And, while signing all the paperwork for the pool, I found out that my driver's license expired on my 65th birthday in July. Well, the nerve! I haven't needed to get a new one for four years, so really just forgot about renewing mine. (No jokes about my senior moments here, OK? I have already heard that from Gary, though he should talk.) Anyway, I couldn't go on Monday, as it was a holiday. So Gary drove me on Tuesday, (yes, now that I knew I had no license, I didn't want to drive!), and it took two hours!!! Oh, for goodness sake. It seemed that everyone in Gilbert was getting something done at the DMV that day.
Oh, if you run into a short, dark-haired, middle-aged lady at the DMV desk in the office off of Greenfield, be afraid. Be very afraid. She has a rather short fuse. She gave me my vision test, and I couldn't see the blinking lights in my peripheral vision. She kept trying the test, I kept saying I couldn't see the lights, and she lost her temper with me. She came around the desk and said since she could certainly see the lights, I should be able to. And I had no answer for her, just kept apologizing. So, after a bit of back-and-forth, she finally tried me at a different machine. Lo and behold, I could see the flippin', blinking lights. So I finally passed the vision test. I then went to get my photo taken, (which shows me looking slightly dazed--I wonder why), and told the photographer about my experience. She took one look at my glasses and said that they were the reason I couldn't see the lights at the first machine. Apparently, my bows are too wide for that particular machine. She says she always has people take their glasses off for the peripheral test if they are wearing glasses with wide bows. Oh, for Pete's sake. That's all it was? Much ado about nothing. Sigh...
Hey, did we ever see a fabulous game on Sunday! Yes, that does mean our football team won. Snicker. It was close, too close for comfort, but we are now 4-1, and at the top of our division. Which happens to be the toughest in the NFL. So there is that! This week's game is in Oakland. And we will be watching on TV. If I can stand to. I find it easier to tape the televised games and watch if we win. It's too stressful otherwise. Gary thinks I am nuts for not being able to watch the out-of-town games live. But I have figured out why: it's because I can't do anything to help our team win--like making noise when the opponent has the ball. And that really does help--the team and me. (I burn off stress that way.)
Alrighty, I guess it's time to tell you about my card this week. I used my Karleigh Sue image, Country Pumpkin, printed her on X-Press It BC, and colored her with my Copics and Twin Touch Brush markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair: E11, E13, E15, E18
Blouse/Skirt: YG61, YG63, G99, R12, R14, R17, YR38
Hat/Boots: E19, E18, TTBR98
Pumpkins: YR21, Y35, Y38, YR27, YG61, YG63, G99
My DP is from the Bo Bunny Autumn Song collection. It was Zutterized along with the image, and then paired with Stampin' Up and DCWV CS. I added a bit of Washi tape, some Prima Tiny Junkyard Findings, and die cuts made with Cheery Lynn Fall Pumpkins and Hello dies. And, baby, that's all she wrote. The end...
Well, not quite the end. I have to mention that we have wonderful inspiration created by my teammates: Carla, Kathi, and Laine, and our guest designer, Joan LaBelle. (Dawn is on a bit of a break.) Do check them out and then color up an image with any coloring medium you like for your creation, and play along with us, OK? Really looking forward to what you create!
Have a wonderful weekend!
The End. (For real.)