Sunday, October 30, 2011

No regrets?

Just finished watching Meet Joe Black, which I haven't seen in forever...and unlike The Reaper its not funny at all. But I know what the dad was talking about wanting his daughter to feel deliriously happy, to stay never know...lightening could strike, sing with feel. Well, just to feel. To live with no regrets and I'm watching the dad at his 65th party telling the people he has really enjoyed living and 65 years goes by in a blink. And he isn't afraid to die. It makes me wonder if I will be afraid then, because I think I am now. But you see how all the people love him and you know they are going to miss him so much, right? Yes, I know its just a movie but play along here. You see them and know they will miss him and be so sad at his death and I think, what about the people that no one is really sad to see die? Are they doing us the bigger favor? They won't be missed, they lived with regrets or not, I don't know, but they won't be missed. Or will they? And I wonder should I try to be the person who no one regrets losing or the one everyone will miss...or will I just be me, regrets or no, one some might miss and others will not...we do get to choose, right? Life or death, blessings or cursings...but if you aren't the miss-able kind won't people feel bad about not missing you? And that would not be good. So its probably just the all-around good choice to choose to be miss-able... What if you choose to be miss-able and still aren't missed? I guess that's where the old saying you can't please them all comes in, huh? Well, so be it.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Latest cards/projects...

First up is a short video of my first "exploded" box. Here are the steps to make it via pictures...
 First these are papers stuck together with double-sided sticky tape and then I cut the lines and angles and used my circle shape punch to cut out the little half circle at the bottom.
 Then I put them together to form a base for the rocket body which is just a piece of paper wrapped to form a tube and double-sided sticky taped together. See?
 And I place it on the base like so...

 I made a cone and glued it together and then used sparkly glitter glue to make it sparkly and when that wasn't sparkly enough I covered it some more with glitter nail polish from the $Tree. Love it!
 The green side is the outside of the box and the blue polka dotted side is the inside of the box. I constructed the box out of two12x12 sized papers, color coordinated of course, and thin cardboard for rigidity. I cut out paper diamonds and inked the edges then strung them on ribbon hot-glued to the corners and taped them together to make bunting. I used individual letters on a round background sticker to spell out my words.
 The words are, "We had a blast"
 Here's the lid, so complicated I can't even explain it but if you're dying to know how to make it you can google it, I'm sure... :)
 I did manage to get my print centered on the outside of the lid...but then there were these ugly edges. What to do? Ah, I'll figure it out later...
 So here she be, completed!

 My rocket rocks, right? :) It was a blast to make! Seriously, check out the next next next next pic...

 And lookee how I fixed up the lid so you can't see the ugly corners, plus it looks even cuter now, huh?
 Look what a mess I made! Whoohoo, it was fun...

 Here it is completed and ready to be gifted to the wonderful family that it was made for.

Friday, October 7, 2011

At one ment.

 At one. Pretty self-explanatory, right? But, -ment?


noun suffix

Definition of -MENT

a : concrete result, object, or agent of a (specified) action ment> b : concrete means or instrument of a (specified) action ment>
a : action : process ment> b : place of a (specified) action ment>
: state or condition resulting from a (specified) action ment>

Origin of -MENT

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin -mentum; akin to Latin -men, suffix denoting concrete result, Greek -mat-, -ma   

So "at one" is the state of condition, the concrete result, intended by God as the purpose for this day, seeing as how God names things what they are. And I know that's not new info to most who might pop in to read this post, but that 'ment' actually means "concrete result", well, that's just really cool to me. Its always been cool that you could break down the name of this day and get what it means but the 'ment' part...I think I took it for granted that it meant something important, like I thought it was just included to round out the 'at one' part. So...that's what I was thinking about so far today/this evening. 
I pray for you all to have joy and look forward to the fulfillment of this day as much as God and Christ do! :)
P.S. Who else used to totally hate this day because of the fasting?! :) Goofy, right? But I think the prince of the power of the air also had a little sumptin' to do with it, too. In fact, earlier today I found myself in the fowlest of moods, for no apparent reason, and had to get serious with myself and recognize the cause, then pray for some help! Mood got much better after a little knee and elbow application... :)