Thursday, May 31, 2007

Blue Moon 5-31-07

A friend of mine sent this to me in an email...... check it out

May 31st marks the first blue moon since 2004.

The next won't occur until December 2009.

So for everyone who only do things once in a blue moon, now’s the time.

Click on the link below to learn more about the “Blue Moon”

Here's what it says:

When two
full moons occur in any calendar month, the second is called a blue moon. The term (in its modern usage) therefore has nothing to do with the Moon's actually color. A blue moon occurs about once in 2.5 years on average. A blue moon can occur in January and the following March if there is no full moon at all in February, as is the case in the years 1999, 2018, and 2037.
There are several other meanings ascribed to the term "blue moon" (the most common being "a very uncommon event"), but the one given here seems first to have appeared in The Maine Farmers' Almanac of 1937. The phrase "blue moon" has been around for several hundred years, but its meaning has changed a few times. The earliest use of "blue moon" meant an obvious absurdity which everyone knew never happened. However, the moon does occasionally turn blue as a result of smoke from forest fires or particles from a volcanic eruption. Since these blue-looking moons were rare but did happen from time to time, the phrase "once in a blue moon" was coined, meaning that an event is unusual, but can happen occasionally (Kibbey). "Blue moon" has also been used as a symbol of sadness and loneliness. That appears to have a history of its own among musicians and songwriters (Kibbey).
The following table lists all blue moons from 1990 to 2010 for dates in
universal time. Note that because the full moon occurs at different times (and therefore potentially on different calendar days and in different calendar months) in different time zones, the occurrence of blue moons is time zone (and daylight saving time) dependent. For example, a blue moon occurs on May 31, 2007 in the Eastern Daylight Time zone, but on June 30, 2007 in universal time. Blue moons cannot occur in February, since the Moon's synodic period is 29.531 days, but February is 29 days at its longest (during a leap year).

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

I'm not neglecting you, promise

I know it's been awhile since I have posted here. :( Busy getting through the end of the school year, baseball, and just whatever life tosses at me. Everytime I think I have some time to scrap, something else comes up. Well, hopefully that will change this weekend and I can complete a project I really want to get to and also do some scrapping.
Last weekend I did organize most of my pictures. Have to do some shopping too. Oh what fun! I love to shop..... especially for fun stuff.
My secret project that I was working on was entered into a contest. Well, I didn't win, but that's ok. First scrap type of contest I have entered into. The project was something I would have done anyways, regardless of the contest and winning some cash. I don't have it back yet, looks like June. But it may get published anyways, so I am told. Yippee!! My first time. I will for sure share when I am done. has something to do with base ball.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Got pictures?

I do. 236 to be exact. Found a nice box from Snapfish filled with pictures sitting on my front porch today. Now just need to find the time to sit down to scrap. Baseball has a lull for about 1 1/2 weeks until the TOC. School is out June 2. Hmmm, maybe I can get away one Saturday and spend the day at Angels scrapping. Hope so.
I am still trying to put things away from the last weekend. Yikes, I just don't have the room. Need a larger closet, or hey, a craft room would be great!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Crops2Remember weekend pictures

Well, it's been awhile since I have posted on here, but life has been keeping me very busy.
But let me tell you, our Crops2Remember weekend was great! I enjoyed every minute of it - enjoyed meeting new friends, scrapping and just having a super time.
I know I already posted about it but here are some pictures. I spent Sunday uploading 236 pictures to Snapfish. Have a lot of scrapping to do when I get them back. When is the next weekend, oh yea, August. Is it August yet?

The room started off clean
Red Buggy loaded to capacity
Check out all the goodies!
Evelyn and my mom brought dinner over Friday night
Jessica, Stephanie (MAMBI), Nan and Me
our yummy cake

too much black frosting for you young lady
Zutter robe winner Rebecca and Lori with Nan
You call this scrapping?
Julie, Fiskateer Cheryl, Krystal

Jessica, Cheryl, me, Nan

Scrap gals busy at work
Contest winners Julia, Elena, Michele
Queen of the Crop - Julia
Carole, me and Lori
Nan, Beth (Heritage Makers) and Me

I really need to get some scrapping done - hopefully one of these weekends. Will have layouts galore to post (I hope).

Have fun!!

Race for the Cure

This will be the 3rd year since I participated in the Race for the Cure on the Bagley Bunch team with my dear friend Michele.
The team began when in 2004 Michele's mother fought and won her battle with breast cancer. It was a devastating time, but with the love and support of the Susan G. Komen foundation (and friends and family!) Barbara made it through, as well as Michele's Step-Mom Marilyn who continues to fight, and is still CANCER FREE!!!Our team is made up of family and friends and it just wouldn't be the same without you! :)
Last year I did the 1 mile Family Fun walk with Evelyn and we had such a great time. Evelyn could see first hand what a difference people can make in the fight against this horrible disease. This year I signed up for the co-ed 5K run/walk. Evelyn has shown an interest in running so her and I will train for the 5K run.
You may sign up for whatever race or walk you'd like (or sleep in!)....BUT your contribution to our team matters and we need you!!Registration is open....won't you sign up and join my family on the "Bagley Bunch" Team #413!?
If you are unable to join our team, but would like to offer a donation and support our efforts....THANK YOU and GOD BLESS YOU! You may donate by clicking on the link below.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

WOW, What a weekend!

I had the best weekend last weekend. It was our first Crops2Remember scrap weekend. We have a wonderful group of ladies from all over So. Cal. I enjoyed every moment of the weekend. I was exhausted but it sure was worth it. I really enjoyed meeting each and every person at the weekend. You ladies are great!
We had some guests come to the weekend also Stephanie from Me and My Big Ideas, Fiskateer Cheryl, Beth from Heritage Makers and Debbie from Freckle Friends.
I managed to get a lot of pages done too in between chatting and getting food ready and raffle drawings.
I can't wait till our August weekend and to start planning future weekends.
Thanks ladies for your wonderful support and making this such a memorable weekend.
And also a special thank you to Jessica, Nan and Michele. We all worked together as a team to get this from an idea to details on a pink piece of scratch paper to a successful weekend.