Saturday, April 26, 2008

Have a great weekend!


Instructions here...doesn't it just make you feel happy inside?

Friday, April 25, 2008

Meet my girl!


This is my new little girl, Honor Pookie Lewis! She is a 6-week old Border Collie Mix. Everyone I've met thinks she looks like a Rottweiler but I think it's just her coloring that makes folks think that. She has kind of long hair, triangle shaped floppy ears, and a curly tail. She also has one white spot on her chin. She was the only girl in the litter and I new I wanted her immediately!

This morning we went for our first LONG walk around the neighborhood. When we got back I needed to do some work on my computer so I put her on a towel in front of me. She was out like a light! I even got up and left the room to start some laundry!

You might ask about the name...Honor, because she's going to be one heck of a field/hiking dog, and Pookie for my sister Roxanne. We used to tease Roxanne all the time that her middle name was Pookie and that she'd been adopted. (Roxanne, if you are reading this you are adopted...mom just won't tell you...really...trust me...I'm your sister....would I lie to you???)

Starting Monday she'll be a fixture in the lab at UT. I checked around with my office-mates yesterday to make sure no one was allergic to dogs. And yes, we are allowed to bring our pets to school, at least in my department. Isn't that the coolest thing?!?!

Ooooh....new stuff to scrapbook!! Must buy new dog scrapbook supplies...YAY!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

New Online Class!



This class seems to intriguing to me and I'm eager to get started. The cool part is that you can use your own stash for this book! It's a completely online class and only costs $10...definitely within my budget! It's a 3 week long class beginning in May. Since my last final exam is May 1st I thought it was a sign...

On a side note...decided regular yogurt is not for me (picked up one by mistake at the grocery store..made me gag at the texture...ick!)

How's that for a little about me???? haha

Saturday, April 19, 2008

12 on the 12th...

Finally had an opportunity to do a little scrapbooking today. I've been so busy with final projects for school that I haven't had any "me" time. I decided to quit working on one of my papers today at 6pm and do some scrapbooking! It's not due until the 24th...right??? haha

Here are the labels for my pictures for the 12 on the 12th challenge:
1. Sisters Rock!
2. Me in the car
3. At the crop
4. Lunch with Goody
5. Love my clams!
6. Nothin' like cow butt!
7. Back to Lenoir
8. Snacks for the road
9. Homeward bound
10. Home Sweet Home
11. Tired and sore
12. Z.z.z.z.z.z.z.z.....

I hope you'll join me next month for the 12 of 12 challenge!! It's way too much fun!!! And what's even more cool is that if you sign up for the email list, Susan will send you a reminder that the 12th is coming! Come on....go for it!!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Stopped Dead in My Tracks!

I was working on my statistics project today when SUDDENLY I heard a familiar sound...and immediately stopped in my tracks!! Watch this and you'll know why...



And that, my friends, is how I know summer and warmer weather is on its way!!

wanna lick?
PSYCH!

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Scrapbook Royalty...


God Bless my good friend Deborah! She was in Charlotte this weeking for the Inspire Event by Donna Downey. I met her for dinner on Friday night as I was in town for GSA. In attendance were many of icons in the scrapbooking world. I was able to meet one of my heroes, Ali Edwards, seen in the pictures above. My knees were weak when I met her! I've been a fan of hers for awhile now and it was such a pleasure to finally meet her...she's so darn approachable!!! She signed my book and I am devouring it (to the demise of my homework). Ali...you're great and I can't even begin to tell you how much of a pleasure it was to meet you!

But most especially, I need to send out the BIGGEST THANKS to my friend, Deborah. Girl, you rock!!! Love you so much!!!

PS...Deb did something else for me and I'll share it as soon as I can but it's kind of a secret and it really blew my socks off!!!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

I love Sundays!

On SundayI do no work! Instead, I get to indulge in my favorite things. Today I scrapbooked (which is pretty much what I do every Sunday because it makes me really happy)! As soon as I saw this new paper, called Archaic by Basic Grey, I knew I had to use it to alter a set of Starbucks bottles that my friend Janet had given me. Here are the results of my efforts!!


Aren't they just too cute? You can fill the bottles with anything you want. I want to add in things like gummy dinosaurs, sweet-tart bones, and rock candy. The altering project was really quite easy once I got going.
I love my dinos!!

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Sorry I've been gone...

That, and I'm still trying to figure out my DAMN geostatistics homework!!!! Serenity now!! SERENITY NOW!!!!!!