Is it Sunday?

No its Monday!  Gah!  

The best way to get thru a bad Monday at the office is to stay home!

So I did!  But now it feels like Sunday all over again… that means tomorrow will feel like a Monday!  Fudge!

You just can’t  win!

Hey anybody out there from Iowa?!?  We are looking at a college in Storm Lake!   

Do you know of it?

So yeah caught up on college stuff for about a second today and then tonight I played in craft space.

I made these rocks:

I gave these match boxes a facelift:

And I started this project:

I am copying a mixed media artist online that I adore!  I changed it up and used gears and no thread yet.  But its such a fun thing to do!  

Now I have to rewatch her video to finish it!  I love her style!

Besides all that it seems to be calm before the storm!  Something is happening at work and its not good!  Scary!

I will let you know as soon as I know.  Yikes!

Next Saturday is a craft fair and my girlfriend gonna take some stuff to sell.  She gets 10%!  So I hope I sell a lot of rocks!



Glue Book?  

I have officially lost my mind!  I mean seriously!

Like this is fun?

So I glued some pages of a catalogue together then fingerpainted on different colors and now….  I am gluing on images I cut out of magazines.  

Sounds like someone is reverting!

But its mindless, free, keeps me occupied and strangly satisfying.

Last night I used a photo of Clooney and I loved it. Will share soon. He is so handsome in that pic!

I have no idea what this means.  I honestly feel like this stuff, kind of creative, kind of childs play is saving my soul.

My thankless soul sucking job is anything but enjoyable.  I keep thinking  4 more years.

Do you always seem to be counting the days?   I think I might be a little whack people!?!

Thank goodness for even the slightest distraction!



$300.00 Out Of The Blue

Hi everybody!  

So today I am minding my own business working in my craft space:

With Gracie overlooking my work:

Until she got bored with me:

Then she looked outside and wondered what in the heck is all that gray stuff!

Ain’t it great!?!

It was nice hanging out with my crafts on a cloudy day.  I still have a few Alpaca ones I need to finish up:

Isn’t that cute!  Thats real Alpaca fiber.  These cards take way too long!  

Anyway!  About the $300.00!  

I got a letter in the mail today from my Attorney!  OMG talk about a panic when I saw that return address!

But I pulled up my big girl britches and opened it and BAM… I got a refund from Chase!

I think I know where it came from.  A few years ago they sent me a thing for taxes.  Pay this much and your mortgage won’t  go up… I paid it but they increased my mortgage anyway!  I just kept my mouth shut and head down… Now I got 300.00 to help me out.

Now I hope I dont have to send it to Trustee but the note from atty did not say to!

So on that note!  I got to celebrate tonight!


As you can see I don’t spend $ on wine to be sure.  😎🌺👍

Have a great evening!!  Cheers!  



Junk  & Stuff

Hi there!  Lets talk trash!

Ok no trash talk about the morons I work with.  Whoops my bad!

We can talk about trash as in Junk Journals.  Go look them up, so pretty what some crafters do.

I did this at work over a few lunch breaks.  Its not really a junk journal because its just old book pages and not junk mail, etc.  

You get the jist, its just a handmade notebook and I love making them.  Its so relaxing.

I also painted (washed) some page flowers to use.  Its gettiing arty here at work too!

Speaking of work… Its my Friday off and I have to work it!  It really helped my last paycheck!   I need the cash so badly right now!

Thankfully I have plenty of food for the next couple of weeks (mostly).  

I have college apps looming.  My kid is retaking the ACT too so that costs.  Oh and more tutoring for that.  Was there a line item for all this when I made out my budget 4 years ago, cause I missed it?!

I have everything I need this weekend to stay home and have fun.  

I have food, medicine, WINE and my Gracie!  

Its all good! We got this!


$1200.00 Increase

First of all HELLO!  

Secondly I know how fortunate I an to have medical insurance at all these days.  Especially with an expensive chronic illness!!!

But this is still gonna leave a mark!  Mine went from nada to $91.29 a month.

I GET IT, I KNOW!  ITS STILL CHEAP!  But I can still feel the pain.

Good thing I dont have more than 1 dependent!

It seems like EVERYTHING and I mean EVERYTHING has increased but my income in so long. 

I do get a 2% increase in January.  2% of nuthin is still nuthin. And now that has been wiped out!  Thank you!

Its a good thing I have been in training the last few years to be Po cause that is exactly what I will be for the rest of my life🌸

Heavy sigh!