Tuesday, January 16, 2007

New Job, Scanning Photo's, & a Happy Scrapped Mug to go!!!

I can't believe it is STILL winter?!
It seems every year around this time -
I am really honestly ready for some Springtime weather!
I am done with the snow and the cold &
would love to once again eat dinner while it is NOT dark outside!?
I love the fact that I live in a place that has 4 distinct seasons...
but really?! Does Winter honestly have to last this long?!
Ya'll know how I feel about Fall... Spring is a close second...
and in case you were wondering -
yes, Winter comes in a distant LAST!

Anyway, on Friday, I got a new 'job'... just when I was beginning (once again)
to question this business venture! It is only a small Card order - but it is something!
It seems whenever I am ready to just quit and give up, God sends me someone...
just a small order, or a small album request...
just enough of something to keep me at it &
to assure me that I did in fact pray over this idea
& He did in fact say He would bless it?!
I know I could go all out & really work to promote the business
& pound the pavement & all of that.. but honestly
- I feel like I need to keep my priorities in check.
And as much as I feel He gave me this idea & lead me on this journey
- He doesn't desire me to have to work that hard...
He will bless it and bring in the right clients as He sees fit, in His timing!
Sometimes, though, I must say -
I think His timing is off?!
So - right in the nick of time
I get an order...
So, I will be working on that this week.

I have spent most of the past several days at home.
We had a nice relaxing weekend.
My husband lined up a Jazz gig at a local restaurant
(Jazzy's - southern BBQ food! Yum!) on Friday night.
So, we were out of the house on Friday...
he did great and we were blessed to see so many
friends & family show up in support!
That was great!
I am partial, I know... but I think Dave is amazingly talented!
I love it when other people get to see that too!
& I think it will be happening more & more!
We ended up bringing an extra kid home with us, too!
The girls had fun and after watching 'Jump In'
decided they wanted to learn how to do Double Dutch...
but there were only two of them... so - it didn't last too long?!

Saturday I spent much of the day scanning older photo's/layouts
to play around with for my Christmas Letter album!
My Mom (who lives next door) just got a new
Printer/Scanner/Copier for Christmas!
She doesn't know how to use it or what to do with it!
I will have to be sure to thank my brother-in-law for it!
(I am sure it was for me... more than her?!) LOL!

Sunday is a blur...
I know we went to church...
we watched the Seahawks lose...
we had the same extra kid, again...
we watched some tv, & read, & laughed.
Oh... after the game, I watched Season One of The Office
with my sister & my Mom!
Oh MY!? Laughter is good for the soul!!!

Last night, while watching Grease AND The Apprentice,
I scrapbooked a Starbucks To Go mug that I got for Christmas!
This cup ROCKS!!!
It came with three different background papers,
stickers, pens, & glue!

You can change out the insert whenever you want...
I am just lovin' it! Too Fun!

I realized during this long weekend that
I am so incredibly blessed!
My little family LOVES to laugh!
We are naturally a joyful bunch...
mostly positive & full of encouragement...
& oh my how we love a wee bit of sarcasm!?
My Honey and my Little One make me laugh
I am not kidding...
They are both just so funny!
I will leave you with an example...
a conversation I overheard last night
when My Honey was putting my Little One to bed...
When I had tucked her in & prayed with her,
we prayed for those who did not have the blessing of a warm bed, & a safe home.
When Dave went in, she decided to ask how much money he made at work.
After discussing his weekly and hourly wage, she asked how much people who work at Inklings or Borders make per hour... then did the math for a week's worth of wages.
When Dave told her that she wouldn't actually GET that amount,
due to taxes & social security etc. she seemed a bit discouraged.
She then asked, "What it was that that Mom in Freaky Friday did for a job?"
"The one where you talk and listen to people..."
"Oh, a Pyschiatrist, you mean! A Counselor!" he said.
"Yeah - how much do THEY make?" she asked.
Dave told her that they make a LOT more than Borders Books employees.
"A LOT more?! Like how much?!"
"Probably like a hundred dollars an hour"
She said, "Hmmm - thenTHAT is what I want to do!"
He must have looked at her funny because she quickly added,
"Not just for the money though... {wait for it!}
...it's for the PEOPLE!!!"

Yeah - even SHE couldn't hold a straight face...
She cracked her OWN self up on that one!
Yeah... for the PEOPLE!

Scrap On!

P.S. - you all still have time to enter the contest...
I have not yet received the winning Layout or Card?!


Darcie said...

I cannot believe you put THAT picture on the travel mug, LOL?!?! You're killin' me Smalls! :op

I have watched bot episodes of Grease, but only once each, so I don't have comments yet either. I do like it a lot though (along with apprentice) and will be keeping close tabs on the contestants, lol.

Hope the cards turn out well & you end up with a repeat customer!

I hate winter too. Nine degrees out-what the heck is that!?! Let's go spring!!

Anonymous said...

LOL! I thought you would appreciate that picture! LOL! Hey - that picture cracks me up EVERY time!!! (I CAN change it out, ya know... so I will pull out a few OTHER choice photo's from time to time when I need something different!)

Can't wait to get some commentary on the Sunday night line up!?

Talk soon! (Well... you know - not 'talk' prolly?!)

Kori P. said...

Isn't it funny how God's timing is never our timing? I've been experiencing some of that lately too.

I agree, I'm done with winter too! It has been stinkin cold here. Last year when it got down to the teens, my family and I were in DisneyWorld experiencing 70+ degree weather. I'm a California girl so this single digit cold is ridiculous. I'm ready for spring, but with spring comes summer and with summer comes summer vacation and kids out of school and UGH.......

Sorry I got a little off track there!

Love the Starbucks mug. Very cool that you can change it as the mood suits you.

Have a great day!

me again said...

Friday here, time to update....

friday fun girl said...

still friday, still waiting.

come on now! said...

helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?! It's MONDAY and still no update? Tell us a little story, make something up if ya have to, lol. How bout a song, poem, rhyme-anything?!?!? Where the doodles are you?

pink said...




Pink Floyd

Money, get away.
Get a good job with good pay and youre okay.
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think Ill buy me a football team.

Money, get back.
Im all right jack keep your hands off of my stack.
Money, its a hit.
Dont give me that do goody good bullshit.
Im in the high-fidelity first class traveling set
And I think I need a lear jet.

Money, its a crime.
Share it fairly but dont take a slice of my pie.
Money, so they say
Is the root of all evil today.
But if you ask for a raise its no surprise that theyre
Giving none away.

Huhuh! I was in the right!
Yes, absolutely in the right!
I certainly was in the right!
You was definitely in the right. that geezer was cruising for a
Why does anyone do anything?
I dont know, I was really drunk at the time!
I was just telling him, he couldnt get into number 2. he was asking
Why he wasnt coming up on freely, after I was yelling and
Screaming and telling him why he wasnt coming up on freely.
It came as a heavy blow, but we sorted the matter out