Saturday, March 21, 2009

WELCOME LITTLE ONE......BROOKLYN SOPHIA ARRIVES......

On Wednesday, March 18th, 2009, our SIXTH little grand daughter made her way into this big world.....and the chain of girls goes unbroken. :) Brooklyn Sophia weighed 8lbs, 2oz and was born to our son Mike, and his lovely wife Jenna, and to her "big sister" Layla Paige. Each time it is just as wonderful as the first time......and can I just say, technology today is something else, we had pictures over our phones only MINUTES after her birth.....(if I was computer savvy I would have downloaded one from the phone but hey, you're fresh out of luck there.....) We went through the labor and delivery with our son texting us all thru the day, and I am afraid Dr. Sato did not get the best from me on Wednesday because my feet were off the ground, considering the wonder of it all, our newest precious bundle of joy, with all her fingers and all her toes, and God is in HIS heaven, and who could ever doubt that when they see a newborn baby? I am busy looking for a good ticket - NEW YORK BOUND ASAP!!! Thank you God for the safe arrival of our precious Brooklyn Sophia.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Stamping in my Dreams......

Lately, I've been getting up after I go to bed to stamp some card that keeps racing around in my little pea brain.....man I hate that cuz like the next day at work my brain is like fried.....(that's how it was today......) I get sleepy way before bed time and I think I can't go to sleep this early so I push myself to stay up, and when I should be doing taxes or something productive like that, instead I run up to my warm and cozy room and make the latest card that has been bashing to and fro in my head....and then I sit up too late, and then I can hardly drag myself awake in the morning, but I get up and start over. This card to your left is where you take an envelope, lick it shut....(lick it shut??, errr...you know what I mean, seal the thing) and then you cut it off at the bottom of the licked part. Then you crimp and decorate the bottom of your envy and then put it thru the crimper so the top of your envelope fits over it....and then you make a one layer card to put inside. Ain't that cute and hows that for a super tutorial?? That's about as good as it gets with me. Okay, so for valentines day, keith says lets go get you a laptop - he found out about some place in Cincinnati that was selling refurbished ones cheap....so off we went, thinking we would get back in plenty of time for a nice valentines dinner, and that we could do this quickly. We bought one after calling about 14 friends to make sure we were getting a good deal....and by that time we had to RUSH back to make it before our favoritie Thai restaurant closed. We made it in the knick of time. We both would have been so so bummed if we ended up eating at like Steak and Shake or somewhere lame like that because it took us so long to buy the computer. But here's the thing...that was Valentines Day, and I have YET to use the laptop like a laptop, I can only hook it up to my modem, I cannot make it work with the router. It is so frustrating......I cannot begin to tell you....arghhhhhh......I want to be cool and
sit in my living room like cool people do and why the heck did this thing just change fonts on me.....I hate blogger, I really do.......why is this as hard as making a computer run off a router??? Why am I not cool enough to make it use the same font all the way thru and do it in my living room??? I have to sit with one wire hooked up to my modem and I don't even get the battery thing yet, I am not even sure where the battery IS on this thing or what to do when it dies....a laptop in my hands is like giving a baby a food grinder....like he does not know what to DO with it...ya know? The thing is refurbished and I SWEAR sometimes other people are on it with me. It blows my mind but sometimes I think it's like possessed!! It makes this ding dong noise like ding ding ding ding,,,,,ding ding ding ding.... ding ding ding ding.....only sorta like a grandfather clock and whatever I am doing it just makes that noise right in the middle of it and I'm like okay, WHATEVER....I like don't have a train of thought, it's okay.....whatever I was doing I don't even REMEMBER cuz it's ding donging so loud I can't hear myself think!! Oh, and that card up there was a recent inspiration challenge and my inspiration was the PRETTIEST set of sheets.....now mind you, I could go up there and try to make this font stay pretty like I started out but I would lose the whole darn thing....I WOULD....so I will just stay with being NOT SO COOL...and use this boring font and just be glad I have gotten this far without wiping out a card!! Back to my possessed computer.....maybe someday I will figure out how to make it run off the router,,,,I think I may have to hire this guy I know for 80 bucks an hour....man do I miss my friend John Wollman in New York......never knew how much we would miss our friends PERIOD, just for their friendship, but also for their expertise. :) If I wanna be cool like all the other myriads of folks who use their (oh man it just started ding donging again.....so so annoying)laptops in the living room - then I am gonna have to PAY. That's all there is to it. You need friends you have known for a very long time to bother them with stuff like that. You just can't take those blooming friendships and let them know how lame you are about stuff like this or they will run in the other direction, and who can blame them? My sister's significant other guy Will tried to help me go wireless for TWO HOURS...and he was a bit distracted by the ding dong thing too.......it's a very strange computer indeed..... but I think it's me, maybe more then the computer....like a normal person would have gone wireless a long TIME AGO.....it's gotta be me. And Keith knows less about computers then I do which is....well....bad. Yah, pretty darn bad. We are like the blind leading the blind, I mean he like thinks I know a lot. haha......just cuz I know DENTRIX.......but I have no clue how to even put my email onto this computer...and meanwhile the other one is like slower then molasses in February....I can like take a shower, do my hair and get dressed and it's still loading my email messages.....arghhhh.......I am so pathetic. Like about now, I want that last card to come up......
There we go, and I am so afraid to go close to it and hit delete or try to get that big old space out of there cuz when I try, lots of times POOF, the card disappears!! I'm gonna go try to wipe out that line and see what happens....This card is my masterpiece....I just LOVE this card if I can love my own card......Wow I am pretty impressed with myself - I took out a space without wiping out the card - this is no small thing for me!! This card was made with the three flower punch, another flower punch for the leaves, and lots of patience. I thought I was gonna make a small wreath but it just kept growing and growing and growing...... so anyway, I stink at computers....but my stamping is not too shabby, right? And I'll get this thing up and wireless yet, I will!! I just need to persevere!! Ain't that a pretty card???? I bet the guy with the best computer mind ever couldn't make a card like that?? HUH??? What da ya think?? Believe it or not, it's ding donging again, whose computer does that???? Tell me, cuz I'm not gonna lie to ya, I'm a little afraid of this thing.......and I am not kidding!! Okay, Until next time, if you have any great computer secrets for me, don't hold out on me!! Leave me a comment, ya hear??