arirashkae: (Default)
OK, all cards but 1 are out (I was missing an addy, but I found it, so that's going tomorrow)! Was only off my "deadline" by a few days. A new record! LOL I was going to add "hanger" hooks to the ornaments, but I figured the Post Office would be unhappy with envelopes stuffed with twisted wires. :P

I have plenty of cards left (if maybe not enough time to make more ornaments), and I'm itching to send them out. XD If you want one, drop by the screened post (or PM me) with your address, and I'll pop one in the mail! :D
arirashkae: (Brilliant but lazy)
As much as I like to deny the existence of Christmas until the end of November, I also know I am a PROcrastinator. And I enjoy sending out cards. So I'd better start filling them out now, to have them done in time to mail for the season. ^_^

So if you would like a card, drop me a line (comments screened) and I'll add you to the list.

Now to go scamper through my f-list & see who else is swapping cards. ^_^
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OK, I'm sure I have forgotten tons of stuff by now.

Socks were stalled by the (temporary) loss of the pattern. XP On the other hand, I have revamped the ones I want to do for my Dad and am much happier with them. Scarves are almost done. ^_^

Little guy got a phone call direct from Santa on Weds, and went nuts the rest of the night. ^_~ Then he got a letter from Santa on Saturday. XD

Cards are in the mail (only 1 mailing day late!), as in the mail truck just left with them. The crafty little thing I wanted to do got set aside by me coming to my senses, so I asked the chickens for ideas instead. I can always tell when I'm coming down with a head cold because suddenly, taking on lots of projects when I have a deadline seems like a Really Good Idea! Why I can't be ambitious when it comes to actually getting real shit done around the house, I'll never know.

I have gotten several cards from my lovely f-list, thank you so much! Ratchet's from [livejournal.com profile] mininise28 has been stolen, and the crane that come in [livejournal.com profile] antepathy's card (my favorite color: glitter!) is now nesting in my scrunchie on the Christmas tree. I still have [livejournal.com profile] dragondancer515's, but that's only because my kids haven't gotten to it yet. Apparently, cards from family are boring, but cards from online people are cool. XD

Kids are getting spoiled more than they deserve, at least based on their last actions. I won't go into what, since there's an off chance  my older one will find this before the craziness (3 families in 1 day!) that is this weekend, but suffice it to say I will have a looooot of leverage over them.
arirashkae: (Ribbit ribbit!)
I swear I have a week in review post coming, but....! One of the things my little guy wanted for Xmas was a Zombie Virus Stress Ball. (He's 6 and needs help finding appropriate ways to channel his anger.) I've been putting off the order, trying to pin my husband down on whether or not he wants to add anything to it (he didn't) ... and now they're out of stock! They might be in stock by tomorrow, and tomorrow Noon is the cutoff for the regular ground shipping.

Poor kid! It was in his letter to Santa, too.

Head cold

Dec. 14th, 2011 08:11 am
arirashkae: (Default)
Damn, but I hate being sick. It's not even the yucky, lay-you-up-in-bed flu stuff, but just a cold that has stuffed my head full of cotton. Can't keep a thought in it, and trying to knit anything more complicated than garter stitch (like, say, socks, which actually have to fit) is a nightmare. I think I got 2 rounds done yesterday. (OK, so maybe I made my family Sims 3 and got sidetracked.) Fortunately, I'm not hacking or sneezing or sniffling, so I just wash my hands a lot and go through gloves like crazy at work.

On the upshot, my husband got most of the presents wrapped, and I scored some really sparkly cards while shopping this weekend. (I'm a glitter whore. Shut up.) So, if you want a shiny card, drop me your addy over here (comments screened, of course). I plan to mail them this weekend. (We mailed the letter to Santa yesterday at the post office, which is good because Santa is supposed to call tonight or tomorrow.)
arirashkae: (Beer)
I finally got the little guy to finish writing his letter to Santa. He's apparently more interested in writing to Ratchet. Eh, same color scheme. XD

Big shock, he wants cars - Hot Wheels, Transformers, you name it! The older one's tougher; he wants a 3DS, a Kindle, a cell phone... Basically, half the stuff on my list. XP Husband's taken care of; I bought him a scuba tank for his paintball games back in Sept. Actually, almost everyone is taken care of. My niece had a Yankee Candle fundraiser, so I "cheated" and did a lot of shopping there. Now I just have to find the list of who got what! I have 3 pairs of socks to knit, and at least 2 more scarves, and then it's wrapping, wrapping, wrapping.



If you want cards, drop me a line over here. Comments screened. ^_^

Cards!

Dec. 7th, 2011 04:22 pm
arirashkae: (Default)
OK, all the cool kids are doing it, and I just tracked down mine. (I can't find the glittery ones, but oh well).

Anyway! If you want a card from me, (and maybe a little something, if Real Life (tm) doesn't interfere), comment with your address.

Comments screened, all that.

Happy Holidays!
arirashkae: (Default)
Snagged from [livejournal.com profile] ladydragon76

Step One

- Make a post (public, friendslocked, filtered...whatever you're comfortable with) to your LJ. The post should contain your list of 10 (or however many you like) holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a Snape/Hermione icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("All I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV.") The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.

- If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.

- Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your LJ, or link to this post (it'll be public) so that the holiday joy will spread.

Step Two

- Surf around your friendslist (or friendsfriends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now here's the important part:

- If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use--or even know where you could get someone's dream purebred Basset Hound for free--do it.

You needn't spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf--to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not--it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Just...wish, and it might come true. Give, and you might receive. And you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.



OK, now for my list. Done mostly because I think it's funny, since ~1/2 the stuff falls in the "In Your Dreams!" category, and the rest just makes me giggle to list it.

In no particular order, I want:

the bunnies to show up when I'm actually able to write them. )

I know there's more, all equally silly, but I can't think of any at the moment. What would you like? ^_^

(Edit: To be able to draw a pic of G1!Starscream that is stuck in my head and actually have it come out looking good. XP)

In other news, I finally found my cards, so I'mma go make a post with screened comments now.

Tree's up!

Dec. 3rd, 2011 10:52 pm
arirashkae: (Default)
I think I mentioned earlier (somewhere) that we started a new tree decorating tradition a few years ago. We put up the tree (rescued from the bin @ Mom's work) & the lights, grab a beer or wine, and let the little guy go to town. It all started back when he was really little and we picked up a lot of necklaces from The Big E's Mardi Gras Parade. He literally threw them at the tree that year. My mother and I looked at each other, said, "Works for me!" and put the ornaments away.

Enjoy the show. ^_^

Believe it or not, the lights were on the whole time. The tree kept blinking! LOL )

ETA: Yes, those are my scrunchies in pic #5. Someone @ work asked me that. XD

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