Showing posts from May, 2008

Short week

Well this has been a short week of work with having Monday off. That extra day makes a big difference that is for sure. So here it is Friday again and another long weekend for me. I have Monday off again. Going to be taking an administrative day and work from home. Guess we will see how great my computer tech skills are and if I can get on my computer at work from home. TJ and the Doc have given me instructions so we will see. If not I can be creative:)
Not too much to report it was a pretty quiet week. We seem to be getting lots of new patients so that is good for us bad for them. I am sure going on dialysis was not in their whole scheme of future plans.
My knee rehab progresses and we seem to step it up a notch every week. Along with the weight training. oh ya and my complaining!!!! Wednesday was outside for knee rehab. Can I just say it was pretty hot out there in the sun??? But I attempted to run (I am sure that was a funny site)jump up and down off the curb didn't happen and ma…

What a fun day

EDITED****** 5/25/08
Check out Kim's blog for her exciting news. She will be teaching at Mystic Paper in the very near future wahoo. Can't wait for her first class. Colleen and I helped her celebrate as only we can by shopping away the day.
It has been so hard to be quiet until she could announce it but as I said we are thrilled to pieces as this will be such a good fit for Kim. CONGRATS Kim!!!!

This has been a day of exploring, seeking and finding hidden treasures in many many thrift stores on 7th Ave in Phoenix. Despite the clouds and sometimes a drizzle we had a great day.
Colleen picked me up and to Starbucks for our addiction we headed. We relaxed over our favorite beverages and a blueberry oat bar for me. Kim from Mystic Paper had let Colleen know that the rest of Tim Holtz metal embellishments had arrived, so off we headed to pick those up. We arrived early and had the store to ourselves for a few minutes. Met Kim H as planned minus Ms Aliya, who decided to stay home with…

Update on tag swap

here are all the nursery rhyme tags from the tag swap. They have all been mailed and I had so much fun hosting this swap. The tags were all so unique and beautiful.
Stay tuned for another tag swap as I have had several requests to host another one. I do have a few ideas mulling around in my brain.
Than you to Carol R, Heidi W, MaijaL, Susan M, Suzanne B, Colleen J, Kim H,Cheryl S, Rebecca G for participating.

What a Day

****WARNING**** Long post
So today started as Colleen would say at 0 dark thirty. Colleen picked me up at 6:30 and off to the Merchant Square Flea Market and sale we went. Of course with Starbucks in hand. We actually got there at 7am when it opened. Parking was not too bad. But the flea market was in the parking lot and by 7:30 am it was hot in the sun. Kim joined us mid way through Colleen and mine meanderings through the booths. I think the first 3 booths Colleen had spent her money. She found some unique stuff including a beautiful rhinestone bracelet, bird cage and on and on. Me being on the more conservative side saw lots I wanted but alas there is no room for more benches, wall hangings and such. I managed to find some unique old jars, a beautiful meat tray, and I scored on some jewelry in a satin pink box. Also found a beautiful vintage camisole. My most exciting find was the bell jar cover and metal plate. Love it.
About 9:30 we bid Kim goodbye and headed to Mystic Paper for o…

Happy Birthday TJ

Happy Birthday TJ!!! You are the best son, brother, uncle, nephew, grandson and friend any one could ask for. We all love you. Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

Love ya MOM

Happy Mother's Day

What a wonderful day this has been. Actually it has been such a good weekend all around. From my previous posts I think you all know I bought myself a new camera and from previous posts everyone knows how much I love it. Well now my kids love it too. I took many pics and so did Jenn and TJ unfortunately TJ eliminated all the pics of himself. So the following pics are mainly ones Jenn and TJ took. We all met at the Elephant Bar for lunch and to celebrate all of our birthdays and Mother's Day.
Sadera and Anthony were exhausted from the sleepover on Sat for Sadera's birthday party.
Good good food, great desserts and lots of conversations. Following lunch we all trooped over to REI 3rd time this weekend for me and came out empty handed. TJ and I came home and he fixed my leaky shower faucet after a brief trip to Home Depot. Now I am kicking back and looking at all these pictures I have snapped. Great weekend!!!

Happy Mother's Day Mom!!!!

Lobby area of the Elephant Bar

Anthony who…

Busy Saturday

Wow what a busy busy day!!!! My day started at 9 am with a Starbucks and lemon pound cake with Colleen. From there we headed to downtown Mesa for the open house of Blissful Living at Domestic Bliss. Man we ran in to a ton of people we knew from Judy in Carfree, Cindy Bateman, Beth Quinn, Kim and Aliya and the list goes on and on. Somehow we missed Maija. It was interesting to see the classes that were being offered. Prior to our stop at Domestic Bliss we had to get us some new Art Prima Flowers from Mystic Paper. I am so loving these flowers. And they are relatively hard to find so I grabbed 4 yes you read that right 4 containers of them as well as a couple of new Crafty Secrets stamps.

Colleen and I headed to Sweetcakes for some yummy chicken salad on honey wheat bread (sorry Kim C and Cheryl S as I know it is your favorite). Unfortunately Kim and Aliya had prior engagements and couldn't join us. We did get to meet long enough for her to give me my wonderful BD gift Vintage …


So I stayed home and took a day of R&R from work, got up and had my coffee while I made my list for errands today. Had my list all neatly organized and made out and out I went. Mailed off the Birds & Bonnets swap, and headed to Target for printer ink, new keyboard, air filter and a few other little things. I found the ink, and as I walked by the camera department I also found something I had been looking for for a long time. Yeap my list went out the window and I came home with this. I am so in love with this little beauty. I could hardly wait for the battery to charge.

Well the battery is charged and I have been playing with my new camera ever since. I have over 50 pictures of nothing literally nothing. So I did remember to get the air filter and forgot the rest in my excitement. Luckily my keyboard is hanging in there despite the coffee I spilled on it this am. Yes TJ I again spilled liquid on my keyboard. I know don't drink coffee over the keyboard.

Colleen stopped by to …

Celebrate! Celebrate!

Tuesday was my birthday. I have kept pretty quiet about it as I was not exactly too thrilled to be turning another year older. The years seem to be rushing by very quickly and I am not quite ready to face the older ones yet.
My staff at work made it a very special day as did my son. There were lots of beautiful flowers and the most delicious bundt cake from "Nothing Bundt Cakes" It was a chocolate chocolate chip cake and it was too die for. After I arrived home from work Colleen and Beth took me out to dinner and we had a wonderful meal and visit at the Wildflower. A good day!!

Imagine my surprise when this huge bouquet of the most beautiful flowers was brought to my office. These were from TJ, my son. They smell devine and I love just sitting at my desk looking at them.

Flowers from the staff that came with the cake. Again such pretty flowers

And this little potted rose with the deepest red minature roses. As you can see I was spoiled

Beth made this stunning mask for me. I …