Friday, August 12, 2011

Just An Agenda

Well, when I started this blog, one of my goals was to try and track my daily or even weekly agenda from time to time and I haven't done that in awhile so I thought I would do just that today - blog my agenda!

I have a somewhat busy day planned so that I can prepare for a quick weekend trip to see my parents and pick up my beloved Bassett Hounds, Maggie and Buster that have been living with my parents for the last 3 1/2 years.  When we moved from our 1/2 acre home to a home with a much, much smaller yard, we felt it best that they have my parents 5 acre home to explore.  However, they are now 11 and 9 years old and we just can't bear the thought of them growing old without being with us.  So, they are coming "home"!  Although our yard is small, they don't run around much these days and they will get lots more attention here.  The whole family is excited to be bringing them back home to us.  I am sure you will see some of their adorable droppy eared sad faced pictures in months to come!  ;)

So for today, here's what's on the menu:

Clean glass and mirrors - done!
Restock toilet paper - done!
Hand wash a ton of dishes (UGH) - done!
Take out recycle - done!
Prep coffee - done!
Layout for SO
Make bed - done!
Water plants - done!
Clean microwave - done!
Call in scrips - done!
Call orthodontist - done!

And by Monday afternoon/evening:

Pick up Bassetts
Layout for Thaty
Put border strips around Laddy's quilt blocks
Gym - Sat and Sun
Refill salt and pepper shakers - done!
Bathe Bassetts
Court (don't ask.....UGH)

Well, I think that is about it for today.  I am trying to keep my schedule light because I haven't been feeling so well.  Been a bit sad :( and my mean old friend Fibro is hanging around more than I would like.  And you know.....Hmmm....I don't think I have done any layouts since my last post so I don't have anything to show you today.  But, I will have a couple soon!

Until next time, Hugs!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bad Blogger and FREE templates

Wow, I have been a very bad blogger and I deserve a spanking or at least a slap on the hand!  I really started this blog out with the best of intentions to at least blog a few times a week and reflect on my life, thoughts and inspire others with my creativity.  However, I have neglected to do that over the last two weeks!  In my defense however, I was super busy with that little graduation (ha!) and then I have had some major issues with my Fibro acting up so I have a couple good excuses....right?

So anywho....let's get to it!  First of all, I just have to share that my adorable daughter wound up graduating from BMT as an Honor Grad.  This was HUGE!  Out of 683 graduates that weekend, she was in the top 10%!  This will help her in her military career from this day forward.  She really started off with a bang and I couldn't be more proud of her.  Here are just a few photos to highlight what our weekend with her was like:

Our family at her Coin Ceremony on Thursday:

Her Graduation Ceremony on Friday:

My first hug with her after she graduated.  Extremely emotional:

My sweet husband (aka Pops) with our adorable grandson:

Lyssa's first dinner out.  She chose steak so we took her to Logan's.  
This is her pointing to that extra Honor Grad ribbon I talked about:

This is the quilt that I made for her as her Graduation present:

A tearful goodbye before sending her off to Tech School:

And one last photo with her Daddy too:

Okay, so I said a few and wound up posting eight but hey, I took over 200 pictures in those 4 days so I think just sharing 8 is pretty good for me!

Here are a few of the layouts I have created over the past few weeks:

They are all linked to my Me So Scrappy gallery so if you feel the desire to leave love or want to check out the credits....that's where you will find them!  I have done more but, these were my faves!

As many of you may know...once upon a time I designed templates.  I have absolutely NO desire to ever design again however, I have these templates just hanging out on my hard drive and I thought it would be fun to share them with you, my loyal readers from time to time.  So, here are a few.  I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to create some awesome pages capturing your memories!

Both images are linked to take you to the .psd files.  Or you can download Template 1 HERE and Template 2 HERE.  

I am off for a day of riding on the Harley with Hubby and then some backyard grilling and fun with friends.  Oh, and maybe a little pool time too.  But I will be back soon with more of my rambling.  I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!  

Until next time.....Hugs!