Saturday, January 17, 2009
I usually do our taxes, but was curious about items that he could do. I'd known about "Forced Housing", but didn't know that we could include utilities with out rent. I also didn't exactly know where to place this on the form since we don't itemize our deductions. He placed it in the first section as a negative to our income.
Now, you're probably wondering what is "Forced Housing". Because we are forced to live in teacher housing (no other is available) we can subtract rent, electric and propane. One of the advantages of living on an Indian Reservation.
To make a short story of this - we're getting back over $3000, but we have to pay $150 to Arizona.
The $3000 will go towards a car.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
Rachel is without a job, so we had committed to do her rent for another month so she could look for work. That $400 out of Gerry's paycheck is hitting us hard now that we need to get a new car.
I'm finally in the groove to scrap. We came home from Provo all sick with colds and flu and it's taken me this long to get well. Now that my energy is being renewed, so is my desire to scrap.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
1. Colorless Yuletide
2. Castanea Seed Vesicated in a Conflagration
3. Singular Yearning for the Twin Anterior Incisors
4. Righteous Darkness
5. Arrival Time: 24:00 Hours/Weather Conditions: Cloudless
6. Loyal Followers Advance
7. Far Off in a Feedbox
8. Array the Corridors
9. Lilliputian Male Percussionist
10. Monarchial Triad
11. Nocturnal Noiselessness
12. Jehovah Deactivate Blithe Chevaliers
13. Red Man en Route to Borough
14. Frozen Precipitation Commence
15. Proceed and Enlighten on the Pinnacle
16. Antlered Quadruped Valentino Namesake with the Vermilion Proboscis
17. Query, regarding the Identity of Juvenile
18. Delight for this Planet
19. Give Attention to the Melodious Celestial Beings
20. The Gross Square Root Festive Twenty-four Hour Intervals
21. Jocund Elderly Martyr Lacking Five Cent Pieces
22. Expect My Arrival at My Domicile for Yuletide
23. Tintinabulate Hollow, Cup-shaped Metal Instruments
24. Perambulating in a Terrain of Stupefaction from 12/21 to 3/19
25. Oh Diminutive Hamlet of Israel South of Jerusalem
26. Hallucinating About an Ivory Yuletide in the First Person Narrative
27. Metallic Element AG Cup-shaped musical Instruments
28. Oh Yuletide Tall Woody Plant
29. I Witnessed Maternal Parent Osculating Bewhiskered Male in a Carmine Ensemble
30. Female Ancestor Experienced Collision with Rangifer Tarandus
31. Boreal Ice Crystal Homo Sapien
32. To This Place Advances the Personification of the Spirit of Christmas
Saturday, November 29, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
If only I'd had my camera clicking away! I might stage a photo - it would make a great layout.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
normally it's an 8 hour drive to Provo, but she was able to catch a ride that far.
She was asking on the phone that if I'm sick then who's going to cook Thanksgiving DInner. grrrrr
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Gerry chaperoned a High school field trip Tuesday and Wednesday and Andrew was one of the students on the trip. So that left me "Home Alone" except for the dog.
I'm over at the school library now trying to get everything caught up.
Friday, November 14, 2008
Scrapbook Dreamer is having a November crop Nov 14-17
Scrapbook Heaven is hosting a 12 Days of Christmas Crop. It started yesterday, but you're not too late to participate. It runs from Nov 13-24. It looks to me like the crop is going to be a Christmas project a day - can't tell for sure yet.
Sassy Scrappers is having a crop that starts on Monday the 17th and goes until the 21st (uploads due the 23rd)
And the one that I'm involved in:
ScrapCity is having a Game Show Crop. I've been busy getting two of the challenges ready and 1 game ready. The crop is based on TV Game Shows and runs from November 17 th to the 24th. I have a challenge based on the game show "The Newlywed Game" and another challenge based on the game show "Queen for a Day". My game for the crop is based on the TV show "The Match Game"
Scrapbook Heaven. This time they will be making a banner! You have probably seen pictures of them in magazines or on the web, but wondered how you could make one. She is so excited to help you create one, too. The banner looks awesome and the colors are just gorgeous, lots of Crate Paper lemon grass. Another thing about this banner is it is multi-functional. Hang it out around Thanksgiving when it shows "thankful" and flip it around to have it say "welcome" How fun is that!
You can purchase your banner kit here
You can learn more about the banner by visiting Jennifer's blog . Live, laugh, love...scrap!
Here's a sneak picture that I borrowed from Jennifer's blog.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Of course, I brought my tote of scrapping supplies and was able to get 4 layouts done. And I only sneaked off one time to visit a scrap store - I had run out of adhesives at home. Three of those layouts were for my Creative Team Reveal at ScrapCity so I can't post them here yet.
It was a very relaxing trip; it took us four hours to drive home rather than the usual 3. We stopped a lot for snacks, lunch, supper to take home (Can't you tell that we miss being able to eat out)
Thursday, November 6, 2008
So over on the right hand column towards the bottom is a list of all the layouts that I made during October. I didn't list the cards or the mini album.
