The Happy Scrappy Beach Girl

Thought it was high time I update this part. What is this bog all about? Not much- just this & that & if I ever get back to my own scrapping- that will & can be included. So grab a martini- pitcher of margaritas or some wine and come on over!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Defination of a Crop

The Definiton of Crop
This is the dictionary definition of "crop":
Crop: 1.a. Cultivated agricultural plants as grain, vegetables, or fruit. b. the total yield of agricultural produce in a given season or place. 2. A group, quantity or supply appearing at one time (a crop of presidential candidates) 3. A short haircut 4. An earmark on an animal 5.a. A short whip with a loop serving as a lash, used in horseback riding b. The stock of a whip 6.a. A pouch-like enlargement of a birds' esophagus in which food is stored or partially digested. b. A similar organ in earthworms insects, and other invertebrates. 1.v. To cut off stems or top of a plant 2. To cut very short 3. To clip 4. To reap, harvest 5. To cause to grow or yield a crop or crops 6. To plant or to grow.

However, as scrapbookers we have an entirely different definition, so this is what should appear in the scraptionary (if one is ever invented):

To Crop: 1. To cultivate an abundance of photos in such a way that it appears aesthetically pleasing to other croppers. 2.a. A recent addiction, in which the addict convinces their spouse that it is a necessity of life, which without it all domicile harmony will be jeopardized. 2b . a subconscious way by spouses to finally acquire more tools than their spouses. 3. A ploy by those companies whose sticker stands, formerly located at the end of card aisles, to sell more stickers and turn a small enterprise into a major section at department stores (i.e. Michaels) 4. An additional ploy by magazine owners to produce yet another line of magazines for another subculture. 5. Spousal stress reliever (as in "Honey, I'm going to crop") this in turn relieves stress in the spouse knowing the loved one will be occupied for at least 5-6 hours (min). 6. sim. To stay away, back off. (as in "Kids, I'm going to crop") meaning stay away and ask Dad (or Mom) if you want anything. 7. an attempt to convince children that cropping is more cool than power tools. (yeah, right!)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Oh where Oh where has she been??

Hiding.. in a dark closet.. on a deserted island.. in the middle of ... the South Pacific?? You buy that? I wish I was in the South Pacific? Now that would be nice.. just me- the boys-- plus a few cabana boys. Though Dan then would want a few cabana chicks... hmmm.. may have to re-think this whole thing.

Anyhoo- I have been just busy. Just the life things. I'm back helping out an alarm company I was working with last year. They asked if I would help out & we can use the money- so sure why not?! Just seems like my days are a tad longer & so I don't seem to get on here as much as I'd like too. I have unfinished business with my store blog as well. Plus I am trying to get online shopping up on the Scrap Harbor website. Again- not enough hours in the day.... and I like my sleep :o) But life is going.... :o)
In a nutshell to recap:
  • Cameron is doing great in school- playing baseball- though hates the practice.. what gives I say?
  • We are going to San Francisco for my birthday! Shannon- I'll be calling you Dan's brother & his partner live in San Fran.. so we are heading to see them & just get away.
  • Dan's mom? well she did send him a card-- it had "personal" written on it- he recieved it just before Mother's Day- he hasn't called- as Dan says- I have no time to deal with this shit. She says she misses him.. I'm sure she does- misses him fixing this & that. And he did read it to me. He just rolls his eyes. She is who she is.. she will claim she was misunderstood pretty standard coming from her.
  • Dan is going to see Motley Crue this Thursday. $80.00 for ticket ? AT the Rose Garden? Are they high? Oh well- the Crue Fest will be fun for the manchild & his children of men child... anyway- why am I not going? Wasn't invited.. and do I really want to go with the 4 of those manchildren? no...
  • We bought tickets to see Journey- Heart & Cheap Trick. Looking forward to seeing Heart though. We are taking Cam too.
  • My bestest friend from Arizona is coming!!!!! Sandy aka Jersey & her family are arriving the day we get in from SF. I am so excited. I miss her terribly. I think that will get through the summer months. I really miss Liane too. I haven't seen her since.. like forever. But she has a life as well. I miss our chats.

Well that is it in a boring can of nuts. So I think you are caught up. Not like I was out doing anything exciting. :o) I have scrapping to catch up on desperately & I swear I'm closing some weekend this fall & heading to either Camano Island or Yahats.. found this fabulous house in Yahats... so kewl. So anyone looking to join me??