Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Craftster Stocking Swap

I belong to craftster.com where it's all about crafts and sharing ideas on crafts and sharing crafts.I wish I had taken pics of what I sent my swap partner.Hopefully she'll post some so I can show y'all.But looky what she made for me
And my lovely bracelet

This is too cool

How creative.Now I wanna do it

Saturday, November 19, 2011

This tickled my LOTR geek bone

Occupy Mordor

Our Early Turkey Day

 My Turkey was moist and yummy.My family was together.Paul made the stuffing/dressing with MaryAnn's directing him.Jas made the gravy from the drippings,also with directions from Nana.It was nice to be all together.
 We did it buffet style.Ate in the living room together while a ball game was on.E learned that being together,Not the day you clebrate on, is the meaning of why we are thankful.And I was able to teach her that.Cin and Jas already know this.MaryAnn spent the night.Cin slept in the living room with her.She loves Nana so much.E made Nana a going away card.
  In preparation for the meal: Paul and I hung the huge rug on the line.He was a really big help.I beat the tar{dog hair,dust and what not} out of it for an hour and still didn't get all the hair out.Had to take it down by myself and get it up into the house with out getting any mess on it.Did I mention that is is really heavy? ;}
Vaccumed the house,put the rug down and vaccumed again.Looks pretty good.
Walked to store to get bread and stuff{dollar store,yay!}.Went with Paul to get turky and fixings.Waited for MaryAnn to be here.All then felt right.And I was thankful.
  MaryAnn and mommy were discussing what I wanted for Christmas.Mom and I had been talking about getting a quesenart{?}.MaryAnn offered me the one that I have been coveting of her's.Mom said she would get me a crock pot.MaryAnn already has one picked out for me.So, Mommy is getting me this buffet style cabinet.It was used for holding up a fish tank.The dimensions are perfect for my dining room and I will finally have a place to put our village up.I normally sit back and don't ask for gifts.This year they thought of me.This makes me smile.
E has been sick the last couple of days.Paul and my mom,too.
  Dr. K wants me to see my gastroenterologist so that I can get back on Remacaid.I see him in January.Until then I'm taking the meds as ordered.My dear friend who passed last week always reminded me not to self medicate.Always check with the Dr first.Loraina was a beautiful soul that now has joy instead of pain and the need to fight.I do miss her physical presence.
 Jas wants to pay off our library debt so we can check out books again.I'm gonna see if she wants to take the bus with me.She has a phobia about the bus and riding with strangers.I have to metaphoriclly hold her hand.It's good, though.
        May this week be filled with joy for y'all.
Happy Holidays from our rainy part of California

Monday, November 14, 2011

Doing much better

It seems I'm getting better.
A dear friend died on Friday.Her hubby called me Saturday.She was my closest friend in Rio Dell.She was supose to come home on Friday.My heart is heavy.I miss her.
Everything's about balance,right?
Lately I've just been pushing on.Trying to enjoy the good things as they come.Because there are many good things.My brain just focuses on the icky stuff.
We can have Thanksgiving as a family.
Paul works that day,MaryAnn isn't going to be here and we can have it a week early.The day doesn't mater as long as we are together.I am looking forward to this.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Icky Sicky

Well, I was out of commision again.Had the flu which has triggered a crohns disease flare up.I get up,take the youngest to the bus and go back to bed.I get up to pick her up and then back to bed.It is some what FRUSTRATING! Oh well.This is it.This is life.And away we go............

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Amazing trick for NO MESS Icing


New Rental?

