Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I'm slipping away

Actually it seems more like I'm slipping into old habits. There really is a reason I haven't posted much the last couple of days. Work has something to do with it, LOL. I've been working a little more lately than normal, but hopefully next week I'll be back into the routine I'm familiar with and really like.

Also I have been doing posts for my sister, the Bug's other blog: Insights of 2 Scrappy Sisters. It was born of the idea that she had of having a place where the answers to all the questions regarding scrapping, paintshop pro and photos she has asked me over the years could be put down. She asks the questions, I write the posts. I know there are people out there who are much more knowledgeable, but apparently the Bug likes the way I explain it to her. Must be all that sighing and exasperation she hears in my voice, LOL. Anyway, you are welcome to check it out. That is where I am posting almost all my layouts now, using this one for my photos and occasionally special layouts like the brag book I am trying to make for the Princess.

Until next time.....

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oh what a wonderful feeling

after spending the afternoon, evening, night and morning with our parents. We got over around noon. Pan went over to his folks, my sister came by to mom's and the three of us headed to Hallmark for the Star Trek Enterprise ornament. Then I found a Dr. Suess one for Indy; a tree ornament decorated with shoes for my daughter; 2 Star Wars ornaments from years past at 60% off; a witch's costume for my wine bottle, but could not find an ornament for the Princess yet. We have plenty of time.

When we got back the sis, showed me some apps I had to download. A wine app and a grocery app that allows you to scan in the bar codes for making a list. I can store my favorite wines in the wine app; but I love the grocery iq. With it I can make a list of things I'm running low on and then when I head the grocery store, I have it right there. Very cool.

My absolute favorite is the google sky map. Start the app; point it and it will show you which stars, planets, constellations you are aimed at. If you are looking for a particular one, it has a search and then you just follow the arrow until you locate it (it tells you when you have found it, actually it prints it at the bottom of the screen.

We took the folks to Olive Garden for dinner and, oh boy, did we have a good time. Good food, good wine and excellent company. Lots of laughing and lighthearted teasing. By the time we started home the weather turned bad. We got Pan's parents home safely but once we got to mom's the heavens opened up and we got soaked headed to the house. Still lots of laughter.

Once we got in and changed I noticed I had missed a call from Nuke. It wasn't all that late so I called him back and he put his girlfriend on the phone. It was her responsibility to tell me that he had popped the question. I am so excited for both of them. They are both big into the renaissance re-enactments so they are going for a Viking wedding. Ought to be interesting. Though he won't let me wear one of the helmets with the horns. :(

I'm going to have to start working harder to lose weight so I can wear one of those bustiers like the opera singers wear. That's allowed, just no helmet with horns. Pan will be wearing chaimmail. Said he was going to have to start practicing carrying around an additional 30 pounds.

It's been a great weekend.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

A trips away

Soon, like when Pan gets up and starts moving, we will be heading to visit our parents and taking them out to dinner. Hopefully I will get to see my sister as well so we can do some "geek" talk about our new phones.

I hope all you have a great day and a great weekend. Looks as if it is going to rain here :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

I just am

I took Pan to dinner last night. We trade off like that from time to time. He takes me out to be romantic; I take him out because either 1) I don't want to cook, 2) I didn't want to go grocery shopping. Yesterday it was the latter. First though we were going to head to PetSmart to get some litter.

After waiting in line several minutes to get across the bridge, we figured that there must have been an accident (oh, darn, I forgot to call the office today to find out what really did happen) and as soon as we could, turned around and headed to the restaurant.

Walked to the a cheery voice asking if we wanted full service or self serve. Huh? Self serve, we fill out the menu, turn it into the kitchen and get our own drinks. Interesting. But we wanted a beer with our dinner and I don't think that's included in getting our own drinks. Besides we went to a "restaurant" to be served, right? Service was not what I would call great with their full service, but not bad either. Just not what we were used to.

