Wednesday, August 18, 2010

What an adventure!

I am not sure if it is a curse or a blessing yet but, I no longer have a car. I am okay with that...I think! The funny thing is I have lived in Arizona for 11 years and had never been on a bus! So yesterday I took the bus... TWICE! It was fun!

I went to an appointment and got there EARLY! That is not very usual for me I am either on time or a few minutes late. It was fun riding the bus. There is life in the desert! There were so many people on the bus.. on off on off. Cool!

Then later in the afternoon when my daughter was here, I said "hmm, I need some groceries" She said lets go.. "really?" "Yep" so off we went again... On the BUS!! Now I must say when I went out earlier in the day it was 104 degrees. At this point the clouds had rolled in and a nice breeze and it dropped to about 85-90. Not bad.

When we reached the supermarket, the clouds had thickened, the wind picked up and there was a smell guessed it RAIN in the air!

Monsoons here in Arizona are either 5 minutes and gone or ALL night. Well this one decided to be an all nighter! We waited out side the store for the rain to let up. And waited..and waited.. well "we will have to make a run for it"... I DO NOT RUN! So I walked with the groceries in the cart and Cherise ran! We made it to the bus stop and waited..and waited.. FINALLY the bus came. We were soaked to the core. We giggled and laughed like school girls. It was an amazing ADVENTURE and I cant wait to have another!

I think I will like not having a car!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

My how it seems that time has FLOWN by! I am sorry it has been a while since I have updated here.

I have been very busy working on me. I have let some things slide lately that I should have taken care of so now I am working on them. Nothing major but none the less things that I need to do to feel top notch! I am off of work until September 7th so that I can do what I need to.

Part of my "feel better plan" is blogging and writing more. I have several books floating around in my head and I know they will be fun reads when I can get them into paper or e-book! I promise myself I will work at least one hour every day on writing. I have also been busy sewing and making some Christmas presents. Since they are presents I wont put any pictures here cause you never know who is trying to see what they are getting for Christmas!

I hope everyone is having a great summer. I will be working more on my blog and hopefully updating it with some new pics soon!

Thanks for reading...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Happy Fourth Of July.. I LOVE this Country..

My Awesome Daughter and her Renn and I are celebrating with my Sister and her family.

My son.. The Staff Sargent USAF and my nephew The Captain USMC will be sharing the day with us. SO So happy to have them both home and safe.

I hope your day is filled with laughter and fun and a THANK YOU and HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


If you know ANYTHING about me, you know that I do mostly everything by myself. This is not to get anyone to go .. awww, or anything like that. I ENJOY most of my solitary activities. Truth be told there are time when I am doing things with someone else that I would rather be alone. BUT having said that it does NOT by any stretch of the imagination mean that I ALWAYS want to be alone. I LOVE having people around me. I enjoy chit chat and banter and good deep conversation. BUT I have found that since I work in the type of job I have (and not that I like it but it pays the bills *barley*!), a customer service position in a call center, it does not make for ease of making friends. When we are at work we are working. There is NO time to chat, not even on lunch. You don't have lunch time with any of your peers. SO...
My point in all this is.. If you like what you are reading. Have something funny to share, or are also into the types of things I am, please leave a comment, drop a line anything. I would like to reach out and befriend some people who like the same things that I do.
ALSO if you have ANY experience putting together a blog, let me know. I keep having issues with how this one looks. There has to be an easier way!

Well I am off to do some sewing.. I will post pics soon! :)
Happy Tuesday!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


I found this cute background that I think matches nicely with the banner. I am having fun playing with the blog and getting it just right.
If your reading my blog, please leave a comment. Follow me too! It's okay I won't lead you astray!
I hope your weekend is fun! I am going to do some sewing and fixing up in my studio. I hope to have the studio all done by Sunday night.
Stay tuned for updates..

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

What happened!?

I don't know what happened but my blog is "out of sorts".
Pictures are not showing up, background gone... I will work on this tonight (I HOPE).
Should look better tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Different.. I like DIFFERENT!

