Sunday, 16 March 2014

Sunday Night Chit-chat (aka: March Break is OVER)

I don't want to go back to work.  I don't know when it happened but at some point I stopped loving my job. I now actively think about what else I could be doing....  maybe it's a midlife crisis ;)

I am participating in Carla's Sunday night chit-chat, and she even threw in some new questions (I love change!).  Starting off, as usual, with a picture.  I recently posted this on my Facebook page.

My husband knows it's true -  my dogs will lie on the floor right behind my feet so if I stand up, or turn around - WHOOOPS....  I often curse at them but they are always quickly forgiven.

  •  Are you reading:  I just finished the latest book by Patricia Briggs "Night Broken".  I plan on starting to re-read the Outlander series by Diana Gabaldon since the TV series is coming out.  So excited!
  • Are you watching:  Watched "Chopped" this evening.  There are a couple of new shows that I would like to try out.  One is called Believe and the other, Resurrection.  They just started like week so I am going to have to try to find them online.
  • Are you looking forward to this week:  Nothing LOL.  Cold weather, work, and a military function Thursday night (aka:  "forced fun")
  • Is one thing you did last week that you don't want to repeat this week:  Two days of medical appointments in Ottawa.  I hate that it is about 2 hours driving (one way) and that's if we have good weather and no traffic in the city....
  • Was your best moment over the last week? I don't know if I had a "best" moment, but I did have a bunch of good moments - which is nice.  As much as I complain about the long drive to Ottawa, if give me and hubby a chance to sit and talk.  Captive audience?
  • Is your #1 goal for next week? As sad as it sounds, I need to clean the bathrooms and start organizing room by room.  On a positive note, get a kick-start on Spring cleaning, 'cause Spring sure ain't here yet.
  • Song can't you get out of your head? I heard the song "Chicken Fried"  by the Zac Brown Band on the radio yesterday.  I love that song and have been humming it on/off since then.
  • Best/Worst financial decision over the last week?  Can't think of anything from last week necessarily but I would say the best decision was to get a financial planner to help us with our investments, primarily RESP/RDSP for the kids and our RRSP's and TFSA's.  Worst decisions has been some of the services, like our home security system and phone contract.  definitely need to revisit those - I know there are better options available.
  • Is on the top of your *wish list* right now?  Wish my neighbors would disappear.  Aside from that, looking on Kijiji for a chest freezer.
Created this darling card the other day. I  used some of my stash with Basic Grey "Capella" paper.  I used my sewing machine to stitch the borders, I was hoping it would show up more in the picture.  Also used a new (to me) Spellbinders die "Ironworks" to make the corner embellishment.

Submitting for the following challenges:

Fussy and Fancy Friday challenge blog - Happy Birthday
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - 5th Birthday
7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog - Anything Goes with a Twist (die cuts)
Seize the Birthday - Stitching


  1. Such a cute card. love the papers you used. Thanks for sharing with us at

  2. Pretty card! Love that sweet image! Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  3. Gorgeous card for our Fussy & Fancy Birthday Challenge... good luck xxx Annie

  4. a beautiful card you did, and love the simply gorgeous is.
    Thank you for joining us at MDUC and welcome back!
    Hugs, Yulis

  5. Such a pretty card you have made for mduc this week! Thanks for joining!

  6. Your card is sooooo beautiful! Thank you for playing in our challenge at! Hugs, Rosie

  7. Great image and colors.
    Thank you for joining us at Seize the Birthday!
    Hugs, Marzena DT