Sunday, July 31, 2005

I'm HOME and a big THANK YOU!!!

First of all, I am completely overwhelmed with everyone's wonderful words and thoughts regarding our pregnancy. I actually was in tears reading everything because it's so amazing to have that much support. Scott and I are still in shock but absolutely ecstatic. Maggie talks about her new "baby" all the time. She's already decided it's a brother. LOL! I keep trying to tell her that it could be a girl but she is set that it's a boy. Maybe she has intuition. :)

I am SO glad that we're finally home. To be gone for 2 1/2 weeks with NO Internet access has been torture. I have no idea what was said about our products post CHA, I haven't been able to see all the new goodies that are coming out (remember - I scrapbook, too) and of course, I haven't had access to my work e-mail which has killed me the most. UGH!!!

I'll post more updates later - like when we found out about the baby and my thoughts about CHA. Right now, I have a house that needs attention because I left it with two teenage boys for 2 weeks. Yes - it's my worst nightmare right now!

Off to hunt down bleach, the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser and lysol! LOL!


Tuesday, July 19, 2005


That's all I can say right now. I'm in Tampa and on a computer at a store and had five minutes on the Internet.

I'm PREGNANT!!! Never thought I would see that again! So excited! Scott is beside himself and Maggie is already begging for a baby brother.

Morning sickness (and all day!) sucks! But, so well worth it!


Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Come chat with me!

I'm chatting there tonight at 9:00. Would love to talk to everyone. (Or, anyone that reads my blog) LOL!


Wanna see some new stuff????

Ok - gotta share my excitement! :)

2 more days...

Until I leave for CHA. Two more days of kit packing, scrambling, running around, stressed, etc.

I leave on Thursday at 6:00 am for Chicago. Road trip with the girls! Can't wait!!! :)

Then on Sunday, my vacation starts. It's also Maggie's birthday. My baby is going to be five! We're celebrating in Indianapolis at a hotel before we fly out to Tampa. I figured she'd love to play at the pool all night. Then, we're talking almost 2 weeks of relaxation. (Minus the two days I'm teaching at local stores which will be FUN!)

Yes...can't wait!

Saturday, July 09, 2005

A change of heart...

Originally, I was going to post a "vent" about the ALPHA female. This originated from Barb's blog since she was discussing the the very topic. I experienced that last night. A female that apparently felt as though she was not being paid enough attention and decided to turn her back on those who were always there for her. Very sad. I don't know what sparked the "turn". In any event, I don't have the patience for such things. We're all adults and we should treat each other as such. We shouldn't throw cold shoulders and have petty little whispers. We should grow up.

With that being said - I want to take this to a more positive turn (remember the positive post this week?) and upload some of my favorite photos from the past three weeks.

We had Scott's company picnic, so I have some photos that we took at the amusement park.

Then there are the close-ups of Maggie and her cousin, Abigail.

The girls had such a great time last weekend playing dress-up and swimming.

Thank GOD for family.

Friday, July 08, 2005

It's Friday!!!

Although, I don't know why I'm all giddy. It's not like I have the weekend to "play". LOL! I'm going to be finalizing classes, etc. Tomorrow I'm heading over to Lenscrafters with my mom so we can get some new glasses. I'm not sure what style I like. Part of me wants something "artsy" and then the other part of me wants something that is less "noticable". I guess I'll know what I like when I try them on, but I'm open to suggestions.

I'll have photos tonight. Had some printed and burned to a CD yesterday. (My Rebel didn't come with the software to upload to my computer and I haven't taken the time to download it from the Internet)

Oh, and hubby just called me AT WORK to annoy me about wanting a new pair of sunglasses. He only has THREE pair now. Drives me nuts. So, I basically took out all of my stress and frustration on him LOL! He didn't need a new pair anyway. (Scott - if you're reading this - YOU DO NOT NEED ANOTHER PAIR OF SUNGLASSES! THE ONES YOU HAVE ARE FINE!!!!!)

Ok - I feel better now!


Thursday, July 07, 2005

Today is about POSITIVE THINGS

Alright - in the midst of negativity and thread pulling, I have decided that today's blog post will be about POSITIVE THINGS. Even though I am stressed to the point of wanting to pull out my hair, I have decided that I am going to take a moment and reflect on the POSITIVE things in my life right now. Besides, I'm a list maker and I like lists.

With that being said, here are the TOP 10 POSITIVE THINGS going on in Ginger's life right now as we speak. (Sort of like the David Letterman list but not as funny - or maybe as funny depending on interpretation)

1) My baby girl Maggie. I was watching her sleep this morning and I was so thankful that I have her. I sat for a second and focused on my daughter. She's so perfect. I absolutely LOVE this child and I spoil her rotten. She's my only one and by golly, I have every right to do that! (In case you're new to my blog, I have PCOS and have therefore been rendered infertile)

2) Hubby's new hot haircut. Scott has worn this goofy buzz cut thing off and on for YEARS! YEARS I tell you. He's always hot to me but I could do without that haircut on him. So, he's been growing his hair out and yesterday he got it cut by a barber instead of me with the weed-whacking clippers in the bathroom. Result - HOT HAIRCUT. Result - MEOWW!!!

