addictions & awe

My current addictions- 1)scrapbooking 2)blogs (particularly those written by scrapbookers) and 3)photography. I wrote "obsessions" first, but then worried that everyone will think I’m some deranged scrapbooking stalker. Y’know, showing up on your porch, camera in hand, muttering about the right embellishments for that outfit. Nope, I’m just an ordinary gal, who is currently addicted to these pursuits. (in case…

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a heaping dose of worry

Here it is, 10:35pm – and I’m trying to get my head around the fact that I have to go back to work tomorrow. I always dread the first day back. I somehow reason that they *must* have figured out how to function without me. As if I’ll walk in the door and they’ll say "gee, we don’t really need…

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Sweet summer treats

thought I’d end on a happier note before bed – how do you like that spiffy new banner? Took the pic at our party last weekend. Yes, several people thought I was weird for photographing a bowl of watermelon. Anyway, got this sweet shot of Olivia, too…  

a frustrating evening

In a familiar last-supper-before-dieting routine, we went out to dinner tonight. A new Mexican restaurant opened, and we decided to try it out before we pledge our allegiance to Weight Watchers once again. I rarely get good Mexican food here…and as a CA girl, I frequently crave it! So off we went, visions of tamales dancing in our eyes…. What…

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a beautiful place

Took this picture from the cruise that we went on with my parents. Proof postive that we live in a beautiful place. Sometimes we forget that – esp in the dead of winter – so this will serve as a reminder. It seems official that Hope’s dad is moving to Virginia. At least it’s closer than CA, right? Anyway, Hope…

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goodbye sucks.

My parents left this morning. Sigh. Saying goodbye really sucked. Especially since we really have no idea when we’ll see them again. Next spring/summer is already crazy, so 2007 is more likely. Doesn’t that sound like a LIFETIME away? I’ve been trying to post in my gallery at Two Peas for a 1/2 an hour, and I can’t get it…

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Having fun…

although you wouldn’t know it from the looks on the kid’s faces! It was really hot today when we took my parents miniature golfing –

An early day

It’s 6:00am. I’m showered, dressed, & ready to go to work. All this with only 2 cups of coffee. I am not a morning person, but this is worth it. I have a morning full of meetings, and then…… VACATION    VACATION    VACATION    VACATION     VACATION I didn’t realize how burned out I was until yesterday. I really…

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It’s an Olympus!

Weighing in at 4.0 megapixel, 3x optical zoom, 4x digital zoom, and 19 shooting modes….it’s an Olympus D-545 Zoom. Thanks for the advice – I am now the proud owner of this little guy. And yes, I’ve already used it…. Isn’t that a great bag of flowers? A friend & I drove up to Canada this morning to buy flowers…

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Tick tock, tick tock

Counting the minutes until the weekend. We have lots to do before my parents get here on Tuesday….seriously can’t wait for them to be here. Ethan’s birthday is today, so Happy Birthday little man! I’m going to buy a digital camera this weekend. Just going to buckle down & do it. My film SLR had to be sent out for…

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2 cool things….

Two cool things happened yesterday & made me smile…. 1. I got an email from Doe Doe. My friend. A good friend, an old friend, a friend that I had lost touch with. We are soooo out of touch that I didn’t even know that she had another new baby. His name is Zach, and he’s absolutely beautiful! Doe Doe…

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Monday mornings

Not normally my finest hour. I’m more of a night owl. But this morning, I’m actually in gear. Thinking about all of the things I need to do today, including work. My new boss starts today. Need to call an appliance repair place to fix the dryer. Need to call the town rec dept to sign Hope up for the…

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happy friday

Good morning. So glad it's Friday. This week has been crazy, and I've hardly been in the office – which is precisely WHY it has been crazy. I've been volunteering with Austin's school this week. They spend their last week at camp, and I've been helping out with (what else?) – a scrapbooking class. The appointed leader of the class…

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Cab rides make me carsick

Useful information for you – just in case you ever accompany me on one of my NYC trips. Not too worry, though, it’s just a woozy, icky feeling with no results. Anyway… I was up at 4am today for a quick trip to NYC. I know that some of you with little ones are saying "cry me a river!"…but remember…

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Hot, sticky Monday

I’m going to have to drink my coffee iced this am b/c it’s already sooo hot & sticky. The weather forecast is supposed to be cooler for the rest of the week. Did I seriously just start off my blog entry with a weather forecast? Next thing you know, I’ll start reporting on my arthritis or saying that my knees…

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Thankfully, it’s Saturday

What a brutal week….I'm so thankful that it's the weekend. Before I ramble a bit about things that don't *really* matter, check out the new link on the left….the do something good list. The One campaign is something that *does* matter. On to rambling… We have a new addition in our garage this morning…a Coke vending machine. Ugh. Rob &…

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these are the days….

Yesterday was awful. So awful that I wasn’t even sure that I could write about it here. These are the days that I wonder "why does life have to be so hard?" Hope’s dad called me on the way to work yesterday am. He announced that he’s applied for a transfer back to California. The final decision will be made…

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