Sunday, April 30, 2006

Another Productive Weekend

Went out with my Mary Friday night. We went to El Torrito and had fajitas and margaritas. Then moved into the bar, had more margaritas. Good food, good drinks, good company....

Saturday, D came over and we tackled the front yard. I now know how to use the weed wacker. The lawn mower blew once he finally got it started, so we ended up buying a new one. At least I'll be able to operate this one. Also went and got the shelves for my scrap room. Got those put together Saturday night...

Sunday, my mom and sister came up... They helped me organize my scrap room and clean up around the house. My sister had a good time playing with Lady... she took her outside and brushed some of her loose hair off (they both seemed to enjoy it!)

The weekend flew by, but I got a lot done... I'm wiped out and feel like I could sleep all day.... Of course, it'll never happen. Hoping to sleep good tonight!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Weekend Re-Cap

It's been a productive weekend.... I stayed home both Saturday and Sunday (well, aside from my 2 trips to Target) and got a lot done.

Originally, I had wanted to get the yard cleaned up. It's been 3 months since the grass has been cut, and the weeds have taken over both the front and back yard.... I'm seriously embarrased by what my neighbors might think.... So, I pulled out the lawn mower and weed wacker, and attempted to start both, to no avail. Thirty minutes later, I finally gave up.... dragged them both back to the shed and felt sorry for myself. That's the second time that I've attempted to get them going without any luck. I've followed all the directions and have done everything D told me to do, but I just can't get them started..... so I gave up, again.

But, the good news is that I decided to go put the futon together for the spare bedroom. I followed all the directions, matched up all the pieces and hardware before even starting, and in the process I managed to smash my index finger and create a blister on my middle finger from all of the hammering.... But an hour and a half later, it was complete, and I did it all by myself! That made the whole yard situation disappear (for a minute, until I had to let the dogs out, lol!) Feeling very proud of myself, and extremely exhausted, I ordered a pizza, had a beer and watched Rent (good movie btw). And here's a picture of my cool new futon....

Sunday was really productive as well.... I finished straightening up the spare bedroom, cleaned my bathroom, cleaned the kitchen and wiped down all of the counters, moved the bookcase from my scrap room to the spare room, did the dishes and 4 loads of laundry (most of which were bedding). Of course, there are still the carpets to be cleaned and the bathtub to be scrubbed, but I'm going to leave that for another day.... I'm wipped out.

Next weekend, D's coming over to help me with the yard, and we're going to go get the new shelving units for my scrap room... I see it being another busy weekend. But busy is good!

Oh, and this weekend was the Scrap Etc. event down in Alabama.... I'm so bummed that I didn't get to go. I've seen tons of pictures from the ladies on SJ that made it out there.... And all I can say is that I'm extremely jealous, and there is no way that I am missing the event next year! I will be there!!! Jodi and I have already decided that we're going to room together, and I'm going to start putting money away now so that I have tons of play money for Monique's store! So jealous of you girls, but you all seemed to have had a great time!! I can't wait!

Friday, April 21, 2006

A little wisdom for a Friday

When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
but often we look so long at the closed door
that we do not see the one which has been
opened for us...
(Helen Keller)

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Just thinking...

Today's one of those days where you just sit and think "How did I get here, to this exact point in my life? Why am I here? What did I do to bring me to this point?" I'm just feeling a little down today... It's so easy to just wish that things would go back to the way they were, when we were young and happy.... to wonder why things are the way they are now....

I know I have to move on from this point, I guess I'm just feeling a little sorry for myself today. I miss him and it hurts today.... it really does.

Which in turn, just frustrates me because I had a great night last night. I went out with Mary to a concert, had a great time, enjoyed myself, had a couple drinks.... It was tons of fun. And now this....

I'm a freakin emotional roller coaster. I do so good for days, even weeks, then it's like I hit a brick wall and I'm planted right back on my ass, starting this cycle all over again. I want to be done with this crap already.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

I'm a thief!!

I stole this directly off of Nicole's blog... Hope you don't mind girlie.... I saw it and thought that I need to make this known as well, for my family and friends that drop by from time to time... I'd really love to hear from you and let me know that you read this thing!!

