Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Well, we are (queue Steven Tyler) back in the saddle again.  We've had both the TBQ and JBQ meetings and are all set to start class.  Drama has started back up.  But back to JBQ..we had 11 kids last year on the whole JBQ team..this year we have (drum roll please), TWENTY SEVEN!!!!  Wow, God is good.  I have 2 new kiddos in my class and, one of them is a boy!  Should make J very happy..not that he doesn't enjoy the ladies' company..that is as long as they like to do boy stuff.  Anyway, school started back up this week, too.  Both kids are enjoying it..well until homework time comes and then they remember that it's not so fun.  And neither of them are enjoying spanish class.  I told them they are disgracing their heritage by saying that and that they will learn every last blasted word, with a smile on their face.  And that's that.

So...I'm saving up for a dog :)  My Pastor and his wife breed dogs.  Yorkie's and Havashires (Yorkie Havanese mix).  I'm gonna get a Havashire.  They will be black and brown and I get pick of the litter!  They will be ready in the second week of December.  OH, MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ME! :)  Really, I'd be fine without another dog but Sadie really needs company.  And I do love me a lapdog that doesn't make me sneeze.  The new puppy will be only about 4 pounds full grown from what they've said.  This I can handle :)

I spent over 2 hours tonight separating out questions for my JBQ'ers.  We have 10, 20 an 30 point questions this year..and I have the kids separated into 3 teams.  Anyway, I was talking to one of the other coaches tonight and she said she likes to separate out questions in all pertaining to Joshua, etc.  So I did that with all the different categories possible.  And then divvied up the rest.  Harder than one may think to make things fair and then decide which team would be best for which set of questions...And making up the teams of 2 was difficult, too.  Especially not knowing how the 2 new kids will do.  But,the good thing is that within a few weeks I should be able to tell who makes a good team and who doesn't...ok this is just me talking out loud and you're probably bored to tears.

Have a great week.  Love you!  Hey you know that person in our life who you love like crazy and would do anything for?  Treat yourself like you treat them.  xoxo

(P.S.  Where did spell check go?  Well just ignore my typos :)  )

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Here are a few of my most recent Photoshop edits. Humans aren't my fave so far. But the flowers are fun. The kinda sucky thing is..after I'd saved them I figured out how to make my watermark way smaller. But I can't go back and fix it. I would have to go back and edit them all over again. So I have 3 pics that will forever have my huge name on them. You'll notice the daisy type flower I'm posting has a big watermark and the lilacs have the nice tiny one. Oh well..lessons learned! Maybe one day I'll get ambitious and edit them again..but not this week. I'm gonna make a different one that is just initials. Anyway, I'm trying to get enough flowers done in order to give Jess a set of cards for part of her bday present tomorrow. You'll see if you enlarge the pics that the first one has a line you can see where I did the cut to edit it..the second one doesn't..learning as I go!