Saturday, September 30, 2006

92 Questions (and answers)

1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Yes, I pretty much take any hotel goodies I can get my hands on.

3. Have you ever 'done it' in a hotel room?
Well I have been married for 13 years...

4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
I haven’t even tried.

5. Do you like to use post-it notes?
YES…I have about 10 different ones at my desk at work.

6. Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?
I have envelopes full of expired coupons.

7. Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of bees?

9. Do you always smile for pictures?
Pretty much always

10. What is your biggest pet peeve?
Rude people

11. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
Tucked in

12. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?
Just started to now that I have a kindergartner that is working on her numbers

13. Have you ever peed in the woods?

14. Do you ever jump up and down to make your privates bounce?

15. Do you chew your pens and pencils?
Never and if I come across a chewed one in the office I through it out.

16. How many people have you slept with this week?

17. Do you like popcorn from those big tins?
Sometimes if it’s fresh

18. What is your "Song of the week"?
Friends for Life – The Cheetah Girls…again it’s that kindergartner

19. Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

20. Do you still watch cartoons?
Yes but not usually by choice

21. Whats your favorite scary movie?
Children of the Corn and the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre

22. Where would you bury treasure if you had some?
In my backyard

23. What do you drink with dinner?
water or crystal light

26. What color is your cell phone?

28. Were you a boy/girl scout?
I was a girl scout for about 10 years.

29. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?
I doubt it

30. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?
last Monday – I wrote to my brother in Iraq and to my best friend’s brother in prison

31. Can you change the oil on a car?
I wouldn’t even know where to start.

32. Ever gotten a speeding ticket?
Yes, twice – the first time I was 16 and the second time was when I was 34 so I think that’s a good average once every 18 years

33. Ran out of gas?
Once – on a dark deserted street – scared the CRAP out of me so it’s never happened again.

34. Favorite kind of sandwich?:
One on homemade bread.

35. Best thing to eat for breakfast?
Frosted mini wheats

36. What is your usual bedtime?
between 9 and 10

37. Are you lazy?
Not usually

38. When you were a kid what did you dress up as for halloween?
a gypsy, a dancer, a black cat.

39. Do you read the newspaper?
I read the “Parade” and the supplements every Sunday but I very rarely read the actual paper.

40. How many languages can you speak?

41. Do you have any magazine subscriptions?
Way too many – Real Simple, Paper Crafts, two church magazines, Child, Parenting, Taste of Home, Working Mother, Cookie, Simple Scrapbooks…I’m sure I’m forgetting some.

42. Which are better Legos or Lincoln Logs?

43. Are you stubborn?

44. Who is better...Leno or Letterman?

45. Watch an opera live?
Jesus Christ Superstar.

46. Afraid of heights?

48. Dance in the shower?

49. Dance in the car?
Almost everyday

50. Ever used a gun?
Yes – I went shooting with a friend once and shot a handgun and a rifle – I loved it!

51. Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?
We had a family picture done about two years ago. I hope to have new ones taken this year by Moki

52. Are musicals cheesy?
Yes and that’s why I love them! They make me so happy!

53. Is christmas stressful?
Yes, but I look forward to it every year.

54. Ever eat a pierogi?
Almost once a week – Schwan’s has the best pierogi!.

55. Favorite type of fruit pie?
Strawberry Rhubarb

56. Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?
Veterinarian, FBI agent

57. Do you believe in ghosts?
Kind of

59. Take a vitamin daily?
I try

60. Wear slippers?

61. Wear a bath robe?
Almost never.

62. What do you wear to bed?

63. First concert?
The Beach Boys.

64. Wal-Mart, Target or K-Mart?
Target....hands down!

65. Nike or Adidas?

66. Cheetos Or Fritos?

67. Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?
Sunflower seeds

68. Ever hear of, "gorp"?

69. Ever take dance lessons?
12 years of ballet, jazz, tap, and baton

70. Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?
Information Techonolgy

71. Can you curl your tongue?

73. Have you ever cried because you were so happy?
All the time

74. Own any record albums?
Yes – a whole bunch.

75. Own a record player?
yes – but it’s not hooked up.

76. Regularly brush your teeth?

77. Ever been in love?

79. What was your last concert you saw?
Ringo Starr and the His All Starr Band

80. Hot tea or cold tea?
hot herbal tea

81. Tea or coffee?

82. Favorite kind of cookie?
Chocolate chip and Pinwheels.

83. Can you swim well?
Pretty well

84. Can you hold your breath w/o manually holding your nose?

85. Are you patient?
Not as much as I’d like to be

86. DJ or band, at a wedding?

87. Ever won a contest?
I won a few Miss Cinderella contests – my mom has my trophies.

88. Ever have plastic surgery?
Yes...and I would love more!!

89. Which are better black or green olives?

90. Can you knit or crochet?
Barely…I’m learning to knit and I can do a killer single crochet but I’m trying to learn more stitches.

