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Ypsilanti, MI, United States
I have been happily married for 40 years. My husband retired from GM after working there for 36 years. He is now working part-time at a local GM dealership as a shuttle driver. It is the perfect job for him. He doesn't mind driving and for sure he doesn't mind talking. I have enjoyed rubber stamping for about 10 years. I can tell you that I do not do scrapbooking just cardmaking. I love it. I retired from the University of Michigan in 1997 after working there for 30 years. Most of the time I worked in the Mathematics Dept. At this point, you can say I wonder how she liked it. My mom told me if I couldn't say something nice to someone don't say anything at all. I will comply and not go into a huge dissertation about how awful my bosses were during that period. I did like my office mate, Dee Hudock. We worked very well together. I can also say for the most part I liked the professors. I have two grown children and 3 grandchildren. I am totally addicted to FB and all the games I play there.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Today was a bit better

We went up to meet Joy to get some gifts for a baby shower. I did a few more stamps that I found that I had to unmount. That gives me 255 cd cases so far. I am running out of room. I did manage to get a card done today for a baby shower on Sat. Well, it is almost done. I have to find words for the inside. It is supposed to be light pink because it is for a baby girl but the camera did not pick it up too well.
Dennis was still hurting badly today. He even wondered about going to the dr. about this problem he has been having with his ankles hurting so bad. He did get all the laundry done. I wish I could help but I can't get up and down the steps.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Monday blah blah blah


It has been one of those days for me. I feel like I should do something. I don't know what. Things that I think about doing I know I can't because of my arms and back. Oh, I wish I didn't hurt. Dennis is having a bad day with pain too. He doesn't feel well and has to work until 7. I lay in bed at night trying to go to sleep and dream about doing things around the house. I would like to do a major cleaning in my stamp room but I can't move everything myself. My DH would just get frustrated and he hurts too. I am destined to stay in this room the way it is. At least for the time being.

I did get a card made today. This is for my sister. I am sorry to scan is so bad but the brads on the card made it so it didn't lay completely flat on the scanner so there is a shadow. I colored this with my Prisma pencils. I used a bit of glitter on the pumpkins.
It is time to go and get dinner started. I am doing something that can go in the oven. Then when DH gets home we can eat rather quickly. DTWS is on tonight and I don't want clean up to keep me away from that.
I do have one football player playing tonight but it looks like I lost my second game. I will have to make some changes for next week. I don't want to stay in a losing slump.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

A BIG Shout

If you heard yelling yesterday in the Ypsilanti area, it was me. Yes, I am doing with the unmounting/indexing project that I started in March (I think?). I did not unmount my Judith stamps because most of them are on round sticks. I also did not unmount my background stamps because they are so big that I don't have a block for them. I don't have many of them so they don't take up much room. Although I am not unmounting them I do want to incorporate them into the index.

Now I can go play with my toys. Now that they are all neat and clean. I have one card I have to make and then I want to get started on a new family calendar for next year.

Friday, September 19, 2008

SU Fun

I had a Stampin Up party last night. What fun. I am sorry so many people had things to do but I can have another party sometime. We did two cards. There are here on this post. There is glitter on the flowers but you can't really tell that. I am still indexing. I hope to be able to finish it in a couple of days.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Something from Youtube


It has been a couple of days since I wrote. There is a reason - either I have been busy or I have been lazy. I don't know which. I only have 1 shelf left to index for my stamps. I still have cards to make for Thurs. I can hardly believe that I don't have them done.

A friend sent this to me and I really like it so please check it out.


Thursday, September 11, 2008

A First -- I got brave

I posted a card I made on SCS. I have a gallery started now. I will post more when I get this crazy indexing done. I have almost 2 shelves yet to do. It takes a while to get this done. We met with some friends of ours for lunch today. We have known these friends for 35 + years. It is nice to sit and catch up once in a while. The problem is that now I am so full I won't want to cook dinner. My DH would say what else is new.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Are you ready for some football?

I did it! I won my first Fantsy Football game!!! I beat a family friend that used to be an AD. Wow I still can't believe it.

I also found an old acquaintance while perusing the posts on SCS. That was way cool. I am still working on my indexing for my stamps. Will it ever end? Probably not because there are hundreds of companies and always new stamps that I like.

My DH surprised me today with an ice tea from McDonald's. They are only $1 but I can't get enough of them.

My son lost his job on Saturday. Let's pray he finds something soon. He does have financial responsibility and we can't really bail him out.

Time to go to bed and get ready for another day.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Have you heard about National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week? September 8-14, 2008 will feature 20 seminars via Blog Talk Radio, (4 per day, M-F) plus tons of people are helping spread the word by blogging about invisible illness issues. Do you get tired of hearing, “But you look so good?” or weary of the stares when you park in a handicapped spot? This is our chance to educate the public as well as remember we are not alone. Nearly 1 in 2 people in the USA live with an illness and 96% of it is invisible.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Elegant Floral

Here is the first card on my blog. I used CTMH cranberry paper and ink, Elegant Floral stamp and accessories. I used the Cuttlebug to cut the circle and the swiss dot embossed background. The photo corner was made using a Stampin Up punch.
I hope to add more of my cards another time. I have been busy indexing stamps. I need to get that done so I can play.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Tuesday - Draft day

Today was the Fantasy Football draft. This is the first time I have had my own team. The drafting was so intense. Especially when I don't know much about football. Oh well, at least there is no money riding on this.

I had a good week-end visiting with family at our reunion. I think there was 80 of us this year. It was nice to be able to spend a little time with dad and mom too.

I am still indexing my stamps. I want that project done so I can play again. I want to get some cards done so I can take pictures and get something posted on this site.