Thursday, November 19, 2015

I Freekin' Love Impending Winter

Aside from the shovelling of snow, ofcourse.

I freekin' love impending winter, because it's CREATIVE time!

Also, my lovely bride Lillah is settling in. We've done a few videos, but there is definitely a learning curve. Filming the videos takes me 5 or 6 minutes. Then an hour to upload it from my phone to Youtube... and tonne of time to edit it, and then Youtube takes at least another hour or more to format it.

This little creative play is really trying my sense of patience.

(Is patience a sense?)

Anyway. I have been stitching swears.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mail Order Bride.

My Mail Order Bride is on her way.

We connected online, and I was charmed by her.

She travelling through BC right now, and should arrive by the end of the week.
I'm completely thrilled.

She's not going to require too much space, which is good. She's going to sleep in my bed, anyway, and hopefully her clothing won't take up too much room.

I will post her photos as soon as she arrives.

Her name is Lillah.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fairy Tale Life.

The house is somewhat clean. There are a lot of things I could do to improve what's going on here. I still feel like I can't have company over in this.

My living room IS my art/craft room. I can't see how I can change that at all.

But I finally laid the groovy gypsy carpet on the floor. That involved a lot of shifting of heavy furniture, and getting the old carpet out. Also, I bought a vacuum.

I love this time of year. I shift more into being able to be creative more. Creative in my art, creative in my writing, creative in my thoughts, day and night dreams. Creative in the kitchen. (although that last one is mainly because I HAVE to be! lol.)

I started a writers page on facebook. Because I felt like I probably should, as I'm doing more writing.

I also have to figure out Youtube. Because there are some creative things I want to do in that forum. I'm excited for them.

I have a few craft shows I've been invited to this year, although I don't have anything NEW to offer, I do have a bunch of crafts ready and waiting.

I'm making some shifts.

I have dreams of running away to Nova Scotia and living a fairy tale life... I've come to realize I have to just live that life here and now, where I am. Make it happen.


Sunday, October 4, 2015

October. Already?

How is it that I haven't written since April?

Well, I've been working nearly every day since then. Today is the a second day off in a 3 day streak. Which I am so thankful for. I was beginning to feel exceedingly burnt out.

Since then:
  • I signed a lease on a new office space for my tarot readings/energy work. 
  • I've done some writing that has been published on Elephant Magazine . (I have a few pieces, however you'll have to look up my name to find them there. Or join my Writers Facebook Page.
  • I've been paying more attention to my writing in general, submitting short stories to different places, and working on the pieces I've left to collect dust. 
  • My garden was planted, and then didn't look at it again. You should see the tomatoes rotting in the yard. Ugh.
  • I was working 4 and 5 days a week at the thrift store, as well as doing tarot house parties, tarot in my office, and reflexology
  • I made the last payment on my car!
  • I did no sewing, or painting, or crafting of any type. I think those things are for winter. 
Anyway, it's October now. I'm down to 2 days a week at the thrift store (because I asked to be...) The kids are back into the school groove.

Today I am cleaning the house. I did NO cleaning all summer. And it shows. Right now, I'm taking a break because my sinuses are angry with all the dust I'm kicking up.

I've told the Universe that it needs to make sure I can still pay my bills and continue paying down the credit cards I lived off of all summer, and give me the time to clean the house, write the stories, make all the foods.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Seedling Time!

It's seedling time at Little Scotia! 13 days ago I put tomatoes, peppers, and beets in to start. (I've never started beets indoors before, but it was suggested to me that I do, so we'll see.)

This is the first year I've used these Coco seed started pellets to start my seedlings. It's also making me a little nervous. The idea is that they hold water longer, so you are supposed to be able to water less. I'm watching them closely. 
a little container with some herbs.

coconut expanding seedling growing pellets.
The beets are in the square containers with coco filling seedling starter. The square (is it peat? I can't recall, they are from last year.) have started to develop mold. Ugh. so today I'll be spraying that with a peroxide mixture, and covering the whole thing with soil. I'm wondering if they have to go out earlier.

In OTHER news, Here's a BUNCH of free information to help your garden this year! Information for beginners and old pros! :) Enjoy! I'm watching a video or two a day, while doing other things around the house (or during the time I would normally be brainlessly playing facebook games.)

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Technically, The Doll is On the LIST.

Today my Reflexology client cancelled. Which left me with a 'free' day. Free Days aren't REALLY free days. We know how this works. There's a list.  It looks like this:

The Big Tall Boy when he was still a little squishy cute boy, as well as the list.

Today, I ignored it.

And instead, finished THIS little beauty.

Technically, she's on the list under the category "Make all the things."

Also, the "Your Mom" at the end of my list MIGHT be an insult, scribbled there by one of my daughters. Their nanny may not be impressed. Except that I'm sure neither one of us will know exactly what it means.