Tuesday, March 31, 2009

I REALLY should be painting...

Bwahahahaha! I'm suposed to be painting the bathroom upstairs-our guest bathroom if you will. I had to remove the green and cream striped wall paper, and put Kilz over the PURPLE CEILING?!? What is wrong with that picture...ok, ok, I'm all for creativity, but really? A purple ceiling? Ok, apparently I'm alone in this one, but that's ok-I'm used to it. I would like to run after the lady that put wallpaper in that bathroom, the downstairs bathroom, in the kitchen, and the borders in two other bedrooms. It's a real pain to remove, kwim? Now paint, bad as it can be if the room is a horrible color, at least all you have to do is paint it.

Ok, so enough of that-all I've got left are 3 small spots that is where the towel rack and hand towel hung before-had to buy a can of texture stuff to spray it with. Thought about using it on an ATC too, just for the heck of it. That's what I hope to be doing a little later-I have an initial ATC swap and have to make each person's iniitial into an ATC, any way that I want. Mmm hmm, due sometime mid month and I've only got two done-yikes! So I better get on the stick with that project.

Nothing real exciting-well, my vehicle acted up on the way home-I got all the way to the grocery store by our house and all was well, but when I left the grocery store it sputtered and lost power-never stopped-just seemed to have lost all my horses. When I had to stop at the light it vibrated real hard and sputtered. Called dh (dear hubby) when I finally made it home - this is his bowling night in Seattle told him what happened and he'll look at it when he comes home. So later he calls back and he tells me to check the oil, so I do, looks ok. I start it-with him on the line, it starts right up and sounds normal. I drove it around my small neighborhood block and it was fine. Now we're both puzzled. It's a diesel though, so naturally he asks me if I put gas in it (as opposed to diesel fuel)-No dear-I didn't screw it up by putting gas in it.

Can't completely blame him for wondering though-I screw up his coffee all the time. Some times he gets hot filtered water, other times hot filtered air, I've spaced and put iced tea bags in where the coffee goes before....I'm really good at messing up coffee. I get tired and just get spacey. I told him I'm only doing it on his bowling nights now. He asked 'pretty please' would I make his coffee last night, well sure enough I forgot to fill the reservoir iwth water. Oops! That day I tried to make an afternoon pot of coffee at work and messed that up too. I forgot to plug in the coffee pot. So then I realize that when I go to get coffee and it hasn't even made itself yet-I plug it in, go back to my desk-go back up thinkng it's done, boss says, nope it's not done-you didn't turn it on-I said, I know and I caught myself and plugged it in, and it should be done now...he said no-I know you forgot to plug it in, and then....after you forgot to plug it in, then you forgot to turn it on-I just turned it on. Oh-OOPs! Can you say D I T Z?

Monday, March 30, 2009

There's a first time for everything...

Well, here I am...Blogging. Wow! Who knew I too would get caught up in yet another phenomenon that's taking the world by storm. I'm blaming this one on my girlfriends from ACP, or A Charming Place. Yep-it's all their fault. You see, THEY snared me first...I found them quite accidentally one night long ago when looking for something to do with scrapbooking, and there it was. Primarily, it's a store selling wonderful shiny trinkets known as charms to be used as embellishments on ANY of your favorite PAPERCRAFTS. It's also a forum/message board for scrapbookers/papercrafters. Don't ask me what I was REALLY looking for on that night so long ago...I can't remember...but what I found...WOW! Not only did I find the beautifuly shiny little charms for my scrapbooking projects, before I even knew what to do with them mind you, but I found FRIENDS! This talented and friendly group of ladies won me over hook line and sinker-they could't get rid of me now even if they wanted to-LOL!

So anyway, a little over a year ago some of them started PROJECT 365-which some of you will know is a photography project to take a picture a day for a year. You try different settings, techniques etc. as you go on and they were blogging their results. So it began. Some of those kept with it and evolved it to their lives, specifics of scrapbooking projects they've made. One of them is a gifted papercrafter that teaches classes, etc. so she has hers geared mostly towards her current projects and classes. Another, is on at least one or more design teams and shows off her scrappy projects, and yet another is working on a special diet, her garden, her love of live and papercrafting and so that is her theme etc. So you see??? Blame THEM I say!

So I hope you enjoy my blog as I post some of my scrapbook projects, ramble on about whatever's on my mind on a given day, read about my girlfriends, and suffer along with me as I try to lose a few pounds. Ok, so it's more than a few. I didn't get here over night, so this will likely take a little time. I have the good fortune of having a Weight Watchers Program at my work and I'm going to the new group starting up on Thursday, April 2n'd to see what it's gonna take. I signed up for the on-line Weight Watchers a week or so ago, but discovered I need the meetings to get more ideas and help with meal planning, etc. They do have a week long trial offer on-line if you're interested in checking it out. I cancelled mine within the time frame alowwed so I could seek out the more personal process that I can clearly see I need. I've been trying to watch what I've eaten all along, but had some bad days. I'll go to the meeting during my lunch this thursday-and see if this is going to get me the start I need. Everyone cross your fingers for me!!