Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ahh, ay last I am home alone. My sister and mom left about an hour ago. They have been at my house since Christmas Eve night. We had a nice small relaxing Christmas day at my house. The first in my new home. It was odd not having the littleones around, but we will do Christmas with them when they get back in town. I sure did miss them.
Mt sister gave me some lovely Crystal glasses. 8 of them, but they just were not my style and I can't seem to find my style anywhere out there, sooo they day after Christmas we shoppped! I got instead some new towells instead. Not your ordinary towell, but some from a line called the Hotel Collection at Macy's in a color called Butter Cream. I have been drooling over those towells for almost a year now. They are soft, thick and just to die for; they feel so good on your body! Luxrious to the hilt. One bath sheet normally cost $50 and the wash cloth is normally $10 for one! A wash cloth for $10 is just crazy! But we hit a 60% off sale plus we had three coupons for additional cost savings. I got 3 bath sheets, 2 hand towells, 1 bath mat, and 4 wash cloths for $62.00 and that was with tax! At full price they would have cost me $245.oo making them unaffordable for me. So long 1o year old green towells, hello butter cream! I know why they cost so much. They are yummy!

My puppy was an angel on Christmas day. He didn't tear up on gift and didn't even go after the wrapping paper. He sure loves my brother and stuck by his side most of the day. He is such a great 6 1/2 month old puppy. Not an accident inside the house in weeks.

I hope all of you had a blessed Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Eve Eve

I managed somehow to get all my shopping done today. In between my car over heating. Yes, I had one last trip when my car started steaming. I had to wait approx 2 hours for my brother and mom to sho wup and bail me out. We filled it up with something called radiator fix in case I have a small leak in the radiator, also added more radiator fluid and off I went to buy a new radiator cap. I finished my last stop to buy my mom's large gift at Home depot. Something she requested. I have all but 2 gifts to wrap now. I spent the afternoon wrapping. Tomorrow morning I will clean. I pray my car is all fixed now. I just can't afford to buy a new car on top of everythign else let along the fact it is 3 months from begining paid off and I need that extra money every month for a while before I can start saving for a new car.

Things may be tight money wise right now, but I am going to keep my positive attitude and know that I will be taken care of and I will get thourgh this time. I will look back one day and wonder how I did it, but I will know I have the strength to get through most things. If I can get through this.

My nose is healing very well. It feels so good to breathe through my nose again! I had forgotten what it felt like. Time to settle in for the night will my puppy/dog and enjoy the evening! I am going to watch some Christmas movies and snack on some toffee as I get ready to spend my first Christmas in my home.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Surgery Friday

Just in case I forget to post, I am having nasal surgery on friday. I am actualy have day surgery on my trubinates and I am having my adnoids removed. I am told I could go back to work the next day. I sure hope so since I fly off to Chicago On monday with my manager on a business trip. I can hardly wait. I have never been to Chicago before.

My lifes is pretty busy from here on out until the end of th year. I am praying and working on creating new wonderful experiences in my life for my 40's. I new decade a new outlook on life so to speak!

The weather here is still amazingly cold. I pray it stays this way so it will feel like Christmas in a few weeks.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Puppy Days & Puppy Antics

So I got a puppy this summer. A pure bred American Eskimo puppy. He was so cute and sweet when I first got him, he looked like a little polar bear cub, but now as the time has past by from 6 weeks to 6 months I am starting to re think this whole puppy business. Not only can he now jump on my bed, he can jump on my couch and climb on my coffee table. Lovely, just lovely. He chases the cats around unmericifully after I get home from work. (Of course he has taking the cat approach to life by sleeping all day sp needless to say by the time I get home from work he is one excitied hyperactive puppy, and thankfully is very well puppy trained. ) The cats do not like it when he wakes up. I have three cats and they all have different methods toget away from him. One cat runs real quick after never looks back until she, the cat is up high up on something, one sits there and fights back, and one is so slow the dog is on top of her every step of the way as she cries to try and get away from Walker, my dog. The dog actually likes the one that fights back the most. He picks at her to get her to chase him around the house and eventually into my bedroom and under my bed. He seems to think it is a blast to get the cat to chase him under the bed, out one side and then around and back under again. I know when he is playing this game with her because the cat is growling and all I hear is his head go bump, bump, bump under the bed as he makes a run for it. A sort of game of chase and tag, animal style I guess. Then the next best thing he likes to do with this tough cat of mine, Bella, (I know her name does not match her cattitude) is to sit not far from her and wait for Bella to pop him a few times. Yep, he seems to think it is a great game! I just have to sit and laugh. I watch him go up to her sidways so as to not always get a direct hit on his snout or upside his head. Occiasionally I hear a yelp and yes it is the cat biting the dog in the rump! LOL.

Two nights ago I discovered another new thing he likes to do. Jump in the tub! It does not matter if I am taking a bath or not, he will just jump right on in! In fact I try keeping him out and it makes him only more determined to get in the tub! Water? What is water to a nordic dog! Geez, now when I get out of the tub right in he goes, water and all! It does scare me a bit that he watches me ever so closely as I turn on the water because I have one of those knobs that is just a lever. I am afraid he will learn how to hit the water on with his nose and I get home one day to find water all over my house and one happy wet puppy! This morning he could not wait to run into my bathroom and jump into the tub as I got ready for work. I eventually turned on the water to let him have a drink, again he closely watched me as I turned on the water, then I stopped up the tub with just a small amount of water. You would have thought I had given him a bone to play with, or I had a toddler on my hands. He would jump out run around the house come flying back in the bath oom, jump in the tub again, landing on his side as he slid around the tub in a circle. He then stood up to splash around in the water, then he jumped out again sliding all over the floor as he made pass around the whole house again at full speed.

Me put a tree with this puppy! I would come home to a disaster very day! the only safe places from him these days are the kitchen counters, the kitchen table, the rooms with the doors shut tight and my bathroom counters, then again soon the bathroom counters may be his territory because I watched him try to climb up in the sink this morning! What is a cat person to do! When do I get a calm dog! When can I blink and he be a year old? I never remember the family dog I grew up with (she was a bred just like him) ever being this wild! What is a girl to do to get through these puppy days and puppy antics?!

