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!



Goodwill Haul and…

Hi guys!  Happy friday!  So glad its finally here!  Really long week.  I pulled a muscle in my neck 2 weeks ago and its still killing me!

Today I left early to talk to my kids councilors at school – thats another post.

After thar we hit up a couple thrift shops.  I needed…

WANTED…some material and some baubles to make some flowers… Wait till you see!

However, we both found some great deals!  Check it out:

My kid found three pair of jeans!  I love it when that happens!  Score!  Great kid right?  

And another pair not shown!  Washed and drying.

I found a couple of cool books. For crafting!  But I have a hard time tearing some up.  This one might be really hard:

Sorry they are sideways!  

I dont have any cartoons in my stash and I love the vintage feel of these images.

And so that is part of my collection now.

Then I foung yarn and tape, foam and scissors!   Junk stashy stuff.

I love the fancy scissors!

Then the perfect find!  Material and junk jewelery!

And look what I started already.  I watched the tutorial last night  and knew I had to try it!

So when we got back I watched it again and played along…

I pulled the baubles apart and made my first shabby chic flower. 

Cute huh!

Anyway!  Its something to do!  What am I going to do with them?  Good question!

Tomorrow college app day!  Drama!  Gah!  It has been a real learning experience.

Hope you are all well and out of Storm Matthews way!