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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.

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...


  1. Mum said she commented......I dont see it. Good blog tho. Neat pics.

  2. What lovely earrings!

    It's good to hear from you. I was thinking about you just last week.