Monday, January 09, 2012
Well, I'm finally back.
Silly me, thinking I could go three days in a row. Just the two days (3 hours each) knocked me down flat. (Proof: I slept 9, 9, and 11 hours Th-Sa!) I never made it to go shopping with Leah on Thursday. (Maybe later in the month--we still want to go fabric shopping together, at least.)
Anyways, Leah did go over to Office Max for me that night so I could get my $10 off on the printer inks that expired on the weekend. Leah called me--they were running a sale, too! I told her to go for it and check out the best deal. Well, normally my black and three colors will run $80-90. Leah got me the doubles (well, the double colors are more like 1.5) and it was $130. But I had the $10 off, so $120. BUT, they were also running a $10 gift card for every $50 you spent on ink...so I also have two $10 cards, too! So actually spent about $100 to get almost twice the ink!! Whoohoo! Really exciting because it is, obviously, a big purchase for me. Leah will bring them over on Wednesday. Happy, happy me! :):)
At the moment (holding my breath) it looks promising that they just might be able to move the loveseat over on Wednesday night. I am soooo hoping!!
Karma remains blissfully unaware of how her life will change--ROFL! ;)
Meanwhile, my Ink Drop order for January arrived. The theme was "new ink for the new year" and we all got random samples of a German brand of ink they recently started to carry called Rohrer and Klinger.
Holding them up against the light of the window gives you a better idea of the colors I got. Cool!
I have a couple of empty Preppy fountain pens that need converting over to eyedropper pens so I can try a couple of these samples...but I needed the rubber ring gaskets and more silicone grease...plus I wanted to stock up on some of the FP friendly writing tablets. So, I made a small order to Goulet Pens. They were out of the Triomphe tablets...so that gave me the perfect excuse to make another small order to Writer's Bloc...where I could also get the third color they carry (pearl grey) of the Clairefontaine Trophee paper that I use for my bookcards. I'll show you when they arrive, of course. Thanks to Mom and Dad and to my dear friend, Ruby, for the Christmas money to buy ink and papers!!
The weather has been crazy up here. We've had days in the 40s and even low 50s! What little snow we had is gone. I have slept with the window half open a few nights! Crazy! Feels like spring. It's 52 degrees right now and I have the porch door and the bedroom window open.
This is so wrong.
Tori, the last of the treats Kero sent to Karma went into the little round treat ball yesterday.
She finally figured out her lazy way to roll this treat ball back and forth...
...just takes her longer to get them out with the one hole--LOL!
She's rolling it on the backboard from the package the kitchen utensils came in--LOL! You know how she needs to claim things. For a while, anyways. I can only stand Karma's "trash" on the floor for so long--LOL! It went out in the garbage today. And now I can't find the treat ball. I think she rolled it under the dresser again. ;)
Last night I did a quick background in my art journal.
Was just trying some Noodler's Blue-Nosed Bear (the dark spots)...
...and some Private Reserve Naples Blue.
Looks more blue than turquoise in the photo.
When I was in the Art Every Day in November I met Trisha and she told me about this Ning group I could join for free in January called SOAR through the Just Be Yourself site. It's all about journaling--whether just plain diary-type writing, or an art journal, or a collage journal, or doodling journal...whatever you want...or more than one. Pretty loose rules and looked like fun. Supposed to go all year long!
Well, I just today found out where the links were for the weekly lesson/suggestions/quote. You know I don't claim to be computer savvy. ;) I think I looked five separate times that first week--LOL! But only took me twice to catch which link on the second week. So, I think I'm okay now. Geez! No computer whiz here!
All I've managed to do so far this year was my writing journal twice and do this one art journal background. I'd better get into some kind of a new routine here pretty quick. I wanted to get back to journaling and reading in the mornings again. I had quit in November because I'd never have been able to do the blogging and the art every day and anything else. (Still amazed I did the whole month!) But right now...being pretty much away from the computer for several days...I'm so behind that I'm overwhelmed!
Made me really look over my blogging. I am following 155 blogs!! I had no idea! Right now I have about 225 blog posts to read. (OMG!) Probably a couple more by now because, with breaks, I've been working on this for going on three hours. Obviously it is going to take me a while to catch up. I will, though. :)
I was curious. Out of my 155 blogs only 20 of them have over 500 followers and 82 have under a hundred. I guess I follow a lot of smaller blogs, eh? :):)
Anyways, I'm back. Feeling better. Less moaning zombie--LOL! The rest of the day...washing clothes and I shall respond to comments and begin to read blogs. Oh, and while I was writing this the mail came and my Goulet order is waiting for the box cutter!! Whoohoo!!
Probably see you tomorrow afternoon.
Hope this is a great week. :)
"People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost."
The Dalai Lama