I’m back *waving arms wildly*! No, I haven’t embarked on pursing knitting as a new sport, and no, I haven’t taken a reprieve from crafting. Quite the contrary, actually! My absence – or rather, my parachute-in-with-another-stack-of-creations episode is all due to erratic, sporadic and all-around dodgy internet service this week. Supposedly, we’re receiving a ‘neignbourhood upgrade’ which is apparently ‘almost done’ (snort!), and whatever technological magic that entails has seen a significant decline in our reception. One minute all is going well, and the next, the twirly thing-a-ma-jig appears, accompanied by the little yellow exclamation mark on the connection bars…and I’m booted for a bit until the spontaneous reconnection appears. Repeat the cycle through a series of afternoons and evenings...Silliness.
Aside from those ‘grrr…’ moments, my week has seen:
- My husband, still battling his cold, completing his first set of assignments for the graduate certificate course he’s taking at Royal Roads University, prior to heading off yesterday to the first week of residency he has to attend on campus, in Victoria, BC. The projected time frame students were given for this work was 5 hours; he’s convinced that they either forgot to add a 1 before the 5, or a zero after, because he worked well beyond 5 hours. He's such a keener!
- Once again, I’m on my own-some, so we know what that means! One change-up from crafting, however, is that tomorrow I’m an official at a cyclocross race in a park 10 minutes from our place. Part of me is excited to be out and about with the cycling crowd once again; the other part is nervous, because I haven’t officiated ‘cross for a couple of years now. Andy and I walked the course earlier in the week, so I have the ‘lay of the land’ more or less figured out; we reviewed the ‘rules’; and I have my stopwatch, clipboard and layers of clothes all ready to go! Fingers crossed the weather holds and everyone plays nicely. As ‘boss lady’ this time, I want everything to go swimmingly.
- My mom thoroughly enjoying her birthday! Thank you to everyone who commented on the post + card I shared; your heart-warming messages made her day extra special, as did the ‘purple cupcakes with sprinkles’ my niece and her mom made. Way toooo cute! Wish I could have celebrated with everyone, but we’ll have another go-round when we visit at Thanksgiving.
- New stuff arriving in the mail! Woo hoooo!!! You’ll see some debuts here, as well as in a couple more posts, as I try to ‘catch up’ with the stack-sharing.
‘Nuff chit-chat (just in case Mr. Internet is persnickety this evening). Two cards to share, paired to introduce you to my newest NBUS…
The background doily is a doily I cut (another MCT die), of a patterned paper that had a doily and banners on it. Not too redundant (d-uh!!) but in defense of my decision, the patterned doily wasn't placed where I wanted it to be...
Love this sketch too and, of course, the wee ghost wanted to play again...
VERVE dies - for the webbed flag, and a stamp set that I just 'have' for the spiders!
Glad I found the little critters!
Thanks for dropping in to see my little Halloween cards; your visit adds sparkle to my day!!