Saturday, June 30, 2007

Busy Saturday

The fireworks last night were spectacular. They lasted for almost about an hour. At the very end they set off some big boomers and you literally could feel the heat. It was awesome. Riley, Nathan Garrett & Kayla enjoyed them too. Kayla kept squealing with them but she never once cried. She was the perfect angel with the races also. She really liked the sprint cars. She would want to stand up to see them and she'd bounce non stop. It was hilarious. Riley really enjoyed it also. He got to see Uncle Mikey race three times because he had to run the Consi. He had to start in the back of his heat and didn't get to go forward much. He started in the front of the Consi and won it. Then he finished 8th in the feature. Riley was excited that he won and called him on his cell phone. Surprisingly Mikey answered so Riley got to talk to him. I think it's safe to say that I can now take him to the races with me cause he enjoyed it.
Nathan Garrett stayed the night last night. When we got home I turned the TV on for him because he said he was going to stay up for Uncle Mikey but when he got home Nathan was already out.
Riley came over this morning to play with Nathan. Mikey took them to McDonald's for breakfast then they both went to the garage with him to unload the race car and scrape the mud off. That's always Nathan's job when he goes to the pits with us. I think he has a new little sidekick doing it now. Riley knew where everything went when Uncle Mikey unloaded the race car and he put it there.
Then they got in the pool and played until Michelle came and got Riley.
I made my cupcakes tonight for Brad & Julie's party tomorrow. I think I'm going to wait and ice them in the morning. I went to Michael's tonight and bought some boxes to carry them in. I also signed up for my classes. I think my first one if July 17th. I'm anxious to get them started. I hope I like them. They had 3 people already signed up so I'm the 4th. I hope the class doesn't get to big but the most they take is 12 so that's not bad.
Well that's it for now. Time to watch a movie!

Friday, June 29, 2007


Last night I was just not in the mood to do much of anything. I messed in the house until Mike got home and then I went out to feed the dogs. Levi was in the dog house and wouldn't come out. I noticed some of the food from the night before was still on the ground so I coaxed him out to check on him. Yesterday was pretty humid and I was worried that maybe he wasn't feeling good. He finally came out and when he did LORD did he stink. I got to looking on his neck and he had some raw spots. So I took him to the garage washed his neck and collars with Dawn and then dumped some peroxide on his spots. He did not like the peroxide. I ended up having to put his collar back on him and Mike had to hold him. I felt sorry for him so when I was done I gave him some pretzels for his treat. He stuck around me for a little and then I went in and he went back to his dog house. I checked Georgia & Roscoe and both of their necks are fine. I'm going to go get them all tie outs this weekend and put them on that for about a week and give their necks a break from the collars. I don't' know if its from the collar or from them rough housing. Georgia is really getting an attitude so I'm not ruling that out yet. It's really cool out today and suppose to be the rest of the weekend so I should know if it's his neck bothering him or the heat.
Tonight is the big firework show at the racetrack and I'm ready for it. We didn't get to go last year because of the motor blowing up. Michelle told Mikey he better be careful with his car this year so we can go to the races. This ought to prove interesting tonight because they are bringing Kayla. Don't know how well that's going to go with the noise. Riley is going to cheer and he's going to say"Go Mikey and everyone else". That's what he told us at lunch. Dawnna and Nathan Garrett are coming and Nathan is going home with me to stay the night. In the morning Riley is coming over and the boys are going swimming.
I'm still waiting on my things to get uploaded to Polka Dot Potato. She sent me an email and now it is going to be next Friday before all my stuff is on there. She's wanting to work on my thumbnail previews. I'm waiting to find out what she means so I know on my other previews what I need to do.
I contacted a few stores today by email to see if they are accepting new designers. I heard back from two. One is accepting so I emailed her some examples and the other isn't accepting right now but is planning on more mid July. So I need to work on some more stuff for that one.
Well that's it for now!

