Monday, July 16, 2007

Monday Monday!

Today is Monday and what a Monday it has been. Today is the due date for the water bills and I think everyone waited to pay today this month.

Saturday, Mandy, Jason & Eli came over to get Eli's pictures. Talk about a cute kid. He lifted his head up so good and cooperated so well. I'll try and get some pic's uploaded tonight or tomorrow. I either outdone myself or the kid is very photogenic. Probably him! :-) LOL

I ran around Saturday evening pricing the directory for the church. I'm going to have to keep looking because it will be anywhere from $450 to $900. And that is only for 50 books.

Yesterday, we rode around town on the cycle. We were going to go to Mooresville but when Mikey started the bike it started smoking. We decided we'd better stay around town, which was fine with me cause I don't' like to go to Mooresville. If we go there that means we have to go visit Tommy, which nothing against Tommy I like him but I don't like standing there for hours listening to men talk.

I found a wall of graffiti that I wanted to go look at. It was in an alley so I didn't want to do it by myself. We rode the cycle back there and it would be some really cool backdrops for pic's. I'm thinking of using it for Kyle's senior pics. Then we went to the shop to get a part for Christie's jimmy and went and fixed it.

We then went home and I got in the pool for a couple hours. Man was it hot!!!

Around 4:00 we rode into Scotty's to eat. Mikey was craving some fried pickles. I got me a side salad and that sucker was huge. Even after I picked all the junk off it was still huge. I got a burger that I had never gotten before and it looked gross but it was awesome.

Grandma got home Saturday evening so we went down there to visit. She got us all Hard Rock t-shirts from Barcelona. She also got me two shot glasses, one from Rome and one from Marcelona.

Friday night was the races and Mikey finished 8th again. That's 7 races in a row finishing 8th. He broke the streak though Saturday evening and finished 9th. They messed with the car and I think they messed themselves up.

Tomorrow night is my first cake class! I'm excited, I hope I like it and I'm good at it.

Til Tomorrow!!!

Friday, July 13, 2007

Photo Busy

It has been a busy week for me. Time has flown and I have forgot to post to my blog. I had to just let it go though otherwise it's just another chore.
Let's see! Last Thursday my cousin Mandy called to have me take photos of her 3 month old son. K, no biggie. Friday I get home and Faye called wanting to know if I was available next June to take her wedding photos. Still no biggie, I knew that one would be coming. Then Monday I get home and I have a phone call from a friend of Tricia's wanting a quote on taking some family portraits for a 60th anniversary party. What the heck!!! I have gone since early spring not taking any pictures except for Kayla's. Then get this! Dad went to a board meeting for church Tuesday evening and when he got home he called and they are wanting to do a church directory and want me to do it! Oh my lord!!!!! It is so weird how stuff goes the way it does. The Lord definitely looks out for you. I was getting pretty tight on money cause of some medical bills and we know we are definitely going to be strapped tight here before too much longer when we can finally start fertility treatments. He always brings me money opportunities when I'm needing them. Well now I have an idea to send out letters to everyone I know and invite them to come have their portraits done with no sitting fee and a free portrait sheet in exchange for a model release so that I can use them in advertising. He has given me the talent of being able to take portraits and I need to investigate the opportunity a little more. So we'll see, if it doesn't' work then all I'm out is my time and a little money. I'm hoping that the latter won't happen.
My templates are finally up on Polkadot Potato. I'm so excited! I quit designing them until I seen them up on there and now they are and I'm ready to start designing again! I need more time in the days, I have so many creative ideas running through my head and not enough time to do it all. I don't know what's up with that either. Within the last year I have been very creative and yearning to learn. I guess there's nothing wrong with it just strange that it is so strong of a desire at this point.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Catch Up