91. Best room for a fireplace?
Living room or bedroom

92. Do you want to get married?
Hopefully never again as I am happily married now

Thursday, September 28, 2006

A Quickie...

post, that is...get your mind out of the gutter!!!
Finally finished and mailed are my intitals for Moki's Initial Swap - I have also received two of the initials so far from people that had me. They are AWESOME! On my list is taking pictures of them, taking a picture of my Purple and Yellow swap that I received and a picture of fabulous goodies my best friend sent me from her recent trip to Hawaii. AND I have to post all my finds for Apron Thrift Girl's $99 Thrift Challenge....lots of pictures to take and no light:(

Saturday, September 23, 2006


The Japanese craft books I ordered have officially shipped!!! I am doing the happy dance and can hardly wait for them to arrive!!!! I had yesterday off work and did all my errands, and spent a lovely afternoon volunteering in Miss S's classroom - I am in charge of the Fall party so if any of you have great ideas for Fall crafts or goodies for kindergartners, please share! We stuffed ourselves silly at Outback for dinner and now today I am looking forward to a nice quiet Saturday. I plan on cleaning the garage a little (I actually enjoy that:)), cleaning, crafting, and maybe starting something from one of my newest purchases - Sublime Stitching. I also perfected the 10-minute pillowcase yesterday after deciphering some very vague instructions...I just may try my hand at my first tutorial!! My Red & Aqua swap and my Purple & Yellow swap are boxed and going to the post office..yeah!!

Sunday, September 17, 2006

A Day of Firsts

Today was our first ever family trip the to state fair...Miss S's first pony ride....her first kiss from a pygmy goat...face painting....caramel apples and breakfast burritos...we had a fabulous time!! Hubby pulled out the camera pretty much as soon as walked in the gates and I had forgotten to put the memory card in the camera so no photos from the fair this year. Oh well!! After the fair we stopped at the Talin Market in Albuquerque which is about the coolest market we have - it has an aisle for every different type of cuisine. We especially love the Asian stuff - Hubby bought some fresh kim chi (sp?)(I can't stand the stuff) and Miss S and I picked out a bunch of different exotic candies to try. A new little boutique attached to Talin had opened since the last time I was there and man oh man - Hello Kitty heaven!! I am so excited we finally have a quasi Hello Kitty store in town. I bought several little notebooks and have plans to return without Hubby in tow:) I'm looking forward to the rest of my lazy Sunday!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

The Hostess with the Mostest

I am hosting my first swap in probably over 6 years and I am thrilled!! I love Halloween so I decided to host a Halloween ATC swap over at Papercrafts Mag - take a peek and join us!
I found this cutie at Goodwill yesterday and he just may be making an appearance on my ATCs :)

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Here's pics of my mail goodies this week:

My novelty fabric swap from head full of pixies

My cup of tea and an atc swap from kristin and trisha

My what is an atc swap from barbara

My prize from WW from mary ann

My awesome tshirt in honor of my brother.

I am so glad tomorrow is Friday! Hubby has the weekend off for the first time in literally years so we plan on taking it easy and cleaning the house and then on Sunday going to the New Mexico State Fair. I'll be busy finishing up my next round of swaps to mail out and I have a huge pile of books to mail to Ian in Iraq.

Monday, September 11, 2006

The Best Mail Day Ever

Seems to me I must start using this title more! I came home to a full to the brim mailbox with absolutely no bills , only two pieces of junk mail and TONS of goodies! I received my Novelty Fabric Swap, my Cup of Tea and an ATC swap from both partners and my What is an ATC? swap from two of my three partners, a postcard from Finland, and a cute note from Hubby's Grandma Sue in South San Francisco along with a pledge for Miss S's school walk-a-thon. AND my package from Maryann for her WYSIWYG Wednesday prize that I scored - she also included an ATC! I wish every day was like this! You will not believe all the fabric and goodies I got - I always chose to blog at night so the light is horrible for taking pictures. I leave all my goodies out on my desk until I can take pictures of them and then I put them away:) Hubby said today that my desk is starting to look like "crap" again:):) as it is piling up with stuff I need to take pictures of. He is right!!

