Sunday, March 30, 2008

Homes

I don't mind living here but I do get excited when I think about moving. I want to move over to the "Darkside" but I don't at the same time. It's safer over here and cuter but more expensive - considering that I work over there and everything. It's really a tough call. Troy could really care less where he lives - he's like me doesn't want anything SUPER fancey nor a dump.
I don't think this company that we are with right now but we are having a lot of troubles with our shower. We are having problems with our faucet and shower and now a piece where you put your soap in the shower - well it fell off the wall yesterday. It's just silly. I don't care too much I'm leaving (kinda) soon anyways :D

Busy Weekend!

It's been a busy but very lovely weekend so far.
Troy is visiting and we have been keeping ourselves very busy. We went downtown yesterday with Stephanie and Christian after I bought Bob Dylan tickets. We went to the farmer's market, the folklore music centre, the bead pod, the black market, and the art store had a HUGE sale on so I spent the rest of my gift certificate there.

Then we went out to eat - did the whole Earth Hour thing - played music, games, went for a walk - it was just very lovely, busy and great!

Troy and I plan to relax alllll day. I am doing a bit of laundry right now and then we may for a walk at the park.
He wants muffins - so we may go and get some of those too :)

travel!

I still have the traveling bug but I think I actually decided that I want to plan something out for early fall or late summer. I really want to go to Newfoundland. I have never been there and I think it would be so glorious.
I'm excited about potentially going t PEI at the end of May - when my aunt visits. I'm glad she's coming because I wanted to go there this spring anyways. I love it over there and I it will be so lovely to see everyone.
I want to fly sometime though. I haven't flown in a few years and I really want to again soon. I will have to look into travel insurance, and flights, hotels and all that jazz but I don't think I'll be taking a plane trip for awhile now. It's always nice to plan ahead though!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

excitement

I am so excited because...

Bob Dylan is Coming to Town!!

I am so thrilled it's beyond. Now everyone at work made fun of me but I am so happy I could burst. I'm not super excited the price of the tickets, but it isn't too bad considering. I have loved him for so long now and he hasn't been in town for 6 years. I didn't like him 6 years ago though, haha. I didn't even know much about that era until a few years ago. I felt so musically sheltered. But I love it. I love him! yay!

Sunday, March 23, 2008

home show

My parents invited me a home show for next weekend. Now I don't know if I am going to go or not but they are really fun. There are lots of interesting companys and businesses that you can learn about that you usually don't know even existed until you go to these things. There are always lots of home renovating places like this directbuy spot. I'll have to find out if Troy wants to go or not. It may be on his birthday weekend so I don't know what he'll want to do. I can't believe he's almost 22 years old! Time goes by so quickly.

Mandolin craziness.

I wanted a mandolin for sooo long. I'm talking a few years. Finally after shopping around since after Christmas to find a fair quality at a good price. I found some really cute ones finally from a guy who has his own little shop. Anyways I'm really excited to say that I have my very own mandolin. I have learned a few little things on it so far which is really exciting. I started to learn a few chords and also the song on this video:

Saturday, March 22, 2008

In shape!

My sister is all about fitness lately... it makes me feel lazy. I really want to get fit during the spring so I can be outside and really enjoy my summer! I can't wait to go to the park and play frisbee and wear a cute little summer dress and play my new mandolin. My sister bought a new machine that reminds me of a treadmill. I find working out on machines so much more tiring that just going outside and running around with Troy's dog, or going for a nice long walk. I guess that's probably a good thing though. I am going to have to start a schedule and stick to it.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Dresses & clothes!

I don't know why lately but I've been all about clothes lately.
I have never spent a lot of money on myself before when it comes to clothes. I always just wore/wear thrift store things or things that are majorly on sale or things you would find in the clearance section. I do like my style though nontheless. I feel that I need to make it up to myself and buy some nice clothes for myself. I bought this dress the other day which I'm really excited about. It took my only about a week of pondering about it to finally just say "screw it!" and buy it.
I am really in love this with this designer on etsy too. There are so many clothes from her that I would love to buy.
Dreams, dreams.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Laptop blues

Do I pay back my student loan - or do I buy a laptop!? This is such a tough decision for me. I really want to pay off my loan a.s.a.p but would really like to buy or at least do the whole laptop rental. I am tired of using my sisters computer. I feel bad about downloading things and putting a million photographs on it. It's so annoying. I am going to try and get one in the summer time at least - but the time I move out of this place so i'll have one when I go. :)
Schools were closed today - so work was cancelled. What did i do all day!

