Back home.

It never seems like we are gone long enough.  Lately we have been taking mini breaks.  A long weekend here, 5 days off there.  Never a week at the same time.  I so need a week. This time it was 4 days, 3 days at Disneyland and 1 day at home, just being at home.  Sean really seems to need that. The skinny on the trip…  3 times on Star Tours.  2 times on Little Mermaid.  3 times on Astro Blasters.  1 time: It’s A Small World, Autopia, … [Read more...]

The Epic Battle of Good Versus Evil

Since we are going to Disneyland this weekend, I decided that I had better get a LO out before I left.  I leave you with a LO from our trip to Disney in November 2010.  We went for Uncle Stevies 40th birthday.  We had dinner one night at the pizza place at Downtown Disney.  The kids really wanted balloon hats.  Uncle Stevie got one too…  Chris said it should be “the epic battle of good versus evil”  This is what he got.  And he wore … [Read more...]

scrapping this week…

So, lucky me made some scrapping time this week.  I’m beginning to get frustrated with myself because it’s taking me so long to make LO’s.  I think I should be able to get 2 done in an evening.  Nope.  From 8 pm until almost 11, I’m working on one thing.  Maybe it’s the television…  Maybe it’s stopping to take a fudgecicle break…  Maybe it’s talking to my husband rather than working.  I don’t … [Read more...]

Breast Cancer Crop - Day 2

Unfortunately, I missed day one of the Breast Cancer Crop at Scrapbook Island Saturday.  Granted, I was driving 5 on the way back from an awesome evening trick or treating with Sean on Friday…  But still, I was really looking forward to this crop. I got in about 11:10, and didn’t get started until almost 12…  My first page, “Subway Ride”, I used the uber cool subway tape I bought on Etsy.  I’ve been dying to use it since I bought it.  … [Read more...]

Weekly Gratitude

One of the people I’ve met since I started scrapping is Lori.  She has started the Weekly Gratitude Project.  I’ve decided to give it a try.  It’s a weekly thing, and I think it might get me back to blogging.  You never know. This months theme is “Work.”  Hmm.  Grateful for work.  Hmm…  “The theme for January is work. This applies to work of any kind. It can be a job you have. It can be all the work you do at home. Or raising your kids. Or a volunteer job. Or school. And if you don’t work at … [Read more...]

Almost a week…

It’s been almost a week since Daisy’s passing.  You know, life has just gone on.  It’s really weird.  John and I take care of Sean and then we go to bed. I miss her clicking nails on the hard wood floor, waking me up at 2 am because she needed a drink.  I miss her prancing around at 7 because she needed her insulin.  I miss her coming into the bathroom after my shower, licking the water off my legs.  I miss her greeting me at the door when I come home, and jumping on me.  I miss her needing … [Read more...]

Daisy Do - February 1997 - April 15, 2009

It’s really hard to watch your baby get old.  For Daisy, it started with going blind.  I think she had some vision, but what she had left didn’t even allow her to go for walks.  She would get spooked by bushes and trees.  My runner stopped running.  She would come out to the front yard, and where last summer she would run down the street looking for cat poop in the neighbours yard, this weekend she just went to the driveway, and turned around and went back … [Read more...]

SP 12 - Question 13

If you were told you could never again buy yarn, would would your last yarn purchase be? I think it would be Cascade 220.  I really do.  It’s versatile, there are a TON of colors, and it felts so well! If you were told you could never knit again, what would be the last thing you’d knit?? I’d make a felted bag.  I really would.  I’d think about a sweater, but I’m pretty sure it would be a purse. In a given year, how many times do you buy yarn? … [Read more...]

What a wonderful surprise!

I will say, that I am remiss on this.  It happened on Friday, but things are so busy that today is the first day that I had to post…  More on my busy weekend later. I have been spoiling the most wonderful person for Secret Pal 12.  Her name is Sherri, and she blogs at  I’ve been having a great time spoiling her, and I’m pretty sure that she has been enjoying her boxes.  Anyway, I sent her a reveal box last week, with some things I … [Read more...]

Sleep is over rated, right?

There has been a cat burglar hanging around my neighbourhood for a few weeks now.  He comes in at night, through open windows, and takes small things…  Watches, wallets, you know, things that are easily taken.  Every night I go around the house and make sure that all the windows are locked, the doors are locked, and then I try to go to sleep.  I try.  Tonight I was up every hour on the hour.  Some times Sean woke me…  Some times Daisy woke … [Read more...]