Friday, October 30, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
I can't believe that is nine o'clock on a Sunday night and I am preparing to head to bed ... this coming from a woman who functions on four to six hours as an average. I found today to pass rather quickly - sitting in class for eight hours typically makes it drag on. I am not sure why but today felt different. Perhaps it was our opening exercise. We were asked to draw a symbol of something representing who we felt the greatest mentor in our life has been ...
I did manage to put a couple of quick cards together. All Stampin Up products used!
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Today was one of those days...I woke up full of energy and with a bounce in my step. It only got brighter when I opened a card from my sister Marie. She put a smile on my face that noone could wipe off. As the even began to wind down, I decided to whip up a 10 minute MOJO. Something simple before I curled up on the couch to watch Law and Order and think about the mounds of homework that are beginning to collect dust! I finished with a "so-so" feeling about my card and grabbed my camera to take a pic and post it. I had completely forgotten that of the daycare kids had picked up my one prized possession - my camera - and dropped it on the wooden floor. It wouldn't work. I let out a bit of a screech and ran to my hubby who said "yup -it's broke". I didn't realize a four year old could make a grown woman cry so. It was a once in a lifetime gift and the only time in our 20 yrs together that my husband surprised me. He had kept an x-mas bonus and spent $900 on it. I am so heartbroken!
All Stampin Up products used except the Pearls. I love the Seasons of Joy stamp set.
Thank for looking!
Sunday, October 18, 2009
1- I belong to that classification of people known as wives. I am A Wife.
And, not altogether incidentally, I am a mother.
2- Not too long ago a male friend of mine appeared on the scene fresh
from a recent divorce. He had one child, who is, of course, with his
ex-wife. He is looking for another wife. As I thought about him while I
was ironing one evening, it suddenly occurred to me that 1, too, would
like to have a wife. Why do I want a wife?
3- I would like to go back to school so that I can become economically
independent, support myself, and, if need be, support those dependent
upon me. I want a wife who will work and send me to school. And while I
am going to school, I want a wife to take care of my children. I want a
wife to keep track of the children's doctor and dentist appointments. And
to keep track of mine, too. I want a wife to make sure my children eat
properly and are kept clean. I want a wife who will wash the children's
clothes and keep them mended. I want a wife who is a good nurturant
attendant to my children, who arranges for their schooling, makes sure
that they have an adequate social life with their peers, takes them to
the park, the zoo, etc. I want a wife who takes care of the children when
they are sick, a wife who arranges to be around when the children need
special care, because, of course, I cannot miss classes at school. My
wife must arrange to lose time at work and not lose the job. It may mean
a small cut in my wife's income from time to time, but I guess I can
tolerate that. Needless to say, my wife will arrange and pay for the care
of the children while my wife is working.
4- I want a wife who will take care of my physical needs. I want a wife
who will keep my house clean. A wife who will pick up after my children,
a wife who will pick up after me. I want a wife who will keep my clothes
clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, and who will see to it that
my personal things are kept in their proper place so that I can find what
I need the minute I need it. I want a wife who cooks the meals, a wife
who is a good cook. I want a wife who will plan the menus, do the
necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve them pleasantly, and
then do the cleaning up while I do my studying. I want a wife who will
care for me when I am sick and sympathize with my pain and loss of time
from school. I want a wife to go along when our family takes a vacation
so that someone can continue to care for me and my children when I need a
rest and change of scene.
5- I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling complaints about a
wife's duties. But I want a wife who will listen to me when I feel the
need to explain a rather difficult point I have come across in my course
studies. And I want a wife who will type my papers for me when I have
6- I want a wife who will take care of the details of my social life.
When my wife and I are invited out by my friends, I want a wife who will
take care of the baby-sitting arrangements. When I meet people at school
that I like and want to entertain, I want a wife who will have the house
clean, will prepare a special meal, serve it to me and my friends, and
not interrupt when I talk about things that interest me and my friends. I
want a wife who will have arranged that the children are fed and ready
for bed before my guests arrive so that the children do not bother us. I
want a wife who takes care of the needs of my guests so that they feel
comfortable, who makes sure that they have an ashtray, that they are
passed the hors d'oeuvres, that they are offered a second helping of the
food, that their wine glasses are replenished when necessary, that their
coffee is served to them as they like it. And I want a wife who knows
that sometimes I need a night out by myself.
7- I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs, a wife who makes
love passionately and eagerly when I feel like it, a wife who makes sure
that I am satisfied. And, of course, I want a wife who will not demand
sexual attention when I am not in the mood for it. I want a wife who
assumes the complete responsibility for birth control, because I do not
want more children. I want a wife who will remain sexually faithful to me
so that I do not have to clutter up my intellectual life with jealousies.
And I want a wife who understands that my sexual needs may entail more
than strict adherence to monogamy. I must, after all, be able to relate
to people as fully as possible.
8- If, by chance, I find another person more suitable as a wife than the
wife I already have, I want the liberty to replace my present wife with
another one. Naturally, I will expect a fresh, new life; my wife will
take the children and be solely responsible for them so that I am left free.
9- When I am through with school and have a job, I want my wife to quit
working and remain at home so that my wife can more fully and completely
take care of a wife's duties.
10. Now who wouldn't want a wife!!!!
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Wow ... I am so glad I decided to pump out a Mojo this week. I have visited the blogs of some truly amazing artists. I don't know how I've missed Chris Olsen's blog in the past because her work makes me drool - or maybe it's the Candy she's offering. Anyway ... you can check it out here:
Sunday, October 11, 2009
I'm sharing my very first ATC trade card with you. It's a bit difficult to pick up the color no matter how many different ways I tried to take it. I did use the Wild Wasabi from SU - it's one of my favorite colors to craft with.
Here is a very simple card I made. I've been trying the "less is more" angle. My daughter thought it was to plain!
I actually thought this project turned out kind of cute! It is tri-fold and inside is a mini bag of M & M's. You could also place a gift card or whatever you like inside. The ribbon slides up to hold it closed (the layered square has pop dots on the top only).
Yup - I lifted a project from Convention 09. My upline was kind enough to let me go through all the goodies she brought bac from Convention and I fell in love with this. (My mom loves bit o'honey so I'm gonna leave this where she can find it).
I promise to do my best in keeping my blog up to date. I appreciate all of you who take the time to visit!
Friday, October 9, 2009
Anyone out there remember me? The hobby crafter pursuing a dream of becoming a successful SU demonstrator... well I'm still here. I've been forced to slow down. It seems that my role as Superwoman is beginning to take it's toll on my 40+ year old heart. I've missed sharing and hope that my re-entry into the blogging world will allow for some much needed me time. I need to commit to some de-stressors. I will begin slowly over the course of the next few days and then jump back into some challenges! Miss you all!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Dates: October 1-31, 2009 During the month of October, Stampin' Up! will offer several discounted products as "Deals of the Week." No limits and no minimum purchase required.
Week 1 Deals of the Week
Item 109183: Trio Flower punch Special Price $10.99
Item 109041: 5-Petal Flower punch Special Price $10.99
Item 110709: My Way punch Special Price $11.99
Deal #1: Thursday, October 1, 2009; 12:01 AM (MT) through October 12, 2009; 9:50 AM (MT)
Deal #2: Monday, October 12, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT) through October 19, 2009; 9:50 AM (MT)
Deal #3: Monday, October 19, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT) through October 26, 2009; 9:50 AM (MT)
Deal #4: Monday, October 26, 2009; 10:00 AM (MT) through October 31, 2009; 6:50 PM (MT)
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