" layout and clock, but whipped out the last one in one night. I like them all, though!!! Fun stuff with bright colors!

The photo in the "cute" layout was by my friend Tisha McCuiston!

The clock was from the Dollar Tree. It was completely flat, so I knew it would be fairly easy to alter. My inspiration for the center octagon was a patio umbrella (I had been browsing through a Crate and Barrell catalog!) It was the only way I could think of to get the "circle" in the middle as I had envisioned.

And I am stuck on handcut titles!!! The poor scrapper's die cut machine, if you will!!! But I have tons of fonts, can make the title exactly to size, and it's just fun to use my Honey Bee scissors!!!

Although I thought I'd lost the scissors for about a week.... they were buried under the chaos on my scrap desk!!! Guess it's time to organize again!!

Monday, March 20, 2006


Ok, having an 8 month old is fun... except for her keeping me up at night!!! I was so tired last monday while reviewing some paperwork for my new job that my manager suggested we cut it short for the day!!! How embarrassing!!!

However, I think I found the culprit... one of my baby's top teeth just broke through this morning. I had given her Tylenol a few times, but it never seemed to help. Now I'm going to just give it to her around the clock to keep her pain under control. I hope it helps her!

I also think she is starting to have dreams at night. This is about the age that her big sister started having them.

Well, I hope I can get some sleep soon!!! I used to stay up late to scrapbook a couple of nights a week, and I just haven't had it in me. I have plenty of inspiration, it's just that I need the sleep so much!!!!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

I started a new job yesterday!

I will be doing Home Health for the largest non-profit healthcare provider in my area. I will be working with one of my best friends in my field.

This week is all orientation, so, not too bad... just a bit on the ho-hum side. Wish me luck... tomorrow I must watch videos all day BY MYSELF!!! I hope I don't sleep through them!!

I'm kinda looking forward to home health. I have done rehab for so long, and it will really be nice to complete the big picture. I practice so many functional things with my patients in "perfect" settings (i.e., hospitals....) that this will really lend new light to what truly matters in rehab! I have performed many home evaluations prior to a patient returning home, but this will really stretch my creativity with problem solving. We all know I love to be creative!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

It's amazing...

... how fast kids grow!!!

Just in this past week, my baby, who is 7 months old, has started to crawl on her hands and knees, pull to stand very well, and drink from a sippy cup without help. It's so funny to watch her pull to stand. She looks at me and squeals with delight!

My 4 year old has begun to draw pictures of real things, even with a story to go with the picture! AND she has learned to tie a knot! She is so proud of herself!!!!

Before I know it, they will be teenagers, I'm sure.