Saturday, January 23, 2010


I saw somebody moving in yesterday afternoon when I went down to get the mail. They left the door propped wide open and it was freezing downstairs. Now--I don't know if the two incidents are related--but--there was a huge, door-banging, woman-screaming fight going on in the middle of the night (from about 2-3:30am) someplace in the building close enough for me to hear--and to keep Karma watching the door. The woman didn't sound like she was being hurt or anything--just yelling at somebody...for a long time...while hard rain hit the building.
I hope there's not a repeat performance.
This morning--yucky out! The "ice-then-snow"storm was in full swing. Looks dreadful out there!
Some gigantic flakes were coming down for a while. Huge! Bigger than Junebugs! The wind was catching them on an updraft next to the building so that they were floating upwards and plastering themselves to the window and screen. Talk about looking like critters!
What a mess out there! Slush-ruts will freeze--arg! We can only hope they plow as much as possible before we get really cold again on Monday. Blockheads order arrived yesterday!
Foil flakes and sheets...a little anti-static bag...
...and mosaic tile stickers.
Never tried these before.
They are made specifically to be stamped or drawn on and then separated. A kind of window-y effect.
I moved the flake foils into our candle jars.
You don't get a lot in these packages--but you can brush off all the excess and put it right back in the jar for the next time.
I realized last night that I forgot to upload the video of Leah using the new ScorPal! Duh! So--I'm going to get on that as soon as I am done here. I remembered because Leah wanted me to save the folding cardstock for her on Wednesday. She is more in the mood for a soothing, repetitive, mindless project. A lot of people are bored to death with those, but we both enjoy them. They're very Zen. :)
Karma's back at the window looking for the big, floaty flakes--but they're gone now. Back to regular flakes. Cat TV weather channel--ROFL!
Me--I'm going to upload the video while I watch the last DVD of Big Love (season three) and be glad to be inside on a day like today up here in the North Country! :) :)


Rebag said...

Hi Rita, isn't this weather terrible!! We have it down here too,..matter of fact I am stranded at my work place for a few days....since I work the early shift 4am-1pm....I decided to stay here rather than chance the roads in the middle of the night....not a good thing. Looks like you are about to have some major fun at your place with all the new goodies!!

hope the building gets quieter for you.


Serena Lewis said...

I hope there won't be any more yelling matches in the wee hours while most people are trying to sleep. :(

Karma seems to enjoy watching the falling snow....though it sounds like horrid conditions to be out in.

Just look at all your goodies. The mosaic tile stickers sound interesting.

I like those type of mindless jobs can be quite meditative.

AliceKay said...

It sure looked pretty nasty outside. Karma seemed to be interested with something in the window. LOL

I hope you don't get a repeat performance from the screaming woman. I don't think I could ever live in an apartment building. I like my quiet.

Those foil flakes look really cool. They'll look nice on your cards. :)

akartisan said...

I was going to ask what you did with the foil flakes - ideas?

Leah said...

Those foils look awesome! :)

Wasn't very nice the other day, but actually worse today, and really cold! Anyway, just wanted to say, those jars work so well for those foils!

Thank you kindly,

Rita said...

Hi Reba!
That was a horrible storm! Ice and then blizzard!! Sorry to hear you got stuck at work, but avoiding driving in that was really, really smart!

Yup! Leah and I have so many fun things to play with--we have enough to keep us busy for years, I think--hehe! :)

Rita said...

Hi Serena!
It has been quiet since the yelling fight--so far--knock on wood! :)

Those flakes clumps were sooo huge and yet so light--was really odd how they floated about so softly--magical!

I saw somebody using the mosaic stickers on youtube and it looked interesting enough to try for $1.99--hehe! ;) Yes--the repetitive jobs that you don't have to think or plan--yes--very meditative and enjoy them! :)

Rita said...

Hi AliceKay!
She was fascinated with the huge drifty flakes for a long time--almost as long as they lasted, which was only about 20-30 minutes. Then they became more normal sized.

I'm very spoiled with my quiet here, too. ;)

The foiling is really fun and easier to use these days with actual glue pads that look like the ink pads. Don't worry--I'll take pictures when we get to using them. ;)

Rita said...

Hi Sue,
You can actually use rubber stamps with the new glue pads--or glue pens. You can use them as accents on cards. I'll show what we make when we get to playing with them. :):)

Rita said...

Hi Leah!
These candle jars are perfect because of the wide mouth on them--for when you are trying to get all the leftover foil pieces back in the jars. The foil sticks to everything--static electricity. Be a good reason to try the new anti-static bag! ;)