Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Little bit of Randomness

Wow, how the time gets away from me here lately. What we've been up to since last week:
1. Lots of snow. No mail or trash pick up. That's been lots of fun. The UPS man finally broke a dry spell of nearly 2 weeks of no mail or packages yesterday. He brought me American crafts Botanique, I do and Heat wave! Lots of new thickers, embellishments, & beautiful papers (see Paige's blog here, I can't do it any better than that.) We will get Dear Lizzy and Abode in a a few weeks. Love, love the AC Winter CHA releases. This company is so good to us! Here is one from Valentine's day with the AC Valentine's line:
J is wearing an apron from a baking set my mom got at Target for $5. So cute. Dh asked me when he saw this page if J was wearing a dress. :) No dude, apron.
2. Updating my new address and phone number with the whole world. I guess this is a right of passage. I didn't know the phone number or the zip code prior to last week, now I have it committed to memory. I made my dog a new tag at Petsmart, but I messed up the phone number. :P Guess I'll be re-doing that here soon.
3. I completed 11 hours of continuing medical education, logged them and renewed my medical licenses with several states. It's a daunting process, not hard just tedious. Lots of forms. Changing my address again. :)
4. Laughing at God's sense of humor. One of the main selling points of this house for me was the fenced-in backyard. However, since we moved in it is completely filled with snow, even now. Over 3 feet still! So, my little old pug can't even use/enjoy it. We both fell on the ice yesterday on the driveway. At least he can blame it on his age/arthritis. I have no good excuses except klutziness.
5. I got tired of waiting for the mail, so I took letters and a package to the post office yesterday. Only to find they were closed for the holiday. They have been closed for a week and a half, and they got the holiday too. So, that's pretty much been my week in a nutshell (frustrating)--trying to track down people who don't show up for work anymore because it snowed, trying to go out to eat only to find it takes an over an hour to get somewhere because of "snow removal," and trying to send and receive mail only to find the post office never working/delivering/or open. Yep, trying to accomplish much will just leave you tearing your hair out so I'm just breathing deeply and moving on to more enjoyable topics.
6. Like organizing. I spent the weekend organizing my closet. This was really hard for me, I had lightly used kits from a year ago in there and I really didn't want to bust them up. But it was time, it was time to put the papers I still loved in the stash and embellishments in the container and to let the rest of it go. I'm glad I did it, and it was fun to discover things I had forgotten. But it was a lot of work organizing and sorting (and putting in the give away pile). Now I feel like I'm ready for the new CHA releases coming, the March Cocoa Daisy kit should be here any time (anytime you feel like it postman.) I also organized my stamp collection on the advice of Reyanna like this:
She works at the container store and is very knowledgeable about organizing. Very happy that my stamps are organized, thank you for that suggestion. Happy Tuesday to you! Until tomorrow.

12 comments:

Lynn said...

wow! look at you go! i'm exhausted. love your lo and its amazing how kids connect w/something.

debbieback said...

love the apron and grats on the organizing !~

Pamela said...

Wow...a lot of drama comes with all that snow, huh. Can't believe the PO was closed for snow...I can't really remember that ever happening here and if it did it would never last so long! Love the layout! :)

Vee said...

i don't think this snow is ever goign to help but yay for sun this week! yes, we do need to meet up for a chipotle date, let me know! :) xo

sylvie said...

Well Danielle, I'm glad you liked my idea for your stamp storage... (even though you credited Reyanna for your inspiration...lol) You'll see, this system works perfectly. ;o)

Nicole said...

You've been busy, Danielle! Love the solution to stamp storage. I have something similar, but not quite as pleasing to look at as yours. LOL

Your layout is FABULOUS, as usual! :)

Linda Beeson said...

Sweet layout. I hate even one "no mail" day so I can only guess you have been frustrated.

Houston said...

You've been busy! Hope you are enjoying the new house and that the postal workers showed up for work today ;)

~Sasha Farina~ said...

breathe in .. out.. in.. out. your backyard will be use-able soon. really really soon. *hugs*

janel said...

Glad to see that you are able to get out and about, even though it may be a bit rough..those snow ruts are brutal, so be careful. Yea, the tedious stuff can be crossed off our list, and now it is create with all the fun stuff. Enjoy it! Spring will arrive, and maybe the cherry blossoms will eventually bloom.

Lisa Dorsey said...

Loved hearing what you have been up to. I love that layout and look forward to seeing more AC goodies in the future!

Lisa Dickinson said...

i am in awe that you are (1) scrapping fabulous pages so soon after a move (2) blogging so soon after a move and (3) maintaining some semblance of sanity (or at least writing like a calm, sane mama) after a move. You are my HERO!! :)