Saturday, November 27, 2010

A Risky Saturday... (Not to be confused with a Risque Saturday - hahahaha)

{ @ Barnes & Noble 11/27/10}

Hellooooo Readers!!! - if there are any out there ;o)

I am at the B&N on a Saturday night! (I know I am crazy) Well I have my own little table that is full of paper goods & pens & electronics , so I think I am going to be fine :)

Somehow I have been busy... I really have NO idea how. I mean I do not have a job for crying out loud, so how the heck fire can I have been so busy? I have been @ Karin's more than a few times. I bring Tim his meals to work. Last week I helped out a little at his work. I run to the bank for him during the week. I have been doing some crafty stuff but not enough to say that it has kept me busy. So weird!

Anyway, I know I will be busy until Christmas time since I am going to have a handmade Christmas! I am excited about it. Unlike a lot of others who say they are having a handmade Christmas (they mean they are buying handmade) but I truly mean that I am going to be hand making 90% of my gifts! I have the list all written out I just need a few more supplies & then I should be all set. So excited! (Wait I already said that!) Hee hee.

I hope to get everything done on my 'To Do' lists this month. I think that with the whole mailing packages thing that it will help me be fastidious in my accomplishing my To Do's. So that is something to look forward to.

Also, maybe one day again I will get a job. Or my business will be successful. Only one PERSON knows - so until I find a job that pays more than 50 dollars over my unemployment, I will keep doing what I am doing & I will keep looking for the job I would be happy at.

Tim has been so supportive & amazing this whole time. Sometimes I just look at him for awhile (creepy I know) & think to myself 'I am really lucky - he is a great guy' & then of course that scares the bejeezus out of me! There are so many instances of how good he takes care of me! TWO in the past week! Wow.

I will share this , it happened a month or so ago. We were at the grocery store & I found these yummy cranberry bagels & he said he would buy them for me. I cannot remember what I said but his reply was "I wish there were more people like you" I mean HELLO! How incredibly sweet! & at the grocery store!

I will be back later with pictures of what I have been loving lately. I cannot wait to share!

Thanks For Reading!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Back to Life. Back to Reality.


Hey There Blog People! :)

I am back in New Jersey! YAY!

I really am glad to be back. Mostly because I missed the Bearded Fella! & I missed Karin!

I definitely did not miss the idiot drivers in New Jersey. Mainers are much more mellow. Also, Colorado drivers are good drivers PLUS I rode my bike everywhere (ahhhh the good ole days!)

It was so sad saying bye to my dad (it always is) I love him so much!


When I was on the plane I wrote my To Do List... Holy Moly it is major!

See I told you!!!

So I brought myself to Starbucks to try to get some of it checked off. I found this awesome mug at Michaels for super cheap ( it is 22 ounces!) & ordered a Pumpkin Spice Latte to keep me going!

Cute Mug Right?!

I am pretty well known here so I pay for a Tall & get a Venti, Loooove It! :) I also was informed that the Cranberry Bliss Bar is making its arrival next Tuesday!!! Yay! I cannot wait for Tim to buy me one ;)

I even found a recipe for this, so maybe , just maybe I will give it a try sometime.

Ok, I am off to do something productive!

Another Trip to Maine

Eeek! It has been over a week since I blogged!

I went to Maine to house sit for my dad and step mom. Originally my dad was supposed to be out of the house but some of the projects he was working on were delayed so he was at the house with me most of the time. Which is fine with me because my dad is awesome.

If you want to talk about a true hero, he is it! He is in the Coast Guard, he was an EMT, he is the Fire Chief! I am so proud of my dad. I love him super duper much!

The second half of my trip was not the greatest. But whatever. I was on a high from my previous to Maine & I see the error of my ways :) I will not go into details but I plan on having much shorter trips to Maine from now on! :)

While I was there I did get to see my brother Jason & his partner Adam. It was so great to see them & spend time with them! Jason & I are a lot a like I think & we have the same thoughts about life, so it was a good time talking with him.

I planned to work on knitting, jewelry, journals, personal journals while I was there but that definitely did not work out that way. :( the first two days I was there I had a headache! Then I spent a day with Jason & then I just had little motivation. Bummer! I did work on my jewelry though, so yay me :)

I also thought I would blog almost every day but there was not much I thought would be blog worthy.

Mostly I spent time with these critters:

The wonderful old lady, Sassy - or as I call her Sasser Frassers :)

Staring Contest with Simon, the funniest dog ever!

Animal Love, that is Simon (dog), Shalom (calico cat), Sophie (siamese cat)

Shalom - this one will push anything off your lap so that she can sit on it, so cute & fluffy.

Sophie, a couple of weeks ago she did not like me at all. Last week was a whole different story! She took my earrings off the side table & hid one of them on me! (I found it under the couch)

My parents animals are great company & I am especially going to miss Sasser Frassers! *sniffle sniffle*

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bearded Fella

This bearded fella is amazing. I am going to miss him when I go to Maine for a week! :( Thank goodness for text messaging & for Skype!

List 1 / List 2

Check & Check

Update on List :) I think I did pretty good!

*Art Journal - Well this one is pretty much on going, but I did do a few pages!
*Make a packing list for next week - Yay!
*Start a gift for a friends baby - I chose the supplies & have casted on!
*Find a soup recipe so that the Bearded Fella will have something healthy to eat while I am gone next week :) - I made a big pot of chili, that was oh so good! I also made some other meals for him - I will write about that later.
*Find a pair of double pointed needles - I have found some but they are expensive, but I really need them for a lot of the Christmas gifts I am making.
*Bring dinner to the Bearded Fella - one of my favorite times of day!
*Organize pictures in Picassa
*Write some letters
*Go to a thrift store
*Pay rent
*Birthday thank you notes
*Gift for Tim
*Custom Etsy order - I have chosen some fabrics, tomorrow I hope to get sewing!