Saturday, June 21, 2008

YITL...My Free Card

Unfortunately, the word for this week wasn't "betrayal" because I could have told you a little something about that. However, Suzanne did pick a very good YITL word for week #25...Free. Here is my Free card.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

It's my Birthday...and I'll cry if I want to!

Yes, it's's my birthday. I am now 38. My friends and family know how difficult my birthdays are for me. Ever since my 25th birthday, I have really suffered through each and every one of my birthdays. When I turned 25 I went through a horrible depression because I felt like 30 was just around the corner and then 40 would be shortly after that. And you know what? That is exactly what has happened! If I had my way, I would stay 25 forever. But one quick glance in the mirror and I know that is not reality.

My birthdays are now just a reminder to me that I am getting older. Time just goes so fast that I feel like I don't get to enjoy the time that is rushing by at the speed of light. Well, unfortunately now I can't say I am 37 any longer. Now I have to say that I am 38! Gosh darnit!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

I'll never forget...

Suzanne on her O'Scrappy Day blog has some great weekly blog challenges and this week the challenge was to choose a topic. (Weather, children, school, work, etc.) Write three sentences that begin with the words 'I'll never forget...' Then use one of your sentences in a paragraph, poem, or longer descriptive piece. So, let me tell you...Suzanne has a tendency to be a trouble-maker! Quite mischievous is that lady! And then there is her partner in crime... Colleen! I posted on the Scrapdango Forum the following:

I'll never forget the day Suzanne showed up at Scrapdango!
I'll never forget the day Colleen showed up at Scrapdango!
I'll never forget the day I lost all control over their mischief at Scrapdango!

And here is how they finished the challenge:

"I'll never forget the day Suzanne showed up at Scrapdango! She was so shy and quiet, it took quite a bit of doing to get her to come out of her shell. The other members pick on her for no darned good reason, and she often gets blamed for doing mischievious things on the board. But "I" know she's an angel."

Mmmmhhhh...don't think I would have finished the challenge that way!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Believe Card

And the last YITL card for me tonight is my Believe Card.
Now I am going to watch a movie with my DBF!

Care and Time Cards

I'm on a roll on my YITL cards. Here is my Time and Care cards! I used my new arrow stamps from my Scrapdango Secret Sister on my Time card!

My Wish Card

When Suzanne posted the word "Wish" a few weeks back for YITL, I knew exactly what I wanted to do for mine. Here it is...

I know the edge got cut off a bit but what it says is "It is my wish to one day own my own home again". When I had to leave employment in 2005 to care for my daughter and also decided to end the relationship with her father at the same time, I had to sell my home. Because of his court antics, the proceeds from the home ended up going to pay for my attorney bill. I started Scrapdango and it still costs me money each month to keep it going but I still have the dream and deep wish and desire to one day be able to walk into the doors of my own home and know and feel and be able to say..."this is mine".

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Scotty Graduates!!!

This was one of the most special days of my life today! I knew it would be a special moment but I didn't know just how much until I actually experienced it. I got to watch my son accept his High School diploma dressed in a crimson and black with a 2008 tassel. You really can't describe what that feels like until you actually experience it. He made it! And...there were times that I and others who cared about him wondered whether he would make it or not. But he did it and I couldn't be more proud. I worked the last two days on making a DVD slideshow movie of his life. I just keep watching it over and over again because it causes me such joy to watch his growth from the day I brought him home from the hospital to where he is now. I love that kid and I am so proud of him. By the way, I held it together until it was my turn to give him a hug and then I couldn't hold it in any longer and we both cried, just like the day he was born.