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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Lujack challenge

OK, so I read a newspaper article on Twitter this morning. I am NOT going to take part in that little "time-suck". Why anyone would want to read more of those meaningless snippets of life's minutiae that some folks post every 10 minutes is beyond me. I barely have enough hours in the day to play with my little Facebook pet. :-)

I love the site "Scrapjacked" and have finally taken the plunge with their current challenge on Lu's amazing LO. Here's what I've come up with:

Friday, March 27, 2009

I found this wonderful Challenge site a while ago, haven't been able to get my act together to participate so far. but their Challenge 46 is on the word "White" and I've done a page that replects that. We have snow here, lots and lots and lots of snow, even though it's almost April. I had to go back around the truck when I parked today to make sure my rear wheels won't be frozen in the ice that will be there in the morning, in what used to be a lake. A lake in the parking lot, mind you. Well at least we're not flooding like in North Dakota. I remember sandbagging many years ago when Winnipeg was balling the rising water and it was HARD WORK! I pray it all works out for them and that everyone stays safe.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Had to lay someone off today, that REALLY sucked. I feel angry that it had to happen. Took the Team on a tour of Remand this afternoon. It re-affirms my strong desire to never go to jail. I shall make a point of not doing anything that would get me there.
I was discharged from the Chronic Pain Centre today as well, that's a big success. I'm glad I don't have to go there anymore, it's been a long haul. I had hoped we would be finished today, and probably made things sound better than they really are. But that's OK. I have new skills to deal with the pain and just need to use them. It's a matter of discipline. It's all a matter of discipline, really.
Writing from work, had a challenging drive in today. When sitting in traffic I tried to meditate on Desiderata. You know, "Go placidly amidst the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence." Between deeply spiritual thoughts on that, I screamed obscenities at the drivers who cut me off. Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, I only screamed at the 11th person and on from there. Why don't people at least wave and thank you for letting them almost take your front end off? I have to admit, I did fantasize at one point just gunning my turbo-charged engine and plowing into the side of the last jerk who made me slam on my brakes. Not exactly going placidly, I guess, am I?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Got up today at 4:30 AM, went to work so that an employee who is leaving early would know that I know he's leaving early. I need to get a real job. My my, left early and got lots of things done, including 65 5x7's. Then I worked out-lost 2.5 pounds this week, I'm sure it's because of the exercise, NOT the popcorn I had for supper one night. And there was Movie Popcorn!!! on the kitchen table when I got home. The popcorn fairy! Yummmmm. Laid down, bad idea, had a heck of a time getting up. But I AM up. For now.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stayed up late last night playing with my alienskin demo download software. Too much fun.
I really got into it. Not sure I want to pay $200.00 for it though. No, make that, I don't want to pay $200.00 for it. I remember when I paid $200.00 for a car. Granted, that was a while ago, but there are a lot of things I could spend $200.00 on instead of that. Hmmm, if I were a rich girl.......

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

So on the treadmill yesterday, I told myself I would think about art projects. I didn't think about anything. Interesting how one can spend 30 minutes in mindless nowhereland. I suppose that's a good thing. Shared a meal at work yesterday with someone I like a lot-telling myself I'm too old for this. Maybe, maybe not, I suppose it will unfold in the way it's supposed to unfold.
Went inside Remand yesterday to interview a man, I haven't been in the units there before. it was a bit unnerving, one guy was banging on his cell window. I couldn't help but turn around and look at him, but the fact that the guards were ignoring him tells me he likely needed to be ignored. It was a bit diconcerting. I'm grateful I'm not in jail.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

ScrapMojo Challenge 31!!!

Spent the the day at the Okotoks Crop yesterday, it was a lot of fun. Great make and takes, and I loved the Prima class I took. After a big rush to get it done at the last minute, here's my LO for ScrapMojo's challenge 31. If I could rule the world? Trust me, NO ONE would have to pay for ANY scrapping supplies.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Looking forward to FRIDAY! today. It's been a long week. Yesterday we learned we've lost some significant funding and will have to lay people off. God, I don't want to do this. There is so much associated with this news, not just layoffs, although that's bad enough. I need to stop worrying about it. Worry won't change anything. I have a massage today, yippee. Long overdue. And after that (or before that, if I can get out early) I want to check out two art exhibitions. A treat for myself today.
I think I'm ready for the Okotoks crop tomorrow, would like to do some sewing on my pages tonight, that's about it. Then on Sunday, I can do my taxes. Not something I want to do, but a necessary evil. And besides, it only takes less than an hour, so I should just do it. Do it and be done.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Looking forward to today, finally it's warmed up a bit. Still below zero, but not bone-chilling cold like it's been.
Don't have any huge plans, just get through the workday-I'm making lunch, don't know what I'll make yet. Hopefully something edible. Then OMRB. Maybe we can get some guys into the house. Got my fingers crossed on that count.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I had the day off today, scrapbooked until 1 AM this morning, not so smart, I was tired all day. Spent a few hours at Scrapyard, but then a couple of women came and talked and talked and talked, I swear I've never heard anyone talk so much. They barely even stopped to breathe, they took fast gulps of air and talked right over top of each other! They were making me nuts, I left and went to Arby's to get some peace and quiet. As I was leaving, the owner came up to me and made a face, she felt exactly the way I did. She suggested we stab them in the neck with a paper piercer. I finally just left. No sense in going to jail for them.

