Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Ugh, sick again! :(

I guess it's not that hard to believe since my daughter started having a bad runny nose on Sunday, but now dh and I are sick again. I'm currently alternating btwn. chills and feeling flushed. (sigh) Hurry up & work, medicine!

This does mean that, while I know I need to, I can't say for sure I'm going to get over to the Digitals forum and hand out bonuses for Q & A today or tomorrow. But I don't want to wait too much longer, so hopefully I'll get a quiet moment to do that. Sorry for the delay!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The weekend is over!

Well, I made it through the weekend without losing too much more of my sanity. (chuckle) I finished several S4H projects, got some more work done on my daughter's hat, and my hubby even got home from work today a little early. Tomorrow the routine starts again for a few days. My daughter's managed to get another cold/runny nose. (sigh) I guess I should be glad she's not lethargic and feverish, though. She'll be ok, but boy, I'll be glad when she doesn't bring home every germ and virus under the sun. (That does happen, right? ;) )

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Well, this will be "interesting".

I'm not really going to have a weekend. For that matter, neither will my dh. He has to work. Both days. Let me tell you, in the almost-18 years that he's worked for this company, I could probably count on one hand the times he's had to work a Sunday. I think we are hanging onto our sanity because we know that next week's going to be a short one thanks to Thanksgiving.

So now you know why I have all these projects and books around...to keep my sanity! :)

I'm thinking I need to get cracking this morning on my next S4H project, and get some more work done on those Xmas elements!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Today's happenings

I am currently working on 2 Scrap 4 Hire projects, with another one to follow immediately. Plus, I came up with the idea for a new Christmas themed element set, so I quickly started on that. Top that off with the fact that I am reading Peggy Noonan's When Character Was King, and I started knitting a hat for my daughter...and I guess you can say I'm not good at focusing on one project at a time. LOL! The book & knitting keep me busy when I can't get on the computer, and I need to jump btwn. several scrap projects to keep me fresh. That's my excuse, anyway.

Oh, and of course I have my kids to watch. ;) And dishes that are piled in the sink. So yeah, you could say I'm a bit busy today.

Thursday, November 20, 2008


I just finished up all the items for my December 2008 bonus kit for the Q & A challenge. :) Now I just have to get the kit assembled & uploaded, so it'll be all ready for next month. Oh, and I have to think of a question, too. ;)
You're getting a sneak peek here! Hope you'll join me for next month's challenge. (Or check out this month's if you haven't already.)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

No work for me today, I'm afraid

Ok, so the day's not over quite yet. ;) But I had planned to get a little extra sleep after my daughter was at preschool, and then I'd work some more on next month's bonus kit. But thanks to a lack of sleep last night and a killer headache this morning, that didn't happen. I am glad that the headache was better this afternoon and I managed to make a run to the library. I picked up 7 books for myself. A few of them are on typography, something which I'm hoping to study to improve my designing.

I'm also glad to say that my son is feeling better today; yay!!! :) I was starting to think I was going to have to drag him to the doctor, but you'd hardly know he was sick now, he's acting so normal. He may not be 100% healthy, but he's much improved. It also helped that WALL-E came out on dvd today, and he's WALL-E obsessed. So it's given him something to watch (and watch and watch!) while he recovers.

OH, and I never mentioned on here that there's a new Dream Trip freebie over at Seebee's Freebies, if you haven't already popped over there. I woke up early on Sunday, and the idea for it came to my mind. So I dropped everything and created this mini-set before the idea left my head. :)

Monday, November 17, 2008

The "fun" continues...

Boy, it never stops, huh? Yesterday was the first day that my family was (mostly) healthy in about a month. Today, my son's running a temperature and vomiting. :( That poor guy's been through so much. He still hadn't fully shaken his cough from the last cold. In a way, I can't wait for the school year to be over. (It's been this way since my daughter started special-ed preschool a little over a month ago.)

So, this week I'm finishing up December's bonus kit for the Q & A challenge, plus I have a couple of Scrap 4 Hire projects that need to get done soon. As long as my daughter and I stay healthy, and my son is resting comfortably, I get some work done each morning while the little one's at preschool. Aside from the sickness, it's been great to have her there, for both of us. She enjoys getting out and I enjoy the 3 hours a day to do what I need or want to do. :)
Speaking of knitting (lol), the picture is one of many pics I took yesterday while we were visiting family. Almost all of the pics turned out to be rotten with a lot of blur. I believe I should have been using Tv mode, which is my usual choice with my kids. For whatever reason, I didn't choose that, and I suffered. (So let that be a lesson to all to stick with what works!) I did manage to get this mediocre picture of my daughter wearing a dress that was knitted by Grandma. It's the first time she's worn it, so I wanted to document it for Grandma. Love the dress, although the buttons on the back are too small; we spent a good amount of time chasing my daughter around to rebutton her. :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Holy moley, an update!

Hey, bloggy friends! Here's a quick update. :) I know I've been MIA for a couple of months; I've had a lot going on. And I'm still busy, busy, busy. Some of that's designing, some of it's learning CS4 (my birthday present!), some of it is spending time playing Guitar Hero World Tour when I should be doing other things (yet another birthday present!), and some of it's trying to get our house healthy. Yes, we've been battling one virus after another around here, it seems. The joys of school!

As far as designing, I'm finishing up my final 2008 Christmas Card set (2 of these are already available, and I'm working on the "multiphoto" set). I'll have 3 sets available this year, plus the 2 from last year. So, if you're Christmas/holiday card shopping, check them out at Digitals. :)

I've been good about keeping myself logged into 4shared regularly, so all my Seebee's Freebies are still available. I wouldn't want to go through another data loss & reload if I can help it! Also, since I haven't mentioned it in a bit, don't forget I run a monthly challenge at Digitals, the Questions & Answers challenge. There's a freebie every month for completing that. And I still try to get a couple of video tutorials each month for Digitals.

Anyway, I'll *try* to do a bit better job of updating this blog, at least. I can't guarantee anything. I suppose it doesn't help that I'm the middle of changing computers. (I needed to go to our faster desktop in order to run CS4.) And on top of my normal design duties and Scrap4Hire stuff, I gotta work on my own Christmas card! :) But I'll try to pop in and keep everyone abreast of what's happening better than I have. That's it for now!