Wednesday, April 30, 2008

it's mayjah.

another quote on my board.

a while back my bff showed me
this cut.
i love it.
but not really.
because i am digging the back...
but the front does nothing for me.
i think i'm going to mix and match.
but i *am* cutting it.
made the appt for saturday evening.
the texas summer is closing in...

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

got a pocket full of sunshine.

yest was an all around good day.
carpool didn't take long
so afterwards
i had plenty of time
to pack a few boxes,
enjoy a bowl of cereal

head to work with time to spare.
helloooo chick fil a diet lemonade...

TODAY, however...
i swear i noticed every.single.minute.
it was a short day (9 to 2)
but there were no customers...
hard to fill a day like that!!

but that's okay
ya know why?!

i got the job i was interviewing for!!

PS- yest comments were answered... :)

Monday, April 28, 2008

sugar sugar.

have i shared this one yet?

(do click on the pic to see it larger.)

i'm too lazy to check the archives...
it's recent, so i doubt it.
i love how it turned out,
so thought i'd share before
i have to pack it away.

speaking of packing...
better get back to it.


Sunday, April 27, 2008

i close my eyes.

i love sundays.

hope your day was filled with
and happiness.


Saturday, April 26, 2008

let the sun illuminate the words that you cannot find.

my fiesta find:

i am grateful.
we needed to move, but had 6 months left on our lease.
enter couple looking to move in as soon as we can move out.
we needed a house in a good school district for the girl
AND in warren district so the boy could continue attending there.
that house "dropped" in our lap the very same day.
applied for an office job.
attended interviews
interviews went well.
they scheduled me for third (and hopefully final) interview next week.
my gap schedule was already set. 
but miraculously the interview was scheduled an hour after i am done at gap.
the timing is impeccable. 
it has to be God, because i believe He freakin rocks.
there's one other thing, but i don't want to speak too soon,
so i'll leave it until it comes to fruition. (or not)

i'm off.
need to go buy paper and boxes
to pack.


Friday, April 25, 2008

I'm only good at being young.

it's 4:30
i am supposed to be cooking dinner.
chef boyardee beat me to it.

i worked until 3
and by the time i got home
the girl one had made her own dinner.
i guess she's a sixty-five year old
in an eleven year old's body.
either that or she slept in
had a late breakfast
and decided to split the difference
and have a late lunch/early dinner.

either way,
it's cherry garcia frozen yogurt for me.

:) happy weekend peeps!!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

it's wanting what you've got.

i love to see things out of the ordinary.
it shakes up my brain
and makes me happy from the inside out.

(do click on the picture and read some of those stickers!!)

note to self:
learn how to record video
on your camera,
or find the video camera.

so today was a good day.
i had a nice short work day,
a pleasant interview.
(actually two rolled into one!!)
and there is an episode of
grey's anatomy on my dvr
as i type.

can life really be this good?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

so what so i've got a smile on me.

my kid can play.
oh yeah.
i am so proud of this kid, i could pop.

last night was the guitar class' concert.
i was in awe the whole time.
that's two hours worth of awe, peeps.

my faves:
  • the boy's rendition of why georgia. (duh.)
  • dust in the wind
  • sweet child o' mine 
  • and stray cat strut

the only other song that would have
made the night even more perfect?

zz top's la grange.

okay, hubbs is working tonight
and i have some free time so i'm off
to play.


Monday, April 21, 2008

where the sidewalk ends.

my monday was spent running errands.
the dps gave my boy one his license.
we actually got him to school on time
even after the line at the dps!!

then i decided to try out my local
temp agency.
i don't think that's the way to go.
(she said it's slow right now)
so i will stay on at gap for the time
i have one other application in...
fingers crossed because that's an office job!!
:) me likey.

after the temp agency i went
grocery shopping.
go me for refusing the plastic bags...
(i forgot my canvas ones!!)
i had them use boxes...
it was so easy to carry in my groceries.
two trips and i was done!!
the recycling fairies left me two
new buckets!!
since my green tub usually runneth over...
you have no idea how happy this made me!!

the last stop before the carpool was
to the mechanics.
the boy one's toyota was making a noise...
you guessed it...
i walked out with a $1k estimate.

