Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Catching Up...

Gosh, I haven't been on here forever! Life has really been loopy. SO much going on. But I thought I had best get on here when I had a small moment, just to update my 'fans' (all 3 of you) with my life. I promised mom pics of DD cooking and the goofy pics of my strawberry girls. I promised my forum friends that I would play along on the blog challenge. I promised myself I would post my latest cards I made for ArtByMoonlight AND that I would stop letting life overwhelm me to where I don't do the things I enjoy doing, like this blog. Promises Promises. 'Hold on to your hats, devils dogs' it's going to be a bumpy ride. Here goes the longest post in history. (Comment if you got that movie reference just then. *wink*)

First off, blog challenge:
(Totally copying/pasting Maricars explanation, can you tell I'm stressed for time?) I'm part of a Forum on a scrapbooking website. This is a new challenge that Lisa S started, to get us all blogging. This week's motivation is: Blog about someone you miss. They may have passed on, they may just not be in the same geographic area anymore, you may have just lost touch. Add a picture if you like. If you had the opportunity to ask them just one question, what would it be??

I miss mom. She only lives in Georgia. A 14 hour car ride (with stops for bladder challenged & bottomless pit hungry children). A mere day out of my life to get to her. But it seems life gets in the way. For those of you who only see your parents once a year, or less than that, or your parents have passed on; I sound like I'm whining when I say I haven't seen her or dad since Christmas. I can't help it. She's my mom. She's my best friend. The one I go to first to talk about stuff. She listens to me. Always has sound advice, even though I might not always use it. She is just THERE for me. For 9 years we lived 3 minutes from each other so when they had to move to GA for work, it was like the rug was pulled out from under me or my safety net found a hole. It's just not the same. I feel like I'm biding time until she returns. I get to see her this weekend hopefully, but it just feels like a tease. She has to leave again and that just doesn't seem fair. I'll tell you the latest great thing she did for me. I talked to her this week, and I was stressed with all the things I have to do before the weekend, including cleaning my disaster of a house. She told me not to clean on her account. In fact she said Don't clean, she's not coming over at all. We'll just pick her up from where she is staying and visit with her that way. Isn't that nice of her? She took away that stress in one fell swoop. I just love her. I can be in the poorest-ready-to-cry-or-run-away mood, and after talking to her, be ready to face the world. I bet she doesn't know she can do that for me. God blessed me when he made me her favorite daughter...

Pic s of DD cooking
Guasacaca (after watching 'Ham On The Street'):




Pics of both DDs' after we found strawberry shaped glasses. SO adorable!




Cards I made with
ArtByMoonlight stamps of which I am on the Design Team. I was using up scraps in my scrap drawer so they happen to all be bright colors, since that is the drawer I was working through...



Finally,
ScrapAddict (where I'm on the DT as well) is having a month long 'National Scrapbooking Day' celebration with challenges, contests and lots of prizes. Checking out the store is a MUST. Not sure if a sale is going on, but Felicia is filling up the store with lots of yummy new products! I'm working on this month's GORGEOUS Altered Kit. I just LOVE this kit!

Til later... thanks for reading. Feel free to leave lovely comments.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a reader of your blog from the UK! I love the cards, very luscious!

Maricar said...

What sweet words about your mom! And what darling pics of DD.

DanaRunaway said...

You made me miss my mom too! She is only 10 minutes away. I'll see my mom in the morning. Hope you have fun with yours this weekend.

Trisha said...

Hey! I'm an occasional blog stalker of yours, and I'm coming by your house tonight . . . does that sound ominous, or what? But I'm not kidding.

And your "missing you" post made me cry.

And you probably shouldn't eat anything with caca in it . . .

And the cards--drooly gorgeous, as usual!

Turquoise CRO said...

Love those strawberry glasses! and those cards are sweet! Just like you and your mom!