Saturday, July 30, 2016

Another Saturday Evening Post


I feel the way Lincoln looks here, after a string of unfortunate incidents. It began last night when I wrote the wrong address on a notecard. One messed up envelope means a card without one. I can live with that though.


My favorite gray Copic markers need replenishing now. I guess I need to break down and buy refills, but five stores let me down. Not one had the necessary monochromatic sets. I bought these because Aaron Bros. has them on sale: Buy one, get one for half price. Who could resist? I bought all their grays and a blender. We called Texas Art Supply to see if they had them instead of driving that far into Houston; it's a good thing we did too. I'll have to order them.


I decided to give this to someone special who needs a little help right now. Having your creative well feel like it's dried up can be frustrating, but there's nothing wrong with a little priming, is there? A good friend swears by it, so, "Let us see," said the blind man.


So, again. One sheet of Flow's double sided stationery . . .


. . . with foxes and hares and things for a nice paper chat . . .


. . . a sheet of their fab wrapping paper . . .


Also double sided! Cute, huh? I used this for the outside because the brown background is earthy and a little dull--as is a creative slump. The inside is all perky-pretty. A complete reverse.


In summary: Everything I need to make someone happy.




Of course I forgot the book plate. Flow thinks of everything. I wish they provided reminders. Like string for fingers! Imagine me with eight fingers and two thumbs all tied up.


This is a nice choice, don't you think?


I'm sending it under separate cover in a wee envelope with a little explanation.


This is another flop. Markers and pens balk in high humidity. The tips will actually leak! Then there's a little flood of ink that refuses to do anything but puddle. (sigh) My creative spark needed kindling last night after I made this hot mess. I needed my grays too.



The back was a whole other kind of fun mess. (grin)


I finally gave away my Norman Rockwell. It made a grand envelope for some paper goodness. You should see the tape it took to seal the seams. I sure do like that scene though. I wanted to be the Norma Rockwell of America when I was growing up. Then I grew up and learned the truth. 

We had dinner at Cantina Laredo this early evening. I spilled about as much food as I ate, and my place at the table looked like a toddler had eaten their first meal. I had Pellegrino without lemon or lime for the second time ever. Restaurants do not wash their citrus. Heck. I even was our apples and grapes in a little soapy water. Can you see me tucking a little baggie of lemon and lime wedges into my bag before we go out for dinner? My neck-shoulder-arm hurts today. It's been awhile so I'm trying to be a big girl about it. I mentioned it to let you know there might not be much mail going out for a spell. I never miss my water until my well runs dry. My body has been crazy in love with this spell of pain-free living of late. That means whining is still not allowed. Oh, well. Moving on . . .

Saturday is almost over. Write on.

Wait! I forgot! The worst event in my mini series of unfortunates is losing my blog list! I did the domain name thing last night, and presto! y'all disappeared! There's no way I'll remember the names of all the blogs that were listed. I didn't even do anything to make it happen. Help??? (sigh)











16 comments:

  1. I wrote you a letter tonight; it'll be in Monday's mail. Ooh, so sorry about the blog roll, I didn't know that could happen. Maybe you could view a cached page and see what you had.

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    1. Thank you! I owe you at least one letter. That ink is on my "I Want But Don't Need" list. I'm up to my eyeballs in ink, so shame on me, huh? We won't be near our post office until Wednesday. Tomorrow's appointments are south of us. Now I have something extra good to look for. :)

      I didn't know the blog mess could happen either. I t tried to recover the list via two browsers, including Chrome, and wasn't able to retrieve the links. Thanks for wanting to help.

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  2. Your package of colourful inspiration arrived yesterday and I have been itching to make some letter writing goodness with it. I have to corral the ideas...there are way too many...and get started.

    What a shame about your blog list. I referred to it often. I've been having trouble with Blogger too, everything comes out double spaced, and if I cut and paste, then there is a huge amount of space between the paragraphs. Very annoying. It took me two hours to get the last post up and running.

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    1. Thanks for letting me know at least one package made it in a timely fashion. Did the box make it across the pond safely? I'm glad you are able to see fun possibilities. Inspiration comes when it will and often pivots! :)

      I should know better but I don't subscribe to all the blogs I follow. I actually enjoy doing a blog stroll. Wow. Check out all the "I"s in my two sentences! Shame on me again. What you describe has happened to me before. The problem usually corrects itself. Did you try reposting everything in a fresh post? Cut and paste everything to a WP page first. It works on a Mac, so take that into consideration. Good luck. I enjoy your posts.

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  3. Oh no!!! I actually used your blog list a lot. Well, time to refresh. Great post.

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    1. Lesson learned. :)

      Thanks for the thumb up.

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  4. Hi Limner, It's been awhile since I've been on blogspot and yours is the first blog I'm reading. Sorry to hear that you are having a bad spell. I will send you some positive healing vibes. Hope your pain goes away soon. I woke up this morning feeling worse than I have in a long time. My fingers barely work, but it (the pain & inflammation) will work itself out in a few hours time. Have a wonderful day and feel better.

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    1. Thank you! Your lovely comment makes all the aggravation of becoming a dot com worthwhile. :)

      I'm sorry for your pain. The bad days come as a shock after a string of good days, don't they? I do sympathize with you, and hope empathy helps. I find myself saying, "I know how Mama feels. She has arthritis in her fingers. We used to talk about the fun we had after I introduced her to power walking. She'd pump her arms with her hands fisted, and off we'd go. For miles. Now she can barely hold a pencil, but she has more good days than bad. Try to remember all the good things you did with your hands in better days. I talk about all the running and long distance I've done. Erin runs 5ks and sends me pictures. She still runs because I cannot, and she runs for benefits. One of them is for the Arthritis Foundation.

      Thanks for the positive vibes too. I got rid of the "cute" bamboo seat I've used all these years, used the office chair from my studio until I bought the chair that smells. I wish I'd kept the old chair. This seat is the root of my neck pain that comes from sitting at this desk. :)

      Be well. I wish you ease and comfort.

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  5. oh wow what pretty things you can create and that flow mag is something else as well . Well your surprise will go out tomorrow and hopefully you will have it quickly . I just hope you like it . May God watch over you and yours .

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    1. Hey, lady! The Flow Book pays for itself. It keeps me busy and has something for everyone. I share bunches of it too.

      I like a surprise. Thanks for thinking of me. Did you get your Christmas gift???

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    2. no not yet ...sadly no ....but thanks for thinking of me .

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    3. I'm sorry. JC mailed everything in my bag that day. Let's give it a few more days.

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  6. Aha! Links back! Very good.

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  7. Well, for goodness' sakes! I panic at the least sign of a problem and spend an inordinate amount of pouting. I don't need or want a pool boy, but I could use in-house tech!

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    1. LOL! Thanks. You made me feel better.

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