Why is peace so hard? she said & I said peace is easy.
Keeping our mouths shut is hard.

~ Brian Andreas

Sunday, December 30, 2012

long time no see....

I haven't posted anything since the day after my birthday. So much for 'rambling' eh?
Had a very nice Christmas - even got a white one! It snowed Christmas morning and I was very happy to see that. Otherwise, it had been brown and green. All of our snow has decided to come after Christmas. It's been a bit windy, too, and it seems no matter which way I turned so did the wind so half the time I was snowblowing the driveway today the snow was coming back at me. At least it's powdery and blowing off the roof so I won't have to climb up there and shovel it off. Clearing up the driveway and steps has left me knackered and I don't feel like doing much of anything now. Knackered - now that's a good word. And no, I'm not British. But I've got British friends and read British novels (Rosamunde Pilcher being one of my favorite authors), and have watched several British tv shows (we own quite a few on dvd). Close enough. LOL

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Blinkers are not optional...

I just remebered I meant to mention this the other day. LOL
Blinkers (aka turn signals, directionals) are not optional. They are not some nifty little gadget they included with your car that you only use if you feel like it. Their use is part of the rules of the road/law for driving a vehicle. Really, it's not hard to use them. Stop being so damn lazy! Oh, and they're meant for ADVANCE warning of turning. If you decide to use the blinker at the moment you're about to turn you're too late and you've missed the point of the blinker. I can figure out you're going to turn! Likewise, if you get into a turning lane first.
And one more thing - just because you flipped on your blinker doesn't mean it gives you an automatic pass to come over in someone's lane. Flicking it on and then immediately pulling over in front of traffic is NOT okay.
What's so hard to understand?

Thursday, October 4, 2012

It's like a vicious circle...

You have a mess. So you need to organize. Only you have to make a bigger mess in order to organize. And if you lose your mojo before you're done you still have a mess!
I'm trying to tackle getting my closet and bedroom a bit more organized and trying to move the crap out of my room into the closet. Under the bed is already taken. Until someone moves out my and hubby's bedroom is never going to look like a nice, neat bedroom because I have my scrap area and a sewing table in it. It's pretty tight and crowded. We have to share a 5 x 6 closet so there's not a lot space there either for stuff. So that also looks crammed. I'm trying to make it look like organized crammed instead of a huge cluttered mess.  It's not like I really have a LOT of stuff. I just don't have enough house! At least, not for having hobbies.
Someday I might be able to update the 'before' picture I posted awhile ago. It was supposed to motivate me. That didn't turn out very well.....

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Random thoughts...

I get lots of them, especially in  the shower. However, that is obviously not a good time to blog about random thoughts! When I 'm actually at the computer my thoughts fly out the window. I can't think of any good or interesting ones I've had. I just remember I had some. LOL
I'm seriously racking my brain right now and I've got nothing. I'll have to get back to you.
Oh, there's a thought! If I had one of those voice activated programs that would type what you say I could talk in the shower and blog. Hmmm..... not when anyone is home though and I usually shower at night. Eh, scratch that idea... (yeah, like I was going to go out and get one of them programs anyway. LOL)

Friday, September 7, 2012

State fair

If you haven't seen my other blog, you can check out what I entered and how I fared in the state fair on this post.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

sure is quiet around here....

LOL So I thought I'd get back to rambling about something and then... nothing. (blogger needs all kinds of smilies we can stick in here)
Anyway, I did spend a lot of time working on projects to enter in the state fair. Right after the fair, I go through and think about all the things I want to do for the next fair. And then I promptly put it off so here I was doing stuff just a month or so before! Last year I didn't get anything done to enter at all.
Maybe... just maybe... I have learned to start earlier this year. Especially after my quilt disaster (this involved melting seams with a hot iron because I used polyester thread). Learning stuff the hard way sucks. Though it probably makes a bigger impression. :p
The fair is Labor Day weekend - so I'll have pics to share on my other blog after that. And I'll link to it here.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

hello again

I stopped posting for awhile since it seemed like I was just talking to myself. But I guess I'll start again even if I am talking to myself. Except at this moment, I have nothing else to say. LOL I get a lot of random thoughts in the shower, but I don't think bringing a laptop into the shower is a good idea.

