Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Our garden is producing green beans faster than I can pick them. The corn is not looking that great those. Our squash is barely making it as well. We have tomatoes fixing to be ripe, but the sun has been cooking them. We also have baby watermelon growing.

I bought one of those Pledge Fabric Sweeper yesterday and used it today. It is supposed to pick up cat and dog hair. We have 2 cats so I thought I would give it a try since my black cat zoey has been shedding like crazy. It takes a little to get use to using it but it does pick up the cat hair. I was using a lint roller but that used up lots of sheets so this does work a lot better.

I got to play a little with my scrap supplies today but didn't get a chance to finish my layout.

Big Lots

I went to Big Lots yesterday because one of the boards that I am on said, they had Thickers. So I go to my Big Lots and score 14 packs of Thickers for only $2.00 a piece. They had several different styles of Thickers to choose from. I would have bought more but Phillip was with me so I was being good. I plan to go back in a week to get some more hopefully the selection is still good.

Me and Phillip went to the mall and walked around while we were their we stopped and got Cherry Coke Iccees and Pretzels. Phillip got the plain with cheese dip and mine was a cinnamon sugar pretzel.

The kids are still with the ex but this is the first time he has taken them for his summer visitation.
I am missing them but this is the first time that me and Phillip have gotten to spend quality time with each other. There is no Mom he/she did this or that aren't you going to punish them. The house is really quite. The kids dislike being with their Dad. Which is really strange because he doesn't get onto them or make them eat things they wouldn't normally eat.

I got to scrap last night and have been working on another page this morning. I have been procrastinating a bunch. I still need to get my New Meixco pics and someones I took before that developed. But I have been dreading going because it can be so time consuming. Maybe I will finally break down and go Saturday on the 4th. I would also like to move my scrap room around but have been putting it off because of all the stuff I would have to move. It is cleaner in there and I can sit at my desk without having to move anything.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Long Day again

I got up early this morning so I could get my Aunt and take her to the hospital. She was scheduled to have a scope done today to check her heart out they did an esophageal electrocardiogram.

They found out her heart is back out of rhythm again. I took her less than 3 weeks ago on a Monday and they shocked it back into rhythm but it didn't stay. Totally sucks. They also found out the her Right Atrium is larger than it is supposed to be and she has a hole in heart. The hole in her heart is a birth defect. The doctor said we all have holes in our heart prior to being born it is what or how we exchange oxygen before we start breathing because our lungs do not work. Anyhow after we are born and we take our first breath the hole is supposed to shut and seal permanently but hers didn't do that. Not sure what they will do to repair it yet. She goes back in a week to see the doctor that ordered the test and he will let her now where they will go.

After getting out of there she was hungry so I took her to Olive Garden to eat.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Random Integer Generator

Here are your random numbers:

43 35 11 34

Timestamp: 2009-06-25 02:59:11 UTC

isabel scrap

These are the names of the winners of my Rak that I was doing for the SAS blog Hop. Please email your address so I can get these out in the mail. My email is M1ch3113lee@yahoo.com

Thanks to everyone that participated and left me with comments. I really appreciate everyone.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Awesome Day

If you are looking for the SAS BLOG HOP it is posted below enter it for a chance to win great prizes from ScrapAttack Scrapbooking.

Well I went to Hobby Lobby today and got two packs of thickers. They were half off so it was like buy one get one free. I got the yellow vinyl and orange fabric thickers. After going to Hobby Lobby I went to Michaels they didn't have anything new but they did have some of the bottles of prima's on sale only bad thing is that the only color left Fresh Green. I just wish I could have gotten some of the other colors but they were already sold out.

I did snatch up 4 bottles of the Fresh Green Iced Got Flowers so I will be sending a bottle with a few other yummys to the lucky winners that I draw from my RAK drawing. I will be posting on Wednesday the lucky winners.

I also went to the Casino today I know I shouldn't have went but I had a feeling. I went in with $40 and came out with $300. I played one of my fav's put 5 into it and cashed out at $40. Then I went and played a couple more and lost $20. As I was leaving I put $10 in the $1 machine and was betting only a dollar. It kept going up and down and I had it up to $100 when one of the girls at the Casino that I know came over to talk to me before I knew it I had it down to $20 and I was like crap I should have cashed out. Well I hit the spin button again and the screen turned red and spun 7 times and I hit it for $300. I cashed out and left. Me and Phillip ended up going to TGIFridays for dinner tonight with the winnings. It was great I even drank two Strawberry Daquirs.

