Thursday, December 15, 2011

OK....If You didn't know by now...

I'm a weirdo! I know it! I'm not afraid to share it.... But I have been trying to keep it off the world wide web here lately while I ride these meds out. However.... I said that, Unless anything else interesting happening, I wouldn't be back..... and then I got into another car accident. Yup! But this time.... It wasn't my fault. Actually if you ask me, it wasn't really the other guys fault either, but he's the one that walked away with the ticket. I was coming back from picking up dinner when he was pulling out from a stop sign and hit me in the front- on the other side from where I hit the other other lady a few weeks ago. Other than my shoulder really hurting and I now need all the lights on the other side of my car replaced, everything is OK. My nerves are not... and I really don't want to drive any where... At All.... But when your the only one in the house with a driver's license..... you kinda have to.

I don't know.... the whole thing has got me thinking.... Thinking that someone out there is trying to say something to me.... And without offending anyone or without getting into some big long discussion on religion.... We will just say I tend to question it a lot..... and was asking my self if a higher power wasn't trying to tell me something... so I googled "subliminal messages from God, car accidents" and I shit you not the first thing to come up was a add for the Chrysler 300-
..........................................the Car that I got hit by last night!...... Umm hello.... I had to laugh- If that wasn't eerie then I don't know what is.... I still don't know what it is that I'm suppose to take away from all of this. And believe me it will drive me crazy until I do. Yes, I am one of those people that over think life, lol. Have no fear though, there are other things in my life that I am able to start relaxing about now..... I finally found some paperwork I've been looking for that I lost earlier this summer.... and Over the weekend I found a pair of earrings that I thought I had hid in Cora's dollhouse(I've been looking for those everyday since August!!). I was at the point where I was looking in pots and pans, digging through drawers, and had even begun picking threw the curtains before I decided to look in my jewelry box....again....for the 30th time.... and there they were.... as if they'd just magically been put there..... If I didn't know any better, I'd swear there's a ghost in my house that is playing horrible tricks on me, but I just keep telling myself it's this God Damn Medicine. I do think it's working though.... :D ... I haven't had the night sweats in weeks- but it's got my crying most of the day, and it's giving my heart one heck of a work out.... Other than that life is just Grand, LMAO......

And I have I'm thinking 50 half finished 'Christmas' Birdhouses sitting on my table. Another side effect of the medicine-extreme procrastination, lol. I'm close to being done with some of them though....the little ones just need roofs, and I have some with doorknobs that I'm going to try and add snow topped roofs to. Oh- and I have new ones with faucets as perches! I have several bigger ones drawn out.... and I have tons of ideas, I just can't seem to stay focused on anything. Hopefully after Christmas.... when all the holidays go away I can try and focus and I'm just going to have to list Christmas stuff all though the Spring. Then it will be on to the bunnies:) If anything I will try and have some preview pictures for you this weekend.
But for now.... I gotta figure out how to get rid of this Bah Hum Bug attitude.
I don't want it rubbing off on the family, but I'm afraid it already has. Maybe I can learn to like Eggnog?

**Thought I'd throw in some pictures of what we call 'The MarshMallows'.... They've got their winter coats on and are as big as houses....Two big White fluffy cats with black helmet heads..... That's Boogs in the top picture and Freddy in the bottom. And then there's me... I donated my hair recently! did I tell you? I have thick hair- so they were able to get 4- 10 inch pony tails! And as you can see.... it's still pretty long(I was able to sit on it before I cut it).... My father would have a Fit if I cut it any shorter- Yes! Even at my age! lol It's what happens when you come from a family of all girls. And it is soooo much easier to take care of now- My heart loves it! lol

Until Next Time

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Red Paint and a Squirrel Tail...

I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays...... We did. We spent a quiet evening at home with the kids:) Of course the drama was over where the turkey was going to be cooked. Our oven is not working at the moment.... And I had decided I wanted to try and cook the turkey in a Crock Pot- But I couldn't seem to find a Turkey small enough to fit in our Over sized pot... So then our neighbor offered to let me use her kitchen seeing as she was going to be at her families' all day. Then the day before Thanksgiving she calls me to tell me the her power is out in her kitchen. So we called an Electrician.... and I have a good friend who also called around the same time and offered to bring me a roaster. Well around the same time the Electrician showed up, so did the power company, and the pouring down Rain mind you, lol.... Seems other neighbors were having similar problems... and something about something that is way over my head- but by the end of the evening the power was working again... and all was well. LOL. Turkey got cooked on a bed of red apples and was delicious! But very dramatic, lol.

So..... I ordered a stamp for my store. I figured I stamp my signs, only seems nature to have a store stamp right. I ordered it from The Stampin' Place on Etsy. Really good customer service- Really quick turn around and shipping! And I have stamped everything! LOL.... No Casey- The cats did not get stamped, lol.... although the new box of cat litter that sat in the living room for too long did, lol. And so did that stick in the picture, lol. I know it's only half a stamp- but at least it's the part with my website...plug, plug.

But let's talk about this red paint. I've been working on this order for a friend for Christmas. She wanted signs to give her friends for Christmas.... I made them, took them out side to seal them- but I've been having problems with the sealer. At first I was thinking it was the weather. Then I thought it was clogged. I soaked it, poked it... and that didn't work.... so I bought a new can. And made the dumb mistake of spraying all the signs. Those are the ones in the bottom set. Well.... now they are frosty....

You can see it better in this picture. Look at the middle sign. That has a coat of sealer on it. Do you see what I mean. The top sign does not. I could kick myself in the butt for spraying ALL those signs. I tried to sand the frost off ( see the 3rd sign down in th epic) but then it started sanded off the ink, too. So I just redid them.... those are the ones in the picture above in the top half of the pic. I still have to cut them down, sand them and age them..... but I refuse to send something that is less then what I would want. I think I might try and Modge podge the frosty ones to see if I can't save those. I've spent way too much time on them to just throw them away.

Now see... I sprayed this 'lady' sign with those red ones yesterday and you can't tell! It looks fine?! This is a hand carved stamp that I made a loooong time ago. Don't think this one will be going in the shop, but if your interested, I can make one for you.

...Now who does this remind you of?
Too cute- I just had to buy this set!

OK.. I must warn you... If you gross out easy- You might want to leave now..... Sorry

My youngest was walking through the backyard the other afternoon... When he yelled:
"Ahhh Gross- Maa- There's a dead Squirrel in the yard..... Oh wait- Nevermind- It's just a Tail!"


Thanks Guys!

...until next time....
I'm off to start listing the unfrosty signs...