Sunday, April 29, 2007

What a week!!! My de-cluttering project is going default if nothing else. We have had major internet problems all week. Then the network crashed and we kept getting a "contact your network administrator" message. Our "network administrator" is the oldest DS and he's still away at college. LOL!! But we went and bought a new router and so far so good.

So the decluttering project benefited from my not being able to access the internet. Hopefully those problems are solved (for now) and the spring cleanup is far enough along that I will be going ahead. Maybe a bit more sporadically but I am determined to be clutter free!

And towards that end I parted with my mom's pink dishes. I hated to do it for sentimental reasons but I can't tell the rest of the family "use it or lose it" and not follow through myself. Then I hit upon a wonderful idea. I was inspired by that wonderful designer and friend Betty Jo Martin. She takes wonderful still life photos of her collections. So that's what I did and I created a layout. Now, I can enjoy my mom's dishes without the clutter!! A special thanks to Betty Jo for the inspiration and the wonderful kit, Berries and Cream, I used to create the layout!!

Saturday, April 28, 2007

A few more layouts. I was really excited when the pileated woodpecker came back and I was able to get some pictures of him.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Carol needs...

I saw this over on Janna's blog and decided to try it.

Mission: Google your name along with the word "needs" and post ten results.

1. Carol needs to be developed for future advancement carolpeters.blogspot

I’m all for future advancement!

2. Carol needs a nickname Carol needs to lighten up

Well maybe if I had a nickname I’d lighten up.

3. What exactly Carol needs from the Sun's registry implementation?

Beats me.

4. to carol pam javi and anyone who needs to hear it.

I’m listening

5. Carol needs to be alert during and after delivery

Could we discuss this a little more…

6. Enjoy Carol’s live presentations on DVD1. These presentations are highly ... The six stages of development and what you need to say to validate your child in Carol Peters blogspot again


7. That episode is hilarious and it actually made me want to watch old Carol Burnett reruns. She needs to get a life.

I thought I had one!

8. "Our region needs Carol's voice,

Yes, but what about the nickname thing? Should I get one first?

9. Carol has dedicated her life to people's needs and concerns

Yep, that’s me!

10. Carol needs these materials 5 days in advance of the. event

But will I get them??

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Michael is back from his FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) trip with 2nd place in the statewide web design competition. He'll be able to go to Chicago this summer for the national competition.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

I was going to post some layouts but I think wha thappened at VT is just so sad that I don't feel like posting layouts yet.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

I'm hosting a quote challenge at KB and Friends!! It will run from today, April 15th until May 15th. I'm very excited about it since it's my first regular monthly challenge at the site.

This layout is one I did to kick off the challenge. As you can see, this month's quote is "The man who has no imagination has no wings." from Muhammad Ali. Credits and details are here.

The big Spring Clean-Up is coming along. I cleaned out the closet and lots of files from the home office. And I began cleaning out my books. It's not easy but I know there's a lot of books. although I loved them, I probably won't read again so they're gone. But that still leaves a LOT of books but they are a bit neater. I also tossed a bunch of manuals and warranties on stuff we no longer own. Not much but it's a start.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Wow, it has been a long time since I've posted. Starting on Good Friday I was coming down with a bad cold and by East Sunday I was downright sick. Missed Monday and Tuesday at work but felt much better by Wednesday. Now, I'm playing catch up with everything. I did manage a couple new layouts as you can see. You can find credits here.

Despite the recent cold weather it's spring and I've decided not to procrastinate any longer! I'm decluttering in a major way. It will probably take quite a while but I'm determined to go room by room and not leave any clutter anywhere. I'm being ruthless too. Some of the more sentimental stuff (card the boys made, etc) is getting scanned so I don't feel so bad getting rid of it.

The youth at the church where I work are having a flea market later this month so I'm gathering lots of stuff to donate.

Check back here to track my progress! LOL!! Maybe that will inspire me to keep going.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Lions, Tigers and ...a bird!

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I didn't realize exactly how long it had been. I was busy with the March 31st Birthday Bash at KBandFriends which was a smashing success. And this week I've been busy at work. I work in a church office and this week, Holy Week, is a very busy time. Lots of bulletins to create, etc.

You can find credits for my layouts here.