The Scrappin Genealogist

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Man, a week's gone by

Wow! I can't believe a week's gone by since I posted anything. Well, this week, I had to weigh in a day early because we're going to be traveling on Wednesday. I am down another 2.8 lbs for a grand total of 27.8 lbs down! Woo hoo!!

Yesterday, some friends and I went shoe shopping in Salt Lake City. We went to DSW and I bought some New Balance shoes. They are super comfy on my feet and they have mesh so my feet can breathe. I went walking today and I walked 600 yards! Woo hoo!!

We're leaving this afternoon to take my baby to Vegas. She leaves at 7:30 am tomorrow for a month long trip to Houston. I am gonna miss her like crazy!! I've done some LOs, but I feel bad that I haven't posted. I'll try and do that tonight when we're in the hotel.

Then, we're heading off for the Moore family reunion. I really am apprehensive about going because I don't really know how the girl that is watching our dogs is gonna work out, but we'll see. Then we'll be home for the ward 4th of July BBQ on Saturday! Wow, busy week ahead!!

So, I better get off and pack!!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Geez Louise!!

Just when I am feeling good about myself - 25 lbs lighter, new hair color, and finally exercising, someone who I thought was my friend decides to get pissed off because I went walking with someone she doesn't like. I am SO sick and tired of all the drama. I left high school 25 years ago and thought I left all the drama behind me. As my 16 year old daughter says, this person is very immature. Oh well.

My diet is going well. I managed to walk almost 1/4 mile today and I feel exhilarated. It feels great!! The ladies that I walk with are awesome and it is great to have walking buddies! Go Henze Hens!!

LOs will be posted later. I have a few more to finish!! Time to go!! Have a good one!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fresh fruit dinner

I did get my fresh fruit dinner last night!! We had watermelon, strawberries, apples, and bananas. Steve also bought some chicken and we pan fried it in a little olive oil and mushrooms. It was so yummy!! What's even better is that I had leftovers for breakfast (well, not chicken, but fruit).

I did a little scrapping this week, but I have four more LOs that I am almost finished with, so I'll post LOs tomorrow. Today is hump day for us at the museum. I think Susan is going to have Zakk help weed the yard today, so that means I'll have plenty of time to scrap when we don't have patrons.

Susan has some awesome ideas for the museum, and I can't wait to help her get it all buttoned up and beautiful! I love working there and enjoy it so much!

This week, I was a little hurt by someone who I thought was a friend. I've done a lot of soul searching about it and I've decided that one good friend (and lots of fabulous family) is all you need in life. So, I've decided that I am only going to confide in my one good friend. Some of the people in this town act like middle schoolers. You can say one thing about someone, and it goes around this town like wildfire and once it gets back to that person, it has morphed into something you totally did not say. It's ridiculous! I am an adult woman who left middle school MANY years ago. For heaven's sake, I graduated high school 25 years ago. I just don't have time for it anymore, so I am alleviating the situation by not talking to anyone. I'll be nice and cordial, but that's it.

Anyway, my rant is over! LOL Time to get ready for work!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Another work week begins

Since today is Thursday, it is the beginning of my work week. I love working at the museum and I enjoy meeting the new people. Today, we had the cutest kids come in and they had a good time. They loved Lil, our cave bear skeleton, and they bought themselves a reminder of the visit. It was so cute.

As I was working at the museum, I was getting more and more hungry for some fresh fruit. So, I'm sitting here waiting for Steve to go and get some. Which means, I'll probably end up eating a hot dog.

Anyway, I am going to get to work. I have some LOs to upload to galleries and report to my CT bosses. =))

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Knowledge is empowering

I've been feeling pretty down the last few days. I don't want to say what caused it, but it was there just the same. But, today a friend of mine sent me a link to a talk that Elder Jeffrey R. Holland gave about not giving up. It was JUST what I needed today. That same friend (thanks Jan) came over and took me out to lunch. It was just what the doctor ordered. I needed to get away and just be with a friend and it was awesome. I've had a nice long chat with my heavenly father about it and we've decided that enough is enough. I have enough knowledge to empower myself and I'm gonna use it. It feels great, but sad at the same time.

I didn't do too much genealogy work as I've been commissioned to revamp a Boy Scout website. So, I had a call yesterday and will be getting another one today. That should keep me pretty busy. I do need to work on some genealogy because I've recently found some good hits, but that will have to wait. Perhaps I'll have time to work on it tomorrow.

I also need to do some scrapping, so there's a few busy days in my future. LOL But, I love staying busy. Beka is a YW camp and Zakk has been in full football training mode. So, I pretty much have had the house to myself the last few days and it's been nice.

