Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Polar Bear Press

I got the best mail yesterday. A big box of papers, stickers, and rub-ons. They sent out the CHA release to the Design Team and it was a fun box to get. I loved the stuff so much I sat down and scrapped last night.

The first set is called the Rustic Retreat collection and it was designed by my good friend Kristy Lee. I love it! she did such a great job.

the second set of papers were designed by Ursula Page. They are so dang cute! Sherbet Ice. lots of fun pastel colors and tone on tone patterns.

I can't wait to play more!

Monday, July 24, 2006


Sarah. today.

I still remember the exact time she was born. It's one of the very few things I remember from her birth. (It was difficult for me.) The doctor said, "make it 8:23" and two minutes later they gave me blissful oblivion in the form of general anethesia.

Today, she is eleven. She has three friends over and they are camped out in my livingroom. I offered a movie that none of them had seen before, and they turned me down for board games. They didn't need me to entertain them; they had it all worked out themeselves.

Which is good for me. That's my favorite type of party. One where I can actually relax.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

I gave in

I've been avoiding the word verification feature on my blog for a few reasons. Today, those reasons became insignificant in the face of the onslaught of spam in my comments. I spent 2o minutes getting it all off. From now on you guys will just have to use the word verification. sorry about that. :( I wish people would just buy their own advertising instead of trying to use my blog.

permissiveness strikes again

Did I mention my son will grow up to be a used car salesman. He's got a great mind, very intelligent, but he could sell a sedan to a cowboy.

This week my salesman is sporting a mohawk. yup, sides shaved, long on top. It's as ugly as hair can get. And I let him do it. He wanted one so he worked on us for weeks. Every time I talked about cutting his hair, he would mention how I was going to cut it into a mohawk. This is his system, by the way, he talks about his wishes as if they are fait acompli. There is no "If" in his brain. It's always when.

I am going to shave the ugly thing off tonight. I may let him do it up once just because his hair is so perfect for the punk boy look. It's so corse and thick it practically stands on it's own. Then it's gone. Six days of fun I could handle.

Now that he's got his way on this, we're steeling ourselves up for the next battle on the horizon. It should come around about the end of August. It seems he's convinced himself that his father is going to give him $150 at the end of the summer. He's already started talking about it. Planning what he's going to buy. I'm ready to hide my wallet because there's no telling how much he'll be able to talk us out of.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Dream Dating

A: I had a dream last night that Johnny Depp propositioned me and I turned him down. Aren't you impressed by my faithfulness?

S: that depends. Which Johnny? Pirate's Johnny? Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Johnny?

A: Peter Pan Johnny.

S: ooooh. well then I am impressed.

I'm almost caught up

with the century. We now have a car with a CD player, a DVD player in the house, DSL internet, and the new addition, a cell phone.

Yes, folks, I have survived these last three decades without a cell phone. My 62 year old mother had a cell phone before me. That's how unhip I am. I know. It was difficult. I can hear your heart breaking for me from here. The sympathy is apreciated.

Of course, my lack of portable leash was my own decision. Those things are really quite expensive. Why, I could have been paying as much for an ear leech as I pay for my DSL. And since I never actually get up from my DSL and go anywhere, it really seemed a bit pointless to pay for it.

Until I discovered the pay per use system. I know that minutes are technically cheaper when you pay for them in chunks, but since I never use them in chunks, it's a bit of overkill. It's like buying the five pound bag of salad at Costco and only eating a pound before it goes bad. Cheaper in theory; expensive in practice. I've been wanting a pay-as-you-go phone for awhile and i've been researching and waiting for a plan that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. So I invested in a T-Mobile phone.

So now when I go visit friends in August, I don't have to be a phone mooch to call my sweetie at home. I'll have my own minutes to use. I feel so almost up to date.

2000 here I come.

Monday, July 10, 2006

A wedding report of sorts

I have had a long two weeks. Good. But long. The last two weddings were Saturday. Steve and I attended my brother's ceremony at the temple and then drove another hour to get to his sister's wedding. we got there at 1pm and left at 8:30. All three weddings were beautiful and I'm glad we could make it for all of them. I do have over 700 pictures to edit because of that though. LOL.

I am about 20% through editting Nicole and Jeremy's photos. I have posted a few teasers here: Photos of Bedlam


Sunday, July 02, 2006

About that cookbook . . .

It seems my links are highlighted the wrong color. I left a link for you guys in my last entry so everyone could be sucked into the ATK (America's Test Kitchen) as much as I am. so here is a link you can see:

Cooking at Home with America's Test Kitchen

that's a link to Amazon where you can not only see the book you can read reviews and dump it in your cart imediately. This:

The America's Test Kitchen Family Cookbook

will be my next Amazon purchase, along with HP 1, because my copy is a paperback (hey, I bought it in '97, I had no idea how cool these books would be.) and currently lost.

The wedding was beautiful. I am exhasted. I will give details when I have pictures to go with them.