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Monday, June 29, 2009

Hubby and I are will be leaving on a much needed get away from home. Tomorrow morning, we are heading to California. We will spend one night in Laughlin, Nevada, and then head to our final destination: Oceanside, La Jolla & Coronado Island.
My Itinerary: sunbathe, listen to the waves, enjoy the very cool weather and maybe read...that's all I need!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Ribbon Bookmarks

I had been wanting to make ribbon bookmarks for quite a while, and finally got the motivation to do so.
I used the chipboard flowers that my SCS Big Sister Pat Honc sent me last season. Thank you Pat! The daisies are buttons. The ribbon comes from my basket full of leftover ribbon.
Sorry...this is not a very good picture, but I wanted to show you how I added a jewelry bead at the end of the bookmark. These were a cinch to make. I was thinking of making several to give to my co-workers to use for their summer reading. Hope they like them.

Thank you Gabi

My multi-talented blogging friend Gabi has bestowed upon me the Honest Scrap Award. Thank you Gabi! I'm so very honored.
There are a few requirements to accepting the Honest Scrap Award and they are as follows:
A) I must thank the person who gave me the award and link to their blog.
B) I must list 10 honest things about myself:
  1. I'm a procrastinator
  2. I have lots of phobias: thunder, lightning, heavy downpours, earthquakes, snakes, spiders, etc...
  3. I love Coke! (especially Bourbon & Cokes!)
  4. I'm too sensitive!
  5. Neat freak!
  6. I worry too much!
  7. I'm a Pollyanna
  8. Can't keep a checkbook balanced!
  9. Love to dance to my own rhythm
  10. Hate needles...I hyperventilate just thinking of my blood being drawn!!!!!!!!!!!!

C) I must upload a copy of the Honest Scrap logo on my blog

D) I must select at least 7 other worthy bloggers to pass on this award:

Friday, June 5, 2009

I want to thank all my "Peeps" for the get well wishes, concern and kindness! I am feeling better. For the last 2-3 months I have been struggling with the "BLUES...DEPRESSION".
It has been a daily struggle telling myself to "snap out of it and go on"!!!
Over a year ago my Dad passed away after a long time of declining health. The last 2 years took a toll on me in helping take care of him. After his passing, I didn't really grieved, but felt relieved knowing that he no longer was in pain. As a year was getting closer to his death anniversary, I began to grieve his death. I have never felt this way before... I miss him...
And like everyone else in this world, along with feeling this way, which exacerbated my depression, I have been dealing with work (lay offs, long hours, extra work) & stress, family, ...daily life!
Well it's no longer a huge struggle to roll out of bed every morning and face the world! I am feeling better!