Wednesday, March 28, 2007

hello From Let Kate Dirve!!

Well we had a good trip coming out to nebraska, we are still at Kate and specials house. We will post up pictures when we arrive home later on saturday probably. We managed to get the great weather for zoo- visiting on Monday. and the rainy weather for museum visiting on tuesday. we are scrapping like fiends and you will be see those layouts in the next few weeks too. I am mostly working on Hh's album and working in 8 1/2 x 11 - this is so much fun to be with my scrapping buddy and friend.

Kate's mom Donna joined us for a while today to, she is a great scrapper as well. I love being with the two of them and looking at all their cool layouts.

Kate has to go back to work tomorrow, but we will stay one more day and make dinner for her and special. then it is the round trip back to Denver and back to the task of job hunting again. We will pick up J on the way home and I hope he will have had a good week too.

see you all again later this week. QT

Friday, March 23, 2007


Hh and I are off on a roadtrip to Unadilla- to see Kate and special yeah, we will do girlly things and other things, to include a trip to Omaha that includes Archivers. The Henry Dorley Zoo and maybe hair or nails and a photo session for us. Yyeah....
we will be including the NE sites of the rollerskating museum and possibly the movies in Lincoln. we may try for carhenge on the way home and we deffinately have our intrest piqued with the migration of millions of sandhill cranes......
But the best thing is just the thought of being with friends and being confortable to just hang out in scrap- jammies and crop and chat and catch up and do not much.

white and Nerdy

Is this just a stitch, Hh was very cute in her Nerd outfit for spirtday at school. She had this planned a month ago and was just thrilled with herself today.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

journal from AMX ad

JoAnna Tuesdays frog

Here's the list:
My name : Tamara
childhood ambition : to be a teacher
fondest memory : vacations with my family
soudtrack : Iz- somewhere over the rainbow
retreat : mountain or secluded scrapping time
wildest dream: to drive a race car
proudest moment : birth of my children
biggest challenge : blending a family and loving a special needs child
alarm clock : clock radio set to local country station.
perfect day : Sun shine, family fun
first job: hostess
indulgence : chocolate truffles
last purchase : scraping stuff
favorite movie : Jerry Maguire
inspiration : My friends and talented scrappers , Kate, Karen and Rebecca Sower
My life : always on the go- checking a calendar- never saying no. :)
My card (okay, you can skip that one)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Ranking these pages - Colorology/ colorstrology

this is a post from along time ago, about Colorstrology
Interestingly this is a post that gest lots of hits in the search engines of life on the internet. The original post and then one more post later with the corrected spelling still draw the intrest of pantone color theorists and astologers wanting to know what color influences their life. :)

This is what the site says about my aniversary date ! here is the web site location for Colorstrology

aniversary -: 04.17

PANTONE® 19-1663

POWERFUL and strong, you are capable of managing a lot of responsibility. You are perceptive and have good investigative powers. You can use your financial insights to help others. Writing, psychology or money-related careers are just some of the areas in life where you can excel. Your personal color inspires optimism and creativity whenever you are feeling separate or somber. Wearing, meditating or surrounding yourself with Ribbon Red assists in blending your serious side with the more lighthearted part of your nature.

I just have to say it is fun looking at this search and the site meter and how it has tracked this for the past 2 years. so I think I will just continue to post about color and colorstrology in the future.

Monday, March 19, 2007

No wonder I am having fits with J

this is from the bbc web pages
Teenage mood swing hormone found

Kevin the teenager is one of the most famous stroppy teenagersTeenage mood swings are known to be down to hormones, but scientists claim they have identified the specific one that makes adolescents so volatile.
A team from the State University of New York identified a hormone which normally acts to calm anxiety, but the effect is reversed in adolescence.
Writing in Nature Neuroscience, the researchers say it may be possible to reverse the puberty effect.
And they add the study should help parents and teachers understand teens.
There is a biological basis for a teenager's mood swings
Dr Sheryl Smith
A hormone called THP is normally released in response to stress.
It usually behaves like a tranquiliser, acting at sites in the brain that calm brain activity and, in adults and pre-pubescent children, helps someone cope with stress.
But a mouse study by the New York team shows THP actually increases anxiety at puberty.
'Things are harder for teenagers'
They found that the target for the hormone, a specific receptor, is more prevalent in the part of the brain which regulates emotion during puberty.
This appears to reverse the normal calming effect.
Dr Sheryl Smith, who led the study says it is so far unclear why this happens, but she suggests it is because of the action of all the other hormones which come into play at puberty.
Dr Smith and her team were able to genetically alter the receptor to reverse the puberty effect.
She said it might also be possible to block the effect of the hormone.
But Dr Smith said more research was needed before that was possible, and a more immediate benefit of the research might be to help parents and teachers understand what teenagers were going through.
"This research has revealed that there is a biological basis for a teenager's mood swings.
"They can be frustrating for parents and teachers - as well as the adolescents.
"As adults, we just deal with things, but it is harder for teenagers because of their biology. I think it's important for people to know that."

