Happy TGIFriday all my friends! Can I just say how much I love y’all? You make me smile everyday and I appreciate that and if I make you smile, laugh, giggle or pee your pants….well then…I appreciate that too LOL! If my blog gives you a little smile during the day then I fell like my job is done. I try to keep things light & fun on my blog as I know we all have lives and the daily doldrums that can come along with that. I also try not to get into opinionated topics like religion and politics…hot button topics…things that get people going in unpleasant ways. I don’t want my blog to be about that…however I DO have opinions on both…I just don’t share that with you all unless we are having a private conversation and you ask me. It seems anymore that when you TRY to discuss either, people STOP listening once they find out that you are not agreeing with their views or beliefs. Then they get emotional…angry…yelling…and attack…not necessarily your opinions, but you personally because they haven’t stopped to FULLY listen to your reasoning or tried to understand. I like a great debate with someone who has great ideas, can back their statements up with facts and someone that values my opinion as well. While we may NOT agree on our stances…we both APPRECIATE the other’s views…and most importantly we RESPECT each other as human beings with emotions, opinions & thoughts. It doesn’t mean that someone is stupid, brainless or dumb just because they don’t agree with you. TRUST ME…I read and hear a lot of things I don’t agree with…BUT I respect that it is that person’s thought and opinion. I don’t attack the person because of their view or make nasty comments…I simply move on and put it in its place…doesn’t bother me in the least that you have thoughts different from me. Life would be WAY too boring if we all thought the same and wanted the same things out of life. HOWEVER we must remember to keep understanding, respecting and showing kindness along the way. If we all stopped to really listen and understand what the other person is really saying or how they are feeling, the world might be a kinder, gentler place. So you won’t ever see me speak politics or religion on my blog…NEVER EVER…or Facebook either. But on occasion I WILL throw a comment out on Twitter and hey you know what? We live in the good ole USofA and my right as a citizen is freedom of speech, free thoughts and I can speak as I please. Does that mean I want you to change how you feel on the subject…NO…I’m not trying to make you think like me or believe the same things as me. Absolutely not! But it is my right to put a comment out there…its my thought that I’ve thrown out there to the wind…I’m not asking for comments or rhetoric on it...just putting it out there. If you put a thought out there…I’ll respect it…I might even laugh or agree…but I will NEVER attack you for it, nor will I be unkind or ungracious towards you for it. That is not how I live my life or treat people in this world. So people may NOT like what I have to say…but guess what…I don’t care, I stopped caring a long time ago about that…stop reading it…don’t follow me…its your right to not agree so stop reading my comments…I don’t read things I don’t like…so just walk away…unless you can disagree in a respectful way between one intelligent human to another. Ok…you feel me on this…get where I’m coming from…I won’t treat you like a doormat or a ninny or a dumb-butt ever…so don’t treat me that way either. And if you do…welllllll…I do have a mouth & yeah I like to use it…I won’t back down…I will answer you for sure…but I will do it in a respectful and civilized tone. AND that my friends I know for sure!
And now I am hopping off of my free speech rant today with a funny for you (and yes my daughter may kill me for this but I cannot resist). She left for school yesterday morning and hubby drove her up to the bus stop on his way to work. She kept telling him she smelled “poo” (yes poop lol). He was like “I don’t smell anything” and Alexa kept insisting she smelled it. So she gets on the bus and asks her friend if she smells it and she says “NO”. She gets to school and goes to class but still smells it so she asks her friends….to smell her…lmbo…to see if she smelled or her clothes smelled. They said nope they smelled nothing. So she was sitting in chorus and still smelled it and she had her leg across the other leg….when she saw IT! Yep she had stepped in doggie poo somewhere between the front door & the car (not our dogs cuz they only go out in the backyard & we scoop the yard every week). She had a nice smearing of doggie poo on the bottom of her boot…just thin enough that she didn’t feel it or really see it! OMGosh I laughed so hard…the poor child knew she smelled poo but just couldn’t figure out where it was! She did NOT think it was so funny…however me & hubby DID bwahahahaha! I can just imagine her face when she realized WHERE the poo was hee hee…and I can easily laugh cuz with 7 animals I have stepped in it, touched it by accident and cleaned it so no big deal
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Special Friend Blend
So for all of you, my friends I have a special card for you today featuring a super-cute Elisabeth Bell for SCACD image called “A Cuppa” from the Odds & Ends Collection. She’s just so sweet with her cup of cocoa (or tea if you like tea—me I prefer hot cocoa..it’s a sugar & chocolate thing lol)! And if you are in the land of the “freezing” like me…you probably want to drink something warm & cozy while you settle in to read a book…or my blog hahaha…or just relax a bit. The papers are by MME “Honey Cake”—love the mix of soft blues & pinks.
The pretty doily die is from Cheery Lynn Designs, then I cut another scalloped oval out of my aqua cs and embossed it with a fab emboss folder by Craft Concepts “Garden Swirl” (I loveeee my embossing folders). Then I just layered a few Prima flowers and a bow made with my Bow Easy to finish it off. The sentiment is from a PTI set that I love!
The image was colored with Copics- BG75,BG72,BG10/ R22,R20,R00. Her bow and sash I stamped & colored twice, cutting one set out to pop up for extra dimension on the image and of course I stickled them for sparkle!
So CHEERS to the weekend, CHEERS to all of you & may you have lots of fun and fabulousness this weekend!!