Big Blank

I’m drawing a big blank for a title for this post. Maybe one will just magically make itself apparent as I write.

We’re dealing with some issues of bullying right now. I had certainly hoped at some point that my son would stop having these problems. It’s getting bad enough he doesn’t want to go to school. Christopher is so close to graduation (Class of 2013) that I do not want to risk him losing credits to finish his education at home. Since the bullying is happening at the bus stop, there is not much the school district can do. The problem is, no one has jurisdiction at the bus stop – with the exception of the county sheriffs’ deputies. I attempted approaching the parents of the bullies yesterday. Never again. I’ll just call the police.

Mary Ann has an eye doctor appointment today. Her prescription was past due when she broke her glasses a few weeks ago. Now that the tax return is back – it’s time to get everyone’s peepers checked out. So proud of my girl! She started the school year almost a full grade level behind in reading. Something finally clicked for her! She’s almost 2 full grade levels ahead now! Look out world, we have a voracious reader on our hands. I see a lot of bicycle trips to the library with her this summer.

Nicholas has graduated from speech therapy! He went from being almost completely non-verbal two years ago to speaking very clearly. His sound production is actually developmentally advanced now! So exciting!

Katharine will be having her third cleft palate reconstruction procedure next week. I’m nervous, but I know her surgeon is skilled and takes wonderful care of her. Her speech is progressing nicely. We’re hoping this procedure will help take her to the next level by reducing the nasal sounds.

Benjamin is 3 1/2 and still mostly non-verbal. He has a large vocabulary – just trying to get him to use it! He’s quiet by nature and just goes with the flow – so he seldom really has anything to say. He’s very active though!

I went through a major burst of scrapping for a couple of weeks. Things are settling down now as a settle into a routine for scrapping with and blogging about Michelle Godin’s new releases.

Speaking of new releases…




I have not had a chance to play with these just yet! Hoping to get in some scrapping time on Thursday or Friday. There’s a fantastic new release on Friday from Michelle – she’s teamed up with two other designers!


On A Roll

Michelle Godin is on a roll! She’s back and she’s rockin’ it!

First… It’s the Quarterly Sale at TLP! 30% off EVERYTHING – even new releases April 13-16


Michelle has 3 new releases for your scrapping pleasure today. Yes, they are 30% off this weekend!




Here’s a closer look at just the papers included with the kit…


Now, let me show you what I’ve created with these delicious goodies!



Oh, I’m not done yet. Michelle has even whipped up a couple of freebies for you!

The first coordinates with today’s new releases and can be found at her blog. The second is a gorgeous set of mixed media papers you can find on her Facebook Fan page. Click “Like” and you can download them from the Exclusive Freebie spot! Trust me, you want to check these papers out!


It’s been a rocky week. The kids went back to school Monday after their Spring Break. It’s been a battle all week to get them back into the routine. I know it’s Friday… the WonderTwins were having one meltdown after another this morning. Little Mister did not even want to get out of bed. He’s usually full of sunshine and ready to face the day. Not today.

We’re planning a medium distance bike ride on Saturday morning, about 20 miles round trip. At the half-way spot, PANCAKES! The county fairgrounds are hosting a community welcome appreciation breakfast to celebrate their 25th Anniversary at the current location. There will also be some auctions and things after the breakfast, but we’re likely not going to stick around for those.

Sunday will hopefully be a day of rest and relaxation. Provided I can get all my housework done today… but with that sale at TLP, I’m not making any promises!



I’ve been rather quiet on the blog front for months now. Just have not had much I wanted to share. I’ve been writing and scrapping, just not sharing.

I cannot hide in the shadows any longer.

The last two weeks have been a flurry of hard-drive filling craziness… My favorite digital scrapbook designer is back. After a year and a half off, she’s come out of retirement. She’s got a new style – and it’s pushing all the right buttons for me!!

Check out her guest shop at The Lily-Pad… Works of he{ART} by Michelle Godin.

She made her debut on Friday, April 6 with the release of three new products for the April BYOC at The Lily-Pad.

I even made a few things…



I also made my new siggy for forum use from the Sloppy Stencils. I’ll show that off soon.

Yesterday, Michelle released FOUR new products for the SOSN (Something Old Something New) Sale at the Lily-Pad. Since she doesn’t have anything old – you get all brand new stuffs!

I have not had a chance to play with these yet. I’ve had a nasty Easter cold/sore throat/headache thing going on. I’ve spent most of my time since Good Friday sleeping. The aches have finally eased up. I don’t feel like there is a fever threatening to take me out constantly. However, the sinus congestion, headache, and sore throat persist. In fact, today the sore throat is worse and my right ear is throbbing. For now, I have stepped up my water, vitamin C, and other vitamins. Ibuprofen is managing the pain.

Michelle has yummy new releases coming to The Lily-Pad tomorrow!! I’ve already created a layout and an ATC with it. I’ll show those of tonight/tomorrow when the products go live in the store!

For now I suppose I should attempt to get back to my real life job as a wife and mother. The dishes, laundry, and other housework aren’t going to take care of themselves. Sometimes I wish I was Samantha from BeWitched! Smile *wiggle wiggle*