Friday, July 13, 2007

Stupid, Sick, Mojoless.....but lucky!

Why stupid? Last friday, I did something completely stupid. Burnt the back of my mouth and part of my throat with a very hot cup of coffee. I like to start off with a really hot cuppa...because I know it takes me a while to drink it...half of my coffee is usually lukewarm because I've forgotten about it. So this time....stupid me absentmindedly reached for my coffee....and took a big gulp of hot scalding coffee. And maybe it's age related...maybe just stupidity...but my reflexes made me swallow it instead of spit it out. GO FIGURE!!!! So my throat got burnt as well. Sigh.....I got little blisters in my mouth...it was hot and sore. And what's worse.....I was supposed to go to dinner that night with a few girlfriends.....we were going to have Indian food. LOL....of all cuisines....Indian food.....I had to cancel because I couldn't even speak properly.

Then Saturday late morning we picked up DH's Mum, Aunty and cousin and took them to Phillip island to go to their friend's house for lunch. This friend made us a beautiful Filipino lunch and it was lovely meeting them .....but....her husband who is 75 years old.....pretty much chain smoked inside the house. So by the time I was driving home....I was coughing......still coughing in fact.....coughing so much at night that I put something out in my neck and ended up with a migraine....quick trip to the chiro fixed that part.

So.....that takes care of stupid and sick from my blog title......now mojoless.....no scrapping done.....at all.....until yesterday when I got an email from the Lovely Susan Johannes reminding all the Group 1 contributors that their layouts were due that night. Aaaaarrrrgggghhhh.....totally forgotten about the due date...panic panic!!! The challenge was to go to the op/thrift shop and buy something to use on the layout...no patterned paper allowed and a 6x12 layout or an altered item. Luckily I already had my thrift store item. Whenever I go to the op shops.....I always head for the books......particularly vintage children's books with gorgeous old style illustrations. This Noah's Ark book was falling apart and missing pages....but I could see potential in the gorgeous illustrations. So here is my layout....done in a mad rush.....first time doing a layout that size. It was challenging....I wanted more room....like double the room. LOL!!! Anyways......go check out the challenge here the prize is sooooo nice and to die for. So go on.....do a layout and enter it for the comp....you got to be in it to win!!

Ok....now comes the lucky part. I'm truly a believer now that good luck/good news comes in 3's. Well....bad luck....stupid, sick and mojoless....that was 3 as well right? lol Anyways, I found out that I won 3rd prize in a Love Elsie layout comp at Scrappers Bliss on Sunday night. Then Monday night found out that I won a US$25 voucher at A cherry on top for my Junkitz layout....and then on Tuesday I got an email from Layle Koncar telling me that I'm one of the rak winners and will get some new papers from the Ashville or Sumner range!!! Absolutely rapt!!!

There's been other bad stuff going on in my life as well.....problems with our brand new Veronas from Bay Leather Republic.....a very bad experience at Red Rooster the other day....and my credit card has been fraudulently used and is now maxxed out until the bank finishes their investigation. Sigh.....see...that's 3 as well....well...it's a total of 6.....sigh!!

Ok...if you have read this far....you will be rewarded...with a layout....not a new layout....done a few weeks ago....lol. Pauline from Fireside Crafts sent me a very lovely birthday pressie and I absolutely fell in love with the We Are Memory Keepers papers! Fireside crafts kits promise to 'ignite your creativity' and this one sure did!! I teamed up the papers with some MME rub ons and absolutely love this layout. Fireside Crafts have released 2 gorgeous kits and they are also running a competition ....go check them out.Oooh...found another layout done a couple of weeks ago....hope you can read the journalling....I swear this boy cracks me up with what he says...

15 comments:

Edleen said...

love that 6x12 Ruey!

have a good weekend!

mich said...

Great layouts. And I can't help but crown you Drama Queen for this month. Not that you intentionally make all those things happen, but just your run of luck!!! Did you notice all these things happened after your new couch? I think your couch has bad fengshui.... LOL... or maybe the Bay Leather has put a curse on your couch. Better look underneath and check if there's a voodoo doll or something hidden inside the couch. tee hee...

Sarah said...

Oh no Ruey,hope you are feeling a bit better now!!! hugssssssssss

Love the layouts,gorgeous!!

welcome to my world said...

hay ruey

what a week it has been for you.
glad to hear you are feeling better.
Congrats on the SR papers i am sooo in love with them.

Scrapper-holic said...

Wow when you told me you had 3 pieces of good luck you, somehow failed to mention the bad luck! Your LOs are looking as great as ever tho. Hope your throat is feeling better.

JazzScraps said...

Goodness!! Everything happening to the same girl!! The bads...the goods! But oh so LUCKY!!

Anyways, get well soon with the throat!!

and of course, loving your LOs as always! Esp. love the last LO - "the flat bit or the mountain bit?"...ha! ha! ha! Kids are so amusing, aren't they?

Liz said...

oh Ruey you poor thing (hugs)
hope your mouth heals quickly...

love the LO's

jilly said...

ROFLMAO Ruey - now you're making me laugh!!! **sigh** jeez...for someone who's mojo has gone, you're not doing too badly girl! I would kill to be able to produce that stuff - gorgeous!
xxJillGG

silvercat said...

oh dear!....what a streak of bad luck!....i hope that your throat is feeling better...

Wonderful Lo!...wish I could turn out work like that when I'm mojoless!...lol...

Michelle G said...

Wow Ruey!! What a bugger hey!!! If it doesn't rain it pours!!
Love your Dare entry!!! Just gorgeous!!!!
Hugs, Hope everything is back to normal for you soon!!

Michelle said...

Ouch... hope your throat and mouth are feeling better now. Love the layouts!!

Btw... in answer to your question about being tag.. you can now save that little blinkie or whatever u call it... and pop it on your sidebar (like I did) and tag other bloggers if you want to!

Michelle said...

Oh btw... Congrats on all the wins!!!

Crissy Gaylor said...

I hope your luck improves soon!
Can hardly tell that you have lost your mojo with those gorgeous layouts Ruey! I especially love the story time one. :)

mich said...

Hi there!!! You've been tagged! :D :D :D See my blog for more!

Princess Lu the Scatterbrained said...

Hi Ruey! Gosh you've been through the wringer haven't you??? Do you know my fix for the coffee issue? I bought a travel mug to keep it warm on my desk cos I do medical typing as well as scrapping and I got so tired of picking up my cup to get a mouthful of cold coffee!!! My DH did buy me a USB cup warmer to plug into my computer but that didn't keep it hot enough! The travel mug works perfectly though. Hope you're feeling better now! Congrats on the EDM album too - you're such a talent that it's no wonder you were chosen! Have a great weekend and watch for vicious coffee! Take care, Lu