Monday, October 22, 2007

A small break in the action...

Last Thursday, I had a chance to go over to my friend, Heather's house to scrap for the evening. There is a big group of us that try to get together on a monthly basis to scrap, but this particular night, it was just Heather and me. We had a nice time, chatting and making fun of all the ladies that weren't there (again, people, joke). I got about 5 pages completed with this one being my favorite.

It's from February of 2007 when Dave and I went to California for me to run in the Pacific Shoreline Half-Marathon. I call it 'Goin' Back To Cali' because I had just been there less than a week earlier for the 2007 CHA Winter Tradeshow.

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Busy being busy...

So much to do, not enough time. I have been a complete airhead lately. I forgot a birthday party that Ryan was supposed to go to. I forgot to bring snacks to Annie's school when it was her day. I forgot to bring my niece and nephew their birthday gifts. My house is a mess. My office is a mess! Not like a pig-sty mess, just cluttered. It's cluttering my brain, now too! The biggest deal is just the Stuff (with a capital S). What do you do with it all?

I'm telling ya! I need organization! So I'm determined to turn over a new leaf!

So far, it's been going OK. The kitchen has remained clean for about a week! SHOCKER! The stuff isn't accumulating quite as quickly. But my office needs an overhaul and that will be the next thing. And, my dear friend, Alex, gave me a weekly planner! Now, it's not the one I will use forever (as it's a 2007 one and is only useful for another 2 1/2 months. You'd think if she was going to get me something, she would have at least sprung for a new one! (That's a joke - for those of you who don't know me.)) That's helped quite a bit. I mean, don't get me wrong, I had a calendar. But it was only a wall one.

So there. While the kids are at school tomorrow, I am going to clean my office. Maybe, if you're lucky, I'll take before and after pics!

But for now, I'm going to go write Annie's thank you notes (from her birthday part that was almost a month ago!) Sheesh!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


The best party ever!!! Our friends, Alex and Brian hosted an Oktoberfest Party - and they did it up right! We got there around 7:00 to find the backyard set up similar to the real Oktober fest - long tables under tents, German music in the background, brats and sauerkraut served, beer flowing.

Before long, the Jagermeister started getting passed around as well!

By 1:00 a.m., the remaining guests turned the outside into 'Club Muhal' dance party. The music changed. According to Dave, we were still listening to German music because he put in 'VON Halen'!

We took 125 pics, but these are the few I have uploaded!

Sehr Gut!!
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