I have none, and really I should. I have piles of work to do, but no motivation to do it. Anyone else feel this way?

In the mean time, here is a picture of all us gals at the crop out in Utah a couple weeks ago. It was the night of the pajama party, hence the pjs. And yes, I am the one wearing bunny ears.

Well that's it for now from the bunny hole, peace out.

I got me some plunder!!

That is right, my trip to Utah was nothing short of a plundering of the scrappy stores that I managed to get to. What fun, the stores there were so awesome, so much stuff that I have never laid eyes on, and all the yummy stuff I have only seen online. Not that my LSS isn't great, it is, but everything there is well from there.

I was a naughty girl, but the voices told me to!! The first day we hit two stores, and I came a way with some great finds, mostly paper but some fun embellies and stamps too. Then I went with Harps to where the crop was going to be, she had to teach a class. Well, needless to say there, I think I plundered that store the most--my first receipt was about 3 feet long or so. Oops, I did say that I had been a naughty girl, and nope not a tinge of guilt here. Then I had to go next door to JoAnn, well that store was NOTHING like the crusty ones here. It was clean and the scrappy area was GINORMOUS!!! I saw some cute stuff, the Hello Kitty Sizzix Dies were cute, but I did resist the temptations. I did manage to find a few must haves while I was there, go figure.

The plundering continued at the crop, well all that yummy goodness how could I not. Plus we went to the other store, and they had different stock--excuses excuses I know. Oh and I cannot leave out the fun at DCWV!!! Not only did we get a very cool tour, lunch, we were part of a focus group, but we got to shop their warehouse. Scrapbookers gone wild is how I will some that up. They didn't even need to finish the question before all of us had our hands up, like we would pass up this shopping opportunity. I can just say I felt like I robbed the place, and boy did that pile of paper expand rather quickly, but 75% off come on now, you know I am going to be naughty. Besides, hubby said I could.

But the plundering did not stop there, nope sure didn't. It continued on Saturday morning when we went to the yummy store that Mer works at. Plundered me some there too, fun paper and stamps, honestly its a sickness. Did I mention that I was not the only plunderer?? Because Shellie helped some and so did Scatty, and well, lets just say we were a band of merry scrappers plundering the treasures of the Utah Scrappy Goodness.

Alas, the plundering came to an end at Robert's. I have heard so much about this store it seemed so odd to finally be walking into one. I would compare it to AC Moore more than Hobby Lobby or Michael's, but it just seemed to have well new stuff. It could have been new to me, but hey new nonetheless. Oh, and I was actually able to find a Coluzzle Circle template--thank goodness!!!! I think this is the store that I actually spent the least amount at, funny, but by this time I had realized, Girl enough on the paper.

Oh but boy did I have a great time, and I am so glad that Harps agreed to ship it all home for me. Don't worry I gave her money, and by the look of it, I gave her just enough. She sent me two huge flat rate boxes packed to the hilt!!! When I got home from work when they arrived hubby just said, don't hurt your back, lol. I knew, he did not, there was no way to prepare him for the paper plunder he was about to behold. All he said when we got done was, "I thought we had talked about your paper problem?" I told him yes, but, and at the same time we agreed, it w"was a relapse!" Good thing he gets it or I would be in so much trouble.

Now, to find a place to store all my new plunder, and to find the time to use some of it!!! I had such a great time, I so could make that trip an annual trip!!! Well, I need to get myself out from under this pile of paper. Until next time, peace out!

What an awesome time!!!!

That's right you guessed it I am back from my scrappy adventure to Utah and it was an absolute blast. The scrappy shopping was awesome, better than expected, I promise I did leave some paper there. The crop was a blast too, didn't get much done but I had a great time meeting all the ladies from CX and such. It was awesome that some of the non croppin' CX ladies stopped by to say hi. I was so bummed that we missed Jen G. Next time, oh sheesh, I sure hope there is a next time. Ok, I guess I better do a recap.

1:30 a.m. get up and get ready to go to the airport
2:30 a.m. leave for said airport
4:15 a.m. arrive at said airport
6:30 a.m. get on plane one (did I mention there was only suppose to be one plane, yeah right, that is a whole other blog post)
8:04 a.m. land at airport two--hurry to get to plane two
8:30 a.m. arrive at plane two, they are boarding :growl:
10:34 a.m. arrive in Salt Lake City, Utah! whooop whoop, I am dog tired but it didn't last long
11 a.m. Harps gets me at the airport and we cruise around to see about something to eat, yeah I haven't eaten yet
NOON Done eating, let the shopping begin--we hit two stores before we went back to her house so she could see the family, I could drop my stuff off, and then we were off to the store she works at and where the crop is going to be.

