Regardless of the situation, no matter how hopeless the outcome may be, I will never quit, and I will never back down. I have become the wolf.

Posts tagged ‘Arts’

I’ve probably started half a dozen posts


In the past couple weeks and just haven’t finished them. ¬†Guess the subject matter didn’t hold enough of my attention (subject = me ūüė¶ ). I am finally starting to come out of my funk. ¬†I’ve volunteered to participate in the Beads of Courage torch-a-thon in Brighton for next Saturday. ¬†My scheduled time is from 2-4 p.m. ¬†I can’t wait. ¬†I’ve just seen a list of some of the artists that will be there and I must admit to being a bit intimidated.

I have also joined a glass guild and signed up for a bead show in October. ¬†All of which means that I’m scheduling things for me, to do by myself, with people who share common interests. ¬†OMG, what a concept. ¬†I won’t know how to act.

So for those of you ¬†who have expressed concerns about my disappearance, it wasn’t you, really, it was me.

I’m off to vacuum. ¬†Have a wonderful day all.

 

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Nostalga kicked in today


remembering the Drive-in theatre.  Commerce Drive Inn

The last great money-saving, entertainment for parents of the 60’s and 70’s. ¬†We would only go about once a month, but the planning that went into that venture was worthy of any military invasion.

Mom would set her quarters aside in a separate jar for the movie fund.  When we got to 5.00 We could start to plan.

First there was figuring out which theater to go to.  There were five in the area and they all showed different genre of movies each week.  Diane liked the dopey love stories, I wanted the horror movies and Steven wanted the latest cartoon.  We would have contests to see who got to pick.  Usually it was the one who hit the hardest.  I got to see a lot of horror movies in my youth.

Then there was the snack planning. ¬†We would pop a big brown grocery bag full of popcorn and cover it with butter. ¬†PB&J sandwiches and gallon jugs of Kool-aid. ¬†Usually that day, I would walk the two miles to the party store, collecting bottles and cans along the way, so I could buy a candy bar to take with me. ¬†Since Diane was too lazy to collect anything I always had to share with her, and that sucked, but mom made me. ¬†So I’d get Milk duds or something with lots of little pieces so I would only have to give her a couple and claim it was half.

So it’s the evening of the movie. ¬†We are all so excited. ¬†Mom puts us in our jammies about an hour before sundown and loads up the car. ¬†Pillows, blankets, cooler, popcorn, barf bag for Diane, socks and shoes for potty runs, and the ever popular and¬†indispensable¬†“mosquito coil”. ¬†A wonderful hot burning item that you place in your vehicle and it produces the most irritating smoke and awful stench. ¬†But it worked and you could keep the windows open and enjoy the air.

It would only take a few minutes to get to any of the five theatres near us.  For 5.00 a carload, the whole family could escape for four hours.

Sometimes we would take lawn chairs with us and sit out in front of the car.  The kids all knew each other so we would run and play if the movie was boring.  Which the first one always was.  The second movie was always the headliner and we loved it.  We got to stay up late, run around in our jams, eat fun food (which we never got at home) and play.

By the end of the night we usually had to search out our parents, they tended to gather into groups with their “grown up kool-aid and chat. ¬†A lot of the time though, we were asleep by the end of the second movie and would wake up, tucked into bed, with a faint taste of popcorn on your tongue. ¬†You smile, think about the wonders you saw earlier that night and start to wonder when the next 5.00 will be.

Hit the wall running today


After such a good day Wednesday, boy did I crash and burn yesterday and today. ¬†Morning sickness is back in full force this morning. ¬†I’m so tired and achy. ¬†I just want to sleep.

I’m so ready to chop my hair off. ¬†I’m tired of trying to not throw up on it in the mornings. ¬†Too much like work anymore. ¬†I don’t have the energy to deal with it. ¬†The washing, brushing, dyeing. ¬†It’s just too much right now. ¬†Besides, I might look pretty cool with short hair again. ¬†I looked pretty good bald, why not. ¬†Especially with summer coming and being in and out of the pool. ¬†No hassle hair. ¬†I think I’m gonna do it.

   

I like any of these four.  Short, simple and stylish.

I’m off to nap some more. ¬†I might even try to eat something. ¬†Although I don’t know what. ¬†Nothing even sounds remotely good right now.

Aside

A day not totally wasted.


Did some work on my computer today. ¬†Printed out vouchers for a couple of classes I’ve signed up for. ¬†One is for a glass blowing class and the other is the class you need to take for your real estate license. ¬†I may not do either one ever again, but at least I will know how to do it. I’m going to dedicate this year to learning. ¬†Taking all the training classes I can, reading all the tutorials I can get my hands on. ¬†I’m going to make an honest effort to improve my glass skills and if it is not in me to become a great lampworker, well, I can still pull cane and murinni for those who use it. ¬†I’m getting pretty good at blowing shards too.

I am also working on opening my second ETSY shop. ¬†This one with my handmade goods. ¬†Crochet, knit and hand sewn items. ¬†Keeping one shop open and fresh is hard. ¬†Two will be even more interesting. ¬†I have to be careful not to overload myself. ¬†Learn balance. ¬†I’m just so tired of doing nothing. ¬†If I’m going to be sick, I’m going to be the best sick person I’ve ever seen.

We just got back from a 25th anniversary party. ¬†I love seeing all the young people growing older and the babies getting bigger. ¬†Everyone had a great time, I love seeing friends and family. ¬†Can you imagine being married to someone for 25 years? ¬†Joe and I are going on 14 this year, and those are just married years. ¬†I’m not counting the longest engagement in history. ¬†It’s a good feeling to know that you have found the person that you want to torment for the rest of your life.

Did you all notice the photo of the houseboat added to my home page. ¬†That is my new dream retirement home. ¬†Currently docked in the harbor of St. Thomas USVI, I’m convinced that I could live the rest of my life there. ¬†I’ve also updated my “scary toys” tab to reflect my latest unusual finds. ¬†I do have to start cooking again so I can list some more recipes.

Off to bed.  My little head is pounding.  Another round of chemo coming on Tuesday.  I can feel my body gearing up for the next wave of poisons to pour in.  Yippee for me.

Have a great night everyone.

(Rhema, may the fairies tickle your dreams tonite darling)

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