Sunday, September 20, 2009


It is soo hard for me to find the time to create lately. But I am managing to squeeze a few things in here and there. I need to order more supplies for my jewelry. And I am about to need some more oil paints. I need new brushes too!

I have been slowly adding a some jewelry I made up on my etsy site. There is a link to the right of this blog.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Weighty Issues

I am starting a new blog. To read it you can simply click on my profile and see it in there.

This is going to be an adventure through weightloss. And all the feelings that go along with the journey. I will also add in different foods I have eaton that day-post my weight weekly, and exercise I have completed. I am going to finally do this thing for real. I weighed myself today and the scale screamed at me. I have been saddened by my continuous weight-gain (most of it due to pregnancies)--but for some reason I finally felt that push.

I need to get healthy. I want to be a good example to my kids, I want to have confidence again. Welcome to MY journey.


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Try it out. I just registered for free. I want to keep up with my stations for different moods.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I am finding myself to be so tired lately. And I have no time for anything. The house gets neglected. I get behind on my school work. I can only work in the late afternoons. And there is no time for my art. It is rather depressing. For some reason I have yet to feel depressed in the sense of sadness.

I am generally happy. But I can't help but wonder if i would be better off and have more energy if I took an anti-depressant. I am so disorganized too. I used to be very put together, very organized. Not any longer. My life feels chaotic. That makes me feel crazy.

Maybe I will figure it all out soon.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The Blankie

Most children have some sort of "security blanket", whether or not it is an actual blanket. Brenna had her Moe. A cute and cuddly little stuffed dog Justin and I got her from Cracker Barrel. Well, she has since moved on, but she still has that fuzzy creature.

Trent has always had a blanket of some sort, and his thumb (which he started sucking at 2 months). It was his yellow, cashmere blanket that I got at his baby shower from Justin's grandmother. That thing was starting to fall apart so I thought I should try to introduce another companion into his life. I managed to get Trent to trade off and on with another baby blue crocheted blanket someone made for him. This helped tremendously when the yellow monster needed to be washed.

One day, a trip to WalMart ended the career of the dirty, holey, yellow blanket. I left it. Luckily, I had been trading it in and out with the nice, clean, blue new companion. There has yet to be another replacement. Although there needs to be desperately very very soon, our attempts have yet to make way for a new blankie.

Trent carries this blue tragedy everywhere with him. Even carries it all around the house. It is knotted up and falling apart. But he loves it. Maybe one day we will convince him to trade it in for a newer model. Until then, if you see a cute little boy with a ratted blue thing (that makes some resemblance of a blanket)held up to his face with his thumb in his mouth, chances are it's Trent.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Chipped Polish

I need to remove the polish from my finger nails. It looks ridiculously awful. I hate finger nail polish for that reason alone. It never lasts more than a day.

I am finding myself to be incredibly drained lately. Trying to keep up with it all is finding out to be a rough task. I did not realize how terribly crazy school was going to make my life. But it is something that is well worth the chaos. I do know that things will die down and get easier.

My art seems to have slowed down a tad, but I know that is really my fault alone. I have not been doing much of anything, except for preparing for this semester of school. I have 4 paintings to get done. Three are the last 3 covers of the Twilight books. And the other one is an abstract piece for someone's bedroom. I have slowly been working on other pieces of art and jewelry too. I just need to finish them up. I have sold a lot of the jewelry I put in the salon. I need to buy more supplies though.

Life is a rollercoaster. And I am enjoying the breeze.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

School is Cool

Well, Justin is still unemployed. But we are both in school for our teaching degrees. Things have managed to stay together. Every now and then I can feel the seams unraveling, but we pull it back tight. It is crazy how life can always make you fall, but you know how strong you are when you can still keep a genuine smile on your face. It helps to have beautiful people all around.

I may not have money. But I can honestly say I am happy. I still stress and worry, but we have paid all our bills still, and have food in the fridge, and gas in the cars. Things must not be so bad.

I know in a few years things will be easy. We just have to get through this desert first.