Now you ought to be totally unconscious!
Tonight is a slow night in the transcription world, my friends. So slow that I thought I would take the opportunity to post a little somethin', just to keep y'all sweet,dig?
Ingredients: Stamps - Clearly for You, All Holidays; Paper - Botanical Gazette, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla,So Saffron, Early Espresso; Ink - Early Espresso; Markers - Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Early Espresso; Other - Antique Brads, Beveled Windowpanes, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Vintage Trinkets, Top Note Bigz die, Square Lattice Textured Impression folder, sponge wedges, linen thread.
Isn't it GOJUS?!?!?! (YILM!) I am loving all the detail in this one, and LOVING the beveled window panes:
But Jan, you ask, HOW did you get that windowpane thang to stay on the card? Well, the secret is a few very well-placed glue dots...they are right next to the ribbon whwere it passes through the slots. Worked a treat and you'd have to be pretty sharp to see them!
Life continues to roll on at the Tinklenberg mansion. The Boy With The Wayward Finger was diagnosed with ADHD and is now on meds. His grades are improving and he is finding much of his schoolwork to be easier and more enjoyable than it was before. I see great things in his future! Of course, his sisters would prefer him to be drugged right into unconsciousness most of the time, but I have explained carefully that that is NOT the point of the medication. They don't get it.
My husband and I are working on the paperwork for his SSD and long-term disability. It seems like we get one more form filled out and there is yet another to be filled out. At this point, there is no question of his going back to work, so now we are concentrating on getting him as healthy as possible. Still struggling with the right balance of medication and hoping that the disability will prove to be enough to live on, even as simply as we do.
My pay is rising slowly and I'm starting to feel like I know what I'm doing more. Some days I would much rather be the bonbon-eating housewife I once was, but I had 16 glorious years of staying home, so I can't grudge working now, especially since I can do it at home in such a flexible way. While I'm probably only getting around $6 per hour because of my lack of speed, I am making up for it in the fact that I don't have to pay for gas or all those other expenses! Especially the hassle of going out into the cold on days I would much rather not!
I had my class the other night and again, so many of you FAILED to show up. I'll be showing you those cards, hopefully soon! I'm trying to work it out so that I don't have work over the weekend...having those two days free of work makes such a difference! Ta!