but my shoes were cute.

p.s. i did answer last post's comments...
thanks for all the sympathy and b-day wishes!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

so we meet again.

my wireless has been
spotty lately.
which, as you can imagine
drives me a little more insane
each day.
friday i was able to mail out the stash...
pls let me know when it arrives, ladies...
saturday my boy one turned SIXteen!!
he loves his present.

he's a grateful kid
an old soul
all A's and B's
active in music and
trying out for academic decathalon.
he's already applied for a part time job.
busy guy!!
he had the traditional b-day breakfast:

the cupcakes were for later,
but take a look at that number!!
it's killin me!!

okay peeps, i must go get ready for my day
just wanted to catch you up...
until next time...
have a great day!!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

tiggity taggity too.

another art journal page.

joce tagged me!!

MeMe Quiz: So here goes--the rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people, posts their names, and then leaves a comment on their blogs, letting them know they've been tagged.

Now for the fun part: =)

-What was I doing 5 years ago?

living in tokyo, getting ready for the boy one's bowling party...

Five things on my to-do list today (or things I did today):
1. blogged
2. worked
3. washed dishes
4. made strawberry shortcake
5. took my kid to dinner

Five snacks i love:
1. dark chocolate
2. guac & lime tostitos
3. ben & jerry's cherry garcia frozen yogurt
4. devil's food cupcakes
5. cara cara navel oranges

-Five things i would do if i were a billionaire:
1. buy a home in every country i've lived in.
2. pay off our cars
3. go back to school
4. macs for every elem school in the 210
5. buy an apt complex, fix it up and give free rent to battered women

-Five bad habits I have:
1. i get mad easily
2. i take things personally
3. i hold grudges
4. i sometimes don't finish what i start
5. i am stingy with my free time

-Five places i have lived:
1. texas
2. greece
3. england
4. japan
5. australia

-Five jobs i've had:
1. cashier at gapbody
2. cashier at bx in japan
3. childcare
4. information operator
5. bk: i was the burger queen!!

okay, play along if you are so inclined...
make sure to comment to let me know you do!!

say what you need to say.

find the ho in this picture:

good morning, blogland.
not much to blog about, so...

it's 730 am
and i am up and ready for the day...
my wonderful husband surprised me
this morning
by offering to take the girl one to school
so i could have my coffee at home this morning.
really, it's the little things that make me want to
squeeze him until he pops.

we are having a yard sale this weekend...
i am getting rid of sooo many things
i feel like i'll be liberated from the clutter
so bring it on, i say.

i'm watching GMA
there's something about the
polygamous sect from el dorado.
whoa. there are no words.

fiesta begins friday...
bring that on, too.

i go in to work at 9.
ooh my boss is on my last nerve.
temp agency, here i come.

create your happy today
i know i'll need to...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

so why can't you forgive me?

catching up around the house

no new post tonight.
go out and rent juno
if you want 100% PERFECT entertainment.

p.s. anna jo i got your email
and i will me mailing out
your stash on friday...

Monday, April 14, 2008

strawberry wine.

my breakfast this morning
didn't include wine
(that's chilling in my fridge for later consumption)
but it was made with strawberries
from poteet.

seriously there is nothing tastier.

we had a good time yest
in poteet...there were sooo many
strawberry yummies...
strawberry wine
strawberry shortcake
strawberry ice cream
strawberry cheesecake
chocolate dipped strawberries
plain strawberries (but just as sweet!!)
and don't forget strawberry nachos (wt?)

all good.

we love strawberries.

and who isn't in the pursuit of wow?

the onlydowner?
i got sunburnt.
anyone who knows me knows
i am a freak when it comes to sunscreen...
i don't want leather boobies by the time
i am forty!!

so it came as a shock to me
when crabigayil informed me that i was
as red as a strawberry.
i almost wanted to forgo
my shower this morning
i was in such pain.

but you can bet your booty
i will be out there next year!!
with sunscreen thankyouverymuch.
it is small town america after all...

