Thursday, May 12, 2011

coming out of it

Hey-finally getting over the frustration of not doing well at the craft fair.  But still not feeling like making anything.  So here's another random thought.

Zumba.  You all have heard of it, right?  It's the hottest new workout classes that don't seem like the boring workout routine that so many of us hate.  (thus the reason I don't workout.)  But when I heard about Zumba a few years ago through my sis-in-law who does it, it totally sparked my interest.  She loves it. 

Background:  I took several years of dance when I was younger.  And I loved it.  After having kids, I thought I'd like to take it up again and do a few adult classes.  But when I looked into it, it was too darn expensive.  So I think I'm going to start taking a Zumba class that is starting June 1st.  I love to dance-so this could be fun.....but I'm so out of shape, I don't know if I'll survive the hour!  But we'll see.  I'll keep you posted. 

Tomorrow I'll do the fun part of for workout clothes.  I've got Khols cash burning a hole in my pocket-and I figure it's the perfect thing to spend it on.  That way, if I end up not sticking w/ the whole work-out thing, it's not much $ out of my pocket.


Saturday, May 7, 2011

Big Bummer

So.......drum roll please......(that's in my sarcastic voice)

I made $9 today at the craft fair.  That's not a mis-print.  And no I don't want to talk about it.  I don't even want to be thinking about it right now.  The amount I made didn't even cover my booth rental.



Friday, May 6, 2011

I was supposed to be Chinese

Are you laughing at the title of this post?  Let me explain......

      I love food.  Like really, really, really love food.  Like obsessed with it actually.  I think about it every 4 or 5 minutes.  Some of you think I'm being sarcastic.  But I'm being 100% honest.  And I don't hink I've ever admitted it outloud to anyone.  Ever.  I'm constantly thinking about what I'm going to be eating for my next meal or snack-even after I've just eaten.  I love eating out.  If money was no issue, and my family didn't care, I'd eat out every meal.  And it doesn't even have to be nice places all the time.  I mean, I sure do love me some McDonald's breakfast. (Ba, ba, ba, ba-ba, I'm lovin' it!)

     You've all heard someone say that they should've been born in another time, right?  That weren't suited for this particular time on earth.  Well, I think that I should have been born Chinese.  It's my favorite type of food.  EVER.  I'll never turn it down.  I would eat it everyday and never get sick of it.  Provided it came from a good Chinese place.  What's up with that by the way? 
      Pizza is Pizza and is good no matter where it comes from.  Chinese is SO NOT THAT WAY!  It's either a good Chinese joint or it's gross.  But to think, I could've been born into a family and culture that eats fried rice with ever meal, crab rangoons everyday, and egg drop soup.  Yum.  Totally feel like I got jipped eating Tuna Casserole and Ham and Beans for dinner growing up.  Don't get me wrong, I had a pretty good childhood, but I wouldn't have been such a picky eater (hence the nickname my dad gave me growing up-BIRDY.  He always said I just picked at my food, not actually eating much of it.) if I would have just been born in China.  I'm just sayin'......

Thursday, May 5, 2011


      Today is my Mom and Dad's Anniversary.  And it's raining.  And I'm PMS-ing.  For those of you who don't know me personally, my dad passed away about 2 years ago.  He was 57.  I still want to cry my eyes out everytime I think about him.  He'll not ever get to meet (on this side of Heaven) his newest grandson who was named after him.  He'll not get to be able to see the grandkids graduate high school, or get married.  He won't be able to be a great-grandpa.  And he'll never again be able to send my mom a dozen red roses on thier anniversary again.  That makes me sad.

    This song came out not long after I lost my dad.  I'm warning you-it doesn't sugar coat the pain of losing a loved one.  But it's still made me feel ok about all the emotions I was feeling at the time.  It is honestly my favorite song of all time.  If you don't know Danny Gokey, he was a contestant on American Idol a few years back.  He lost his wife 4 weeks before trying out for American Idol.  She was only in her 20's.  He sings this with a knowing heartbreak that is imcredibly raw and so touching.

       My only hope is that I can try my best on a daily basis to tell my family how much they are loved and not to get bent out of shape about the little things in life.  (Some days are easier than others!) So please take a minute today and tell your family how much you love them.  Forgive a friend that might have wronged you in some way.  Play with your kids instead of cleaning your house.  Help a stranger out.  Make your life have meaning. 

SOOO Done and SOOO Over It

I've officially hit a wall.  If I have to create anything else, I swear I'll fall over.  I've done nothing but work, work, work  on stuff for the craft fair.  I'm mentally, emotionally and most frustratingly physically exhausted.  I don't want to see paper, stamps, ink or my BiG SHOT for a good while.  I hope I didn't burn myself out for good. 

Anyway, I figured I'd let you all know what kind of "inventory" I'm going armed with for Saturday.  Then, Sunday or Monday I'll post how well the fair went and what my most popular items were.  So here it goes:

-4 Mini Composition Books for $2.50 each  (2 in a pkg)
-12 Tag Bags @ $1 each (10 tags and string per bag)
-11 Ribbon Bookmarks like I made on my Mother's Day Card @ $3 each
-12 Post-It Note Holders with Pens for $2.50 each
-8 Magnetic Build-a-bear Tins @ $5 each(Going to personalize on the Spot with Child's name)

-17 Magnetic Skinny Notepads for $1.50 each
-12 sets of Tile Coasters @ $5 (4 to a pkg)
-5 acrylic frame Post-It holders w/ Pens @ $5 each
-21 boxes (6 cars to a box) of simple notecards with envelopes @ $5/box
                               YES, THAT'S 126 CARDS JUST IN BOXES!

-11 Birthday Cards
-33 Baby Cards
-11 Sympathy Cards
-18 Thank You Cards
-21 Spinner Cards 

All Cards (besides Spinners) will be $2/each or 6 for $10.  Even the Copic cards.  It was just easier that way.  Spinners will be $2.50/each.

Now do you see why I'm exhausted? 

So I will be taking a break from creating for a while.  Maybe a week or so-we'll see how it goes.  Gotta get my Mojo back.  But I will be posting random thoughts (non-creative related) for those of you that are so bored that you'd care to read them!  Hopefully they make you laugh or smile or might possibly make you believe I've got some nuts and bolts that are a little loose! 

Say a little prayer for me Saturday!  Hope it goes well.  I really don't want to go home with all this stuff.