MY NAME IS ALICE SMITH AND I WAS SITTING IN THE WAITING ROOM FOR MY FIRST APPOINTMENT WITH A NEW DENTIST. I NOTICED HIS DDS DIPLOMA, WHICH BORE HIS FULL NAME.
SUDDENLY, I REMEMBERED A TALL, HANDSOME, DARK HAIRED BOY WITH THE SAME NAME HAD BEEN IN MY HIGH SCHOOL CLASS SOME 30-ODD YEARS AGO.
COULD HE BE THE SAME GUY THAT I HAD A SECRET CRUSH ON, WAY BACK THEN?
UPON SEEING HIM, HOWEVER, I QUICKLY DISCARDED ANY SUCH THOUGHT.
THIS BALDING, GRAY HAIRED MAN WITH THE DEEPLY LINED FACE WAS WAY TOO OLD TO HAVE BEEN MY CLASSMATE, AFTER HE EXAMINED MY TEETH, I ASKED HIM IF HE HAD ATTENDED MORGAN PARK HIGH SCHOOL .
'YES, YES I DID. I'M A MUSTANG! ' HE GLEAMED WITH PRIDE.
'WHEN DID YOU GRADUATE?' I ASKED
HE ANSWERED, IN 1975. WHY DO YOU ASK?
'YOU WERE IN MY CLASS!' I EXCLAIMED.
HE LOOKED AT ME CLOSELY.
THEN THAT UGLY,
SON OF A BITCH ASKED....
'WHAT DID YOU TEACH?
30 September 2009
24 September 2009
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18 September 2009
I just found out a couple of days ago that Scrapbook News and Review chose to publish all 12 of the layouts that I submitted to their magazine last month. Instead of only submitting one layout based on category, I decided to try the style category. I sent them 12 layouts so they could get a good look at my style. I figured my style was more eclecctic than anything, but after seeing some of the other layouts from last month's issue, my style may be more distressed and inked. Either style they choose is fine with me. I'm so excited to be in their magazine for the second issue in a row!
Thanks Scrapbook News and Review for helping me to get my work out there and seen, but more, for building my confidence as an artist! I really appreciate the opportunity to be in your magazine!
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13 September 2009
My oldest daughter Brittany just turned 16!! We normally have themed parties for the girls, so since she was turning 16, naturally I figured on a sweet 16 party. But Brittany is not your average girl. This girl like to hunt and fish and wants nothing to do with all the lace and frills of a sweet 16 party. So we decided to throw her a Not-So-Sweet 16 party! She wanted rock music and trivia type games. I surprised her with a guitar shaped cake too! The party is scheduled for today, so I will have to update you all on how it went!
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Every year, Canadian Lakes campground has a special Halloween for the kids that camp at the lake. Since the park isn't open during Halloween, this gives the kids an extra night of trick or treating! All of the campers put up decorations and pass out candy. After the kids finish trick or treating, there is a party down at the pavillion with music and dancing. It's a great time!
My sister in law took her niece Jocelyn's (pictured above) senior pictures this summer. The photos turned out just beautiful! This is one of the many gorgeous pics! They used the Picnik editing program to make it sepia in color.
I did this layout using K & Co. Wild Saffron paper. The circle was cut in half and one side was used to make the fan or shell looking piece. The other was inked and I used punches to make a swirl of flowers along the edge. I use the Martha Stewart hole punch to make the circles between the flowers. I love this punch as it offers three different size holes to use. I punch out the flowers first then connect them using the hole punch. After punching everything, I glued white paper to the back to add contrast. I completed the circle on the other side using a medium retro punch to make the flowers. I added jewel centers to the flowers and some denim letters to finish the project. Though it's a little hard to see, this is another 3D layout using card board. The picture actually hangs off the side of the layout a bit.
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10 September 2009
This car belongs to a friend from high school. We recently met up and I snapped a couple of pictures of his car just for fun. I surprised him tonight by giving him the layout to proudly display! He was so surprised! And I may have even got a couple more jobs to do in the future!
My husband and I met my friend at a small local diner that has older cars gather on Thursday nights. The other car owners were very interested in getting a layout done of their cars too! I never imagined they would be so popular!
I used to believe that keeping my work for myself was just the way you did things. I've learned however, that I have more fun giving it away to be enjoyed by others. I feel very proud knowing that someone can just look at something I made and enjoy it for years to come! And what a great car to look at!
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02 September 2009
Did you think I disappeared? Not!!
This has been an interesting week for me. To start it off, last Tuesday I had an old discomfort decide to visit me once again. I've had a pilanidol cyst on my tailbone for about 20 years. I haven't really had much of a problem with it for quite some time. However, it decided that on Tuesday night, it had remained silent long enough. It reappeared with a vengeance. I was lucky enough to get an appointment for Friday morning with my doctor. After one look at it, she sent me out to a surgeon to have it looked at. They decided to lance it for now which I thought would make the pain much more tolerable. It didn't! I'm still unable to sit down like normal. I'm still kind of sitting side saddle just to make it tolerable. So, without being able to sit at my office desk, no layouts are being made. Everything is at a stand still. I have an appointment tomorrow with the surgeon to decide if we need to do something more permanent such as having it surgically removed. If that happens, it could be months before I'm able to sit again. I'm very uneasy about the appointment tomorrow!
Then my husband borrowed the camera to take some pictures of a roof he was quoting. Upon putting the strap around his neck, the strap gave way and the camera fell on the ground. The zoom no longer works and the camera must be sent in to be repaired. It's still under warranty thank goodness.
Though it's only a camera to most people, it's like losing my right arm! For a scrapper and photographer it's like losing a best friend. We have a nother camera, but I don't think it's nearly as nice as my old one! So without a camera to use, there are no more pictures being taken as well as no pictures of finished layouts being taken, not that there are any of those either! Are you feeling my pain here?! LOL!
I'm hoping this will be the end of the bad luck this week and that brighter skies are on the horizon! Once I get back in the swing of things, I will be unstoppable, I promise.
Here's to a better tomorrow!
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