Wednesday, November 29, 2006

I wish I were Snoopy...

We're going to the Dickens on the Strand Victorian Ball! This is so amazingly groovy. I have always, always, always wanted to go to a Victorian ball. Well, this year, Grant decided that we were going! How great is that...the dancing, the beautiful gowns....Yeah..that's the problem. No gown.
So.....I used to sew (when I had more time and didn't have a job)....I used to make most of my dresses and gowns....( college and high school!) So, I'm making a Victorian gown. Besides, I love to sew, and this gets me back into sewing.

So....Do you remember how in that one Peanuts special Peppermint Pattie somehow decides that she wants to compete in figure skating and she tells Marcie that she's to make her this wonderful figure skating outfit??? And Marcie can't sew? Snoopy ends up coming in at the last minute...measures Peppermint Pattie in lightning speed...throws the fabric up in the air as you hear chop, chop, chop noises, and then goes to the sewing machine and starts in on a sewing frenzy. Basically, in about 60 seconds, Peppermint Pattie has a beautiful figure skating dress. In addition, Snoopy gets to run the zamboni machine.
You know...some times I wish I were Snoopy.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

I'm Free !

I'm free.
I'm free,
ands freedom tastes of reality.
I'm free.
I'm free
And I'm waiting for you to follow me.
-The Who

I'm FINALLY off!

I have 3 days off. I'm going to spend tomorrow riding and preparing for the show,spending the night at Mom's, and then I'll be showing on Saturday.

Sunday....I'm doing nothing except sleeping and scrapbooking, maybe a movie.

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Groovy Picture

This is from the recent "Bit of Britain" add. I just love it.


Just for everyone to know, that even though I've been stressed and really out of it lately, I'm not always like that, and I'm gonna be just fine. : ) This is me and Ophelia a couple of days ago. Editing inspired by Elsie Flannigan.

Monday, November 06, 2006

Too much work

Ok, so I'm currently on day 8 of working 11 days in a row. I only had 1 day off prior to starting this elongated stretch of veterinary hell...and can you tell that I'm tired?? Yipes!

My brain is toast.

My creativity level has been just lousy, so when I do have a brief second to relax, I can't even do something artful. That's not completely true. I did complete my Christmas tag album from my online class with Melodee Langworthy...she's the coolest. (I'll post pics later, when I actually have time to take them!) I just love all of Danelle Johnson's stamps, and this was a really groovy way to get me using the Christmas ones....kind of a jump start to my Christmas season. But, I was mostly following her instructions...not really coming up with the project on my own.

Yes...I'm starting my Christmas season now. Screw Thanksgiving. Since we moved back to Houston, I've been completely behind in all of my Christmas ventures every year. I haven't sent cards in years, (forget about actually making any)....and I never have the house done, and I'm always shopping at the last minute, etc...Yes, I know that this is all typical of my life and who I've become, but that doesn't mean that I'm happy about it. Every Christmas I keep feeling as though something is missing.....So...This year, I'm starting now. (I used to be a firm believer that anything Christmasy prior to Thanksgiving was sacrilege.) Times have changed. My time is short.

I spend too much time working...which I have to do...and really do love.

I spend so much time riding, which I love, but never enough time to be doing it well, to feel prepared, and that Poker is ready... (Did I mention that after this long stretch of working 11 days, which I haven't been able to ride during either, I have 1 day to ride, and then a show??)Am I crazy??? Yes. Oh well... I had no clue what my work schedule would be like when I signed up.

So now...I just need to just breathe...relax...and start thinking about sugared plums...yeah, right.