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I'm an Engineer by day and crafter by night (or whenever there is free time). I love to travel and would love to visit all seven continents in my lifetime.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Bonjour de Toulouse...

Well I arrived yesterday. It was a very tiring trip. I had a big sinus headache while on the plane and had no Advil to help me relieve the pain. So I could hardly move without the pounding. But after I arrived at Frankfurt, the headache was a little less pronounced. I could move. I waited 3 hours to be hauled by a bus to my tiny plane that fits like 40 people. It was crazy that it can still fly at 35000 feet. I took a nap yesterday after I arrived at the hotel. Nothing special on the hotel. The were a few things that are missing like an alarm clock, iron and the worst thing is the smell of smoke. GRRRRRHHHHHHHH I hate the smell of cigarettes. I don't think I'll stay here again. But what could I do since it was such late notice trip. I do love the location of the hotel. It's all within walking distance. It does suck to travel all this way without knowing anyone. I didn't want to have a sit down dinner, as I don't speak the language and I was quite jet lagged. So I went to McDonalds and eat a French Big Mac. Off to bed and I didn't have a good night sleep thinking that my alarms (both cell phones) wouldn't work so I woke up early 5am (could be the fact that I'm so screwed up from the travel) and I'm getting ready to go to work early.

So hopefully today everything works out and I can have some time to travel around town.

I'll take some pictures and post.

'till later.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Almost done with all the things on my list...

Well the last few weeks have been so crazy. Here is an update on things I still have to finish:

1. Anniversary Crop on the 20th and 21st at PMP - That's this weekend
2. Attend orientation for Confirmation class for Gabriel on the 23rd - Can't attend
3. Back to School Night, on the 24th - Can't attend more on that later
4. Clean my mess in the garage and my scrap area (it continues) - Yeah haven't done a thing
5. Might have to travel for work - Leaving on Monday and coming back on Friday

That's life. I finished all other things. I'm so excited to be traveling again but this was such a late notice that I just booked hotel today and my flight was booked on Tuesday. Wow less than a week notice. I should have internet access while in France but will be there for so little time I'm not sure I'll have time to do anything else.

I have been so busy that I didn't even have a chance to update my blog when Erin told me that another episode of Scrapbook Memories showed the other two projects I had designed for MLS. They were the shown on episode 1305 - Favorite Colors. I haven't seen the show, I think it will be shown in two weeks here in the bay area on another PBS channel. But I did see this snapshot from the Scrapbook Memories website

You see the Sierra project is shown at the start of the episode. So exciting!

George Lopez comedy show was so funny that my stomach hurt the next day from laughing too much. I just can relate to all his jokes. Way too funny.

I leave you with some of my recent work for garage girl assignments.

Have a great weekend.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I have a list so long of things to do...

Not only in work but also in the house and my scrapbook hobby. I have tons of stuff to do and no time to do it. I don't know where the time goes.

Gabriel is now a Freshman, he started High School yesterday. Never, ever go try to find school supplies one week before school starts. Specially a pad lock, it took us 3 hours to find it. Never, ever go the day school starts to get the supplies his teachers want him to have and we hadn't bought. It took us 3 different stores to find those supplies, two hours later. He is really excited about taking Art this year, it's probably his favorite class. So the only thing he is missing for school is a portfolio. So here is to hoping that he can do the best in the next four years (which are going to fly) so that he can go to college and find a career of his choice.

So back to my rant about too much to do. Here is a list of my upcoming events:

1. Go to a Giants Game this Friday night
2. Catechism starts this Saturday, I have 19 kids to teach.
3. Teach my class, This is Me at PMP on the 9th
4. CJ Crop on the 13th
5. George Lopez on the 15th
6. Anniversary Crop on the 20th and 21st at PMP
7. Attend orientation for Confirmation class for Gabriel on the 23rd
8. Back to School Night, don't even remember the date
9. Garage Girl Assignments
10. Secret Assignment that I can't share until the 1st of October. LOL
11. The demo for Anniversary Crop
12. Clean my mess in the garage and my scrap area (it continues)
13. Work and work
14. Finish my citizenship form
15. Get my car fixed
16. Attend a baby shower on the 14th, that I'm helping out at
17. Might have to travel for work

and the list goes on. I think I might forgotten a few things, but this is only September.

True lots of things are fun, but still no time to do anything else. I'm going to be so exhausted pretty soon.

My car was out for repairs last week, new clutch and motor mounts. But it has gone back again for another check out, we think my AC is going bad. And we are in the middle of another heat wave in the Bay Area, no way can I drive that car in this heat with no AC. Done and almost passed out yesterday.

Welcome to my crazy life.


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