Friday, May 25, 2012

not so rambling...

Apparently, I don't have a whole lot to say after all. Of course, what's the point if you feel like you're just talking to yourself anyway.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I hate gardening....

Or maybe gardens hate me. I'd give it up if I wasn't so stubborn. (Don't tell my husband that - he thinks I suck at it, too, and doesn't like to spend the money on my endeavor.)
I planted like 35 peas. Six, yes six, came up. WTF?! (Yes, I may have occasional potty-mouth. But at least I use (mostly) proper grammar and punctuation.) I planted a ton of carrot seeds. Um... let's see 12 per sq. foot and 7 feet.... 84 seeds. And those damn things are tiny! Three kinds. The longest to germinate is supposed to be like 3 weeks max. It's been a month dammit - where's my carrots?!? I *think* I see some sprouts. Assuming that isn't grass. No, my soil isn't that great but that's no excuse!
It's an emotional roller coaster. You plant your seeds... ooh, the thrill of anticipation. And you wait. Sometimes not so patiently. Finally.... a sprout! Woohoo!! I just gave birth. It's it adorable???? Then you have to wait for it grow up and be productive. Try and nurture it along the way. And hopefully it will be a productive plant after all the work you put into it. Sometimes you don't get a sprout. And you are so sad. You really wanted sprouts. You have to try again. Time is running out. The biological clock is ticking. And you start again, crossing your fingers.

If all else fails you go and adopt from the nursery. You will care for your new plants just like they were your own but you missed the thrill of giving birth. Of starting out with that tiny seed and seeing it makes its way in the world. But you will give them love, and hopefully, after all is said and done, they will be productive and give back to you.

That is why I still keep trying. Because the rewards are great.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Change - part 2

I try to not make more than one post a day. I don't know - like maybe people don't want to come back for a second one. Or they won't notice it. If they even come here at all. :p But I just had to come back and complain. WTH is with all the change lately?? FB is forcing people into their new timeline. Which I hate. Another friend just fell victim and she's not happy about it. Then I come to the blog the other day and they changed it. So there I was, trying to find my way like the blind mouse who's tail was cut off with a carving knife! So... I just went to the Weather Channel's website to check up on my local weather. And lo and behold! THEY CHANGED IT! When will it end????? I may have to hold off on my underwear for a few days just so I can adjust to all this upheaval. Just kidding. I can handle the changing of the underwear. As a matter of fact - I had bought some new ones recently. LOL But I wish they'd stop springing this other stuff on me!


That's the word for the month. For good or bad, life isn't static. It's constantly changing. Sometimes though, when we want to change, our old habits keep getting in the way. Or we sit in a rut because it's easier than expending the energy spinning our wheels trying to get out. I'm still working on that 'get healthy' thing from February. LOL

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dear Blogger/Blogspot

I hate change. I hate when I am used to something and someone in their great wisdom (not) has decided to make changes to what I was perfectly happy with before. This old dog doesn't want to learn new tricks. I'm still holding out hope that Facebook won't force their HORRIBLE timeline on everyone. It's social networking for ADD. I actually came here to whine about my gardening efforts but I can save that for tomorrow while I whine about forced changes. It is not enhancing my experience, it's making it worse. It took me long enough to figure things out the first time around. Sometimes I think these website people need another hobby. They should take up scrapbooking or something.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Fell off the wagon....

The 'get healthy' wagon from last month. I haven't been going for walks and I've been eating like crap. Next week, when all the junk is gone, I'm going to have to find that wagon and jump back on it. I'm going to need to go on a cleansing diet with oatmeal, fruits, and veggies to try and clean my arteries out. And get out there and walk - so long as it's at least 45 degrees out. Need to pull the Wii Fit out, too. I have batteries so that's not an excuse. I want to be ready to enjoy the summer. To have the stamina for long bike rides (MUST get new pedals this year!) and hiking.
I want to feel good and have energy.
Yep.... I need to find that wagon.... now... where did I put it??

