Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Check Robin out!

No not the bird! Don't I wish. We don't have robin's here in So Cal. At least not that I have seen. I mean go check out Robin's blog over there
just scroll down a ways, you will find her! She has an awesome template to give away on her blog today! (pssst...with more freebies to come she says! I can't wait!)
ok ok I will make it easier for you *L* here she is!

And while you are just goofing off with nothing else to do how about checking out what you name means. Here is mine :)

What Julie Means

You are fair, honest, and logical. You are a natural leader, and people respect you.

You never give up, and you will succeed... even if it takes you a hundred tries.

You are rational enough to see every part of a problem. You are great at giving other people advice.

You are a very lucky person. Things just always seem to go your way.

And because you're so lucky, you don't really have a lot of worries. You just hope for the best in life.

You're sometimes a little guilty of being greedy. Spread your luck around a little to people who need it.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.

You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.

Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.

You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.

You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.

You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.

At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Mark your calendars!!

For April 24th! Grey's Anatomy is back!!!!!!!! It is about time!! Woohooo Of course you know where I will have my behind planted on Thursday night!

In other news, I am feeling bummed tonight. Went to the dr to get the results from my back xray. I have arthritis in my back, she says loose weight,*duh* I know that already, it's not like I have been trying to gain it (and according to my records I haven't gained anymore since the 30 lb after my surgery for the tumor..my weight has been stable now for the last 2+ yrs). Exercise, yeah I know that too, thats what I have the treadmill for, guess I better use it more often. Stretching..she said take yoga classes...sure with what money?? *L* Or pilate classes, again...what $$?? I don't think she believed me when I told her I am active. I work outside a LOT. Heck it hurts more to sit than it does to move, and for the pain..take tylenol or advil. Yeah sure...told her that hasn't been working at all. Even told her that I can't sleep on my right side because it hurts to lay on that side for any length of time. So she says to go off of the tylenol/advil for a while and use icy hot, etc and then try taking the tylenol or advil again later and it should work. Why can I not find a dr who will give me something for the pain, on the bad days??? It's not like I want something to take everyday. Just when I am having a bad day and feel like sitting and crying. As if the Fibro isn't enough...and to be honest people who do not have fibro do not have a clue as to how bad it can feel sometimes. Imagine having the muscle aches from the flu...everyday. Some days worse than others. But I am stubborn and honestly if I had to sit around all the time and couldn't work outside you might as well shoot me. So even if I am feeling like crud I will still go outside and do my yard work and go to work and clean houses. Besides it takes my mind off of the pain for a while *L*

Ok enough of my whining. Scrappers go check out the mid month NL at TTS TTS Newsletter There is some awesome inspiration here!
And finally my latest page.

A couple of our cats chasing a moth. *L*
I used a few of Terragina's items available at TTS.
Terragina's Funny Cats, Treasure Chest and Stardust Fantasy Element Kit. Other items are Frosted Arrows/Kristin Aagard Blog freebie; Word Art/Elegant Word Art2 blog freebie.

Saturday, April 19, 2008


Want a list of some of the best sites to get digi freebies? I use a couple of them, one of them I jut found today. It's new to me anyway *L*
Girl Friday (just change the 04 at the end of the addy to check out other months.)
and Ikea Goddess

While I am here, I will post some pics taken of our backyard today. I love going out here and smelling my flowers. It is so peaceful out there, no it isn't done yet..it is a work in progress, but I love that! My lilacs and iris have all bloomed and the flowers are now gone.

and here is a picture of the blossoms on my orange tree. One of my former customers gave it to me when they moved to West Virginia last fall. I don't know if it will produce any fruit, but the blossoms are gorgeous and the smell is to die for!!

I wish you could all step into my backyard and take a whiff!! *ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh*

Friday, April 18, 2008


are a weird thing. I had a dream about tornados in the wee hours of the morning this morning...the ceiling was collapsing around us and I was trying to get the kids to take cover, I yelled at them once to c'mon and only 1 of them came. So I yelled again

HEY C'MON!!!!!

only I actually yelled it out loud!!!!! I have never done that before!! hehehe I woke up to DH shaking me asking me if I was ok! *LOL* 'Hun are you ok, huney..are you ok!!!' *L* So I had to tell him what happened! I had woken him AND all the pets up with my yell! Since I had never done that before, I then got a case of the giggles and I couldn't stop giggling! So no more tornado talk! *L*
Who else has ever done this? Share with me! That was weird! I had been chatting with some ladies in a scrapping chat room last night and we were talking about tornados, etc. So it must have been on my mind more than I realized when I went to bed. *L*

Wish me luck...I go see the dr again on Monday. I got a letter saying they have the results of my lower back x-ray and they want me to come in and talk to me about it. I have been having problems in one area ever since the accident Feb 07 and this is the first time they have taken x-rays in that area. If nothing else, I am hoping they will finally give me some pain pills for the bad days!

Short and sweet tonight peeps. I am so ready for the weekend and I am beat tonight for some reason.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Busy, busy, busy!

I had every intention of blogging right away again last time I blogged..which was ummm the 4th *blush* I think. But I have a good excuse! I have been so busy. After the whole mess with Jim's nutritionist on that Friday, I go in Monday to pick up the report and proceed to tell them how ridiculous I think it is that I have to pay for the report when THEY are the ones who didn't do thier job and that is the reason I need the report. I take it down to his Dr's office where they make a copy and fax it to the surgeon and I take my copy home. Now I have no reason to suspect anything is wrong..who would?
Jim gets home that evening and I take the report out of the enve and take a peek at it and HIS NAME IS WRONG! *RME* Oh lordy. Jim's name is now Thomas! OMG! Ok so I call them right away..they are open late. And tell them about the mistake..yes they caught it shortly before I call. SO I tell them it needs corrected and they need to send me another copy right away! They tell me they will. We wait and wait and wait and still nothing comes in the mail. So this week on Tuesday I call them and tell them Jim is going to be close to them for a service call and he will pick up the corrected copy. The receptionist tries to tell me they faxed the corrected copy to the dr already so why did I need to pick up one? *DUH* I paid for the darn thing I expect to have one! She is basically like 'fine, give me some time and I will get him a copy' Jim goes in to pick up the copy, he gets it, goes out to the pickup and looks at it...and they have his BIRTHDATE AND AGE WRONG!! OMG these people are so incredibly incompetent! He said he wasn't going back in...so he brings it home and when I get home from work he shows me. I couldn't believe my eyes! How many times can they get a report wrong? How hard is it? You open his chart, get his report and make a copy!! How in the world do you mess something liek this up SO many times? So I call them AGAIN! The woman I talk to this time can't believe they made another mistake like this. She appologizes all over herself saying she will correct it. Oh but not only was his birthdate and age wrong they still had his name as Thomas in several places in the report AND the lab results on the 2 reports we have are all different! I preceed to tell her how absolutely incompent someone in that office is and if anything happens to Jim and his surgery is delayed because of there screw up I WILL be getting an atorney! Her response...'Yes Ma'am, I understand' Well they finally have the darn thing right now...we got the report in the mail today. But tomorrow I will be talking to the surgeons office to find out what this is going to do about the insuracne and getting the surgery done soon. ARRGGG some people!!!! Someone needs to be fired over this screw up!

If that wasn't enough, Jim also got word last week that the company he works for has been sold. What does that mean? We don't know yet. It could be great news and that is what we are hoping and praying for.

This past weekend we went to Utah to surprise Britney for her baby shower! She was definately surprised!! *L* And we had a great time!! Here's a couple pics from the trip. Britney is in blue and her sister Nicole is in green..they are due less than 2 weeks apart! How cool is that!

We played this FUN game where we had to take a piece of typing paper and putting it behind our back we had to tear a 'paper baby' out. *L* Mine looked more like a turtle!! But you can see what everyone's looked like. Some of them were really good!!

And here is baby Patricks room! Isn't it cute!!!!!!!!!!

And look at what we saw coming home! SWEEETTTT!!!!

I LOVE old cars!! I don't mean like old muscle cars..I mean cars from the 50's and early 60's. *drooling*

And since I promised you pics from my garden almost 2 weeks ago here is a page I did using some of those pics. I used stuff from lots of kits for this one and I really love the way it turned out!
Bundle Pack 1 (all of Peta's kits are on sale this month!!), Treasures To Scrap March kit, TTS April Freebie Treasure Chest, Dawn Inskip/Timeless Treasures, Midnight Diamonds and Land of Make Believe
Rina Kroes/Imagine/Purple pack from her Rainbow Nation blog freebie, Kim De Smet aka Shaky blog freebie, LLeandro Luisas aka/Dawn Inskip, Debut/Sophia Sarducci, Template by ikeagoddess/Weeds and Wildflowers challenge freebie

Some other digi pages I have done recently. To see the credits on these pages check out my gallery at TTS
Shaun and Britney...I used the Bundle Pack 1 for this one also

Chelsea is gonna kill me for this, but I couldn't resist!! *L*

And some of my recent paper stuff...
Gavin...isn't he a little doll..just look at those eyes! (now if someone!! would just send us some new pics of him *L*)

Finally an album I made using the Cosmo Cricket Blackboard album, for the Cosmo Cricket contest at TTS(while you are there check out the prices in the paper store..no those are not sale prices..those are the regular prices every day...35% off!!). Not my best work by any means. I had a terrible time deciding what to do, but I love this song and have wanted to use it on a page, instead I did an album using some of the lyrics.

