Monday, June 30, 2008

It's Monday Again!

Happy Monday!! I guess I just need to admit that I'm probably not going to post more than once a week! I've tried to do better, but don't think it's going to happy sadly enough.

Had a very busy and wonderful weekend this past weekend. We rarely have plans to do anything, but this weekend was a busy one. First we went to Galt to visit my mom and Anthony. Had a really nice visit with both of them for a short period of time. Then went down the street to see my brother for his birthday, which was yesterday, the 29th. We had stopped on the way and bought a peach pie and some ice cream to celebrate his birthday since we weren't going to be there on his actual birthday. Visited with them for a couple of hours and then went back to my moms for a while longer. Once we left there we had a graduation party to go to and didn't get home until around 10:30. It was a fun, but long day.

While I was at my mom's I decided I wanted to go through all of her old pictures to see if I could find any of myself for the explosion box that I finished except for pictures. I decided I wanted to make it about me through the years, but didn't have any pictures of myself!! OMG!! I hate having my picture taken, that's why I have none. Well, I had such a good time going through her 2 boxes of pictures and was pulling out pictures that I wanted to take and make copies of. I have had only 1 picture of myself that I loved and hadn't been able to find it in years. Well guess what, I found it!! The picture is probably at least 20 years old, but it's actually a picture of me that I like. I do not photograph well at all and for some reason who ever took this picture didn't make me look totally stupid! Maybe because it's in black and white, I don't know, but was happy that I found it. It's not in the best shape though, kind of wrinkled and a tad beat up, but I didn't care. lol

Here is the picture, but like I said, it's at least 20 years old. I had it take where I used to work when I was running for the employees club and it was hanging on the wall with all the other people that were running. Yes, I did win!! lol

Sunday was kind of a lazy day. I'm not used to being outside so much and my asthma really kicked up. I'm better today, but still a little on the lazy side! lol Slept through 90% of the race and woke up to it being called for rain. Richard's driver did luck out and was in 1st place when it was red flagged, so he won the race!! Sadler came in 5th and I was happy with that!

Not much going on this week. Not working so far, but have been doing all kinds of stuff around the house. Getting ready for a garage sale, so going through and trying to get rid of some stuff. Need to tackle the garage, but don't have that kind of energy! It's going to take a couple days to do that job!!

Hope you have a great week and I'll try to post later in the week with more of my picture treasures that I'm scanning.

Talk to you soon!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Smokey Tuesday!!

It has been so smokey around here with all the fires all around us, it's hard to see the sun. You can't smell the smoke, but you can see it in the air and it makes the day look muggy and kind of overcast. To bad we didn't get much rain with the lightening strikes that caused all the fires!!

I haven't been working this week, but have been cleaning my behind off!! Have a feeling work is going to be sparser than normal for a while, so I'm getting things done around the house. I'm also going to be making some items to sell on and when I'm ready I'll let everyone know. I even figured out what I'm going to make and sell there, which is going to surprise everyone!! It's not even scrapbook related.

Since I've not been working I've been spending too much time thinking, which is never good!! It's pretty much been happy thoughts, but sometimes they turn into sad ones too.

So I just wanted to share a picture of 2 of my favorite people! I took the picture off the wall and scanned it, because it's my favorite picture and they're together. The lighting sucks, but I don't care. This was taken a few years ago when they went out to dinner with a bunch of friends and it surprised me when I saw this picture and had to have it.

These are our kids, Sara and Anthony. I miss them both since they're both grown and gone from home. Anthony now is living in San Francisco and is now working at a job he seems to love. Sara is in Walnut Creek now and also loves her job at ERM. I am so proud of both of them and the wonderful adults that they have become. I sometimes forget to tell them that and want to make sure they know it. I love them both very much and wouldn't trade or change them for the world!!

Thanks for reading and talk to you soon!!

Friday, June 20, 2008

I Know, It's Been A Week

I thought I was getting better, but here it is and it's been a week since I last posted. I have nothing to blame it on other than procrastination (and maybe ) I can't believe how addicting it is and I've made some wonderful friends there. If you've heard of Twitter, it's basically the same idea, just so much better! If you decide to check it out, as usual I'm SusieScrapper. I can't think of anywhere that I'm not though, so keep your eyes open!! lol

Am back to work, but it's been slow. Have done some parole hearings, but this week I've been doing internal affair investigation work, which is kind of interesting. I prefer the parole hearings, but think it's going to be slow for a while and glad I've been getting other work instead. I'm easy and typing is typing!!

