Friday, January 30, 2015

Back To Blogging And The Chevy Adventure

 So I thought I may make another attempt at blogging. A LOT has happened since I was here last. Things were pretty hectic for a couple of years. I am not entirely sure that is about to change anytime soon. Yet more and more I come up with ideas I want to write about.
I guess I will start out by brushing away some cobwebs.
Look for a bit of dust around here for a while as I pull the page back together. 

One of the things I hope to do here is document our journey as we restore our 41 Chevy. That will be a VERY long road. We basically have a rusty shell of a body to build from. The goal being to make it down the drag strip.   Yeah I know it will be a miracle if I ever get to race this car even once. But it could happen. That may actually motivate me to do something with that U Tube account that has been just sitting there forever. 

I also have so vague ideas floating around my head about doing some how to articles related to holiday crafts. Maybe cover some DIY wedding and party themes.
We will see I am pretty bad about letting the doing it part of life get in the way of the writing about it.
Anyway pop back in on occasion. Maybe I will dust off the old blog spot clean up the layout a bit and actually add some content now and then

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

 Found on Joke Of The Day
Wonder if I am the only one who really does have days like this?

A.A.A.D.D. – Age  Activated Attention Deficit Disorder.
This is how is manifests itself:
I decide to wash my car.  As I start toward to the garage, I notice
that there is mail on the hall table.  I decide to go through the
mail before I wash the car.
I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the trash
can under the table, and notice that the trash can is full.
So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the
trash first, but then I think that since I’m going to be near the
mailbox when I take out the trash anyway, I may as well pay the bills
I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check
left.       My extra checks are in my desk in the study, o I go to my
desk where I find  the can of Coke that I had been drinking. I’m going
to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I
don’t accidentally knock it over.
I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should put it in the
refrigerator to keep it cold.
As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke, a vase of flowers on the
counter catches my eye–they need to be watered.
I set the Coke down on the counter and I discover my reading
 glasses that I’ve been searching for all morning.
I decide I’d better put them back on my desk, but first I’m going to
water the flowers.
I set the glasses back down on the counter, fill a container with water,
and suddenly I spot the TV remote. Someone left it on the kitchen table.
I realize that tonight, when we go to watch TV, we will be looking for
the remote, but nobody will remember that it’s on the kitchen table, so
I decide to put it back in the den where it belongs, but first I’ll
water the flowers.
I splash some water on the flowers, but most of it spills on the floor.
So, I set the remote back down on the table, get some towels and wipe up
the spill.
Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.
At the end of the day; the car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid,
there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers aren’t
watered, there is still only one check in my checkbook,
I can’t find the remote, I can’t find my glasses, and I don’t remember
what I did with the car keys.
Then, when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really
baffled because I know I was busy all day long and I’m really tired. I
realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it,
but first I’ll check my e-mail.
Do me a favor, will you?  Forward this message to close friends you
know, because I don’t remember to whom it has been sent.
Don’t laugh – if this isn’t you yet, your day is coming!  And if I have
sent this to you before….well, now you know why you’re getting it again.

Friday, May 14, 2010


"Like sands through the hourglass"
Remember that old soap opera? My granny never missed it. Makes me think of simpler times. Back when people had time to stop for an hour during the day to watch "the stories" Wonder if anyone even still dose that. For sure no one that I know.
I have been away much longer than I thought. Time speeds by these days while I struggle to keep up.
I have playing drums again. Naturally I am trying to work on too many songs too quick. It is going really well though. We have our recording system set up now. That helps TONS because I can go lay out my tracks whenever I want.
My amazing daughter had senior prom last week. I can hardly believe she is about to graduate. Where did the years go?
The shop is finally starting to do well. I try very hard not to neglect adding new listings. So many ideas so little time. I have managed to add some new maps and collage kits. I have tons more in the works. I tend to put off the photos for as long as possible. Probably because I am not yet very good at that part.
All in all it's looking like a very busy summer at our house.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A big thank you to all who found and followed me on the last Friday follow. It was lots of fun and I found some great new blogs to read.

The days have been warmer here so I have been outside in search of things to use in some organic resin pieces. Maybe it comes from being indoors all winter but I am feeling really inspired to use lots of organic materials in all of my creations lately.
I now have a nice selection of moss and tree lichen for some backgrounds. Maybe in another couple of weeks there will be some nice flower petals to add to the mix.

Maybe I should do a how to post this summer for those unfamiliar with resin technique. It is so much fun to take a bit of nature and preserve it for years of enjoyment.
For now I am still sanding up some Maple branch. I also have some Cherry, and some Cedar wood to work with. The maple is turning out to be wonderful for pendant tiles. I can't wait to see how the cherry turns out.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I have been inspired in a big way by Nancy over at Treasures of the Heart.
Not only is her blog beautiful and packed with great content, but she is one of the sweetest people I have met.
Since meeting Nancy and following her blog I have been truly inspired to put more attention into my own little corner.
Today she invited me to participate in the Friday Follow. I decided that would be a great starting point. So here we are. Since I am addicted to reading blogs I am sure to find some new treasures on this list.

MckLinky Blog Hop


At last the sun has reappeared and with it an increase in energy and motivation.
Though I still struggle with time management I feel I am getting a grasp of it.
I have been putting together lots of collage kits for the Etsy shop. I may actually do something with the poor neglected Artfire soon.
I still can't wrap my head around all the social networking. I see others juggle Twitter Facebook and a blog with ease, I think they hire elves to run their shop. If I ever figure that one out I will have it made.
For now I am still busy sorting through mountains of antique maps and old books and papers. The real trouble is to decide weather to list or keep for my own projects. As always there are more ideas than time. Guess I better go out and find some of those elves for myself.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ready For Spring

Yes bunnies already. The days have been so cold and dreary. I have been staying inside making collage kits. I am so ready for spring.
The weather man says there is another snow storm on the way. I guess if I am to be snowed in I may as well use the time clipping out the bunnies and chicks.