Anyway - I'll end with a shot of my own patriotic angel...Miss S - I think this was taken when she was about 2 1/2 - isn't she precious. I thought this was appropriate as we remember the 5th anniversary of 9/11 today.


I am thrilled to announce that I received my first letter from my baby brother, Ian, who is in Iraq. He was also able to visit my blog and leave a few comments - he is very limited with his military connection as to what sites he can visit so I'm glad mine is one of them. He reports they are doing well - other than almost being sucked out of the airplane on the flight from Kuwait to Iraq!!!! In rememberance of 9/11 and in honor of Ian I will be wearing my newest purchase to work today - a pink t-shirt that says "Proud Sister of a Soldier"....I'll take a picture tonight after work.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Japanese Crafting

I placed my first order for Japanese crafting books last night....I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL I GET THEM!!!!

Here's what I ordered:

ISBN 457910921X - a CUTE stuffed animal book

ISBN 457911020X - Machine Made Patchworks - love the ideas in here!

ISBN 407246385X - to help with the myriad of baby gifts I am always in need of:)
ISBN 457911082X - Machine Made Patchworks 2 - I loved the first one so much I thought I'd give the second one a try too.

BUT in all my excitement I completely forgot to order the book I REALLY wanted - one of the ones Moki let me borrow:
ISBN 4529040186 - this is the book I got the pattern for the red/black potholder from. It is first on my list for my next order:)

I placed my order through yesasia and got all 4 books for $73.00 with free shipping - I didn't think that was too bad:) I also have three other crafting books coming from

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

My Weekend, Part 2

And here is part two of how I spent my long weekend...crafting until my fingers hurt and I couldn't see staight! Not pictured are three bags that are done except the top stitching and three more red/black potholders.

Drum roll please....introducing the quilted wall hanging I made for one of my dearest friend's 40th birthday..never mind that her birthday was in JULY!! I gave it to her in a bag I made along with some other little goodies. The pic is sideways - it is three hearts in shades of pink and rose.

Next - I whipped up some ATC's just to have on hand. I made several extras so if you want to trade an ATC with me just let me know! This one is called "Circle of Friendship"

And I finished my ATC's for the Text ATC swap I participated in with Swap-bot.

A red/black potholder from a Japanese crafting book Moki let me borrow that I am going to have to buy cause I want to make everything in it:) , a little tote bag made out of a dark green felted sweater, with a little flower accent and a winter hat for Miss S - my first attempt at knitting a hat - I basically just made a long rectangle, sewed it up and gathered the top - it turned out very cute though. I tried to get her to model it but she refused. I also made her a skirt this weekend that she refused to model. Fickle child:) I cast on a matching scarf for the hat and the hat and scarf will be Christmas presents for her.

Lastly, another teddy bear made from suiting - I have not put a face on him yet....and a crochet hook holder and two knitting needle holders that will all go into the Christmas box.

I can't tell you how good it felt to make progress on all these - they were all WIPs that needed my love and attention. With four days off I had enough time to get housework done and still have plenty of time for crafting and not feel guilty. I have several more projects that I rounded up all the supplies for over the weekend so that will be my task for this next weekend. Can you convince my boss that I need another four day weekend???

Monday, September 04, 2006

My Weekend, Part 1

This Labor Day weekend has been awesome! The best part was the my office was closed on Friday too so I had a 4 day weekend. I really needed that. I have spent a ton of time crafting and working on Christmas presents - I have added at least 5 things to my Christmas box - I have a bunch of pictures that I will post in a separate post of my crafting.
Friday night Hubby and I went out to Red Robin for dinner while my friend watched Miss S. This was our first date night in a long time! Then Sunday night Hubby and I went to an Albuquerque Isotopes game with our friends. I had won 4 tickets to one of our corporate clients' private!! The suite was amazing. We had our own private balcony too! The Isotopes won and there was a fireworks show after the game.
Today we got up early and went to the Albuquerque Zoo to see the baby hippo - he was adorable!!! After the zoo we went to the Route 66 Diner for lunch...DELICIOUS!!! Then home to clean and rearrange Miss S's room, craft some more, and just relax!!! I'm so tempted to call in to work tomorrow:):)

Friday, September 01, 2006

Friday Finds

I have always been fascinated with Alcatraz...not sure where that came from...but ever since I can remember I have wanted to visit there and read everything I can about that notorious prison. I found this book today at a garage sale for 25 cents...imagine my surprise when I started reading it and found that it was inscribed by the author!! A real life, Alcatraz inmate. SOOO cool! Anyway, the book looks to be great.