Thursday, August 28, 2008

Procrastination: It's not just for Housework

Okay, I do not smoke, but let's pretend that is a "bon-bon" in my hand, or a copy of Somerset Life.......... I have so much to do, that I am getting nothing done. I have had Vicky's journal, and although I have been thinking about it, I have not started it (Are ya worried yet Vicky? I would be). I did start the birds but then decided they looked like "poop", so I am going to start again. I know I have a little time left , but then Steve is working on the closet in my craft room and well I have dust everywhere, and I cannot get to my supplies (Hey, thats my story and I am sticking to it). I want to get these things done, but all the closet stuff is now residing in the middle of the craft room (and the small bedroom), and the dust, so you see it isn't my fault. I am being forced to sit here, eating bon-bons, looking at Somerset Life and thinking about all the things I want to do. I am telling you if "wishing and daydreaming" were enough, the things I could accomplish....... like Vicky's Journal page and those pesky birds...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Stamp Show

The Return! Yes, we paused for a moment to have our photo taken ,(thank you Steven) after a long, long day at the Novi Stamp show. Tired, happy, giddy with all the "new" rub-bah stamps. Trying to ignore our very, very, very empty pockets. We went, we saw, we spent! Now we sit and compare, what we each purchased, seeing how many of us gravitated to the same stamps, and what we missed, (which by the look of it wasn't much). This year was better, more like the ones Auntie Amy used to host. Not that we stopped for any "make and takes", but more stamps .......and then we all blew our budget at the "Invoke" booth. I can only imagine how much worse it would have been in Paper-bag Studios had been represented there. It was a good day, I can tell because it seemd to go by so fast. Too bad that Vicky opted for the Tiger game...she played it safe. So ladies, (in order left to right) Kim, Nancy, and Terri, (me last) thank you for helping to make it a great day. I can't wait to use my new stamps!

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Latest News!

Well let me start off with telling everyone my son John is back home in Michigan! While I feel bad that his move to Tennessee did not go as he planned, I cannot help but be overjoyed to see him again.
He is so lucky to work for a great company that wanted him back here, they weren't even willing to wait and helped him get back this week. I hope he finds a new band to play with and that he continues pursuing his music.
As for Steve, well they layed off 300 workers and he told me yesterday they are laying off another 30-50 this week. They will go on a four day work week and offer buy-outs too. How I wish our home would sell so we could take the buy-out . So far nothing, but then they are eliminating jobs left and right, so who has any money. Yet they are building more strip malls and we just had two new little stores open up here downtown? I hope soon someone will show up. In the meantime I am going to take apart and paint my "craft" room (pronounced "crap" room by my family).
Stephanie (oldest daughter) just added another pup to her kennel, a cute pit-something. Kim has her new computer and books and is ready for college to begin (yeah Kim). As we rapidly move into fall and my favorite season, I would really like to hear some good news out there. I keep hoping.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Well here it is...all but photo's. As I have said I am a lousy photographer. I either take a crappy photo or don't take any. Still, I do love how it turned out, other than I totally missed the whole "scrap-book" part of the project, it's neat. Do you think Donna Downey would approve???