Lately, I've been
...wearing Mickey Mouse bandaids on my fingertips, due to a potato-peeling mishap on Christmas morning. My sacrifice to bring a dish of potatoes au gratin into the world was worth it --
...waiting for my Christmas present -- a new Silhouette -- to arrive. Santa has been slacking on shipping this year, am I right? For some time now, I've been wanting to replace my now-defunct Silhouette, a relic from the age of yore. When my machine stopped cooperating with me, I thought it would be difficult to live a die-cut-free existence, but really, it wasn't that bad, though I will be happy to have the option of using die-cut titles again.
...scrapbooking relentlessly. It's good to be on break! I've been working on my holiday album as well as on lots of layouts, and I've also been drawing a lot of creative fuel from the prompts and project ideas over at Get It Scrapped. For instance, a recent feature on layouts inspired by gift-wrapping techniques had me -- a notorious gift-wrapping mangler -- actually feeling pretty good about dressing up my photos as "gifts" on the page.
...reading one of the most slow-going books that I have ever encountered.
...wearing jeans and sweaters daily. I love the weather at this time of year. The temperature has been fluctuating between the low 50s and the mid-70s, which is typical of a Hawaii "winter," and we've even had some stormy weather lately, though nothing like the real winter storms experienced elsewhere. Basically, it just rains and rains and rains, with some lightning thrown in for kicks, and the result is a slightly muddier, greener winter. Pretty rough stuff.