So I have been so busy dealing with the dreaded head lice that my youngest daughter brought home from kindergarten that I have had virtually no time to play in my craft room. I have been spending most of my days in the laundry room washing everything, scrubbing furniture, floors and beds and the in the bathroom washing hair. This is my first encounter with this and it is yucky stuff!!
Since I have been so busy, I have had to combine three of this week's challenges.
First is the color combo this week of Real Red, Bermuda Bay, Kraft and Neutral of choice (White). Optional was school notebook paper. Thanks for the fabulous colors again this week Betty!
Second is this week's sketch challenge, thanks Roxie, I loved this one as I usually do!!
Finally is this week's Teapot Tuesday challenge, I have brought apples for Trish Lafish’s teachers when she finally returns to school to graduate after being lost at sea.
I hope you like it and I hope your day is much better than mine!!
Registered: October 28, 2004 Location: Castro Valley, Ca Posts: 47813
Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 10:24 PM
Oh Heather I am so sorry to hear about the lice - that happened to my daughter when she was in elementary school - it was not fun!!
Your card though is awesome! I love the glitter on the apples! Great job with combining the challenges!
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Registered: September 11, 2009 Location: Vancouver BC Posts: 7318
Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 10:32 PM
You poor thing, lice! Maybe Trish has lice as well, there are sea lice you know. It seems so wrong when you make sure your child is clean and well cared for and just by standing next to someone with lice they get it too. My kids had 2 episodes in grade school and it was the same child who twice infected the school. Awful thing was the childs mother was a doctor! Good luck, hope you catch those pesky little things on the first go around.
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Registered: April 6, 2005 Location: Stuarts Draft, Virginia Posts: 14069
Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 10:50 PM
Heather, your card is so sweet and would make a terrific teacher very happy to receive it! We occasionally get cases of lice in the dorms where I work...just recently had to do some nit picking and it is a real job to comb through someone with LONG hair! It happens to the best of people...it's a respecter of no one and has no reflection on a person's hygiene. Hang in there...this too shall pass.
Registered: January 17, 2008 Location: Melrose Park, Illinois Posts: 40164
Tue, May 25, 2010 @ 11:08 PM
Oh Heather, sorry to hear about your unfortunate events, luckily I have never had to deal with it, but ever year, when my dd was is grade school there was always an outbreak. Your card is just delightful, I love the apples!
Registered: January 6, 2004 Location: Connecticut Posts: 13507
Wed, May 26, 2010 @ 2:47 AM
Heather, love your teacher's card. Head lice are the pits. I remember when my daughter had it. It was so much work to get rid of. Her hair was so fine that the nit combs didn't really work on it. I ended up having to cut her hair very short after weeks of trying to get rid of these critters. She is 26 now and still hasn't forgiven me for cutting off her locks.
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