Wednesday, March 28, 2007


What a day!!!!!!!!!!

Worked this morning, ended up working late because I was helping the Mrs. with her medicare supplimental insurance and that took forever.
Then I had to run to the dr's office real quick to pick up my xrays so I could take them to my PT appt.
Stopped by the house to take the girls out and finish filling in all my paperwork then off to the PT I go. That appt took 2 hours, but you know what? My lower back and hip feel better already!!! OMG it was soooooooo nice....I had heat put on my back, then they used a heavy duty vibrator on it, then he came in and gave me an adjustment, then they took me back for some ultrasonic therapy. I was in heaven and felt very relaxed! Going back again Friday.
But my brain is still not all here *L* because I went and left my magazine there with my xray reports and police report from the accident *DUH* so I have to call them tomorrow and ask them to hold onto that!! By the time I realized I didn't have it, it was 7 pm and they were closed.

Oh and guess what else? I did 4..count em 4 digi pages yesterday afternoon/evening!!! And here they are for your viewing pleasure *L*

Now for some REALLY FUN STUFF!!!! We are playing an AWESOME game at TTS in April, The prizes are amazing!!!! You REALLY need to come check it out guys!!!!
We will give your team an assignment... You will be required to do the layout (1 per week) one of you a digi the other a paper... you both will be required to do each layout..
There will be bonus points to earn throughout the month and those are up to you to do get more points the more that you do...
There will be an online chat this month.. all things done in the chat will be counted as bonus points for your team...
the bonus points do not need to be done by both people in your team.. you can dibbie them out, or one not do them or both do them.. individual points will be given for these.. and put towards your team points.
The big points will be on your layouts each week that are required and these will be a bit more challenging than the bonus point challenges...
Prizes: 1st place:
Paper Scrapper team winner: will recieve one TTS kit per month for one year free!!!!!!!!!!!
Digi Scrapper team member will recieve a $25.00 gift certificate to Shabby Princess and a $10.00 gift certificate from Kim Johnson!!!
2nd place:
Paper Scrapper team winner: will recieve 6 TTS kits (one every other month) throughout the year
Digi Scrapper team member will recieve a $15.00 gift certicate to Shabby Princess and a $10.00 gift certificate from Kim Johnson!!!
3rd Place:
Paper Scrapper team winner will recieve 3 TTS Kits (one every third month) throughout the year
Digi Scrapper team member will recieve a $10.00 gift certicate to Shabby Princess and a $10.00 gift certificate from Kim Johnson!!!

And you never know what else might be added to the mix!!!

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wow, it has been a while!

I didn't realize it had been so long since I logged on here last time *L* It's been hectic to say the least. Whoever said that life slows down when your kids are grown and gone......They LIED!!! *LOL*
I have actually got some scrapping done in this time, and my scrap room looks like a tornado has gone through.

Meeting Gavin...thanks to Tracy for these pics!!!

Thanks to my daughter Jamie for sending me pics of the kids at the park and the Heather Ann Designs Quick page template (our sponsor at TTS this month) I had so much fun doing this page!!
Yeah I did some paper scrapping too, I just can't show it to you yet *L*

We got the jeep back Thursday night. They found more damage than what they originally saw, once they got inside and started doing the work. Besides the apparent damage, and the broken strut...he also bent the axel on my side and bent the frame. I told Jim no wonder I still hurt. At the time we picked it up the cost for repairs had increased to $9,000!!!! And he said it may be higher than that. Thank God we had uninsured motorist!!!!

I have made a couple calls on PT, but the ones I have checked with want almost $50 a session and we can not afford almost $150 a week for PT!!! I am getting everything together to take the guy to small claims court though, so lets hope he will have to pay for it.

Now for my weekly rant *L*
I am so fed up with some people who tell stories and make excuses for things they do, go blaming someone else and see nothing wrong with what they did to bring on the consequences. And on top of that won't apologize for the crap they start.
And then there are the backstabbers. You know I have always believed you treat others the way you want to be treated. So if you shit on me...well...what goes around comes around. Do not treat me nice to my face and then turn around and slam me to someone else. Just DON'T do it! Because the next time I see you.....well it won't be pretty, because when you start up with your nicey nice BS again you will get an earfull! There are a few people on my list right now, thankfully none of my friends...mostly family or ex family members.

Now for something fun!!! What celebrity do you look like? I don't think I look like any of them *L* but who am I to disagree with a face recognition program? *LMAO*

Sunday, March 18, 2007


I actually managed to get some scrapping done this weekend! Jillian hosted a crop at her house and I got 3 pages done there..added the finishing touches at home yesterday and started another page I hope to have done in the next day or two. Not complicated, just trying to find the time to finish it.