But anyway, to where this is leading. As we were sitting there eating our pizzas and drinking our beer, Pan pipes (ho ho ho, that's a good one) with:

"I'm not going to work tomorrow."
Me: Oh, have you told anyone at work? (I assumed he was joking)
Pan: No.
Me: Why not?
Pan: I just now decided it.
Me: Oh

He deserves it, really. He has been traveling a lot lately. Last week was South Carolina, before that Carson City, Nevada, and next week Las Vegas. He has worked most weekends and even through Labor Day. I think he just wanted to make sure we still had a house. And I won't complain as he got some much needed yard work done and tonight he's treating me to dinner out. Can't get better than that.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Close Connection

Computers have really brought us closer together and that's not a bad thing. I couldn't get back to sleep yesterday morning after taking my medicine so got up to play some games on facebook. Lo and behold, I was getting a chat message from my darling granddaughter. We got to chat back and forth for nearly 30 minutes before she had to go to school and I had to go to Curves.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Light My Fire mini book part 2

Here are pages 4-8 of the Princess mini-scrapbook. Now that I have started, I am getting excited to get it down and printed out for her. I think it will make a really wonderful and personal Christmas present.

Page 4

Page 5

Page 6

Page 7

Page 8

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Light My Fire mini book part 1

Trying to get some mojo back and am taking the "Light Your Fire" sessions given by Simple Scrapper. We are working on a mini hybrid book and I have chosen to make one for my granddaughter that highlights her aquatic summer camp this year. Maybe I can actually get it down and printed in time to give it to her for Christmas. Since this will be hybrid, I will probably place buttons, ribbons over the the printed ones, as well as some extras here and there.

This is going to be the cover page:

Page 1:

Page 2:

Credits: Template by Simpler Scrapper; "Sandy Toes" & "Whale of a Good Time" (c)Connie Prince; "Beaches N Cream" (c)Kristmess; "Footprints in the Sand" (c)Captivated Visions; "Squid Ink" (c)Creations by Rachel & Late Night Scraps; "Ahoy Matey" (c)Adriana's Cafe, Scraps N Pieces, Giggly Polka Dots, Amy Owens, Bonnie Blou Designs; Scrappin' Serenity, Designs by Snowlady, JKCreations, Jennifer McGinnis, Milly Dee Designs, Mommy Me Time Scrapper, Manda's Scrappin Creation, Sexy and Hot Mama Scrapper, Scraps By Andrea, Sheri's Scraps, Katina Curten; Font: Century Gothic

He's back again

On top of working full time this past week, Pan has been traipsing around South Carolina working. He finally got back yesterday and took me to Olive Garden for dinner. It's really hard to think of something to say over the phone (especially when Indy kept calling through) so this gave us both a chance to go over the happenings of the past week.

It is nice to have him back but it is going to take some getting use to again. The extra body around the house and kfkap thinking he can go back to his old antics. Still he did sleep in his tower last night so maybe that will just become habit. I hope so.

Friday, September 17, 2010

It's been a while

since I have worked full time. But it will re-enforce why I like part time so much better, LOL. It has not been a hard or busy week. Just different. Next week will be back to the same ole, same ole.

Except now I am taking medicine to supplement my thyroid hormone output. And since I have to take it an hour before breakfast and because I work out several days a week at 7 a.m., I have set my alarm for 5, reach for the pills and glass of water on my beside table. Take it and turn back over for another hour of sleep (thanks for the suggestion, mom).

I was on the phone with my little man the other night. It was late, late, late. I don't think his mother realized he was still on the phone, maybe she did, probably. But along the way our conversation about floating on clouds took a turn.

Indy (whispering): Shhhh, Tink.
Tink: What's going on?
Indy (whispering): Be quiet Tink, mommy will hear you.
Tink (whispering): What are you doing Indy?
Indy (whispering): Spying on mommy and her boyfriend.
Tink (whispering): You are going to get caught.
Indy (whispering): Not if you be quiet.
Tink (whispering): You are going to get in so much trouble.
Indy (whispering): Shhhhh.
Mommy (loudly): Indy get back in bed and close the door.
Indy (coyingly): Mommy, I need a glass of water.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Bet you thought I had gone AWOL again. Well maybe a little bit. Been a busy week so far and looking to get busier. The receptionist took the week off and the boss asked me to fill in for her. What we didn't expect was for his mother to pass away this past weekend. My heart and thoughts go out to him and his family.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

So Many Years..

