Tuesday, March 27, 2012
What have I been doing since last we spoke?
You may remember back when I finally cleaned my files and my desk that I had this entire box filled to the brim with papers that needed shredding. Well, I do
eventually usually get around to my various projects.
I'd take big clumps of paper out of the box and shred till the shredder got warm (doesn't take long).
I finished the first bag on Sunday.
Yesterday was a cloudy day. We had a visit from a couple crows!
They were checking out the big puddle in the parking lot. I don't know why crows get me so excited, but I just love to see them. I used to see them a lot when I lived in Moorhead. Sometimes one or two would follow me as I was walking to the college...for blocks and blocks. :) Was delightful to have a short visit. Not that they know I'm here, but it always makes me smile to see them.
Yesterday I got a couple really fun things in the mail. My brother and his wife usually send me a Target gift card for my birthday. Isn't this butterfly card just one of the wildest plastic cards you've ever seen? Thanks, Blaine and Kathy! The card was beautiful, too.
Then...Tracey Fletcher King was complaining on her blog one day about how she hates snail mail because it's just bills and junk mail. Well, you know how I LOVE snail mail with hand written letters and handmade cards...I asked her for her address so I could send her something fun. (She LOVES tea and I had a set of tea related stamps I have thought of since I met her last November.)
Well, Tracey--this talented Australian artist--made me a card!! (Kind of embarrassing that I rubber stamped a card for her, but I am not an artist.) She also attached gorgeous little paintings to the envelope. (Am covering addresses with her card.) These are the two flowered cups on the front on the envelope...
...and these are the set of four teapots on the back. Isn't the card lovely? The mat under the cup is so colorful. Her work is always bright and cheerful--and makes me smile. Thanks, Tracey!! I am absolutely delighted!!
Meanwhile, back to the shredding--LOL! I finished a second bag yesterday...
...and started on a third. That is the last of the box of paper on the table and I hope it all fits in this third bag and I can finish today.
You can bet Karma does, too. She has not been able to get in her afternoon beauty sleep since Saturday--LOL! Karma is both intrigued by what I'm doing and greatly annoyed by the sound of the shredder. So she alternates between staying in the room to keep an eye on the goings on and hiding under the bed to catch a few winks.
This morning we had a bit of filtered sun for a short time. Karma went out on the porch to catch a few half-rays. It didn't last long.
Totally clouded over and grey, but it's 52 degrees out. Feels a little warmer than it has been because the wind finally died down. That beating dryer flap kept me up half the night. The wind finally died down and then I slept in this morning...ahhh! Silence really is golden. ;)
I see raindrops on the window. More light rain. Mother Nature seems to be making up for all the snow we didn't get this winter. Which is good! Good for the farmers. :)
I saw the announcement that Blogger will have a new look in April. Thought maybe, for once, I'd go ahead and switch over instead of waiting until they force me into it. But then a box came up...I knew there were a ton of choices ahead...I was tired...and wondering what the heck had gotten into me...so I clicked not now...thinking I had backtracked to the old form. Well, not in the blogger dashboard, I didn't! *sigh*
They have a different way to load photos now. I used to be able to cut and paste and move them around before I started writing the blog, you know? I tried and tried and tried. I cannot figure out how to move a photo anymore. I deleted the blog post entirely. Thought I could start over, right? Oddly, when I started a brand new post and clicked to add photos...all the same photos were still there from last time!! So frustrating!
I had to delete that post, too, and then completely shut the whole computer down and restart it to be rid of those first pictures I had chosen. Awk!!!! You can choose more photos at a time, but you had better have them sorted and in the exact order you want them in the first place, I guess. At least I have to because I cannot figure out how to move them. And, of course, everything looks very different and there are new icons.
Old dog had a bad morning with Blogger--LOL!
Well, today I shall shred.
Tomorrow Ruby will arrive!
So, I'll probably be back this weekend.
Have a great day!! :):)
"Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough."