You are just required to send something to your PenPal, and only once...most do more. Some over acheivers try to do everyone in the group. I won't be one of those since I work full time. I just can't. But I am having fun and feeling good every time I go to the mailbox! Great mail vs bills!
The power of GOOD bombing, Lindsay came up with the idea of bombing someone with a health issue, personal reason, or because they have had a shitty week...I nominated my daughter Desi and she got bombed with what she called "Pretty Mail"
We have decided to dedicate a Facebook group to this and we will do it all year long! It just makes you feel good to focus on someone else and making them feel good and smile for a moment instead of thinking of yourself!
Most that really know me, know I have a hard time with change. Today, another huge change! Another friend retired...still feel abandoned when they leave...like it has some thing to do with me! what an idiot! LOL I am trying to be happy for the next stage of life...for new beginnings!
I cannot believe the boy is THIRTY ONE ... man where did the time go? AND how did I get old enough to even HAVE a 31 year old? This is crazy!
We got up early, headed out the door to go to Santa Cruz...stopping at the Santa Cruz Diner for breakfast. (mine sucked) but it was fun being in there and they had decent coffee...lots of funny signs and murals! My kinda place. Then off to the skate shop! He HAD to have a new board! And mama HAD to pay for it! ha...he got two! Greedy 2! I found a board I really wanted but the guy wouldn't sell it to us, we almost had it! Its an original and only 5 were made...I LOVE it and want it for my studio wall!!!! Hell, its almost worth learning to board again!
Then we hit the Board Walk...mama limping because my right leg is still swollen damn it and my foot is hurting! I wore comfy shoes and just grinned and moved through it. We sat out on the beach...had ice cream, WGB had his garlic fries, and enjoyed each others company! Vernon and I ate FROGS! Yummo!
After coming home Desi caught up with us and we went to dinner to celebrate Vernon's birthday at Chili's, that is where he wanted to go...it was a fun day! I embarrassed the kids by dancing, as you can see Vernon looking at me like PULEESE stop! And I am exhausted! The boy is high energy! LOL
In the annals of advertising imagery, few brand symbols are more iconic and recognizable than the Sun-Maid raisin girl. Nevertheless, Sun-Maid recently decided to join Betty Crocker, Aunt
Jemima and Mrs. Butterworth's in giving the female face of their
product a substantial makeover from a young, early 20th-century girl
into a buxom, modern young woman, leading some to say that the newly
made-over raisin girl looks like a Barbie Doll in Amish attire...the changes to the 90-year-old icon were actually introduced three years ago.
Additionally, there's been talk hat the new Sun-Maid girl might be given a name and featured in future
advertisements doing some of the things modern women typically do, like
going to the gym, shopping at the market, and speaking multiple
languages, particularly languages native to countries where Sun-Maid,
the world's largest producer and processor of raisins and other dried
fruits, sells raisins. However, the image on all Sun-Maid product
packaging will remain the same, as the new version will only be
featured in product advertisements.
I am all for a remake but huge fake looking boobs? Who thought that was ok? And any one that skinny can't have boobs that big that are natural...boobs are fat people!!! And normal bodies have BALANCE...your arms can't be 7 inches wide and you have boobs at size DD cups men! LOL She would fall over before she could walk or hold up the grapes to feed you in your silly fantasy! snort! Keep your make over...just make her boobs more realistic! Rolling eyes!
We went to Frys and I didn't buy a thing! But then we did real life stuff, CVS pharmacy that I hate, I miss my Longs! And I picked up a few DVDs at Rasputin, I tried to get the 3rd season of Hero's but they only had new ones for $50...not today. A little clean up around the family room and kitchen, but didn't get my clothes done darn it. And since it was the first weekend of the month I decided to dye my hair again, get it over so no roots show! Ha! Every time I do the same color and get different results! Its funny! I kinda wish it was darker in the brown and less red but I still love this color on me.
Then off for Chef Chu's take out! The rest of the day was spent doing the book covers! I was able to paint 10 more covers and and now have 10 of them mostly collaged and waiting for their photos. I am enjoying the way they are turning out! I think they are going to be really nice!
Today I just needed to start healing my soul...so I started the Covers for our UGRA Members Books...its a large project, and I have been collecting images to use and now I have painted 5 pages with watercolor and glitter and started to place the images for each person...its going to be a fun project and I hope to have it finished this year! Then I can really start playing on the Rail again!
Here is a little peak on the process...I am still missing members photos...so I am winging it right now.
I got to the class a little early to go over to store and buy some supplies! WOWZER do I love the store! Lots of fun things for this journal progress including some of the items that Teesha recommends! SO MUCH FUN! The only issue I had today was how long it took for lunch...I was dying by the time it got there and I still am a little sick.
But what a GREAT day!!!
I was so happy to get a photo with Teesha and Tracy, and Tracy said "You don't want ME in the photo!" I was like "Yes I do!!! This is a dream come true for me!" It was so much fun seeing all the art going on, it was like electric waves happening in the room! AH-MAZING! And I was delighted to get some photos with Sharen, Cindy and to just see every one playing!
I am going to have to save my pennies and get to their retreats soon!