Thursday, February 1, 2007

Changes, Changes, Changes

Lots of new things going on the last few days! MIL received papers from the housing authority back in MA and she will be moving to a senior apt on Jan 10!! Wow, did that all ever happen fast! While I am tickled to be getting the house back to ourselves, I must admit I will miss her(and I will worry about her when she is gone). Despite some of the changes over the last 6 mo and adapting to someone else living in the house, and the frustrations of dealing with alzheimers it has been fun getting to know her better, and now I see where DH gets his wicked sense of humor! *L* But now we can run around the house naked again if we want *LOL* and my scrap space will be back...and better organized than before!
Ghost has finally started eating on his own again!!!! What a shock that was! After over 5 weeks of feeding him by hand he walked into the kitchen yesterday morning when I was feeding the girls and the other cats, came up to me and meowed, and next thing I knew he was up on the counter digging into the food like he hadn't eatten in eons!! What a wonderful site that was to see!!!!!! Our Ghost is back!!

On to scrapping news....*L* I sound like a reporter now don't I?
We are having another FUN month at TTS with our monthly game. Want a chance to win between $10 and $50 to the TTS store? Along with the opportunity to be our Guest Design Team member for the month of March? (and let me tell you what, our sponsors ROCK!!) Well come join the fun and have the chance to win big!!!
Here we go gals.. this month is going to be HOT HOT HOT!!!!! we are gonna show some lovin all month long with challenges, chats, comments and more all month long.
The rules are:
Keep track of you own points and link your layouts and projects back to the thread in which the original challenge has been given to qualify.

Have fun and LIVE, LAUGH, and LOVE!!!!

1st place winner will be our GDT for the month of March and also recieve a GC to TTS Store for $50

2nd place winner will recieve a GC to TTS store for $15

3rd place winner will recieve a GC to TTS store for $10

all projects must be new to the web to qualify...

And there you have it! Can it get much easier? You get lots of fun challenges to inspire you, Your's truly will also be conducting a 'LOVE' Trivia game in chat on Feb 8 starting at 5 pm PST (for those of you time zone challenged peeps that is 8 EST, 7 CST, 6 MST, 5 PST)

How about an end of month roundup blogging challenge from the scrapbook lady?

What books and/or magazines did I read this month? *L* Sad to say, I have read bits and pieces of several scrapping magazines, the TV guide articles, of course my daily newspaper

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month? Of course my Grey's Anatomy can't miss that one! NCIS when it wasn't a repeat, American Idol, Dateline's To Catch a Predator and we watched You, Me and Dupree...cute movie!!! *LOL*

What special days did I celebrate and how? We had 3 kids celebrate birthdays this month, my oldest son turned 31, my oldest stepdaughter turned 33, my youngest stepson turned 25 and we had a new addition to the family!!! Gavin was born Jan 1!!!!

What gifts did I give and/or receive? Send my son 'The Purpose Driven Life' for his birthday....he has been wondering what he is here for and I am hoping this might help him (and maybe give him a jump kick to grow up), we sent Gavin a bunch of baby clothes and an adorable stuffed doggy, and Madi a camera to play with *L* (gives me more pics to scrap don't ya know!!), sent Shaun some goodies also, cd's full of pics and stuff and a shamrock stained glass suncatcher (because he wanted to steal mine *L*)

What illnesses or health concerns did I have? My back as usual has been giving me fits and my fibro has kicked my butt with the cold temps we have had, but thankfully we have been pretty healthy overall, lately.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family? Jim and I went shooting last weekend, it was finally warm enough and man was it fun! We were both so on it was exhilerating!! I went to a crop at Shelley's house and had a blast AND got some pages done *L*

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month? Didn't really try anything new this month, but we did go to Outback and Red Lobster. Hadn't been to RL in years! They Josephine's treat to us. Jim also made his famous clam chowder...believe me it should be famous! It is sooooooooo good!!! It's a recipe he came up with after searching online and playing around with different ingredients until he came up with his own concoction. This stuff should be bottled and sold! He'd make a mint!

What special or unusual purchases did I make? Ummmm nothing that I can recall.

What were this month's disappointments? Can't call it a disapointment...worry would be a much better word....we were very very worried about Gavin for a while there. But he has pulled through and is doing fantastic now!!!

What were my accomplishments this month? Hey I consider getting my daily nap an accomplishment! *L* I did get a lot of scrapping done this month!

Anything else noteworthy to record? Kayden wanted to talk to grandma Julie on the comp using the earphone so we 'talked' for a long time *L* She is so stinkin cute! When Jon got home he got on and Jamie was able to hook up the little camcorder and it was so much fun to see him while we were talking! Bobby and Rachel came by to visit along with their girls. Gosh they are sooooo cute!!!! It was great seeing them!

And finally a couple of pages I got done recently(if you want to see more check out my gallery at TTS)
Kayden is such a little girly girl! *L* I love it!

Pics are from our trip to Provo in Dec. This is when I got to meet Dawn from TTS. Isn't she a cutie!

And finally a new digi page of Cleo and Lil Boy, our 2 trouble makers!


Diana said...

Great post! I'm happy you are getting your house back - hope you can still visit MIL often tho....Pretty layouts!

Meghan said...

Superb layouts!
Happy for your mil getting her own apt. I will have to check things out at TTS.

Jodi said...

Great lo! Glad that Ghost is feeling better and your mil is getting her own appt.

Awesome Abby said...

Sounds like lots of positive things are happening for you! Good deal! LOVE the layouts, esp. the one with the big, scalloped flower. LOVE that.

Lisa said...

Hey girl! So happy to find your blog and catch up on your crazy life. Beautiful layouts!