Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Three days is a row - don't get used to it!

Things still suck at work! But now it's becuase people don't want to take responsibility from me... I get it but seriously we are talking about a project that basically is the face of the company. UGH! Any who not my problem in t-14 days!!

Joanne is having her baby in a week. For those of you not familiar with the story, joanne is a hig-risk pregnancy and so they decided to give her a c-section early to fight off any complications. YEAH!!! Baby is coming!!!

Felt creative today so did another layout... see below the wonder that is my Red Hat Group. Love these ladies very much and here is our first pajama party. Going to the national conference with Maryanne and Pat, which should be hella fun! Ok off to BBq tonight for the return of dave and the flank steak...YUM

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Layouts and updating of the list

Here are the latest two layouts I've done. I'm proud to say I've filled up one book! I'm on the second, and i'm pretty excited.
I'm also really glad I quit, but more on that later!

Scraplift the person Ahead of you April Challenge

Sketch April Challenge

Loved doing these, wish I had put some more thought into the sketch challenge, put it's a great picture of Eva's little boy and i really loved the colors.

Now as for quitting.... i wish they would just send out the e-mail... everyone knows but i can't put a transition plan into go until the official notice goes out. The two top people have tried to convince me to stay, but I declined the offer. I'm ready to move on to bigger things. I've made some of the best friends ever at (or because of) DP, but it's time....Just needed to vent that out!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

A Star is Born

Today Lyndsey made her broadway debut in the ensemble of Rent. Rent is by far my favorite broadway show, (today was my 12th time seeing it!) She was phenomenal. The cast was great with her and made her really feel comfortable. It was one thing to see her on stage, it was quite another to have her be miked, and have it be on and see her be so natural. So yeah I cried a lot... I'll up date more about it soon, but had to out the first pictures up!

Also I'm quitting tomorrow morning, keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I know I know, The updating part of me isn't very good!

Wooo, Lots to tell so let's just get right to it! I've been good about the creativity thing, which you're about to see! Completed a bunch of projects and have a ton of ideas running through my head - just need to make them all meet!

so now a few pictures... Number one Completed Rent Altered Tin for Lyn's debut in Rent this weekend, OK i know it's only a one-time walk on role but a girl can get excited right? I mean she's only 13!!!

Second... Finished stuff for Joanne's Shower that was on Sunday (in the interest of full disclosure, i didn't finish the second bib! But hey the kids not even born yet!)

1st of two said bibs

Layout in frame of a page for Joanne to put a picture, for each month of the 1st year. I took the opportunity to play around with some fun and new for me techniques, heat embossing, stamping, playing with my new Xyron!!

I'm also just finishing the candy bar wrappers for My brother's engagement party on saturday night, since they aren't my finest piece of work I'm probably not posting them... suffice it to say they'll do!

We interrupt this important crafting announcement to bring you an update on my dating situation: NADA... We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog...

Job Front
Woo Hoo I got one! I'm officially giving notice on monday, and as of May 19th will be employed with the Navigators group. Significant raise, significant commute too (but I'm willing to overlook that for now!)

Other fabulous News:

Eye healed up pretty nicely, I posted some pics of me from the cruise i went on with my mom this weekend. A 2 day cruise to no-where... it was awesome! So relaxing we had great food, though i did get sick on steakhouse night! You'd think I learn by now not to eat the whole bowl of creamy new england clam chowder, but I just can't help it! Still a fun weekend and a great time. My bowled the pants off of everyone at the wii bowling tournament.... highlight: a 17 year old boy (i knew he was he was studying for the social studies AP exam) asks me, how old is your mom? I say 56 why? He says: I think I'll stick to guitar hero, I'm afraid of her! I respond laughing: she just retired, she has nothing else to do all day!

Me in the ship's main hallway

Me and Mom at Breakfast....
Oh yeah I went back to Auburn too! Wow busy weekend!
That's it for now!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Love Not being at Work!

I have been in a training class all week and i have to say I love it. They feed you, understand that every 2 hours I need a break, etc... plus I'm down town so i got to hang out with my friends last night. ALL YOU CAN EAT MUSSELS!!! YUM

On the job search front, the company i had hoped to get an answer from this week is being dicey, and telling the recruiter they want to do their due-diligence and see more people. OK cause i have nothing better to do than wait for ya'll to make a decision. Delightful! Oh well, I'd like to get an offer from anyone at this rate!

Creativity wise... I finished a bib! One to go (Look it's on the complete list!) Pictures to follow.
I ordered a frame for the layout for Joanne's shower and started doing some sketches in class today of what i want it to look like. At least I'm getting some craft time in!

OK just a quick update.... ta ta for now!

Sunday, April 6, 2008


Well it's official! I'm an idiot! The doctor was none to pleased with my drinking and scootering (actually trying to put the scooter in a cab incident) and so the result was 10 stitches to my face! Below are the pictures for your enjoyment!

Thursday night (pre doctor visit)

After seeing the determitologist and recieving the stitches...

These are going to make an AWESOME scrapbook page! I just ordered the pictures and man i can't wait!

Rhode Island was fun, did a ton of shopping, and got some cute stuff... even cleared some stuff out of my closet to make room. All in all a great weekend. i even got a bunch of work done on joanne's bibs so that made me happy too!

That's all I got for now, just had to share the stitches picture! As I've been saying all weekend, you should have seen the other girl!

Thursday, April 3, 2008


Last night was a blast! Love Ashley for making me drink waaaayyy too much. Drinking this much only leads to incidents... like the 3 inch gash under my eye that I'm currently sporting. Thank god there are no interviews in the near future! My mother is going to kill me, but hey whatever... clearly Wednesday nights are over for me!

I'm really going to have to stop drinking until I can get my emotions under control. every time i drink i cry about the breakup. And not even because i want to get back together or anything. just stupid.... any how

Town Tavern on Wednesday nights rock... Ashley rocks, Sol at Aces Rocks (for avoiding swelling and calling T!) and Toby as usual rocks for coming to take me home. I'm documenting it here. No more shots (sorry Mel, but viva limon calidos!) and 2 drinks if i go out. That's it, I'm done....For 1 month - we'll see how it goes after that. On a way better note, I heard yesterday I am the lead candidate for a position that i interviewed for, the excitement is really beyond belief. SO keep finger, toes, anything else you can cross, crossed!
Completely randon, here is a picture of Lyndsey as veruca from her play last weekend. I've been staring at this picture thinking good lord, how did she grow up so fast? She looks nothing like herself here, but I guess she's that much older!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Everything Old is New Again

That's a quote, don't know who said it but here at work it's true. I'll let you all in on a secret (or maybe not so much of one) I'm looking for a new job. My time here at DP is done, for 7 years I've been hearing things will change and get better and they have yet to! So I'm leaving. I've been interviewing at some great places and think I'm close in two companies, so everyone keep their fingers crossed.

In order to start the change of the DP IT department, they've hired a new manager, she started today. The poor girl has no idea what she's in for... an ex-manager who decided he wants to program (meanwhile couldn't program his way out of a paper bag.) a programmer who shows up when he feels like it (which isn't often!) and a third programmer who does whatever he wants instead of the priorities. I only hope she can bring some order and authority (the one thing they never gave me) to the department so things can get done. Her biggest problem will be senior management's expectations of why they can't have the world when they want it. I don't envy her at all, I'm just hoping I won't be here to see what happens, and it will be sad, as I love this place but if I'm really going to have a career - i have to take the next step, not wait for it to come to me.

OK that's my babbling for today. Going out tonight with my gay BF Kev so i know I'm in for a great night!