I cannot believe it is Nov. 1st already! Life sure has a way of getting away from you when your too busy to pay attention.... I hope I can get back to blogging and doing my minis, I have really missed them quite a bit. Since I returned from vacation (2 -1/2 months ago) I have been facing some health issues that I am trying to get resolved and then my dear husband has been on me about getting a new computer (the other one worked perfectly fine). So I called his friend who builds computers and told him what I need & what I plan on using it for & he works up a price, we agree and he builds this computer. Now, we go to pick up the new computer & he has build me this MONSTER computer that is probably more suited for gaming (which my husband LOVES to do). This thing has more power, memory, and video capability than I could ever dream of using, and my poor husband is so jealous now because it is better than his. (Which I suspect was his friends goal all along!) So I am kind of frustrated with this new computer because it wasn't really build for me yet I paid for it. I have not even hooked up my printer or scanner yet. All of my photos & Itunes & old files are all on this external hard drive which i cannot even find the cord for & I have not had access to any of it for about 3 weeks now! Sigh, so now I have this ginormous machine that I can get online with and play spider solitaire..... VERY FRUSTRATING!!!!
OK, I'm done whining now. I just had to vent.
The other main this that takes up my free time is doing coupons. I started doing this in mid June of this year and I have to say, it is not a bad hobby. I originally got into it to save money because the NAME national convention is coming to my state next year & I wanted to save some money up for just the convention so I can do some guild free shopping while I am there. So far it is a win/win, I am steadily saving money for my trip & getting my groceries & household stuff for really good prices.
I have been working on a few minis here and there, and this weekend starting to make some parchment scrolls and little stacks of parchment paper tied up with string to use on my witch's hutch. I am playing around with roughing up the edges so they look worn and like well read parchments, but that is a work in progress. I read somewhere (forgive me I forget where) that using incense to burn the edges works well, and I did have some good results with that. Hopefully soon I can get some photos posted if I can find my camera cord to hook up to the monster.
I guess that is is for now,