Tuesday, September 30, 2008

In a sublime place




Howdy and good evening...this whole financial bailout business is just lovely now isn't it? You have these irresponsible people who run very large corporations whom millions and millions of peoples lives are dependent upon (at least partially). These people have completely and utterly disregarded millions of peoples trust by taking risks because of greed. And now we're supposed to bail them out...and if we don't we face financial ruin. What a quandry eh...well it's got me thinking about the average person and his/her obligation in this society...every person in this country should contribute to the economy in some way, shape or form...some do more than others and some just take away without ever giving back...
We are an over-indulgent nation....we want things we can't afford...we over-spend, over-eat, over-do most things...
Now, I love this country, it's not perfect, but it's better than any other place on this earth. Every person has every opportunity to get a good education and put it to use somewhere...as for those who say there are no jobs here open your mind, we do have a whole planet to roam around on correct? My whole point is you won't get a better chance at life being born any where else on earth, the opportunities are there, but one has to work for it and not many people want to do that. Everyone wants instant gratification...and what an easier way than credit...NOW NOW NOW!!!!
We are in a sad state of affairs and really all of us are to blame, myself included. Americans need to wake up....the time is now....quit blaming everyone else...start paying off your debt if you want to help get this country back on it's feet.....and quit bitching about the government...if you don't like it...get up and do something about it....sitting around and bitching about it does nothing.....*sighs*
That's my thought for the night....I hope this finds you safe and warm but not apathetic...be grateful for what you have and give back to society, it's everyone's obligation to make this country better....quit leaving it up to everyone else!
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Saguaro

They are my new favorite thing! They're so big and weird....trees without leaves. Strange things indeed. I'm glad I got to see them....I want to go back when it's kind of colder and take tons more photos....I love the southwest! It's so very different from everywhere else. The colors are amazing and different.
Well, I'm going to take it easy today, I am still tired from the weekend. I'm going to take a nap and catch up a bit. Hope you have a good one....where ever you are...
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Beautiful Desert

Good evening....Here's a lovely photo of the desert outside of Phoenix....today was a nice mellow Monday. I got a bunch done at work. We have a new lady who works when I can't and she just rocks!!! She did such a good job! I'm all happy.
I need to get a move on with the knitting...I was gone all weekend and I was just lazy about it today...slacking....tsk tsk tsk....well, the day is done and I am tired. I need to get ready for bed.
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The Weekend

I had a great time this past weekend...it's just really beautiful in the desert in Arizona...It is however....kind of hot....I really don't think I would enjoy it in the summer months...I really don't like air conditioning and I'd hate to have to live in it constantly. Anyways and onward....Edgefest was a freakin' blast....besides the whole ticket issue...the bands rocked! We got to see Authority Zero, Pennywise, Flobots, NOFX, Kottonmouth Kings and Atmosphere. It was awesome!!!
And now it is Monday....I'm sooooo tired!!!!!!! I'm ready for a nap already. I was sleeping still, but my Mum woke me up to see if her avon came in.....LOL...was not home this weekend...I don't really know if it did....I will call her when I get to work....well here's to having a good one....where ever you are!
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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Edge Fest

Well, isn't he just beautiful!

I had a blast this weekend. Long lines and all it was so much fun! Phoenix is a cool place. I don't think I could live there in the summer time though....it's a little too hot....
I am glad I am home now...I will upload some more pics to myspace later or tomorrow so check it out.....
Well, I have photos to upload so I will be going now.....ta ta and have a wonderful Sunday evening where ever you may be tonight!
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Friday, September 26, 2008

Itsy Bitsy Spider.....NOT....

