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Ready for the birthday(s)!

Tomorrow, my mom turns 73. I _JUST_ finished her present and we'll bring her over tomorrow for dinner and her present. In her honor, I picked a craft that she taught me but I haven't done in many, many years: plastic canvas. I thought it wasn't that interesting or challenging. Working on this project, which I pretty much made up based on something I saw, I realized something doesn't have to be challenging to be beautiful.

Two sides (four spaces) are actually picture frames, and I asked the boys to goof off while holding a sign for Gamma. I love the way they came out.

If you look down from the top, inside I stitched 'We love you, Gamma'

I think we're pretty much ready for the boys' birthday on the 13th. They are having it at Bounce U and we got invitations out yesterday. I can't wait for it all to be over. My birthday is next week during the week and I hope it just goes over with very little drama.

Scott starts his new job on the 7th. I guess that's about the best damn birthday present I could ask for. He accepted a position with Datacert, a company that sells tracking software to law firms. I so hope this makes him happier.

OH! Today I got another 'present'. Someone from high school contacted me and I got invited to my 'true' 20 year reunion. I saw 'true' because from the time I was nine through the start of my senior year, I went to school with one set of people. My senior year, I moved to another high school and graduated there. I went to their 10 year reunion, but I don't really know that many people there so it was only of minimal interest. HOWEVER, I always wished I could go back to what I considered my real graduating class. The one with my best friend, Tina. The one with all of the memories. This year, I get to do that. The reunion will be late summer or early fall in Huntsville. If it is while the boys are out of school, I will take a good long break from work and drive with them up to Huntsville for the reunion. Maybe then go over to Georgia for a visit with my other best friend ;) If the boys are in school, I'll probably just fly, but maybe I can still set up a meeting with GS.

Look! It's Trish in high school!!!!


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Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:38 am (UTC)
d00d! Those bangs! That hair! That blouse! You were soooooo 80's. heh heh
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:46 am (UTC)
Don't you know it? The female version of a mullet, but poofy on top and curled under in back. The ruffles. I had jelly shoes. We wore button-down shirts layered on top of each other. I even had....wait for it....really big, square, neon colored, polka-dot earrings.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:51 am (UTC)
WOOHOO!!!!!! that kicks so much ass!!!!

Oh - and I love the box, btw. It's really, really nice. You now have me curious about yet *another* craft.

*sounds of my husband screaming in agony in the background*
Apr. 3rd, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
No kidding. One night, when we were both drunk, my husband asked me why women (read as: me) threw ourselves into a craft, spending all of our time and money on it, and after a while abandoned it for another.

I said we did that, but still had all of the stuff for the craft so later on we could come back to it. We always come back to it. Video games, however, you spend all of your time on and once you finish you never go back to play it ;)

Plastic canvas is DEAD SIMPLE. Think of a combination of crossstitch and embroidery, but with really REALLY big squares, using a big needle and yarn.
Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
I still have my earrings, only mine were big donut-sized circles covered in polka-dots!!

Don't forget the add-a-bead necklace.
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Apr. 3rd, 2008 04:26 am (UTC)
Mom taught it to me when I was, gosh, maybe early teens / tweens. Around the same time as painting those horrid ceramic items. It was kind of nice to go back.

LOVE the icon, btw!!!!
Apr. 3rd, 2008 05:02 am (UTC)
Cute box. Your Mom will LOVE it I'm sure :)

And DAMN, that's some HOT 80's female mullet you're rockin' missy! hehehe
Apr. 3rd, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
* God, I miss those boys!!! Is Michael giving a "Hiiie-Yaah!" to the camera?

* What beautiful artwork!!! That is such a cool gift.

* OMG, I had that exact same shirt!!! It was one of my very favorites. I also had that very same hairdo. I'll have to have my mom dig up some pictures. Too funny!!! Just goes to prove that we really were separated at birth.

* COME VISIT US!!!!!!!!

* LY. MI. And I miss you terribly.
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