We find out if we get the rental tomorrow.It's so hard with what PPM/Consolidated Rental did to our credit.Let me sum up: When they raised our rent to 1300 for a 3 bdrm we decided to move.When we did they decided to charge us for things that they aren't allowed to.After 4 years they can't charge for normal wear and tear.They charged for steam cleaning the steps in front of the apt,rug replacement,painting of the apt and removal of items that belonged to the owner.We lived there for 7 years.Sent us one letter.Since we didn't respond they sent it straight to credit report.No court.So, now we have retained a lawyer who is going to help us.BUT it will take a year to get the $5000 off our credit.We need to be out of here by the end of Sept.Land owner lost the house to the bank.
So, there it is.
Other than that, E had a good back to school night.Paul came and met her teacher.Cin likes her IS and Jas has spent a week or so with us.
I have to go see my gastroenterologist. My dr thinks I may have another blockage that may need surgery.YUCKY! Oh well.
My mom had to go to ER.Got rehydrated,no COPD complications, and is doing good.This makes me extremely happy.
I have good things in my life.I have good feelings.I just forget to remember what is good in my life.
Thanks for letting me rant.Have a good day, y'all.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Missing since July.......

Wow.I didn't realize it had been that long.Dealing with housing,my crohns disease,my mom's copd and life in general is sometimes all consuming.Trying to get back in the swing of blogging.Hi to all and hope to see your blogs daily ~Anne

Sunday, July 31, 2011

What's for dinner?

Glad you asked...It's carne asada. yum.Bell peppers,onions and thin cut steak marinated in lemon and spices.OOOO yum.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

She can see

My mommy doesn't need glasses the Dr says.YAY! Saw Sucker Punch on PPV.I liked it.Of course, I like Sin City and 300.
Hopefully the house we are looking at tomorrow will be the one we can rent.The old coast guard housing in ferndale had to postpone letting us move in cause they were told they needed an enviormental study.6 months more.We were supose to be moved in by this month.The house we are looking at is a monthly rental.So,when the city is able to rent out the housing it will be easier with out a yearly lease.
B and P=Breathe and Pray. Then do the foot work.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

All fall down...

Well, the second house fell through.You know,this was going to be our home.The Reeves were going to sell it to us.Then we find out they were charged with embezzlement and our house was forclosed on.So,they didn't sell it to us.The bank has it and we are supose to be out by the end of aug.We were hoping to be out by the end of this month.It gets very frustrating because our dog is on the breed banned list for many insurace for rental agencies.My mental health is balanced right now so, I am grateful for that.
Sometimes it just feels like you can't win.But my hubby always feels like everything will work out.So,I'm kind of the one stressing.
I hate packing...

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Sorry friends for not posting very much.The land lord who owned this place was forclosed on.The bank took over and needless to say we are not happy with each other.They want us out.We are working on it.
Send good vibes my way for a house we are putting in for tomorrow.Can keep E in her same school.
  Good news-hubby took the girls(2 oldest) and I to see midnight Harry Potter!Then he took me out to bingo last night.
 Bad news-car shut off on the freeway.Probly needs a new alternater.Good thing I won $60 last night.
Worrying about finding a new place,the car and money does me no good.Thank god I am on my prozac right now or pain might be being dispersed every time some one talks to me.
And about Harry Potter.I was one of the ones who always believed in Snape.Had the book mark and told everyone I did.Even though he only did it for the love of another and not for Harry, he still did it.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Depression can show in many different forms.

I'm feeling more sad than what is normal for me.I may need to go see my Dr. again.Here's what's going on in my world.
Today was Elora's last day of first grade.I'm sad.Not cause she is getting older but this means it's one step closer to the reality that we will be moving in a few months.I have grown to really like this little Mt. town
I've never been one of those who gets sad when my kids do something that proves they are getting older.It excites me when that happens.I am so proud that she completed at average or above average level.And Cinda is done with this semester of IS.As and Bs. Woo Hoo.
I just really don't want to move.It's taken me 2 years to start to fit in here.Now we are moving to a farming community.My hubby works there,so, it will be easier.But I like it here.We were going to buy this house until the owner was forclosed on.
All will be well.I just need to get with it.
And my hubby is doing training this week end.I kind of miss him already.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Speak Up

While you scream at your woman, there's a man wishing he could whisper in her ear. While you humiliate, offend, and insult her, there's a man flirting with her and reminding her how beautiful she is. While you hurt her, there's a man wishing he could take her pain away. While you make her cry, there's a man stealing smiles from her. Post this on your blog if you are against Domestic Violence & Mental Abuse

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Monday, June 6, 2011

Where have I been?

