Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Tuesday, January 23, 2007

A Couple of Layouts

I accomplished these two pages today. They are just quick and simple but that is all I am up for right now. I have not been feeling very creative lately but I know that it makes me feel good to do a layout. These photos were taken back in September of 2003, yes, 2003. How time flies!

One of the problems I am having right now is I don't have any updated pictures printed. Since I went digital I have load of pictures but I have to print them out. I think I just need to print out photos at the end of the month every month. Let me know if you have any good ideas on how to keep up with all of the digital photos.

Thursday, January 18, 2007


After 16 years, I have registered and am now attending English class. I know I speak English so this shouldn't be hard for me but it is the writing that I fear. I don't like to write papers, I don't know how to write.

I have to pass this class for my AA and I already took it once 16 years ago and got a D for the grade. I will have to write 6 papers to pass. I am not very confident about this but I do have a lot of people willing to help me. Once I finish English I then have to take a new requirement, Ethics, and then I will or should have my AA. Now they seem to change things around a lot so I have to go talk to a school counselor again and see if that will do it for me. I have all of these classes done and no degree. So I am going to try and do this, I am going to try and pass this class and write all of those papers.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

More Knitting

I have really been working on my knitting at night. I finished another scarf and now I am working on a bag. The bag is a little scary since it isn't just the plain old knit stitch and I am "knitting in the round" on this one. Once I am done knitting the bag I will felt it. Felting is when you take something that is knitted with wool and you wash it in hot water. Your stitches disappear and you are left with something that is smaller and softer.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

One Word Challenge

I have choosen the word Accomplish as my word for the AEzine Newsletter one word challenge for 2007. You can read more about it on Ali Edwards's blog.


Main Entry: ac·com·plish
Pronunciation: &-'käm-plish, -'k&m-
Function: transitive verb
Etymology: Middle English accomplisshen, from Anglo-French accompliss-, stem of accomplir, from Vulgar Latin *accomplEre, from Latin ad- + complEre to fill up -- more at COMPLETE
1 : to bring about (a result) by effort
2 : to bring to completion : FULFILL
3 : to succeed in reaching (a stage in a progression)
4 archaic a : to equip thoroughly b : PERFECT
synonym see PERFORM
- ac·com·plish·able /-pli-sh&-b&l/ adjective
- ac·com·plish·er noun


What does this mean to me? I am going to keep track of my accomplishments this year. Even if it is just something little like organizing my scrapbooking room. I tend to see all the things I can't do or have not been able to do mostly because of my back injury. So I think this will be really positive for me to see what I have accomplished this year.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Need A New Banner

Okay, I know Christmas is over and I need a new banner. I also need to start posting here but I just am in a slump. I do have some new layouts to post though.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007


My brother, his wife Martha and their four kids came up for a visit last week from Southern CA. We played in the snow, went to the zoo and hung out with my nieces and nephew. The kids are really growing up, they each have their own personalities. Emily and Maddie got to go on a geocache treasure hunt with Uncle John and their Dad. I think they had fun but couldn't understand why there wasn't an X to mark the spot for the treasure.