Well this is pretty interesting, though not helpful when J states how much he hates me and living in my home, how terrrible his whole life is and why his sister, stepbrothers are fat and not caring about being outside, I have taken away his only means of happiness the ability to be outside! he thought he was riding his bike well enough 6 months ago to be sponcered, but no we won't help him buy a new 600 dollar bike he wants to keep up with the " jones" and then well he can get sponcered . And Gee I told him trust fund babies and kids who have richer parents are the ones who can let there kids ride bikes and snowboards, instead of working and being a responsible adult. as you can tell I am over him for sure, I am looking forward to pawning him off on my friend Alice, out in Brush and be on my way to a girls vacation next week.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

what's in a name?

I ripped this off Kate's blog!!


2. YOUR GANGSTA NAME:(first 3 letters of real name plus izzle.)

3. YOUR DETECTIVE NAME:(fav color and fav animal)
Purple Horse ( hmmn??)

4. YOUR SOAP OPERA NAME:(your middle name and the street you live on)
Ann Chase

5. YOUR STAR WARS NAME:(the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 letters of your first)
Crata (Sounds weird, doesn’t it?)

6. YOUR SUPERHERO NAME:(your 2nd favorite color, and favorite drink).
Red Seven and Seven

7. YOUR IRAQI NAME:(2nd letter of your first name, 3rd letter of your last name, any letter of your middle name, 2nd letter of your moms maiden name, 3rd letter of you dads middle name, 1st letter of a siblings first name, and last letter of your moms middle name)

8. YOUR WITNESS PROTECTION NAME:(parents middle names)
No Name Flloyd

9. YOUR GOTH NAME:(black, and the name of one of your pets)
Black Sampson

These totally cracked me up, I liked Kates version too. be sure to go to let kate Drive to see her's

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Where I come from (WIF)

I am from a book that held my name before I was born, from Quaker grits and hardened stock of French train men.
I am from the wilds of Germany, before the Berlin wall fell, the Rockies covered in purple mountain majesty and the suburban areas were I live.
I am from the sun and the moon, the earth and the sky. I crave a time long ago when the pioneers came west.
I am from breakfasts in the early morning and grey hair in the early 30’s , from Lacoste and Spector and Golden roots .
I am from the unconditional lovers and the artists.
From silly fingers in belly buttons and sweet dispositions.
I am from Jewish, Catholic, and found my own way Episcopalian.
I'm from Germany, France, and Connecticut Yankee, I am bushe de noel and steak and potatoes. Plain and fancy.
From the romantic story of my mom and dad’s love affair, the joy of a Christmas morning spent in the southwest Texas sun with great aunt Frieda and great uncle Nick and the warmth of love in the hearts of my brothers David and Greg
I am from scrapbooks done by my Grandma Ann and Aunt Sunny, photo albums from my mom and photographs from my Dad ,black and white stills of a life led around the globe, super 8 tapes transferred to video. Priceless mementos of an international existence for a down home little girl.
I am from a book that held my name before I was born, the bible says I am a beautiful woman, I say I am powerful and creative and I can handle it.

this is the link to the WIF web with a template
and here is where i first ran into this an blogger with a prize at the party below

I thought this was pretty darn cool and will use it in a scrapbook page I think or at least include it in my book of ME.

WOW what a party

Can you believe all those comments below. What a nice thing to do, I have been visiting others blogs too. Pretty neat to see all those other ladies doing cool things and really setting up the party.

so I thought I would at least add some images to my post like this one, I love to cuddle up and get cozy

And Cheesey grins are always fun too !!

Thursday, March 01, 2007

a blog party !! ?? !!!

Ultimate Blog Party
this is 5 minutes for mom web site, kind of a neat idea web party they are giving away prizes.
I am going back to see what prizes I want.

a team sport! scrapbooking

" When accepting his award for best supporting actor at the Academy Awards on Sunday, Alan Arkin, the grandfather in “Little Miss Sunshine,” called acting a “team sport.” “I can’t work at all unless I feel the spirit of unity around me,” he said.
So many creative pursuits are like this, aren’t they? We thrive when we surround ourselves with others who value creativity and who challenge us to grow and try new things. I know when my creativity’s blocked, if I stop and chat with a friend about what’s stumping me, the ideas will be flowing again in no time. "

Katie Hilbert, newsletter editor for memory makers magazine

I love this quote and thought from Alan and from Katie!! I can't wait to do a team sport soon with my pals-