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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Midnight Crabs

That title could mean so many things...what it meant for me was a sleepless night. So, rather than lay about, I woke up and made a paper crab. Sure...cause when you can't sleep you make paper crabs, right? (Oh...that gives me an idea for a string of paper crabs...) Digression (sorry it's now past midnight), I spent the evening making the invitation for Laurel's mermaid party. It took so much longer than I expected...which I should have expected because EVERYTHING takes longer than I expect. One of these days I'll just realize that and stop underestimating my time allotment. But, today is not that day. After finishing the front side of the mermaid invitation, Laurel and I went to bed. (the men had long since gone to sleep) So I crawled into bed, exhausted from the day...and...nothing. Just couldn't sleep. Every sound, every tick, rustle, shuffle, etc was like a marching band in my head. Ugh. I can't stand lying in bed not being able to sleep. So, I got up and decided since I wouldn't have time tomorrow, I should go ahead and make the crab for the back of the invitation. So I pulled out my scissors and started cutting. Thankfully the crab didn't take that long. And since I haven't pulled all the graphics together for the final print...the crab is all I'm showing right now. I had fun with this. My soon-to-be five year old had no expectations other than mermaids...and so she's thrilled with anything I produce. I love that kid...so for her (and because I can't sleep) I will make midnight crabs.

Great...now I'm hungry.

2 comments:

Kristine said...

Awwww, what a cute little crab! I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning and couldn't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. Wish I would have gotten up and done something productive (especially since it was the stress of my "to-do" list that was keeping me awake)!

Maggie said...

Don't give me too much credit...I have plenty on my to-do list, and yet the only thing I got done was a paper crab. Then I watched Huge, and Drop Dead Diva...

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