Wow....I feel like I've been scoured off the face of the earth. At least the face of the internet! Hee hee. What a whirlwind the past 3 days have been. It feels good to actually be sitting here....relaxing. Well if you can call it that. I mean, being bombarded with questions from 3 different children at the same time, trying to keep JM from dumping every last item out of my drawers in here, while trying to think of what I'm trying to say doesn't exactly fit into the "day spa" relaxation type category, but at least I am not in the car. And for that I am grateful.
So the other night I had my first round of laser hair removal. Yeah. So all of those people that say "it really isn't that bad", well, they're smokin' something. All right, all right....I guess I should clarify. MOST of the time it wasn't that bad, but let's just say zapping that ol' bikin line wasn't peaches & cream! And actually there is a tendon in the arm pits that is very close to the surface that hurt like a mutha! Oh and it was an interesting sensation when they were doing my chin, having the lazer "zing" my teeth. I figure it's sort of like labor and child birth. Totally worth it in the end. Maybe that's why everyone that I've ever talked to about it has always made it sound like a cake walk....cause you just sort of put a mental block on the bad parts and focus on the final result! Anyhow, I've got 6 weeks to re-group, wipe out the memories of the pain and start again! Yipee! (Really, it will be so worth it to never shave my pits or my upper legs ever again! - Or at least the coarse hairs. Unfortunately I'm stuck with everything blonde!)
What a treat it was yesterday to get a sweet little surprise in the mail from my friend Misty in NM. I'm utterly stunned at how gorgeous the card she sent me is. I had seen it on her blog, but words can't even express how beautiful it is in person. My oldest is truly smitten with it as well. However, even better than the card is the great friend that I have! There isn't a day that goes by that she doesn't make me smile by something that she posts on her blog. And check out this darling little number. I think this is just the greatest! What a stinkin' cool idea to alter a post it note pad. TOO CUTE! Thank you sweet Misty! My card is now happily living on my "happy shelf" in my scrapbook room, and my note pad is going with me wherever I go!
So yeah, I just got back from entering my layouts into the Utah State Fair. Sheesh, I really hate the entry process. I tried to make things as smooth as possible, but it still took over an hour and a half to get the paperwork completed. (Good thing I had the foresight to do most of it at home!) I guess I should have expected it to be an afternoon event, as I entered (insert embarrased smiley face here) ummmmm....yeah....19 different pieces. Even my Maddi girl entered 2 fabulous layouts! I'm so proud of her! So it was the gasp and hence the "kaPOW" of my day when I had to pay $59 in entry fees. Here's hoping that we will re-cap our costs in winnings. Would be nice to take home a lil' extra too! We'll see how it goes.
How beautiful is this girl going to be when she gets done with her beautification project? I can't believe that miss Maddison actually has her braces on. It just makes me so happy for her that she now knows she's on the road to a perfect smile! I honestly never thought this day would come either for hesitation on her part or for being unable to afford them. However, she handled it like a star, and we have been so blessed with the RNG35 business that braces were a go!
Last but not least....What the?
What in the heck is this thing? I took Aaron to get his hair cut yesterday and because he was such a good boy the gal gave him a sucker and this dog. When he took it out of the plastic package he started screaming because the dog was "broken". I have to admit, maybe I would be a little freaked out as a kid by a dog whose body had been severed in to and was bound together by an elastic. We giggled and spent the afternoon trying to figure out what in the heck it is. A bookmark? A hair tie? A bracelet? A sling shot? Who knows. All I know is he's kind of attached to the thing and has been toting it around all day long.
So there you have it. That's all I've been doing over the past few days. Oh but wait. I also popped into my friendly neighborhood WRMK warehouse today and SQUEAL....I got me two of the new paper lines. The Nonsense and the Halloween! Just in time to go and scrapbook at Archivers this weekend!