Fifty-one years! Can you imagine? That many years with one man? Hmmm, well I have spent almost 43 years with one. We will celebrate our 43rd on the 9th.
I have to admit, there have been moments when I was ready to give him away. You know, trade him for something useful like an untrained puppy. Or a pregnant rabbit. Perhaps even a shingles outbreak. But then, I've come to realize that there is no one else out there, on this planet, who would put up with me and all of my issues. Honestly, Gary is a bit of a saint to stay with me for forty-three years. Of course, he need not know I said that; and he never sees my blog, so I don't have to worry about him reading it. Dear Daughter and sweet Sisters, keep your mouths closed. Please.
I remember walking down a sidewalk with him before we were engaged. Way back in 1970. And I saw a rather large woman in front of us. I told him that I would look like that someday. He said that I'd better not. Well, I do. And he is still here. Guess he must really love me, huh? Well, it's either that or he doesn't even want to think about alimony. But you know what--I would probably cost him less as an ex-wife than I do as a wife. Too bad, Gary, you snooze, you lose.
So I had my surgery today. Well, actually, when you read this it will be yesterday. Because that is tomorrow. Just want to be clear about this with you. Anyway, the shots hurt, the surgery didn't, and now I have some stinging pain--which I have used Tylenol for. And that seems to be taking the edge off. Of course, I still have my entire supply of Vicodin left over from my oral surgery. So, if the pain gets too intense after a night of sleeping on my back, which I undoubtedly will do, I could always pop a pain pill tomorrow. Which will be today. When you read this. Did I clear that up for you? If not, toughy darts.
'K, I am getting tired of typing. I am actually just getting tired. If you could see all of my typos, you would believe it. So I am going to describe the card and then drift off to sleep. I may possibly lie down first though.
I used Privateer Couple by Rick St. Dennis, which I printed on MICBC. Then I colored them with the following Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E30, E33, E35, E37 and YR21, E15, E18
Clothing: R00, R01, R02, W00, W0, W2
E81, E84, E87, E51, E53, E55
I added Wink of Stella Brush Clear to several areas, which I don't think you can see in this photo. Bummer. My DP came from the 7 Gypsies Global and Basic Grey Little Black Dress collections, and was distressed using my Zutter Distrezz-It-All. I paired the DP with Stampin' Up and Bazzill CS.
I made several die cuts using the following dies: Memory Box Decorative Elegance, Oceana Border, and Typewriter Numbers; Cheery Lynn Burlap Border and Schooner. I also added the following embellishments to this card: baker's twine, pearl trim, feather boa, MIC dragonfly, and Embellish It metallic corner. (Side note: I was planning on using a small dragonfly on all of my cards, but forgot on the last two. What's happened to my memory anyway? Guess it went the way of my girlish figure.)
OK, that's it, I think. And I believe that Merrilyn and Ron liked their card, which my dear Gary delivered to them. Last weekend. When I was babysitting the darling dog and missed the ballgame. Which Gary took Ron to. Oh well...there's always another game, isn't there. Isn't there? Hope you are having a great week! See you back here tomorrow. Or Friday. Yeah, that's day after tomorrow right now, but tomorrow when you read this. Yup, I did it again. I explained the inexplicable. Not that you care. Later...