Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Two for Tuesday!

These are a couple I did for the Scraplovers' September second reveal! Our sponsors are American Crafts and Strano Ribbons. Our theme for the month is "angles." My technique team partner Heather and I concentrated on journaling "angles" the first reveal, and I concentrated on ribbon use for the second reveal!!

***ETA: "Sling Babies" has been picked up for pub.***

Saturday, September 15, 2007

2 year olds are soooo funny!!!

We were out this evening, and my 2 year old saw the moon in the sky as it was rising (at this point, the sun was still up!). As usual, she was excited to see it, and made a point of telling us that she found it!

When we left dinner, the sun had set, and she saw the moon again.

"*gasp* I see the moon!!! Look!!! They turned the light on!" (since by now, the moon was a very bright crescent low in the sky!)

That kid really cracks me up!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I had an epiphane....

I was listening to NPR the other morning, and I heard a news story that gave me goose bumps. The story was about the local VA hospital here and how it has become the hub for recovery for soldiers who have suffered spinal cord injuries in the wars in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

I have searched my soul for many months, wondering what I could do to help with all that is going on that is horrible in this world.... and then that moment came. My skills? I am a rehab PT. It's just what I do best. I love where I work now, but I feel like I am being called by some higher being to work for the VA. I shared this with my husband, who most likely thinks I'm crazy.... but I've decided to look into it.

Once I made this realization, a part of my spirit seemed relieved that I had finally figured it out. Hopefully, I will have the courage to act on it!

My grandfather was a C6 quadriplegic.... he is one reason why I felt called to be a PT to begin with. It seems like beginning to work with this population will pull my professional journey full circle.

Saturday, September 08, 2007

A cute one of the "baby".....

I'm having fun playing with the lasso tool in PSCS!

First day of school!

I'm finally getting around to editing and posting these photos!!! She was so excited to get on that bus! I actually started to tear up when she got on the bus... but somehow, I managed to hold it together!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

And another:

I took a whimsical approach... a love letter (and apology) to my enduring favorite Maybelline Great Lash mascara! Papers are from the fabulous Dream Street papers!

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

A September project for Scraplovers!

One of our sponsors this month is American Crafts. Yes, those are paper beads... from a continuous strip of double sided paper! One of the residents at the nursing home where I work makes paper beads, so she inspired this technique! The beads sure make for a lousy scan, though!!! I also used a stamp from the "Block This" stamp set from Tin Box Creations! I will take a photo later... TFL!!!

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Anyone else feel uneasy...

When the weather starts to get a bit of chill to it.... you know, the kind of gorgeous late summer day with that nice crisp breeze? The kind of day you looked forward to all summer?

It always reminds me of 9/11 now. I can't get over that feeling. As far as the weather goes, that was a perfect day, and I remember that morning before those dreaded events very clearly.... as clear as that crystal blue sky. My birthday is on the 14th. My birthday isn't really a day to celebrate for me anymore, since it coincides with all of the events of that time.

It's a very sad time of year, indeed. A time to reflect on all of the things happening in this world that we can't control... and a time to hold on to our loved ones dearly.

I'm still waiting on the world to change... hopefully, for the better. And hopefully, to reach a point where I feel safe again.