Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sloppy, unfocused, mess

Since it's been 2 weeks since I blogged, today is going to be a sloppy unfocused mess.  But I will try to cover everything I want to share. 

Last year I only did 1 craft show before Christmas.  This year I'll be doing 5.

I did the Jolly Mouse Craft Show in Aberdeen.  Then I did the Brick High School one.  I will be at the Colonia Middle School Show on Friday Dec 2nd.  On Saturday 12/3 I'll be at Toms River Intermediate South for their FIRST craft show and I just signed up for the East Brunswick High School craft fair on 12/17.

I should probably do more, but I'm suffering from back problems.

I spend a lot of time on the computer and that is probably what has done me in.  But between my day job & my business, it's where I am from 9am to 3pm and then off & on until 10.

I don't watch a lot tv (rarely) I don't bother investing in a DVR because if I do miss a show that I watch, like Criminal Minds, I watch it online.  Seriously, the only reality show I watched was American Idol and I didn't even watch that this past season. Ok, I do watch Jersey Shore, especially the seasons they film in Seaside, but don't tell anyone, it's my dirty little secret. 

Anyway, back in July I started suffering from what I thought were heart attack symptoms.  Many tests later, it turns out I have back/neck problems and it may be what was causing the supposed heart attack symptoms, because my heart is fine (thankfully).  So long story short, I'm going for an MRI today.  BUT I'm not going for a normal tube or open MRI, I'm going for a standing MRI.  

I didn't try the tube one but could NOT do the normal open one. I felt like I was trapped under a car.  I was going to attempt it again with a bunch of Xanax and a ride (husband was going to take me) but then I found this standing MRI and AND there is one close to my house!  I'm schedule for later today so I will come back and tell you how it went. 

Ok I can't sit here anymore so I'm going to stop for now but I'll be eventually to let you know how the standing MRI went!

Seriously, the MRI was nothing.  Remember I'm claustrophobic, so if I say it's nothing, it's nothing. I was surprised that it was done.

On to the bad stuff.  Check out my cervical spine.

See where the red arrow is pointing?  Well I'm not a doctor and my appointment with the Orthopedist isn't until Monday, but that damn sure looks like a herniated disc to me!  I will find out for sure when I got to the doc.  

Fun times!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Christmas is coming!

As my friend so nicely pointed out, only 3 more paychecks until Christmas!  
(If you get paid biweekly like me.)

So there really isn't any time to procrastinate. Especially for Christmas cards!  I am here to make things a bit easier for you.  Let me make your Christmas cards.  All you'll have to do is, purchase the listing on Etsy or Zibbet, then send me the picture you want in my template, I'll email it back and then you can send it to Walgreens or Costo or where-ever and have it printed out!  Easy Peasey, Lemon Squeezy... 

I have no idea what that means.... sorry.

Anyway, here is the template for adding a picture.

If you want it a little more animal friendly, I have this one

And I do offer custom beach writings with the Santa hat too. 
Happy Shopping!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Ocean didn't want to play today.

Most days, when I go to the beach to fill my custom beach writing orders, the ocean practically dances for my photos, and I am absolutely grateful.

Then there are days like today where I can not get one single thing done. 

The ocean was definitely dancing today. 

But it kept trying to get me to dance with it!

I had to run for my life (ok run for my dry feet!) more then once this morning!  There were 2 old guys standing up on the stairs and I am pretty sure I heard them laughing at me running from the waves!
I need a pair of those hip waders that fishermen use!

Or at least waterproof boots.

I couldn't really write anything today without it being washed away before I could even get 1 picture!
The birds weren't even safe!
Run birdies RUN!

No matter where I wrote, the waves immediately came and washed it away.  The sand could have been completely dry, but as soon as I put stick to sand, WOOSH it got washed away!

So instead I spent about 45 minutes walking through this rock field looking for beach glass. 

I found quite a bit!
Yes, I know the big round one isn't beach glass, but it's a really cool stone, so I took it.  

Becca was a little mad at me for not taking her to the beach today.  I'm actually blogging from the front porch because I'm afraid to walk in the house!  

LOL Just kidding, my dogs rock! 


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Tee Hee

Just one last Halloween post.  My husband took this shot of me last night. 

The kids are finally old enough to go trick o' treating without us so I had a little bit of fun scaring the crap out of the neighborhood kids.  My favorite was scaring my one neighbor boy Jake. He SAW ME in my costume and knew I was sitting there on my porch.  But he walked up so focused on the bucket of candy sitting on the TRAIN OF MY DRESS that when I sat up and said BOO he SCREAMED LOL

Now to plan next year.