Tuesday, May 30, 2006


We had a "veggie" weekend....sat on the dock...drank beer and marguritas...fished...ate...slept...just watched the boats go by. It seemed that everyone needed a few days of not doing anything..so that is what my family and I did!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Mommy's baby

Caleb just cracks me up with some of the things he comes up with....his vocabulary and ability to put words together amaze me. He isn't even two yet!
When he gets tired or wants out of his carseat...he will put his arms out to his mommy and say "Mommy needs a hug from her baby!"
And how can she resist?
We all need hugs....need to remember that!

Birthday Girl!

On May 13, Jordyn has reached the ripe old age of 2!!!! It really seems like she just got here! We had a fun time at her birthday party....I think she looks a bit overwhelmed by it all here....
She loves Dora...so of course the party had a Dora theme and many gifts were Dora as well. At age 2, she was not the least bit interested in opening gifts.


I am still sick at how 24 ended last night.....who is the guy that is running the president? I really hoped that would be a question that got answered! But yeah....at least the pres got his come uppance! But what really made me ill was the fact that my hero is now with the Chinese....how on earth will he get out of that one? I should have more faith...after all Jack Bauer seems to always make a comeback!
Isn't it sad to get so involved in TV?
And tonight is American Idol! I will be happy with whoever wins...they are both unique and fun and talented!

Friday, May 19, 2006

Woo Hoo!

Wow...this has been a week....first off....in one day I was asked to be on 4 different creative teams! I was so surprised...I figured maybe....MAYBE....one would ask me...surprise...all four did! It was very hard to decide who to go with as I love them all!
Anyway....I will be designing for the very talented Khristy of DigiSchmidtDesigns....Lara Payton who sells her lovely kits at Digital Freebies....and on June 1 a new website is opening called 2Bscrapped! Wish I could figure out how to link to all of the blogs on my website....still can't get that one figured out!

Also....interviewed for a different job...I got the job if I want it...but I don't know if I will take it. I want to cut back to 4 days a week....plus I have never had a raise the 4 years I have been at my current job. I love all my co-workers...the dentist is a great guy...and I love the location...Kansas City Country Club Plaza....The office I interviewed at is quite similiar...I would have a yearly cost of living raise and a 4 day work week. But no vacation pay or holiday pay...so that kinda cancels out the raises????

Gotta get to bed....tomorrow is Sesame Street Live with Jordyn!

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

My view of the world.....

Last year, Art gave me this darling birdhouse for Mothers day and we put it on an old porch column in my flower bed. I am loving how nice it is all looking! I can look out the kitchen window and see this beautiful fence row with the iris in bloom and the cat mint...plus a grapevine is twining itself along the fence now. It is a work in progess, but I love it! Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Running into the sun but I'm running behind

Looking out at the road rushing under my wheels
Looking back at the years gone by like so many summer fields
In sixty-five I was seventeen and running up one-on-one
I don't know where I'm running now, I'm just running on
Running on-running on empty
Running on-running blind
Running on-running into the sun
But I'm running behind
Gotta do what you can just to keep your love alive
Trying not to confuse it with what you do to survive
In sixty-nine I was twenty-one and I called the road my own
I don't know when that road turned into the road I'm on
Running on-running on empty
Running on-running blind
Running on-running into the sun
But I'm running behind
Everyone I know, everywhere I go
People need some reason to believe......Jackson Browne

Ok....53 sucks big time! Turning 40 did not bother me...I guess I thought I still had half my life ahead of me....50 bothers me big time and now 53.....so what got me in the funk?

I so desperately need a career change! I am bored! I am not challenged! I need to do something that interests me and I have been doing some soul searching. I think the only way to make a career change is to go back to school. I'm seriously thinking about a 2 year degree in graphic design. Ok...that has me excited! I'm looking at the courses...seeing how to work them into my life and still work full time.

Then I go to Starbucks at lunch for a cup of hot tea and I sit and think....and I think "ARE YOU NUTS? WHY DO YOU THINK YOU CAN DO THIS?"

Every day, I go home dead tired(not because I work hard)....I'm just brain-dead from lack of stimulation and burn-out! So how am I going to have the energy to go to school and do the projects? Right now I feel like I am running on empty...I can't get it all done! Housework...yardwork...laundry...familytime...Art-time....I guess I want too much and I want it all! Maybe the schooling will energize me and give me a purpose....or have I waited too long?

I could easily be 56 before I get finished...and would anyone hire me because of my age? If the free-lance market could use me, I guess I could do that....so much to think about! Gotta keep talking myself into this and looking into. I think I will sign up for at least one class to take over the summer and see how it goes.

We are off to the lake for a fun weekend of scrapping and fellowship! My scrappin' girlfriends and I are taking off tomorrow afternoon! Happy Dance!