Hola and good evening....I am super-excited about this weekend!!!! It should be great fun! Dianna & Josh are fun to hang out with :D I just finished packing and am still trying to clean up a bit. I don't like coming home to a dirty house!
The pic is the spider that lives on my sad parked jeep....it is a big mama! It's eating on the victims that Bug fed it....We figure since it's outside and not on the house that it should be free to live...she started feeding it! Mark wants to kill it, but it's done no harm so...click the pic for a close up view!
Well I suppose I should quit and get ready for sleep. I won't be blogging much this weekend but I will let you know all about my weekend upon my arrival home!!!! Ta Ta and have a groovy weekend....where ever you may be....
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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Devil flower


I have to pack....I have nothing ready for this weekend. I'm doing laundry like a madwoman....Ahhh!!!! I need to finish my last scarf I started. I think I'll take it to work with me....maybe I will have a free moment....Thursdays are mellow and calm for the most part with mostly older kids coming in to dance.
Breathe........I am so freakin excited about this weekend! Edge Fest is going to be a blast! I wish I could find my other camera battery....but alas...I think our last hike claimed it.
I hate having to yell to get things done....Bug is slacking and it's pissing me off....grrrrrrr.
Well, I'm going to go supervise and take care of business......
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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Freak


Howdy and good evening! I'm bored although I did get to talk with Miss Amanda tonight, which was nice. I haven't talked with her in a while and I miss her being around!!!
I'm in a weird mood tonight just feeling kind of lonely or just weird, I'm not really sure. I am a freak :D Most people who really know me think I'm weird...and it used to hurt my feelings until I realized that they were still my friends....so they must be weird too.....LMAO! I like being a freak...well I like being different from others...I strive to not be like other people...which may or may not always be for the best....but it's who I am and I enjoy every second of me :D Conformity is dull and lifeless eh?
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Making stuff

I love making stuff! I'm working on another scarf now. I'm addicted to making things. I can't help myself.....OK, I admitted it!
:D You should see the dress that bug got to go to homecoming! It is beautiful! She looks beautiful in it. I will take some photos soon. It is getting altered right now. I need to call her and ask how much it will cost. She is a super lady!
Well anyways, when we get it back we will take some photos! I am excited to see it altered. She will be the most beautiful girl there!
Well, I have to run and make some more stuff....have a super day....where ever you are!
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Wonder why bad things happen to good people...


I know there's got to be a reason for it....well, I believe there is a reason for everything that happens...it just still bums me out so bad when I hear about something bad happening to good people.
I am really bummed out about a particular person....He's a great guy, just trying to make his grand-daughter's life better....She will be lost without him and it just breaks my heart....him and his wife are just wonderful people who really give a shit....which is something you don't find a lot of anymore and that's what makes them special. I will keep up on the prayers for them in the mean time and if you could spare a second it'd be nice if you could also.
You know, I had no idea really why I moved here....1800 miles from home...and I ended up here and it has changed my life for the better. It's made me a stronger woman. It's shown me that your family isn't always related by blood. And your blood is always your family....no matter what happens....it's shown me that destiny is real....back to there is a reason for everything that happens....We don't always get to find out the answers to everything but I have been lucky.....in retrospect it's very cool to see the events that led up to this point in my life....and watching my daughter grow and mature in dance and all areas of her life...I found Ed through the thrifty nickel....then met Kathy, Becky and Judy....Bug started dancing and the rest to date is history....there was a plan set in motion that I knew nothing about and still don't usually see it until after the fact....but I'm glad that I have the ability to see it at all....some people never do....
Well, I hope you have a wonderful night......where ever you may be tonight(know that there's a plan for you)...
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Weird bugs