Chronic Fatigue and depression have been bigger than a shadow lately.SSI(suplemental) have been messed up towards my mom.Her and my pops have been seperated for about 7 years.When she moved with us she informed them.When they did phone interviews she told them.But now that pops is getting his VA they want to say that he is suporting my mommy and he lives with her.Yeah we are going through the paper process AGAIN!

After almost 22 yrs hubby and I really have been trying to redefine our relationship.I have been the sick one at home who takes care of the kids.While he has been the one to work hard then be able to go hang with friends.We aren't a 1950's couple.I don't wear pearls around the house.And I've been pretty healthy considering the disease I have for over a year now.Paths aren't always paved smooth.Frelling cobble stones.
My oldest.Um,God love her.She's 18.'nuff said.Oh, and she's like me.now 'nuff said.
Pushing through the smog that comes with the depression is something I just HAVE to do.It's the only way that I can get to my happy medium.
Things will turn out the way they're supose to be.As long as I do the foot work it always goes how it should.Whether I know what is the correct thing or not.If I keep doing what I need to it does work out.
Blessings All.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Thank you our fallen

Hubby had to go to work early for the Kinetic race finale.11 hr shift tonight.Hardly ever has any big disturbances.The whole lot of people are really into peace and sharing and such.I fixed BBQ chicken on the broiler with scalloped potatoes and corn on the cob.We ate about 2:20.I had to nuke the darn chicken.I can never seem to get it cooked all the way through.I even added more time to the cooking.Oh well.
I am lucky to have my pops,a Vietnam Veteran,still in my life.My grandpa was in the army in WWII.He is no longer with us.But they and many others are in my thoughts today.Even all that I have and will never know.Having people who keep my family safe is a blessing.I am very grateful.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

BTW, saw it,love it, recommend it.If you LOVE Capt. Jack, this will be enjoyable.And fun.And exciting.And..just go see it.NOW!

Craftster swap Newbie#16

What I got

What I made and gave

Although I don't think my receiver was as happy with the gifts I made as I was thourghly excited by my gifts I received.My person I sent to liked Rainbow brite and Twilight.You can't tell from the pics but the cross stitch colors are really bright.I made everything else with out a pattern.A book cover,a crochet needle case with room for sissors,a match book note pad with a Bella quote and a cross stitched book mark that sums up New Moon in my opinion.She sent me a pm saying they were great but I think she was expecting more of a wow factor.This was my first swap.I didn't think to add a little extra or package it all pretty.I sent it in a recycled bubble envelope.It's just I spent way more time on the items than required and I expected too much in way of thanks.

Let me say that I LOVE my package.Alex is Amazing.And if you have never been to craftster.org you should go.Really creative people and inspirational.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Jossverse related

I love most things done by Joss Weadon.I just saw White Noise 2 with Nathan Fillian staring in it.He plays capt. Mal in the Serenity series.Who ever wrote that movie knows the Jossverse.Cause they had another character refer to Nathan as Capt. Tight Pants.A nick name for his role in Serenity.I thoought it was so funny.And it was a good movie.Not gory,really.But the mystery of it and how it played out was really good.I reccomend it.Night all.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Bummer post

If a good mom's day is sitting around all day watching tv then ok.I did get this wonderful lady bug that my 7 yr old made for me.
Yesterday my middle girlie turned 16.We gave her a party at laser tag.It was nice.But DH lost the money earlier this week.So,no prezzies.Cake,pizza and 2 games was fun.I just wanted to do more.He needs a darn money clip.
I'm just cranky today.
I really wish all the care giving women out there a wonderful day and pleasant night.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Monster Kittey

Monster Kittey says Happy Easter

Saturday, April 23, 2011

What shall we do?

