Saturday, April 23, 2011
We haven't actually seen the sun for days.
I just picked an older picture of Karma sitting in the sun as a reminder it does exist--ROFL!
I wouldn't have seen much of it if it had been out. My days and nights are totally flipped at the moment. But I have been puttering about in the dead of night--hehe! Being a good girl and starting on my files?
Decided to combine our paper flowers for crafting. Too many flowers in too many places. I took this box that I had painted and glazed a few years ago...
...and put all the store-bought paper flowers in there. As you can see, we mostly buy white ones so we can color or decorate them ourselves. Lots of room for more!
Then I had an assortment of small die cut flowers I had cut out using the Cuttlebug that were in all four of these smaller empty wooden boxes (we had sitting around to be decorated or to use for woodburning).
I decided to put them all in this one shallow wooden box that at least had a couple of dividers.
Yes, we are going to have to just dig around and search in the chaos...not Leah's and my preferred storage style...but the number of paper flowers has grown to where it's not practical to have them all sorted out and organized like we'd like them to be. Leah doesn't know I did this and I imagine she might be a little disappointed, too, since we are both pretty OCD about these things--but we'll just have to dig and search. Sorry, Leah. ;) They are easier to get to, now, tho.
So what has it really looked like up here the past few days?
Dark and wet.
Despite all this rain, can you see the stubborn frozen clump that's left of the humongous snowpile between the garages? (Can double-click to "embiggen")
It is just plain saturated up here. Water sitting in the fields...
...and the lake in the parking lot keeps growing.
For the first time I remember, there's a second lake up in the next section of parking spaces. And do you notice anything? Empty!!! All the piles of boards and siding...the big orange machine...the roofing van...do you think they are really done and gone? They disappeared before the rain/sleet days began. But--did they just move everything because they don't like wading thru water to get to their vehicles and didn't want the lumber to rot? Will they reappear once the sun shines? Only time will tell. ;)
I don't think I mentioned that thru a blog (and I can't remember whose now) that was talking about how nobody writes letters anymore and they remembered "circle letters" (which I'd never heard of and had to comment on, of course). One of the blog commenters suggested maybe we could start one. I emailed her, along with some other folks. So the first circle letter is making its way around the United States. Cool! I am lucky number 7! I am actually shocked that I have never done this or even heard of it before!
I think this is how it works:
You write a letter for all the other people to read and add it to the envelope. You get to read all the individual letters from the other people in the circle--and then send it on its way to the next person on the circle list. Once it has been around the first time, you remove your old letter when it comes back to you and then write and add a new one. You are supposed to try to get the letters on their way within a week. :)
I can hardly wait for that envelope full of letters to make it here to Fargo! It's like having 9-10 new pen pals at once! (I'm not sure how many we have. She said ten, but I only see nine addresses on the list.) Anyways, this just sounds awesome! I wonder if they hand-write them or print them off? Do they use stationary or legal pads (like I usually do)? Do they put their own letter inside an envelope..or card? Probably not cards like I'm used to doing because of the weight....??
I'll have to let you know when it arrives.
Makes me want to dig out some actual stationary or nicer paper I have...and I have lots of inks and pens to pick from (you know mine will be handwritten--hehe!)...and I could decorate plain paper or even legal pads with stamps or stickers...hey, I could even type one on my old Underwood! Meeting ladies from PA, NY, ID, OR, TX, TX, (me), OH, SC!!! No idea how old they are, what they do, what their lives are like...I can hardly wait! For privacy's sake I can't tell you anything personal, of course, but I can sure tell you if there are any artsy-crafty ladies or things like that...and eventually share blog links, if they don't mind. :)
You can see how much fun this is for me to ruminate on--LOL! Well, time to get moving. Hope everyone is having a great weekend! :):)
"Take more time, cover less ground."