Sunday, February 21, 2016

Holy Cow!

I have really been busy at work and after 8 hours each day of constant telephone and computer, I just am too wiped out to turn my computer on at night....usually, I just feed my fur babies, clean the litter boxes, wash my face, brush my teeth, put on jammies and go to bed....LOL...the life of a retiree...ROFL!
Our weather has really been unusually warm for this time of year....up into the 80's already...all the plants, trees and grass are beginning to awaken.  I hope we do not have a late freeze and stunt all of them, but I do wish we would have one long enough to kill off pollen and bugs....NOT...anytime soon.  We desperately need rain again as we have had some really windy days that seems to have taken a lot of the moisture out.  I am sitting here now with all the windows open and the ceiling fans going...we awoke to the upper 60's, but supposedly, a cold front is coming in to drop us from the 80's to the 60's for highs! We will just have to see. I even washed my car in hopes it would rain...LMBO!
I did manage to get a few pages made, using free QPs, for Valentine's Day, but that is about all.  I have some really cute photos I need to work with, but they will have to wait a bit...hopefully, after the Daytona 500 I will have time to get on here and do some work.  I just did some blog visiting to friends yesterday!  I am happy all are well or on the mend! All my family seems to be doing well except for Kathy, she has had another bout of cellulitis that put her in the hospital for a couple of days! All my fur babies are about to get used to my routine again, not that they LIKE it, but getting adjusted.  They sure stick to me when I get home and on weekends.  Makes me feel guilty to have to go grocery shopping, but hey, it is for them anyway!
Ok, so that these are in my book, here are the pages I created...
 This was Penny and Weymond's 32 anniversary so created this using a frame by Neli and lace by Miriam. I desaturated their wedding photo.
This photo of me was made at Thanksgiving, can you see all the wrinkles?  I used a QP by Mirella at LTH Designs.
This is my "SIL" Inez and her hubby Larry that I used a frame by Neli on a background I created.
Amy's little darlings, Eliza & Annabeth, in a free QP by Fecnikek. Aren't they sweet?
Here's Maggie's sweeties...Hayden, Calvin and Wayne in a heart frame by Neli. They are growing too fast!
And of course, Kathy's 3 adorable grand kids, Jade, Ruby and Jayson in frames of hearts and flowers by Neli on the same background I created to match the colors...had to do something that was fast...I am lucky I got these done, I procrastinated a long time....ROFL!!
These I created before Valentine's Day, but never posted....It's been a long two weeks, y'all!
Sweet Sebrina in a page I created using a Pixel Scrappers Collaboration Kit
This is a kit I received a long time ago by Janniscrap called Embroidery that I pulled out to use with the free cluster from (?) to use on this cute photo Amy sent.
 Sweet, Sweet Wayne spending me time with Daddy, Lance, in a gorgeous freebie from Kimeric Kreations
Little Princess in her own world of  make believe magic in a page by Kyra. You can find links at the names of the designers if you so wish. I thank all of them for the fabulous time saving freebies!
Okay, enough for now...I must get up and get the floors mopped prior to the race starting!  Y'all have a fantastic Sunday and week ahead. Make lots and lots of memories to share. Chat more next time! Hugs Galore for all! Mat


  1. Thanks for your mail yesterday!
    sounding you are really busy and hardworking. Can imagine the pay can come in handy, but it sure is needing "getting used"to it again, hey? Good thing is that it isn;t for too long. But it eats on your energy and yes, not much more left when you come home.
    You'll have to take your rest in the weekend, as much as you can.
    Here too hoping we will not have a late frost period suddenly. Oh, I am soooo longing to the kind of weather, that allows us to open our garden doors and other ones and windows to let in some good air all day. But that will not happen yet, i think.
    Here hopiing too for a quiet(even boraing) week, I can deal with that!
    Have a wonderful week, stay safe dear and rest as much as you can, you need to take care of yourself.

  2. Your scrap pages are beautiful. I have an appointment this week to have my taxes done. Not my favorite way to spend a day, but necessary. Maybe someday, when I no longer have this big old house, I'll be able to do my taxes the easy way. Hmmm, a pleasant thought for "someday".

    Today it is lovely here, so Pogo and I will probably go out and do a couple of errands. This weekend we'll be heading for the warmth of Florida. It will feel so good to sit in the sun for a couple of weeks.

    Soon the tax season will be over and life can get back to normal for you and your fur babies. Take care, hugs, Edna B.

  3. Boa tarde, querida amiga Mat!
    Muito obrigada pela visita!
    Minhas molduras ficaram ótimas no fundo que você criou, você tem um bom gosto impecável!
    Minha amiga, espero que você não fique muito cansada e que o clima aí fique mais ameno. Aqui onde moro é sempre quente, com chuva ou com sol...
    Espero que Kathy esteja bem, agora.
    Um fim de semana maravilhoso e tranquilo para você, minha amiga!
    Abraços, Neli.

  4. translated by Google....
    Good afternoon, dear friend Matt!
    Thank you for visiting!
    My frames look great in the background that you created, you have an impeccable taste!
    My friend, I hope you do not get too tired and the weather there be milder. Here where I live is always hot, rain or sun ...
    I hope that Kathy is well now.
    An end of beautiful and quiet week for you, my friend!
    Hugs, Neli.