Wednesday, August 15, 2007

First Day of School

Wow, where did the summer go?? Today was the first day of school for Wawasee kids. Meg has been at the school all summer long for volleyball and basketball, so I don't think it felt much different for her this morning when I dropped her off. Although she did get dressed up for the occasion. Her first class this morning is Marketing and the jv volleyball coach is her teacher. Meg said she was teasing him because now he will get to see her first thing in the morning and then several hours after school.
We (my husband and I) have made a decision to get another dog. Our dog "Babe" died this past spring. She was 10 years old. I was really, really sick of her hair (she was a horrible shedder). This time our number one priority is non-shedding and hypo-allergenic. We are looking at a soft coated Wheaten Terrier. With Travis gone so much, I get lonely being at home all by myself (especially on weekends).
There we some questions on the dream dinners that my sister, mom and I went to last week. When you sign up, you choose what meals you want to make, when you get there they have everything you need to make the meals, you just bag up all of the ingredients in freezer bags and pans. You take them home and pop them in your freezer and then just pull them out and cook them as needed.
I have not been stamping much the past two weeks. At first it was because I was missing my husband and didn't want to do ANYTHING. But then I got myself hooked on another project. I am making hand embroidered pillows. I have made 3 so far. Here is the LINK where I learned how to make them. I have the front panels all done, when I completely finish them I will post them.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Birthday Impossible

This evening I went with my mom and sister to Dream Dinners. We had a great time. On the way we stopped for dinner, when I got back in the vehicle there was a card on my seat that said:

Birthday Impossible.... You mission, if you choose to accept it, will be dangerous and fraught with adventure, excitement and if you are lucky, a cold drink at the end of the day! Plan to arrive at ...(my mom's house) on Sept 8th at 7:30, bring with you a backpack loaded with the following, a bathing suit, tennis shoes, shorts, a dressy undercover outfit, a toothbrush and $21.50 for admittance. Make sure taht you have identification for whichever identity you choose to assume on this mission. Have monetary resources available to you as you never know who you will need to buy off for information! You will need to inform your next of kin that you will be unavailable until after the mission so any minor children will be need to be covered. If you choose to accept the mission - we wish you the best of luck!! and Happy Birthday!

I am beginning to think there are multiple parties involved in this is a mug shot of some of the people I think may be involved in this operation....

New Stamp Set

I was the lucky winner of an Autumn Leaves stamp set, "Nature" by Rhonna Farrer. I bought it off of Ebay. I am really drawn to bird images lately. I can't wait until I receive these in the mail and I can get some ink on them.....

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Happy Birthday Meghan

My daughter and I had a great time in Chicago over the weekend. We did get lost in the "ghetto" on the way out of town, and that was a bit scary. We ended up getting home around 1:00 am Sunday morning. We were having so much fun it was hard to leave Chicago. My husband returned home from a Canadian fishing trip with my dad, brother and two other guys. He got home Sunday morning at 8:30. So we spent the day napping and then went to the "lake house" for dinner Sunday evening. My blog hasn't had much card making/stamping information on it lately. My husband returns to FL tomorrow, so then I will have lots of extra time on my hands to work on some projects swirling around in my head.

Today is my daughters 16th birthday. It is hard to believe that my baby is 16. We are taking her out to eat at one of our favorite restaurants tonight in Fort Wayne (Cork & Cleaver).
Here is a picture of my kids.
Jenni (22), Meg (16), Cody (21), Zach (19)

Friday, August 3, 2007

Best sister ever....

I have the best sister ever....

She called me at work today and asked me if I could meet her outside in the parking lot. She was out running errands and had something for me. She gave me a cute card (which I will post later) and inside it said...It's 40 days till your 40th birthday! Many special things are planned for you, cause you are so special. Please check your mailbox on a daily basis for the next 40 days, as there will be special treats for you! I hope your birthday is wonderful, awesome and downright more than you expect, cause you are all those things to me. love ang

I am so excited 40 days of fun and surprises....

I am taking off 1/2 day of work today and heading to Chicago with my youngest daughter. She turns 16 next Tuesday. We are going to go to Art institute and shopping at Gurney Mills.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

It is fixed....

A couple days ago I added "Blogs I look at every day" to my blog. When I tried the them they didn't work, but I was having network problems on my home computer, so I thought it was just me (and forgot about it). But I tried them again today while I was at work and they stil weren't working. So I came home this evening and took at look at it and I had added an extra http:// to each of the websites. Just a little technical difficulty. Anyway it is fixed now.

I am all alone at home tonight. I am going to go work in my "studio" for awhile. Since there were no kids (or grandkids) here I had grape nuts and blueberries for dinner....yummmm