Monday, January 26, 2009

Practicing being a big girl

Just sharing a little Amelia cuteness. She'll be 5 months old in 3 days. Wow!! Time is flying by!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Vday to me!

No sweets for me this year please. This Valentine's Day I'm getting a treadmill! I'm so excited! Just before we moved, my FIL loaned me their treadmill and I loved it. I really despise exercise but the treadmill and I got along famously. I started feeling better and my fat jeans started feeling looser. But only a couple short weeks later we moved and the treadmill stayed in TX. And I've been sitting on my pudgy butt ever since. :)

I refuse to reward myself with new, larger, more comfortable fitting jeans. It's time to stop sitting and complaining. It's time to do something about it. I'm jazzed! By February 14th (arrival day) I will be like Forest Gump.....I'll be RUNNIN'!! :) Thank you HSN for running a sale w/payments!!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Screw you, youtube!

Normally I try to abstain from blatant negativity on the blog...but today is an exception. Youtube can

They have "muted" my silver foil video because it's using copyrighted music from Led Zeppelin in the background. Are they serious?!? Of all the MTV videos, tv shows, cartoons, exercise videos, etc. on Youtube....they target my tutorial video with Zeppelin quietly playing in the background?? Good grief!!!

And the real kick in the pants? They offer me the option to use their nifty tool, Audio Swap, to change out the background audio with an approved song. But you now what? It will totally erase the original audio. Which includes my narration of the tutorial. I might as well just leave the video completely muted!

Ugh....I am so ticked off. I apologize for my public spewing of negativity. I needed to vent. It's especially frustrating b/c ALL my videos include background music. So eventually youtube can mute all my videos. My spewing doesn't do any good other than make me feel better for a moment.

The only solution is to delete the original and upload an edited version. Which required digging out the old laptop's hard drive and retrieving old date. *sigh* Maybe tomorrow.......or the next day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sculpey the Slug

If you have 4 1/2 minutes to spare you should watch this claymation movie. So darn cute! It's a guaranteed smile. :)

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Life is a highway

And we drove it back to Oklahoma...

(Edited to add..I originally started this post December 18th, and here I am trying to finish it January 1st, 2009.)

You are not gonna believe this. Well, those of you who have known me long enough will believe this.....we have moved.....AGAIN. :) We are back in our beloved old house in Oklahoma. Aaron's job was downsized in south Texas and we have returned to Oklahoma. Mom is still living here, and we are all cohabiting for the time being. There is never a lack of adventure in our family!

Here is a picture of my favorite ornament on the shortest lived xmas tree ever. We put up the tree one weekend and found out a few days later that Aaron lost his job. The tree was up less than a week. Lovely! (The smore snowman was from my sweet friend, Gina, a few years ago.)

Here's a pic of a WIP I started this a couple days before the layoff. My plan was to make several of these for xmas gifts...didn't happen!!! The neighbor were supposed to receive cute snowmen ornaments for xmas. *sigh* I had to bake the prototype and pack him away before he was finished. The idea was good, I think. An old Kreb's ornament given a new life. year he'll be given a new life. :)

Anyway. Here it is January 1st. We are busy getting settled into the old/new house again. Aaron is busy busy w/projects around the house. Garrett and Mom have both received new closets in their rooms. The girls' room has been painted 2 shades of purple. The kitchen has received a set of new cabinets.
I've been cleaning non-stop since we got here (December 15th). This place requires a lot more cleaning than the Texas house. My Monk tendencies are going to be the death of me here. :)

Overall things are going well. We are very happy to be back in our house. We missed our house. Here we are in our other house in Texas...just days before the move.

Belated Happy Holidays to you all!

I have had so little computer time this past month that I don't even miss it or crave it anymore. My google reader has 360+ new blog entries and my 2 email inboxes are bear with me if I owe you correspondence. Mmkay? :)