Merry Christmas, from my home to yours!
This is a partial page from the Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life 6 x 6 pad.
I am struggling with news overload – the Las Vegas tragedy has almost totally replaced the Puerto Rico crisis (in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria).
Hurricanes (and other weather related disasters), I can grasp “how this happened”. My understanding HOW does not make the outcome any less devastating.
Gun tragedies (“home grown terrorist”), like Las Vegas – I cannot wrap my head around these.
I don’t own a gun. I don’t want to own a gun. I don’t want the Second Amendment (the right to bear arms) repealed, but I don’t think anyone needs to have a semi automatic (or automatic) weapon.
Enough of my dark mood.
SO…let’s be grateful for what we have. Let’s go out and try to make someone’s day better, in whatever way (small or large) we can.
Supplies: Paper – American Crafts Amy Tangerine Oh Happy Life, Neenah Classic Crest Solar White, Stampin’ Up! Crushed Curry, twine – Stampin’ Up! Island Indigo.
Has anyone seen my mojo?? I can’t find it in my craft space.
YES, I have spent the summer so far with my nose in a book (or 21 books to be exact…). Hard to read that much and find crafting time.
And I am quite distracted by what is going on in Washington, DC (watching a lot of political news shows – very uncharacteristic of me).
So, I am working on a card this morning. For the first time in at least 10 days. I feel so rusty.
I promise to post something creative this week!
Books I can recommend:
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
The Martian: A Novel by Andy Weir
The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Brooklyn: A Novel by Colm Toibin
In the Unlikely Event by Judy Blume
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Miller’s Valley: A Novel by Anna Quindlen
(image from http://www.memorialdayfacts.com )
It is Memorial Day here in the United States.
Take a moment to remember those who gave their lives in service of our country.
This photo is before the new floor got installed. My house now looks like a dust bomb exploded with a pretty, new kitchen floor in the middle. (Sigh….yes, I did request they take up the 2 layers of flooring that already existed – my fault!)
And I am uncomfortable with a kidney stone stuck somewhere (since Saturday). Mojo has not come out to play and distract me. In Mojo’s defense, I was too busy over the weekend packing the kitchen stuff to be put into the basement. And, I did leave the house to go the ER in the middle of that process.
I’m hoping to be back with something to share on Monday.
Have a great weekend!
I hope you had a Christmas that made you smile. I know I did.
I was so busy the past few days, it didn’t dawn on me to set up a post for today. And I’m not quite ready to move on yet.
Today, we are off to the airport. Offspring3 is leaving for a 3 week class in Mexico.
(And, YES, I did stash a few note cards in the luggage…but don’t tell!)
Have a great day.