Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Ah, a new year, and a new header!

I swear, thanks to Amy Bleser's FAB blog header templates at Scrapbook-Bytes I have changed my header more inthe past 6 months than I did in the past 2 years LOL. Currently featuring my upcoming Valentine's kit called Sweetie Pie, you, my faithful blog readers, get a sneaky peek of the new kit. Look for it at Digital Freebies next week.

I am currently working on getting my own store up and running, just working out some coding problems I am having with the header, and then we'll be ready to go. I never though, 2 years ago when I started designing that I would ever open my very own shop, but Maria LaFrance Designs is slowly becoming a reality. (Slow because I am doing all the work myself so I can learn how all this stuff works LOL).

So on the personal front, Piper is sick...again. I swear we've got a super bug living in our house that just will not go away no matter what I do! We were all just sick for Christmas, and now we're all going to be sick again. Not to mention we were sick on Thanksgiving, on Halloween, and probably a month before that too.
It's been completely crazy!

My on-the-ground course start next Wednesday at Quinnipiac, one of my online courses is going now, and my other one starts on Jan 30. I am starting at a new school this semester, so I will see which of the online platforms I like more, and probably stick with one rather than both. Or, if it's easy to juggle, maybe keep both. Regardless this is my last physical course for a while. I am going to go strictly onlone for a bit and see how it goes.

we're still trying to find a preschool for Piper for next year. The one I had my heart set on already has a waiting list (we're 8 back). We visited another one last week and weren't all that impressed. The staff was undereducated and the director seems to have lost all passion for the job. It seemed little more than a daycare, which is not what we want for her. It is difficult finding the combination that we need (OK with parent volunteers, all children eat the same snack - for Piper's egg allergy safety). I can seem to find one or the other, and only the 2 schooles (mentioned above) that were OK with both. I found one more, but it's in another town, and I'm not sure how annoying it would be to take her further, as the class is only 2.5 hours. By the time I got back home, settled, and working, it would be near time to drive back out and pick her up again. But, I'm going to schedule a visit anyways, maybe it will be perfect, and there will be a WiFi access cafe next door, so I can bring the laptop and work. Who knows!

Alrighty, off to wash the dishes and get the crock pot going! Gatta love a crock pot dinner :)

Big hugs to all my readers! Stop over at Digital Freebies and see what's new. I don't have a release this week, but there's some great new stuff that you won't want to miss :)

4 Comments:

Anonymous WendyW said...

Ugh...I totally feel you on the pre-school thing. I've procrastinated this big-time and doubt I'll get him in anywhere now! I never went to preschool...but in today's society it's shunned if you don't...Oh well...good luck!

5:31 PM  
Anonymous Aimeemomof2 said...

Love your new header!! The blog looks just gorgeous!

12:42 PM  
Blogger Meredith said...

I can't wait to see the new kit, Maria! It looks amazing! We were looking at pre-schools, too. They are so expensive. I couldn't believe it! We'll see what happens.

12:16 AM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Maria, i stopped by to see what is new with you and WOW, lots, great to hear your doing on-line classes now! thats awesome. Wish i could be of help with the preschool but we weren't living in this town when Tyler went to preschool. Your own store, that is so cool, i've very excited for you! Your designs are so awesome, i love looking at your stuff. I wish i wasn't so stinking hands on and needing to touch the stuff or i swear i'd go digital! Maybe someday, in the meantime awesome to catch up with you and Piper looks exactly like you in your header! She is gorgeous!

5:03 PM  

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