Friday, December 18, 2009

I'm saying nothing

One of the worst things that can happen to a Minister is to lose their voice. The congregation may not think so but...
Mine's not gone. Yet. But I have an ominously sore throat. Its the bit at the bottom which is a bit of a weak spot. And tonight is the choir concert where I have to sing solos and the other sopranos tend to take their cue from me. Which would be ok - I could wreck my voice tonight if I didn't have three services to do on Sunday. And just one or two midweek! I guess even then we can work it through but it is so frustrating to feel ok apart from no voice and seeing other people doing what you should be doing. So if you are the kind, pray for me.

All right I will stop being Mrs Moaning Hypochondriac now!
Carys' was in the Wizard of Oz at school on Wednesday playing the leader of the flying monkeys (dressed as Goths). The play was fabulous. The acting excellent especially the scarecrow who kept throwing himself over on the stage in a remarkable way. And the wicked witch (played by a boy) who melted by going down on the platform lift at the side of the stage.
Here is Carys being menacing on the stage...
and her publicity shot afterwards (actually just Phil playing about with photoshop)
She was v. good too.

In other news - we went for our annual shopping trip together (seriously, once or twice a year do we shop as a family. Clothes buying is an alien concept to the boys!). We went to get our Christmas Decorations - only with a full week to Christmas the shops have hardly any left (Tesco had got rid of theirs last Tuesday) and then Secret Santa in Poundland. We each have to buy a "lovely" present for one family member for a pound. And I made everyone buy a new 'Christmas costume' as I wasn't sure what size the boys were any more. it was more fun than we had expected which is a relief!

Which is why my Friday blog post is late. If it isn't updated any other day of the week the blog always is on Friday due to the Daring Cardmakers. This is the last Dare before the New Year and we say goodbye to my Funky Hand pal Dolly who is one of the most brilliant card makers I know. Sue chose a dare -
New Beginnings

As we are coming to the end of the year and fast approaching the start of not only a new year but a new decade, I’d like to see some cards celebrating something new.

It could be the New Year, a New Home, a New Addition to the family or even a New Day
which fitted well as I had a new home card to make. So, it seems did other DCM's! Still they are all very different.
Mine is made by cutting a card base from Kraft cardstock with the largest Nestie 8 and embossed the bottom halfwith Swiss Dots. I paper pieced a little house with Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg papers. Afterwards I wished I hd put a little grass in behind. I added some ribbon and teeny alpha stickers - not MM but I can't remember who. And that is it.
Phew - just as well I don't speak my blog posts as it ended up quite long!


Lynda said...

This is such a cute new home card Lythan - I love your little house.

Love Lynda xxx

Kathy said...

Oh Lythan, I hope your throat doesn't get worse - keep taking the lemon and honey, Honey!....
Great card - I love he wibbly wobbly house!

Anice said...

I hope your voice holds out. The show sounds like it was a wonderful success, just like your fabby New Home card. I never get tired of seeing the amazing ideas you have for your card designs.
Anice xx

SueH said...

This is such a fun card Lythan, I love that little house!
The doodling is great and I’ve just noticed that the background is embossed too, how fab is that!


Hazel said...

Carys does indeed look suitably menacing! Love your DCM card. Hope the voice keeps with you despite all the demands on it (I certainly know the inconvenience of having a weak voice - so frustrating) x

Allison said...

fab card- hows the voice now
have a wonderful Christmas
Hugs AllisonX

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

FABULOUS! I love this card - a really simple idea, but SO effective. Hope you had a lovely Christmas