January 31, 2008

The last day of January means the year is off to a quick start already! We had snow twice, we survived Christmas bills, and we finished LOAD! Sad to see it over because I loved being gently pushed to get something done. Don't procrastinate, just do it!

Here are some of the final LOADS...

The last of January also means the final push to get my Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame Contest entry finished. The big final press. With the due date just 11 days away, it is getting down to crunch time. It has been stressful and enlightening to get everything together and make it pretty. Soon it will be time for the baby bird to leave the nest and then all we can do it wait until a call date is "announced." I am sure my real chances are slim at best, but it has been a learning experience to get it together.

On a lighter note, Sean came back from a business trip and brought me a coveted Starbuck's city cup from Dallas!! The cabinets are filling up fast with the over-sized gems, but they are totally cool!

Now he is off again to Tahoe to ski with some guy friends and co-workers. Wish I could have gone, but some of us have to work... hee, heee!! Too bad there aren't any Starbuck's city cups in Tahoe....

January 30, 2008

Veni Vidi Vinum

Wine club is always a blast! Now I have recruited a friend to come with us, so it will be even more fun! I have learned about wines that I didn't ever know those types existed! It is a whole new world. Not sure there is much better than a glass of good red wine!

At least I have lots of great photos for my LayOut A Day challenge. Can't believe that tomorrow if the last day of LOAD. I will miss it! It has been really great being encouraged to get something done each day. Here are some of the latest:

January 23, 2008

Focus on the daily stuff

I have been thinking lately about daily routines and how we fall into patters. We do the same things over and over, some of them unique to our households and others more mundane. It is time to appreciate those special times and really remember them. Each day that goes by is a gift and we should appreciate it.

Here is one of mine I put in a layout for my LayOut A Day challenge....

What do you want to remember?

January 19, 2008


Can you believe it, we got more snow today.... and a good bit! It started about 11am-ish and didn't stop until about 5pm. So there was probably 3in or more in total. It made for a beautiful day! I just couldn't stop looking outside. I even took Bailey for a walk on our normal route and of course I had my camera handy. Can you believe this is Atlanta, GA at about 1pm in the afternoon on a winter day in January??

Busy scrapbooking on a wintry day. Couldn't resist working with some of my new pictures.

January 18, 2008


Thats right, I said snow! I couldn't believe it, but Wednesday night it snowed so hard here. Big, wet flakes of snow coated everything and about 2-3 inches at that!

It started just as I was getting off work and continued until about 10pm that night. They are even calling for snow again tomorrow. So glad we finally got to see some of the white stuff after the last couple of winters. See, in the south, snow is like Christmas... it only happens once a year (usually, if that).

Since the conditions weren't bad, I went ahead and ran some errands, pausing to take lost of pictures of those big wonderful flakes.

But speaking of scrapbooking, today I tackled two contests in one by doing a LO on my mantra. It was a fun challenge and though long and hard about what I wanted to do. I finally decided on the immortal words of George Costanza.... Serenity Now! It never fails that if things are crazy, I can say those two magic words and I am smiling agin. So, here it is....

January 16, 2008

Another day, another LOAD (LayOut A Day) layout. Proud to say that I am caught up! Here are a couple of the LOs I have done over the last few days.

Tonight I am going to a self defense class for women. After the horrible death of a hiker in N. Georgia, the whole area is really sad and angry. So now we learn how to defend ourselves. Good comes from bad.

January 15, 2008

2008 is here and it is time for a new home and to be a better blogger! Yes, I let things go through the holidays! But I am back and at it now and ready to get things turned around.

I've even got new goals... starting to get more serious about web design, really get down and get some scrapbooking done, and be better at balancing priorities in my life.