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Monday, February 2, 2009

IT'S GROUNDHOG DAY!

So how many of us believe that how quickly our spring arrives depends on whether or not Mr. Groundhog saw his shadow this morning or not?? If you think about it, we have passed a lot of these old traditions down through the generations, haven't we? Well, I for one do not think there will be any shadows cast, so Spring should arrive early. However, I definitely could be oh-so-wrongo! Another of these I recall is "that when the leaves on trees turn upside down in the breeze, it's going to rain". Do you all know that one?

The fantastic Super Bowl is over, and it was a great game!! Being originally from the north, our family has always been Steelers fans, so we were pleased. My brother has been transplanted in AZ for quite a few years now as an end result of his Army career, and I figured he may just be rooting for the Cardinals.....but NOT!! My whole family had to do a conference call of shared elation when the 100-yard touchdown was run just as the clock ran to zero at halftime by the Steelers!! Geez! It was great!! We are spread in a huge triangle across the country from each other; but, regardless of the miles, we are all still very close in heart and spirit. Guess you all know how that is I hope! My elderly parents sat in front of their relatively new huge plasma flat screen HD TV, and mom said she felt like she was at the game! It's such a blessing that she and dad are still enjoying life together at soon-to-be 86 and 81 years of age. Mom has "her own" TV of this type in her den where she curls up on her plump high backed sofa under my hand-crocheted afghans and watches lots of movies late at night during the winter cold months in the Appalachian Mountains. Dad has "his TV" in his master bedroom which also has a nice fireplace in it, so he enjoys his sports and avidly reading daily newspapers and lots of books while he reclines in his comfy bed. That way he can just doze off whenever he wants. They meet in the kitchen when hunger calls. Mom was like a drill sargent raising us with three home-cooked square meals a day, and she clicked off her daily chores each week as if she was on some type of mental punch clock. She hasn't let up much in taking care of dad in the same manner all these years, and in the spring/summer/fall seasons she mows and tends two acres around their home and enjoys avid flower and vegetable gardening. She would rather be outside digging in the dirt than be inside doing housework, and I can't blame her for that one. Watching things bloom and eating fresh veggies is way more gratifying than worrying over housework which will still be there when we are beneath the sod. Agree?

On to my freebie for you! This is the second frame in "HEARTS AFIRE", Series 6, and this one is a beautiful "electrifying" blue! Hehe! You'll see! I'm sure there are a lot of blue fans out there, right? It's in png format so should work in most software programs, and is 2100 x 2100 pixels, 300 dpi, so you can resize up or down and not lose any printing quality. The blue paper beneath the heart frame in this preview is just for contrast and is not included in the download. It is part of a series of papers I made which I will be giving away soon, so I hope you'll check back often and pick up whatever you like to work with. Here's the preview:

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If anyone finds anything wrong with any of my downloads, files or links; please just let me know so I can fix it for you. I consider myself still new at all this, but I AM having fun and AM so addicted to scrappin!

I also have a request, and I don't know how simple or complex it may be. I need help or advice on how to insert those "blinkies" in a nice list down the side of my blog. I've collected quite a few of them since they are usually in designer's freebies, but I don't know the trick for getting them inserted here so they actually work and take you to the designer's site when you click on them. I've tried a couple of things and so far I haven't hit on the right thing to do. If somebody out there can help me learn and has a kind heart, please leave some instructions in the comments here or email me. My email can be found on the download page of 4Shared where you send a private message. Would so appreciate some help over this obstacle. Thanks! It's probably something very simple, and I am overthinking it as usual.

I'll be back hopefully tomorrow with another free frame for you in this series so you can collect them all month if I stay on cue! Enjoy!

Tootles!

3 comments:

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Digi Free said...

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