Thursday, June 23, 2011

Rockpoint Worship Band

I am so happy that I finally have good quality pictures of Greg playing at church.  I believe Sarah just took these pictures for her personal portfolio but I absolutely love that she took these. I especially love how Sarah captured the little nuances of Greg's demeanor while he's playing, which only I may be aware of after watching him play all these years.  Love, love, love these - awesome job Sarah Bel Gray !!


 
 


Sarah captured these pictures during  a week Greg played keys which I equally love...



We just lack pictures of Greg on Bass, once we have those, we'll have a complete portfolio for this master musician - totally love how talented he is! Though modest b/c even this post will embarrass him a little. Sorry hon. ;)

Monday, June 20, 2011

Catching up with Coupons

I recently took an involuntary hiatus from my life due to a work project that took 563 hours of my time.  As a result, a number of personal priorities were left unattended....

At times, it was my child who watched countless hours of cartoons (insert mom-guilt) while I pecked away at my computer, working late into the night again.  Other times, it was my house - unkept, cluttered, a total wreck of a home (exaggeration? Not at all.)


And the majority of the time, I neglected clipping coupons.  Realistically, I didn't have time to shop the store sales anyways.  There were a couple of times I had to shop for basic necessities but there was no time for coupons or checking sales.  I recall holding a box of Minute Rice for $4.99 - not on sale and no coupon.  I wanted to throw up.  I can no longer pay full price for items without feeling completely sick to my stomach.  And that's when I realized...this lifestyle has become an addiction.  Literally.

Now I'm catching up, tonight I clipped my coupons. Whew.  Relief.  Now I can shop with a clear conscious.  Grocery stores, get my freebies ready, here I come!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

It is finished.


The data conversion project I've been working on for 2 months finally went live Friday night at 6:46pm pst.  Released.  Done.  Over.  Finished.  Why all the fuss?  What's the big deal?

Well....it means I can have my life back!  I can sit on the couch with Greg at night again.  I can play with Nathan. Cook quality dinners again.  I can clip my coupons & grocery shop like I used to, I can scrapbook, I can work on our yard, I can work on home projects, I can take Nathan to the library....

*happy face* - *happy dance* - *happy me*

Monday, June 6, 2011