Friday, February 5, 2016


What does one do when one wakes up at 1:00 a.m. and it feels like I had a shot of Red Bull and can't sleep....I go to the craft room and usually surf the internet. Last night I decided to gut and de-stash and re-organize everything including temporary labels...I don't have as much as I was worried I have and what I do have is now organized and labelled and so much easier.  Now I know what I have and can craft better.  I will replace the temporary labels with chalkboard ones later after everything is done and finalized....still may shift things around.

This is still the current mess. I have to clean some of the garbage up and figure out the last little stuff on the table.

Love, love my new paper shelves...color coded and everything.  Left side is card stock...right side is patterned paper.

I just need to sort and organize the far right which is all my beading supplies.


I adore this dresser from hold my embossing folders....dies....unmounted stamps, acrylic inks and the bottom left is deep enough for file folders.

The punches and stamps on the floor will be up for sale on Frazer Valley Craft Sight

I have to format this flipping computer as something went wrong when I went to Windows 10 and back to 8.1 cuz half my stuff was misiing....going for a clean install up to Windows 10 and try again.

Merrily swimming!

Off to finish this mess

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Head Shaving Party....

Hair here, hair everywhere.  Calling all!

My friends Jan, Gillian, Susan and Shannon came as friends do...Rhian brought out her razer...of course...a simple head shaving wasn't enough....she had to give her mother a mohawk!!!

Streamlined swimming now....

I feel like Harry Potter....

Do you believe in spirits?  I sure do.  I lost my friend Jose to cancer...actually, she beat the damned cancer and ended up with Lou Gehrig's disease.  I could feel her at my right shoulder but, no longer so...I am assuming she made the next leg of her journey.

I lost my dad April Fool's day last year (God can't believe it is almost a year).  His hand has been on my left shoulder and I can feel actual pressure.  Dad's hand has never left me and I know he is right by my side. 

Patrick and Don...Rick's two brothers we lost from cancer.  I never felt Patrick at all and I believe he just kept on going.  Don is here.  When I got my original diagnosis I could feel Don.  I miss that guy.  We used to have some really good battles...he loved to push my buttons and I loved to push we would get into some heated arguments! Anyway, I feel him around me all the time.  He and Val gave me a candle for my 60th birthday.  When Don is strongest I will light the candle and enjoy the peace it brings to me.

When I got the diagnosis of brain cancer and I blogged about it...I broke mom came and is at my right side.  My brother Butch is here too....I could feel him hugging me from behind.  That day was pretty rough but, I could so feel dad, mom and Butch surrounding me and holding me as I cried it all out.

So, like I said....I feel like Harry Potter who had his parents etc. at the end of the movie.  I find it such comfort and peace to feel my spirits.

Swimming nicely, thanks