Friday, August 31, 2007

What the H-E-double hockey sticks?!

Mmm...Mountain Dew is pure bliss. A great treat after a long day's work. Notions was a *****. I'm just glad we all worked to get it completed. Rewind to when I got there: I started on Cassandra's baby shower card. I need to find out some things that she might need or would like, so Megan and I can splurge together on the goodies.

Oh, and I'll post a picture here when it's completed. I had to curl the paper clip all by my little ol' self.

What else....
School isn't as bad as i thought it would be. I'm actually thinking that my geography classes will be harder than my math. No bueno.

I think I did something weird to my right middle finger. It feels like I popped it out of it's socket and/or it was sprained. I mean, come do you sprain your middle finger?


Saturday, August 25, 2007

Over the horizon

School lingers just around the bend. I HAVE to go and get my books for my classes, but not today. Today, I just feel like lounging around and doing nothing. I might watch a movie after I blow dry my hair. I'm feeling like a girly movie is coming on. I watched Casino Royal last night. It was pretty good, but weird. I'm not one for prequils to previously released movies.

One of these days, I'll be able to afford to go to the movies.

I can't wait until we get our *new* scedules at work. I'd love to know what days I'll have off and to start planning for future events. I'm desperate to get to the zoo again before the butterflies leave [I'm hoping to shoot for two more times]. I have a friend who works there and she can help get Brad and I in for free. We just have to pay for the butterfly exhibit and refreshments.

I'd love to start getting more things done around the house. This includes more layouts and completion of the Family Reunion album that I have yet to even start. I need to motivate myself to get my pictures developed. I have a crop to attend at the end of September [my VERY FIRST at Eclectica, minus the employee crop that we had before our meeting]. I think I'll just save the Reunion album until then. I have all of the actual supplies that I might need [again, no pictures] and I'm lacking the space to create.

I also want to get into making more things. I'm looking at getting into felt shapes and possibly marketing them off. I'm not sure yet. I'd LOVE to have my own side business where I could sell a few things, but, like I mentioned, I need the creative space.

I'm bored. I need to get off here and start a movie. Hope everyone has a great day!

I lied.

I prefer the 10-6 shifts.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Well how about that?

I haven't been much in the mood to start on any projects lately. I wish I had a great creative space, but everything's covered in a sea of distress. One day, maybe.

Brad and I got into it the other day. Well, actually it was I who started trouble. I don't know why I have such trusting issues. Then again, he doesn't really make it that easy.

I've been neglecting my coffee in the mornings and today, it was pure bliss to partake in my morning ritual. I'm really just wanting ot stay home today, but I know I'll probably be missed at work....due to me being scheduled 2-9. I actually prefer these mid-shifts, since I can sleep in until whenever and then work the night away. School, though, is just around the corner and I still need to get over to the bookstore to pick up my books. UGH! NOT a task that I'm jumping for joy about. This semester is going to be one of the most difficult, I can just feel it. I HAVE to get my Associates this semester. I'm really worried about my future and how I'm going to get into the teaching field. I have NO idea what to do or how to do any of it. I just think this is the ONLY thing that I can see myself doing for a few years. Maybe it's what I want to do and maybe it's not. I don't know. I just want to get my degree and then I'll figure out the rest of my life later on.

Okay, well I'm off to do some good for someone, I hope. Just awaiting Monday, after my first class, so Brad and I can go shopping for my books and just hang out. Hopefully we can get some lunch. I just like spending time with the one I love. It's refreshing...

My hair's a wreck.

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I just plain LOVE jewelry!

Ronnie, I think you're my *newest* best friend. Don't know if you read this, but thank you so much! It means so much to me that you would think of me. I appreciate the earrings! [Then again, maybe you're just sick of the paper clips. Haha...just kidding....I think?]

Just for the record, one of our "ralatively frequest" customers to the store [I only say that since Mrs. Ronnie lives in JACKSON!], presented me with a lovely set of custom-made earrings. They are darling! I love them so much.

More updates: I just placed an order with Michelle for some stamps from The Angel Company. I have a few errands to run tomorrow AND I have another date! Brad and I went to India Fest at the Agricenter on Saturday, but it seemed more of a disappointment than anything worthwhile. I was looking forward to going again ater work tonight with Jennifer, if it was any good, but I ended up just driving home. I'm sketching out layout for my family reunion album, and I have YET to start on it. I'm also sketching out a *new* design for my room. There'll be MINIMAL space for storage, but at least it won't be as cluttered once I'm finished with it.

I'd LOVE another vacation!

Also, I have yet to pick up my copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. It sits on my bed.......waiting. One day. ONE. day... :(


That last one makes me smile. If only real cake could look that cute! Somewhere, I'm sure it could AND cost boocoos of moolah! =/

With all the product that keeps coming in to the store, I have to cut myself off somewhere. I swear I'm going to owe my life to the store and then some. I wonder....

Jennifer and I had Starbuck's this afternoon. I had to run over there and pick it up, but it was worth it. I haven't had Starbuck's in FOREVER!!! MMMMMMM.

I need to get busy on a layout that I'm doing for the store [just because!] and this stupid reunion album. I have to get the numerous pictures printed out and cropped down. I think I'll just wait until the end of the month to start.

