Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Been hot and sticky. I think it may have rained. Karma in her usual spot with the cat grass planter as a pillow this time.
Well, the TV hasn't been working since Sunday now again. Can't even get to Netflix instant movies. ;( Haven't lost the wireless Internet, but it is super, super slow on the TV (like taking several minutes to load a new page--if at all). Says things like no TV signal, no tuner signal, telling me to stop recording when I am not recording anything...
I have restarted the TV computer (worked the first time for a while, but did nothing the other five times I have tried to reboot it the last couple days). Guess maybe we do need that additional direct wire/cable around the living room? I don't know. I just have no clue what to do with it, so I shut it off. Dagan and Leah come back tonight. I am sure they must be ready to pull their hair out! *sigh*
Meanwhile...no TV...I have been reading. Finished another of Caroline's books, been getting lost in the 1100's (Pillars), and reading some of my magazine stack. Been restless uncomfortable. Watched some youtube videos (my subscription updates) on the McLap--which, since the majority of my subscriptions are for craft videos, made me want to do something...anything easy I could do with a headache...
So I have been puttering the last couple of days. Finished cutting out the smaller flowers from all the scraps I had piled on the table. And then I started cutting out the backings for the bookmarks.
Stacked them by type with their white cardstock backing.
Cut each individual backing to fit each bookmark.
Saved all the white scraps for papermaking, of course. ;)
Here they are--stacked by the various sheets I made and labeled with post-it notes for later etsy online descriptions. These are the bookmarks we approved as the best of the lot--good enough to sell.
I am definitely keeping a few of these for myself, tho. ;) I still plan to finish going thru my tiny paint palettes, too, and making a few more sheets. Need some more bold colors, I think.
Anyways, the next step is to stamp the white backings and attach them all--then this batch will be ready for lamination--tada!
This year is fast getting away from me. I need to start working on birthday cards for 2011 and Christmas cards for this year! And I really wanted to try to have an extra set of each made up this year...ha!! Last year dental issues messed me up for months and, now, this year, too. Best laid plans, eh? hehe! Well, the headache is less severe today and the swelling has gone down some...maybe I can think straight enough to ponder some plans, at least, eh? :)
I think the quote for today is another version of "Don't Worry. Be Happy."
(Love this song!)
An "up" tune to play in my head today! Have a good one! :):)
"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom