Be careful…so will you! The $2.99 Special We recently went to breakfast at a restaurant where the "seniors' special" was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99. "Sounds good" my wife said. "But I don't want the eggs." "Then I will have to charge you $3.49 because you're ordering ala carte," the waitress warned her. "You mean I'd have to pay for NOT taking the eggs?" my wife asked incredulously. "Yes." stated the waitress. "I guess I'll take the special then," my wife said. "How do you want your eggs?" the waitress asked. "Raw and in the shell," my wife replied. She took the eggs home and bake a cake with them. DON'T MESS WITH SENIORS…we've been around the block more than once! Thanks for the laugh, Susie!
A while ago, like last fall, I did some projects for Parents.com for a section called Camp Mom…bling art projects for kids to make. They are finally up. It's always fun to see your designs somewhere online, although I must admit that I would be happier if I had some sort of credit for it…hmmm. I don't know why I didn't get it. I have lots of mostly cards on Scrapbooks,etc.com and my name is attached to them. I wonder why? Oh well, if you follow the link, you can see what I did! All eight of the projects are mine, but there were two that they didn't use. I am surprised that I use any bling at all anymore! The hardest part was trying to use things that sparkle and shine on craft projects that 4-5 year olds could make…with adult supervision, of course. Go ahead…click on the link! These are a couple of the ideas. The photos aren't super clear, but I borrowed them from the Parents.com website. Thanks for looking!
I have to say that sometimes I get really frustrated with myself when I make dumb mistakes. What makes me even MADDER is when I can’t figure out what I did wrong…mad or crazy, which can be synonymous. So I typed out almost an entire post, including photos, had to leave for a few minutes, which turned into a few hours and when I came back…I couldn’t find it. And the title was out of my head…which had been super cute. Then I remembered that I had centered the whole blog around the word “cute”…beats me if I can remember a single sentence. But it’s been a long week and I’m only to Wednesday and I need to move on to the next task at hand…or at least to attack the list. Last week I got a wonderful box full of Cosmo Cricket’s new line, DeLovely, in the mail. I love the brilliant colors – the shades of green, turquoise, yellow and bright pink are some of my favorites colors ever and the combinations make me happy. Anyway, last week was crazy busy and I had to set the box aside for a few days. Once I got to it, I sure had fun. Hopefully I will get to play more with it tomorrow! I like to think of card making as warm-ups to my “creative exercise”. I will frequently start
Great production last night! Figments, Mike's last production of his high school career was exceptionally fun, although it did have a PG-13 rating (content and some swearing). It was most entertaining and very cleverly delivered. Very funny! Good job everyone! Here are a few pictures…there are more in my Facebook Album, Figments! Go UCHS Drama Department, cast members, stage crew, Komron (assistant director) and Ms. Brown!!! Aren't high school productions fun to attend? I think so!
What happened? Well, I had planned on making a big deal about my 100th post…but I just noticed that I'm already at 102! I honestly didn't think that I would be able to do it – stick with something for so long! I signed up for Typepad on a month-to-month basis because I wanted to make sure I would keep going…so I could cancel if it was too much for my schedule. But let's see…I have been typepadding for almost 8 months, approximately 200 days, and I have 102 posts…that averages out to a post every other day! Not too bad, if I do say so myself! I am a fairly confident person, but I haven't been stretching myself creatively much lately. So I decided that I needed to step outside my comfort zone. I submitted some projects to a design team call. I came across Margie's website accidentally…I'm Just a Girl. I discovered that I had missed her class up at Everafter earlier in the month. Nothing personal, but I just don't like to drive that far to a scrapbook store anymore and I don't have to because I have a really great one close by…Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway. But it would have been fun to take a class. I haven't taken a class for YEARS! But whether I get on the team or not, it was fun to try!
If you have some free time this Saturday, please stop by Cool Scrapbook Stuff in Poway and take a few minutes to do some make-n-take gift cards. There is a small charge, but the money will go to support one of the store reps in the Susan G. Kommen 3-Day Walk. If you haven't played with embossing powder, Flower Soft or 10 Second Studio molds and Adirondack Alcohol Inks by Tim Holtz for Ranger, you can come and try them out. I'll show you how to make some fun little cards and we can visit for a while…and shop, of course! There's always fun, new product at Gena's! Hope to see you there!
