Sunday, August 16, 2009

SO Blog Hop

Here are some birthday cards I completed this week to replenish my stash and to post here for the weekend crop at Simply Obsessed ( this coming week!

I had a blast making these! So, ladies, you've reached the end of the road on the Blog Hop!! Thanks for joining in and see you all back at the circus!


Tuesday, August 11, 2009

okay, well the trip blog did not work out. I found that I did not want to spend the time on the computer that is required to blog, so I updated facebook instead. The trip was fantastic, and now I have the daunting task of scrapbooking over 500 photos that I took! Since I am in Montana, I have plenty of time to get started. Love summers off!!!

Anyway, I'll post as I complete stuff, and hope to get some pics from the trip up here soon, too.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Blogging again...

I guess it's time to revive this blog. I am preparing for a funfilled weekend in Washington DC, and then it's off to Costa Rica and Panama. This is where I will document my trip.

My backpack is out and dusted off, travel clothes and guidebook packed, and I am off for my first trip out of the country in 5 years!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Parade preparations.....

So, what are the preparations for that huge production, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade? One thing that happens is that the balloons are inflated along city streets in the upper west side of Manhattan the Wed. before turkey day. It all takes place on the streets around the Museum of Natural History, and many people--like myself--come out to see the balloons. I actually haven't been out for this in years, but caught it all this year. It took 2 hours to get through 2 blocks, but I saw plenty of balloons!


Macy's Star

Ronald McDonald

Hello Kitty

Energizer Bunny


It was so worth the wait to get these pictures! I did not go to the parade today, rather watched from the warmth of my apartment in my pj's. I spend Thanksgiving with my friend Pattie and her wonderful family on Long Island. It was a really special day!



I want to reflect for a bit on what I am truly thankful for. I am so blessed to have rich, full, and unconventional life. I live in the best city in the world, love what I do for a living, have a great extended family and the means to visit them for extended stays, and an eclectic and diverse group of friends. My life has taken a different path than I expected, but I am fortunate to have a rich full life. I am also extremely thankful that our country will soon be under new leadership, and that I can once again feel patriotic. I look forward to what's to come!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

Publish Post

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A new beginning....

It's been a long time since I've posted--I sort of got busy, then just forgot all about it. I have been very wrapped up in all the Election happenings lately. I am so happy with the results!

I have been an Obama supporter from the beginning. I know that many people feel he's the "lesser of 2" or whatever, but I think he is just what we need right now.

It was exciting to watch history being made last night. Being a NYer who was front and center during 9/11, as well as a former Peace Corps Volunteer and avid traveler (not tourist, traveler), I look forward to seeing how Obama deals with restoring foreign relations. I did not like the feeling of being embarrassed about my government when I met new people in other countries. Last night I felt a sense of relief--of excitement, actually. On any levels. I was wonderful to see history being made and knowing that I was a part of it. Hearing and seeing all the excitement on the streets of NYC--the city that I love--was awesome! It's great to finally have a man in office that my innner city students can relate to, even if in some small way. They feel more empowered today.

Enough of the sopabox--off to dinner with co-workers and back to work for open school night.


Monday, August 25, 2008

Packing up....

Sadly I am packing up to head back to NYC. I will miss Montana and my family. It's been a fun summer, and very relaxing. I ended summer with a awesome Willie Nelson concert Friday night in Red Lodge, MT!! This was a fundraising concert to make money for a wonderful local organization called P.L.U.K (Parent's Let's Unite for Kids).

I got so close to the stage, it was incredible! Nothing like a small intimate concert of 6000! I got some god pics--the concert was outdoors in a rodeo arena. He played for just over 2 hours. Here are some of the pictures from the concert:

I love Willie!!

I got lots of scrapping done this summer, and cards too. I completed about 43 pages and close to 60 cards. It's so nice to have this time to create.

Here's a few things I've made recently:

Next post will be from my cozy apartment in Brooklyn!


FED-EX Follow up

So, I finally supposedly got resolution, 6 weeks later. They are supposed to send a check to the shipper that I used in Brooklyn. I found out, thought, that I am not getting what I was originally promised, but $34.00 less. The woman who finally helped me acted as though she was doing me a gigantic favor. I'll be sending a letter to FED-EX outlining these issues, and in the meantime, I'll just move on.

Thanks everyone for your support. Somehow shipping issues can be so frustrating, and I think we've all had these issues at one time or another. I love the support I get from scrappers and stampers!