Sunday, November 30, 2008

Viva Las Vegas

Wow, since Wednesday night I have been going nonstop. Cooking, shopping, cooking, family pictures, cooking and now I am in Vegas. Boy, my feet are killing me, but this Cosmo tastes sooooo good. Can't wait to share pics that my pal Candra took of my entire family on Saturday. Will share when I get them. Debbie and i are Xmas shopping in Vegas. Had some great sushi and now I am typing while she is wrapping. Okay if your present has too much tape, its not my fault its the Vodka! Have a super week, I am on vacation and can't wait to catch up on my sleep.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Well I have a million things to do and family coming. All the usual stuff we need to do, but working so much leaves me no time to do it. Plus with the Cat situation and Richard worried every second the cat is outside, I can't seem to keep my sanity in check. So I tood a breather and read my usual blogs. My friend Nancy is all ready it seems despite her busy household, so I know I can do it. Candra and I have been pouring over books I just received from a new source and deciding what to do about them and I am heading to Vegas on Sunday with my pal Debbie. Soooooo today I am going to be thankful for rest. I have had my cup of coffee and baked a couple of pies. I think I head back to bed for an hour of shut eye and then plan to dazzle everyone with my culinary skills. Well maybe my martini skills will help make the culinary skills much better. But before I go, I saw this quote on my Suzannes blog and I had to steal it and slap it here. I hope this becomes my new motto Well at least I will put it in a layout. Thanks Suzanne

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Prince

Prince. It's what every girl wants when she grows up. But the one that rides up on a white horse is just make believe. I know many women have their prince. Suzanne writes in her blog all the time about her prince, her husband, he even got her a carriage ride in Europe this summer! So sweet. I have a couple of princes if I really think about it. While my husband may not be a knight in shinning armour, he does do many nice things for me. I always have milk in my frig to make my latte's in the morning. There is always dinner on the stove when I come home from work and he ignores all the mess in the house because I just need to veg on Sunday ( or as he calls it Scrappa Doing). I have a best friend who I can call a prince. Tommy takes the majority of my hormonal abuse each day without every throwing it back in my face. He may say oh sigh a couple of times thou. He listens to all my scrappin, bloggin, cat peeing drama without acting board. Maybe I am a reminder what happens when the neurosis starts to take over, but without him, I am sure I would be SUPER crazy. The third prince in my life is my son Garrett. He is not the typical prince per say. But what you does for me, is all the little things that mean the most like filling my car up for gas, changing over my cable to save money, getting my weekly vanilla diet coke and lastly charming me into something everyday which always makes me smile. So I guess that makes me a Princess right? But what I really know is that this little guy is a prince to his parents Lesa and Brian Payne. This is the cover to the book I did for them

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Todays project

Well finished off a book for xmas presents for friends of mine, Will complete the book with a Thanksgiving picture. The perfect xmas presents for grandparents!
Here is a sneak peak

Brian Book

Thursday, November 20, 2008

You would thing I'm the bad guy!

Well, I came home from a long day at work to find my husband in a very bad mood. Why you ask. Daddy's kitty is outside somewhere. When he got home from work he let him out for a while, then back in. They Roaree wanted to go back out and he let him out and by the time I got home Richard did not know where he was. So instead of saying he is worried about him, he was angry. Well I have been married to him for 23 years so I know what the real problem was and I realize that I am going to be the bad guy in this cat situation. I sat down to write this blog and I got a feeling roaree was outside and I was right. He was sitting outside the front gate. I brought him in and magically Richard was in a good mood. For a man who hated cats five years ago, I think he is more attached to this cat then he is to me. This is going to be a long process I fear. But right now, Roaree is sleeping like a baby so I hope we will be pee free tonight!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Forget Prozac, I need Vodka

Oh Sigh, and for those who know me, you know that is a polite way to say @#*%$#. Well I guess walking Roaree did not correct the peeing problem. At 2 am today, I was awaken to Roaree peeing on me. I thought I was dreaming it since I was so anxious about the whole thing. But nooooooooooooooo I wasn't. I told Richard that's it, outside. So this afternoon Richard put him out for two hours and of course he came back for the "good life". Richard has a soft spot for him and its going to be a long haul moving him outside or partime outside. But if he does not stop peeing, then outside will be the least of his problems. So now I think I will flush the Prozac and open up the grey goose!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

What I learned today

I try to learn something new every Sunday in photoshop elements. Todays lesson was "how to use a brush to make a border". This border is the start of a hybrid layout that will probably be my January Hybrid Class at Simply Scrapbooks. In 2009 I will be teaching a monthly Hybrid Layout class that will teach one skill each class. I plan to use this base for a really cute Santa layout. I look forward to sharing my obsession with scrapbooking with others. Well enough posting, I hope everyone has a restful Sunday as Monday w ill be here before we know it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Toys Toys Toys

Well it will soon be the season of giving and the kiddies will get new toys. But this girl got a couple new toys this week. I upgraded my Blackberry to the Blackberry Bold. This sweet 3G baby is sooooooooooooooo fast and the screen is bigger so these old eyes can see everything. I think I am in love, the only thing that would make it better would be to change it from black to leopard, but of course I am working on that.

Secondly I got my new laptop Yipeeeee! The screen is bigger and its BEAUTIFUL. Its sleek and powerful and boy is it fast. I just moved all my digital stuff over so I will preview something later. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT. The only glitch was a problem connecting to my home network. I need to do so to use my large format printer. After two hours of googling and putting on my IT hat its done and I am happy. I will be up till DAWN i think. Hope everyone has a super saturday.

