Wednesday, November 18, 2009
On a happier note, my sales have been up a little bit, which is really nice. I have a lot of things to post but haven't been up to photographing them. Still having trouble finding a nice area. Maybe today I'll buy a white sheet and a lamp at Goodwill. That will give me something to do to take my mind off my sorrow for a little while.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Working out it going well, and after only 12 days, I can already see a difference! My legs are getting more defined and there's a little more room in my jeans. It's so cool. Apparently there was a study released recently that said it's harder for women to lose weight than men through exercise. How many of you out there have experienced that? I sure have! The only thing that's giving me an extra boost in the weight-loss department right now is probably the Weight Watchers frozen dinners I've been eating.
Well, I'd better get back to watching the whipper snapper. Work has been dead the last few weeks, but I might work three days this week, and it's so exciting. Even more exciting than an Etsy sale!
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
So far my free shipping offer hasn't garnered any sales in my shop, but I'm hoping today will be the day. The large bowls I've been making are gorgeous, if I do say so myself. Surely someone will appreciate them as much as I do!
If you're interested in taking a look, just click on my shop link to the right. My shop is full of all sorts of goodies, from catnip toys to grocery bag holders. I like it!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
FOUR YEARS. Can you believe it? When I got pregnant with my youngest, I stopped going and never lost the poundage. Trust me, it's a lot harder when you're over 30 to lose baby weight. Especially when you're not really trying. I tried Weight Watchers, and lost seven pounds in three weeks, but the meetings are SO expensive to attend. It doesn't work for me without the meetings, so yours truly is now a brand-new member of Planet Fitness, which is less than half the monthly cost that Weight Watchers was. It was pretty awful the first day (i.e., today). The treadmill darned near killed me!
Now it's time to get ready for karaoke. 8) One of my favorite pasttimes (besides blogging and crocheting, that is).
Friday, August 21, 2009
What the doctor did NOT order was fire ants all over the campsite and a "friendly" skunk who shared his love all over my dogs face two nights out of three. You'd think after one skunk encounter, Misha would think, "Ah, yes, skunks BAD." But nosirree, she had to try to make friends with the resident stinker. Thank God I actually enjoy the smell of skunk. Can't say the same for the family, though.
Anyway, here is a picture of my youngest son going down one of the many rockslides on the trail to Cooney ghost town, and another of me and the boys in front of Cooney's tomb.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Little Kitty looks awfully confused by the toy, doesn't he? I woke him up by putting it there, and he had no idea what it was. He's an old cat, and although he loves catnip, he's not really into playing with toys so much anymore. Maybe I should have used a different cat...
Monday, August 3, 2009
Friday, July 31, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
My latest creations are bowls and washcloths. The washcloths are super soft, and have been pretty popular! One customer liked hers so much that she requested a special order of two sets (one for her and one for her sister). Thanks, kellycm!
Today is going to be a car day instead of a crocheting day. The used car I bought a couple weeks ago needs some TLC, and the plan is to meet at my husband's best friend's house to do some work on a motor mount. Betcha didn't know I could work on cars, too, did you? LOL Actually, my husband and his best friend are teaching me a little of what they know. So far I can change brakes, change oil, and install a brake line.
It looks like it's going to be a scorcher today in Albuquerque, and the A/C is broken (%$&#!!!!), so I'm glad to be going to someone else's house!
Friday, June 26, 2009
Tomorrow I head to my new job as a dog groomer. I used to own my own grooming shop, but the economy forced me to close it down last year. My panic disorder is easing up enough that I'm trying to go back to work. Unfortunately, the social anxiety component is so severe that I can't really deal with PEOPLE. Luckily I have a friend who owns a grooming shop (officially, the best in Albuquerque--Bath, Brush, and Beyond). She's willing to let me work there one day a week to ease back into the work world.
One thing's for sure, though, I'll never go back to accounting again!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I also make mini washcloths. Some Etsy folk call them scrubbies, but I haven't necessarily jumped on that bandwagon. They're basically the same thing you see at right, but only a few inches square. You use them the same way you'd use cotton facial squares: to remove makeup. A lot of people like to use them because they're reusable. You don't just toss them in the garbage where they'll end up in a landfill.
Great idea, huh?
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I'm what you call a Third Culture Kid, someone raised in a foreign culture who has combined elements of their two "home" cultures. So I totally admire this blogger for learning another language and learning more about Western culture. My language in high school (a fancy-schmancy New England boarding school that I hated, thank you very much) was Russian. No, I've never been there, and, no, I never really intended to. It was just a beautiful language. You knew what they say, though, about losing it if you don't use it. So most of it is gone, despite the five years of painstaking study. Sadly, I recall very little Arabic as well.
Maybe it's all the drugs I did in high school....
Friday, June 12, 2009
I spend so much time making things for other people and my Etsy shop that I don't make things for myself. That green afghan might just end up being my very own "security" blanket. Hehehehe.....
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Bowenism's Odds and Ends offers crocheted items for the home, plus a few other things, like photographs of the beautiful state of New Mexico, where we live.
Stay tuned for entries on projects we're working on!