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Friday, 29 March 2019

No fillings! And a minor card incident....

The dentists was ok, no fillings again.  I suppose I'm very lucky to get to my advanced age and have no fillings at all....my dentist says that my teeth are absolutely fine, it's just a pity I have gum disease!  At least I don't have to go again for several months.

I'm very tired, I keep waking up around 03.30 - 04.00 and find it impossible to get back to sleep.  Since reading (well, I've read half of it) that Sleep book, I no longer worry about not sleeping, I don't lie there fretting about it and actively trying to get back to sleep.  I just lie quietly for a while, letting my thoughts drift along, then get up after about half an hour - no point in just lying there if I can't sleep, I'd rather be up.  Consequently, though, I'm shattered now - even after a lifetime of being used to insomnia, I still need sleep.  It gets to the point where it's an effort to drag myself through the day, then I get a couple of reasonable nights of sleep, simply because my body is just so exhausted.  

I think I'll spend the day in the kitchen doing some batch cooking of meals to freeze, then have a weekend of doing nothing much.  Other than going shopping Sunday morning, we've got nothing planned.  I dare say husband will be out in the garden preparing more beds for seeds and plants, I'll get on with some more card making I think.  It's quite addictive!

The second card I made yesterday was going ok, I was trying out some stamping designs.  Then a bit of a disaster - the stamp I was using stuck to the ink pad and in pulling it off I accidentally flipped the pad over....on top of the card, so ink splattered on it - not a lot, but enough to ruin the card.  Duh!  Oh well, these things happen, I'm bound to have the odd disaster.  I did briefly wonder whether I could make a feature out of the splatters, or cover them up, but not really an option.  Think I need to buy a rubber and some correction fluid/stuff.  Some blotting paper would be useful too, I reckon.  Anyway, despite one ruined card, I'm really enjoying my new hobby and learning as I go along.

I completed 2 cards successfully, but forgot to photograph them before posting them.

I now have 2 shoe boxes of card making stuff, along with the pretty floral box my sister gave me.  A couple of you, Sue and Eleanor, mentioned I might need a whole room for my supplies....we do have 2 spare bedrooms, but I doubt husband would be very happy at me taking over one of them!  He thinks my 8-drawer Ikea unit full of yarn on the landing is more than enough stuff!

7 comments:

  1. You're a girl after my own heart! :-)
    xx

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  2. It's very adictive, as is most crafts. I find I am waking earlier with the lighter mornings, our bedroom curtains have not linings, I like to wake by natural light, my days are now longer, but by waking naturally I am calmer.

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  3. Men just don't understand our "stuff"! If he moans just have a look in his garage or shed and have a moan about his "stuff". Pleased you are getting pleasure making cards. There are some really good videos on You tube for inspiration.

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  4. The card making sounds fun. My husband doesn't understand my stash either.

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  5. Well he has all the outside to store his stuff he does for hobbies.

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  6. Tap the stamp with the pad not the other way round and future disasters will be avoided-guess how I know that?? Well done on making and sending the cards so quickly.Happy cooking and crafting. Catriona

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  7. I think you should point out that S uses his shed and your utility room so you are entitled to use a bedroom for crafting... xx

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