Thursday, December 27, 2012

In the Land of the Stupid Drivers

I worked the weekend up to Christmas Eve.  I was off Christmas day to spend with my family.  Then it hit.  Little white flakes of instant stupid dropping from the sky!  First is was stupid in the form of ice then came the snow-at least 10 inches of it!  And when I say instant stupid falling from the sky, just add an idiot in a four wheel drive vehicle and there you go!!!  I am on the medical field.  We have no incliment weather policy.  We are expected to be at work no matter what even if it means packing a bag for a few days to stay away from home.  It's just what we have to do.  This picture shows a sign coming into the Little Rock area on my way home from work today.  It says "CAUTION WATCH FOR ICE".  REALLY?!?!?!? You have to have a sign telling people to watch for ice???  Wow!!!  That's how it is here in the south.  Gotta love it!!!  Makes fir a horrible time at work and horrible commute.  Yes it may be pretty, but this storm has been very destructive and many are still without power.  Please pray for them and that the power will be restored sooner than the estimated 7 days.  There is at least one transformer and one substation that are needing to repaired or replaced.  And, check back later for other news and happening from the Land of the Stupid Drivers!!!

~hugs, mel

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Random Stuff

I guess after living here for the last 5 years, we are going to finally light out fireplace.  Of course they guys had to choose a day when it is way too cold to be running in and out of the doors and leaving them open.  I was happy in my little tropical-feeling house.  Then they had to go and open the doors and bring me back down to reality with how cold it actually is outside!!
I have a few new pictures of the twins.  They were part of a wedding on the 1st.  Ashley was the flower girl and Justin was the ring bearer.  They were so very beautiful!!  I was scared that I didn't get the dress of Ashley's fitted before the wedding.  We finally tried it on the night before and it couldn't have fit any better.  Whew!!  This momma is definitely last minute!!!  Anyway, here they are.  I was one proud momma this day!!  Also, congrats to Mr. Chris and Ms. Robbie.  It was a beautiful wedding!

I was also able to get the following pictures of them before the wedding.  they make such a cute little pair of twins.  Did I mention that they are just 7 years old???  They look so grown up here!!

Now, on to some things I have been working on.  As I mentioned in my last post, I found Swap-Bot.  It is a wonderful site for people all over the world to get together and swap or exchange things.  I have already received some really cute cards.  I am signed up for several swaps through the end of the year.  I am even hosting a paper sack book swap.  One that I recently sent off was for a friendship book.  I had never heard of this idea before now.  It is really a neat idea and you can "meet" many new people when you do!!  Here are the two books that I made.  It was a little odd because I made the book for one person, but I sent it to the other.  I managed to send them to the right person!!!

I used patterned paper on all of the pages, but I used some that would be easy to write on and could actually be seen.  I used a heavy cardstock paper for the front.  I used patterned Duck tape to "bind" the book.  I used it on all the pages inside, too in order to hold the pages in.  Then, on the front, I put each person's name and decorated it up a little.  Each one is about 4inches by 6 inches.
So, for now.  I will post a few other things when I get them or make them.  Like I mentioned, I have a paper sack book coming up and I will share pictures of that when I finish them.  I have two in the works but just not quite finished at this time.  Thank you for stopping by to visit.
~hugs, mel