Tonight we shall color eggs.We shall shake them and not break them.But we shall color them.WooHoo!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mommy's Easter Village

If you've been here for a little while you may have noticed that I put up my mommy's villages for her.For me,too.I love the way I get to create with how I form them and the flow I can create.So, with out further ado
That's with the lights lit in the houses.Not all are lit.I left the light sets in with the x-mas stuff.Can't find them all.
Here they are with the lights not dimmed.You get to see the color a little better
And here's a little closer look.Pics not so good.The digi camera I bought from ebay got bounced around too much and doesn't work hardly.These are taken with my handy cell phone
I hope these gave y'all a smile.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Good news,Bad news

Good: Middle daughter is going to Sakura Con.A convention for Japanophiles.Manga,anime,japanese pop,anything Kawaii.
Bad news:Her boss had a beef with an inspecter that got his business shut down until it's taken care of.Hence no money to pay Cin for her pay check.
I am SOOOOO angry right now.She has been saving her money for this and for her Mass effect/Dragon Age games.Now we(her parents,grandma) are scrambling trying to get the rest for her.It just makes me really upset that her boss has let this get in the way of her doing what she has worked hard for.She's fifteen,working at a pizza place by herself and doing a really good job.And this is how she is rewarded?
Normally I try to think all will balance out.I don't throw anything out,so, we are going to go do some recycling to get her a little more money tomorrow.This was supose to be stress free and fun for her.
This will work out.I know it will,like it always does.It's just so frustrating not to beable to make it ok for my girl.Tomorrow is another day.If Scarlet can persevere than so can we!
Thanks for listening y'all.Venting is healthy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

wordsinsync's Monday Madness


I have suffered on and off with depression.Sometimes I need to take prozac for a couple of months to get back on my even keel. I am writing about this for two reasons.One~Wordsinsync's blogging challenge.Two~I don't think I've shared this with y'all.When I first got sick with crohns disaese I became very depressed.It took away everything that I wanted to do.It took the Dr three years to first get it under control.It being the immense pain.Then I had to have three feet of my intestines taken out.I got better for about a whole year.But even during that time I had very dark days.I have had to deal since I was 18.I'm 41 almost 42.You do the math.If it hadn't been for me putting down my pride and saying I need help I may have hurt myself or some one else.I use it in conjuction to living a life based on the 12 steps.For way more than any substance I needed a way to learn to live with who I am.I am glad to be who I am today.And this makes me happy.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Masquerade Digi Kit by This Be Me Scraps at MooTwoDesigns

Looky what I got.!.!.! Masquerade at MooTwoDesigns

I know it's a lot of pics but I LOVE THIS KIT!!!!!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Little bit hamming it up while munchingMy youngest turned 7.For her school celebration We made what we call
I was inspired by this post http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=219864.0

These are blue berry muffins decorated with frosting to look like Poke'balls from Poke'mon.The class love that we make muffins instead of cup cakes.It's a nice change.
And here's a pic
Me with the box
It was 2:30 in the morning when I finished.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Few more scrap pages

Such is LOVE

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Artistic Halloween Queens Give away


Wordless Wednesday

Wordless Wednesday is a great day to post an awesome picture that “speaks” for itself, no words needed!

No more eye patch

My mommy's right eye cataract surgery went well.Her eye patch is off and doing the eye drops.Thank you all for your well wishes.I'm so happy~Anne

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Green muffins

Elora wisked the milk,food coloring,eggs and oil together.I cooked them up and iced them.She sprinkled the sugar on top.These are chocolate chip green muffins with a little icing.Her class loved them.Yay for green muffins!
Still don't have a good working digital camera.This is after school with my cel phone

This is awe inspiring

This is why I feel honored to have people in our world willing to do search and rescue.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Few more scrap pages

The pup and the kids

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Today is the first time I will be able to sit down and watch the Oscars,or any award show for that matter, in a long time.My youngest is out with daddy and I get tonight to myself.I usually watch bits.Now I get to see the whole thing.
Bad news.My crohns disease is acting up.I didn't watch what I ate well enough the last few days.so, yeah a little bit of ows.Now back to my pre Oscar watching.I'm such a dork.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


