Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Waiting design...

Since there has been some possitive feedback on my "when" design I have made it available on the cafe press store. Once on the store front click on the "design Ideas" logo and that will take you to it.
Friday the merchandise I purchased from the Cafe Press store arrived and I couldn't be happier.....I just had to order some stuff before everybody else is important to me that the image quality is good.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

I'm still here!

Hello Blogging buddies, yes I'm still here.......I am having some computer glitches and it has been very difficult to get on Blogger. Going to have the hard drive cleaned (by a professional this time) this weekend so hopefully everything will be back to normal. WORD OF CAUTION, it seems that Norton's 2007 and Internet Explorer 7 are not computer friendly if your system is more than a few years old.............well I didn't know that! My computer is 5 years old, packed full of fancy dancy design software and NOW I find out that computers are only good for 2 maybe 3 years max???? !!! WTF? So, hope I can get this thing back up to speed next week, otherwise we will be off to buy another computer.
On another note, the Cafe Press store that I have up and running has been keeping me very busy with designs.....uploading the images is taking a bit longer but it's still working without problems.
I keep hearing about our wait times extending and am trying to push all that into the back of my head....the power of possitive thinking right!!!!??? My story is that we will travel in November...yea that's it November, yea, yea that sounds good. I'm sticking to my story. :) Mia might need another closet by then....this one is getting quite full of cute little girl clothes....shhhhh don't tell Gordon, I just keep filtering them into the house...............LIKE YOU DON'T DO THAT TOO. OK so shopping keeps me focused on Mia and not the waiting.

Friday, January 19, 2007

The never ending question

Since this is the most asked question it was a MUST for me to design. Now if only there was an answer to this question.......................wouldn't that relieve a lot of stress.

Tagged again!

Dannye got me.. I'm probably pretty boring with most of my answers but hey, I'll play along too.............
These are the instructions:
1) Find the nearest book (please try to keep it PG rated)
2) Open to page 123
3) Type lines 6-8 of said book
4) Tag three others

Here we go..........

The book I’m currently reading-yes I really am reading this…
Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers.
I have to re-cert in this next week.

Page # 123 states:
Toxins poorly absorbed by Activated Charcoal:
Simple Ions “ Iron, Lithium, Cyanide”
Simple Alcohols “Ethanol”
Strong Acids or Bases “Methanol”

The activated charcoal dose is 10 times the mass of theingested substance. However , because the actual amount of ingested material is usually not known, use 1 g/kg of the child’s body weight.

Time to tag you…………. Jonni, Tracy & Lisa

Getting bored with the look

OK, well I figured I would be getting bored with the look of Mia's nursery and yep it happened......I have started perusing the web looking for just the right look. I still want to keep in the theme of animals because the giraffe that Gordon drew is way too cute. Here is a set I found, it's really cute and it has pink, brown, yellow and a bit of green in it. I really, really wanted some pink in her room and the original set I picked out was too blah. Our walls are yellow, I think it will look nice. What do you think? Should I buy it? Did you know the some of these web stored charge 50% !! to restock items? Now that's a rip off.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Why ask, Part 2

Can you cry under water?---------------

Why do you have to "put your two cents in".. . but it's only a "penny for your thoughts"? Where's that extra penny going to?

Once you're in heaven, do you get stuck wearing the clothes you were buried in for eternity?

Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

What disease did cured ham actually have?

How is it that we put man on the moon before we figured out it would be a good idea to put wheels on luggage?

Why is it that people say they "slept like a baby" when babies wake up like every two hours?

If a deaf person has to go to court, is it still called a hearing?

Why are you IN a movie, but you're ON TV?

Why do people pay to go up tall buildings and then put money in binoculars to look at things on the ground?

Why do doctors leave the room while you change? They're going to see you naked anyway.

Why is "bra" singular and "panties" plural?

Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat?

Can a hearse carrying a corpse drive in the carpool lane?


If the professor on Gilligan's Island can make a radio out of a coconut, why can't he fix a hole in a boat?

Why does Goofy stand erect while Pluto remains on all fours?They're both dogs!

If Wiley E. Coyote had enough money to buy all that ACME crap, why didn't he just buy dinner?

If corn oil is made from corn, and vegetable oil is made from vegetables, what is baby oil made from?

Do the Alphabet song and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star have the same tune?

Why did you just try singing the two songs above?

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Why ask Why?

To cute not to share.............

I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it.

I had amnesia once -- or twice.
I went to San Francisco. I found someone's heart. Now what?

Protons have mass? I didn't even know they were Catholic.
** (my favorite)All I ask is a chance to prove that money can't buy me happiness.
If the world were a logical place, men would be the ones who rode horses

What is a "free" gift? Aren't all gifts free?
They told me I was gullible, and I believed them.
Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up,he'll never be able to merge his car onto the freeway.
Experience is the thing you have left when everything else is gone
One nice thing about egotists: they don't talk about other people.
My weight is perfect for my height -- which varies.
I used to be very indecisive. Now, I'm not so sure.
The cost of living hasn't affected its popularity.
How can there be self-help "groups"?
Is it me--or do buffalo wings taste like chicken?

