Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Last Day of the Month

Well today we celebrate Jenny's birthday oh how I miss that wise O' gal she always had a way to bring us good luck and help us thru the bad. Today is her birthday we celebrate all the greatness of knowing her and having her been part of my life at least. Today is a sad day for Sonia as she so misses her mom every day she aches for her i wish I could make it all better for her but there is no cure for it.. I still see her from time to time I think it's just the ray of hope and sunshine one needs.
Today is also Tammy's Birthday she's another year old today and yes she is still younger than me by a month and 7 days but oh what the hec huh. Have a great day.

Today I send Cyber hugs to my Dearest friend Sonia who each and every day misses her mom but puts a smile on her face when she still deeply misses her .. It took her quit a while to function after this happened. She did everything for her mom while she was sick It all pays forward they say I'm hoping for many healthy happy years for her and her family. Her mother was her best friend it's always tough to lose your Mom/Best friend her mom was amazing and always put her kids first and foremost well the apple doesn't fall far from the tree because Sonia does this for her children they are the most important aspect of her life. I am grateful to know both these fine ladies.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Monday Monday

Well it's the last Monday in March...
Today is Bob 's Birthday and tomorrow is the last day of the month.
It's the end of the quarter and so much is so uncertain still
I am so done with the unknown.
Keno and Reno have settled well in their new home, but lately I have been missing them again and so has DH maybe that's why I've been thinking of them a lot cause he's been talking a lot about them these days. If it's possible they are more spoiled than when we had them. The new owner is just a gem.. A real blessing.
Amanda on the move again hopefully she'll be put for a while this place is real close to her work so I think that 's a great thing. She 's almost done with this semester of school I'm sure she's glad I think she's taking the summer off as well. She loves summer vacation.
Happy Monday one and all.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Sunday Live

A real live post on a Sunday here. Working today but that's ok... I am having a good day today Last 48 hours has been weird for me I can't explain it all I know is that I'm glad today I feel a lot better than I have been.
I read last nite which I haven't been able to sit and read for a long time. So I'm hoping to read a coupe pages a day or a few times a week I am challening myself as well to do a cleaning project 20 minutes a day for a bit at least 5 days small projects so that something is complete.
We need to do so much spring cleaning boy I want to clear hubby's clothes after losing about 60 lbs his clothes are hanging on him. Congrats to him I am so proud of him.. I'm stuck at 30lbs but I will get past it.. I've got some good moral support and learned maybe a couple new tricks over the weekend. So that is what I'll be doing for the month of April it's gonna be declutter & I will bag it for Goodwill what I need to rid .. Having sometimes less around makes you feel good So I will see if I can get things where there isn't to much there.. I think in the long run it's gonna make a huge difference in my life.
I have a dilema with a cookbook that before my MIL passed she gave to me it's one that she got back in 1944 so it's a antique. I feel that it should be airloomed on hubby's side of the family to one of the paternal granddaughters She gave it to me because I was always cooking & spent her last six months of her life with her taking care of her everyweekend but two of those weekends during her battle with cancer. She says well probably no one would be interested in it so I could go ahead and have it, but after her death there was a couple questions about the cookbook I explained that it's was about six months before she past and it was in storage for the time being we were in transit at the time. I know there was dissapointment I don't want a daughter in law to have it. (She only had three sons no daughters) I think a granddaughter but again only if it will be cherised and respested as an airloom.. This is real tough deceision and making the decision of who would be right for it is another one.? Geez. She also gave me a book with her 50th wedding pictures which I am gonna give to one of my nieces who is interested in her heritage I think it's the right thing to do with those.. We have pictures from the event and this book was made by another family member so I think with that I shall give it still has many of the cards etc.. so I will do that.
Will see I will sit and stew a bit on it.
Happy Sunday it's the last of the month I can't beleive April is around the corner here..

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Scrap is on it's way to Az.

