Monday, January 10, 2011

Have you ever...

heard the phrase "Chatty Patty"?  This has become a HUGE discussion in seminary these days as I say "it's a saying that means you talk to much" and my kids in my class say "you're saying it wrong!  It's Chatty Cathy".  Now I realize there was a talking doll that was Chatty Cathy - BUT there was also a Chatty Patty! To me the meaning is the same thing and Chatty Patty rhymes better!  So here's my plea...Help me vindicate myself to these youngsters who obviously need to be schooled! Anyone out there remember such a thing besides me?!

Oh - and what about the phrase "Melvin Milk Toast"?  I say that too - they've never heard of it and think I'm high for saying it.  Melvin Milk Toast to me is someone who is wimpy, doesn't stand up for himself. I can't believe they've NEVER heard of these phrases before! Just what are they teaching these days? LOL

Anyone else heard of these terms besides me or do I need meds?

Any other "wonderful" phrases I can fling at them to really make their heads spin? lay it on me!! : )

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's a NEW year already!!

Can't believe I've abandoned this for MONTHS! It's been a little crazy here since the end of summer - I was called to teach early morning Seminary for my church. Which means I get up at 4:30 each morning so that I can leave by 5:30 to get to the church building. Class starts at 6am and runs until 6:45 and then I've got a few hours of study time each day as well so that I can be prepared for the lessons. It's a lot of work but I must admit that I am loving it! I'm learning so much and while my class is a bit on the large size (19 kids who pretty much attend everyday) I have truly enjoyed the interaction with these youth.

I'm sure I've got TONS I could type in here but for the sake of time (and since I KNOW I will never be able to "catch up") I will just pick up from here.

I promise to get back to this again soon - so if you're still out there reading - thank you! If not...come back!! plea please?!

In the mean time - we have a NEW Idea book for Close to my Heart coming out in just a few short weeks, February 1st to be exact. If you would like a copy of the new Idea Book - let me know I'd be happy to get one to you. I've had a chance to play a little with one of the new One of the new products - a "spray pen" and it's really cool!

Here's a short video on how to use it:

and here are a few cards I made with my technique club:

I promise to post again soon!! truly : )