I feel inspired this weekend.
The artist in me is trying to burst out of me. It hurts so. I must create. So, I've decided to tackle a bunch of tasks and I will probably get in over my head, so if you don't hear from me for awhile, please don't worry-I will be fine.
My first task:
I have decided to redo my pet art portrait site, www.TMoodyDesigns.com . I really need to change the look, prices, SEO -just about everything. Last year, I was discouraged with the economy and thought that it was the end for artists. Lately though, while surfing the net (do they still say that?) I noticed that artists are still rocking and selling their art, so if they can do it, so can I. Wish me luck on this project.
My next task:
A couple of weeks ago, I tackled cleaning out my boy's room. If you have ever stepped foot in that kid's room, you might of lost that foot. It was BAD. I survived the task, but I got a vision. This vision came from reading my blog buddy Creative Junkie's blog. She redid her laundry room and it turned out beauuutiful. I loved the brown walls. The uniformed look made me cry. Then I thought to myself, I want brown walls-in my boy's room. Of course, that would require changing the rug on the floor and the curtains too. We would then have to take down those posters and frame some cool art instead. Yes! Yes! Oh how wonderful it will look!
Only thing is, I KNOW that he won't want me to change anything. He likes his ugly yellow walls with marks all over them and the half- ripped posters taped to them-ugh! So, what's my plan? I'm going to get it all done while he's at his dads. I'm so evil thinking like that! Boo-hahaha!
The next task after that:
While watching my new favorite series, Pysch (thanks, Sis, for getting us addicted to this show) my eyes happened to glance over to our wall that has the family photos on it. I did one of those double takes and gasped. I couldn't believe how long I've had the same photos up there. I mean, these are so old, they scare me. I remember taking these when I got my first camera when I decided to get into photography. This camera wasn't even a professional one-argh! It made me realize how far I've come in talent and how unprofessional they looked. Then, I realized that when a photography client comes to my house for a meeting, they SEE these horrible photos. Do they think that is what my work looks like? Oh the humanity! Maybe that's why some clients leave so fast. Oh my, these have to go. So, I am changing over the photos and the frames. THIS will be my hardest task, because I HATE HANGING UP FRAMES. I cannot get them to line up if my life depended on it. Pray for me.
Now, my last task:
My oldest daughter Jess has been inspired to start a blog. Well, she started one last year, but life got in the way, so she is starting fresh. She has asked me to design it for her, give her pointers and basically, just bring her into the blogging world. She's turning twenty in a couple of weeks-Wait! Twenty? OMG, I have to stop and wipe a tear off. Okay, I'm fine now. I figure with her turning the big 2-0, this would be a great time for her to journal her life. So, when I'm done with it, please visit her. Follow her. Love her.
Okay, that is all for now. I have my plate full and this may take longer than a couple of days. Then again, I've been known to move mountains in a day. (hee, hee)
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Saturday, January 30, 2010
I feel inspired this weekend.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sorry that i haven't been around for awhile. Life has been in the way and working on several projects. I'm even starting on my next book- I know, this one isn't even out yet.
I realized that it had been too long since I've blogged or commented on blogs, when the only comments I've been getting are spam ones.
We've been so busy that we haven't even opened everything that we got for Christmas. Well, we took the wrapping paper off, but actually opening and using the stuff is another story.
I remembered that we got a video camera from MIL, so as we were catching up on shows we recorded, I tried it out.
Mind you, this wasn't a big expensive one, just one that you shoot and then you can plug it in directly to your PC. It was dark in the room, so not the greatest in clarity. I decided to use one I shot of Emily. So, here is crazy haired Emily talking about her MP3 player.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Next time she wants to use that Easy Bake Oven, I'm going to tell her there's a new Happy Meal toy at McDonald's, and afterwards, I'll buy her a dozen pink frosted cookies from the bakery down the street.
