Monday, December 6, 2010

Day 6 - It's the Little Things

Except that today, my little thing is a really BIG thing! My littlest man and his WHOLE SCHOOL went to see the Nutcracker today:

It was quite the undertaking! Nine hundred students as well as teachers and parent volunteers boarded 19 buses!!! Unfortunately (at least for me) the performance was quite disappointing. It was shortened quite a bit (for the students' benefit, I'm sure) and a lot of the best parts were left out. On a happy note...we finally have SNOW!!!!

And here it is added to my layout:

Have a GREAT day!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Day 5 - The View From Here

Our photo assignment today was to capture our view. I was REALLY hoping for snow so I could take a pic of my view with the snow falling...but no such luck.

Here's my pic (if you look really close, you can see some Christmas lights):

And here it is added to my Daily December Layout:

Have a GREAT day!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Day 4 - Just a little peace and quiet

Our assignment today was to photograph something that brought us peace at this crazy time of year...for me...that's baking.

Have a GREAT day everyone!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Day 3 - All You Need is Love

Our theme for today is "All you need is love". Many people chose hearts as their image. I chose this:
My Caroline and I had a silly misunderstanding today and we're pretty sure it's because we were BOTH PMS'ing at the SAME TIME! We probably should have written down on a calendar that somehow our cycles have now synced, but I guess it never occurred to us. YIKES!!!

Anyway...feelings were hurt, tears were shed and she bought me some flowers. We both agreed to just pretend like today never happened...good plan!!!

Here's my updated layout:

Have a GREAT day everyone!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Day 2 - Reframe the Holidays

Our assignment for today was to "Reframe the Holidays". Some of the photos in the gallery are GORGEOUS! Lots of photos of the outside through window "frames"...there is even one pic of two little boys holding a frame above their heads - SUPER cute!

I decided to change the image in my Stampin' UP! "frame"...the Simply Adorned Jewelry I wear every day.

Here's my day 2:

I can't wait to see this whole page filled out!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Photo a Day

Each year, for a few years now, I've started off in January with this wonderful intention of capturing a photo a day.

Each year, for a few years now, I never seem to QUITE make it all the way to the end of the year...OK, I never even GET close, but who's keeping track?

This year, I thought I'd try something new and start in December. To that end, I've jumped on board with Big Picture Classes and took a class entitled "Picture the Holidays".

This will be a digital scrapping kind of thing because that way, I don't have to mess around with taking out paper every day and I can just keep it all in one place - YAY!! And, to make my life infinitely easier, I'm using a pre-made template designed by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals and you can find it here.'s day 1:
This is a pic of the pyjamas that I bought for my "sister" Caroline and I. My mom started this tradition when my sister Wendy and I were little and we've both continued it with our families. This year, I decided to include my Caroline in the tradition as well. We call each other "sister", but we are only sisters of the heart. We are BFF's and I love her just as much as I do my own sister. We are so much alike, we were destined to be friends!

Why don't you join me and start your own December to remember? Slow down and enjoy the season!

Friday, November 26, 2010

On a scale of 1 to Ottawa...this is worse!!!

Does anyone even read this anymore? Since I switched to my card making blog, I hardly ever post here's not that I don't have anything to's just that most of what I DO have to say relates to card making!

However...this has NOTHING to do with card making, so I thought I might as well post it I type...with one eye swelled SHUT!

So yes...on a scale of 1 to Ottawa, this is much, MUCH worse!

Let's go back about 19 years...

The summer before I was married, I was working for a company that decided to implement a Point of Sale system in their stores. If you haven't been around long, I know it's hard to believe that there was a world before scanners and automated everything, but trust existed.

Anyway...I spent the summer travelling and planning our wedding on weekends...that's a WHOLE OTHER STORY for another day...

While I was travelling (and living out of a suitcase - UGH!) I ate out A LOT! One evening, one of the ladies that worked in the store I was training on the new system invited me for dinner. I thought this was just FABULOUS as I wouldn't have to eat another restaurant meal all by myself.

I didn't know it at the time, but she had cats. I'm allergic to cats...VERY allergic to in get me an inhaler before I have an asthma attack allergic...yeah...not fun.

So, I went to dinner and we chatted and I had a great time with her family...until my eyes started to itch...and my nose started to get stuffed...and my breathing became laboured. And that's when I discovered she had cats. Well...I got the heck outta there in a hurry, went back to my hotel and took some meds. Of course, by then it was TOO LATE!!!

The fluid had started to build up in my eyes and by the next morning (despite the meds!) they were pretty much swollen shut. I had to wear sunglasses for three days straight, around the clock so I wouldn't scare little old ladies and small children. It was THAT bad!

Flash forward to last night...I was out with some girlfriends and had the same reaction. However, there were no cats to be seen. There was a dog, but I've been with this dog before, had him lick my face and snuggled with him...the whole nine yards. And besides, he's a shit-zhu. The friend that owns him is EXTREMELY allergic to both cats and dogs. This dog LIVES with her and she has NO problems. wasn't the dog. the time I left the party, I had to drive with the one eye almost closed - goodbye depth perception - and just barely made it home, driving MUCH more slowly than I should have been on the highway. In hindsight, I should have taken a side road, but I wasn't exactly thinking clearly.

By this morning (having taken both allergy meds and ibuprofen to help bring down the swelling), I'm working with a left eye that is just barely able to open to about a 1/4". This is NOT COOL!!! I have a class to teach (card making, of course) to some young ladies on Sunday and can't do it looking like this! My hope is to be able to postpone the class...or at the VERY least that the swelling goes down enough for me to be able to function at least with a pair of shades.

So yes...on a scale of 1 to Ottawa? This is much, MUCH WORSE!!