Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Like My New Shirts?
Nice, aren't they? The "scrap diva" one was made by yours truly. Saturday I will be going to Scrapfest in Mandeville, LA. Fifteen straight hours of scrapping time! Yippee! I am actually caught up on my current photos, so I've gone back and started scrapping pics from 2004. (Please, fellow scrappers, don't hurt me!) I figured that I needed a special shirt for such a special event, so I whipped this baby up this evening. If you're a scrapper you may recognize the font as Heidi Swapp's Center of Attention. I bought these foam stamps the other day because I love the font.

The other shirt is for my beloved LSU Tigers. I still can't believe they're going to the Final Four. Talk about a Cinderella story! Unfortunately I will be at Scrapfest when they play on Saturday, but you can bet that I will have my Walkman with me so I can listen to the game. No worries, though, because I'll be watching Monday night when they play for the national championship. Geaux Tigers!

The LSU Lady Tigers are also in the Final Four. They are awesome! Seimone Augustus could probably take on opponents single handedly. Geaux Lady Tigers!

Do you think I'll get any dirty looks on Friday when I wear my LSU shirt to my school in Mississippi?! LOL

Have a great day!

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

A Brees Blows into Town
I know, bad pun, but I couldn't help it. The Saints have a new quarterback! I am so excited about the signing of Drew Brees. I think this is the biggest and best free agent acquisition we have ever made. Drew is a proven winner. Yes, I know he had shoulder surgery in the offseason, but I don't think that will hinder him. He seems to have a great attitude, and that will take him far. He is going to continue to wear #9 with the Saints, so if anyone sees those black and gold #9 jerseys, let me know!

I'm also excited about the signing of linebacker Scott Fujita. I was a fan of his when he played for Kansas City. I think he too will have a great impact on the team. Someone actually told me today that he thinks the Saints will go to the Super Bowl. Uh, no, I don't think so. Stranger things have happened, but I don't think this will be the year. Sean Payton will be a good coach. We have a good QB. I think the pieces are finally in place.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Happy Birthday, Puddy!
It was five years ago today that a black and white kitten was born and changed my life forever. Puddy was my first cat. Over the last five years I have watched him grow from a little furball to a handsome man. I still remember the little baby who played in a big flowerpot. Then as he got older he liked to sit on a stepstool so he could look out of the front door. He'd wake me up in the morning by climbing on top of me and licking my nose. If I didn't wake up immediately, he'd bite my nose! As he got older he became more aloof, but he's still my sweetheart. He keeps me company when I'm down. He's in the bed with me when I wake up in the morning. He's a great big brother to Kirby and Ollie. He is just a total sweetheart, and I can't imagine my life without him. Puddy man, I love you so very much! You will always be Mommy's big man!

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Catching Cabbages in Chalmette!
Today we went home again for yet another parade. This time it was the Irish-Italian-Islenos Community Parade. Geez, that's a mouthful! It's the one time each year you can catch produce from a float. I'm not sure how other places celebrate, but it's customary in New Orleans to throw cabbage and accompanying veggies. We caught so much that at one point Mom told me I wasn't allowed to catch another cabbage! We did have lots of fun as you can see in the photos. The first one is of my friend Stephanie and her daughter Jenna. Then there's me with my friend Tara. The last one is of my friends Emily, Kim, & Jonesie. They ride in the parade each year. This parade is very family friendly. Lots of kids like Emily ride along with their parents. It was a great day. I only hope the smell of onions is gone from my car in the morning!

Dad decided to go back and work at our house instead of going to the parade. He and Mom bought a weed wacker since the weeds seem to be taking over the place. He worked hard all afternoon and still didn't finish. Now they need a lawnmower. Everything else might still be dormant, but the grass is growing. I guess that's a promising sign.

Yesterday at church we got some wonderful news. Our priest from Chalmette has been named pastor of the church we are now attending in Slidell. We cheered when the announcement was made at Mass yesterday! I consider Fr. Mark a friend as well, and it will be so great to have a piece of home nearby.

School is still going well. I like working at PJHS. Last week just seemed to fly by. Before you know it the school year will be over. Where has the time gone?

Enjoy the rest of yoru Sunday evening and have a great week!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Scrapping and Shorty's
Hello blog readers! Hope those of you in the New Orleans area enjoyed Mardi Gras. I celebrated by going to a 24-hour crop at Scrappin' Buds. (Check 'em out at As you can tell by the picture on the left, I had a good time. I have finished scrapping all of my 2005 pictures and am completely caught up on 2006. Now I'm going back to scrap my 2004 photos. The crop was a blast! I didn't stay up for the whole 24 hours, though. I slept for a few hours on the floor of the store! We were well fed and had lots of fun. It was a great time.

I only went to one parade this year. It was the Knights of Nemesis parade in Chalmette. It was awesome to see my hometown pull together and celebrate for a while. We truly needed that. Now I'm more anxious than ever to go back home. I miss St. Bernard so much.

Today I got to spend some time in St. Bernard. I'm off of school for the week, so Mom and I went home this afternoon. We went to the house first and got to see our neighbor's FEMA trailer. It's pretty nice. It's not bad for two people, but I can't see Mom, Daddy, and me living in one with three cats! We ran a few errands and stopped for lunch. One of my favorite sandwich places, Shorty's Deli, has a trailer set up in the parish. Mom and I had roast beef poboys. Yum! You can see me sinking my teeth into it in the picture on the far left. I don't think I've ever enjoyed a sandwich so much. There was lots of traffic today. I just know things are going to return to normal. It will take a while, but it will.

On March 12, there will be another parade. The Irish-Italian-Islenos Parade will roll through Chalmette. Of course I will be there! I will take advantage of any excuse to go home!