Sunday, December 30, 2007

I've Been Tagged

1. What time did you get up this morning? 9:30am
2. Diamonds or pearls? definitely diamonds!
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? The BEE Movie
4. Favorite TV show? The Amazing Race
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Cereal bar and coffee on the road
7. What food do you dislike? not much, but I would say liver
8. What is your favorite CD? Tori Amos - Scarlet's Walk
9. What kind of car do you drive? Honda Accord, red of course
10. Favorite sandwich? grilled tuna salad sandwich from Sweet and Savory
11. What characteristic do you despise? lying
12. Favorite item of clothing? sweat pants and PJs
13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you go? PARIS, will be there soon!
14. What color is your bathroom? red and black
15. Favorite brand of clothing? Old Navy
16. Where would you retire? Here. retire? not me!
17. What was your most recent memorable birthday? 30 when I went to Vegas
18. What is your screen name? angiebugg
19. Furthest place you are sending this? whomever this blog reaches
20. Who do you least expect to send this back to you? ?
21. Person you expect to send it back first? Not sure.
22. Favorite saying? I yuv you
23. When is your birthday? 7/5
24. Are you a morning person or a night person? morning
25. What is your shoe size? 7 1/2
27. Siblings? 1 brother
28. What did you want to be when you were little? a teacher
29. How are you today? sick, I've got a cold, Natalie and Tony too!
30. What is your favorite candy? 3 Musketeers
31. What is your favorite flower? fire and ice roses
32. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to? March 17th
33. What church do you attend? None.
34. What is your full name? Angela Kelly (Lange) Long
35. What are you listening to right now? Spongebob on TV
36. What was the last thing you ate? waffles, well it is Sunday morning!
37. Do you wish on stars? absolutely, it works!
38. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? voilet
39. How is the weather right now? overcast and rainy
40. Last person you spoke to on the phone? my aunt Char
41. Do you like the person who sent you this? Yes very much so. HI Jo Ann!
42. What is your favorite drink? Diet Pepsi
43. Favorite restaurant? Black Angus
44. Hair color? Light Brown, maybe darker tomorrow
45. Favorite day of the year? Natalie's b-day
46. Your favorite toy as a child? little white bunny
48. Hugs or kisses?? both
49. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate
50. Do you want your friends to email you back? If they would like to.
51. When was the last time you cried? last week
52. What is under your bed? things the cats tossed under there
53. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Anne, going on 30 years!!!!
54. What did you do last night? same old same old, dinner, bath, bed
55. Favorite smells? Chocolate Chip cookies baking in the oven
56. What are you afraid of? the red hankerchief coming back to haunt me. ME TOO!!!
57. Plain, buttered, or salted popcorn? buttered with a little salt
58. How many keys on your key ring? 4
59. How many years at your current job? 1 - happy anniversary to me!
60. Favorite day of the week? Sunday
61. How many towns have you lived in? 5
Happy New Year to all!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Our Christmas!

Well, our christmas was great this year, I would have to say, one of the best. Best Xmas Eve, Char and I busted out mad grub! There was so much food here we were waiting for the next army of people to show up. Natalie got to hang with Kaia! The Vinyadodge was the best ever too, tasted just like Papa used to make.
So good stuff next year is going to be awesome with some very exciting adventures ahead and oh so ready for them. This is Natalie and Kaia @ our house for Xmas Eve.

Xmas morning....

She was sooooo excited to see the characters that she wanted were in her stocking.

At uncle Sean's house - she is lovin' those PEZ princesses.

Mom crying when Sean and Julie gave her the new family portraits!

Way cute, good job Sean on the frame choice.

Natalie and her buddy Nina...we stopped by Shareen's and exchanged presents.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Xmas Gifts To and From

The other night, Natalie brought home a gift from her school. It was a little handprint santa card and a package, well, inside the package was an ornament with her photo on it! Way cute.

I really love the way they do the XMas cards, the kids talk and they write it down. I have a father's day and mother's day cards like these too, I laminated, them, but I can't seem to find them, I bet they are in a safe place!

These are the custom coffee cozies that I made for my boss and team, they turned out really cute actually, shoulda saved one for me, maybe I'll make an "A" one....they were fun too.

Today is the funeral, so that is that.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Wow and More Wow

Sunday, I wallked into the kitchen and Natalie had done this:

She actually colored Tyrone exactly how he looks. For his hair, she grabbed a crayon (for that mixed media affect) orange that was more red-ish and colored his hair, she was able to tell the difference between all three shades of orange that Tyrone has and how the pens differed in color hue. She is amazing, how does she know that? Even the antlers are the perfect color, oh and she colored Pablo's bowtie too, perfectly inside the lines and with great colors, blue, yellow and orange! I love her creativity!

