Saturday, May 16, 2009


This week I struggled to get my bearings back from a very emotional weekend last weekend. Just when I was gettin' my groove back, the crazy emotional stuff hit again this weekend. I feel like I'm on the worst roller coaster ride of my life... and anyone that knows me knows that I HATE roller coasters.... and I mean that passionately.

My morning actually started pretty well. I got up at 5:00 and got ready for my hike. I headed to the mountain and got there around 6:15. I now take a stash of peanuts and sunflower seeds for all the little chipmunks and desert squirrels. They are so stinkin' cute! Several baby chipmunks today too. They would come up and eat right out of my hands. So, I had a good hike but felt a headache coming on when I was driving there... it was intensifying on the way home. I had to stop by Safeway because I actually mapped out my grocery shopping this week by looking at sales, printing online coupons, clipping coupons, and dividing my list by stores. Today was my last stop for a few last things on my list. I stocked up because the sales were so amazing. I purchased sale items and added coupons with the sales and ended up spending oh, like $48. but my savings today was over $40.!!!! That's the best I've ever done. We now have a ton of toilet paper and cereal, among other things... but those were huge deals. I actutally got 6 boxes of cereal for less than $8.!!! Ya'll know how expensive that stuff is now!?! This week, I also got milk on sale at Fresh and Easy for only $1.59 a gallon! My kids have suddenly gotten really into drinking milk so we go through a lot. So, I got some great sales. Got home from the store and the headache was really cranked. I ended up laying down with a heat pack and taking Excedrin. It finally went away and then, well, that's when the crazies really started for the day. I'll spare the details.. just know it's been a hard day.

Anyway, my weekend plans got thrown into a tailspin and it was difficult to recover today. I finally did manage to refocus and get one class sample done for another mixed media postcard class that I will be proposing at a different location in town. I want to create another sample to go with the class.

This one is fabric, paper, and a gesso transfer onto fabric as a focal point. All machine done except the french knots...which I LOVE doing. That's about as productive as I was able to get today. Around 6:00, I took the boys to Blockbuster and rented the first Star Trek movie. We love having a series to go through and there are a zillion Star Trek movies so, we knocked out the first tonight snuggled up in my bed.

When I uploaded pictures today, I found this one I'd forgotten about. Sam built it for me on Mother's day! Isn't it totally cool? I love the guy on the ladder!

I was suppose to meet my girlfriend, Kelly, at the mountain early tomorrow morning and had to cancel since I unexpectedly have the kids this weekend. I'm bummed. She and I planned to meet a week ago. Going early on weekends is the only time I can go now because it's gotten so hot that if I go after I drop kids off at school, I don't get there until 8:00 and by then, it's already roasting. Boohooo! I"m not ready for the heat of summer! While I really hate swimming, my kids love it. My swim suit is now really too big after losing weight so I need to find another one for a really reasonable price. I just can't spend $100. on a suit. We now have a pool here at the apartment complex and it's just too hot to sit out and watch the boys swim without getting in myself or die of heat stroke. So, this week, I"ll be in search of a swim suit... Gosh, I hate shopping for something like that. UGH... DREAD.

Well, it's getting late so I'm heading to bed. Maybe a cup of tea first. My newest love... Stash green/white tea combo. YUM!


Lisa Gallup said...

I'm sorry you're struggling! (((hugs))) My walks have really suffered as I am NOT a morning person, and it's getting too hot too early now. Time to hit the treadmill methinks! I LOVE that Stash Fusion tea - the green and white!! I have it everyday. It makes great iced tea, too! :) I found a super cute swimsuit at Target for $24 this year. I hate swimsuit shopping!

Stephanie said...

Anything but swimsuit shopping!!!

Joanne Huffman said...

I'm sorry to hear you're being pushed onto a roller coaster - you have the strength to handle it, but that doesn't mean you should have to. I'm sorry you have to go bathing suite shopping, but it's for a very good reason. The class sample looks wonderful! Take care of yourself.

Karen said...

Make this your year, like I have. It is the best thing you can do for yourself. I know it sounds selfish but it isn't just take care of you and the rest is so much easier. I have made alot of changes in my personal and artistic life and I am sure you have to. Hang in there