Friday, April 30, 2010

No More Sleeps!!!!

Well today is THE day that I leave on my trip to "sin city" to see the bright lights!
I am off to celebrate the 25 anniversary of our 25 year for the majority of the JUG's (just us girls). The next 4 - 5 days will be filled with good times and will add to the vast amount of good memories that I have made with these lifelong friends. I will take pictures and will tell some stories but have to reserve the right that "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" for some of our antics.

I will also be going to the GIANT rubber stamp store and hope to find some good bargains.

Have a great weekend, see next week!!!

Bright light city gonna set my soul
Gonna set my soul on fire
Got a whole lot of money that's ready to burn,
So get those stakes up higher
There's a thousand pretty women waitin' out there
And they're all livin' devil may care
And I'm just the devil with love to spare
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

How I wish that there were more
Than the twenty-four hours in the day
'Cause even if there were forty more
I wouldn't sleep a minute away
Oh, there's black jack and poker and the roulette wheel
A fortune won and lost on every deal
All you need's a strong heart and a nerve of steel
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas with you neon flashin'
And your one armbandits crashin'
All those hopes down the drain
Viva Las Vegas turnin' day into nighttime
Turnin' night into daytime
If you see it once
You'll never be the same again

I'm gonna keep on the run
I'm gonna have me some fun
If it costs me my very last dime
If I wind up broke up well
I'll always remember that I had a swingin' time
I'm gonna give it everything I've got
Lady luck please let the dice stay hot
Let me shoot a seven with every shot
Viva Las Vegas, Viva Las Vegas,Viva Las Vegas
Viva, Viva Las Vegas

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

One Down a Few More To Go

Well, the countdown begins, only three more "sleeps" until VEGAS BABY!!!

Got some fantabulous news, there is a SUPER GIANT rubber stamp store in Vegas. Thanks so much to my friend Simone for giving me the scoop. They are only open M-F and Saturday would have fit in perfectly for me to spend hours in the store while the other JUG's did the whole pamper thing at the spa. But alas, that will not work. So instead I figured out how far away the store was from where I am staying and asked my good friend Stacie (who has graciously accepted to house the 9 of us JUG's on this trip) about the easiest and cheapest way to get to the store on Monday and she said that she would drive me!!! Yeah Stacie!!! You see, none of my JUG friends are into crafting so to get one to agree to take me to a craft store and stay and shop is wonderful. I would much rather spend my hard earned money on some good ol' rubber than to lose it playing games in a casino. (Don't get me wrong, the casinos will probably get a small sum of my money). But oh, that $10.00 that would have made it into the hands of say The Flamingo Hilton will now come home with me in the form of a rubber stamp. Yipee!!!!

I have charged my camera and packed the charger so one more item off of the "to pack" list. Just praying for good weather because this girl does NOT like to fly but endures the scariness because I know that it is the fastest way to get to places that I want to see and explore.

I have my appointment with the surgeon. At 9:15 on 5/5 I will meet the doctor who will hopefully rid me with this ache/pain and acid reflux and get the stone filled gall bladder out of my body so that I can go back to feeling normal. Not that I was ever really normal, LOL!!!

Happy Tuesday!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Counting Down the Days

Well, there are only 4 more "sleeps" until my Vegas trip with the JUG's (just us girls). I pulled out my suitcase, did my laundry and packed the majority of what I need/want for the trip. Just the last minute things that I will use the morning that I leave are left to pack. I am REALLY looking forward to this trip and seeing all that has changed in Vegas and just hanging with my peeps.

Here is a card that I have been working on. It is the May edition in my card a month to the JUG's new year's resolution. The front depicts the April Showers while inside is a packet of flower seeds for May flowers. On the back I wrote "April showers bring May flowers. Plant a bountiful bouquet of blooms. Happy spring"

All the stamps, ink and cardstock used are SU and the image was colored with colored pencils.

Have a great Monday.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Long Long Time

It has been a long time since I posted (so much for that New Year's resolution) LOL!!!

I haven't been feeling well and finally went to the doctor and came out with an extra ailment that I wasn't even aware was wreaking havoc in my body.

So, the outcome was that I had a bladder infection and gall stones. After two rounds of anti-biotics the bladder infection is gone and when I return from my trip to Vegas on 5/5 I will need to schedule an appointment with the surgeon to remove my gall bladder. I was advised by my primary care doctor to cancel my trip but I told her "No Way". This is the JUG's 50th birthday year celebration and the fact that 10 of the 12 JUG's (just us girls) is going to Vegas is great and unless I am in the hospital will not miss this milestone in our lives.

I leave on 4/30 and return 5/5. I won't be able to drink or eat anything super rich and fun (boy do I CRAVE a hot dog with all the trimmings right now) but watching my food/drink intake will prevent me from a possible visit to a Vegas hospital.

I haven't really been doing any cards lately as my mojo has disappeared. I don't know if it's because I don't feel good or because I am just blocked. Maybe the trip will release new creativity into my blood.

The weather forecast this weekend is for rain so that rules out gardening. I did purchase a couple of tulip plants and got them in the ground last Saturday. I also got some of the pots that border the patio planted. I cleaned out the West-side raised bed and soon the irises will be blooming. I hope that there is some break in the weather as I need to get the East-side bed cleaned out so that the lilies and black eyed susans can begin to grow.

As always there are projects inside that are also on my "to do" list. Hopefully some of them will get crossed off the list this weekend.

Enjoy your weekend!!!

Monday, April 05, 2010

Belated Easter Greetings

I hope that everyone had a great Easter.

Last week's weather was just fantastic and it really got me moving on the spring cleaning / purging. Over the weekend I packed up a few bags and will be making a stop at the Salvation Army. I still need to finish the linen closet organization but the linens that needed to be purged are already at the Salvation Army. I hope that someone finds good use for them. As for the rest of the "stuff" in the closet, well some will be tossed (old lotions and expired stuff), the rest will be grouped together and organization will abound. I cleaned off my tall dresser and was surprised at the amount of things that were stacked on top of that dresser. Most of it was shoes but there were also pictures, crafting supplies and some dust bunnies. The shoes are back on top until I can really delve into my closet and do a good purge inside there.

I finished reading "The DaVinci Code" and I am going to the library to see if they have the movie. I really want to see the movie now that I have finished the book.

Maggie got a new haircut for the summer. She looks so much like a little lamb. Gidget got her nails "done" and I did some cards. Enjoy this sunny Monday!