Wednesday, July 31, 2013

This and That

The weekend started out with a surprise on Friday. The St. Louis girls sent me a present. My first thought when I saw the box from Stampin' Up was, "hmmm, I wonder what I ordered." I really couldn't remember. When I opened the box, I realized right away that the girls had sent this to me.
I was lamenting the fact that I could not find a really great trimmer. I've had a love/hate relationship with trimmers over the years. I've bought and tried them ALL!! My favorite is the little personal Creative Memories trimmer. But a really good 12" trimmer has eluded me. I liked the CM one, but it ends up chewing up your paper or cardstock. I always considered everything Fiskars to be the best in the way of cutting tools. But when it comes to trimmers, I wish I could be their test person. There's always something "wrong" with each one. My biggest problem is the fact that the blade flies out when I use it. I can't tell you how many times I have had to hunt for that darn blade.

Anyway, I am happy to have this new one. I used it on my Project Life page this month. It works like a charm.

Mindy met us at the club for dinner Friday evening. The weather was so beautiful that we decided to sit outside. We don't get to do that in July or August around here. It was so nice---until I was bothered by a few mosquitoes. Still, we stayed and it was fine. I was afraid the bites would trigger a major hive episode, but they didn't. That's a good thing.

On Saturday night, Connie had us over for dinner and cards. I won $30 at the poker table. It was a really good night!! I just kept getting good cards all night. I'm usually pretty lucky with cards, but not this lucky.  I guess that means I've used it all up for awhile. We'll see---I'll be playing again in a couple of weeks with the family.

The Bachelorette: For anybody watching---I think it took a lot of guts for Brooks to "break up" with Des on national television. Better now than later. This Monday is the finale. It will be interesting to see what happens. I'm betting that Brooks realizes he made a mistake and comes back. You can always count on that show for drama.

On Monday, Connie went with me while I was to judge the scrapbook division of the county fair. It was a little disappointing. There were only 4 books entered. Luckily for the entries, they will all win something. I was already wondering how it would be to judge other people's work since it's so subjective. The clear winner for me was the one that spent time telling the story behind the pictures.

Yesterday, my friends and I met for lunch and a movie. We saw The Heat. It was so good---really funny. We were afraid that the funniest parts would be in the previews which is often the case. Not this time. Aside from the foul language, it was one laugh after another. I love Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy. Definitely worth seeing.

Today, I did an organizing job. More on that tomorrow.


  1. Did you see Joey McIntyre in the movie? Not sure what his role was, but he was in it! And did you know Jenny McCarthy is dating Donnie??

  2. I must admit I love my Fiskars complaint is that the blades are fairly expensive and don't last as long as they should!

  3. I do love my little blue CM cutter, Fiskars gave me my trimmer one trade show it is still going strong.

  4. Isn't it funny how personal a trimmer it! I love my Carl desktop trimmer, but it is the older version with the screw in blade cover instead of the click in cover. Thankfully Carl kept the blades the same for all versions of their trimmer so I can still get replacements for it and the cutting strip. It is 15 years old and still going strong. I did buy a spare one about 8 years ago just in case and it has the click in blade. Still good, but not as good - the kids use that one. It even cuts through chipboard! For class portability I use the EK Success Cutterpeade trimmer. I like it, but not as my go-to trimmer. My main requirement for a trimmer is that it has a rotary blade. I can't stand the little straight blades as they are always going blunt.


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