Friday, December 10, 2010

mad at TGIF

The show Seinfeld: Elaine has eaten enough subs to get a free one, but gives a guy a fake number on that card by mistake.  The episode is how "hard" she worked to get that free sub and now it's gone.

Well, I've been waiting for a $15 off coupon from TGIF for a week now.  The coupons were $5, $7, then $10 off each time you visit by such & such date.  I was so excited to reach $15 off!!  So where's my coupon?  I called this morning.  Can you believe they had TWO expiration dates on there!  One of them was 11/30, on the side, next to the coupon. The other was actually ON the coupon and that's the one I saw.  As far as I'm concerned, that's where you put what you want folks to see!  I had from 11/26 to 11/30 to use the $10 off to get the $15 off my next visit, NOT til 12/5!  Seems deceitful to me.  Why not put the 11/30 on the actual coupon instead of in the writing next to it?

So I did get an almost free meal last week and it was good.  It's just that I was working so hard to get to the $15 off coupon.  I didn't even want to go last week, but I kept thinking it'll be worth getting out of my jammies to get $15 free food!  Then I don't even get it. 

How pathetic that now I'm in quite a bad mood, pretty pissy quite honestly.  Not sure which frustrates me more!  Either way, I'm mad at TGIF. Whether it's wrong or not.

Saturday, December 4, 2010


recently I won a Unibind Photobook Creator on Facebook.  Then a couple weeks ago Ken from Unibind came to a LSS near me, so of course I had to go meet him and hang out.  We had a great time up at Scrapbook Village and made an 8x8 Christmas book.  It is sooooo cute!

My thoughts were that I'd send it to my son who is stationed in Japan for the next 3 years.  As I was telling Ken about it and that this was his first Christmas away from home and his first birthday and Thanksgiving too, away from home.  I teared up.  I know my baby is about to be 21, but dang, it's very difficult him being so far away and not being here for the holidays.  I mean, we pretty much grew up together (being only 16, I still had lots of growing up to do!). 

Anyway, Ken gave me some talking paper to use in the book to Dustin.  I had planned on buying some so I could send him a personal message in the book.  Well, I decided that book was too child-like to send to my almost 21 year old sailor, so I made him a book of his own.  I included Thanksgiving, Birthday, Christmas and New Year - thus, Happy Everything.  Here is a cell phone pic of the cover. 

I love this old Basic Grey paper.  I tore the edges and painted with a lime green around the edges, then added the 2010.  Those letters I bought when I first started scrappin' in 2004!  They're Heidi Swapp and they are timeless I think.  I will post more pics later.  I was up til 4 this morning finishing this book and am so very tired now.  If anyone's out there, thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

beautiful, restful, play day


I have most Wednesday's off at my job.  Lately I've been keeping my precious great nephew, Coleman on Wednesdays.  He is such a good baby and I love him dearly.  Today though, I didn't keep him so I could hopefully get rid of the rest of this crud and rest....and play. 

I have a LOT to do for the Christmas season. I'm almost finished with the book I've been working on for EVER it seems.  It's supposed to go tomorrow, but there's just no way, so it'll have to go Friday.

So I slept til almost 10, then jumped right into the pages of the book.  I like it so far, however, I'm getting stuck on the Letter pictures and enough space.  It'll happen though, I'm sure of it.  I believe all good things come from the Lord and this is good-'cause He gives me the ability and the ideas. :)  Just like a cook prays over & gives thanks for the food they cook and serve, I pray over the projects I do and thank God for the ability. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Where'd Friday go?

