Thursday, December 07, 2006

TTS Happenings!


So much fun stuff happening at Treasures to Scrap this month!

First of all, I am giving away this free digi mini christmas kit. Click HERE for info on how to get yourself one. I think it's pretty if I must say so myself.

Secondly, Tracy and Wendi (THEY ROCK BY THE WAY) are giving an AWESOME Christmas present and have offered a 40% off coupon for the store!! Can you believe it?? 40% Check out Treasures to Scrap for the coupon code and to get your goodies!!

Friday, November 24, 2006

Who knew??

Migraines! That's what the doctor in Philadelphia thinks Steve is suffering from! Who knew you could actually suffer from migraines without actually getting a headache? I didn't, nor did the other doctors Steve has seen!

Anyway, since there really is no "test" for migraines, the doctor has prescibed Topamax for Steve. Hopefully after a few weeks on this medication the dizzy spells will lessen and we can safely assume that migraines are what has driven us all crazy for the last 4 monts!! Keep your fingers crossed!! I hope this is the beginning of the end of this mystery!!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Long Time no Post

I'm such a bad blogger. I really need to keep up with this better:

Ok, let's start with some Scrapping News

Gotta Pixel is celebrating it's birthday month! Lot's of fun games and AWESOME prizes to be had! Head on over to www.gottapixel.com to check it out!!

We're talking Turkey at Treasures to Scrap. Another fun filled month of challenges is underway and a GENEROUS gift certificate to the store is on the line! Check it out at www.treasurestoscrap.com

My buddy Michelle Pieters has just started selling her awesome digi kits at www.digitalfreebies.com Her stuff is awesome! Check out the layouts I made using two of her kits!!


Happy Birthday kit by Michelle Pieters, Digital Freebies



Winter Brr kit by Michelle Pieters, Digital Freebies

Now onto some personal stuff!
Had parent teacher conferences last week. Both kids are doing AWESOME! I am so VERY proud! Maggie's teacher says Maggie has such a "pure heart" and is very bright. But we knew that already!! Michael's teacher says he's respectful, curteous and of course, smart! But we knew that too (ok, he has to work on the respectful part at home, but what kid doesn't??)

I've been working a TON of hours at my new job. Thankfully I wasn't scheduled for much this week and I've gotten most of my Christmas Shopping done. Next week we are off to my mom's and Philadelphia. Should be an interesting couple of days.

So, now that we are getting closer to Thanksgiving, want to know what I'm Thankful for?? I'll name 5.

1. I am Thankful for my family. Although they sometimes drive me crazy, my husband and my kids are the light of my life.

2. I am Thankful for my parents. Without their help and support I don't think we would have survived the last 5 months.

3. I am Thankful for my sense of humor for without it I'm sure I'd spend more time crying than laughing.

4. I am Thankful for my friends, both offline and online.

5. I am most of all Thankful to God for giving me such an awesome life.

So what are you Thankful for?? Think I'll tag Shirley, Sass and Dawn and see what they are thankful for!!

Friday, October 20, 2006

And so it continues!

Will it ever end??!!

Today we found ourselves back at the neurologist's office. Looks like Steve is going to be out for some time and we are going to have to seriously think about what we will do for our future. The doctor is sending him for some blood work to see if there are any abnormalities with the thickness of his blood. We are also going to Thomas Jefferson University Neurological Center for a consult on 11/22. The day before Thanksgiving! What a driving nightmare that will be. Philadelphia is 90 minutes away on a good day. SIGH. But it's got to be done. I usually LOVE October, but this year it just plain STINKS!

There are some fun things though. There is still the contest over at Treasures to Scrap going on! If you haven't checked it out yet, RUN over there. There are three contests running with great prizes. Check out the forums for details.

