Monday, July 31, 2006

SCRAP project & HEAT complaint

Photo: This scrapbook page was inspired by a beautiful photo that my friend Sally took. The journaling says: Eggs turn into Singing Birds, now isn't that Amazing? Look deep into NATURE & then you will understand everything better. This is the first page in a new 8x8 scrapbook that I am creating in which I will capture simple misc. glimpses of life. I love to find or take a special photo and find the perfect quote, lyric or thought to go with it! I am excited to start this book!

So, this HOT weather has really been getting to me. I step outside and feel sick instantly. If we didn't have air conditioning, I would be living in a hotel right now. Last time I was at the doctor, I asked if he could take the baby out then, while I was there because I couldnt take it anymore...he laughed and told me that was not the first time he had heard that request that day! UGH! I am so done with this pregnant stuff. I can't breathe, I can't sleep, I can't move...I know just a couple more weeks....

Thursday, July 20, 2006

No Corn for You!

Still Homeless!

Here is a fun gnome series of cards that I made recently!

So, I think we are destined not to ever grow corn. The first year we lived here, heavy winds knocked down and damaged all the stalks, the 2nd year we didnt plant any and now last night, strong storms came through and knocked down all the corn stalks in the garden. I don't think that they are recoverable...but, who knows.

The weather has been hot hot hot lately, as with most of the country! Ive been feeling pretty sick lately. I am quite thankful for airconditioning and fans and icecubes, but still this is pretty crappy. I just feel nausea and drained a lot. When I was pregnant with Isabelle in august, I think it was a pretty mild summer. Not, such the case with this one! Speaking of this little baby...he should be showing up in about 5 weeks! I can't believe it (and I can't wait). He moves around quite a lot , reminds me he is there all the time! (like I could forget, since I can't reach my toes and have to go the bathroom 321 times a day. So, I started preparing more for his arrival...Crib is set, clothes are washed...

Isabelle. Little miss Isabelle. I can't believe she will be 3 years old shortly. (aug 7th). Im not planning any parties this year (just dont have it in me with all thats going on), but I still plan to make her day very special. Isabelle is so excited about turning 3, getting a baby brother and starting 2-morning pre-school! In fact, recently we got her a strawberry shortcake back pack (that is bigger then her) and I couldnt get it detached from her being. She was wearing it all the time, so I had to sneak it away while she was sleeping. Every day she asks me where baby brother is and tells me she wants to go to school. So, anyway - lot's going on in Isabelle's world coming up!

Some Thoughts:
Teddy Grahms are a grand snack. I hate Earwigs/Pincher Bugs. General Hospital has been good lately. I love the smell of cardstock. Clutter makes me nervous. Safety Scissors are not all that safe. Does Hello Kitty ever say goodbye?

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Evil Penquin

Isabelle had big sibling class at the hospital last night. When we pulled up to the hospital, she yells wow, mom, a castle! It’s a castle! She was so cute in class holding the fake baby (properly and softly) and learning about how to be a big sister! We got a tour of the maternity ward. Isabelle got juice and stickers, but she liked best, the big fish tank that we found in the lobby. When we left she told me, “mom, I like the castle”.

Boycotting Ben Franklin –I am boycotting all the Ben Franklin stores across the land. Personal experience and research has revealed to me that Ben Franklin stores do not allow customers to use their bathrooms and benFRANKLY, im darn sick of that treatment. Yesterday, I was a pregnant woman in need asking if my dear toddler could please use their bathroom. No, was the response that I received…so I dropped my potential purchases on the shelf and left with no intentions to return to that establishment. In fact, I think I will write a letter of strong complaint as well. Although... I am not in a letter writing mood.

Speaking of Bens… I had a dream last night that I should name the baby… Ben. But with this new cool spelling Behn or Bhen or something along those lines (the cool new spelling was obviously a figment that my dream made up because now that I am awake it does not make sense). I think I should just name this kid Bob. Its short. Its easy to say. Its easy to spell. It rhymes with a lot of stuff, so if I ever wanted to write a poem, I would have an easy time of it.

I think an evil penquin or someone just as sneaky and geared toward cold climate weather is living in my refrigerator, because sometimes I go in there and it is magically set at the coldest possible degree setting. All the food has ice chips on it. Today my watermelon was frozen as a rock and it was in the fridge not the freezer mind you! ICEMELON!

Wishpapers. So, Ive been thinking lately that I might set up an online gallery of some of the cards/scrapbooking projects that I create. I have just been doing these jobs word of mouth, etc…but I think I really want to take it to the next level…kick it up a notch, really let people know that I am available to provide custom cardmaking/scrapbooking services. So after I finish the current projects that I am working on and hopefully before the baby comes…I can get this goal established.

My new favorite discovery: Honey Bunches of Oats. How did I live all this time on earth and not know about this super grand cereal? I highly recommend this product. I am more of an oatmeal girl, that may be why I haven’t come across this cereal in the past…but there have been notions in my head that I should try it and today I did. What a discovery, I feel like I landed on the moon, but different. Plus I don’t have a flag to stick anywhere so I kind of don’t feel like I landed on the moon at all.

Just a note: If you take a 3 legged dog to the park, people will stare at you.

Sunday, July 02, 2006

In dogs...

In dogs there is so much friendliness, such ingenuity, such loving kindness, such a way to turning to one to give one their heart, that one comes to love dogs almost as much as one loves man.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Lions & Tigers & Bears...Oh My.

Pook Riding a Giant Turtle at the ZOO!
When I asked Isabelle if she wanted to go to the zoo, she responded, "NO! I want a vitamin!" But I think she was glad we wound up going to the Zoo despite her initial refusal. It was a beautiful weather day to venture to this destination. Isabelle's favorite part was seeing "the Lion King".