Wednesday, September 30, 2009


today!! My wonderful sister sent me a handmade card earlier this week & my hubby surprised me with a card (*gasp* that he picked out himself!!) left for me in the bathroom this morning at 6:30am. Then Renee gave me one of her prized fairy cards as a gift! Another surprise followed with a card & candle from 3 of the kids on my bus (whose mom knew it was my Bday) and a then gift of zucchini relish (yum, yum - my favorite kind), honey and a book from another girlfriend. I'm so very blessed with so many good friends. It's been a great day. I hope you have a good one too!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy Birthday.....

to me!!! But not really until tomorrow. Then I'll be 34 - but I don't feel like it, really. I still feel 18 in my mind!!! So, because I was over at the mall this morning, I bought myself this nice little gift today :

Newly released as of last week, I've been waiting 3 years for it to come out! And, so, today I'm going to spend the whole day reading it instead of cleaning the bathroom like I should.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

More Inspiration.....

from the 52 Sketches....52 Weeks blog :

Love the sketches over there!

I'm feeling better this week - but still sad for my Mom.

Otherwise, we're slowly getting into school days routines again - but sometimes 6:30 am stinks. My bus route has changed again too, and with the addition of 13 more kids, I think I'm going to implement a seating plan this afternoon, just to save my sanity.

So, today I'm going to spend a quiet day at home and try my hand at card making and stamping. If it goes well, I might share it here!

Have a good day!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


was a sad day for my family.

My Beppe passed away rather suddenly.
She lived in Holland & I didn't know her very well. I regret that now. She was my Mom's mother, so my Mom and Dad are flying there this afternoon to be with her brothers. I am very sad for my Mom.

My next post will be happier, I promise.

Thursday, September 3, 2009


here tomorrow with the kids. They've been so good these last couple of weeks while I've been working to get the school ready for the first day. This will be our last summer Hurrah! together before they go back.

Today I picked up all the info for my bus route - right now I'm looking forward to getting back to work. In a couple of weeks, it'll be a different tune!! =D

I found a new place to go play this week - this site has great sketches & an online community as well. My LSS runs a sketch contest every month and last month the sketch was from there. Here's a couple of pages I've made using inspiration gathered from there:

Have a great night!