Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine

Oh dear, my company is laying off people. I think they gave them a months notice (or maybe more). This sucks. It is also a wake up call to me. SAVE EVERYTHING. Don’t spend………….unless it is on jewelry making stuff (??). $%^$ I don’t know what to do. I’ve also been spending more money on groceries since the price of food has gone waaaaay up. But I can’t help that. I only eat twice a day. I could eat less healthy food but I’ve been having really bad chest pains. It’s the kind I get where if I stay really still, the pain isn’t as bad. I don’t know what the cause is. I’m guessing it could be the cheap food?

This is layoff thing is scary and I’m sad for the people who are already being let go. 😦

Anyway I sold some of my PTO and I’m supposed to get a check from that in 2 weeks. Maybe I can use that for jewelry supplies. I just can’t get crazy. I will make sure I use each and every thing I buy. I do save money each month since my other bills are lower since I no longer live in my house. I still have to pay the mortgage, water, etc. I just downloaded the app to track my finances. Yeah, I should have been doing this all along. LOL. just told me that I travel a lot. WTF? I wish. hahaha I’m still dreaming about going to Mexico. Even if I wanted to go nuts and just go to Mexico – I can’t cause I can’t take time off from work.

I’m super thankful for my job. I say THANK YOU all the time. Grateful.


Random: The new Alanis Morissette album is really good.

This will mostly be a picture entry.

Brazil inspired necklace

I received my necklace from Macy’s. I love it! I thought the beads were going to be a little bigger. Speaking of jewelry, I’m a little nervous about my Beginning Jewelry class. I won’t know until Sept 15-16 if the class will take place. Some classes like Digital Photography II have been cancelled due to lack of students. I’m worried. My class isn’t full yet. That is all I know. Most of the beginning classes like Drawing 101 & Digital Photography I fill pretty quick. But the part II of classes aren’t filling up. The only good things about it being cancelled is getting my money back and not having to spend 3 hours a week (7-10PM) in a classroom on a work night. But I’d rather learn. I’m eager to learn. Please don’t cancel the class! The other jewelry making classes in the area are too expensive and I wouldn’t learn as much in those classes.

my cover page

This is sort of my version of a scrapbook. Some people do it on a month to month basis and I would love to be able to do that but I don’t have enough stuff going on in one month. I could barely fill two pages in one month. πŸ™‚ The notebook I’m working on now will go back to 2010 (my NYC trip!). It is all mixed up. Starting in January 2013 I will do a notebook for each year. That should be interesting and fun. I love finding random words andΒ  quotes. The pictures are of what I want or want to be.

More random pages:

never hide

crystal clear



reading room

I don’t use a real scrapbook, I use a notebook. I use letterhead and than place it in paper protector. I just ordered 46 pictures from They gave me 50 free prints (again – heh). I ordered some of my own pics from vacations over the years and I found inspiring people, jewelry and quotes online. I should get them tomorrow. If I do, I know what I will be doing this weekend. I’m geekily excited. πŸ™‚ And yes, I will be posting pics of my new pages. Most of the above pages were done in 2011.

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