Friday, October 26, 2012

spookification 2012 is running late

ARGH!  Well gosh.  Forever running late these days. 

I'm trying to get a few Halloween cards made and good gravy, it's taking days.  I feel as though I'm swimming in molasses ... or not even swimming ... I'm snail walking through molasses. Woe is me.

I like to send handmade cards to a few friends who enjoy handmade cards and I found this great photo of my maternal Great Grandmother with a broom to use for this years cards, so cool.  

My GGM is wearing a cap in the photo that makes me think of a Civil War military cap - does anyone know about period clothing?  She was born in 1870 and her parents were both born in 1842. I wonder what on earth this pose was about?

I probably shouldn't be on the computer, probably should be making those cards but I'm having such a hard time making myself do anything, other than pet the dogs and stare off into space ... my mind just wants to veg and wander around ... I guess that's grief again. 

My husband and I talk about how we can't get anything accomplished anymore, how we're just slugs. I wonder if this fog will ever lift?! 

Hope you're doing better at keeping on top your days than I am.  Wishing you all a Happy Halloweenie!


  1. Don't worry-the fog will lift! It always does!
    Hang in there, and focus on small accomplishments in the mean time. Like making super cute cards! I can't believe that's your GGrandmother! What a treasure that picture is!
    Erica :)

  2. I know how time just flies! Love the Cards, what fun to use family photographs. Nice to have visited today, Catherine x

  3. I love that photo and how you added the hat. It's perfect. You'll make your way out of the fog. I'm sure. I still have my moments alot. Hope the new doggies are doing well. Happy Halloween!

  4. Wow, those cards are AWESOME- nice work, as always!

    Good to know I'm not the only one feeling like a slug. :)

  5. I just became your newest follower. From one . dog person to another...
    You are quite talented. Where are you with the fog?

  6. I love those cards! And the fog will lift. To be followed by sunny days and warm breezes!
    I can't get anything done ever, but it's been like that for about 30 years - hahah. xox!

  7. I hope things are brightening up for you guys. The picture of your great grand mother is so neat! I don't know the clothing, but I do know that she had to hold that pose totally still for probably a few minutes. Such a special photo!