Saturday, August 25, 2007

Do you ever get tired of...

living? You know that life is just too tiresome and you're ready to go "home." I'll admit it. I do. Things in life just sometimes get too exhausting, and I have no control over them. The other day I was feeling this way. It seemed everything that could go wrong did. I was laying on my bed talking with God asking Him my usual question,"Why?" Then I looked up and saw hanging on my inspiration board the paper cross my girls had made me. Then the response to my usual question came..."Go read."

So I went and picked up my Bible. Sure enough I simply opened it and the answers came to me where I opened. I read from Matthew 16:20 until I was interrupted around 18:35. It tells of how Jesus had to struggle, work, and forgiveness. It really put my problems into perspective. I do not have the weight of the world upon my shoulders as Jesus did. I do not have people hunting me down to kill me because they don't like what I have to say. I have simple, some not so simple, problems that can only be resolved with the help of God.

I normally don't ask people to pray for me because I feel it would be selfish when so many others need them, but I am asking you today to add my family in your prayers. I have seen first hand how powerful prayer can be. And here is the proof that Jesus said it would be so; in Matthew 18:19-20 Jesus said toHis disciples, "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them."

God bless you all today.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Where do I begin?

Yeah, I've been MIA from the blogworld. See, I only thought things would slow down once the girls were back in school. Was I ever wrong!!! August seems to be flying by just as quickly as July did. So briefly here is what's been going on...

As for the car, after a week I finally got it back. They put me in a rental that I loathed. The brakes on my car are still not right, so I have to take it back in. When I do they have replace my passenger side door speaker; driver's side has already been replaced. They have to fix the cushioning in the dash because it is coming out. They also have to look at why it is pulling/bogging down when in 3rd and 4th gears. AND to top it off I got pulled over Fri. because my windows were too dark. I had to have it removed this morning. I can't afford to have them retinted right now so... Luckily they came from the factory with a minor tint or I think I would burn just driving around town. ;)

I'm trying to get the girls on some type of routine. Don't really know how it's gonna work come timeto start Children's Choir at church. See right now, we come home from school, do homework, eat, play a little/swim, shower by 6:30 and in bed by 7pm. They can watch tv until 8pm but then it's lights out. They seem to do very well with this. It isn't that difficult to get them up at 5:30am(I have to be ready in case I get called into sub.) anymore. Plus, getting up that early makes it easier on Pooh's teachers because she's ready to take a nap when naptime comes.

I also have been looking for a job. I had one interview, but obviously didn't get the job. I think the principal already knew who she was going to hire. She just had to go thru the procedures. There is another job that would be extremely easy for me to move right into- a med lab asst. job- but the hours are conducive to the girls' schedules. So, here I sit jobless. Boohoohoo.

Today is the first day I have felt decent in the past two weeks. I think my girls gave me two different colds back to back. Also it is what I get for bragging to Sally. When I last spoke with her, I just looked like something out of a horror movie. Well, I should've kept my darn mouth shut cause two days later I felt like something out of a horror movie. Anyway things are looking much better now. yeah!!!

AND have you heard? The registration opened for the 2008 Scrap Etc. Event. It's gonna be in Nashville, TN. So exciting!!! Lots of great teachers and sponsors. It's not til April but if the next few months fly like the last two have it'll be hear in the blink of an eye.

Hope ya'll have a super fantastic day. Love you all.

OH! If there is anyone else out there that wants to see what stamps I have for sale please let me know asap. I will soon be putting what's left on ebay.


I've been meaning to "scrap" these pictures for awhile. So I just pulled them out and decided to use this scrapjack to get them done. The picture isn't that great, but after 20 shots it is the best I could do. (Asthma meds made my hands a little too shaky. Plus, I got too frustrated with trying to stitch it together with PSE.)
When I do pages for my girls' portraits, I make pockets on the layouts to be able to keep all the pictures and the order receipt for each sitting together. If there are a lot of extra pictures, I make gussetted pockets. I sew the pockets on to make them really stay. If you decide to do this, make sure you use the longest stitch on your sewing machine. Too short a stitch will perforate the papers.

This is the part that Sunshine liked the best of the whole page. She thought it was so cool that I pleated the paper.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Meg Scrapjack...

Ok, so this may be cheating, but apparently I scrapjacked this a couple of weeks ago without knowing it. I had the pictures, cut down to the "core" as Stacey Julian says, grab stuff sitting on or near by my scrapspace, and just threw them down on the cardstock.

Of course I will be trying to do a better one if I get a chance.;) I have to do one for Pooh. ;)

By the way, Stacey I will try to blog again in the next couple of days. Things have been CRAZY!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

KC Scrapjack...

Ok. Well, it is dull, boring, and hohum BUT at least it is done.;) I wrestled with the pics all yesterday and all of today trying to make them a little better. Something is seriously wrong with my camera. I need a new one but have no funds so I guess I'll just suffer thru with what I have. It sure ain't fun being poor. lol. Well, I'll keep you no longer in suspense. Here it is...