Last night my mom called me. The first thing she tells me is, "I have a bone to pick with you." I was speechless. My mind was racing, wondering what it was that ticked her off. It takes a lot to make my mom mad. A lot. She then follows that line with, "Maybe I should say, I have a chicken bone to pick with you." lol! I relaxed still puzzled at what she was getting at. Apparently, she viewed my blog and saw my chicken and dumplings entry. Normally I'll make enough to take some over to my mom and brother for their dinner. This time it was raining cats and dogs so I did not get out. I promised her next time I would be sure to take some over to her. And next time I make them, I'll be making my "shortcut" chicken and dumplings and I will share the recipe for that. :-)
Please tell me that having a flock of buzzards circling around your house as they make their way south for the winter is good luck and not an omen. Not that I'm superstitious or anything. There must have been 50 of them. To my knowledge, we have never experienced this in our neighborhood. It was kind of hypnotic to see them spiral around in the air above us.
Some good news. I'm beginning to feel my mojo returning. Since before my dad passed away, it went MIA and would reappear in fits and starts. In the last few weeks, I've been getting some creative ideas going through my head. I've made a few cards and a scrapbook layout here and there. Now I'm wanting to hole myself up in my craft space for a day or two and get to work. Or shall I say play. :-) Here is a layout I worked on yesterday afternoon:
It is a "blast from the past". It is a layout of some pictures I took some 11 years ago that I ran across. I'll be sharing more of these types of layouts in the future. I've been sorting through photos and found a box that I had completely forgot about. I've had so much fun traveling down memory lane. There have been some photos that I feel a bit melancholy about as well. Loved ones that have passed. But many good memories. I'm so blessed.
I am bound and determined to use what is in my stash to create layouts. Although I am really digging the new "October Afternoon" lines that have just been released. It will be very, very hard to resist the temptation to order their product. ;-)
Hope everyone can have as good a trip down memory lane as I have had.
Thanks for looking in!