Well 80% of my scrappy stuff is on it's way to Az.. I will keep you posted as most of it is for sale and I know all the scrappy girls can't resist a bargain I know for me it's that way to. There is plenty of things and some great kits that are being made so more details soon...
There will be everything you can imagine in a Scrapstore.. but at a discounted rate.
But not all of it cause I'm still gonna scrap the stories that I need to provide my family with but this will help keep it in better control... for the future

I could not have done it without two great Scrappy Friends Jenn and Del they dropped everything and came to the rescue to help There is absoutely no words to express the gratitude for the help they have provided me so that I could focus on the other aspects of work and such that I need to be doing.

Teresa will be helping them sort and put together and cordinate and storing some of the things for me she is the queen of space... organizing and to jump in and help

All I can say is a big THANKS to the 3 of you

I just am speechless right now with no words if most of you know me I always have something to say right now I am just full of prayers it's all that 's on my mind day and nite I will pay it forward at sometime as I have in the past.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Scrappy Mojo

My Scrappy Mojo is not around I wish it were I have so so much I want to do which is leading me to want to pack up my scrap stuff and put it away so that I won't be looking at it yearning to do it but can't. It will be a lot of work to put it away and to pull it out that's the thing Maybe I should just fill up a tote and keep that in the house but then there is that oh I wish I had this or that. Then I'm thinking I need to sell a few things use what I have oh so many decisions just thinking out loud right now. I'm afraid to sell some of it cause there was a reason I bought it in the first place you know. Anyways thats the dilema of the day.
I am most grateful for friends coming all the way frm Arizona to come and get it for me see what they can get rid of and store for me. I have no idea how to repay for it.. I just know that I will pay it forward someday. I know I have in the past but right now I can barely help myself in life at this very moment. I appreciate them giving me hope & I'm hanging on because of it.
Thanks girls did I ever say that Scrappy friends make the best of friends.. It hink I have in the past well they do..

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A tag from Amie's Blog

Who was your FIRST pet?
That was Daisy a little white mut she was run over by a hot rodder that use to race down the street.

Do you still talk to your FIRST love? I would say about three years ago he found me thru classmates.com haven't talked since long story

What was your FIRST job? I worked as a Parks and Rec leader

.FIRST car? Toyota Tercel bright yellow brand new I might add. I did it on my own my mom cosigned but I saved every penny and made every car payment

Who was the FIRST person to text or call you today? My mom

.Who was your FIRST grade teacher?Mrs Koch.

Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane? Phoenix Az

Who was your FIRST best friend & do you still talk? Tammy and rarely

Where was your FIRST sleepover? Carmen and Camille they were twins down the street

Who was the FIRST person you talked to today? Dear Hubby

Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time? Tammy's

What was the FIRST concert you ever went to? Earth Wind and Fire

First piercing? I was an infant

First foreign country? Mexico

First movie? I don't remember

What was your FIRST bike? Tricycle

What was your FIRST computer? A Radio Shack

Who was your FIRST roommate? Debbie

First Kiss? 15 years old, Mark Rivas, after a school dance.

First Date?Home Coming

First ER visit? Car Accident was sitting in a parking lot completely stopped someone drove in and wail tailed and yup spun my car around and was that painful the next day

What was your First impression of your current significant other? Wow he had grey hair early i was only 20 when I met him worked with him for many years it wasnt' till after 18 years of working for him Hey look I had a kid in between never thought I would end up with him but am I ever glad I did

How old where you when you had your first child? I was 24, almost 25

.What did you first want to be, as a child, when you grew up?Hotel Maid then when I was in houseschool an accountant.

When was your first hospital stay.? When I had DD I had a C section before that and since then I 've knock on wood not been hospitalized.

When was your first vacation on your own without parents ? Mine was in Palm Springs , Ca for a weekend of fun.

What was your first hobby? Mine was painting ceramics then wood

What was your first ticket for ? Speeding =-(

Now you can play to .. Just add replace , remove any to your blog.? Thanks for the fun Amie

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


It's begginning of March and I have a ton of postings till the end of the year yes you heard me right .. I will probably add as time goes on but right now I have been so busy with work, my health ,husbands health that I can't do as much as I use to. I was looking things up and found the simple meaning for friendship but yet I know that all of us having different versions and think different things for friendship I'd like to hear your version of the meaning of friendship. There is so many different kinds I'd be interested in hearing.?
Friendship here is the meaning in the webster online Dictionary.?

Main Entry:
before 12th century
1: the state of being friends2: the quality or state of being friendly : friendliness3obsolete : aid

Now it's short and simply what is your version of friendship?

I think I'll think of another word cause June is kinda empty for postings.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Tiny bit of Scrap from scraps

This layout is mostly all scraps The sheet above I have another piece for the second page if I find the rest of the pictures I know they are close cause I did these was a fun page and Amanda is happy that some of her younger pictures are scrapped I was always afraid to get them done but hey no time better than the present although on some I am glad that I waited. I have a lot more to do not scrapping all pictures but do still have lots and lots of events and time frames to get thru. It is important for her to have these so I'm trying really hard to get them done for her. More to come soon I hope.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

I just want to thank god today

I just want to thank God today for watching over someone very important in my life. There was a car accident and it totally the car but not him.. I am eternally grateful there was a benevolent outcome for this situation. The car can be replaced but not him.. I need no more bad
Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday .....

Saturday, March 21, 2009

A little scrappy page

CLS reunion
These two pages were done in Sedona Amanda meet up with some friends from middle school they made their own little reunion was pretty cute. So finally they are now scrapped.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Weight Loss Finally

Well Finally I'm starting on a downward motion again.. I have cut out my tea I only now have it for a special time. It's been rough I still love the stuff dearly but I'm hoping that's what 's helping with the loss of my weight.. I am down to one cup of coffee a day instead of the pot or 1/2 pot so this probably has a big thing. I wasn't drinking a lot of anything for the last 3-4 weeks so probably that's why I would just stay the same I was becoming very frustrated about staying the same as hubby spirialed downwards. So now from the last time I went to the doctor I bought a scale I been trying to weight myself daily like she said to and he does to cause his doctor told him the same thing. So since the last time I'm down six pounds.. I'm hoping to break 10 by month's end.. More water I know will do the trick but last nite I feel asleep where it says you can become water logged to.. so your darned if you do and darned if you don't.. Anyways here 's to hopefully shedding a few more of those unwanted pounds..

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

March 18 Wed Hump Day

Well I have quite a few of my posts scheduled for a while. Every so often hopefully I'll have time to do something or pictures to edit and add.. It's always that much more fun to see the pics. In the meantime.. I'm still here just have a heavy load I'm working thru it day by day thanks for all the loyal support and emails and calls.

Saturday was just the most awesome so so much was done.. Sonia was almost just about a life saver omg I didn't want her to go home we didn't get it all done but we did acompolish a lot and I feel quite sane due to this. She and I worked together for 18 years and that's how we meet you would not have know that at all you'd think we had been friends from grade school. We have been thru so much and back She doesn't like to drive to far so her coming was the greatest thing I owe her Bingo game with me we use to play Bingo all the time it was so so much fun..There was a time we were afraid to leave the Bingo hall because we had won four times we use to split if we won and people were whispering and not all that happy the wealth was not being spread around boy do I miss stuff like that but someday.. I did find a bingo place close to the house pretty inexpensive but it's not the same to go by yourself.. Now that yet I move waaaaaaaaay over here it's harder to do anything with anyone.. I use to be a driver and travel it didn't matter where.. Hec I remember back in the day I practically use to stay at her house each weekend when I first had Amanda ah those where the days

I am optismistic that no matter what happens it can only go uphill from there. I just need to keep the faith continue to pray.

I know that when the time is right Marion or Jenny will strike I just know it. I hope sooner than later.

Happy St Patty's Day

Happy Green Day..
My Mother in law use to love St. Patty's day we use to try and always have cornbeef n cabbage with her.
DH cannot have either to much salt in the cornbeef and cabbage is a no no with his medication so we will Skip the cornbeef and cabbage this year
He's doing really well his lull has lifted and he started a new downward spiral for his weight loss.
He is starting to feel better it's just a day by day thing..

Monday, March 16, 2009

Another Month is coming to an end

I just can't beleive that another month is coming to an end that's for sure. Craziness I say it was just Xmas the older I get the faster it seems to fly by. I did hear from the new dogs owner that she is totally in love with them and she is crazy about having them it sounds from the email that she spoils them more than we did but it tickles my heart to know they are being well cared for they do deserve it.