Self portrait Thursday!

I am terrible at painting people. I'm okay at some animals - i'm great at still objects (folky style obviously) but people is so hard for me. I decided about 2 weeks ago that I would try and paint a picture of me! I had taken a picture of myself wearing a pendant and then I tried to put it on canvas! I think it turned out pretty decent considering!
I also listed a new large pendant today! SO go and check it out. I'm starting to run out of pendant though - i'm getting a little nervous.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Insecure

I wish I understood make up more. I really don't get it - but I wish I did. When I was about 12 years old my mom taught me how to apply eyeshawdow and eyeliner, as well as blush and lipstick but I can't remember any of it anymore so I usually just do my own thing - if I put any on at all. I don't understand skin lightening with foundation. My skin hates it really. I know that I could probably find some really nice stuff but I'm too shy to ask about that kinda stuff since my skin complection is just awful. Whenever someone gets to close to my face I just freak out -

one of my insecurities I guess.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Etsy love!!

I love etsy so much. I have been searching for some new clothes on it. I really want some new shirts or something for springtime and now that I actually have a real job and a little bit more money that I ever had in my whole life.

Here's an etsy mini of some items are in my favourites. I know that some of them are sold - but that's doesn't matter. I still love them and most of them you are still get they are just relisted in their store! So check it out!

over 40 items!

I've really been trying to start reading more and more lately. It's so hard to decide how to spend my extra time. I have work and my course - and I don't get a lot of free time. I want to play guitar, paint and read and watch the occassional television - OH and try and have a social life.

I'm really looking forward to this weekend because it's an extra long weekend off because I asked for Tuesday off as my "Mental Health Day". I can't wait to paint.

I listed a new black tree pendant today! I finally have gotten over the hump and have over 40 in my shop now! I was stuck in the 30s for a really long time and now i'm free :)

Monday, March 17, 2008

Boots!

I can't wait for spring to come. I can put away clunky foot wear and buy some new rubber boots! Nice brights one's at that! I like buying winter boots like these sheepskin boots at this time of year because you can get some pretty amazing deals. Even though it feels like winter is never going to leave and spring is never going to get here. I'm sure soon enough - it's just the fact that this winter seems so never-ending.

I like how bright it is out - and it's only 6:30pm! I like it when the days get longer. I think that's why people get so sad in winter because the days get so dark so early.

It's so windy out! Stay inside people! I really need to find matched - just-in-case.

Short week ahead!

Monday!
It's going to be a short week - with Good Friday and work being closed and I - I'm really excited about having an extra long weekend I can't wait to spend lots of time with Troy!

I was suppose to work tonight, but there is a wind warning in effect and they thought it would be a good idea to postpone the program to next week - which makes me happy because I really didn't feel like working tonight!

I'm going to paint paint paint, read and go to bed early. I can't wait :)

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Nighty night.

I really want to learn how to do my own taxes. Now - I know that I can't ... well I don't have the time to do so this year but maybe within the next year or two I'll be able to learn and figure it all out. I would really like to have some sort of budget software so I'll be able to budget my money really well so that I can pay off my student loan! It makes me happy just thinking about it!!

Music notes!


I finally got a new pendant up! I got some painting in last night so it was really nice to finally get something up new today. I have another one to list but I'm not sure if I'll list it tonight or tomorrow. It will all depend on how much painting I get done tonight.
I have a test for my sign language class tonight so it's really hard to say what's going to happen. I'm going to leave a little early because aparently there was a fire just a block down and traffic is crazy so I'll head out early to make sure I'm not late :)

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Over the hump yet again!

