Friday, January 28, 2011

Hisashiburi Blog!

Okay, hello there! It is Friday night here, and I am craving a little blogtime, so I thought I'd throw one out there.

Here are a few funny quotes that I have collected over the past several months:

A conversation between me and my husband - 

Him: "I think about death at least once a day."
Me: "Death? You should be thinking about sex nine million times a day instead!"

A snippet of conversation between me and a friend -
"I will teach my dear husband that I am a fairy and not a maid!!!!"

A conversation overheard in Walmart, just before Xmas, in the toy section. We were standing in front of the very educational V-tech toys -
"I don't want to get him one of those toys. I mean, remember Josh? He had all kinds of those toys, and look at him now. He's a genius. I don't want my Colby to be like that."

A conversation between me and my colleagues -
"I don't know where everyone went, but it seems they all went off somewhere with that smelly woman."
"That woman has a name! It's ... something."

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Word of the Year

Rather than make a resolution or a series of resolutions for 2011, I decided to get on the bandwagon with Ali Edwards and choose one word for the year. Shannon and Jill agreed to do this with me, so all three of us have very different words we are focusing on and reporting our progress to each other as we go through the year.

Over at Big Picture Classes, Ali is teaching this year-long class and all we have to do is make one scrapbook page per month reflecting on our interactions/progress/personal experiences with our "words".

My word is "Learn" and here is the first page I made for my scrapbook. This is a template made by Ali Edwards, and the digital kit I used is called "Celebrate a Year in your Life" by Alison Pennington.

Would anyone care to join us in our "Word of the Year"?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Winter Trip to Wisconsin 2010

All in all, we had a nice but very short trip to Wisconsin for Xmas. I very quickly put together my scrapbook pages of the trip for my "Trips Home" album because graduate school classes are starting to get under way and I will be too busy in a few weeks. Please enjoy! Click on the images to see larger versions so you can read the journaling.

The digital kit I used for all six pages is called I Love Cocoa, designed by Kristin Cronin-Barrow at Sweet Shoppe Designs.