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Saturday, May 21, 2011

Still Busy

Spring Barn
We got out to take a few pictures and visit my brother and his wife a week or so ago. I found this old barn with a flowering plum tree in front of it and made my poor hubby stop along the road so I could take a picture. It turned out pretty well. I also made a Persona to match and the link to that is with the wallpaper.
We actually got some days of sunshine and it was great. We sold our whole rhubarb crop to a local winery and am excited to taste it. It isn't actually wine, it is mead and from what I have read about it, it is becoming very popular. It is a drink from the olden days and not made with grapes. I took the quote below from the winery's website, Honeymoon Mead.

"Wine made from fermented honey, rather than grapes, mead was the nectar of the gods on Mt. Olympus, the celebrated drink of poets, lovers and kings.  It has long been touted as an elixir of health, fertility and longevity.  But despite its rich history, mead is not well known in modern times." 

Sounds interesting, doesn't it? They don't bottle the rhubarb wine because they probably don't get enough rhubarb, but when it is ready he has invited us down to taste it as they sell it in their tasting room. He wants our whole August crop so hope it does well. It isn't as good as the spring crop, but still tasty. My hubby is going to split it and get some new starts going for next spring. For some reason rhubarb does very well in our ground. It was even featured in Country magazine in the early 2000's. The corporation that purchased the 500 acre farm next to us is trying to develop it into thousands of houses so they keep saying it isn't good farm land! Everything we have ever planted does very well but I guess you will use any excuse/lie to get your good farm land developed into housing. Houses sell for a lot more money than corn, peas, cattle, etc.!!!

We got to have our oldest great grandson for a whole day and it was sunny so we got to be outside. He and his great grandpa love it outside where they can spread their wings.

I was trying to cut back on designing as I said, but darn, if I didn't get some new graphics and worked through the pain!

I didn't like the font I had on my blog so when I checked it yesterday decided todays job would be to change it, so I did. I love the fancy fonts but it is kind of hard to read. 

Must get busy working and since I got the blog updated I have no excuse not to get to work. First a cup of coffee and then will get to it.

Have a great weekend and if the sun is shining where you live, enjoy it and think of me in the house with rain outside. 

Till next time!!!! 

Friday, May 13, 2011

After Mothers Day

Blues on Blue
I was working on my blog yesterday and all of a sudden everything I had done was gone and apparently they were working on blogger so I lost everything I had put on. So will re-work it. 

I found this cool place by accident where you can really put in nice backgrounds. The link is: http://www.scrappinblogs.blogspot.com/. If you have a blog it would be worth checking out and donating to their work. I am going to since I love some of the designs and I don't have time to work on that end of a blog! I don't have a lot of money to toss around but I am sure every little bit will help.That is where I got the background for the one I am currently using.

Now to Mothers Day! I got to see or hear from all of my kids and some of the grand kids so was a nice day. I am so blessed that all 3 of our kids live within a few miles of us. Hope you all had a good Mothers Day if you are a Mother or got to visit or at least call your Mother if she is still with you. I told my Mom Happy Mothers Day and I know she can hear me, even if I can't see her.

The Persona I posted today is one of the best ones I have made lately and hope it becomes popular. I have a wallpaper to match it and the link is with the Persona, so I won't post it here.

I think I am going to have to slow down a bit on designing as my right arm and shoulder are really hurting. My Fibromyalgia gets so much worse if I over use certain muscles and holding a mouse all day and moving it around working in Photoshop is beginning to take it's toll. BUT my problem is that I can't seem to slow down. I made up my mind last night that I wouldn't do any designing for a few days and give it a rest, well...guess what...I had this idea and just HAD to see if it would turn out and it did! 

I have so many designs already made I could probably quit for a month and just get some of the extras submitted but I know me and unless it gets so I can't hold the mouse I will work. I will try to cut back though.

The US Postal Service is holding a food drive tomorrow so I am getting some bags filled to put out for them to pick up. I over buy on groceries so have more than we can use. This way I can clean out my cupboard and help someone whose cupboard is like Mother Hubbards, bare. I hope you will do the same. The thought of people going hungry is not a thought we should have to have, but there are many out there that are, so if you have an extra can of corn, put it out for your mail person to pick up. And have a great week end. We get to see the grand kids that live farther away and we are having a yogurt parfait breakfast and visit for awhile.

Till next time.