Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
When I am having a bad day that is how I feel. Just step in and manage me, please. Help me get to the next page of the book where everything looks better and brighter! I know logically that I am fully capable however on those bad days I just don't want to. I don't want to deal with me or those tedious decisions of the day such as what is for dinner.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
That snow covered blob appears to be my beautiful black Mercury. I don't believe it is going to be going any place anytime soon though.
I do believe this brings grilling season to an end. Yes?! lol
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Change comes in so many formats in life. Some change is amazing and other change can be heartbreaking. Sometimes it is a bit of both. I believe there is a word for that, bittersweet. You can be so very glad that someone is in your life yet sad that the relationship has changed. Maybe friends aren't as close as they once were or they are moving across the country or that someone special to you is now just a friend. Whatever the the change you just know things are never going to be same and you can't help but morn the loss in the same moment that you are glad that person is in your life. Yes bittersweet is the the perfect word for it.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
One of the many vistas from the interstate in Montana. It was truly a day full of eye candy.
Day Two has ended in Wyoming where the mountains in the distance are even taller than many we have seen all day. Out of the 9000 foot range and back up into the 1000 foot range and higher.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
That is my Mom and in this photo she is trying on one of over 40 hats that she received at a "Hat Party" in March of 2006. The party was the weekend after she started chemotherapy. We, her friends and family, gathered to support her in the visible way. To celebrate the fact that her surgeries had gone well. To celebrate the fact that just like the first time she had breast cancer in 1994, the tumors were caught very early and the prognosis was very, very good. So there was the battle head of chemo and radiation yet much to celebrate. Later that afternoon with everyone there she would go bald having my husband shave her head and in support a friend would also shave his head going bald with her.
So this month you will see a lot of pink. Wear it proudly. Remember why you should. Do Breast Self Exam (BSE) each month. If you don't know how learn. Go to Susan G. Komen and download a printable card that will teach you how. Both times my Mom found her own tumors by doing BSE. It really can save your life. You know your body best. You know what feels normal and what doesn't. And if you find a lump talk to your doctor and get it checked out quickly. Don't delay. Please.
Because of BSE and great medical care in Dallas and Seattle we can now say my Mom is a two time Breast Cancer Survivor.
Monday, September 27, 2010
I find a lovely piece of patterned paper in one of DVWV stacks that actually has several patterns on it and I begin to cut it apart to create several cards all with pink in them. Here are a couple.
All the paper here is DCWV except the black and white which are AC Cardstock. Border punch is EK Success. Grosgrain ribbon is Offray. Stamp is Kolettle Hall. Used black Staz-On Solvent Ink. The stamp is accented with small pearls, small crystal and yellow stickles.
Again on this one it is all DCWV paper. The ink is Close to My Heart in Blush. The ribbon is brown velvet from Maya Roads. The button is probably one of my new favorites. It is from AC (American Crafts) and I got them as part of a kit from Hip 2 B Square (Thank you again Leslie!!) a couple of weeks ago. The colors of the buttons are fun and they are glittery to boot! The flower and sentiment is a stamp from Studio g. The hearts on the light pink are a stamped background from Stampin' Up called Petite Patterns and it is an old one from 1999.
Here you can see that great button just a little better!
Friday, September 17, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Before he took to the stage a man by the name of Ry Cumings performed and this was the first I had heard of him. His songs wowed us as well. Here is a video for one of his songs.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
This baby shower card is a take off on one I saw in the magazine from the UK. As I mentioned I have been getting some ideas from this new magazine. Fresh inspiration and I am enjoying it! The patterned paper is My Mind's Eye from their Quite Contrary line. The flower are Prima and Close To My Heart. I got to use my new EK punch on this one and I love those fold flat punches. Genius idea!!
Thursday, September 9, 2010
As I mentioned there has been music playing during all this paper cutting and gluing. The Goo Goo Dolls have a new CD out and I am liking it. One of my favorite songs on the new CD is a song called Hey Ya. No video for it yet, but here is a the song for listen. It is sweet one.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Dry Falls was once the worlds largest water fall the cliffs and dry basin area are all that remain today. As the world shifted after the last ice age this was one of the changes. Geology can be interesting and beautiful stuff.
Dry Falls looking southeast
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
My favorite statue at the garden. I always am captured by her peace and the way her hands seem to be ready to give a gift. Maybe the gift of her heart, of love to another.