Monday, March 25, 2013

Cards from the past - Part 1

Sharing my favorite note cards from 2004. 

Do you think in miles or minutes? If someone ask you how far it is to Wal-Mart do you say 6 minutes or 3 miles?

Kitchen Shelf

I almost always reply with how long it takes to get there.
But, I do know how many miles it is to 
CVS, Doctor, YMCA, Nursing home, Wal-Mart, library, Selby Gardens, Jungle Gardens...
I know in MILES and Minutes...



I seem to be obsessed with how many miles it is to every where I go... but my obsessive compulsive self is another post

34 comments:

Miss Debbie said...

Such pretty flowers! I do time because I am not good at estimating distance.

Rose said...

I speak in minutes...don't know the exact miles to anywhere but know almost to the mile to a few.

I will be interested in your obseessive, compulsive self...

RoeH said...

Both. But when I was in Los Angeles area for 20 months, it was minutes. And on the freeways sometimes hours depending on the time of day you choose to drive on said freeways. I learned to drive with what time it was during they day - and especially morning and later afternoon. You don't get a break at night. I once got into a traffic jam in Hollywood at midnight!

Catherine said...

Very pretty Sandra!

Have a fantastic week!

xo Catherine

Cranberry Morning said...

Beautiful flowers to start another winter day. lol

I grew up with miles, not minutes. I grew up giving cardinal directions, not landmark directions. But now I try to adjust to whomever I'm giving the information. Some people have no idea where north is and miles mean nothing to them. Then again, minutes may mean nothing to them. It depends upon whether they're driving a car or a tractor or a bike or walking. lol

GOOSE said...

Being a dog I measure everything in time not miles.
Blessings,
Goose

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Oh another O/C person!!!!

We are super-wonderful, are we not?

-grin-

We have to believe it, of ourselves. 'Cause all those non-O/C people out there, pick on us, so much.

-gigggles-

And I guess I say miles..... Although I am a terrible navigator and can't tell someone, how to get "TO" most anywhere. I just go BLANK. -sigh-

Madi and Mom said...

Mad Snapper your cards are beautiful!!
Have you ever thought of selling them?
I talk in minutes usually I'm a terrible judge of miles, feet, yards etc.
hugs C

TexWisGirl said...

great looking cards. :)

i think first in minutes, then miles if someone asks more.

Chatty Crone said...

I like what you did with the flowers. I think first in minutes and then in miles - both. :) sandie

George said...

These are beautiful note cards. You've been doing great work with photography for quite some time.

I tend to think in terms of miles.

Snapper II said...

These make great cards.
I love the flowers.

barbara l. hale said...

Beautiful cards! Here in New England almost everyone does minutes. From here, everything is twenty minutes away. We live right in the thick of things, it seems.

Pam ;) said...

Your note card are lovely Sandra. i think in minutes then down the road i wonder how many more miles is it.

Maple Lane said...

Delightful and unique photos.

I always say "in minutes" - I rarely know the mileage. I also NEVER know the names of streets, only landmarks!!! It drives the men in my family NUTS!!!

Deb said...

I speak in minutes...not good with miles...Hubby speaks in landmarks...like you go down to the light...you will pass a carwash...on the right will be a tire shop...etc...

Betsy Adams said...

Beautiful note cards... Love the flowers!!!!!

I tend to do miles ---and never even think about how long it takes to get there,unless it is an appointment or something. I can guess it--but mostly just know the miles.

I don't even wear a watch anymore...(Quite different from my working years!!!)...

Hugs,
Betsy

Susannah said...

Beautiful cards. You no longer sell them, do you?

Ginny said...

Cards 5 and 6 are my favorite! Did you make these cards just for the computer, or are they ones you got in the mail? Did you JUST put the palm and cross on your header, or have I been missing it because I stare at the bunnies? It is so much easier for me to know how long it takes to get somewhere, many times I just don't know the miles. Unless we go over the mountain to Charlottesville, I konw 25 miles because the signs always tell me and it is fried into my brain.

Ginny said...

Yeah!I didn't have to sign in today!! Wonder what makes the difference? I just never know when it will happen.

LC said...

I am unforgiveably without a clue on either miles or minutes. I do, however, appreciate lovely notecards!

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Beautiful cards.Each one would be a treasured possession.I think in miles,because I have spent a large part of my life living in a rural area.

A Quiet Corner said...

Yep...miles here, Sandra...followed by minutes too! It is the OCD thing...or my obsession with numbers!!...:)JP. p.s. thanks for the tip on the texture!!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I tend to think in minutes. The note cards are really pretty!

Ann said...

Pretty note cards.
I'm a minute person. Some things I do know the miles but mostly I know how long it takes me to get there

S. Etole said...

I tend to think in terms of time. Such pretty flowers on your cards.

Dee said...

I never thought of it before but I do think in minutes LOL

Debra Dickinson said...

I don't know why but I couldn't help but think, "Are we there yet?" LOL! Love, love, love the cards and texturing. Were these cards that you made and sent or received? Either way, they are lovely!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, wow, you actually make and send cards--a lost art. All are beautiful.

SweetMarie said...

Your cards are pretty! I think in minutes. Good question!

I was busy all day and it was my dad's birthday, so we were busy all night as well. :) It was a fun evening...baby steps. :)

SquirrelQueen said...

All of the cards are gorgeous.
I do both, but usually miles, depending on who I'm talking to and the destination. When we lived in the Portland area I always used miles because the time depended on time of day and which route, it could take minutes or hours if you got stuck in traffic.

Linda said...

The note cards are gorgeous. I would love to know how to make them. Meanwhile, thank you and thinking of you, too, dear Sandra.

EG CameraGirl said...

I.m pretty sure I answer in hours and minutes although I often also know the mileage, which we talk about in kilometres here in Canada but I have never heard of the word kilometrage.

Betty Manousos said...

very beautiful cards!
i love what you did with the flowers.
i think first in minutes and then in miles.