We also painted a bit tonight and my fortune cookie said "You are heading in the right direction." How cool is that!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Cherish Everyday

Well, sadly my mother called me yesterday and said that my uncle had passed away. He had just gone out to lunch, came back and had some bad heartburn and soon after that, had a heart attack. He was a great man, loved his family and definitely his Harley's. Today we went out to my aunts house to see her, help with anything, and just be there. Tons of other family members came by from all around. So, this week is going to be a whirlwind of this and that, so I am really looking forward to the Xmas break!
On the work front, our office is shut down for 2 weeks starting Dec24th, so I will be home, off and working throughout the two weeks, returning Jan. 7th.
Enjoy every day like it is your last!

Friday, December 14, 2007


Ok, I love love love this girl! She is the coolest ever!

What is that thing she has that she is using over the crayons...I think it is heating them up and melting them, wowee that is cool!!

Seeing Inside

Sight Versus Vision
Sight is the ability to see the physical world while vision is the gift of seeing beyond it. Sight enables us to take the physical world in so we can participate in it with knowledge. It brings us pleasure through our eyes, which perceive the colors and shapes of all the myriad expressions of nature and human beings. It helps us feel in control, allowing us to see what is coming toward us, which way we are going, and exactly where we are standing at a given moment. We are able to read signs and books, navigate the interiors of buildings with ease, sense and perceive how a person is feeling by the expressions that cross her face.

As anyone who has lost their eyesight can tell you, though, there are things that are clearer when you cannot see the world through your eyes. One of the reasons many meditation instructors advise sitting with the eyes closed is because we automatically become more in touch with our inner world when we are not distracted by the outer world. It is in this state that vision becomes our mode of seeing. Vision comes from within and shows us how to navigate the realms of thought, feeling, and emotion. It enables us to see things that aren’t yet manifested in the world of form, and it also connects us to that part of ourselves that exists separately from the world of form.

As we age, even those of us with perfect eyesight will generally lose some of our acuity, but this loss is usually replaced with inner vision. This is the time of life when we are meant to turn inside and take what are sometimes the very first steps of a journey that cannot be traced on a map. We call upon intuition and feel our way along a path that ultimately carries us beyond the realm we can see with our eyes and into the land of spirit.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Dymo Disk Painter

This looks really cool! It is the Dymo Disk Painter, a lil 6x12 printer that prints directly on CDs and DVDs. Can print up to 600 dpi and it goes FAST too. Kinda expensice right now @ $279 retail, but it may come down soon. Maybe Costco will carry them, I'll be looking out, if you find any cheaper than this price, lemme know.

Natalie is still sick, so we will be hanging around the house today and I will be working a bit too. Oh well, holidays=sick kids.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Oh my - What a Stamp Set!!

A few months ago, I saw this stamp set on Ali's blog I say Ali like I know her or something and it looked awesome! This week I got an announcement that it was for sale as the December Kit for CK, now sold out. I ordered it in time and received it today and OMG this is a stamp set.

It came in a lil box, just PACKED!!! These are going to work great with paint!
Donna made a cool album with them, she used paint and fabric, too cute! Whoohooo!!!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Wi-fi for your Digital Camera?

Pretty cool eh? Ever go to use your digital camera and you turn it on and realize that there is no card in it? It is still in your computer or reader?
Check this out, you can now take photos and never take your card out again. Good stuff!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Natalie's Xmas Wish List - Now Available

Hi all - I am getting the "what's Natalie into these days?" questions, so here is her Amazon 2007 Christmas Wish List. Hopefully you can see what she is into through this list, if course these are not in order of what she wants more, it is just a few things that she has been circling in the Sunday ads. She circles things and says, List...List....List. And when we are in the stores, I just tell her that we will put it on her list this year, so that gets us out of buying toys this time of year too!


Sunday, November 25, 2007

The Tree is UP

Well, we, or should I say I, put up the tree Friday afternoon. Isn't she pretty! Just a few mishaps since then, the cats seem to think that the skirt underneath is there is to be messed up and hide under, um, no, it is decoration cats! They also pulled down one of the drapey ribbons and I thought for sure I didn't make them too long, but who knows, these cats at night are a bit crazy!

Also, Natalie seems to think that the ornaments are there for her to take down and play with, um, no, she is too silly!

Oh and I finished another painting, it is a fairy angel and it says "WISH"

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Pink Elephants on Parade

Painted as Natalie discovered Dumbo. Have you seen that movie as an adult? Kinda strange and there is this part where strange looking elephants with a black background sing 'pink elephants on parade,' very LSD-ish. This movie just deals with a lot of more mature issues that how I remember it, but that is a good thing.
I call this: Believe in the Unbelievable

Thursday, November 22, 2007

I am thankful for...

Family, Friends, Health and Freedom

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Another Painting & Natalie and Talula

Good vacation so far, kinda board, but got to paint!
This I call: Ask And You Shall Receive.
UPDATED: I had to give her some eyelashes and a big smile!

Also, Natalie and Talula have been relaxing together!

Way cute!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Painted Today...