Thursday, April 5, 2012


That is the word this month.

Religious faith - something I could never really grasp. Always out of reach. I just started accepting not too long ago that I'm agnostic. I think it's really great that some people have such strong belief and faith in their religion. It's not enough to want something to have it. So here I am, agnostic.

Then there's the other faith. In yourself, in others. Sometimes we lack it in ourselves and give more than due to others.

I don't know where I'll be going with this word this month. But there it is. The word is FAITH.

Friday, March 30, 2012

awesome thing happened to me today...

I was in Michaels looking to use up the last of my gift card with a coupon. They had bigwigs in today. One says hi and asks if I'm working on a craft project. No, just buying something with a coupon and I need more craft supplies like I need another hole in the head. LOL So I'm looking around and then I'm in the clearance aisle and they have paper 7 for $1 - open stock and Bazzill. I don't see any Bazzill though. I saw the guy again and I asked him if he knew if they were getting rid of the Bazzill or if it was just certain colors. He says let me go check and comes back from the office and hands me an envelope and says here's a $10 gift card for you. He said one of the ladies told him I'm in there a lot. I had to have been glowing as I said, 'wow, thanks!'

I had to go home and get son to drop off at college and stop at the grocery store. Then at home I took a quick shower and made myself fit for public since I wasn't really the first time I was out (I stopped in after dropping hubby off at work.) I grabbed a thank you card I had already made and wrote a note inside and drove back to Michaels hoping they hadn't left yet. I gave him the envelope and told him it was a thank you card and he said I didn't have to do that. I hope my small gesture of appreciation made his day!

I am 'splurging' the gc on a home decor thing next time I go in with a coupon. I picked it up and put it down like 3 times because even half off, it'd be $9. So after I was given the gc, I decided it would be a treat for me from Michaels. I can't wait to get it! Here's a pic taken with my phone's camera (and not a fancy one either LOL). It's going to go on the mantel of my electric fireplace. I'm going to get my little lighthouses and sanddollars that have been packed away in the shed. Hello, summer!

Friday, March 23, 2012

I thought it was 'get healthy' month....

but this week I came down with a head cold. I really don't get that bad but I must have a body that fights like a ninja because it wears me out.
It's been so beautiful out this week and yesterday I was trying to get yard work done but I couldn't do much. After I little bit I didn't feel well and I'd have to come in and rest a bit. Well... later in the afternoon I really wasn't feeling well. I was sitting on the computer getting my butt kicked by spider solitaire and I suddenly felt really dizzy. And then I felt sick. And then I threw up. So I went to bed for a couple of hours and felt a little better later. Had hubby bring home saltines when he got out of work and ate almost a whole sleeve for supper. I was very hungry.
So today, I still feel kind of tired but better. Even though it's not going to be as warm today, it will still be very pleasant out so I'm going to try and get my garden turned over and ready. I need to get some of my plants started indoors, too, so that'll be on the agenda for the weekend. Hopefully I will have enough energy to get the garden turned over and my plots marked out so I can also get my peas in. I don't like peas but hubby will eat them so I'll plant them anyway. I just like to see what I can grow I think. LOL

Friday, March 16, 2012

Here comes the sun.....

doo doo doo doo....
Ok, it will tomorrow. Today it rained. And I spent all day on the computer. And if you visit my other blog here you will see what I was doing.
Hopefully, the coming week's forecast doesn't change because it's going to be a beauty!
As always, there's going to be a downside though and a price to pay. Probably literally. Because all this nice weather means that the trees may bloom early and if that happens it could kill the fruit blossoms since we could still get quite cold weather. Blossom time is very important for fruit production!
However, I'm going to enjoy the lovely weather. Yes I am!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

so much for that walk...

