Sunday, May 30, 2004

Thank Goodness I Do NOT Have To Go To Work Tomorrow

ahhh...the feel of a sunday without the blahs. the blahs? you ask? b/c i don't have to go to work tomorrow. hell yeah for three day weekends (well actually 3.5 if you include the fact that i left at noon on friday).

well yesterday i was supposed to go to rachel's bridal shower but ended up not going (even though i got the jewelry done that i wanted to wear
:( michael's back has been hurting him so bad, i didn't want to leave him here alone with the kids.

so instead i did the following:

made my very first purse (whoo hoo!!!)

melissa came over last night for dinner (yummy enchiladas that i made with left over taco soup (recipe below) and brownies for dessert.

after she left i got to "work" (the idea of going into my bedroom and sitting in my craft corner and calling it works, makes me feel like i got a super-cool crafty kind of job :)~ anyway...back to the "work" i made three necklaces and four, very cute might i add, rings. thank you so much glitter and craftster for all the inspiration. here lately, i have been "working" almost every day.

its funny. even since i have been beltin' this stuff out, that is all i want to creations. i guess a true sign of an ar-teest!

now on to that taco soup. i got the basics for the recipe from gooseberry patch messageboards and added a lil bit of elizabeth to it. here goes:

taco soup


1-1 1/2 lbs of cooked ground beef (i just use leftover taco meat from
earlier in the week)
1 sm. can of tomato paste
1 can of corn
1 can of rotel
1 can of kidney beans
1 pkg. of ranch dressing mix
1 pkg. of taco seasoning mix (i use homemade; see below)
as much water as you want


dump everything into a crockpot and cook until you're hungry :) i usually start the crockpot before we go to work and when we get home dinner is done.

serve with cheese & tortilla chips

homemade taco seasoning mix (also off the net...don't remmeber where though)

2 T. chili powder
1 1/2 T. paprika
1 T. onion powder
1/2 T. salt (i omit this; but it's up to you ;)
3/4 T. garlic salt
1 dash of red pepper (i omit this too! mike doesn't like anything "too

mix together

Saturday, May 29, 2004

So Tired

its saturday morning and 8:55. i have been up for over an hour and i am soooooo tired (this is what i get for wanting to stay up and watch paulie jr ;) i have a bridal shower to go to at 2pm and i have yet to make a card (if i am even going to make a card), wrap the present, or make the jewelry that i wanted to wear. so if i don't get my ass in gear i won't get any of those things done.

i had to put mikey in the corner for the first time today. damn, i swore (while i was standing in the corner as a kid) that i would never make my children do that. well i did (books not included ;) what did he do you ask? well, he got scissors from bella's grooming kit and cut up the plastic bags that i had put her bottles in that were in the closet. when i spotted the scissors i had asked him if he had cut any thing and he said yeah. when i asked him what, he said "you can't get mad at me". well we have played this lil song and dance before so i decided not to make any promises. when he showed me, i really couldn't believe he had done that. hopefully the corner worked! the boy fears nothing!!!

bella is in her pinching phase...grr! i don't even know what to do about that.

well if i don't sign off i won't get any of those things done. plus i'm hungry ;)

Friday, May 28, 2004

blue felt flower Posted by Hello I am having so much fun making these felt flowers (finally, a use for alllll of that felt :) this flower is made with two different colors of felt and the stamen(?) is clear plastic with black beads on them that don't move. i inherited them. the orange one is orange felt with orange beads sewn in the middle

recent felt flower pins i made Posted by Hello

well, i'm about done....

well so far i am *kinda* happy with the way everything has turned out so far..what can ya do?

more about today (i mean that is what this is all about eh?) most of the day at work i worked on this, now before we all start wondering about why i get to sit at work and play on the net all day ;) i only worked till noon. melissa kept the kids and when i got home we had pizza for lunch. and the rest of the day i worked on this. pretty boring huh? well i have a three day weekend to look forward to. whoo-hoo! but ya know what? before i know it, i am going to be writing "tomorrow i have to bo back to work"---so much for the glass half full!

look...i've always been crafty! Posted by Hello


still here and working...hopefully i will get this up and running soon. why is it that when i want something, i want it now for crying out loud...instead of just giving myself the time to learn something? who the hell knows. but i do know that i am getting a little frustrating with this :(


okay, so i may not be the most computer computer illiterate person on the block, but damn i need some help here. how the hell do i do this, how the hell do i do that. so thank goodness that i am leaving work at noon b/c i see that i will be working on this all weekend to get it up to my standards ;) i have a lot of reading to do on maybe i SHOULD take some computer classes....what else do i have to do? HA!

Thursday, May 27, 2004

first post....yeah!!!

well, this is my first post in my first lil space. here you will find information about me, the mr., the kiddos, my crafting, and my everyday thoughts (i mean that is why you are here right? ;) hopefully i will be able to update this on a daily basis and that maybe just a lil bit of it will be

thanks ljc for the inspiration!