Good day to ya! Here's one of New Mexico's lovely creatures. Some type of prehistoric beetle. It's dead so it was easy to get a photo of him. So many very strange bugs here....I like to think of them as radioactive bugs....they're large and usually scary looking. Wind scorpions freak me out. Child of the Earth....giant wasps....I'm waiting for Jenny foo foo to come over.....wondering where she is??? I'll call again and see what's up. Tuesdays are my long days. I get to work earlier than normal......Bug is grumpy with me because I woke her up early to do school work.
She's a lazy bum sometimes.....it's hard having a teenager....they are just naturally tired and grumpy.....ah someday the next stage will begin....they are all much fun to observe. Girls are funny creatures. They all go through the same stages....some more ackwardly than others....but basically on a root level, we're all hardwired the same.
I was never a girly girl growing up....I can remember getting into a huge fight with my mom over wearing a dress to a wedding...and in the picture I have, you can see the misery on my face :) Good times!
Well, I outgrew the tomboy thing as a teenager...and I was one who went through a stages in life a little less graceful than most. After having my own daughter....the biggest girly girl there is....and working at a dance studio....I like dresses and tutus, little girls all dressed up, ballerinas and all the girly girl stuff. It's fun and pretty and pink and fluffy and I wouldn't change it for the world! Well...I'm done rambling for now....have a wonderful Tuesday....where ever you are!
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Monday, Monday

Well, here it is Monday already. I really should feel better as far as I'm concerned...but for some unknown reason....I don't....it's pissing me off. I just want to have a smooth productive week. Woooooooooooot! I'm so excited! I get to go to Edgefest this weekend! It should be a freakin' blast! I made seven things this weekend...well eight....I gave one to my Mumma for her birthday. I need to put three of them on Etsy still. I've been a very busy girl indeed!
The only problem with my creativity is that even after all this time I still can not control it. It comes in great waves and I can not stop my self sometimes. Ahhh well onward and forward....have a great Monday....where ever you be....
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Face is on fire

Holy shit! I made enchiladas....fire...hot....flaming...burning my face off green chiles....wow....I don't know what happened. Seriously, if I am ill tomorrow....I will probably die from it, cause if these green chiles don't cure what I have....nothing will. Wow...so very hot!
Bug tried my green chile sauce and says she won't eat it....that even a real mexican wouldn't eat it. I will get some mild green chile tomorrow and add it to the mix....
Anyways, I've just kind of hung out all weekend. I dedicated this weekend to sitting and working. That's not always easy for me to do. I've busted a nut and got a lot done. I still need to do some more...I still have time...the weekend is not over yet. I uploade four things to Etsy this weekend so far. I have two more to go. Well, I'd better get my ass off this thing and get moving....have a superb evening.....where ever you are....
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Purple Scarf

G'Mornin' to ya!! I can not believe that I am still not feeling well, I swear I was getting better!!!! What the hell...Anyways...onward and forward...Here is my perty bug modeling my purple scarf. I need to take some close up pics for Etsy. I actually went to bed at midnight last night! I'm shocked and appalled with my self! LOL! I wasn't feeling well either though so that is probably why.
I made some killer refried black beans last night even bug said they were amazing! One thing I highly recommend to everyone is moving to another part of the country (or world for that matter) and learning how to cook new things...It doesn't work to just try cooking new things I think, unless you have access to a gourmet market. Take for instance Green chiles.....now you can get them in a can....sure...but nothing is better than fresh hatch green chiles.... on top of your burger or in chicken enchiladas....fresh is just better. Fresh and fire roasted is heaven! Well folks, I woke up with a killer headache. I suppose I should take care of myself and get to feeling better. I hope you have a super day.....where ever you are....and don't forget to click on my ads!
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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Night Already

I can't believe it's Saturday night already. This week has gone by awfully fast....I've been working since I got home. Always something to do. I made a kid's scarf and now I'm working on a red wrap/scarf and carpal tunnel at the same time....I put two things on Etsy....check em out, they're cool....the grey scarf rocks....Bug wants it...I will have to make her a new scarf.
Today was long but now it seems like it went by really fast. I'm so excited! I sold two photos today!!!! Yay! Oh....well...a little excited. I always like when people like my stuff enough to buy it. I didn't take a walk today.....lazy lazy lazy....I will have to arise early and venture forth. Tomorrow is my Mumma's birthday!!!! We won't say how old she will be, cause she'd get mad :)
Well...ta ta for now....have a groovy night where ever you may be....
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Knitting and other stuff...

