Friday, May 30, 2008

Fade Into You - Mazzy Star

loving this song right now...


I have become an iTunes addict. I bought about 60 songs on there today and have been listening to them all day. A lot of the songs are from the 80's. Let's see, I got some Cure, Elvis Costello, Bangles, lots of Adam & the Ants, the Skeleton Key Soundtrack, some Clash, Rancid, Missing Persons, Big Country and Falco. I also got a few Justin Timberlake, Lifehouse... oh and some Sex Pistols.

Oh crap... I just realized I have misplaced my iPod. I hope it is on my desk at work. Damn Mercury Retrograde!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

I hate photoshop... or... why i'm going insane...

I have spent the better part of the past 7 or 8 days trying to figure out one thing in photoshop. I have googled for tips and found several, but they are all written for a person who has used photoshop for a while. I am very new to the photoshop fun and am really not liking it.

All I want to do is merge two images, so that one shows on top of another. I don't know if I'm stupid, but I can't get it to work. No matter what I do, it comes out wrong or it just doesn't work.


Now back to our regular program...


Farmer wants a What?

I'm not a fan of the reality show genre. I think they are actually not very realistic so I never watch them. However... last week I came across this show. I love this show! I think the guy is very sweet and kinda cute and I've already picked which girl I think he should choose. My only question is ... why didn't I hear about it before it went on the air? I might would have auditioned for this one. :-)



Wednesday, May 28, 2008

bloom day #5 and other stuff

Above is my beautiful new plant that I found at the nursery of the local farmer's market. It is a big beautiful fuchsia. I'm really hopeful that I will be able to keep it alive.

Below is a closeup of some of the blooms.

I haven't not intended for this to become solely a gardening blog, but it seems that lately that is all I've posted about. I do have other things going on and sometimes I am just not sure about writing about them here.

I have decided to change the name of my home business. I have been calling it SpiritWitch Designs for a while, but just haven't felt comfortable with that name. It just doesn't seem to fit. So, I've finally found one that I like. I'm currently working on getting my logo for it designed. I have an image in mind and just have to figure out how to make it work. I'm not very good with Photoshop and that is the software I'm using to put it together. If anyone knows how to merge two photos together in photoshop, I could sure use some tips.

I've been going to acupuncture once a week and I'm also seeing a counselor and the combination seems to be helping me get out of my depression. I've been feeling much better lately and even made it through an entire week of work last week. Yay me! Oh and the best part... 2 and 1/2 weeks and NO HEADACHE/MIGRAINE!!!!

One other thing that has been helping me is this blog. It seems that every time I check in on her blog, the post that I find is something that seems written just for me. mccabe is coolest chic and such an inspiration.

So, I should get back to work, I feel that I have rambled on enough for now.
Take care


Monday, May 26, 2008

bloom day #4

Thank you for the birthday wishes. It was a better day than I expected. I had a good day at work (with cake!) and a wonderful dinner with family. I've spent a lot of time outside this weekend and have the sunburn to prove it. Yesterday I spent several hours at the lake yesterday and was very sad to have left my camera at the house. We went out on the boat and rode past a weather station on the lake where an osprey family has taken up residence and had babies. It was so cool to watch them looking after the baby birds.

I had today off work and spent several hours weeding the veggies. Didn't get very far, but did make some progress. I hope to work on it again tomorrow night, but my house is needing attention (laundry, floor sweeping, dusting, etc.) and I feel that might get the upper hand on the weeding! :-)

Oh, I got a beautiful Fuchsia plant this weekend. I'll take pictures and post them tomorrow or the next day. :-)

I'm off to get my gym bag packed. I'm headed back into my swim routine tomorrow and need to try to get a good night's sleep.

Take care,

Friday, May 23, 2008

you say it's your birthday...'s my birthday too....

Who sings that song? I can't remember... I remember it from Sixteen Candles. :-)

Yep, today is my birthday. I'm not very excited about it. I have told my family that this is the last one that I will acknowledge. :-)

Today I turn 39. My life is nothing like I thought it would be at this age. But it isn't as bad as it could be. I'm starting to feel better about things and really working on my self esteem.

So, how am I spending my birthday? Well, I have a work meeting until 3 then I go for acupuncture (which I just LOVE) and then dinner this evening with mum, brother and sister-in-law. Saturday mum and I are making strawberry jam and syrup and Sunday I'm going to the lake with dad and step-mum. We are off from work on Monday so I will get to have at least one day to rest. :-)

Well, I have a few more things to do before I go to bed, if I go to bed. I made two more wreaths this week and I need to tag them so I can take them by the shop tomorrow.


Thursday, May 22, 2008

another bloom day...

the blooms on a lunaria annua, also known as moonwort...


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

bloom day #2

Pansies have such pretty faces... ~*~

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

It's been awhile...

...since i posted. Mostly because the big gaping black hole opened up and sucked me back in. I have finally found a way to get help without having to be heavily medicated (which makes me feel even worse than I already do) and am starting to feel better. I have done very very little in the last several weeks. The only thing I have done with any consistency is read. I love to read and have probably been through 10 - 15 books in the past three weeks.

I wanted to post to say that I am still around, I have been doing the occasional blog reading and have really enjoyed a lot of it. I've missed a LOT of work, and what hurts the most is that I missed working at the shop last Sunday doing tarot readings. I was so out of it and so confused and in pain that I didn't think it wise to try to give any spiritual counseling to anyone. I feel like I let my friend down. I'm sure she doesn't see it that way, but I do, and I guess that is part of the problem.

But, I'm working on it. I feel better today than I have in weeks and I didn't have the usual argument in my head about whether or not I was going to work today. I just got up, got ready, went to vote and came in to work. That is progress. So hopefully, more posts will be forthcoming, with lots of pretty pictures.