Friday, August 10, 2007

The Good Things...oh, and laundry....

So why does it seem that the good things in life are always bad for you or fattening or dangerous, etc? For I am in yesterday's self-portrait. I call it my silly "horker" (that's a cross between a hog and a porker) pose with my Baskin Robbin double scoop of Jamoca Oreo and Cherried Jubilee (in a waffle cone thank-you-very-much!) Am I feeling guilty? Not really. I DID go to yoga for the first time in a zillion years and I DID eat healthy organic foods all day long...I DID drink all my water for the day...and then I RUINED it with one " need to take me to ice cream NOW," comment. And of course, like a good man (and like a man with high cholesterol) he didn't blink, just grabbed his car keys and off we went on our little high calorie honey-date. Ahhhh...if B&R could only figure out how to make their ice cream taste as yummy but leave the calories THAT would be a miracle!

Today's self-portrait (if you want to know what's with all this "self portrait past blogs), is another one of my vices...thus the name of my BLOG. SB's American (iced in this case) with extra cream. Not so bad if it didn't have the CREAM in it...but that's how I like it and baby, THE HIPS DON'T LIE!! Ah well...what's a girl to do...seems like most things I like are "bad" for me in some way or another...go figure!

And it ocurred to me, I haven't introduced the world's cutest puppy Super Jake! He's almost nine weeks old.
I took him out on errands with me today and boy was he a whiner! Usually he's super-good, but not today boy! See, Jonah's gone at sleep-away camp (has been all week and it's WEIRD!) and Seth was overnight at Grandma & Grandpa's...poor little Jakey didn't know what to do with himself! He's used to having so much BOY ATTENTION! So anyway, I was totally paranoid that the doggy police were going to kick me out of ROSS at any moment due to my squiggly, wiggly puppy, but no, instead I was mauled by little girls and women alike (even workers) whilst we all stood in this mad, insane line! Whew! Good thing he's so cute :)

Well that's all for today...I need to get something done for a swap that needs to be mailed out, get dinner going, get the paint out for the entryway and do some basic housewively duties (ewwwwwwwww, does that include laundry? ack! I think it DOES! ) LOL...just kidding....I don't mind it...well the washing and drying and folding part...I just detest the putting away part...

Hasta Pasta!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Inspiration Everywhere!

I have been so excited about so many things these past few days! A lot of it is due to the challenges I've seen posted on Elsie's site and some other things are because of the new CTMH catalog that's coming out in September - too cool! Between the two, they've got me all revved up in a CREATIN' KIND Of MOOD!

I've signed up for several swaps (just mailed one off today and am now working on two more - whew!) and finished the layout below last night...this is more creativity than I've had in the last two months combined! AND I'M LOVIN' IT! (not getting much sleep, but hey...)
I also think I'm liking this self-portrait's portrait though, really isn't "self"...Seth took it, you know, my 5 y/o...but I think it counts, because he's FIVE!!! He's a pretty good little photographer...he asked me if he could have my Canon SLR when we were in downtown Everett today at the food co-op to "take some pics"...and that made me think, "Duh! What am I thinking?!? There are some GREAT photo ops around here!" So we starting clicking was fun - and that's your eye candy for the day :) Us! LOL...

(Now seriously, how cute is he??? I was trying to get a pic. of "the stairs that led nowhere", but he just wanted to be in the photo - how could I resist? Cute little bugger....

and the wheels keep on a turnin'...

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


Frogs, originally uploaded by blupokadots.

This is the cutest little frog image...I want to incorporate it into my banner...gotta figure this this is a test to see if this blog entry even lands there! ha!

38 things to do before I'm...

HEllOOOOOOOOOO out there! Nice to see you! Ha! If I could only really see you!

Well it's about time to start rockin' this BLOG! I think I'll start with my "38 things to do before 39" layout challenge from Elsie Flannigan. Thanks Elsie!

Oh yeah, thanks a lot!!! NOT! I JUST realized I've now POSTED my age (gasp!!!) I ALWAYS LIE!!! It literally took me some mathematics to figure out the age I'd have to use to do this challenge! No joke! That's how NOT OLD I think I am! Yikes! Anyhooooooo....

This is the list on my page, that you probably cannot read (not in any order):
  • Take more photos
  • 5k/10k
  • listen more (I have 2 boys!)
  • write more letters "just because"
  • BLOG
  • submit my work
  • Breakfast daily
  • maintain weight (well, don't gain!)
  • hiking w/my men
  • visit Nancy in OR
  • Make and All About Me A.B. (altered book)
  • Buy more cds (instead of just intending to)
  • Make ATC's with Seth (my 5 y/o)
  • Redo my address book
  • Try tofu
  • Teach Super Jake basic obedience & agility??
  • $1,200 mo/CTMH
  • Start using eye cream! LOL!
  • Pay off debt
  • Visit Holli
  • 2008 CTMH convention WDW FL
  • Our wedding album
  • Gratitude Journal
  • Paint bathrooms
  • Live green/Eat Organic
  • Pursue holistic health
  • Can peaches 4 1st time
  • Coffee w/dad monthly
  • Yoga practice 4x week
  • Daily Vitamins
  • Make "life" soundtrack
  • Monthly Dates with Big Lar
  • Scrap more - freestyle!
  • 365 days of self-portraits
  • go to AZ to see Sara & family
  • prayer journal

I've seen some really cool blogs out there and I want to start playing around with MINE and this is the year! Both boys are going to be in school full-time so I should have plenty of time to create AND cook dinner (thank goodness for the crockpot! LOL!) Now, does anyone know where I can learn the basics? LIke how to incorporate music and cool personalized banners, etc. for my blog?

Speaking of color (which leads me to personal style), I asked my dh Lar, if he thought I had a "Style" while I was creating my list of 38 things and this was his reply, verbatim,

"Thankfully no! You're a chameleon...ebb and flow with the weather, emotions, compulsiveness. You aren't a desperate housewife. You aren't overweight and frumpy. You aren't a new millenium teenager. Some people's styles are dictated by who they want to be, and others because they've just given up. You're you. And that's all I've got to say about that."

Sometimes, that man can say JUST the right thing ;)
(no, this isn't Lar's style...he's dressed up as Chief something or other Wiki Wiki for a murder mystery party we went to - WAAAAY cool fun! We're copying the idea and doing the same thing for my bday this month - yay fun!)

So that's it for tonight...maybe I'll figure out something else cool "to do" on my blog for tomorrow since BLOG IS on my list and I am PINKY SWEARING with Elsie to do these things! I mean really!