Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Busted - yet INSPIRED

Holy Crap did I bust my arse today or what. It was non stop from the time my feet hit the floor this morning till now. Late and tired and crabby.

I don't have too much to say except I am pooped.

I was inspired by a friend today. She was feeling isolated and disconnected and decided to do something about it.

she is throwing a Gift Wrapping Party. What a great concept. Everyone brings a roll of wrapping paper and a few gifts to wrap. the hostess supplies some nibblies and the tape tags and such.

What a great way to connect with you peeps and get some very important work done. I am so freakin proud of her.

Goooooooo A!

Also I managed to get 30 happy holiday cards done for Bugaloo's class so he can hand out holiday cards yippee.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wrung out - Strung out - just plain ole tired

I have been fighting the exhaustion, My life is exhausting me, my work is exhausting me. I'm finding it hard to get excited about anything. I nearly blew a birthday celebration with weekend. There I found my self on the day before the party at 4pm madly searching the city for some kind of gift for a 7 year old and a 19yrs old. I mean come on!! I am you card carrying list making Type A person how did I let this slip away. So There I found myself on Saturday night at 11pm madly stitching a personal message on a blanket to go with the diary and cool pen for the 19 yr old, just to make it special for her. And madly stamping personalized wrapping paper for the 7 yr old because I know he will think that is the coolest thing ever. And really don't they deserve it! Somehow "tired" just didn't seem like a good excuse.

I could post all day about how fed up I am with the unrealistic expectations on women today but even that seems overwhelming at this point. When did life get so complicated. AND the worst part is I know I have it really really good. Supportive family, great husband, awesome kids. What is my problem!

There are new opportunities opening up at work. I'm not sure I can push through to get there though. I know I can't keep going the way I am. Luckily just in the nick of time I found out my summer student is coming back next week for 6 weeks so I am really excited about that because maybe that will back the pressure off just a little bit.

that way perhaps I can focus on Christmas and not end up giving everyone gift cards from the drug store.

Today, it's go time! I have a doctor's appt but I also have a list of stuff to track down and accquire as part of my plan not to get caught with my PANTs down for Christmas. Wish me LUCK!

I know I can do this - GO!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


What a night. My company sponsored a client night at the theatre. We went to see Cinderella. At the St. jacob's theatre. For anyone who is local. YOU HAVE TO SEE IT! the kids will love it. We had a 4 year old infront of us who just had the best time of her life. not sure if it was the grandparents for the Princess Cinderella dress she wore. It was awesome. I wish they came in my size.

I had to leave after the intermission due to a migraine, which I have no idea where that came from except I probably didn't eat very well yesterday because work was sooooo busy. So I am online today trying to get tickets for my family because I think they will just love it.

It snowed like crazy today all I want to do is stay home.

But I am almost caught up at work and I know I will feel so much better next week and heading into the holidays if I can get caught up.

Plus we are working on some great projects at work for 2009 and I'm actually looking forward to it. There could be some growth for me there!!! yippee!

Off to work I go. If you haven't checked it out yet you should click the blinkie for ART UNLEASHED and check out the new craft forum. Lots of fun and interesting stuff going on there.

And just for my friend MVM, my husband admitted he would be in an "involuntary" residential treatment program in Mexico if it wasn't for me. I'll have him talk to the saint for you. ;)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

time flies

Oh my goodness it has been a few days huh?

So let's see. for those of you following my personal life DH and I had a "chat" and now we are on the same page again. I tell Men and Women are soooooo different.

I did get a few minutes to be creative. I used some cool felt embellishment for this one and added some jewels and bling to it. It still needs something. but I like how it is coming together.

Next, I finally scrapped some photos from a Blueberry Picking outing about 3 years ago. I found some really cool brads.

We had some great fun playing in the snow! It is getting colder here every day.

I am pissed off at Bell since they overcharged me for my new wireless router. Oh that makes me so mad! Especially when you ask them three times are you sure this is the amount that is going to show up on my bill????

And then you get the bill and it's $30 more! Acckk!!

