Tuesday, January 31, 2012
A lot of cold winter mornings with no splashy sunrises. ;)
I finally--yes, FINALLY--got going on the birthday cards for 2012 again. Good thing as I need half a dozen for February. The next step was cutting the rectangular shape around the cupcake using my Cuttlebug and a Spellbinder's die.
Lay down the paper on my battered B plate, position the die over the cupcake, place the C plate on top...
...run it through to cut it the rectangle shape and then flip it over...
...lay the rubber mat on top...
...then a piece of chipboard for a shim and another B plate...
....run that through the machine...
...and pop out the cupcake--all embossed around the edges.
Repeat 50 times.
I am now finished with that part.
The next step is to apply the caulking icing!
Karma noticed I had removed the misting box from the hallway boxes...
...so she parked herself comfortably on top of them.
She doesn't know it yet (I am keeping the planter up on the table until the grass is a good two inches high because she tends to pull them out by the roots even more so when they are short) but her grass is already on the rise. Won't be long and she can gnaw away!
I had my federal housing inspection on Monday morning. Bob has been coming to see me once a year since I lived in Moorhead, was still going to college, was in terrible pain, and looked like I was on death's door--LOL! Such a sweet man!
I have been working on the usual--balancing the checkbook, writing out bills, and figuring out the budget for February. I also have had paperwork and various copies to be made for the state's annual review. All that took up most of my day yesterday.
I spent today catching up online and puttering about a little with journals and such. It's a very dark day, albeit warmer (32 degrees). In fact it might be raining lightly. I think I hear a light patter on the silent air conditioner. Karma is snoring next to me in her plush cat bed. The building has even been quiet today. Only the occasional door slamming or footsteps in the hallway or on the stairs. Just a contented, peaceful day in Fargo. :)
Tomorrow night Leah and I plan to drag down all the polymer clay supplies (closet over the washer and dryer) for our project for Miss Tori. ;) Be so nice to see Dagan and Leah after missing our last two Wednesday nights (me and my crazy hours!). Life is good!
Just for the heck of it, hug somebody today. Or give someone a big smile. Or give someone a compliment. Or open a door for someone. Or tell somebody you love them. Everybody needs those things sometimes. :):)
"Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen."