Monthly Archives: April 2013

River Otter Gets an Ascot…

One of my biggest pet peeves is when total strangers try to talk to my kids. I understand they mean well, but we practice “Don’t talk to strangers” in our house.  I don’t make any exceptions, not even for the nice elderly lady at the grocery store. Besides, “please” and “thank you”, I don’t want my kids talking to people they don’t know. So when strangers approach my kids and try to make harmless conversation, more often than not, they won’t respond. I usually do the talking and they are quick to chastise me that I shouldn’t talk to strangers. Such was the case today…

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Finding inspiration and a paint splattered appliqué…

I have been in such a funk this week. Completely unmotivated to create anything. I always get like that when I’m feeling overwhelmed. Not overwhelmed in the, “I have too many things to do” sense. More like, my brain never shuts off. If you are cut from the creative cloth, then you know what I’m talking about. The ideas…thoughts…plans…they are always running through my mind. They never stop. Literally, I have at least 20 projects waiting to be blogged about. When will I ever find the time? Never! I get so overwhelmed with all of it, because I want to do it all and that has left me feeling uninspired. Until…

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24, A Shunning, and a Ruffled Tank Dress…

Lately, I’ve been trying to expand my Netflix horizons beyond the TV series.  I never watch regular TV, so I can easily get wrapped up in these series on Netflix. Currently, I’m deep into 24. The series that has no end in the foreseeable future. OMG! Seriously, how did anyone watch this show live? I’ve missed countless episodes..but, it’s like I haven’t missed one. 

Jack: Mr. President this is Jack Bauer.

POTUS: Put me through to Jack Bauer.

Jack: Jack Bauer, Mr. President.

POTUS: Jack, it’s David Palmer. Or Charles Logan. Or Wayne Palmer.

Jack: Yes Mr. President.

POTUS: Hi, I’m Mr. President.

Jack: Thank you Mr. President.

Yep…that pretty much sums it up! I’m convinced Jack becomes the POTUS in the last season. Don’t tell me.  Continue reading