Well right now I have a lot going on so I have scheduled a few blog posts so that it would be lonely.

Happy March

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009


Save the date .. Natalie over at scrappincoast2coast is hosting a mini crop starting March 19- 22
plenty of challenges to choose from or do them all.
I know that many of us lately have been out of the scrappin mojo it comes and it goes.
I hope many of you will come and take a challenge or two I know it will be a lot of fun
Games too and fun chatting some come chat play a game or do some challenges.
If you haven't joined we'd love to have you.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sweetness is

Sorry about the glare but I have not had time to shoot the pictures over etc. but I'm sure everyone is about tired of the baby bugs Keno and Reno so here is some scrappyness

Monday, March 09, 2009

Last Photos of Keno and Reno

This is Keno while we are packing all them items
This is him while we were almost to Buckeye they are such good travelers

Reno insisted on being on my lap and sleeping he has been so clingy the last 4 days before we gave them away

Here is their stuff packed up and not to mention they had two more bags in the car with toys and things He had no clue but he was going away for good just breaks my heart his picture.

Last of my photo's but not memories The lady emailed me today to let me know how she loves the dogs and all the stuff she is doing so it's like they didn't even miss home. I thought they would be mopey but I guess they can weather any storm together those two that was my biggest fear is for them not to be seperated It was really important to me that they at least stay together it was already gonna be a broken heart. I know that they won't forget us I miss them more than they miss us.. Here is a couple cute pics of them so now it's so long farewell at least hearing from the lady that they were making her happy and that she can see why they need to be together was great news!.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Brothers settling in New Home

Well today the boys are in their new home.. We had them summer cuts done Thursday so they would be all pretty and easy to adapt to the new weather. Sure gonna miss the little guys before we took them they just would not leave my side just wanted to sit on my lap we didn't take them to with us for two days so they could be use to being home by themselves They are so so spoiled
Keno does not like photo's but here he is sitting by his Dad with his jacket was a little nippy at nite
Reno got a scarf but DH got there in time to save Keno but he wanted it off Keno just loves his brother

Reno a little fuzzy but was really cute jumping at the camera

Keno with the would you get that camera out of my face but he's so cute his eyes look big Little bug is really gonna be hard looking at all the photos' but they are all good happy memories and who knows maybe someday they will come back ?

Reno has no problem with the photos when I call him but Keno always avoids the flash It's gonna be an adjustment as a lot of things have been lately but there is some reason for the changes that are made I don't know what they are at this time but all I can say is that I hope it's good change sometimes one door closes and another opens I don't know why the door has to close with these cute guys but will see. They are going to a great home I was so worried about it I think they will be home sick for a couple weeks but they will adjust to the new spoiling I know that if we went back in three months those dogs would remember us. I don't want to hear anything bad so it's best probably not to know what's going on with them I would be saddened if I knew that Keno slipped under a fence and didn't come home or anything. Keno is the adventous one loves to wonder chase and go go go that little one Reno is the lazy boy loves to rest and relax. They both have such different personalities the one thing is that I know Keno needs his brother we have seperated them before and Keno is so miserable Reno was even happy to see him.. Reno loves to go under the bed and hide from him and Keno will bark at the end of the bed till he comes out. So many fun things they do but you have to be there to appreciate them or understand I guess We all love the things our Pets do. I am just very thankful they will be well taken care of. I just wish there was a way we didn't have to do this I know it's a lot harder on me than it is on them.

