Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Posted by Mom's the Word at 10:19 AM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
I was weeding my butterfly garden, and, boom, out of nowhere a wasp stung me through my glove! The good news is I think my immunity to the suckers is building b/c my reaction is minimal-just some swelling and throbbing. I know some people whose whole arm would swell. I love butterfly gardening, but the same plants that attract butterflies attract every stinging insect on this planet. And since you're supposed to protect the caterpillars, pesticides are out of the question. Wasp and yellow jackets love to eat my baby caterpillars too. Darn you wasps and yellow jackets!
Posted by Mom's the Word at 9:06 PM
My HP 9800 came today. Yeehaw! Like I said earlier, I found a good deal on this wide format wonder on Ebay. Of course, after my purchase, I decided to read the reviews. I always do that; buy first--read reviews later. The reviews were awful. I'm happy to report mine is working beautifully without any kinks. I printed off some Fourth of July part invites, pics of my son, and a digiscrap page (12X12). Everything turned out awesome. I'm excited about being able to print out my digiscrap pages now. I also have some plans for ubercool birthday cards. Did I mention the ink cartridges are ten dollars cheaper than my old Epson's? Most of the people who complained about it on Ebay were trying to use it for their businesses. I can see how a cheaper wide format HP would not be a great choice for high volume printing. It seems like you'd need one of those huge printing press like machines to do that kind of job. Anyway, I am happy for now creating digital masterpieces in GIMP and playing with my new printer.
Posted by Mom's the Word at 12:10 AM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
My sister is asking people to post pics of their biggest plants. She also wants pictures of cute animals and kids. My kid's asleep and my animals aren't cute. So there! Anyway, here is my big hydrangea bloom. Yeah, I know, you've all seen bigger, but I'm proud of my blooms this year.
Posted by Mom's the Word at 11:45 PM
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Today has not been a great day for me and my creative endeavours. My printer officially died. I am very disappointed because I was planning a super cool Father's Day card for the hubby. Now I have no way to print it out. I'm just going to have to show it to him on the computer tomorrow. LAME! I did buy a wide format printer off Ebay. It should be here next week. It's an HP 9800. The super cool thing is that it will let me print off 12X12 scrapbook pages. This guy had a ton of them in his warehouse and was selling them pretty cheap. Don't worry; he's a platinum seller and had over one thousand positive reviews. I'm safe.
The gardening is coming along slowly. I bought my son a bubble machine, and he sits in his exersaucer and watches the bubbles float by while I get a bit of gardening done. The zinnias are looking good, and I have several that reseeded. It's going to be zinnia crazy around here soon. I hope it looks nice by my Fourth of July party.
Posted by Mom's the Word at 8:46 PM
Friday, June 13, 2008
Posted by Mom's the Word at 11:16 PM