Got a call from an irate father yesterday that Mikey had been bothering his daughter on the bus and she was very upset. BOY did Michael get it!! We lit into him the likes of which he has never seen before. We then made him call and apologize to the girl AND her parents. We also told the bus driver that for the next month he is to sit in the front seat of the bus. He also lost his gamecube for a month. I HOPE that will teach him NEVER to upset and bother anyone on the bus again! He had some problems with an older student last year, doing to him exaclty what he did to this girl! I will not tolerate it, and I think I got the message across loud and clear.

Maggie is continuing to LOVE Kindergarten. She is so tired in the afternoons though. I shot this picture of her one night earlier this week. She was one pooped little girl!


Sunday, October 08, 2006

I've been Tagged!

Twice!

The first was from Dawn to name 7 songs I'm into right now. Seing as I really don't listen to the radio much, some of these are going to be OLD! LOL

1. Spirit in the Sky
2. Anything by Journey!
3. Anything by Billy Joel
4. Hips Don't Lie (ok..so I do know some semi-popular ones)
5. Bad Day
6. Photograph
7. You Can't Go Home.

Ok..now Charlee Tagged me to name 5 weird things about myself. This is hard since I'm so normal.....ROFLMAO. But, I'm going to try.

1. I don't drink coffee
2. I like to eat leftover cold pizza for breakfast
3. I have to have a sheet or blanket covering me when I sleep...no matter how HOT it is!!
4. I don't like feet ( I especially hate my own)
5. I"ll get up in the middle of the night and go sleep on the recliner for a couple of hours

Ok..so now who am I gonna tag........

Thursday, October 05, 2006

UGH!!!



Ok..I'm FED UP with doctors! It's been almost 3 months and STILL we have no answers for Steve. He went back to work on Monday, only to be informed that HIS neurologist hadn't cleared him. WHAT?? We thought he had. So after countless phone calls and much stressing and some talking, Steve admitted that he was still having some dizzy spells and then he had a really bad one the other night. So now the neurologist told him straight out he didn't want Steve driving a bus, but he has been less than cooperative in taking responsibility for making sure Steve continues with his disability benefits! UGH!!!

I started my job last week. I'm pretty much just a receptionist for the Community Association Office here....ho hum...but it's a paycheck (allbeit a small one).

I got to finally do some digi scrapping this morning. My buddy Sass shared some awesome photos with me, so I HAD to scrap them. Like it?? I used the Group Monthly Kit at Gotta Pixel. Make sure you download your copy this month! The colors are so rich and GORGEOUS!! I'm sure you'll love it!!



Sunday, October 01, 2006

A month of Fun at Treasures to Scrap!

You DON'T want to miss out on this!! What a great month of fun is in store for you all at Treasures to Scrap!! There will be trivia, challenges, fun and OMG....CHECK OUT THOSE PRIZES!! Make sure you log onto www.treasurestoscrap.com and check out all the fun!

Saturday, September 09, 2006




Ok..I decided to try coming up with a layered sketch to share, so I made one based on this cute little layout I came up with using Mirranda Reinhardt's Psyched Kit available at Plain Digital Wrapper.



Interested in the sketch?? You can download it here.... http://www.yousendit.com/transfer.php?action=download&ufid=ED6540AA75671F72

Now, if you want to get yourself a great chipboard Alpha, visit Treasures to Scrap to find out how. Just follow this link.

http://www.treasurestoscrap.com/subcat.asp?subcategory=24

Upload your layouts using my template and leave me a link where you uploaded it so I can leave you some love!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Miss Maggie took her first ride on the bus yesterday. She was SOOOO excited in the morning when she knew it was her day to take the bus with Michael. Of course at 6:30am I am brain dead and didn't realize I didn't have the memory card in my camera until she was about to get on the bus! UGH! But anyway, she so proudly stepped up the steps, said Good Morning to the bus driver and took a seat. As the bus pulled away, she waved out the window with the biggest smile on her face. Indeed, she is a big girl!! I snapped the photos in this layout as she got off the bus this afternoon. She looked a bit confused as to what all the fuss was about, but she said she loved being on the bus. Michael said she was good on the bus, although Mr. Horne said she was a wild one! LOL. He should only know the kind of year he's gonna have with her!! LOL

Like the layout?? If you like the kit, head on over to Treasures To Scrap and download your free copy! Dawn and I created it. Oh, and check out the challenges for digi scrappers while you're there. Any one who completes any of the digi challenges this month gets the awesome chipboard alpha as seen in my layout! How cool is that??

