Church yesterday was great.. he spoke about being Thankful. Bailey went to Sunday School and Michael wouldn't. We had a nice argument in the hallway about it and then he ended up sitting with Grandma and myself. Kevin is not happy with me that I didn't stand my ground... well, not upset.. disappointed I think. I don't want to push too hard. I'm really at a loss at what to do with him. He is 13 years old and won't hang around kids his age. He isn't an adult, but wants to be around adults. It is really frustrating and I know it is frustrating for Kevin... especially when I give in. One good thing happened... my mother saw someone she knew at church today! Maybe I can get them to hang out and get my mother involved in some things. She needs a life... something to get her outside of her home. This could be just the thing! It's a start!
This week I work Monday through Wednesday. I took off for Thanksgiving Day on Thursday and then the Friday after. I will enjoy my four day weekend! LOL Taylor is home from college, but she is staying with my sister and they are hanging out together. I'm really glad.. I think it is good for them both. We all need to talk about the college expense and figuring out how to pay for next Semester. I also need to talk to her about REALLY trying to get the RA job at school. If she could be an RA in the dorm then it would cover at the least her room and board. That would take a huge chunk out of her cost. And it may even pay for her food as well. We'll have to see what happens. She really needs to push for that though.
On to our challenge today :) Today we have the new challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. The theme this week for Challenge #37 is Thanksgiving or Fall. Here is my card:
Doodle Dragon image - Acorn Fight .. I love it!! I used scraps from Bo Bunny and Reminisce papers, cardstock, the leaves are from an Embossable Design by Heather McCurdy... wow.. I couldn't tell you how old that is LOL 6 years? 8 years? maybe even 10 years? LOL!! ribbon, Reminisce die cut sticker for "Autumn Bliss". I used two circle die cuts from Spellbinders... then on the top one I layered the ribbon ruffled around it. I popped some parts.. the leg on the bucket for the squirrel, the arm on the bucket for the dragon, the scarf around his neck and his nose. I used Copic to color:
Dragon: R29, R27, R24, R22, G29, G28, G24
Scarf: B06, B05, B04, B02, B00
Squirrel: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00, 100
Metal: C7, C5, C3, C1, C00
Nuts: E21, E25, E27
Wood: E37, E34, E33
- Sketch Challenge #1 @ Fun 'n' Flair
- TPE174: Punches / Dies @ The Pink Elephant
- Anything Cute @ My Heart Pieces
- Challenge 54: Lots of Layers / Anything Goes @ Forever Night
- Challenge So Cute @ Stamping With The Dragon
- Challenge 99: Use Something More Than Six Months Old (Embossable Designs) @ Crafty Hazelnuts
- Fortnightly Challenge 49: Use Ribbon / Twine @ Forever Friends
- Challenge 134: Pop It Up @ Mark's Finest Papers & Stops
- Week 46: Square Card with a Round Element @ Polka Doodles
- Anything But Christmas @ Oldie But A Goodie
- RCC74: Fall Spirit @ The Ribbon Carousel
- Anything Goes or Autumn / Winter @ ATCs with Attitude
- Anything Goes or Autumn / Winter @ Fat Pages with Attitude
For Thanksgiving, I am bringing the Honeybaked Ham, making broccoli casserole and Bailey and I are going to bring some desserts. We are making turkeys.. I'll post them when we get some made, pilgrims hats.. I'll post these as well LOL and acorns. Below is a picture of the acorns. I pinned these three recipes to my Pinterest so we could make some fun little additions for Thanksgiving. Bailey is anxious to get started.. I've told her she has to wait and do them all on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Alright.. Off for my Monday to begin... Lunch with the new boss and the other admins (stomach turning) Ughhhh... I like my boss now!! LOL I just need it to come and be over with. Have a great day everyone!!!