Work suits me

I have been tearing through a stack of magazines. Saving photos for collage, gifting and otherwise liking.
Every time I see a watch or clock, I think of Coffee and Art in the Morning, I think of my workbench and all of the things that I did to make it comfortable for me. I think of all of the pads of paper, paint and dies that lay un opened and unused.

I made 2 cards since I have been here. My current journal consist of pages with images glued to them in the hopes that they will meet some additional background decoration, before I begin to write on them. Work is always different, but I love working with the pets. They NEVER complain, are always grateful for the ice, walks and just a calm voice. Their owners on the other hand are a piece of work… If one of my customers does not have enough head or leg room, I upgrade them, at no cost to their owner, lol. Here is one of my grateful customers. ( I swear he looks like Bear in the Big Blue House!) oops, can’t figure out how to upload, so it will have to wait until tomorrow… 🙂


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I am here and there but trying to be everywhere.

I have done more in the past 2 days than I have all of the past year. Old clothes tossed out, curtains washed and replaced, painting exterior boards for the house, curls, twists, flat ironing and not to mention bleaching every surface in sight.

The welcome has dissipated and the only thing that remains are the hugs, ever few hours or so.

Man, it is GOOD to be HOME!


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I’m going home

All in all, just another cube on the wall...I asked for a week off the day I interviewed. Everyone seems to have forgotten. I am going HOME. I WILL HUG MY KIDS, sleep in my OWN bed and laugh out loud. I the internet for as LONG as I want and eat popcorn for breakfast, because I CAN! I can wake up, make instant coffee and find.some friends making something on line, and I will feel at peace.

I am going to stare at my paper, ribbons and buttons and dies and feel the love.

I. Am. Going. Home.

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Good Times

The Princess  and I are having a fabulous time in New Jersey! My goddaughter has taken her to Manhattan sightseeing .Thing 2* has agreed to sit at home for the Short Woman.  ; I have my FIRST new laptop; the back to school shopping has been completed at phenomenal savings and BOTH of the twins have moved out of the house!  Time to DOWNSIZE!!!!! WOO-HOOOO!

*the names have been changed to protect the innocent,  🙂 

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Take your time…all the time.

This morning, my sister wanted me to ride with her to pick up a rental car. I get to ride around in the tiny mobile
(aka: her Sentra), because she rented an SUV to chauffer my niece for the big Senior PROM date. Now
I normally have access to a ride, but not a vehicle of my own…I am pumped up to say the least!

On our way to the rental agency, we pass the following:
Someone's at the door

I hope no one was injured. The police were on the way, as were the emergency vehicles. Talk about a bad start to a day.

On the other hand. I have a dilema. I have these cool boxes, that I just cannot toss out…
They are saying storage, but, what to do?

Any ideas? Suggestions? Recommendations? (Besides toss ’em out!?)


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A job is a job, is a job. complaints abound, lol.

The lid to my paint brush water jar...serving as a vase.

The lid to my paint brush water jar…serving as a vase.

and a check is a check.
Anything is better than the lack of job I had previously, but I am learning not to dwell on what was, but what I want to BE. I was gifted a smart phone from the wonderful Mitzi and have been able to do ALL sorts of cool stuffs on line! It is small enough that I don’t have to worry about being mugged for it, but best of all, NO MONTHLY PAYMENT! Thanks again, Mitzi! My nieces go through phones like water and my sister also gave me one on her account, but I save that one for emergencies and or calls to home, most of which, I use a phone card for. Either way, I am SO grateful.

I was able to find one pad of paper on clearance at Michaels when they had the big sale 2 weeks ago. Our Mikes stuff never hangs around long enough to be discounted or sale priced (did I mention that my phone has a barcode scanner so I can read prices! 😮 ).LOL! I bought the pad of cardstock (something supposedly to do with Vampires, lol), got a Smash book for $9.00 and book bands with Hello Kitty on them for Michaela. THAT IS ALL THEY HAD! I will have to ask someone to shop for me at their better sale locations. It would be cheaper for me to pay for postage on a stuffed box than to waste gas going 40 minutes out for less than $20 bucks worth of stuff. I asked my husband to weigh my big bite, cropadile and some bags of WOC roses to ship to me, it came to $94.35. I could buy a cheap hole punch, another Big Bite and new roses for that amount. I won’t be going home until at least September, but now that I can watch streams, I am motivated to start folding paper, again.

Hope everyone is well and that the spring sunshine has made it’s way to your neck of the woods. I have not taken any photos, so I am recycling something 🙂

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Packing up, again.

I want what I can't have.

I want what I can’t have.

Well this job is about over. I was looking forward to staying until the 29th of April then going home for a month. Well as fate would have it, a NEW employer has contacted me and they want me to begin on Monday ( insert deep sigh ,here). That will cost me another $300 bucks if Scamdinavian Airlines lets me rebook my ticket. Then I have to figure out how to ask my new employer how I can get time off (ugh).  I guess I should have been more careful about what

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