Sunday, May 15, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
You can see more color in the bracelet pieces. The stamp I used was the smalled set of head stamps. Mostly ladies from a the past with hats, etc. Because of the running of the Dye Ink, some are hard to make out and one looks like a man and I said to everyone "He's my Mr. Darcy."
Although the colors are very faint, the pieces turned out very elegant and vintage.
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Here is a gift back and card I created with some of my monthly SEI club kits. It is lots of fun to give a gift back and card that also become part of the gift.
I am so thankful for relationships that can stand the tests of time and distance. What an incredible gift!
Thank you Isabel and Marie!
Monday Monday...have you ever really payed attention to the lyrics of the song by the Moma's & The Papa's? The tune is a nice folk tune, but when I read the words they seem to go from a place of hope and opportunities to a place of that is empty and sad. Makes me wonder if this has anything to do with why people often blame Monday's for what ever happens wrong to them?
Thanks to two lovely friends my Monday was good and I hope yours was too!
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Here is a little update on my word of the year "focus".
Each week so far I start out with the same goal in mind, focus on the tasks that are in front of me and tackle them currently at the most urgent first pace. I've tried to focus on training my assistant to help with areas that she can manage so that eventually that will take the load off.
I continue to focus on my weight loss program. Although I haven't dived off the deep end, since starting the 3rd 12 week committment period, I've found myself very bored with my limited selections. I've stuck to the program, but I'm really thinking alot about all the things I'd like to have but can't.
With the excess of stress that I've been experiencing, I've worked with my counselor to focus on breathing and ways to recognize the stress physically and then take a step back and work through some steps that will help me to better manage the situation.
Today, I focused on my David. We spent the whole day together on an all day DATE. I like to look at the deals you can get on GROUPON and I snagged some Alamo Draft House movie passes for 2 and $30 for $15 at StoneWerks. We had a delightful lunch and then went to the movies to see True Grit afterwards we did a little shopping at Sam's Club and then home. I really enjoyed the movie. Although I think Jeff Bridges did a good job, it was hard for me to shake his other movie roles. I thought the young girl did an excellent job. Matt Damon was real good too.
We did see again the premiere for that new movie coming from the book by Stephen King - I think it is Cowboys and Aliens. I really want to see that movie. It looks good!!! Of course, it doesn't hurt that Daniel Craig is in it. Cute, Cute!!!
I have had a chance to make some cards that I gave as birthday presents to my Mother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law last week. I will try to post pictures of them in the next day or so.
Thanks for stopping by to see what is going on with me these days. I'm glad you did. Stop by again real soon. Have a blessed day!
Friday, January 21, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
I've got all these great plans in mind for keeping track of the work flow and implementing them will be the most difficult part. I guess it shows how much I love my job, because I'm always trying to improve processes and how I react to certain situations. I never seem to run out things to learn.
I mentioned previously that I've been working on weight loss. I'm in the verge of making a huge accomplishment. I'm 1 ounce from having lost 70 lbs. This week I committed to the program for another 12 weeks. That will go until almost the end of March. After giving myself a wee bit of a break over the holidays, I've gone through a little rough patch getting my head wrapped back around the concept, but each day that goes by I get more on track. Yeah for June!
I hear people talk about their Bucket List. Do you have one? A Bucket List is supposed to be a list of everything you'd like to do, achieve or experience before your life is complete. I have to admit I don't really have one. I've been challenged to create one. So I thought I'd get started right here...
June's Bucket List - Draft #1
I think this is why I don't have a list because I'm not sure what to put. There are so many things that I think I'd like to do and achieve, yet when I go to write them down I think that is silly. Are only certain level of importance items supposed to go on a Bucket List or can it be anything from serious to silly? Is it wrong if the first 10 things are just silly before some actually serious items get added to the list? Yes, I have over thought this list. Just like I have a tendency to over think many things in my life.
So, if anyone's out there and happens to read this post. I would love to hear from you. Write a comment and let me know what you think about a Bucket List. And...if you feel so inclined share something that is on your Bucket List.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
- Be Prayerful...I am a precious child of God and He is there for me always and I need to be mindful that I can always seek HIM!
- Be Loving...to my Husband. My David is the such a loving Husband, always so supportive of me and my efforts in life no matter what they are...I want to return that love and support ten fold.
- Be Healthier...In July of 2010, I began a journey to lose weight and in the last six months I've lost 68.7 lbs. It is not just about losing weight though, it is about being a healtier person - mind, body and soul. I will begin/continue this effort in 2011.