Archive for July, 2008


For this tag I completed the Visage Tutorial. I used artwork by Verónica Atanacio (found here).
I am still unsatisfied by the flowers, they just don’t seem to be in the right place.

B Manipulation

From WOSIB Creators
I chose to do the manipulation tutorial for my 6/29/2008 assignment.
I used photos of B for my images. They were taken at birth, 3, and earlier this summer at age 11.
She is my silly tomboy girly-girl. She loves makeup and dresses, but yet loves to ride her scooter, bike, fish, and camp.

My Week So Far

I am not a happy camper. Yes, the pun is not intended. I am so angry with a certain church that offered to take my kids camping. First off, they were offered the opportunity on 7/3 at like 3 pm. Then Monday they call wondering why the paperwork is not in yet. Gee could it be because I need a doctor to sign off on the paperwork and there was a holiday?????

So I finally get the papers in and pack the kids up to have them to the church by 7:30. They get there and everything is fine. Two hours later, we get a call saying the kids were rejected for health reasons at the camp. Nothing more, just that excuse. So they get back and turns out that of 6 people in the van, 4 are sent home with lice. The only 2 to stay are the ones whose mother drove and treated them for lice before they left.

See now to be accurate, I am deathly afraid of this as it has happened in the past that they got a case of resistant lice in preschool. It took over 3 months to clear it up. We tried everything and finally had to give both girls a crew cut to get it all out. So trust me I know what it looks like and they DID NOT have it before they left that morning.

So the lady offers to take them back to camp on Monday. Out loud in front of the kids. She tells us she will call on Sunday to work out the time. All day Sunday – no call. Finally, my husband calls her to find out what’s up. Turns out that the church people REFUSED to allow her to take the kids back. Gas prices is the excuse.

To make matters worse, we spent nearly $40 to buy the treatment for both kids. And low and behold turns out that a teenager – NOT A NURSE checked them. They checked the top of their heads, not in the nape of the neck or behind their ears where lice is most commonly found. The nurse didn’t listen when the girls told her that they both have psoriasis. Which in their case is BAD dandruff the size of nits, but is easily moved from the hair shaft and is yellowish not whitish. To double-check we had my step-mother in law, who is a cosmetologist check the girls and she told us the same thing. The girls were clean – they never had it to begin with!!!!!

So now we are out the money for camp, the treatment for lice, and have 2 VERY grumpy and weepy tweens. And yesterday the neighbor who also attends the church wondered why we told them the girls will not be going anywhere near that church in the fall for youth group. What makes this even more sad, is this is a organization that is known for charity and helping poor children. This is one person who will not be giving them a dime at Christmas for the kettle.

Getting Started

I decided to restart my website and rather than do just another simple website, I thought I would try a blog format.

Blogging seems easier to change my mood and format quickly and allow me more freedom to change my site more often than once in 4 years. Yes, it was that long since I changed my last website. Parts were still from college, and I graduated 4 years ago.

Right now I am suffering from severe insomnia. It is 4:30 in the morning and I still have not been to sleep. I am catching up on the DVR and am watching “Last Comic Standing”, and still can not understand why on earth “God’s Pottery” was even selected for the show. They are 1 note comics. They can only do a single character and not even a good one. It’s actually very annoying character at that. I think even Sasha Cohen is funnier. I usually say that most of his are just moronic. Thank God they were voted off. It was a forgone conclusion that they would be voted off. No matter what the producers thought, the audience knew they stank. I wish Esther Ku hadn’t been voted off. I still thought she was funny. Although, I wish the chick that did the geek humor stayed in for the finals.

Well, I am off to try to sleep. Since it is nearly 5 am now, and I got to get the kids up to clean their room before they leave for camp on Saturday (at 7:30 am!) and get last minute errands run.

WOSIB Creators

My assignment for 7/6/2008 . I am a bit behind with assignments, but hope to get back on track and publish my assignment for 6/29 soon.