Friday, March 31, 2006

Hey there....not a lot going on here. I had an interview this week with Aflac and Jefferson County Medical Society. Lord I'm tired of trying to sell myself to people. Oh well.
I've been knitting. Working on a bracelet. Here's the pattern. I have a feeling I'll be making a couple of these...My mother has been eyeballing the bracelet, and she loves bracelets about as much as I do!!
Brent had a gig in Chicago, IL last night. I'm not sure yet how it went but hopefully he'll call soon and give me the low down. Wish I could have went with him, but Jakey-boy had school today so I needed to stay here with him.
Jakes on spring break next week. We're thinking of going camping one or two nights if it's nice here's hoping!
Hope everyone's doing well.!! Leave comments letting me know you were here!! Just nice to know someone's out there :)

Monday, March 27, 2006

We had some fun Saturday night!! We went out and saw our friends Strumbeat. They were sporting some fancy hats!!

These guys are such fun!!! Oh, and Chris rocks!

Saturday, March 25, 2006

it's 4:46am...
Nathan woke up crying...for his milk....
by the time I found his juice cup he was back asleep.....
I'm knitting a Larry the Cucumber for Jacob.... odd request. He saw a veggietales movie and they had a coloring contest, and Larry the Cucumber was the prize, Jacob didn't win and I said we'll maybe we can make you one (not knowing where to buy a Larry the Cucumber) and Jacob says proudly "Yeah you can knit one!!" I'm like.....oh... ok I'll try!! So...stay tuned.
I'm going back to's too early!

Thursday, March 23, 2006

I've been kinda stressed lately...One would think that with me not having a job I wouldn't have reason to be stressed....
So here are some of my thoughts...
24/7 with a 2 year old that doesn't quite talk where I can FULLY understand EVERYTHING.
Car Insurance worries me
Looking for a job.
Take a part time job? Take a full time job? No that's not enough pay but no one's offering more.
What to do, What to do......
Out of the blue tonight over dinner Jacob ask me, "Mom, why can't you find a job??" I just laughed and said, "Jacob, I have NO CLUE!!!" That just made me laugh....Maybe I tell him too much....
Brent's working A LOT!! He's worn out when he gets home. I miss him.

Sometimes I think, POO ON IT, I'll stay home and learn how to be a full time mother and deal with it. I've had a hard time adjusting to being a full time mother. Who knew 2 year olds were SO busy SO much of the day!! Well all I can say is Thank Goodness for Johnny Depp in "Willie Wonka"!! Nathan goes around singing "Willie Wonka, Willie Wonka," but if anyone else heard him they would have no clue what he's singing....but since I'm with him 24/7 this is one of the things I've caught on to.

I have another interview Monday...gotta find a sitter....I have no friends who do not work!!! I AM the friend that doesn't work.... *sigh*

On a good note....I made a final payment on a debt that had been over XX,000 is now to ZERO... it feels gooooooooood!!!! It doesn't matter the starting debt number...just know it was LARGE but it's Large no more.

I'm still working on the bunny back pack and ordered some thread and beads to make this bracelet.
So this will be my next project after the back pack.

Until next time................................

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Still Stitching... Cute bunny Cute bunny.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Here's my bunny backpack start!! Isn't it cute!!!!!
Brent and I are watching the Movie, "As Good As It Gets" and Jack just said the line "Sell crazy somewhere else...we're all stocked up here!" OH HOW that is so in line with this house!! LMAO!! But we're more crazy fun. :)

I tried a Fabric Postcard the other day. Here's the outcome. I mailed it to myself because I wanted to see how my sewing would hold up.... Not bad!

I've been working on a knitted back's going to be so cute!! I'll have to get some pictures later and post them for you to see. But it's coming a long nicely.