I slept most of the day today. I feel like turds....I started knitting again....just for Etsy....I don't know what came over me, I just started and voila....I made two scarves today! Yay!!!! One purple and one really cool grey one. Oh and I made one of my other project! I have a lot of stuff going on right now....so look for my stuff soon on Etsy!!!!!
I took a walk down to the river tonight. It's so calm and peaceful. I scared away some birds and didn't see much of anything except down by the river :D It was a nice walk though. The bug went to her friends house for the night. So I sat and worked and worked and worked! I am done now. It's one o'clock in the morning and my eyes are not fairing well.
This whole bug not having her phone punishes me I think as much as her. But I am sticking by it this time. She's got to learn to be more responsible. I'm tired of all the fuss ALL the time...she's a big girl. She can do things on her own....however, she chooses not to and it's driving me crazy!!!!Ahhh...well, hopefully things will change soon!
Well, don't forget to check out the cool advertisements on my page here! AND have an awesome day......where ever you are....
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Friday afternoons.....

I love Fridays! They are my day to recover and get all my personal stuff done. Sometimes it's difficult to squeeze everything into one day! I will try like hell to get a bunch done today. I really hate coming home from work on Saturday and having a mess to deal with.
I need to get my stuff ready and photographed for my shop on Etsy today too! It's time to get a move on with it.
I was just checking out the news.....wondering who's going to bail out the goverment when it can't pay it's loans???!!!!
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

Thursday again


Life is short. Do people realize that I wonder? It goes by in the blink of an eye...days blur into weeks...weeks into months....the months give way to years upon years....It's amazing and breathtaking....I've been thinking about what I'm doing in life and where I want to be....and it just amazes me that my bug is going to be 18 this year! I'm just floored....now don't misunderstand...it's not that I haven't enjoyed it or something. I'm the kind of person who really feels everything. I am uber-sensitive to what's going on around me most times. I try to appreciate all things in life....good and bad...because both of those things are what make you a stronger, wiser person, eh?!
Anyways, I've been putting in some hours trying to sell my stuff, it's been fun so far. I'm working on a cool project right now. I will fill you in when I am closer to done. They are cool. I will tell you that! I like Etsy a lot. It is a cool marketplace. I'm excited to see where it takes me.....time will tell.
Well, I'm gonna get back to work! Have a good one :D
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Bad News

You know a lot of things are newsworthy. I personally love reading the news. The only time I don't read the news is when I'm somewhere where there's no signal to get the news. That's it. I have this compulsive need to stay informed about the world around me.
One thing I really can't stand is celebrity news and the photographers need to try and catch these people with parts exposed. It's rather perverted if you think about it. The only difference between them and guys that take photos of chicks undies in public is that they are more patient and get paid for what they do. Other than that, they really should be thrown in jail and suffer the same fate as someone who installs a hidden camera. They're both perverts and lowly societal slugs.
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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

:D

Today was a long day. I just really don't like when I don't feel well! Anyays and onwards. We have little kids classes all afternoon long on Wednesdays and while I love it. It's exhausting sometimes and today was one of those days!
I have a ton of stuff to do. It never ends :D I like it a lot though and that's why I work where I do. Well, I'm going to have to take a nap before I get Naia....so g'night and have a good one...where ever you are!
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Sick

Well, since the last pic didn't come out...here's another for ya.
I woke up this morning all sickly. I hate when that happens. I'm going to work though. I will just stay in my little cubicle away from everyone. 5 feet of space remember! I will even be kind and turn on my air purifier.
I hate being sick and I really don't like missing work. I have stuff to do and when I don't go, it doesn't get done.
I hope my friend's babies don't get sick. I would feel even worse!!!! I got to hold twin boys yesterday! They are just beautiful! I could go for twins. That would be fun I'm thinking ;D
Ok, well, I'm going to have to take a nap. I hope you're having a better day than I am....where ever you are....
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Good Morning

