Thursday, November 24, 2011
Some pre-dawn pictures from yesterday. Do you see the moon up in the left-hand corner?
I love the contrast when the orange horizon and the blue sky are divided by dark clouds...
...and when the emerging sun sprays gold on the fresh day.
Well, I hadn't been feeling that well since Tuesday. IBS is also a huge issue in my life and another listed side effect of fibro...add a bad headache...nausea...and I wasn't going anywhere yesterday. So, the jumping of the car was postponed. And since Dagan and Leah are leaving tomorrow to spend the weekend with his dad & family (big reason to be thankful there this year!), won't be able to get the car in to be serviced on Monday...not enough time, as Leah and Aaron have appointments right after work.
This is not a big deal. I obviously don't have anywhere to go and rarely leave here anyways--LOL! So, probably next week the car will be jumped. Maybe we can try to make an appointment to just jump her and bring her right over to the car dealership? Anyways, the old car will just rest in the garage until we come to pester her again. ;)
I'm glad that Leah and all her siblings are getting together today to start their own Thanksgiving holiday tradition now that both their dad and mom are gone. They'll do that this year for Christmas, too. Just makes me happy. :):)
Oh and BTW, I could spend the holidays with Dagan and Leah and her brother and sisters any time I wanted to. I was invited. But I'm so used to spending the holidays quite happily alone and I don't travel well, anyways, to be honest. I'm perfectly content here with Karma. Plus, this is their first year without their mom. Maybe next year...who knows?
Since I wasn't feeling the best , I forgot to get pictures of the art journal pages just dried with the salt brushed/scrubbed off. The next thing I did was get out the emerald gilded ink and sponge again so I could try out the last of the three templates I purchased this month.
You can see the salt effect, though. Kind of crackly looking.
I started on the right side and was a bit too heavy handed with the sponge.
I'm learning. The left side went much better. :)
After the pages had dried I got out the misting box again. First I lightly sprayed both sides all over with the pewter radiant rain, hit the center area with some golden bamboo, and left them to dry.
Here's the results so far. Left side...
...and right side. I'm really enjoying playing with backgrounds. No pressure!
I didn't get much else done all day, to be honest. And don't feel that hot this morning. I have been sleeping basically from between 8-9pm till about 3-4am, though, and loving it. One nap when I'm feeling crummy could throw everything off, of course, but I am happy to have been on day hours since Sunday night. I've had much, much worse days, so this is no big thing. I started to wonder if I actually did have the flu because I was hot and cold, too...but I wasn't running a temp. Hard to tell when you are actually "sick-sick" when you can normally have ache-all-over, nauseous-with-diarrhea days any old time. (I know...I know...TMI--LOL!)
Anyways, we hit 50 degrees yesterday! Whoohoo! Told you! Heat wave! Could possibly have a repeat performance today, too. Nice!
A serious note on this Thanksgiving Day 2011:
49 million, 1 in 6 households in the United States, don't know where their next meal is coming from or have trouble keeping food on the table for themselves and their families. About 15% of our population is now on food stamps. Food banks and food kitchens are overwhelmed. The new poor come from the middle class and even upper middle class...and soldiers returned from war...
So, if you are reading this today and you have food to eat, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head...be thankful...and happy...and grateful. :):)
Please don't forget during the year to give food, clothing, money, time...whatever you can...to help your neighbors.
We are all family.
Karma and I are warm and safe up here in Fargo with food to eat, a door to lock, beds to sleep in, and places to poop. What more could one ask for? ;)
Blessings on this day of thanksgiving!! :):)