Saturday, September 30, 2006

At heart, I'm just simple when it comes to breakfast. Give me some cereal and some nonfat milk, I'm good to go. I just don't the bulk of my calories at the beginning of the day - I need some to get me started, but lunch is where I do a lot of eating (and is my downfall when switching to a healthier lifestyle).

How about you? What do you eat for breakfast?

Friday, September 29, 2006

TAGGED! My friend Diana (she's one of the links to the right) tagged me!

"List seven songs you are into right now. No matter what the genre, whether or not they have words, or even if they’re not any good, but they must be songs you’re really enjoying now. Post these instructions in your LiveJournal/blog along with your seven songs. Then tag seven other people to see what they’re listening to."

I'm listening to:

1. Celine Dion/Il Divo: "I Believe in You" -
2. Chicago: "Why Can't We?" from their latest album, Chicago 30
3. Lindsey Haun: "Broken" -
4. Christina Aguilera: "Back to Basics" album
5. Gladiator Soundtrack/Score
6. Natasha Bedingfield: "Unwritten"
7. Charlie Daniels: "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"

I know, an odd selection. :)

Now to tag 7 folks....


Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Not much new on the house, although the roofing supplies are on top of the roof.

We met some of our neighbors tonight, and they just happen to have a great view of our house right now, while the house next to ours isn't more than concrete forms. :) So here's a view of our house from their master bedroom balcony (theirs was our 2nd choice floor plan).

And the view from the street over.

Oh, I have a funny story. We're standing there in the middle of the street, chatting it up with the neighbors we just met, when a city police officer in a truck slows down and stops to chat with us. His first question, "So, standing around waiting to carve your initials in the wet cement, eh?" or something similar. We all profess innocence....although we may have thought about it (who hasn't) we would never do it. We had a nice chat for about 5-10 minutes, and then the nice officer continued his rounds around the neighborhood.

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Ah, my 2nd post. Lots of stuff going on!

Up through Friday the 22nd, both my best friend and I were planning on heading to a scrapbooking retreat in Hood River. Yeah, she'd had some pretty serious ovarian pain, but she was of the belief that since it had taken them so long to get around to the pelvic ultrasound, it wasn't going to be likely that she'd be whisked into immediate surgery.

WRONG! Ultrasound was on Wednesday, Thursday she got the results: one cyst on the right ovary, and a indeterminate "mass" on the left ovary. So, she had an appointment on Friday at 5 p.m., which I went to her with (along with her husband and two kids). We surely thought that they'll set up surgery (if required) for next week.


The doctor did a quick look/see/feel, listened to her family history (her sister had problems with cysts and required a hysterectomy at 27), and said, "Surgery at noon on Saturday. Prepare for the worst case, that we'll have to do a hysterectomy."

Not what we expected to hear. I went to the retreat by myself, arriving at about 8.

That in itself was an interesting experience. I've been to scrapbook retreats before, but never held by this company. A good 90% of the scrapbookers (everyone was paper scrapper except for me) were Creative Memories scrappers. Wow. It's been a long time since I've been around that much CM stuff. Two ladies completed 65 pages each! I think I mystified them with my style...and my laptop. Lots of questions about that! It didn't help that I was smack in the dead center of the room, so everyone could see the laptop and the external hard drive.

I completed two mini-albums, except for journaling. Page layout, pictures down, embellishments down. All total, (32) 8x8 pages with no journaling. :) I did mostly complete one digital layout (I really did expect to complete more, honest), but PSCS2 was just way too slow on the laptop.
This is the first of two posts this evening. :)

We visited the house today after I got home from my scrapbook retreat (that's the next post).

Since last Thrusday, we have windows installed in every room that is supposed to have one, except for my craft room. Our guest bath shower/tub combo and the tub & shower for the master bathroom are sitting in the garage, just waiting to be installed. We still have no roof shingles. They've also installed insulation and some white covering over the installation where the showers and tubs will go. Oh yeah, they've framed the area where the fireplace goes downstairs, so cool!

Here's a couple of pictures to tide you over:

Thursday, September 21, 2006

We have a roof! No shingles yet, but we've got a roof and roof line. :)

Tomorrow, I'm headed out of town with my best friend to a scrapbook retreat. I'll be taking both paper and digital supplies, as I plan on doing lots of layouts for the two creative teams I'm on (Marsha Zepeda and Yvette Sanders), plus cards and maybe a couple of mini albums. Lofty goals, I guess, but you can never have enough pictures. :)

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

We have a 2nd floor! :) No roof yet, although I'm pretty sure they'll do that in the next day or so.


Thursday, September 14, 2006

The first floor is framed. Wow, it's going so fast!

And here's our front door, with my husband in the entryway:

Sunday, September 10, 2006

We have flooring! Sorta... :)

Here's a closer look at the floor:

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

We stopped by the house today. We have FOUNDATION! :)

Monday, September 04, 2006

Some images from our Labor Day weekend vacation (Friday - Monday).

Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

A seal yawning at the intertidal pool at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.