and clearly, the one that's already been dropped is this blog- and to the (numerous- JK;) faithful blog-readers- I apologize that this little blog is at the bottom of my priority list. As my little life has become almost unmanageably hectic over the past month- I keep thinking of ways that I can make it easier on my little brain (and heart)...this blog had come up in my mind as something I may have to eliminate. Instead of making a rash decision, I decided to give it some time- I thought I owed you all and explanation- but I decided to wait it out- and lately I've been thinking about things that I want to post and want to share- and that feeling has made me decide that rather than eliminating the blog altogether- I am just going to post when I have something worth posting- and when I have the time- I refuse to stress about this (TRUST me- I am too busy stressing about everything else:)
SO- if you like reading my blog (thank you), and if you want to know when I post which will be fewer and farther between for the next year or so:)- you should click on the little subscribe icon on the left hand margin of my main page- and you will get an email notification every time I decide that I have something worth posting...please bare with me?!
Here is a list-form explanation for my craziness of late- in a somewhat, but not really prioritized list:
- Mom, wife, sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend
- Expressive therapist going on 3.5 years (weekends)
- Graduate student- after a 4 year hiatus and 2 darling children
- Artist (SO SAD that this is this far down on the list, right- ugggg, it's kind of a painful reality to face
- Community mentor
- Money earner/ reading tutor at my old school 2 days a week
- Volunteer cooperative parent at Z's school
- Creative decorator?painter person
Part 2 of this Blog entry is titled:
Bamboo, Brimfield and Booty-Boo (that's Z-Booty)
I found this ridiculously fabulous (and cheap) bench/table while antiquing with Shuggie while at the beach this summer- I didn't want to share it with you all until I actually got a chance to start it- (this past weekend)
First, I sanded it lightly by hand- then I sprayed it with spray-primer, and 1 coat (thus far) of peacock blue satin spray paint. It needs another coat still, and my plan is to cut a piece of plywood the size of the top rectangular opening, upholster it with the fabulous fabric below, and attach it to the base.
I know it's slightly crazy- but it will look so cool in front of our fire place in the living room!! EEEK! I will do a project file post with the whole process once it's complete!
Brimfield- how I love thee...
we went yesterday
it was magic
Here are a few of the MANY finds- it was a jackpot kinda day- more to come in the next few posts about my other finds:)
I thought this chubby little guy was super cute- I sprayed him high gloss yellow- he's grazing in the living room right now, lucky guy.
I got this retro truck for the little guy- he's really into the dumping function (it would be in bed with him right now if we let him)- and when it says "hydraulic"- they mean it- it is hard core- I keep telling him "don't get to close when you lift the lever" I'm seriously concerned that I might break his jaw if it hits him...they don't make em' like they used to!
and for my little dancing queen I got this little fishy necklace...
Perfect for her first day of school- she was SO excited!!! She was singing me a "first day of school tune" in the picture below:)
I love these two little Angels.
and even though my life has become quite nutty- they are my top priority, and what I am doing is the best I can do- and that's all that I can do.