Saturday, January 31, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Just because I was Jackie Kennedy with a tablecloth for a veil.
Just because I wanted to stay in my room with my books.
Just because I liked the cardboard box more than the dress.
Just because I was so bad at rummy.
Just because I burned my hand and you yelled at me.
Just because I loved eating raw onions instead of apples.
Just because I saved the fuzz.
Just because I wouldn't eat the chicken.
Just because I cried at the little boy on the hill song.
Just because you said I wasn't good enough for him.
Just because I love lilacs.
Just because I had the ugliest bangs.
Just because I like the name Agatha.
Just because I wanted to dance with Fred Astaire.
Just because I hated grampa for dying.
Just because left field is where I want to be.
Just because I loved waxing the floors.
Just because Boo and me will be buds forever.
Just because I got a bike for 5 bucks.
Just because the house made me sick.
Just because I never got a little sister.
Just because I made LaVonne drunk.
Just because I question god's existence.
Just because I get high on sweat.
Just because I didn't want sis to hurt herself.
Just because I wanted the radio back.
Just because I didn't deserve the pain.
Just because you liked Katy and Peg.
Just because I hate the cold.
Just because I love rutabagas.
Just because Clio Road flooded.
Just because the sunshine makes me tingly.
Just because Norm and Willie were great.
Just because I could fill a bag with fantasy.
Just because I danced by the moonlight.
Just because of red pop and Vernor's.
Just because I didn't skip school.
Just because I didn't steal the money.
Just because I rode the bus.
Just because I thought I was bleeding to death.
Just because we got stuck in the mud.
Just because in spite of or because of these, I am who I am and wouldn't be if not for you. I thank you and hope you finally have some peace in your eternity. Love is unconditional. Or it would not be love. Rest in peace, mom.
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Take a look HERE and see if there is anything you might like. She also has some Buy It Now Mary Kay goodies, too. There are only a a few days left for these fun sets.
Happy Birthday Fox. There is a huge snowball flying thru the sky for you--oops, I hit the dog! No major league contract for me. :(
Saturday, January 17, 2009
There is also a rubber stamp store across the street called Di's Ink-one block down and across the street to the north-see phone number on my side bare and call to make sure THEY are still open.
This card is pretty simple. I did use the nasty dollar bin glitter glue here. I may chip it off since it's so gloppy. Layered paper and card stock. Distress ink. A scrap of ribbon. Nothing special. 5 minute card. The end.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Over the life of this blog, I have given my opinion of local scrap and stamp stores. If I love them, I let you know. If I hate them, I let you know. If I think they are dying, I let you know. I have not been wrong predicting on the dying ones yet. I have been surprised by a few that took a lot of people by surprise. I even wonder how a couple of stores are staying open. They are so bad, I stopped visiting.
I posted my thoughts on the store in this blog. You can read it here. Honestly, I would have at least given some thought to what customers were saying and we do talk. One of the reasons I have a side bar with all the local stores listed, is so people can discover a place outside their comfort zone. I have removed a bunch of stores over the blog life if they no longer have an online presence-that is a least 20 stores within an 90 mile drive from Flushing. What is the point of keeping up the names of closed stores after a time anyways? It makes it too sad.
I got a comment a few weeks ago here from someone I had no way to contact about her post-it made me wonder if she created a user name just to comment-was or is she a local store owner? Or does she know them? She seemed to think I didn't know what spreading product around a store meant and what not having anything new and exciting means to the store and its customers. Even Wal-Mart has a better selection than some of these stores. It upset me for the reason that I DO know. It breaks my heart to see any business fail (well, Hooters would make me happy to see close). These stores were closing even in good economic conditions and if you don't pay attention to the wants of your customers, you are doomed to fail. Some owners think their ideas and likes are the only way-again, if you like Cadillacs and your customers like Jeeps, how do you expect to keep them coming into your store? Big empty spaces and wide aisles are a clue for some of us.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
I found a story online today (and it was also buried in the back of the newspaper) that made me want to give a mom and dad a super high five. Check it out here. We have parents doing it right and a child who knew what matters for a change. Another round of accolades going out to teachers in this case. Someone got it right. Sing hallelujah sing!
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Monday, January 12, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
This card is pretty easy using layers of scraps. I am still trying to get used to the Copic markers over the cheapie ones I used at one time. Copics are an investment but will last almost forever as they are refillable. I got a great deal on Ebay just before the prices went up. There are some women out there who are masters with the Copics. I am envious.
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Guess what? Tomorrow the 7th is the Greek Orthodox Christmas-another chance to bake and sing and gift all over again. If you survived the first round.
Monday, January 05, 2009
Saturday, January 03, 2009
I was at Joann's today hoping there might be something cool left over in the Christmas crap, but it was mostly boxes of cards and broken candles. I did find a Christmas Goose ornament for 87 cents, which was about 70% off. Target had much better leftovers and at 75% off a better grab, so I got a really neat 4 foot artificial tree I am going to put on my front porch for the spring robins to nest in. I get a porch nest every spring and usually get the bee-jeebers scared out of me when I forget they are there and actually use my front door. My double doored (think Brady bunch house) front stoop is mostly for decoration anymore-unless the hated door ringers can't read my posted signs to go away. One day, I will sic the dogs on them, I sweat.