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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I'm hanging out at home today...

I can't believe what a night we had! The blustery winds were sooooo blustery that I couldn't sleep listening to all of the loose items flying around last night. Not to mention the electricity that was out for hours and the heavy rains! Holy smokes!! Well, when I woke up at my usual 3 a.m. this morning to get ready for work, let me tell you that the thought crossed my mind about curling up back under my warm blanket! But like a good girl, I got out of bed and carried a lantern to the bathroom to get ready. Can you believe I got ready for work by lantern? At least it wasn't a candle! All the time I'm getting ready, I'm wondering how I was going to go to the bus stop in the strong wind and heavy rains...I'd have to wear something with pockets so I could put big rocks in them to hold me down! Then, I hear my cell phone ring and it was my sister Cara telling me that she was listening to the radio and the Pali Highway was closed in both direction and that there is no bus service because a bus in Kaneohe was struck by lightning! Can you believe that?? OMG! how scary is that!! Well, after that phone call, guess what I did? I got my blankets and went back to nap on the couch listening to the radio. They closed the schools on our side of the island, so Nolan was jumping for joy. So, here it is at 11 a.m. and I last heard that they were still clearing the roads...I called my supervisor and she told me to just stay home today. Not that I object to staying home and having a nice day in my warm house possibly crafting and cleaning my messy room.
First, here's a couple of pics of what it looks like right now...the roads are still wet but the mountains look pretty clear...waiting for the sun!!

Well, here's what's on my list to do today: continue cleaning my room so I can get a Christmas tree, get kits ready for my downline christmas party on December 8th, do my card swap for the party and check my emails and reader. Well, I didn't do these in order...I checked email first and came across Allison Fillo's Stampin' When I Can blog. I just love checking out the tutorials she posts because as you all know, I'm not the greatest tutorial creator! haha!! I came across this tutorial for a cute box made by Danielle Lounds of Fat Cat Stamper - check it out, she used those cute Ezybell stamps, so cute! I decided to give her tutorial a try and here's what I came up with:






My recipe: Bashful blue and chocolate chip cardstock; Hung up on the Holidays and Sweet Sampler stamp sets. I used Close to Cocoa ink for the gingerbread guy and chocolate chip ink for the Sweets. In the tutorial, Danielle didn't put a handle, but I thought it was cute so I added a piece of 5/8" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon for the handles and filled it with silver and white shred. I think this quick & easy box will be great for holiday treats! Keep warm everyone and thanks to checking in today!!

Here's Mochiko all comfy in one of my baskets! We actually bought her a pet bed but she just hates it! She prefers my dollar basket! haha!

1 comment:

Joy said...

Unbelievable weather!!! We were freaking out a little and making sure that everything was tied down and that the windows were shut...then we burried ourselves in blankets and went to sleep...I woke up to noises and the rain besides the thunder and lightning...crazy! then the electricity went out at 3 am and didn't come back on until 3 pm. what a night!