Monday, December 31, 2012
Monday-10:15am: New Year's Eve
What an odd dark morning we had yesterday.
Yes, that's the early morning sun looking more like a moon.
Kind of creepy, but cool!
But this morning we have bright sunlight on our white world...
...and it is New Year's Eve!! Today I will clear off the craft table and gather all my "stuff" (once a year it all gets cleaned and dusted--LOL!). I'll do the burning bowl, pick an Angelic Messenger Card, maybe get out the Healing Rune Stones, say goodbye to 2012 and greet the new year!
I love New Year's Eve!!
This weekend I made up some super simple Thank You cards and when I took these pictures I realized just how off the color is on my camera.
These are actually pale yellow!
Was some cards and envelopes I ordered a few years ago. The card stock is so thin that you can't really do much with it as far as layering or anything, so I kept it really simple. These are all off in the mail today.
And I am saying goodbye to the red suede leather holder I told you about that I have used since 1999 for my calendars.
Camera again. It really doesn't look this good--LOL!
It is really grungy and dirty...
...with shiny worn areas. But I didn't get rid of it. I tucked it away in a box in the closet because I may find something that fits it again...or I can just keep it as a memento.
Speaking of--I am greatly disappointed already with the new desk calendar. The paper is cheaper. I already found out that the paper is so absorbent that I can't use my Triplus Fineliners or my LePens because they bleed right through the paper!
But now I found out that I can't even use my Boss Highlighters!
Can you see them tucked under the little drawers there on my desk?
My Boss Highlighters!
I can't use my Boss Highlighters!
I bought this set in late 1997 or early 1998 when I got the job in the office at Lee Square (senior condos) in Minneapolis. I color-coded everything because I had actually had five jobs (plus) there: receptionist, activities director, marketing director, social worker (illegally per demand of my boss), and I was also the live-in emergency services person. No wonder I got mono averaging 117 hours a week, but I loved that job--loved those people! I still get a call every December from Betty. :)
Anyways, I left and came up here to Fargo to go to college in the fall of 1999 (still recovering from mono) and bought my red leather calendar holder for school...and still color-coded with my Boss Highlighters for classes, appointments, calls, presentation meetings, tests, etc.
When I was forced to quit school in 2004 because my health continued to decline...I still used the desk calendar and color-coded with my Boss Highlighters: calls, appointments, people coming over, Sacred Circle (which we haven't done for such a long time--kind of what I am going to do tonight alone), Caroline's days...
I have used these Boss Highlighters for fifteen years and not one of them has dried up. I mentioned them once on the blog a few years ago, thinking they couldn't possibly last much longer, right? They're magical, I tell you!
Now, I know I can use my Sharpie Pens...
...because they won't bleed through the paper...but I can't use my highlighters! :( Sure...I can color code with the Sharpie Pens because they came in a color set, but my Boss Highlighters--my calendar buddies for the last fifteen years--will feel unwanted. They may lose their magic and dry up!!
I am honestly not sure what to do.
I might have to buy another desk calendar.
I know this may seem frivolous and insignificant to most people (Dagan and Leah would just smile and shake their heads, but they tolerate me because they're used to me and they love me)...but I know there are a few other office supply freaks out there, like myself, who would understand my sad dilemma. ;)
Oh, and I realized that I had a few things I had forgotten to show you that I got in Christmas cards! They were small and I immediately put them over on my end table by my spot (do I sound like Sheldon?) and forgot to take pictures.
From Florida, I got this four-leaf-clover card...
...that Laura made for me!! How cool is this?!
And then, from Australia, Cindy sent these tiny pieces of her beautiful artwork!
I believe these are ATCs. I have known about them for years--Artist Trading Cards--but have never tried making any, myself. I can just see those fish in my bathroom...somehow...hummm?
Thanks so much, ladies! I obviously glommed onto them all so quickly that my normal camera thoughts didn't have time to click in--LOL!
What a year!! What a year!!
I'll take pictures tonight. Even though any of you who have been following the blog for over a year have already seen my New Year's Eve ceremony pics...I love this night so much that I can't not take pictures--LOL!
Oh, Dagan and Leah's car was totaled...not a surprise when the engine and radiator were pushed back like that. They are waiting for the check from the insurance company so they can go car hunting. This Thursday they are picking me up after work and we are heading over to Tochi's! You can see a post here about this local natural foods store I absolutely adore! (I even posted videos!) And then we're heading over to their place and Leah is going to cut my hair for me. I forgot to ask if we were having "our" Christmas. No matter. Going to be fun! :)
Well, I need to get moving here. Got to switch loads of clothes and start gathering up all my "stuff" from various nooks and crannies all over the apartment--LOL!
Happy New Year!!
See you Friday! :)
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson