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Well, it has been more than a month since I wrote anything. My head is hanging in cybershame. But tomorrow, by gollly, I am going to post a process post about how I make my paper beads. Which is probably pretty much like everyone else does theirs. But who knows? I MAY be unique.

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I Wonder How Many

I have started blogging several times. I wonder how many times it will take before I don’t just START to blog, but keep it up? I wonder how many times I will say I am going to become the one who makes good healthy choices when I eat, instead of constantly STARTing to take care of my diabetes as I am supposed to do: lots of veg, protein, not so much starchy carbs and fruit; plenty of exercise every day. Testing and keeping track of my blood sugars.

So, today I am starting over - again. Partly this is to get ready for  Art Every Day,the creative, month long group that begins in Novermber. Partly because Rachael’s wedding will be over soon and then I feel like I will have some sort of “normal” life again. Partly because #1 daughter and her hyperactive hubby have been helping us revamp and reorder the house, switching how some areas are moved, and just reorganizing others. We still have a long way to go, and the going is slow (but good). I want to be more help for the heavy lifting.

Eventually I will put up some before and after photos.

Partly this is to get my energy mojo back so I can be the grammy I want to be, and have been in the not-so-distant-past. Can’t do that if I choose donuts and bologna sandwiches (not at the same meal!) instead of eggs and salads. And then there is the exercise bike waiting for me every morning in the family room.

So, off I go into the grammy universe today, babysitting for 3 grandsons this afternoon and evening, and a beautiful little granddaughter all day tomorrow. I am so happy and blessed to have these kids here where I live!

Yee haw! giddy up, Exercycle!

I just love these colors. Wish I hadn’t tried to use that dratted free stamp in the Gelatos box. I do that too often - try something that turns a “just right” project into a really wrong one. I have heard others say  to just keep  putting on layers until you get to the one you love. My experience with THAT particular nugget is that I have some pages as thick as a brick and just as ugly.
Oh, well. Keep on swimming swimming swimming, as Dorrie says.

I just love these colors. Wish I hadn’t tried to use that dratted free stamp in the Gelatos box. I do that too often - try something that turns a “just right” project into a really wrong one. I have heard others say  to just keep  putting on layers until you get to the one you love. My experience with THAT particular nugget is that I have some pages as thick as a brick and just as ugly.

Oh, well. Keep on swimming swimming swimming, as Dorrie says.

More beautiful color.

This is what you get when you mail order Lyra Aquarelle crayons to be delivered to the desert southwest! I tested carefully and the integrity of the crayons is intact. No separation, no weird textures, just lovely Lyra Aquarelles for me from my wonderful husband!

This is what you get when you mail order Lyra Aquarelle crayons to be delivered to the desert southwest! I tested carefully and the integrity of the crayons is intact. No separation, no weird textures, just lovely Lyra Aquarelles for me from my wonderful husband!

I made this for my daybook - up-cycled some common household throw aways and made a useful  supplies holder for my daybook, after I made the card holder - and used the same supplies and basic idea for the supplies holder. Thanks to geezee at www.messtakenidentity.com for the instructions and idea!

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