Anyway, I need to get ready for a conference call, so I will be back later.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Sleep, sleep, and more sleep

Well, I came home from work on Saturday and went right to bed. I thought it was going to be a small nap, but it ended up being a 14 hour siesta as I didn't wake up again until 6:00 am the next morning. I got up, did a little stuff on the computer, and went right back to bed until 3:30 that afternoon. So, my body must have needed to shut down and rest. I feel great today.

I am going to be working on some LOs today and some genealogy. On Saturday, I worked a little on a baby girl afghan that I've been wanted to finish up, so maybe I'll work on that tonight. And since tomorrow is payday, I am going to be working up my menus for the next two weeks.

Beka had a great time at Youth Conference. I knew she would and she even met a girl there that is moving here to Ely next month. I hope the girl moves into our ward, but if not, at least Beka can be friends with her. Tomorrow is Girl's Camp and she'll be gone for the rest of the week and the week after that, she's heading to Texas! Man, I am gonna miss my baby girl!!

I hope it's a good Monday for you all!!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Yucky day!

Today is a yucky day! It's overcast and it looks like it's going to rain. We really need the moisture, but I just wish I didn't have to go out in it. It's also accompanied by some cold wind, so it seems more like winter than summer.

Today, my in-laws celebrate their 57th wedding anniversary! I think it is wonderful that they have been married so long and are so happy. They are so cute to watch together because they have this little banter between them. I hope Steve and I make it that far, I may just strangle him before then. Just kidding. I have a pretty good and patient hubby.

As promised, here's the LOs that I've been working on.

The first one is my DHs maternal grandmother Cornelia DeGroot McKell. The kit used for the LO is called Warm Scent by Armina Designs at Pickleberry Pop.

The second one is my adorable grand-niece Catherine. The kit used for the LO is called Calico Cottage by Amy Wolff at The Lily Pad.

The third one is my daughter Beka at her 8th grade promotion. The kit used is called Sassy Pants by Cori Gammon at The Lily Pad.

The fourth one is a five generation spread that I did for my son Zakk. The kit used is called Shades of Gray by Cori Gammon at The Lily Pad.

The fifth one is my daughter Bekah and her cousins at the beach at Christmas. The kit used is called Summer Breeze by Dawn Inskip at Pickleberry Pop.

The sixth one is a LO I did for my weight loss journey album. The kit is called Fresh Start by Lindsay Jane at Pickleberry Pop.

The seventh one is my hubby's ggg grandparents Robert and Elizabeth Boyack McKell. The kit used is called Spring Sunset by Laitha at Pickleberry Pop.

The last one is my sweet girl Hannah. The kit used is called Pink Sugar by Amy Wolff at The Lily Pad.

So, there ya have it! Lots of LOs done this month! I guess I had better go and eat breakfast and get ready for work! It's my Friday!!

Friday, June 11, 2010

It's hump day for me!!

Since I work at the local museum on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, it's my hump day! LOL I love working at the museum. I've met some pretty neat people from many different places. I also love working with Susan. We have a good time when it's slow. But, yesterday, we had 17 people in there which is good for a Thursday.

I baked a turkey for dinner last night and we'll have leftovers for dinner tonight. Maybe a turkey stir fry? Sounds ymmo! That's a good way to get in my veggies for the day. Weight Watchers really is a sensible plan, I just have trouble getting in 5-6 servings of fruits and veggies daily. LOL

I will be posting LOs later on tonight. I have to get ready and go to work right now. But, be on the lookout because it's new release Friday for the Lily Pad and Amy Wolff has an adorable new kit out and it's also new release Friday at Pickleberry Pop and Dawn Inskip has a wonderful Essentials kit out that is a must have. So, check back later to see what's up!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Got it all pretty!

After a little time, I managed to get my blog all prettied up using Zoe Pearn's beautiful blog in a box graphics!! (You can find the link at the bottom). I think it looks pretty!!

I have decided that I am going to try and write on this everyday! We'll see how that goes! LOL Here's a tentative schedule of how I plan to do my blog.

For scrapping, since I deleted my Scrappinmama website, I'll post LOs here once a week. For my CTs, I have to have LOs finished and posted on Fridays, so that is probably when I'll post my new LOs.

For genealogy, I work on that on my days off which are Sunday-Wednesday. So, if I have anything to share, which I probably will, I'll post on those days!!

For weight loss, I weigh in on Wednesdays, so that is when I will be posting those updates.

Anything else that goes on will be fillers! =))

I'm hoping this new schedule will get me blogging more. I sure have missed it and visits from my old friends. Maybe I can get some of them to come back. LOL

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Starting anew!

I realized today that I was paying money to have two websites that I never use. I was renewing the domains for $10 each a year and then paying $6 a month hosting for each to have them. Why? I am a long standing member of and all my genealogy research is there. I also have all my scrapping LOs in numerous galleries on the net, so why? So, as hard as it was, I let them go and started this blog!! I am gonna get it all prettied up, but I feel the need to simplify my life! So, here I am!!