Wednesday, September 26, 2007


Jeff came home tonight and handed me the itinerary for his next business trip which takes him to Seattle for CPE (required continuing education). My sister-in-law just moved there, so it was kind of cool when he found out that's where he was going. Anyway. He came home and handed me the itinerary to review. Highlighted in yellow was a "2." Looking up to the column title it said, "passengers." Hmmm. 2 + Passengers= I'M GOING TO SEATTLE!!!! Yay. I am so excited. I get vacation and time with Sally and Dustin. Wahoo!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

It's done!!

After 1 year and 9 months, I am proud to announce that today at 6:00 p.m., I finally finished my transcription course. There were a lot of ups and downs, but I made it. Thanks to Jeff and the kids for putting up with a dirty house while mom went to "work." I have learned a lot, still have so much more to learn, but in the mean time, I guess I'd better start studying for my final!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Tag from Marlene

5 things I was doing 10 years ago:
1- Starting my Senior year of HS
2- Finding out I did make Madrigals after all, much to my violin teachers dismay.
3- Getting ready for homecoming
4- Learning the music to 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (school musical)

5 things on my to-do list today:
1- Laundry
2- Transcription homework
3- Take a nap (Sophie kept me up until about 1 a.m.)
4- Teach violin or reschedule for Thursday
5- Wipe down the swimming pool and put it away.

5 songs I know lyrics to:

1- Any High School Musical song
2- Hark All Ye Nations
3- Theme song to Fresh Prince of Bell Air (can't do it without the show on though)
4- Jingle Bells

5 things I would do if I had a million dollars:
1- Pay tithing.
2- Pay off the mortgage
3- Give some my parents.
4- Set-up college/mission funds for the kids.
5- Take the rest, invest, and live off the interest. (I do think I'd do a little shopping, like get a new bedroom set for my room)

5 things I will never wear again:
1- Overalls
2- A big lacy, doiley-like collar
3- Favorite prom dress
4- Pants that are skinny at the ankles (remember when we rolled them that way on purpose?)
5 -High top sneakers or sandals

5 favorite toys:
1- my scrapbooking stuff
2- my cookbooks
3- my camera
4- my computer
5- my books

The 5 people I'm tagging:
1- Jeff
2- Amy

(sorry, these are the only people I know with blogs that haven't been tagged already!)

Monday, September 17, 2007

So Much

I have so much I want to share: things we've done, hobbies, etc. Right now, though, I am just inches away from finishing my medical transcription course. Seriously. I should be done with the transcribing by Wednesday. Thursday at the latest. Yay me!! Then, all that is left is studying and getting up the nerve to take the test. If you don't see much new for a while (or anything), that's why.

In the meantime...what is your absolute, most favorite thing (or things) about fall??

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


A few years ago my born-organized (that's a compliment) cousin, Marlene, introduced me to Flylady. If you don't know what Flylady is and does, it's a group of women who's only purpose is to help other women to learn to be more organized and less stressed. (Ok. So it's a little more than that, but you'll have to check her out yourself Anyway, I've been trying to do her program ever since. So far, I'm not doing the best, but I don't want to quit. One thing she tells people is to not worry, "you're not behind, just jump in where you are!" I love that! Definitely takes the pressure off doesn't it? The other tip that she has that I use regularly is to use a timer. I set it for 15 minutes and tackle whatever project needs doing. You can do anything for 15 minutes!
I just printed off her Holiday Control Journal last night. (I know it's September, but if I don't start soon, I'll look like "Frazzled Franny" up there!) I love it! It's mainly for Christmas, but I plan on adding a few pages to the CJ to help me through October and November, too.
I've got a fun family party in the works for Oct. Plus, my friend roped me into being Lyndsi's Room Mother, so that adds a Halloween party for 20 something 5 & 6-year-olds. See where having a little extra organization could help me?? Yeah, me too.
I did the bedtime routine last night and the morning one today. Now it's 9:30 and I'm sitting relatively stress-free, blogging. I love it!! Happy Flying!!