Monday, November 06, 2006

My Quadruple Whammy Week

Last week was just a plain ol crazy week for me. I got sick, tossing cookies sick, went back to the ENT and discovered I need nose surgery, another round of lay offs at work, and major lower pain pain. I need nose surgery to breathe through my nose like a normal person. The Dr. wants to reduce the turbinates in my nose. I had no clue I had such a thing in my nose! It seems I have enlarged turbinates and for me to breathe better throgh my nose he can go in with a laser and reduce them by taking out some lining and crush some bones in my turbinates. He will also remove my adnoids to hopefully make it so I do not snore. I will be scheduling the surgery as soon as possible.

Then my back went from a little pain to extreme pain last week. Major muscle spams in my lower back. This one really through me for a loop since I am going to the chiropractor/accupuncturist since September at least 2 to 3 times a week to help reduce my back pain, and it was working, it was feeling better than it had in a long time until two fridays ago. He adjusted my lower back as normal, but after an hour or so upon returning to work my lower back started to hurt. Not just a little pain, but major spasms. I spent that weekend on back. Went back to him first thing last Monday morning, it helped a little, but the spasms were still there. So I started using my TENs unit, ice, heat, back brace, aleve, some left over muscle relaxers and still no relief. I have a very high pain tolerance, and I just dealt with it not knowing what course of action to take next.

Then on November 1rst another round of layoffs took place at work. The day sucked since this tie they layed off some of the admins who all happened to some of the ladies I pal around with. It was a sucky day to say the least. My back hurt, I had a stopped up nose and my friends lost their jobs. Then the rumors of Tekelec selling off the division I support started going around.

Luckily I took last Friday off to go to the most gigantic flea market in the state of Texas and probably in the United States with two of my cousins. Now my back was still hurting but no position helped so why not spend the day walking? Found a few must have buys. I will post a pic of one later. I was so excited when I found it, I forgot to bargain for it. LOL. I hurt all day. I then spent another weekend in bed on my back miserable. I kept thinking I should go to the ER, but I didn't. I woke up this morning in major pian and in tears no tknowing what to do. I decided it was time to find a new family practice Dr in town, so I made a call; I think they saw me so quickly today because I cried. I was in that much pain. My body felt disconnected. Any movement I made hurt my lower back and shot through the rest of my body. The Dr took xrays and determined it was major muscle spasms. I got a shot and 3 prescriptions, by this afternoon relief! Finally. With the muscle relaxers, pain killers and anti inflammatory pills, I am starting to feel no pain!

Now to call and schedule my nose surgery to reduce the turbinates in my nose so I can breathe like a normal person. All of those things added up to my quadruple whammny week. Now maybe the rest of the month will go off without a hitch. I will continue to pray Tekelec does not sell off the division I support any time soon. Things are finally going great there and the right people are finally taking notice of what I do so maybe hopefully I can become a manager one day.

But I can't wait to share about what I bought at the flea market! It was so me and a perfect accent to my bedroom or craft room.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


Remember a while back when I posted these pics of the mysterious holes in my back yard? One exterminator told me they were field mice holes. I do not think he convinced me. All summer I looked for some sort of proof of what could be living in my yard and I was always fearfull whatever was living down there something awefull and fearfull, and not much scares me. Well the mystery has been solved with the help of my puppy. And the creature is ........CRAYFISH OR CRAWFISH! Yes, I thought they looked like crawfish holes, but I thought hardly in the middle of North Texas let alone in my back yard. But yes, that is what lives in my back yard, which is actually a relief over field mice, spiders, or even moles. My puppy, Walker, solved the mystery. I noticed him sniffing around one of the mystery holes rather excitedly so I walked over to investigate and low and behold he was sniffing at a dead crawfish outside one of the holes. Everything became quite clear as to why I never saw any proof of any live creatures in my backyeard all summer except after it rained or when I watered the lawn. My only proof were these dirt mounds that appeared at the tops of the holes. (see picture above) My mom said they looked like crawyfish holes, but I just wasn't a believer; I am now! They can happily stay in the back yard, if I can plant some trees, grass and flowers back there.

I am very recelived the mystery has been solved!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

My face Hurts

I went on a scrapbooking retreat last weekend to only find out I snore. How does one know if you do when you sleep alone, but now that I think about it maybe my dog has been waking me up when he thinks I am not breathing. Since this Spring I have been having breathing issues. I thought all this time it was just allergies. Upon going to an ENT Dr this week, I discovered it is not allergies after all. I am having more serious issues than your common allergy problems. Who know? I have swollen face muscles, swollen sinus cavities, a deviated septum which also can be causing to not be able to breath right, maybe a low grade sinus infection in my sinus cavities, a swollen tongue and back of throat issues. In essence every single cavity in my face is swollen for one reason or another. Who knew? I just thought it was allergies causing me pain and here I may end up having to have yet another face surgery! In ten days I got for a CT scan of my sinus cavities so the Dr can see if he can get to the root of my problems, and since I am having TMJ joint issues I have to start wearing my night guard every night now since over the last 20 years I have had bones grow in my bottom of my pallet. Again, who knew? I go back to the Dr in 2 weeks and hopefully I will find out then what all is going on in my face. I just want my face to feel better, and I do not want to snore anymore!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

The Best Mixer/Juicer/Smoothie maker on the market

Ok so a few weeks ago my Mom and I go to a home and garden show. It has all of your usually landscaper, builders, closet people, floor people and sales people there. They had everyone there hawking there wears.
Your cookwear, knives, vaum cleaners, jam makers, dip makers, hose makers, but what caught my eye was this

The most amazing mixer on the market! It can juice an apple, core, seeds, stem and all in seconds! You can cook soup in it and make ice cream in it. Lest we not forget the amazing MARGARITA's IT CAN MAKE! Since I have go tit I have made smoothie's, fruit slushies and potato soup in it. And Clean up is a rinse away. no more taking it all apart to clean it all up. This has one heck of a powerful engine in it. It sounds like it goes from 0 to 60 in a minute! I swear this is the most powerful mixer I have ever seen! I've been having problems eating fruit lately, not anymore! I've been drinking them. Fresh raw fruit. Heck one night this week I had a peach slushie for dinner. Now to find a good veggie drink mix recipe. Check it out at This is the same mixer they use at such places like smoothie king! It is a comerical grade mixer. Not a cheap department store smoothie maker that lasts about a year for $100, but a comerical grade mixer with a full 7 year warranty. It is a must have!

