Sunday, July 30, 2006

Another night of Insomnia!!!

The doctor wants me to go to the sleep lab! I told him we will wait and see and here I sit at 4 am wide awake once again! BUT I have My layout from Shawns layout challenge for today on the Scrapthathalon! It was interest yet very fun to do!!!!!!!

Well I did get some scrapping done today!

I finished up a layout I have been playing with for a few days now! I had the strips cut to go around the picture and rearranged them every which way after trying bigger pieces and layering, nothing looked right. Then I saw someone make an arrow out of a photo corner and ribbon and somehow that made me think to bend the ends to make points and now I am much happier with the layout!

The picture is of Jason and the Neighbors grandson who was visiting from California. The boys were playing together and Ben's dad took a picture of them. He gave Jason a copy of the picture and Jason came running in the house and said "Grandma, can you please scrapbook this for me!" NOW HOW CAN I RESIST THAT REQUEST?"

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

I can't wait to take lots and lots of pictures of Britton so I can scrap pictures of him more!! I feel bad because I have so few pictures of him to scrap! This is one of my favorites! He looks like he is trying to tell me something!! Like maybe he misses me!!! LOL!!

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Will and I decided to go check out our churches Family camp tomorrow instead of going to our church for service! Looking forward to a tent revival service! Ready for some Spiritual uplifts!
I have really been praying alot about some things, apologized for somethings I wrote which I removed a few days back when I was so hurt by family not only to God but also to the person who also apologized. I was sincere that I was sorry I hurt her but I also explained that she has a sounding block and I do not and that I have to have a way to let out the feelings or I will go crazy. I also explained that it is not possible to talk as that just does not work. Well anyways I am turning it over to God at this point, I am going to let the Lord have my concerns and HE KNOWS WHERE MY HEART IS and HE ALSO KNOWS EXACTLY WHERE OTHERS HEARTS ARE TOO! I know that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!

I also thank Jeanne for her support and for the Lord leading her to call me! I do need a pm though since my mind can be forgetful of the great site you told me about that has some great new ideas that I want to visit!

Well I did not get much scrapping done today! ended up with a migraine!! Started to clean down stair some, want all the rooms downstairs as clean as the main part of the house is but we ended up going over to Mindys for awhile.

100 Silly Questions

100 silly questions
Here are my answers to my 100 silly questions. I was tagged by Amy to answer these, LOL. I tag Denean, Inky, and Nancywithajones to answer them:

