Saturday, February 24, 2007

Success.

Saturday home alone, events as planned. :)

I'm happy to report that the tv works. Hurray. I'm hesitant to admit that it was merely dead batteries. Yes, I am a loser. But to my defense, the remote acted like it was working - the screen was on and the transmission signal was going "whaa-laa-laa" because that's the noise it makes if you had extra sonaristic hearing. Which I do. So I recharged the suckers and the remote worked like new.

Well, I didn't spend any time watching the glowing tube on Friday because I went to Tracy with Doris for a class with Ali Edwards. We made these cute "Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Always" mini books.The enameled covers were made by putting a flower mask over the cover, covering it with embossing ink, removing the mask, pouring ultra thick embossing powder over the entire thing, then melting the powder with a heat gun till it glazes.

This is the inside of the book.
Lot's of fun!

I didn't get home till 11 so really didn't watch tv. My poor kitty wasn't feeling very well, so I spent the rest of my waking hours comforting her and making sure she was ok. I did wake up once in the middle of the night in a panic because she wasn't in the room with me (unusual) but I found her asleep on my desk. She's totally acting normal today so maybe she just ate a bad bug or something.

I decided to do a few errands before plopping in front of the 36" for the rest of the day. Went to Michaels to get some artwork framed.I spent over 1/2 hour there deciding on mat color and frame. The guy helping me was actually quite helpful. It's hit or miss sometimes at Michaels. It'll be done in about 3 weeks.

When I got home, there were packages for me! Ok, there was one for Jimmy, too, but he's not here, so no point getting excited about a box I can't open, right?The top package is a cool tshirt from my SIL in NY from Magnolia Bakery. It says "Cupcakes Make People Happy". Love it! I can't wait to visit her and get cupcakes from here. The 2nd package is from my girl Danielle and has some fun pamper-me stuff in it.

After opening my packages, I soaked some beans to make ham and bean soup then skillfully plopped on the couch for marathon Joan of Arcadia viewing.

6 comments:

Ginnie said...

We use Michaels all the time, Mad, when we frame stuff from our trips. We always wait till the 50% off coupons come out and then take care of everything. :) We haven't had a bad job yet, thank God.

So many gifts! Is it your birthday???

Ragged Around the Edges said...

I love the books. So cool.

And I am intrigued by the artwork you were prepping to frame, show us more, please.

madretz said...

Ginnie: I waited till everything was 50% off, too. Which is good because I'm attracted to ornamental frames which are pricier than plain frames.
My birthday isn't until July but the t-shirt is a belated valentines and the spa treatment things were just for fun. I admit, I'm spoiled. :)

Ragged: As soon as I get the artwork back, I'll post it. I can't wait! I got the art from Phin for my bday last year and I'm just now getting it framed. I know exactly where I want to hang it, too.

Jodi said...

It sounds like a good weekend!

Nan said...

I was also intrigued by the artwork. Can't wait to see it.

Loved reading about your batching it while Jimmy's away. I bet he felt really smart telling you to change the remote batteries. That was so funny.

Glad your kitty is better.

And Love, Love, Love the altered book!
-Cate

paris parfait said...

Ooh, I have the Magnolia Bakery cupcake cookbooks! And how much fun to create art with Ali Edwards!