Dude. I cannot tell you how icky this week was.
Allergies struck Sunday night after an all day rain and I spent most of the earlier part of this week half dead with tissues stuck up my nose.
No seriously. NOT KIDDING!
THE MAN even said tissues stuck up ones nose are not sexy. I may have been crying at the time when he said it, but they were not real tears. My eyes were dripping!
Needless to say I spent every free available moment on the couch with a book when I wasn't attempting to work. Working while medicated on various allergy meds is not extremely effective, fyi!
Being the last week of school, there wasn't a lot of downtime.
Which is why at one point on Wednesday as I was driving a kid home from school I was expecting to get pulled over for sneezing five times in a row while driving.
Nothing is worse than those couple of minutes you shut your eyes and hope for the best....
Anyhow, my creativity was at an all time low. I wanted to be playing with paper...but had no umpfh!
So, my theory when that happens...
Blog Land and Challenges and Design Teams all will go on....while you are pulling yourself back from death and next week will be better!
I did make a card for Luke's Teacher since the boy is moving up to the middle school. See, that is him right there peeking at you. ;-)
My small people are all morphing into big people. It was my last hurrah for teacher gifts.
Even cheated a little with the card since the middle section was previously cut out of a scrapbook page. ;-) See?
Was going to put a gift cert to our local liquor store in my card since that is the kind of present I would love. Did not manage to get to the liquor store. Figured that would make my driving while sneezing thing a lot worse if I had bottles in the jeep and got pulled over by the Popo.
Amazon gift card from the local drug store purchased while buying more allergy meds had to suffice!
I did like how it turned out. That little green metal piece at the bottom is an earring I painted and upcycled.
I also did a very wee bit of stitching as The Onion (aka Sue) and Quirks (aka Lisa) Challenge #5 was to sew a chevron pattern.
I am sure they have made something quite fabulous so I encourage you to go check out their blog!
And, guess what!
SCHOOL IS OUT for the next 10 weeks. Why that right there puts a spring in my step!