It never rains but it pours, doesn't it? (Probably not the best useage of a cliched saying at the mo!!) Yesterday I was all set for an afternoon of crafting, and, in particular, a commissioned card. I put some new ink cartridges in my printer, pressed the button to print, the paper churned through - and came out blank. I muttered under my breath and tried again. And again. Still nothing. I muttered more loudly and decided to fall back on the usually-failsafe-huffing-technology remedy of switch it off, wait a moment, then switch it back on again. The result? Nowt. Zilch. Nada. Unresponsive. Not even a power light. My printer had peacefully died. Then the cat was sick. Several times. I wanted to cry. There wasn't even any chocolate in the house with which to console myself. My crafting afternoon turned into a farce.
I shouldn't really complain. The printer was given to me at no cost by a kind crafty friend and it's provided me with a few years of loyal service. I just hate being without it because I rely on it so much in my cardmaking. Ho hum. At least I don't need a printer in order to make things like these notecards:
or these little post-it books:
Today I've been determined not to let things get me down. I've taken the sick, grumpy cat to the vets, ordered a copy of "Fifty Shades..." to see what all the fuss is about, and bought lots of chocolate. And NOW I'm going to have that afternoon of crafting!!