Thursday, June 18, 2009

Ten for Tuesday on Thursday!

Yep, my Ten for Tueday post is late!

1. My laptop has decided to take a dump on me, so I am limited to the computers at the local library until I get it fixed.

2. This is bad because all of my pictures, collages, photo editing software are on my laptop. Really bad.

3. Will have to wait for awhile to get it fixed until either me or bf goes back to work full-time. I won't go back until August, bf is any day now.

4. Thinking about renting a laptop until I get mine fixed. I have a desk top that I rarely use, but no internet at home, so it doesn't help much with internet stuff.

5. BF is doing well with his new kidney. So far everything is working like it should.

6. I like this computer at the library. It's got a nice wide screen and a new keyboard.

7. The only thing I don't like is waiting my turn. Yes, I am selfish that way...LOL

8. I was looking at a really interesting book about making mixed media journals while waiting my turn to use the computer. Maybe that will be my next craft to try.

9. Not sure when I will be able to update next, since I am limited to an hour a day at the library computer.

10. Until next time, peace!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Fabulous Friday Recyled Find

Happy Friday! I found a lot of great recycled items this week and was hard choosing just one. I may have to start featuring two at a time! So, here is this weeks find!
Black, White and Red Fabric Coiled Basket
This is a basket made with dishcloth scraps and was made by klosti,based out of Illinois and on Etsy. Here is a clip from the listing: "The great texture of this catchall is created by wrapping a variety of torn red, black and white dish towel fabric strips around cotton clothesline and stitching it by machine. It measures 6 1/2" across the bottom, 8 1/2" across the top and 2 3/4" tall."
Sunny yellow trivets are also available using the same method. Klosti also offers adorable dresses to "dress" up your kitchen also made with dishtowels. What a unique shop! I will not look at dishtowels in the same way again. :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Ten for Tuesday

Yay! It's Tuesday, so here are my 10 random ramblings:

1. It's hard to type when you have the hiccups.

2. It's the only time I wouldn't get mad at my daughter for scaring me. :)

3. The Air National Guard is practicing or something today. Planes flying over the house are LOUD.

4. It's a good thing that I don't work graveyard shift, I would have a hard time sleeping with all the planes flying over today.

5. BF is doing great after his transplant. It's been two weeks since his surgery. Staples are supposed to come out Thursday. He's lost a lot of weight which I think was probably mostly fluid.

6. He said last night that we should get married. So was that a proposal or what?

7. TV goes all digital soon. Are you prepared? We aren't. No cable TV and old TV's leaves us in the dinosaur age.

8. I tried to use one of the so called government coupons back in October on the day it expired and stoopid Wally Mart wouldn't take it. Hello, it's not expired yet. Yep, I was po'ed. So yea, we have no converter boxes. Life is going to be boring until we get one.

9. Supposed to be nice day in the Old Pueblo today. "cool" for this time of year. Yay! No burnt buns today.

10. I'm hungry. What's for breakfast?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Giveaway coming soon!

Yay! I now have 100 followers, so I am going to have my first blog giveaway. I still need to decide what I am going to give away and what you folks are going to need to do to get it. *Rubs hands and laughs eerily* Nah, just kidding! stay tuned for my 10 on Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Fabulous Friday Recycled Find

Today's Fabulous Friday Recycled Find is Hey Copper, a fabulous recycled copper teapot turned into a wind chime! Hey Copper was made by Sharon of Studio Musings on based out of California.
Here is what Sharon had to say in her listing: "Anyone longing for spring?
Made from a found, vintage copper tea pot, this chime will brighten up any corner of the garden! It has copper tubes for the chimes, along with beads in orange, green and yellow.
I painted the wooden lid knob a bright green and attached an old metal flower to it.
Although I cleaned it thoroughly, I left the natural patina on the pot.
It is on a swivel and will rotate with the breeze.
Great for indoor or outdoor hanging."

I love this wind chime. Great use for an unloved tea pot! Besides wind chimes, Sharon also creates beautiful mosaics and wall masks made with recycled items.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Ten for Tueday

Well, today is Tuesday. This past week has been crazy, I may need more than 10 lines!!

1. My bf had a kidney transplant last Tuesday. Was released Saturday. Doing great.

2. We are now a walking pharmacy. He's on 16 different medications, everything from anti-fungals to anti-rejection to blood pressure meds. We have a pill box for everyday and have a list of meds and check them off as they go in the box. Yep. a bit overwhelming.

3. He has to get blood drawn twice a week for awhile to make sure he has enough anti-rejection meds in his system and to make sure the new baby is alive and kicking.

4. More than ever now I support organ donation. This transplant will let him have more of a 'normal' life.

5. I saw a little girl at the hospital yesterday who was a kidney transplant recipient. She must have been about 8 years old. Her mom looked really tired.

6. My daughter graduated from 5th grade last week. The school had a ceremony for them. I cried.

7. I am a bit behind with shipping for my shops. Thank goodness I don't have a lot of orders. Will be catching up today for sure. The rest of the week will be busy as well.

8. My mom had a test done last week that showed she has a hole in her bladder. I think it's from the radiation treatments she had a few years ago for her cancer. She had to go back on chemo treatments last month.

9. Cancer sucks.

10. As for me, no stress... :)