Friday, January 18, 2008

Mr. Romance, and a little life lesson

I just wanted to post my most recent layout. This is Mike, our 11 year old black lab. He has taken to snuggling close with me when I sit on the sofa, and I just love it. He is very particular and wants my hand on him at all times. Which means that I am becoming adept at typing with my left hand! If I stop petting, scratching, or touching him, he whacks me with his paw.

I have always admired people who scrap with all these fun things to draw the eye through the page, and there are times that I love to do that too, but this layout is one of my favorites, because it really shows off Mike.

I love these dogs so much. They are really amazing bringers of love in this household.

Two peas challenge today: The biggest lesson in life came from my daughter. She is so much like me, she puts things off until they are a crisis. SO I've started to pay attention to her quite closely. I'm really bad about mailing things, and really bad about putting money in the bank.

She has (For two semesters in a row) hosed up her school payments. Yesterday I refused to help her out. My parents bailed me out more than I should openly admit, and I'm not going to do it for her. So we had a conversation that went like this: " I am SO going to be on top of this stuff next semester." I think that she gets it.

So, I'm going to be on top of housework. I put things off until when I walk through a room I get little fuzzy ankles from the dog hair. I avoid vacuuming as much as possible, and it embarrasses me. I love to dust, vacuum, not so much. No more putting things off. I'm gathering things up and mailing off my deposits today. I'm also going to stay on top of the dog hair. I just hate living on the edge of crisis like that.

Oh yeah. I'm paying off ALL my debts by the end of next month. I'm SO stinkin' geeked about this. I'm also going to be able to double my savings within 6 months. Life is moving forward in VERY good ways. I'm feeling quite a bit better about everything. I would really like a job though...


Jess said...

That is a super cute layout! I love how you split the photo. And congratulations on paying everything off next month - I'm hoping for that soon too. :)

jp said...

The layout is absolutely adorable. Animals bring such love to our lives. :-) And those are great goals to have. I live "on the edge of crisis" more than I should, too. I also avoid housework and other mundane tasks. Good luck -- you'll do great!! Janet

Dianne K. Nelson said...

Congrats on the debt payoff! That's a huge goal of mine!


Sarah C. said...

Katy, love that layout of Mike! What a sweetie. :) Sounds like things are going very well. Very happy for you!!

Staci said...

What a sweet dog! Great LO!

Aimeslee said...

Congrats on making the yahoo page of DW with this layout! It rocks! Love how you did the DID you do that?

You go girl. Do what you need to!