Sunday, September 23, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
1. YOUR ROCK STAR NAME: (first pet & current car) Squeaker Protege... not too catchy, is it?!
2.YOUR GANGSTA NAME: (fav ice cream flavor, favorite cookie) Oreo Shortbread
3. YOUR "FLY Guy/Girl" NAME: (first initial of first name, first three letters of your last name) Lhur
4. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME: (favorite color, favorite animal) Green Elephant
5. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME: (middle name, city where you were born) Susan Boston... that does sound soap opera-ish!
6. YOUR STAR WARS NAME: (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first) Hurla
7. SUPERHERO NAME: (2nd favorite color, favorite drink put "The") Blue Tonic... hee hee
8. NASCAR NAME: (the first names of your grandfathers) Arthur Austin
9. STRIPPER NAME: ( the name of your favorite perfume/cologne, favorite candy) Happy Reese's
10.WITNESS PROTECTION NAME: (mother's & father's middle names ) Elizabeth Bartholomew
The gangsta name is my favorite!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
I love this stamp and finally bought it for myself. Last night my work buddy Dave and I had a chat that was very time appropriate for me. Every day we both work with people who have been beaten by their own sadness and difficulty coping with life. We were talking about people and the different levels of strength and resiliency that we all have. I think for alot of people happiness and peace is not a choice, it is a fight between them and their brain chemistry. Life is a constant fight to move on... to choose not to let your own and other people's loss, guilt and grief weigh you down. You can give in or you can keep going.
One person who I know who always kept going was my Uncle Jack. He died today after 87 years, the last few weeks being sick and today being taken off the ventilator. He lived through WWII, the loss of parents, siblings, his wife and his son and he kept going. He had a companion, Eva, for the last 10 years of his life. And she became part of our family. I was struck today with love for my family as three generations were gathered in his hospital room. The Early family has lost precious members over the last 10 years. Today we were telling stories about Nana, Aunt Jean, Aunt Janice, Uncle Bob, Sean and now Uncle Jack... hopefully they are all together now, playing cards, having some cocktails and watching those they have left behind.
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This card is for the SCS color and sketch challenge for this week. I don't know how I feel about it but I made it to send to my mom and dad. My mom and sister and I recently hosted a baby shower for my sister-in-law(who is due in less than 4 weeks!!). My mom did a ron of work for the shower. I wanted to send my parents a card telling them I appreciate all they do. I forget alot to tell them!
This is the card I made for Ana. You'll recognize this little guy. I think he's so cute and I can't get enough of him! It seems that elephants are also popular among my family and friends. I love elephants myself! I also LOVE this ribbon from American Crafts!!
Off to bed... I'm too tired to post the details for these cards!:( Work was fairly busy tonight and it's time for bed and an episode of the Golden Girls!!
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
I took my nephews to the zoo today. It was a fun day though they totally wear me out and I find zoos slightly depressing, this particular zoo anyway!
I had plans to stamp today but I am really tired! I am starting a new part time job this fall. I will be working one day a week at a local high school, doing therapy with students. I am excited about this but scared!!