Thursday, February 28, 2008

Denae tagged me on her blog, so I thought I'd post my replies on my blog. Anyone who wants to do this is tagged! :) Alicia

*what is your occupation? I take care of my mom
*what are you listening to right now? Jay Leno's monologue
what is the last thing you ate? dinner - mexican type food, beans, meat, taters, green chile
*do you wish on stars? yes I do
*if you were a crayon what color would you be? a purple/blue hybrid
*how is the weather right now? cold-ish
*last person you talked to on the phone? my mom
*do you like the person who tagged you? absolutely
*how old are you right now? 27 and 297 days
*your favorite drink? lemonade
*favorite sport to watch? I’m not really into sports, but I love watching rodeo and monster trucks
*have you ever dyed your hair? Yeah, quite a few times
*your favorite job? I don't know
*any pets? Scruffy (cat), Mya (dog), Heathcliff (loud screechy goose)
*favorite month? hmm, May or December
*favorite food? That's a tough one, I like a lot of stuff
*what was the last movie you watched? Fantastic Four, rise of the silver surfer
*favorite day of the year? I don't really have one
*what do you do to vent anger? rant, or listen to loud music
*fall or spring? Summer, or if I have to choose between fall/spring, I pick fall
*hugs or kisses? gotta have both
*cherry or blueberry? cherry I guess
*living arrangements? living with my parents, in an apartment downstairs
*when was the last time you cried? a couple weeks ago I guess
*what is on the floor in your closet? Shoes & water storage, and some junk
*who is the friend that you have known the longest? Um, I don't know, my mom I guess
*what did you do last night? Finished quilting part of a quilt, watched movie
*what inspires you? music
*what are you afraid of? I'm afraid of the dark, I admit it
*how many cars have you had? 6- F250, escort (2), durango, Dodge Ram, F150
*how many keys are on your key ring? 9
*how many years at your current job? 4 years 2 months
*favorite day of the week? Anyday that isnt' bad
*where have you lived? Joseph OR, Homer AK, Tok AK, Bozeman MT, Laie HI
*first cd you ever bought? I'm not sure honestly
*favorite vacation? hmmm, the one is November I think
*favorite tv shows? Top Chef, Project Runway, Iron Chef, Real Housewives of Orange County (I admit it, trashy as it is, I like it), Grey's Anatomy.
*5 things on my to do list today: get my hair cut, get some groceries, price shelves, fix dinner, get ready to go to Anchorage tomorrow morning EARLY
*Snacks I enjoy: String cheese, cookies
*What I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire: Pay off debts, give to both sets of parents, buy a house way out in the sticks, maybe an island, just live, do what I want, enjoy myself.
*3 of my bad habits: bad language, impatience, not finishing projects I start
*5 jobs I have had: dishwasher, gift shop manager, petroleum dispension technician, personal care attendant, baker at PCC
*5 things people don't know about me: I don't like bugs, I don't like soccer, I love Get Fuzzy the cartoon, i'm allergic to fish, I forget stuff a lot.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

A little scrapbooking

I wanted to post something today, but if I took a picture today, all it would be of would be the sideways snow that is streaking past our house. Justin's been sick for a week, and he was going to go out and ride his snowmachine today, but when he got up in the middle of the night, he looked outside and the snow was going sideways. Poor guy, he hasn't been able to go riding much, with his ankle getting tore up, and then just as that's getting better he gets a terrible flu. And now its snowing and blowing like crazy. So, since I didn't have any pictures of something fun going on today I thought I'd post some scrapbooking pictures.
We've really been working on organization a lot the last month and a half. I think its starting to take hold, we've been trying to be brutal about getting rid of stuff, and for getting things set up with a system, and getting the right furniture to hold stuff. We're using our old entertainment center from Joseph in the scrapbooking room as the bookcase for holding our papers and tools. I think it looks beautiful. I'm very pleased with it, now if we can just keep it that way. The picture below is our regular bookcase where we keep the magazines, and albums we're making/have made.
I started off with the zoo layouts.

Sorry about all the desk stuff in the background, I forgot to crop some of these pictures.
We loved the cat on the left. He was SO cute. He had these really neat arm bands of dark fur around his front legs. Very cute, very cute face too.
Here's Justin helping grandpa and grandma with their outside Christmas lights.
Here's me and Alli at aunt Earlene's the first time we came through. She's a real sweetheart.
I've been doing a lot more scrapbooking lately, but I am doing 12x12 inch layouts now, and I'm not great at scanning them, and then fixing them so you can see the whole thing, so I thought I'd try and experiment and try taking digital pictures of them, and see how that works. I'm sure the picture won't be that great, but maybe it'll give you all and idea of what I've been up to. I'm working on the pictures from Justin and I's trip down south. But before I did that, I made my cards for the year, birthday, mother's day, and father's day. I have a few more to make, but for the most part I'm done. The birthday cards we chose were SO detailed. It was a set of four aliens, and ships, rockets, etc. Well, you can see the pictures. It was so ridiculous with all the parts that I had to take a picture of all the teeny tiny pieces. :) There was a strip of pieces on the adhesive about 20-25 feet long when I ran all the pieces through. It was very detailed. But cute.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Random pictures

Here's some pictures I found on the camera today, and thought I'd share them with you guys. We took a big snow machine ride in december, with some men from church, there was 6 of us - me, Justin, and 4 men from church. We went way out in the hills, and just rode around, and they climbed hills and stuff. I'm a chicken, so I mostly stayed on the trail and tried to learn how to use my machine and not be so frightened of it. :) We stopped for lunch and took these pictures, although I'm bummed I didn't get a picture of Justin.
I look horrible in this picture - ugh. Oh well......
Here's Trace, and in the background is Tony.
Here's Mya on her pillow this morning. When it got cold a couple of weeks ago we moved her out of the unheated entry and into my living room, and just never moved her back. She's learning to live with the family, and not get into trouble. She just looked so cute this morning with her little blue bear laying there (lying there? I can never remember which one to use) with her.
I was talking to a friend last night, telling her about some organizing we did on saturday, and she suggested I post it on the blog so she could see it. So I figured I might as well do that and show everyone. Anyone who has stayed at our house stayed downstairs where Justin and I are living, and so hopefully you can picture this. Downstairs is a little hallway that right in the middle of the house that leads to the stairs that come upstairs (the inside ones). Well, in that little hallway was a set of built in shelves that we have been using for holding things that no one knows where to put them, or the kind of things that don't have homes anywhere else (extra building supplies, spray paint, duct tape, soap, etc). So on saturday we decided to take all that stuff out, clean up the shelves (very very dusty) and put all our books in there. They look GREAT! They look so organized, and it makes a much nicer feel walking through there, plus it feels so good to get something organized. I love projects like that where you can do the whole project in an afternoon. Now all our books are organized by size and subject. We have a church books section, leatherette western history books, non fiction, paperbacks, and on and on. I'm very excited. :) I did have to leave some of the stuff that had been on the shelves, stuff that needed to be inside and warm, so that's on the lower left corner, but I'm going to put some doors on there and make that a cupboard one of these days. Or maybe when I rebuild/reorganize my closet I'll make a space for stuff like that.