First, I got my ADSR challenges 7 and 8 done. Got to share those.
Challenge 7 was found at Scrap Orchard.
The Bucket List
Scrap 50 Things you would like to do in your lifetime. (While a Bucket List is typically a list of 100 things you would like to do in your lifetime, we’ve cut the number down to 50, given that you are all under a serious time constraint. However, if you would like to list more than 50 things, you may!)
When making your list, please keep your items realistic, things you could actually do, achieve and cross-off your list. For instance, we would all love to win the Lottery, but we have no real control over or means to ensure we are the winner, so it’s not a feasible goal. Your items can be small, outrageous, bizarre, modest.. just make sure you have at least 50 of them!
Here’s my take –
Journaling – Things To Do
1) Get over my phobia of going out and
doing things w/friends 2) Start eating better
3) Lose 40 lbs 4) Go to Scotland 5) Be
more patient 6) MOVE THE KIDS OUT OF
MY BED 7) Go back to school 8) Go Back to the Bahamas 9) Read the entire Bible 10) Find a church I like and attend regularly 11) Make regular trips to Mexico to see
family 12) Save $$ 13) Go to Disney World 14) and Land 15) PAY
OFF BILLS! 16) Learn how to do eyes like Jennifer Love Hewitt
17) Be happy with me 18) SCRAP MORE! 19) Go to London 20) and
France 21) and Italy 22) Bungee jump 23) Learn CPR 24) Own a
horse 25) and a house 26) own a motorcycle 27) Swim better
28) then w/dolphins 29) Walk by the ocean 30) Fina a good fake
tan 31) eat lettuce 32) and like it 33) Cook better 34) Play more
w/my kids on the floor 35) Lasik surgery 36) ride in a small plane
37) own cowboy boots 38) and a hat 39) Sky Dive 40) get a dog
41) meet Joey McIntyre 42) See NKOTB again 43) Be less shy IRL 44) Sing
more 45) Play the piano
again 46) Fix my clarinet 47) NERTZ w/mom 48) Spend more time w/family 49) and friends 50) LAUGH MORE!
Heather Manning – Doodly Do Frames (paper), Stacked P Frames, PSP Script – 50′s again, A Winter’s Morning (white paper), As Time Goes By (collab with Vonnie’s Digiworld and DigiOverdose) pin,
Christina Renee – Story Boards
Jen Ulasiewicz – Pulling Weeds, Picking Wildflowers, Shabby Heart Hanger, Natural Wonders Collection, Luscious Lace, Neutral Ribbons, Forest Floor Treasures
Kim B – First christmas (Beads)
Vonnie’s DigiWorld – Bead Frame
Fonts – Darcy Baldwin – DJB AngelBaby, DJB PLAIN JAIN
And number 8 was found over at Elemental Scraps.
We’ve all said "someday…". Whether it’s "someday, I’m going to get this filing cabinet cleared" or "someday, I’m going to find happiness" or anything in between. So, we want to see your "someday".
In order to allow as much creative license as possible, we have very few stipulations about what you need to use on your layout, but of course there are a few.
- Your layout must contain journaling. Whether you choose for it to be 1 line of journaling, or an entire page of journaling, is up to you.
- Somewhere in your journaling or title it must say "someday". If you want to make the title ‘Someday’, that’s fine. If you would rather make your title something else completely and just mention ‘someday’ in the journaling, that works too. Even if you happen to have a ‘someday’ word art you want to use, that’s fine as well! As long as we can see ‘someday’ on your page somewhere, it counts!
- We love elements here at Elemental Scraps, so of course we would love to see some on your page. At least 10 of them! But, use your creativity! If you want to use 10 pieces of ribbon and no other elements, that’s fine! If you pick one button, 3 staples, 2 flowers, 3 ribbons and a frame, that works too. If in doubt, feel free to add more.
- I am currently obsessed with tone on tone papers. So, I’d like the background of your page to be a tone on tone patterned paper. If you don’t have any tone on tone papers in your stash, you can use the one below. Otherwise, tone on tone paper you already have will work.
Yeah, I thought yesterday’s Project 365 picture was perfect for a Someday layout.
Title – You will be very mad at me for this picture someday
Journaling – Christiano emptied out the basket of
clean whites and pulled out mommy’s
pair of "reserve" panties. Thought they
made a good necklace. At least I
rearranged them so the "granniness"
of the panties didn’t shine through.