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Bad Peggy, Bad, Bad Peggy!!

It's been forever since I updated this! I'm so bad!

Things are still a mystery as to the reason behind my husband's dizzy spells. We consulted a neurologist about two weeks ago who sent him for an MRI of the carotid artery. We go see a cardiologist on Tuesday about his high blood pressure and to learn the results of the MRI. I don't know what we'll do if they can't find out what's happening with him. It's kinda' scary. How can he drive a bus full of people if he's dizzy?? Will work even let him back?? Too many uncertainties at this point..and frankly, it scares me.

I've been scrapping as much as I can. Keeps my mind off my problems. Mikey starts school tomorrow. Back to the 6:00am grind. I can't believe it's time to start school already. It just feels like yesterday he was done for the summer. But fall is definitely coming. Long Knobs (pictured above) has his winter coat and his full antlers. Pretty soon it will be rutting season and we'll have to stay clear of the bucks completely. I understand they can be quite nasty during Rutting season.

Well..kids are screaming...off to put them in their cages!!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

It all started last Friday. I was at my girlfriend's house picking up her kids to take them to the pool. As I pulled out of her driveway, I heard VERY loud grinding noise from my 2005 minivan. I put the car in park, then tried to put it in reverse again..and GRIND!!! UGH!! Now the car won't even move and I'm stuck in the middle of the street. Thank God she was having her AC installed so the nice burly guys gave me push so I could roll the car into the driveway next door. 6 hours later the tow truck showed up and towed it away. Saturday get a call from the Chrysler dealer that they have to replace the left front Axle! WHAT??? The car has 23,000 miles on it and is only 18 months old!!!!!!!!!! Thankfully, the car is under warranty, so I dont' have to pay for the bill, but do have to pay the $200.00 to rent a car for a week since mine won't be fixed for at least that long!

Monday morning my son woke up with an ear ache. Dragged him to the doctor who says he has swimmers ear!!!

Tuesday I drove the hour to my mom's house to take her to the doctor. She had been in the hospital when I got home from vacation a month ago with congestive heart failure. This was a follow up appointment. My dad threw his back out and couldn't take her and GOD forbid they ask my brother who lives a quarter of a mile away..but I digress! Anyway, this was a bright spot because the doctor said he is pleased with her progress and that she is out of danger.

THEN, beginning this past weekend, my husband was complaining of dizziness and nausea. The doctor originally thought it was a reaction to a medication he started on Friday. By today he STILL was not feeling well so off to a new doctor we went, who immediately sent us to the emergency room for tests. So here I am, two kids in tow at the ER for over 4 hours. They are still not really sure what is wrong with him other than that his blood pressure is high. They did an EKG, blood tests, chest x-ray and CAT scan..all were normal. So they sent him home with medication for his blood pressure and something to relieve the dizziness. He goes back to the doctor on Monday. He cannot work until at least Tuesday (Let me add, he doesn't work, he doesn't get paid...they don't have sick time!!).

God bless you if you are still reading this!!!!

CALGON, TAKE ME AWAY!!!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Rambling thoughts..


I hate rain! We've had over 12 inches of rain in the last 5 days. Everything is flooded. Thankfully I live in a higher elevation, so our home is safe, but I feel for those whose homes are ruined. My husband drove through the Delaware Water Gap on his way to work and he saw the houses that were on the river flooded up to their roofs, with people on the roofs waiting to be rescued. How heartbreaking.

