Monday, November 15, 2010
For some reason it always cracks me up when Karma sits with her front legs crossed like this. Gives her this regal, bemused look. :)
Guess I must be actually missing my blog-every-day mindset. Here I am again. I took a light tan piece of cardstock this time and made another FlowerSoft fall tree.
I am just fascinated by this stuff!
These are the strangest looking tiny pieces of plastic or whatever they are made of.
When you get up really close they look quite spikey, but they are soft and spongy.
I am hooked! It only took a half hour session to make the one card, but I will definitely be playing some more. I have three colors that I have put into small canning jars. They come packed tightly into a plastic container, but you really need to be able to fluff them up, pinch out a bit at a time, and sprinkle. These little 4 oz. jars are the perfect size.
Here's the Autumn I've been using.
Maybe on flowers?
And Polar White.
Won't this make great snow on something or other? hehe!
I saw that they now carry some of the colors in a super-fine. Cool!
Oh--my debit card worked on Sunday. Maybe the problem was the computer crashing issues they mentioned? Anyways, I did order some stamps from USPS, my 2011 calendar refill from Barnes & Noble, and some ink and pen refills from JetPens. Nice to have a debit card again. Hope there are no identity fraud issues ever again with all the changes I have made with the computers.
Have I started to store my pictures on Windows? Nope. I am still using the Apple system. (Both are on the McLap now.) Why, you may ask? Because the Windows McLap does not recognize my printer. *sigh*
You have to just giggle and giggle. It's always something, right? Windows has a very long list of printers for me to chose from, but mine is not listed. It may be too old?! Apparently Windows doesn't believe it could possibly still be alive and kicking? Well, my HP G55 may be 11-12 years old, but it still going strong. Well, going slowly--but it still works--hehe!
I bought it "on sale/as is/floor model" from Office Max when I first moved up here to Fargo/Moorhead, but I can't remember if that was right away in 1999 or 2000. The scanner never worked (hence the "as is" notice), but the copier and printer did--and still do. I remember Dagan said it was a good deal even if it just worked for a year or two. I feel nervous talking about it. Me and my electronics don't usually have long relationships, you know? The few that really "get me"--they have stayed around for many years longer than expected. But so many of them flit in and out of my life too quickly--VCRs and computers, specifically, tend to go haywire in my presence. *sigh* And I love them so! Unfair.
I didn't realize I'd be talking about my trusty G55. I should have taken a picture of him. He is huge compared to the smaller versions they have now, I'm sure. I'll do that. He certainly deserves his acknowledgement and accolades. ;)
Well, it says 23 degrees for a low and 40 for the high today. The ground is still bare up here in Fargo. I'm going to read for a bit and see if I can catch a few more winks before morning. The week has begun! :):)
"For me, a lovely day is any day I wake up."
Bernie S. Siegel