but before I move it .. I have been emailed a few times asking me if I have a blog roll .. or why do I not .. well I do .. it is over THERE -----> under Over 100 blogs see that black box .. that is my blog roll that I am still adding too .. and then some ..
I landed a Guest Designer spot over at Jillibean Soup. I entered the call at the last minute and was on the fence about it .. because all of my JB creations were on a boat to the UK that I had not photographed yet lol and so I had to enter LO's that were not JB creations .. I feel like I sold myself short (especially since the mFR wants to see what you can do with the papers) but I am still super excited and .. I am very honored ..
back to move it move it .. LOL .. .. and you know what time it is right? today is the day that we board the flight to England .. after months of moving, packing, outprocessing, saying good-bye to friends, clearing housing, clearing the base and just the little things that come .. or wait the BIG things that are involved in a military move overseas ..
ARE OVER ..
.. and you know my crazy butt was prepared .. I am an organized packer, some people might call me paranoid or what not .. but check this .. when they move you the pack all your shit up in SINGLE SHEETS of paper .. especially the kitchen, bathroom and all that .. SO I invested in TONS of Glad XL bags and or 2 gallon bags .. or XXL bags and baggd up all of the following FOR THEM:
- silverware - all my spices - all my medication - wrapped candles in papertowels and then bagged them (they let those slide LOL)
pretty much anything in my kitchen that will fit in a baggy it was in one. The packers were SO THANKFUL that I did this, not only did it get their begging butts outta my house in a pretty good rate .. but they packed up my kitchen in about 1-2 hours versus the usual 3-4 LOL. So if you are in the military or your husband is .. think about it for your next move. All my pens and all that went into LARGE ziploc bags ..
All of my DVD movies are logged in a DVD database, along with their games, categorized by the system and the movies by the genre and even a slot if it is loaned out.. the system I use automatically alphabetizes whatever I enter thank goodness. . LOL
I mailed myself .. A GRIP of these APO/FPO FLAT RATE boxes ..
key word FLAT RATE .. no matter how heavy this suckers are .. they are the same price no matter what . .. so think about that when you are mailing stuff APO/FPO USE THESE BOXES .. be careful and get the correct one .. anyway being the prepared person that I am .. I mailed cereal, candles, air freshners, Febreeze (certain scents I love and limited editions, grits, oatmeal, cookies and Awesome cleaner from the Dollar Tree that we love, paper plates, paper cups, forks anything and everything that you will need to BUY when you get there .. we are already going to be set ... I also have a PINK CUTTLEBUG waiting on me .. hee hee .. so so excited .. about that .. I have to pick up about 22 packages total to include all that I ordered as well .. LMAO .. thank goodness I only have 3 big packages ..
.. I have learned over these past few months .. when folks only need you when it is convenient for them .. and could give two shits of a damn about your life .. especially if they do not understand it .. but what the hell was I thinking .. thinking that folks actually give a shit .. DUMMY!
anywho .. I am ready .. time is ticking .. and at 7 o'clock tonight I will be on American Airlines .. reading a few pages of the new Jodi Picoult book and getting some sleep .. we arrive in London on Friday morning .. and have to take the bus back to the base for EFFIN 60 pounds PER PERSON .. WTF (and for those of you that have no clue the rate .. that is alot of flippin money) .. I have NEVER had to pay that damn much for a bus right to the base from the Air Port .. although we have a kick ass sponsor .. somehow they do not want to come and pick us up .. LOL I am assuming traffic .. .. the bus ride is about 2 hrs and what not ..
we are meeting with a realtor on Sunday .. to look at a few houses off base .. and will be in TLF for a few days .. not getting our furniture or my car until End of April .. or EARLY May at the latest .. so honey any IF AT ALL scrappy stuff I post will be what I packed and or ordered .. but to be honest .. you guys CLEARLY understand if I am not scrapping what is really going on .. but at the same time .. how can I resist NOT scrapping .. I am so thankful for my break that I took .. I NEEDED IT .. and had a wake up call as to why I am GLAD I took one ..
I have been hanging out at UK Scrappers .. they are a pretty cool and informative forum .. although I am NOT a fan of forums .. theirs is pretty cool..
GUESS who I met today .. Leslie Ashe.. we have been friends for 2 years .. text, talk, chat, facebook LOL .. and all that but today I was able to hug her flippin neck and her hubby is so cool and so sweet as is she (once I edit the pics I will put them up) .. to see her work in person was amazing . I also saw Taj White work .. that girl is talented .. and oh goodness the scrapbook store that they get to scrap at and have classess is the CUTEST little store ever .. I made a purchase and slapped that stuff all up in my suitcase .. and took pics which I will load laters with all the deets .. here is a sneak of my good good .. she had the NEW Sassafras
I have to work on my blog, typepad has this new font thing that I noticed a while back when they announced it .. I have so so much to blog about .. but no time .. but for now lovelies .. I will miss you and will not be gone forever just a few days or so .. if longer I am sure you understand .. thanks for following my journey and my gab of bullshit at times .. hugs and love
Thank you to those that email me and ask and continue to keep my brother in your prayers he is deployed again he actually volunteered to go .. Army blood in him. Not just him but ALL the troops and all those family and spouses out there. .. hugs and LOVE.
.. now back to feeling bajigitty .. I will let you know when our family makes it safely.