A perfect zen moment:


Friday, August 17, 2007


*WHEW* The product never ceases! The store looks like it's done a 225 degree turn, although it looks neat and tidy.

I have never seen as much stuff come in as! I do not envy Brandy. [Sorry!] I'm wondering how we'll be able to fit everything in the store. Just a thought, we might need to expand again and take over Tech Tropolis!!!!!!! Muahahahahaha!!! We'll conquer the entire strip.....minus Booyas, OF COURSE! We could have a Booya's diner in the center of the store. Hmm...wishful thinking.

Pizza's cooking in the oven, and I'm starving, so this is all from a fatigued and hungry Megan. GOOD NEWS!!! Tomorrow, I finally get to see Brad and hang out with him for a little while. It seems our schedules continue to conflict, even when we try to take off days to be together. We're going to the India Fest at the Agricenter after I get off from work [5] and then Sunday, after Jennifer and I get off, we're heading back to the Agricenter and I'll be able to look some more.

I've gotten all that I care to for my Family Reunion album, but it's hard to just get motivated. After work, all I want to do is wind down and relax. I don't want to be creative. I just want to lay around or watch a movie, or check out the lastest and greatest releases out on the market.

I'm considering going to the church down the street for their Friday Night Crop [every other Friday], and just hang out there with my mom and her friends from the barn and whatnot and actually USE some of the stuff that I bring home. It's hard to believe that EVERY single sheet of paper or EVERY embellishment that comes home with me, I have an idea or a project in mind already for it. I still can't believe it. I need to set up a place where I can have all of my belongings and treasures so I can just work whenever I please. I'm considering taking all back to Brad's apartment and just sitting down with him and working on some things. I just need everything out of my "tiny" bedroom, in order to clean it and rearrange. I think I'm going to put my computer on my built-in desk and keep my supplies nearby. My t.v. will go by my window. My bed will, hopefully be situated so my room feels more open, and I'm going to try to get rid of a BUNCH of furniture and pieces. UGH!! It's just so frustrating. I would just like some helping hands to help move everything and pick up the floor.


Wednesday, August 8, 2007


Gerkie [my cat] got into the attic and refused to come out from hiding. It was pretty scary not knowing where she was, but my mom and I eventually found her and brought her out. She was not very happy, but she seemed to want to go back. Stupid kitty.....


In the morning...

I'm leaving for Ottawa, Illinois.

I've finished packing, with the exception of the items I'll use in the morning and my glasses in the car. I'm going to leave everything that I bought for my trip, here. I'll make my album when I get back home......sometime next week when I'm off work and I have the time.

I'm going to try to get all the pictures I take developed on Sunday before I return home and get a haircut sometime before Sunday. I'm thinking shorter and bangs. I haven't had bangs since I was a child, probably 4th grade?

The ONLY thing wrong about this trip is that Tiffany will be going along with us. I know it's unreasonable to have EVERYONE come along due to seating arrangements, but I sincerely doubt that Brad would ever be invited.


Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Just a little celebration.

On top of the hi-speed [Xipline] and digital cable, I now, as of RIGHT NOW have the internet upstairs for the first time EVER!!!! w00t. :)

Tomorrow I have to make a run to HL to pick up some things to work on up in ILLINOIS, since I'll be leaving on Thursday morning and returning on Monday. It's a short break, but I need it. I've been way to busy to get away from this place, and it's a good thing it's happening now.

I'll be bringing my UNCRACKED copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows [I lied, I've read the first page =X], HOWEVER....I must continue to read HP and the Half-Blood Prince, since I've nearly forgotten the second half of the book. Boo memory.

Tomorrow also calls for packing. IL, HERE I COME!!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

One amazing year..

Alhough it's had its ups and downs, it has been a great year. Today is Brad and my one year mark....and I haven't killed him yet. [j/k]

I made him a few things for today, that I am very proud of. The first, a stitched drum on black cardstock. I took the template from a website [Sublime Stitching, I believe], I looked at the design and sketched it onto the black cardstock, where I then punctured holes through the design and handstitched the image. I am very excited that I did this, since he's a drummer, and I think he'll appreciate all the work that went into it.

The next thing I conjured up was this lovely card, that I HAVE to give props to Melynda for. It was her design that I scrap-lifted, where she used the Love, Elsie black & white doodle paper. Everything on my card is, however, drawn on to the white cardstock. I used the Making Memories mini heart die cuts [red & pink], green and pink argyle ribbon and green and white cardstock. Again, I'm very happy with the results.

Gizmo helped pose with the card.... :)

What a cutie kitty.

Friday, August 3, 2007

It's been a tough morning...

Then again, it's been a tough week. I woke up early this morning to get a jump start on my Spanish powerpoint presentation, thinking that somehow I could put it all together this morning and have the afternoon off to relax. Well, Micrsoft Powerpoint was never installed on this computer. My mom's coworker and friend is coming over to let me use her disk and install the operation later on tonight. I thought I could have a great, productive, school day, but that'll have to wait.

I stayed up way too late last night. I made two cards and two picture frames that I have to dispurse on Saturday and Sunday. I'm kinda excited and I hope that everyone likes them. They weren't difficult to create either, but I'm proud of them....for the most part. I really like this one:

I need to do laundry. Ugh! I have absolutely no motivation for it.