Friday, November 18, 2011

6 years.

I just happened to look at my Yahoo calendar and noticed the notation: "First Contact with ES, 11/18/2005". It is hard to believe it has been that long ago. It is even harder to believe that she has been gone almost a year now. Time does not stand still for anyone, that is for sure.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


My mind is going in 101 directions today. This is midterm week, but I find myself distracted by our new venture, Fit 2 Be Tied.  There are soooooooo many projects I want to get started on, but I don't dare with 5 more weeks of school.  I also want to finish my novel.  Haven't worked on it for 5 friggin' months. Grrrrrr!

Took some of our crafts into a consignment shop today. Seemed to get a good reception from customers who were looking at the items before they were even tagged for display. Finger's crossed!

While we were in town, I took MIL shopping for the makings of mince meat pie (ugh!).  I have a food addiction, but that is not on my list of favorites, not by a long shot.  I can't get past the suet. Just thinking about it gets my gag reflex going. I get the same reflex thinking about lard.  Many people swear by it, but if I know something has lard in it (like a pie crust), it makes me queasy.  Just can't get past the fact that it is animal fat! Strange, I I was going to turn into the strip mall where Kroger's is, I realized too late that I was heading in to the "exit" lane and not the "entrance" lane. There was a car coming out, and the eyes of the woman driving the other car were as wide as saucers. I swerved back out into oncoming traffic and skirted the edge of the curb until I could turn into the "correct" entrance.  By then, MIL was laughing her ass off!  I mean, total lunatic laugh! She was still laughing 30 minutes later.  I told her since she enjoyed near death experiences so much, I was going to drive blindfolded next time...

I intended to spend the whole day doing homework, but maybe managed to get 4 hours worth done. I will tackle more as soon as I post this, as I am not focused enough at the  moment to put my head back in a book...

I am not sure, but I think I have cornered the market on dot-dot-dots...

Until next

Friday, November 11, 2011

The S Word 2011

And so it starts...I wish I could hibernate through winter and wake up in the Spring! I know I am not posting much, but I am neck deep into week three of the semester--my LAST semester!

Not looking forward to driving MIL into town for dialysis in this Sh...I mean stuff. Guess she would rather not go to dialysis, so I won't complain too much...

Bud is out with the snow shovel we bought yesterday, getting the sidewalks cleared and cleaning the car off. Is it April, yet??????

Sunday, November 6, 2011

We are in Business!

We went to our first arts and crafts bazaar in the big burg of Burr Oak, population of approximately 800 people. I think all 800 came to the bazaar.

They had a breakfast available, and I think we were the first served, as we got there 20 minutes early. I was remiss to not bring my camera, but a friend took pics and will be sending them to us shortly.

We really didn't sell much: 2 necktielace sets, 1 mirror, 2 boutonnieres, 1 hair clip, and 1 headband.  What we DID accomplish, however, was lots of interest in our unique items.  As people began looking at our things, we watched as smiles crossed their faces. I am guessing several crafty people will go home and try to duplicate our items themselves. That's okay--that is what crafty people do. They take ideas and inspiration from things others have crafted.

Etsy is almost up and running. Just getting the paypal and cart/checkout straightened out, then I can start listing our things.  YAY!

Have got the other blog up and running as well, but again, still working on getting the paypal/cart/checkout going.  I posted our very first item on the site--horrible picture, as we have a crappy camera, and MIL's is broken.  Bummer!

Got a TON of homework to do, so I am off to tackle the mountain.  Only 6 more weeks--woohoo!

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