Monday, September 25, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006


I can't believe Fall arrives this weekend! Going through this long, hot, drought ridden, Texas summer has been awful! I thought it would never end and now it has! My favorite season is here, FALL! I love the smell and feel of it. This will be my first Fall in my home, so I can't wait to decorate! I still have tons of things to do inside the house, but my outside is moving along. I have grass throughout most of the back yard where I want and need it. I still have some heavy duty weeds to kill and dig up in the very back of my yard. Still have that dreadfully poison ivy back there, but it is nearly gone now. I just have to put on my chemical suit and pull it all up and toss it away.

My little doggie, Walker is getting bigger. At three months he is just now twice the size he was when I brought him home. He still can't jump up on my couch and chaise, thank god, or jump over the board I have in place, blocking him out of the kitchen. That rug rat has taken a liking to my beautiful Pottery Barn Palermo (sp?) rug just too well. He chews up the corner and does that thing that sounds like he is at war with it. He actually can jump over the board at the kitchen entrance, but I guess he forgot he has done it once and now sadly waits for me to walk back over it so he can resume chewing on my ankles and feet. The only thing I dislike about this puppy. I am TIRED of being a human chew toy! I am told this faze will end with time. I can only pray so. It still breaks my heart every morning when I go to work when I have to crate him up. My poor new neighbors, I am sure they can hear him through the wall! Luckily he is not into chewing up furniture at least not so far. He would much rather chase my cat Bella around the house.

That is a site to behold. He gets beat up by my cat Bella. No, she does not have claws so I guess that is why he keeps going back for more each day, but she does pop him some good ones every day. I just found out this morning why he yelps on occasion when they are "playing" and why he runs under the bed away from her. That darn cat bites him in the rear! She was shaking the hair out of her mouth this morning. Bella is one thought cat! She actually does more chasing of Walker round the house than the puppy does chasing her. If she only had a clue how much bigger he will be in a few months. He won't be the one making a mad dash under the bed then! He is funny to watch when he tries to play with Bella, he runs up to her sideways, to keep his head as far away as possible from her so she won't slap him on the head.

I am training him to sit and he has taking to a leash very quickly. He knows what "outside", and "do you want to go for a walk" means. He even knows when to jump down to the street when the sidewalk ends in spots and then jump back up to finish walking on the sidewalk.

he is a full time job for me now when I get home from work. So I have been very non creative lately. UGH! I better get with it since my next scrapbooking retreat is coming up in a few weekends.

Monday, July 31, 2006

A New Addition to My Family

Well like all things, when something gets in my brain of what I want, I keep after it until I get it. (of course this does not apply to men in my life) This is my newest little addition.

He is a 6 week old full blooded miniature ( I hope) American Eskimo, of which I think I have named Walker. I am not sure if it will stay but my niece helped decide on the name as I suggested a few to her. This is the one she liked. And I say I hope because you just never know if a dog born from a miniature will stay miniature. I know I picked the smallest of the lot. His foot was actually about 3/4" smaller than the next biggest puppy in his liter.

Now I say to myself WHAT in the world have I done??? Have I lost my mind? Now I have to go home very day after work to let him out ? I have to find a pet sitter if I go out of town. But gosh darn it I needed something to love and something that would love me back unconditionally. I was feeling a little down about life and the lack there o no love life. Plus I look forward to the days where I can walk him and get some exercise. Right now he is very tiny at 6 weeks old.

This is my 6 yr old Niece with my 6wk old puppy

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Violet/Blue Eyeglasses

That's right I bought new Eyeglasses and they are Violet/Aqua Blue. They are this style by Jones New York. I thought it was time to add a little fun in my life. I get them in 7 to 10 days. And the best part I get my money back since I have a flex plan at work.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A Shocking Weekend!

I literally mean shocking. My brother came over to install my garage door opener for me. I have had it for about 5 months now sitting in the box waiting as waited for my brother to install it for me. He came to my rescue this past weekend. He was a trooper since it was a very hot, sweltering weekend and sometimes he had to work in the garage with the doors closed. Let me tell you it got HOT in there! He stuck it out all day before he called it a day with his promise to come back the next day to finish it.

The shocking part for me came early on in the day as my brother started to install my garage door opener. He needed more light in the garage as he worked with all the doors closed. I grabbed a lamp I had sitting in a dry place in the garage since the move and plugged it into new of my many garage outlets. In doing so I got the shock of my life. The electricity went straight up through my hand to my shoulder. I popped the GCI outlet. I rally do not think this should have happened since this is a new house. Now I am a little concerned the wiring is not right in my garage. I have a call into the electrician.

But I am happy to say I now have a fully operational garage door!! Woohoo! No more parking outside in the elements! My brother came back on Sunday and finished the installation.

Mom and I worked out in the yard all day Sunday except of course the one trip we made to Home Depot. I used to dislike going to this store, but now I actually enjoy it. I spent $100 there. I bought 4 rose plants for the price of 1. The best part of the weekend, my mom weed eated the entire yard! I have the best Mom! I planted one rose bush and did some other yard work until about 8:30 pm Sunday evening. All in all it was a great weekend. Pretty low key but rather nice.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

My "New" Couch! Finished at Last

I am done at last with the job of recovering my couch at long last. I wish I had taken some before pictures because it was off white and looking a bit worn and tattered. The fabric on my newly recovered couch only set me back a whopping $200 plus about another $100 on staples, thread, pillow forms and new stuffing. So I think I spent about $ 300 to $ 350 on recovering my $1200 couch that I bought approach 11 years ago. I received a quote to recover it for $1200 to 1500. The fabric is $30.00 a yard fabric I bought at $5.00 a yard on sale. I guess now I really need to paint the walls in the living room to warm up the place.
My MOM did an AMAZING job on recovering the base with me! Without her help I would have never taken on this task at all.
When I find the right color fringe trim, I will re-sew the back pillows to apply the fringe trim.

Now to find a find a plum or eggplant colored rug to go with this couch. There are actually lots of colors in this fabric that you do not really see in this picture. Purple/a rich plum color and cranberry red look great with this fabric. I love color and I want to make some cranberry red colored silk curtains, but I have a few other projects right now to complete.

thanks for looking!

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Audio:My Sharona
by Mephis

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Sigh of Relief

That last two days at work have been about the worst ever. Beyond me getting fired or laid off which that would have made it the worst day ever for me, these last two days have been pretty darn close! My company went through layoffs. It wasn't that fact that we had them, it was how we found out about them that made them so aweful. Men are stupid! Enough said. I cant' say how we found out, due to threats of lawsuit. It was wild crazy, exhausting and very sad today as people were let go. I absolutely hate days like this. HATE THEM. I wish there were other things that could have been done beyond letting people go especially since we have been hiring people like crazy these past few months, but I am no manager and just maybe I don't see the big picture for the company. I am thankfull and blessed it was not my time.
I absolutely LOVE my job. I work for a great group. I pray I am around for many more years.

