Paper and Ink Imaginings

just playing with paper and ink


Technical Support Staff reporting for duty…

My new computer arrived Tuesday.

I am working on getting all my software installed. (I am installing my scanner software as I type.)

I spent almost 2 hours troubleshooting sound issues (my speakers were connected, device driver was latest version) on Wednesday. I walked away for 45 minutes, the speakers were working when I came back.  (and a restart was not involved??)

And my fingers are crossed that my Windows backed up files will restore correctly.


A Bump in the Road…

This is my reflection on our main computer screen this morning,

So, my disk won’t come back up.


I think I got everything copied before it died. Hopefully.

Went to the chiropractor this afternoon – OUCH. My neck is a hot mess. I have to go back Friday.

Between searching for a new computer, and being under orders to NOT look down, I won’t be back until next week.


And November begins…

I finished the paperwork I was working on for the in-laws early in the week, and even found time to stamp and color a few things before other chores took over (making a birthday cake, cleaning the house).

I am hoping that a few fun size bags of M&Ms will lure my mojo to the craft table this afternoon!

Have a great Friday!

Stamps – My Favorite Things, Stampin’ Up!, paper – Arches watercolor, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Pacific Point, Real Red, Strathmore Bristol, inks – Copics, Stampin’ Up! Real Red, VersaFine Onyx Black, dies – Reverse Confetti (tag), Spellbinders (square), embossing folder – Provo Craft, embossing powder – Filigree Fine Art Powder clear, organdy ribbon – ClearBags.

Still not quite back to the craft table…

May I offer you a view of the Celosia in my yard on Sunday afternoon??

I do have one card in progress – Mom’s birthday is later this week. I will post it when I have it assembled.

We have another day trip to the in-laws this week, for the appointment to remove the surgical staples from Mother-in-law’s incision.

Happy Monday!


Take a moment…

…and remember all that were lost on September 11, 2001.

I can close my eyes and see snippets of the day in my head. How blue the sky was that morning. Buckling Offspring3 into the minivan to go the library.  Picking up Offspring1 and Offspring2 early from elementary school – so the staff might have a chance to go home, too. No airport traffic overhead (we are on a flight path) for days. Not knowing when my husband would be able to return from his overseas business trip.

Wish for peace.