This morning I called my hand surgeon, the one who operated on my trigger thumb last year, to see if he would look at my wrist.  Luckily he was in the New Albany office today and I could see him at 1:00.  My aunt came to take me and stayed with me throughout the office visit.

Good news!  I don’t need surgery . . . in their words . . . perfect, it was perfect.  I asked . . . Perfect?  yes a perfect break, requiring no surgery.

Bad news!  they don’t have white casts anymore!  The choices were:  pink, purple, red, blue, black  . . . no white!  I asked for white . . . I wanted white!  Why?  Well to alter of course!  your ideas to alter my cast was perfect!  What color did I get . . . my aunt picked it . . . then went oh know, too bright!


well, I think it can be airbrushed.  Yes, I think it can be!

I’m one handed for 3 weeks at least.  however they did leave my fingers exposed and said typing was exercise and I should exercise my fingers . . . YES!

Don’t you think this looks like it would pack one hell of a backhand?  I think so!  Maybe a spinning backhand?  Deadly!  I ‘ve been known to break 3 boards with a palm fist . . . . now with a cast!  deadly!

That’s all for now . . . its been a long day!  I will tell you this . . . mark your calendars for September 9 . . . Something GOOD this way comes!

In the mean time, I don’t know what I’ll be able to do if anything artsy wise.  The thumb needs to stop hurting first . . . . that’s where its broke . . . The radius right below my thumb.  Geeze not soft tissue . . . . . bwahahahahahaha.

Thanks for stopping by . . . remember life is short, make each day count!


Picture it!  Friday night and Mr. stodgy was home early.  I suggested we go up the street to Best restaurant and have dinner.  I called mom to see if she and Uncle Billy wanted to meet us.  She declined saying they were tired from working at the river house.  Mr. Stodgy then decided it was too much food and we decided to order in pizza.

While waiting for the pizza to be delivered, I went out on the deck and checked the hot tub.  It was probably 30 minutes or so  . . . adding chemicals, changing filters, cleaning the one I took out, blah blah blah.

well, I was closing the lid and grabbed the strap to pull the lid forward into place.  The next thing I knew, I was on my ass, up against the house and completely stunned.  The strap gave way on the lid and ripped, sending me flying backward.  It was loud enough for Mr. Stodgy to hear and actually came to check on me.  Did he help me up?  No!  Did he ask if I was okay?  No!  He did ask what happened though.  I sat up then and said my wrist was hurting that I thought I broke it.  yeah right,  Mr. Stodgy said more than likely soft tissue damage.

I finally made it into the house to sit for awhile.  The pizza was delivered and while I ate a few pieces, my thumb was getting sore and the pain was shooting up my arm.  I told Mr. S that I felt I needed to go to the ER.  he pointed to his pizza as if to say . .  . duh I’m still eating.  I asked him if I should call my aunt to take me and he said he would after he finished his pizza.

So I waited, changed out of my wet clothes, grabbed a pillow and we finally left.

After a few hours, x-rays, etc. . . . . here I sit typing one handed . . .


An impacted radial break.

I won’t know for a few more days what’s going to happen, but when I know you’ll know!

Oh and yes I called mom to let her know it was all her fault.  If the had met us for dinner none of this would have happened!


Good Friday morning!  I’ve been somewhat of a slacker this week . . . got no mojo working apparently.  I just hate when that happens!  Anyhoo, I started this card a few days ago and finally finished it up last night while watching “Pirates.”

While at CHA I picked up a couple of the new Creative Scraps from the Crafty Secrets booth.  I’ve been waiting to make a project with them basically because I didn’t know when they were going to be released.  I checked their website a few days ago and saw them, so I figured it was safe.


Such a quick card actually, despite my slacking.  No stamping, no coloring . . . some die cutting and sewing . . . card done!

I suppose I should tell you that I’ve made a few creative changes this week.  I’ve stepped down from all my design teams except for Spellbinders.  You know how I tell you to take advantage of the adventures that come your way . . . . well, I did!  Stay tuned . . .  there’s a huge adventure coming our way!

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, make each day count and live it to it’s fullest!


Smiley from Good evening!  How the heck are ya?  I don’t know what’s come over me, but I sleep for a few hours, then I’m up and wide awake raring to go, then I sleep for a few more hours.  hmmm I guess it’s just nature taking it’s course . . .  .

This morning which could have been anywhere from 2 am to 5 am or 8:30 am to 2:00 pm.  See I told ya  . . . weird hours.  Anyhoo, I got this idea to finish up a pyramid image that I had done some time back.  It’s the companion to this piece Into the Looking Glass.  That one was the negative pyramid.  While I was working on the negative, I also finished up the positive.  It has been sitting on a shelf gathering dust, and I decided to use it for this project.

I also threw in the requirements for Week 11 of the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge over at Linda Ledbetter’s blog, Studio 3L.  I wish I had had the book when she first started these challenges, but alas I didn’t.  I’ve really enjoyed taking part that last couple of weeks . . .  it’s been good for the mojo.Smiley from


I was really trying to make that pink on the tag match the pink in the image, but damn it all . . . it looks like it’s a far cry from matching.  Oh well . . . things happen sometime.  I had to make make the roses red, there just wasn’t any other choice!  Oh and I also HAD to hang a little heart somewhere!

Well that’s it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


Y’all know how I’ve been wanting some images of cowgirls, right?  Well, I found some!!  When I went to StampAway a couple of weekends ago, the first booth I went into was Artful Illusions.  It’s my favorite booth and I spend most of my time there.  For those of you who attend the show . . . you know the one I’m talking about  . . . first floor, first booth when you walk in the door!

Friday night before the show, I was browsing the vendors who were going to be there and decided to check out some websites.  Surprisingly enough, Artful Illusions finally started a site and I was able to download the stamp catalog.  There, in the catalog, was a section  . . . Cowgirls . . . . oh my BADness, I was drooling!  Needless to say, my first stop I spent half my shopping funds and I purchased a few cowgirl images . . . along with some other things.

I found myself yesterday with no pressing time frames or deadlines . . . highly unusual actually!  It was a perfect time to break out some of my new rubber and have some fun . . . just for myself stamping!  It’s always the best creating process in my opinion.

Here’s what I came up with . . . a new wall hanging for my studio!


OH and what inspired this wall hanging along with the cowgirl images . . . Cosmo Cricket Wanted in 6×6 Mini Pads!  YES, you read correctly!!!!!!  Cosmo Cricket was brought back the Wanted paper and it’s in 6×6 pads.  I no longer need to hoard my Wanted paper . . . . so guess what?  I used it for the wall hanging.  You can bet your booty that I will be ordering a few pads of this paper from eclectic Paperie!

You can see my two new cowgirl images on the left.  They were stamped and embossed in black Distress Embossing Powder for that aged look.  The sentiment on the tag is a new set by Wendy Vecchi and Studio 490 that my friend Daisy brought me at CHA.  I added some Spiced Marmalade Distress Stickles to the flowers just for the heck of it and to add a little shimmer to the project.


I’m rather tickled with the whole project and love how it turned out!  Isn’t it great to do some FUN stamping!

That’s all for today . . . thanks for stopping by and remember . . .  life is short, take advantage of the adventures that come your way!


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