All I can say is bring on the Margarita's because I certainly need one about now!

Sunday, June 18, 2006

A Call at 1:38 AM

So I am fnally sound asleep this morning, when I get woke up by a ringing phone. No one ever calls me at that time except wrong numbers. At first I think I am not going to check who called, it has to be a wrong number, but then I think what if it is an emergency call from someone in my family? I better check the caller ID. Outside it was pouring! It had not rained around here in 6 weeks and it was coming down hard so maybe someone was in an accident or something. I did not recognize the number so I listen to the voicemail. It was the city Police Dispatcher telling me my front door was open if it wasn't my garage door. Well I knew it was not my front door since I had to pass by the front door to get my phone. I un-alarmed the house and check the garage door. Nope sound shut, so I call the dispatcher back. I advise the police they called the wrong house.
With two houses with the same street number and nearly the same street name, my fear had come true. The police called the wrong house in an emergency. I just knew this would happen one day. Why wouldn't the police get it wrong? Every one else does. I still get my neighbors mail. So when I call back, I tell the dispatcher he called the wrong house. He must have meant the other house and goes "OH no you are right!" How comforting is THAT? Let alone what a way to get woken up! "Mam your front door is open in the rain". And why didn't the police go out and check on the house in person?! I mean a neighbor did call in the open door situation to the police!
Ahh Life in a small town in Texas!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

It Sounds Like Rain

Ok it is almost midnight on aSaturday night and I am on the web. I spent the day inside today sewing. This is good for me because when I get in my car and go somewhere I want to spend money and I really can't do that right now. Especially since I went shopping with my Mom Friday after work.
We hit the big Steinmart Sale. An extra 20% off any sale item and I still had another 20% off any item coupon with no expiration date. I wasn't really looking for any inparticular but if I saw something that hit me I would buy it. Of course I was shopping for the house and not clothes.
And of course something did hit me! I found those mini candelabra shades on sale. I had been looking at these at pottery barn, but they are like $10 each and above there. I needed 5. get this they were marked originally $11.00 each, and I got 5 raw silk beaded red ones for $3.33 each!! They turned out perfect! I am going to move the lighting fixture in my living room into my kitchen above my new kitchen table. It will look great now with the shades.

Yes after 6 weeks of no rain, it is thundering outside. I don't hear any rain falling but I prat it starts. We need it here in TEXAS. We are on stage 3 drought conditions and I can only use my sprinkler system one day a week. UGH I can hand water but I do not always want to do that when I get home frm work. Thus my lonely peach tree is looking pretty dismal these days. I think it is a goner.
Oh well I needed to move it anyway. Thankfully I did not spend $100 bucks on it.
Please please rain!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Something Creative

I broke down this past weekend and worked on something creative. No I didn't scrap any LO's but I did modge podge a box I bought with scrapbook papers to go in my bedroom under my vanity. I bought a 1920's vanity right before I moved in and I just adore it. I need to refinish it later because whomever painted it black didn't do a good job, but the vanity has "good bones" . I love the gold accent urns on the corners of it especially since I want to go with a renaissance, Italian look in my bedroom. Passionate red, glorious gold and midnight black are the colors I am going with. I want a dramatic look after going all green and Grecian or turquoise and airy for a while. I think red, black and gold is pretty darn dramatic for a bedroom.

So I was out shopping with my cousin last weekend and spotted some cute hat type boxes that would go in my room, the problem was they were pretty expensive. So I decided I could buy a cheaper box, and modge podge the heck out of it to make it match my bedroom. The odds were I had scrapping paper at home to match already. I did!
I wanted the box to store my hot rollers in under my vanity. I didn't like the look of leaving them out on the vanity all the time and I have little storage in my bathroom, so a box underneath the vanity it would be.
Here it is! That is my inspiration picture. Funny when I bought it I bought it to go in my scrap/sewing room, but that room has taken on a whole different look now.

So at last I did something creative! Now to get the douvet cover, pillow shams and curtains made for my bedroom. The dust ruffle is almost dome! I will start with douvet this weekend.

See the chair at my vanity. That was one of my deals of the day. It was marked $300 originally and I got it for $70.00! It matches perfectly with all the fabric I had bought for my bedroom.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Poison IVeeeeeeY

Yeppers I have poison ivy in my back yard along with...... FIELD MICE~ How perfect for a new home owner. I not only so I have to kill off the posion ivy and a wild blackberry bush but I also get to fight field mice this summer so they do not take over in the winter. UGH!!!

I got the warm fuzzy call Monday morning from an exterminator that stopped by last week to sign me up, so I got him to take a look and take a few pics. He called me back and let me know what the strange holes were that had me confounded since the day I moved in. Oh boy please tell me again why I am a home owner and not still renting?

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Organizing my craft room

I enjoy my new home, no I love it. But I hate organizing everything. I abhor going through everything and deciding what to keep or throw out, how to set it up. I am have been working on my craft room all day today. I have way to much craft stuff and not enough ways to organize it all. In my apartment I had two big things to place items in and one ha snow become my TV cabinet in my living room and the other I got rid of. It was an old dresser left behind from a former roommate. It was painted and decouped and just would not fit into my new home. Now I do not have any drawers to throw stuff in. UGH!

I did have some closet people come over to give me a craft closet ultimate organizing free estimate. It was a little pricey and I was going cheap cheap! About $1800 for mostly shelves and a few drawers. OUCH! I have got to find a way to do it myself. Time to check out Ikea and The container store.

Ok back to cleaning and organizing for me.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Why do I keep Blogging?

Not sure why I keep blogging, no one is reading my blogs. So I guess I am doing it for me. I sure wish I knew how to add cool stuff on here. Oh well eventually if I play around here long enough I figure some things out.

Just a quick LO I finally completed of my niece. The photos are from almost 3 years ago now.

