Friday, June 22, 2007

Name...part 2

Name 5 favorite movies:
1.) Grease
2.) Sound of Music
3.) Prince of Tides
4.) ??
5.) ??

Name 4 favorite memories:
1.) Visiting my sister & her husband in Japan.
2.) Skiing for a week in Maine with my sister & her husband.
3.) Visiting my sister & her husband in Sedona, AZ.
4.) Going to the races every weekend in Florida.
5.) How I told DH we were pregnant.

Name 3 things you want to do before you die:
1.) Go to the Kentucky Derby.
2.) Travel a lot...
3.) Be published in a major scrapbooking magazine. :-)

Give 2 names that you would use NOW if you were going to have a new addition to the family:
1.) Girl - Savannah
2.) Boy - Kenneth (after my dad)

Name the one thing that you're working on now to improve your life:
1.) To not feel guilty about everything...

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Name...part 1

Name 10 things that you do EVERYDAY:
1. brush my teeth
2. hug my daughter
3. get on Susan's Scrapbook
4. pray
5. read
6. something scrapbooky, like do a layout, read a magazine, shop, SSS, etc.
7. listen to some kind of music
8. think about my family
9. wish I'd gotten to bed earlier
10. eat chocolate

Name 9 things that you say everyday
1. I need a coke!
2. I hate mornings!
(Usually #1 & #2 are said together!)
3. Morning, punkin.
4. Praise the Lord!
5. I Love You!
6. Will you turn that down?
7. I'm hungry!
8. I'm cold!
9. Now, I could...

Name 8 things that you use everyday
1. my toothbrush
2. my car
3. my computer
4. my radio
5. my reading light
6. my pen
7. my arms (for big hugs)
8. my bed

Name 7 places you've been to
1. Maine
2. Japan
3. Florida
4. Michigan
5. Missouri
6. Texas
7. Penn.

Name 6 of your favorite foods.
1. Chocolate chip cookies
2. Coca-cola
3. Roast Beef
4. Pasta dishes
5. Pizza
6. Brownies
7. Mac & Cheese (I had to add one more!!)

Friday, June 15, 2007

A Childhood Summer Day

A typical summer day from my childhood? I always remember it being hot. We lived in Florida, in a trailer, and never had air-conditioning. So, we always did things to stay cool. I would usually sleep late (because I would stay up late at night after it got cooler); it would sometimes even be noon before I got up. By then, it would be really warm, so I would go sit on the front screened-in porch & read, until we just couldn't stand it any longer. Then, we would head to a cool place, like the library, the pool, the mall, the movies, or a restaurant. We would return home in time to eat supper, just as the sun was starting to go down. At that point, we knew it would be getting cooler & we would make it. It was a vicious circle, day after day - but it really makes me appreciate the AC and home that I have today!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

12 things that make me grin...

I had to think a little on mine...
1.) a coke from Sonic
2.) warm, out-of-the-oven chocolate chip cookies
3.) getting a hug from my daughter
4.) getting pics developed & finding a GREAT shot
5.) good hair days
6.) great sales racks
7.) surprise gifts
8.) getting a SB mag in the mail
9.) watching my daughter play
10.) finding a good book to read
11.) having a layout come together just right
12.) "Flashback Weekends" on the radio

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Summer 2007

Thinking ahead on this summer, this is what it looks like for me. VBS (done), turn 39 (done), get a tattoo(done), Dearborn rehearsals (in process), finish Dearborn album (in process), go to Dearborn, plan for Arts Smarts, teach Memory Makers 401 class at Arts Smarts for the 3rd year, have Jim & Judy visit, & have Madison take swim lessons. By then, the summer should be over & Madison will start 1st grade. Amazing, isn't it?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Maybe I shouldn't have done it...

Well, three days ago I got a tattoo. Leading up to this, I thought long & hard about if I should do it. My friend, Laurie, went with with me, & she got her tattoo updated some too. On June 5, I turned 39, & well, I thought I was ready. I wasn't expecting the reactions that I have gotten from my family. First, my husband hung up on me (I told him over the phone). He knew I was seriously considering it, but for him, it was a money thing. We didn't have the money right now...of course, we never do. Then, yesterday, I told (& showed) my daughter. She was sorta OK with it at first, and then it hit her & she started bawling...ran outside, wouldn't have anything to do with me. She thinks that a tattoo changes a person. Since then, we've have some pretty serious discussions on it, especially for a 6 year old. First, it scares is kinda dark & it does have faces. I so understand that. Maddie says that tattoos change a person, & she doesn't want me to change. I understand what she is saying on that too, but that will be a big lesson to learn that what is on the outside of a person does not change what is on the inside of a person. But most of all, I feel like I have hurt my family, and that in itself, is harder to bear than the excruiating hurt of actually getting a tattoo. The sobbing & tears of my daughter went straight to my heart, and although I think we've moved on now, I am sick with sadness. I don't ever want to hurt her or my husband as much as I think I have with this ever again.

Monday, June 4, 2007


In High School, everyone called me Mouse...thankfully I've grown out of that!
For some reason, my daughter calls me MiMi when she's being that!!
And OK, since we are husband calls me "Lips" because I have to have my lipstick on...not a "makeup thing", but a "keep the lips" moist thing...I know...weird!!

Sunday, June 3, 2007

June Color Challenge

Over at the Shack (, some people have mentioned that they can't see my June Color Challenge sample I am going to add it here. Good Luck - join in the fun!!