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School Started Today

ETA: First day at a new school--the bus totally skipped us. :(

It really snuck up on me. In fact, I've thought for the past 2 months that school started TOMORROW. I'm so glad the OCD part of me downloaded the school calendar yesterday. We're already ready at 6:17am, just biding our time with an episode of "Imagination Movers". Well, she is, I'm avoiding it because the Imagination Movers make me want to stab myself in the eyes AND ears. No really, I hate the fake perky and the pretend innocence--but the kid's like it and it's harmless, really.

We've had a tough summer, I might have mentioned it a few thousand times on this here blog. We moved, which was great--but now we have a yard to mow. We bought a 2nd hand riding mower and it's only mowed the yard completely twice. Mr. Pinkmexico has the skills and will to fix it, and he's done so 3 or 4 times, but the yard has suffered. The back yard was getting pretty gnarly though, and one morning I went out to feed the cat and the back was nicely groomed. I knew the mister hadn't push mowed it in the middle of the night because that's when he's at work. My sweet neighbor, who is also the landlady's daughter, had mowed the back for us. I slipped this into her mailbox on my way to town the other day.



stamps: PTI damask designs
card stock: PTI
ink: colorbox chalk in pumpkin spice, PTI dark chocolate
tools: cuttlebug, PTI small scallop border die, corner chomper
accessories: Offray ribbon
adhesive: scor-tape, ek success foam

12 comments:

Karen B. said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love orange but find it hard to work with, you've turned into a classy color! And congrats! Have you checked out the Moxie Fab blog yet? Big grin from ear to ear for you.

Patti J said...

OMG, now I need to go check out the Moxie Fab blog!!!! I'm so excited for you Mary! Love your card today, and can't believe the bus passed you by... Thank heavens for great neighbors! I wish I lived closer and could help :( Hugs! Off to Moxie Fab...

Natalie said...

Congrats on the Moxie Fab good news! :) Love this card and so sweet that the neightbor helped you out! Hope things are looking up. {{{hugs}}}

Courtney Baker said...

Oh love that card! It's really pretty!

Natalie said...

Ohh - I just read Betsy V's blog and you won her prize as well! :) Good for you!!! You deserve it! Keep sharing your craft - I for one enjoy seeing other's inspiring creativity.

Leslie Hanna said...

I love this! And what a nice neighbor!

Barb said...

Gorgeous card, Mary! I;ll bet she loved it!

AnitaRex said...

Congrats on your win at Moxie Fab, so happy it came at this time! I can't believe that your kids have started school already! We start here Sept 10! And 6.17 am is early! Wow what time do you wake up? Gorgeous card, love the orange, and so happy that your neighbor is so awesome!

imrael said...

"I'm avoiding it because the Imagination Movers make me want to stab myself in the eyes AND ears. No really, I hate the fake perky and the pretend innocence--but the kid's like it and it's harmless, really."

Wow. I wonder if you know just how ignorant you sound?

Nancy said...

Congratulations on your win at Moxie Fab! So happy for you. This card is another beauty too!

Allison said...

Gorgeous...love the orange! And congrats to you...I am jealous!

Jen Carter said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors you used and the layout of the card!