Thursday, September 20, 2007

It'll all be over soon...

Well, I guess that depends on your own personal definition of soon. My definition of soon is 5 minutes. The computer company's definition of soon is 3 to 5 weeks. The actual definition is a little lost in translation I suppose. The long and the short of it is the computer gets shipped off for repairs again today and I probably won't see it again until Christmas. Ok, I may be exaggerating just a tad but it'll be the end of October for sure. So there will be no blogging to read unless my gorgeous and oh so talented friend Keli takes pity on me and decides to take dictation over the phone. Chances of that...slim to none unless I send her jam. Then I may have a shot. So you'll have to amuse yourself at other blog sites for the time being but beware...when I come back I'll have more great stuff on here then you can shake a stick at. Where did that expression come from anyway? Depending on the stick, you could shake it at a lot of stuff...

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Diamonds and Scrapbooking...I am living the high life people!

Almost 10 years together. 5 years of marriage. 4 moves. One little boy. Many, many compromises. I'm still in love and he still treats me like a princess. I'm one carat heavier on my left hand. Check it out:

Our anniversary is actually on the 21st but the hubs is working nights all next week so we decided to celebrate today. I put up with his job and bought him a really nice motorcycle jacket. He puts up with my scrapbooking and bought me diamonds. And that's why we work.

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Presents, Blessings and all kinds of good things

I finally got around to drawing the winner of my RAK! Thanks for all the great comments and FAB ideas for my kids class. You girls seriously ROCK the free world!

The winner of my RAK is .... drumroll please ....


Check out her profile on Scrap In Style. She's doing some great digi stuff these days! Thanks so much for your participation! Please PM me at SIS so I can get your gift mailed out ASAP. Which translates of course to "Please e-mail me as soon as you can before I have to send this blinkin' machine back for it's second repair in as many months." Yes, I'm bitter and darn it I'm not ready to be okay with it yet!

Ok, so enough pouting. I've got big news...that has to wait a little while. I've also named the kids class and it should get rolling next week. So I'll have one great big post with some FAB photos because I'll have my camera back by then. So stay tuned...

Friday, September 7, 2007

Without Photos...does life really even exists???

Still no camera. And I think the mail girls are getting tired of seeing my face. I've become a mail truck stalker. The worst kind. At least in a bigger city, you can sit by your front window and jump on the UPS guy when he comes up the walk. Nobody really knew you were prowling around the front door for 11 hours prior to said pouncing. Your craziness is contained and somewhat secret until of course the next "UPS guy get together" when they talk about that insane woman on Smith Street that attacks you for a box from someone called Scenic Route, Basic Grey or Scrap In Style. Then they make a face and ask "What's a scrap and how do you do it in style anyway?" Crazy women need to get a life. But in general, your loopiness isn't out for the neighbours to see and it's not embarassing your husband. Mine on the other hand, is all hangin' out for the world to mock. Where I live we have to go to the post office to receive packages or the secretaries at my husband's office sign for them and bring them to the detachment. So I either have to pester the Canada Post employees who say "NO! Nothing for you today!" before I even have the door all the way open. OR I have to walk into the hub's office where his partners and secretaries ask me for the millionth time "What are you waiting for this time?" I try to be nonchalant about it but really, is there any life without a camera??? I mean, if an event happens and nobody takes a picture does anyone know it truly occured? I'm rambling...

Get to the good stuff...OK, fine. A while back I promised a RAK when I got back from camping. Due to some technical difficulties that RAK had been delayed but I'm totally ready for it now and I have to get it sent away before I have to send the computer away again. So, leave a comment here with your best idea for a name for my kid's crop and you're entered to WIN! Plus, I will be adding the previous comments from the first RAK post into the draw as well. Enter once, enter twice, leave as many comments as you want. Share the LUB baby...share the LUB.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

So I've got good news and bad news...

Which would you like first? The bad news? Ok, here goes. My computer is doing the exact same thing it was doing before I sent it away. For 3 weeks. To get fixed. This includes but is not limited to restarting itself randomly (mostly during the typing of long e-mails), the keyboard shutting down (which causes me to have to shut down and restart), e-mail working only when it wants to, etc, etc, etc. ARE YOU KIDDING ME? How the heck am I supposed to get published this year if I spend half of it without a computer? And my camera is having it's shutter assembly replaced so I won't have that back for about a week either. I sent that away at the beginning of August. I know. What a month.

As for good news...I spent the better part of last Friday being entertained and simply AMAZED by the one and only Leica Forrest. And of course her darling little men Riley and Jager. My son was in heaven. They beat each other with sports equipment, got dirty, made lots of noise and had a generally all around "boy" good time. Leica is such a great person. Just a normal, down to earth Mommy who happens to be an amazing scrapbooker. Who happens to have been published a million times. Who happens to be teaching at the Crop and Cruise. Who happens to be such an inspirational person. Wow, did she give me some good advice. Thanks for a wonderful day Leica! Let's do it again soon!

Cross your fingers...I am meeting with the principal of the highschool this week to try to get some money out of him so I can buy albums and trimmers for my kids crop. Which I still haven't named yet. Any ideas? It's a class for underpriviledged kids from grades 7 to 12. I need a cool, short name. I am having a terrible time with it. Stay tuned for much more about the class...I'll have weekly updates and photos of all of the amazing creations! Showing the scrapbooking world what your donations can do! Thanks for all the support of supplies, encouragment and prayers! More later!