Wednesday, February 29, 2012

leap day.

Did today feel real to you? It felt weird to me...

February 29, you are something...

Sunday, February 26, 2012

scrap party.

Today I had a little belated birthday craft party at of one of my new found favorite places/stores, SCRAPpdx. Thanks to the crafty ladies who came! I'm glad you all made something fun, even if you had to dig deep in your crafty selves :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

day 1.

It was one of my goals on my list to start a 365 (or in case of this leap year, 366) photo project. The goal was to start on my birthday (the 9th) but to be completely honest, I just forgot... so I decided to start on Spencer's birthday (today!). I wanted to have some sort of specific theme, but let's face it, this is going to be a big enough challenge for me as it is. I will, however, try to make it one "good thing" that happened that day. I will be uploading them to a Flickr album, here, and hopefully posting on here weekly.

I'm looking forward to seeing how the "good things" change throughout the year,
here's to the next 366 days!

Day 1: Husby's 25th birthday! 

Thursday, February 16, 2012

it's a blob morning.

I really was up and out of bed... for a bit. Then I saw the heaping piles of dirty clothes, like lava surrounding the bed, the evergrowing pile of dishes I alone cannot keep up on [&is my least favorite chore], and the pile of junk on the coffee table that was just clean a day ago.... my pulse was rising, I felt the anger & resentment & tears coming...

Sometimes it's just safer to stay in warm safe beds.

pure joy.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012


...has been invaded by Dr. Who.

I guess if Husby loves me as much as Dr. Who we will be happy long time :0)

a productive day.

Not today, but yesterday.
My adventure to becoming a [legal] Valadez:
It started around 11a.
By 2p I had:
- Made perfect timing for the bus & remembered my waterbottle (but forgot my snacks...grr.)
- Got to what was remains of the SE Social Security office which I found gutted & full of plumbing/septic people and hoses (ack!)
- Got on the bus as fast I could (kinda sketchy location [Division&98th-ish]) and made my way to another SS office. [Near Broadway&MLK].
- Since I wasn't planning a cross town adventure, I was worried about timing stuff (any government office in the afternoon? Ick.) But I was determined.
- Arrived at said office, took a number, picked up a flyer, changed name on my card and got out of there in about...oh, 10minutes? Yeah. Magic. [Not banking at such luck for when DMV time comes.]
Then I walked a couple blocks to a Starbucks to use my free birthday drink coupon before it expired... [nonfat peppermint mocha].
Walked a couple more blocks, bypassing bus stops. I'd had enough, the Max would take me where I needed to go. I was not looking forward to transferring as I prefer direct rides, but what should appear as I'm crossing the tracks? Why, hooray, it's the right colored Max!
So I, happily, took the Green Line all the way to Clackamas Towne Center [JC Penney was my destination].
Arriving at Penney's I go and pick up my online order (a cami, bath mat and gloves I can use with my touch screen [all for $20!], then make my way to shoes... because I'm a girl and that's where my feet take me. Now Penney's got rid of their many sales and just have "low" prices always now and I was sketchy of it. (hey- I love a great deal and saving hundreds on just a few items!) But when I saw the rack of ~$18 boots I was sold. They win. I lose $18.
I was thinking of heading home and I remembered my Sephora free birthday gift! So I went and got that (a little lip duo pack) and spritzed myself with my favorite way too spendy perfume, Lady Million.
By now I am starving, being about 3 and having no food in me (stupid snacks on the counter!) So I use what little money we have to grab some "Thai" food. Really just some mediorce friend rice and sweet thai chicken. But it was like $5 and yummy. Then I searched my wallet for coupons and found a free kid's cone from Ben & Jerry's and there just happened to be a kiosk there so how could I resist? I got some mint chocolate chunk...but he gave me way more than a little kid's cone. I was okay with it (thanks young high school boy!)
Then I slowly made my way back to the endless piles of dishes and laundry that [still] await...
It might not seem like a lot, but I did all this by like 4p. And what do I usually do by 4? Get up...maybe shower...find food I don't have to make...Pinterest....FB.... see where I'm going with this? Getting that much done and being all over town made me feel like I could conquer the world!
[Still can't conquer those dishes though.......Cupid??]

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

love is in the air...

I had the need for some added pink & red in my life...

Husby and I really aren't into Valentine's least not in the traditional sense. We love each other, and could show each other more often... but chocolate's cheaper on the 15th, we could buy groceries rather than flowers, and we hate crowds so why push our way into a crowded dinner place? Nonetheless, I am a sucker for a cheery hoilday home. And then I wait for things to go to clearance to stock up on hoilday decor for next year and years to come!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

before & after.

Here's a little project I started mostly because I had a silhouette photo of myself...and found these twinsies frames at Goodwill.

Now I just have to print the one of Husby and we'll have some new wall decor :)

Maybe I'll do a D.I.Y. post with the next one ;)