I usually try (operative word here being 'try' and ignoring the fact that I tend to ramble...) to keep my blog posts somewhat short as I hate to take up too much of your time but I have a feeling that I'm going to fail miserably today...
As Mouse always says, grab a cuppa and visit for a little. And remember... you're laughing WITH me, not AT me. HAHAHAHAHAH!!!!
I was just telling my friend, Brenda, a little bit ago that I'm getting old and forgetful. Last night, I filled up the electric kettle, as I usually do, for the morning coffee, before wandering off. This was the conversation a few seconds later:
Hubby (from the kitchen): Why is the kettle on?
Me: What do you mean?
Hubby: The kettle is on...
Me: *walks over and looks at the blue light, like it's grown an alien eye*
Hubby: *probably thinking... "Don't tell me she's making coffee at 1am!"*
Me: HAHA!!! I put it on for tomorrow and turned it on without thinking. Getting old sucks!!!
It's only going to get worse, isn't it? One day, I'm going to walk out of the house naked and not even realize it!!
Speaking of getting old, hubby's birthday is less than 2 months away. To celebrate, we're taking a trip to Busch Gardens! It's something that's been on the agenda for the last few years, but being such homebodies, we kept putting it off. I'm please to say that THIS is the year! I've booked the hotel room and planned out the trip. We're going to leave early on Oct. 18th and drive to Legoland for the day, and then head to Tampa for the next couple of days. It's going to be so much fun and we're definitely excited!! :D
Of course, what's a trip without a new camera? I should qualify that by saying my trusty little Canon Elph is more than 8 years old and is starting to take pictures that are blurry at the bottom. :( I've been wanting to get a new camera for a couple of years now but can't decide between a DSLR or point and shoot. I like the idea of a DSLR, but they're kinda pricey and I don't know if I'd use that to its full potential.
After lots of research and reviews reading (yeah, I'm one of those people, I have to know (almost) EVERYTHING before I purchase), we finally decided on a Panasonic Lumix. Amongst its many features are 3D pictures. No idea how that's suppose to work, but we'll find out. I know I'll be reading the manual from cover to cover. ;)
Hey, Poppy Poo's pictures next week will be with the new camera. Hope they turn out well.
Speaking of Poppy Poo, or Poopy Pop, I took a picture of her this morning. Not much has change since the last picture, in all honesty. But since I had the camera out, I thought it was worth a shot. :) The lighting is much better this time around. Many of you wanted to know about the fabbie. It's PTP's "Dawn" 32ct opalescent lugana.
I have 2 more colors to do on her skirt and then it's on to the skin. Her left arm needs quite a bit of smoothing out and I'm definitely not looking forward to that. Blargh!!
She's almost midway now, which is usually my favorite part of a project, and it's at this stage that momentum starts to kick in. YIPPPEEEE!!! I love being able to see what has been accomplished and imagine what is to come. Hopefully I won't be too distracted by gaming this weekend. ;)
Which segue me to a pic of my embermage and her trusty falcon, Pierce. On the sidebar is a portrait of the Berserker I created. Crazilla seemed an apropos name for her.
Earlier this month, I was shocked to receive an email from Robin informing me that I had won one of her giveaways! The goodies were beautifully packaged and it's going to be fun finding uses for them. :D Thanks, Robin!!!
Because the winter sun is starting to peek its lovely head into my balcony again, I went out with my morning coffee for a quick visit with the plants. Look at how every single flower on this oncidium is growing upside down! I had to send my dad a pic, it's so odd!
While watering the other day, I saw a rather fat leaf stem on my elephant ears. Imagine my joy and surprise this morning when I discovered that it is flowering!!!! A quick Google search yielded no information on this topic. Apparently they don't flower? I'm chalking this up as a wonderful gift from God. :)
I don't think I showed you guys a pic of our new lounger. The gravity chair we had was so old and every time I leaned back on it, it'd tilt forward again. I guess it just didn't like me cos it worked just fine for hubby. ;)
We didn't like the outdoor rug we had hanging on the wall anymore, so we bought a $25 reed fence from Home Depot and added it to the front of the rug. Much better!! :D
We get such beautiful weather in the winter months and I'm looking forward to sitting out here again. I'm trying to decide about getting a floor stand so I can stitch out here. That might be nice. :)
On the topic of God's gifts, this was what we were blessed with on the drive home last night. We'll be seeing sunsets such as these for the next couple of months and they never fail to remind me of of God's love and majesty.
Well, this has been long. Thanks for sticking it out with me. :) And what's a Friday Randomness post without something hunky and cute? ;)
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