Sunday, January 31, 2016

Goodbye January

It's February already!! I began working at the tax office 2 weeks ago, man is it ever hard to get into a routine again....LOL!  I so enjoy my retirement and rising when I want, doing as I want, napping as I want....etc...but I do enjoy this little 10-12 week gig (and the money will pay taxes and insurance on my home) just takes some getting used to! I was so tired the first week I never even turned my computer on and barely touched my iPad.  The second week was a little better, but not much. I am used to getting up when I wake at 3:30 or 4:00 and doing housework, so by 2:00 or 3:00 in the afternoon I'm ready for a nap...NOT....I work from 9-5. I was going to bed shortly after getting home and all my fur babies fed. Now, I think I am getting a routine down, still up at 5:30 and getting house straightened up and the babies all fed and watered and clean litter boxes before I get dressed to leave. They are getting used to it too...they sleep all day now. I have a throw cover that is heated....I use it sometimes on low on my bed (instead of the heat being on)...they love lying on it....Oreo gets under it...LOL...I took a couple of photos of them so I decided to put them on this cute QP I found on My Memories by Stina...aren't they adorable? The lovely wordart is by TLC Creations.
I did manage to get on Facebook for a bit yesterday, I had so many messages I had to answer and found this new photo of my niece, Sebrina.  I created a page for the photo...the frame and lace is by Terry Maruca. Sebrina is a teacher...she has beautiful, expressive green eyes,  I used wordart by Ginger. The paper (recolored) is by Studio Blagovesta.
I haven't been scrapping, but I did manage to make a page for February to post on Miriam's site...I had created a layout for a special January birthday (based on birthstone) and in the comments (from the downloads) it was mentioned  I should do one for each I am going to's the page for this month, if you want it..pick it up at Miriam's Scraps
Well, I need to get off here, take my shower and get my grocery shopping done.  Got another load of clothes to wash and dry too...everything else got cleaned or done yesterday (including catching up on some TV programs I had DVR'd)...ROFLMAO!  Tomorrow will come soon enough! Y'all have a GREAT week and make lots and lots of memories to share! I'll chat more with you next time! Hugs, Mat


  1. Thanks for the birthday wishes for Jan.
    Oh, I bet it is hard to get used to a routine of work again! But as you say, it helps to pay some bills and that is really nice.
    By the time you are completely used to the routine it is done LOL.
    Strange isnlt it, to have to really plan things again, and not doing things when you feel up to it at any time you want?
    Your fur babies look so sweet!
    Well, going to watch Bargain Hunt on BBC now, love that program and then idea yet what i will do, something will come up for certain.
    Take it as easy as you can, and have a fantastic week.

  2. I love the scrap page of your fur babies. They look so comfy. I agree the money is nice and will help with your bills and soon you will be back on retirement time.

    We are having a snow day here. So far five or six inches already. If nothing else, the trees look beautiful covered with the snow. But that's all. It's pretty, but it can leave and I'll be happy.

    It's time for me to rustle up some lunch for my little guy. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

  3. Boa Noite, querida amiga Mat!
    Tenho estado muito ocupada estes dias e estive ajudando minha neta Rebecca a cuidar de minha bisneta Maria Helena. Meu tempo corre muito depressa!
    Quero agradecer por suas visitas e suas generosas palavras.Gosto muito quando você me visita.
    Querida amiga, uma noite tranquila com bons sonhos para você.
    Abraços, Neli.

  4. translated by Google...
    Good evening, dear friend Matt!
    I've been very busy these days and I've been helping my granddaughter Rebecca to take care of my granddaughter Maria Helena. My time is running very fast!
    I want to thank you for your visits and your kind words. I like it when you visit me.
    Dear friend, a quiet night with sweet dreams for you.
    Hugs, Neli.