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Hello.

Although really I am unsure who actually reads these things. I have come across one or two from people I don’t know and find them interesting, but can’t say I ever go back!

I just recently, ok last summer, decided to teach myself how to carve wood. Love it! Made quite a few things so far as gifts. I just purchased a book on how to chip carve. You will know this better by looking at some of your furniture or antiques that have lots of wood detail work. This is very hard and see this as a very big challenge. So looking forward to getting this accomplished. Wish I lived in an area where there were folks that gathered to teach each other and newbies like me.

I am also very involved in wirework. Love to make jewelry. I have backed off of this pleasure because no matter where you go someone is trying to sell you hand made jewels! I have just recently sold 11 neclaces which was an amazement to me. I have an order for 5 more and cannot bring myself to make them. Why? Don’t really understand my brain and motivation some times. I love making stuff for presents, I like to call them prizes. When folks wanted to purchase, I think I lost interest. You’d think within this economy I’d be busy working like crazy to sell! Any thoughts for me?

I have recently signed up to sell scrapbooking pages. In my not so spare time, I LOVE to create with paper and scrap. I have made so many gifts and have not even dented into my kids books. Not sure where to start. I guess I’ll make a pact with myself to start with the first day of school and go forward. At some point I will be able to go backwards and finish my boys stuff. My eldest will be graduating in six years, think I can pull it off?  

That reminds me. My eldest. He is 12 going on 30! He has discovered new found freedom and control of his life. He is amazing though. He is staying organized, treats me very well, takes care of me and his brothers very well. I could not have been blessed with better children.

He has issues with staying focused in school, so this will be a challenge in 7th grade. My middle son is dyslexic. The school and tutor are just awesome. he is a handful though. My youngest is awesome. Although he hates to do his work, he is just the best kid ever.

My hubbie is surviving thru the auto industry disaster so far. I see Obama just announced the economy is worse than they thought, welcome to the real world I say. How many folks can take a vacation let alone a $35,000 vacation. I am apauled (not sure how to spell that). We are just trying to figure out how to pay bills, keep life somewhat normal, clothe the boys and feed them. A little confused at our new presidential outlook. And this junk about healthcare, oh don’t get me started!

Well, hello folks. I will keep posting if anyone is reading!

Cheers. I heard the best statement this week which is now my motto: “today is a gift. no one is promised tomorrow, so be thankful for what you have today and make a difference in your world”

Hugs,
Roberta



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