i've been working on this one all year as each jbs mercantile kit has had an exclusive 5x7 monthly bingo card in it. i used these as the foundation of a year long mini-album. i followed the same format all the way through. each right side was the bingo card with a strip of pp at the bottom and an extra few bits. on the left side i cut a 5x7 piece of pp with a 5x3.5 piece of pp for the pocket. I stitched some sort of ruffle or border to the top of the pocket piece and then stitched it onto the 5x7 piece on three sides. my intention is to use tags for journaling and stick ephemera in that pocket and then put a favorite photo on the right. i think it's going to be a great christmas present for someone. :)
sorry for the less than stellar photos again. but sheesh. if i don't take photos on the weekend it's really a no go for me. it's been overcast a lot lately and paired w the early darkness anyway, there's really not been sufficient light when i get home from school at 4:00. i'm not exaggerating when i say it was pitch black by 4:45 today. i feel like i'm living in alaska! only warmer (thank goodness). florida girl can't take much chilly willy weather.
so angel hasn't been getting his homework done. he's a junior in high school. he's old enough to be getting his homework done. his math teacher and i have been pestering him for several weeks now. tomorrow's the last day she'll accept the late assignments and he still didn't have it done today. i pulled him out of history class and made him call his mama on his own cell phone. then i chatted w her. "angel no esta haciendo sus tareas. falta ocho y no va a passar este clase si no los hacen . . . " then i made angel talk to his mama. it was hilarious. i laughed about it all day long. but he'd better have his homework tomorrow dang it.
yesterday the gman asked if animals could survive after they'd been frozen. i made the mistake of telling him that i though flies and cockroaches might be able to. now he wants to conduct one of his little science experiments. not in my freezer! but i must confess to a little curiosity now. hmmm. maybe next time w go to grandma's house. we can use her freezer then. there are more cockroaches in florida anyway.
my very own angel baby is currently sitting on the couch in his boxers and holding a ziploc full of ice cubes to his forehead bc i won't turn on the ac. in november? seriousyly? no. he is such a delicate flower.
i've been listening to green day, the lemonheads, and bare naked ladies in the car lately bc i caught one of our biology students drawing green day covers in class. it really amazed me that they were still popular. gosh it's been a while. and they're still popular. then i realized it was kinda like me listening to my older brother's music when i was a kid. then i felt old. but hey. i've got a cd player in my car now. i know i know. the rest of the world has moved on to the ipod thing.
i heard sons of the pioneers at the district cub scout meeting. a little "riders in the sky." yea baby. my he's older than me but the younger brother and i used to sing "cigareets and whuskey and wild wild women" at the top of our lungs when we were kids. good stuff. boxcar willie anyone? "cawliga" a little julio iglesius? "changing changing ever changing like the waves upon the sand . . . "
i listen to country music. why in the world did someone think this was weird recently? do i not seem the type. i think i seem the type. the band perry. seriously good stuff. taylor can do no wrong. lady a, rascal flatts, zack brown band. yeppers. i blame it on g. or maybe my southern roots.
today when i left the house i had no glaring zits on my chin. after first block i went to the bathroom and noticed the mother of all zits on my chin. where in the heck did that come from? after second block i got in the car to head to school #2 and happened to glance in the mirror. the mega zit was gone without a trace. i felt like i was in an episode of the twilight zone.