Sunday, April 13, 2008

i heart small town america.

short post today...
we are headed to poteet
for the annual strawberry festival.
i think i saw on a bumper sticker
the other day this is its 61st year.
it's sooo small town america i could pop.
at least i remember it small town america.
i was probably ten the last time we went.
hubbs has never been, neither have the
brother in law/fiance.
OH and it's the girl one's first time too!!

later, peeps!!

ps- i actually responded to comments from last post!!
they're in the comment box from yest.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

my war paint is sharpie ink.

lol (365) most of the time my titles
are random lyrics that resonate with me.
they often say something in the song
that makes me want to burst
because i feel like the writer *knew*
what i *feel*.

starfish and coffee is a prince song...
freakin love it- another part of the song
says: "if you set your mind free baby,
then maybe you'll understand..."
the song is beautiful, i want to be
the girl with the "smile under her nose".
on that note
i want to share something with you guys.
a few of my art journal pages.
like i said. it's a no pressure thing.
and now you know that i love lyrics.
so most of this is what i hear and keep in my heart.

(do click on the pics to enlarge!!)

this one is originally by seal.
but i dig alanis morissette's version.

this is not a lyric driven page.
i was doing markdowns at work.
went to scan this hat,
and noticed the price tag was in japanese yen!!
random. (i used to live in japan.)
so i tore the tage off the hat
and brought it home to stick in my book.

john mayer lyrics.
"i want to live in the center of a circle."

today is an excerpt from
"unwritten" by natasha bedingfield.
i freaking love her.
"[we've been] conditioned to not make mistakes."

okay, i think i've exposed enough of my
brain to you for today.
now i must go finish laundry- my brother in law
and his fiance are driving in today and i want to
be able to hang out with out worrying about chores!!


Friday, April 11, 2008

starfish and coffee.

there were so many of you.

i wish i could send each of you
while i can't do that, i can
put a second
stash together...
just as scrappy as the first one.
so i had the hubby pick
two numbers between 1 and 15.

he chose
18 and 26.
then, after i gave him my best
evil eye, he chose:

number 7 (365)
number 13 (anna jo)

send me an email
with your address to
howsmykarma (at)
and i'll send out your stash!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

if you are what you say you are.

i love snail mail communication.
i'm just no good at it.
but joce is.
thanks, sweetie, your card
made me smile!!

and this is my
stash it forward.

if you like to scrap but have
little to no budget for supplies
leave a comment here, and i will ship
this to you.
u.s. addresses only please
i am on a budget myself!! :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

silly he is.

the boy one plays the
lightsaber guitar. :)

i have an interview on thurs
with a v. good company...
on the other side of town.
but it's for a good cause.

that's all from me today...
i'm le tired.
and hot.
and my feet hurt.
so now i'm just gonna
go sit down on the
big red couch and
sip on my diet cranberry limeade.

Sunday, April 6, 2008

unless we get a little crazy...

cutest thing.


the sun was out today
and we headed to the madre's
for a swim and a bbq.
okay so the kids swam and
i ate the bbq.

summer is close.
i can taste it.

thanks for making me
feel better gals.
i know we will be happy
no matter how many times we move.
i know this.

have a good week!!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

ever have one of those days?

i feel like i've capped off
one of those weeks!

we've decided to move house in may
and we'll be losing about 900 square feet.
but we'll be in the school district we want
so at least that's a plus...

today was spent doing laundry
and cleaning...lil bit of packing...
as well as grocery shopping
and purging.

so now i'm taking a break from the chores
to blog.
and to polish off a pint of ben & jerry's
cherry garcia frozen yogurt...

Friday, April 4, 2008

fair dinkum pinkum

here's to you
because i miss you

Thursday, April 3, 2008

don't you remember you told me loved me baby?

my view in the break room.
it's cold in there.

i like my job.
i really do.
i like my manager
and my super!visors are great.

it's the paycheck that kills me.
i'm too old for this.
i don't think i'll be able to stay.
which makes me feel guilty every time
my super!visor discusses the
store re-do set for june.
(we're turning our gapbody into babygap/gapkids)


Tuesday, April 1, 2008

the monkey on your back is the latest trend.

so you get two pics today.
call it two for tuesday.
or not.
i call this pic "roadtrip".

and this one i call
"missing you already".

me & my lil sister crabigail
who graduates in about two months
and then will leave for baylor.
i am not looking forward
to august 21.
at all.