Friday, August 19, 2016
I hope I can get this posted before dinnertime--LOL! My laptop is so terribly, terribly slow the last two days that is has taken me 45 minutes already just to load the pictures for today. I did do the online speed test and it was great--so it is just the old McLap who now runs at 90% of her battery, plugged in and dies as soon as you unplug her. Well, she lasts maybe 30-60 seconds. One of these days I may disappear for a longer period of time, but I will try to let you know I'll be gone by posting on some other contraption around here--LOL! But if my Mac dies, it is going to greatly effect my blogging abilities. Even email frequency, for that matter. MS is a whole other world, you know, and I am extremely unfamiliar with it anymore--LOL!
Anyways, do you think going on Amazon Prime got my bird feeder here about a month ahead of time? :) :)
I am just tickled with it. The one side of the roof flips up for filling...
...and it is supposed to hold about 5 pounds of seed.
Can you see the plastic mesh on the bottom that is supposed to help when it comes to wind and rain? And the triangular piece of wood in the center of the seed hopper? That's supposed to help keep it from turning into a big old clump in the center of the hopper.
Bit of an overhang against the weather. Can feed from both sides.
I am so new to this. I hope this one will work well for my wild pets. ;)
Karma is not fond of the new rug by the door. Here's she's watching birds come down for a landing...
...but they went over for a drink and splash first.
Karma stays back behind the rug--LOL!
Don't worry. She can force herself to tolerate lying on the nubby rug when the door is open.
Leah got sick with a terrible cold while on her girl's weekend, poor thing. So I haven't seen her--but I have been working on cards. We found out that we are disappointed with the Archival dye ink pads. The color faded already. (Sorry these are sideways, but I couldn't get back in to flip them because the thumbnails wouldn't open--or I didn't have the patience to wait five minutes for it to do so--lol!).
And look! The ink bled through the card stock!
Oh well. If you get one of these one of these years--maybe you'll remember our new ink disappointment. ;)
Loving the new carts! Using them all the time.
Every afternoon the kitchen table has looked like this till evening...for many days.
Oh, you'll laugh! See this stamp?
Well, I can't see so well and need new glasses. I stamped this and thought it hadn't stamped right. With the MISTI you can re-stamp in the same exact position--so I stamped and stamped--ROFL! It is supposed to look all blotchy like that! Duh!! Cracked me up!
Anyways, I would stamp and watch youtube videos or movies or TV series on McLap...
...and pile parts in the carts. :)
Was hot and sticky.
Some days more sticky than hot.
Yesterday I got a huge surprise!! And I mean huge! Iggy/IntenseGuy sent us (definitely also for Miss Karma's entertainment) two 40 lb bags of bird seed!! OMG! The top one is regular mixed seed and the bottom bag is all black oil sunflower seeds!
This just blew me away. Iggy just lost his dad recently and here he is sending bird seed to Fargo?! He has such a kind and generous soul. Glad to be counted as a friend. Just saying thank you doesn't seem enough. :)
I thank you. Karma thanks you. All the birds and little buddies thank you, too. :):)
I finally finished all six sets of cards yesterday!!!
There are three sets of Christmas cards and three sets of birthday cards. Over 500 cards!
Here's the two sets of Christmas scenery cards...
...and the hanging ornaments Christmas card.
Two sets of birthday cards--cupcakes and birthday cake...
...and the crazy cat ones.
For now I laid them all flat in the four turquoise Ikea boxes. And I tried to clean up the table messes a bit in the studio because I have family coming tomorrow for a visit!
My mom (Jane), my brother (Blaine) and his wife (Kathy) will be here for the day. At least I'll be in much better shape both physically and brain-wise than I was last year--LOL! More with it this year.
Thought I'd take a shot of the other side of the studio as long as I was in there.
Kind of half-organized chaos in that room.
Anyways, I'll cross my fingers that this will post. It's already dinner time in Florida-time, but I have another hour--LOL! (That was for my mom.)
I still can't believe we are finally finished with all those cards!! I was pretty useless for months and sweet Leah did most everything. We kept plugging away at it, even if it was at a snail's pace. Patience, right? Then I was finally feeling more human and able to hold up my end better. If I wasn't so sore I'd do the happy dance--ROFL! Going to take it easy the rest of the day...and remember to take pictures of everybody tomorrow, I hope. ;)
Have a rewarding weekend. :) :)
“From adversity we can learn the value of patience.”