I can't believe it has been so long since I have written... I am so sorry!
I will try to be more attentive. I promise.

So an update:
hmm... not much...
Oh, I no longer have television. Well I have A television but no cable. I only get the weather channel. I figure, I am never watching it, if I do watch it, I don't get anything else done, and I am really not happy with the choice in programing... SO I gave it up! Not really much of a sacrifice I must say. It has been 2 weeks and my house is clean, projects (some) finished, and a bunch of magazines read. I read before I sleep, helps me to relax and much better dreams!
I listen to the radio on line! THAT is fun! I find new music and comedy and talk! So no reason to pay for cable.

I am sad that I did something to my blog that messed up my background! I will work on it this week and hopefully get it back to something pretty...

The title of this post is Different. Well as you can see I am different. I don't have cable tv. My blog is different (not intentionally) and I am unique! Ask EVERYONE who knows me. I think different. I just cant conform. It HURTS when I try to!! lol! I guess my brain is just "hot" wired and I LIKE IT!!

Notice in my artwork, aprons and writings.. its not cookie cutter. I like all the popular and common scrapbook items out there. The "branded" and designer (if you will) stuff is all great and good and even pretty but .. for me (YAWN) boring! Where is YOUR imagination? Sure you put your own color on something but that's about it. How about hunting for the items you put on your creations? Anyone can (and everyone does) buy the stuff prepackaged! I guess this is just my little boycott of SAMENESS.

Okay I am stepping off my soap box!

I went to Whole Foods tonight (some say Whole Paycheck) and got the most delicious spring rolls yumm!!

I will post more soon and I promise MORE PICTURES!!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Pictures are POSTED!


Okay I did it! I posted the pics I have been promising!
Check them out by clicking the very top picture on the right side.
There will be a slide show of my pics!
Please let me know what you think!
Hope everyone has a happy Sunday!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


How exciting! I am now an AVON LADY! I know I know.. it's Avon REPRESENTATIVE but hey I love things old fashioned... I'M AN AVON LADY!!!

Check out my own personal website for Avon.. place an order, browse the catalog, see whats new (and there is a lot new!) order a valentine gift!
Avon has REALLY come a long way! Did you know that they have PATENTS on some of their skin care products? When those patents are up the MAJOR cosmetic companies (you know the ones that are in stores like DILLARD'S, MACY'S etc) they then take the formulas and recreate them and sell them as their own!! THAT'S how GREAT Avon products are! AND whats better .. they are not $120 a jar!
So check it out and thanks in advance for helping me become my own business!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Wonderful! Simply WONDERFUL!
I am so happy to report that I was able to attend 2nd Fridays in Historic Downtown MESA! What a fun time! There was such great ENERGY in the air!
I got to Mystic Paper JUST in the nick of time! Of course I parked in the back of the store. Well not IN the back of the store, but you know what I mean. I went in through the back door and up to the front ... just as they were starting the ATC trade!~ Talk about timing! I made my 6 Elvis themed ATC's all in 45 minutes(this includes finding the proper pictures to use!) and if you know me then you know 45 minutes for 6 ATCs is FAST!
I was lucky to receive some beautiful cards in the swap! Such talented ladies we all are!
I am sad to say that I don't have any pictures. Some day I will get a camera that works!!!! Maybe for my birthday.. hint hint!

I was also able to make it into Domestic Bliss!! I have been wanting to go there FOREVER! It is a wonderfully girlie place! I just want one of everything they have.. well as I told the gal that was working there, I'll just move in there and that will be that! lol!

Such pretty things! But can the mere mortal that is I ever have a home that is all this? Yes and I will to the best of my ability! I WILL DO IT! I am thankful for everything I have and every opportunity I am given!
Are you?

Have a day that is full of blessings no matter how small (even if it is just the fact that you HAVE a DAY~!)

sock in the jaw

sock in the jaw
This pic is of a piece that i made a while back. I love the idea of coloring in the black and white pics


Fun piece I made. Again using the color on vintage pics