Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Been having beautiful sunny days in the 70s and even hit 88 one day.
The perpetual parking lot puddle finally vanished.
Been bringing the rose plant out on the porch with me during the day (still chilly at night).
Only glitch--we've had this dog whining, barking, and crying off and on most days for the past couple months--can start as early as 6am! *sigh* I've mentioned this to a few of you. The office knows about it and thinks it belongs to some people who are leaving. The dog must be just left out on their patio all day--poor thing! (But it drives me nuts some days.)
Yesterday it was howling away, but as soon as I went to grab my camera...it quit. Since I hadn't made a video for a long time, decided to chat with Karma a little since I had so rudely interrupted her afternoon nap.
The dog is loud enough sometimes that Karma hides under my chair..."on alert"...
...as if she thinks he's going to magically show up on our porch or something.
This isn't the loudest it gets, but I finally caught a little this afternoon before Caroline arrived. Karma was sleeping inside where it was a little quieter because I closed the living room windows. (You know how annoying it is if I am closing windows on a nice day!!)
Thank goodness they take the dog in at night, eh? ;)
This looks weird, I know. After Karma's cat grass collapsed in the cold I trimmed it down and dried it on the counter top for several days. I actually use it for inclusions in paper making. Just a little home-grown, green botanicals. ;)
Now this really gave me a chuckle! I have never gotten a DVD from Netflix that looks like an illegal copy--ROFL! Have any of you seen anything like this before from Netflix?
I preferred the Swedish version, actually, of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo to this newer English version, but they are both riveting. It's a dark, convoluted mystery and the girl is anything but your ordinary main character. If you prefer movies without graphic violence, these are not for you. Very much a main ingredient of a couple parts of the storyline. Fairly brief, considering the importance--not gratuitous, but deeply jolting. Oh, and if you don't like movies with subtitles then definitely watch the new version in English. Won't be everybody's cup of tea, that's for sure.
My mom sent me a little charm! Purr-fect! Thanks, Mom!! What a sweet little surprise.
Lang.com has a sale going on their sets of decorative boxes. I love their box sets! Over the years I have purchased a couple of them. Even paid full price for the rectangular ones you see below--so you know I love them. ;)
They're really sturdy...
...strong enough to hold heavier supplies...
...come in five sizes...
...and quite durable (I've had these since I lived in Moorhead and they look brand new).
I didn't want to ruin them with stickers or tape so have just labeled what's inside with a folded sheet of cardstock over one end.
The covers keep the labels in place.
What a pretty way to store some odd things (like this one has blank coasters and ATCs).
I bought an oval set, too. They are so pretty, but odder shape to store things inside, you know? Perfect for textiles, ribbons, and lace, though.
Some of the boxes are over at Leah's. She's a fan, too. ;)
Anyways, I asked Dagan and Leah if they could buy some boxes for me and let me pay them back in June. I don't know if Lang is phasing their decorative boxes out or what, but they have waaay less to choose from than they used to and I have never seen a $40 set on sale for $12.00! ?? I haven't been to their website for a long time, though.
I have three sets of boxes coming!! Whoohoo! Fortuitous that we have never gotten around to a complete reorganizing of the craft and art supplies after all, wouldn't you say? LOL! ;) There will be pictures, of course.
That's plenty for today. I think I am done with my semi-blog break. Some drier weather for several days has helped thaw out the creaky bones and aching muscles. I'll get back to commenting tomorrow, too--just start on the new posts. I have been reading all your blogs, though!! :):)
See you soon!
"There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly."