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Friday, May 21, 2010

Mail, decos & cards!

The weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week and apparently it is supposed to continue this weekend. Yay! :D I haven't really done anything creative this week because I'm still trying to get out of this funk of being "not motivated". Hopefully it'll pass REALLY soon because I have swaps, letters and cards to get done. I want to do them but somehow I am not able to concentrate or settle myself. These days I seem to long for sleep, peace, and to be alone. And no, I really don't think I am depressed. Anyhow, I wanted to share a few things. I received some nice mail this week, especially postcards. It must have been a time for traveling lately.

This nice postcard from Belgium comes from my friend Susi from Austria.

A postcard from my pal Gaby in Germany.

A really cute postcard from my friend Molly from Boston. By the way, Molly and her children Diego and Jadira are planning a visit here next weekend. :D

I also received a wonderful letter from my friend Rosita from Finland. Her letters are always so pleasant to read. She made me the most beautiful address labels which unfortunately you can't see very well here. She also sent some FBs, stickers, and Tilda sheets. How lucky I am! :D

My friend Nicole from Minnesota also sent me a wonderful letter. We have so many things in common that I am always happy to see a letter from her in my mailbox. She included some Suzy Zoo stickers and stationary sheets with her letter.

Here are two beautiful decos I received from a swap. The theme is cupcakes. These decos made me want to eat cupcakes. Yum!

An Egypt deco from a swap as well.
A couple of weeks ago I made two birthday cards but I didn't want to post them until they were received. I am very happy with the way both of them turned out. Both images are rubber stamped and coloured. I love colouring.

Thanks for stopping by. :D

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A gorgeous day!

It was such a beautiful sunny and warm day. First we went out to our favourite breakfast restaurant. :) Then we drove to the farm for Noah's horseback riding lesson. I love going to the farm. While Noah rides with his instructor I usually walk around taking in nature and speaking to the animals. Today I also took a few photos to share with you.

There are always many geese in the area, either flying or on the pond.

There are two goats who are very spoiled. They both enjoy being fed by hand and I love watching them. They love people and always come up to us.

There is also one VERY large sheep. She is quite timid but very sweet.

And, of course let's not forget the kittens. I always feel like taking a few home but my old ladies wouldn't like it too much. Sigh! Aren't they just adorable?!

This little guy was quite shy and just stayed hidden until he heard his mama calling him.

Here's a photo taken in a quaint little town near Sherbrooke called North Hatley. Jeffrey works at the seniors residence there and Noah always wants to drop him off. Today Jeffrey was working so Noah and I decided to spend some time at the park and walking around. The home pictured above is right across from the park. There are so many beautiful homes near the lake in North Hatley. It seems so peaceful too.

Another scene from across the park. How wonderful it would be to just sit there to read or write.

We also stopped at the ice cream shop so Noah could indulge a little.

I loved walking on the very small but nice main street. I absolutely adore such stores with open doors and orginal items. I couldn't look too much because I was with Noah and he is always all over the place. He probably saved me some money. Ha! These types of stores in tourist areas are always VERY pricey.
Hope you all had a lovely day and weekend!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Being creative & mail!

Well, hello again! :) I'm feeling much better today. I've actually got out from under the blankets to do a little crafting. I delivered my letters to those concerned at Noah's school yesterday (see previous post) and I feel that certain people have been put in their place. :) I just can't comprehend the lack of respect and kindness in our society. However, I do beleive in karma! :)
I have made some birthday cards today but I don't want to show them until they have been received. ;)
Below is an entry I made for an Asian themed deco. I love the image and I'm happy with my entry.

I have received some mail this week so that is always a sure way to cheer me up. Below is a letter from my friend Renata from Germany. I love how she decorated her enveloppe and letter. She used the CuttleBug to emboss and gently rubbed the image with ink. Very nice!

Here are some Kitten FBs from a group swap. Aren't they adorable?

And, I received a FB back. It was made in spring 2009, one of the first ones I made. I can't beleive it has already come back.

And now I'm off to spend some time with my sweet son Noah! :)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Overwhelming emotions!

It's been a couple of weeks since I have posted because I haven't been feeling my best at all, not really physically, but emotionally. I seem to have lost virtually all motivation for everything and I just feel like sleeping and being left alone. I seek the quiet and comfort of my blankets. I know of one reason why I am feeling this way and I would like to share it with you, just to get it out of my being. As those of you who follow my blog know, my son Noah is mildly autisitc. It seems that lately we have been faced with so many people who are ignorant and lack human compassion for those who are different. It is very draining and frustrating to continuously have to deal with society's intolerance to what is different. I, myself like what is different and have no interest in ever fitting into a mold society has made for me. I am proud Noah is my son and he is his own person no matter how the specialists try to conform him to society's rules. Of course he has to live within this society so I know there are some basic rules we all have to follow and that's okay but he is his own person too. It is very tireing for me to have to fight these battles with stupid people but I must for Noah since he can't yet. We are fortunate he is in a wonderful school and has amazing people working with him but I found out on Friday some teachers and parents are putting pressure because they beleive Noah should be treated the same as the other children although he is handicapped (autistic). Right now Noah has special privileges because he is autistic. So, I have written a letter to those concerned explaining my position on such talk and politics. We'll see what happens!
So, thanks for reading and listening. I would like to share that I did receive some fantastic mail that cheered me up from Friday from a friend and fellow blogger, Beate.

A wonderful box full of friendship books. I love receiving such a huge quantity at once and looking through them. :)

I had participated in a contest Beate was having on her blog to name her pet snail. I suggested "Pokey" since it means to move slowly, mostly due to being curious. I won this wonderful lot of craft supplies. Thanks Beate! :)