Wednesday, August 26, 2020

The blues will be blue and the jealousies green, but when love picks a shade, it demands to be seen

 Today I am working with these beads

The color that represents LOVE
Let's all try and fill our hearts with a little extra love
Love for ourselves, love for others
Note to self: You can't pour from an empty cup.  Take care of yourself.  Love yourself

Friday, August 21, 2020

My happy place

 I am always happy when I am being creative.  Even when my craft space looks like this, I am happy.  

Actually, I think I am happiest when my craft space looks like this!

Note to self: Go to your happy place often

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Christmas Spider 2020 update

I have no idea what the 2020 Holiday Season is going to bring.  I have hopes that things will be back to normal, that the craft fairs will be open, that families and friends will be able to get together and celebrate, that we will all be able to break bread at the Thanksgiving table, exchange gifts around the Christmas tree, light the candles together on the Menorah, and toast on New Years Eve as the ball drops and brings in 2021.

So, with the happiest of hopes I am making Christmas Spiders

Friday, August 7, 2020

Happy Friday

We all need friends who are willing to be silly with us 

Note to self: Friend Goals!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Burbank Wild Life

4 out of 5 weekdays I go for a morning walk with one of my favorite neighbors.  

The other day we saw these three guys up the hill.

Note to self: Always remember to look up. 

Monday, August 3, 2020

The little things

There are days when I need to remind myself that I am doing the best I can. Dinner may not be perfect, I may not have finished all the laundry, the stitches on my project may not be even, the colors in my project may not be everyones cup of tea, and that's okay.  Don't let what others may say stop you for being you.  No matter what you do, someone will judge, someone will not like it. That's okay. 

Note to self: Do your best and be proud of it

Sunday, August 2, 2020

I bought myself coffee, and the thought is making me ill

I enjoy Manhattan Special Espresso Soda.  If you have never had it, you need to have it.  It is made in my old neighborhood in Brooklyn, and I only get it when I am visiting NY.  I can't find it here in California.  So, to me it is a great treat when I am on the East Coast.

Since Covid has red lighted any travel plans I had, it has been 8 months since I've had a Manhattan Special.  I decided to go online and see if I could find any place in California that sold it. The store locator on their website was just a few fields where I put in my information and now I have to wait for them to get back to me.  
I am not a patient person, so after waiting about 36 seconds for an email reply (I know, I know. I told you I am not a patient person) I decided to see how much it would cost me to buy a case and have it shipped.  A few clicks later I had a case in my shopping cart, and almost fainted when I saw the shipping and handling was twice the cost of the product.  I immediately went to close the window without buying the case.  My darling husband told me if I did that, he would just go not he site and order it for me.  After some internal arguing, I bought the case, paid the shipping. That's when the problem started.
The problem is, I feel guilty spending all the money on myself. Stupid waste of money. Money that can be used for something more important. The thought is actually making me feel ill. 
No one is telling me I did anything wrong.  There isn't someone complaining that I spent too much money.  It is just me, feeling guilty that I did something for me.
Note to self: Get over it

Saturday, August 1, 2020

I sing my own song, and I love to dance in the rain

I don't think most people understand me. 
I'd like to say I don't mind this, and some days I don't, but most days I do. I shouldn't, but I do.  
I'd like to say I love who I am, but I don't think I have liked myself for a long time now.  
I like myself better when I am actually being myself and not worrying about what other people think.
Note to self: BE ME MORE

Friday, July 31, 2020

Wow, it's been a while, hasn't it

Geez, I can't remember the last time I logged in to this blog.  No big deal really, since no one sees it anyway.
The world is a bit crazy these days, and no one needs me to explain it to them, so I won't. I hope if you are reading this that you are safe and healthy and doing what you need to do to deal with whatever you are going through.

I don't actually know what made me log in today.

Originally, this blog was an outlet for my thoughts and my crafts,  and I'd like it to be that again. 

Unfortunately, what I am crafting these day are fabric face masks.  They aren't fun or interesting, they are practical in todays environment, so I'm not going to post much more about them. 

In the future, as I get back into crafting Christmas Spiders and beaded jewelry or whatever else my creative mind decides to produce, you will be seeing more posts.

I need this, even if no one else does
Even if no one else ever sees this
I need this

Monday, February 11, 2013

Moving to Burbank

Five months to the day.

On September 6th, 2012 we put a bid in on a short sale in Burbank.  On February 6, 2013 we got the call from our realtor that we were home owners.  It was a long 5 months, waiting and hoping and annoying our fabulous realtor Norma, and I have high hopes that the wait will be worth it.

The plan was, as soon as we got keys we would start demo work, and get moving on getting the place ready for us to move in.  But, as life doesn't always go the way we would like, we hit a few bumps in the road. This past weekend was supposed to be spend readying the place, but due to the bad weather back east, my cousin got stuck here in CA so we had a house guest.  It was wonderful to have family here, and we did drag her around to Home Depot, the Container Store and back and forth to the condo a few times, but we also hung out, went to dinner, drink wine and strolled the board walks of Santa Monica and Venice.

Lots of ripped up carpet
We didn't get approval in time to do the concrete floor we were looking forward to, so we are going with carpet tiles, and we did pull up the old carpet ourselves to save some money.  I hate painting so we hemmed and hawed and finally ending up hiring someone to do it for us, thanks Danny.

Still have a lot to do; packing, moving and all that kind of stuff.  I'll do my best to keep you updated.