Monday, April 29, 2013
She didn't have any prepared remarks for the luncheon. She spoke off the cuff. She told stories of her struggles with bipolar disorder. And about growing up as a child star and her children--Sean Astin and MacKenzie Astin in particular. It was part comedy routine and part very serious and emotional for her.
The lunch was a great success with almost 400 people attending--more than they have ever had attend. It was wonderful to get so much good press and exposure for the Children's Center and their wonderful work.
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Cinetopia is my absolute favorite place to go see movies. I have been in a different type of theater every time I have gone. This time when I reserved a living room--it was different than I expected. The living room that I have been in before was a smaller theater. This one was actually a balcony in a bigger auditorium with the extra large screen. But it did have the really comfortable chairs, ottomans and food and beverage service that I have come accustomed to.
The movie was very funny. A little racy but very fun. A lot of complicated relationships and secrets that all come out at the wedding.
So all in all a good day. Got to see my buddy and see a really fun movie.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
I have actually been working toward getting my certification for a year and a half now--taking lots of continuing education classes and prep courses to try to get ready for it. I have been studying particularly hard the past month or so. It was so important to me to get this. I felt like I needed it to be competitive for the new jobs that will be posted. So many of my co-workers have or are working towards their masters degrees. And one of them is even working on her doctorate. So I have been feeling like I needed to do something to make myself look more competitive. At this point in my life, it was hard enough for me to devote my attention to getting this certification accomplished much less try to get my masters degree. I just don't have the attention span for studying and writing papers anymore.
So happy to have this accomplished. Now to start working on my interviewing skills. Yikes. I haven't interviewed for a job in 18 years and they didn't do behavioral based interviews back then. I have been involved with interviewing others and have always thought--"Glad it isn't me--I don't think I could answer these questions." So more work ahead but for today--it was a very good day.
But I distinctly remember getting the little kids to "Say Cheese" so this was a fun kit to scrap this layout. The kit name is "Snap Out of It" and it is currently available at from Polka Dot Pixels at thedigichick.com.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Two Peas in a Bucket has been my digital scrapbooking home for 7 years now. It was with great sadness that we all learned that Two Peas did not value its digital customers and decided to disband its digital design and creative teams. I have been a part of the Polka Dot Pixels creative team for the past two years now. Emily started guest designing for thedigichick.com this month and has been taken on as a new designer. So I will be changing my digi home to TDC as well. I did a few layouts with the kits that she released this week at TDC. Hope you enjoy these photos from the past.
Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Bill and I took Beverly to early church and then out to breakfast. Chris went to late service. The weather was absolutely gorgeous--in the 70's and sunny. Mother Nature was teasing with us having such a nice day. We enjoyed a lovely lamb dinner in the evening--and then our cookies of course. Fairly quiet day but very pleasant.