Saturday, January 31, 2009
1. started your own blog
Thursday, January 29, 2009
This is a picture (not a very good one!) of some of the gang in the dining hall. The food was really good and there was LOTS of it. Part of the pleasure of the weekend was just hiking down to the dining hall and never worrying about when or what to eat- when someone else does the cooking it always tastes good!
This is some of the gang taking the beautiful walk back to the scrap room after lunch past the summer cabins. We were NOT staying here- our little cabins had a mini-kitchen and a nice bathroom and a wonderful heater in each.
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Sunday, January 18, 2009
Also not good is how I've been feeling. I am not getting better. I was way too sick to go to the funeral. I am sitting here in the recliner with the blanket.
Things better improve during the 2nd half- and by tomorrow for me.
A less dreary depressing post later I hope.
Friday, January 16, 2009
I'm not a monthly buyer of magazines- I prefer books. But, of all the scrapping/crafting magazines I do own, and there are plenty, there are definitely more of Simple Scrapbooks than any other.
The sad news to be found at several sites, including the Simple Scrapbooks Blog, is that the magazine is shutting down. SS was the very best of the scrapping magazines for me. It focused on the pictures and the story and not on over-embellished pages or the latest trend. They are saying that the Simple Scrapbook ideas and techniques will continue to be shown in Creating Keepsakes, so I am hopeful. I REALLY hope that Stacy Julian will continue to write her wonderful books on the Simple Scrapbook concept. For the saddest commentary on the demise of SS, see Stacy's blog.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
My wonderful DH decided that since the steam had helped, he would go out on Saturday night and find me a steam humidifier. That worked really well- I slept for almost 12 hours.
The cold is still raging, the sneezing is still frequent but the steam, combined with good old-fashioned Vicks, seems to have worked its magic against the worst of the coughing. Everything hurts, thanks to the fibro-flare.
It is very frustrating to have lost so many days right now. Christmas is still up all over the house; I have tons of school work to do- papers to grade, grades to record, exams to write; Cindy is getting ready to start some stuff with CTMH that I want to be part of; I was determined to put in some time this weekend on Beatrix Potter.Oh, well. Time for another dose of Nyquil, refill the steamer, and back to bed. I hope I can manage to stay up this afternoon for the big game.