Monday, September 27, 2010

My Favorite Time Of The Year!

For the most part I really like Halloween -autumn colors, kids in cute costumes, baking, pumpkin spice latte, tons of family laughter and scarry movies - it is my 2nd most favorite holiday 1st being Easter (you get candy that you didn't have to beg people for, color eggs and then search for them, get a new outfit AND tons of food - sign me up!!) But Easter seems to miss that certain panache` that Halloween and Christmas has. Everyone running around and getting excited about what they are going to wear and how they are going to spend those 24hrs - even the air seems magical. And I have pulled out some of my tried and true books
and  now I am browsing thru the one true source that I constantly refer to ... Martha Stewart. There is nobody like her (thank goodness the world can only have 1 Martha at a time) her ideas and organizational skills are off the hook and even though my projects will never be quite like hers - to say the least- I still go to her for info. Here are a few of her super cute projects from her website, when (or if) you try them let me know how it went.

I do something similar with the spider web and sacs

and the baby spiders add a creepy touch

This must how Norman Bates decorated for Halloween ;p

I like this one - with a different wreath though

maybe this is the look this year - Creepy Ravens

Next weekend we will be decorating for the season and I am still unsure which way to go  - creepy graveyard *which we own tons of stuff for cuz of the kids* or classy but creepy *which means a shopping trip*. I am leaning towards classy but creepy - it is a new chapter in our lives so maybe a change will be good but I will let the budget decide this year  ; D  Maybe I will have to be classy next year  : D Oh by the way, what are you going as for Halloween? I'm leaning towards the White Queen Mirana from Alice in Wonderland but I'm still unsure.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Shabath Shalom

Praise Jah, you people! Praise God in his holy place. Praise him in the expanse of his strength. Praise him for his works of mightiness. Praise him according to the abundance of his greatness.

Psalms 150:1-2

Finish Line!

We have completed Module 2! Yeeeaaaa!! This week went by sooo fast!! I turned in all my projects on Tuesday (they were due on Thursday but I knew I wouldn't have time to work on it so I got done with it on Monday and turned it in early - got 100s on them). Wednesday was state board which we went threw it twice - I was sooooo nervous I could have thrown up on my doll but I didn't and I got a 95% and 97% not bad for my first time. I can live with getting those grades at the real state board - so I'm not going to fret about it but I do need to set up my bag cuz in 3 weeks I am doing it again. And Thursday I finished my course final with 100%. I figured it would be above a 95% - so this was a wonderful surprise.  Now as you know from following this blog that I don't post my grades - I just feel alittle weird doing so - BUT gosh darn it I (and my poor, sweet, fabulous Mr) have earned them. And I thought I should share my joy with you guys - since you have followed me though my crazy schedule. When I came home last night - I felt alittle bit displaced  and even right now I feel like I should be doing school work instead of writing to you. *Giggles* I feel a bit naughty ; p  So today I got some treatments by my super cool classmates.  I got a microderm and a back treatment thanks to Casey - I look smooth and pretty. And thanks to Brandi I got my legs waxed - look honey I am a girl again : D Tonight we are going to cuddle up and watch our tv shows that I missed for the last few weeks since I was ... preoccupied. This Sunday I want to get TONS of snacks and watch FOOTBALL!! I don't know who is playing - even if I did I don't really know what is going on - and if I get too bored I will go watch (what else) Gilmore Girls : D Oh - almost forgot to tell you - I am taking an advanced Brazilian class on Monday. What can I say ... I must be an overachiever ; D

Monday, September 20, 2010

The Home Stretch!

