Thursday, June 28, 2007

It's That Time of Year Again!

Yes, it is Pig Roast time again. My supposed anniversary gift from my husband for the past 15 years. This is our 14th anniversary. Hard to believe. Since I have gotten older, I just don't enjoy the pig roast as much as I should. It's really just a party for Mark, a time for him to unwind and have a good time with all his friends. I hope he does because he has been working a lot of hours and he needs a break.

The kids, my mom, & I went to Ikea today. Finally got the mirrors I had been waiting 4 months to get back in stock. Will be nice to see my smiling face again while I brush my teeth. The kids had a blast in the ball pit while my mom and I shopped. It is like a holiday for them when we go to Ikea. At least they could get in today. The past couple times it was full and we couldn't wait for other kids to leave. Glad they got their chance today! Also got some Ilford photo paper at CompUSA. It goes so fast when I get scrapping done. Got three more done this week for July's DW challenge. Ahead of schedule for once. I'll post the after I get back from this weekend.

The kids have really been hepped up this week. I guess it is the anticipation of going to Ikea, the Pig Roast and being stuck in the house. It has been so hot (90) that most days we have stayed mostly in the house. Last night we had quite a storm and the electricity was off for 4 hours. A pain to be with out it, but I did get a LO done before it got too dark to see.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, June 15, 2007

I just realized...

... that it has been a while since I blogged. Days just seem to fly by!

Been working on the house outside. Got all the old shrub stumps and tree stumps pulled out around the house. Mark roto-tilled the whole front and got rid of all of those awful weeds and groundcover. Looks so much better. Got some flowers planted. Not where I wanted, but they had to go in the ground before they died. Have 6 more roses that have to be planted today before we go away for the weekend. That will get done tonight.

The kids had been driving me crazy with some of the really stupid things they had been doing. Really stupid. Especially after I had just got done telling them not to do it. Or things that common sense should tell them not to do. Have been a little better yesterday and today.

Mark is golfing today. I felt bad for him when he made the big mistake of scheduling to go to the race the same weekend as his 20th class reunion. But that was his mistake...but he made me feel like it was my fault...that I was making him go to the race. Well, we had spent all that money on tickets and I couldn't see missing the race just because he wanted to see a bunch of people that he will be seeing in two weeks at his Pig Roast. I guess I just don't understand. So, hopefully he won't be as much a pain since he gets to golf with some of them today (yes, the same ones he will golf with in two weeks) and go to a mixer at a bar in town tonight. Who knows.

We are going to the NASCAR race at Michigan this weekend. We went last year and had a fun time camping out and going to the races. We even got soaked on Sunday and Kasey won the rainout. We are going to both races this year, but the one in August will be an adult-only outing.

Still trying to get over this cold-allergy thing I have. Awful coughing and drainage. The Dr. prescribed a codine cough medicine. Hopefully it will help.

Above, the second LO I did for the month. Posted last week. Need to get on the third.

Sunday, June 3, 2007

The last one for May and first for June!

My last for the month of May just done before the buzzer went off! Got a lot of goodies on this one! Had to order more embellies since I used so many in the last couple of layouts and getting low on vintage stuff. This one was a pretty quick one to put together. It is easier now that I put most of my embellishment by color.
The second Layout is my first for June. (How can it be June already?) This was another quick one after I did the computer work on the photo and got it just the way I wanted it. Love the Scenic Route paper! Made it so easy! Now I need to pick out more photos to finish off my last 3 for the month. It has been easy since I have been in the mood recently to do scrappin'! Yesterday we went to a graduation party for Mike's nephew. It seems hard to believe that we were that age 20 years ago. I feel so old when I look at people younger than me. Spent most of the afternoon there. Only got the new storm door installed this weekend. Mark and the kids went to Corry to visit and sell his truck cap. So I am having a rare day to myself! Spent the morning filing bills in the container and removing old ones to burn. THAT took quite a while. It sure accumulates quickly. Got some more things put away in their rightful places and cleaned up a bit. Maybe I will go out for a while --go to the Scrapbook Gallery and Wal-Mart for a few things. Quite tired today--my back really hurts for some reason.
Max goes back to dog training after a week off for Memorial Day. Hope he behaves better this time and not so much barking!