Thursday, May 24, 2012

Slice of Life

Doctor's appointment yesterday went pretty much exactly the way I thought it would. Long story short, my stored iron levels are low and I'm going in to a medical imaging place on June 1 for an ultrasound to find out if I (like every woman on both sides of my family) will have to have a hysterectomy.


On a happy note, I have a package of microbeads. They will be used as sprinkles on my miniature dessert jewelry pieces I'm making.


That's it for today. Here's a picture of a couple donut pendants.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

How sweet it is :)

I played at my art desk yesterday! I made a little donut that I will wire wrap and string on a necklace to send to my sister. Not as great and wonderful as I should be doing, but it's a start.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A falcon with a cap on its head.

Our house will be growing by two more on Sunday when we bring two new kittens home. Their names are Phantom and Chimera and they are lovely. I'll post pictures if they hold still long enough for me to take some. Ghost is also going to get spayed on Sunday.

I colored the two older kids' hair on Sunday morning. Daughter couldn't decide between pink and purple so we did both. Son chose red, which didn't take, so we'll redo it this weekend.

We've started painting the guest bedroom so we can move Son into it. Then we'll move Oldest Daughter into his room temporarily while we paint hers, then we'll paint what is his room now and move Youngest Daughter into that room.

I officially started P90X yesterday. It's the real deal and today I feel like I might die. If you can avoid ever having to do diamond push-ups, do it. They're AWFUL.

Grandma left this morning to spend the rest of the week at the Center for the Blind where she'll be learning basic braille and how to use a cane and some other stuff.

I have a doctor's appointment in a couple hours and I'm really not looking forward to what it's going to lead to.

I have lots of artistic ideas and inspiration, I just can't seem to force myself to get to work. If I could get started I'd be fine...

Youngest Daughter has eight teeth now. Eight!

School is over for the year as of Thursday, and then it's three months of Son finding every possible way to get on my nerves.

True Blood is back on June 10! Yeah!

That's all for now.

Friday, May 11, 2012

One more thing...

I forgot to mention one thing.

Fuck all those hateful, hypocritical bigots in North Carolina. Things WILL change and be equal. Good will win this battle.

Back in the game

All right, y'all. Back on track. Last Thursday I spent the day hanging with the friend I've had for 17 years. I colored her hair turquoise and purple and she listened to me bitch about everything. I came home happier than I had been in months.

I finished painting the ceiling in the living room and kitchen, after 5 1/2 months of avoiding it. Paint and bedding have been picked out and purchased so we can move Son into the guest bedroom. Youngest Daughter will move into the room he's in now and I will have my full closet back.

We had a birthday party for both Daughters last Saturday as they turned 3 and 1 on Friday. Every time I have to make a cake, I hate it more than the previous time. Such a drag. Party was good though, and everyone stayed and played Cards Against Humanity.

Our vacation to South Carolina has been delayed a couple weeks so Husband and I will be going to a wedding for my cousin in the end of June. The older of my Younger Sisters is getting married in October and has finally decided on a bridesmaid dress. She even did me a favor and picked on in practical colors in a practical style that isn't outrageously expensive. I'm still not stoked about wearing a dress, but...

I'm gonna build a mermaid. A big one. Also, I'm gonna build a big phoenix (you know, the mythological bird born of fire). I'm sure husband is delighted at the prospect of the garage and / or basement being filled will huge mythological sculptures (note the sarcasm there) but that's what happens when I'm inspired. Hopefully I can actually stick with a project to the finish without getting frustrated and giving up or rushing through it just to be done. A suggestion for the phoenix was to have its eyes light up. I'm going to see if I can do so through glass eyes.

I went and got checked for skin cancer yesterday. I do not have skin cancer right now, but I have "lots of spots that could easily turn into skin cancer". So now we get to start a lovely ritual of monthly photography of moles. Maybe I'll start a blog written by the moles. Knowing my luck, it would get a million subscribers and I wouldn't even have anything clever to write in it.

Coffins for the kittens are done and we can bury them any time it stops raining long enough for the dirt to be dug up a bit. That's not a day I look forward to. I need to paint the rock that will be put over the burial site and that's the one project I have NO motivation to start.

Next week brings the start of my adventures in P90X. That says enough in itself, yeah?

That's all I've got. Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Rebooting... Please wait.

The last few days have been full of people on facebook watching me reach the edge of a breakdown.

Today is a reset. I'm leaving kids and husband and everything else behind for a few hours to go see my oldest childhood friend. Hopefully after this I'll be able to put my hands to use and go back to creating and stop worrying about all the things I can't change.


There will be a huge blackout on Etsy on May 10. Thousands of shops are going on vacation to protest the fact that etsy claims to be all handmade, self-representing artists and all that but they have tons of mass-produced crap and lots of resellers and shops that are turning into corporations. It will be interesting to see what happens with that.


Daughters will turn 3 and 1 on Friday. We're having a birthday party on Saturday evening. I'm supposed to be making a cake, but in the midst of everything else, that's the last thing I want to do right now.


That's all I got.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Don't go through life floating along. Make waves.

How many times in my life have I heard THAT now? Too many.

I feel like I'm drowning.