Tuesday, April 29, 2014
OMGoodness! I just realized it was Tuesday! LOL! And a whole week has flown by without me blogging. Heavens to Betsy! Just been busy, I guess.
Well, let's see...
I added the pump for some air in the fish bowl. The tiny 3M removable clip worked perfectly to hold the tubing so the air stone doesn't flip out.
Yes, the pump needs a good cleaning, but I noticed the fish needing air more than a clean pump--LOL! I'll get back to it.
All those bags on my little green cart are full of gravel in ice cream pails. I wheeled them and my trash out to the dumpster. Then later wheeled out the ten gallon tank with cover and light (when I got the light strip cleaned which isn't in there yet in this photo).
Before Dagan and Leah arrived on Thursday I worked on Leah's baby shower thank you cards...
...and got all the thank yous stamped.
I know other people love StazOn ink pads, but they drive me crazy. They dry up so fast and don't give solid coverage if you have textured paper. Regardless, they were all stamped before D&L got here.
Leah worked on cutting out the baby buggies and finished! Dagan did the SpotBot for me. (After the fish tank project my back was pretty bad.) And I got a new belly shot before they left. So this would be somewhere around 7 months along now. Hard to say when they changed her due date to three weeks earlier. McBaby will arrive when he's good and ready. ;)
Since then, I have not been moving very quickly...but I have kept moving. Been working on putting together the thank you cards (T Stands for Tuesday folks over at Elizabeth's, note the trusty thermal coffee mug) on the several rainy days we had in a row...
...while Miss Karma slept...
...and slept the dark days away.
Oh, and I haven't forgotten about the fauxdori covers. I have been diligently dealing with them every day, believe it or not. When I used the heated coconut oil--well, I got way too wild and crazy with it. Put way too much on, I guess. I have been trying to leech the oil back out ever since. I was pressing them using old washcloths between and around them...then used computer paper...switching them out every day...and there is still oil soaking on to the computer paper. Yesterday I decided to try to air dry them for a while.
Not that this will actually do anything for all I know, but I keep working on them. They are definitely not as hard and stiff as they were when I got them from Amazon--ROFL! Just have to keep working at getting the oil out of them now. I don't know why this cracks me up like it does, but I am sitting here giggling as I am telling you this. First I want it in and then I want it out. Murphy's Law, I guess, eh? ;)
I am really hoping to get over to the art table again soon. I even got my deck of Mixed Media Inspiration Cards (Kiala Givehand's) in the mail last week...
...but I was too busy saving fish and snails to play--LOL!
There are 52 suggestions of what to do next on mixed media or an art journal page...
...and since I do get stuck a lot (actually almost every time I finish a background--LOL!) I thought these might give me a push. Soon! Soon!
I found Kiala Givehand on youtube last year when she was making a-book-in-a-day once a week all year long. Every one had to be in a different style and I was absolutely enthralled, of course. I got her deck of cards from her store on her website here. She's doing these 10 on 10 videos this year where she picks 10 cards to make an art project with on the 10th of the month. Anyways, these looked like fun to play with.
That's about it from this last week. I've been reading The Plan, copied the recipes I'll need for the first 20 days, and tweaked shopping carts. Been pretty much caught up online now recently--whew! Feels good! Caroline comes to clean this afternoon. Dagan and Leah will be back on Wednesday (to finish the thank you cards). The sun actually came out today!! Haven't seen it since last Thursday or Friday--can't remember now. We're at our high of 51 (11 C) apparently today, but it is so windy that it feels much cooler. We're supposed to stay in the 40s to low 50s for days with the possibility of rain every day. As long as we see the sun some days that will be nice. Should green up around here. The Red River already crested at around 33 feet and is subsiding, so we should be okay locally this year with no major flood. Nice!
Anyways, hopefully it won't be a week before you hear from me again, but you never know. Seems life has been busier since my sciatica has been behaving so well for me. (Numbness and burning I can tolerate quite well--it's that sharp knife pain that slows me down.) Have a wonderful rest of the week!! Happy T-Day to all those visiting from Elizabeth's! Keep smiling!! :) :)
"A good heart is better than all the heads in the world."