It's been a few days since my last post so let me recap.
Friday I was messing on the computer and looked up I found quite a bit out on my maternal great grandmother's side. I printed it out and went home to compare to my book on the history of our family. I found that the tree from the net and the book matched as far back as the book went. If everything is true from that site then I got one side of the family back to 1290 to a Lord H. Von Questenberg & Lady Von Questenberg from Germany. It's pretty darn cool. I started this a long time ago before Grandpa Richard died on the Anderson side and then I quit cause it sure does take a lot of time. It seems though that this site has come a pretty long way since I first did this. So I'm going to take what I have and try this site out to see how far I can get.
Saturday, Mom, Michelle, Riley & Kayla came over to swim. When they left I went to pick up Christie to go to Dawnna's bday party. Then when I got home I watched a movie.
Yesterday I got up and laid in the pool all day. Done a pretty good burn job on me but I about got the Paula Deen book read. It's a pretty good book especially for an autobiography. Mike got in with me and swam for about an hour and a half which was very nice. That's probably his "one time a year" swim. The pool was awesome though.
When we got out we grilled burgers and watched the Travel Channel. They had episodes on Alaska cruises so now Mikey is wanting to go there.
I have to go clean Angalene's house after work and then I need to go home and water some flowers. It's suppose to rain tomorrow but it's not a very good chance and they really need it.
I need to also go to the funeral home tonight for Phyllis Naylor but I don't know if I'm going to or not. Not that I knew her very well but I know all of the kids. I haven't decided yet if I'm going to go.
Well that's it for now, off to work on the family tree. :-)

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Boring Holiday

Well our 4th of July pretty much stunk! Tuesday evening I got all my cleaning done early and headed home. Mike left me a message that he was at Michael's and would be home around 7:00. Okay no big deal! 7:30 rolls around and still no Mikey. I'm fuming and the longer he takes the madder I'm getting. Well needless to say he didn't get home until 8:30. By that time I was done ticked off so I changed my clothes and put my pajamas on. We stayed home in the dark not speaking and watching TV. I went to bed at 10:00 with the fireworks going off in town and all I could do was listen to the booms.

Saturday I woke up and it was cloudy, cool and windy. Not a good day for swimming. By 11:00 I was wishing I was at work. Mom, Michelle, Riley & Kayla came over to swim. Kayla, Riley & I got our suits on and were sitting with our feet in the pool and it starts raining. We got out and went to sit on the porch. When it slacked off Riley & I played in the rain.

Riley was bored at home so he wanted to stay with us when Michelle left. Mikey needed to go to town to get a new hose so we went to Walmart got him a hose and Riley a toy. He picked out a black remote control Jeep with a little coaxing from Uncle Mikey.

We then went to the airport to see Bobbie. Riley was excited to see the airplanes but he wouldn't talk to Bobbie. I took him in the garage to see all of the ones that were being worked on and he thought that was pretty cool. He wouldn't get in any of them though. He got to see a helicopter land and got to see Bobbie take off in a plane that he was working on. I don't' know how he does it. I would have a little bit of a problem taking a plane up to see if "it" was fixed. When we got in the truck to leave Riley told Uncle Mikey that he would talk to Bobbie when he got older. Mike asked him why he didn't talk to him and he said he was shy but he would talk to him when he got older. Too cute!!!

Then we met Michelle, Rick & Kayla at Old Charley's for supper. I was not too impressed with my salad I got. They use to be really good but it sure wasn't last night.

Today was hard to get up and go to work and my days are all messed up now. I keep thinking that today is Monday and wondering where my Schwan man is. But now I only have one more day to work and then its the weekend. Which had better be nice because I need some sun. I'm losing my tan.

Riley is coming over tonight to load the race car and I think when he leaves I'm gonna work on the computer and design some more papers. I'm still waiting to be uploaded to Polka dot Potato. Ashley said she would have me up by this Friday so I guess we'll see. I'm kind of getting frustrated with it.

Monday, July 02, 2007

Monday Mornings

I watched Catch & Release Saturday night and it was a very good movie. It was funnier than I thought it would be. I thought it was suppose to be a serious movie. It was good though.

Yesterday we went to Brad & Julie's for a cookout and fireworks. We stayed all day. Mike actually played volleyball. I about died but he did. I'm gonna have some major stain treatment ahead of me. He dove for the ball several times and his knees are completely grass stained. We got home from there about 10:30. Something we never do on a work night but Mike was enjoying himself and I was glad to see him be social and active for once. Reminds me of when we use to date. I made cupcakes for the party and they turned out really cute. I iced the yellow ones with chocolate and the chocolate ones with cream cheese icing and then I put a flag in the center and sprinkles. Evidently they were good because by the time I left there were only 5 left.

I added a new flash screen with some layouts I made to my blog. Now I need to figure out how to sell things from here. I've been looking at some other blogs where they do it but I haven't dove into it to see how.

This is my new set of papers that will be for sale at I thought they were pretty good. I created them to use with pool pictures of the kids.
Well that's it for now!

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