Saturday, March 21, 2009

ANOTHER long week!

I sort of cannot believe it's been more than a week since I posted- but then again last week seems like a century ago. Lots of stress and aggravation at work so we'll say no more about that.

This INCREDIBLE card is from my dear friend, teacher, mentor and enabler (lol!) Etha. If you've been to her blog, or The Cottage Studio (the beautiful and fun blog for Clear Artistic Stamps), then you've already seen it. It arrived on St. Patrick's Day and as the week was already dreadful by then, it was a GREAT cheer-me-up surprise. Etha's creative skills have been amazing me for almost 15 years now and yet she still manages, regularly, to amaze me again. This card is so gorgeous IRL it is astonishing.

BTW- have you been to Clear Artistic Stamps lately? They had a release of six new stamp sets last week and the stamps are FABULOUS! How busy I've been should be indicated by the fact that I haven't even ordered the ones I want yet- and I usually order *on release day* from Belinda.

The happy news is that the one thing I did find time for was to set up our trip in June to Disney World! As the little blinkie on my sidebar indicates, I am definitely a Disney freak! Everything about Disney is first class and I can (and now, thanks to my wonderful DH) and DO go back every year. It was a dream of mine for so many years and DH has made it happen. So now, whenever things get too depressing, I just remember that it's only 94 days to WDW! I bought a new Disney planner this year (abandoning Birnbaum feels really weird but we'll see if I like this new one) and since it came in on Thursday I've taken to carrying it around with me in my school bag as kind of a talisman.

March is two-thirds gone and I am still totally OFF the Flylady wagon, but I still intend to get back on. I won't be home for a lot of the summer, but the part when I am is going to be dedicated to this house- it NEEDS it. Meanwhile, though the house looks dreadful, the Flylady routines I do follow are keeping my sanity and making life easier. If you haven't tried Flylady, you really should- she is terrific!

I'm making progress ( a little!) on the Beatrix Potter Stitch-a-long and will have an updated picture at the sdiebar link sometime next week.
Oh, and for the stampers in the southeastern Pennsylvania/New Jersey/Delaware areas, don't forget that the Stamp Scrap Art Tour will be at the new convention center in Oaks next weekend. Oaks is out Chester County way but if you live near the Schuylkill Expressway, the PA Turnpike, 202, 422 or the Blue Route, it's an easy commute. We went to this last year when it was in Pennsauken and had so much fun on Saturday, we went back on Sunday!

The timer tells me that my enchiladas should be done. (I LOVE homemade enchiladas!!!) So time for dinner and then back to work on grades. I hope everyone is having a good weekend!


Shirley said...

What a lovely card Etha sent you. All of her cards are lovely. LOL Have a great time at DW!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh that is a wonderful card Teresa!!! Hooooray for some Disney fun!! You totally deserve a wonderful, stress-free vacay!!!! I hope you get some down time soon!!! HUGS!!