Wednesday, September 28, 2011

wishing jars

If you've seen my office and didn't know me, you would think it was a gift shop. It's not your metal file cabinet kinda of place.  I like to have things around me that inspire, make you smile and some what functional.
It's been a super bad month for me and as they say it can only get better. Working on getting the house for sale and dealing with all the legal matters with my soon to be ex husband, it's taking is toll.  I decide to make some wish jars at work.  I write on a slip of paper a wish and add it to the jar.  Guess it's like the law of attraction.  First up on the wish list is to find a place for both Annie and I to live.  Would like to find someplace close to a park so I can keep running her everyday. So I'm putting the call out there to anyone who has any leads.  I don't really have to wish for my house to sell, since we live in a area people want to buy a home because of the school district.  I'm very sad to lose my house. When we remodeled it ten years ago, we did everything we would want for when we retired. Love everything about my house.  Maybe I should wish for my next house to be on the beach. :)

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Annie's Cone of Shame

Related Posts with ThumbnailsAnnie with her cone of shame.  I took Annie in to the vet yesterday for a sore paw.  At first the Dr thought is was a torn de-claw but after putting Annie under he found out she had a small puncture wound that had gotten infected. Drained a lot of gross stuff and put her on some strong drugs. She's not handling the cone very well.  With the hot weather it can't be making it any easier.
If anyone knows a good way to get this black cloud hanging over me to leave? Please let me know.  Totally up for a burning man ceremony or white sage sweep of the house.  Enough is enough already!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Present form Annie

This is what happens when you play with the big dogs.  Last night Annie and her fur buddy Tasha slammed into the side of my knee. That's 150 pounds of mass hitting my knee.  There is a 75% torn muscle.  Since I still have to walk Annie it was decided I should wear a brace for the next 4-6 weeks.  One to help speed the recovery time and two prevent more damage.  So not only do I have to wear the brace but I have to go out and buy some skirts to fit over the brace. Clothes shopping is not a favorite past time for me.

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Sunday, September 18, 2011

Another Stressful Week Off the Calendar

Gross tasting natto soy beans
Related Posts with ThumbnailsIt's been another very stressful week and I'm glad it's over.  Had a very full weekend getting things done on my every growing to do list.
1) Went to my first ever quilt show.
2) Had "In and Out" burger, my first big meal in two weeks.
3) Sushi dinner with my daughter who made me try natto (fermented soy beans) which is nasty but suppose to be good for you.
4) Saw the last Harry Potter movie.  Didn't get all of it, since I didn't see part one. Fun eating ice cream during the movie
5) Cleaned up the driveway - three truck loads of junk hauled away
6) Another sushi dinner with my Dad and strawberry/berry pie (which is the best) for dessert
7) Went hiking in 90 degree heat.  Felt good to sweat
8) Trimmed out all the bushes in the front yard and took out all the lavender bushes since I won't be keeping bees anymore
9) Went to the farmers market for my kettle corn fix.
Fingers crossed this coming week will be better.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Cup Envy

Related Posts with ThumbnailsIs there such a thing as "cup envy"?  I would love to have these cups in my house.  Have no idea where they can be found.  I think this is a research challenge.

Quick Halloween Card

Related Posts with ThumbnailsSince I had my Copic air brush system up and running, I decided to start on my Halloween cards.  Halloween is my very favorite holiday card making season.  Not that I send out any, but I like making them.  Maybe this year will be the year I get them mailed.  Of course the way the post office is going, I may miss the boat again.  It's hard to see in the photo but the ghost's eyes are shining silver. Memory Box stamp (basic masking) and Copic airbrushing.  Vintage Quickutz ghost die that I airbrushed light blue.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Sympathy Card

Related Posts with ThumbnailsAnother simple card for my card class down at the Akiyama Wellness Center on Friday.  I CASE the card from a posting on Split Coast Stampers.  I was going to use my Copic airbrush system but it uses way too much ink (well the seniors will use way too much ink) so I went with good old fashion sponging. My leaf punch is on it's last leg, so I will also punch out all the leaves for class.  I did airbrush the leaf a little to tone down the shine of the Star Dreams cardstock.  I will also be making a winter theme card with this layout.  Will post as soon as I get my act together.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Alert Cookie Duty

Related Posts with ThumbnailsAnnie is on high alert guarding the ovens.  Her homemade doggie treats are baking and she wants to make sure nothing goes wrong.  It's been a busy few days for Annie.  She's had to break up a cat fight this morning (4:00 am), at least I hope it was a  cat fight. Make sure the yard was secure before coming back in. We've had some coyotes in the area killing cats, so it's always alarming when you hear a cat scream then silence.  At the park this morning she had to discipline a rat dog who thought it was OK to nip at big dogs legs.  Annie has put up with this dog for several days but this morning she had enough. I was right there when Annie pinned M to the ground. There was a lot of screaming from M but no one was hurt. I think he's learned it's not a good thing to mess with the big dogs.  Lucky for him Annie is a catch and release kinda of dog.

Labor Day - Domestic Diva

Related Posts with ThumbnailsYes it's domestic diva day for me.  It's a holiday but I had to decided if I should go into work to catch up on all the paperwork sitting on my desk or clean house. My house has be looking a little "rustic" since I've gone back to work full time and Annie's been out of her homemade doggie treats for months. The house won out. Guess I must be old school because a clean house with good smells coming from the kitchen (2 pounds of bacon cooking)reminds me of my mom and home. Doggie treats are waiting for the bacon grease then into the oven they go. Making a double batch for Annie's  pack buddies.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Memory Box Acorn

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Thought the new Memory Box acorn die was cute and would make a simple card for the ladies down at the Senior Center.  It's a good card when you forget a birthday or did something silly. Of course working for a non-profit we are always running around like squirrels on crack. It's amazing how many things we juggle in one day without dropping too many balls. :)

Card for this Friday

Related Posts with ThumbnailsThis will be one of the cards the ladies down at the Senior Center will make on Friday. I got the idea from one of the card making magazines. It's pretty simple but it does have lots of parts. Scallop punch, sponges, ink, Memory Box tree die, mini stamp, ribbon.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kitty Tote and Tag A Long Purse

So last week I went on a creative R&R trip with my crafting buddy Patty.  We went to check out a fabric store and small craft fair. The fabric store had some fun prints and knowing Patty can sew, I asked if she would make me an over sized tote and a over the shoulder purse when I only want to carry my wallet and cell phone. Of course I picked out some fun cat fabric. Patty did a great job! While we were having our breakfast meeting Patty asked about what I wanted done with the extra fabric. I love the big tote design so much I asked for another one. The scary cat will be made into to i-pad envelope for my up coming i-pad project. Poor Patty had to listen to a very long and bubble thinking (I think in bubbles, some people call it creative thinking, some call it just crazy)reason on why I wanted a cover for a i-pad I don't have yet. Related Posts with Thumbnails