Wednesday, May 28, 2008

High/Low - May 28th + Freebie + I got TAGGED

Hello everyone!

First of all, I am going out of town on Friday for a week. I'm headed out to go to my hometown for my family's annual "moving the cows" from the winter range to the summer range. But first, I have my cousin's daughter's wedding on Saturday and then we are leaving to go to the Arizona Strip (where our cows are) on Sunday until the following Saturday. Then on Sunday, we will go to my brother's baby's blessing and then I will be coming back home on that Sunday. Anyways, since I have a lot to do to get the house clean, laundry done, and get packed for the trip, I didn't think I would have the time to get my Friday posting and Freebie you get it today instead. Of course I won't be posting the following Friday, so you'll miss me for a week but then I will be back.

I also wanted to remind you all that I will NOT be hosting any of my regular crops during June. Just taking a little break from that....I need a break and I bet you all could use one too...but come back in July! I will still be around trying to catch up on all my design responsibilities and stuff though! And I will be hostessing 2 Digitals Forum Challenges during this month...Digital Quickies and Designers please check those out!

So, guess what? I was tagged over the weekend for the very first time! Cyndi from Wetfish Scraps left a comment on my Friday posting and tagged me. What fun!

So, I'm going to follow the rules, which are:

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.

2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.

4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Seven random facts about me:

1. I watch WAY TOO MUCH TV. I just adore movies and tv shows. Thank goodness for the internet, my great DVD collection, and Tivo...because I don't miss any of my favorites and I can always go watch some of my shows that are no longer on TV too. Part of this obsession comes from growing up and watching old movies and westerns with my Dad. It was always "our" time because none of my other siblings were interested. It's crazy, but watching movies actually helps me design. Usually I have half of my screen dedicated to some tv show or movie playing and the other half I use to design. My best stuff comes from watching movies and designing at the same time! I don't know why, but my creativity works so much better when I am watching movies!

I actually came up with my Friday HIGH/LOW on this blog from a movie. I watched STORY OF US in the theatre with my husband before we had children and we loved the idea of playing High/Low with our kids every night. The concept of learning about their day with just the lowest thing that happened and the highest thing that happened, really seems to open the conversation between us as a family. My kids don't totally understand it yet, but I think they will enjoy it eventually. But I thought it has worked well for me to share some of the things that have happened during the week!

Speaking of.....let's do HIGH/LOW now and then I can continue my random things about me.

My LOW for the week is that I have to clean the house and do laundry and get packed for my trip. I hate this part of traveling and being away from have to do it before you go and then it's even worse when you get home. LOL Oh, well. Plus another week without Joey! :(

My HIGH for the week is that my hubby is back! I missed him very much and it is so good to have him home. The kids missed him a lot too and I think he has enjoyed how much attention he has gotten from the kids the past few days...not to mention his wife the past few days! :)

2. Did I mention I HATE house-cleaning? LOL I really do. I LOVE a clean house, but I hate doing it, especially doing the dishes. Thank goodness I have a dishwasher definitely makes it easier for me. Someday, when I am rich...I can't wait to have a maid. :)

3. I do not like milk. I was allergic to it when I was a baby, but now that I am not allergic to it anymore...I still don't like's definitely the taste. I can drink chocolate milk just fine...and I cook with milk...and I will have milk with my cereal..but that's it. The rest of my family (my kids, my hubby, and my siblings, and parents) LOVE milk and they go through it extremely fast and they all think I am WEIRD for not liking it.

4. I sometimes feel guilty about this...but I am one of the grungy stay-at-home moms who likes to wear sweats all day. I sometimes wish I was an elegant woman who liked wearing nice clothes and stuff...but I really don't. Every once in a while it is nice to dress up and go out...but I really don't have a nice selection of clothing and I hate if you come to my house you will most likely find me in a t-shirt and sweatpants.

5. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I was married for time and all eternity to my husband, Joey on June 19, 1999. I have been a member of the church all my life and I am so glad that I have the gospel and my own testimony.

6. I hate HOT weather....I would rather freeze any day. I enjoy that I live in Utah and get to have all 4 seasons, but my favorite days are those wonderful overcast, rainy days! There is nothing like a walk in the rain to clear your head and make you happy! :)

7. I do not like public speaking or teaching. It scares me to death to talk in front of more than 4-5 people at the same time (unless its family or very close friends). It completely stresses me out to have to teach a lesson at church or even go visiting to sisters in my church.

Well that is just a few things about me. Now I get to pick 7 people to tag:

Ali Edwards

Amanda Thorderson

Christina Bartholomew

Cindy Lou

Elizabeth Kartchner

Keli Carter

Georgia Oliver

THANKS SO MUCH for reading through this LONG post! :) I hope you all have a great week and I'll catch you on here when I get back!

Here's your freebie!


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elizabeth said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! it was fun reading those random facts about you!!
Love your blog!

Gail said...

Great overlay - thank you!

Sharon Kay said...

Have a good time away...hope the break energizes you! Don't forget your camera!!

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

stacy said...

Thanks so much for the freebie, DeDe! I enjoyed reading your post today (well, every post LOL). And you're not the only one who doesn't like milk...if it's not chocolate, forget it!

morgansmom2000 said...

I'd love to get this freebie, is it still available?