Friday, September 24, 2010

Finding Joy Friday

Missed last week - not that I wasn't joyful - we were just busy, busy, busy!  Be sure and check out Angela's site today too!

This Photo just makes me laugh.  It's play-doh sculptures made quite some time ago.
This week:

A Girl turning TEN tomorrow that is beyond happy about her birthday and DOUBLE DIGITS!!!

Books Books and MORE Books! (more on that later)

An impromptu in-law and Papaw-in-Law ;-) visit for the weekend.

Cooler mornings and evenings (finally)!

Some revamping of home furnishings.

The rescuing of a knitting/spinning/dyeing project I thought I had ruined (phew!).

Sharing the GA Aquarium tomorrow with Casey's Papaw (a lifelong resident of the Gulf Coast area and lover of all things aquatic).

Thanks Ang for reminding me to look around and remember that we have a beautiful life!

I'll keep you posted!


Monday, September 20, 2010

Genius or Disaster Looking for a Place to Happen???

So today Anna wanted to make Glitter Shells from this book that I picked up in the bargain section for about $4.00.

I HATE glitter.

Maybe that makes me a stick in the mud.  I can live with that.  Glitter gets absolutely everywhere and is nearly impossible to clean - never mind the fact that if I EVER work with glitter I perpetually have it on my face and strangers saying to me "Hey, you have glitter on your face!" (Thanks.  I know).


I sent them outside with a card table and their materials.  The entire time they were out there I was wondering if I was a genius or if it was somehow going to go terribly awry.

It turned out OK.  The shells got glittered, the patio got glittered, the chairs got glittered, I think even one of the dogs got glittered, and most of the mess remained outdoors.  Of course then the kids tracked glitter from one end of the house to the other on their clothes and hands (and yes, faces).  Overall it was much less of a disaster than it had the potential to be.

And in the end we got these:

Shells from our beach trip a couple of years ago + Modpodge + Martha glitter
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Very pretty Martha Stewart Colored glittery shells.

I still HATE glitter.

I'll keep you posted,


Friday, September 03, 2010

Finding Joy Friday

Thanks Angela for the reminder to look for joy in little things (check her out at Plains Life).

Every Cat Needs A Hat?
This picture just makes me laugh!  Every cat needs a hat, right?  That's Mac.  He's our giant BOY kitty.

I'm late here tonight, but it's still Friday.  The last few weeks have been a mix of ups and downs and pain med induced delirium, still I managed to craft and school and read in the moments in between.  I think that trying NOT to think about (let alone be IN) pain from Kidney stones kept me busy - plus I can't drive while taking uber pain killers so I was home - ALOT.

I've been finishing projects - some new and some old (some REALLY old) and hopefully I'll take pictures and post those, but I make no promises.

We had a date night with Toby tonight - Anna is at Grampy's.

Knit Night is at my house next Thursday so my home will be filled with friends and laughter and yummy snacks and even MORE knitting. [Ang, don't forget we're on Eastern time ;-)]

Oh and tonight I finally rid myself of the 9mm kidney stone! I know you're all dying for details, but we'll just say there was PAIN involved and leave it at that 'cause ew!  One down and one to go!

But what really made me smile is the comment that I received from Adrianna tonight (here).  Guys comments are REALLY special and this one made my day!  Thank You!

I'll keep you posted!