I am sleepy. I couldn't fall asleep last night and I woke up at 6:30 this morning. Yuk. I need a little more sleep than that, that's for sure. I try to start out each day by being as happy as I possible can that way by the end of the day (if things go wrong during the day) I can still be in a somewhat good mood because I started out that way. Well, that's my theory anyways. It works most days.
Well, let me tell you that the hot shower was heaven and I can't wait to do it again! You never notice how good something is until you don't do it or have it anymore. It makes one appreciate the smaller things in life. I highly recommend giving something up for a while. Just try it, it feels wonderful at the end. Well, I'd better get a move on....ta ta and have a super day...where ever you are...
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Monday, September 15, 2008

Quail and other things

Well, here is one of the little guys...this one was keeping watch over the others on the ground eating. They even heard me talking and didn't fly away....Yay!!!! They're funny little birds, they just wander around eating. My neighbor feeds them as well. We like having the wildlife in our yards it's very cool to look out the window and see something wild....last winter I had a coyote...the night of the lunar eclipse....walked right under my window and kept going...oooh also a giant buck like ten feet from my house...He scared me...it took my eyes a few seconds to adjust to the dark but in the meantime all I saw was something giant in front of me.
Good times eh? Yesssssssssssssssssssssssssss.
Anyways...let's see....I gave up hot showers for the summer to lessen my global footprint....but tonight...ahhhhh.....hot shower here I come baby!!!! Woooooooooooot! I'm so freakin' excited!!!! I'm gonna watch bones first....I missed it last week...so I'm watching it online in between typing here and checking my emails...I love to multi-task....why do one thing when you can do three?
Ok, I'm going to settle my hyper ass down now.....it's hard for me to relax sometimes. It takes conscious effort on my part to really get to and maintain a state of calm. I've just got a ton of energy naturally and it doesn't go away ever really. Weird. Oh well. Time to relax....have a groovy evening where ever you may be tonight :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Sunday....

Good day sunshine! Today was so very nice. I worked almost all day long. My hands hurt now. We went to my Mum & Dad's house to watch the Steelers! Woot! I'll bet Kati had fun at the game.
I sold two photos today! Yay! I'm so excited! I also got a treasury on Etsy and was featured in someones treasury! Yay! I love Etsy! I really should work now, however, I don't think my hands can take it. I cleaned my friends trucks out today! Damn! It took damn near 7 hours to do two trucks and I'm going to take the one and clean the upholstery tomorrow....anyways they look great and I'm exhausted.
Well, I hope ya have a good one where ever you are :D
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What a beautiful day it is! I'm cleaning the house. I was lazy and and slept in today & now I'm gonna go clean for the neighbor. He's my buddy. I've never met anyone that works as hard as him and he's fixin' to be 81.
Well, I'd better get a move on....the day is short and I have much to do.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Crack Canyon

Just on the other side of this mesa wall is what bug & I like to call Crack Canyon, there are just a bunch of tweekers that live back there and I'm sure some other seedy individuals also...This is about 1/2 mile from my house....my next neighbors down the road. Some dude was shot and killed there the other night....the night I was taking these photos actually.
Lovely eh? Farmington has changed so much since we moved here....Well meth was a problem here when we moved here....but it has only grown...don't believe what you hear about how the problem isn't that bad....it really is and if it's not in your town now it will be soon....so you'd better be prepared to deal with it cause it's like nothing you've dealt with before....well they're kind of like crack heads only worse I think. It's scary it's so close. I'm gonna go target practice in a bit. That's the only thing that makes me feel better...knowing I can defend my kid and myself if I have to. I don't ever want to hurt another human being let alone kill one, but if push came to shove I have to admit I'd do the deed. I've thought about it a lot and I could do it.
I must say I give tons of kudos to the police around here, they've got balls that's for sure! I wouldn't want to deal with what they do.
Well, I need to work some more....that's all my life consists lately :D Have a great evening where ever ya be!
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