Mother's Day, layouts, Mega Kit, tagged
I tried to post this last night, but Blogger wasn't cooperating, so let's try again' and if it works, then just pretend it was posted Wednesday night, since I haven't updated any of the time references. And also ignore any formatting weirdness, since I'm attempting to post this via email as a last resort, and I have no idea if I'll be able to go in and edit it if it does work! LOL
• So Mother's Day. It was a mixed day. Unfortunately, I had a headache most of the day that I just could not get rid of. I was supposed to get to sleep in, and I did get to sleep a bit later than I normally do, but the sun woke me, and did not wake Mark (of course), so I got up first anyway. Mark made blueberry muffins for breakfast and plain muffins for Kaylee, who actually tried them and then ate them. It's cause for great celebration whenever miss super-picky "I no like that" actually agrees to try something new, so that was cool. Then the kids gave me the cards they made. So sweet. Kaylee had somehow lost hers that she had made the day before, so Matthew helped her make another. And then in his, Matthew hermetically sealed it with scotch tape to keep the eight quarters of his own money that he gave me inside - all his idea. What a great kid! :-)
The kids also got "me" balloons (guess who's rooms they're in now LOL) and the three of them gave me a... Dust Buster. Uhm, yeah. I pretended to like it in front of the kids, but told Mark later that he is never ever to get me anything related to cleaning as a gift ever again. He didn't get why I was upset, since I had said we needed one. Uhm, yeah. Deep sigh. Major eye roll. Not . as . my . gift. And it's not even the type of Dust Buster I wanted. I wanted a small unobtrusive one that could be tucked away in a corner in the breakfast area, so that any of us, including the kids, could grab it and clean up the constant flood of crumbs on the floor. He got the ginormous, heavy Tim-Allen-aar-aar-AAR super-powerful heavy duty one, saying it got way better reviews on the suction. How much suction does the thing need to pick up crumbs off a vinyl floor? Sigh. So he's said I should go get the small one, see which I like better, and return the other. And if I keep the small one, spend the extra money on whatever I want. You better believe I will. :-b So, anyway, I thought I was over that, but apparently not. LOL
• Ok, onto layouts! The newsletter is out, so I can post these now! :-)
This one is using "A Man's Man" by Amy Knepper. Love this kit!
Matthew right after school one day. He was not in a particularly good mood that day... and having to stand there and let me take his picture before I would unlock the door so we could all go in the house didn't help. But it does a good job of showing this "look". ;-)
Next is "New Beginnings" by Eve Recinella.
The text on the striped paper is the lyrics to a really cute song called "Big Hugs & Kisses" from one of the kids' CDs. The style of the song reminds me of Randy Newman stuff. And it didn't have the lyrics included, so I had to listen to it 15 times to get them all written down! LOL
Here they are, in case you're curious.
First you take your arms and you open 'em wide, big enough to fit an elephant inside. And then you wrap 'em up tight around somebody you love, and give 'em big hugs and kisses.
Take your little tiny hands and move 'em very far apart, 'cause you gotta make some room for that big big heart. And then you wrap 'em up tight around somebody you love, and give 'em big hugs and kisses.
You can't catch a ball 'cause you're just too small. Your little arms can barely do anything at all. And speakin' of bears, hugs were invented by bears. Yep, hugs are all theirs, but bears love to share. So...
First you take your arms and you open 'em wide, big enough to fit a hippopotamus inside, and then you wrap 'em up tight around somebody you love and give 'em big hugs and kisses.
Yeah, you give 'em big hugs and kisses. I think what that person really misses is hugs and kisses.
• Big changes in the way the Mega Kit is being given out at RAKScraps this month, because of all the bandwidth problems with direct linking and such, so if you collect the Mega Kits, you'll want to check that out ASAP! Here's my part:
• And, finally, I was tagged by Gina for the 5's. :-)
Five things in my fridge:
2 gallons of skim milk (we go through about 3 a week), an unopened bottle of champagne that has been in there for I have no idea how long (years and years, so long that I'd forgotten it was there until I read Gina's fives), lots of leftovers that now fall into the "science experiment" category, leftover frosting from Kaylee's birthday cake 2½ weeks ago, 5 or 6 containers of Kaylee's Yoplait Orange Crème yogurt.
Five things in my car:
car seat & booster seat, magazines to read in carpool line while waiting to pick up Kaylee from school, cell phone charger, purse used as Kaylee's diaper bag (very rarely actually leaves the truck), mini air compressor used to inflate last flat tire.
Five things in your bag:
I don't carry a bag. I stick my wallet, keys, and cell phone in my pockets and go!
Five things on my DVR or video player:
I only TiVo "All My Children" and "Desperate Housewives", and I'm caught up on all of those except for today's AMC (which is actually yesterday's because of the airtime schedule). Mark, however records enough stuff for a small country - magic specials, several series, movies, etc. There are also one or two episodes of "Xiaolin Showdown" on there at Matthew's request, which will be burned to DVD when he gets enough to fill one.
Five things in my wardrobe:
Several pairs of tall and/or ultra-tall jeans (need at least a 35" inseam), my grunge-style carousel t-shirt, my new K-Swiss athletic shoes (the first non-Reebok non-hightop everyday shoes I've had since high school), lots and lots of white socks (about half with holes), a dozen or so Disney shirts left over from my early- mid-twenties "love-anything-with-a-cartoon-character-on-it" phase.
If I find anyone who hasn't been tagged, I'll take care of that soon. I
think I saw a couple in my catching up today, but I'm not sure. :-)