Monday, August 14, 2006

Somewhat of an Update...

Hey there...

OK - so Darcie has lovingly called me a Blog Stalker... leaving a comment suggesting that I am just 'mouthin' off' on her blog and not updating... Well - here ya go - this one is just for you! LOL! Maybe I haven't updated because I have nothing new to share?! LOL!? This is in theory my 'Scrapbook Blog' and I have not yet scrapped anything new... not since that entire mini album a few days ago... which I posted pictures and all on THURSDAY... and I believe that YOUR last post was on WEDNESDAY!?!?!?!!? Oh MY?! "Someone" needs to update... um - AND UPLOAD HER PICTURES... LOL! Still!?!? My - what are you - on a dial up!?

Anyway - sarcasm aside... I have not scrapped or anything... I haven't even put together my Card Kit - which I need to do before I leave town on Wednesday!? Maybe tomorrow afternoon!? Who can know?! We ALL know I can't scrap anything until Darcie learns how to upload her pictures... and then I have the sneaking suspicion I will have to have an hour or two set aside to browse through all the Vegas shots before we get to the Boise photo's?! LOL!? I haven't even printed my own out yet because you KNOW I would be tempted to just scrap without hers... but yes - I would regret it in the end... and so I wait... still...

Let's see... an 'update' since Thursday... well my daughter has been getting all the over-nighters in that she possibly can before school starts and Sleep Overs are officially OVER... LOL! So - she has a friend over on Wednesday night... and then went to that friends on Thursday night... so that gave me ALL DAY Friday to do NOTHING... I mean - sure - I COULD have put together that Card Kit... or weeded my garden... or (gasp!) organized my Scrap Area - (yes - it's in need of that AGAIN... already...) but I did none of that... I read a book... yep... nearly an entire book... I drank Iced Tea and sat in my favorite chair and read... did a little computer work - but other than that - I did nothing... and it was great! Then in the evening we went out to dinner with my sister and her family. That was nice... sadly - even though she lives literally right down the road from me - I hadn't seen her in weeks... she is super busy - a self-supported Artist who works from home - but what that has come to mean for my super talented super procrastinating sister is that she works 16 hour days... every day... so to get her away from her computer and canvas... and out to dinner... well - let's just say that the laughter is good for the soul! We have a tendency to laugh OFTEN when we get together... so it was a night well spent... I think even Kim would say so!

Saturday we relaxed around the house - just doing a few little things here and there and then we met up with friends at Borders... gotta love Borders - we sat in the Cafe and had coffee and visited, then browsed through magazines and books... the girls listened to CD's... the boys read through some books... that is when I love to look through those Scrapbook Mag's that are not actually magazines I guess because they cost like $20... but they look and feel a lot like a Magazine - so I can never commit to actually PURCHASING them... anyway - my daughter found a backpack AND matching lunch box at Old Navy for under $20 too - so that was a great find! Her friend ended up spending the night with us too... (I told you - LOTS of sleep overs lately!)

Sunday was church... very good... I gotta say - I love our Pastor - he is so real and so open and honest... really fights against distancing himself from others in the whole Pastor/pastors' people mentality! He shared from his heart and it was really moving... good service! We even visited with people afterwards... LOL! We come from a background of lingering after church... but this place - people are in and out and everyone is gone before you know it... so it was nice to actually TALK a bit afterwards! We had a nice relaxing afternoon... my daughter and I listened to the first CD in Dr. Dobson's' Preparing for Adolescence" series... we are taking a trip to listen to these and discuss all this stuff... the CD's are SO so GOOD! I highly recommend them to any parent who has little ones fast approaching puberty and adolescence!!! We are going School Clothes Shopping and making a long road trip out of it... we'll stop in at my sisters' too - so that will be fun!

We leave for that trip on Wednesday... and we'll get back on Saturday... I appreciate all the prayers over our trip... the shopping is a bonus - but ya know - Darcie - pray for great bargains and all that... LOL! - Also for great conversations... that this will really give my daughter the courage and confidence and understanding that she needs before we enter into - (Gasp!!!? - oh the Horror of it all...) Middle School!?

Am I ready for Summer to be over... OH YEAH...
Am I ready to mother a teenager in Middle School... um - I think so?!!? I pray so...

So - all of that to say - I've not much to update on... and I will be gone for about 4 or 5 days... so - ya know - hang tight! LOL! I am sure I will have stories (and pictures of my OWN to upload!) from our trip!!!

Until then, Scrap On!!!
~Karri~

3 comments:

Darcie said...

Wow, just for me!? I'm honored, lol. :op Very "halloweeny" (it's my own word) looking today too.

I'm taking Chloe on her Dobson weekend this weekend too, so pray for us too! :o) I hope you trip goes well-the talk & the bargin finding.

Two weeks till school starts...WOOO-HOOO! Of course Ashlyn doesn't go to preschool till the 6th, but that's ok. One is always easier than 3 any way you look at it.

As for my blog....
My computer is at it again, Dan thinks it may be my wireless card not letting me online so he's still working at fixing it (in addition to working 15 hours a day). It has completely stopped my pihot uploading, but I made it online tonight, so I'll give it a try again. :o)

Darcie said...

Hmmm, "pihot"?!

It's my own special combo of "photo" and "picture" LOL! That's how we do it in Idaho....

ScrapbooksbyKarrilee said...

Halloweeny... hmmm - well - it matches my Blog backgrounds!? LOL!?

Your trip this weekend too... cool! I will definitely be praying for you then... whenever I feel frustrated or intense with MINE... I will remember to pray for YOURS too! LOL! Where are you going to go?!

"pihot"... yes - well - sadly - I knew EXACTLY what you meant... and what words were combined... that says SOMETHING I am sure... but I am not so sure if it is GOOD?! LOL!?

~K~