Monday, September 29, 2008


Maybe you haven't heard of this movie. It wasn't a Hollywood big-budget production. In fact, it was done almost entirely on volunteer work. Remember Kirk Cameron, from Growing Pains? He's the only "real" actor in the movie.

So you're probably not excited, huh? Let me tell you - this is hands-down the best relationship movie I've ever seen. I was amazed to see how accurately it portrays relationships - not just in the main character's marriage, but in the relationships of all the characters.

Rather than bore you with my account, just check out the website for Fireproof. If your marriage is anything less than perfect, I highly recommend seeing it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Scrap Stuff

Here's a cute one I did for Braeden's kindergarten book. I wanted to roll on the floor with laughter when I first heard him sing this song - he screams out that last word, and I could just imagine the chaos that would ensue when 20 other kindergarteners did the same thing. :)

This is for the color combo blog. I'm a little behind in posting this week. :0

Monday, September 22, 2008

And So It Begins...

The week from Hades, also known as Year-End Inventory Week.

Besides being strung out all week long (and next, for that matter) managing inventory counts at four locations across the U.S., I also have two tests, two labs, a baby shower, and a school event at JES. Oh, and Jeff has a ton of homework this week, too, which means he will wait until the last minute and expect me to pick up the slack for him, or at least totally rearrange my schedule to accommodate his last-minute shenanigans. (Can you tell I'm a little irritated at him?)

Anyhoo - it has begun. Wish me well, and maybe say a little prayer that the nice people with the white jacket don't show up at my doorstep.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Color Combo 89

First, let me 'splain... I know that "surf & turf" usually refers to steak & seafood. It's a play on words. Maybe not the most effective one, but a play nonetheless. It seemed appropriate at the time, in my half-asleep study-induced haze.

Note to Self

I am so tired. My brain feels like mush, and there doesn't seem to be an end in sight. So this morning I took time to do something for myself, something that I love. I scrapbooked. Not for an assignment, just stricly because I wanted to. And in the process, I gave myself a pep talk, too.

Oh, and by the way - I got a 96% on my first A&P test! It wasn't the highest grade in the class, but I'm okay with that. I'm excited that I did that well, and now that I have that first test over with, I know better what to expect the rest of the semester.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Now Hiring - Brain Cells Not Required

Seriously, how hard is it to get a simple order right? Really... I wanted a #2 combo with diet Dr Pepper and a #10 combo with diet Coke & apple dippers. You would think I had asked for chardonnay and Rocky Mountain oysters, as confused as the cashier was. He really must have asked me at least 10 times what drinks I wanted. I was trying to be patient... really, I was.

But seriously, folks. It's not that hard to type an order into the screen. I've seen them. Everything it written out for you. It's not complicated.

Maybe McDonald's should consider changing the words to pictures....

Monday, September 8, 2008

Color Combo Challenge #89

Drive-by Update

If it's a big incoherent, I apologize. I am floating from all the medication I took to try to ward off another sinus infection.

- I lost a pound last week.

- I finally got to get a printer & scanner. They should both arrive next week!

- Braeden got his first Scholastic book order last week. Oh, the literary happiness!

- I have my first A&P test due by Sunday. I am a bit nervous, but ready for it to be over with.

- Jeff decided to get cable for football season. I suspect we'll disconnect it this winter, but for now, I am happy because I get to was Smallville again.

- Speaking of Smallville, Season 7 comes out on DVD tomorrow, so I'll have time to catch up on the episodes I missed before season 8 starts.

- I was going to wait for the Big Reveal until I had gussied it up, but since I am in such want of time right now, here is a link to my new foodie blog: Real Food, Real Folks. Check it out - I will updating again shortly. All recipes are tried-and-true. :)

That's all I have time for - ta-ta!