I am so calling Roger's.

I got some new Creative Memories products to try out and I am so excited!!!!

I think that's all for now.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Friday Nite Lites

Ahhh Friday night. Everyone is in bed. There is peace and quiet. Have you noticed the theme in my life right now. I am just aching for the peace and quiet. I just need to think, to listen, to hear!

I picked up some great papers at 2SF my favorite store. I went in there just to pick up some of my GLUE. And had two minutes to look around.....very dangerous. Tomorrow I will post the addition to my stash from My Mind's Eye. Hopefully next week I will get a project done.

Tomorrow we have a sitter coming and hubster and i are going shopping for some new dress clothes. We have both lost some weight and have not had anything new for the last 5-6 years so we are due. then we are off to a birthday party for my dearest friends husband. Well I consider him one of my dear friends too. they have always been there to support me in my life and I appreciate them alot. Happy 40th T.

It will be fun I'm sure a few beers a few shots. Good times!

Well hubby is looking pretty cosy on the couch and he has saved a spot for me so I had better get over there. Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Monday, November 10, 2008

What to do?

I just ate a chocolate bar, two handfuls of large pretzles, and some jube jubes. What the hell is wrong with me???

I am stressed work is sucking, some how no matter how hard I work, I just keep getting farther behind. One by one I am closing down the extra projects that were assigned to me, but my regular tasks seem to be multipling in my desk at night. I am tired. tired of the filing tired of the typing tired of feeling like every hour is sucking the very life out of me.

I know I tend to go through these cycles and I am just in a low spot right now, this always happens as I close off fun and challenging projects and I have nothing to look forward to. I know some new projects will come along but I don't know when.

Also with out going into any details my hubby managed to be a total wenker and made a situation that was about me, totally about him and did not support me in anyway. And I have to say that this is one of those situations where it was such a small thing, but his inability to see the situation from my prespective, made me feel like he does not care and does not understand me. The worst part is I know I need to talk to him about it or it will turn into a big thing. I just don't know how to talk to him without him getting totally defensive and making it about him and not about me. MEN!

At least I ran today eventhough I did not want to and I did feel better afterwards. I know I know I am only holding it at bay because I keep pigging out. I get so mad at myself.

Hoping tomorrow night I will get some scrappin in because that always makes me feel better.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Can you believe I blew it already. Some how my little "insurance" post from yesterday got gobbled by blogger and now. I missed a day posting for NaBloPoMo and I want to cry.

I didn't even make it to the double digits.

I'm a blogging loser. I feel shame!

Oh well! I have a better idea! I will keep going for the rest of the month and if I make it I will declare myself. NaBloPoMo -1 Not quite as prestigious but still a success.

Heavens to betsy I'm bitter.

The kids and my babe are busy watching their clone wars or star wars animation show on t.v. so I have exactly 9 minutes left to myself in peace and quiet before bath and bedtime chaos insues. So sorry to cut it short but I'm hoping to design a quick layout or two and pull some paper before I am called out of my peaceful bliss.

Have a great week!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Friday Night

Ahh! the peace and quiet, after a very busy week. I'm still a little keyed up because I can't believe I actually made it through. I kept my last committment for the week which was to pick up my nephew so he could sleep over at our house.

Finally I got everyone in bed and now I'm just kicking back and having a beer. Well deserved. One of my favorite movies happens to be on. Death becomes her. With Meryl Streep and Goldie Hawn. I love it.

It always brings up a good question about outer beauty. If you could have a flawess ageless appearance for the next ten years and then walk away from your life. Would you?

So far I always come up with the same answer. No way! Well except that one time I was feeling really down about my weight, my life, in a moment of weakness I probably would have made a deal.

but now I know I have earned my body. I know it sounds hokey. But it really is true. My crease inbetween my eyebrows, my laugh lines. All life lessons, all my triumphs ...ME!

So yeah do I sometimes wish I was tighter, smoother, absolutely.

I love me anyway, all of me, my tired raggedity assed self. I think a long hot bath is in order for me. Maybe Sunday afternoon. Sigh!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

NaBloPoMo Post

So tired. Busy day.