Nine to be exact since that eventful day which changed our lives. Things have calmed down and many go about their lives without ever thinking about it until the anniversary day arrives. We need to be ever diligent and watchful, as what happens once can be repeated again.

My thoughts and prayers go out to those families who lost loved ones and to our military personnel who continue to fight the good fight for our freedom. God bless you all.

Thursday, September 09, 2010

I had a list

of memories, but think I threw it away. I'm finding that more and more often, I have to write things down or I will get distracted and forget. Guess I need to make a calendar and list what I should be doing each day and marking it off as I accomplish it. What do you think? An hour to set back and contemplate what my life had been?

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

When I was a child,

I thought like a child, talked like a child and acted like a child. And boy, was it fun. For years we lived at an AFB in Arkansas. Diagonally across the street was the "teen center." I don't think that was what it was originally, but by the time we lived there it was. They use to hold dances even for us little scampers.

What I mostly remember though is the free standing chimney in the back. My friends and I would go back there and gather a supply of the broken glass pretending they were jewels that we would find on our adventures. We would hide them in the cracks of the bricks and the tiny spiders would become huge in our minds to guard the treasure we so diligently collected.

I know they were glass, yet even now as I look back, I see the sparkling yellow topazes, blue aquamarines, green emeralds, red rubies and clear diamonds of my treasure. I don't see a crumbling chimney behind an old building, but a temple full of surprise and danger for our expedition.

Monday, September 06, 2010

Happy Labor Day

Well it's almost over now. I have been lazy today. Playing on the computer, playing on the playstation and working out on the Wii.

I got several runs in on the Wii Fit Plus, as well as Super Hoola Hoop, boxing, basic step, Kung Fu step, rhythm parade and a tilt game. It's now an hour and nearly 400 calories burned later and I really should go take a shower, then start dinner. I think I'm going to have the leftover margharita pizza I brought home with a salad and glass of wine. Pan can have his own pepperoni pizza and a glass of beer, LOL.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Company's coming

Which means I need to get in gear and get my Wii done, before 2 p.m. I have gradually been increasing what I am doing.

I start with the half-moon, sun salutation and warrior poses in yoga. Then I move onto the basic run short, super hoola hoop and basic step. Next comes the basic run long, boxing and rhythm parade. Back to basic run island run. Break for lots of water, then basic step, and either golf or island bike. Then a 20 minute jog around the island to round out the aerobics before I finish with the half-moon, sun salutation and warrior poses as a cool down.

And here is a look at the mighty Mississippi as seen from our room in Vicksburg's newest casino hotel. Pan had to be there for a conference with his company and I just tagged along. We met a lot of interesting people and had a good time even though we don't gamble.

Saturday, September 04, 2010

No, really, it's the weekend...

And a quiet one at that. Pan is in his man cave working. I was trying to write a post for the Bug and get a some scrapbook pages done. All the while pausing to play Star Wars Legos since it apparently has not been played on the Playstation yet. Maybe company tomorrow, then again maybe not.

I need to get finished up here so I can work out on the Wii and try out my new Wii golf club. See you tomorrow. Same Tink time, same Tink station :)

Friday, September 03, 2010

It's the weekend

Well very nearly. For me it starts on Thursday, every week. Except week after next when I agreed to fill in for the receptionist while she is on her vacation.

It's good for a chuckle every week though, when clocking out and making fun of those who still have to work. Oh, I don't bring it up, but I won't let it pass either, LOL. It's all in good fun. I really like the people I work with and for. And I like just working two days a week.

Here's hoping you all have a great Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

An Apple a Day

Got a doctor's appointment this morning so will try to post more after I get back and find out if I am healthy or not :)