Friday, October 29, 2010

technology

One thing that I wish I was up-to-do regarding technology is cell phones. Troy got a pretty sweet cellphone not too long ago where he has unlimited text messaging, long distance, call display and all that jazz. I'm just using my work cell phone right now. Of course once i got rid of mine, then he decides to get unlimited text - crazy! I'll have to get one for when I go to school next year. A lot of people are just getting cell phones these days instead of land lines, which is pretty convenient for most people. I figured I might as well had one for long distance reasons.

our future

Troy and I are looking at houses. It's such a difficult task to decide what to do. To buy, to continue to rent? What should be our limit, what can we afford, there is a lot to think about. We would ideally love to live off the grid, but it's hard to say what's going to happen. If we bought a place that already wasn't hooked up to power, it would be much easier to allow ourselves to be that way. It's fun to look around at things like patio furniture, plant for gardens, outdoor ceiling lights, all that kind of stuff you could get for a house. Of course I want to be a minimalist so we won't need a whole lot of things :)

the life for me

One thing I could never do is work in the health care field. There is no way I would be able to work with guts and blood and telling people sad news. I applaud those who are able to do it and thank them! No, no healthcare jobs for me! My friend is a Practical nurse, and she likes it very much. I'm very proud of her and hope that she continues to enjoy the work she does. I think troy and i may go to her halloween party if we aren't too tired. :)

day one over

Day one of craft show done, and boy am i tired. Make sure if you haven't already, consider buying 'handmade' for this upcoming holiday season. I'm going to once again try as much to buy handmade. I'm hoping to pick up a few things at every craft show to make it easier! It's just deciding what kinds of gifts to get people. My family is pretty hard to shop for.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

the life of being a car owner. boo!

Troy is going to take my car into the car shop tomorrow to see what's wrong with it. The check engine light came on Monday and started making crazy loud noises. I hope it's nothing too serious. I'm really happy with my car insurance rate right now too. I love that it seems to go down a little bit each year. I have (knock on wood) never been pulled over by the cops for any reason. I am just way too paranoid to speed or do anything somewhat dangerous what so-ever. I told myself once my car dies I will buy a new one. I'm really not ready to do that quite yet, so i really hope that doesn't happen!

my three passions

Eventually the goal is to have a home based business selling art, teaching sign language and doing infant massage clases. I really want to do a whole bunch of things, I can't settle on a specific career, I have such a passion for all three of those things! *smile*. I have decided that I'm going back to school next September which I'm really excited about. I'm going to take Deaf Studies at the local community college. It's funny because I was signed up for the program 4 years ago, but didn't take it because I started working at the family centre that i'm still with now! Crazy how fast time goes by!

felt play fruit


I've got some new things for sale for craft show season this year. One of them is what you see pictured here! A box full of play fruit including a banana, watermelon slice, kiwi, apple, orange, two strawberries and a pear! All needle felted by yours truly! You will see this assortment for sale at the craft shows this year for only $32 for all these pieces which is a really good deal in my opinion! I will also have felted pin, dolls (waldorf style), ornaments, jewelry, felted soap kits and more, so make sure to stop by and check out my booth and say hello!

open doors to maddness

My friend Jen came over last night and showed me some really cool bands. I love new music. I'm listening to "the kills" right now. They are really interesting. Check 'em out. Don't forget - first craft show of the season is this weekend and i'll be there will bells on (well maybe not bells, but acorn jewelry yes!) There has been a lot of weird shootings and things around here lately. It makes me think about how many security cameras are around the streets for safety - i would bet not a whole lot, maybe just really busy areas. Maybe it's something to start thinking about investing in.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

artsy fartsy


I took this picture during nocturne. We showed up at this 4 and a half hours into the evening. The artist started this at the beginning of the evening and painted till midnight. He did quite a bit until we arrived. Art moves me. I don't know how to explain it. When I see colours swirling, a funky landscape, a mixed up portrait, it excites me. I have been very busy felting, but I still have a love and a desire for painting. That's what really started this crazy art thing in me. I never really discovered my loved for art until I was 18-19 years old. I hope I get to see some really unique art on our trip!

Monday, October 25, 2010

next 10 months

These next 10 months could be very interesting. I'm getting excited about going back to school. That reminds me that I really should look into when to apply, I know they start accepting applications in November. Troy and I are pretty settled on buying or buidling a house in the spring too. We've already gone to look at a couple. One could be promising, but we plan on going to see a couple more. Troy really wants a few acres of land, so that makes things a bit more tricky. He wants to be able to have room to store his Ferrari parts, haha, yah right! I think he would like to get a tractor (actually i know he does) and maybe buy an 80s car to fix up. We'll see!

the trip

Ok. So people think Troy and I are a bit crazy to go across Canada in January of all times but I think it'll be fun. Unfortunately it may bit a bit too cold to just spend time walking around to see places and things, but I think it'll be great. It's not really our thing to go on a Royal Caribbean cruise or anything. I guess we get to experience Canada during a typical Canadian winter! I heard it's a bit drafty on trains, but i'm sure we'll manage. I have a bit of it planned out so far, which is exciting. I know these next few weeks are just going to zoom by, so i'm trying to be super prepared :)

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pomplamoose with Allee Willis - Jungle Animal


Ok. If you haven't heard about these guys, you have to check them out. I've been following them for about a year or so. They do a lot of their own songs, as well as some really awesome covers. They are a dating-duo who are very talented. I like that they record themselves recording the music, they make it very entertaining to watch! Pomplamoose !

my poor brain

Ok, just had some peanut butter and honey on toast, so i'm ready for another fun-filled day. Ok, maybe just a super relaxing, snuggle up in bed kind of day, but besides that, full belly :) I feel like that should be a weird line on twitter (i don't do twitter so i don't really know what i'm talking about). Anyways, i'm just wasting time, waiting for Troy to get out of his bath. The cabin always makes you feel very disgusting. boo. I found this website on POS systems. Now I had no idea what a POS system was, until I came across this, and now I know! They are super crazy with techonology I can't even begin to wrap my head around it. Oh looks like Troy is done, cherrio!

busy bees.

