Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Update your reader, blogroll, linkies, please!

Here's my new home:

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tell me what you think! I'm moving!

So, here's a linky: My New Blog

Please update your bloglines or google reader and/or blogroll. I'm only going to post over there from now on.

There was a learning curve, but I'm really liking it. I've got to upload more kid pics, but the bones are there.

My blogroll is there, but on the About page. I put it on the main page, but it was too long and looked weird.

Tell me what you think? What should I change? I'm working on a new header/banner, but that probably won't go up for a few days.

Also, tell me if the Fit Friends logo is huge. On my computer, it is, but I resized and am hoping that my temp Internet files are just messing with me.

So, here's the scoop

I'm switching to Typepad.

Blogger is good, but I like the ability to create different pages for my blog and I like the formats of Typepad. And you can respond to your comments via e-mail (you can do that some on Blogger, but not if the person leaving the comment hasn't enabled it).

For example, on my Typepad blog on the sidebar is says About Me. If you click it it brings up another page with my info. And you can store photo albums as separate pages, so each of my kids can have an album. Stuff like that.

Plus, they have formats with 3 and 4 colums that I like.

So, that's the scoop. It should be up and running soon. I'll just have to work on my header and other aesthetic things as we go!

ETA: Here's a link if you want to check it out. Pardon the dust still floating about.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Don't worry

For awhile my blog may look weird. I'm actually moving to Typepad, so this blog may look weird for a bit. I'll give you a new link as soon as I'm done!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Day at the Park

Notice her super cool shoes?

I love this picture. I was underneath the plaything and that's Xander.
BTW, Corey, see how I'm following your tips?

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It my FAULT! Part 1

No, I'm not taking the blame for anything. I would NEVER do that (ask my husband).

I'm talking about one of my faults. And there are plenty, maybe I'll post a series of blog posts on them.

The one I'm talking about today is my need for change and constant action. I cannot sit still. Not in an ADHD way, just in a life way. I can't "settle down". Is it the Gemini in me?

I am constantly wanting to go on vacation. And not just a want, like, "oh, that would be nice". More like a yearning, a calling to get in the car and GO. And it won't be surpressed. The longer I go without "getting out of town" the more depressed I get.

And I'm constantly signing up for new things. Whether it be classes or magazine or committments. I'm always wanting to learn more, do more.

And I'm always trying new things. I love trying new gadgets, new foods, new crafts, etc. I actually get mad at my husband when he orders a burger AGAIN at a restaurant. I'm always trying to get him to try something new. I get tons of cookbooks and cooking magazines and am constantly making new things. I love to try new things.

Doesn't sound too bad, right?

Except that I get overwhelmed sometimes. In the quest to try new things I usually try TOO MANY new things. And then I don't know how to back out.

And my NEED to travel can become costly! Luckily, we live somewhere that we can drive to Vegas, drive to San Diego, drive to LA, drive to Mexico (although I don't suggest it) or even drive to another city 2 hours away.

And sometimes, MAJOR life decisions are hard for me. This is my current problem. I have to admit, I've never had the same job for more than 3 years. Until my current job. I never even worked for the same company for that long. But, I'm going on 8 years with my current company and 4 years in my current job. And I'm starting to feel the need for change. Which, wouldn't be bad since my boss is retiring in two years and I'll have to find something anyway.

Except, I feel like I need to change NOW. I am starting to get that depressed feeling I get when I'm stagnant. And I don't like it. I wish I could just tell myself to ride out the next two years. I've got a sweet thing going. I only work two days one week, three days the next. In my mind I know it would be best to keep this up for at least another year and a half until Jocelyn could start preschool. But, my mind doesn't always listen. Something tells me I need to move now. Is it intuition? I don't know.

So, I started looking at jobs. I found one that I know I would LOVE (for however long). I will apply for it. The worst that can happen is that I don't get it, at least I don't have to find another job right now. But, if I did get it, I would have to go to a SIX WEEK TRAINING! Would I survive, probably. Would it be hard as hell? Yes! But, at least I'll apply and then wait and see.

In the meantime, I've got a few more months until we go camping again. Maybe I should try knitting or something in the meantime!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

This is what's keeping me busy

This is my front entry wall. I've been framing all sorts of pictures to make a gallery wall. I still need to fill in the blank spaces, but got the majority of it done. It was a lot of work going through all my old pictures then cropping them to the right size, printing them and framing them. But, I'm really happy with it.
This is my favorite picture from the photographer. It's a 16X20. It's so perfect because we're all conforming to the composition of the picture, except Xander. And that's how it is in life in general!
Here are a few more of the family shots. I know it's hard to see. The one on top is a picture of mine and Robert's legs and the kids sitting next to us. Then there's a family one in the grass. On the bottom it's all of us sitting on a bench looking at the ducks.
Here's Xander's collage. Robert and Carissa already had there's done awhile ago.
And here's Jocelyn's.
And when I'm not framing pictures, I'm tattooing my son!