Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Playing with the background on my blog.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


"While focusing on a pot of gold at the end of the path you have chosen, don't miss the diamonds embedded on the path itself." - Author Unknown

Monday, February 4, 2008

EOM February 2008

1. I took a great scrapbooking class with Designer, Candice McLean. It was a LOVE book and it was made with pure love and given to Honey on Valentine's Day. I enjoyed every minute of making it because it was for him.

2. Went to my first Bunco and had a blast. My Sister PD and friend KM were there and it was a kick in the pants. There were about 25 women and each brought something to eat. Well, you can imagine the heaven we were in. Very nice group of ladies.

3. My bff, MB had a tummy tuck. That was interesting because she had 2 tubes coming from her tummy to these little balls. I won't tell you what was collecting in the balls, but needless to say they had to be purged on a regular basis. She handled the surgery very well and was up and moving around within days. She had the tubes for a couple of weeks, but no problems with them. She looks awesome and is wearing a much smaller pant. It's a new MB! I'm so delighted for her.

4. Went to High School BFF, SC's house in Costa Mesa for a night. We went to a fashion show and had some fun. Enjoyed a great breakfast the next day at Mimi's. Tried to find a scrapbooking store, but no luck.

5. Spent the night with PD at KM's house and had a scrapbooking party. ML came over Saturday evening for some scrapbooking and dinner. She made a great shrimp thing and we all enjoyed. We were kind of low key so spent the whole day on Sunday, watching movies. It was nice.

6. Honey went on a shooting tournament in LV. He came in 9th overall, which is really good. He said said he had a great time. His poor body didn't fair so well though. He was in a lot of pain.

7. MB's birthday...we didn't celebrate as big as I would have liked, but we had a nice lunch and went to a movie and it was fun.

8. Took another scrapbooking class from Designer, Terina Matthews. It's an accordian book inside a box. I love it.

Still Blogging

I am still enjoying my blog. I'm putting in different categories and using it as an organize my brain/reminder tool. I'm sure it's best use will eventually become clear.

I am also using it to record things that other people write. I pray that I will always give credit where it's due. It's so nice to go back and read some of these inspirational quotes and ideas.

I suppose it would be great for lists.

EOM January 2008

One of the interesting things I'm discovering is that many people use blogging as a journal. Drawing on that idea and the Roundup idea, I thought I better remind myself of January.

Daughter and Son-in-law's papers went to the court for the divorce. Should be final on their 3rd wedding anniversary. How ironic!

Had a facial and massage at Boston's thanks to my Honey...It was pure love...pure heaven. Katherine gave me a relaxation massage and Mary gave me a cleansing facial with an eye mask and a pomegranite peel...hmmmm!

Wonderful Brunch with MB at Anthony's...our favorite place.

Back to slimming down at WW after doing the big holiday gain. Don't want to let that happen again. Must remind myself not to do that next year.

MIL broke her foot in December and seems to be on the mend. Had a birthday breakfast at the buffet. Gave her a garden angel.

MB went to Utah.

I took two classes at my new favorite scrapbook store in Poway. Cool Scrapbooking Stuff http://www.coolscrapbookingstuff.com/
The first one was Acrylic Family Album by Terina Matthews
The second one was Love by

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Awesome Look At Psalm 23

The Lord is my Shepherd = That's Relationship!
I shall not want = That's Supply!
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures = That's Rest!
He leadeth me beside the still waters = That's Refreshment!
He restoreth my soul = That's Healing!
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness = That's Guidance!
For His name sake = That's Purpose!
Yea, though I walk through the valley of t he shadow of death = That's Testing!
I will fear no evil = That's Protection!
For Thou art with me = That's Faithfulness!
Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me = That's Discipline!
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies = That's Hope!
Thou annointest my head with oil = That's Consecration!
My cup runneth over = That's Abundance!
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life = That's Blessing!
And I will dwell in the house of the Lord = That's Security!
Forever = That's Eternity!

Face it; the Lord is crazy about you.

