Sunday, May 22, 2016

Last year of my 60's

Interesting title, huh? Yep, this past Friday (20th) I started the last year of my year will hit the big 70's era! It was a fairly nice day...of course, I have been enjoying a week of celebrating with eating out with friends, opening cards and surprise gifts and so many phone calls that were nice long conversations with my sisters, my nieces and long time friends....then all the wishes on Facebook... I really thank all of you for them, it has been memorable! Especially my gift to myself...Blake Shelton's new album that was released on my usual!
I've done very little scrapping as I was occupied so much of the time! I did manage a few pages of congratulations for Jannette & Mike's Anniversary on the 18th and Christina's birthday also on the 18th. A nice vacation family photo of Lance & Margaret who also celebrated an anniversary on the 17th, a happy first birthday for Eliza today and a QP for Miriam's Scraps.  I missed so very many this month though I left messages on their FB pages...I'm slowing down way too much...LMBO!  Anyhow, here is what I did...
Happy 1st Anniversary to the Begert's in a frame by Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli
Happy Birthday to Christina in a QP by Designs by Brigit from Digital Scrapbooking Studio.
One gorgeous family on vacation....and celebrating their anniversary in a page by Raspberry Road Designs.
Miss Eliza turns one today in a frame by Neli and the rest is from Wilma4Ever's birthday kit.
And last, my heart, my fur babies in a QP I created using Miriam's Scraps Black & Gold kit and is free on her blog site.
Yes, I have been rather busy, but I have also been extremely lazy...I have really been giving my hands a rest, but I have so many ideas for pages running around in my head, I think I am going to have to remedy it soon by scrapping some....LOL! Anyhow, with this next week to be a rather rainy one (as long as not storms with lightning) I think I will try catching up a bit.  Well, enough chatter for today, catch y'all again later...hope all have a fantastic week ahead and a fabulous long weekend coming up...see you then...meantime, make lots and lots of memories to share! Hugs, Mat

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Happy Mother's Day to All of You!

Okay, so I've been lax in blogging, but I am trying to get caught up with my gardening and clean up of the yards as well as the things that got neglected while I was working, but I've also been battling a real problem with my hands (the right one especially), I think my carpal tunnel problems have returned.  Too, we have been heavily inundated with storms with lots and lots of lightning, as a matter of fact it hit the U-Verse hub closest to me, frying my router and messing up 3 other units in the cul-de-sac.  I was without internet and TV for a whole was certainly quiet! LMBO! Just look at my gorgeous Hibiscus this year...lots of blooms and I got a gardenia plant hiding behind to get them all re-potted in larger vessels is a big job. add to all the other kitties....5 more were born on April 29th in the little igloo house just outside my front door...they are so cute, but as soon as "mama" is not feeding, she is going to TCAP to be fixed! She has gifted me with 10 now!
I have also been fighting with the Tarrant Appraisal District regarding my taxes for date....I have received 6 different statements....none of them correct! Since I purchased the equity in the other side of my duplex...they have wiped my side out and took away all my exemptions....I am too honest I suppose! I called to ask them for the amount owed on my side of the duplex since all the statements were for the new side...they informed me I had moved so...WAIT, WHAT???? I have not moved, been in this spot since December 1990.  Oh...well then, they will send out corrected statement with my homestead and over 65 exemptions.  WRONG AGAIN...they put the exemptions on the wrong side, but I paid them $3200 so I would not be delinquent.  They made the change and it created an overage on my side and not enough for the other, had to go down again and ask them to transfer it...had to write a letter requesting it to be done, finally done and all was well and paid in full for both!  NOT...they sent another statement in March for another $1129 due by April 30th.  I called, they don't know why?  I went down there, they copied all my forms...will call you tomorrow....wrong, they did not call a week later so I went down there again and sat there for 4 1/2 hours while they tried to figure out what/why happened...then I went to the Tax office and told them I was not paying this statement nor would I pay any penalties as NO ONE could tell me WHY I OWED MORE! I am writing the tax assessor and the commissioners court regarding the fiasco! Still waiting too as the TAD says it will take them a month to resend info to tax office! It simply makes my blood boil at the incompetency of the employees and how they cannot understand simple English and things in black and white!
Okay, enough of that...just kinda explains why I haven't been online much lately, however, I have taken time to create Mother's Day pages for my family (only took me about a full week)...LOL! I just posted them to Facebook, so thought I would sit here long enough to post them on the blog so they will be in my book.
My mother passed in 1992, so the first page is for her using BooLand Designs kits with all 4 of her children, Me, Kathy, Pepper (Edward) & Penny. 
This one is Kathy's using freebies from Kimeric Kreations...of her children, Jason (wife Chris, kids Jade, Ruby & Jayson) and Jeff (wife, Tiff)!
Kathy's DIL Christina with her children Jade, Ruby & Jayson in a QP by April the Scrapaholic! I just adore the kooky photos of Chris & her kids!
This is my brother's (who passed on in 1996) ex-wife and child in a page I created using kits by Diane at ADB Designs. This is Myrl with Sebrina and her beau and his son.
Here's Penny's of her children and grandchildren in a page I created using BooLand Designs kits! Penny's twins, Lamar & Lance (wife, Maggie, kids Hayden Calvin & Wayne) Amy (hubby Michael, kids Annabeth & Eliza).  Just love Penny's lap full of all 5 of them!
Here's her DIL Maggie's page of her children, Hayden, Calvin & Wayne! Her page is created from freebies from Kimeric Kreations.
And Penny's baby girl Amy with her husband and daughters Annabeth & Eliza (at hubby's graduation from Law Enforcement Academy in a QP by Kopie at DDR called Vintage Treasury. 
So for me...I just had to put all these lovelies in one page (quilt style) so I can use it for my screen saver on my computer (that way I can look at them whenever I want to). I added 2 Flower cards from Neli at Lugar Encantado Da Neli for the journaling info.
This weekend is iNSD there will be lots of freebies and great sales of digiscrapping elements, kits, papers, quickpages...etc! Check out all the fantastic designers if you would like to create your own pages or use some of the awesome free QPs.  I have a free QP for May on Miriam's Scraps if you want it. Check it out! I thank all the designers I get freebies from, you make my life of scrapping so much easier, plus you inspire me to create my own as well. Happy Mother's Day to all of you (and YES, to the fur babies moms too)! May your days be blessed  and fun filled with your loved ones!
Got to get up from here and feed my fur babies and give y'all a rest from all this yakking! LMBO! Hugs until next time for all of you! Mat