Rina Kroe – Almost Midnight Papers, crumpled edges, In the eye of the peacock, Glass Pebbles,
Flergs – Helter Skelter Frame and splat, pretty Things stitches, Week 1 SYTYCD (off white frame, staple, tag crumpled edge at top, rivets)
KStudio – Stitches 2
Scarlet Heels Media – White Alpha
MelGen – Star Spangled (white start and tape above frame)
Christine E. Bourque – Age Your Photos
Jaya Prem – Boys Will Be Boys – bottle cap
Fonts – Darcy Badlwin – DJB Sorry For That
8 layouts down, 4 more to go until the challenge is over. Woohoo! Last year I didn’t get to finish the race. I was very very very pregnant with Christiano and miserable. I gave up. But I am going to make it to the end with Kristi this time!
On to Nano and his shoes.
He hates them.
Actually, he likes his Robeez but when the snow is melting on the ground and it’s slushy and gross, those aren’t the shoes I want him walking in.
The other day I got out his new tennis shoes, put them on. I went to stand him up and he immediately lifted his legs up so I couldn’t put him on the floor. I kept trying, he’s shaking his foot, trying to yank his shoes off. I get out another pair of his tennis shoes, put them on. Same thing. Last pair. Same thing. Child hates shoes. It was so nice out the other day I thought it would be fun if he could walk on the sidewalk to the car himself. That didn’t happen. The first pair I put on him was the lightest pair I tried. He has 2 pairs of adidas that are heavier and kind of clunky. Those were picked out by daddy for the coolness factor. I pick out his shoes based on weight and clunkiness factor. Either way, he hates all of them.
I told my SIL this morning I think I’m going to invest in a pair of crocks for him. Thick enough sole that he can wear them outside but maybe light enough that he won’t notice having them on his feet so much? Otherwise, I’ll have to try a light pair of sandals which will be so not cool looking seeing as we live in Iowa and he’d be wearing socks with them until June.
I’ve got to find something he’ll wear. In the spring we’ll start going to mom’s house all the time so the kids can run around outside, hang with grandma and grandpa and their cousins, plus there is soccer season coming up. He’s going to have to start wearing shoes.
The Robeez would be ok for soccer games when the ground isn’t wet. But if the ground is wet or we go out to mom and dad’s where there are sharp little whatevers that drop out of the trees on the ground he’ll need to have a pair of shoes with a hard sole on.
On to parent teacher conferences, both kids’ went really well. Yay! Jordan still performing above grade level according to his testing. He’s ready to move up to another group in reading w/a couple of other kids in the class. No behavioral problems that are out of the ordinary for him, lots of when Jordan puts his mind to it and gets down to work he excels talk. (I felt like I was back listening to my mom talk about how my parent teacher conferences, back then they weren’t student led – Heather tests above grade level, she has the ability, she just needs to apply it.) I noticed in Jordan’s better writing assignments that he has finally stopped writing every letter backwards. The only one I noticed that was consistently backwards was the number 6. We tried to explain to him that it does matter if it’s backwards that he needs to make an effort to switch that the other way. A perfect example popped up when she was showing me one of his unit tests and the only one he got wrong was one where he had put the answer was 2. I said, this is division, why do you have this goes into this 2 times? He said, that’s not a 2, that’s a 6. SEE! That’s why you need to write your 6’s the correct way. Mama wins!
Katiana got her first test results back that I’ve seen (Pato went to her first conference in the fall due to a raging migraine on my part) and she did wonderful. She’s a little above average too. Her teacher sent home a list of words that she needs to know by second grade to practice with her on. It makes me laugh because she has gotten through the first 3 pages of the words and needs to work on the next few. The next few also have these short words and I’m sitting here saying, you don’t know these, yet you can read me your whole Dora The Explorer needs to figure out how to be a princess (not the exact title I’m sure) book? There are only a couple of words in there that she stumbles over, dwarfs being one of them. She’s able to sound out the big words and she has the word princess down pat. I think they need to do testing with the Dora books instead of whatever they are using.
Things were pretty normal yesterday. Not a horrendous amount of bickering. Not a great amount of listening. People are still grounded from their electronics and I’ve been dealing with a rib that feels bad. (Hence the lack of the KettleWorX review last week.) I rolled over with Chrstiano last week to nurse him on the other side and I felt something go pop right at rib height on the right side. Now breathing hurts and bending down to pick something up just about sends me to the ground. I keep thinking it’s going to feel better soon and it doesn’t. You can’t crack a rib rolling over in bed. That’s just silly, right. It’s the bending down that hurts the most and when you have a 3 year old and a 1 year old, and your oldest 2 that you could call on to bend down for you are in school during the day you have to bend over a lot. I’d go to the doctor, but I never go for me. Unless I’m dying. Which I’m not. It’ll get better eventually. Nothing hurts forever right?
Have a great day!
P.S. Please take the time to read about my friend’s little boy Bryce. I’m just asking for thoughts and prayers for this little guy.