Sunday, January 25, 2009

Going Back to where it all began..

well that is where my LIFE began in Denver Co over 40 years ago. I will be traveling here for work in the end of April, so I figured that I should take Stephenie and show where my life started. Once I suggested this my parents decided that they wanted to go back there too. So the trip has turned into a small family vacation and a work trip for me. I was able to get us all on the same flight going out and they will be coming back before me as I will be staying for DST training(getting updated on our computer software package and seeing some great friends that I have made through work). This will be a great trip for me as I have not been back to see where I was born or lived as an infant since becoming an adult. I will be glad to be able to document this on film and hey all of my blogging friends better get ready as I will be boring you all with the photos. Of course we will travel up the mountain to see snow. This will be the highlight for Stephenie and I has both of LOVE the snow. We had to buy her a new coat today just for the trip as they are on clearance already for the season.(BTW the high today was in the 20's)

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Well, I have not posted in a few days due to the fact I have been getting ready for the CPA. You have heard of hell week in sororities, well January is that for me in my job. You close out one year and have to be ready for the next with in about 24 hours. After you do that small feat you start doing a months worth of work in about 3 weeks. Of course you have all the quarterly tax things, getting payroll ready for a new year, of course everything has changed from last year, getting w-2's ready,daily things and getting everything ready for the CPA. The CPA left yesterday and only had a few journal entries that needed to be done, so I guess that is a good thing. Now time to play catch up with the things I had to push to the back burner. Oh did I also mention that I had a birthday in all this mix. I am hoping that by Monday I will be back to sort of regular schedule.

So I will be back to posting soon again with photos and short little snippets of my life.

Thursday, January 15, 2009


You can click on the link here or in the side bar of my blog to see all the wonderful instructors we have coming to this event and the AWESOME class descriptions that will be offered. There is also a registration package available on the site for you to use.
We look forward to seeing you in the fall for this first ANNUAL Mixed Media Advent here in the south.

Sunday, January 11, 2009


I slept in late 6:30 am that is. I got up and took myself to breakfast. Read a little and enjoyed a couple cups of tea and breakfast. Went back home for a long hot bubble bath which is such a pleasure and treat. Especially this time of year for me. But since I took the day from work I indulged. Went by the post office box and found a card from my DST buddies with a great happy. I also checked the my emails. had many warm wishes and ecards.
Okay I was going to spend the whole day by myself but who could resist this great smile and wonderful daughter. As it was raining, she couldn't go do what she wanted and under that great smile her teeth were killing her(she just had a orthodontist appointment on Friday and had a ton done to her braces). I invited her to hang out with her old Mom. Of course her take on it was: it's your birthday and I need to drive you and keep you company and there is food and you are buying. So off we went to Collierville a small town about 30 minutes away with a great town square, one of a kind shops and great family owned restaurants that serve food other than burgers and GREAT service. Found a couple of little treasures. Yes I have a problem with spending money on myself.
This is where we had lunch at the Silver Caboose. I really enjoy eating here. The atmosphere is relaxing and very enjoyable. Yes I had great company. I do love having time to just talk with Stephenie. She is so funny and full of life. I like to hear the stories of what is going on in her life. Which just makes me realize that not has much as changed everyone thinks. I am very blessed with a wonderful daughter. Then went to a couple of shops in Arlington to look and I did get a small piece of pottery that matched a tray that I got for Christmas of course Stephenie a treat as she calls it. My friends Renee, Steffen and I went to Macaroni Grill for dinner. Lets just say that the service was not there but the great conversation and friendship was. Steffen got me a really cool set of drill bits and a ratching screw set. I just love my handy woman tools. We had a great time just talking and getting caught up. Then is was to home and bed. Got to work on Sunday, but my birthday was all mine.
Well the birthday treats did start out on Friday. One of my co-workers took me to lunch and had them bring me a piece of cake with a candle. NO SINGING! I am not the one to have the whole restaurant to be looking at me. Then I got a cheese cake and necklace from a couple of my other co-workers. The biggest surprise was the tool box with my name on it and all the tools inside. My god-sister Christy, husband Nathan and Taylor, Samuel and Caleb(which shares my birthday) brought me by the office on Friday. I do know that it is very weird to hear a woman get excited about tools but I do know how to use them and will. My Mom, Susan(sister) and I went out to eat on Friday and had great time just talking uninterrupted.
This is picture of how I would really like to celebrate my birthday. Yes I know it is snow. It is on the list to just go and play in the great white stuff, drink warm drinks by a big fire and relax. You must have dreams! Thanks Lisa S for the great picture of your back yard!

Friday, January 9, 2009


Okay I have been teasing you with here are some pictures of what great things are in stored for you with Mixed Media Melange on Sept 10th - 13th, 2009. Watch for a link to where you can sign up for this great event on January 15th I will have it posted to my blog on that day. This will be the place that you can release the inter child and all your creative muses with fellow artist.

Look forward to seeing you there!

Sunday, January 4, 2009


M3 is on the way. I am still pinching myself after the big meeting yesterday. Candice, Robyn, Roxi and I met yesterday for about 9 hours to iron out(just some of the) details for the Mixed Media Event that we are hosting in September. Who would have ever thought that there were so many details to consider. This is something that we have so been wanting here in the south and since one has not come, we are bring it here. It was so hard to chose what classes to offer from all the amazing instructors who prsented us with RFP. So please watch my blog on January 15th for the big reveal of the details and the AWESOME classes available.

So as the old saying goes we are bring it and hope that they will come.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Word for 2009

is DISCOVER see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown) notice or realize
3.Archaic. to make known; reveal; disclose.

I chose this word for 2009 for many reason. As many of you know the last several years has brought many life changing situations to me. Through these difficult situations I have lost pieces of me. I want for 2009 to be a year of discovery of who I am, what I want for me and my life. I know that this sounds selfish but it has come to the time for me to discover what I want and not what others want for me. So let's see what I discover through out the year.

I chose SIMPLICITY for 2008. I did make some changes that helped simplify my life, home, job and world around me.

HERE IS WISHING YOU A GREAT 2009 the year to DICOVER!!!!!!!!!!!!