Monday, July 15, 2013

A New Job...Whoot!

Its funny how thing happen. I have been applying for jobs all over the area for a couple months now.. just waiting. Sometimes you get a message back..sometimes nothing. But in general it has been my experience that the online applications make getting a job even more difficult.
I am old fashioned I guess. I think seeing someone in person is a good way to get a good idea about them as potential employee. Being older and female..the whole online thing does not work in my favor. Soooooo.....
When I got a call from my darling daughter Kate..who works downtown at the Iron Horse Bar and Grill..saying..we need a hostess now..want the job? Uhmmm.. YES please!
So I started out part time. Now years ago a hostess just seated folks and took money. Well..this is a bit different much to my delight! I have some other things to do also and I really enjoy it! So two weeks in they have offered me full time hours. Whoot happy dance.
Ok gentle happy dance cause what I need is one of these! Yes please. Sore tootsies! So...a bit of a regroup in summer plans..but to be completely honest..I am THRILLED to be working. I like the folks and well..shhhh but it is kinda fun to be out of the house a bit!
But today and tomorrow I am off and I think we need to go jump in the lake!
Happy Monday all!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Summer Plans...

I know two post in one week!! Whoot! I miss blogging! Am so happy to be done with the semester and moving on to new stuff!! Whoo hoo!
So summer plans...
I have not had time for my camera...I have missed it and my Muse is not happy with me! So lotsa photography this summer! Lots of new macro shots and happy kiddos!

This made me smile..cause I am a serious geek girl! My name in Krytonian! What movie am I looking forward too this summer? Man of Steel!!! Can hardly wait for this one!!

Crafty project...a delightful terrarium please! My wonderful sisters sent me an arrangement of stunning flowers for my graduation..yup..sobbed like crazy! I was so touched! So I have been looking for bitsy things to create a little world in a jar!!
What am I itching to do?? I can hardly wait! Open water swimming! Last summer, quite by accident..I discovered open water swimming. Who knew this was a sport!!!?? Last summer I dropped 25 lbs and ready for the next 20 lbs to be gone! I am by nature a bit competitive..I know..but it is true..I am. I have missed competing. Not that I am fast or amazing at it. But I LOVE it! I hope that this year I will pick up the pace a bit..go a little farther each day. Seriously found this good for my soul! Now....the lake just has to warm up!!!

Knit socks....I WILL learn to knit socks this summer! Before the cold season is upon us again..I will have mastered this one. Driven girl...just sayin' ;)

Of course I will be doing more of this..always am doing this. Calms my soul and feeds my spirit. your turn...what is on your plate for summer?? I would love to hear:)
Namaste all!

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Didn't Think I Would Get Here...ahhh Summer!

Ahhhh Summer! It has been a VERY long year! The last two semesters have been rough. I think my brain still hurts! But I did it..and I am proud! I don't think my head is out of the daily grind of classwork though..that may take a few more weeks!
WHOOT to summer!!
But over all it has been a really wonderful year.. despite working my tail off LOL!
What new you ask?
Well...I have a book cover on Amazon..which I am STILL Happy Dancing about! It graces the cover of W.H. Carr's wonderful new romance novel! Fun summer e-book for your tablet! You can find it here!!!
I will be doing a couple fun trainings this summer...this one is first up on the block! A fun 4 hour intro to child development. Coffee and muffins..of course! :)  

Remember this piece? About a year back Warner Brothers purchased this one and two other for set decoration. The sitcom kinda fell off the radar for a little bit. But..I am really excited to share that it is on the ABC fall line up! Which art may be seen on national TV:) So kinda stoked about this one!
What show you ask?? Super Fun Night with Rebel Wilson!
Happy dance..who me?? Uhmmm YES!

But for now I am gonna play with my long neglected camera and create some art that I would like to see..cause my Muse is suffering from a serious caffeine high!
Happy June all!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Musing on Going Gray...or Grey...or Silver....

A week or so back I was at the store and grabbed a box of hair dye out of habit. I brought it home and there it sits on top of my bathroom dresser! I keep looking at it and thinking..ok got to do that today. Hmmmm...
I have dyed my hair for quiet a few years now..blond streaks now and again, red which I love and brunette more often than not. I found my first gray hair on my 30th birthday LOL!!  My mother did too..dye her hair. I remember my mother's was thin and so very soft. She hated her natural color. She had mousy brown with yellow-gray hair..she complained about it. Wished it had been a lovely silver. I spent many a wonderful afternoon doing her hair. I miss that! I miss her.  
Seriously though..I really do not mind being older.  Being in my 50s is kinda nice! Body changes have been a little tricky but over all a really wonderful thing! I have been blessed with a lack of nasty menopause symptoms. BLESSED! I am a pretty happy girl over all. So a few wrinkles really do not make me feel less attractive. I feel well like..good wine! Aged nicely with a good splash of wisdom and a dash of fruitiness.
So what am I going on about here...well..pride really I guess. I have been blessed with something my Mother was not.. delightfully silver hair! Now that I have had it for a couple decades LOL..I kinda like it. Ok, well I like it a little bit..I think! I have been toying with the idea of letting it grow out for a couple months and seeing what I think. Maybe I will love it...maybe I will hate it and feel frumpy. But I just might feel, well.. freed! What do ya think...would you..are you? What do you think? I would love to know!
Happy Saturday all :)

Friday, April 12, 2013

***Giveaway Alert!!!!!***

Giveaway alert!!!!!!!
I was thinking..I am all most to 500 "likes" on my Face book fan page! So I thought it was high time for a giveaway!! So I am going to send one luck winner a set of my new coloring book pages. They will come to you in a acid free sleeve and enclosed in a heavy duty folder! All ready for some fun coloring?

So what do ya have to do? Well head on over to my Fan page.. click here.. and please "like" me if you have not already:) Add a comment there for a second get another if you are already a fan:) If you share it on FB I will add another chance! More details on my page:) Ends Monday evening:)
Happy Friday all!! Hugs!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wishcast Wednesday...

The amazing Jamie has offered up this question today.. "What do you wish to tend?" Hmmm...that one came to me right away. Ok well sorta....

I have been away from Wishcasting for a and art and home schooling and well life. I have missed it..I have miss all of you all! So today I will wish.

 I wish to tend my emotional and financial wellbeing. The last year or so has been rough. emotionally and financially I have struggled. I am finishing up my BS in Psychology this spring. There have been many days that I wanted to quit. I have bulldogged my way through it and the end is in sight. Why at 52? Because I need a steady job that pays the bills, one that offers health insurance and will allow me to provide a stable lifestyle for my family. I have had enough of being poor, hand to mouth, no money for extras or fun things, broken down truck, the possible loss of our home and not a single vacation in 15 years. It is time. It has been emotionally crushing. So I have planted my financial garden with years of experience and I have added in the professional training and very soon will add the degree to back them up. I wish to tend my financial garden and watch it bloom. This is what I wish to tend.

My art will keep going..because it keeps me sane and I love it. That little plant has been tucked into this garden plot too..may they all grow happily together and compliment each other as they bloom!

Happy Wednesday all...what do you wish to tend?

Friday, February 22, 2013

A few that pleased my eye....

I have been soooo busy..but here I am ...again..I missed you all! Between art, sewing and school...yikes, where did the time go! So here are a few of the little things I have been working on. sweet! Sleepin' with a bear!

This sweet boy is a commission piece I finished recently..sweet River.

Kitty roll LOL..he is sooooo soft!

One of my very favorite shots this last year..on the eagle cruise..they are so stunning!
So I am here..I hope you pop by and say hello!
Happy Friday all!