Rita's Ramblings: a basically house-bound woman in Fargo, North Dakota blogging for friends, family, and anybody who finds it interesting. I talk about art or craft projects, my grandson (Ian), the weather, movies, books, health, and whatever happens to be going on in my life. Welcome!
Sunday, December 06, 2009
I tried. This morning the earth is covered by diamond flakes! Sparkly, tiny diamonds fluttering softly to the ground. I took half a dozen pictures--but they all looked like this. I just couldn't capture the bright flashes of light in the sky and the twinkling, gleaming, crystal snow. :( I tried.
I love the diamond snow! I wish I could have shared what it really looks like because it is absolutely beautiful! When the light hits the snow just right it looks like angels have laid down a fragile, white diamond blanket upon the earth. :) But this fine morning I guess the gift is for my eyes...and Karma's. I wonder if she notices? Or does she gaze past it like so many humans do?
Cat Radio. Children running and giggling in the hallway--hehe!
Well, yesterday I counted card parts. This tray has the snowflake parts for our 80 Christmas cards--in burgundy.
And here are the rest of the parts for our 80 cards. We need 15 more white embossed fronts, tho.
Here are all the parts for 23 bright red ones Leah had started on Wednesday...
...and our two accidental dark red ones--hehe!
Then there's the leftovers.
I made a list of what we would need to fill in so we could use all of these extra parts so we can sell them next Christmas on Etsy. It would be too late this year by the time we got all these extras done. And--when we are finally done with our 80 we will probably be due a break--ROFL!
Last night I was watching some shows I had taped. When I turned the tape off the TV was on PBS. Andrea Bocelli (blind tenor) was singing some beautiful Christmas songs so I left it on while I went to check my email. (Still trying to catch up--of course.)
I heard the name of a group of phone volunteers...Leah's! I looked and there she was in the front on the right in the group photo shot.
This is all I ever can see of her. She was in this very same spot last year--hehe! You can see her one eye behind the lady's shoulder.
I'm so proud of her. Giving blood...volunteering for PBS...isn't she just a wonderful person!?
And that wonderful person will be over later today to put Christmas cards together with me...and watch more Northern Exposure--hehe! :)
It was 20 years ago today that I woke up tobacco free. I can't sit here and tell you the story today (need to save my back and shoulders for cardmaking) but I promise I will tell the story before the end of the year. And I will label it in the title so it will be easy to find for those of you who just drop by occasionally. I promise. A guardian angel story seems quite appropriate for the Christmas season. :)