Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Blank Page

Big week.  We're getting ready to leave for 2 weeks of travel followed by a TVweekly taping.  I need to get 2 episodes together plus make 4 demo boards (about 12-18 cards each).  I ran into "Blank Page Syndrome" where I couldn't figure out what to do.  I blamed the big "Easter Mouse" who ate 2 of the 3 Bordeux Chocolate eggs that my Mother-in-law gave us.  I was relying on the chocolate for "creative energy."  Well, that was on Monday and after a couple days, I've finally been very productive - even without the chocolate.  My office is a mess, but anyone who comes to our show will be happy to see all the new card ideas.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Sunday 2008

What a gorgeous day.   As I'm working on this, the evening news is on and the weatherman reported 88 degrees for the high today.  We had a wonderful brunch on the patio with all of the normal Easter goodies.  Liz dyed a bunch of eggs and the colors were so bright and fun.  Her tulips from the Netherlands were so pretty and really made the garden look festive.  The best part of the day  was when Shannon (our niece 16) drove up in her new VW Bug.  Before she got out of the car, uncles Ed and Rob had the hood of the car up and were poking around.  They couldn't figure out how to get at the transmission fluid.  Shannon said "I don't need to know all that... that's what the mechanic is for!"  

Mom's Socks

The other day Mom stopped by the office.  Lori (who is very observant) noticed we were both in BRIGHT pink tops. She had to get a picture especially because Mom received a pair of pink hand knit socks from our friend Marion.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rain Rain Rain

What a wonderful time we had at the Skycraft Ranch!  It rained, rained and rained again.  No wonder it is so green there in Oregon.  Did you know there's a stamp pad color called "Spring Green?" Now I know where the color came from.  And boy, is it accurate. 

One day, Peggy and I noticed we had umbrellas that matched our outfits and Buck just had to laugh (with a little help from Jack!).  We had a super time even though we had to work most of the weekend.  At least we could spend our off hours in a relaxing and wonderful place!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Computer Geeks

When you are the boss or are the owner of your company, staying in touch can be kinda important.  We spent the day running errands in Portland, and when we go to Peggy's home, the first thing we had to do was plug-in.  "Geeks" as one of my friends says.  But we do get a lot of work done, and can fall asleep knowing "stuff" got accomplished.  And this is how I was able to blog...when I should be getting stuff done as well.  This is far more fun.  Thanks MJ!!

Late Night Before Portland

Ohhhh, it's been a long day.  It's always tough getting ready for a trip. We're leaving for Portland in the morning.  Can't wait.  It's a great city and I always look forward to seeing our friends Peggy Skycraft and her hubby Jack.  Here's a pic of their place from last year, although it was September and the weather was much warmer. Predictions for this weekend are cold, rain, and damp.  It's ok.  Maybe we will get a change to marble paper. If you ever wanted to learn and don't have a class nearby, you should really get Peggy's Paper Marbling DVD.  It's packed full of great technique, but if you ever get to Portland, she'll be more than happy to set up a class for you.  It's worth really worth it.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Judi's Blog Premiere

Today MaryJo (McGraw) talked me into blogging.  What the heck did she get me into!!??? I guess it's just another "thing" on my list things to have fun with. thoughts? 

Ummm, dessert.  Do you remember Jello 1-2-3?  I had a craving for Jello the other day, but somehow plain Jello just didn't sound good enough. I remember Jello 1-2-3 was one of those really fancy Jello desserts Mom made on a very rare occasion, and I know they discontinued making it. For some reason this sounded perfect. So when Rob (chief Chef, grocery shopper and dishwasher) asked what I wanted I asked for Jello 1-2-3.  He managed to find a recipe and voila.  Now if can  just convince him he doesn't need to make it in a 8 ounce glass...