Since the hubber was off yesterday and he likes to get out of the house I never got my walk in. By the time we got home it was too late - we needed to eat first.
We headed out towards the coast and ended up driving up into Maine. Just going along. Stopped in a Marden's (surplus type store). They had a great deal on yarn and I sooooo wanted to get some but I have a bad habit of good intentions. :p I need to use some of my stuff up first. I wish I had someone who would knit sweaters for me because then I would have gone to town! I know how to knit but just beginner like. Not making sweaters or anything.
OH! (I knew I had something else to mention and couldn't remember, but it came to me!) I picked up a bunch of seed packs at KMart yesterday. We were just browsing around the store when I saw the display and it was buy 1 get 1 free. So I got 8 packs for $7 and change. And then what I already have at home - I'm not buying a single plant this year! Wish me luck. hahaha! I want to make raised beds, but it'd be expensive so I think I'm stuck with my regular garden area. I have some wood in the shed I may be able to make 1 or 2 small beds that are not in my garden plot. Last year I just used paper bags of dirt and compost on the ground. I'm going to have to do some good plotting and planning this year, and I need to start very soon since now is the time to get some of the stuff in the ground. And some I need to start so they'll be ready to transplant in mid-May.

Monday, March 12, 2012

It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood....

So I dragged myself away from my scrapping and went out for my walk. It's bee-u-tee-ful outside!! Gorgeous day! I was even going to take pics - not that there's much fabulous to take pics of - to share with you of my walk but I forgot the camera until after I had already started.
It was a really nice walk but my body is still adjusting to her unaccustomed exercise. LOL I used google maps to get an idea of how far my route is and it's about 2 miles. Which seems about right because it takes me at least half an hour at a good pace (not quite brisk but more than leisurely).
Tomorrow will be very nice temp wise, too. I should be able to get a stroll in during the middle of the day before the chance of showers roll in. And unless the forecast changes, the whole week is looking pretty darn good!
P.S. I looked up your location, Pam. You better get your butt outside this week! LOL Enjoy the weather!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

I've got a new way to walk...

Went out today for my walk around the 'hood. A little windy but in the 50's so not too bad. Yesterday wasn't quite 40 so I didn't bother. I should've pulled out the Wii since I have batteries for it now but didn't do that either. I don't think I walked on Friday either. I don't remember. Tomorrow is supposed to be in the mid-60's. Hot dog!!
If the weather stays as decent this week as it's forecasted right now I might even start digging in my garden turning over soil.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Walk this way....

I did it... I got a good walk in 2 days in a row! Today was even more beautiful than yesterday.
Yesterday, I had already gotten some exercise by starting in on some housework. I went out and enjoyed the mild weather taking a nice walk around the neighborhood. I was actually just starting my second round because I was on the phone with my mother, who had called on my cell while I was out walking, so I figured I'd just keep going while I was talking to her. But as I was passing my house, my MIL showed up so that ended my jaunt and my phone call. We had to borrow her car for a couple of days and she was being dropped off after a shopping trip with her sister and cousin, to get her car. Oh, AND we had our weekly team practice (we have a Special Olympics team - though it's shrunk considerably and it's quite tiny now. LOL) so I got in a little bit in there.
Today, I headed out for a nice long walk - longer than yesterday's. My legs don't hurt but they are kind of saying 'hey, what the hell is going on here?'. LOL
Tomorrow isn't going to be as warm (mid-40's rather than about 60!) but I'll try and get my butt out there. It really is a pleasant walk so long as it doesn't require you to freeze!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Get healthy....

I'm thinking about it, does that count?? Because so far I haven't managed to do much except think about it. Day 1 - snowstorm. Okay, I'll get my exercise when I go out and shovel late in the day (why shovel early when it's still snowing?). Honestly, JUST as I was getting ready to get off the internet and go out, hubby comes home and since we only have 2 snow shovels and the driveway had to be done pronto so hubby could drive up it, I sent the kids out and started making soup. Day 2 - was going to use the Wii fit and the balance board had dead batteries. Since I was annoyed it was enough of an excuse for me even though I could've just did stuff without it. I think I basically didn't have the mojo after that. Mother Nature may have some influence in there. Then we've been dealing with car troubles and that doesn't put you in a good frame of mind!
However, tomorrow is supposed to be pretty decent - around 50. So at some point I will try and kick myself in the butt to go outside for a bit and walk around. Maybe I will look for pussy willows, I think they're starting to come out now.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Get healthy....

