Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Snow, Scrapping & Other Stuff

This is what I woke up to this morning.......more snow & about 3-4 inches of it! I gotta agree.....it's pretty, but I guess I just wasn't ready for Winter to get here so soon. It made me realize that Christmas is only a month away! 1 MONTH! And I haven't even thought about getting the tree yet because, to be honest, we're not sure if we are going to put one up this year. I do have a couple of small artificial trees that I'll be putting up & decorating, but Jim & I have been debating for a while now if we should get a real tree this year. For one, I don't think they're worth the money & since we're living day-to-day right now, not knowing what's going to happen with his job, I can't see spending $50-75+ on a tree that will be dead in a month! But I also know that it won't be the same without one :(

Anyway, on to more snow pics:

Here's my burning bush out front with the berries covered in snow.

View from my scraproom window.

I did manage to do some scrapbooking while I was out of commission all weekend. It wasn't an easy task by any means, but I had to do something to keep from being bored & to try to take my mind off the pain!

The above layout I had all done in my mind, but I wasn't sure what picture I wanted to use with it, so I dug through all my photo boxes & found this one from April 1991 of our dd when she was only 9 months old. Boy, talk about bringing back some memories! The top of the layout is actually going to stick out from the page protector, so I'm planning on cutting some cardboard to go behind it so it doesn't get bent in the album.
This one didn't really turn out how I had planned it, but it's done. I no longer want to spend hours/days on a layout! I want to start scrapbooking faster so I can get more pages done. That's going to be one of my new year's resolutions!

The other day, Cindi gave me not one, but 2 blog awards :) Thank-you so much, Cindi!
For the first award:
1. You have to pass it on to 5 other fabulous blogs in a post.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions in the post.
3. On your post of receiving this award, make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.

I'll pass this award on to the following:
1. Lorrie
2. Janet
3. Linda
4. Sarah
5. Heather

Now my list of 5 fabulous addictions:
1. Pizza :) That one pretty much goes without saying!
2. Scrapbooking.
3. Organizing & re-organizing.
4. Photography, although I still have a lot to learn.
5. Bowling.

Now for the other award. Here are the rules:
1. Write seven strange things about yourself. They interest us all!
2. Tag six other people at the end of your post.
3. Visit everyone that you have tagged and leave a comment on their blog to let them know that they have been tagged.

Seven Strange Things about Me:

1. I could eat pizza every single day of the week!
2. I have a left sock & a right sock. Jim thinks it's really weird, but as I'm putting my socks away, I'll make one pile for my right foot & one for my left foot, going by the toe area of the sock, before I put them in pairs.
3. When I put my food on my plate, I can't let one thing touch another. I know they all go in the same spot, but that just drives me nuts if they touch each other!
4. I absolutely hate going in the basement! I've had a fear of basements as long as I can remember & since our washer & dryer are in the basement, I won't do laundry unless Jim is home to go down with me ;)
5. All of my shirts in my closet are organized in rainbow color. I've had them organized this way for years & I just think it looks so much nicer. Now if I could just get Jim to keep his that way, too!
6. Although I love making cards, I'm not that good at it :( I'm hoping Toni's talent will rub off on me someday :)
7. I can't stand eating anything with nuts in it.....candy bars, cookies, brownies, etc. But I'll eat nuts by themselves.

Now I tag the following people with this award:
1. Sues
2. Toni
3. Lorrie
4. Linda
5. Janet
6. Darcey

Janet also tagged me with this fun challenge: You go to your pictures, open the 4th folder, and find the 4th picture, and share it on your blog. Then tag four of your friends to do the same thing.

Here is my 4th picture in my 4th folder.....my 2006 Dodge Charger Daytona R/T. This picture was taken right after we brought her home from the dealership. Needless to say, she's not that clean & shiny now!

I now tag the following people to do the challenge:
1. Toni
2. Jewls
3. Kim
4. Cindi

I'm still waiting for the steriods to kick in. I just pray that they do the trick so I don't have to go through physical therapy & an MRI! Thanks again for the prayers.....keep them coming!

I'll try to update again on Thanksgiving with some pics. I'm still not sure if Shawn is coming home or not nor have I heard from Toni about whether or not she plans on bringing my granddaughter by.....hopefully, she does!

Till next time,


Jennifer Stewart said...

That snow is beautiful! It's in the 60's here...would love a little white stuff once or twice this year. :)

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Colleen said...

Wow! Those snow pictures are pretty, but I like it where you are rather than here to be honest!

Beautiful layouts!!

Janet said...

Love the pics, but you can keep the snow for now! lol I know we'll be getting more soon. We had about 2 inches on Sat but it has melted.

Thanks so much for the awards! These will be fun to do and pass on!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Benita!

emily said...

Ooohh. I am jealous...I love your car! I enjoyed looking at all the photos on your post...I can't believe it is time for snow again -didn't I go to the beach just yesterday?! lol. I also really liked your use of layers of various ribbons and textures on the layout with the baby picture. Beautiful detail.

toners said...

Thanks for the tag - this is a fun one!! LOL!

The snow looks beautiful! We've hardly had any this year so far...but my neighbors keep saying "don't worry, it'll come :)"

Lily said...

holy cow, way to get caught up. where do I start? Love the snow pics. I hear as pretty as it is, it's a pain in the butt to deal with...wouldn't know living in fla.

i feel ya on the tree. a few years ago we just broke down and bought an artificial one. love the smell of the fresh ones but don't love the mess and cost
congrats on the bloggy awards...those are so fun

Sarah C. said...

The snow is beautiful. Thanks for the cool award! :) Hope you are feeling better and have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Lida said...

The snow pictures are so awesome, your layouts so pretty, Congrats on your awards!!!!

Kip said...

Just stopping by and wanted to say happy Thanksgiving! Also, you're doing great on your weight loss!

Shirley Fyfe said...

I just love your snow photos Benita - they are just so pretty!