Saturday, October 17, 2015

busy week, but survived it! ha!

Busy week, went to Verdi with Cierra and Jase on Tues/Weds.   We arrived early to pick her up from work on Weds, she did tell me 11:30, and got to hear the last part of the manager's training on the work styles of Baby Boomers, Gen X'rs and Millenials.  also mentioned are the upcoming "Homelanders"....ooooooooooo   what can I say.  Us Baby Boomers are the last of the hard working, values oriented, know how to interact socially  (think about it, kids these days socialize on a screen) (as I type up a blog......hmmmmm).    

 Anyways, fascinating, and yes, I am ready to retire before dealing with these Homelanders in a business environment.  

I mean, I thought Millenials were a bunch of messed up entitled brats (except my kids of course) BUT Homelanders are being brought up to mistrust and hate authority...without objective values...holy crap!!    Of course, as she pointed out, it is all about the home and how kids are being brought, you can go against the flow and bring up great kids, just don't let the media and even schools  do the raising.   I see Nyki instilling great values and work ethic with my grandkids, but it is going against the flow (apparently).   siiiiiiiiiiigh.

It was  Lincoln who said, The philosophy of the school room in one generation will be the philosophy of government in the next.

and John Adams who said, Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." 

This trajectory is a little scary, but, I believe God is in control and He can do anything, even change hearts, and THAT is where it all starts.   

okay, that turned out a li'l more heavy than I wanted....

on to lighter fare:

I made an attempt to journal in my journaling Bible....ha!!  I am not an artist by any stretch of the imagination.   In fact to draw this pig, I googled 'easy drawing of pigs', figured it should be a bunch of circles, ovals and triangles...ha!  (think I'll stick to stamps and paper piecings from now on.)
Did my favorite Proverb...Proverb 11:22

sorry about pic quality...very hard to get good pic this morn

Did go to Verdi, so stopped by a fave LSS...Scrapbook Paradise on McCarran...technically a Reno store. Picked up Echo Park's  Pirates Life...gosh I LOVE Echo Park...and a 6x6 of Lawn Fawn's Bokeh in the Snow.  Now, I rarely pay full price for a 6x6...usually wait for a sale, but this was just so pretty, gonna use it on Christmas pocket pages for the grandkids.

and Elmo papers, cuz Kyleigh loves Elmo, in fact we are doing her upcoming birthday party in Elmo.  And Bo Bunny's Our Little Monster..since one of Chris's nicknames for Jase is 'little monster man"

so, gotta go prep for next week's b-day / baby shower combination get together next week.

Hope baby stays in the belly...cuz it is looking like he may not...and we will be having a party while mom and baby are in the hospital.   

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Oct is here...well, it has been here, huh?

Got to scrapbook last weekend.   Not a whole lot, but it was fun.  As I was scrappin' I kept am I going to pack for November's crop?   I NEEEEEED  my stuff.   How do I know what I want?  before I want it?   Normally, I just PACK for crops...but this one, I will be the last to arrive, so I know I will have the 'tiny' spot.  The inner table spot, that does not have any room around it.  So I've gotta pack well, look into making kits, like I read about on 2 Peas...

Here is my pocket page storage.  I keep it all in a binder by type of pocket page.  So far this is working for me...though the binder is already pretty full.   

here are a couple of layouts I did last weekend.  Working on dgs's book.  

And shopping thru the week....siiiigh,  thought I did pretty good, only one paper pack thru Amazon.

Gossamer Blue sub...which I just LOVE

oh, a 'helper' while taking pics this morn.  Not much of a helper, he was in his Velociraptor mood, anytime my hand approached the desk, it got swiped or bit...or swiped and bit.

had to move the Scrapbook Circle kit to thechair for a a pic.

I actually read this week also, can't brag too much, it was Four from the Divergent series.   A kind of prequel/ character study of, it was young fiction.  But still a fun read, seeing things through his eyes and getting the back story about him and Eric.

Dsil (that is son in law) got the George RR Martin book "A Knight of the Seven Realms' and is letting me read it first.  So, I started it this morn.   But, man, Martin....with the last Game of Thrones, has left me in a bad place.   My fave character laying in the snow bleeding to death, and darn it, I want him to work on that series....siiiiiiiiigh.  Though I guess when the HBO series restarts, I'll find out of John Snow is really dead or not.   

We are planning Kyleigh's birthday, so did spend a bit of time making her some Elmo stuff for it.  But my cricut is not cutting the fluff around his face well.  Probably time for a new blade.  yikes.

Having company over for dinner.  It is 'pastor appreaciation' month, so having our new pastor and his wife, a couple of other couples over for 'surf and turf'....

There is the door, see ya'll later!!!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

fess up Friday, end of Sept...also some deep thinking...ooooooh nooooo

Went a little crazy a couple of weeks ago on the website...after shipping managed to spend...siiiiiigh, ($100) on PAPER!   how did that happen.  I blame Websters Pages and Simple Stories... there was only one 12x12 pack...a couple of Pocket page cards...then the vellum bokeh paper pictured below

but for the most part it was buying single sheets 2 at a time.  This is what that kind of thing looks like in a stack.   

here are the Webster's pages culprits.  They are actually for their planner...but I will use on pages. After I got them I realized I did not get gotta back order those.

Simple Stories culprits....

and their backs...just love them they have a slight umbre affect

This week as far as scrap goodies, did better as far as $'s. Picked up a couple of things at Walmart...glitter/prism paper and found these We R Memories pocket page at $3 each...Pffffftttt, you know I grabbed all I could find.  Look at the pics above, I've gotta do a ton of pocket pages!

Picked this up off of Craig's List yesterday.  This island cart...Put all my Christmas related scrap I can say all my scrapbook stuff is in one room.  Which was the goal when Dh moved me to the guest suite.  riiiiiiiiiight????

Made the top my new Cuttlebug station...the 'tub' was a garage sale find last Saturday.  Don't ask, I don't know what it is about these old fashioned tubs...I even have a pink one on my mantle.

deep thoughts,  It has occurred to me that at 54 I am the age my dad was when he passed away.  He died in a car accident, But something about that milestone really makes you think about your own mortality.  Dh and I are really starting to feel the effects of our life choices when we were young.  I wear mine out front, in the form of a big belly...from overindulging  in you can see my issues.  I feel pretty lucky the only health issue is high cholesterol.   so far.  Dh has had  issues with basil cells, pre cancer, that luckily has been treatable.   ... I don't know, just really makes you consider that we truly are not promised tomorrow.  

I don't have any deep words of wisdom for you young ones, except maybe skip the soda and cheesecake and wear sunscreen.   But I do know, for myself, I am thankful for the blessings I have with my family and home.  I think we need to concentrate on that.  IF these are my last days on earth, I want to spend them...glorifying God, with my grandchildren (kids and dh, too), and my cats .   

All else is fine and fun...but they are not what is important.  

This song has become real special to me, I'll leave the 'deep thoughts' sequence with this...

William McDowell - I Won't Go Back