Those are the words for this month. Definitely something to work on because none of us are getting any younger! (And if you found some magical elixer, you better share it with me!)
Right now it's snowing out. A storm moved in yesterday so at some point today I will be getting exercise in since there's be shoveling to do.
On the days it's milder outside I can go for a walk. Not a fan of walking in the cold. And so some of the other kinds of exercises on Wii Fit Plus. Those chilly days I can just use the Wii - it even has a running course.
This summer I'd like to go out hiking every week. I need to start working on that stamina now!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The month of 'love' is up....

Tomorrow begins a new month and a new focus. I think this has been a good month reflecting on self-love. Loving and accepting oneself inside and out. The 'you' and the 'body'. Funny.... as I've been scrapping and organizing photos and seeing older pics of myself I started thinking, hey, maybe I wasn't all that ugly. LOL There are definitely photos that are less flattering than others. Some definitely not much attractive, but all-in-all, I think I cringe a just a little less at the bad ones and think not too shabby of the better ones.
I've been putting on makeup almost every day because it makes me look better. And when you look better, you feel better. I'm getting new glasses (precipitated by having mine knocked into and off my face with a basketball) that I think will be an improvement, too. Now, if I could just get a new wardrobe...... LOL
It was actually the death of Whitney Houston this month that made me think about putting the effort into makeup every day. She was beautiful. I'm sure she had her less than stellar moments (as a matter of fact, some were caught on camera) but any time she was made up, she was simply beautiful. I don't know, she just made me want to make the effort to look good.
Next month is a continuation of that.... but you'll have to wait until tomorrow to find out exactly what it is!

Monday, February 20, 2012

You are more....

The word this month is LOVE. And for different people, it may have another focus. Maybe it's about family, or relationships, or just general. All of which could use some of my attention. But I chose to really think about and work on self-love. Finding and focusing on the good stuff. I'm not a religious person, I'm agnostic. But I do love some of the messages. This song is based in religion, but I love the main message. YOU ARE MORE.
You Are More - Tenth Avenue North

There are days I drop words of comfort on myself like falling rain & remember it is enough to be taken care of by myself. (Brian Andreas)

Sunday, February 19, 2012


apparently I don't have as much to say as I thought I did. LOL I need feedback, people! Who's reading this? LOL

Today I went through pics (a LOT - and that was in FILM days) of a Disney trip to scrap and narrowed it down. There is just way too many pics! I'm hoping to crop several enough without cropping too much out to squeeze several onto a page. Six layouts max is what I'm allowing in the scrapbooks. LOL

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Random thought.....

If monkeys (chimps, apes - whichever) are so like humans.... do they also have self-esteem issues?

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Greatest Love of All

That was my favorite song Whitney Houston sang from her first album. LOVED that song. I still love it. Very appropriate since this month's word is LOVE and one of the things I've been thinking on is self-esteem and loving oneself, which is what I posted about recently.

Whitney Houston was beautiful and had an amazing voice. Her death yesterday at only 48 saddens me.
Greatest Love of All

You will be missed. I Will Always Love You

Saturday, February 11, 2012

the internet... part 2

Ok, read the last post first if you haven't. This is an update. :p

So, I just found out still searching, that I could get my father's adoption info. But damn, it'd cost an arm and a leg! :( $28 fee by mail. Plus you have to provide documents which I don't have, which would cost me more money! My birth certificate is a laminated wallet card. I think I'd have to send for a certified copy. And then I would need a certified copy of my father's death certificate. :(

That is so NOT right!!! >:( They are all freaking dead for crying out loud. It's in the social security death index, so why the hell should I need a copy!

