Goodbye another Saturday :) I tired to sleep in, but couldn't sleep much past 9am. I was SO tired, since I'd gone to bed at almost 4am. I think it was the residual caffeine. Anyway, the kids out in the living room, being noisy weren't helping the "just go back to bed" status any - hehehe.
So I got up, and was just kind of a zombie all morning. hehehe. I did make it to a Scraporchard chat, though. Didn't even realize it was going on until I checked Facebook, and Jennifer from scraporchard had posted about the chat, so I jumped on over. It was pretty fun.
We chatted about hybrid projects, and they showed a pic of someones necklace that they'd made. It was SO cute. So I googled Washer Necklaces, and found THIS tutorial. SO cool. So of course, right after the chat, I sat and designed a WordArt pack that would fit around the washer. And sent it to my CT to see if they could make a necklace. And posted to Facebook that I needed a few people to try it out for me. I got about 4 takers. I'll let ya know how they turned out! I'm anxious to see, too!
So, I'm not sure what happened the rest of the day, but it passed. hehehe. Captain America took my truck at 10am to a friend of a buddy's shop to get the truck looked at. It had a "non pressing" issue that will eventually need addressed. About $500 to get it fixed. Really, in the grand scheme of things, that's not too bad. The truck is paid for. New Suburban payments are over $700 a month. Do the math - hehehe. So that'll be in the next few weeks.
He also went to Verizon to get his phone checked out (the screen is cracked) and to price out bluetooths. El Paso is going hands free in the car starting April 1st. We both wanted one, but I didn't wanna pay $6 for the 2 of us. So I just had him get one. I spent most of my life without talking on the phone in the car. I'm sure I can survive.... Right?
I made homemade pizza for the kids for lunch. One cheese and one supreme. And I ate WAY too much of it. But it was TASTY. We ate pizza for lunch AND dinner. Mmmmm, pizza.
We had neighbor kids over most of the day. In and out and around. I kept the little kids in the house or in the backyard, but the big ones roamed in and out. Jim and Joe don't quite understand why they have different rules. "When you're older" doesn't cut it in their eyes, but it's the truth. They'll have to settle for playing in the backyard for a while....
I watched some Lost, and some Chuck episodes, and finally got all caught up. I prepared for my singing time lesson for tomorrow by listening to the new song we're learning about 50 times. OK, maybe not that many times, but it was a TON. So I'm somewhat familiar with it now.
For the younger kids, we're gonna roll a dice, and each number corresponds with a "way" to sing the song. Standing up, sitting on the floor, kids only, eyes closed, that kind of thing.
For the older kids, I'll have one person leave the room, and then we'll decide on a word in the song to leave out. They the person comes back in, and they have to try and remember which word was left out.
It's all about repetition at this age. And if you can play a game when you're doing it, they don't get bored with the song. We're singing it in church next week, I guess. Hopefully they know the words. It's my first Sunday as Singing time leader in this ward....
Jake worked on some homework that he'd missed last week, and got caught up on his book. He's now on the Electronic Entertainment ban that Tom was last week. Tom had 5 days, so Jake gets 5 days too. He should get privileges back on Thursday if he behaves himself...
So I'm gonna try for my diet again. I know, I know, I keep saying that. I adjusted the original diet again. Well, tweaked it just a little bit. Wanna do it with me? I'll post what I eat:
6 oz fat free, plain yogurt (sweetened with Splenda)
1 regular sized apples, sliced and diced, and mixed into the yogurt
4 saltine crackers
1 apple OR orange
6 oz fat free, plain yogurt (sweetened with Splenda) OR 70 grams of mozzarella cheese
100 grams of cucumbers (dipped in basalmic vinegar) (or 100 grams of the following veggies: mushrooms, lettuce, spinach, cabbage, cauliflower, celery, asparagus, zucchini)
4 saltine crackers
1 apple OR orange
1/2 lb of lean frozen ground turkey
35 grams of onions
35 grams of tomatoes, sauteed with the meat
large salad (don't eat the carrots that are in the bag - pick them out), with spinach
4 crackers, crumbled into the salad
4 saltine cracker
1 apple OR orange
I can have up to 3 diet sodas a day, but water is better. Not that I drink it, but coffee/tea is fine as long as you just use splenda, and nothing else added. And up to 4 sticks of sugar free gum per day. Any spices that you use must be natural. Nothing with a starch blend. And use salt, just don't over do it.
K, you think you can do it with me? I need to get back on the program before summer. Going to the pool and getting in the water this past week was embarrassing. Because of my ugly boobs - hehehe. Thanks again, Jimmy...
OK, so I heard from a few of you that the new packaging didn't work so well with my WordArt. It's true. It looks kinda boring. SO, I took the advice of my store owner, and added some color for the preview. ONLY the preview. This isn't gonna confuse people, right? They're gonna know that it's black, right? I wrote it on the preview. I just hope that it doesn't scare people away because it's colored..... It sure does make the preview look better, though...
This is a WordArt request from my mom. She wanted to use it for her lesson in church tomorrow. I thought it would be good for pictures of little sad faces, or dirty faces, or tired faces, or messes (hehehe), or the like. Because, I do believe, that before we came here to Earth, we knew what we were getting ourselves into. We knew that there would be trials. We knew that there would be hard times. We knew that there would be pain, and sorrow, and loss, and hard stuff. But we knew that it wasn't necessarily "bad". It was just a learning experience. It was just "hard". The point of life it to try and remember that, and keep it in perspective. Learn from the hard times, and let them make you a better person...
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