I spent the last couple of days in Tulsa. You would think with all this free time not having to take care of Nana that I would be out roaming the countryside, but not so much. When I roam, well, I tend to spend money. Too much money. Anyway, it was nice to see friends and get rid of my black roots. Got a fun new Instinct phone, like the iPhone but with insurance. It will take me forever to learn how to use all the features on this thing. It gets Guitar Hero III Mobile! I'm VERY excited to learn how to play. I'm easily amused, especially by fun new technology. Watched some movies: Baby Mama (so-so), Love Guru (AWFUL, do NOT waste your money) and Sex & the City (I still cried). John made me a yummy Creme de Coconut cake. Filled up on some sushi. Basically a good time. Also needs to go down in the record books because I did not go to any scrapbooking or craft stores! I know, I can't believe it either. Shocking for sure. Spent some time with Nana today on my way thru Bartlesville. She is doing much better, physically and cognitive.
The sad part is that tonight I looked over at the birdies and green birdie died. He was alive this afternoon. I was freaking because they were out of food and I thought maybe I had forgot to feed them but Marcee said that they had food yesterday. Guess it was just his (or her) time to go. This is the 3rd bird we have had die. We had a little issue with the blue birdies at first. We had both of these for over a year so maybe that is a good run. Not really sure. So blue birdie is very quiet and sad. I feel badly for him (or her) so I guess I will be getting a new green birdie here before Nana comes home.
Allyscraps having a month long competition called America's Next Top Scrapbooker and it started today. They are having 4 weekly challenges and then some smaller challenges and games and such so it should spark the ol' creative juices. Kary posted the first challenge which is all about bling! A girl after my own heart!!! It's not to late to join so check it out.
At Tallyscrappers we started Survivor this past week. Our first challenge was all about Sassafrass Lass(my love!). Had to be 12x12 (easy); had to have a paper pieced tree(if you say so); 3 photos(not so bad); a bird, owl, hedgehog or deer(I need to use some of these up so that was a plus); had to have a title of Life Is Beautiful(I hate coming up with titles sometimes); journaling in a cloud(better keep it simple); and at least one stitched edge. Sounded daunting at first but then it came to me and this is my entry:
Life IS beautiful today and I AM (learning) to love hoo I am.