PS: I walked Roaree twice today and he peed outside both times!!!! :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Monday

Monday, Monday...... You get the picture. Mondays are never great. But wasn't super bad today. I spent most of the day connecting all the necessary "stuff" to Tommy's new iPhone. I guess instead of Nurse Cindy I was IT Cindy today. Got it done, with lots of "oh sigh's". So now I must be a pro! LOL I decided not to work in my happy place tonight as I needed to go home and work on some digital stuff. What I can always count on is Richie's Diner.

I am one of the lucky ladies whose husband cooks 99% of the meals. Tonight is no exception. So I can just sit my fanny down, work on my computer until din din is ready :) I hope everyone has such a great Monday night!

PS, roaree peed again today, OH SIGH!

I think I'm the one that needs the Prozac!

Okay, today is gonna be a long post. For those who know me well, know that I have a fancy for or some may call it an obsession with Leopard. To me leopard is my favorite color. Because of this I really wanted a Bengal kitty. They are a breed of cat that descends from Asian snow leopards. They come in a couple of colors but look like little leopards. I am also married to a man who is allergic to cats. To make a long story short, he let me have one. Now my family almost fainted as my husband Richard HATES cats. But needless to say, my first Bengal cat names Roaree is really Daddy's kitty. He absolutely LOVES Richard and not me. Thus I had to get a second one named chipper for Mama could have a kitty, and he truly loves me best, but of course he thinks his name is bitty kitty cause Richard refused to call him chipper

Anyway, Roaree has been a very high strung cat. He wants what he wants and if he gets mad, he likes to pee on doorways if they are closed to him, on Richards hunting stuff and on all the dog beds. It seems like he wants to go outside all the time. Thus we spend a couple thousand dollars building a contained Kitty Korral so he can go out the doggy door anytime he wants and be outside. However that was not good enough, he wanted to go out front. So Richard had a gate made so he can go out the front door and see whats going on out front. He still wants more. I got so tired of the peeing, I took him to the vet and he was put on anti-anxiety meds called Elavil. While it reduced to peeing, he still peed. He was then put on Prozac. Again it reduces the peeing but he still does it. The only suggestion now from the vet is to either live with the peeing or euthanize him. The thought of this depresses me to the max. My thought was lets just make him an outside cat. Of course Richard feels this is worse than death as he is used to a warm comfy house with food and treats galore. To put him out would be cruel. But if something doesn't change I think I will SNAP. Thus we started walking him on a leash like a dog. He loves it, but now cries at the door all the time to go out. I haven't seen any peeing, but its only been three days. So if you see someone walking her cat, that crazy person is me. It might be easier to put me on prozac! Oh sigh!

Saturday, November 8, 2008


Well the cool weather is finally upon us and I feel so fall. This put me in the mood to start a thankful project. I am making little Thankful books that I hope to hand out to my family to jot down what they are thankful for this year. I am most thankful for my BEAUTIFUL children. They are grown with one graduated from college and the other fresh from Europe and in her final years of college. I guess I finally did something right. I hope the change in weather gets everyone in the THANKFUL mood.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Finally Friday

Wow, what a week, I have not checked my email or anything personal for three days. I can't believe it or how much I missed posting on my blog. Not that I have anything in particular to say today except Its Friday and I am sooooooooooooooo happy. Fall is finally here and all I want to do is fall pages. Working on some cute tag books for my family for thanksgiving. I hope I get enough time to finish them before thanksgiving along with all my Xmas prep. But today I look forward to warm pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice latte and family!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Well what every happens?

Today of course is election day and I hope everyone voted. I never talk religion or politics so moving on.... Been working on some Xmas projects that I cant share. The time change has wiped me out today or maybe it was my trainer Tyler. Whatever it is, I am too tired to scrap tonight and too tired to anything but eat the yummy clam chowder my hubby made for dinner, not to mention the home made corn bread. With honey yum yum. Yes ladies my husband does all the grocery shopping and cooking, so I am THANKFUL for that today. Hope everyone has a great week.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Doxie Duo

I grew up with a dachshund named Tiffany. My husband bought me a mini doxie for our anniversary three years ago. She is Zoey Lou. When I met Candra, I met someone who really struck a cord in my creative soul. For one, she started my obsession in the whole digital side of my scrapbooking. Secondly she has three doxies, with Bella being her baby just as zoey is my little ladie. Today I kept thinking about the picture of Candra's little monkey-Bella and had to whip up a quick layout. Which then I had to create a layout for Zoey Lou. I bet Zoey and Bella will be fast friends too!
What a cute little monkey!
And of course my little hot dog is sooooooo cute
Happy Monday. Now onward to turkey!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Restfull Moment

Well the rain has not hit San Diego and this morning I awoke at 8 am feeling rested and refreshed. I picked up a book I was reading and my hubby brought me a Pumpkin Spice Latte and sat outside to just veg. I sat out by the pool in the warm sunshine in my PJ's for a couple of hours just doing nothing! Gave me a fresh mind and soul and I am ready to move ahead.

We are not returning till Monday, so I hope to get a good night sleep and some layouts done before heading back to the old grind on Tuesday.

Everyone have a restfull, peacefull Sunday

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Sunny San Diego

Well I am in Sunny San Diego, passing through the rain and wind to get here. Going to spend a relaxing weekend with my Sissy. I am working on a lot of projects for X-mas and Can't show them as the recipients read my blog. I did however see a cute pic of my friend Nancy's girls and Put this together. They are so cute! I am working on my Xmas card as well with the great shots Candra took as well. I hope everyone has a great weekend.