Monday, January 25, 2010

New Scrapbook Paper Rack!

Woohoo I've got a new rack to hold my 12 x 12 paper!!!  A lady at my office has done some downsizing and didn't need this anymore... gee imagine someone NOT needing more storage room for their paper!

So what did I do with that white rack that was in that spot? Made room for it somewhere else of course!

Now here's something that's funny. See that white banker's box on the shelf of the rolling file cabinet? If you look really close you'll see the words "Paper Crafts" written on it. Can you believe that I used to be able to get ALL of my paper supplies in that tiny little box? With a few exceptions everything fit in that box! Then someone at work got me interested in rubber stamping and card making and the rest is history!
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Junk Mail Revenge - Keep my landfill clean!

Ok, so today after wading through the mud to get to my mailbox, cleaning my shoes and hanging up my coat, excited to see what was in the bundle of mail, only to be basically disappointed by the nature of the mail, I decided it was time to get my revenge. Here are a few of the special offers that made their way in to my home:

and here's what I did with them

In case you can't tell from the pictures, I put the Women's Day ads in the Good Housekeeping envelope. I continued doing this until all envelopes were filled with another company's ads. Figure this way the paper will stay out of my local landfill and gee, maybe they'll recycle it in to more junk mail. You realize that all those envelopes say:

so it doesn't cost me a cent to do all this:

then do this to the pages with my name on them

so my daughter's guinea pigs have nice fluff to pounce around in. What was left over after having all that fun was this pile of catalogs that will provide a night of perusing, then get recycled:

So next time you tire of all the assorted junk mail that reaches your personal mailbox, just take a little extra time to send it on to some other poor soul courtesy of the postage paid envelopes! Now, back to organizing my scrapbook room!
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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Working through the fog

This morning I'd like to share with you what living in a fog is like. It seems appropriate that for the past few days the weather in Kansas has been as foggy as my brain feels this morning. In fibromyalgia circles they call this "brain fog", I just call it a pain in the pattuty! Here's what our scenery looks like from my front porch:

Imagine that same fog being in your brain and not being able to think straight, just like you can't see the houses across the street. It makes it very difficult to function. Here's a good example.. well I didn't take a picture of it because I was so disgusted with myself, but I cooked a huge crockpot full of applesauce yesterday, turned it off around 8:30 or 9 last night to cool down, then promptly went to bed at 10. Can you guess what got left out on the counter? Yes, you guessed it... a full gallon or more of fresh applesauce!!! I am absolutely brokenhearted about this because it was going to supply that daily fruit requirement for at least a week, plus the added cinnamon would give me that extra boost of it's healing powers. Guess it'll be fresh apples, not a bad thing, just a little harder to digest and not quite as yummy. Maybe I've got another frozen tub or two of apples that I can throw in the crockpot to try again and maybe, just MAYBE this foggy brain will clear up so I can move on with my life with some semblance of normalcy. Until then, just like the little light in front of our house that finally poked its head through the snow, I will continue to work my way through this fog...

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