You can leave me comments? I had a friend tell me today she didn't know you could do that... so I figured I'd post a little tutorial on how to leave comments. Its fun. I like to hear back from you- makes me feel like I'm not just writing to write. Lets me know I do have some readers out there.

So down below the bottom of each post there is a dotted line. Under the dotted line it has the date and then says permalink and comments and there is a number in parenthesis (the number is how many comments have been left). All you have to do is click on comments and fill in the information, type your comment and VOILA! Go ahead... try it!

Poor neglected blog...

I'm not much better this week at keeping you all up to date, am I???

Not much new.... I'm gonna just hit you with a couple little things here....

Half way through my book! It's awesome. So awesome in fact that I've ordered my very own copy so I can mark it all up, highlight, dog-ear the pages.... This baby's gonna get lots of use!

Heading to House of Blues with my Mary tonight for a concert.... Just the two of us. Looking forward to it. And I have no idea who we're seeing.... She knows the bassist, so she gets free tickets and I'm tagging along.

Having fun playing with Myspace lately..... I get bored and go mess with the design on my page... so you might notice that it looks one way, then go back later and it's looking different... I guess it's kinda like my hair.... constantly changing it. Went and got it done again on Friday and I'm loving it, even though I can't make it do anything cool like Shannon did... It's still fun, and I'm loving the burgundy color, just hope it lasts a little longer. It should if I maintain it properly - supposed to get in there every 4 weeks now.

Purging through my scrap stuff.... I'll be sending off some RAK's here in the next couple weeks. I'm re-doing my scrap room and changing it up a bit... And in order for me to move the furniture around, I decided I'd go through and eliminate some of the stuff I've been hanging onto and not using.... Feels good to get down to the basics again. Needing to make time to scrap, thinking I'm gonna have a nice mellow weekend to myself - get some scrapping and yard work done.... Looking forward to it!

That's it really... nothing too exciting. Just hanging out... Taking time for me. Started tanning again, wanting to go to the salon and get a mani and pedi this Saturday.... Trying to take care of myself and be happy. Think I'm doing a good job so far!

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Thank you Mary!

This book rocks!! She lent me her copy of "It's Called A Break-Up Because It's Broken" and I've been sitting here reading for the last half an hour.... I can't put this book down! It's awesome, funny, and so true.... Here are a couple little nuggets that already hit home:

"Generally, if one person thinks that the break up is the right move, they're probably right even if it feels so wrong. Because unless there are two people putting on the coveralls and getting in the trenches with some duct tape and superglue and a fierce determination, it isn't going to happen. Need more convincing? How about this: The person you loved took a good long look at the awesomeness that is you, evaluated your relationship together, and said 'No thanks. I'll try my luck elsewhere.' Or you said it to him. Either way, that alone should make you realize that its wasn't a match made in heaven and they're not worth donning coveralls for. Anyone who assesses you or your relationship as disposable is not worthy of your time or tears."

"A lot of the pain you are experiencing right now is actually fear. Fear of things being different than how you liked them, fear of never finding another love, fear of being alone, fear of having to fill your time differently. We're afraid of the unknown.... It's broken, and the longer you stay stuck in a dead-end relationship or spend your days mourning one, the less time you get on this planet to experience a great one."

And this is my favorite....

".... the fact of the matter is, they're wrong about you. Just because your relationship is broken doesn't mean you are! No matter what happened between you, no matter what you may or may not have done wrong, you are still a kick-ass person. And even though you might not believe it right now, this breakup is the first step towards finding someone truly worthy of your greatness."

Awesome. I love that over and over again, the authors are using words to build you up and re-affirm you... They call you a "superfox" repeatedly, tell you how awesome and wonderful you are and are constantly praising you.... Definitely good to hear. And apparantly, re-decorating your living room is part of the healing process, so that'll be an interesting part of the book to get to!

Alrighty, back to my book!

Friday, April 14, 2006

Just a Quickie

A quick Friday post.... Sorry to have neglected you all this week.... Here goes:

It's finalized - D and I will not be reconciling. His choice, not mine. I can't do anything to change the situation or outcome, so I'm moving on with my life. I'm heart-broken, but what can I do? I've shed enough tears and I'm ready to move on. With the help of all of my wonderful friends and family, I'm moving on. We will still keep in contact and remain friends, but that's it.