Friday, June 19, 2009


I have been thinking about this all day at work about doing a few Raks for people that have been commenting on my blog in support of the SAS Blog Hop. At the moment I am not sure how many. I was thinking if I get 100 comments by the 22nd of June I would pull 4 names. I will try to post something Sunday as to what the Raks will be that I give away. Sorry that I am being a tease but I just got home. I get off of work at 7pm, I work a 12 hr shift and I have to work tomorrow but I have Sunday off so sometime in the day I will be gathering up what I am going to give away for the Rak.

After I got off of work today I had to jump in the shower quickly because Phillip was taking me out to eat with his friends that he works with. We were supposed to meet them at 8:00 so I was very rushed but it was a great dinner and his friends were really great. We went to the GREEN PAPAYA in Fort Smith, Arkansas it is a Vietnamese cuisine. I got the BO LUC LAC which is pan-seared diced tender beef with garlic sauce. Served with Fresh Vegetables. This stuff was awesome and I can't wait to go back and get some of it again.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking {Blog Hop}

If my blog is the first place you have come welcome! To make sure you don’t miss out on any of the great {SAS}sy blogs I suggest you start at the beginning of the {Blog Hop} by visiting at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking http://www.ScrapAttackScrapbooking.blogspot.com) and then work your way around the rest of the blogs.

This was the May Mini Kit from Adornit Fern

I used this kit to create this layout below:

This was a fun kit to work with very versatile for either girl or boy pics. I loved working with the paper and the gems that were included in kit. SAS has a great store filled with lots of new products. Shipping is unbelievable as well. I kid you not I have order several times and it has only taken at the most 2 days and I have my goodies on my doorstep.

Hopefully you're enjoying the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking {Blog Hop} today! There's definitely a lot of inspiration showing up on everyone’s blogs. You probably got to mine from
michprice (michelle)http://www.simplyprice.blogspot.com/.

Your next stop on the hop is
nanakaren (Karen):http://treasureddreams.blogspot.com/ .There are 16 total blogs so make sure you hit them all!

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking will be donating prizes from all comments left on all 16 blogs so make sure and comment so you are eligible to win!

Good Luck to you

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

I got up this morning when Phillip left for work but crawled back into bed and slept until 11:00. I finally got up to my kids arguing at each other over whose turn it was to be on the computer. So me and the kids did a few things around the house and left for a late lunch. We ate at Big Jakes in Van Buren they are a steak house but serve lots of various other things besides steaks. Me and Alton both got the Cheeseburger and Fries while Tracie ate the Grilled Chicken sandwich with Baked Potato. It is sad it is cheaper to eat at Big Jakes than Mc Donalds or any other Fast Food chain. And the food and atomsphere is better as well.

We also caught a movie today. I haven't been to the movie theater since seeing Twilght which was sort of a bomb compared to the book. But anyway we seen Land of the Lost with Will Ferrell in it. This was a pretty good movie not too bad to take the kids to see. It stayed funny and interesting the whole time. After watching the movie the kids Dad got them back for the weekend.

And I headed home to Phillip. We had Salad for supper tonight which was awesome. Then for dessert we had watermelon. Gotta Love Summer...

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Check out this awesome June Kit from SAS. I think if you click on the pic it will take you to it. They are available in the store as of now but these suckers will be going fast. Lily Bee papers plus a few other companies in this fantastic kit. Go check it out.

In just a few days ScrapAttack Scrapbooking will have its blog hop. Please come and check it out on the 18th. I am on the list of bloggers to checkout as well. I am working on a layout using a kit that I bought from SAS. I hope that you will be able to join us for a wonderful event.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

I feel better

I slept in till 11:30 so I am feeling lots better catching up on my zzzz's.

I got my kiddos back today they have been with there Dad for a couple of weeks. They are telling me how their Dad has been torturing them. I am glad to have them back today. Their Dad had to do something today so I am going to keep them for the night and give them back to him on Wednesday. This is the 1st time since we have been divorced that he has kept the kids for his 6 week visitation.