Well, today we played hooky from dance class and went to Michael's to get more paint. Specifically some glitter paint...and I wanted to get some flat canvases too. I will be showcasing my work @ Wendy Butlers' House Boutique Dec 15th. I thought I would have some scarves, but they take a LONG time. So maybe some scarves, maybe some artwork. We will see, no stress, all fun and games!
I call this 11x14 canvas panel piece: Seek and You Shall Find

I have been truly inspired by SuziBlu and really enjoy learning and experimenting with paint and mixing and moving it around till it looks good. Oh and can you see the glitter? It is on her crown and wings.
Have a good weekend everyone, I hope to paint again tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tough Day Today!

You know, it is really rough when your manager tells you that working a 40 hour work week is not enough. I asked to add a headcount to the team because they are working more than 40 hours a week and I was told that since I work 40 hours a week, that we cannot justify another headcount unless I was at 50 or more hours a week and totally burnt out.
This was somewhat disturbing to me. I honestly believe that I complete way more than most people in 1 hour and that I have been working really hard to get this team up and running and darn-it there has been tremendous change since I started.

Is being burnt out something for which one should strive?

horoscope today = If you are feeling like you want some time on your own, this is a good time to take it. Whether you want to take a vacation day, work from home, or schedule yourself a getaway solo weekend, do what it takes to get some alone time. As far as your friends and family go, just keep them informed as to what you need and where you want to go. They'll understand. Your inner extrovert is being overpowered by your inner introvert, and it will create some long-overdue parity.

I shoulda taken off to some far away place today, that woulda made me feel better, or even spent $ I don't have, that is always fun fun fun!

UPDATED: Instead, I made this today. Get it?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Went to Walmart Again & New Art Jourrnal Pages

You know, I took about 8 photos of her wearing these, but this one just summed it all up, it is perfect. Silly face, she loves to make that face!

Recent Art Journal pages - the bottom left is a collaboration with Natalie, she drew a monkey and a gorilla - and her as a scarecrow...ok....that works!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


Angel Card of the day was INSPIRATION!

Great horoscope too!
Your priorities should be easy to establish today -- there is a lot of clarity to your thinking, and no shortage of motivation. You are ready to roll up your sleeves and get things going, because there are vivid concepts about birth, growth and nurturing fulminating within you. You know that something new and wonderful can get started today, and you have no interest in wasting any more time thinking about it. You're ready to move, so that should be the thing you focus most on today.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Soooo Exciiiitteeeddd!

Ok, one of my very bestest friends in the whole wide world called me and said, "I am preggers!!!!!" Yes it is true, Jennifer Mackey (Stubbs) is officially 12 weeks pregnant! How cool is that! I am so excited for her and Pete and think that these two are going to be the bestest parents in the whole wide world.

Ok, it is late and I am on antibiotics for a sinus infection, I really should get some shuteye-but can you believe it! Yenny is Pregant!!! WhoohoO!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Pumpkin Carving Night!

Check these out! We had Pumpkin Carving Night. We decided to paint on them a little this year and boy am I glad, the cat turned out great and you can actually see him on there....Natalie painted her's too, like a clown. They look great on the porch flickering away! Can't get a good photo in the dark tho, but take my word for it, they are very happy next to the scary rat on the porch!

Natalie took these photos below, she has got some mad camera skills. Well she is OUR daughter!

While outside I took this one, see the orb?
Hope he/she is a nice one...boohoohoooohhaaahaaaa!!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Halloween Carnival with ALAN!!! and New Family Portrait

Natalie and Alan attended the Halloween Carnival today. It was busy day we had dance with a lil party thrown in, then the Halloween Carnival in Dublin. They have such a good time together Jo Ann and I could hardly talk because these two kids were actin' crazy! They LOVE eachother so much it is cool! They are pure silliness!

Oh and here are some new family that I gave mom&dad their copy, I can post them. Here are the other ones too. I just couldn't wait till xmas.

Friday, October 26, 2007

More Art Journal Pics

New Cover - I have some great foam stamps that I have NEVER used. Now, they are coming on handy! I just paint the paint on them, then stamp and they come out GREAT!

Just some pages I did a while ago - found Samantha today, so I will be making more this weekend, of course!
Here are Natalie's pages, we did glitter on her first page, she loved that!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Lil Tidbit.... LOL

Ok, last night, we were watching Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on the TV talking about the fires and what is going on and Natalie says, "He sounds like a robot."

LOL We were cracking up!!! I love these lil things that she comes up with. Well, of course he does, he's the Terminator! LOLLLLLLL

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Look what I made today!

Yes, I started this last night and finished it today. Just now. Whew! Took a long time, but I think this is my fav thing I have ever made. It will keep me warm in the winter and I just love these ruffles. Been wanting to try ruffles and finally did, now I am hooked, prob everything I make from here on out will have ruffles. :)
I got the crochet pattern from here, see, she is wearing it on the cover! Fun stuff, great day, got nothing done around here, but who the heck cares.
Vivent le jour. *live the day*
Oh and it is for ME not Natalie, she is just a cuter model than me.