Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Down, but not out

hmmm who will check in here when they see the site is down?

Ok, Street Sisters, we are temporarily down right now. Take a few deep breaths. I have sent a help plea to Tony and hopefully he should flip the switch to give us more bandwidth in a few.

see, we got a smidge too popular lately. Mag is getting over one million hits per month. Site has been hopping. Fun is being had. We have upped the bandwidth each month to try to stay ahead of it, but as the end of the month draws near, we find we misjudged our needs again.

so good news/bad news.

Tony! hurry. people are emailing me at an alarming rate. *passes out chocolate*

hold on honeys!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

gotta have friends

Today's challenge is all about friends. hmm. I was always the kinda gal who had one girlfriend and a whole batch of guy friends. Why? Because guys were more fun. No drama. No mess. No weird passive/aggressive games. They just wanted to have fun.

Then, I got married and having guy friends got a bit strange. Oh, my husband's friends were fun and allowed, but making new guy friends seemed to be crossing some unmentioned married line. Luckily for me, the frat boys took over the house next door and became new friends with a hubby approval pass. Saves all those potential sticky moments, ya know.

Once married and heading down the mom and wife path, girl friends became far more important. You NEED someone who can laugh at what a moron your hubby is with you. And she can laugh because hers is EXACTLY the same. Yep. You need someone in the trenches with you. So, I started looking around and finding gals with similar interests and a similar dread of the drama.

Along the way, a strange and wonderful thing happened. I ended up without friends, but with sisters. Yes, indeedy. I still have my special sister of the heart from childhood. Hi, Katy! And I have my street sisters. Girls that I met online and should be just "imaginary friends" as my son describes them. But, they are not. They are the first people I talk to in the morning, the last ones I whisper to before bed. They are the ones who giggle at all the stories of my life and tease me about all my blond ways. (I know, Linda, plugging the slow cooker in does help with the dinner success.) They are the ones liable to give me a call or drop me a little happy mail (beware of wax candy!) just exactly when I need it most. They motivate me, inspire me, cry with me, laugh at me, and love me for just who I am.

Wow, I am such a lucky girl. Smooches!

Friday, April 25, 2008

Say goodbye to clutter

Love today's challenge! I admit that I used to be the worst packrat. Nothing could leave my house since I was sure I would need it someday. And then my house was sooooooooo overstocked that I couldn't find anything I needed. Horrible circle that was to be caught in.

In most every area of my house, I keep only the bare minimum. Cept for one. Can you guess?

Yep. The scrap room. I know I still keep more stuff here than I really NEED. But that is what this challenge month is all about, right? Meesh tells me that she is almost out of scrap supplies and actually needs her kit this month. As in can't scrap if she doesn't get it. How proud am I of her. Ok, so I know that she lives an hour away from any shopping and would never have gotten in this predicament if not for that. Still, she could have chosen to hold onto her precious supplies so she didn't run out, but instead she whipped them out and scrapped them. She is my SHERO!

How to rid myself of the clutter? Scrap! Bringing things out and putting them in the use it or RAK it pile. And scrapping every day, too. Big crop weekend this weekend and next weekend. Bet I can make a big dent in my clutter.


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Re: Re

So today's challenge is to RE. rethink, redefine, & renew.

hmmm. what to do with this?

My area of change was to be a better blogger. Think I am going to need more. Think I will challenge myself to be a daily scrapper.

I used to be really good at this. Always had a page going and would finish one at least every other day. Then, I started second guessing. Is the page good enough? Is it cutting edge? Is it publish worthy? Now, I was not submitting them anywhere, but I still wanted to them to be good enough in case I changed my mind and found the perfect call and yadayaydayayada. (ok, so I am a little insane, but you knew that).

ReThink: I am going to rethink the way I scrap. I am challenging myself to always have a page actively going on my desk. I loved being a hit and run scrapper--do a bit, leave it, do a bit more.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Taking a challenge

Here I am being a horrible blogger again. It is not like I do not have a ton of stuff to say--yall know that you can't shut me up--I just forget to save something for her.

Bri to the rescue! She has made it a 30 day challenge of sorts. I adore a good challenge so here I am ready to take it on. Love you, Bri!

Today is about change. This is something I have thought a lot about lately. I made the healthy change last month--joined the healthclub and committed to going 3x a week. Joined the Frat Boys volleyball team for 2 more days a week of activity. Started grocery shopping every other week instead of every week (less snack buying that way) and are cooking meals instead of driving thru for them. Go me!

But there is always room for more change. What to pick? I know! Regular blogging will be my change right now. Can I do it? sure! will I? stay tuned . . .