We are fixing to take some of Altons old clothes down to the resale shop and a few household items that I had bought long ago and just have never used here in our home. It is nice to dejunk the house. After that we might go get something cold to drink and walk downtown Van Buren. I also need to stop by the local scrap store to get adhesive for my glue gun. They have it cheaper there than Hobby Lobby. Or we might go to the Park. I need to get my pics downloaded from New Mexico I might do that when I take the kids back to there Dad Wednesday.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Another long day

I got up this morning at 5:00 to take my Aunt to the Hospital after waiting since January they finally shocked her heart back into rhythm. I know they said that is could go back out again but I am hoping that it doesn't do that and she will start feeling better. If everything goes well we will be back up at the hospital in about a month so they can do a scope of some type of heart to see what has been going on in there. The doctors could not do anything as of yet because her heart has been in AFib (sp). The last echocardigram they did on her should that she had leaky valves and a possible hole in her heart. She has problems breathing so I am hoping that they can get everything fixed for her. It is no fun feeling bad.

I have been feeling a little under the weather as well tonight I have been having some slight chest pains the doc said it was probably GERD and told me to take 2 prolosec that did help for about 2 hours but i sort of feel the pain coming back. Like I said I know I need to start taking better care of myself. I know I have noticed I have been coughing at night. When I was looking up at Heartburn, or Acid reflux, Gerd it talked about coughing for no apparent reason. I know having chest pain starts making me freaked out because I worry that I am suffering from heart problems.

Before this even happened we went to walmart and bought some Fruits and Veggies to start eating. I told Phillip that we need espcially me get back into shape and start eating right. We are 37 and it is only start going to go downhill from here. I exercised Thrusday, Friday and Sunday. I am going to skip tonight since I have been feeling down. But if I feel okay in the morning i am going to exercise on the bike.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I got a Rak in the mail today.

I got a Rak in the mail today from Lauri at ScrapAttack Scrapbooking. I remember putting in for the papers that I wanted the Rak but just didn't realize that I had won until today. Thanks Lauri they are terrific. It is great getting something that you don't even know you are getting. It was a pleasant surprise.

Well I need to start losing weight since Christine death I have put on about 15 more pounds. I had the nurse check my blood pressure today it was 140/88 she said that wasn't too bad but it was back in Sept of last year 105/70. My blood pressure has always been low but the last several months it has been going up. I have been at time finding it difficult breathe when I start doing things. So today when I got home from work I rode my exercise bike. It is funny how you know you are putting on weight but lose the drive to go anywhere or doing anything about it.

We moved the excercise bike into the living room tonight so I could start riding it while watching T.V. I rode it tonight for about 20 minutes I thought I better start off slowly. And work my way up to longer time of riding.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

19 years tomorrow

Tomorrow is my 19 year anniversary at Dixie Cup. I started June 4, 1990 just three days after graduating from High School. It is hard to believe I have been at my first job for that long. I have worked a few other places when I got laid off from Dixie but when I got recalled I would always go back. Like most jobs it can be a real major pain, but the money is great and for the most part the people I work with are so caring. I had told Phillip over the weekend that I had wanted to go into the military but just didn't because of an ex boyfriend back in high school. I wanted to stay out so I could be close to him. Anyway I told Phillip you know if I would have went into the military I would probably still be serving I would have made it a life. I am just that sort of person. But I am glad I chose the path that I did because I have two wonderful kids. And found a wonderful boyfriend that one day soon I can call my Husband. Anyway time has gone by pretty fast but than again some of the time I worked just dragged by. I am glad that I lucked into such a wonderful job. While others don't or not as fortunate as I have been.

Today I didn't do much other than clean the house. Since the kids are gone I shampooed their carpets and have been cleaning. Right now I am concentrating on Alton's room I went thru his closet and got all the clothes out that he couldn't wear and rewashed them. I plan to take them down Tuesday to the resale shop.

Well I go back to work after being off for 11days. I hope that it doesn't drag by the 1st day at least it is a 3 day week that I am going back on. Hopefully nothing will break down on me to have to fix.

Have a great day...

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

here is max

This is Max we found him out in our front yard right before we went to New Mexico. He loves to bite..

A few pics to share...

Monday, June 1, 2009

Thanks Maggi.... You gals mean the world to me. I felt terrible yesterday evening. Some of it was that I didn't eat anything until 3:00 than I ate too much. Plus I think I took my medicine to early started feeling like I could throw up, was having problems breathing, and so forth. I know I was feeling stressed so some of it was that as well. I am taking it easy today I have done a few loads of laundry and when it cools off here in a little while going to weed the garden it is like way terrible.