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Sometimes as we use them for missions at chure
3. Have you ever 'done it' in a hotel room?
Of Course haven't you.
4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
Yep sure do
6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?
Neither since a bear is so strong and allergic to bees from getting in a swarm as a kid
9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Have an awful time making a natural looking smile
10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Fake people!
11. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
prefer Tucked in, but hubby pulls them out so it is hopeless
12. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
very seldom
13. Have you ever peed in the woods?
Yep while camping cause the potties are too far of a walk in the dark
14. Do you ever dance even if there's no music playing?
Yes, sometimes
15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
16. How many times have you scrapbooked this week?
3 to 4 times
17. Do you like popcorn from those big tins?
No it is always stale and gross
18. What is your "Song of the week"?
Press on
19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?
depends on the pink
20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Yes I have grandchildren
21. Whats your favorite scary movie?
none they are all dumb
22. Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?
Somewhere where no one could find it
23. What do you drink with dinner?
Usually Iced Tea
24. What do you dip a chicken nugget in?
honey mustard
25. What is your favorite food?
chicken and biscuit!
26. What movies could you watch over and over and still love?
Ever after
27. Last person you kissed/kissed you
My grandson
28. Were you ever a boy/girl scout?
29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
about a week ago
31. Can you change the oil on a car?
Hubby does all the work on our cars
32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
33. Ran out of gas?
34. Favorite kind of sandwich?
35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
french toast
36. What is your usual bedtime?
around 12
37. Are you lazy?
38. When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for halloween?
I was always something too many things to list
40. How many languages can you speak?
41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
just 2
42.Which are better legos or lincoln logs?
43. Are you stubborn?
some what
44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?
45. Ever watch soap operas?
Used to but they are dumb!
46. Afraid of heights?
47.When do you sing in the car?
All the time
48. Dance in the shower?
49. Dance in the car?
50. Ever used a gun?
Yes, I use to have a hunting liscense
51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
52. Do you think musicals are cheesy?
Some are but I like some
53. Is christmas stressful?
Yes but It should not be
54. Ever eat a pierogie?
Yes I love them
55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
56. Occupations you wanted to be as a child?
57. Do you believe in ghosts?
58. Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?
59. Take a vitamin daily?
60. Wear slippers?in the winter mostly
61. Wear a bath robe?
mostly winter
62. What do you wear to bed?
63. First concert?
I believe it was a Carmen christian concert
64. Wal-Mart, Target, or K-Mart?
66. Cheetos Or Fritos?
dislike both
67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
68. Ever hear of, "gorp"?
69. Ever take dance lessons?
70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
There is no future spouse since I am married already!!
71. Can you curl your tongue?
72. Ever won a spelling bee?
73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
74. Own any record albums?
75. Own a record player?
76. Regularly burn incense?
77. What is your favorite movie?
Gone with the Wind
78. Who would you like to see in concert?
Twila Paris
79. What was your last concert you saw?
Ray Boltz
80. Hot tea or cold tea?
81.Tea or coffee?
82.Favorite kind of cookie?
Maple leaf
83.Can you swim well?
84. Can you hold your breath w/o manually holding your nose?
85. Are you patient?
86. DJ or band, at a wedding?
Neither, it was a piano player
87.Ever won a contest?
88. Ever have plastic surgery?
89. Which are better black or green olives?
90.Can you knit or crochet?
91. Best room for a fireplace?
den, if I did not have family using my den
92. DO you want to get married?
I already am and probably wouldn't do it again.
93. If married, how long have you been married?
31 years Auguast
94. Who was your HS crush?
My HUbby
95. Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?
No but I would like too
96. Do you have kids?
Yes Three
97. Do you want kids?
No more than I already have
98. Whats your favorite color?
99. Do you miss anyone right now?
Yes my friends from NY and my mom
100. Who do you wanna see right now?
MY mom

Friday, July 21, 2006

Scraplyrics challenge #3 completed!!! YEAH!

So far so good! I have completed 3 of the Scraplyrics challenges! So I am hoping to try to keep up and do them all! Loving how it came out, just wish the scan showed all the shading and highlighting I auctually did when painting the letters!! It was a fun piece to do and the most sewing I believe I have done so far and I think I will start doing more! Funny I ended up not doing anything with my friend today but the quietness was great and a nice change so that is okay! I enjoyed the day and feel much more at peace and have spent some time reminding myself that GOD IS IN CONTROL!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Friday plans!!!

Thursday night the gang are all going to sleep at Mindy's so Will and I will have some romantic private time. Then on Friday I am planning with Deb to hopefully get together and paint. I think that her and I can become pretty good friends. We have alot of similar likes and I really enjoy teaching her to paint. She is hungry to learn and applies what she learns and tries it on her own. She is talking about opening a shop in her home and when she does she wants to sell my work and also hire me to teach for her. It sounds exciting but she is going to have her daughter help her with getting started in the business end of it and I wonder if she realizes yet how much it takes to get into business for yourself and just how much work it is! I pray it does not scare her off! I have been praying for her son when doing my devotions also, he is serving in Iraq! I am going to get some painting done tomorrow, then hopefully on the weekend some scrapbooking!

Britton is coming to visit!

Just a few more weeks and Britton will be coming to visit!! I am so looking forward to it~ I look forward so much to seeing Kevin and Maria also! I just can't wait to see them all and to spend time with them! It would be great if we could have the new camper by then and maybe go camping. I look forward to showing them the area and introducing them to our church family here. I am also sure Kevin and Maria are in much need of a nice quiet vacation after all their work and Britton's therapy too! It should be fun!

