Friday, 12 August 2011

Hi there and welcome to the Friday Funny!


Here we are at Friday again - now last week we had an exciting weekend planned with a trip to Essex to meet up and spend time with friends with activities planned and even a concert. This weekend? Nothing, Nada, Zip, Zilch - dullsville!

That said, I AM having my hair cut this morning - and, boy, does it need it? I'm starting to feel like a sheep! I'm looking forward to being shorn too!

Yesterday I was on a bit of an ATC roll and I decided to batch make some for my buddies. I usually make loads whilst in Florida, as I did last time I was there ..... but I have finally reached the end of my stock and needed to make some more. Having had sooooo much fun with the art journaling technique as described by Kate Crane, and having acquired some new acrylic paints at the weekend, then this was the way I was heading. I hope you like them.....

Now I KNOW you will see a similarity in these, basically I used many of the same paints, ingredients, techniques, etc., they were made as a batch and, because I have quite a number of trading card buddies, they will all be heading in completely different directions. So, as long as they don't ALL look at this blog, I should be OK!!! Wish me luck with that then!

FYI - Materials used:
  • ATC blanks
  • Gesso
  • Acrylic paints - Fresco chalk paints in Orchid and Pansy, Kaisercraft Gold metallic and Generic white
  • Inks used: Memento tuxedo black, rich cocoa, Rhubarb Versacolour gold, orchid, ginger
  • Images used: Costco, Magenta, Tim Holtz, Paper Artsy, TPC Studio
  • Tools used: credit card, baby wipes, lids off toothpaste

 It's the balloon fiesta here in Bristol, not that I plan to attend - but I am HOPING for the wind to bring many of the balloons in our general direction - we've been lucky in previous years! Not off to a very auspicious start though as it's dull and grey here this morning and, so far, we've seen ........ FIVE! but they were all too far away for a decent photograph, I guess that's the way the wind direction's taking them.

And now for the Friday Funny which, this week, has been forwarded by Lilian - thanks mate!

No nursing home for us. We'll be checking into a Holiday Inn!

With the average cost for a nursing home care costing $188.00 per day, there is a better way when we get old and too feeble.  
I've already checked on reservations at the Holiday Inn.
For a combined long term stay discount and senior discount, it's $59.23 per night.
Breakfast is included, and some have happy hours in the afternoon.

That leaves $128.77 a day for lunch and dinner in any restaurant we want, or room service, laundry, gratuities and special TV movies.
Plus, they provide a spa, swimming pool, a workout room, a lounge and washer-dryer, etc.
Most have free toothpaste and razors, and all have free shampoo and soap.

$5 worth of tips a day you'll have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

They treat you like a customer, not a patient.

There's a city bus stop out front, and seniors ride free.

The handicap bus will also pick you up (if you fake a decent limp).

To meet other nice people, call a church bus on Sundays.
For a change of scenery, take the airport shuttle bus and eat at one of the nice restaurants there.

While you're at the airport, fly somewhere. Otherwise, the cash keeps building up.

It takes months to get into decent nursing homes. Holiday Inn will take your reservation today.

And you're not stuck in one place forever -- you can move from Inn to Inn, or even from city to city. Want to see Hawaii ? They have Holiday Inn there too.

TV broken? Light bulbs need changing? Need a mattress replaced? No problem.. They fix everything, and apologize for the inconvenience.

The Inn has a night security person and daily room service. The maid checks to see if you are ok. If not, they'll call an ambulance . . . or the undertaker.

If you fall and break a hip, Medicare will pay for the hip, and Holiday Inn will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

And no worries about visits from family. They will always be glad to find you, and probably check in for a few days mini-vacation.

The grandkids can use the pool.

What more could I ask for? So, when I reach that golden age, I'll face it with a grin.


To all of you approaching 50 or have REACHED 50 and past, this is especially for you......



I'm only sharing this to my 'old' friends. I love to see you smile!!!

Here's hoping you all have a fun packed weekend planned.


My name is Wynneth said...

Absolutely awesome ATCs kathy, you are soooo into the art journaling swing right now - fabulous ! I'm sure that all the recipients of them them will love them.

Loving the Friday Funny - may well take that advice myself, sounds much more attractive LOL

enjoy your day

Debs M said...

great atc's and fab funny..where do you get your atc blanks from Kathy x

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous ATCs,Kathy...perfect colours for you.

Cheryl said...

oh this is one super atc hun just love those colors perfect hugs cherylxxx

Lilian said...

The cards are all great Kathy well done.
Take care lilian x