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Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Brand New Year

Yea! I have made it. Alot better than last year. Iwent to bed@11pm. I wanted to get out and see the Rose Parade,which I haven't seen in years. Believe it or not I actually got up@9am,s/thing my body doesn't always let me do. I also made pumpkin waffles for a late breakfast. I mixed it up on commerical break. Allen cooked them in th waffle iron for me.
I gave him 6 more pages of his photo's I s/booked him the other night. He ate my version of fish and chips in the oven. That way I had time and energy to work on his book. I finally figured out why the project is so hard. These aren't my photo's and I don't know the stories behind the pic's. I have been doing them vintage style, trying to use masculine paper and Ranger Distressing inks. I have come to conclussion light is better than w/the darker inks. I also prefer walnut ink spray on tags rather than paper. Allen got me an OldPaper ink pad. I like this better. I used Vintage Photo on the cracks of the paper. I really love wadding up the paper,I like the wrinkled effect. I leary off putting any of this stuff on actual photo's. I was able to salvage some of my earlier sheets of paper by putting the Old Paper on the top to soften up the color .I had to ask Allen what was going in the photo I didn't have a clue what theme to use on the paper. Right now
I going to do the photo's of him with his family later.I want to get some feedback,look for ideas and start some new projects.
I need to start my snowman cards. I got to make s-flakes w/the shrinkable plastic Jenny gave me a bunch of stuff for my cards. I want to play w/some clear stamps. Ihaven't had time to do so.I also need to work on my Frisky story for Katya's b-day in Feb. I got more supplies to make her an altered box to put gem samples in for a gift. Ialso need to get to work on pockets for my journal enteries for my s/book project that keeps being put on hold.
I also setting some priorties on how much time I want to spend on the computor reading blogs etc. I eliminated some the other night. I picked the ones most revelant to me. I accidently deleted my favorite, Bare Naked, I pushed the button 1 times too many. I had to resubcribe to her post. I get on the computor and loose track of time. I only have so much energy. I trying to focus in on not getting so tired soI'm not wiped out the next day. To have energy to spend time w/Allen when he comes home from work that night. Living w/chronic health problems is like juggling balls. You never know when one is going to come down and hit you.
Swat,my Thai friend surprised us the other night. She brought all this food for New Year's. She had fresh egg rolls,meatball kebabs and her fried rice. We ate 2 meals which I didnt have to cook. We usually always have black-eye peas,a Texas tradtion for good luck for the new year. Used to be I cooked that w/ham,cornbread and pecan pie every NY Day. The kids aren't around anymore so I don't cook the full meal
Swat is a dear friend.I tutored her in English. No one in her family would help her. She was so determined to go back to school@6o yr old. I admired her spunk. It gave a chance to use my tutoring skills to help her w/her grammar and understand English better. I wouldn't charge her for it since it's talent I have.Besides I got a chance to understand the Thai culture better. Every since then she has brought food in for us if I have been sick etc. She told me no one else helped her w/her English better than I did. That was a compliment in itself
Got to go and mix up the dressing. Allen is cooking the turkey today. That way we have turkey for meals in the freezer

Monday, December 29, 2008

Am i going to be tired tommorrow!!

Forgot to take my Rozerm to sleep. I typed up some more flickr captions on Go see the adventures of my C-mas bears. I posted pic's of my kids Christmas presents. 1st time I have made so many projects for each one. Laura,my youngest I have been making her biggest presents on her b-days. Being on limited budget I'm tying to s/book presents w/ pic's of the kids and to make them something.
I also made 2 new Year Cards that go in the mail this week.I want to make my snowman cards for my mail route I do each month for my church. Jennie has given me new s/man clear stamps plus note cars,brads etc.
I cleaned up my room and filed C-mas stuff away yesterday. Allen's distress papers are still sitting on the floor. so much for getting him more pages for New Years. This project is dragging its feet. I just can't get motivate to do it. Cards are more fun to make,they're so spontaneous.
Ate the last piece of blueberry pie. Haven't made 1 of these in years. It was beary good!! Next need to make some pumpkin custard to eat.
Need to get a quilt batting in Jan. to quilt my lap quilt by machine. I already made the top w/fabric squaes in Oct.
I don't type well or for very long. I thought I try blogging so I could write what I'm thinking. I don't get out much. I made some good friends on Flickr last year. It has helped me from going crazy. I realy love reading the bear blogs. I never could afford some of the bears,but looking is free.I also got some s/book sites to look for ideas. Now I have to set priories on how much time I want to spend reading blogs vs working in my room etc. too much eye candy out there
New Year's will be quiet. Not the same w/o the kids. It was big deal for them to stay up late when younger. We used to have chips ,dip and soda. This was a treat for them since I didn't buy junk food on a regular basis. Then when we moved to Texas,we started having Forest's Laura's friends over. We don't allow drinking,smoking,premartial sex or drugs in our home. This way we knew our kids friends and we knew they were safe. I sometimes in bed before midnight. Allen and I will probably watch a movie. Jan gave us Without a Trace tome. Allen got the full collection of Hal Roach ,Little Rascals. Got to go crash into bed with a hotpack.

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