Saturday, December 14, 2013

Ice is gone finally....

I know you are probably laughing your heads off, is so seldom this thick and for sure never lasts this long in Texas, we just don't have the resources for it. Last I heard was for damages so far from this ice storm were around 30 Million Dollars. Now comes the fun part, repairing/replacing vehicles, homes, schools and roads.
Miss Nina and I had a lot of fun yesterday finishing up our shopping. We always have fun when we are together. I'm just glad I don't have to fight the crowds anymore...with the nasty icy cold weather and fewer days, the stores are jam packed. I'm not much of a shopper anyhow.
I did get my CHRISTmas present to myself yesterday.....I got both of my grandfather clocks cleaned and oiled and synchronized again. While they were being fixed/cleaned, I cleaned the cabinets really good and oiled the wood,  The Clock Doc brought them back and set them up last evening (took 2 hours). They look and sound brand new...I have certainly missed the one in my bedroom not chiming (It had a broken hammer and worn out gear).
I think we had some mischievous elves playing with my blog background this past week. Some could see it, others couldn't.  I could see it on my PC, but not my iPad or phone or even on my laptop!  Weird!! But my trusted friend Miss Boots, searched it out, I think she finally got it fixed so others could see it, but she can't now...Whatever....will be glad when those little devils cease their jokes and go back home. I even had to go see Scarlett for a couple of hot toddies after that bit...LOL! 
I even found time to do a couple of pages for my sisters and one for a friend. That was fun and now I am wanting to scrap some in my paper books too! Work is almost finished, one load of laundry in dryer and the last load in the washer. I have dusted and washed "kitty nose art" off my windows. All I have left to do is mop again....with all this melting ice and the rain we got yesterday makes a big mess, but it is so much easier to mop than shampoo carpets....LMBO! Then I can sit and scrap to my heart's content and not feel guilty about letting things go to scrap....LOL!
Anyhow, here are the pages I did and posted on Facebook...
This page of the Georgia clan is called Christmas Wishes by Mago74, lovely freebie kit. She actually has about 5 that are all Christmas or Winter themed that I found on Best Free Digital Scrapbooks.
Here are the Missouri gang in a page made using Kyra and Arlene's work from With a Russian Dutch Heart if you haven't visited her site lately, you have missed some awesome Christmas kits that are free too.
This page I did for Amy's sister-in-law and used a couple of kits by Mago74. This is their newest addition to the family last month. Isn't he just too cute?

This is for a double page layout in my paper book of Penny's grand kids and Kathy's grand kids.This frame was created for me by Neli at Lugar Encantado De Neli on her site you can find over 50 Christmas frames that she offers for free.
Once again, I want to thank all you wonderful designers who so generously share your work with us  scrapbookers. Y'all all ROCK! Hugs to each of you.

I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend of making memories with your loved ones. I'll chat more with you later, have a great weekend and week ahead!
Luv, Mat


  1. You certainly did a lot of scrapping! And how good it feels indeed to be able to do it, spend time at the computer and not feeling guilty??? LOL!
    Strange weather circumstances around the world, it seems it gets weirder every year! well, I don;t complain yet, Till now we only had a one day with a bit of hail, but next week is predicted to be more or less dry( perhaps one or two days with some rain) nut temps are not bad, something around 42-50 daytime!
    If it only could stay this way till early Spring, how happy we would be!
    I was up very late yesterday evening, too late to feel good about it, I shouldn;t do that. Okay I slept a bit longer this morning, but it's not the best thing for me. So today will be "low profile"day, I guess, go to sleep a lot earlier this evening and I should feel okay again tomorrow.
    I think a shower will help also to make me feel better, so after some blogreading and coffee I will jump under a nice warm shower and then hop into the kitchen to prepair already for dinner, so that at dinner time I will just to do some little things, then quickly wash up and bump down in the couch to watch some soccer competition andother program that started off last week, perhaps there will be time for something we have recorded on dvd and then I will be a good and sensible girl and go to bed at a more normal time for me LOL1
    Glad the ice is melting at your part again, I think all cats will be happier too, after the water of it disappears.
    You have a wfantastic Sunday, in well earned lazyness grin!

  2. Querida amiga Mat!
    Bom dia!
    Gosto do seu bom humor contagiante, da alegria que você transmite e do amor que tem pela sua família.
    Você é uma belíssima pessoa, um tesouro de amiga e eu a admiro muito.
    Espero que seu Natal seja repleto de amor, paz, saúde e alegrias e que tudo isso também aconteça para sua família. Meu carinho para suas gatinhas também, que elas tenham muita saúde. Minha amiga, deve ser maravilhoso o Natal na neve! Um grande abraço e um beijo da sua amiga Neli.

  3. So glad to hear that the ice is melting and the weather is getting a bit better for you. Hasn't it been crazy? It keeps getting worse, and somehow I think this is probably going to become our norm. Gosh, I hope I'm wrong!

    You have a beautiful family, and your scrap pages are wonderful. Where do you get all your energy? You have certainly earned a lazy day to just sit back and play on your computer and watch movies. Enjoy!

    Now I must go find some mischief to get into. You have a wonderful day. Hugs, Edna B.

  4. Thanks for the links for the free kits. I have been downloading like crazy.