Saturday, May 30, 2009

Home Runs and Little Girls

My niece in Tennessee is nine years old and one of the stars on her softball team, the Purple Thunder (and yes, I'm braggin'!). I've missed all her games this year, unfortunately, but her mom, my sister has been keeping us updated. Their last regular season game was last night and according to her, a nail-biter to the end. It was one of the few games where they played "come-back kid" and won, 8 to 7. Their final count for regular season, 13-0!! WOW!! Today, they played for the semi-championship and won against a team they narrowly beat earlier in the season. The Championshp Game is next Tuesday night at 6pm and I would give my eye-teeth to be there!!! My sister said "who knew 9-year-old softball could be so fun"!!! Way to go, Purple Thunder!! (Don't you just love that team name?!)

It seems I've been very busy this week, constantly on the go, and generally being away from home for the better part of nearly every day. And yet, I can't really tell you what I've accomplished! Now, THAT's a scary thing! I know I've been busy - we spent yesterday at the movies - saw the new 3-D UP! movie, went to Home Depot and bought flowers for the boxes, worked at the Mansion on Thursday, and, Oh, Yeah. Celebrated 34 years of wedded bliss with my hubby! That's what I did!! That's more like it.

On the other hand, I haven't done do-diddly in card making. I HAVE scrapped two pages for this Monday night's Scrapbook club that will meet for the first time at my house. Got all their supplies ready. That's good. And, I put a page together of 12 scraplings that I received from a swap over at CardMaker Magazine. They're so cute! I should do more of that, too! I wonder if this means my "mojo" is gone? Let me show you what I mean. This afternoon, after I had done some bookwork (i.e., filing and paying bills), I tried to make just a fun cupcake birthday card. What was I thinking???!

Okay, stop laughing now. I must have been asleep when I started making the card. At least I got you to laugh, right? T'aint a card to go braggin' about, I'm sure, and I know it's not my "best". But, I'll wager you've made a card or two that you wonder "where did THAT come from"??! Ah-HA!! Thought so!

So, there you have it. The good, the bad and the very ugly. Geesh.

Glad you stopped by! I'll try to update you on the Championship Game next week!


  1. ROFL!! You poor thing... I stamped the same freaking image 6 times the other day before getting it right... and having to use my 3rd choice of paper because I kept running out of my other choices... HA! Yeah... I'm so there with you, girly.

  2. I can so relate and I'm impressed you made the time and effort to work on it even when you're not feeling it. It'll be back tomorrow, I'm sure!

  3. I know exactly how you feel - some days just don't work creatively but at least you tried. Remember...not every Monet is hanging in a museum but he is STILL a great artist!