Another scrapbook retreat

Went to another scrapbook retreat this weekend. This time at Megan’s Place to Crop. I went with 4 other friends and we had lots of fun. I even got some scrapbooking done and way too much eating. Yum! We shopped along the way.


This and That

It was a beautiful day out. Ran errands all morning and then worked in the yard. Got so busy I missed book club. We read Water for Elephants, and it was really good! A man in a nursing home has flashbacks to his youth in the circus and a special elephant there. It continues with how he met his wife, etc. Really makes me dread getting so old I need to go to a nursing home though.

Scrapbook weekend

We’re having a scrapbook weekend at my friend Claudia’s house. Friday night we just hung around, went for Italian food and watched a movie. Terri ordered a deep dish pizza that only came in one size. Turned out the size was about 20″ x 20″. It was huge! Guess I know what’s for lunch. Then we watched No Reservations on DVD. It was cute! Saturday, we went to the Scrapbook Barn in Dallas to shop. I picked up two sets of Croppin Folders. Not sure if I’ll like them, but thought I’d try them for pre-planned layouts. Saturday night we scrapped and had some yummy pasta that Terri made. Sunday we also cropped and had a great taco pie from Chris. I finished a Baby Shower album for a friend.Baby Shower album

Visit from a friend

A friend (of about 30 years duration) came to visit from San Antonio this weekend. We didn’t do very much. Friday night we sat around and chatted and caught up. Saturday we picked up a couple DVD’s to watch. Eastern Promises which was pretty good. And American Gangster which we both thought was slow as molasses. Friday we also went to the Wildflower Blossoms Overstock Scrapbook Sale and I bought more than I planned. Sunday we stopped by Best Buy to get her an external USB floppy drive to read some old floppies she needs. All in all, a nice relaxing weekend.

Library of Memories

I’m taking Big Picture Scrapbooking’s Library of Memories Class. It started Thursday. I’m really hoping it will help me get my photos organized. I’m still looking for the companion Book, Photo Freedom. It’s shipping, but hasn’t shown up in any local stores yet. I’m using Photo Albums from Costco and I’ve ordered 5 x 7 file drawers from Office Depot. I already have a large supply of American Craft scrapbook albums. Mostly mine are black with a few other colors for ‘special’ albums, such as Christmas (red), Baby (light blue), School (Denim Blue) and Brown (Heritage). Oh yes, and pink if I ever get around to doing a childhood album of me.

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon’s

My book club read Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bon’s by Lorna Landvik for our meeting last Wednesday. I didn’t finish it for the meeting, but I’m still reading it and enjoying it. It’s about a bunch of 60’s housewives who start a book club. It follows them and their children through the years and talks about their friendships and lives. Also found out that Laura Lippman will be at the Star-Telegram’s 2008 Author’s Series on March 13. She writes a series about a private investigator named Tess Monaghan. I haven’t read any of her books yet, but I plan too.

Foundation Fun

The foundation on my 3 year old house has problems. Fortunately it is under warranty and the builder is doing a great job as far as I can tell. Here’s a picture of my front yard, in the middle of repair.

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