Sunday, April 29, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
I feel as though the world as a whole has been robbed of a great deal of potential. The butterfly effect is something I have recently become aware of, and something that I think is very relevant. Simply put, something that happens today can have a large effect on tomorrow. All those lives lost, in my mind, had an infinite amount of potential that will now never be realized. What if one of the 32 (or one of their would have been descendants) that died Monday would have been the next great scientist? Artist? Humanitarian? Inventor? World Leader? All that potential snuffed out by one madman. When I say madman, I am not basing that on anything read in newspapers or seen on TV. I am basing that on my belief that you would have to be crazed to go and commit such a HORRIBLE act of violence against mankind.
I can't say anything more them this: My heart and prayers go out to the families of the victims. I only hope that they are eventually able to find peace.
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Well here we go...
1- I'm anal about my pants. Because I'm tall they HAVE to be long enough to fall over the tongues on my shoes when standing, and the part that I'm REALLY anal about is they can not be behind the tongues on my shoes that have to fall over the tongue. I am known to stop (in mid-stride) to fix them if they're not right. It drives me nuts, LOL.
2- I am totally hair style-ing challenged. I have never been able to get my hair to look like it does right after the stylist cuts and styles it. I also can't do much more with my own hair than a pony tail or twisting it and using a clip on it.
3- I really like cooking and trying new recipes, but I LOATHE doing dishes.
4-I can't swim. Even though I've taken lessons 3 different times. I think it's because I don't like having my head under water or getting water in my ears or nose.
5-I have major self-esteem issues, I just tend to hide them very well.
6-I prefer to be the one driving when ever I go somewhere. It's not that I don't trust someone else driving, it's just that I feel like I'm not in control and I get a bit jittery. (God help me when Aidan starts driving, I just know I'll be freaking out in the passeneger seat. I wonder if I can get a car like they had in driver ed, with a break on the passenger side?)
7-I'm thinking of home-schooling Aidan.
Tagging anyone who hasn't done this already.
Here's mine: August 18th
1868-French astronomer Pierre Jules Cesar Janssen discovers helium
1963-American Civil rights movement:James Meredith becomes the first black person to graduate from the University of Mississippi.
1969-Jimi Hendrix plays the unofficial last day of Woodstock
1904-Max Factor (Polish-born cosmetics entreprenuer
1952-Patrick Swayze (American Actor)
1227-Genghis Khan (Khagan of Mongol Empire)
Austrailia-Long Tan Day (also called Vietnam Veterans' Day) named after the Battle of Long Tan
I never know who to tag, so I'll just tag anyone who reads this who hasn't already been tagged by someone else.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
This is a bunch of pictures from last July when Ian, Kevin and I went to see this show live in Atlantic City. This was our first time in AC and just our luck there casinos were shut down due to a strike or something ( I can't remember now) The entire state was basically shut down. Anyway we were still able to go and see the show at the casino, we just couldn't gamble. THe show was very funny, and this is the last little bit of it, where the improve based on audience input, while blind folded. Also the stage was covered in set mouse traps. AND they were barefoot. LOL Funny stuff.
Papers are from the Raging Sea kit which you can download here . you have to go throught the store, but the kit is free. and is HUGE! While you're there check out some of the other gorgeous kits for sale. I also Used template2 from the Kwikplate2 set. The fonts used were Jester and Times New Roman.
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Thursday, April 05, 2007
Here's a little info about the March of Dimes and what this charity does.
Did you know that premature birth is the leading cause of new born death in the first month of life? It affects 1,305 babies a day in the United States. Those who survive may have lifelong health problems. And premature births are on the rise -- up to 27% since 1981.
That is why I am asking you to support me in March of Dimes WalkAmerica. Because premature birth can happen to any pregnant woman. In nearly half the cases, the causes are unknown. The March of Dimes is leading the way to find answers by supporting research into the causes of premature birth. I am joining the fight, and so can you.
Your support helps fund:-Research into stress and other factors that may trigger preterm labor.-Programs to educate pregnant women to recognize the warning signs of preterm labor.-Tools to help health care providers find better ways to detect women who may be at risk for preterm labor.
Please join in and help fight prematurity. Visit my webpage and sponsor me in the Walk that saves babies!
Just a little note, I went to make my own donation today (boy do I know how to procrastinate!) and discovered that this year they made it so you can even donate through PayPal. That sure makes it easy doesn't it?
Layout credits: Herbal Garden Kit by Ashley Bailey at www.digitaldivasdesigns.com. I also used one of the templates in the Kwikplate 2 set from www.digitaldivasdesigns.com
Font Credits: CK Print
Monday, April 02, 2007
I started out with a 4x6 template by Ginger Thibodeau. But I trimed it down so it would fit better on the blog.
I used the Heirloom Orchid Kit by Ashley Bailey of www.digitaldivasdesigns.com . totally loving this kit. The spring word art is by Stacey Truman of www.1HourScrap.com .
Sunday, April 01, 2007
Here's the first paper page I've done in about 9 months! The scan didn't come out as good as I would have liked, but you can at least get the idea.
The background is Bazzill, the star paper is BoBunny (a RAK from Tara! thanks Tara!!), the multi-colored squares is by Creative Imaginations (and was something I got from Abby. Thanks Abby!) The title (Boys) are epxoy stickers by Creative Imagination, as is the little oval by the ricrac. But the came out of 2 different packages. The round stamp that says "Family" is by 7 Gypsies and is one I got for Christmas (thanks Mom!!) The other journaling one is a FontWerks, clear stamp (also a christmas present, but that one came from my darling hubby, thanks Ian!!!) Last thing used is the ricrac which is new from May Arts, comes in several colors and is SO SO SO soft. Love it.
The picture is Ian and his brothers this past summer being silly. The journaling says "See no, Hear no, Speak no evil. You guys sure can be silly sometimes."