Here's where I got the info: http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/docs/dph/vital-records/pre-adoption-memo.pdf

the internet.... again

I wasn't going to stay on that long. Really. Then reading one post about genealogy on a forum I go to, and I get sucked in looking around the internet for clues. And since I don't even know who my father's parents were or his birth name, I might've wasted all that time barking up the wrong tree. Ooops... No pun was intended. LMAO.
I ended up coming across a website for the Massachusetts archives that says to contact Judicial Archives about adoption records. So I just emailed to see if it's possible to have the records opened and how to do that. My father and his parents are all dead and have been for over 10 years. I think it's ridiculous to keep info from people. Anyway, even if they will open them it'll probably end up being for some stupid price over $20.
I heard he was told his birth parents died in a train accident. One could assume that is why he was put out for adoption. Which means his birth could be in local records. I have contacted the library from the town he was born in, but it was like pulling teeth with people not getting back to you and giving you full info. I even tried like 10 years apart. I tried google searching with a name I got recently, but can't find anything about a child's birth for the couple. Which would've been not long before they died and before the 1940 census which is coming out soon. He would've already been with my grandparents by then.
The likelyhood of ever seeing pics of my father's ancestors... slim to none. That would be really cool to see what they looked like. I'd like to know where the heritage traces back to, before the United States.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Time out....

I think I need to put myself in time out from the internet. LOL I spend waaaaaay too much time online. I'm just not sure I have the willpower. Sometimes I go through moods where I don't visit some sites I normally go to, or I lurk and not post. But if I am home all day, staying offline is harder. Not that it makes me more productive. I can easily waste time doing nothing much at all. Even though I have PLENTY I could be doing. Scrapping, cardmaking, sewing (several projects there!), organizing, knitting or crocheting....

Friday, February 3, 2012

I love me!

Ok, not really. And if you don't come by it by nature or nurture, it's a bit hard to love yourself just the way you are. It's easy to find what's wrong with yourself and a lot more difficult to find the 'good stuff'. I love quotes in general, but I love quotes that are related to self-esteem because (and is this an oxymoron or something?) they are a little nudge that says you are worthy.

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. ~Malcolm S. Forbes

I've been looking forward to this month's word because loving myself is something that has often eluded me most of my life and something I still need to work on. Last year I came across a quote and made a layout to tell myself something I need to hear.

This was a layout I did back in 2008. One of my dear friends online sent me the quote. She said she found it and thought of me. Not all gifts come wrapped. :) *sniff sniff*

I found this great site of self esteem quotes and I'm thinking of making a mini album. We'll see. Here's a great poem I found on the site to end this post with.

Only You ~ Dan Coppersmith

No one on Earth
Exists quite like you
And no one is able
To do what you do

The person you are
The talents you bear
Gifts that only
You can share

Only you have learned
From the things you’ve done
Gaining perspective
From the battles you’ve won

Times when you’ve lost
Have been priceless too
The lessons contribute
To what makes you you

The rest of the world
Can’t see through your eyes
Which is why your insight
May be such a prize

Because you are you
There are lives you affect
Much more than you
Would ever expect

The things you do
The things you say
Send ripples throughout
The Milky Way

You’re unique, amazing
Like no one else
You have the exclusive
On being yourself.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A new month... a new word!

And what word is more appropriate in February than LOVE? Yep! That's the word of the month to focus on.

I'm really hungry, so right now what I'd LOVE is something yummy to eat! LOL

Saturday, January 28, 2012

bump on a log

That is me. Just sitting here. Can't get out of my own way. I could be cleaning, decluttering, organizing (all that needs doing!), or working on projects of the craft or home variety. But no, I am apathetic. Just sitting here. With no mojo.
And a sore butt.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Waiting for new word of the month....

This month's word, dream, just isn't one I can get in a whole lot about. LOL I haven't saved up a penny towards my travel dream. I haven't had a penny to save!

I had a dream the other day (early morning one) that I don't remember anything about except my front yard (which looked different but was still on a slope) had all these pretty flowers in it. I didn't know how they got there. If they just suddenly went crazy propagating themselves!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Thinking about the word for the month

'dream' and well, I don't have much more to say about it. LOL I think about it sometimes and my dream I posted of going to Europe someday (or at least somewhere in the UK). I want to go by boat. One reason, I really do not want to fly. But I really do like boats.

