Wednesday, December 12, 2012

An Easy Way to Lose Your Mind

So today started off bad and got worse, if you lack interest in my tales of woe just scroll down friends!

So today I had a doctor appointment – won’t go into detail of course – but I was PRAYING that I wouldn’t have to get my blood drawn.  I don’t have too many fears, but here they are for your amusement:

  • Bees – bumblebees are cute from a very far distance
  • Roller coasters – really heights I think is more the problem
  • Stairs (I have a mental image of falling down and busting my front two teeth out for some  reason)
  • Open ovens when dogs are around (I have an image of them jumping up and burning their paws)
  • and especially NEEDLES

I am simply TERRIFIED of needles.  I wish I could be one of those people that go to the American Red Cross and donate blood every 6 weeks or so, but I just can’t do it.  I hyperventilate, start to sweat, and can’t help but sob uncontrollably!  It’s not the sight of blood, but being poked – I can’t stand it and it is just so ridiculous but I can’t help but turn into a blubbering mess at the mere thought of having blood drawn.  Anyway so I did have to get my blood drawn and it was rather upsetting but I’m okay now.

So that was bad thing number one.  Bad thing number two is sending Christmas cards.  This may sound strange to you fellow cardmakers out there, but hear me out.  I don’t’ make cards for my family and friends, because most of them are too delicate for mailing or I sell them.  Plus a couple years ago I saw this beautiful collage of 20+ years of a family’s Christmas cards all together and I’d really like to do the same with ours some day.  So for the past 3 years me, my husband and dogs {or some combo of the above} have done photo cards.

Don’t get me wrong, I really love to take photos, pick out a card background, check the recipient list twice, buy stamps, address the envelopes, sign the cards, adhere the stamps, stuff the envelopes, drop them in the post.  [Are you exhausted just reading that!?] But today sent me over the edge when I realized that I had managed to pay the wrong bills on the wrong week and dipped into the negative, thereby causing our account to be overdrawn and charged with two overdraft fees!!  Argh!  To rub a bit of salt in the fresh wound, the self kiosk in the post office only takes cards, so I had to stand in an obscenely long line just to buy stamps with cash [cash I only had on hand from selling some cards yesterday]. 

Family and friends if you are reading this, I still lovingly dropped off the cards addressed to you and did not mash them with frustration into the post box.

Winking smile

So now that I have given my tale of woe, and feeling more aggravated that I must make two dozen cookies for a party tomorrow…let’s wrap this up with a card so we all remember why you came instead of reading a rant!

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If you remember the post title by now, you’ve got a lovely memory.  I’m typing this and have already managed to forget my title and have scrolled up to retrieve it…where was I going with all this?  Oh yes, an easy way to lose your mind?  Want to know the secret?  Use Martha Stewart Microbeads!!  These little tiny baubles are like glitter, but they have a bit of bounce oh and they roll too so they really go all over.  Very irritating.  To make, I started with a mask and stamped/embossed the snowflakes in the circle.  Then painted with Twinkling H20s. 

Thanks for the visit, and the read if you made it.  Hope you have a lovely evening, I’m off to start a baking frenzy!