Monday, April 30, 2007

The end of the month blues

The last week of the month is always crazy busy at work and when I really dislike my job the most. I need to keep reminding myself that it works in phases and is not always so bad. But of course today is going to be a hectic day and 1 - I didn't sleep very well and 2 - my throat is killing me. I'm hoping it's just allergies and I can pick up some claritin at Walgreen's to make me feel better. But I want to be good by the end of the week, when we fly to Cancun - woo hoo! (I need to keep reminding myself that good things are around the corner and make this a year to remember!)

Monday, April 23, 2007


Billy Boo was in town this past weekend! We went to the Madonnarma at South Beach Saturday night.

We danced the night away. I MAY have had a little too much to drink (those redheaded sluts will do it to you every time!).

Here are me and some of my favorite boys. Aren't we cute!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Addicted to LOST

I still love this show although nothing seems to get resolved and things get more twisted. I love it love it. I think I enjoy the process of learning about the characters more than anything.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The end of an era

Sanjaya is gone! Thank goodness - he was a sweet kid but man he needs some more practice! I was worried vote for the best would win and that would be the end of Idol!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Stuff of Life

I'm taking yet another online class. This just direct thru scrapper Nichol Magouirk. She designs for KI Memories, Creative Imaginations and others. I was immediately attracted to to colors of the mini book she had on her blog and since she was offering at a class, signed up immediately! This class is different from BPS in that she sent us a class kit to make exactly what she made, which I love. So I am going to be having fun creating this book this month!

On a random, sad note, my heart goes to the families to lost loved ones at Virginia Tech today. What a waste of life. I can't believe something like this still happens - what would possess a person to shoot more that 30 people before taking his own life. I just don't understand it. Cherish the life you have and live every day to its fullest. Things can always be so much worse.

Monday, April 16, 2007


was a beautiful day. After going into work briefly, Joe and I made our yummy breakfast

of eggs with veggies and steel cut oats with blueberries. Then I went to the museum with Marc and Richard.

We spent about 2 hours there, just tooling around. Marc bought me a McFlurry for a snack - can't go wrong with chocolate and soft serve!

We dropped Richie off at home and met Marc W and Joe for lunch at Mission Burrito. D met us there for a little bit. After lunch we met up with Ken, Peg, Chad, Amanda and Johnny at Onion Creek in the Heights. So we saw a little bit of everyone yesterday.

The humidity is very low these days, which is why the air feels so good. I guess we should enjoy it before summer hits us full force! I'm hoping this weather will keep up through next weekend when Bill is in town and we go to the Madonnarama at South Beach!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

My new thing

I traditionally wear brown eyeliner, blush and maybe some lip color over my chapstick when I go to work in the morning. But this new mascara I bought a few months ago is fabulous. I have short stubby eyelashes, but this actually makes my eyes pop a little. And it doesn't smudge, even after a hot, sweaty yoga session, yet it comes off easily with make up remover. So here is my plug for the day - Cover Girl Volume Exact Mascara ROCKS.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Joe is crazed.

This photo is not from today, but it might as well be. He woke up is morning this early to run for 1 hour. This is so that he can get to UofH to swim by 5:45. Then he will be at work in the morning and golfing with Mike, his former boss, in the afternoon. I should have taken a picture of everything he brought with him to work. Like 4 bags (swim bag, accessories bag, work bag and golf bag) and 2 lunches. Good grief. This working out and eating right requires a lot of energy and bags (apparently)! It's enough to make me want to eat some chocolate and go back to bed.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007


Still lives! He may actually make it to the top 5 - I cannot believe this! Is America great :)!!!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Scrappy mood

I have so much scrap stuff - I have probably been hoarding for at least 3 years. So I am finally learning to use all those embellishments I got in my kits (KNK, Scrapbook Obsessions and AMM). I have enough paper to make a thousand or more layouts, probably, and yet I still buy more! What is wrong with me?!?!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Monday is movie day

over at Kurt and Mike's. Apparently the boys had a crunked up night at TMC. I wished I had been there just for the photo ops!

