Tuesday, August 31, 2010


So all day yesterday the only thing anyone could talk about was the incoming typhoon and when it would get here and how hard it would hit us. I left work around 4 p.m. to go grab just one essential item from the store:

For the two most important members of our household ;) I figured we probably had enough stuff in the kitchen to keep ourselves fed, so I didn't even bother to do any grocery shopping. When I left yesterday, I was told not to come in at all today (Tuesday) unless and until I got a phone call saying I should. So this morning I didn't get out of bed until about nine o'clock and then I made Lee breakfast:

Yummy blueberry muffins. In case you're interested, I like to jazz up the muffin mix a bit with some cinnamon (maybe about a teaspoon although I usually don't measure) and some frozen blueberries. Good stuff, dude.

And in this next photo you can really see how excited Lee is about the typhoon.

Yep, thrilled. But ain't he cute?

Couldn't resist putting this one up since he made Sadie wave to the camera ;) So all morning we just kinda sat around the house and relaxed and the weather wasn't even bad outside. It didn't even start raining until about 12:30 so I really felt like I was playing hookie from work--the best part is, I don't even have to make up the time! Rock on! When it finally did start raining a bit, I had Lee take a picture of me, I think this is hilarious:

Yes, I am totally thrilled that the typhoon is finally on its way here. Lee, however, is more interested in lunch.

For that matter, so are the kids.

Lee thinks I am totally goofy for taking pictures of random stuff today, but hey, I want to do SCRAPBOOK PAGES of my FIRST TYPHOON for which I need PHOTOS!! So I took a couple more of Vader and Sadie.

I think it's really funny that Sadie looks at the camera with such distrust.

I tried taking pictures from our front porch once it started getting a little more windy...

And I came to the conclusion that it is really hard to photograph a typhoon. 'Cause this just looks like the view from my front porch any ol' day of the week, not all typhoon-a-riffic.

So anyway, since I couldn't get any really good typhoony pictures, I retreated up to my craft room, cranked up the ol' iPod, and set about playing with my stamps. I'd actually started work on this first card a day or two ago; I made a bunch of them. "Love" is stamped with Real Red craft ink and then embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (one of my favorite techniques).

And then I got to play in today's color challenge on Splitcoast. I have to admit, when I saw the colors my first thought was eeewwwww. I'm not a huge fan of More Mustard, and I kinda don't think that Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze belong together either. But here's what I came up with:

I have to admit, that sentiment stamp totally makes me giggle. A lot.

It's now about 7 p.m. and it's been raining pretty steadily for a while now. It's a bit windier than usual, but still not spectacularly so or anything. Nonetheless, I totally enjoyed my free day off work! The "worst" part of the typhoon is supposed to be from about now to 9 p.m. so I don't think we'll have any issues. We'll probably be back at work tomorrow and then we're off starting Friday for a 4-day weekend. Oh yeah, baby!!

One more thing...I am really proud of myself for uploading the photos for this post onto the Mac, editing them, and posting them all without any help from Lee. Sooner or later I'll figure out how to use this thing!


CCsMom said...

I LOVE that little oriental card! Yeah, anything with yellowish to it usually isn't my favorite either, but I do like the tourquoise and melen together! So glad the typhoon didn't turn out to be really bad. If it was, you'd see things flying in the air. Looks like Sadie and Vader felt safe.

Gotta run and get ready for work. Going to work from home on Friday taking a powerpoint course on line -- it is supposed to take ALL DAY, believe it or not. Love you!

Amber Hight said...

Heehee, I love that picture of you, you big goober! So are you as disappointed in this "typhoon" as I am? Gosh, I've seen worse weather outside of typhoon season! GRR!
Love your Geisha card, she's adorable:) I still don't really like that senitment, lol! I love how you rocked it though:) Great job on the color challenge!
Your kids ready for some company?;)

Giffysk8s said...

I think the kimono kid card is adorable!!! Melon Mambo and Baja Breeze aren't at all bad together~kinda happy feeling, even though you don't like it. :)

Totally ROFL about your big-bust-of-a-typhoon. You've been waiting for one for so long! Looks like Earl may turn into a summer Nor'Easter for us~that will be way more impressive than your typhoon, so come on over!

Glad you got to have fun today. I just received my SU order yesterday and already want to place another one!!! This is a sickness. LOL

Liz Guidry said...

Sorry about your typhoon sucking. ;) I'd rather it be 'eh' than you be without power or food for weeks!!! Not too much longer and then we will be neighbors!!!