Vacation was a blast. Pictured above was my favorite attraction. Can you guess why??? LOL

For those of you wondering, the Howard Stern thing really was no big deal. About 10 years ago I lost 80+ pounds on the Nutrisystem program. I was one of their success stories and they were doing a spot on Howard Stern and they were looking to have some of their successful clients go on the show. I was one of the first they asked, but I declined. I am not really a Howard Stern fan and I could imagine the comments I would get on my ample chest! LOL (none of the 80 pounds I lost came from there!!). So there you have it, boring huh??

Monday, June 12, 2006

10 Boring Things About Me

Ok, Paige challenged us over at Treasures To Scrap to post 10 things about ourselves. Here goes mine. Don't die from excitement!! LOL

1. I have had 12 years of Catholic Education (grades 4-12 and College)
2. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology, I graduated in 1987 (yes, I'm old!!)
3. My first job out of college was a counselor in a psychiatric group home. I later worked with lawyers..it's almost the same! LOL (JK..don't want to offend any attorneys out there!!!)
4. I was once asked to be on the Howard Stern Show...I declined
5. I met my husband in a ski lodge on New Years Eve (neither one of us ski's)
6. My father taught me how to shoot at the age of 10.
7. I have been suffering from depression since my son was born 10 years ago. I am also hypothyroid
8. I am a die hard New York Mets fan
9. I was Student Council President my senior year of highschool.
10. I met Robin Williams while working on the Student Activities Council in college. He was quite shy (or maybe he was just strung out...not sure which!)

Sunday, June 11, 2006

YIIIPEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!



School is over!! No more 6:00am wake up calls for the next two or so months!!! YAHOOOOO!!!!!! Of course my body isn't used to it and I woke up yesterday and today at 5:30am, but I made myself go back to bed!!

Maggie graduated pre-school yesterday! She looked too cute. They wore cap and gowns and different color leis (sp) as they had a "beach graduation" Doesn't she look cute in her shades??

I created this layout with a pic I took of her before we left for the ceremony. She loves her pretty blue dress and was so proud to be a "big girl". The digi kit I used is from Yesterday Remembered and it's called Love Me by Mirranda Reinhardt. What a YUMMY kit. I LOVE all the blues!!!

This week is the big B'Day bash at TTS. Dawn and I have quite a cute digi kit coming in honor of the festivities!! Can't wait to unveil it on Thursday.

Saw another baby deer today. Mom was feeding from the bucket of food we leave out and baby was with her. Mom must like us, cause she didn't move when we all stood about 5 feet from the baby cooing at it. I got a great pic of it running which I am hoping to scrap later on today.

Saturday, June 03, 2006


Whooo Hooo!! Dawn and I released our second freebie kit at the Jungle!! Must say it's EXCELLENT!! WE ROCK! Make sure you visit the digital section of www.scrapbookjungle.com to get a copy!!

I saw TWO baby deer today. The second one was sooooooo itty! We actually saw it feeding from it's mother (which my 9 year old son informed me was called "suckling".)

Speaking of my son, he's only 9 years old and he suffers from BO! Sigh..he's just a baby...how can he have BO?? I bought some deoderant for him...but he says he doesn't want to use that "man" stuff. I told him if he smells like a man he needs to use deoderant like a man. He told me he can take care of his manly smells with a shower! LOL. I don't want to rush him to grow up, but I don't want him to lose friends at school either. Wednesday was field day. It was in the 80's, it was humid and the sun was shining. Well, when he came home....all I can say is PU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Anyone else have a 9-10 year old with this problem???

Friday, June 02, 2006


Finally get a breather to update this thing!!

WHOOO HOOOOOO! Best news!! I was accepted to the Digital Design Team at Treasures to Scrap!! I am SOOOOOO excited! I LOVE Tracy and am so happy to be part of her team. It's going to be so much fun expanding my digital skills! Plus Dawn and I make the best kits together, so I am happy I'll get to continue working with her! What a chatty bunch of ladies too...they are so much FUN!!

