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at work and feelin' like a little LJ [Aug. 23rd, 2006|12:07 pm]
[Current Location |work]
[mood |hopefulhopeful]
[music |cesaria evora]

Today has been amazing so far and hopefully will prove to only get better:

Get up after a HUGE Amazing thunderstorm, air is clean, snuggle with my honey-
Go to my volunteer project before work: CEAP local group that gives backpacks to kids in need-(This year I sponsored 8th graders and DANG they need a lot of stuff! I don't know how people WITH kids afford it- helped to get the distribution set up and talked to some of the about 40 kids already in line to pick up their backpacks at 9am-sooo gratifying to know that I helped at least a little ; )

GO to work late after that work on my latest project for an hour or so wakl over to drop off Wedding jewelry for a friend at work-she loved it- I am so glad! Back to my desk and I get a call to go to the Aveda store here to be used as a practice model for the new fall and winter makeup looks- (NOW I LOOK AND FEEL LIKE A ROCK STAR! HA)
Went and got lunch and studied Spanish for a bit-Drank an ice cold IBC rootbeer out on the patio-drew pictures of buddha/etc to paint for a friend who is moving into a new place-
back at my desk to work on an environmental training program- though my mind is on my job interview tomorow actually- send good energy- this is the second interview and I would love for it to all work out in my favor!
Tonight: Leaving work a bit early- going to get started on my tattoo!! BACK PIECE! YUMMMMMMMY
Then home for my partner's daughter's birthday cake at 9:30---

Life as they say- is full and good....sigh

I am going to finish my
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Now what?.. [Aug. 21st, 2006|07:48 pm]
[Current Location |home]
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |dryer on the spin cycle]

My thoughts tonight are centering around change-the good kind-
I feel something big is coming and I feel excited about it

Mentally: it feels like I need a challenge-a good old fashioned learning curve would be really nice
Physically: it feels like it is improving, slowly but surely
Socially: it feels ok to open the gates a little more-they have been a bit closed since May actually
Spiritually: i feel like I am missing something-the work is too introspective and I need to do something with other people...

Does anyone else feel this change coming?-
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The day(s) after... [May. 21st, 2006|09:07 am]
[Current Location |on the sofa]
[mood |calmcalm]

Mood: MUCH better than a few days ago-

Reason: Art-a -whirl has gone swimmingly-
In 2 days I have sold 727$ worth of 'cheap and cheerfull' art- 20% goe sto the lodge! Math anyone?
Plus I have met some really cool people and had some fun conversations- It has done alot to take my mind of the other day ; )

After talking to a few friends I feel better about what to do if it happens again- he will deffinately be going to jail- as one friend put it I gave him one get out of jail free card- he doesn't get another one.

Turns out that my friend Doug sold 2 paintings too (one of them john bought for me! yea) so he made about 1000$ in the show- more mobey for the lodge! This could turn out to be a nice fundraiser for the Lodge.

Sorry I didn't make it to the party-but i can help you move if you need any help-

Thanks to everyone for the support- it means a ton.
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Don't mess with me kind of day... [May. 19th, 2006|12:07 pm]
Ok so tonight is Art-a-whirl, yesterday I was totally excited, couldn't wait-today or should I say after last night I feel like I want to break things-I am angry here is the story:

Last night at 2 am my dog woke me up- I thought he had to go out, but he didn't- my drunk neighbor was outside my house, yelling, and pulling flowers out of my garden and ripping the vines off my fence- it was totally violent behavior- i yelled down to him to stop it or I would call the cops-
he yelled back- something took over in me and I ran down there in my nighttie without my glasses and grabbed the phone-I ran out the font door and he threw a stick at me- I called the cops and they were here within a few minutes- it was like a TV show-he was so gone he was a mess- I asked him why he was doing it and he said he hated me and I was an ass---(nice) plus many other terms that I would rather not re-live----

Let me re-cap these are the neighbors who have 10, yes 10 pitbulls, the ones that the cops have come over to their house like 5 times in the last year- they are loud they are crazy- the cops came to arrest one of them for an outstanding warrant for something and drew their guns in our yard- NICE again-augh- when they went into the house the dad pitbull protected his owner so they shot it-it is like it is not real and I realized last night I was afraid to live next to them---I realized that after this was all over-nightmare-

So this morning I am tired and pissed, I am no longer scared. I go outside to look at the damage around 11-
it looks like shit- I replant what I can and begin to pick up the mess and just get madder and madder-
I look in the garden and see a big black knife handle sticking out of hte dirt- great...I put it in my jacket and grabbed a handfull of vines and go next door- his girlfriend comes out appologizing I walk past her and knock-I swear the song 'in the ghetto' runs through my head as I look into their house....
He comes to the door still drunk and says he has to go to work- I tell him to come outside I need to talk to him-big guy-missing tooth- you get the idea-
he says he doesn't remember what happened and his girlfriend will pick it up- i tell him I think that is the wrong person to pick it up, but I don't care as long as it looks -I believe I used the word 'pristine' by the tiem I got home- I told him I thought that was fair since I could have sent him to jail-
I explained what happened he started to cry- appologized over and over- I am still pissed and being more pointed than I bet any of you have ever seen me be on my worst day- I told him I was trying to be a good neighbor and I took the knife out of my hoodie- I said i think this is yours- his eyes got big and he said it was- I told him that he used it last night to ruin my garden, cut down my vines and threaten me- before I handed it to him- I looked him in hte eye and said " if anything like this happens again i will press charges, you could be in jail right now and I hope that you get that I didn't do that"

