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November 22, 2015

The SNOW has arrived

we had about 7 inches of snow.  ugh.  i hate snow.  i shoveled a path from the back door to the patio for puppy.....  3 times.  at least i have a service that does my driveway and front walk.

you would think that i'd be used to this by now.  i am.  it's really not the snow i dislike, it's the shoveling.  puppy is not a fan of it either.  she is really good about letting me put her booties on before going out.

at least it gave me time to play.... and play i did......

 this was, as always, easy.  a stamp, my copics and some puffy paint.

this too, was easy.  my sizzix die and some bling.  i did stamp some
gorgeous grunge (SU) in the background.

off to church this morning in this frigid weather.  it's 9 degrees.  oy vey.  then back home to snuggle down and prepare for work tomorrow.  at least it's supposed to warm up during the week! still; it's winter and more of this white sh** will be coming!  such is life.

November 17, 2015


GOD IS GOOD.  for an entire week i have had very little to NO leg pain... and that's even with rainy weather.  i did finally speak with my doctor and right now we are not doing anything.  i know.  it sounds WRONG, but it's really not.  i have a gait (walk) which is not a very normal one (being flatfoot) and doc says (thinks) that's what throws me out-of-whack.  she also thinks that the throbbing down my left leg at night is due to my back which pinches on my sciatic nerve. i'm a side sleeper. yep.  i can see that.  she did tell me to NOT take ibuprofen because i take meloxicam, but i can take xtra-strength tylenol.  so far, i haven't needed to take anything.  i pray constantly to GOD to take the pain away and so far HE has.  need i say more?

on my christmas card note...  i FINISHED my cards for my church.  yipper skipper.  they are all in envelopes, addressed and ready to be mailed.  now i need to do 40 for the store where i sell them and then about another 40 for myself.  will i ever catch up???  sure i will.

i've been working my butt off in my craftroom.  here's one that i copied from one of my favorite cardmarkers... TENIA NELSON.  i absolutely LOVE her work.  this is TENIA'S card.....

and this is MY version....

my lightbulb is nowhere as big as tenia's but i love how this turned out.  you can check TENIA out at JAZZY PAPER DESIGNS.

i'm still working and i LOVE my job.  i still help at the food pantry every other tuesday, and i still LOVE that too.  LIFE IS GOOD.

November 13, 2015

Big Red Snowflake

holy moly.  almost a week since i last posted.  that's not like me at all.... but then, life has been busy.

my friend is home from the nursing home.  he looks fabulous and well rested.  his left leg, however, is in a cast and it seems that even tho the doc told him he could FINALLY put a shoe on his right foot, it seems doing so re-opened the wound on his heel.  soooooooooo, he's back in the gauze and the short boot.  not fun, but he's able to get around in his wheelchair like a pro.

i have been working on xmas cards and i'm still behind.  some days mojo is in full working order other days he's on vacation.  drives me nuts!!!  LOL.  anyway, here's one that i did while mojo was working....

yep.  easy peasy.  some paper, a felt snowflake (SU)
some sequents.  love it!

my day off today.  some house chores and some cardmaking.  life is good.


Airborne approximately thirty minutes on an outbound evening Aer Lingus flight from ​ Dublin ​ , the lead flight attendant for the cabin crew in her lovely Irish brogue​ nervously made the following painful announcement..:
"Ladies and gentlemen, I'm so very sorry but it appears that there has been a terrible mix-up -- one minute prior to take-off by our airport catering service...I don't know how this has happened but we have 103 passengers on board and, unfortunately, only 40 dinner meals...I truly apologize for this mistake and inconvenience."
When passengers' muttering had died down, she continued.. , "Anyone who is kind enough to give up their meal so that someone else can eat will receive free, unlimited drinks for the duration of our 5 hour flight."
Her next announcement came four hours ​ later...

"If anyone would like to change their minds, we still have 40 dinners available."

i'd bet that would happen too!