Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sigh of (Temporary) Relief

Ugh, what a week. Actually its been a couple of weeks. I have been so busy at work by the time I get home I pass out. I havent found the time (or the energy) to update the blog. There are a few major changes going on at my work place, restructuring and completely new job duties (added to the ones we already have). My schedule has also changed. I use to be the early bird arriving at 7 and beating the rush hour traffic, leaving by 4. Now Im here a half an hour later and leaving half an hour later. Every third week I work 8-5 schedule. Not looking forward to that. But hey, its a job.

At home we started redecorating Alex's room. We emptied her room, placing everything but the fish aquarium, in the living room and our bedroom. Alex is sleeping on a queen size blow up bed in the living room. She thinks its a slumber party everynight, without mommy or daddy. We painted the walls and trim, hung the tv, new blinds and pet net. We are officially ready for her new furniture arrive. We were advised 2-4 weeks, as of Friday, it should have been here. But heres the bad news... it wont arrive for another 2 weeks. Its taking 6 weeks to get the furniture. I could scream. Im ready for my house to be organized and everything put back in its place. Alex is ready for her new furniture. She told us the other night she wanted to sleep in her new bed. We had the new mattress and box delivered today so she will be off the air mattress.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Thought for Thursday #3

I don't suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Thought for Thursday #2

"The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one. " ~Erma Bombeck

Even when I make a list, I still come out with more than whats on the list.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Memory Lane

Today walking through a Blockbuster made me think of a movie I would like to share with Alex. Growing up one of my favorite movies was "The Secret Garden". I had learned there are several versions of the movie is based off a book. The 1993 version was my favorite. Well I couldnt find it at Blockbuster (kind of slim pickings because the store is going out of business) so we came home to search on NetFlix. Doug was able to find it and add it to our queue of movies to watch. Im excited to watch it when it arrives. Also excited to share it with Alex. I have many memories of me popping the tape into the VCR, sitting down with a bowl of popcorn and watching the movie over and over on rainy days. Maybe if she likes it enough the Easter Bunny will bring it in her basket.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Practice Makes Perfect

Well Im far from perfect but Im still practicing. I started a project for one of my in laws Mike (Dougs dad) and Margo (Dougs step mom) who celebrated their 25th anniversary over the summer. She asked that I take pictures of the family and create a framed collage of these pictures. It took me several months to arrange the photo shoots, learn to use Photo Shop Elements editing program, choose favorites and frame. Margo provided 2 photo box frames to work with. I ended up with 1 frame of black and white pictures and a second frame of color photos. We gave the finished project to Mike and Margo as a Christmas present. Here are the photos I took:

Thought for Thursday #1

"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
~ Art Linkletter