Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Beautiful Yellow Legs And Wrinkles

October 13, 2009

This morning I really wanted to sleep till at least 7:30, but here it is 6:15, and I'm sitting here at my PC with a cup of coffee. Maybe I can catch a nap later today. It's just as well I'm up though. Tootsie has an appointment this morning to have bloodwork done, and she needed a bath and a little time to dry off.

Because of her disease, she cannot hold the back end of her body up very well, so when she pees, she tends to get it all over her back legs. She is in and out of the sink constantly to wash it off her legs, but unfortunately the color stain does not come out so good. As a result, she has yellow hind legs. I do my best to keep it at a light yellow with all the constant bathing.

This really isn't such a big deal though. Think about it. I used to always have beautiful healthy looking skin. Now it is all wrinkly, and rather old looking. But does my Tootsie care? Absolutely not!! She thinks I'm beautiful and loves me anyway. Wrinkles, gray hair and all.

Ever notice that when you love someone, you always see that bright, beautiful person you fell in love with when you look at them. For instance, when you look at your spouse of 30, 40, 50 years or more, you do not see wrinkles and gray hair. You see that beautiful face that you love. Yes, you know the changes are there, but they are not important in your mind's eye.

It's the same when you look at your adult children. Oh, I know the years are beginning to show up on their faces and bodies, but to me they still look young and vibrant. I guess it has to do with looking at people and pets through loving eyes. Maybe I haven't said this all quite right, but I think you know what I mean.

Okay Edna, enough psychology!! Let me tell you about all the fun I had yesterday playing on my laptop. I spent hours working on just one layout and had the most delightful time. If you could only see some of the simple things that delight me, you would never guess that I am an educated person. Yup, I worked hard for and earned a masters degree that I am proud of.

However, I just absolutely love Paper Dolls. I love taking pieces or objects, and making a scrap layout. I love playing with colors. Working with my hands to create things is exciting. So sometimes when I start a new layout or QP, I have so much fun getting into it that hours go by.

Last month, I made a QP (which you will get this month as a freebie) showing us ladies of the Magickal Scraps forum celebrating our birthday. Alas, I did not have enough of us featured in it. So yesterday I started another layout, only this one will give you an idea of what happens on our monthly chat nights. It is not finished yet, but I can give you a peek so that you can see how come I was having so much fun. I'm the short pretty one in the right hand corner with the blue patch on my dress.

Oh my goodness, this still tickles my funny bone!!! But something is still missing. Maybe a picture to hang on the wall, or something. I will figure it out.
I also have some new Halloween QP's for you. Some with my skeleton friends, some without. This is a wonderful month for creating layouts and backgrounds for photos. Today's QP features a lovely creepy background from Dover, and a gorgeous "Dolly" from Granny Art. I just love those Dollies. Hope you like it. I will also take my leave here, and have another cup of coffee before it is time for us to go. Y'all have a fantastic day now.
Hugs, Edna B.
"Halloween QP 05"
And here is your download link for "Halloween QP 05"


Snowy said...

Lol- ok- seems we are both in mischief mood this morning ! Who am I on the layout???
I know exactly what you mean about the simplest things causing you to have so much fun - that layout with Erik was like that this morning , Rofl- he would understand the slight innuendo straight away,lol(see? I know a few flash words as well)
Hugs Snowy

Nani said...

What a cute quick page, Edna!!

I totally know what you mean about the eyes of love! I remember that Azzie's fur was matted at the end of her years because she stopped grooming herself and had a very low tolerance for being brushed - and all of her caws to mean it when she said "enough!" But in my mind remember the gorgeous long-hair tortoise kitty that even had her vet commenting on how pretty she was, even as an adult cat!

Tootsie is the same. You can feel the love you snapped the picture with when you see the beautiful photos of her@ :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Oct. 13, 2009. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

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