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Long weekend!

It's been a busy week here at my end...created the Cafe Press store front & planning a baby shower for one of my friends. Glad I have a 3 day weekend, looks like tomorrow will be spent catching up on the housework that I have neglected these past 2 days.

The Cafe Press store is turning out to be quite fun, I'm getting to meet alot of my May Magpie buddies and doing some creative text work for logos. Jonni is my trial & error girl with this store & we have her stuff up too-make sure you check it out. (It sure would be nice if she lived down here-she is a great friend) It's amazing just how time flys when you are working on your computer, I've seen 2 am 2 nights in a row! If you are a fellow Magpie & want something special added please let me know. Feel free to check it out.
The baby shower is for our friend Denise....maybe you all remember seeing the pictures of her little boy "Tyler".
Anyway this is their second and I decided to throw a party for her....some say no shower the 2nd time around but I say why not? It is another addition to the family and everybody likes a party so there you have it....I'm throwing one! They have most everything they need so this shower will be mostly for "Mom" Denise.....she deserves a little pampering. I am testing out a recipe for cookies tonight prior to the party and I will use Royal Icing for the first time to decorate them.....will let you know how that turns out. Have you seen the price of custom cookie baskets???? I can do that! OK, I will try and do that!

Hope everybody is having a great 3 day's hot down here in Florida, send SNOW!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Magpie pins!

OK, I have the lettering correct and will upload the image to my Cafe Press store tonight or tomorrow for our pins.
*** Magpies do you want large/small or both sizes of pins available to you. Also does anyone want shirts, mugs, mouse pads or other merchandise? Click here to go directly to the store. Remember, the Magnificent Magpie pins will not be available until late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

***5:00pm UPDATE-PINS NOW UP !!!!
If enough people are interested in personalizing this logo with their own saying/child's name & the text in a specific color, I will open a premium shop where we CAN do this.
Please drop me an e-mail if you would like me to do personalizing so I can get a count.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Store opening soon!

We are in the process of adding our logo to a Cafe Press store.....please click on the link and it will take you there. There is only one item currently up for sale, one item that we have made for family & friends.

For all my Magpie girls.....take a look and let me know what you think.

**This is totally seperate from our May DTC group but will still be used for the Magnificent May Magpies.

What should it say???????

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Oh yea!

Florida Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Here we go baby! (Gators v. Buckeyes)

Tomorrow night is the big night.............Go GATORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yep, I didn't hide very well....Dannye got me. Here we go:
A - available or taken: Taken
B- best friend: My husband, Bonnie, Barb & my work partner Kerri
C- cake or pie: Definitely Cake, and with buttercream icing too can you say PUBLIX!
D- drink of choice: Aquafina H20
E-essential item you use everyday: Toothbrush (and deodorant) & mascara.
F-favorite color: wow, this has changed over the years….color of this year seems to be yellow and pale pink.
G-gummy bears or worms: gummy bears
H-hometown: Small town in Rhode Island
I-indulgence: cake!
J-January or February: February- it gets colder here then.
K-kid's names: Soon will be Mia.
L-life incomplete without: family & friends
M-marriage date: 12/14/1996
N-number of siblings: I’m an OLNY! Could you tell?
O-oranges or apples: Oranges
P-phobias or fears: Clowns (have no idea why)
Q-favorite quote: How U doin?
R-reason to smile:It makes me feel good…oh and you can’t tell what is a wrinkle or a smile line S-season: Winter.
T-tag 4 people: Tracy, Lisa, Michelle & Krista (sorry girls, they made me do it) Jonni the only reason you are safe is because I see Dannye got you too!
U-unknown fact about me: I always have to have my toenails painted.
V-veggie I don't like: Beets,can’t even look at them.
W-worst habit: I speak my mind.
X-xrays: Left wrist, broke it 3 months before my wedding.
Y-your favorite food: Mexican
Z-zodiac: Libra
.Come on gals, play along, and pass the tag on to others!!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007


OK, I'll admit it...while hanging out on LayDfrog's web page I got attached to a few froggies. Here is my favorite one:

Friday, January 05, 2007

May Magpies

Hello all......our drawing has made it to the home page of the May Magpies . I am soooo thrilled they liked it and have decided to use it on their page. Stop over there and take a look around at our May 2006 waiting families.

Here is Jonni's modified version.....hey Jonni girl - think we are the only ones getting this? I Love it!

Wednesday, January 03, 2007


Here is our drawing of an Oriental Magpie....

Magpie Folklore:

1 Magpie for sorrow

2 for joy

3 for a girl

4 for a boy

5 for silver

6 for gold

& 7 for a secret never to be told!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Family in Canada

Hello to our family in Canada.....please shoot us an e-mail so we can update our lists...Kevin I've lost your e-mail address, Sharon & Cameron please send yours too.

SEVEN months today!

As much as I hate to admit this...these 7 months have gone bye fast! I can only hope the next 7 go just as fast!
Happy New Year!!