I bought myself a purple hat for my "Red Hat" antics. It's quite ladylike, unlike anything I've ever worn before. If I'm embarrassed to be seen, I can pull it down over my eyes and no one will know it's me. The cook called, she's still sick and will be sick tomorrow as well. I'll have a busy day tomorrow, better go to bed. Goodnight.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Last Friday, I slept in and was late for work. (not too late)
Then on Saturday, I worked a casino all day and forgot to post.
Sunday I forgot to post.
This morning I slept in a was late for work. (not too late)
So much for my promise to myself to post each and every day.
It's late tonight, I went to Berkana House and led the meeting, kind of wondered what I was doing there, listening to the two addicts who showed up telling each other how wonderful they both were....not much I could add to that.
OK ladies, may the force be with you.
THEN I realized I forgot to bring home brochures and application forms for our visit to Drumheller tomorrow.
So I had to drive all the way to work.
The cook was sick today. I had to cook. I enjoyed it, but my back seized up about halfway through the day. Mega pain. Still in pain.
When I got home tonight, there was a message from the cook she isn't coming in tomorrow either.
I however, am out of town tomorrow. Made arrangements for someone to come in.
Wednesday is my day off, cus I worked Saturday. Am I going to have to work?
I give up.
I'm going to bed.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My gosh, it's storming again. Yesterday it poured rain to the point where one neighbourhood had 7 feet of water in their homes. Not us though. That's a real good thing. I can hear the wind blowing.
I took it easy last night, didn't do much of any importance. Copied the Cuba photos onto a disc for Courtney, watched America's Top Model. That's a hard thing to admit. I watch it because it allows me to feel superior. Not physically, obviously, but mentally. "like" and "OMG" have become the new "you know". I've counted up to 5 "like"s in one statement. You know? Duh.
On that note, I'm off to work. Will make a concerted effort to be articulate today. LOL

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Halfway through the workweek today. Well, at the start of halfway through actually. I had a full 8 hours sleep last night, feeling better than yesterday, and better than the day before that. It seems like the day's success is often contingent on whether or not I get enough sleep. But then, it's always been that way. I fell asleep at my desk yesterday, only momentarily, but did that snap of the head you do when you nod off. THAT's why I went to bed early last night.
I'm waiting for my photos to be ready from Future Shop. I didn't get all of Cuba done, but enough that I can put together pages for the Okotoks Crop on the 14th. I could take the Fhantasea album too, maybe I will. I'd like to get that done. It just needs putting together, not a big deal. Or maybe I should do my travel album for Bliss. Lots of options, I guess, there is never a lack of something I want to work on. Too bad I have to go to work every day. Oh well, that's what I'm doing now...

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yikes, it's snowing in great big chunks today! I've never seen it this fluffy! It IS however, mega-slippery, I understand, so need to head out ASAP.
The "little" cold I felt coming on yesterday turned into something nastier than I expected. Sick ALL day yesterday and feel pretty crummy still. Didn't get much sleep last night, but woke up on time, so I can't complain.
I have my waterproof camera in the truck, want to use up the rest of the shots on it before taking it in for developing. Maybe waterproof is the way to go this morning, since it's like a puffy white lake out there. Hopefully, there will be something interesting to shoot while I'm sitting in traffic.
At any rate, must go now.

Monday, March 2, 2009

It's a good morning today, not too cold. Speaking of cold however, I do have another one. Yuk. This is my first attempt to post each day before I go to work. As always, I feel a step behind the times, wondering the point of telling everyone the minutiae of my life, heck, some days I'm not even that interested, can't imagine why anyone else would be. But people Blog now. and so shall I. I see it as a form of journalling.....I got lots done this weekend, finished two albums, planned my Bliss page and album. I ordered a ton of photos from the Cuba trip, will need to pull something together for the Okotoks Crop in two weeks. I also started a canvas-Betty Boop-but the gel medium I bought from Michaels is hard, unusable. I'll have to exchange it. So I couldn't do the transfer as planned. That's the next step for the canvas, it was frustrating to not be able to go ahead with it, when I was geared up for it. I downloaded Alienskins too, three plug-ins that once I learn how to use properly, will be awesome for photo-editing. I stayed up way too late playing with them. Oh well, it's always nice to have something new to learn. OK, it's time, I'm off.