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Project Plans

Today I went to Hobby Lobby at lunch because Michelle was at the lake with the kids. I thought for sure that I had spent over $60 and to my surprise my total was only $35. I got me two pictures frames- one for my bits & pieces print of Kayla and one for a new project that I am going to start. I'm going to make some scrap wall art. I know once I get this done that Mom & Michelle are both going to want it also. What my plan is- is to change this out on a regular basis. I'm thinking at the end of the year I can make an album for both of the kids out of these prints. We'll see how often it gets changed though. I made a scrap calendar for my wall this year and I think only two months actually have pictures put on them and it's almost July.
I think I have the cake class thing figured out. I hauled hiney last night cleaning to see how long it would take me. I think the only thing I might not be able to get done is a few rooms of sweeping so what Penny and I are going to do is she will get what I can't do and then on Friday I will clean what she had to clean for me on Tuesday. We'll see how this works. I'm just hoping that in August they don't have the next level of classes on Tuesday and I have to do it like this again.
It is really muggy outside today and I'm seriously thinking I may go home and get in the pool. I'm hoping the dogs are all okay today with the heat. Georgia has been laying underneath Mikey's trailer and won't come out unless I go down there and bend down to her level to call for her. I guess it's cool down there. Roscoe has a new thing now of barking at me when I say his name. I pulled in the garage driveway last night before I went to clean so I could talk to Mike and I said "Hi Roscoe!" and he barked once at me and then watched with his tail wagging. Then when I got home I said it again and he done the same thing. Too Cute!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Stormy Day

I finally got ahold of Michael's and got their class schedule yesterday. And of course their classes are on Tuesday for the month of July. I knew that was going to happen. I'm trying to figure out how I'm going to take them. I really don't want to wait until August to do it. Their classes are either from 1:00 to 3:00 (which means taking off work for 4 tuesday afternoons) or 6:30 to 8:30 (which means either not cleaning or getting home late and cleaning after class.) I can't figure out what to do. I asked the boys off for Tuesday afternoons and they won't give me an answer they keep changing the subject. I wouldn't mind to just skip cleaning for 4 Tuesdays but that also means half of a paycheck and I can't really do that either.

I called the doctors office because this shot hasn't wore off yet and they say it could be another two months before it does which means that much longer until I can start fertility treatments again. I wasn't too happy about that either.

Today has been really nice until this afternoon. We are getting some pretty good storms. I'm glad it waited until the end of the day to do it though so that means I won't have a bunch of mud to sweep up tonight at Bynum's. We are suppose to walk tonight though and that may not happen. I don't care though cause I want to be in on the computer anyway.

Until next time!

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Weekend's Over!

Friday evening we went to the races. Mikey finished 1st in his heat and 8th in the feature. His car is doing really good this year. He's having some carburetor problems and they are going to work on that.
Saturday we got rained out so we went to Rural King to buy some bug spray. We ate at the Pizza Hut up there and I couldn't get over the fact that they are so much different than the ones here in town. Their prices seemed higher than ours and their menus were completely different. They also aren't in no hurry to feed you either.
We watched two movies last night, Norbit and Blood Diamond. Norbit was pretty good. Blood Diamond was okay. Probably won't watch it again.
Today we slept til 10:00 then we went to Wally world. Not a good idea on a rainy Sunday afternoon. I think everyone in town was there.
We then went to Marsh so Mike could buy him some meat to make some shishkabob's. He's been in a grilling mood this summer and I'm liking it cause the nights he makes supper means I don't have to. I like to cook but I get tired of thinking what to fix.
I'm still waiting on Michael's to get their July schedule out so I can find out what nights they are going to have their cake classes on. I wish they'd hurry up cause I'm excited about taking them. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that they aren't on Tuesday evenings so I can do it.
I worked on a new kit for sale at Polkadotpotato. I got it finished up and am ready for work tomorrow so that I can work on another kit. I need to take some time out and work on some layouts to post to some galleries to advertise my stuff. I think I'll make another kit tomorrow and then work on that. By then they ought to have some of my stuff uploaded to the site for sale. I'm anxious to see my stuff on their. They have my name on their now and that tickled me to death.

Friday, June 22, 2007


This is my first post on a blog. I don't quite understand the concept but I have been checking a few out lately and thought I might as well try it.
I've been working all day on a new paper pack for I've just started selling my items on there and am so excited to see if others will like and purchase what I myself use to scrapbook my stuff everyday.
I've really gotten hooked on digital scrapbooking since I found it. It is so convenient for me because I have a full time job and digital is something I can do at work while waiting on customers and not have to haul a bunch of stuff back and forth from home to work.
I also just bought my first USB Sandisk Cruzer and am loving it. Even though there's not much to backing up on a Cd for some reason this just seems so much easier. I only bought a 1GB though to see if I would like it and I'm going to have to go get more. I can't decide if I want to use it though for my digital photo storage because my camera files are so big I don't want to end up with 50 of these things to have to haul around. Doesn't make much since though because it would still be better than carrying Cd's around. Our local Staples have a 4GB on sale this week for $40 and I'm thinking about going back to get it.