I'm in Bridgewater at the moment. We enjoyed a nice evening at the cabin. Troy and Evan were their silly selves and I felted (surprised?). I'm so excited to start doing the craft shows. I'm really hoping for the best this year! I have a few more things to get together for next weekend, then i'll be all ready to go! I'm excited about our trip this winter (more on that later), we definitely won't need thermogenic fat burners, since we'll be doing a crazy amount of walking. Everyone thinks we are crazy for taking a trip in January but I think it'll be fine, and if it's too cold, then we just stay inside and cuddle, nothing wrong with that!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

everyone is a napoleon

I've been listening to a lot of Ani Difranco lately! I'm super excited that she's coming here in about 2 weeks, and I have tickets! I thought she would be one of those artists that I would have to actually have to travel to go and see, I didn't think she would come here, but alas! So exciting! She's been my favourite musician since I was 15, really since I learned how to play guitar - around there. I've heard so much about lipofuze reviews lately. I wonder what this stuff and how it works. I'm all about natural ingredients. I'm proud to say that i'm eating local and free range only! I pretty much did before but I'm really doing it. I'm eating up the rest of stuff I have in my freezer/cupboards then i'll be 100%. It may be tricky in the winter, i guess we'll see!

Another week coming to an end.

It's been another busy week that has come to an end. I feel like a hermit lately. Seems like all I have been doing to working and crafting and sleeping more than usually because of being a bit sickie. I am looking forward to the weekend though. I'm hoping to hide away in the woods for a few days. Does that make me even more of a hermit? I actually cleaned my apartment today too. It was needing it in a bad way. I can't wait to post some photos of my art stuff I got going on lately. So much! I've been busy getting ready for craft shows. My first one is the Dartmouth Handcrafters Show next weekend, come and check it out!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

sickie

Of course. I jinxed myself. I just said the other week that I haven't gotten sick for for this year (well, since the start of the school year) but, alas, I am now sick. It's weird though, different kind of cold that i've had before. I left work early today, i felt so fuzzy. I came home and slept for 5 hours, woke up, did some crafting and now am heading to bed again. I hope i feel better in the morning. I was looking stuff up online this evening about different things and kept coming across weight loss products. I wonder how many of these things are out there and who buys them? Very interesting.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

get your butt in gear!

I've been lazy but not lately. I have no ambition to exercise but i'm busy crafting and getting things ready for the many days of craft shows that i'm doing this fall. Poor Troy, I have him suckered into helping me too, but he raises my confidence when he's around so it's for the best! I am developing a cold right now, but when i'm feeling better i need to start exercising again. I was going to start again today, but couldn't stop sneezing, it's so annoying. I took some medicine so hopefully it will help me sleep. I better get my butt in gear to exercise, i don't want to end up taking phentermine or something! Good luck everyone who are trying to meet goals!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Nocturne 2010


Nocturne 2010 was a hit! I planned out the night and my friends Mary and Caleigh joined in the adventure. We hit downtown, the north end and Dartmouth! This photo was taken at Argyle Fine Art Gallery downtown, it was hilarious! There are so many amazing things we saw. I think one of the highlights was the Mobile Pancake Vechiles where these 2 guys drove around trading things from people for pancakes. We met up with them twice, the second to check out how much and what unique things they got. It was awesome! I'm so glad the rain held off too, because it was really touch and go for awhile.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mrs. and Ms.


I've been making a lot of different things. Some I may sell, some may not. This afternoon I thought I would try my finger at the waldorf doll making world and this si what I came up with! They are so adorable, now I feel a new obsession coming on. They are so fun. I just love waldorf toys, they allow children really develop their imaginations since they don't have faces. The doll can be any emotion they want!

Friday, October 8, 2010

I'm Engaged!

It's the weekend! We'll almost. Just finished up work then going to Bridgewater. Very excited to do some crafting and walk around in the woods, burn brush, eats lots of yummy food! Oh yah, I forgot to write about this, but I'm Engaged! It hasn't changed my life like I thought it would. I don't have a ring and don't want one. My supervisor told me I am very unconvential, i guess it's true. Most people want a ring to show and prove the fact of an engagment. I'm happy without one ;) It's just a waste of money. I'll have my wedding ring that's all that matters to me!~

Monday, October 4, 2010

Mr. Sock Monkey


I made this sock money about a week and a half ago for my new baby cousin who I visited in PEI when they came visiting from United States. I was so happy he actually liked it and played with it!! My aunt took a picture of him playing with it, I can't wait to see it. It was fun making this little guy, and not very hard either! I've seen some pretty sweet sock monkeys around at craft shows and such. I like him!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

a long exciting life

I think about different careers people pick and maybe why they do it. I need substance with what I do with my life - for a job. I don't know how people can work all day with a desk job, some document management system, database work, that kind of stuff. It would be so monotonous. I'm really excited about what my future holds for me career wise. I'm so excited about the different things I may do in a few years. Troy and I have been spending the weekend taking it easy, watching documentaries. That's the excitement that my life is at the moment :)

sickie me

It's officially October now and I started it off not so well. I called in sick yesterday I wasn't feeling well, but i'm feeling much better today. I don't know what it was, some sort of weird flu thing I think. I felt so achey all over and like I may throw-up but not really. I had a major migrane on and off all day. I hope this isn't a winter full of illness.