Kayden and Sammie in one of the trees at my mom's house. We really have beautiful granddaughters don't ya think? :)

Jon and Jon playing in a tree in my mom's front yard. These two boys are goofballs! *L* When I told them to look at me so I could take their pic, Jonnie put his hand over Jon's eyes and Jon put his hand over Jonnie's was downhill from there, but I couldn't resisit taking pics of their game and I am so glad I did!!! This is the stuff memories are made of :) and I have to smile every time I look at these pics. Jim finally got their attention long enough for me to get 1 pic of them looking at me.

Gavin in the ICU in Little Rock. I have been wanting to scrap these pics for a while, but wasn't getting any ideas, when suddenly I knew what I wanted to do with them. Funny how that happens huh?

Friday, March 16, 2007

Issuing a challenge!

I am issuing a challenge at TTS all NEW members who join and post at least 1 new LO using one of the challenges(sketches included) issued this month will be put into a drawing for a prize package from yours truly. What is in this prize package you ask? It will be a mixed bag of embellishments...chipboard, ribbon, buttons, etc etc etc...maybe even a mini album thrown in for good luck *L* When you have completed one of the challenges then you will need to post it in the TTS gallery (it only takes a minute to register!!!) and then come back here and let me know that you have done one of the challenges and your name will be added to the hat. I will pick a winner at the end of the month. Good luck everyone!!!

March Madness!!!

6 days, 9 states, over 4,500 miles, fog, rain, snow, sleet and 197 pics by the middle of the month!

We left Payson Thursday morning and hit a snow storm going through the rockies somewhere around Vail. That was a mess! If you drive through Utah I have to tell you though, the drive on the 6 is gorgeous!!!!!! We finally got to my parents in KS around 8 pm. Had dinner and spent the night there. The last decent night of sleep we got until we got back home! *L* Friday we headed for Miss. It was a nice drive until we got to Columbia Miss. we hit some rain in Missouri and decided we needed to stop for a decent meal so we went to Hooters yummmmmmmm!!!! When we left we hit fog so heavy that the cars in front of us suddenly disappeared! Scary stuff!!!! Once we finally got out of the fog we hit rain, rain and more rain through the rest of Missouri into Ark and Mississippi. That slowed us down a lot and we didn't make it to Miss until almost 3 am!!!! Had to get up again at 6 am to hit the road for the return trip and because we wanted to stop in Ark to see Tracy, Madi and Gavin!! We spent a lot more time in Ark than we had planned but it was great seeing everyone!!!!! We took a couple wrong was night and we were exhausted and missed some signs. We finally stopped south of Wichita KS at a truck stop to catch a couple hours of sleep in the pickup and headed back out only to hit thunderstorms!!!! We kept switching off drivers so one could get an hour or so of sleep and switch back again. We finally arrived back at my parents house at about 10 am Sunday morning, not Sat night as we had planned *L* The grandkids all got to meet and play together!!

We decided to stay at my parents longer than planned also so we could just rest and unwind we were sooooo tired. So we stayed for dinner and finally left at 8 pm, only to hit fog again as we were leaving town! *L* Had that to deal with again for a little over 30 miles and then finally broke free of it. I had planned on sleeping while Jim drove to Denver but I think I had reached that point where you are so tired you can't sleep. We drove and drove, and I was so wired I couldn't sleep and I was worried by that time about how Jim was doing also. We finally decided to pull it over and catch a couple hours of sleep again and I took over driving to Green River, but the road started looking funky so I knew I couldn't drive anymore, but Jim had rested and he was pumped to be so close to Payson so he took over and I finally konked out! *L* We finally got to Payson about 9 am Monday morning and decided we would just head it on down the road to home after dropping off the kids. We did get a little shopping done in Provo first though and made it home about 9 pm Monday night. I was a zombie Tuesday so I slept off and on and got some housework done, uploaded those 197 pics and relaxed.

Jim and I have decided we are TOO OLD to make a trip like that again!!!! Next time we will add a few days to it *L* But we got Jenny and the kids moved from Mississippi to Utah and got to meet Sammie and Jon and spend time with them (they are adorable and Jenny is such a good mom!) and see Gavin for the first time in Ark and see Madi again along with seeing Jamie and Jon and Kayden*L* Jamie and the kids went to my parents house and spent the weekend there to see us on the trips through. It was just so good to see all the grandkids in one trip!!!! And to see them playing together...well it really did my heart good! *VBS* Jon and Jon were hilarious!!

We found out Tuesday that the guy who hit us doesn't have insurance after all. Luckily we have coverage for uninsured driver so our deductable will be covered, but we didn't have the extra medical coverage (we do now). So our medical costs, mostly the co-pay and the missed days of work (2 for me and 1 for Jim) will come out of our pocket. The dr wants me to have PT on my back and I still can't get down on my knee, a month later.

