Thursday, December 31, 2009
Well, tonight's the night, folks! This is it, the end of the year 2009. At midnight, bells, whistles, horns and noisemakers will be heard everywhere as we all ring in the new year, 2010. Some of us will be celebrating quietly, whether at work, at home with a loved one, or just by our self with a warm cup of coffee (or tea or cheer).
I want to wish all of you a very healthy, happy and prosperous New Year. May your joys be big, and your aches and pains be small. To start your new year, give a hug or a handshake to someone who needs it. Your whole year will be so much better.
Yesterday and last night, my daughter in law was here to spend the day and evening with me to celebrate Christmas. Do I need to say we had a lovely time? It's not that we did such spectacular things, but the time together was really nice. Thank you Janet.
I even found some time to do a bit of designing. After all, it wouldn't be right to end the year without one more freebie. So I made a party QP. I used one of the little people from Helga at Granny's Art. This little dollie just fascinates me, and I had a grand time playing with her.
As this is the last blog post for this year, I just want to say that it has really been a great year for me and Miss Tootsie. Even though we have run into a few brick walls, we are still here and very blessed. As for the house and the car, they are material things. Important, yes, but not an end-all. My Tootsie is irreplaceable, and so are my family and friends.
I have just put up the new slideshow for the January Daily Download kit. Don't forget, there is also a gorgeous add-on that goes with it in our shop at Magickal Scraps, and it is only $1.50. How can you go wrong with that?
Now I am going to enjoy a cup of coffee, and get another treat for Tootsie, and post your freebie. Y'all have a beautiful day and a fantastic New Year's Eve.
Hugs, Edna B.
"Winter Tranquility " addon - in store
"Happy New Year QP"
And here is your download for "Happy New Year QP"
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
This morning is very windy and cold. Even with the sun shining, the cold bites right through your coat. Brrrrr. Tootsie and I got up rather early this morning, around 4:30 a.m. That's because we went to bed really early last night to watch some TV. Needless to say, I did not see much TV as I fell asleep shortly after getting into bed.
I put some of my time this morning to good use designing. The shapes challenge this month was to make some things using snowflake shapes. I made a snowflake overlay, then a snowflake paper, and then turned it all into a snowflake quick page, which I will post today as your freebie.
It's time for me to pull myself together here and get back into designing, and maybe going out more with friends. These past two years, I have stayed very close to my house. Considering how active I used to be, I think it's time for me to start being a bit more active.
I think the wind is interfering with the internet, as Blogger keeps telling me that it may not be able to save my post because of the internet connection. so I will keep this very short, and just post your freebie. Y'all have a great day now.
Hugs, Edna B.
"Snowflake QP - 01"
And here is your download link for "Snowflake QP - 01"
Monday, December 28, 2009
Wow, just think, in three more days, we'll be celebrating New Year's Eve!!! Here's hoping that the new year, 2010, will be a healthy and prosperous year for all of us.
This morning I had to give Miss Tootsie a bath before going to her chemo appointment. When we finished with the bath, I was standing in a large puddle of water. This has happened before, and I just figured that I was not careful about slopping the water about, and just cleaned it up.
This morning, I checked it a bit further. Well, dang it all!!! Another broken, leaky water pipe!!! It seems as though my house is falling in around me one piece and pipe at a time. So now I will clean out the cabinet under the bathroom sink, and most likely have to call the plumber back to fix the pipes. Please, please, please let 2010 show a sturdy, healthy house!!! I could use a little break in between repairs. Whew!
Some more bad news. It seems 4Shared had a bit of a meltdown this morning. So, all freebie links up to now have been expired. If you didn't get the Christmas QP's or the Hanukkah Joy kit, let me know and I will see about getting new links. Otherwise, we will start all over new.
Over the Christmas holiday, I got some great photos and layouts from Kyra and Snowy, showing them with their new fleece cuddlers. I didn't think that maybe they do not have cuddlers in England and Holland, so that made it so much more fun. By now, of course, they both know what to do with them. Here is a photo of Snowy and Shaun,and a layout of Kyra and Jan showing some of the fun.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Br-r-r-r!! It's a cold, windy and very wet morning. It's not a heavy rain, just a fairly light, drizzly type, (although sometimes it does come down pretty good) but with the wind and the cold, it does not feel so good. The weatherman says that tomorrow there might be some snow mixed in with the rain. I'll keep my fingers crossed that it just goes away for a while.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
And to all of you, a very Merry Christmas. While you're enjoying this wonderful holiday, let's not forget the true meaning behind it. It was a joyful day for all mankind when Jesus was born.
Moo and Tootsie and I celebrated our Christmas late last evening. Moo got all sorts of wonderful things, but the best was his "Mr. Grinch" shorts. I will definitely have to get a picture of him wearing them.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Gosh! Just two more nights and it's Christmas! My, where has the year gone? It wasn't that long ago that we were all waiting for the warm weather to get here, and not only has it gone by but it's a whole new cycle beginning. But wait! The good news is that it is only 86 more days till Spring!!!