So what's up this week?
I went to a new hair dresser for a hair cut on Saturday. Now how come when they ask you what you want done and you tell them to only cut off an inch they think that somehow you mean 4"'s! I am a little upset right now over it. I went there as a referral of someone's I know that has long hair and I like how her hair is cut. She has long hair so I thought great her person will not cut my hair off. I know I have thick hair but it was and is in wonderful healthy shiny condition. I rarely use any products on it and hardly ever blow dry it. So here I was trying to grow my hair out yet again so I can get it long enough to one day cut it off for locks of love and still be able to have shoulder length hair afterwards. I have been foiled again! It was nearly to the middle of my back and now it is just a little past my shoulder. I want to scream and cry. It took me almost a year to get it that long. Now I have been set back 6 months just to get it back to the length it was. I must find a man that loves long hair to cut my hair next time. But my next hair cut may not be until next year now! LOL. No more hair cuts for me!

Sunday, May 07, 2006

What a Scrappin Weekend!

I just had the most amazing srcapping weekend. I can't say I scrapped the most pages this past weekend but I sure did have the most fun ever. All thanks to 8 wonderful hilarious woman I have the pleasure of scrapping with at least twice a year. After all these years of coming
together and finally feeling very comfortable with each other we cut loose this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. We scrapped, we watched chick flics, we drank New Allison Margarita's and laughed our butts off all weekend.

Hopefully I will get around to posting a few of the 12 LO's I have nearly compelted on here soon. I am off to unpack my car and get ready for my first full week of work in 3 weeks.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

My first tag and it was by my friend Cori. So here it goes.

What scrapbook lines/products, etc. do you dislike? Anything "cutesy" or Me and My Bog Ideas. You know the stick figure tpye stuff, YUCK!

What is the hardest thing you have ever had to scrap? Vacation pictures/landscape pictures of Russia. A little hard to find Russia themed motifs.

What technique do you use more than anything else? It has been so long since I have scrapped anything let me think, probably collage. I use that alot or did.

What is the smallest scrap of paper you save? I used to save 1/2" and 12" long strips, but now I toss them.

Have you ever had any scrapbook related injuries? Just cutting my fingers with a matt knife on occassion.

Finish this sentence, "If I wasn't a scrapbooker/stamper, I would spend my money on...House stuff! Because that is exactly what I have been doing for a year.

You just won a week long scrapbooking cruise for 5. Who is going with you? Yes, this is difficult. Without a doubt, Kim, Cori, Tanya, Tracy, Chris, Flo and my sister in law Kelly - I would also have to buy some extra tickets.

When you received your first publication notification, who did you tell? And if you are not yet pubbed, who will be the first person you share the news with? I have never been published. boohoo. Probably my the OPS and sister in law. Then I would annouce it here and on 2 peas like what every one else does. LOL.

Tracy I will work on your tag next I promise. Woohoo with a laptop I will be online a little more going forward.

Isn't she adorable?

This is a picture of my youngest cousin's oldest child Brittany. Isn't she pretty and I am just so proud of this picture.
I think it came out really cool. What do you think?

Can You say Happy Dance?

Yes, I am doing a happy dance. Why you ask because while I was off work on Friday our company announced they were selling off a division. One that I supported but was very fortunate to get away from 2 years ago when I got a new boss and a new department to work with. I enjoyed working with many of the IEX employee's but there are a few that are also high maintenance. I also knew that as long as Tekelec owned IEX I would always be the IEX buyer.
I could never get away from that. I knew it like the back of my hand. Purchasing ran smoothly so no one wanted to disturb anything on how it was handled, so I was stuck! Woohooo but now I am not.

I also got asked to be on the transition team today. Another great move for me since it will place me in a high profile situation to work with mostly all directors. My manager assigned me to the team in lieu of him since I know more about IEX and how it works than he does. Another kudos for me. Then as I was leaving work today my manager told me to place two laptops on order. I smiled very big and knew one would be for me. So can you see my little feet tapping away and my fat toosh wiggling away because I am dancing for joy? Well I am!

Now to get my hair cut so it looks a little more professional.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Look what I Bought while in Louisiana

OK so I had a great time in Louisiana at my Aunt and Uncle's 50th wedding anniversary. They were so cute as they renewed their vows. I got to see lots of relatives and see all the new babies my cousin's have had over the last 9 months.
But on my way home Monday we stopped at a plant nursery in Lafeyette Lousisana. Kind of delayed out leaving a bit but it was well worth it. I bought this cute little flowering bush for my front garden. It is called butterfly bush and is sopposed to attract butterfly's as well as look like them. It is such a darling little flower don't you agree. I checked and it is even drought tolerant. I may have to cut it down in the winter and cover it up but if I can get it to grow it will be well worth it. It is a
Clerodendrum UgandenseClerodendrum myricoides 'Ugandense', C. ugandenseFamily:
VerbenaceaeButterfly Clerodendrum,
Blue glory bowerOrigin: Africa
You can learn more about it here.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Busy April!

I can't believe it is April already. I have been in my house almost 3 months now! Wow how time flies! I have been busy doing all sorts of house work. Painting my guest bathroom, recovering my couch, planting plants, decorating my kitchen, buying all sorts of needed and required items very new home owner must have, like water hoses, weed killer, and trees to plant in my barren back yard! I have nearly completed recovering my oversized couch and it look great I must add, and will be gorgeous when I am finished with it next week. I have spent money I do not have and need to now regroup and finish all the projects I am in the middle of doing. I have also started working on the bedskirt for my new bedding ensemble. Yes, I am sewing everything from the shams, bedskirt, douvet cover, and curtains myself. It is going to be a gorgeous dramatic red, gold and black room when I am done with it all.

But this weekend I am off to southern Louisiana to celebrate my Aunt and Uncle's 50th Wedding Anniversary! I am going to spending lots of money in gas since it is nearly gasp $3.00 a gallon.
Which will make this one heck of an expensive birthday party! The cake and punch they are serving better be pretty darn good! I really do not want to go and I figured out why.

I have a very large family in Louisiana. Lots of Aunts and Uncles. The drive to LA is approx 6 1/2 hours. Not too bad really, Pretty much a straight highway drive there. But looking back I can't recall that many family visits my relative have made to Texas to visit me and my family. It seems like we always have to be the ones to drive there for anything and everything if we want to see them. And every time I go I have to burn up at least one or more vacation days to make it a worth while trip. Looking back my relatives have rarely visited us let alone us up vacations to do it. No instead they go on real vacations with their days off, so why in the heck do I care to go see them any more. They so obviously can care less to come see me or my family in Texas. Now that I have my house and spare rooms and beds, someone better come to see me often or otherwise I am pretty done with spending my vacations in Louisiana visiting family. I would much rather spend my days off with friends in other parts of the country! Why are they so fickle? Why do they get their feelings hurt when we don't want to go see them? Hell this party was not even planned around a time for any of us to go! They planned this party on a Sunday afternoon so even if my brother and his wife could go they can't because there would not be time to get back for Josie to go to school on Monday. Hello can you say out of town guest's! Think of us sometime! Let alone if we wanted to fly we couldn't because once again no thought was taking in account for my family in Texas to plan an airflight because we got the invitation right at 2 weeks before the event. Now why do you do this? Why get your feelings hurt if my family can't go or doesn't want to go when you didn't take in account for us having to travel to get there in the time frame in which you plan this event? The more I think about this the more I do not want to go! UGH! So we shall see if this is the last time I will be going to Louisiana or not.

