Monday, September 18, 2006

so over the weekend.....

I did like over 30 layouts!!!!!!!!!!! No flipping lie!!! can you believe it... kiddos were still recovering from being sick, it rained alot and I just kept creating... for the virtual crop over at ScrapVillage... those gals are cooky and fun and felt great meeting some new friends "online at least) and am very very proud of myself... no DT layouts, no pressure.... just pure fun
The challenges that were presented were awesome, real and so do-able and I love when you can complete the challenge, make a great page and then share it around or even try and get it pubbed....
last virtual crop I did I ended up with a bunch of caca... literally... the challenges were so abstract that they would never fit a call or even want to add them to a family album.. (I won't be visiting that site .. to be unmentioned!lol)
Scrapvillage also had a DT call. Even though I wasn't selected , I felt really great about the layouts I accomplished and the support I was given there.. they are a class act and I will be back soon...
Still no word from ATWS as to when the site will go down.. maybe after Oct 1??? I think that is the deadline... anyway, I posted my layouts so my obligations are done... I really hope it continues, the cause was good...
the house is progressing nicely... upstairs is framed and tomorrow they will finish the siding, etc on the dormers outside...
then plumbing, electrical and then insulation and drywall... its relly coming together...

Hope everyone is fine..
kim

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

I've been a little preoccupied....

Both kids and us are a little under the weather with a small cold type thingy... its so rotten to be sick...
Last night we got some great news though!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JON IS NOW

LEIUTENANT Faucher.... that is right .... he was promoted to rescue leiutenant and will manage his own rescue truck and have his own driver... so proud of him...so many great things to come for him....

so we went out to celebrate (we just went to chilis) with the kids and then all of us walked around Target till way past their bedtimes filling the cart with some fun things... Star Wars box set, the new SMallville set and a few fun things for the kids... we had paid some bills and been so dilligent that it was so fun to splurge..

I have been a little down with scrapping lately... it can be very hard to stay a cheerleader all the time when you get so many
"wow, your work is just amazing.... what gorgeous layouts that is.... We are so extrememly impressed with you..."
BUT..............

we have chosen another person for the design team or your submission is not one we picked...
I'm not the person who ever is unprofessional or complains but I think it does still take its toll on me and last night was really sad... so dinner and shopping really changed my outlook...
and today, I'm back to scrappin.... entered another contest and am doing a virtual cyber crop this weekend... so fun... no more stress related scrapping.. no manufacturer or team is worth that much stress...
I'll get it when I'll get it and that s all there is to it....
and I'm very grateful that in this cutthroat industry I don't have to rely on this as a source of income.. I'm fortunate that I can enjoy this and receive benefits too...
Here is to all of you that sent me encouraging emails and posts... you are all very uplifting and for that , I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
kim

Monday, September 04, 2006

tomorrow is a new day

and I can't believe my baby is starting K tomorrow... the first of many first days of school... so excited for her, her future, her education and so tonight I'am pondering all that she will encounter... and am secretely anxious for Wed when I will actually be by myself here in the house... so nice to have that... its been a challenging summer..
Poor Ryan, has a stomach ache or something... when you eat crayons, old playdoh and paper it does that! anyhow, he has been really ornery and throwing major tantrums... for no reason.. unlike him to get so angry ...
the good news is that he ate 3bites of steak and an entire taco (well, shell and meat) !!! we are making progress...
Lots of prayers for my family... each one has a challenge right now and even though we are so far away, I think of them often and pray for them
Off to charge the film battery... will post pics tomorrow... pray that all goes well for her!
kim