Friday, 31 August 2012

TGIF - the weekend starts this evening!

Hi folks and welcome to my Friday post, thanks for stopping by

Got plans for the weekend? Hope so. After a busy couple of weekends we have nothing at all planned for this one although we shall aim to touch base with the surrogate family and make a date to "do dinner" some time soon, to celebrate the arrival of the surrogate grandson, Zac, who's doing really well now despite a brief return stay to the hospital with his mum.

Not much crafting yesterday, don't really know why .... however, I DID manage to wrap the second present and make the tag for our gorilla loving pal ....


Materials used:
  • Go Kreate fancy tag cut twice, once from white card and once from Kraft card, to provide a nice clean backing for me to write on, we all KNOW alcohol markers bleed through to the back!.
  • KanBan gorilla image and sentiment inked in Memento tuxedo black on to the white tag
  • Alcohol markers used to colour image
  • Yellow/white bakers twine coloured with a tan marker to lose the stark "whiteness"

I know it's not ever so "craft-y" but isn't he just so cute? I do have a gorilla image that's pretty lifelike but simply couldn't resist using this one instead - maybe next year!

I also moved on to plan B) with my tissue box base. Those of you who read recently about my Inka Gold drying out and my Kaisercraft "coloured water" coat may be interested to see in which direction my tissue box base has turned ....


Well, using a combination of the two above materials blended on a craft mat and applied with a baby wipe we now have this drying off ready to embellish .....

Much better coverage, I think you'll agree. Lovely colour of luna light but didn't want too strong a colour as I used Fresco "pansy" (purple) for the top .... I think it might soon be time to try my new FRANTAGE goodies ...........
Just need to decide on some stamps and "stuff" and, once this is dry, I'll be ready to roll!!!

Last night hubby cooked us a lovely chicken stir fry using a Wagamama lemongrass sauce (which was surprisingly bland till we added plum sauce) with loads of rice ...... the leftover rice went out for the birds and just look at these magpies - have you ever seen such a motheaten pair of birds?

Whilst this cheeky chappy was waiting in line - not sure there was much left though - sorry mate!!



Hubby and a neighbour are headed outside this morning, to complete the marathon job that is cutting the hedge that fronts the three properties. They started it two weeks ago but full bins and boxes stopped play, they figured one trip to the tip was enough!! The guys are going to try to squish the rest of the trimmings back in to the now emptied bins. Here's how it looked at 09:00 this morning - with them luck!



After two whole hours there doesn't appear to much visible change but the front is finished and it IS just the top left now - hubby's been to the tip with one load and the bins are full once more - SUCH a lot of cuttings!



And now for the Friday Funny, this week courtesy of Lilian - thanks mate, you're in the draw! It's kind of topical as we recently heard about the sad death of the subject of this week's funny but I hope you will all still enjoy it! It came to me in e-mail form and is entitled U.S. Astronauts well kept secret!!


NEIL ARMSTRONG'S SECRET, GUARANTEED TO MAKE YOU SMILE

In case you didn't already know this little tidbit of trivia, it might make you chuckle when you read it.


ON JULY 20, 1969, AS COMMANDER OF THE APOLLO 11 LUNAR MODULE, NEIL ARMSTRONG WAS THE FIRST PERSON TO SET FOOT ON THE MOON.


HIS FIRST WORDS AFTER STEPPING ON THE MOON, "THAT'S ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN, ONE GIANT LEAP FOR MANKIND," WERE TELEVISED TO EARTH AND HEARD BY MILLIONS.*


BUT JUST BEFORE HE RE-ENTERED THE LANDER, HE MADE THE ENIGMATIC REMARK

"GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY".


MANY PEOPLE AT NASA THOUGH IT WAS A CASUAL REMARK CONCERNING SOME RIVAL SOVIET COSMONAUT.


HOWEVER, UPON CHECKING, THERE WAS NO GORSKY IN EITHER THE RUSSIAN OR AMERICAN SPACE PROGRAMS.


OVER THE YEARS MANY PEOPLE QUESTIONED ARMSTRONG AS TO WHAT THE 'GOOD LUCK, MR. GORSKY' STATEMENT MEANT, BUT ARMSTRONG ALWAYS JUST SMILED, AND SAID IT WAS A SECRET!.


ON JULY 5, 1995, IN TAMPA BAY , FLORIDA WHILE ANSWERING QUESTIONS FOLLOWING A SPEECH, A REPORTER BROUGHT UP THE 26- YEAR-OLD QUESTION TO ARMSTRONG. THIS TIME HE FINALLY COULD RESPOND.


MR. GORSKY HAD PASSED AWAY AND LAID TO REST, SO NEIL ARMSTRONG FELT HE COULD NOW ANSWER THE QUESTION.


IN 1938, WHEN HE WAS A KID IN A SMALL MID-WESTERN TOWN , HE WAS PLAYING BASEBALL WITH A FRIEND IN THE BACKYARD. HIS FRIEND HIT THE BALL, WHICH LANDED IN HIS NEIGHBOR'S YARD BY THEIR BEDROOM WINDOW.


HIS NEIGHBORS WERE MR. AND MRS. GORSKY.

AS HE LEANED DOWN TO PICK UP THE BALL, YOUNG ARMSTRONG HEARD MRS. GORSKY SHOUTING AT MR. GORSKY.


"SEX! YOU WANT SEX?! YOU'LL GET SEX WHEN ......... THE KID NEXT DOOR WALKS ON THE MOON!"


TRUE STORY?, well - you couldn't make it up, could you?!.


Happy Friday, have a great weekend


4 comments:

clare said...

cute tag kathy. good luck with plan B of your homework and of course my heart goes out to your OH and all that hedge cutting. He will be wanting a stiff drink after that!! enjoy your quiet weekend. x

Debs M said...

love the gorilla tag.. great idea to add another sauce i wouldn't have thought of it! loving the ff too! ps well done Mr K ! x

My name is Wynneth said...

Poor Steve, all that hedge cutting, he must have been exhausted !

Love the Gorilla tag, he's such a cutie.

Looking forward to seeing your completed homework in all it's glory.

Great FF, made me smile :oD

luv
wynneth
x

Lilian said...

Love the Tag Kathy. Hope Steve has got on ok with the hedge cutting.
You are right they are a moth eaten pair of birds. Hugs
lilian