Last night Brent and I went out for St. Patrick's Day. We went and heard a band and the lead singer was a gal my brother graduated with so it was cool to see her again. I think Brent want's to go back again...there were girls dancing on the bar!! LOL

Well one thing you might not know about me is I like to watch Mixed Martial Arts Fights...and my husband likes to fight IN the MMA Fights.... Now don't ask me why I let him do it, because honestly....I don't let him do anything, and he doesn't let me do anything in return... We aren't each other's boss... So while it scares the beejeeezes outta me when he fights...I still like it.
I think his record is 4 and 2. Yesterday he got the dvd from one of his recent fights and didn't open it until about 2am when we got home from the bar...and he starts WOOHOOOing and yelling for me (mind you kids are SLEEPING!!!). Seems he was on the front cover of the dvd. Very exciting for him, and I was happy for him too. Now the guy he fought...I don't feel so happy for... poor fella looks roughed up!! But I'm proud of Brent and think it's neat he's on the cover. He was the "Main event" for this round of fights so that was cool. Here's the picture.
Brent's the one on the left :)

Friday, March 17, 2006

I got the results back from the FNA and everything is NORMAL!! I called my mom and she's happy, I called my dad and he laughed...nothing normal about me to him I guess haha!!
SO I'm glad about that.

I had an interview this went well but something about it being a salary position has me sounds like it would be about 50-55 hours a week... so.. I don't know... and occasional Saturdays.. Do I want to give up Saturdays?? It would only be from 7-12 but still.. I'm not sure I want to do that. I haven't worked a Saturday in over 12 years!! I think it would be a culture shock LOL!
I also just found out that the PT job I was really hoping for isn't going to follow through either. They've chosen two other people to further check into...and this was after 2 hours of interviews and test!! I'm a bit peeved!
SO... back to job searching!! Wish me luck!

Now back to our regularly schedule crap...I mean Crafts! ;)

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Warning....not a normal post for me. Something is actually going on in my life!
What Is FNA?
Fine needle aspiration (FNA) is a technique that allows a biopsy of various bumps and lumps. It allows your otolaryngologist to retrieve enough tissue for microscopic analysis and thus make an accurate diagnosis of a number of problems, such as inflammation or even cancer.
Doesn't that just sound FUN?!?! I had a FNA yesterday on my thyroid. They did 4 sticks to my neck. So now I have four little needle marks on my neck and it's a bit bruised but just to the touch, no purple neck for me! I get the results back in about 7-9 days.
Brent met me there, which was great because I couldn't get ahold of any friends to sit with Nathan. Nathan watched with great interest and was very quiet. After it was over I told Nathan I should get a sucker for that because he always gets a sucker after he goes to the dr. I didn't get one....I just got a bandaid.
I started working on a free form bracelet last night. A good beady friend Lidija really inspires me to try!! Check out her site here. She has some beautiful pieces!!

Friday, March 10, 2006

I was working in my craft area yesterday, or studio I guess you could call it. It's really just the attic. Anyway here are some pictures of my area.

This is my stamp shelf and stamps. My Dad made the stamp shelf for me. It's awesome!! The painting to the right is my husbands hand print. Underneath that are 3 voodoo dolls that a friend brought back from New Orleans. He didn't want to keep them in his house so I took them all. I told him I just wanted one. He bought 3-4 for co-workers and the other co-workers didn't want them in their homes either so I gave all three a home. Things are wild up there with those dolls sometimes!! They make a mess! :)
This is my basket of friends. The bunny, white angel and green doll to the far right are from swaps that I participated in. The green doll with the copper color face is a WIP for me and a gift from Tamelyn. The round looking beaded ornament on the far left infront of the bunny is a kit from a good friend Cindy who was a great inspiration to me and my beading. There's a beaded face in there from a swap and then a small doll infront of the two green dolls that is also a WIP for me. She needs her back finished. There's also a purple gothic jagged bracelet in there but you can't see it. The fabric they are all setting on is a gift from a gal in Japan. The basket came from Hickory Farms when I worked there years ago for seasonal work.
These are a couple drawers of my beads. The top drawer holds some of my delicas.
This is my yarn drawer...not a whole lot in there but I have some stragglers around the house. The other drawers hold "stuff" that I just can't bear to throw away because I may need it someday for my artwork!
This is my wall of little drawers...beads and stamping supplies, paper and such. HEY there's my broom! I need to take that back down to the kitchen!
This is my beading desk. In the tall snowman jar is where I store my needles, but I just ordered a knitting bag for those..whee. There are several tins of bead projects there to the left. I love tins!!

