Cold Turkey. That is me. I had my last Coke Zero on Saturday. I've always been aware that the 1-2 cans of Coke Zero I was drinking daily contained nothing in the way of nutritional value, and if I looked at the ingredients they comprised of artificial colour, artificial flavour, preservative, artificial sweetner and nothing else to enhance my life in any way. Except, of course, the caffeine. Which was the reason I was drinking it. And probably the reason I feel like I've gone without 48 hours sleep, I'm dropping things and I've developed a tired stutter. The headache is minor, in the scheme of things. I'm on to day 3. It can only get better. Surely.
So what do Flashing Jim Beam icecubes and remote control tarantulas have to do with cold turkey? Nothing. Nothing at all. Nothing at all with Cold Turkey and everything to do with Grumpr's 60th Birthday on Thursday. Just what do you get a man that has it all? And if he doesn't have it all he takes out another mortgage and buys one? I'm going to go with the theory that if I turn up with the three kids on Thursday and remind him how incredibly blessed he is to have such a beautiful family, he won't need pressies. Ya think it'll work? It's all my caffeine deprived self can think of right now. He should be thankful I'm thinking at all :o)
I got some good mail yesterday. I recieved a copy of "Show It Off" . It's a book about using scrapbooking and turning it into fun scrapbooking projects to show off around your home. I completed 5 projects for this. They ranged from a large wooden framed photo montage to an altered dressform (credited to Wendy Redshaw-Bruhns for the original idea in the book) to an acrylic album and then two large canvases. It's a great book with lots of wicked cool projects.
Unfortunately due to noone's fault except those at the UPS parcel service all these projects, plus 4 layouts that were recently featured in the Memory Makers magazine were recently lost in the post. In the 6 years and hundreds of parcels I've sent overseas, this is the first one with artwork I've had gone missing. Trust it to be this huge one with so much in it! The art aquisitions editor at Memory makers is devastated, I'm disappointed, but mostly because 2 of the projects in there were gifts. I'll be trying to recreate at least one of them. When I have time.
Oh - a competition! I nearly forgot. Go to the Tarisota Blog post to see this in more detail and to enter.
The extremely clever and talented Jo Kneller took pics of the tarisota designers and made them into gorgeous ATCs. Guess who is who and be in to win. A clue. I'm the cute one :o)