Friday, April 27, 2012

Spring turns into WInter

Hidey Hoo and Fab Friday today!! What a glorious day the Lord has made today with the sun shining in the blue skies as a cold, blustery wind blows in the air. It seems as though the Spring is turning into Winter!!

I created a Brand new kit titled " Bits N Scraps" and it is just what the titled says it is...I came up with the kit because I was sorting thru my grandmother's old drawers and I noticed that she had a lot of bits and pieces and I thought, Why not make a Digikit filled with bits and pieces!! So, That is where the idea came from to create this kit!! You can find the download by going to the Header and click the Chicojimj Freebies tab...and you will find that Kit, as well as, other kits to download and have fun with creating projects!
 I created a preview page off to the side to show the contents of the kit-not everything is shown though!

Well, I have to go run some errands....and Have a nice day and enjoy the weekend!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Rainbow Bright kind of day

 It was a grey, cloudy day in the morning but as the day went on, The sun came out and dried up all the rain. I think i even saw a Rainbow in the sky?!! It turned out to be a really nice day though.
 I was busy today creating graphic pages=all the pages to the side are the ones i created today!! Also, I found some items and created items to begin working a brand New Kit!! It has been awhile since i posted a new Kit and it is due time!! I have just been so busy with work, decorating the rooms and running errands-whew, Life can sure keep one busy at times!! Not that i am complaining because I love it when I am they say, " Idle hands are the devil's playmate"

This is where I post something regarding the news of the day...But i don't feel like posting anything today. I guess I am feeling kind of lazy, Ha,Ha!!!  Maybe tomorrow..It depends on how I feel and whether I want to write anything on the blog.

Anyway, I have my annual doctor's check up tomorrow...I wonder what the doctor will find wrong with me-at least health wise? I feel fine but you never know with the check up!! I am sure the doctor will find some ailment to prescribe some pills for me to take, Ha, Ha!!! Everything should be OK because I am healthy as a busy bee!!!!!

Time to go...I want to enjoy what is left of the day. I may even drive to the Park to take some photos of Nature's Beauty or some other scenic place I find along life's highway!!

Adios for now...and Have a Blessed Day!!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A lovely Spring day

Well, I woke up early today to enjoy this beautiful day with the sun shining in the blue skies as a Spring breeze blows in the air. A great day to be outdoors!!
Also, I managed to take care of some errands for today and then came back home to grab a bite to eat. And, as I was thumbing thru my calendar book, I noticed that I have a doctor's appt scheduled for the end of the week. I almost forgot about that..Good thing I checked the calendar book!!

 I made the page to the side with a new kit titled "Funny Ducklings" and I thought it was the cutest kit and i just had to purchase it..I forgot where I purchased the kit so I can't post the web site. But it is a lovely kit with some cute elements and gorgeous papers!! I plan on using the kit to create more lovely pages in the near future!!

In news today, The Arizona Immigration law is back in the news and is heading to the Supreme Court!!! I don't know what to say about this but according to an Online article printed in the USA Today newspaper.
 " Arizona Senate Bill 1070 passed in 2010 and has become a flashpoint for the debate over how to enforce immigration in the U.S. and has served as a blueprint for five other states that adopted similar laws the following year. The law is aimed at driving illegal immigrants out of the state and includes a provision that requires police, while enforcing other laws, to question a person's immigration status if officers suspect he is in the U.S. illegally"

And, It looks as though Mad Cow Disease is making a return. It turned up on a dairy farm in California but good thing it didn't end up in the food chain. According to an USA Today article 
 " The cow died at a dairy in central California and was taken last Wednesday to a transfer station in Hanford, Calif., owned by Baker Commodities, said Baker spokesman Dennis Luckey. The cow was older than 30 months, so its tissue was tested, but the sample came back "inconclusive," Luckey said."

I have to get ready to go run more errands but first I want to leave you with some good news. I read an interesting article on the Catholic Review web site on finding happiness, love and joy!!
 " So our task is to let go again and again and again of every negative feeling in our lives as soon as we are aware of them, and allow ourselves to feel the joy and love and peace which is within us all the time. You see, you and I won something better than the lottery. We got the gift of faith. We get to see who we really are by seeing ourselves through the eyes of the Christ within us. We no longer have to wait for love and peace and joy and happiness. They come with God, and God is within us."

