Monday, May 18, 2009


Well, as you can see by the looks of things around here, things are a changin'! So how do you like the new look? I have been such a bad blogger lately, so I thought a whole new look would give me some motivation. I sat down at my computer yesterday and got started and it didn't take too long for me to remember that I DON'T DO THIS COMPUTER STUFF!!!!!!! I get way too frustrated too easily, which is definately not good for my stress levels and even more so....not good for my hubby's! Thank goodness I have an awesome friend that I knew I could call and she would come to my "blogging rescue"!!! (Hubby and the kittys were also very grateful!) dear, sweet, understanding, thoughtful, helpful and just all around great friend, TAM came to my rescue! She patiently tried talking me through the steps to get this all accomplished but between my computer not cooperating and my brain definately not working in the correct mode, the stress level was not good for either of us. Tam had me email her all the files I had purchased, my logins and passwords for my accounts and told me to step away from my computer and take a breather. It wasn't long before the phone rang and she had me get back on my computer and I was thrilled to find that it was all done and just beautiful! All I had to do was put my sidebar info back in and I was set to go! Isn't she just the BEST???

I am sending out some huge {{{HUGS}}} and huge THANKS to my dear friend
Tam and I want her to know how very much "I wub her!"

The next change I am excited about is that I am going back to work...finally...WAHOO!!!! You have no idea what a help this will be for our finances and budget and will make a difference in our lives for the better. I have accepted a position with a transportation company that provides medical transportation for patients with that need. I will be doing the billing for their transportation to insurances, medicare, medicaid, etc...and the very best part is that I can do it right from my own home. All their billing is done online......WAHOO, again! I am beyond thrilled and can't wait to get started. I have to travel on Wednesday evening to sign my contracts and then have one more training session and then I can get started! I will be able to work whatever hours I want, and as some of you that know me well....that could be at 2 am...LOL! I'll keep you updated on how it's going!

My scrap mojo has been hiding out from me for the past could of weeks, but the things below are the things that I did manage to accomplish at the Spring Fling Crop at
Back Porch Memories, back at the beginning of May. It was a wonderful crop and the girls at BPM did an awesome job. I have been hanging out there a bit since the crop and getting to know the ladies over there. There are several ladies there that I have been friends with for a long time, so it's great to have another place to hang out with them. They are all so wonderfully talented and I am getting alot of inspiration from them all. My sweet friend, Deb, has recently joined the Design Team at BPM and she is doing such a wonderful job.

I started a diet and exercise program a few weeks ago and that is another change that I have made in my life recently. The past year or so has been filled with so many health issues and the weight has added on with my lack of being able to exercise, medications, etc.....and I am hoping to make a big change in my life with this also. Wish me luck!!!

I am not someone that will blog everyday because, life it just a tad boring for most and I am not at all good with witty banter.....but I do plan on posting at least once a week and letting you know what is going on and showing you my creations if there are any. Take care and have a wonderful week!!!


Tam, I am said...

awww thanks Carol!!! Your blog looks great! And what do you mean you are not good with witty banter? I beg to differ with you on that fact!! Congrats on the new job. I am so happy for you! Now if I could just find me one of those home based businesses to replace my boring bill paying job!!!!

Deb said...

Your blog looks amazing! Congrats on your new job, and your projects from the crop are gorgeous! I don't think your life is boring, and I love reading your updates, but I'll settle for once a week. (and hold you to it) ;)

Angie said...

Your blog looks GREAT, Carol. Congrats on the new job! I love all your projects!!

Jennifer L. said...

Everything looks beautiful. Sorry you had such a hard time getting it set up. Great job Tam for being such a good friend.

Jenelle said...

Love the new look and I won't take it personal that I have been deblog listed LOL, I know I'm not doing a good job of keeping it up to date :)

Carol A. said...

Oh my sweet Jenelle....I can promise you that it was an oversight on my part when I was putting it all back after is disappeared on Sunday. You have been reblogged sweets...LOL!

Kristine said...

hi sweetie, your blog looks fabulous! nice to see some nice bright colors.

Congrats on the new position and BONUS you can work from home... i am sooo jealous!

Keep up the great work with the exercise and weight management.. you can do it!

Sending you HUGS!

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Carol!!! I LOVE your blog look! I would sooo love a personalized one. Someday!
Congrats on going back to work... and I enjoy your scrapbooking immensely!!! Beautiful!

suzARTe said...

gorgeous LO's. Very vibrant and happy. I love the design of your blog as well

charlot said...

Your blog looks beautiful!
Gr Charlot

Anonymous said...

Awwww thats super cute of kayden on the easter page!!!! LOVE IT!
Sometime I need to take you to hobby lobby with me!!! YOU ARE CREATIVE! I need to make some creative things for the front table at the reception...right when you walk in with all of our pictures and stuff!