Monday, September 28, 2009

Hello there!

*WHEW*. Ok, so..... I do realize that a kinda left you hanging on my last post~ which by the way, seems like forever ago! I'm sorry about that. Where do I begin? This may seem quite silly to some, but I have been lucky enough to get my "dream job" back!!!!! Yes, back. A few years ago, I was employed at our local public library. I made an extremely hasty and poor decision and left my job for reasons that were extremely petty. I have regretted that decision ever since. I recently, stumbled across the chance to reapply~ all in thanks to my wonderful friends and co-workers for putting a bug in our new director's ear. :) I interviewed, was hired and started working there again last week. I am absolutely on cloud nine! I was a bit nervous coming back into the atmosphere knowing that I would need a refresher course... well, that took about 10 minutes!! It was like hopping back on a bike again, it all came right back! With the exception of a few computer changes, it worked out beautifully. I am familiar with the services and systems offered at our library, so there was really no training involved. YIPPEE! Again, I could not be happier and I am so very grateful for the opportunity to serve the community again! Thank you to everyone that put in such a good word for me! For those of you that already do know me, yep, I'm still at Lopez....... I'm working six days a week and splitting shifts between jobs. Normally, I would dread the thought of that, but I really am very content doing this. I love the library with a passion~ it is such a rewarding and fulfilling job for me. I love to help people and deal with the public. Crazy? Maybe..... but, I think I'm pretty good at it. I don't mind working my butt off when it comes to doing the things I love.
The kids are doing great! Poor Beth is being very patient with my new schedule, shuffling alot more and running around like crazy people but we're doing good! She has her Homecoming dance this Saturday nite, she's really looking forward to it. We already got her dress and shoes, she's good to go! Spirit week here we come! Brendan is working his tail off and commuting back and forth~ he loves the weekends as much as the next person! They (he and his girlfriend, Katie) are down to one car and both work hard at the whole carpooling thing. They are enjoying the new place though and live in such an artsy~fartsy college town! KU campus is just out the back door! He loves that town!
Oscar (Cory's business partner) is flying in on Saturday, art class on Monday, AND.... more news, the Director and Young Adult librarian have asked me to hold altered art classes at the library bi-monthly for our YA patrons!!!!!!!! These will start on October 14th! I am very excited about all of these new developments~ my life finally seems to be in order! Next, I'll be getting some Christmas projects done a bit early......hopefully! I really have to budget my time better now, I must admit, I have neglected, but checked the blog and FB every nite, just haven't taken the time to get involved the past few days!
*Whew*.......... alot to catch up on, and no pics but I'll get around to those, I promise! Hugs to all and thanks for putting up with me.............. and my absence! :)))))))
Christina :)

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

more makes....

Pricing these to take to Melissa's!! I, by the way, am one of the happiest people on earth today!!!! I'll fill you in later on!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My flea trip finds were all pretty tiny.....

You know how I love the cake decor.... my new belt buckle in the post below totally ROCKS!!! I can't wait to sport the junk gypsy look with that buckle and my old ragged blue jeans! (my usual get~up!) The Valentine stickers... I think I had the very same package many moons ago, not a single one is missing, by the way! :) Oh, and check out the "greeting card negatives"?????? below.... (wth???) I'm not quite sure what they were used for, but I definitely know what I'll be using them on! Collage, he we come..... again....Muahahahahaha!!!! TTFN

some flea finds.....

Forgot to download pics of First Monday @ Melissa and Karen's~ here's a few.....

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Went to a flea market today!

I'll be posting pictures soon of my findings, but right now I have to get ready to go and see my son's new apartment! I can't wait...... he's having us all for dinner!! Love it~~ what a nice way to bring this weekend to a close! :))) I'll be back later on sometime...........

Friday, September 11, 2009

May God bless America on this Sept.11th. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

princess in progress...

I'm not quite satisfied with my little pink birdhouse yet...... she needs a teeny bit more bling, in my opinion.

This has been a pretty wild week for us, I really think that we are ALL glad to see the weekend!! Beth is playing a half-time show tonight at the football game, Cory went to watch the game and I'm just at home farting around on the computer. I just haven't been feeling myself for the last few days and today, it finally got me down and out. I'm exhausted~ and a bit sick to my stomach. Yuck! :{ I'll feel better in the morning, I'm sure..... I just need to get that good nite's sleep! :)

Saturday approaching.....what to do... what to do..... Who knows, if I wake early enough in the morning, I may even throw together a yard sale! We really need to have one, poor Beth sorted boxes and boxes of her old stuff about a month ago and still has piles around~ she's waiting for me to pick a date and finally get one set-up. I still haven't even sorted through our stuff yet. UGH! It'll all depend on how I feel. Uhhh...... okay, no.... it's safe to say that I will not be doing this tomorrow morning. Maybe next Saturday! Actually, I think that I'll want to be doing a lot more of my artwork instead this weekend because.... after all, my art is my therapy! :)

Welp, here it comes, a bit of R&R.... very much needed, if I do say so myself. Sorry if I seemed to ramble.......T.G.I.F.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thought I'd share something SpOoKy that was made tonight...

I guess I'm in rare form, tonight! Muahahahahaha

I am really in the Halloween spirit, can you tell?

This one was made this morning...... very simple, but it may have turned out to be my fave so far.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

found these treasures a few weeks ago..........

the pipe cleaner packaging is filled, waxed and best of all.............HOT PINK! i love the name, "twisticks"....... so pretty for something so practical! i ran across 8 yards of this awesome lace for....ready?........ $.75!!!!!!!!!! the blue and white pearl necklace is stretchy, i think it'll eventually get wrapped around a bottle neck or something! who knows! have a great rest of the weekend!

boy, could i go for a cupcake right about now...

Saturday's stuff...

"Paperwaits" and spooky stuff.......oh my!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

My o my....I haven't posted in a few days.

I've been busy creating and I actually got a few new items finished. It's way too dark outside now to try and get a good picture, so I'll post snapshots tomorrow. I really appreciate the natural light........... Hope everyone had a great day~~ mine was yet, another stay at home Saturday.


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