Met up with my two favorite people last night for dinner and awesome margaritas. Mary and Tani are two of the best people to have come into my life and I don't know what I'd do without them... If you girls are reading this, I love you so much and can't thank you enough! Mary brought a book called "It's Called A Break-Up Because It's Broken"... Looking forward to getting into that, lol! And Tani's already got a list of people that she wants to introduce me to when I'm ready, lol!

Getting my hair done tonight.... I'll be sure to post pictures. Saturday, my brother and his fiance are coming over and hanging out with me. We don't have anything special planned, but I do have to make devilled eggs..... Thasha's been craving them, and I promised that if they came up to visit, I'd have them ready for her ;o) Sunday I'm heading to Ikea with D to pick up a couple things for the house and a futon... D will be going with me so we can load the futon into his truck (can't exactly fit that into my little Honda).

Next Wednesday I'm heading to downtown San Diego with Mary to the House of Blues to catch a concert... That's going to be so much fun! Looking forward to getting out and having some fun.... And we're planning a Cinco de Mayo get together, just the 3 of us girls... I'm boarding the dogs so we can go out and have an awesome time without me having to worry about getting home that night.... Looking forward to it ladies!!

Oh, and Lindi and the family have decided to move to Utah... I'm gonna be so sad without her, and I'm really gonna miss her crazy kids and hubby... But this move is going to be so awesome for them. The kids will have better education opportunities, and they're going to be surrounded by family. How awesome is that?! And... all you crazy SJ ladies that have voted that I move to Utah with her.... You all crack me up! Who knows what my future holds. I'm looking forward to heading out there and visiting for a bit once they're all settled in, so we'll see.... ;o)

I think that's it... Hopefully I'll be more on top of my poor little neglected blog next week.... Have a happy Easter everyone!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Good Weekend!

I had a good weekend, hope you did too....

Went to Disneyland with Lindi on Friday with her and her daughter, as well as her mom and nephew.... Had a great time!

Saturday was shopping and cleaning day.... Lindi couldn't make it to the scrap store since we did Disneyland on Friday, so instead, I decided to buy new bedding at Target, something I'd been wanting to do for a while now. It was marked down and I couldn't resist....

And, I went and got my hearts today! I'm so excited and I loooooove them!! I changed it up a bit from the original design that D had drawn.... We decided not to do the ribbon, and they're actually a bit smaller than I had originally anticipated, but this size is much better - they're dainty and cute ;o)

So this post is full of pictures.... A good post! Now I'm just chillin at home, sipping on a glass of wine and relaxing.... Have a good evening everyone! ((hugs))

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

I'm going shopping!

Saturday is scrap shopping day! Meeting Lindi at Collective Journey (the most awesome scrapbook store ever!!) and doing some serious scrap shopping... It's been ages since I've actually bought any good scrap stuff.... So here's where I need your help.

What are you just loving right now?? Whats the one (or couple) things you find yourself using a lot lately?? Whta one thing can you not live without??

I'm looking at getting some new stamps. I definitely need the Functuation stamps from Technique Tuesday. Those are on my list. I also want to get the Tab die set from Quickutz. But fill me in.... I'm wanting to get some new things to use in my journal, so now's the chance to speak up!! TIA for your input! :o)

Saturday, April 01, 2006

New Journal Entry

Here's my latest entry for my altered journal.... I've completed a couple entries, but this is the first that I'm truly pleased with (well, besides the cover). It was totally fun to put together and I love the way it turned out.... Love that I actually journaled for once - kinda nice to get my thoughts down on paper for a change.

It's Saturday night, and it's been a pretty nice, mellow day. Went and picked my younger sister up this morning and we wandered around the mall.... I bought a couple of cute shirts and we stopped and had lunch... We had to run to Target for some necessities, and I managed to find 3 pairs of shoes to buy.... I guess you can say that today, I did a little retail therapy ;o) We came home and scrapped a bit (hence, my new journal entry) and she got 2 pages done.... So neat to have someone to share my hobby with and to see her enjoying it just as much.

We ordered a pizza for dinner and watched Chicken Little - so cute! Tomorrow, we're going to go see Ice Age 2.... Not much else planned. Sounds like a pretty chill weekend to me, which is totally cool.