Friday, November 09, 2012
You might want to grab a cup of coffee or tea this morning. Lots of ground to cover and I am finally feeling like I am on my way to rejoining the land of the living as of Wednesday. :)
The Artist's Playroom Challenge this week was sunsets.
These are all sunrises.
But they could almost pass, right?
I hope Jennifer will forgive me. Been sick...only face east...and you know how often I leave the apartment--LOL!
The Zendala Dare this week had a special challenge (Erin does that once a month). In honor of Thanksgiving we had to use tangles that began with P, I and E for pie. (Made me wish I was farther on my Tangle Binder--LOL!)
I kind of adapted or modified: peaks border, intersection, and euca. Looks like it should spin in the pounding wind we have today--LOL!
I was awake so much of the time for way too long and keeping poor Karma from her 20 hours of beauty sleep...
...so as soon as I started sleeping longer a couple nights ago and was not making incessant noise 24/7...
...Karma has been totally zonking out. Apparently she's either not worried about me anymore or is too tired to care--LOL!
This month I finally signed up at Luminarte for Dion Dior's A Taste Of Silks online class! Apparently you can work through the classes at your own speed and I have until September 2013 to do so, I believe. (I was very sick and foggy brained at the time, but I downloaded all the classes already and that's what I remember reading someplace along the way.) With my $60 fee I got $30 of store credit so the class is really only $30--and I ordered some more Silks, of course.
I needed some more colors for the class and got a couple of the newly released colors, too.
Okay...I really do have a lot of art & craft stuff. From her long list of materials suggested for class (and the beyond-the-call-of-duty list, too) I only am missing one optional product. Tulip dimensional fabric paint. Sounds like fun! Whether I start the class until after the holidays is a big question. Christmas cards have to come first. But I am so happy that it is there waiting for me!!
Ordered some odd things this month from Amazon. I have this limping, leaning cart between my washer and dryer (has a broken leg or two).
I get these big boxes of Shaklee laundry soap through Leah and they are too big to fit on this narrow cart...or for me to pick up and haul about for that matter (bum arm)...so I was using several empty sherbet containers to hold the laundry soap.
Trouble is after while the sherbet containers start to come apart around the rims so I found a container I thought might work and got one to try out. Perfect!!!
I know. Not a big deal to those of you who can just stop in to Target or BedBath&Beyond whenever you want. I have to measure and compare products and take a leap of faith. So exciting when it's just perfect!! Like the tubs I bought little by little for the wall shelves--whoohoo! Doesn't take much to thrill me, eh? So happy! I'll order a couple more of these now and be all set. They're even easier for me to pick up one-handed, too! Ahhh!
One of the two cans of fish food arrived--the granules. Funny how I can have one order to Amazon end up coming in 4-6 different boxes. There are more boxes on the way.
I did get a couple more of the ArtBin Prism containers! (Have moved shelves around on the wall unit again, too.) They are the top two on the bottom stack. The top three are divided into six compartments that are perfect for pens. The bottom three are just single containers with no dividers. (I also have one more coming with 18 compartments I wanted to try out.)
Karma lucked out this month. When the groceries arrived there were a LOT of things not in stock (like $60 worth!). I go through and check if there is anything absolutely essential that didn't come...kitty litter. Must have Karma's kitty litter. So, I wondered--would Amazon have kitty litter with no shipping? I found a 40 lb bag of scoopable litter I've never tried that was cheaper than what I pay every month for her Fresh Step, Scoop Away, or Tidy Cat Scoopable. But I needed to order more to have the $25 minimum for no shipping, right? So, I ordered something for me (non-essential) and something for Karma (non-essential). With cats...I just hope she likes it. You never know. I'll show you all those when they arrive, too. Keep you in suspense--LOL!
Also, while I was miserably sick, I got this wonderful video in an email. It's only about 4 1/2 minutes. I hope you have the time to peek at it. Seeing young people come up with such beautiful, compassionate ideas renews my hope for us as a species.
You know how I enjoy writing letters...and then add spreading random positives and love...well, sign me up! Just one letter a month, but more if you want to. Check it out at her website The World Needs More Love Letters if you think it might be something you'd like to do, too. :):)
One more thing before I leave...
Dad, I know you faithfully read my blog. Here's a picture of when you and Mom were here in 2010 and Karma actually let Mom comb her--shock! (Back before my trusty old recliner finally bit the dust.) We were all chuckling!
And here's you and Mom and your three kids all together for the first time in 14 years this last summer: Blaine, you, Mom, me, and Renee.
Happy 92nd birthday, Dad! :):)
I am still half-to-two-thirds-miserable, four days behind reading blogs (sorry, rarely commenting--will once I have my head above water again), and with over 45 emails yet to respond to...but I hope to catch up this weekend and feel better every day. I have Christmas cards to work on next week! ;)
"If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life."