Man did I pay …

I am not used to staying up so late! Combine that with a bit of fibro and arthritis and you’re in trouble. Ugh. I’m changing up the routine for the rest of this week and we will start over next. It’s all good, as they say.

In the meantime I finally completed a really cute layout for Paula, called Artistic Chocolate. Really a cute name, eh? The kit is named Artistic and is at Digitals. lol Leave a comment if you have a minute. I love to get feedback, always working to improve.

Okay, bedtime for me. Hope you got to bed at a decent hour.

night …

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Working it on so many levels

Just a quick post to let anyone who stops by know that I am working on the background of the blog. I have never made my own before and as you can tell I am still learning. I have the uploading technique down, now I have to make the background the proper size, etc.

This is the latest I’ve been up in years. I think it’s around 1:00 am. And, yes, I am tired. I have been searching my computer for a certain sb kit that I know I had but has disappeared. Computers get hungry as we all know, and I supposed it chose that kit to eat. Big bummer, because I don’t want to admit that it’s gone to anyone.

Lastly, I am still tired from the weekend. Thank heaven I can sleep in til the afternoon if necessary. lol I haven’t done that since I was a teenager. And of all the rotten luck, I’m hungry now! I know I shouldn’t. But, well .. I’ll never tell.


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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So tired, why am I still awake …

It never fails. I get ready to turn off the computer and head to bed when Ifind some awesome download I’m afraid I’ll lose if I don’t do it right away. Tonight I found a download with 48 scrappers contributing, what a collaboration! And it’s the style I like, it’s a playground theme. I bookmarked it but my browser has been weird with my bookmards so I’m worried. One more download and I can go to bed. Cool! It says less than 2 minutes til it’s done.

I talked to Ayiana today. She was all wound up. I think I talked to Terri more than her because she was working on some paper project and that’s mostly what I heard, paper russelling. Anyway, it’s always good to hear her voice, and hear “I love you” and “I miss you”. We are getting there. Next week we have family therapy.

Hey, it’s done. Goodnight.

So frustrated ….

I have spent hours today trying to get a custom template for my blog. They all say they are simple but then you have to know what kind of blog you have. All I really wanted to do was widen the right side bar a bit so the whole slide show will appear.

On the bright side, I worked hard and got a lot done in the house. I tried my new floor steamer, no not on the kitchen floor ~ that’s just too ambitious ~ but I did the guest bathroom. I swept it first, then you put nothing more than water in the Bissell, pull a trigger and go back and forth. I wonder if I should have washed it first too, because even though I swept it was still building up little bits of dirt and leaving them here and there. Anyone who has cleaned a floor knows what I mean.

I also cleaned the mat under my computer chair, probably for the first time since I put it here! lol I washed both sides of it and sanitized it with that all over sanitizer. Vacuuming under it made the biggest difference.

Then I went into the den. It is my future scrapbooking room, former den complete with 15 in 1 game table, that I think I can make work as one of my desks. I totally cleaned off the single bookcase in there and mounted one of my Karen Foster Hook and Peg system boards. It’s pretty simple but I am beat. I have three more to put up, then I will move the table over there and see if it works. I already measured the height so that’s going to work regardless.

My hands hurt from working so much. When I got up this morning my feet hurt! I haven’t had that happen since my days as a cocktail waitress or bartender. Yesterday I did some yard and porch work. That’s hard on my feet and knees. But I really do feel muscle developing again! That is enough to keep me going.

3 more days til I see Ayiana! I can’t wait. I hope she is doing well in treatment. It’s not easy for her or for me. But if we get through this year working hard, we’ll be set for the rest of her growing years. I firmly believe that. And I know she is protected by Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

Well I feel better now. Not so frustrated. I’ll just stick with what I’ve got until Blogger gets off it’s butt and makes some more templates or makes these more easily customized. Enjoy the day!