Sunday, July 6, 2008

The best laid plans

My 4th of July weekend didn't turn out like I was expecting. Here is what happened:

Jul 3 Evening People very excited for the fireworks start setting them off around 8pm, which sends my dog into fits and wakes up the baby. I spend the rest of the evening comforting both. No scrapping gets done.

Jul 4 It rains off and on all day! Especially the key times-lunchtime/early afternoon, dinnertime/later afternoon, and at 7pm. Thunder and lightening. I lost power, no scrapping. But hey, no fireworks either!

Jul 5 Evening Sitting down to scrap when the over eager fireworks zealots start setting off their huge stash of fireworks that they didn't get to play with last night. Dog barks, baby wakes, comforting begins, repeat. Ok, seriously, where do these people come from? Of course no scrapping.

But tonight there was scrapping, thank you for your patience while I got to the point. Here is the layout explaining the rain, the few pics were taken during the 2 hours of sun we had all day. Scenic Route Liberty for Memorable Seasons:



This is one more I scrapped just real quick with Cosmo Cricket's Halfway cafe:



The finalists are supposed to hear something tomorrow. I feel lucky in that I made 7 layouts out of the deal, which is a lot more than I had before. And I'm incredibly honored to have been chosen as one of the 12 out the hundreds of people who applied. I do have some news that I can't tell yet, hopefully soon. I can't keep a secret to save my life, just as my better half.

And questions. I didn't forget.
Jen asked "How does a hokie become a pug?" Only after many years of marriage does that happen! I'm impressed that you got vt=hokie. Most people think I'm from Vermont, or that I'm a vet. vtpuggirl = these are a few of my favorite things.

Jen M. asked me answer these:
Ten years ago:
I was returning from studying Art and Architecture in Switzerland. Long story.

Five things on today's "to do list":
1. Pay bills
2. grocery shop
3. do something with all the baby stuff I've acquired
4. Finish laundry
5. buy new comforter cover

Snacks I enjoy:
Pringles
Chocolate - I don't discriminate.
Popsicles

Things I would do if I was a millionaire:
There is nothing I would do differently. Maybe take a few more vacations.

Places I have lived:
Too many to ever name. I could fill a book.

Happy Monday everyone!

11 comments:

janel said...

Darling layouts. Can't wait to hear the news when you find out results of CC. Am ready to "float the Big Horn" and won't be within cell service for a couple of days, so will cross my fingers and talk to you on Wed. Hugs!

Jenn said...

Sorry about your July 4th being a bust! I am glad you got to scrap a little. Your layouts are awesome and good luck on CC!

Lisa Dickinson said...

waaaaah - i wanna know your secret!!! So I'll be stalking you until you reveal :)

Davinie said...

*Clink* <- That's us and our glasses as we go out for that drink, lol.
I was one of the Vermonts with the VT.
As soon as you figure out what to do with the baby clothes, please let me know. We are done with kids and I have 12 large blue rubbermaid tubs in storage that I must let go of.
I love Pringles.
Studying Art abroad! My last term of college I was in London and took an Art History class. I actually got to go to the Tate and the National Gallery and look at the artwork rather than a book. One of the coolest experiences, ever.
Happy Monday to you, my friend!
AND... huge hUG on not getting to scrap when you want. It give me heart palpitations when I can't control that.

Kristii said...

Can't wait to hear your secret!
Love your Layout as usual!!

Jen said...

I can't wait to hear about your news! I'm crossing my fingers for you about Cosmo Cricket. Let us know.....

Vee said...

can't wait for your secret!! beautiful layouts as always! It didn't rain on my end until the afternoon, but boy has it been raining since then... like everyday, what is up with that?

Greta Adams said...

oh gosh girl...that stinks....but hey eventually you got something done so that is a plus...

thanks for visiting my lil ol blog...i'm adding you to my bloglines!!

love that CC layout and good luck girl....{fingers crossed} for ya

Stacey Michaud said...

Great layout! I soo want to know your news! Can't wait to hear about CC!

denine zielinski said...

Loved your work on 2Peas today...you're very talented. Good luck with the CCDT!

AnnaMarie said...

Sorry your 4th was a bit of a dud but wowzers to the scrapping - your LO's rawk! Good luck with CC! :)