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I'm a 40 something year old nana stumbling through life trying to find the right way to take care of a grandchild and myself and still retain some sense of humor.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Just wow...

Can you believe it? Christmas is almost here. 2011 is almost here. What a year it's been...

On an Up note, I am in a couple Yule swaps on craftster and got into the December birthday swap. I am really excited about that because my birthday has ended up sucking for most of the past few years...

Just made a Southwest inspire chili casserole. Tastes pretty good but put some cornbread batter on top to back but that part didn't come out right. I have made chili before with it on top and it came out awesome, just not this time...

How's everyone else doing? My wonderful 2 followers!!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


So, I know it's been a while but I now have a new job! Praise the lord! I am in a few craft swaps and am running behind. I really need to get on them. Thats what I am working on this weekend. I am home alone.

Jahjah is doing good.

Will catch up more later.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wow, since January

So I guess I thought I was gonna be better about keeping up with a blog. Guess not. lol A lot has been going on since I last posted. July 2nd I lost my job so I am currently looking for new employment. It's never good to loose a job but there are bright sides to that as well, which I won't go into. I am looking at medical assisting still and customer service since that is where most of my history lies. I have had a couple job interviews but there are sooo many applicants out there, it's tough. I only have about a year experience as a medical assistant.

Thanks to Troublet and her embroidery, (You can check out her awsomeness on craftster.org) I have been inspired to read The Tao of Pooh, however, I can not find a second hand copy and don't want to pay $15.00 for it. I did find the Te of Piglet though and have begun reading that. I'm going for that Zen state of mind!

The baby is growing so much and she is soo smart! She is defianately in her terrrible 2's grrr but she can still make me laugh. I love her to death! It's so funny how a two year old can have such a sense of humor.
I cleaned her room out yesterday and put up some butterflies on her wall. I love how they look. There is something about a butterfly, whenever I see they I get a happy feeling inside. It's kinda strange.

I can't believe what the weather has been this summer. It's not really felt like summer and yet it's already almost over.  Yesterday  afternoon one of my BFF's (not that I have many lol) took JahJah and I out for lunch. We went to Ruby's on the pier. It was nice to get out.

Tammy and JahJah It was super windy!

Watching for dolphins!

Missy luvs her peanut butter cup shake!

Mmmmm Nana's peanut butter shake. Can you believe this little girl totally over me and stole my spoon?
So, All Hallow's Eve is coming. Love that! I think I am gonna start putting my crafting mind to work and see what kind of groovy stuff I can make for that. I have been doing more embroidery these days, which I am loving. I am having a great time with it. It goes so quickly. You can find all sorts of stuff on the internet. Below is some of the stuff I have been up to lately.

I made her for a neighbor's new apartment. Am really proud of how clean she came out. I found a pic on the internet and changed it a little. Same with the one below it.

This one was my first. I made her for my dad's birthday. I used crayons to tint the fabric.

This I made for a Disney Swap a few months back.
The outside:

The inside.

I am liking Mixed Media Art.
A little Marie Antoinette.

This is some of the jewelry I make.
These were for a loaded charm bracelet swap.

My one and only ATC which I had done for a swap on Swap-bot http://www.swap-bot.com/ Only to find out once it was received by the person I made it for it was a few centimeters to big...... What can I say. I had to look in wikipedia to find out what an ATC was.
 Waiting to Fly
I ended up using watercolor pencils and water on him but forgot to take a picture it seems.

This is the stuff I made for a Mexiacan kitsch swap on Craftster. Did I mention that it's an awesome site? So much fun!

There's some other stuff too but, hey, I don't want to get too crazy! Right now I am working on a Steampunk swap on Craftster.org. I'm having a good time working on the items. I hope my cool partner is going to enjoy them! I would post WIP pics but don't want to ruin the suprise.

Got a new picture of my babies from latime gracie was here.

My lovies!

So much to say, so much to do. I have tons of pictures I downloaded off the internet to embroider, so many ideas in my head to make things, more jam to make! And still...I need to find a job...

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Hellloooo Harry!

So I was able to send my package off to my partner in the Disney Villains swap. She said she loved it. I am really happy to hear that! I was sooo stressed that she may not like the stuff or think it was all goofy. Nerves got the best of me. So now....... da da dada I got in on the Harry Potter swap! Totally excited! Should get partners next weekend. Pretty cool. There are sooo many projects out there on the web and in my head! (lol i made a little rhyme) Leaky Cauldron, Yahoo has a Harry Potter craft group plus tons other places. Should be pretty cool, just hoping I already have the supplies I can use. That was the whole point of getting into these, use stuff I already have so I don't spend money (which I don't have) and keep myself occupied!

Alijah is going to help me! She is home this week and is just growing so much! And she's so smart too! I think she will grow up to be a Rocket Scientist, Doctor of Medicine, Fashion designer, lead musician of a band, and best mom to some lucky kids.

Love her!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Ok, so now...

There is the swap "Cute - n- creepy", it's gonna be huge but I don't think I am gonna be able to get in on it. The stuff looks sooo cute from the one before and I checked out the girl's websites that is organizing it and she makes the cutest stuff!!! I so want in pout pout. I don't think I am gonna make it. I am going to send out the Disney swap box out on Tuesday that way everything that needs drying has time to dry and I can make sure everything is wrapped up so nothing breaks. I really hope my partner likes what I have made for her! I will post pics after for all my ghosties out there keepin up with me!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Disney Villains

Ok, so I am signed up for this swap on craftster.org (cool website). I have to craft stuff to send to another person and they do the same based on Disney Villains you have chosen. Dude... I want to make some really cool stuff that they will totally dig on but I am sooo nervous that I am gonna go blank on the ideas....

Sunday, January 10, 2010

So...wow, I have a blog

Hello world, hello 2010. Now that I have one of these I don't even know what to write... Go figure. Scare everyone else of these days by not being able to shut up and now don't know what to talk about.

hmmmm, plans for the "new" year. Well, let's see, keep my job. Get my auto tags paid for, keep the roof over our head and have the best possible year for Alijah. I can't believe she will be 2 years old next month. Pretty crazy! I remember when I found out Gracie was pregnant. Driving down the road in the truck on the way to the dr's office when she finally came clean and 5 months along.

So many things have changed since then and many not for the better. But, we must look at the bright side and be thankful for what we have. I am a 40 year old single grandma who is sharing the raising of my 2 year old grand-daughter with her other grandma. We alternate every-other week. She lives with me from Wednesday to Wednesday and with her the following Wednesday to the next. It's not bad, this way Jahjah can grow up knowing both families and having the best that we can provide including the emense love we all have for her. We are pretty fortunate that both us grandmas get along really well. We have our differences periodically but always come back together for Alijah. I really like her too. I consider her a dear friend.

This may be some good therapy for me. I don't know whether or not anyone will read this but I can talk it out on here. lol

Here's a picture of me and my Jahjah!