Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth...LOL

OH MY!!! I didn't realize that I haven't posted since June 7th. So not like me, is it? I promise that I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth...just yet!! It seems life is swooshing on past at a very rapid rate of speed. I do believe that we have discussed that in an earlier post. HA!!

Somehow, somewhere (Wal-Mart, we think) I contacted and came down with the flu. I so hate bugs....really really do...well except firefly's or lighting bugs as we call them down here AND oh..oh dragonflies...those I LOVE but other bugs, especially the ones you can't swap with a fly swatter..YEP..those I don't like so much. I normally take one of the free Handi-wipes that Wal-Mart has at the door by the buggies but this ONE TIME I didn't and this ONE TIME I caught something. Sooooo peoples....always, ALWAYS use a Handi-wipe and wipe down those carts at Wal-Mart. You don't want to be bringing home any unwanted or uninvited guest. Awwww...thanks for asking...I AM feeling better...just can't quiet get over the tiredness but that to shall pass. That's what vitamins are for, ri iight??

I have also been working on some projects that I'm actually getting paid for...YEA!!! That is..WAS..getting paid for. Not because I'm not needed anymore but because this dinosaur of a computer has decided to slow itself down to a dang old snail pace. I have been trying to upgrade things I can (that are free to do) delete some things that we don't need on here and tonight it's going to get defragged. What ever in the world that means!! Keep those fingers crossed that when I get up in the morning I have a faster working computer. ^_^

Not feeling very well has caused my sweet lil muse to take a nice long nap but I guess even she deserved some down time. I did get out my watercolors and paints and made a sweet friend of mine a birthday card. She turned 77 yesterday and I will be seeing her on Friday. I called and wished her a Happy Birthday and also to check on her as she has been sick too. Hmmmmmm, wonder if she has been to Wal-Mart and didn't use the Handi-Wipes either?

I love how it turned out. I did a under the Sea pencil drawing and then used my watercolor pencils on card stock paper. Then on vellum paper, I painted one of my Li'l mermaids. Attached the two together and "WahLa" she looks like she is swimming under the Sea.

My sweet friend loves to read so I thought one of my wire bookmarks would make a nice gift. Some glass beads that have the look of sea glass ....a shell and PRESTO perfect ocean themed bookmark to go with her  mermaid card. I do hope she will like them.

Well...that's what's been going on in my world as of late. What have YOU been working on? Life swooshing past you too. I hope you are enjoying whatever you are doing!!!

Until next time.....Hugs,


  1. Hugs!!! As I type this, I'm sitting in a jiggling chair from yet MORE earthquake tremors! Yes, more!!!! Oy! So not fun and very unsettling!

    Anywho, I'm glad you're on the mend now and getting back to crafting. LOVE your mermaid card and bookmark!! Good luck on the computer! De-fragging is quite simple and should be done at least once a month, and you should clean your hard drive once a week!

  2. So sorry you aren't feeling well, my dear! I do hop you get well quickly! Your painting is lovely and that bookmark is just wonderful!

  3. Awww, you poor darling, being ill with the flu is horrid. Glad that you are feeling better now though. Love the bookmark you made, its awesome!

  4. Feel better! Summer is NOT the time to be sick! :) I love your card and your bookmark. What a sweet friend you are! Take care - xo