Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A couple of things

I have to go in tomorrow and get a spinal tap.  :(  This is to check for things causing my migraines. No fun.

I have made a bunch of cards and will try to post them tomorrow.  I have to be still for a few hours while my back heals so I should have time to do it.

My friend Jessica tagged me.  :)  Here are the rules-
*You can have this post to your Facebook too and include those friends.

Once you've been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits or goals about you.  At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged.  You have to tag the person who tagged you.  If I tagged you, it's because I want to know more about you (and because I am nosey!).

1.  I love lizards.  I only have Mel (bearded dragon) right now but I would love to get a Uromastyx.
2.  I am stressed about this spinal tap.  I am worried about what they might find but I want to know why I get migraines.
3.  I am thinking about going back to school (online classes) so I can go to work when Alex is in school full time.  I don't know what I am going to study though.  So many choices...
4.  I miss my friends in CO but not CO.
5.  I have a crush on Shepard Smith!
6.  I love painting my nails but rarely make the time to do it.
7.  I love the smell of coffee.
8.  I want to paint my house but I am at a total loss for where to start.  Any suggestions?
9.  I'd love to get published in a magazine this year.  I need to make some cards and send them in.
10.  I'd love to get my CTMH business going here in WA.
11.  I have a goal win a Keynotes contest this year.
12.  I love to cuddle with my kids.  They are so warm and comforting.
13.  I miss Jason when he is at work.
14.  I know I can lose weight.  I would like to get in better shape this year.
15.  I want to feel better this year.
16.  I want to get some purple streaks in my hair.  I got a cool haircut but need a little color... anything to distract from the gray!
17.  I am mad and disappointed with my SIL Bridget.  I worry about my nephews.
18.  I miss my relatives in CA.
19.  I am happy with the direction my life is going.
20.  I have a bad habit of letting my house get too messy before taking the time to deep clean it.  I want to change that this year.
21.  I enjoy making jewelry for myself.  I have made some bracelets, necklaces and a pair of earrings.
22.  I wish I knew more Russian.  That culture has become a huge part of my life and I wish I understood more.
23.  I have really enjoyed getting to know lots of different people through my blog.  I love "meeting" new people!  :)
24.  A couple of people I know are doing a 365 scrapbook.  I may not do something everyday but I am going to try to do more than I do now.  Kind of combine my journal and scrapbook.
25.  I could live at the beach but I do not enjoy being out in the woods.  Both are outside but I love one and hate the other.
I am tagging people through my Facebook so if you want to see more, look me up there.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tagged- fun list

I've done the ones in BOLD.

1. Started your own blog
Slept under the stars
Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
Sang a solo *I sing badly and it didn't go well :P
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
Built a snow fort
Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money (For what?)
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke *Why do I sing in public if I do it badly???
Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
Been transported in an ambulance
Had your portrait painted
Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
Played in the mud
Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
Gone whale watching
63. Gotten flowers for no reason *From someone or just bought them?

64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten caviar
Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car *The stinkmobile was new when we bought it. :P
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox twice
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
Joined a book club
Lost a loved one
Had a baby I have 4!
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
Been stung by a bee

I tag Angie, Wendy, Sharon and Christine.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Where have I been???

Sorry about my lack of posting.  :(  I haven't been stamping a ton lately because other stuff was going on.

I had Botox this morning.  No, not because I am vain.  I get migraines and paralyzing certain muscles in my face, head and neck might make them stop.  *In case you were wondering, Botox hurts like a *insert bad(s) word here*!   I really hope this works...

Anyway, I was having stress about that upcoming appointment.  I am trying to have a sense of humor about it too.  Maybe I will make a Botox card...

FYI, if you live in or near Seattle, A Muse is going to be having a free make and take on Wednesdays and Saturdays.  Doesn't that sound like fun?  You can go to their website for more details and the address.  I am going to try to get over there more often for a little inspiration and fun.  :)

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Happy birthday!

To who?  TO ME!  :)

I got some great stamps for my birthday and Christmas and I can't wait to share them with you.  I will post some pics later and maybe offer up a little birthday blog candy.  :D

Stay tuned...

Friday, January 02, 2009

Valentine cards

While I love Christmas, I am so ready to move on to other cards.  I cased this design from Alli Miles.  The background is a Cuttlebug embossing folder that I sanded so the dots would show.  The hearts and crown are chipboard.  There are a lot of different products on this card and I like how they all came together.  :)

This is a very different design for me.  I think I will try it again but do my own design.