Archive for September, 2012

It really is morning–almost 12:30 a.m.  I’ve been trying to post to this Blog for the last hour–the site kept freezing on me, with a bar across the top wanting me to click to donate 1% of something to some charity…couldn’t get rid of it.  I eventually changed browsers (from Firefox to Explorer) and finally got here.

It has been a wet weekend.  There is 5 inches of rain in the rain guage.  It all started about 8 a.m. Saturday morning, sort of tapered off late Sunday.  Much cooler now, 59F.  Miserable.

I have another Pet Peeve to talk about.  Those stupid plastic tags that close plastic sacks of things like potatoes and some breads.  I can never get them  to come off without messing  up the neck of the sack or breaking the tag intself–and they are useless for re-closing the sack.  Twist ties are irritating enough, but little plastic tags–grrrrrr.

Another Pet Peeve–pet owners who don’t watch their pets.  The Husband arrived home from work (he works until 11 p.m.) and a really cute Yorkshire Terrier followed him into the garage.  Very friendly, very wet.  It didn’t want to go home–nobody was around, nobody looking fot it.  We have seen it wandering around the streets, and it was wearing a collar (no tags), but why, oh why, aren’t pet owners more watchful?  We have three miniature Dachshunds–they are never outdoors without me or The Husband being out with them.  Our back yard is fenced, but still we keep our eyes on them–and all three have ID “chips”.  They wear collars, of course–but no tags because tags get caught in things (like fringes on cushions, the spaces in the boards of the deck floor, metal grating etc.)

But we very rarely let them outside without us watching them.  There are several dogs in our neighborhood that wander around loose–not strays, we know to which houses they belong–their owners just don’t seem to care.

More tomorrow–or later today!

Peace out…


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Another warm, humid, day here, 88F. I like it–anything below 75F is too cold for me. I wish we’d get some more rain, though–I like that, too.

I will be designing greeting cards today. Christmas is on its way, and I try to send my friends and family handmade cards. they’re fun to make, I don’t have go to stores and pick and choose from the racks, and I think my friends appreciate the work that goes into making them.

I am also making little boxes that will hold 6 assorted “note” cards–these will be on sale in a local downtown boutique, SHELLEY MRAZ PHOTOGRAPHY AND BOUTIQUE. If you are reading this and in a position to visit Henderson, please visit Shelley’s boutique. She is a wonderful photographer, and her in her boutique she has paintings, framed vintage photographs–and my cards, on display for sale. All by local artists and creators.

Flowery Congratulations

One of my favorite designs.

I hope this picture comes out recognizeable! Just a sample of my work.

I’m off now, to make some more cards–Peace Out

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Warm Monday in Texas

It’s 86F (31C) here in East Texas, with no rain forecast for the next few days (Saturday, I hope.)  My cousin in England tells me where he was on Saturday morning there was a crisp, white frost–brrrr.  That’s too cold for me.  They’re also getting a huge amount of rain and 60-70 mph wind gusts.

As you can probably tell, I’ve been working on this Blog for several days now, trying to get things organized into Categories, so that when you visit all you have to do is click on the Category name and read what I have written.  I swear, if I can’t get it to do what I want, I will go somewhere else–and I don’t want to, because I like the way this WordPress blog looks–I like their selection of themes.

Anyhoo–this is all for today, I’m off to watch the Rangers on TV, glad to see Napoli back, Beltre feeling better, and hoping to see Josh soon.

Come back soon…

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This section will have information on my Work-in-Progress, THE RAVENWOOD PORTAL.  I’ m still trying to get the hang of posting to “Categories”–so please come back–I hope to  have more here very soon.

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Upcoming Bio

As soon as I figure out how this business of  “categories” works, I will get my friend, Fiddle Jane, to write my bio and publish it here.  Soon, I hope.  Please come back.

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My favorite store for scrapbook and card-making supplies (rubber stamps, adhesives, cardstock etc.) which was  located in Longview 35 miles distant, closed last year.  Now I have to go to one of the chain-type craft stores like Michael’s or Hobby Lobby to find supplies, and most of  the supplies I like are not available at those stores.  This means I will have to get used to ordering things online–which I hate to do, I like to see, feel and compare items before I buy, then I like to walk out the door with my purchases, open them up as soon as I get home and start to work with them.

Anyway, I have discovered a local home-town dealer/demonstrator for Stampin’ Up, and have been able to actually see and handle certain items of cardstock prior to ordering.  My first order should arrive this week sometime, and I’m excited to see if this type of transaction will work for me.

I know–I’ll have to bite the bullet and get used to on-line shopping,  and as I told  The Husband, I suppose it will be like Christmas–waiting for the UPS man to deliver the order, and having the pleasure of unwrapping packages–but, no surprises, ’cause I know what I’ve ordered.  Ah well–fun, anyway.

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A Learning Process

Got this Blog all messed up now!  Did have it sorted out for just a minute or two–did something, clicked on something–I don’t know what, but it’s all gone haywire (what is a hay wire, and why does it mean things gone wrong?)  Ah well, tomorrow is another day…

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