Saturday, August 28, 2010

Two New ATC's

These ATC's were for created for a food themed swap. The first card was lots of fun and filled with color. My partner likes the atomic/starburst design, hence the background. The second card was more of a challenge, as the recipient did not want any bumpy embellishments. She also requested no glitter or pastel colors. I'm a rebel though, and didn't change the color of the flowers....

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Scrapbooking Advice ~

The advice is: it's not a good idea to go on Craig's List at 2:00 am, just "looking around" for scrapbooking supplies. Because 15 hours later, you may find yourself driving home with a VERY full car, after having spent $150. This nice lady had things in lots. The lots were in individual boxes and the contents of these boxes would put even the most novice scrapbooker (that would be me) into a state of euphoria.

Some will get sold, and some I will keep of course. I've said it before, and I will say it again: my husband is truly a saint. Retail value of all these goodies is way over $1000, so it was a smart buy. But still, you're a saint honey.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I Am Going to Pretend....

....that it's only been a week since I last blogged.

We are having a great summer! Jacob is driving and driving well. He's been just busy enough to keep from being bored. Returned from San Jose last Friday (trip with daddy) and then leaves for Seattle next Thursday (four day ministry called Urban Plunge, where they interact with homeless people). He plans to play football once school starts, and has been working out in the school's weight room.

Geoff had a bout with an inflamed salivary gland. Sent him to the E.R. He redefined the word "swollen," but he's okay now.

I have leveled off at a nice cruising altitude and God has very graciously taken much of my anxiety away. Still very happily married, coming up on seven years. I thank God every day for the blessing of my husband and son.

Jewell lived with us briefly, but the lure of the grandkids was too great and she went back to Cali on July 6th. Investigator Linton (sorry P.K., but you'll always be "Investigator") and his sweet wife Cathy visited us for the 4th of July. In their 38 foot motor home don't ya know. We will be taking our R.V. to Las Vegas, to spend Thanksgiving with them.

Much work has been done in our backyard by my hardworking hubby. It looks presentable now! There is even a table, umbrella and four chairs.

Life is good.