Hello dear blogging buddies! Well I guess the title says what's on my mind this morning. I read several blogs , some of which I haven't even gotten around to adding myself as a follower even though I do read them. I leave tons of comments on blogs and usually no reciprecating, which is ok. Sometimes I do that too. Then I have some blogs that I comment on nearly everyday and a lot of times I'll ask questions that never get answered. Makes me wonder if sometimes people think I'm stalking them! LOL! Do any of you ever feel like that? If you are one of those people that I am constantly commenting on your blog, please don't think I'm some weirdo, I just really appreciate your blog! I was a lurker on a few blogs for quite awhile before I ever had my own blog.Then dear Edgar (http://blacksheepsite.blogspot.com/ ) came along and gave me the nudge and so I folded and here I am. Anyway...
This morning I played with a cricut. Not the insect, the scrapbooking machine! LOL! I got it last year for Christmas and I hardly ever use it. I'd use it all day long if I had the time and paper though. I made a couple of Christmas cards for our parents this year but other than that I haven't used it much lately. This morning I made a card for a special person and this is it completed except for the inscription. I'm still learning how to match papers but I think I didn't do too bad of a job. The saying on the front is one of my favorites and something we all should live by.
These next two pictures I'm kind of ashamed to show. We had to get a new blind for the living room window. The other one had cracks down the edge and that part of the blind was starting to fall off in pieces. Well as you can tell, we couldn't find the same color as the other two. Or maybe it is the same color and I just don't know it because the older ones need to be cleaned! That's probably it. Anyway I haven't had any curtains up for awhile because I haven't found any that I like . I am really getting tired of looking at a naked window though. Any thoughts as to what to do?
This next picture is of the computer desk in the corner and a glimpse of the entertainment center, if you can call it that. Because of the computer being in the corner, the couch can't be centered on that window. I had a really nice piece of needlework from Hillside Samplings that used to be above the computer. My husband had to put this wrestling figure in the package on the wall. There is also some action figures from a computer game up there too. I got disgusted and took down my needlework. As you can tell, and can probably relate, our taste in decor is total opposite. Then there is that black entertainement center ( I didn't pick it out) that is right smack dab next to the computer desk. If you can't tell what is on that side, there is the panther that my husband did in a ceramics class years ago. There is also shark teeth, and a John Perry shark sculpture , which I am guilty of purchasing for my husband our first Christmas together when we were dating. I can't stand to look at it now. There is also the computer motem and a bunch of other computer related stuff that has a bunch of cords and looks terrible. Maybe it's just the time of year, when we look forward to renewale , that has gotten me in this fit, I don't know.
On to other thoughts somewhat. I have read many blogs lately that have talked about that they are working on organizing and sorting through , and throwing out. I started to use a really good system a couple of years ago that works pretty well if you keep up with it. It's from the flylady ( http://flylady.net/ ) I had left it for awhile back when my vision was really hazy from the iritis and I couldn't see well to do housework. Anyway I have started it again and am on the week of working on the front entrance and dining room zone. Any takers on following along? It would be interesting to see where everyone is on their routine with no judgement.
Well that's enough of my dribble for today.You all take care and have a safe evening celebrating the New Year. Happy New Year!!
'til next time,