Friday, April 10, 2015
More signs of spring--LOL!
I always seem to get a tickle out of dirty clouds...
...with white tops glowing in the sunlight. Not sure why.
I've been making trips over to see Annie...
...and Sammy (who didn't want to be disturbed from his nap at first).
I finally finished season three of House of Cards. Cliffhanger. (I was cheering--LOL!)
My dad is back in the hospital again. Same problems it sounds like. Trouble breathing. My mom is going to call me back when she has some time to explain everything, she said, but he was eating lunch when I called.
Love you, Dad!
I had another video chat with McFamily. Sounded like the jet lag caught up with them a bit, but they were having a great time. Out and about a lot. Went on a tour of Tokyo. Next they're going on a two-day tour by Mt. Fuji. Ian loves going places with Mom and Dad--and people come up to Ian to take his hand and talk to him. Strangers were attracted to his dad when he was little, too, so that especially tickles Gramma. I think it's the joy factor aura, but who knows--LOL! Anyways, they are having a wonderful time and there will be pictures to come. :)
In my JetPens order...got some Tomoe River Paper from Japan, I believe. It's large--about 11 3/4" X 8 1/4". I have heard it was good with fountain pens, but some people liked it and some don't. Naturally I was very curious. I, fairly confidently, bought some white and some cream.
Cut them in half--because that's more the size I use for writing letters and for the insides of my bookcards.
But I had no clue as to whether this paper could be written on both sides or not. Seemed highly unlikely because this ultra thin paper is so delicate! I got out the fountain pens I have inked up at the moment and wrote on both the cream and the white.
I learned it takes a little longer for the ink to dry--as you can see by my smearing--LOL! Could hardly wait to turn the sheets over for the reveal.
The white had a little bit more shadowing than the cream...
...but neither of them had one speck of bleed-through!
The part that cracks me up is that you actually get some indentation from the pen, though, just because this paper is so very thin. But I think you could write on both sides and have no problems reading it. Well, good excuse to make a trial bookcard, right? ;)
I should have some of the Amazon packages arriving soon. I already got most of the fabric in a big package yesterday (more PUL and Zorb). One package that is coming (with a bottle of ink and a couple other things) has really traveled about!! Makes me giggle in wonder because this package has been from San Bernadino, CA to Ontario, CA, to Salt Lake City, UT, to Idaho Falls, ID...and then in ONE DAY it went to Butte MT, Bozeman MT, Billings MT, Glendive MT, and then to Bismark, ND--LOL! Finally made it to Fargo, ND yesterday. Looks like it took a walkabout in Montana for some reason, eh? LOL! I hope the bottle has survived intact. ;)
Anyways, just a little update. Not up to much at all. We finally got some sunny spring weather yesterday--50s--just gorgeous out! More of the same today. Supposed to get even warmer this weekend and for most of next week--in the 60s and even 70s! Goodness! Mother Nature keeps teasing us--LOL!
Have a really nice weekend.
I'm off to visit cats. :):)
“Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.”