And last but not least....Happy 23rd birthday to my 'baby' today. Miss you buddy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Incompetent Medical personel!!!

I am on a rampage! I have been trying to deal with these people for over 2 months, trying to get things in motion for Jim's surgery and if it isn't one thing it is another. He had his nutritionist appt over 3 weeks ago, so I have been on the phone with them at least 3 times this last week trying to get them to fax his report to the dr's offices. I finally went in today to pick the report up myself and they told me to give them time to get it all pulled and they would try and have it for me on Monday. So they call after we get home and Jim hands me the phone after they said we would have to pay for the report. They will fax it to a provider but if WE want it we have to pay for it. Hell, I wouldn't need it if they would get off their asses and fax the damn report themselves!!! So I am going to go in there Monday, get the report and then tell them what I think about having to pay for this when they are the one's who are not doing their freaking jobs! She said they 'forgot' to fax it...Ummm HELLO??? I have only called you 3 freaking times this last week!! How MANY times do they need to be reminded?? If we all ran our businesses like this guess what? We wouldn't have a job anymore! Come on people pull your heads out!!!

In another rant *L* gas is going up yet again. After it dropped a few cents last week now it is back up to $3.60 a gallon. Ugggg when is it going to end? We went to Costco today and the prices have gone up on everything. Depressing......I think this image Jim sent me in email pretty much explains it all! *L*

Ok I am going to go and try to take a nap since I have been in a Soma and allergy induced fog most of the day. When I come back I will post some happy stuff!! ics from my garden and some more LO's!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Bad Blogger

Yes once again I am a bad blogger! Jim noticed I hadn't been here for almost a month! *YIKES* How did that happen? Where DOES the time go????

Well I have been doing a lot of work outside so that is part of it. The yard is looking fab though! I wish you could all be here in the morning and early afternoon to walk out back and smell my flowers! OMG it smells sooooooooooo good out there! My lilacs, iris and cherry bushes are all blooming and sometimes the smell is so strong it almost knocks you over *L* but it is heavenly!!! I have taken some pics so I will get those downloaded and post some fo you to see. I even have a couple roses blooming!! I know, I know, I can't believe it either...in April? Yup!! They aren't very big yet because we have been getting pretty chilly at night still...in fact they are calling for snow in our mountains tonight. We were supposed to get rain tonight and we are still waiting.

What else? Oh yes...the whole job search thing. I lost another customer. Not MY fault! One of my customers is being indicted on animal cruelty charges. I am not going to mention any names on here of course, but yeah I lost them..they need the money for legal fees I am sure. And since I lost another big customer about 6 mo ago when they moved to West Virginia, I have decided I need to find something part time. So I have been going around to the chain motels and putting in apps on my days off. One of those is the Hilton. Have you ever been into a Hilton? Well I hadn't!! Until I went in to ask about getting an app...Oh my freaking gosh!! WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! So yeah, my app is turned in there. And at several other places...so wish me luck!

And of course I have gotten some scrapping done. :) On that note I will leave you with some of my recent pages and call it a night...yeah I know, my post was short and sweet..but it is getting late *L* A girl needs her beauty sleep don't ya know! hahahaha And a girl can also dream can't she?

Kayden out camping with Jamie, Miles and Jon in the CO moutains last fall

Jon being his goofy self *L*

Jon and Jon (hehehe are ya confused? Yes there are 2 Jon's both 8 yrs old...Jamie's Jon and Jenny's Jon...Jenny's Jon has the jet and Jamie's Jon has the car)

Cats Everywhere!

A Perfect Day...pic of Shaun, Brit, Brit's sis Ashley and a friend of their's Colleen, after hiking up one of the mountains outside of Provo

What the well dressed Skeleton wears in March
(This is Harold O'Bones...be watching for more pages featured Harold *L* He is our skelekid!!)

Easter Cuties, Jon and Sammie last Easter at Shaun's home

And finally a couple pages from Nicoles wedding last year. Nicole is Brit's sis and a friend of ours :)