Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Does Anyone Know.....

In the purge progress I have come upon an old cell phone box.
The phone is somewhere yet to be discovered.
The box and all paper was recycled.
The plastic insert was recycled.

But what do I do with the old charger cord?

Does anyone know where I can recycle this?

If you do please leave a comment.


Don't forget the freebie from the previous post. Leave a comment by Monday or it along with a new freebie will be offered up next Tuesday.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

My Trash / Your Treasure

In my never ending purge I have begun to delve into the crafting supplies.
Since I don't want to list them on e-bay or esty I am going to begin to offer what I no longer wish to keep (my trash) and hopefully it will become your treasure. I hope to do this every Tuesday, so let's call it Trashy Tuesday. If you want the trash leave a comment and I will pick a name and the winner will get my trash for their treasure. So without further ado, here is the trash/treasure.

A Birthday Clear Stamp Set

Thursday, January 22, 2009

One of Those Days

I know that I have had one of these days and I really never felt the impact until today.

Did you ever experience the following:
You have been asked (or you asked) to have something explained that truly frustrated you ( or the person you asked) because the question was so clear in the data that there shouldn't have been a question or a reason to involve that person?

Case in point, on two separate occasions today, two different co-workers came and asked me a question that I had no answer for and it was plain (at least to me) that I shouldn't even have been involved.

One was a piece of mail that was sent out (not by me)that was returned by the post office for an incomplete address. I was asked why it was returned and where should it have been sent. I replied by saying that I didn't send the letter and did not know why it was returned and that I had no more information than the person who asked the question. It turned out that the contents of the letter had been handled by me yesterday because the intended recipient did not receive our letter. Everything was handled via e-mail and fax and in this case the returned letter was a mute point.

The second event was that I was forwarded an e-mail from a co-worker whom had received the original. The e-mail writer was a customer asking about a contract and including specs for an insurance certificate. My co-worker asked if I knew what the writer wanted. After reading the e-mail it wasn't quite clear and more clarification was needed from the original sender. I became frustrated that I was brought into this issue. A simple response to the writer of whether she needed a certificate of insurance to match her outlined specifics and more clarification on the contract part of the e-mail was what was needed. Why I had to be involved, almost like the co-worker wanted me to do the work is what made me frustrated.

I am very stressed right now because my plate is heaping and there doesn't seem to be any hope of getting any help with the current state of the economy and everyone laying people off left and right. So I decided to vent via this medium instead of going "postal" on my co-workers.

Thanks for listening!!!!

Monday, January 19, 2009

I Finished Something

I actually finished a card and remembered to take a picture before sending it on it's way. The stamp is from the $1.00 bin at Michael's and the flowers are discounted Martha Stewart with Doodle Bug sugar coated brads. Patterned paper from SU along with the cardstock and ink.

If you are fortunate enough to have Martin Luther King Jr. day off then enjoy yourself. I am at work and enjoying the no mail today so I can devote that time to catching up on other items.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Frigid Winter Wonderland

Rick took this picture of the backyard yesterday. It was 12 degrees below zero but the sun was shing bright. These type of pics are always good to look at when in August I'm complaining because it's TOO HOT!!!

Have a good weekend and stay warm. For everyone in the cold climate the weather is a good excuse to stay inside and craft or read or watch football. (All of which I intend to do this weekend)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Random Stuff

Okay, so I made an engagement card for my niece and sealed the envelope with sealing wax without taking a picture. Go ahead say it, DORK!

I am working on a couple of cards but none are finished yet.

This weekend was very super nice. My family through a surprise graduation party for me. Tons of good family and friend love and delish food. Very special and generous gifts. My sister from California surprised me with a visit and if I didn't come down with a cold it would have been the PERFECT weekend.

Once I knock this cold out of my system I'll have crafty pics.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

I Love Flowers

I got an unexpected surprise late yesterday afternoon at work. There was a delivery package for me which contained these beautiful birthday flowers from my sister Cindy in California. What a welcome breath of fun on a snowy cold January day in Chicagoland. My birthday is actually Friday, but the early arrival of the flowers means that we get to enjoy the fantastic fresh flower smell here in the office for a few days. (I will be taking them home with me on Friday).

Monday, January 05, 2009

A New Year

Well I have neglected the blog for quite awhile and I am going to do my best to update more regularly.

My Christmas and New Year were very nice and very uneventful so that is a good thing.

It is a new year and what would it be without some resolutions or goals or things to do lists....

I am going to call my "changes" new habits

So far I have done pretty well with my new habits

1. Drink only ONE Diet Coke per day. (Day 5, so far so good).
2. Begin purging again (2 garbage bags filled for the Salvation Army from my closet)
3. Save $1.00 per day ($5.00 has been "saved", if by putting it into an envelope in my underwear drawer is saving)
4. Craft something each and every day. (Pretty easy right now since I have a large afghan and a baby afghan in the works right now)
5. Read at least one book per month. Not sure if this one really counts as a NEW habit as it was something I vowed to do after I graduated.
6. Eat more healthful foods and remove some of the unhealthy foods. (Not a diet but I hope the changes will create a diet-like result).

There are a few more new habits that I would like to add (like flossing my teeth every night before bed) but I need to get these 5 down pat and begin to introduce new ones.

So, if you have made resolutions, goals, new ideas, new habits or whatever you wish to call them, take one day at a time and if you mess up one day, well just wake up the next day and start over. Each day that you achieve some success will propel you to keep it up.

The best of the new year to you all!