If you are reading this and haven't been to Treasures to Scrap you gotta' check it out www.treasurestoscrap.com Tracy puts together THE BEST page kits and her prices for them are BEYOND reasonable!! TTS is having a Birthday Crop June 15-17th. Be sure to check it out. Tell them Peggy sent ya'!

Saturday, May 27, 2006



ok..going to see if I can get two photos in here today.

First, Long Knobs showed up today in his usual leaf pile. So here he is, as of today!

As he was sitting there we decided to toss him a few baby carrots from the deck. He was enjoying the carrots when out of nowhere running down the hill came this little one. I thought my kids were going to jump out of their skin! He hung around Long Knobs for a bit, then retreated back up the hill and laid down into some ferns. My son wonders if the baby is Long Knob's. Could possibly be!! Now that I know the fawn is back there, I'll be trying extra hard to catch glimpses of him and some photos. It will be fun to watch the baby grow!

Friday, May 26, 2006

WHOOO HOOOO!!!


It's the weekend!!!! And it's a long weekend! I don't have to get up at 6:00am until Tuesday!!! (Can you tell I'm really fixated on this 6:00am thing?).

We have a lot of fun things to do this weekend with the kids. I am so glad we decided to move to this community. Sure, it has some of it's problems (as with most gated communities) but for the most part we've been quite happy with the programs and the ammenities. Ok, I HATE the bus situation, but that's more the school district than the community. BUT, I digress.

They are opening the pools this weekend. Ok, it was 30 degrees on Monday morning...HELLO, can we say FROSTBITE?? I told my kids not to be disappointed if the don't get to swim this weekend, but of course they are smarter than me and said "there's always the indoor pool mom".

Long Knobs came around today. I was glad to see him as he hadn't been around for a couple of days and I was afraid something happened to him. Long Knobs, by the way, is a deer that likes to come to dinner at our house almost every night. My son named him such because his "knobs" are much longer than the rest of the bucks that we have seen at this point. Long Knobs had also got into the habit of sleeping in the giant leaf pile in the backyard. He had been there everday for about 10 days, and then he wasn't around for a few. But now he's back. It's funny because he's only a few feet away from the dog run and he doesn't even move if the dogs are out. It's like he knows that they are attached to the cable and can't get to him. The dogs pretty much don't bother with him anyway. I think they just recognize the deer as part of their lives now. This picture was taken of "Long Knobs" about a month ago. His knobs are about twice the size now. By fall he's going to have one HUGE set of antlers!! Hopefully he'll come around this weekend and I'll get an updated pic.

Ok, how pathetic is it that I posted a pic of a deer before I posted pics of my kids???

Thursday, May 25, 2006

Well, here it is!

So there's been so much talk at TTS about blogs and even some pressure for me to create one, so here it is, Peggy's Anti Blog! I really don't have anything of interest to say, but I'll say it anyway in case there is actually someone less interesting out there who may enjoy it.

Only two more weeks of school! YIPPPEEEEE!! Only two more weeks of waking up at 6:00am. I am NOT a morning person, so these last 9 months of going to bed early and waking up at 6 have been TORTURE! I usually only start becoming creative around 9:00pm when the kids go to bed! By 10:00pm I have to literally FORCE myself to go downstairs to bed. Of course once I'm in bed, the TV is on and I'm up past 11:00 anyway.

Saw another baby deer in the yard yesterday. They are so cute! Maggie calls them all Bambi. I love living out here in the mountains. So far this spring I've seen 3 baby deer, a fox, countless adult deer and a bear. The bear was pretty funny because when I saw it I thought it was a dog! Guess I still have to get used to some of the wildlife!

Well, enough rambling from me for now. Maybe I'll have something of more interest to write later.