Archives for May 2014

Good Morning, Henry Dog

One of my most favorite things to do is to go to Vivian's house and play with her new toys.  The last time I was lucky enough to spend time in her studio, she fed me home grown sugar snap peas from her garden, and she let me play with her brand spanking new Life Made Simple dies from Sizzix! When I first saw them, my heart started racing.  See, I'm on a budget, and I'm not shopping...  So, I don't know a lot about the new stuff out there. Vivian had the basics, overall patterns, and love … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Twenty, welcome to the world, Little Star

Leave it to Lain to ask the hard questions.  Today's prompt is faith.  Hmph.  I was so tempted to just pass on this prompt.  I really was.  I'm not super religious, and knowing that I could get hate posts saying this...  The more Christians I meet, the less I believe there is a God.  The hypocrisy drives me batty. When I had a conversation with one of my friends from Scrapbook Island about this topic, she asked me what I was teaching my boy.  I told her I was teaching him to do unto others as … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Nineteen, my love letter

You know, sometimes I'm right on track with the prompts, and sometimes, I'm ahead.  I'm ahead this LOAD.  Today's prompt, what do you want to be when you grow up.  Hmph.  I remember doing a LO for the first past perfect that was what I wanted to be when I grew up.  And then for this LOAD I did a page about Sean wanting to be a ninja.I'm not feeling like going on a trip down memory lane to find a photo to talk about something I'm not sure about anymore. However, I've was watching Lain's … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Eighteen, we really waited 2.5 hours?

Today we were prompted to talk about our dentist.  Now, if you remember that on Day 14 I talked about Sean's first loose tooth, and his first tooth to leave his mouth.  I just wasn't feeling this prompt.  I could talk about the fact that I've had the same dentist since I was 20, because the old dentist hit me.  I could talk about my first dentist who thought braces would be purely cosmetic.. Nope, no dentist for me. A recent thing that Sean and I did that was particularly painful was when we … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Seventeen, Why I read…

Well, back to a prompt that I can get behind!  Today we are talking about the boob tube.  Isn't it funny, people don't really call the TV the boob tube any more, but I knew what Lain meant. Now...  I remember the TV, I do.  I remember that we watched Sesame Street and the Electric Company.  Later we watched a TON of MTv.  But, what I remember most about the TV was that I wanted to watch Little House on the Prairie.  I loved that show.  I loved everything about that show.  I lived for Laura … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Sixteen, sk8er

Day 16, hmmph.  Let me just say, I know that Lain loves the hard prompts.  She wants you to tell the hard stories.  I get that.  Today's prompt...  the naughty chair.  She wants us to talk about punishments when we were little.  Yeah.  Not going there.  Who wants to talk about being hit.  I don't.  I get that some of the stories that surround getting in trouble are good stories.  I constantly got in trouble for things that my sister said I did.  And that I may have done because of her constant … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Fifteen, It’s A Dorothy Hamill

Today's prompt was fashion victim.  For this prompt, I thought about fashion.  I really did.  But for the last LOAD past perfect, I did a LO of my sister and I on Christmas Day in 1972 showing off all of our outfits that we received.  It's a cute LO.  I'll take a picture of it for you later. Today, I decided to use this photo of me the day I got my Dorothy Hamill hair cut.  It's interesting.  There are two photos of me here.  The first is me on the phone with my long hair.  The second photo … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Fourteen, Bye-Bye Wiggly Tooth

My goodness...  Sometimes I love the prompts, sometimes no.  Today, it was "sick day."  Now, I've done sick day LOs.  I did my mom sick.  I've done me sick.  I've done my son taking his allergy meds in the bathtub.  And, honestly, I did more than one December Daily page of me sick.  I'm not really feeling sick.  So, bye-bye sick day, hello wiggly tooth! May 14, 2014 my son lost his first tooth.  It has been "wiggly" for almost 6 weeks.  The big boy tooth was already as tall as his baby teeth, … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Thirteen, wow that’s my mom

Today it's "the best of the best." Again, I had a hard time with the prompt. Oh well. So I was thinking about these great pictures my dad took of my mom in 1963. And. As she turned 70 last week, I thought it was fitting to do a LO of her. She is absolutely beautiful here. So stunning. There is so much love shown in these photos. I wouldn't say that they were taken at the best point in their relationship, that is something only they can say. But. I sure do see the love. I'm so glad that I … [Read more...]

LOAD514 – Day Twelve, just too small…

Today's prompt...  Seeds of the future.  Hmph.  I thought about this all day long.  Really I did.  I did a LO about what I wanted to be when I grew up.  There are no pictures of me crafting, of me with dolls, of me doing much of anything...  Unless I was with a camera, which I talked about yesterday. So, at 8:00pm last night, I was sitting on the couch, with a very nice headache.  I got up, went to my desk, and held up two pictures.  One was Sean at Disneyland with Pluto.  The other with Sean … [Read more...]