Some Random Thoughts

9/17/2011 04:06:00 PM Edit This 9 Comments »

Today's post is a mix of ramblings that kind of fits my rambling thoughts. I have one card to share with you, and plan to have some more soon. This is my first House Mouse post. I absolutely love HM (and I covet Curt's collection, even though I am not supposed to covet - but I love Curt, so it's okay, I guess). I colored this image using my Prismacolors. Haven't done much coloring with them lately, but find it a nice break from Copics. I treated myself to some new pencils, because the set I had was about 25 years old (my hubby had gotten it for me for Christmas then to use in designing quilts).
This morning, my daughter, Bree, and I went to the Farmer's Market. I love the FM. It is such a delightful small-town atmosphere. The weather was cool, which is so welcome after the hot summer we had. The last time we went to the FM, we ran into my son and his wife. I didn't see them at first, but saw their daughter. I thought "What a sweet baby", and then I saw my son and realized that the chubby 14-month-old was my granddaughter. As I have mentioned before, my son and his wife have cut contact with us. But I went right up to them and made casual conversation as if we were best friends. And I looked at my precious granddaughter, touched her cheek, and said, "You don't know me sweetheart, but I am your grandma." I must say that I enjoyed their discomfort. Bree just stood there smiling and looking gorgeous. The following week was a bit tough, but I am fine now. I surround myself with beautiful positive people (and I visit blogs of beautiful positive people like Seleise, Heather, Curt, Audrey, Sami, to name a few).
Now, back to today. After the FM, we went to JoAnn's. They had an Ott Lite on clearance, and I must have indicated that I really wanted one, because Bree bought it for me as my Christmas present. I am just giddy about it. Bree was teasing me and said I would have to wait until Christmas to have it. I pulled rank and threatened her, so she gave it to me now! It has a craft caddy in the base, and folds up for portability. As if that wasn't enough, she cooked a delicious stir fry dinner....Mmmmmm.
Not much else going on right now. I am watching some college football. I am the only one who likes to watch it. My youngest daughter, Alli, is in town this weekend for the K-State game. Hopefully I will see her tomorrow before she heads back to her apartment. She stays with friends when she is in town - more fun than Mom and Dad. We live quite close to the stadium, so we can hear the crowd during the games. I love crowds when they are half-a-mile away!
Have a great week, my friends. Take care of yourselves, because I know that you always take care of others.

Just a Quick Post - SPCC #116

9/05/2011 08:38:00 PM Edit This 5 Comments »

Here is a quick post. I made a card for Sami's SPCC #116. Sami has a weekly color challenge. I love to push myself to use combos I wouldn't normally think of. This card uses SP and Company Flourishee to create the background. The butterfly and sentiment are from various sets. I am now getting busy with school and still trying to get my scraproom organized. I hope that all of you are having a good week.