We had to take my mommy in Tuesday to the hospital ER cause she couldn't breathe.She has COPD and it's been wet,cold and icky here for several weeks.They admitted her with pneumonia and just let her come home yesterday.
She is getting stronger and was able to see it snow here.It stuck for a couple of hours.Even iced over my dish and had to wait for that to melt a little.It's cold my friends.
May your week end rock and roll with fun!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


I get tired and depressed sometimes.This week has been like that...wait, this week? ok this last couple of weeks.My oldest and I are getting along better.My middle is taking charge of her life now.And the six year old is NUTS.And I as a mommy sometimes get run down.So this is where I am.I will get back up on Jornal keeping wagon soon.Right now I'm gonna try to take care of me.Bloggers are great because any time I've needed suport y'all have given it.Thanks~Anne

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Cake wrecks' book on TV

On Graham Norton tonight he showed one of my favorite blogs book.It's a site that posts cakes that are unusual or where they mes up the words.Go here http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/2011/02/your-turn.html  and laugh your butt off.I do.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Family updates and ADSDesigners.com is back!

Cin's flu is turning into nasal infestion just like it always does.I'm going to have to pay another payment when I take her in on Monday.The bird brain doc didn't remember seeing her(she is the ONLY doc Cin has seen there over the last year and a half) and wanted to wait to see if the dizziness,vomiting and no equalibrium would right itself.Of course none of that happened and the mucus has started.Sorry TMI.Little irritated at this doc.
Good news.Mom's cararac is gone from her left eye.Doc said it was the first time he ever had to use the little break up tool on it's highest setting.The catarac was that old and hard.Eye drops are still being done by me and she can seeeeeeeeeeee.Now for the right eye in a couple of weeks.This is so exciting.
More good news.I love this site http://adsdesigners.com/
They let anyone try digital designing scrap booking kits.I'm not confident when it comes to making elements(I LOATH photo shop).I enjoy taking the colors they give us(we all vote on) and making a few pretty pages.They host a blog roll with a list of the blogs who have offered our work for free.You get all sorts of talent levels and you can offer your own if you want.The thing is you get a variety of digital kits for free.
  The last two administrators who took over are no longer doing it.They had great ideas to get the site grooving again.Sadly one of them passed away and they other just couldn't do it with out the other.My heart is saddened by this.
The new administrator is full of energy and wants to bring the site back to where it was a few years ago.Giving away great kits,encouraging people to design or create(You can also do quick pages) and brining this great community back together.Not sure if this Jan/Feb collab kit will be out.Gonna try.But the March/April will be ready.We need people to come by and give us a look.Register and help us breath life back into this site.If you want to just get a few free kits you need not register.But we've got some great people and would like to add more.I've slacked on it.Now I would like to get back in the saddle again.Join me won't you? http://adsdesigners.com/
Here's a page I did for a pack of pages in July 2010.Simple. I repeated an image down one side and now I can use it for a fourth of July pick or just something exciting

Saturday, January 29, 2011

My middle girlie is sick

The flu has struck my kiddo.My mom now has to keep her distance cause her catarac surgery is on Monday.Cin is dizzy and nautious.I feel bad for her.I hope she gets to feeling better soon.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Japanese High-Rise Graveyard - Swagbucks TV

Japanese High-Rise Graveyard - Swagbucks TV
This idea seemed kind of cold to me at first.But it makes a lot of sense to me now.Especially for older or disabled people.It also seems to give a sense of privacy.The more I think about it the more I think it is a really good idea.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I have not vanished...I'm here

Finding out that the owners of our house got forclosed on and that we will be moving sometime in the next six months has kind of stumped my creativity until last night.
Using the wreath from this post trashy wreath,too
I redid it with a heart made from tights and felt hearts glued on.

Now maby I can start getting my scrapbooking mojo going...hmmmm

Friday, January 7, 2011

How many?

I have 17 followers! How did that happen.Neato neato.I hope that I share a small part of y'all's day and may we all be well.~Anne

Oh No He Didn't Friday

In The Land Of Mom
My hubby once bought The same box of chocolates for his mother,his best friend and me for valentines day.THE SAME BOX y'all. Yeah,not done that again.LOL
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