17 February 2008

today's card...


again. This time by Kelli. And I've been slow with the updates to the old blog lately... lots going on. But, here you go Kelli, I'm playing:

You must post the rules before you give your answers.
You must list one fact about yourself for each letter of your middle name. Each fact must begin with that letter. If you don't have a middle name, just use your maiden name. After you've been tagged, you need to update your blog with your middle name and answers. At the end of your post, you need to tag one person for each letter of your middle name. (Be sure to leave them a comment telling them they've been tagged and need to read your blog for details.)

Okay, my middle name is LEIGH.

L... Lazy, if something can be done easier but still done right, then I'm all for it (for example, I stole this right off Kelli's blog because it was easier than coming up with my own witty answer!)!

E... Elephants & frogs. As with Kelli, someone, way back when, decided I needed to collect something as well, and I actually think the frogs came first and then the elephants but Frogs doesn't start with 'E' so Elephants had to come first in the list. Now I have somewhat large, rather useless collections of both!

I... Intelligent. Well, at least I think so... even if the Scrabulous stats might suggest otherwise!

G... Going to England. That's right! I'm going to England this summer for the very first time! Does that count? I don't know if that counts, since the 'G' in Going doesn't technically describe me as much as the action of me Going... so I'll add 'Girl', as in, I am a Girl.

H... Harley's mom. My usual screen name or email address (don't know what I'll do when he's not around anymore, but we'll deal with that then!) Probably the only kind of 'mom' I'll ever be, but I'm good with that.

Hmm... whom shall I tag? I know some of you don't have blogs - you can answer in the comments or email me your answers... heck, you can even post them on your Facebook wall! Colette, Helena, Pauline, Marina & Celia, consider yourselves tagged!

10 February 2008

a present...

Completely unexpected (well, up until yesterday when there was some taunting and gloating & general harrassment - then I knew something was coming, but didn't know what!) and so very thoughtful (my original copy had a somewhat unfortunate inscription)... Love Ali E. Love this book! Thank you very much Kelli!

a pretty good week...

probably not quite on PAR with Kelli's BDE (Best Day Ever - see here & here), but still a pretty good week overall. (Well, after I got through Monday - worked @ 6:30am in the middle of what could have been 5 days off, but I digress...)

Tuesday I felt a little bit under the weather, so I cancelled my plans, holed up at home and got some cards made. (Doesn't sound all that great yet, eh?)

So, anyways, Wednesday morning I was awakened by the loud, shrill ringing of my phone (note to self: turn off ringer on next days off) @ 8:03am, followed by Kelli shrieking "I got THE Call! I got THE CALL!" to which I aptly responded, "Huh? What? What are you talking about?" She filled me in (ie. she got THE CALL from Scrapbooks Etc. that they are going to publish some of her beautiful work!), I pried my eyes open and congratulated her. That's so cool - now I can say "I knew her when..." Well, I still know her, but you never know what might happen when she becomes a huge SB Celeb, right?!

So, a few hours later (ie. at a decent hour, & after I had a very large coffee & a shower) I went to pick up Kelli (I guess almost-famous-almost-SB-celebs need chauffers?) & we went shoe shopping. Turns out, Cadence Footware downtown on Bernard is having their annual Buy 1 Get 1 Free Sale (I guess Kelli's BDE was spilling over a little goodness for me too!), so I picked up a replacement pair of my Favourite Shoes Ever (I've nearly worn the soles off of the first pair after almost 3 years of everyday wear!): They're Naot shoes - high on my list of Most Comfortable Shoes Ever! Love them! And then for my free pair, I got (ready for this?) the Most Comfortable Slippers Ever, by Keen:

Well, apparently they are 'Outdoor Hybrid Footwear', or so I was told by the woman at Cadence, but to my poor tired feet at the end of a long day of running around the hospital, they truly are The Most Comfortable Slippers Ever! They have felt upper/outers (I think the website says boiled wool, but they look & feel like felt to me!), with a soft fleecey-type lining, and a contoured footbed = HEAVENLY!

So, off we went to a celebratory lunch at Samosa's on Bernard, where we had some pretty darn good Butter Chicken & all the trimmings, and then we found hats (click here to see Kelli's hat, and I'll take a pic of my bear hat to post later).

Today, my 'Friday', Kelli, Emily & I went to see 27 Dresses... good show. Somewhat predictable, but quite funny - I love Katherine Heigl (Izzy on GA). And, finally, tomorrow (I guess that would be later this morning now!) some of my friends are coming over for a crop day! Great end to a pretty good week...

03 February 2008

five things...

I got this email today & thought I'd answer it here since I'm being harrassed to blog more!

Five things I was doing 10 years ago...
1. finishing my Pharmacy Tech diploma
2. spending too much money on too many throwaway items
3. looking for a Pharmacy job
4. working at the Canada Games Aquatic Center in Kamloops as a lifeguard / swimming instructor
5. working as a care aide for brain injured adults

Five things on my to do list today...
1. get up before 10am
2. vacuum up dog hair
3. laundry
4. create something!
5. grocery shopping

Five things I will do when I'm a millionaire...
1. spread the wealth
2. renovate my house
3. buy the vehicle I really want
4. travel
5. open my own SB store

Five things I'll never wear again...
1. spandex
2. 'Hammer pants'
3. leggings
4. pink
5. uncomfortable shoes

Five of my favorite toys...
1. camera
2. computer
3. PVR
4. Purple Cows paper trimmer w/ interchangable blades
5. iPod

Five banes of my existence...
1. alarm clocks
2. dog hair
3. diagonal walkers
4. clutter
5. dust bunnies

I would like to tag Kelli, Fern, Colette, Andrea W., Pauline & Debby... post your answers on your blog, in my comments or email me!

02 February 2008

a few more things I've been working on...

the first two are the ones I did for my workshop tonight.

this is one that I did with one of my newer sets (Embrace Life)... love how that flower looks with watercolours!

this card uses one of the new Sell-A-Bration sets, 'So Many Scallops'... cute!

love, love, love SU's new rubons... they go on so nicely!

another 'So Many Scallops' card...

01 February 2008

a little update...

for Kelli. These were from my first Stamper's 10, and the birthday one is using one of the new Sale-A-Bration sets - cute!