Monday, October 30, 2006

Pixie Girl

I had a cute little post about pixie haircuts on Friday but couldn't get the pic to load, after I did a little Photoshopping of the scratches. Let's try again... Now i have to remember the cute story about how my Mom never wanted to fool with our hair so we had to have short haircuts... damn. Can't remember - guess it'll have to be a therapy session.
I signed up for Heidi Swapp's Big Picture class. Finally listened to the message and I just think most everything she does is amazing, so why not. Right now I'm sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. There's always an ailment and I hate it. I made two appointments: dermatologis and ENT. I have sinus headaches pretty much every day right now and then a serious bout of vertigo a week ago that scared the heck out of me. So, Wed and next Monday I'm going to the doc. I just don't feel like doing much of anything right now because of the headaches and that is hard to take...
Yesterday was Pumpkin Carving and it was alot of fun. Here's the final version:
Well, now that pic won't post so I'm going to go away for a while and come back. Maybe go get a pixie haircut...

Friday, October 20, 2006

Oops I Meant To... Kidding Myself

Yes, I KNOW! Our circle journal is due today and I really should finish it and not be posting... but I couldn't help myself. Y'all, I really have been kidding myself. I've done such a great job of staying out of the scrapbook stores since CKU ~ a month now. Weeeelllllll, let's take a closer look at the online action lately. Several things have been on my radar and little by little I've stopped in here and there.
I've been working on my Ps lately and saw this here.
Yes, I used the same phrase... I like it. Monday was a blog surfing day and I can't recall where I saw it but I thought it would go nicely with my big PB pencil. The PB pencil got a new home last week. I've finally got some reorganizing done. It lives here now. I love my new shelf from Container Store. It is 6" shorter than the table and makes the room feel so much roomier but now with 5 shelves! I LURVE it.
Paper Posies sent me their monthly email and although I've never bought anything from there before... I couldn't resist the 7 gypsies stamp and the Basic Grey Romani paper. I didn't realize it but I have a couple sheets of it already and its the LO for my CJ! The kit looks yummy. So, since I've been buying all this stuff - I finally got on the stick and put some stuff on ebay for sale. It's doing pretty well, especially the sizzix stuff. I have more sizzix, just need to take photos. I'll do that tomorrow after the CJ gets mailed.
Today is scheduled... I'm getting shrunk at 1 and using my gift card at Nordstroms for a massage. Yep. It's all about Me today. (Note - subject of my CJ too!)

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Good Conduct Medal

It's been an emotional (sad) day. First of all, I have to gripe about contractors... We have an automatic gate for our driveway that's been broken since last week. I won't go through the whole story but I just don't get why these MEN can't pick up the phone and communicate. It's a great concept that works and prevents customers from getting ticked off because they wait around all day and no one shows. Just pick up the friggin phone!
Anyway, I did the usual grocery shopping, laundry, clean up around here stuff today. Worked a little on my scraproom - not like I should but what can you do. At least I wasn't in the stores buying things. I'm definitely getting better with that issue. I am taking a break from buying new projects til I get some stuff done. I have a circle journal due in 9 days... Plus a few cards and albums and well anyway, I don't need to start anything else. It's hard to remember that though cause I keep thinking about going to Wal Mart or Goodwill to find a new clock to alter like Heidi Swapps. Speaking of Heidi, she was promiment in my dream last night. I had a baby boy and she was taking care of him and I had to wait a few days for her to give him to me. She did but there was some anxiety about it. It was weird... Anyway, while organizing stuff in the room, I was putting photos into my Memory Dock and found this one of my Dad. He wrote this on the back: Sgt. William J. Nelson receiving Good Conduct Medal at 7712th EUCOM Intelligence School, Oberammergau, Germany 25 August 1949. Pretty cool. I spent an hour or so photoshopping it - there was a bunch of lint or snow on the uniforms that I cleaned up. I really love cloning... I would like to get better at it - really understand light and shadow. I need to research it in a Photoshop book or something. I'm going to have an 8 x 10 printed and frame it. I focused on it today because my nephew called and wanted advice about turning himself into the Army. He went awol last December. It makes me incredibly sad because I can't help him and its hard to sit by and not fix it. Guess that's why I worked on the photo today.