Friday, January 22, 2010
I'm not sure if I told you that we got a Wii -AFTER Christmas. We have been wanting one for some time now, but either they were either sold out, or something would come up to force us not to be able to get it.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
I'm thinking that when she grows up and gets married, she better hope her husband loves her for her wonderful personality, cause that crazy morning hair will scare the bejesus out of him.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Okay, I've decided that I'm going to look at this bad start of the year in a positive way. I'm going to figure that I'm getting everything bad out of the way early in the year, so I can look forward to only good happening the rest of the year. Sounds good to me.
So, with all that out of the way, I have to ask this: Does your husband get PMS?
I think mine does.
All last week, he's been grumpy, picking on my cooking, whining about silly things, and short tempered. For all you husbands that deal with a wife who gets PMS, I feel for you because I now know what you go through. I think there should be a place for husbands (and wives) to go to while their spouse goes through this temporary insanity.
I hope the hubby is over his PMS symptoms by this week, because I don't think I will be able to take another week of it. I guess he didn't get the memo about my positive outlook for the rest of the year. I'll have to shove it up his @$&% to make sure he gets it.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
I'm thinking that maybe I would like to go back to 2009. Can I do that? Huh? Can I? Can I?
The new year is totally sucking with a capital SUCK!
Let me recap my year so far:
Family came down with a near death flu.
The same weekend:
My grandpa died.
The next Sunday:
We woke up at six in the morning, freezing. Reason: Furnace broke with a 695 dollar repair.
This last week:
Lost a client.
Got turned down for a new car-twice. (my lease is up in April-yikes!)
This, all in the first month of 2010.
I would like to say, "Can this get any worse?" But, I fear that I will jinx myself. How can I have high hopes for the rest of the year? My book is in the printing process and all I can think is, will it be a flop? I need to reach my goal of selling 2000 copies. Now, I wonder if I will even sell one.
I'm starting on a new project right now, but I fear with all my bad luck that it will fail.
I just want to hide in my bed and not come out.
I know I won't be buying any lottery tickets anytime soon.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
I haven't done a review for awhile and I knew I had promised to post a review on a product that has been following me around for the past couple of weeks. This product is Skin MD.
All winter long, I fight dry skin. I constantly wash my hands, because let's face it, I get into a lot of yucky stuff. I’ve tried tons of lotions, but have disliked most of them. With sensitive skin, many lotions either are too greasy, or don't work worth a hoot.
Recently, I was able to try Skin MD Shielding Lotion with sunscreen. When I first tried it, I waited for the slippery, yucky and greasy to come.
I waited for my skin to go back to feeling dry five minutes later.
Basically, Skin MD creates a barrier to keep out irritants that dry skin. It works by boosting the natural protective abilities of your skin.
I take this bottle everywhere and I use it all day long. I probably don't have to use it as much as I do, but I love it so much. If you are a mom or even if you aren't, you will love this lotion. I bet all my change in my change jar that you will. (all $2.75 of it-hey, it took me two weeks to save that!)
If you don't believe me, then go get yourself a bottle. Skin MD can be found at any drugstore and I think I might be holding a giveaway in the near future. Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go put some more lotion on my hands.
Disclaimer: I received this product for free for review purposes; however, my review was honest and my opinions are my own.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I guess you didn't make the cut.
Maybe you need to eat more beans and learn how to scoot the step stool to the garbage pail because apparently, the more smelly and bad you are, the more you are loved.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
And some cool ones like this one.
I had to get this big chocolate colored one-and in case you didn't think so, it says so.
So, now I must clean out my kitchen cabinets to make room for all my new cups. I was thinking that I might have to do my spring cleaning early, since I also need to make room for my hubby's new fancy deep fryer and coffee maker that he won't let me touch-apparently, I get coffee grounds everywhere. That's fine with me, because I just send him to Mickey D's to get me a carmel flavored ice coffee instead. I wonder how long it will take before he gets tired of going out in the sub zero temps and just let me use it. I give it two days.