Thursday, February 28, 2008


I've been a bit under the weather... as has the rest of my poor family! We all came down with the stomach bug, which I haven't had since I was 9 years old! Let's just say that I have been better acquainted with my toilet than I ever care to be EVER AGAIN!!!! Yitch....

Now, the last time I had this, my last meal prior to getting violently ill was a steak from Quincy's steak house, which began my dislike for red meat! (rarely ever ate a steak after that, now don't at all!). Unfortunately, my last meal prior to this time was also from a restaurant... one of my favorites... Panera Bread Co. So, I don't know how long it will be before I can ever eat a bowl of their broccoli cheddar soup again!

First my older dd got sick on Saturday, followed by me on Monday, my younger dd on Tuesday, and now my dh, who has been so sweet to take time off of work to take care of all of us! I was feeling much better yesterday, but I made the unfortunate decision to eat a real meal for dinner last night, and my body is letting me know what a poor decision that was. My entire abdomen just aches!

On the bright side, I did lose 4lbs, and my skin looks great (albeit pale!) Must be the magical detox of the rotovirus... LOL!!!!

Did I mention we are supposed to move this weekend? I had already scheduled some time off this week, but not to be sick! To PACK!!!! EEEEKKKKKKK!!!!

Well, I best get off of the computer and get to packing boxes.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

And in honor of Valentine's Day:

These are a couple of projects I did for Tin Box Creations using various sets! Love these acrylic stamps!

The bookmark was layered with various stamped images, then heat embossed with UTEE. I made the tassel from leftover yarn from one of my Mom's knitting projects!

On the card, I "watercolored" the word "Love" using inks and water... just mixed it in the lid of my ink!

Some projects!

Here are a couple of pages I did for Scraplovers!

This one features Moxxie products:

And this one features products from Creative Cafe:


Sunday, February 10, 2008

Don't forget to vote!

Fellow Virginians.... it is our turn to determine who will run for President in whichever party we feel most affiliated with. For me, I will be voting on Tuesday for Barack Obama. His views are most closely aligned with my own... and I am so ready for change in Washington! I normally shy away from speaking about specifics with politics and religion, but I can finally say that for the first time in my life, there is an emerging leader whom I feel can truly lead this nation so completely in a positive way. He reminds me of Julian Bond, whom I met during a class I took at Longwood College (way back in the day!). He is so charismatic! If you haven't listened to him speak, you can see a video of him here.


So get out there and vote! :)

Comcast must have known....

that my kiddos were mourning the loss of "Cars" from its On Demand line-up. See, we have one of those new fangled digital cable boxes that are not compatible with our old analog TV, and now we can't get our DVD player to talk to our TV!!! So, our only source for movies has been directly from Comcast (and, well, I'm kinda cheap and don't want to use the pay services!) So, we've been lucky that Cars has been available for 2 months! But it was missing for a few days.... much to the dismay of my 2 1/2 year old. When I mention "Cars", she immediately says, "Cachow! Speed!" This kid LOVES this movie!

Anyway, I was so excited to see Cars reappear in the line-up of free movies again this morning!!!!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Time to update, huh?!!!

Well, times have been very, very busy!

My older dd is now 6! Her birthday was on the 5th. We went to the Texas Roadhouse for dinner on Monday to celebrate (it was the only night that all of our local family could get together!) It turned out to be a great night to go, though, because it just happened to be kids' night! She had a blast having the clown make balloon creatures for her and just loved being the center of attention!

In house news, we are much, much closer to moving in. The cabinets have been installed (not sure I am pleased with my color choice for the kitchen, but it's a bit late now! :( ) Our carpet and wood floors should be installed next week. Painting the interior is complete. Now we just need light fixtures, countertops, toilets... you know, the little things that make a house function! LOL!!! So, that means a few trips to the Home Depot or Lowes to pick out a few things!

I am very happy for my dear friend Tabitha who has recently gotten back into scrapbooking after a bit of a rest as she started a new career! Love her art, and she's such a great friend!

I'm also excited for my dear friend Tisha who has opened a new photography studio in the heart of the "cool" part of downtown Richmond! Can't wait to see it!

I have some scrappy news that I will share later!

I was also invited to serve a third term over at Scraplovers! I'm very happy to do so!

And right now I am thoroughly busy with my job. I'm still at the nursing home... still loving geriatric rehab... still trying my best to be the best PT I can be. I work "on call," but am filling the lead PT position, working full time hours. I find myself surprised at times that I have evolved from a timid, shy student into a "leader" of sorts. I am flattered and humbled that colleagues seek my advice about their patients. I am proud of each day that I get to help all of these grandmothers and grandfathers... especially when they get to accomplish fantastic goals like walk for the first time after an injury! Very satisfying work, indeed!

So, if you haven't seen me on the boards much, this is why.

Now... let me go tackle the mountain in the hall that is my laundry! LOL!!!

Happy weekend, everyone!

Friday, February 01, 2008