I lost my Friday.  I took Nyquil at 3 a.m. due to a very sore throat and slept the entire day away.  Now I gotta catch up.  I've got so much to do!  I am working on a top secret project and even though no one sees this, I can't take the chance,so I can't post pics yet. I hope what I end up with is as good as I see it in my head.  Oh how I'd love to take off Mon and Tues too. oh well.
We had a great Thanksgiving with family.  It's tough when some aren't there.  My nephew Bryan wasn't with us and Dustin of course is in Japan.  I miss him so much.  He did call us and got to talk with us all and that was great.  Here's most of our crazy clan.  I love my family so much and am grateful to God for them.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

oh scrappy day

Today we had our annual Thanksgiving Crop.  We each bring something for dinner and we crop all day.  Got a lot of my book done today that I'm working on.  Then, some of us went to see Harry Potter.  It was a great day and the 70 degree weather only made it better!  Would love to have this weather year 'round.  I'm certain I should live near the beach somewhere warm all the time.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Fiskateer project

Lead Fiskateer Rebecca selected 5 people to be imaginative with an unknown item she would send to us and a Fiskars tool.

Well this was for sure a very odd item.  I forgot to take a pic before I did anything to it, but you'll get the idea.  It's magnetic.  The ball comes off and so do the antenna's or arms.  Of course, it wasn't painted orange when I got it.  I figure orange is good for most seasons so I can interchange.

The ferrets were enjoying (or not) their little hats I made them.  haha.


officially halloween is tomorrow, Sunday, but Portland did theirs tonight.  I haven't looked forward to h'ween ever!  I've always struggled with it for a few different reasons.  This year though, with Coleman, it's different and it's so great. 

I already know the layout I want to do, but I gotta find Bo Bunny's Whoo-ligans line at the right price.  It's perfect for these pics.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

What did I do???

I'm enjoying having Coleman on Wednesdays.  He's 7 months old now, crawling and pulling up on everything.  He's such a good baby and happy. 
I tell ya what though, I can't for the life of me remember what I did with the boys at this age.  Then I remembered, I was still in high school with Dustin, then I went to work after school.  With Austin, he had an older brother to play with him, also, he went to daycare while I was at work. 
Having the walker today really helped.  It contained him while I did other things.  So, I just gotta get used to it and figure out how to make it work 'cause I just love this little guy to pieces and really enjoy having him on Wednesdays.  Won't be long and he'll be walking.  Oh my!  :)
Will have to post pics later.  Off to church, then home to eat something. I'm so hungry!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

a great Sunday

Lil Coleman accompanied me to church today.  Then he, gary and I went to my mother-in-law's to watch the Titans game-well, they watched it-I could care less. 
We just had a great time.  He crawled everywhere and seemed to really enjoy Judy's glass table that he could see through. 
We grilled chicken and had dinner by 3:00!  Usually it takes a lonnnnggg time to get the grill right, but not today.  I told Gary I didn't know what we were gonna do later when we were hungry again. haha.
Mom and Trina picked up Coleman on their way home from the game.  Gary and I went to our last descipleship class tonight.  The Case for Christ.  It's been really great.  Cant wait for the next classes to start.
Dustin called tonight.  He's doing well.  I sure miss him.  They're in port just briefly-like a few hours.  I hope he gets to call his dad and some of his friends. 
It's been an all around great day.  I'm so grateful to be grateful, and to be free in Christ.  He is amazing.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Fiska Friends

met with Donna and Regina today who are fellow Fiskateers.  They drove down from WV for a mini vacation.  Little shopping at Joann's and Michael's, then up to Scrappuccino in Greenbrier and lunch with Brandy.  So good to see them again and get to hang out for a bit.

I think the Decongestant I take pretty often for my allergies has dried out my eyeballs.  They burn so badly.  I'm soooo ready to keep them closed for several hours. :)

Monday, October 18, 2010

My Mind's Eye Challenge 16

This is my first sketch challenge that I've actually done.  I have some My Mind's Eye stash and this was a great way to make me use it. 

My niece, Katrina, sent me this pic message one day of Coleman saying "Hi Aunt Stephy".  I love it.  I think this is a good pic from a cell phone. 

I just love our little Coleman.  He will probably never know just how much he is loved.  He's a sweet mess!  :)

Ok, just realized I don't have my camera so I can't download the pic yet to my computer at work.  will post it later OR if you're on my Facebook you can see it there.

been a long time

Goodness, guess I need to keep this up better. I'm just gonna use it mostly for the scrappin' layouts I think.