Friday, November 30, 2007

Baby, you can drive my car....

I created this car for a challenge over at Create my Keepsakes using Cosmo Cricket papers and felt! Assembling the wood car model kit from the Target dollar spot was, well, challenging! But I love the end result! I wanted to give it to my dd to play with, but I don't think that's going to happen now! LOL!!!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Comfort ye, my people...

It's that time of the year again. It's time for me to pull out my Handel's Messiah CD so I can listen to it full blast on my car stereo! My old car that I just spent $700 fixing. Yes, that's what happens when you ignore the obnoxious sound created by a rotten CV boot, yet you continue to drive it. The result is a ruined axle! whoopsie.... Did I mention that the starter had gone bad, too? And the transmission fluid leak? Driving a 9 year old car is GLORIOUS!!! Glorious, I tell you.... LOL!!!

On to more serious thoughts...

Comfort ye my people...

One of my favorites from Handel's Messiah is this one. Comfort ye my people, saith your God. I really hope He hears our collective need as a planet for comfort. When all goes awry, you have a rotten day, a rotten week, a rotten year... tragedies beyond your control. I'm not even talking about my life. There has been much death and destruction at the hand of nature this year. That doesn't even consider the harm we have inflicted on each other. What we need is comfort... plain and simple.

And here are a few funny thoughts...

We just returned from our annual Thanksgiving vacation. My 2 year old decided that one of the chair cushions in the rental house made a more appropriate canvas for her ink pen than her paper did! My mil washed the cushion cover, getting most of the ink out with some hair spray and stain treater. It did just fine in the washer the first go round... but with the second, it completely fell apart at the seams. Good thing I remembered seeing that the local quilt shop had sewing machines you could use in the back of their store! They graciously allowed us to use the machine to repair the cover. I, of course, made a few obligatory purchases... and now I am afraid that sewing projects may take over for my scrapping habit!!! LOL!!!!

Oh, and wouldn't you know.... I was one of the crazies outside the doors of Wal-Mart at 5 AM on Black Friday. My sil called me the day before with a crazy idea for a Christmas gift, and theirs was the best price! But I went, I saw, I conquered!!! I got what I was after (plus a few other things, too!!!)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too!!!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Some backyard visitors....

My older dd had just asked me on Friday if she could buy a blue jay. I tried to explain to her that those are wild birds and could not buy one, but we could make a nice spot for them to hang out in our yard and, hopefully, they will come!

So, imagine her surprise when a FLOCK (and I do mean a flock!) of bluebirds arrived in our yard on Saturday! She decided she could settle for these!

We also had several yellow rumped warblers (thanks to a couple of OLP members for the ID!!!). One of these perched right on our chimney!

I used my longest lens to capture these, but it still wasn't long enough!!!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Time for another Scraplovers reveal!!

Here are a couple of layouts using the fabulous Luxe Designs papers!! We focused on "bling" for this technique team theme this go round!!!
I also used stamps from Tin Box Creations!!!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Another silly story!

We went out to dinner last night to a Mexican restaurant, and after we had finished eating, my older dd accidentally spilled her drink... ice and Sprite went all over her leg and onto the floor!

We reassured her that it was just an accident, and that these things happened all the time. She was still pretty embarrassed and miserable...

Well, about 2 minutes later, another little girl who was a bit older than my dd did the same thing, but made a much bigger mess and was absolutely soaked!!! (poor thing!!!) And we turned to our dd and said, "See, it really does happen all the time!!!" She giggled and felt much better about things!

When we went up front to pay, the mother of the girl who also spilled her drink came up to the counter soon after I did. I thanked her for their act of kindness... you know, making my dd feel better about spilling her drink, explaining the situation to her. We shared a good laugh... and suddenly 2 embarrassing accidents turned into something funny and happy!