Saturday, October 26, 2013

I Have Been Busy

On June 10, 2012,  I wrote a blog post titled, "Day Job Stress...," and in that post I wrote about how my Tim Holtz Dabber paints had dried up and I found out that my craft paints lids and the dabber lids interchanged and I switched them out and well-a, I had new dabber paints!

So, I found this rack at a 2nd hand store yesterday:

It holds 50 craft paint bottles! Looks like it is home made! It is wooden. It measures about 12 X 16 inches.  And it cost 99 cents! Did I score or what????? So this morning I took the rest of my dabber tops off and screwed them onto my craft paint bottles!!!! The dried up bottles of dabber paint are now gone with craft paint lids!! Bye Bye! This is the pic before I added all of the new bottles.

I said I have been busy.

I found a LOA friend that I lost 4 years ago when I started this day job and lost my mind completely. So I went to her house today for a visit and found out she had gotten married, and she and her husband, George, sell books out of their home!!!!!!!!!!!!! Well, I was like OMG by the stacks of books every where and George knows where every book is. It was amazing. So now I know when I find cheap books that I can take them over to Barbara's and George's and while Barbara and I visit, George can go through them and take what he wants to sell. It will help them and I will feel good about helping them. Barbara actually sells DVD's and VHS Tapes also. Hubs and I have a bazillion VHS Tapes that need to find a home, so he doesn't know it yet, but......

Speaking of the hubs, he is down in LA this weekend, picking up ANOTHER old motorcycle to fix up and sell! Grrrr! But I have the house to myself! YAY!!!!!!

I also found the latest version of the LOA magazine at target this week when I was in Hayward! I love this magazine. If you are into LOA, go find it!

OK I am off to call a friend and do some art!


Sunday, October 20, 2013

I Actually Made Stuff AND Wrote a Blog Post!


The title of this post says it all! I actually did stuff this weekend instead of my usual vegging!

I actually cooked both yesterday and today! The hubs is in shock but full! LOL

I actually went to a local hospital and visited a girl that I lived next door to when she was born. We had a lot of catching up to do since I left there when she was 10 and she is now 35. Not all of it was fun though, since I actually found out about 5 different deaths that have occurred in the last couple of years, all of people I knew including her Mom! Sad! She is having her gallbladder removed tomorrow.

I actually also did my weekly Sunday visit to my folks! They are fine.

And then:

I actually made 2 spreads  in my art journal! Yay! Me!

Not actually completed yet! But I did some work in my journal!

And I have added some more cards to my Scrap-O-Dex. It is looking fatter each day. And the bottom pic is a close up of one of the cards. It is a ton of fun!

I have actually also been cleaning and doing more organizing in my art cave.

I have been trying to get all of my tapes in the same place in here. So I bought a couple of Reflections containers about 9 X 9 with a lid that locks. I have 98 rolls of tape just in those 2. I have a ton more, at least enough to fill 2 more of these.

I am also having a good time listening to my new audio books in my car. I even dusted off my Library card and went and checked out the next Alex Cross book by James Patterson. I have only 3 more of that series and I will be done. And then I will be starting on another James Patterson series, called the Women's Murder Club. I loved the first one, so I will read/listen to those. There is 12 in that series. I listened to the 1st one this last week and was HOOKED! I never get enough books. My goal is to have read 40 books this year, and I am now at 32.

And I have also been cutting up my arty and Juxtapose magazines, not my art books, but the magazines I will never look at again. I am cutting words and images out to use in my journal.  I will never be selling anything, so those images are fine. I love cutting up magazines for collage fodder.

And that is actually what I have been up to lately or at least this weekend. I was headed for the Bay Area this next week but with the BART strike happening, I will stay away until it is settled!

Actually, is the word I have repeated all over the place in this post!

So actually I am gone!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

OK, Ok.....


Thought I would write a spell and see what turns up.

Lately this is what has been going on:

My laptop caught a virus, even though I had ACTIVE virus protection software! $282.00 later, the virus is gone, and I am not a happy person for having to spend $$ on something stupid, but I cannot live by Ipad alone.

On that very same day I had to send my son $300.00 for something also ridiculous!

I am now addicted to red very crisp  grapes. I eat them everyday, and I believe I am doing my body good by snacking on grapes instead of eating cookies and ice cream and other much loved junk snacks!

And speaking of my body, I am now under the realization that I will have to lose 100 lbs. before the end of the year, just so I can get off of at least 6 prescriptions, so I can afford the Affordable Care  Act. The latest figures for me, because I work, is $6850.00 out of pocket each year. I am still looking at other solutions, I must!

I have been obsessed lately with cleaning the house. Well, really that is a little white lie. I AM cleaning, but actually looking for a Law of Attraction book I had in my hands 4 years ago. I know it is in this house somewhere! So little by little it is being cleaned. And if I find the book? Ha! The cleaning stops immediately of course!

I have a baby possum living in a tree in my front yard! Yikes! He appeared when the Hubs was trimming the trees back for the winter. I guess he is still up there somewhere. I don't have time to play with a possum!

I am now listening to books on CD's while I am driving, which is what I do 90% of my time, because of work travel. I am now on the 4th one, a Patricia Cornwell book called  Trace. Very cool. Never occurred to me that I would like this as I am a "have to actually have a real book in my hand" kind of book nerd. But because of the cleaning,  I have also been taking books to the used book store for credit, today I have 75 bux of credit! Yes, I have a few books, quite a few!

Art? Eh, not much, except I am still working on my rolodex cards for my Scrap O Dex! Soon I will have them all covered with paper and can begin to add embellishments, so they will look super! I am even going to stich on them. And I am taking a Kelly Kilmer class tomorrow in Niles! Can't wait to get out of my art slump!

Talk soon!