Tuesday, July 19, 2005


I found this on someone's blog, thought it would be fun.

Layers of Me
On the Outside
Name - Laura
Nicknames -Mommy
Birthday - June 29
Birthplace - Lake Co, IL
Eye Color - Brown
Hair Color - black, but dark mahogany thanks to Garneir
Height - 5'4"
Righty or Lefty - righty
Religion - Baptist
Sex - Female

LAYER TWO:In The Inside
Your heritage - French, English, Swedish
Who do you look like - my mom, my paternal half brother
Your weakness - chocolate
Your fears - something happening to my kids or husband
.Your perfect pizza -Everything but black olives or anchovies.
Goal you'd like to achieve - getting my Masters degree

LAYER THREE:Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Your most over-used phrase on AIM - "LOL"
Your thoughts first waking up - Why won't the kids sleep in?
Your best physical feature - my headlights
Your bedtime - 11
Your most missed memory - not getting to know my half siblings until I was 30.

Your pickPepsi or Coke - Pepsi
McDonalds or Burger King - McDonald's
Single or Group Dates - Single
Adidas or Nike - Nike
Chocolate or vanilla - chocolate
Cappuccino or Coffee - cappuchino

LAYER FIVE:Do You?Smoke - No
Curse - No
Sing - Yes, one thing I do well
Think you've been in love - yes
Want to get married - I am
Believe in yourself - 1/2 of the time
Motion sickness - yes
Think you're attractive - No
Think you're a health freak - no
Get along with your parents - no
Play an instrument - Yes, violin
LAYER SIX:Have you everSmoked - no
Done a drug - no
Gone to the mall - not today
Eaten and entire box of Oreos - yummy
Eaten sushi - no
Been on stage - Yes
Gone skating - yes
Gone skinny dipping -no
Stolen anything - long ago
Played a game that required removal of clothing - noB
een caught 'doing something' - yes, I have kids and no lock on bedroom door
Been called a tease - no
Gotten beat up - no
Shoplifted - no

Getting Older
Age you hope to be married - Did it at 21
Number and names of children - Garrett 10, Allie 7, Kasey 5, Karris 3
your dream wedding - didn't have it, but it was nice
How do you want to die - Elderly
What do you want to be when you grow up -A midwife
What country would you most like to visit - Australia

In a partner
Best eye color - His are blue
Short or long hair - Short
Height - average
Best articles of clothing - He used to wear 501's , yummy

In the numbers
Number of drugs taken illegally - 0000
Number of CDs that you own - 100
Number of piercings - ears
Number of tattoos - 0
Number of times your name has appeared in the newspaper -8?

Saturday, June 18, 2005

Where have I been?

Just caught up in life, I suppose.

Life has been kind of hectic, but I think that mostly I had been spending far too much time online and not enough time on life.

Cool news. I'm going to be a Sister!
I auditioned for our community theater 2 weeks ago. Last night the director called and I have been casted in Nunsense. I really can't wait and am so looking forward to having something to do other than being a mom or church activities. I can't wait to make some new relationships and have challenge of learning my roles (one role is cooperative, and I'm understudy for another role).

We're doing some work on our house and that is going to take a lot of patience and money. We have new windows on order and I can't wait until we can easily open all of the windows in our house and I'll be able to clean them! Right now there are so many cobwebs inbetween the window and storms that they just look nasty. I'll also have a brand new carport to park under! No more leaks, or icicles hanging down in the winter. The contractor is also going to take down my shutters and some ironwork so they can be sanded, painted and reattached. My house will really look great when it's all done.

Yesterday dh and I did a 20 minute makeover in our diningroom. I picked up some bargain prints and we hung some drapes that have been packed away over the window. I can't believe how such a small change made the room feel so different.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

I'm spoiled

I got a package from my Crochetville Secret Pal yesterday. Oh my, just look at these goodies!
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And here's dd modelling a poncho. Princsstrish from Crochetville had made it and didn't have a little girl to give it to. My dd was thrilled to get it.
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Wednesday, March 02, 2005

Still no van

I called the shop this morning and said I would need my van by 5 tonight. At 3:00 they said it would not be done by 5, but tomorrow morning. I can live with that, I just hated to be put off like they were doing. This garage has an independant person do followup phone surveys after service is done, so I will be sure to let them know how I feel. They do quality work and we've used them for years, but come on, 7 days!

I'm working on reorganizing my scrapbooking space. I've gotten my paper reorganized and am working on cleaning up the mess on the office floor. Good grief am I ever a slob at times. At least once it's all done, I can work. I am going to put up some shelves over my work table and may buy a bigger table. That will help alleviate the mess on the table and I'll have more room.

Crochet-wise I've been making adorable sock trims for my girls. Buttons, beads, and scallops. I just have to find a project for ds that's not girly. Poor guy.

Monday, February 28, 2005

Monday, Monday

Well, my van has been in the shop for a week now. They did give me a loaner to use (thankfully) so I have some transportation. It should be done by tomorrow, they say, let's hope so.

We're starting a new book study at church called The Bondage Breaker. It sounds interesting. I'm heading up a service project at church for www.anysolider.com, we're adopting a unit and planning a huge care package.

Not much time to add anything else. I'm working on a few projects and just finished a surprise one last night while watching the Oscars.

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Oh My Goodness!

There are some wonderful, generous people in the world! I am part of the Wish List at Crochetville. I'd gotten something early on in the exchange, but nothing recently. DH brought in the mail this morning (my mail never comes before 3pm, we must have a sub) and sets a box on the diningroom table. I opened it up and almost cried. This is what I found:

A set of Denise Interchangeable Knitting Needles which I've longed for at least 6 months. Three skeins of Sox yarn in cool colors, and two new Walk Away the Pounds DVD's (yea, new workouts!!!!!) with stretchy bands. I still can't believe the generousity of this anonymous Fairy Godmother.

Last week I got my hat from the hat swap. It's so cute. Made of of blue and black boucle, the hat is reversable and is constructed like a double knit hat. And there is a matching scarf! Too cute and the blue matches my blue winter coat, while the black matches my black wool dress coat. It's nice and warm for cold days.

Wednesday, January 26, 2005

I must issue an apology

After yesterday's vent, the writer who disagreed with me did apologize and felt terrible that her post had hurt me. We communicated via email with apologies on both ends (that board has been weird lately and I think it has been getting to me). I still belief that Mel Gibson was free to express his views (and I believe he did a fabulous job with the movie) even if I don't fully agree with his views (ie: he said to Diane Sawyer that only Catholics will be in heaven; I believe that Jesus came to bring salvation to all who will receive it).

Not much on the crochet front. I've got nothing done today. Instead, I spent the morning at the dentist trying to get a chip in my tooth smoothed out. It seems my overbite puts a lot of pressure on my bottom front teeth and this is my second chip in 5 months. At my checkup next month he said he can build the tooth up with some resin so it doesn't have the obvious dip it has right now. *sigh* And I thought I had good teeth.