5 p.m. So, while Harps taught her class I walked around the lss there and well shopped with out a care in the world. I then went next door to JoAnns, wow, so not like the crusty ones in town here. And the scrappy section there was huge!!! Went back to Heartland, shopped more. When Harps got done with class some of the Utah girls showed up to help set up for the crop. Kitty, Val, Jen, and Mon were all so sweet!!! We got that done and off to the house for some sleep.

10:30 p.m. Back at Harps and chatting with her and her husband, they are so cute. I believe I hit the bed about 11:30 or so. Long day but so much fun.

7 a.m. Up!! Stupid internal clock.
9 a.m. Leave house for crop, errands and coffee on the way. I must have coffee to be human.
9:30 a.m. Arrive at Heartland to get the croppin' started. I got to meet TB and his wife, they dropped off the prizes that CX donated, what an awesome place. Shortly there after, Scatty, Meg, Stacy, and Leslie showed up. The Southern contingent was present and accounted for. People started to trickle in, Christine, Shan`e, Roshelle, Alicia, (if I spell a name wrong I am so sorry), Randi, I am forgetting two or three names, they will come to me. Anyway, by the end of the day, we were all there, Nana, Shellie, and Mer joined us. We went to the other store and did a little Make-n-Take, fun little tag.

Lots and lots of chatting, I did manage to finish a page, and get almost done with a second. :D We all left the crop about 12 or a little after. Off to the house and hit the bed.

7 a.m. Up and adam, stupid internal clock!!
8:30 a.m. go for breakfast at Jen's house, she is so fun!!
10 a.m. Leave to go to DCWV!!! Wow what a blast this was. We got a tour, then off to lunch and a focus group--their first ever, very cool stuff. After that we went to their warehouse where we got to shop at 75% off prices. OMG let me tell you what, a girl could get in some serious trouble in there :D.

4 p.m. Arrive back at Heartland after a small pit stop at Wally World, I did find some really cute pj's and a Happy Bunny Halloween shirt :D. I needed some better jammies, it was jammie night!! I did manage to finish my page, and an entire other page. So my page count on day two was four, I know impressive as all get out.

Harps had to go home early, she was not feeling well. So, I followed Roshelle back to the house in Harps's DH's van. I am just going to say, experience, and no I don't drive a mini van. It was about 1 or so when I finally got to sleep.

7:30 a.m. Wow look, internal snooze! LOL
9:30 a.m. Ride with Ashley (I so know I spelled that wrong) ride to Heartland, for we are taking a little field trip to the store that Mer works at, and then its my big day.
11 or so we leave for Mer's LSS, a little late, but better late than never. Wow, what a fun little store it was too!!! Again, I had a great time shopping. I honestly do not know how my brain did not just explode, all the fun scrappy stuff that I have never seen face to face before. I tell ya, a girl can go crazy, and yes I did, thank you very much!! Oh, and there just happens to be a Roberts just down the way, well yes I had to go. Now for those that don't know, Robert's is like a Micheal's' or an AC Moore. Good deals in there too!! Naughty, yes and loving it! Ok, we need to cruise, Shellieh and I have plans.

1:30 Back at Heartland, food, makeup and hair--yes I got a little girlie girl. More on that later :wink:

5:30 / 6 p.m. Back to Heartland, supper is about ready, then the Personal Trainer guy came in to show us some stretches to do. Very helpful. By this time I really had to start packing, what an over whelming prospect that was. Oh, but we did play Greedy Girls, and that was fun, I will be sure to post pictures from that! Then packing. I decided to leave almost everything I bought there and had Harps ship it. I didn't want to go over weight on my suitcase, $80 seemed a bit steep when I knew I could get the stuff in some flat rate boxes (well Harps). So, I got my stuff all packed up, said my see y'all laters and I was off to the airport.

11:55 p.m. Get on plane number one

5:30 a.m. Arrive in Atlanta, airport number two for a three hour layover, joy and bliss
8:30 a.m. Second plane leaves for Charlotte
10:04 a.m. Arrive in Charlotte
12:30 p.m. Arrive at Home HURRAY

Once I got cleaned up I just lounged around on the couch all day and watched football, I love watching football. Snoozed some too. Well, I know I didn't discuss my loot, but I am saving that for when it arrives. I cannot wait, I wonder if I should take that afternoon off? LOL. Alright, thats it for now, until next time, peace!

Getting almost time!!

I cannot believe that in two days I will be in SLC shopping with little miss Harps at all the Scrappy stores. I am sure its not what I envision, you know a scrappy store on every corner, and isles and isles of paper, but its all good. I cannot be disappointed in the shopping, if I am most likely in need of a good shrink, lol.

