Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Finding my mojo & jammin' to the oldies

So it's been a while since I posted, but I've been sorta kinda under the weather emotionally and mentally for a few months now. After getting some really encouraging news on Monday, however, I feel refreshed, excited and am looking forward to the future in a whole new way!!

I've actually become inspired to get back to my scrapbooking hobby after a few months of totally vegging out and ignoring all the photos and memories that need to be put on paper. Yesterday, I finished my 2006 Holidays pages, putting stickers and fun stuff on the pages, and got them all into an album. I also finally unpacked all the pages I'd finished at the last crop (was that in March or April?) and got those into an album. Then I finished the two layouts I've had hanging out since last fall that needed titles and got those into an album. I sorted all the stuff on my desk and got them into the proper containers and got those labelled and put away. Yay! Now my desk is (almost) free and clear to play with my paperstickyfoldystuff. :)

I've also been getting into older music, particularly Queen & Otis Redding lately. I watched a documentary on Otis Redding's life over the weekend, and it was great. I think I'm going to go through all the music on my hard drive and get all his music onto my mp3 player. He died way too young and he just was a wonderful talent. Peter bought Queen Greatest Hits 1 & 2 cd set for my birthday, and I'm having fun listening to their music. Man, if today's "musicians" and "singers" performed like those older acts, the whole landscape of music today would be vastly different. They put everything they had into performing the best of their abilities, instead of lipsynching and putting all their emphasis on dancing. Can you say yuck?

Anyway, enough of that. I'm going to share a few photos of this past weekend. My birthday was on Monday, and the family went to Logan's on Sunday to celebrate. We had a fun waiter and he kept things lively for us all! Needless to say, he got a really good tip from our table!! Thanks to all of you who made it for dinner, and those of you who didn't - we missed you!! And yeah, I know.... ONE MORE YEAR!! And you can believe that cup's gonna be prominantly displayed in my home! :)

And after this picture, she tried to "schleck" him! LOL Funny Beth - she was definately feeling her oats!

Don't know what Lori was doing, but anyway, here's Emy in front, Lori & Kathryn bringing up the rear. All four of Mom's daughters were there!

Anthony means business when it comes to hot wings!! :D

Mom and I! Thanks for giving me life, Momma!!

Beth gave me this huge card and when I opened it, it started singing to me! The Dancing Hamsters!! Couldn't help it - just had to laugh!! Thanks, Sis!!

1 comment:

  1. Happy Late Birthday. Did I miss it or did you not tell your age?:)