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
This year, I have received so many beautiful cards, so I've taken photos to show some of them off. I was going to put a lot of them on the wall, but instead, I've sprinkled some in between gifts , and placed others on the TV console.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
This little rosebush is right outside my door. Seems like it is pretty whether in bloom or not, but especially pretty when covered with snow or ice. You can see by the background that the snow is still coming down. It looks like an almost whiteout out there. Before taking this photo, I took one through my living room window. It's just a different view, but you can see the snow stuck all over the screen and the whiteout effect.
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Glory be! There's a ton of snow coming our way. It's working it's way up the Eastern coast, and will be here by tonight and through the night and during the day tomorrow. Rats!!!!! I don't mind a few flakes, but give me a break!! I don't need a foot of snow, especially where there is still more coming during the week. I know I should be thankful it won't be two feet like some other places are getting already. But our weathermen have a reputation for being not quite accurate. If they say a foot, it usually means a foot and a half or worse!!!
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Only eight more days to be good everybody! Then we can play with all the goodies under the Christmas tree. I know Tootsie will be checking everything to see if Santa brought her any roast beef, or maybe even a roasted chicken. Who knows? Maybe he will!
This morning, I was actually able to sleep until around 6 o'clock. Yahoo! Boy, did it feel good not to be roaming around here at 4 in the morning! Even Tootsie slept well. Must have been the ice cream we had before bedtime. Black Raspberry. Mmmmmmmmm!
When I checked my blog this morning, I found a lovely surprise waiting for me. My friend Kyra has given me a beautiful award. Thank you so much, my friend. You know folks, this lady manages to put a big smile on my face so many mornings with the marvelous stories on her blog. You really should treat yourself and visit her blog. Yesterday, she was telling a hilarious story about turtles at the aquarium farting over their Holiday brussel sprouts! You can find her at http://smiekeltje.blogspot.com/.
The rules are simple, give a link back to the person who gave you the award, and forward it on to five other deserving blogs. Here are the blogs that I will pass it on to.
I also have a new layout to share with you this morning that I made with my new "Hanukkah Joy" kit. This one is for my beautiful sister-in-law, Edie. I'm wishing you much peace and happiness this holiday season and for the coming years, Edie. Love you.
Now, I'm off to start my day. So many things to do, so little time. Y'all have a wonderful day now.
Hugs, Edna B.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wow, only ten more days till Christmas! Can you believe it? I know I've said it before, but where has this year gone? I had so many things to do this year, and in my wildest dreams, there is no time to do them. There is a song called "Don't Blink" and let me tell you, it's right on the money!!!
Time is such a precious commodity, and we don't even realize it until we see shadows following us everywhere. Stop and smell a rose today. Do something nice for a stranger. Smile at an elderly person and tell them "Merry Christmas" or "Happy Holidays." You'll feel so much better for it.
Another nice thing to do - gather up some old blankets and extra pet food, and cut out a lot of pet food coupons and take all this to your nearest animal shelter. Better yet, get your neighbors and friends involved and collect some money too. The animals will be ever so grateful, and you will feel so good about yourself. A person who cares for and loves animals is indeed a very beautiful person. So smile and be beautiful today. Miss Tootsie thanks you and sends her woofs.
Yesterday, I tried to stay awake all day, but by the time we finished supper last night, my little eyelids were getting very heavy. So I curled up on the sofa with Tootsie, and dozed off while attempting to watch "Wheel of Fortune" on television. By the time I woke up, it was bedtime for Bonzo here, so I turned off the lights and the TV, grabbed a couple of snacks for Tootsie and myself, and we promptly went to bed, and back to sleep.
Till 4:30 this morning. That's when I turned on my PC, and started doing a few things on it. So far, I've managed to organize some Christmas music, upload and get links for today's freebie, and post to my blog here. Not bad so far. Later, Miss Tootsie has an appointment at the beauty salon. A girl has to look her best for Santa!!
Oh my! Let me tell you what a lovely surprise the postman brought for us yesterday afternoon. A box from Kyra!!! Wowee!! It was chock full of presents, which of course, I promptly put right under my little Christmas tree. Gosh, it's starting to get quite full under there!! Have a lookee!
Now I think it's time to post today's freebie. "Hanukkah Joy" is a good sized kit, with 12 backgrounds and 22 elements. So I will post Parts 1 & 2 today, and Parts 3 & 4 tomorrow. I hope you like it. Y'all have a really marvelous day now.
Hugs, Edna B.
And here are your download links for Parts 1 & 2 of "Hanukka Joy."
Monday, December 14, 2009
Miss Tootsie and I just got back from her doctor appointment. Thank goodness, she doesn't have to go back for two weeks! Today is looking quite nice, weatherwise. Yesterday morning was bright and sunny. Then in the afternoon while I was napping, the rains did cometh!! Oh boy, did they ever!! And it rained all night too. Early this morning, the roads were quite icy. Even my car was covered in a layer of ice. Yup yup, the joys of Winter!