We watched Children of Men (very good, although a little heavy and depressing) and Eragon (entertaining, but predictable) but had to leave abruptly because the alarm was going off upstairs. But it was a false alarm.

I got some happy mail from my Stuff of Life class today. Looks like fun! I may post pictures tomorrow.

Good night for now :)

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Catch up Sunday

How did we spend our Easter? Relaxing at home and catching up on our, well, my favorite tv shows. Sundays seem to go much slower when we are not at Berry Hill!

Saturday, April 07, 2007


The temperature is around 41 degrees today. What happened to spring?!?! Joe and I got manis and pedis, bought a noise machine from Sharper Image, bought house stuff at Target, bought flip flops from J Crew (me), Chuck Taylors from the Gap (J), shorts from Nordstroms (J), face stuff from Lancome (me) and Clinique (J), ate lunch at Brown Bag Deli and grocery shopped. And we were home by 1:30 pm. That's a productive morning!
I skipped yoga this morning because I am having issues with my right hamstring - it doesn't want to stretch. Ugh.
Now we still have to whole afternoon to goof off. Joe is taking a well-deserved nap right now. I am debating on joining him or scrapping...I think I may get some paper and glue out right now!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

I love spring

and getting to leave work early!
Today was a pretty slow day so I got to play hookey - woo hoo! I feel like it's a well-deserved break.
We're having sushi for dinner tonight - yums!
Now, off to play :)
This photo of our house was taken this time last year, but the sentiment is the same. Leaves are growing, days are is good.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

I love my mom...

But she sometimes stresses me out! We made plans for a girls trip to Montreal the weekend of June 8th. Apparently that weekend happens to be the same weekend of some Formula One race, so EVERY SINGLE HOTEL in town is booked up. The natural course of events is to change weekends, which is what Ting suggested we do. Mom freaked out, saying it was impossible and that we wouldn't be able to. So I called AA and got the same flights, just the weekend before. Since the tickets were less expensive, we ended up breaking even. At least that little drama was taken care of! I am looking forward to the summer. We have lots of little weekends planned.
Now it's time for bed!

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Digital is great...

...but nothing beats having photos in your hand. Maybe it's the tactile sensation, but for me looking at photos on the computer still doesn't compare. When we bought our first digital camera, this huge Kodak, I remember thinking, now I don't have to have any prints and we can just look at the pictures on the computer! Unfortunately one of our hard drives crashed and I have lost many photos some certain events (a birthday at La Strada, a visit to Phoenix). That, and re-discovering my love of scrapbooking, has brought me full circle.

Yes, take as many pictures as you need to with the digital camera (I have since upgraded to a Nikon D50 - love it! as well as a Canon point and shoot) but get those photos printed. Not every single one, but lots of them. You don't need to scrap all of them, but I always like browsing through photo albums.

I love this photo of my parents from their wedding. They look so young. Well, I guess they were so young! Digital has made it possible for me to save this picture well into the future, but I still had it printed out. This is definitely one for the favorite photo scrapbook.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Fun mail

I am addicted to scrapping supplies. I have done good and not joined any monthly clubs for almost a year (I broke down and finally got on the list for Poppy Ink - they have the cutest kits and I couldn't resist). I also loved this flower kit from Cafe Pima, so I joined for 6 months. Fun stuff.
I have been inspired by this two pea, Subbacultcha, and she uses lots of flowers and embellies, which is what prompted the buy. That, and I love to shop. The internet makes it too easy! But hey, what's a little flowers to make someone happy?

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Iron Joe!

We have had a long but exciting day today. As you can see, we were up at the crack of dawn to drive to Galveston for his half-Ironman. Although the conditions in the water and on the bike were windy and rainy, Joe raced a record day! He was 7th out of the water at 30:56, with a 2:19 transition onto the bike. He finished the 56-mile bike route in 2:33:55 with a 1:05 transition to the run. He completed the half-marathon in 1:40:04, a record time for him!
His finish time was 4:48:22, placing him 6th in his age group out of 66 total competitors and 19th place overall out of 417 total competitors! I am so proud of him. I guess his hours of training, strict diet and no alcohol has really paid off!