31 December 2009

Happy New Year!

I’ve been busy the last couple of days. Made great strides getting the unmounted stamps catalogued. I hope to finish up tonight. Today was quite the day—I bought a new car. I had an issue yesterday—while doing some running around, I got in the car after one of my stops and BANG!!! The latch thingy that holds the back of the driver’s seat in position broke loose and I was suddenly flat on my back! Luckily, it happened in a parking lot and not on the road, and also close to home. Have you ever tried to drive with nothing to lean against? It’s darned near impossible! So this morning, I was on the phone with a service shop to see how much it would cost to fix, and the estimate was around $300. Well, the car is 10 years old, also needs new tires and brakes and has an oil leak that isn’t getting any better. The air conditioning broke a couple of years ago and I never got it fixed because it was going to cost $1300 to fix it then, and now the car has 132,000 miles on it. I’d been planning on getting something new in the next year or so, so I decided that today was the day. So—now I hope I’m set for the next 10 or 15 years!!! If all goes according to plan, my next new car will be when I retire in 15 years, and that car is going to be a shiny red Cadillac!! Well, at least a gal can dream, can’t she???

I did do a quick card this evening. A new challenge was just posted over at Gingersnap CreationsGCSP2—Case a CAS.  I chose Ali’s clean and simple (CAS) Warhol Style. I love doing things like this that are out of my comfort zone. White card bases are unusual for me, and I don’t usually do anything CAS, so thanks for the great challenge!!!! Here’s my card, the first of my Valentines:


Hope you like it—be sure and let me know!

In the meantime, have a very Happy New Year! I wish you all happiness and health in 2010!