Saturday, May 31, 2008

Last day of the month

Well, I tried blogging everyday this month and unfortunately missed a few days. I'm gonna try again in July when things settle down. I did however become a vegetarian this month and I will probably stick with it. I will probably eat fish (so I'll be a pescitarian-or however you spell it) but stay away from animals with 2 or 4 legs. Making the connections from the hamburger patty to the cow really hit home for me. I am now involved in several animal rights organizations. I am also planning on destressing my life more by just working at the crisis line. Being an advocate for survivors is my passion and I love it so much. I know that's where my heart is. Now if I can just figure out a way to enjoy life and relax, everything will be fine. Have you ever just felt like you don't deserve the happiness? Maybe I should add that to my 101 list. Enjoy happiness.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The beginning of a tattoo'd love affair

So, for our anniversary or was it Christmas or my birthday. I can't remember. My sweetie got me another tattoo. I knew I wanted something to do with embroidery. So, I decided to get a pin up girl. Here is the first session. Oh yeah, by the way. Matt at Tigerlilly is the most amazing tattoo artist known to man. Just saying. Here is Matt putting the stencil on.

I swear I am not in as much pain as I look. It really did not hurt.

The first sitting. It's not the complete outline. She will have more work under her breast and it will be filled in with color. I love her so much. There is a lot of symbols going on and will be added. Crows are my favorite bird. She is wearing pj's just like I always do when I embroider. I almost always do my pin up's with black hair and green eyes. Also, there will be embroidery/sewing stuff underneath her as well a heart.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Needlework swap

I organized a needlework swap on Craftster and got an amazing package from Joolz. She really knows how to spoil me. First she did these awesome napkins and then just showered me with awesome goodies! Thank you so much Jooz! You rule the school!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Tinting with crayons

I made this for my friend Lori. She made me awesome placemats so I am doing a pillow for her. The image is from a book on vintage ladies. I colored and embroidered the material. I used regular Crayola crayons to tint the embroidery. I will iron it to set the color and I am planning on dying it with tea to give it a more vintage look. I absolutely love it!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The reason for my sunburn

This weekend I worked on my yard and got SO sunburned! OUCH! I weeded a lot, played with the puppers and put out the patio furniture. I really like the way the backyard is shaping up. Our banana plant is almost in full bloom and the flowers are all coming up. The koi have decided to come to the surface to the pond. Here is one side of our patio furniture. I made the seat covers. We have an old fish bowl that I put cute little fake fish in. I found the green fish in our basement-she was too cute not to put up.

Lola and Jujube had lots of fun in the sun, Kato...not so much.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Crazy woman at the airport, film at 11

I have had such a shitty morning. It started last night, I couldn't get to sleep so I think I finally did around 1. I had to take Mark to the airport this morning and had to get up at 4:30 so we could be there at 5. I forgot my cell phone and my set of keys. Mark took his house key off the ring and I didn't realize this until I got half way home. Had to pay to park, run into the airport, try to find him. I couldn't remember what airline he was flying and their paging system didn't open till 6am. I was at the airport in my pj's with my hair sticking straight up. Oh yeah, no phone booths in the fucking airport. Found a cop, had him page-nothing, the cop said that that the only flight to LA was American. Went to American-nothing, I asked to use their phone and Mark answered and I got the house key. By this time I was totally upset and burst into tears. A hysterical middle age woman in her pj's is not a sight the airport wants to see. It was like a bad action movie. I'm surprised they didn't detain me

So, I get home, get ready for work-get to work and one of the computers died-completely died, it made a clicking sound and now nothing. I want to go home, have a cocktail and go back to sleep with the puppies.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Atomic Cafe

Thanks to my friend Casey, she just turned me onto an awesome site.

If you haven't checked it out, you should. It is awesome! Listen to the first podcast (atomic platters?) The music is to die for.

I started thinking of other things I love that are "Left of center" one of my favorites and not cause they are a friends of mine is They have all your explotation movie needs. Check it out!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

You're my best friend...

I just want to tell all of my wonderful friends all around the world how much I love them and miss them. I'm glad ya'll got my bra strap! The past couple of months have been so hard and I seriously would not have made it without you guys and for that I love you more and more each day.

Mark-you are the best person who has ever entered my life. I love you more and more each day.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Well, I made it through the rum, Sunday I spent the majority of the time on the couch, but on Saturday I went to Maryhill museum which is in the middle of nowhere. It was so amazing! We got to see a beautiful white peacock, amazing art work and enjoy great weather. 3 miles up the road is a replica of Stonehenge built by Sam Hill for WWI vets. It's so random. The reason for all the fun and excitement was me and the hubby's anniversay our 1st date (4 years ago). It was the best weekend

The white peacock. The Columbia river where the museum was at. In the middle of nowhere. The replica of Stonehenge.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

So much rum

Rum, so much rum...need sleep now...more tomorrow if I live. 

Friday, May 9, 2008

Bottomless Offee...Our's is the best!

I decided to play hooky today and meet my friend Angie for breakfast at Top O' the hill cafe. This place was awesome. It was built in 1926 and the decor is pretty much still the same. I had a veggie omelet that was so yummy and the owner loves The Big Lebowski. How can you go wrong? So, if you are ever in Aurora, Oregon. Stop by. The waitstaff was super sweet and are always willing to fill up your cup of "offee"

You can't really see it but it's a sign for Needy, Oregon. How do you get to Needy? Well, you take a left at Clingy avenue. Go straight on You never call me anymore lane and cross over Why don't you love me and you're there.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

I got poked!

I got acupuncture for the first time today. I have been having really bad migraine headaches and the doctor told me they were stressed related. So, I went in a got poked. It was AMAZING! Seriously, if you have never had it, get it done. I have never felt so calm and at peace with the world. I haven't felt this euphoric since I was a kid. 

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Dear you know who....

Dear Sun~
Please come back. I'm sick of the rain. I need my vitamin D damnit!

Dear abusers~
Please stop committing the horrible acts. When you hurt someone it has a ripple effect and it hurts everyone, not just one person.

Dear Mark~
I love you, thank you for being my inspiration and making my life amazing

Dear out of town friends~
I wish you lived closer to me. I don't like long distant relationships.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Laying in the sun

It was such beautiful weather that I decided to lay in the grass and take a nap. I just got me a "hand me down" camera and decided to take pictures of the wonderful sunshine.

Here is a picture of my pink chucks I just bought. I love them!

And of course, a cute picture of Lola with her favorite ball

Monday, May 5, 2008

A month of blogging

One of the things on my 101 list is to blog everyday for a month. I'm a few day behind but I am going to try to do it. I am also trying to be a vegitarian. So far so good (granted it has only been a few days but Hey, I'm doing it). Trying to find foods that I like is the hard part.