Boy - have I missed writing to you guys!! These last few weeks have just been a bit....brutal - to say the least. My little girl (20yrs old :p) as some of you might know is a diabetic and she got really ill (like ICU for 4 days kind of ill) Anyhow she's home and better and I am so relieved - I feel like I can breathe again. Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers. Between her and finishing projects for school I haven't been able to do much of anything else and I think it's taking its toll. It has made me into a bit of a Crabby Patty :( A thousand sorrys to everyone around me.
But the great, awesome, famtabulous news is that ALL my projects are done!! I am in the last lap of this race. All I need to do is study for a course final which I take on Thursday and I am done with tests!! I finished my workbook last week so I will have NO MORE HOMEWORK. I am so happy I can cry :_D Seriously, no wonder I didn't want to apply myself this much in high school - mind you the grades are beyond great but my mind is mush. And thank goodness I am married or I would not have had a personal life. Now I have a greater appreciation for smart people. Well....only a little cuz some smart people don't have to work this hard. After this week it is all about doing services and working on my
case studies (we have clients we work on and put together a portfolio with before and after pictures - it is a cool project and you have something to take on job interviews)
So this is my desk - it is a crazy mess!! I have three cups (1 of tea and 2 of coffee)just to keep me sustained. I got an Ikea catalog so I can do my spa room project (we have to create a room and do a cost breakdown of everything we will need to open up our own place) It is much more fun if you are a creative person (which I am not-I tend to over think things). I named my spa Libellula Spa, which I guess means Dragonfly. You know I just had to :D The hardest project is the 3 cover letters and resumes - just because of trying to word things right. But the most interesting project by far was the product comparison - mine was between Olay ProX and DDF - I can't tell you which product to stay away from (I don't want to sued like Oprah) but I am confidently sticking with my DDF products and the cost points were not that far off. *INFO DDF is sold at SMI so come see us*
This coming week is also my first time doing the state board mock tests - which is a requirement for school so we are prepared for the real deal - most schools don't do this but again I'm at a superb school *portfolios, resumes and mock boards are about securing my future AGAIN this is a superb school!* So I am getting my Bridgette head ready - her hair can't touch her face so I gelled it and braided it - hopefully it will hold. The dog was tripping out she didn't know what to make of a head without a body :D I bought and filled all my containers. I will be running through the simulation later on today because I don't want to be unprepared and aparently I'm some kind of overachiever :D
Even though I have enjoyed my projects I can not wait to get my life back  - I have soaps to make, gardens to plant, blogs to read, movies to watch, recipes to try, bracelets to create and a home to decorate and I can not wait to share it all with you guys.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Rosh Hashanah

May all your good deeds be recognized and
may your name be inscribed in the book of life.
Happy Rosh Hashanah.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Leap Year to Zombieland

This 2009 movie staring the insane Woody Harrelson was surprisingly good. If you like "Sean of the Dead" -which is great -then you will like this cleaver movie. It is a dark (very dark) comedy and I don't recommend it for 16 and under but for those of you of age it is going to knock your knickers off! It can be a bit predictable - like Woody eventually getting his Twinkie but that is ok you will be laughing too hard to really care. There is also a cameo from a comedy great but I won't tell you who .. it's a surprise. Moral of this movie is to start your cardio now - trust me :p
Now I really do love Amy Adams. I think she is just the cutest. Hello! Enchanted and Julie/Julia! This movie is a full out chick flick .. expect your man not to be sitting next to you. It is sooo predictable it is ridiculous but I didn't mind it toooo much. So go get your 1/2 gallon of ice cream and fluff up your pillows because that is what us women do when we watch a girl movie (I was eating a DQ blizzard) and shut off your cellphone so you can really enjoy this movie. Oh and her costumes are just perfect!! *Sigh* Beware though ~ the scenery is so wonderful that you will be wanting to travel to Ireland. Moral of this story is sometimes in life you get exactly what you wanted but only to realize that it isn't want you needed.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Shabbat Shalom

Here I am sending an angel ahead of you to keep you on the road and to bring you into the place that I have prepared. Watch yourself because of him and obey his voice. Do not behave rebelliously against him, for he will not pardon your transgresion; because my name is within him. However, if you strictly obey his voice and really do all that I shall speak then I shall certainly be hostile to your enemies and harass those who harass you.
Deu 23:20-22

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Woohoo - I Didn't Streak!!

I did both body treatments (which included applying self-tanner) and microderm and I did not streak!! :D You have nooo idea how excited I am. There is nothing worse than going to work two toned on your body or red hickey marks on your face to put you in a foul mood. I would have been crushed if I did and would have cried like a sissy. But I braced myself and trucked through my fears (and I have several) and came out victorious. Thank you Jesus! It was his voice of encouragment that kept me focused. May he always be near by. So that wraps up week 8 and I have 4 weeks of Module 2 left and I am completing my projects and finishing up my workbook and feeling a tad bit confident - that is ... until I remember that when I turn in my projects I also will be taking my final exam aaannnd now I am back in anxiety-land :I So for better or for worse in 4 weeks I will be able to get a personal life - ahh I almost forgot what that was. I can do my bracelets, sew, start my garden, decorate for Ol' Hallows Eve, and watch Eclipes (gee wiz by that time it will be on Netflix!). But until then the nose is in the books :D