Wednesday, October 27, 2010

my closet exploded!

OK, it exploded awhile ago. But, we finally cleaned it out so Dad can put the shelves back up tomorrow. I am AMAZED at how much stuff was in it. There were so many SHOES and HANDBAGS! I have to get a picture or at least count them before I start sorting them and putting them back. I may even mention the total to my therapist to see if she thinks its a problem. I kinda think it is, but at the same time there really aren't any shoes I want right now so at least I'm not adding to it. Right? I know I'm going to donate alot and throw out alot and hopefully have a more closet. This place just doesn't have the kind of storage necessary for my shopaholic ways :) And my shopping addiction needs to be better controlled right now.

Cancelling Netflix really hasn't been a problem. I'm getting DVDs from the library and pretty new ones at that. Last night I watched The Lovely Bones which was better than expected. I'd heard pretty mediocre, but the book was so good I figured I'd give it a go. The one thing I found sort of vague is the way purgatory is portrayed. I read the book several years ago, but I think the book made more sense. Anyway, also got Alice In Wonderland which I've been dying to see and it was fabulous! I already know I need to own it. I bet Santa brings it (if I'm good).

My ebay sales aren't going as well as before. I don't know if I'll continue after this stuff is gone. The next thing to go will probably be my Rosebud Blythe. She was my first, but I like the darkhaired ones so much better. Plus, I think she's appreciated in value. Which makes me wonder if holding on to her longer might be worthwhile?

Playing with the binder but haven't really nailed it yet. I want to make something unique (handpainted covers) that's also marketable. It's high time I got my Etsy shop up and running again and there is SO MUCH competition in the jewelry market. I thought diversifying might be a good idea.

Picking Glen up at work was tempting. I sat there in the car, looking up at Nordstroms and wondering if they had the MAC Tartan Tale out yet. I am so tempted by this collection but the swatches I've seen so far are a bit vanilla. I hope MAC didn't play it safe with the colors. Anywhooo, it comes out officially tomorrow. Heaven help me! (and my bank account)

Monday, October 18, 2010

more spray painting

Just a bit more of the spray painting I got done in Maine. But now I'm home and the air is crisp and summer is over. It will become more of a challenge to paint, to work, to GET THINGS DONE. The cold weather does nothing for my productivity. All I want to do is snuggle under blankets with the kitties, nap and watch movies. Possibly a normal reaction to fall/winter but I always take it as a sign of my Seasonal Affective Disorder rearing it's head. Will start to use my full spectrum light box shortly.

So, Glen has today off and I'm probably going to drag him around to my appointments and errands. Poor guy! LOL! Anyway, even if this job isn't ideal I do think having a schedule is helping his mood and that makes me happy. I know i wrote about how i don't want him to resent me for not working. I just want to point out that that is MY fear and insecurity. Glen does NOT resent me not working. He wants what is best for me. I just don't want to be the stereotypical wife who spends her husbands money while spending her days getting mani/pedis, ya know?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

new works in progress

Loving stencils and spraypaint at the moment. I'm coming up with loads of backgrounds and many that I like just the way they are. Also great for cutting up and using as covers on my "Potpourri Books". Ya know, if I can ever get going with the binding machine.

Glen working has been sort of strange for me. I'm trying to get "enough" done every day so he doesn't resent me. One day I slept ALL day (still struggling with insomnia) and felt terrible about it. Last night I made him whole wheat fusilli and chicken parm for dinner (plus he took some for lunch today). If I could get something NOTICEABLE done I would feel so much better. Friday I felt like I was cleaning and putting things away from hours but it just doesn't look it.
There's my sweetie <3 This is in Maine on the Kennebec river. It's fairly close to the lake house.  We usually stop there at some point as it's on the way to MY FAVORITE DRIVEIN EVER!!