Well...that's my room.... I dare not show you the floor because there are things that need a home and I just haven't found one yet.

Monday, March 06, 2006

While on Violet's message board, Jelene posted about The Envelope Collective . So I took a stab at the challenge and this is what i came up with. I took my swiffer insert, measured the paper to match the STICKY stuff, and stamped away! I'll mail it out tomorrow and hopefully they'll put it on their site. ;o)

On other homely issues... We're doing fine. Just watch where you sit!! This may look like your typical couch with a messy blanket on it.

But be careful!! My son is in there sleeping!!! LOOK before you sit!

Saturday, March 04, 2006

I got tagged by my friend Stacy over on (and we knit together), So I'm posting my answers here.


The first player of this game starts with the "6 weird/things/habits about yourself" and people who get tagged need to write a blog about their 6 weird habits/things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end you need to choose the 6 people to be tagged and list their names. Don't forget to leave a comment that says "you are tagged" in their comments and tell them to read yours.

1. I don't like it when the hairs on my legs rubs against my jeans. It's nubbley... I've been known to get out of bed at 2am to shave!

2. I selfconscious about wearing my glasses when I meet someone for the first time.

3. I think adult feet are ugly but Babies are so sweet!!!

4. I look at guys hands and if they are well groomed, that's HOT. If it looks like they bite their nails or they are dirty and's not so hot.

5. I LOVE Lima Beans!!!

6. I still like to dance and sing infront of the mirror when I'm alone, or heck, infront of the's funny to see their facial expressions! "MOMMY WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!"

I tag: Heather, Denise, Kim, Becca, Stephanie, Carol, Tamelyn/Brittney

Thursday, March 02, 2006

It's all gooooooooood!!!




four jobs I have had:
1. cashier at "Everything's a $1.00"
2. sales clerk at Baby Superstore
3. data entry clerk at UPS
4. administrative assistant

four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Mystic Pizza
2. Garden State
3. Shag
4. The Object of My Affection

four places I have lived:
Only in Louisville so here are the street names
1. Camden Ave
2. Bowman Ave
3. MaryEllen Dr.
4. Dart Dr.

four tv shows I love:
1. I Love Lucy
2. Laverne & Shirley
3. Friends
4. American Idol

four places I have vacationed:
1. Bristol, RI
2. Westerly, RI
3. Ocean City, MD (Assateaque Island)
4. Minneapolis, MN (Very short SHORT vacation)

four of my favorite foods:
1. Reece's Peanut Butter Cups
2. Mexican food
3. mom's potato salad
4. Dib's Ice Cream

four albums I can't live without:
1. "No word from Tom" by Hem
2. "Living Under June" By Jann Arden
3. "Happy?" by Jann Arden
4. "Songs from an American Movie, Vol. 1: Learning How to Smile" by Everclear

four sites I visit almost daily:
1. Bead Art
3. Several Friends Blogs

four places I would rather be now:
1. Walking on Bardstown road with Hubby.
2. Rhode Island
3. Somewhere visiting a friend who loves beads and art as much as I do
4. up in my attic playing with my beads.

four items in my purse:
1. ink pen
2. wallet
3. lip gloss from Heather
4. a post card to an art gallery show

This meme is courtesy of
Mamarox, she tagged anybody who hadn't done it it yet so I am going to do the same thing, TAG, You're IT!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 Bad Day
NEW FAVORITE SONG!! I don't know what it is about this song but I love it! The video is cool too!! You can see it on his web site. The neatest thing is the billboard that both the characters draw on... so cool.
I've been reading "The Creative License" by Danny Gregory and seeing these two people draw on the video is cool how it all comes about. I am going to have to start the little projects in the book!! I think I'll make myself a doodle book one day when I get time. Haven't made a journal in awhile.