Can't give up on NaBloPoMo on the 6th. that would be just lame. This post in just insurance incase I don't get back later on tonight.

Am I goal oriented or what?

I know oh so LAME.



Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Running Group

The best thing about running with a group:
They motivate you to run when you don't feel like it.

The worst thing about running with a group (for me) When someone is not doing as well as you, you have to slow down and go their pace so they don't get left behind.

I had really hoped to be moving a little faster a little longer distance. But since I run with 2-3 other ladies we have been trying to run at a pace for everyone.

I have tried running off of our preset schedule to get a long run in by myself, but someone always wants to tag along.

It's probably for the best for me, if I was on my own maybe I would push too hard to fast and end up with an injury. So I will thank the universe and just keep plugging away.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Therapy day

Running a tight schedule today. I have to get all the presentations merged today, get all the handouts copies and ready to go into the packages all by noon.

The Bug has therapy today so that means I'm only a 1/2 day at work. Nothing like cramming a full day into a half day.

I have to tell I am just so darn pround of that kid of mine. I can probably count on one hand how many times he has been a pill during his therapy sessions. He works and workds HARD every single session.

The ladder

The Gait Walker

And practicing at home.

So proud! Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, November 3, 2008


Today is going to be such a busy day. I thought I had better get online and GIT R Done! Posting that is.

Today is a school day for the bug so we packed the library book, the homework book, the lunch, the shoes, the mitts. I hope that was all that had to go today.

Me I have a full day of work today and then a meeting tonight for my Creative Memories team. It should be fabulous! but it will be late and I always dislike those long days at the beginning of the week.

We are kicking out running program in the ass again this week, since a few of us have been sick we have kinda been loafing it for awhile, I think I have been only running once or twice a week for 20-25 mins for the past month. NOT GOOD!

So I'm sure lunch will not be pretty at the office today but we are going to do it!

So I packed my two meals, my clothes my work that I brought home, I sent the email with the work that I completed and now I have exactly 27 minutes to get dressed and do my hair and get The Bug on the bus.

Oh ya and I had better drop the Peanut at my in-laws, who knows what she would do to the house if I left her to her own devices.

I even got a chance to work on a few pages and projects last night. I'll put some finishing touches on and photo them for my post tomorrow.

I just registered for the coolest forum and YOU CAN TO Click Here, its called Art Unleashed by my new friend Karan and her friend Patti.

Have a great day!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Love Sunday Mornings

Hubby let me sleep in a little, well I guess not really because of the time change, no matter I feel like I had a little more sleep.

I think my theory for Hallowe'n candy is working. The kids are allowed one item after each meal. Yesterday they were like pavlov's dogs gobbling up their food to get the treat. Today not so much. Yesterday we didn't have an huge meltdowns so that was very nice.

However, The bug requested to bake peanut butter cookies this morning so now that we finished that they are having a picnic with their peanut butter cookie.

Now I have to get everyone dressed so we can play BINGO, my they are full of requests today!

I have to go into work this afternoon. I just really want to get caught up before this week from H E double hockey sticks (so 80's) sets in. We are hosting a seminar at work and guess who is in charge? I have final testing to complete on some new monthly reports for our IT department, plus finalize the ticket count for our client theatre night (thank goodness I don't have to do the seating arrangements)all that on top of an abnormally busy month of claims for my regular job. It never rains it pours.

Hopefully I will be able to keep up my posting for
NaBloPoMo. It's always such a fun challenge. Last year not so much. I started out well and ran into post block. this year I am going to give it a go. If you want to help me out leave a topic in the comments and I will give it a whirl.

Not that I like using the T.V. for a babysitter but I love the 20mins of peace that Toot and Puddle allow me on a Sunday Morning. Long live travelling Pigs!

Have a great day!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

30 days of blogging

Join me and a few friends Tracey and Jenny as we drive ourselves insane. We are trying to fit a post a day for thirty days into our already busy lives.

should be interesting.... may require marguaritas...many.