Thursday, April 23, 2009

Computer Woes

I've been having computer woes for the past week. Have been sharing my computer with hubby for the past 6 months, which is why the computer is acting up to begin with. Yikes, what a mess. Anyhow, he finally got a laptop and we paid the GeekSquad to come out and transfer all his data over to the new one and clean mine up. Now it seems he cleaned it up so much that I can barely use it. He uninstalled a lot that I need, so I am taking notes for when I call him up to give him heck....LOL Since he did it I think he should fix it! Besides I am not sure how to go about installing any of the things he removed. Anyhoo, thought I would show you my desk while it is clean and tidy. Also the top of the hutch(bottom photo) which is always like this...too much stuff, but that is just the way I am. No getting around it. I clean it off only to pile it up again.

Labels: computers, collections, desk, junk

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Does anyone know why I keep buying more art stuff when I already have enough to last me the rest of my life? I know I am not alone, judging from the people I talk to, even while standing at the craft store trying to make use of that 40 or 50% coupon. Yikes! It wonder if it is a character defect or just a need to acquire more supplies. I do think I was a lot more creative back in the day when I had a lot less to work with. I focused on using recycled materials in most everything I did. Now there is a ton of "manufactured" stuff made to look as if it were recycled. It is very appealing and I buy right into that need to have those pretty things. Then when I start to make something, I have so much visual overload that I just get stuck. I am saying this after going to Michael's and buying yet another load of goodies just because I couldn't resist. Besides I had coupons after all.

Monday, April 6, 2009


Here's the photo that was supposed to go with that last post.

What was I thinking?

It's time for another post, and I am already thinking perhaps I was a bit hasty in my decision to start blogging. I have really struggled with the technical stuff. I have learned a few new things each day, but it has taken several hours for each one and a great deal of frustration. I can't help but think that I am making it harder than it should be, but it sure is difficult for me to grasp. Isn't one supposed to enjoy this this? I am hoping I will once I don't feel so lost. This is the view of my morning sunrise for Monday and the beginning of another week.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Travel Journal

Prior to going on a trip I like to prep pages so I will have something ready to write on and add ephemera to while travelling. I usually make an appropriately sized journal for each separate trip.This trip was in February, but the journal has not been finished yet. It is full of loose items tucked here and there. I am much better at starting things than finishing them. I am trying to improve. These photos were taken before the trip, and before I added anything.

The Beginning of A Blog

I always look at the first day of a new month as a new beginning. So what if I did not get everything accomplished that I set out to do last month. Today is a fresh chance to get it done this month. It is just one of the ways I allow myself some forgiveness and start over. Otherwise I am just too hard on myself for all the things I don't get done. So, on this day, the beginning of a new month, I begin my blog. My first post.