Sunday, October 28, 2007

Laws Other than Murphy's

Murphy overlooked these for some reason....

Law of Mechanical Repair: After your hands become coated with grease your nose will begin to itch or you'll have to pee.

Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

Law of Probability: The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.

Law of the Telephone: When you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal.

Law of the Alibi: If you tell the boss you were late for work because you had a flat tire, the very next morning you will have a flat tire.

Variation Law: If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will start to move faster than the one you are in now. (works every time)

Bath Theorem: When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone rings.

Law of Close Encounters: The probability of meeting someone you know increases when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.

Law of the Result: When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, it will.

Law of Biomechanics: The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.

Theater Rule: At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle arrive last.

Law of Coffee: As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.

Law of Lockers: If there are only two people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.

Law of Dirty Rugs/Carpets: The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor covering are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet/rug.

Law of Location: No matter where you go, there you are.

Law of Logical Argument: Anything is possible if you don't know what you are talking about.

Brown's Law: If the shoe fits, it's really ugly.

Wilson's Law: As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Wide Wide World of ?

The last few days have been a kind of foggy haze for me. My DD has been waking up around 3 am the past few nights. We haven't figured out why exactly, only that she demands stories, potty stops, extra blankies, etc. So if I make even less sense than usual, that's why. I did have 2 naps, but I'm not sure how much they've helped.

There have been bright spots! I've been able to play with Michelle's Misty Blue kit. It's fantastic!

(For this bottom one, I based my design heavily on a template~ there's no name on the file, but I love it!) B&W's look sooooo fab with Misty Blue! Zip over to Gotta Pixel and snag it!

And for a little fun:

Your Halloween Costume Should Be

An Alien

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Easy Personality Test

Your Personality Profile

You are dreamy, peaceful, and young at heart.
Optimistic and caring, you tend to see the best in people.
You tend to be always smiling - and making others smile.

You are shy and intelligent... and a very hard worker.
You're also funny, but many people don't see your funny side.
Your subtle dry humor leaves your close friends in stitches.

This is all pretty accurate! ROFLMBO!

And now for some scrappable pix. DD and I went on her preschool field trip to a pumpkin patch at a local farm yesterday. We had a blast!

She was scared of the scarecrow! But she did enjoy picking her pumpkin and a bit of cotton too. :D

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of three.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go back and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no.9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a no.9 on this list.

AND NOW U R LAUGHING at yourself.

And now, some pix. First for Emma, using her Autumn Spice kit, a freebie on her blog. I must remember to put in full credits. ;)

Another 2 for Michelle, she's rocking! Let me tell ya, this minikit really is just for boys. It's called Blessed with Boys. Find it over at Gotta Pixel. I also used parts of her aplha Minikit- Denim.

Oh yeah, Michelle's got some great kits in the works, so be sure to keep checking her store!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


That's kind of what I feel like these days. I'd love to stay in bed all day tomorrow and just sleep.

Last night I went to Cub Scouts, which was depressing since only 1 boy showed up. I left for home and heard a loud noise outside the car. After a few minutes, I pulled over at a school and discovered my left-front tire was flat. I'm 25 min. from home at this point. I checked the spare and it looks like it was slashed (blew up from too much heat this summer). Thank goodness for divine assistance! My cell phone battery didn't die as I was dealing with DH and roadside assistance. So I got home over 2 hours after I normally do, and the car got towed to a fixit place.

Another item I need to get off my mind is DS #1's adjustment to middle school. He's fairly shy and doesn't take change well, thus when he's having trouble, he won't ask for help. He's very smart, and is technically a year ahead (late birthday). Yet I see F's coming home on his progress reports. I'm dumbfounded. So we've talked to teachers and the school counselor, and hope we can encourage him as much as possible without stifling him. 11 is hard enough without parents' coddling.

OK I guess that's enough about me. I have a couple of things done for Emma, who's having a rough time. (((HUGS))) Emma!!! This first one is from her Footprints on My Heart- Boy kit.:

This is from her Little Black Dress kit, which she currently has up as a freebie on her website!

I'll put out full credits for those later. I'm tired and I wanna go to bed. :D

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Michelle's New Art

Michelle Pieters has created some fabulous new paper! I'm so in love with it! See:

If you could zoom in you'd see the amazing texture of the paper! It's just like looking at a real painting close up. These 2 papers come in a set of 4 she's called "Amazing Art- Autumn." I think she's got more planned (winter, etc.) which is good news for all of us! :) On both of these I also used her Just the Basics element pack. Torn corner by me.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

1 Lonely Layout

I thought I ought to post something today even if it's just a picture. So here I go!

All elements and paper from Emma Moore's Lime'n' in the Sun kit, except the turtle. Page template by Yin. Li'i li'i honu means little turtle in Hawaiian. We were stationed in Hawaii when she was born.