To Albuquerque we will go …

Well, another long day that ends with a long night. Lots of phone calls but I couldn’t see Ayiana. She has some problems again today. I am doing all I can reasonably to have her out of that RTC ASAP!

On the bright side, whenever I come up here I get to go to Whole Foods. I finally found the purse I’ve wanted for ages. It wasn’t expensive, it’s just right in size and I love the design. What more can I ask for. I also found lots of good food! I had a gourmet meal consisting of a basil, tomato, and tofu salad for a beginning course, followed by a humongo piece of artichoke, black olive, and spinach pizza (to die for!) and as a final course, a large square of Tiramisu, of which there is half in the fridge for tomorrow.

Our meeting is not until 1:00 so I will have plenty of time for iced coffee and tiramisu perhaps? LOL, no I got my favorite bagel which I was there also.

I’m getting tired and I’d like to finish a few more layouts while I am awake. Thanks for reading my no news post.


An Odd Name but Cool Effect

This photo of my 10yo dd was put through a filter called “lomography”. (Dumpr) At first I wasn’t sure I liked it, but I saw the potential after staring at it for a while. That’s my philosophy, btw, if you don’t get it, stare at it a while. And here is the original photo for comparison.
I love finding tools like this available freely on the internet. They do have service with an annual fee with some other options, but the free ones are good for now. I want to try out all of them first. Here is another take on the same photo.
They are loading out of order but you get the idea. This is the Rubik’s cube option. So easy and a lot of fun. I can imagine all kind of possibilities…

And back to Truth or Consequences … the game show blah blah

After three more visits before leaving the hotel room this morning, Ayiana and I had a very good Family Session then had a couple hour pass for fun. Time has never flown that fast.[img][/img] We ended up eating our Subway’s in the lobby before I left. When I got home I realized I had several of the items she had wanted, including her origami paper. Nothing like anticipation to make something more exquisite once received! What a sweety she is.

Time for Mom to head to the bedroom. I am very tired but want to get things done. Oh well, the vote definitely goes to tired tonight. [img][/img]

Tomorrow will bring excitement, I’m sure …

I Believe!

I got a call in the middle of the day Wednesday. It was Ayiana telling me she was getting a 12 hour pass on Easter Sunday to come home for part of the day. I was elated and worried all at once. No time to prepare. Driving 6 or 8 hours in one day??? No can do. Who can help? Ayiana home! Even for a visit! No time to prepare. So today when I called tx she said we need more time to prepare. Aha! Yes, I agreed. Maybe 2 weeks ahead, yes. And Easter egg hunt may disrupt pass time, I think on Saturday, but who knows til Saturday. It’s the nature of the business. I know. It’s my business, too. Ayiana is doing very well. She has no problem with redirection. New female for her to make friends. No phone calls, her choice. It will work itself out. I Believe. 🙂 I Believe. 🙂

Home again, home again, jiggety jog …

I am in such a state I don’t know a word for it. I know I am physically and mentally exhausted. The drive home wasn’t as bad as usual. Ayiana and I had a wonderful time together on Saturday. She even made oatmeal and toast for dinner for us, and it was very good! She is such a darling. She fell asleep today while we were meeting. lol with her coat over her face. Got a new picture too. I’ll get it posted soon. Soon as I find my camera.

I’m trying to catch up on emails. I’m about 3 days behind so I’m not sure I’ll make it completely today. I am excited to announce that I have been invited to, and accepted joining Nicecrane ~ a Designer on ~ his Creative Team. I can’t wait to work with his exceptional, original products. Be sure to check out my Crafts blog to see what has been posted recently. I should have some layouts using products by Nicecrane up this week. If you want to see some of his products now, here is a link: Nicecrane Designs.

A few weeks ago, no CT, now 3 CT. I’m full. lol

Off to ….

Pesto and Oscar

After crawling home from Socorro with my car on my back this evening, I don’t think I’ll be cleaning the windows tomorrow. Okay, yeah, I’m kidding about the crawling with the car on my back, but that’s how I feel tonight. I felt like I’d never get home. The highway kept getting longer. I looked around thinking, ‘I don’t remember seeing this before’.

Other than the long drive home, it was a fantabulous weekend. Ayiana and I went to the grocery store then to my hotel for a pass. We ate chips and a new bean/cheese dip that was yummy, then quiche lorraine, then we ate out entrees, then desert candy. Then a little surfing on the computer, pampering Ayiana with a little trim to her hair, some mousse and gentle brushing by mom. I even gave her a mini pedicure, which she really appreciated. We were both bushed by the time she got back for the night.

Today was similar. We ate lunch – I’m picking up on a theme here – then we sat outside for a bit, enjoying the breeze, and of course, some rock hunting.

Unfortunately I missed the cyber baby shower for Stacey, owner and designer at Digital Scrapbook Pages. She’s due in about a week, I believe. And it sounds like they had a great time in the chat.

And now, I’m due to finish dinner – yes, eating again – and tuck myself in for a long winter’s nap. See you in the morning . . .

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Albuquerque and back

Another weekend up to ABQ to spend time with my daughter. It’s very lonely and quiet when I come home, at least the first night. It’s a bit more peaceful, as she is still rather roudy sometimes. I hope she can finish up this program before we are too far into summer. I’d love to spend time doing summer outdoor activities with her, especially since we missed last summer.

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