Decided against Carpal Tunnel Surgery and now

I think I may even hold off on the shots of cortisone. If I take them then I will have to be careful for awhile with using my wrists and not overdo and I don't see how that will work. So I have been really thinking about it and I have pretty much decided to cancel my appt. today. I don't want to depend on others to do things and then they don't get done and I will get myself upset and also I just feel it is the right decision at this time.

Friday, July 14, 2006

NancyRoo Tagged me!!! Looks like a hard one too!

7 people that I admire

1. My good friend Nancy
2. Pastor Dave Larson
3. Thomas Kinkaid
4. Maxine Thomas (my favorite acrylic painter)
5. My Husbands grandmother (God rest her soul)
6. My son Pastor Kevin Kithcart
7. My good friend Nikki

7 things I say often

1. I love you
2. Grandma loves you so much!
3. Thank you Lord!
5. Hello! (the phone is always ringing!)
6. No I have a headache! ( I have alot of headaches!!)
7. Did you flush and wash your hands?

7 things I cannot do

1. have anymore children
2. drive a motorcycle
3. change a flat tire
4. speak in a foreign language
5. walk on my heels
6. play a musical instrument
7. figure out what to put for the seventh thing I cannot do!

7 things you might not know about me

1. I am left handed
2. I went to St. Kitts and helped build a preschool.
3. I went to Albania and helped build a community center that also housed a church
4. I am allergic to Bees
5. I dated my husbands brother before dating my husband
6. I have my own scroll saw, band saw, electric sander, and have used them.
7. I am a so so housekeeper and it irritates me when others make messes and I have to clean up their messes.

7 movies I enjoyed

1. happily ever after
2. wizard of oz
3. harry and the hendersens
4. gone with the wind
5. Pretty woman
6. What women want
7. Nell

7 things I wish I could change in my life

1. My patience
2. My DIL (LOL)
3. how early we started our family
4. how early we started our youngest in school
5. my weight
6. my ability to make friends (not outgoing enough I guess)
7. more willing to take a chance

7 books I have read and would read again

1. Let's Roll
2. Women with Multiple Sclerosis
3. Prayer of Jabez for Women
4. Detours, tow trucks and Angels in disguise
5. The Blessing
6. The Oath
7. Stick a geranium in your hat

7 people who should do 7- you don't have to do the same 7!

1. NancywithAJones
2. Jaci
3. denean
4. Linda (INKY)
5. scrapin4me
6. Di (spot-on)
7. LindaE

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Did the 2nd scraplyric challenge

I found this one much harder! Probaly because I decided to kill two birds with one stone and do another layout from the july kit at the same time! I am not so sure if I am pleased or not. Waiting to hear honest opinions from others! I used a old picture from 1993 of me! Also an old song that probaly most of the Dt won't even know since it is so old!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Flood in our old Hometown! Scary!

We decided last minute to take a trip to New York to check on hubby's dad and our camper, also ds and dd were going to NY and hubby was worried about them going and conditions there so we went to! It was not a peaceful vacation but at least I did see some friends!
But onto the photos! the pictures above, one obviously is a camper the was underwater. The other is a picture of fields that were a few days before all filled with corn! but the corn is all been destroyed!! We saw fields and fields of destroyed corn!

I saved some of the scarrier pictures for last! YES we drove down this road around this house to get to where son was staying at his sil's house! A nurse I use to work with lost her house also! The hospital I use to work for is still closed, they had to evacuate all patients to another hospital!
WOW this never happen while I lived there and the storage unit that dd and sil stored there stuff in exactly one year ago waiting to move here with us was hit bad and the area we had was hit the worse! so glad this did not happen a year ago! SO sorry for all these people! Really hits you when you know the people, or know the area!! Hubbby's dad had water in his cellar but not bad, his brother had 4 feet of water in his finished of basement! He wants to clean up and put up a for sale sign and build on a mountain! Do you blame him?