BLACK LACE PENDANT ELEMENT
You all get a very SPECIAL ELEMENT today - (btw: you can put a photo behind the see thru portion of the pendant) I poured my heart in this one to make it special for you, as way of thanks, explaination follows:
First of all, a little 'toot, toot!' (as I understand this is called in scrapping world - when you boast a little...) I can't take credit for the toot, as it comes only as a direct result of support from my friends, and YOU, who bring it about. Enough beating around the brush - Yesterday, I made it to #19 on the Top DigiBlogs website. If you look to the left of this journalling you will see the icon for the website. Now, how it works is you submit your blog to this website and over time, they track your blog for average daily visitors, and visitors on that particular day - and as you get 'popular' you move up.
Now, I must confess, that I did sign up a long time ago, and after checking it faithfully for a few days, waiting, hoping... and nothing happening I kinda set it to the side and did not think about it at all. Then, yesterday, my sweet friend Gina said "Do you know your #35 at Top DigiBlogs?" - and meybe with a bit of surprize there as I had never mentioned to her I had signed up - and why not? I dunno, we must have been gabbing about tea or something that day, ha ha!
So, thank you all so much for your interest and kind comments and your visiting me on my blog every day. I get a really big thrill from this, for some odd reason! Quick note: I will be away for the next four days, at the coast with our family for Thanksgiving, but I will dream up more good stuff in my head on my travels, to bless you with.
I got out a bit yesterday! I had invites for two things and I went. Just up and went to each and did not think twice about it. The first event I went to was a painting demonstration by a local (Kelowna -1.5 hours away) artist.
Mona Weinstein is a very talented artist who paints in a very bold, bright and whimsical style. She is having a show, along with another talented artist, at our local art gallery. I was fascinated by her style of painting and some of the very creative techniques she employs in her painting style. You may notice in her hand she has something which looks like a magic wand, or a baton with one end, she uses this to keep her hand from touching the paper while she paints. If you paint, you know you should never touch paper with skin as the oils in your hands leave marks and the paint won't adhere.
I was also very touched when she told us that her husband had come to the gallery and DECORATED the stairway all the way up to the gallery entrance, with beautiful displays of dried cornstalks and pumpkins and pumpkins filled with potted flowers - he was sure speaking her love language. How sweet when a husband and wife uplift each other. When she spoke of him her entire being lit up and it was very apperant how much they love and admire one another. Thats how I want our marriage to always be too!
And, and and!!!! Jumping up and down.... I discovered there is a photography club just started up in our lil town. NO KIDDING. Oh, the possibilities!
I had a comment yesterday from REBECCA from New York. Rebecca, you had me and my husband laughing SO hard. Please, I would love to get to know you better, can you email me so I have your email address? This way I can send you all Miles 'bug' videos from the desert center as they come out, seeng you have such a heart for our small insect friends!
I had best end off as I have friends patiently awaiting me on chat, and they need to move on with their day... have a wonderful weekend, God Bless.
BARB'S HANDY TIP # 91
Kitchen Safety Tip
Now this one is probably what is defined as a "no-brainer" but I think its important. I have made a habit of keeping any knives I use while cooking, in the space between the back of my kitchen taps and the wall. If you make a habit of this, and train your family to do this, you will lessen the likelihood of having someone put a sharp instrument into the sink and getting cut.