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The end is in sight?

Managed to get the work schedule posted for May (finally) and guess what? There are now 10 people on it!! So hopefully no more working 4 or 5 days a week. Yes, while the pay may be nicer than a 3 day week it takes its toll on the body & the spirit when I work too much. No art time makes me sad. No beach time, no Bud time... all of these snowball into a cranky chaotic mess! Not to mention I had to cram Monday & Tuesday workouts into one (done this morning) and STILL have to complete the workout for today. UGH.

I have started on the 1st of my Mixed media Windows. It is cleaned up, sanded here and there (want to leave it distressed and aged looking) and the glass has been caulked back in. Keep in mind these windows are the original ones to our house and as such they are older than I am.

Today is my day off and I am planning to do the Scrap Our Stash challenge today. Also on the horizon (hopefully today) is Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration challenge for April.

Saturday w…

Been a while.. I know...

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Started the week on Sunday with an orchestra seat for the final play of the 2016-2017 opera season in New Orleans. Faust. OMG! Was so enthralling I was not even aware of three hours passing. Worked again Monday & Tuesday. Today was a day off with only one errand to run. Took Midi to Dr Hunt since his mommy was working. WOW. Feel like a slacker or something. So I made a few exploding envelope cards for a some upcoming birthday people on my list. I worked on my room for a bit. I made all 3 meals for tomorrow and dinner for tonight. Did my laundry, worked out, took a shower... now going to go chill and catch up with the BF and see how our days compare. And walk the dogs. Saw a bald eagle on the Pass Pier last night on my way home but had no real camera... just crappy cell phone so no picture. I will leave you with one of the newest member of our little family.

Kids just left.. :-(

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But I will see them again soon because I am headed to go see Dad in a few days. Have to work Thursday through Saturday then heading out 2 OMG on Sunday morning. Got some pics during the kids visit so will get those printed today & packed. My plan is to scrap some of them on my previously made page kits while I visit with Dad.
So...the book for my expecting teammate.. pics! Took me 3 days of work.. Friday I built the structure. Saturday I covered it with decorative papers & put a cover on it. Monday I made journalling tags for pockets & embellished it. Tomorrow I will deliver it. <3

I made a book!!

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I made a book.. yes... that is right. Took me into mid-March to get one started and it is for a co-worker, not to sell. But it is still a ook and that counts towards fulfilling my GOALS list. Pics when completed, I promise. Got an OHMYGODTHETHINGSSHEFITINTHATENVELOPE! mail bomb from Stacy from my SendSomething group. I will leave a pic here for you then off I go to see what Kids are up to. Jayce & NIkki arrived Saturday and we are out and about again today, Yesterday was NOLA per her request. Today is casinos & oysters per his request.

Accountability Check-In

So let me check in… Same goals for February that I had for January: make a book, 3 workouts/wk, ATC Challenge, Mission Inspiration journal challenge, birthday card group and Blog.
The Results are in....
I STILL DID NOT make a book. Not even a booklet. That will change this month!
I DID work out at least 3 times a week (some saw more).
I DID complete February’s ATC Challenge.
I DID complete February’s Mission Inspiration Challenge (MD even liked it on FB!!).
I DID make birthday cards for those that were due.
I DID blog all 4 weeks of February!!

What else did February include? Still working 4 days a week (instead of 3). Got my day to day stuff done most every day. Put money into savings then took that plus more out in order to give a new home to a popup camper!! Stuck to my budget (other than the camper). Saw my chiropractor. Got rock garden completed. No significant weight loss or inches this time around. Sigh. On Round 3 of our 3 week challenges at work, still hanging in there. A…

March madness....?

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March has started off very well for me thanks to a strategically placed DAY OFF!
Got up this morning to the sound of a coffee pot making me some tasty java...went and sat in the yard with Bud and coffee. We were shortly joined by EVERYONE else... so it became leash training time for the kittens. Eventually into the house for my 30 minute workout, shower & breakfast. Now caught up on the financial tasks & electronic checking ins on my "to do" list. It is quite and peaceful and I am tidying up my art space, working in my planner, and relaxing, along with the kittens. they are currently laid across my Happy Planner (is why I moved over to the keyboard to start with!) and bathing each other. So sweet. Now, out and about to enjoy the day... maybe Nud & I will go walk along the shore...

Back on track...

Both with the blog and the art projects. No mixed media today.. didn't get to Mike Deakin's Mission Inspiration today. Sad. But I did get the February Scrapbook Sketch Challenge done. Actually I got TWO of them done. That is because I did the wrong one first and then found the correct one Oh well... not like I don't have loads of things waiting to be kept in some form of memory keeping! Did the workout first thing this morning, then saw Dr. Adam (love him!!) and went to fill car & cans with gas. Got some ATCs made for upcoming swaps. Tickets are now pre-selling for March 3rd showing of Logan... so excited!