Friday, March 06, 2009

It's Friday & we are off and running

This guy feeling good finally He loves these little guys below. I think it's gonna be hard for him for about two weeks emotionally I just hope not to much His heart can only take so much.
Little Keno

My boy Reno

Sweet Keno after a hair cut on his fav blanket made by his sister

AFter a bath they run around and around like a couple nuts it's comical to watch

No more pictures Mom please

Well if you are reading this we are on the road taking Keno and Reno to their new home. Boo Hoo

DH have some Dr appts today but for lab work ups so then we are off to give up the dogs Yes it was a hard decision a lot of crying and lots of sadness I feel but the guys are going to a home where they love Shih Tzu 's and will be well taken care of it's almost as if they know what's going on because they have just been so lovable more so the last week. My husband cannot do the walking uphill He's suppose to walk but not uphill the dogs take about 2-3 hours a day of time he doesn't always feel well these days We had decided this back in January and here we still are with them because it was just something he thought well maybe so here we went thru Feb one day he was hanging on the fence cause he felt like passing out not a good thing I put my foot down and says this needs to be done he was suppose to have them gone when I came home from Sedona but I know he was seeing if he'd feel better but he doesn't So it's best to give them to someone they have a bedroom of their own already which I told the lady doesn't matter cause they always want to be in the room you are in. She is very excited she had been asking Amanda since she had to give up Jax if your parent's want to sell their dogs .We are not taking money for them, not selling them all we ask is that they provide a good home which they do. I obtained all their records and they are getting a grooming on Wednesday they will be in a home. /

We did have a couple people they wanted them but one was a seperation Reno could handle it but not his brother Keno loves his brother when we take one and not the other they can't wait to see the other one they have not been seperated since birth and they are gonna be 15 months old on Friday. Good thing they travel well I have packed their things so off they will go I will think of them often and I don't have a ton ton of pictures of them I will take some before they go I will miss them horribly but right now my focus on Dh getting better whatever it takes. He tried to put up a front but he finally has caved and says that he can't take care of them the way they need to be now if we had a yard that would be one thing but we only have a one bedroom place that is small and it's hard to keep them locked up there all the time. We are lucky they come with us during the day as it is. We spend a ton of time with them so the first two weeks I probably will be a wreck. I want what's best for them someone to give them the love , life they deserve. We treat them as if they are our kids they are totally spoiled we get made fun of a lot but it's ok.. Like putting their sweaters in microwave to warm up when it's cold and putting their blanket they layon in the dryer when it's cold small things but we love our pets So we are off to drop them off in their home say goodbye it's gonna be a rough weekend. Plus I have a lot lot on my plate right now it's more than I can handle I have created a list and priortized it so I will knock it off one by one.. To be normal again someday I can only hope.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wednesday March 4th

Here is a lunch photo they always plated up our food nicely for us in Sedona
Here are some layouts and random photo

Breakfast in the a.m. Peach French Toast

I love scheduled blogging especially with my crazy schedule as it is I can't beleive how time is flying. Dh is doing better he's not as tired but he's still not feeling good but I'll tell you what he gets up everyday as if nothing is wrong and trys to fight it all off.
I have to take better picture of my layouts than what I have on camera they didn't come out well one was laziness in page protectors and the other in a hurry when they werent' I can't crop them right without them being slanted or cutting off something.. So soon soon I have to do a few things will be busy thru the weekend Just hoping for things to change soon for the better
Happy Wednesday all.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Sedona lives on

Here we are all hard at work or at least pretending to be
All the food was always plated so nicely like a fancy restaurant this was our first morning breakfast a choice of two quiches

This was a dinner set up(they always had different plates the entire time

This book each of us received with our name on it. Good thing I put mine as Liz not Elizabeth

Here we are at Serrano's seems like that's all we did was eat

This is on the way into Sedona so much has been done since I have last been there.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

March 1st already & a giveaway

If you click here she is having a contest to win a homemade journal so those of you who want a chance to win all you have to do is visit the blog (you could mention I sent you and that I was referred by soccerboyzmom)Who someday will let Natalie help her with a blog? lol All she wants to know is your favorite colors , beautiful or cute and what five people will respond.
I tagging Manders, Debbie, Kristi, Amie, Teresa + anyone who reads my blog to go leave a comment let her know that you were recommended good luck to all who enter

Here is a Silly group photo of Everyone at Sedona including the cook and one of the gals running the retreat

Here is all the things each person received at the treat Some really fun things
Here is Amanda doing what she did most of the retreat and still didn't get enough

We are at Applebee's having lunch before Sedona after hitting Hobby Lobby

Each person for their birthday got this tray of Cupcakes cute bear with an organdy bag of Ribbon
More to come