3) My job. It ROCKS. I love what I do. The people I work with are great. I can wear jeans and a t-shirt to work. 'Nuff said.

4) My friends. ALL of them! They are always there for me and they are fun and crazy! They talk with all the shiznit and "get" me in all of my whacky glory.

5) My mom. She's my best friend and this morning she told me she was proud of me. Can't beat that in terms of compliments. I gotta keep my mom proud.

6) My nephew, Kris. He now lives with us and it's a chance for me to make a positive change in his life. He hasn't had the best home life and now it's my turn to show him how family should be. He's a good kid and I want to make sure he has the tools necessary to have a great life. He deserves that.

7) My dogs and cat. They drive me nuts. But, I love to cuddle with the furballs.

8) Laundry is all caught up. LOVE that! LOVE my husband! He's off of work this week and he has been cleaning the house and doing projects. He did ALL of the laundry. LOVE him!

9) Scrapbook supplies. Bought a bunch this week. Don't know when I'm going to get a chance to use them but I have them! LOL!

10) A tan. Yes - this is the darkest I've been EVER. I've spent a lot of time outside this year and got past the sunburns. (Or, am at least trying to) I've gone from porcelain to bisque. That's a HUGE step for me.

So, there you have it. :) What are your 10 positive things this week?

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Gearing up!

Lots of stuff getting ready to happen. I have about 9 days left before all hell breaks loose! I leave for CHA on the 14th and we still have a MILLION things to do. With three trade shows per year, it's such a vicious cycle. You would think we'd be used to it but I know that I'm not. LOL!

I leave CHA and go straight to Indianapolis to fly out to Tampa for my vacation. Scott, Maggie and I are going to spend two weeks down there and I'm looking forward to it. I'm also teaching at two stores during that time. On the 19th, I'll be at Ruban Rouge and teaching five classes throughout the day. I'm looking forward to it because we'll have some new papers from CHA and I absolutely LOVE teaching. The owner is such a sweetie, too. I hear they have a GREAT store!

Then, on the 20th I'm doing some pre-CKU classes at a store in Orlando. I wish I could stay there for a day or so and hang out with everyone but I need to head back down to Tampa to continue our vacation. The only thing is, I'm a bigger girl and my skin is so fair that I'd give Snow White a run for her money, so Florida is not always my best vacation option. However, Scott absolutely loves it down there, so he lays out by the pool while I sit under an umbrella and read. Maggie lives for the swimming pool, so she's with her daddy swimming and enjoying the sun. Thank God she didn't inherit my ultra-pale skin. She actually tans quite well.

That reminds me - gotta buy some SPF 65 for Florida. LOL!

Sunday, July 03, 2005

Relaxing in Somerset, KY

Still visiting my family in Somerset, Kentucky, down by Lake Cumberland. My original plan was to go home tonight but we're going to relax one more evening and then head back home tomorrow. Today has been a nice, lazy day. We got up early and had biscuits and gravy. (Gotta love Southern Hospitality!) Then, of course there was the mandatory trip to the Super Wal-Mart. Afterwards, we returned back to my family's hosue for a nice swim. Maggie loves being in the pool. I got some great shots but every one of them she's wearing these goofy goggles. She refuses to take them off!

This afternoon Scott let me take a nice nap and then we just finished dinner from the grill. Ah...such a nice relaxing evening. I wish it could last for a few weeks.

Tomorrow it all changes. Tomorrow starts the next week and a half of pure torture. Of gearing up for the show and getting layouts done and classes written, and projects completed.

Before I forget, I stopped by an AWESOME store in Lexington on my way down. Mountains of Memories is GORGEOUS, HUGE and has a TON of stuff! LOVED it!

Saturday, July 02, 2005

Holiday weekend but still working!

Scott keeps telling me I need to relax. I keep telling him that I don't have "time" to relax. LOL! Such a vicious cycle. Basically, I am 12 days away from CHA and have SO many things that still need to be done. Therefore, I'm ready to pull out my hair.

This weekend we're heading to Lake Cumberland to spend some time with my family. I'm still bringing all of my "work" just in case I get some time in the evening to finish some projects, etc. I have three more classes to complete for my teaching in Florida (I had to wait for the paper) and I need to finish my handouts for CKU. I even had a nightmare that I forgot them and that my class was a disaster. Now I'm paranoid, so I've been very meticulous and sure to include everything.

Classes and work aside, I am going to enjoy myself tonight. I plan on taking some great photos, too! I need some scrapbooking material, even though goodness knows I haven't scrapped in so long that I have photos piled up. (Well, organized in photo albums waiting to be selected.) I'm hoping that on the 4th, I will get my "day of scrapping" that I've been BEGGING for. We'll see...