So you can see I would much rather be spending my weekend at my own house preparing for my out of town guest than going out of town.

OK, I promise I will post pictures of the inside of my house next week. But oh well who reads this anyway?

Tuesday, March 07, 2006


My first tag and it was by my friend Cori. So here it goes.

What scrapbook lines/products, etc. do you dislike? Anything "cutesy" or Me and My Bog Ideas. You know the stick figure tpye stuff, YUCK!

What is the hardest thing you have ever had to scrap? Vacation pictures/landscape pictures of Russia. A little hard to find Russia themed motifs.

What technique do you use more than anything else? It has been so long since I have scrapped anything let me think, probably collage. I use that alot or did.

What is the smallest scrap of paper you save? I used to save 1/2" and 12" long strips, bu tnow I tosee them.

Have you ever had any scrapbook related injuries? just cuttign my fingers wiht a matt knife on occasion.

Finish this sentence, "If I wasn't a scrapbooker/stamper, I would spend my money on...House stuff! Because that is exactly what I have been doing for a year.

You just won a week long scrapbooking cruise for 5. Who is going with you? Yes, this is difficult. Without a doubt, Kim, Cori, Tanya, Tracy, Chris, Flo and my sister in law Kelly - Iwould also have to buy some extra tickets.

When you received your first publication notification, who did you tell? And if you are not yet pubbed, who will be the first person you share the news with? I have never been published. boohoo. Probably my the OPS and sister in law. Then I would annouce it here and on 2 peas like what every one else does. LOL.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


So yet again it is time for the Olympics and I am thinking to myself yea finally one year I get to watch all of the Olympics because alas I am in fiber optic heaven in my new home in my new 2006 subdivision. I love it. I can hardly wait to get home to watch all of the Olympics there is not a reason I should miss anything this year. Weather is perfect not a reason for any service to be down heck it is brand new service with a bright shiny silver dvr on my wonderful fiber optic system! I am good to go. My Olympic curse of missing some part of the Olympics at last is over. But oh wait! Not just yet and not this Olympics.

First let me relate my past Olympic watching experiences to you. Let's see the past Summer Olympics in Greece, well I had cable and I was blessed to be able to watch the opening ceremonies not just once but over and over again for nearly 48 hours straight on regular TV in HDTV and I don't even own an HDTV. I can recall vividly that beautiful opening shot over the the gorgeous blue ocean with all the white roof tops. I watched it so many times I wanted to go to Greece by about the 7th or 8th showing. Whatever I may have missed of the opening ceremonies not a problem I saw everything without a dvr! I called my cable company they stated there wasn't and issue with the telecast. I was watching the regular feed. Not so says I , I happen to have bought a radio with a TV tuner on it and guess what, what I was watching was not what was on my regular local channel feed. After about 5 very upsetting calls into the cable company I visited my apartment complex office and showed them the issue. They finally called in to get the situation rectified but not after missing a whole weekend of Olympics.

Then therewas the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, I was at a birthday party where upon I was recording the pairs figure skating finals. I remember telling a friend not problem I am recording them at home I will pass on my vcr tape to you when I get done with it. Low and behold I get home to watch an hour of skating without any sound. What is figure skating without the music? Then my tape goes straight to snow, oh no not the down hill variety, just the I am not getting a damn signal kind!
Then there was the time we got a huge storm during the Olympics and our local service was out for a 24 hours. I recall something else going on during another Olympics before that, but so many other cable issues have happened since It is all "snow".

So this year, Valentines day, I get home early to eat dinner and curl up on the couch to watch what, The Olympics, but oh wait just my luck my Olympic cable curse is back, All I see is snow and channel available shortly! I call in to report my issue and get told unless 2 other people in my neighborhood call in to report the same issue I am screwed until tomorrow. But to add to the mix I called in this morning to find out why my cable has not been buried under ground and I am told it should have been done Monday. It was scheduled then. So to add to my pain I figure the cable company drove out to my street number counter part and said there isn't a cable to bury here and drove off. Oh yes this stupid city planner double number 2 houses on the same street. UGH! So not only am I in Olympic hell I am double street address hell now! UGH! I will save those stories for another entry. But alas thank god for those old vhs tapes and my dvd player. Thank God for old technology!

Monday, February 06, 2006

All Moved In!

Yes, I am home at last! My Mom stayed a week with me getting everything set up. I took her home Saturday evening but she has to come back next weekend to help me finish some projects. She helped me get started on painting some rooms. We need to paint the kitchen next weekend so I can get it all organized. I still have items on the counter tops that I can't wait to get in place on top of my upper cabinets, but no use doing that until I paint up there. I need some one here with me to paint in case I should god forbid fall off the ladder. I borrowed one from my brother but it is wobbly to say the least. I need a little giant. ( another thing to add to my wish list)
My Mom siste rin law and cousin are going to have a house warming party for me. My Mom wants to have it open house style but I am unsure. I like the idea of a shower style, but then I want my couple friends to come too, so I am unsure on what to have them have for me. Anyone with house warming ideas? I want to register at Linens-N-Things and/or Pottery Barn and/or Target so people will have an idea of some things I still need. Shoot I figure for all of the house warming, bridal showers, baby showers, and wedding showers I have been to over the last upteen years it's my time now. So why not. You can sign up for a house warming gift registry at all of those places. I want the joy of registering for it all just like everyone else.
I will try and post some new pics tomorrow.

Friday, January 27, 2006


I can hardly believe the day is here. I am more excited these days than scared. I am over the fear and worry and on to the fun and joy. I get to decorate my way at last! Walls with color! I won't get to paint before I move in, but will soon after. This is a day I have dreamed about for years. I worked so hard to get where I am to be able to afford a new home let alone a brand new home built to my liking. Oh there are things I already want to change, but I am going to enjoy it like it is for now. Give me 2 or three year after the hot tub goes in and I will have new kitchen counter tops. Well I need to finish getting ready and load up my car as best as I can for the first trip. See you in a small town in Texas very soon!

