Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Wednesday Already?

Happy Wednesday – I can’t believe the work week is half over. I’ve had a headache for the past three days and have accomplished next to nothing. Man, I hate that.

My son Joe (who is majoring in Psychology) called me from school yesterday and told me one of the professors has nominated him as a “promising psych student.” Each year, only 1-2 people in that program are recognized for their accomplishments and are invited to apply for certain fellowships, so that was pretty exciting! Joe is so low-key, but believe me I got excited enough for both of us. I’m really proud of him.

The movie we saw on Saturday, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, was so sad. I was fighting tears nearly from the very beginning of the movie. It was really well-done and a true story. The story is about Jean-Dominique Bauby, who was an editor of Elle magazine in the mid-1990’s. He suffered a massive stroke and the only part of his body that he was able to move afterwards was his left eye. The worst part was, he suffered an extremely rare condition called “locked-in syndrome.” His brain and memory were fully functioning, but he couldn’t speak or move. (And he was only 42 years old when this happened!) One of the speech therapists working with him devised a painfully slow but effective way for him to communicate, using only his left eye. He ended up writing the book, The Diving Bell… by dictating the words using the system of communication. I won’t tell you how it ends because it will give something major away. The movie was a bit hard to watch but I’m glad I saw it. If you see it, make sure you have some Kleenex nearby.

Okay, on to digi-scrapping stuff. SAS has the new mega kit on sale right now, only $6.95 for a limited time. This kit is huge and includes:

89 Papers and 91 Embellishments
16 Flowers
2 Butterflies
15 Frames & Corners
17 Ribbons & Bows
8 Brads
4 Metal Borders
4 Bead Strands
16 Journaling Pieces & Tags
5 Pins & Clips
1 Paper Scrap
1 Scroll

Here are a couple of previews, but there’s a lot more included than in just these two previews:

And the moment you’ve been waiting for… drumroll, please…. Part 6 of So Sweet is ready to download! Don’t share the download link, but rather send your friends to my blog to download. Here you go!


Robin L said...

First off thanks for stopping by my blog. Congrats to you and your son, what a honor! The movie sounds great, might have to look it up. Great kit and wonderful freebie.

Shannon said...

Choo Choo - blog train passing through! Congrats to you and Joe - that's great! I'm sure you're just bursting with pride!!! Hope your headache goes away. :)

Claire said...

great kit. thank you for part 6

Luisa said...

Passing in the DSO blog train, Congrats to Joe and to you(proud mommy)!, Thanks for the great freebie...

Lisa Joy said...

Congrats to your son!!

Carjazi - aka Diane said...

Congrats to you and your son! What an honor. I've heard about that movie, sounds very interesting. The SAS kit is beautiful.

Have a great day!

makeyesup said...

thanks for part 6 of this gorgeous kit. It really shows your talents. Congratulations on your sons honors. It always feels so good when we hear our children are recognized for their talents.

Tink said...

Thank for another part of a really great kit.

Maria said...

Thank you! The DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking freebie search engine is going to list this blog post today.

Melody aka pebbles7195 said...

Thanks for the wonderful goodies and congrats to your son on his nomination!! Hugs!! :)

.: Kristine :. said...

Swinging through just flashing my melons....hahahahahahaha

Have a great day Darlin' Dar!!!


Darlene Haughin said...

Okay, Krissie - put those things away before someone gets hurt!

Peggie said...

Thank you. I love this part also.