Hope it's dry and warm where you are ... not so much here in Alberta lately! It's been raining seemingly for EVER!! You may have seen the flooding that happened in Southern Alberta. We have been luckier in Edmonton ... just a lot of rain - the odd street is flooded here and there but nothing remotely CLOSE to what Calgary and surrounding areas got!! Of course I LOVE rain! I am NOT like my BFF who THRIVES in 40 degree Vegas heat ... my maximum temperature is a lovely 24 degrees ... 21 is just fine by me! I really should live in San Diego ... it fairly consistent at 21-24 every single day. THAT I could take - heat, nope. Rain ... no complaints here! As you know my favorite day is a cold, rainy Sunday ... rain all day. That bring back fond memories as a child of roast beef smells filling the house while I sat at the kitchen table doing my paint-by-number ... you remember the ones .... they were black velvet ... I often did a cat ... or a horse ... and I had to use toothpicks because the spaces were too small for the cheap, fat brushes that came with it. Now that I'm older a rainy day means one thing .... stamping (and if I'm REALLY lucky, napping!) Now although it has been raining for weeks and weeks around here I certainly haven't had the opportunity to spend as much time stamping as I would like!
- 2 weekends ago on my perfect rainy Sunday I was at Brownie camp. It was 9:30 am ... I had 3 cups of pretty *average* coffee down my throat ... was standing outside in my not-so-flattering Barbour jacket and baseball hat (and I do NOT pull off a ball cap very well!!) - with a map - and 10 underslept 7-year olds about to wander through the forest looking for hidden signs.
- Today it has been POURING rain all day - my house was clean and my chores were done. Alas, rather than hiding in my craft room with the cat on my lap and the dog at my feet I was at the local Leisure Centre ... with 200 grade 4, 5 and 6 students. We spend the morning swimming. Have I ever mentioned that I completely believe I was a cat in a previous life? I do. I love napping in the sun and hate swimming. So naturally I wasn't REALLY thrilled at the prospect of today's field trip. I somehow survived 2 hours of ear-shattering noise ... only to spend the next 2 hours in the ice arena area helping 4 girls put on their skates ... and then watch them skate ... and wish I were home stamping. Once I survived THAT fresh hell I got to drive through driving rain to the other side of town to take the girls to their swimming lessons. Yes - although I love being able to help out with the girls' field trips today has sucked everylast ounce of energy out of me and I am now counting down the second until I can go to bed (I figure it's 10,800 seconds ....) Again - not my ideal rainy day kind of activity!!
Right! Enough rambling of a water-logged exhausted Mom ... onto my fabulous project of fabulousness! Last night I spend some quality time stamping with my youngest, Alicia. (We needed some bonding time ... but that's a WHOLE other story ... which some of you have already heard!!) We made the Fishin' Around card from my post the other day ... she made it for her show and tell at school today. Once we were done it was 7:30 pm ... time for the girls to start their bed-time-show. That's when I also realized that I still needed to crack of 25 cards for my Club Girls orders (which I was planning to start delivering TODAY!) So! I needed quick, I needed easy, and I needed AWESOME! I think I nailed it:
OK - I'm getting myself all worked up here ... and I now have only 9,480 seconds until bedtime .... so I better start winding down ...
Pop in again soon to see what I'm hyperventilating over next! Until then ... have a stampy night :)