Monday, December 21, 2009

Back in Action....

I have been MIA for quite some time. Shortly after my blogging began I went dormant. Multiple things were happening in life and work that just didn't leave me wanting to type happy thoughts. Hopefully now, I'm back in action. A little catching up is in order...

Where I've been and what I've been up to...

Since my best friend Jake came home from Iraq in July I've spent every minute possible with him. This put all crafting on the back burner for awhile. We have been getting together once or twice a week to live life to the fullest and have a good time. Good time usually involves alcohol with us so I've been taking it easy the last few weeks. Just not healthy to keep up with that pace. He is returning to Iraq in the somewhat near future so I will continue to spend as much time with him as I can. You can't take the ones you love nor time with them for granted.

Holiday season.

Shopping and crafting as much as possible. I can't tell you what I am crafting just yet... but shopping has been a lot of fun. I got an amazing surprize from my Grandfather... Turns out he won the lottery and wants to share with all is grandchildren. I received a check for $2000 in the mail. Going towards bills, passport and some Christmas cheer! Thank you grandpa!

Things to look forward too....

Trying to not look TOO far ahead. I'm looking forward to Christmas Eve with my Boyfriend's family for I adore them. Casual afternoon with fun food, family and watching the kids open gifts.

New Years... will be a whole other post but a party is in the works...

For 2010:

I'm working on getting a new car, nothing fancy. Just reliable and minorly attractive. I'm counting down to We Fest in August and planning on a very large group to go with me. But most importantly- I hope to make it home to see my family in Alberta. I miss them tremendously! Especially this time of year.

I wish everyone a safe and Happy Holiday Season regardelss of waht you do or don't celebrate. Spend the time with the ones you love and remember that is what it's all about.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything lately. I have been running non stop. This is my busiest time of year. It's Autumn, when the trees are covered in citris, crimson and carrot colored leaves. When it's cool enough to wear your soft cozy sweaters and your favorite jeans. I've been working on the house, scrap room and Halloween Costumes.
Shortly after my last posting i took the Copic certification class... Since then I've barely had a chance to color. My aunt and I are planning a group of Minnesota Copic Fans to get together monthly to color and exchange tips, markers and images.
I've got a cousina and a coworker waiting to deliver baby boys. We're all extremely eager to meet Alex and Asher.
Other than that I've been working and spending time with my friends. Next couple weeks will be bitter sweet. Halloween is my favorite season, not just a holiday, but a season. There will be lots of parties and costumes... On the bitter side, my Best friend jake is still thinking of leaving me for Iraq again. I can only plead with him so much to stay home. It's his life, his desires and his decision. I hope to be back with another posting, some more projects and maybe a tutorial soon.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Copic Buzz Challenge #13

Time flies and Copic Buzz is on lucky 13 already. Can you believe it? I found some paper that I was dying to use for something, then I was checking out the Dew Drop Store and BAM! There was the perfect stamp. Butterfly Swirl. I'm sure I'll use her a lot more.

Skin: E000, E000, R20Hair: E47, E37, E47

Reds:R46, R27, R27, R43, R20

Blue/Green: BG75, BG72

Looking forward to my Copic Certification class this week. If you are in Minnesota and are interested in a class, let me know!

On a personal note: Things have been emotional at work. Our beloved officer is still fighting and it's been quite a rollar coaster. Caring Bridge sites for Brienne and Leland.
Our Law Enforcement family lost a member last week and another was physically and emotionally scared. Both were responding to a call when it happened. I wont get into the all of the details but it's been a rough week for all of us. Really reminds you to cherish those around you and not take anything for granted. Hug your loved ones a little tighter today.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

A Somber Day.

There are things in life you just can't plan for. Naturally I would never have planned my second posting to be of sorrow and loss.
One of our beloved officers, Bri, gave birth to a brave baby boy, Leland. Leland was born with his bladder outside of his body. He has had surgery and is breathing on his own. Bri, however, has had many complicatons and has not regained consciousness since the C-section. This morning I walked into the communications center to find damp cheeks and red eyes. Overnight Bri took a turn for the worse. The hospital is currently filled with over 100 officers from St Paul, Stillwater, State Patrol and other agencies, in addition to close friends and family. It seems we are saying good bye.
The only way I can explain the relationship between the officers and the Dispatchers is to compare it to Doctors and Nurses. Both are a neccessary part of easch others job. Some get a long great and others, not so much. Bri is one of the great ones. When I worked over nights she frequently came in to dispatch to say hi. To laugh and sometimes gossip about calls and give us the dirt. Its small things like that that relieve a lot of the stress of the job. Knowing the offiers personally makes it easier in high stress situations. Knowing them, their voice and so on makes the job easier. You hear the distress in their voice before they tell you whats going on, you know how they do things and sometimes you can stay a step ahead of them.
The downside to this is that they are people. They are friends and family. When they hurt you hurt. This is hurting our family. The family of officers, fire fighters, EMS and Dispatchers. Even to those like me that weren't that close to her feel the pain.
Andy, Little Leland and family- You are in my thoughts.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Losing my Virginity...

Blogging virginity that is... I'm on Facebook, Paper Craft Planet and occassionally I check my Myspace... But This is my first actual blog posting.

I don't proclaim to be anything special, just me.

Speaking of just me... If you don't know me already or you do know me but I have not left enough of an impression, here's a big about me.

I am currently 27. I live in Hastings, MN which is just south of the Twin Cities. I live with my boyfriend, Shane, his 2 kids and my 15 year old pomerainian, Duster.

I am a 911 dispatcher. I answer both emergency and non emergency calls and dispatch law enforcemnt, fire, and EMS. I love my job but it can be obviously stressfull. I don't intend to speak much of work but if there is something you are curious about, feel free to ask. I just wish that you be respectful. I don't ask you about the worst day you've ever had at work please be as considerate.

I handle my stress well thanks to my amazing friends! I'm sure You'll hear about them and our adventures &/or misadventures in the future...

Much of what I will likely blog about will be my other de-stressor... Crafting. I've been a paper crafter for years. Stamping, card making, scrapbooking and anything else. I also don't leave the house with out my camera. I love all things creative!

With all that said I can't wait to see who's following and share more with you in the future.