Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Thursday, 25 February 2010

Is this Armageddon???!!!!

Do you remember the film Ghostbusters?
Do you remember Bob Murray's list of signs that the world is ending?
One of them was cats and dogs getting married!
Well, I fear the worst, people....

Wait! It gets worse!-
WHAT is the baby????? Is it a dat or a cog???????

NOOO!!!!!!!!! This is cutesy gone too far!!!!!!

I'm going for a lie down......

Saturday, 20 February 2010

A(nother) Luvbug!!!

Oops! I almost forgot to show you this....A LuvBug!!!!! LOL!
This is what Luvbug bought me for Valentine's Day.
We have a "£5 maximum" rule, so the pressie is always fun. But it really made me laugh this year!

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Off to mum's again later today. This week has flown by.

I didn't expect the commuting between mum's and home to be so exhausting. I think it's the adjusting that does it. As soon as I am used to being home, I'm off for a week at mum's. And as soon as I'm settled there, it's time to return home! My head gets worn out adjusting and readjusting, I think.

Luckily, we have heard from the solicitor handling the purchase of mum's new place and it might all be going through in just 2 or 3 weeks.

I hope the next few months are OK for us all......

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Getting more lovely things in the post :)

That cat stamp arrived!
So I've been colouring a few moggies in...So far I have only used one, and this I have set leaning on top of an address label on a parcel to someone :)

The fancy edging is courtesy of another parcel that was waiting for me when I got home on Monday- I've at last been able to replace my broken cutter:This Woodware one has lots of different edging blades that you can collect. You get a straight one and the wavy one in the initial pack. I've been cutting up every scrap in sight. It's so smooth and satisfying to use. I'm easily amused, aren't I?

Next, an intriguing parcel containing this wee box:It was from Miss Peach and her lovely Mum, Karla!
Look what she sent me!-Two multi-coloured stamp pads, a lovely Valentine ATC and some clear stamps.
Can you see what she's written? "4U because you have a..." and the stamp says LUVBUG. LOL!!!!!!
She said that when she saw it, she knew I needed it.
THANK YOU, Karla!!!!! I haven't had time to nip over to your blog yet, but I hope my card to Miss Peach gets there OK. It's quite pink and peachy so she should like it :)

And then, today, what do I wake up to but this-From Lorianna :) I love cards with birds on. I think I've said this before. Don't know why, even, but they always look classy and interesting. And the choccies survived the post! (There were three, but the third didn't survive the Luvbug.)

I am saving them for Easter. I am using the season of Lent to focus on not eating sugar or wheat. I THINK I have more energy when I don't eat these. I THINK. It's a sort of experiment, really.

Anyway there is a tag inside, tied with an organza ribbon:The camera didn't pick up the gold, or the glitter very well but you get a wee taste of how lovely it is. What a nice surprise! It really gave me a lift. THANKS, Lorianna!

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Lorianna is going through a deep blue patch at the moment, battling depression as well as terrible pains form her arthritis. Please nip by and leave her a cyber-hug if you have a moment. Send some positive vibes her way. Just think of the nicest, biggest chocolate cake and then think of her. I think that's how it works :)

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Cards and shopping :)

After packing up a box of 60+ cards to send out to the USA the other day (horrayyyy!!!!) I felt sort of, well, cardless. LOL! So I was suddenly itching to make some new ones.

I brought some crafty stuff with me to mum's this time. I had allowed myself one SMALL box full. Though, it's amazing how much you can squeeze in a small box when you're determined :)

So, in the evenings, I've been a-pootling. Here's what I've come up with....


& of course, hedgehogs...
...the inside:
Last one- I do like the darker colours scheme on this one:& inside:
The cat one is water-coloured, the hedgehogs are coloured with ProMarkers. Which effect do you prefer? I find either relaxing to do, but I think I like the effect of the water colour best.

The fancier-than-my-normal inside of the cards came from necessity and impatience:
I had no large paper suitable for a simple lining, and I couldn't leave finishing the cards till I got home Sunday night!

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I need a bit of variety, I think. I seem to have so many hedgehogs! Would any of you stampers out there be able to stamp a few images for me? Hmm??? I would gladly swap some crafty stuff for some. Please email me if you can help!!!

This evening I found a lovely online shop, Dies to Die For. I enjoyed exploring their huge stock of stamps whilst mum watched CSI :)

I fell for this one, I'm afraid. And, as it was in a sale, found myself pressing the PayPal button.... sigh..... teehee!!
Ah well! I am looking forward to colouring him. What do you reckon, a silver tabby? Ginger? :)
And what is he leaning on? I just loved the expression on his face!

Monday, 8 February 2010

Back at mum's

I don't know why I worry about mum's loss of memory. I'm doing it myself.

This morning I put on some porridge for breakfast, then walked out of the room and started doing something else. The next thing I know, it's black smoke and stinky burnt oats billowing in the kitchen. OOOPSS!!!!

I tell mum about my own little 'senior moments' like these, in the hope that it will make her feel better, tell her that it's ok, we all have them. I don't think it's having that reassuring effect at all; she now just thinks it's hereditary!

Saturday, 6 February 2010

Mouse Swap part 2!

The best thing about being in a "swap" is that you never know what you're going to get back, and it's always a surprise to see how different people's styles are.

Meet Mrs Wintermouse!Isn't she cute?

Her body is made of soft corduroy and her clothes are made of felt, with a silk inset around her face and knitted scarf and muff.
Such dainty little stitches. This must have taken some patience to make!

Thanks, Amy!!!!

Thursday, 4 February 2010

156 countries

OK, now see if you can get through this one dry-eyed.
Come to think of it, I'm pretty hormonal right now, so perhaps I'm the oly one who couldn't. LOL!

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Nature's tranquiliser

PLEASE click and look at the cat on this video!
I just watch it and go warm and calm!