The final stretch

On April 23, 2011, in It's a All About me, When Life Gets in the Way, by elisabet

So I’m down to the last two weeks of this semester. I am so happy for all the madness to end. Seriously, I feel like I have been running non-stop since January and last month has just been insanely busy. I don’t have anything crafty to share because I haven’t been able to make anything. This is how my days have been going:

4:00am: First alarm goes off, fumble for the snooze bar
4:15am: Alarm goes off again, nudge Courtney to get up; go back to sleep
5:30am: CRAP! Push Courtney out of bed and into the shower
5:45am: Time for me to actually get my ass out of bed
6:30am: Mumble to myself that I wanted to leave the house by now but I barely have myself put together at this point
7:00am: Run around the house; plug iphone, ipad, headphones, etc to sync and charge
7:06am: All the dogs scurry around me as I get their breakfast ready
7:10am: Make sure Phoebe didn’t bully Winston into giving up his food; checkout garden, water plants, and bitch about how the tomato seeds aren’t sprouting yet
7:15am: WTF! My podcasts didn’t sync yet!
7:30am: Yes, that’s how long it took for everything to sync; curse Qwest DSL
7:32am: Finally out the door
In my beige cube getting ready for a crazy day
9:00am: Finished first scan of new emails; Already pissed and wishing I could kick people in the teeth.
11:00am: IM work friend for lunch; I want salad, she wants Taco Hell, we go our separate ways for lunch
1:00pm: Thankful that I had salad for lunch; No afternoon ‘I ate the whole thing’ food coma
3:23pm: The PM that I was to have a meeting with at 2pm wants to meet now when I have 7 minutes before I need to leave for school; Meeting DECLINED sucker!
4:00pm: School; Wonders why all the teachers sound like the adults from a Charlie Brown episode
8:45pm: Scrounge around for something semi-healthy for dinner but wishing I had stopped at Jack in the Box on the
10:30pm: way home
10:35pm: Start watching Conan monalogue
10:36pm: I’m out

And then it’s the same crap all over again. I think my problem is that I have all these things that I need to do like work, school and house cleaning and all the fun stuff gets put off until the weekend. By that point I am dead tired and have no motivation to do anything that involves me moving more than a foot away from the couch.

I did manage to get tickets to see Mumford & Sons in Tempe tomorrow. So excited about that show! We didn’t go to Coachella this year and part of me was sad about that but the pushing 40 yr old me is happy to not have rub icy hot on my legs because I spent the entire weekend standing.

Two more weeks. I can make it. Then I’m totally scheduling a couple of late night scrapbooking crops and/or quilting classes.

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Things, life & whatnot

On July 21, 2009, in It's a All About me, by elisabet

What can I say….life has been pretty boring around here lately. The other Hannafin clan was out of town for two weeks , I got some photography work, and we did stuff around the house. What I have been noticing is that I never seem to have any downtime, like time when I don’t need to get something done. Why is that? I was hoping to have good news on the baby front but no such luck there. Trying again. I’ve been tracking my BBT and seriously my chart looks like a drunk driver got hold of a sharpie and some graph paper. I don’t how to make sense of it all but I figure that the more data I have the better prepared I will be when or if we have to go to the fertility doc. Molly has completely found a home in our hearts and on our bed. She’s fitting in just fine with the other kids, although I’m sure Winston wishes she would just go away so he can have some peace and quiet. My boss was in town last week and if I keep working like a dog I should get a much needed reward in January. I pushed back my sabbatical to March 2010 but summer is getting to me and I think I need some time away from work soon.

I was going to submit some scrapbook layouts for a DT call but as the deadline grew near I couldn’t get my shit together. Well it turns out that the deadline was extended so I am taking that as a sign that I need to go for it. I’m off the rest of the week from the second job so I will have plenty of time to plan and crank something out.

I have also been baking quite a bit lately, you can see the pics on my Facebook page. I need to start tagging those so I can match them up with the recipes and put together a book of my favs. It’s starting to get hot so I may take a break from cooking for a wee bit..just until it cools off a bit.

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It’s been a while

On June 12, 2009, in It's a All About me, by elisabet

I’m still dealing with the whole miscarriage deal, many trips to the doc’s office to have blood drawn. I’m so ready for this all to be over. Hopefully after tomorrow’s test my hormone levels will be at zero.

I took tomorrow off from work and I’m hoping that I can get a chunk of my To Do List done tomorrow. It has been an amazing week weather-wise here in the desert. Triple digits can suck it! I’m also hoping to scrapbook a little this weekend. I’ll be attending crop night on Saturday with my friend Dana. I think I’m going to work on Maggie’s album a bit more. And I’m hoping to spend as little $$ as possible. Seriously, there is no reason for me to be buying more scrapbooking crap.

I’m also hoping to spend some time updating my photo library. I have become one of those people that take a ton of pictures but somehow those pics never leave the camera. This is what happens when you stop taking the pills that help you stay focused. Uploading pics is high on my list, hopefully I can get that done this weekend.

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Creative streak

On December 27, 2008, in She's Crafty, by elisabet


Sorry for the lack in posts this past week.  Courtney and I are still working though loosing Chase and with the holiday hustle and bustle time just flies by.

I made a little scrapbook for Trudy this year.  You can see the rest of the pages on TwoPeas.  I spend three days in major scrapbooking mode but it was well worth it I think.  I also made a little 8×8″ canvas panel for Jack and Peggy but I forgot to get a picture of it.  The plan I had was to make cute aprons for the girls but my sewing machine crapped out..so scrapbook gifts won.  I really tried to use the stuff that I had instead of buying more stuff.  Overall it went well, however I did need to buy some embellishments.  Paper was not an issue because I’ve got a TON of that!  I think I’ve finally found a way to organize my supplies better so to clear out some space I’m going to sell 90% of my stock at our garage sale in January.  Seriously, everything is pretty much going.  I’m finding that I gravitate to the same stuff all the time so there is no need for ten different shades of pink cardstock.  Patterned paper is also going with the exception of a couple of collections that I use all the time. There will be a bunch of Basic Grey and American Crafts collections up for sale,  so if you are in the market for scrapbooking supplies on the cheap keep checking back here for more details.

Well I’m headed out to the Container Store for a new laundry basket.  Love that store!

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