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Final Update for 2008...

Good grief where did 2008 go?!?!

1. Daily Bible reading (Chronological Reading Plan) - I missed 24 days.
2. Finish Medical Transcriptionist course - Working on session 16 out of 18.
3. Get re-organized & decluttering (2 rooms & master closet) - Have not finished this one.
4. Continue work on debt repayment - Truck is paid off! NO MORE VEHICLE PAYMENT!!!
5. Finish getting house together & decorated - Still needing a decorator.
6. Read 1 book a month - I read 32 books.
7. Scrapbook & stamp regularly -This has been an on again-off again thing with me.
8. Exercise regularly - I've been studying martial arts since May (Two 45-min classes each week).
9. Lose weight (30 lbs.) - 0 lost and 0 gained.

Blogger's Challenge 79 - Celebration

Here is this weeks challenge. The theme is celebration and so I did a birthday card. Don't forget to click on the blogger's challenge button to the right and see what the other girls came up with.

Stamps - House Mouse
Ink - Unknown
Paper - Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, DCWV pattern paper
Embellishments - Ribbon, Faux Dew Drops, Stickles
Coloring Medium - Prismacolor pencils, Gamsol

I passed my Gold Belt test!

I don't think I had ever mentioned on here that dh and I started studying martial arts the May. DH wanted us to have a common activity that we do together since we each have our own hobbies. He figured that since the kids had already been in martial arts for a year that would be a good activity for us too.

I'm still not sure how much I'm liking it but I'm doing it. We official receive our green belts on Thursday at the belt ceremony. We are studying a mixed form of martial arts that includes: Korean Tae Kwon Do, American boxing, Thai kickboxing, Filipino knife and stick fighting, Japanese and Chinese weapon training training, practical street self defense techniques, and submission grappling from the ground.

I got a new toy to play with...

I finally bought a new camera. Been playing with it for about a week and a half now. The price on the Nikon D80 dropped after the D90 came out. Now to figure out how to use this thing. There are so many buttons and knobs. I still need to get an external flash & I think I'm going to buy a 50mm F/1.8 and then sell the kit lens that came with it. I also need to find a camera bag, but I want something cute like a Vera Bradley bag or something equally cute to use.
I'm hoping that I will again find my creative mojo and be able to start doing something creative again soon.

I also bought a Canon XSi and tried the 2 cameras out side-by-side because I was torn between the two. The XSi is a nice enough camera, but it does not have the same quality feel that the Nikon has. I took several photos with both cameras making sure to match the settings. Then I printed them out. The photos were very close to each other printed even though the XSi has 2 more megapixels. When the flash…