Sunday, December 20, 2009

Some Paper Stuff...

I got in the mood to make a card the other day. But, as usual, I had to help the 7 year old to make his card first... (sigh) I can't really remember how it all happened. But I actually made the envelopes after I made my card. Oh well. I made an envelope to fit my card, since I didn't have any the right size. I didn't take a picture of the card or the envelope I am talking about. But I made the envelope out of (what my husband calls) "slider paper". The paper you put on the floor when you are painting. :P I liked the color, it's kinda stiffer, and I have a whole roll of it! :D Then I showed my son the envelopes I made out of magazine pages (a loooong time ago). Well, then he wanted to make some. (Translation: Me making some for him.) It was fun, though. (Mostly) The wolf one is my sons'. Then later, I made another card:
This is my renditon of a card I saw in a magazine I have. I need to put one more button up in the left hand corner.
I have been baking some more. Gingerbread cookies. I was making the icing for them, and after I sifted the powdered sugar, it ended up looking like this. I thought it was cool so I took a picture. :P Of course, it looked better in RL. It was all shiny. Reminded me of snow or something.

These are the cookies "we" made. Yeah. "We". Well, the 7 year old did help me cut some out. I was not in the mood to have him help me. So I ended up doing them all myself.

You can see some of the faces on the gingerbread men... LOL I made an angry one and a sad one. Then a shocked one. I got some new snowflake cookie cutters this year so I made some snowflakes, too.

The other half of the dough is still in the fridge so I have to make more. (Sigh...)
I started another Pressed Flowers afghan, too. I actually started it right after I finished the first one. I'm not sure who this one will be for. I have a couple ideas.

We are kind of wishing we never moved to this house. It has been nothing but problems since we moved here... :( First our truck accident. (We saw some police lights down at that same corner last night, we think there was another accident there.) Then, two days later, I saw a rat in our pantry. I ran in the bedroom and woke my husband up (he wasn't really asleep yet), "There's a RAT in the house!" He got up and killed it. I felt bad almost right away. (Not that I want a rat in my house, but...) It wasn't a RAT/rat, it was a kangaroo rat. He was kinda cute. He was grey, with round ears. He (or she?) looked more like a gerbil or hamster. I had never heard of a kangaroo rat before this incident... And from what I have read, and seen pictures of online, I wonder if it was a kangaroo rat? It didn't have the tuft of fur on the end of it's tail. And it was grey, not sandy brown. ?? (Update: My husband said he found the rest of it's tail and it did have a tuft. I also forgot to mention that he left the door open while he was chopping wood, and it was raining out that day. So the rat probably was trying to find a place to get out of the rain. From what we have read and everyone we talk to around here, they say that kangaroo rats never come in to peoples' houses...) Well, anyway, we called the landlord. They said 'We've never had a problem with mice or rats there; blah, blah, blah...' The landlords said they would bring some rat traps over... Well meanwhile, we noticed there was water under the sink. My husband was putting one trap under one of the kitchen drawers, and noticed mold all over.... (sigh..) Pulled everything out and found out the garbage disposal is leaking, the dishwasher is leaking.... Ugh!! And there was a dead mouse behind the dishwasher. (No.... no mouse problems here...) The landlords are actually really nice, it was probably just a random mouse that got in. We are in the middle of the desert here. Someone is supposed to come out tomorrow to look at all the leaks. My husband has been spraying bleach water underneath there and it smells up the whole house. It's making me sick. It burns my eyes, gives me a headache and just stinks!! I hope they don't have to do a major overhaul. The floor is probably rotted underneath there, too. Maybe we moved into a lemon house. :P We are just renting, and it's a month to month lease~~ thank goodness for small favors, eh?... What is that saying? I just don't want to move again!!!! :( (Unless it is out of Nevada, that is...)
Well, I hope you are all well where you are and staying warm and dry... I better get busy now.

1 comment:

Lucy said...

I love the powdered sugar does look like snow. Add a couple of mini plastic evergreens for effect!