Another very chilly day here in Massachusetts. And it's not looking good until sometime next week that we might break freezing. I love New England but if it's going to be cold, I want snow to go with it. At least make it pretty. But it's been a lonely winter for snow lovers...only one time have we got more than 1" of snow...and that was just last week!
I had some fun at lunch today and made a card from "found" items here at work. ScrapHype is having a 1st birthday party today with fun and games. They put up a birthday challenge and here is the card I came up with (thank goodness for an order coming in today that had paper and rubons!):
A terrible scan I know (and it's so small here?). But I learned how to convert a PDF to a JPEG (and learned that it distorts the image)...and I had fun creating a bit on my lunch hour. I should do this more often!
Busy weekend coming up for me - moving things from my Dad's back to the house, emptying the storage unit I had to get and meeting up with friends. Hopefully there'll be a little time to play.
I know my posts are fascinating, but it does feel good to record a little something each day. And I'm getting back to regularly checking out other blogs daily for inspiration - something I've missed. I can't wait for the weekend to get here so I can do something creative.
My latest obsession for those who care...Trader Joe's Pecan Pralines. I cannot stop munching on these things! I'm on my third package in 2 weeks. Very, very, very bad! I keep justifying it by telling myself that at least there's some nutrition in the nuts! It's not like I'm eating huge chunks of chocolate or chips. But there's no denying the reality - these are nuts coverered in what amounts to nothing but sugar! Yum.....
It's been a good day. I registered for a convention in New Hampshire in May - I'm taking a couple classes and doing a little shopping. I'm going with a good friend who I haven't seen in a long time so it should be fun. And I made plans with that same friend to get together this weekend for a nice long lunch to do some chatting and catching up over burgers at the Red Robin (love that place!).
Not loving my job today...but this will pass as soon as my boss goes on vacation and stops calling my name every 5 minutes. (Lord they're needy sometimes!).
Well...best get back to work. Maybe this weekend I'll post some of the projects I've been working on. It'd be nice to actually get to see my work. :)
I'm finally back at home and mostly settled back in. I have both my dogs with me and they are happy to be together again. Now if I could just get them all retrained to the new "old" schedule and get the big dope to sleep through the night, life would be just a big better. But all in all, things are good.
A better update is definitely called for, but I think that's a project for tomorrow.
Inspire Me Card Kits is having a monthly long crop with challenges, classes and games. They have some cool prizes to give a way - the new MM trimmer, a Donna Downey bag and other cool goodies! It'd be fun to have some friends join me for the "Have a Ball in the Fall" Crop! Hope to see you there!
Anyone want to volunteer to keep this up for me since I clearly stink at it? Just thought I should check in and confirm that I am still among the living. There's plenty of news to update you on, but time is short today, so this little blurb will have to do. I promise to post at least one more time this week. :)
I'm getting there. Day by day...a little at a time. I wish I didn't fight it. I wish I had the strength to not hold on to things that are gone for so long. I wish I were stronger...had more faith in myself...had the strength to let go of the things I can't change. While I wish my life were different than it is now...wishing isn't going to change my reality. I know it takes time for acceptance to settle in...it just frustrates me sometimes how long it can take to get to that point.
I had a nice talk with my cousin Beth last night and several chats with my friend Cheryl and they helped me feel better about things in general...about my choices...about my feelings...about my fears. And they help me understand this odd sensation I have of time marching both quickly (I'm getting older and each day more precious) and slowly (accepting the inevitability of my divorce) at the same time. I am so lucky to have people to help me through this and love me despite my whining/crying/ranting.
Another timely, excellent quote in the Zen calendar today:
"Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned."
And to leave you with a smile...here's a picture of my three nephews...love these little dudes!
Yesterday my newest newphew (Adam Timothy) got christened. A very nice ceremony with a wonderful priest who made the best of 5 very warm, fidgeting babies letting their frustrations be known. Then off to my brother's house to be greeted by a lovely doe waiting in his driveway...seriously! Then lots of fun playing auntie to the 3 boys. And I ended the evening with a nice visit with my grandfather. A good Sunday. I'll post some pictures tomorrow...
And today's life lesson...B has a girlfriend. I had suspected as much and asked him last week, but my question was met with loud rantings of denial. Today, he confirmed it. So...tonight I am sad. Just another wave I gotta roll with...
I'm just hanging around, playing with paper, just watched the movie "Shopgirl" and thinking about setting myself up outside to finish reading my book. I thought I'd post a bit of my work from the past week...
I did this page for an ad challenge at Scraphype...one of the monthly kit clubs I belong to. It's just a statement of where I am now in my life. I've got to add the journaling still, but I wanted to post it anyway...
And I made this card for last weekend's challenge at Inspire Me Card kits...I love how it came out...even if it did break my sewing machine!
They finally uploaded some photos of Lauren from the past week at camp this morning. She looks wonderful. I'll be watching to see the pictures of her Boston trip. Hopefully they'll be up soon. I miss that girl...
I hope you are enjoying the weekend and the fabulous weather! :)