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sleepy kind of Day

Well, The Rains fell today making for a cloudy breezy day today. The perfect day to just sleep but I had to get up and take care of some errands. I managed to do some shopping, drive over to the Bank to deposit some funds and I had to stop over a friend's house to drop off an item. Whew, It was a busy day today!! 
And, I downloaded a few freebie kits from several blogs. They are really lovely and I can't wait to have a play with the kits!! 
I have a feeling this weekend will be a busy one!! I can't say for sure but I have a hunch that it will be a busy weekend...We will see!! 
Gotta run and I may take a nap because this rainy weather is making me sleepy. Adios for now and Have a Great Day!!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Life's Journey

Another Beautiful day today with the sun shining in the blue skies as mild, breeze blew in the wind. A great day to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and mild temps of Spring!!

 Today, I managed to work on a Brand New Kit which i will be posting to the Blog soon. I made the page to the side using contents from the new kit!! It is a lovely kit too!!! I can't wait until I am finished with it and see everyone's pages made with the contents of the kit!!

And speaking of kits, I found out that the new Era's kit will be posted on the Daisytrail site at the end of this week-woo,hoo!!!!! I can't wait to get this collection!!  I have seen pages made from several elements of the Era's collection and it looks to be a lovely collection!! I  can't wait and i will definitely be purchasing the Era's Collection when it appears on the DT site!!

In other news, I manage to get my taxes done and I am owe a refund from Uncle Sam-Double Woo, Hoo!!!! It feels good getting money refunded to you from the IRS!!! Hmm, I wonder if places outside of the USA pay taxes???
 As far as the job concerns....I need to find a new job because I am starting to hate my job!!! Plus, I need a new challenge...This current job isn't challenging me enough!! So,I guess I better i dust off the resume and start sending it out to HR Recruiters now!!!

Well, I gotta go run some more errands and take care of some other business while it is still daylight!! I hate to be driving at night...Adios for now and Have a Blessed Day!!!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Delicous Day

 A fab day today to be outside enjoying the warm sun and mild temps!! Althugh, I didn't get a chance to enjoy this Fab day because I had errands to run today and I also managed to do some yard work. I had begun planting some flowers in my garden. I can't wait until the flowers start growing..They will look so pretty!!!

 And, I created a New Kit and posted on the blog!! I made the two pages from the kit..They look really nice too!!! I love Apples!!!
 Also, I did a little experimental cooking today! I found a neat recipe on the Internet that I wanted to cook today. It was a Cajun chicken recipe and can be found here. My recipe turned out Perfect!! I guess I will be fixing this for my Movie Club in two weeks and that will be the real test as whether it is a tasty recipe!!

Gotta go...I want to take a nap before finishing out the day...Bye for now!!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Orchard kit

Hidey Hoo and I hope all are having a wonderful weekend!! I know i am...I drove out to the Apple Orchard to take a couple of pics...No Apples were ready to be picked though. A little too early but it was beautiful and I enjoyed myself very much. Also, I was able to take some cool pics in which I will post at a later time.

Meanwhile, I created a Brand New kit titled " The Orchard" kit from my trip to the Orchard farm. It is a lovely kit and i really love the Alpha set I created to go along with the kit!!!

I have to run and take care of some errands...Bye for now...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday

"Your most dangerous competitors are those that are most like you." - Bruce Henderson

Well, It is Good Friday and this weekend is the most Holiest of all weekends with the Easter Holiday!!! I have a feeling I will be very busy this holiday weekend, and that is how like it to be.Very Busy!!!

 It is a nice day outside and I think I will be spending more time outside soaking up the sun and enjoying mild temps. So, with that, Adios and Have a Great Weekend...

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spring Jubilee kit available

Hello, It is a lovely day today with the sun shining in the blue skies as a cool, brisk breeze blows in the air. A great day to be outdoors enjoying the fresh air and somewhat mild temps.
 Also, I created a Brand new kit titled " Spring Jubilee" and it also includes an Alpha set!! I really love how I made the Alpha set and the other elements.

I gotta go...I want to take advantage of this Spring like weather...Hmm, I guess i might drive to the Park with the camera 'cause one never knows what I may see to take a photo!!  Enjoy and Have a Blessed Day!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Besos de Primavera kit

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day to everyone!! It is starting out to be a beautiful day...although the weather forecasters are calling for rain later in the day? Hmm, We will see....

 Anyway, I was busy last night and into the early morning hours creating a Brand New kit titled "Besos de Primavera" which means "Kiss of Spring." It is a lovely kit and I love the papers-(I created them using the ArtRage software) I am loving ArtRage and everything that it can do!! The Best software on the market and I am so happy that I plunged to make the purchase!! The Best that money can buy!!