My sister talked about doing some land investment awhile back. There were going to sell off some lots across from where my parents live by the lake. It would have been really cute but they didn't sell them off yet - or they have changed their minds. It would be nice to have a piece of property there but I don't know if I would want to live so close to my parents. :P

I was suppose to go out for Karaoke tonight, but it's snowing like crazy. The weather man called for flurries but there has got to be a couple of centimetres out there already and it's only been snowing for less than two hours. Craziness!

Monday, March 10, 2008

21 years.

For 21 years I have been roaming this world.

Today is my birthday- day of birth. I don't know if I am just being cranky but it wasn't the best in the whole wide world. I did have one beautiful friend who spent time watching a movie with me. I'm just so frustrated with so much recently. I want to go on a vacation. I want to take a cruise, or hike through the wilderness - or something. Just get away from all of this for awhile. I don't want to move away - I just want to get away.
My art makes me happy. Most of my friends make me happy. My Troy makes me happy.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Birthday news

It's the weekend!
Looking back on this past week - it gives me a weird feeling. Not much working but when I was working it was super crazy. I guess that's what you get after a snow day! You have to catch up! I am waiting now for Troy to come home. He's working but he will be home relatively soon - so I'm excited. I have lots of laundry to do.

It's my friend Reena's birthday today so I am going to have to do something with her this afternoon. I didn't even get her birthday presents finished up. It was an unproductive week that way.

I love looking for new websites, and I came across this Orovo website. I have heard of my friend using their skin care products before, so it may be looking like I have some money to spend!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Almost the weekend~!

This week has been so odd. I was so tired but yet I hardly worked at all. Even though today was really tiring. We had a huge staff meeting this afternoon that really wore on my brain a lot. I was totally brain dead for my class this evening, but I did try and soak in as much information as I could. I think I did alright. I enjoy how fast the class goes by! It's insane.

Then I went to some sort of chinese martial arts type movie to raise money for my sisters friend who is going to be biking across Canada. I think it's pretty rad so I wanted to go and support her.

I took this picture of myself for a pendant to try and show it off on a "model". Silly. I listed it tonight and it sold within like a HALF AN HOUR. I am still in shock. I REALLY know now that those tree pendants are my most popular.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Moving?

I feel so bad for my friend Stephanie because her frame for her box spring and mattress keeps breaking. Her dad made a makeshift frame for her - but it's just not working out for her. It broke about 10 times while we were sitting on her bed tonight. It made me sad for her. Troy wants me to start looking for apartment for us which we will move into in a few months. I'm thinking about living closer to my work so it won't cost so much for the bridge and gas and everything. I'm not going to be as close to Stephie, or my other friends but it will save me money, so it will be worth it! And I will be closer to school for when I am taking this sign language.

Hump day!

Storm day today! And I felt like I was hardly productive. I did a million dishes, cleaned the bathroom, tidied my room, and did a bunch of little odds and ends of things. I listed 2 pendants on etsy! This is one of them!:



I had a lovely evening with my friend Stephanie. We had a lovely supper and read our story, watched our show. It was an all around great night! I am really excited for the weekend to come. Even though I feel so spoiled because I only worked ONE day all week!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

baby clothes

Troy's brother's girlfriend is having a babyshower in about 2 weeks. I'm not really sure what to get her. I don't know if she is having a boy or a girl - I don't even know if she knows that! It's going to be cute to have another baby around though - even though we probably won't see it much. I guess it's hard to say. I would like to give her some baby clothes. I see some really cute stuff at work all the time. Even at Halloween I saw some adorable costumes for the babies.

I don't have to work tomorrow! yay! Troy time! (Then a sign language test - yuck)

Fuse plastic bags!

I am going to TRY this today! Or try to try this today... I'm really excited about it! I'm going to test out my mad sewing machine skills too:

4 sales in 2 weeks!

In the past 14 days (two weeks) I have sold FOUR pendants! I am so excited about this! But I do get nervous because I am slowly but surely running out of pendants and where I was getting them before online... I don't think they have any.

I just listed this pendant a few days ago and It sold yesterday (as well as another black tree pendant): It really looks like the ones that I do with the map in the background are doing really well. I also think that this whole - trying to list something everyday is really paying off!

I am excited for the weather to get warmer so I can potentially sell some of my stuff locally!