Now I have a question for everyone. I'm going to be adding my November list towards the top of the right hand column. Should I give a link for each layout or just do a list?????
Oh, in case you're interested: I did 26 layouts during August, 66 during Sept, and 61 during Oct.
Monday, November 3, 2008
1. Link to the person who tagged you AUDREY
2. Post the rules on your blog (this is what you are now reading).
3. List 6 random things about yourself.
4. Tag 6 people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know they have been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up!
Here are six random things about me:
1) I used to teach Home Ec and it wasn't work since I enjoyed so much .
2) My favorite color is teal.
3) This is my sixteenth year of living on the Navajo Reservation (not consecutively).
4) I love to read and when I'm in the mood I'll read a book a day.
5) I was born up in Canada.
6) I love olives, nuts of any kind, salmon (actually all fish). I've finally convinced my family to enjoy cold salmon, now to get them to like olives and nuts.
The six people I am tagging are:
Saturday, November 1, 2008
|Adoption Awareness Month|
|Alzheimer's Disease Month|
|Child Safety & Protection Month|
|Christmas Seals month|
|Drum Month (International)|
|Native-American Heritage Month|
|November Special Weeks are:|
|Medical Staff Services Week - 1st wk|
|Radiologic Technology Week - 2nd wk|
|World Kindness Week - 2nd wk|
|American Education Week - 3rd wk|
|Bladder Health Week - 3rd wk|
|Lung Cancer Awareness Week - 3rd wk|
|Bible Week - 4th wk|
|Family Caregivers Week - 4th wk|
|Family Week - 4th wk|
|November Special Days & Observances|
|All Saints Day - Nov 1|
|Daylight Standard Time Ends - Nov 2|
|Digital Scrapbooking Day - Nov 2|
|All Souls Day - Nov 3|
|Bean Day - Nov 3|
|Housewife's Day - Nov 3|
|Sandwich Day - Nov 3|
|Election Day - Nov 4|
|Guy Fawkes Day - Nov 5|
|Dunce Day - Nov 8|
|Punster Day - Nov 8|
|Anniversary of Berlin Wall Falling - Nov 9|
|Neon Sign Day - Nov 9|
|US Marine Corps Day - Nov 10|
|Sadie Hawkins Day - Nov 10|
|anniversary of Sesame Street (Premiered 1969) - Nov 10|
|Remembrance Day (Canada & Australia) - Nov 11|
|Veteran's Day - Nov 11|
|National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day - Nov 12|
|World Kindness Day - Nov 13|
|Indian Pudding Day - Nov 13|
|America Recycles Day - Nov 15|
|Teddy Bear Day - Nov 15|
|Anniversay of Oklahoma becoming state - Nov 16|
|World Peace Day - Nov 17|
|Anniversay of the Gettysburg Address - Nov 19|
|Pencil Day - Nov 19|
|Universal Children's Day (international) - Nov 20|
|Great American Smokeout - Nov 20|
|Anniversay of JFK Assassination - Nov 22|
|Parfait Day - Nov 25|
|Thanksgiving - Nov 27|
|Black Friday - Nov 28|
|Buy Nothing Day (US & Canada) - Nov 28|
|St Andrew's Day (Patron Saint of Scotland) - Nov 30|
|Computer Security Day - Nov 30|
Friday, October 31, 2008
We had to get the security guard to lift the yellow tape for us to drive under.
We'd been at the high school library since my DH has to open it for the community twice a week in the evenings. I don't know why they didn't send notice to ALL the school teachers about the early trick or treating.
The elementary school at the end of our housing was having it's yearly halloween carnival and that's why all the trick or treaters. We went through all of our candy. I'm not driving to town to buy more, so hopefully we won't have any trick or treaters tonight.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
2. Sugar-n-Spice Scrapbook
3. Chatty Scrappers
4. Crop Stop
Scrapperie Weird and Wacky Wednesday Crop started Wednesday - ends midnight Sunday Nov 2 (don't know which time zone)
Sugar-N-Spice Scrapbook is having a HUGE CYBER CROP on Sat & Sun (Nov 1-2). Visit them at sugarnspicescrapbook.com
When you register send them a quick email so I can quickly approve your registration, firstname.lastname@example.org
One lucky winner will receive a free kit and a GUEST DESIGN TEAM SPOT for December!!!
Dates:SAT-SUN Nov. 1-2
And a brand new site - Chatty Scrappers is having a kick-off crop starting Friday, Oct 31st and going through Tuesday, Nov 4th. All challenges have to be uploaded by Midnight (PST) on the 4th. Here's the link so you can get registered. http://chattyscrappers.com/phpBB2/
And just one more that I haven't explored too much yet. http://www.cropstopcommunity.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=58 They too are having a grand opening crop this weekend starting Sat Nov 1st at 9am (EST) and all challenges are due the following weekend - Nov 9th at 9pm (EST) So go to CROP STOP and check it out.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
We threw a tupperware container over it. And then when my son was trying to get it into a more permanent container, another blood curdling scream came out. Our black Labrador, Susie, had quietly come up beside Andrew to see what was happening and scared him to death.