Sunday, January 22, 2006

So that's what RAIN looks like!

After nearly 6 months without any signficant amount of rain, It is a rainy, drizzly, cold, miserable stay in doors type of day and I LOVE typing that. It has been so long since it has rained here in texas, I think I forgot what it looked like. What I used to think were rain clouds I have gotten used to thinking of as smoke clouds from all the wild fires. It could rain a nice slow rain for a week, well at least until next Thursday and I would not complian. I don't want it to rain the day I start moving especially not after months of no rain!

A long time, close to my heart freind call me early this morning to give me one of his harassing wake up and go to church phone calls. I think he was more surprised to know that I had been up since 5am. He was actually calling to check on me after a recent heart heart to heart conversation we had. He's one of those wonderful people God brought in my life when I was a teenager to help me get through the death of my father 20 years ago and now seems to call during the toughest times in my life. Seems a little odd how he always calls when I am down and out. He has a family and a new business, and yet makes a little time for me in his busy life and I am very blessed to call him my freind. We have been through the ups and downs of life together yet we have remained such good friends. A few years ago he sat me down and shook some since into me about how hard I am on myself. He got me out of a funk with some harsh, honest words. I became this new creature with his guidance and god's love. But over the past year or so I have some how have become this old self again. But you know what this time I know how to become that better Valita again. I have the tools. My heart may hurt for a long time over what I am going through now, but I will not be beaten by this. I have a right to feel what I feel and say what I feel. Friends should be able to get upsetw ith each other and forgive and move on, and if someone does not forgive me, then that is their issue not mine! If they do not have the guts to pick up the phone to call and tell me I am forgiven then that is their issue as well!
I am more angry at myself that I have let this get to me for nearly 3 weeks now. I will not become bitter over this, angry ok but not bitter. I get more angry by the day and ya know what I have a right to be right now! I am worth more and deserve to be treated better than this!

I have new home and new life waiting for me! I am going to make 2006 my best year ever!

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Pictures of the house as of 1-20-06

It is real AND all mine!

More Updated Pics of the house

Ok here is a new Pic or two

A Good Kick in the Pants!

Thanks to my wonderful friend Kim for giving me in the kick in the pants I needed to stop thinking bad thougths about buying my new home. She has this wonderful way to be harsh and yet loving at the same time. What would I do without ya Kim! Too bad you live so far away. I would take you our for a rita as a thank you. My other friend has not forgiven me as far as I can tell, but there is nothing I can do about that. I have not heard from this person in nearly three weeks now. How does one go from talking to someone for nearly every day for over year to not talking at all? I have asked for forgiveness but I guess that is not part of the plan. If friend's can not get upset with each other and express their feelings when needed especially when they are overwhelmed with so much going on in their live's and then later forgive, what did you have to start with? I know what I thought I had. I still want to hope for the best in this situation and I am trying everything I can to not go down the angry road. It takes a lot to get me real angry and hurting my heart is something that can do it.
But I am praying that I never go down that road. Soooooo on to the home update!

It is nearly finished. I am taking my mom out today to go look at it. Not much left to do besides the energy star blow test and repair the leaking guest toilet and replace the flooring and cabinet in there. Oh yes there are little things to do, but those will be pointed out during the walk through.

My apartment is a disaster zone. Boxes everywhere! I pray this is my last move all by myself. I want the next move to be because I am getting married or I am married. LOL. See Kim thinking positive thoughts now! I still have to get the electricity thing worked out next Monday, but all other utilities are turned on. I have to go to the post office for a change of address notification and then start the process to notify everyone of my new address. Let alone my email address will change. UGH! So many websites to update.

I will email everyone my temp email address asap.

Off to the house!

Monday, January 16, 2006

Close Date Jan27

I know I should be happy that this date is set now, but I am still very stressed. My house will be "complete" Jan 24rth with the first walk through Jan 25th. Hopefully there are only little things to fix so I can do the close walk through the morning of the 27th so I can close the afternoon of the 27th. Then I can start moving little thing on my own that night and the movers come on the 28th. I still have to arrange for all the utilities to be turned on. Get the money order for the title company. And pray this whole thing does not fall apart in front of my eyes.
I guess deep down I don't think this can really happen to me. Why would anyone let me buy a house? I keep thinking or over thinking when I walk in to close they are going to say "sorry we can't underwrite you" and then I have no place to live. My apartment has already leased out and I have to be out the first. I have stressed myself out from this worry and then I added to it with the situation with my friend. This should be the happiest time of my life and all I do is cry.
I went to the Maverick's basketball game tonight with my brother and it was everything I could do to not cry all evening. I tried to stay focused on the game so I would stop over analyzing all the stupid things I said and did, but then I would find myself thinking and I would tear up. How does one remove a heartache? Right now all I do is cry and pray. I am the sort of person that needs closure. I need resolution to get better. I get upset and then need work it out with that person to move on from the pain. I am trying to stay focused on the house.

And the latest update is : sprinkler system in, gutters on, float for wood flooring down..
What I see that is left to do - landscaping and gas meter installed, electricity turned on, wood floors installed (WED) carpeting( Thursday) , stove installed, new sink faucet installed, all the door knobs installed, still need front door, closet rod and brackets installed, mirrors installed, and the r38 attic insulation blown in. Count down is well underway.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

My Shopping Habit

I spent the day shopping yesterday for items for the house. I was on a "looking" spress but something happened and it turned into a buying a spree. I think it is an old habit when I am upset, go shopping! Now the house gives me an excuse. I bought the most beautiful rugh yesterday for my kitchen from Pottery barn! It is the palampore rug in red. When I saw it I knew it was the rug for me but it was expensive. I actually saw the rug friday night and wanted to show it to my mom on saturday. It wasn't on sale friday night so I was going to wait until it did go on sale to buy it. When we got to the store on Saturday the 8 x 10 rug was on sale for $399 ( reg price $599) They had one in the back out of its wrapping and pulled it out front saturday to sale it! Just my luck! And I had a $100 gift certificate to use. So I got this beautiful red,green and perfectly mathcing gold rug for $332 with taxes! Woohoo! My kitchen will look wonderful when I move. The living room is a whole other story! LOL

I have a pictur eon my head for the living room, but I need to work on it after I move in.