This is a bag filled with dreams & recipes for soup & she's deciding right now which she's really hungry for. (Brian Andreas)

Monday, January 16, 2012

I have a dream....

If you've never read or listened to Martin Luther King Jr's speech you can read it HERE.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby steps...

I have been slowly working on getting decluttered and organized. It is very slow. Baby steps. I'm not one who can go through and whip things into shape in half an hour. Or even half a day. Maybe at someone else's house but not mine. I'm attached to my 'stuff'. But it's getting there. Some people would think, oh, you can throw this out and that out. Don't need to keep it. But I see potential there! At least I'm not a total hoarder. Though it wouldn't be a far leap for me if I let myself go there.
So here and there, I put something away. Find a place for it. Or let go of a scrap of this or that. It's getting there.

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day. ~ Winnie the Pooh

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Speaking of dreams....

This is of the nocturnal kind.
I had one this morning. I don't recall the events before this part of the dream or if it just started randomly. But I was in a high school girls' bathroom. And the stalls were pretty much open. Well, in the beginning of the dream the stalls had side walls but the stalls were pretty big and wide and the 'door' wasn't very big so really you could see in quite clearly. I think as my dream went on the walls shrank even more. Anyway, there I was doing my business and these boys were coming into the bathroom. Of course, this is a rather uncomfortable situation. (And the bathroom was extremely large, like a small cafeteria size.) It gets busier in there with more people and boys coming in there. I think at this point the bathroom was pretty much like a lobby kind of area - where some people walk through to leave but others were hanging about. Now I'm getting really bothered and at some point I'm starting to yell at the boys to get out. Bad enough to be sitting there but I needed to wipe and I really didn't want THAT being observed! Now the last party is fuzzy because I was starting to wake up but I think I ended up trying to pull my clothes up as discreetly as possible while trying to come up from a sitting position and not give everyone the full monty below the waist.
I have some seriously weird and disturbing dreams!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Slow and steady...

So I'm trying to get my bedroom/scrap area and closet in some semblance of decent order. It's a very slow process for me because I don't like getting rid of anything that could be craft-related in any way, shape, or form. LOL
I got 4 bins for under my bed at Target on sale for $5 each. 3 I put fabric in and one has yarn. Unfortunately, no matter what container I choose (under bed or a box type to go on a shelf), all my yarn doesn't fit in. So right now I have 2 things with yarn. And a third one - a CraftStor tote (different colors) I've had for 18 years. It has the yarn and afghan I'm working on for my sister. I need to really work on it and get it done. I just wish I knew for sure what hook I had used! I'm giving away a grocery bag full of yarn. Some of the yarn I have hubby had picked up for free from someone giving it away. Last night I spent a lot of time winding yarn into a ball - I had to untangle it. At one time I had wrapped the skein around a piece of chipboard and it had started falling off the sides causing a bit of a problem when trying to wind the yarn into a ball off the cardboard.
I think I will see if I can sell some of my fabric on Craigslist. The spring-colored twills I doubt I'll turn into shorts or pants. Some of them are 2 full yards. I basically just want to get the money back I paid out, which was a bargain.

Monday, January 2, 2012

More thoughts on dreams...

"We choose our focus. We face a universe of unlimited possibilities, and we choose which one becomes 'real' for us by focusing on that possibility." - Ellen Debenport, The Five Principles

"Keep your dreams alive. Understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication. Remember all things are possible for those who believe." - Gail Devers

"Dreams are like the paints of a great artist. Your dreams are your paints, the world is your canvas. Believing, is the brush that converts your dreams into a masterpiece of reality." - unknown

"Without leaps of imagination, or dreaming, we lose the excitement of possibilities. Dreaming, after all, is a form of planning." - Gloria Steinem

"I have learned, that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours." - Henry David Thoreau