As for the race this weekend at Infineon, we did get tickets and really good ones for Sunday, but are giving them to Sara. We tried to get tickets for Saturday, but they didn't have any and it's too much for us to go on Sunday. Richard's hours are such that we always have to leave pretty much after the race starts, so it's dumb to go. I do enjoy walking around and checking everything out though and that's why we tried to get Saturday tickets instead. Sara and Adam will enjoy the tickets, so it's not a waste.

I got all my work done last night and am planning on spending the whole weekend scrapbooking! I found a great sale last weekend at the Green Tangerine in Rocklin and Joanne's was having a sale this week and found so many treasures!! lol I didn't need a thing and that's what made it fun I guess. So I'm hoping to have time to actually get some stuff done.

Am thinking about making a bunch of stuff and putting it up on Have been hearing so much about it and some people actually do well. It's a site that you can sell only handmade items on and there is no bidding, just selling and I like that much better than Ebay and the whole bidding thing. So we'll see what I come up with this weekend and wish me luck!!

Hope you all have a great weekend and Talk to you soon!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Friday the 13th!!

I can't believe I haven't posted in a week, thought I was getting better. NOT!!

Been working some this week, but have been playing more I think. I've gotten back into the groove of scrapbooking, but that's all I want to do. I did have to clean up before I could start doing anything, but it's worth it.

I've been on a lot lately and just love it. It's not just scrapbooking, it's all crafts, which I love about it. Most of the sites that I go to are strictly scrapbooking, but cr8everydaycrafts is also knitting, sewing, crocheting, and so much more! I'm excited about it and it's pretty new, so I'm like on the ground floor so to speak. There are also quite a few men and I love that it's not just all woman, that the men get into crafts also.

I did do a new slideshow for my blog on the website and thought I would put it here also (at the bottom, couldn't put it in the post for some reason). It's mainly a few things that I've made, some things that I'm currently working on, a few of my favorite afghans, and my boxes and jars in my scrap/craft room. I always call it my scraproom, but I do all kinds of crafts, not just scrapbooking. I have 'stuff' everywhere, trust me.

So hope you're all having a great Friday the 13th and also have a great weekend!

Friday, June 6, 2008

OMG!! It's Friday!

I can't believe it's Friday and I'm posting already! I'm getting better at this for right now. lol

After much procrastinating, I finally took some pictures today. I am still camera challenged, but I did do it anyway. I have no idea how people take such good pictures of their projects and mine always look like a child did it. Oh well, someday I'll have to invest in a really good camera and maybe that'll help (or not). I just don't think I'm a photographer.

But here are a few cards that I did from a sketch that was given to me for a challenge. The sketches were by Luch and Ally from

Here is a book of ME that I've also been working on.

Talk to you soon!! More pictures to follow soon ........

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Time is Flying By!!

I can't believe it's Thursday, but thought it was Friday all day. I hate it when that happens, it messes up my whole week and weekend. Richard has been off all week and I think that that has a lot to do with it.

We haven't been doing much at all. We went to the casino for a few hours on Tuesday, he won, I lost. Today we went shopping. Sara told me about the sale they were having at Bath & Body works, big mistake! There sale was between 50% and 75% off of a lot of good stuff. Needless to say, I spent $62.00, but did get a lot of stuff. They even had Brown Sugar and Fig stuff on sale. Didn't find too much, but did get some (wall flowers, handsoap, and spray). So I was excited with my bag of goodies and glad payday is coming soon.

Have been in my scraproom a lot this week, but haven't made a lot of progress. Anyone that knows me knows what I've been doing, yes, organizing. I haven't been able to find anything I've been looking for, so I started looking for stuff and now it's everywhere. I have to work on cleaning it up tonight, because a friend is coming over tomorrow to check it out and get ideas for her craftroom.

So hopefully I'll be able to get everything put away and some projects finished by the end of the weekend. I'll be getting work tomorrow, but am hoping that I don't have to get it done by Monday or anything. I want to keep working on fun stuff and not work, but work is what helps pay the bills and shopping excursions!!

Talk to you soon!!