I am thinking we can take the guy to small claims court to get reimbursement for the medical costs. But...if the guy has nothing and can't pay for it what good will it do us? Yeah the guy will have a claim against him showing on his record, but the chances are good we still won't see a dime. But it isn't fair to just let it go and he gets off scot free. I am upset and frustrated that we are having to pay for this and this guy is getting off. So I am leaning towards small claims, but wonder what good it will do.

Happy 27th Birthday to my daughter Jamie (yesterday) is it possible for me to have a kid that old? *L* I love ya and miss ya and am incredibly proud of you!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2007 like a Lion?

Yeah, I guess it kind of was. It was COLD this morning when I was driving to work. Later in the morning it was gorgeous though!! Sunny...oh the sun felt sooooo good! But some places, March definately came in like lion, so lets say prayers for everyone who has gone through the storms in the Midwest today.

Well I got that page done yesterday, you know, the one that I said was going to be simple? Yeah, that one! Ha! Didn't turn out simple at all *L* Doesn't surprise me though, I seem to do that a lot..thinking..oh this would look good, and how about that? And my simple pages ends up not so simple, but that is cool, I love playing around and watching a page progress as I am working on it! So here is that not so simple page (you probably can't see it but there is doodling all around the outside of the page and around the photo mat) *L*
Kayden blowing out her candles on her second birthday. Yeah I know I have scrapped this photo already *L* I do that a lot too, and the other time was a digi page.

I used sponsor product from 3 Bugs In A Rug(the letter stickers and die cut tags). 3 bugs is our sponsor this month at TTS. Gosh you want some awesome inspiration go check out the gallery there!!! And if you would be so inclined, you might want to join in on our March game and have a chance to win an awesome GC to the store there, and a GDT spot for April!

Now for a review of Feb, thanks to Katie the scrapbook lady.......

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
Just scrapping Magazines and some women's mags...can't remember the names right now :)

What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
Jim, Jo and I watched You, Me and Dupree *L* funny movie! That Owen Wilson is a crack up! Of course I watched my Grey's Anatomy! That's my can't miss show of the week!! OMG and if you are a Grey's fan it was a heck of a month! I cried like a baby! Also NCIS and one of DH's new favs, and one I am liking myself Shark. And lets not forget NASCAR!!! Yeah!! NASCAR is back, so you know I will be watching that every weekend!!

What special days did I celebrate and how?
Valentine's Day was this month, and Jim and I went out to a Valentine's banquet put on by the gun club. It was fun, the food was great and we met some new people.

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
I gave Jim Flags of our Fathers and a coupon book I made for him, for Valentine's day

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
Our accident was the biggest worry with the injuries we suffered. It could have been much worse, but this is bad enough.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
Jim and I went shooting, and we took Jo to Rainbow Basin, it is so pretty there. I didn't get to go to any crops this month because there was too much going on with Jo leaving for MA. and the Nascar races being in Fontana this past weekend. Jim, Charlie and I went to the truck races and then to Hooters for dinner YUMMMM one of my fav places to eat! Jim and I went to the Busch race and had a great time. I visited Jillian in the hospital while she was in labor with Caleb!! Had a fun time visiting with Erica and Jillians hubby Pat while I was there also. :) Jillian had Caleb about 2 hours after I left! *L* I also got a friend request from my neice Mal, on My Space and I was tickled!! So now I have all but 1 neice on My Space friends list!! How cool is that!!

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
Boy was I lacking in this area this month! I did make a tortilla casserole that I haven't made since I moved out here. I don't think Jim was terribly impressed *L* but I liked it. We ate at the Green Tree for the Valentine's banquet, it was buffet style and really good! Oh and I found a new love, one I have to be careful not to indulge in *L* Orange Cranberry muffins from Vons! They are so good...and moist!

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
The only special purchase I made was for Jim's Valentine's gift, oh and I guess Jo's plane ticket so she could go back to MA. Other than that it was the same old same old *L*

What were this month's disappointments?
The accident was a huge one!!!

What were my accomplishments this month?
Getting the house back to ourselves was a major accomplishment! And getting ym scrap room back!!!

Anything else noteworthy to record? Maybe next month *wink*

To Do List

Backup your digital pictures to cd/dvd and upload them to an online site or two for an extra backup.DONE!! And saved all my important stuff to my new external HD (Christmas gift from Jim) Send the links to the online albums to friends and family.

Choose photos (or digital layouts) to be printed out and get that done while you are thinking about it. DONE! The pics anyway, well some of them because I can't print all of them at once!

Make sure your scrapbooking area is cleaned up and organized. Put away new purchases (or organize your hard drive if you are a digi scrapper)Again DONE! I still need to put away a couple of new purchases but things are finally getting organized again and I saved all my digi work to my extrnal HD today.

Look over the calendar for the coming month and make note of upcoming events you will want to capture for your scrapbooks.DONE! The ones I know about that is! *L*