Sunday, May 29, 2011

Yes I had two bowls of bananas Foster...

Pittsburgh residents will recognize this former train station turned into a restaurant. The brunch is amazing.... The fresh donuts were a nice touch.

I'm loving this alternate reality that I fell into. No work, no one to hustle off to school, no chores or spring cleaning to worry about. Just a sweet babygirl to rock and sing to for a few days. It's bliss. Not a care in the world.


Somehow I didn't pack enough clothing. I'm a bit confused. I have no more clean shirts, and two days to go. Hmmm. Guess they'll be happy to see me go after all, haha (when I start to stink!!!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Eyes on the horizon

Bad news abounds. One of my friends was diagnosed with effing cancer again and a second one might too. Tornadoes and floods fill the tv with heartbreaking images.

My former employer whipped out more awesome today, AGAIN firing people in batches... Because, why tell expendable people one by one when you can knock off 20 at a time? (Sarcasm)

Some of the people I worked with and ate lunch with got hit today, and two years after it happened to me, I am shocked at how quickly time has gone by. I'm still shaking my head at the heartlessness, not to mention how much offshoring ANY job to effing India offends me.

I remember the people who reached out to me after I lost my job and I remember the ones who didn't bother to call or email...

For me, it was the best thing in the world. I needed to get out of there. And overall I am so much happier now, though I miss a few people. Work no longer crushes me from the inside out.

My finances are not ideal but they are slowly creeping in the right direction. I need to figure out what my 'next' career plan will be.

It's going to get better, kids. I really do believe that. Whatever is on your plate, don't give up hope. We can always start over.

I'm off to kiss a cute baby face tomorrow. Road trip!!!

Friday, May 20, 2011

Remember me?

This is what I've been up to... I have been spending about an hour each night photoshopping a collage/ scrapbook page using whatever picture of the baby my sister has sent to me that day. I bought a few kits from and it helped get me on the right track with templates and so on. Katie Pertiet kits are my favorite right now.

I'm getting a clue about brushes and layers and all sorts of things like that. Fun! Im not sure who made the monkey "sticker" but I love it. (edit... this is what happens when I post from my phone half asleep... the monkey is from a Katie Pertiet set of "stickers" called On a Branch, which has birds, squirrels, monkeys... and the paper is from her Naturally Krafty set, and I used her Make it Count templates for the general layout and star frame, which I recolored from gold to white. The ribbons are from Candid Collection, and did I mention has great sales every week?? well they do. )

Pretty soon I will be going on a road trip to go see my niece. Which means I have to pack, fire up the tomtom and find my easypass and... Oy.

Ps: not my baby, so I can't post any pictures of the cute little face... The internets are evil and all...

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Busy... editing Photoshop collages of my most adorable niece... singing/attending various church services like Confirmation and First Communion, editing more photoshop collages of drama club, making dinners for drama club, trying to actually be gainfully employed in the meantime (no problems there... I just need to show up for work!)

Can't wait to go to visit the new baby... sorry I suck at blogging lately!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Why can't I win the lotto so I could just get up whenever I want to every morning, go for a run, and then make cupcakes?

Monday, May 09, 2011


... Is when you wait so long to do something, that you end up being unable to spell the word!

These are made of Wilton fondant. It took about two hours.... And most will be thrown away because I didn't flavor them (refer to: tired) and they're more for show. But the cupcakes will be delicious... Chocolate/ chocolate and also lemon with raspberry buttercream. Mmmmmmm.

Sunday, May 08, 2011


Well, my sister released just under seven pounds of adorableness into the universe, so I have been busy editing what few pictures I have gotten sent to me... And planting my garden, which looks awesome despite my blackish thumb (me and seeds, it doesn't work...)

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Waiting it out

My sister is going to have a baby any time now, but I can't go see her for at least three weeks. How come time only flies when you're having fun, and not at the office???