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Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Welcome March and Daylight Savings Time!  Things are warming up nicely here at the beach, and I absolutely LOVE having the extra hour of daylight on the evening side of my days!  I get more done!  It would be fine with me if we kept it year-round.  I have cute little birds already tending their eggs in a nest made years ago in my two hanging floral baskets on my front porch.  They have to be pretty domesticated to put up with us coming and going so closely every day!  Bless their hearts; they seem to love the home they have chosen.  The spring flowers are in bloom here, and the ornamental pear trees are popping their gorgeous white blooms.  Our pollen season began early in the middle of February, and it usually lasts for 4-6 weeks until everything has bloomed out full.  A good rain at the end of blooming season will wash all that stuff away proper.  I love this time of year!

I've just finished my participation in the March Quick Page Game over at Digi Scrap Station, and I'm early with it this month.  Yeah for me!  We got to use a cutsie kit, "Wild & Wacky", by Throwing Some Scraps Around.  Here is the kit preview . . .

I made my Quick Page in both the 8-inch and 12-inch sizes, so you can take your pick or take both.  We do the 8-inch size for the contest so our albums are uniform.  They are png files at 300 dpi, ready to load your photos underneath.  If you wish to collect the rest of the album, just visit the Quick Page Contest thread in the forum at DSS.  The direct download links will be in each contestant's post there and should be available through April.  If you have never visited that forum, you will need to register which is free, of course, to enable complete viewing of the forum threads.  You can also look at all the previews by checking out the Quick Page Game previews in the gallery.  Here is the preview of the page I designed . . .




These will be whimsical fun pages, so I hope you can use them in your digital scrapping!

Since we last chatted my DD was in a wreck, and I sensed it before she ever told me about it.  She is okay, not hurt; and it wasn't her fault.  She was broadsided by someone running a sign at an intersection.  Luckily, she drives a huge Avalanche and likes it because she totes her two children to and from school, all their sports and practices, etc.  She inherited this vehicle from her older sister who passed in 2009, and she has told me she feels connected to her sis when she is driving it.  The vehicle that hit her was not so small itself, a Yukon, so at least they were on equal turf size-wise.  The truck repair went rather quickly, a week and a half, so that's not too bad.  She's back on the road again.  The females in my family all have a 6th or 7th sense about things that are about to happen; we get the pretty accurate mental picture some time in advance.  It sounds weird, but it never fails; my mother, me, and my second daughter all have it.  We live in a very busy tourist town where traffic is always heavier on weekends, so we all feel fortunate that we've made it for so long without incidents like this. 

My DH came down sick this weekend, sick enough to head home early from work (which told me how seriously bad he was feeling).  We thought at first it may have been flu, but after watching him for 3 days, I am convinced he had a dose of food poisoning.  He was sicker than I've ever seen him be in our lifetime together; yet no fever to speak of.  The last thing he had ingested before fallng ill was a salad from a fast food place the evening before.  It was a zesty SW concoction with chili poured over it.  Aparently the chili pot may have been left at room temperature too long; nothing else in that salad could have been the culprit.  I don't think he will want any fast food for quite some time.  Be careful out there, peeps!!

I'm keeping my grandkids this evening so their parents can go out to the movies to see "OZ".  I can wait until it comes to Netflix.  Wow, love my Netflix!  Get to watch all the stuff I've missed without commercials!  Can hook into all the series I never bothered to watch, etc.

Will cut my chatter here and get busy on the chores for today.  Have a great week!  Check back soon to see what else is coming your way.


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