Monday, March 30, 2009

Did lightning strike today??

My Dad actually went to the doctor. He had been feeling dizzy since being prescribed some medicine for his shoulder. He drove here last Friday (again) and once he arrived, he immediately went over to my neighbors to get aspirin (because he had no idea if I had any and if I did where I would keep them). He sat over there for an hour and told them he had felt dizzy driving over here too. Dad also told my neighbors he had felt dizzy Thursday as well. According to Mom, he got up Saturday, said he was dizzy, and was going to the doctor, but of course, he did not go. When I talked to him Saturday night he told me he was "fine" all day. Mom told me he was dizzy again Sunday and he slept pretty much all day. OH - and I forgot to add I fibbed and told him my nursing friend (Debbie - that would be you) told me it was not normal for that medicine to make someone dizzy and he should be checked out. I didn't talk to Debbie, but I knew he didn't know that so. . . . Well, I was trying to make a point to him. Anyway, he woke up dizzy again this morning and he actually went to the doctor. They ended up doing a cat scan. The scary part is that he has had a small stroke some time in the past (who knows when) because it showed evidence of that, but there was no bleeding or significant damage from it . That he had had a stroke DID get Dad's attention as well as the idea that they thought he was having one this morning which was causing him to be dizzy (for right now). The good news is that he is dizzy due to an inner ear infection and a sinus infection. He now has new meds and is supposed to take a baby aspirin every day. I am VERY thankful this is all it was. . . Oh - and for those of you who have heard me talk about my neighbors, Dad called them and told them about his day before either he or Mom told me about it!!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Well, not to let Blogger beat me. . . .

here is one of the set of 12 notecards I made for the bride-to-be. Her wedding invitations, made to be absolutely gorgeous by her mother, were in these same colors - which I also understand to be her wedding colors. Again, a very simple card. I cut a strip of red paper and used a Martha Stewart edge punch to give it a little something extra. Then I cut a strip of patterned paper and a strip of cream paper. I adhered these to the card in the same order as I cut them. I used my Nestabilities to make the red circle. I stamped the monogram and its border on cream cardstock using my Just Rite stamps and then punched it out with an old circle punch I have had for years. I placed the cards in a clear plastic box I had purchased just for this type of gift. Since the edges of the box folded in, I punched two circles of the patterned paper, put adhesive on them, and adhered them to the edges of both closures to ensure the box would stay secure. I purchased coordinating black envelopes for the cards, but did not do any thing extra to them. This is really only the second time I have played with my Just Rite stamps, but I LOVE them. I now have a million ideas running around in my head!!

To Clean or To Stamp???

Well, stamping won out today for sure. But, it was all done for a good cause - a wedding shower.
This card was what accompanied my gift to the bride-t0-be. It was made using A Muse's new Latte notecards, new Juliette Latte paper, the new cherry blossom stamp 2-4136F, and the new "Congratulations" stamp (9-8545C). Simple card, but I love how it turned out.
I also made the bride-to-be a set of 12 notecards with her soon-to-be monogram. I will post those later as Blogger is not liking me much right now and I don't feel like trying real hard to figure out why!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Ever been hit on at a convenience store?

Well this morning was a first for me! The guy was nice. . . . . . and persistent. . . . . . very persistent. In fact, he was a little too fascinated when I told him what I did for a living (thinking it would make him back down just a little). I literally just shut my car door (with the window up) and he drove away from where he had slightly blocked me in. I certainly never thought I would make it this far and still be single without a family, but . . . . after this morning I can say I was kind of glad to be single. I even thought about taking off one of my earrings and using it as a wedding band, but I don't think that would have deterred him at all. I guess I have to find a new place to make my morning stops. . . . . or I could tell him about a blue bucket. THAT would make him run I am sure!! (Just kidding Betty, but I couldn't resist.) I am sure this guy was nice, but he was definitely not my type!

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Restful (Sort Of) Friday

Above are pictures of my front porch. My Dad and one of his friends visited my house today. One of my gripes about my house from the day I moved in was how narrow my porch was. I "used" to have railings across the front and I thought they emphasized the narrowness of the area. Now, as you can see, I no longer have railings. I think it really opened up the front porch. As you can also see, there was a slight incident and my house now has an unintended new hole! For Christmas, Dad got my columns that will eventually be on my front porch and will look much prettier than my current beat up posts! OH - and the hole will eventually go away too!!! By the way, my Dad is not the person who made the hole!!! (John doesn't read my blog, but I can't help but rub it in anyway!!)
I have had a recent small surge in Etsy sales despite the fact I have majorly slacked off from making new items and/or listing them. This little surge has me excited again and I have created the following new tags that will be showing up for sale this weekend. Some of them have the new coloring techniques I learned at my Copic class in Henderson. I don't have the technique down pat, but I am pleased with how these tags turned out!

Off to bed. I chose not to attend a crop tonight because I needed rest. . . . . and I do. I can barely hold my eyes open now! I will be at the crop tomorrow though and I am looking forward to seeing my friends then!!

Items used in tags: Twigs and Sprigs rubber stamps, A Muse Art Stamps, Red Lead Stamps, Papertrey Ink stamps, and Cornish Heritage Farm rubber stamps, glue, glitter, and an assortment of Copic markers

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It is Saturday. . . .

and I continue to be amazed at how fast time is flying. Why? I just don't seem to have as much time in the day and I am not doing as much as I was before. I don't get it.

Anyway, Dad came today and fixed my oven door. The hinge broke from "old age" I am sure. It is not like I cook on a daily basis. We hung out a little and visited with my neighbors as well. He is going to redo my front porch this spring - so I will have a new look!!

Hope everyone is having a good weekend! Hope Barb is recovering and getting stronger each day!

I am off to finish cleaning out my closet while watching some basketball. There are two things I want to accomplish this weekend: get my closet straight and work on my scrapbook room. I have some cards I must finish and get in the mail before Monday. I also want to get some pictures uploaded from the NY trip. The victim to the 9/11 Tribute Center was amazing in so many ways!!

So, I am off to get busy!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Time Flies

WOW!! It has been a month since my last post!! Time certainly does fly by!! I have not purposefully neglected my blog. I have been sick (again), have gone to NY for work for a week (in which both the departure and arrival flights were delayed so it was a longer trip than anticipated), had a dear relative pass away, have been home (O'boro) twice (for the funeral and then a second trip), and have been to Henderson where I visited Serendipity and took a wonderful class.

I will try to post some pics from NY, what we made in class yesterday, and my attempts at recreating what I learned as well later today. I am also trying to make some items for my even more neglected Etsy and ArtFire stores as well as do what I need to do around the house!! Wish me luck!!