Friday, September 18, 2009

More Great News!!

As some of you know, my son left last Sept. for Alaska. While I was not crazy about the idea of him being so far from home (okay, I know he IS 28 but....) it was for the best at the time. He was hired to work for the school as a temp. to work in the boro schools. It pays him well and the job situation here is not great. Still, it is very hard to go for a year without seeing him. He was hired by the school this week, which means he now has benefits AND paid vacation. I am so excited to say he will be home on Dec. 18th and will remain here until the new year. I already know that I will be just as sad when he leaves this time, but he has done so much to better himself in the year that he has been gone.

That was the first good thing this week. The second is that I've started putting kits into the shop at Moo Two Designs. If you missed a chat bonus or a couple of the blog freebies, you can now find them in the store. If you shop before the end of Sept. you can get them for 40% off. I will be adding more in the next few days and still have another bit of news to tell you all :) Good things are all around this week!!

Remember that we have a genealogy chat at Moo Two Designs on Thursday, Sept. 24th at 9:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Terry is going to start another lesson in the forum. Please check it out and bring your questions to the chat! We look forward to being able to help you with questions and to finding information and links that will be helpful to you. I will also have some little goody to give away just for those attending chat. Hope we will see you there.

Monday, September 7, 2009

The Moving Wall

The weekend is winding down and it has been raining off and on since yesterday. This morning while it was still partly sunny, we took off for the park to visit the VIETNAM VETERANS MEMORIAL MOVING WALL. I took some photos, but have not moved all of them from the camera to the computer yet. This is not the first time that the wall has been in our area, but it is our first visit. Words can't describe the feeling of seeing the expanse of panels with over 58,000 names inscribed. It is such somber sight and yet such a beautiful memorial. I hope that you will have the opportunity to see it too. Until the next time, hugs to all! Jan

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Lots of things to be excited about!!! :)

Hi Everyone :)

I hope that you are enjoying the first day of your long weekend. My weekend is going to be loaded with work, but that was my choice. The new laptop is here and I've been busy copying all of the CU files over there. I've got lots of designing to do ;)

It's so hard to believe that it is Sept. already. This is my busy time of year at the office and we are entering my favorite time of year. I just love the fall and winter holidays with all the family in one place for huge meals that make you miserable and lazy. I am waiting for a definite word that my son will be coming home from AK this year for Christmas. He's been gone a year and I miss him so much!!

Okay, so there are 2 of the exciting things going on in life at the moment. Ready for some more??

I have been invited to open a shop at Moo Two Designs and I'm so excited!! There is so much to be done yet, but I am hoping to have some things in my shop by the end of the month. I'll add a post when it is official, so keep an eye out here.

I am working on another bit of good news, but do not have all of the details yet. With this one will be the home of my new heritage challenge. (Please don't forget the genealogy lessons and chat at Moo Two either.)

Okay, off to finish up the networking job and then to get busy. Have a safe an happy Labor Day weekend.

Hugs to all,

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to School

The weather is changing, with the nights being quite chilly here. Last evening while out walking it was necessary to dig out the sweat shirts!! Two of the grands started school last week and little Ryley has his first day tomorrow. I am hoping to get moving early enough to get pictures. Although it seems like only yesterday, 20 years ago his mother walked through the same doors on her first day of kindergarten. There are lots of wonderful scrap kits that work for back to school. In fact the ADSD Blog Train for Sept. is School Daze! Be sure to visit Janalyn's Place for a nice freebie! From there travel the train to find all of the things that you can download.

I have a secret and will be posting it here in just a few days. Be sure to watch for it and hopefully a freebie to go along with it.

Hugs to all,