Every have that moment you wish you could recapture words spoken to someone close to your heart. I have one of those moments a little over a week ago. I do not know what got into me, but I said things I wish I could take back.. I do not know if it was just one of those PMS days or the mounting stress of building and buying my first home all on my own or what. How come in that moment of extreme stress in your life you lash out to the ones you love most? So not only now do I have the sress of closing on this house, trying to find home insurance (and now the friend I most want to ask about such things I have made it impossible to ask), make sure all the little details in the house get fixed before I close, changing banks, changing all my auto pay accounts, notifying everyone I am moving that needs to know, forwarding mail, getting the paperwork yet again over to the underwriters, turning on all of my utilities, arranging for movers, which involves calling around for quotes, and stay on top of my every growing mound of things to do at work, I have destroyed the most important relationship/friendship in my life. Why do I over think my life? Why do I force people away?

That is what did, and my heart is struggling to get over the ramifications of my actions. I miss my friend. Why did I say those things? I just do not know. Did I mean them, no. I never thought this person would just walk away. Promises were made. Maybe this was my attempt to say if they meant what they really said. My stupid test to see if anyone every really means they will be a part of my life for always. No one else has ever lived up to that promise. In the back of my mind I can't see how anyone would ever want to always be a part of my life. No one else has ever stuck around so why would this person. I guess it's easier if I give them a way out first and that is what I did. Not knowing that this person would just close the door and walk away without a backwards glance. I have been cut off and locked out. I wish I knew what to do now. I wish I could make my heart stop hurting but I can't. I try to not think about the situation since there isn't anything I can do now. When I am alone at home all I think about is what a mess I have made. How dumb I was , and I pray one day this person will forgive me and give me another chance, but I am also trying to come to terms with the fact that I may never hear from or see this person ever again and I need to find a way to accept that. I am not sure that will be possible. One can not fix a crack, you can repair over it but that crack will always be there.
I pray I can make it through the next few weeks. That will be hard to because I wanted to share the joy of buying this house with this person and now I can't and that adds to my broken heart.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

21 days until closing! So they say....

This is a better view of my soon to be new house. No that is not dead sod in the front yard eventhough most yards look like that in Texas right now after months of no rain. That is actually just sand. Update for today. Bathroom sinks are in and the outside of the house is painted. That's it! The piece of overhand wood I requested to be replaced was just caulked and painted over and still has yet to be replaced. Do they think they are dealing with a dumb lady here. No way! I have pictures of what the cracks looked like prior to the paint job. I want that piece of wood replaced. The siding that was falling off was fixed.

Lets see what still needs to be don to close besides fix all the little things I notice very day?

finish trim work
electricity hooked up to the house - fuse box is not in yet
all the fixtures - lighting, sinks, door knobs locks, alarm system, surround sound, smoke detectors
replace stolen front door
closet fixtures
finish fence
sprinkler system
install all appliances
sod yard and landscape
as I left at 6pm the men showed up to work on the kitchen back splash
oh and mirrors in the bathrooms

Then fix the 5 million things I see wrong with it every day I go in the house

Like turn the attic door around so someone could actually use the stairs without taking out the frame and the wall to do so!

So much to do in 21 days especially when they take the weekends off! Let alone they have to clean the windows, tubs, shower and acid wash the brick. 21 days not likely. We shall see!

A few pictures of my Kitchen before countertops!

Just a few shots.

Count Down to Completion

My home

is nearing completion. My anticipated close date is Jan 31rst. I am not quite sure how this is going to be completed by then, but that is what I am still being told. Not a great picture of my house. I need to go at lunch and get a good day time picture. Still no electricity, but as of today I have cabinets, doors (minus the stolen front door), garage door, kitchen countertops, and posts for my soon to be backyard fence. The painters were out yesterday priming the house to paint the outside. I did have to get upset. I was told a piece of the overhang near the roof that was cracked in two places would be replaced by the painters before the painted the outside of the house. Nope, they caulked the 2 big cracks! Like caulking would fix the issue! I think not! I was pretty upset and told the sales lady that was out there with me, if she did not call Jimmy, my contractor, that I wanted his cell number. This one will be replaced! Let alone my niece, Josie touched a piece of the siding and it fell off! There is not much siding on this house and to be honest I am not sure why there is any siding on it at all. Pretty dumb if you ask me, but leave it to men to be builders and home designers! The people who care the least about such things. But Josie barely touched it and it fell off and again the painters tried to caulk it back in place! Trust me I knocked it back loose in front of the sales lady! I will go back out there and knock it loose veryday until it is fixed so I can't knock it loose.

Mom and I spent 2 hours at the house on Sunday afternoon sweeping the floors clean. I was told the floors would be going in on Monday and if I didn't want them to carpet over nails and various other odds and ends I would need to sweep myself. I was a little disappointed to get out to the house yesterday and not see any floors being worked on. No carpet, no kitchen flooring, not even the wood like I was told, but my kitchen counter tops were down! That was cool! Fence posts were up, so my fence will be in this week.

Electricty would be great as well. But I guess until they replace my stolen front door they can't start installing fixtures. LOL. That is right someone stole my front door last Thursday evening! I went out Friday and it was gone. The construction dooor is back on it, but I miss my pretty door. Oh well, I am sure it will be replaced soon.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Happy New Year! I have Walls!

Happy new Year 2006!

Where did 2005 go? It seems like it just whipped right by, just where oh where did it go? I remember parts of it and can account for parts but where did all those other weekends go? I guess it was all focused on house building for me this year.

I went away for a week to Louisiana to visit family. I got back from out of town to discover I had walls, a mailbox and a drive way. I was very sad I did not get a chance to write my name in the cement. :-( Boohoo~ I wanted to include a penny from the year 2005 in it somewhere as well, but just my luck there is one little spot on the front walkway that is all cracked up and they will have to pour a little bit of cement to fix it so I am hoping by the time I see they have repoured that spot it will be wet enough for me to include my penny.

It was very cool to walk in my house with walls. I have more electrical outlets than a little in my house! I love it! This week the walls will be painted, flooring installed, and kitchen cabinets and counters all should be going in this week. I would have a picture of my house but I left the card at home yesterday. I will post a new picture or two tomorrow. And yes as of Saturday I will be moving at the end of Jan. 30 days or less. I am told I will be closing on Jan 30th! I can not believe it! I am so excited.

So my weekend this weekend was spent packing. All of my scrapbook stuff will be packed by this evening. No more scrapping until after I move.

Ok back to packing I go!