*Not All who Wander are Lost*

Thursday, September 10, 2009


August was an interesting month for me. 1) I was laid off from my job of 19 years. Actually it came down to 19 years and 1 week. It was very bittersweet because I was kind of looking forward to being released, and sad because I would miss a lot of people, and I do. I'm going to get some training, and hopefully it will help me get a better job in the future.

2) My sister and her husband went up to Idaho to bring their daughter and family back down to Tucson - help her move back here. Her husband has been in Korea, and he got home about a week ago.

3) My long time fur friend and companion, Jiri, had not been feeling well, but I kept hoping it was the heat. That one week the swamp coolers stopped working, I had ants in the bedroom, and realized that Jiri needed to go to the vet. I took her, and unfortunately she was doing so badly that it was just better to "let her go" so to speak. Sometimes life just really sucks.

So now we start heading into September, and Jiri's sister (littermate) seems to have a growth on the left side of her chest. I take her into the vet. He wants to do surgery, and I might have been able to scrape the money together, but the big thing for me is that Bridget (as was Jiri) is 14 years old. That's getting up there in years for a cat. Would surgery really be the best option? I decided no. So I have her here at home, and I keep I close eye on her, and as soon as she seems uncomfortable, I will take her back to the vets.

Life really sucks sometimes, you know? But she seems to be doing okay, and we muddle forward.

Monday, July 20, 2009


I'm going to Comic Con in San Diego. My friends KC and Donna are going too. We're driving over in Donna's car. It will be fun, a nice break, and hopefully we will have a great time. The last time the 3 of us tried going on a trip together, Donna's husband died. Kind of scary, ya know?

Got a new Paper Mache book for my birthday. It's very inspiring. I need to finish up my wizard, and try something else. I saw a really cute gangly cat from an art fair, and I think I want to try something like that next. We shall see!

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Drawing Day 2009

Found out late last night that today is Drawing Day. I hadn't heard of it before, wish I had of! I'll try to get a few drawings in just to show support.

This is the link to the website:

Drawing Day - June 06, 2009
drop everything and draw
Drawing Day is a worldwide drawing event encouraging everyone to drop everything and draw for the sake of art. Help us create 1 million drawings online this day.

Drawing Day has arrived - tell all your friends!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Still here!

I didn't realize it had been so long since I posted here. Getting laid off from work and not all that choked up about it. Last day in June. Working on going back to school for digital arts program. Took math placement test, and thank gods it was really low. I need the basic stuff again. Never have been good with math. Words are my thing.

Saw Wolverine twice this weekend. Once on Friday with Dear Sissy, and once Saturday with Ms. Collins.

Checking the watermark motif to make sure I got the directions right. Sharing it with a couple friends.

Going to try and make my own tiles for "mixed media mosaics". Got the Laurie Mike book, LOVE IT.