Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Altered Journals

Here are the three journals I altered. Each had an individual design, but I added another paper design, ribbon, and embellishments. I'm going to a convention with two other women and thought I'd surprise them with these. They will have first pick and I will take what's left. I hope they like them!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The Conscience Won (or Warm Fuzzies)

Sometimes doing the right thing gives you warm fuzzies all day. I could have had a free lunch today. I had a coupon for a lunch special at a restaurant I'd never been to before. When I gave it to the gal at the register, she glanced at it quickly, stuck it under the counter and cheerfully told me there would be no charge today. I asked her if she was sure. She said that since I had brought in the coupon that lunch was free. I took my receipt and went to find a table. As I was eating, I tried to picture the coupon in my mind. I was pretty sure that it didn't say "free lunch" anywhere. The girl at the register was young, probably a college student. The phone was ringing off the wall while I waited in line and I heard her say they were short 2 people today. She was clearly rattled and doing the best she could to keep up. After my meal, I went back to the counter. An older, "manager-looking" gentleman was working the register. I was able to catch the girl as she returned from delivering an order. The man overheard our conversation and together they looked over the coupon. No "free lunch". I told the girl I didn't want her to get in trouble when the register came up short at the end of the day and that I wanted to pay for my lunch. She thanked me for my honesty and looked to the manager. The manager said "Just give me $2." "No", I said, "I want to pay for my lunch. I don't want her to get in trouble." "Just $2", he said. So I gave the man $2 and left the restaurant. I could have easily left without paying, but I knew my conscience would bother me for days. Sometimes you just have to do the "right" thing. So know I'm having a "warm fuzzie" moment.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Lucky Me!

I have two things to be happy about so far this week.

On Monday, as I was driving to work (a paved county road), I saw an eagle. I know we have them around here, but I've never really seen one up close. I saw a large bird flying above the fence line and as I approached, it turned slightly, revealing it's white head and tail feathers. Since no one was behind me, I slowed down to watch this magnificent bird. it circled an area over the ditch, getting lower and lower. As I slowly drove away, I looked in my rearview mirror and watched it land on the shoulder of the road. It must have seen something in the area to eat. Very cool.

On Tuesday, my husband called to say that a box had been delivered with my name on it. I hadn't ordered anything, so I asked him to read the return address label to me. Bazzill. Woo hoo!!! I'd won!! You see, I'd visited the Bazzill Basics website a week ago and happened on a Cosmo Cricket give away they were having. All you had to do to enter was send them an email following their specifications. 5 winners, chosen at random, would receive one of the new Cosmo Cricket lines. How easy was that?! i'm going to make/send them a "thank you" card using my new cardstock and paper collection. Seems fitting.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Cards I made last year

Oops! I should have flipped the "birthday" cards so they were going the right direction! But, hey, you get the idea. I'm just beyond excited to have gotten a couple of scans added to the blog. It only took 2 hours!! Wanna see me do the "happy dance"? No, probably not. Nevermind.....

Psycho Kitty

My cat, Dexter, is quite insane. Just now, as I was sitting at the computer, he came up to me, sat by my chair, and meowed at me. I know the "meow". I've heard it hundreds of times. It's the "I need you to follow me" meow. Our little game of follow the leader can lead to two places. Either the back door, because he wants outside (a treat for this house kitty) or to the food bowl. I just got back to my computer from our little jaunt to the food bowl. Here's what takes place once we arrive. Dexter sits in front of the bowl and looks up at me. I pet him. He turns around, takes a couple bites of food, then looks back up at me. That's my cue to pet him. We do this until I get tired of the game and go back to whatever it was I was doing. We do this ALL THE TIME!!! I mean, seriously, who has a pet that begs to be stroked while eating??? It's unheard of!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bad Karma?

I don't know what the deal is with me! Yesterday was a disaster at work and now the Blog Gods won't let me add a picture. Maybe it's a sign that I need to get up from the computer and go work on the 250+ wedding invitations that need a cute little saying, bookplate, rhinestones and textured heart on the front!! Yes, I'm sure that's it. Maybe I'll be rewarded, when that task is completed, and be allowed to download a piece of clipart!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Okay, now what!

Please be patient while I learn this process!