Just when I am feeling clever, I see something like this and realize…I'm not the most clever person after all. That is not really any news alert and I am humbly aware of the source of any talent or skills I might have acquired in my lifetime. But one thing: I am constantly inspired by others! The really nice thing about having a clever moment is being able to share that moment. So, when I have a moment, I'll share and will hopefully inspire someone else and then it will have a trickle-down affect…trickle-down creativity! Works for me! What a nice hobby to have. But for today, I am going to share someone else's cleverness…maybe tomorrow will be my turn! Collin's Lab: DIY iPad Stylus
When I got up this morning, I felt one step ahead because I made the lunch sandwiches the night before. Ha! We were still late for Seminary. My morning prayers (usually said while waiting in the car during Seminary) were delayed a bit because I had decided to ponder BEFORE I prayed, wondering what the day would bring and the tasks that might be ahead. When I ponder, my mind seems to go a little bit of EVERYWHERE! Who I needed to call, what I was going to do with all those fabulous Early Bird (Cosmo Cricket) fat quarters, the laundry that needed to be done…I know. That doesn't sound much like pondering, more like making a mental list. As I watched the morning sky begin to transform from our San Diego overcast gray to shades of blue, the clouds formed a hand that seemed to beckon me to come…where? I don't know. But then the breeze blew the clouds away, the hand was gone, and the day soon fell into one of normalcy, what ever that means. We made our perfunctory excursion to the Everything 99.99Cents store a little before 9am. There are actually days when we go in and buy absolutely NADA, nothing! But today we spent $23 and left with a load, including some good-sized califlower, Tollhouse cookie dough and Juicy Juice. I really am okay with that additional percentage of
No, this isn't a fancy, x-treme sport video, a darling paper project or a death-defying feat…or IS it? Tell me right now, how many of you would venture to drink a dairy product that was dated to use by "Feb-27-10"? That's right! Today, May 12th, 2010, I found the empty carton in the trash and a dirty glass in the sink. Land O Lakes Holiday Classic Eggnog, made with milk from cows not treated with rBST (whatever the heck THAT is!) Perhaps it was the way our frig outside is just a little colder than most (can't put fresh produce or eggs in it – it will freeze them). Maybe it is because it was "ultra pasteurized". It a personal family best record for eating out of date items, at least in the refrigerated department! This is one of the hazards of having a second refrigerator that resides outside in the garage. We bought the eggnog after Christmas, but before the expiration date. It was marked down, clearanced, at Costco and we bought 2 packs of 2 cartons for $2.99 each. It was a really good deal, but one of the cartons got buried, so we didn't find it before it had expired. And then it got buried again before we got it out to the trash. And THEN, my husband found it. AND THEN, he poured a little into a glass
Yesterday was a really nice day. I slept in and actually stayed in bed late because our ward council meetings were canceled that – that was nice. I chatted with my Mom early so the day didn't get away from me before I got a chance to visit…that was nice. I got breakfast in bed from Megan – I almost never get to do that, so that was nice. We had three very nice talks about mothers and motherhood by two young dads (a baby for one and a toddler with another on the way for the other) and one young married guy, no kids. They spoke with great enthusiasm about their children, wives and mothers. Their heartfelt thoughts were sweet and welcome for any mom to hear. Hans shared a poem that I thought was appropriate and his delivery was as fun, and thought provoking, as was the sentiment…his mother would be proud! Very nice! The Lanyard – Billy Collins The other day I was ricocheting slowlyoff the blue walls of this room,moving as if underwater from typewriter to piano,from bookshelf to an envelope lying on the floor,when I found myself in the L section of the dictionarywhere my eyes fell upon the word lanyard. No cookie nibbled by a French novelistcould send one into the past more suddenly—a past where I sat at a workbench at a campby a deep