Thursday, October 30, 2008

Challenge Card

Marie at From Combat Boots to Rubber Stamps has started her own card challenge. I thought I would play this past week, but I'm not thrilled with the result... or my photograph of it. (It's late, so natural light is gone.) However, I need to reach beyond my comfort zone in life, so I'm posting it anyway. :-)
I used the hardware on the ribbon to mimic the ladder, picked the colors and flowers to use in the section at the top, and the drape of the blanket was the inspiration for the ribbon.
Whew. That wasn't so tough. Maybe I could actually do another challenge someday. :-)

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Word of the Week: Gourd

Fall is in full swing. Leaves are making their gentle descent. The air has a distinct chill. The colors are beautiful - even more beautiful than spring. I can even hear the melodious opera of leaf blowers as I type this. Fall.

Speaking of which, David continues to impress me with his ever-increasing vocabulary. The other day we were looking at a display of fall-associated items. He, of course, points out the "punkins" and grins. Then he moves his little hand and points again. "Gourd." Gourd? I am not sure if I pointed one out in a book, in the cards I was stamping last week, or if he learned it at daycare, but I am impressed. Gourd.

I cannot help but wonder which vocabulary word will be next...

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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Have You Ever?

Have you ever…
1. gone on a blind date? no, but a friend wanted to set me up with my husband (She didn't know we had already started dating at the time.)
2. skipped school? I missed a couple of college classes once, but I was on a bus to D.C. for a rally at the time.
3. been on the opposite side of your country? yes, north and south, east and west
4. swam in the ocean? several in the Atlantic and dipped my feet in the Pacific
5. had your booze taken away by the cops? No, I was always the designated driver in college.
6. lettered in a high school sport? once in volleyball; four times in track
7. cried yourself to sleep? yes, especially after my dad died
8. played a musical instrument? piano (which now needs to be tuned so I can brush up on my years of lessons)
9. sung karaoke? yes, but always in a group
10. cheated on an exam? never wanted to... studying is more my style
11. played spin-the-bottle? I think I may have once in junior high, for about five minutes.
12. laughed until some sort of beverage came out of your nose? gross... no
13. watched the sun rise with someone you care about? yes
14. ever been arrested? no, nor have I ever done anything that would require such an action (I never even had a detention in junior high or high school!)
15. gone ice skating? yes, and my ankles HURT afterwards every time
16. been skinny dipping? no, and I don't understand why people would want to do that.. bathing suits are readily available in stores
17. been on television? yes, but in a group
18. thrown up in front of a date? no, but I got sent home from work with the flu after getting sick there :-(
19. traveled outside the U.S.? yes, and have even lived outside the States for eleven months once
20. run a marathon? no, but I admire those who do

Your turn! (Please let me know where I can see your own lists when you finish!)


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