Sunday, June 22, 2008

Gettin' back in the groove!

Well, the kitchen reno is coming to a close...FINALLY...I've spent the last three weekends washing and putting stuff away and I'm down to one little 'junk' box. I don't have a designated junk drawer in the 'new' kitchen so I've been procrastinating finding a home for this stuff!

My fridge is still on backorder....grrrrrrrrrrr....and is not expected to deliver until July 6th! Our family of 4 (which includes two 18yr old boys) have been living out of an apartment size fridge in the laundry room for the last 6 weeks. Not pretty...I had a couple meltdowns this weekend trying to find room for groceries. You see, it's summer, and summer for my boys means GIANT those GIANT freezies are infiltrating what little freezer space we currently have.

Enough of that, must change the subject to keep the anxiety at bay! It's been a crazy busy week for me. We saw our second of 4 scheduled Dave Matthews concerts Wednesday at Ontario Place in Toronto. Dave is HOT HOT HOT! We had better seats than we did in Michigan, but for the life of me, I couldn't get a good picture. I did get a good video though! Dave actually put down his guitar and grooved! OMG! The crowd was NUTS! Too much fun.

This past weekend was Relay for Life here in Chatham. It is a fundraising relay for Cancer. Teams of 10 or more enter and participate in a 12 hour overnight relay. A few years ago I was on a team, but now I volunteer at the event. Serving dinner and breakfast to the participants are my duties. Luminaries light the track all night and you can purchase a luminary for $5.00 to remember a loved one lost, or celebrate the victory of a survivor. It is a very emotional event and I get a chill just typing about it.

On to stamping news, which I'm sure is why you are here (that is, IF you are still here)! After taking a well deserved nap yesterday afternoon I pulled out one of my new stamps that I bought at Pickle and decided I needed to do a bit of colouring. This card is the fruit of my labour. The bird stamp is one of the new unmounted Magenta's that I bought at Pickle yesterday and all the frames are from a clear Technique Tuesday set. Those girls will be SHOCKED I'm sure that I have something to show for my purchase since I spent an hour or so complaining about how little stamping I have done over the last few weeks. I'm hoping that my groove is coming back!


Shannan Teubner said...

OMG This is gorgeous!! Glad to see you back!

Bonnie said...

YAY! You are back......I love this - absolutely gorgeous!! I had friends in the Relay on Friday night - emotional times....

Glitter Queen said...

Love your card (as usual)Looking forward to seeing more.

paula said...

Good Morning!
Ok, it's early, but I am looking at this "card" that looks like framed artwork!! The birds are so real looking! The frames are cool, don't think I have seen them here at any store...another reason why I wanna come to Canada! Yeah, I totally know about getting back into the groove too, when I stopped blogging for those two weeks, it was hard... I wanted to do something besides invites, but it wasn't happening! I colored up a storm yesterday and gotta get some cards made tonight! My co-workers would keep me locked in my room if they could, they are so demanding...LOL!! LLove your beautiful card!! paula :)

Terri said...

Just wanted to leave a quick note to say how inspirational I find your looking at your creations. It's funny how one blog leads to another blog and so on...I am not exactly sure how I happened upon yours, but I love it! So glad to see that you are back and glad to hear that your kitchen is almost complete. Hope you share some pics! Thanks for letting me hang out!


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