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This is what weekends are made of…

Have to finish my applications for upcoming art shows that I’ve been procrastinating on but had to stop in to my little blog.

Leading into the weekend, I had breakfast with my grandma Thursday morning. It was an amazing way to start my workday. I wish I always did that.

Friday we decided to do PJ day at work. Loved the laid-back feel and we got SO much done! Then Eric stopped by to say Hi. I love that man and I super love when he stops by the office. He had a double-header for soccer. It started drizzling rain for the first 20 minutes – the weather was cool, the breeze was nice, and since the rain wasn’t unexpected, made it all the better. We stopped for a Slurpee before the game. I have a tradition with Slurpees – I always get the 2nd to largest one and I do 3/4 Coke, followed by some cherry, finished with more Coke on top. What is your Slurpee tradition? Then after soccer we went out to eat.

 

Saturday morning I found myself awake early for really no reason. But it was nice to catch up on Facebook and talk to some friends on Twitter and finish the back of my magnets. Then it was a Starbucks run and the husband dropped me off to his cousin’s class for Stamp Camp. She’s a Stampin’ Up consultant and monthly does a get together where you pay a small fee and make a ton of fun cards and projects. I had such a blast! I’m new to scrapbooking/card making so it was fun to try it out but with specific projects so I didn’t get overwhelmed. While I was there, my husband got my oil changed, washed my car, did laundry, and vaccuumed. Did you know I’m spoiled? Yea, my husband’s amazing.

After craft time we did some of the house chores and then I came home and took a 3 hour nap. I haven’t been sleeping well from all of the stress so the nap was much needed and appreciated. Some Chinese food and movies topped off the night, but of course it wasn’t complete without some craft time. I’ve got some major projects under wraps for upcoming shows so I am trying new things. Ironing plastic bags is one of the requirements…

 

Today has been a continuation of relaxation, crafting, and fun. The weather has been overcast, with off and on rain showers. I did have one little moment of stress. Eric went up to the shooting range so my plan was to bust out some of the dishes that are threatening to take care over the kitchen and catch up on some laundry. Well I decided to watch a lifetime movie I’d DVR’d since I’d watched my other TV… I ended up getting all wrapped up in the plot and found myself a little freaked out. I was in the process of getting clothes together for the wash when Eric bust through the front door. I about peed myself from fear. Eric laughed and banned Lifetime for a little while. It was hysterical. Now time to finish these apps, cook some dinner, and finish this Dane Cook Comedy Special. He’s pretty darn funny.

 

Oh! Sneak peek on upcoming magnets…

New Magnets - Almost complete and up on Etsy

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Even on a cloudy day…

I love the Cage the Elephant song, ‘Shake me down’. Life has been tumultuous here with no end in sight (if anything, the ante continues to be upped every day). So my apologies on the  hit or miss blog posting. I have certain blogs that I love and check daily for updates. So I’m committed to getting better about posting. Anyways, back to this song. I *love* it. It will get stuck in my head and stay there Alllllll day. And I don’t even get that annoyed. If you hadn’t heard it, you should check it out. (Lyrics at the bottom). It’s a good way to remember perspective. Everything can be turned around, inside out, upside down.

 

This month my goal has been to reframe situations. No matter what’s thrown at me. Don’t show up when you’re supposed to? Unexpected free time with my husband, I had to work until 7, meaning it was a 13 hour day? How fortunate that I could drive home when the sun was setting. There are more specific examples but due to the publicness of this blog, those are the only I can share right now. Yesterday was a very trying day. But instead of flipping out, this song popped in my head. I was able to let the situation go and laugh at the ridiculousness of it. At some point, that’s all you can do. You can’t change or control other people. The only thing you’re in control of is yourself. So you might as well laugh. Even on a cloudy day, I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun.

“Shake Me Down”

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around,
Who knows now,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh. ooooh

In my life, I have seen,
People walk into the sea,
Just to find memories,
Plagued by constant misery,
Their eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Their eyes cast down

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Cut my hair on a silver cloud,
Broken sound,
Softly laying on the ground, ooooh
Not a lot people left around, ooooh, ooooh

In my past, bittersweet,
There’s no love between the sheets,
Taste the blood, broken dreams,
Lonely times indeed,
With eyes cast down,
Fixed upon the ground,
Eyes cast down

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Turn back now its time for me to let go,
Way down had to find a place to lay low,
Lampshade turned around into a light post

Walk around the corner,
Never saw it coming still,
I try to make a move,
It almost stopped me from belief,
I don’t wanna know the future,
But I’m like rolling thunder,

Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,
Even on a cloudy day,

I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the-
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down,
Not a lot of people left around, ooooh, ooooh


I think I’ve Lost My Mind…

Sorry it’s been awhile since posting. I’ve been working frantically on creating crafts for a big show I did last weekend (which went wonderfully thank you for asking) and then I knew it had been awhile since I posted so I’d built it up in my head as this need to do a great, funny and insightful post. I was choking on the pressure! Finally I just decided heck to it and I’d post something, even if it was horribly boring (my apologies).

Since I’ve recovered from breaking my foot I’ve been itching to be more active. Nothing like taking away a girl’s mobility for a few months to make her appreciate it! I’ve done some small stuff, like kicked a ball with the kids, and ran in the backyard but nothing extreme. A couple of months ago Eric mentioned to me that he thought we should sign up for a 5k. Having just recovered from breaking my foot, my ambitious, spontaneous, not good at thinking things through self, said Sure babe! That sounds great. The race is tomorrow and I’m thinking to myself, “What the hell have I signed up for? I have no business running a 1k, let alone a 5k.” So needless to say I am freaking out a little. Real athletes (or people that are less procrastinators than I) would’ve been training for the time leading up to the marathon. Oh, but not me. Yes, I’ve done some random exercising on the elliptical but my plan had been to run/jog/walk around the block for the last 2 weeks. I just got my running shoes last night so you can tell how well that plans gone. So let’s see what happens tomorrow!

I have had a little bit of training for this though by subbing on Eric’s soccer team. That actually deserves a post in itself so I will save that for next time 🙂