I started to tear up as I told him I think what he did was scarey and I was afraid to live next door to him- he kept appologizing and saying that it wouldn't happen again as I walked away- I turned around and told him I didn't know if I believed that and went back to my yard- that is the short version of what happened-

I guess I just needed to get this out so I can get past it-

It felt really good to assert myself, but in himdsight I am lucky that he didn't hurt me when I went over there...frickin' insane neighbors-

So now I made myself some chicken noodle soup, took a few deep breathes and am going to take another shower- then I am going to get ready for Art a Whirl and have a great night- seriously I loathe this kind of drama-
But I am proud of myself for not rolling over and taking it and for having the integrity to go to him directly and tkae the hight road.

I am giving myself a gold star and if you want to come and drink with me tonight at the studio- PLEASE DO, cuz I really could use a hug too ; )

Thorpe building- unit 12 main floor bu the elevator- music tonight and really cool art ; )
I hope to see you all there.

deep breathe as I listen to the barking of 10 pibulls next door fighting.....sigh
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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2006|05:17 pm]
You Are The Star

You represent the ultimate in truth and purity.
Insightful and illuminating, you provide guidance for others.
You also demonstrate unselfish, unconditional love.
You posses many spiritual gifts, including the ability to heal.

Your fortune:

Your future is looking brighter by the day.
The near future will be a time of both hope and healing.
Luck is about to come your way, perhaps the best luck you have ever seen.
Life is about to get a lot easier and much better!
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hmmmm??? [May. 11th, 2006|05:12 pm]
You are a Believer

You believe in God and your chosen religion.
Whether you're Christian, Muslim, Jewish, or Hindu..
Your convictions are strong and unwavering.
You think your religion is the one true way, for everyone.
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(no subject) [May. 11th, 2006|05:08 pm]
You Are Teal Green

You are a one of a kind, original person. There's no one even close to being like you.
Expressive and creative, you have a knack for making the impossible possible.
While you are a bit offbeat, you don't scare people away with your quirks.
Your warm personality nicely counteracts and strange habits you may have.
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What a week [Apr. 27th, 2006|10:14 am]
New moon- new beginnings-crazy bunch of hospital happenings-thank the stars that everyone has survived it-
In the last week I know of 5 folks who landed in the hospital-that is too many-

Friday I am going to switch gears as much as possible- I have been a machine at work writing this online tuotrial and developing a class plus making jewelry and such for a sale-haven't been out and about much- been a bit of a hermit I think I am adjusting to Spring- I need a break- So Friday morning I am doing a 5K at 7 am, then serving at a pancake breakfast fundraiser and then doing my art/jewelry sale from 11 to 2, then coming home to meet my parents-
It is my ideal kind of day and I can't wait-

The good news- I have lost 12+ pounds and 8 inches so far on LA Weight Loss- it is easy and it is working. Trying to stay possitive today-toooo much to do)
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Focus-intensity-results [Apr. 17th, 2006|01:07 pm]
[mood |creativecreative]
[music |windchimes from outside]

ok so I am working at home -again- as my office is in transition at work and there are too many interruptions to REALLY accomplish much-
I swear I uaually am so single minded it is hard for me not to get the results that I am looking for-

This weekend I had 3 yards of dirt delivered and for the next 3+ hours I shoveled it like there was no tomorrow and got it all into the flower beds- every muscle on my body ached, but it felt great to accomplish the task-
I am like that- I get an idea in my head and it is like a compulsion- but if the idea doesn't fit or connect it is like pulling teeth with me to get there- so here is where i am today- typing away at the project that was near completion and re-doing work that I had almost finished-due to changes from my leader at work- AGAIN- exasperating sometimes, but I am going with it- it is as if someone brought another huge pile of dirt for me to shovel and didn't let me rest-
That is what my job feels like lately- more and more dirt and less of the feeling of success-don't get me wrong there are things that feed me to keep me going- I love coaching and training people, I am good at what I do, this week I will complete yet again the seemingly miraculous task of holding a meeting for about 400 people that i am in charge of...but all I can think about is my parents coming to visit, new art projects and getting outside-

Is it spring fever????
I am going for a walk
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work-smurk [Mar. 31st, 2006|05:48 pm]
[Current Location |robin's desk-'working']
[mood |awakeawake]
[music |butchie snoring]

so i have been 'working' at home again the last few days-

it has consisted pretty much of me motivating myself to sit here in front of the computer to work straight thru for a few hours and do a days worth of work so i can get to doing something better later-

i got a tattoo, took a few wonderful hot baths, read my book, wrote a resume for my mom, took the dogs to the vet, did the laundry, made jewelry and gifts for events this weekend, got groceries and actually managed to get 2/3rds of this wretch-ed (sp?) project done.
If I finish it- it means I get a lovely large bonu$ in JULY so I need to do it...it just pisses me off that i want that money-

which leads me to my thought: I ask you all: Wouldn't the world be a better place if we worked off the barter system?
I think so. Money is evil.
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