Friday, March 06, 2015

Hanging My Head in Shame...

Well, I fell back into the non-blogging mode.

Some is the same ole, same ole - stress, work, yadda yadda yadda...
But, I am also getting into my craft room more, which should mean blogging with the computer sitting right there (and I don't have to fight anyone for it)...
Instead, the focus has been sewing and geneology.

And April looks to be a very heavy work travel month for me, so...
Yeah...
Let's not sound like a broken record here...

The sewing is very meditation for me and allows me to spend a lot of time thinking about my future and what my options are...
Not sure if anything will come of it or not, but it's worth exploring!

Namaste.

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Heading Toward My 12...

I'm trying to do better about keeping track of my reads this year.
I didn't make the 12 in 2014 and I think it is because I didn't keep track.
I read wayyyyyyy tooooooo much to not have made it.

So, here is January and February's reads (in no particular order):
1. The Financial Wisdom of Jesus: The 7 Spiritual Principles of Weath by Paul Millard (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
2. Remove NegativeThinking:How to Instantly Harness Mindfulness and The Power of Positive Thinking by Helga Klopcic and KC Harry (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
3. Fitness Optimization: Learn the Essentials of a Healthy Lifestyle.  The 8 key elements of Fitness, Lose Weight, and Become a More Radiant Human Being. by John Mayo (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
4. Small Habits, Big Results: 55 Small Changes That Completely Turned My Life Around by Michelle Williams (kindle) (This is not a recommendation.)
5. Viper Game by Christine Feehan (Ghostwalker Series) <--Recommend! But you need to read the series in order.
6. Obsession in Death by JDRobb <--Recommend! But you need to read the series in order.
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Any one got any book suggestions?

Namaste.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Lost my mind?

I may have bitten off more than I can chew this time. 

I piled up all of the material that I'll be using to make six blankets this year. 
And I must admit that there are four more that I don't have fabric picked out for (in other words, there should be a lot more fabric in the picture!).

Not sure if MBB should be searching for mental hospitals yet or not...
But at least I am starting in February and not December with a goal of Christmas for 70% of them...



Namaste. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Nana's Helper

Zilla insisted on helping Nana shovel snow.
And I do mean insisted!
I was trying to shovel while holding PipSqueak and Zilla was having no part of that...
It wasn't so much that he wanted to do what Nana was doing, but he couldn't stand that PipSqueak was getting to do something that he wasn't.

Gotta love sibling rivalry!

He did a pretty good job of getting the snow on the shovel, but Nana had to help by getting the white stuff off of the shovel.


Namaste.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Deck...

Here are some pictures of our deck from start to...
Well, it is supposed to be to finish (since we finished it last summer)...But I have yet to take any get any good finish pictures...
Yeah, that's my story...


Hey, do you know how cold it is out there?


So, here are the start and some of the in process pictures.
Once it gets warm and I get home when it is light, I will post finish pictures (if I remember).


Whoever wrote the directions and said "Buy materials today. Build on Saturday. Swim on Sunday" must have lost their marbles!


It took WAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY longer than one day to build!














Namaste.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

It's That Day Again...

Yes, I've been slacking a bit on the blogging lately...
Along with the exercising...
And keeping my sanity...


But my computer is now operational in my craft room, so I might blog a bit more.
If I make it to my craft room.


Since work is exploding in my face and will get even worse in March...
Let's just say that I need to get to my craft room.


So, what brings me blogging today?


Well, a trip to my craft room for one...
After all, I must celebrate my least favorite holiday of the year!


Doesn't matter if I'm single or not, this day always sucks.
Don't expect that will ever change.
But then again, many say it's a fake holiday anyway...
So, maybe I should say that it is my least favorite fake holiday of the year!


Namaste.

Friday, February 06, 2015

Approaching It a Different Way...

Well, the remodeling bug has hit again.
But this time, we are collecting bids.

Yep, things need to be done and done quickly and we just don't have the time.
Don't really have the money either, but I'll make it work.

We are having two or three companies bid to finish the Master Bathroom, the Railing and who knows what else...
Maybe installing all of the molding, including that crown molding???
Definitely fixing all of the drywall!

We have a year to get it all done and I'm sure that we'll have to start working on it again personally when it warms up.  Cause at some point, the money is going to run out...

Here's to seeing how this goes!

Namaste.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Great Moment

I was supposed to be on vacation a few days last week (over six working days to be exact)...
Didn't work out so well.

I ended up with one day vacation and worked ~50 hours over the other five.  
Let's not talk about my frame of mind...

But that did lead to an evening of watching HGTV, eating pizza, and drinking wine...
We'll talk about Pizza Hut and how to apply sauce to a pizza another day...

Made for a nice few hours...


Namaste.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Hard Pill to Swallow

It is a hard thing to accept...
It's the last thing that I even wanted to consider...
But it is becoming obvious that something I have dedicated a big portion of my life to could care less about me.

I am not sure how this is going to impact things, but it is hardening me a bit more.

If they don't like the results, they can fuck off.
They do not get to have their cake and eat it too.
Who am I kidding, they could care less and they'll eat that cake.

Namaste.

Friday, January 30, 2015

On The Road Again...

I always have blocks of time in the car by myself... 

But normally it doesn't leave time for deep thinking as: 
  - I am becoming more coherent and waking up...
  - I am catching up with family/friends...
  - I am running errands...
  - I am prepping for/recovering from work...

This week, I was semi on vacation and semi traveling and semi working remotely. 
It called for a lot of driving...
And without most of the other normal distractions, three long drives (add some wine to alone time at the end of it all) led to a lot of deep thinking. 

I've realized that I am a very loyal person... 
That is good in some cases...
That is bad in some cases...

I need to seriously reevaluated a part of my life. 
I need to look at some loyalty and determine if it is good or bad.
I need to make my relationships give and take and not just give.
I need to put MBB and myself first.

Used to be when I rambled like this... I was struggling to figure it out on my own. 
Feels much better to have someone to hash all of this out with and realized that this is a process that I need to do.

Let's see how this ends up.

Namaste.