*Not All who Wander are Lost*

Monday, January 8, 2018

Mondays, mornings and age

I find as I get older, as I am getting older, that I dislike Mondays more and more. Start of the work week. Back to the dreaded cycle of having to get up, get dressed, leave home, go work for someone else, not get paid enough, and not get to do stuff I want to do. I dislike mornings. I used to be able to do mornings. Get up bright and early. Get to work before anyone else. Now, not so much. I don't sleep straight through the night. By 6:30am or so, I am ready for a good nap. But no, I have to get up and get ready for work. Blech! I am writing this as a steady flow, stream of whateverness. The grammar is going to suck. The older I am getting the more I hate getting up in the mornings. I don't think it's so much a need as a demand to get ready for work. Sure I need money to pay the rent, buy food, etc... However, I feel that my soul doesn't "need" it that much, it's just a necessary evil for general survival. Blah blah whatever. I am amusing, at least to me.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 2018

A lot has changed in the last five years. I'm hoping 2018 will be a good year. I don't do resolutions anymore. Now I have goals. Not that goals are more successful than resolutions. One goal is that I would like to write more, blog more. We'll see how that goes!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

This is my January block for the Crazy Quilt Journal Project 2013. My first crazy quilt block ever. It's kind of an art quilt version. I'm going to try for a more traditional attempt for February.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

I got a packet of Lutradur and a packet of TAP for Christmas from my sister Laurie. Now I just need to learn how to use them. Today I ordered a book on Lutradur for my Kindle. Hoping this will give my mermaids some more interest, texture, depth...

I do seem to have a thing for mermaids. I think it has to do with being a "water baby" (supposedly people born in July like the water) and partly because I live in the desert southwest where water is a scarcity. I will have to do one or two... mermaids with my Crazy Quilt blocks. Fun!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Crazy Quilts and Bunnies

I just signed up for the Crazy Quilt Project Challenge for 2013 ( I've been wanting to do a crazy quilt, so I figure this will be a good way to get me into it.

Hopefully I will get a block done a month and post them here.

And in the mean time, I'm making bunnies.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

First Day of Fall

Today I went to the TAWN Fall Fest. It is held at the UU Church on 22nd, just east of Swan. Kind of odd to have a pagan festival at a "church" but it works really good. This year the festival seemed to be more active and better attended. More vendors, more people coming through.

My friends John and KC banded together, and shared a booth. John is "Left Hand Asylum" and KC is part of "D Eclectic Gifts." They seemed to do very well together, and easily sold enough to cover the cost of the booth. I helped out some but mostly I had fun.

One of these years, I'll get my act together, have my own products, and my own business. One of these years. (laughter is appropriate here)

School is going well! I have a 3.8 grade average. At least no math for now! Yay!

Saturday, August 18, 2012

New adventures...

I turned 50 in July. Kind of scary. 50 and still not published, unemployed again, and still living with my sister and her husband.

So I decided on some goals. I started the "medical administrative assistant" program at Pima Medical Institute on July 17. Passed the first two sections with good grades, and now I'm stuck in math hell. Oh well! I will survive.

Okay, one goal is to finish a novel and get published before I turn 55. I have one story in mind that I've played with off and on for the last few years. It's a sci/fi story of a young man from a medieval society stuck on a spaceship, and trying to get his friend Maria back to her family and the relative safety of Republic territory. That's more "mainstream."

Then there is one story that I had been writing for my own amusement few years back. It is not mainstream, and harkens to a genre I love called "slash fanfic." It's pretty much gay male erotica. The working title is, "Almost but Not." I'm thinking of working on this one first, giving it an ending, cleaning it up editing-wise, and try my hand at publishing as an e-book on Amazon. Could be amusing.

Today I went to a writer's group meeting, and met some very interesting people. I've tried a few writerly groups in the past, but they weren't for me. This one definitely seems more promising.

Other goals include getting a solid job, saving money, and moving out. I was hoping for my own house before, but I don't think that is realistic. Apartment first, house of my own later. I need to clean up my credit score, and be more responsible.

I will try and be better about making entries here. It will be good to follow my progress along with everything. Class, writing, life. Thanks for listening.