What is most valuable

is not what we have in our lives,
butWHO we have in our lives!

Attitude Is Everything

Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery

Plant a seed of friendship; reap a bouquet of happiness.
- Lois L. Kaufman

First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.
- Thomas a Kempis

Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
- Anthony Brandt

Words To Live By

I found this great little brochure from Roger and Kathy Cawthon, "The Cancer Coaches" on http://www.thecancercrusade.com/ . These were some of the quotes I'd like to keep in my arsenal of inspiration.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...You must do the thing you think you cannot do. - Eleanor Roosevelt

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown, faith is knowing one of two things will happen: there will be something solid to stand on, or you will be taught how to fly. -Author unknown

Let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. -Hebrews 12:1

I get up. I walk. I fall down. Meanwhile, I keep dancing. -Author unknown

The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful if there were no dark valleys to traverse. -Helen Keller

1. Laugh - Write it down so you can laugh again.
2. Focus on the future - Plan. Be specific.
3. Laugh.
4. Power of Music - Songs of survival, love, courage and beating the odd.
5. Wear clothes that make you feel brave - NYPD...
6. Peace is healing - Quiet time.
7. Create something.
8. Move you body. Wiggling counts.
9. Celebrate every milestone.
10. Live your dreams! Now!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Roundup Questions and Task List

I found this Monthly Roundup idea on a wonderful website Scrapbook Lady blog . Following are the questions and the tasks, taken word for word, for ending a month. Katie calls it her Monthly Roundup. The idea is to write this info down each month in an effort to, not only remember the important events of your life, but to keep yourself and your layouts organized and dated properly. I really like the basic idea and plan to add to it for other areas of my life.
For further instructions check out the Scrapbook Lady blog .

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
What movies and/or tv shows did I watch this month?
What special days did I celebrate and how?
What gifts did I give and/or receive?
What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
What special or unusual purchases did I make?
What were this month's disappointments?
What were my accomplishments this month?
Anything else noteworthy to record?

Then do some (or all) of the following tasks to keep you organized and ready to scrap (and enjoy!) your memories. I don't do every task each month, but this is a good checklist for me to reference to be sure I am keeping things in order.

Pictures & layouts:
Back up all digital pictures and layouts to a cd
Print out any digital layouts created during the month and put them in albums.
Uploaded all digital pictures to 2 different sites. ( I use Sony Image Station & Costco photo center)
Send email links to online photo albums to your family or friends who might enjoy them or send a picture cd, or picture attachments. Share your memories!
Get your pictures printed out and put into simple photo sleeve albums.
If you use film, be sure you get all your pictures developed and file your negatives in a safe place. If possible, I would suggest you get a picture cd along with your developing.
Put finished paper scrapbook layouts in sheet protectors and albums to enjoy.

For bloggers - print out my blog entries to keep in a binder. My blog(s) really are like a journal and I was thinking that it would be nice to have hard copy to keep. I know some people back up their blog files which is probably a good idea. I copy and paste each entry into a word document, label the document with the month and year and then print it all at once.Scrapbooking Supplies:

For digital scrappers - download, unzip, and file all kits & fonts purchased. Save a preview image of each kit and keep it in a separate file for easy browsing. Back up all new purchases to cd or dvd in case of computer crash or to maximize your hard drive space.

For paper scrappers:
Put away any new purchases. Do you still have stuff in sacks sitting around? I know some of you do! Put it away in an organized system.

For all scrappers:
Look through what you have purchased recently and decide what you want to use. At the first of the month set some goals for scrapping (hint รข€“ use this same list of ideas as a goal sheet for the next month)
Sort through old supplies that no longer appeal to you. Donate them to a friend who can use them or a charity. My older supplies go to my daughter who happily uses them to create many fun projects. I have also donated some to charity.
Look through what supplies you did use during the month and think about what it is about them that appealed to you. This will help you make smarter purchases in the future.
Clean up your area! Whether that is getting your computer in tip top shape, or clearing off the piles on a table where you can sit and work.