In news today, Yahoo is laying off a lot of people. According to an article in USA Today,  " The company on Wednesday said it would slash 2,000 jobs, representing about 14% of its workforce ...."Our goal is to get back to our core purpose — putting our users and advertisers first — and we are moving aggressively to achieve that goal," says Thompson."
 The company is eliminating about 2000 jobs from its' headquarters located in California. 

And, in other news, Dallas, Texas is assessing the damage caused by a Tornado that caused destruction yesterday.  According to an article in USA Today, " The destructive reminder of a young tornado season Tuesday left thousands without power. Few injuries and no deaths were reported."  It is still early to determine how much damage, or whether anyone perished in the Tornados path.

And, Scholars are trying to decide whether to salvage the Titanic ship or let it sink into the history books....An excerpt from an article in USA Today,  " Now, as the 100th anniversary of the disaster April 15, 1912, approaches, U.S. officials and experts are pushing for decisions on what the future should be for the world's most famous shipwreck. Should it be preserved? And if so, what's the best way to ensure its legacy?" 
 If it was left to me, I say preserve it and try to salvage the ship so Future generations can get a glimpse of that era and be reminded of such a tragedy. 

Well, i have to get ready to take care of some errands for today. I am thinking of fixing a Meatless Chili today for dinner....I saw this recipe: A chunky Vegetable chili, and thought to myself "That looks interesting!! So, I am off to the Market to purchase the ingredients and I have to go pass the bank. Whew, I have so much to do in such a little bit of time!! 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tornado in Texas

Wow, It is a lovely day outside...and it feels like the perfect Spring Day!

 Anyway, I managed to get a lot accomplished today-Whew, and I am glad too!

Well, I heard over the news that a Tornado has blown thru Texas and caused lots of damage. My prayers go out to the residents, businesses and citizens of Dallas, TX and hope no casualties are claimed by the storm. This has been a weird year as far as weather is concerned-from Earthquakes, Mild Winter to Tornadoes....I wonder if the Wrath is coming true and will bring about the end of the world? Here is a photo-below-I managed to snag off of someone's Facebook page showing the Tornado hitting Dallas, Texas! Nature does provide some interesting photos!!
  Well, I just hope no casualties are claimed during this storm and y prayers go out to everyone in Dallas, Texas who are being affected by this Tornado!! And, If you'd like to read more on this Breaking News Story, you can go to USA Today Online edition here.

And, A familiar name is making the news once again.. A new book claims that OJ SImpson is Innocent of the murders of his Ex-Wife and Ronald Goldman. In a USA Today article, it states that " "When I tell you we have the weapon  we found the weapon in Jason's storage facility that he failed to make payments on," Dear told the website. "We know he carried it  his initials were carved in the leather sheath."

Well, This puts a new spin on the OJ Simpson verdict..and I wonder what Ronald Goldman's Father thinks of this new evidence?

In other news, or rather, book news, A Maryland Author talks about her new book which is set in the streets and neighborhoods of Baltimore. The same place that Edgar Allan Poe crafted his famous poems and television series The WIre" and "Homicide: Life on The Streets" were filmed.  In a USA Today article, the author talks about her new book. A passage from the articleThe Beginner's Goodbye is a ghost story. Its narrator, Aaron Woolcott, works for his family's Baltimore publishing house, Woolcott Publishing. After a tree falls on his house, sending a heavy, old-fashioned TV set into his wife's chest and killing her, he finds himself a widower. A gentle tale of memory, regret, family bonds, reconciliation and love, it explores Aaron's journey back from paralyzing grief, assisted by his wife's periodic reappearances."

In DC news, President Obama defends his remarks regarding the Supreme Court. According to an article in the USA Today Online edition, "The point I was making is that the Supreme Court is the final say on our Constitution and our laws, and all of us have to respect it -- but it's precisely because of that extraordinary power that the court has traditionally exercised significant restraint and deference to our duly elected legislature, our Congress," Obama told a group of newspaper editors.

When travelling, what is tax deductible? According to an article in USA Today, "Most taxpayers make one crucial mistake when deducting business travel expenses on their taxes: They don't keep receipts and written or electronic logs to support their claims."

Time to go...But first, I am thinking of making this for dinner-Sweet potato Casserole! It sounds really delicious and seems easy to prepare...Here is the web page for the recipe and enjoy! Adios for now and have a Great Day!!