Wednesday, September 05, 2007

100th Post!!

This is "A Country Life" 's 100th post!! So, in honor of that fact, any people that comment on this post from today until Friday night will get their name put in a hat for a package of goodies! I have no idea what goodies-but surprises are good, right?? So make sure to leave your comments!

Now, on to other business. Here in Upstate NY-today is the first day of school for our district. I just got back from bringing Cody to his first day of 7th grade, and I gotta say, I don't know whether to sit with my feet up and watch WHATEVER I WANT on TV, or cry cause I am lonesome already!! It will be short lived, though. My daycare babies will be here starting tomorrow. I was nice to have today off, though. I got to bring Code to school and I will be able to pick him up. Here is his new, cool, first day of school look:

Now, I have an Uncle, Uncle Charles. He is my great uncle, my paternal grandmother's brother. He is a workhorse, he works like a fool for someone his age. But I am convinced the day he stops he will wither up and die. Well, a little over a week ago, he and his son were working in the woods when they met up with a bee hive!! Uncle Charles got stung nearly 25 times. He is okay, didn't even go to the ER...just put something topical on the stings and moved along. He did say that he saw the sunset that night and rise again the next morning without a wink of sleep. Well, to make a long story longer, I made him a bumble bee card and sent it to him last week. When Sunday morning came at church, he came up to me and told me thank you, how much he loved it, and gave me a big ol' hug. He made my day!! Here is the card I made him:

I used:
SU! Summer Sun and GP White Cardstock
Black Gingham patterned paper
Bumblebee stamp from Walmart
Get Well Sentiment from Purple Onion Designs
SU! Cutter Kit
Black Gel Pen for bee trails
Ink- Versafine Black
Prismacolors and Blending stumps.

And last but certainly not least for today, I finally am getting around to posting photos of my wonderful Summer Secret Sister gift that I rec'd while away at camp a month ago! Time sure flies! Annie was my secret sister,and she sent me THE hugest box of goodies! All kinds of embellishments, everything from A to Z. Rubons, stickers, metal embellishments, rubber stamps (POD) and so many other things! She also made me a personalized painting with my initial on it! It is gorgeous, the colors are so bright and vibrant! The photo does not do it justice, as it was hard to capture with the glass, but you get the idea. Thanks to Annie--a GREAT secret sis!!


Lisa Renéa said...

Is it 11 yet? LOL. Don't you just love Annie's painting? She never blows her own horn, but I've seen some of her stuff, it's fabulous! Codeman-hope your first day of school is Super! Love that bee card-it's adorable!

Judy said...

Hey Keri! I am with you on the first day of school, but alas winter break will be here soon!! Have a great day!! As always, I love ALL of your work!!!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Hi Kari!
Oh man... what are 'us' mom's going to do with ourselves? LOL! Today was easier at this end... actually got some things done! Hope Cody's first day was as great as ours. OH! I see what you mean about the T-shirt! (LOL!). My sister was kind enough to call me and remind me I told her 'my kids will never wear skulls or dragons or...'... Eating crow...
Cute bumblebee card! What a story! Poor guy!
Catch you soon!

Wife2TJ said...

How cute! My brother just had his first day of school as well. I could imagine the house probably seems quiet when you are used to having him home. Have a wonderful rest of your week, congrat's on all the blog hits and thanks for celebrating with us!

Lisa C. said...

that is totally cool on the painting! Hope your uncle gets well soon! My the kids grow up so fast don't they? It seems like yesterday they were just little ones!

Momsnack said...

Love the bee card - I always have problems with get well cards - never seem to have the right sentiment.
What a handsome young man!
Congrats on the posts.
NancyS (momsnack)

KraftyKerilou said...

Andi, you are the winner!! Email me your snail mail addy and I will get some goodies out to you straight away!! Thanks for the visits, everyone!