So, today was my only day of work at work, and it was busy. Worked on the (and just forgot something I was suppose to do) reports I had started last week. I have most of them done, but the one I needed done before I left was done, so that is good. I had two meetings today, Department Heads, which I was almost late for, and a Faculty Meeting, which I was a little late for. I would have been on time, but seriously students do not know how to move through the hallways. Oh, and at lunch a few of us went down to the Fair Grounds, its South Carolina State Fair Time, for lunch. And man was that corn dog ever good, Bailey's are the best!!!! The fried mushrooms were awesome, and the sweet potato fries could have been crispier but still mmmmmmm, my allotment of grease has been met for the remainder of the year.

Other than that, just having some Internet issues at the house, but we are taking care of that. Hopefully I will get home from my trip and we will be all set up with high speed--how cool would that be. Not near as cool as going to crop in Salt Lake City baby!!!! Did I mention that? Oh, and one last thing, I got to see the most precious pic of my friends new baby girl Ella today. I need more details, but that little girl is beautiful with her full head of hair. Welcome Ella!!! And Frogs, breath, if nothing else breath, and buzz me if you need me girl.

Well that is it for now, have a good one, and if by chance I am MIA for a couple days its because I am in Salt Lake City, and I will be sure to update when I get back. Peace out from the Bunny Hole!!!

Friday, Hurray!

The week that was, what a day, what a week it will be!!

This week it was numbers numbers numbers. I realize I am the money person at work, but some days the only way I make it through is with my new mantra: "I love math, Excel is my friend!" And well, that could sum up the work week. It doesn't help when frustration sets in, then I usually step away, but the week was full of them. One good thing, my assistant helped me out big time, I know I tried that and on more than one thing too, but, today it worked. Don't ask, however, I do suspect a gremlin in my work space, I could be wrong. So, that helped, and it will really helped with my Monday as well. Because Monday next week at work is my Friday next week at work--it sure is going to be a busy, hectic, where did the day go day, and a faculty meeting to top it off. Joy and bliss! Could life at work get any better?

And then there is the week that will be. I cannot believe that I fly to Salt Lake City, Utah in five days to go scrapping. Yes, I think I just got goose bumps, excited much? I cannot believe that I am going to a Scrapbookers Paradise!!!! Not to mention a tour, lunch, and a focus group at DCWV!! How totally cool, Harps is so rocking this. Oh, and yes another reason to be excited, I get to see Harps, Nana, Meg, and Scatty again, and I get to meet a bunch of ladies from CX that I haven't met yet as well as some ladies we will need to recruit. My page kits are planned, my scrappy stuff is ready to go (I know I know but I have an EARLY flight.) Did I mention that I am totally excited about this trip, even if there could be snow. I get to go scrap book shop hopping!! Too bad there is still a lot to do between now and then.

Busy bunny for sure. I have a very long list of things I need to accomplish before I leave. Luckily one thing is done, haircut check! Did that after work, which is very cute, I should probably get a picture because I will never have it look like this again until the next hair cut! But that is something I needed to do before the photo shoot too. Laundry, clean, groceries, pack, and then throw work and family in there, shew, I am so glad I have Tuesday off.

Alright then, until next time, peace out from the Bunny Hole!

And its not even my Birthday!!

i pod
i mac
i spoiled

YES I AM!!!!

What a fun day for me. First, I finally broke down and decided to get the Big Bug aka Cricut Expression machine. What finally sold me was the ability to make my own embossing folders and stamps. I know they are working on some other stuff too, so yes I finally got bit by the bug. I have yet to play with it, but I think it likes its new home. This weekend I will have to look at it and see what I can do. But I am way excited!!

Second, dh came home with a present for me too, an iMac, and its beautiful. But of course I am going to have learn a new system, but I have a feeling I am going to be in love!!!

And third, its only six more days and I will be in Salt Lake City baby!!!!!! That is right, the Bunny is going on the road to crop with some girls from CX, and of course some scrappy shopping. I have been saving up for months, I mean really I am going to the mecca of Scrappydom and I am beyond stoked about it.

So, yes I am spoiled, but its all good, I am worth it.

Until next time, peace out from the Bunny Hole!!!

Bunny Blogging Take Two

Hey all y'all!!!

I realize that its been a long while. I will attempt to do better no promises.

Let's start with an update, the last time I posted I had just got the Cataloging job at the Law Library.

Well, I started on August 16th and have been loving it. In December I actually became the Head of Tech Services, and the Acquisitions Librarian. I have four full time assistants, one part time assistant, and a part time catalog librarian in my department. It sure does keep me busy.

Let me say one thing, the Law Librarians and the vendors sure know how to throw a party!! Baton Rouge was great, went there for SEALL, then I went to New Orleans for AALL, and this past July I attended AALL in Portland. I have met a lot of great people, and wonderful resources. Another cool thing about going on trips for work, I get to meet my CX friends in person, which is very cool.

I am still scrapping away--that will be the next post, I need to hit the bed.

Y'all have a good one, peace out from the hole!