Jedi Marri

Just ME, as I Am.

Wednesday’s Whimsy September 24, 2008

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Well Wednesday it is and Whimsical I am!  I’m doing pretty good so far today.  Tired, as always, but breathing pretty good.  I am kinda tight, but not in a super bad sense.  Just needs I need to move a little slow when I do walk around to keep from triggering anything.  The good news is that the air in my lungs means I’m able to think clearly!  So I’ve been working on paper work and things like that 🙂  Trying to apply for state health insurance and food stamps and stuff like that 😦

I’ve finally started working on my book again.  I had put it aside while taking my writing class, and just kept postponing picking it back up again for one reason or another.  It feels really good to write again!  Makes my brother supremely happy too 😛

I’m trying to settle into a routine.  I get up, drink my coffee and start checking my e-mail and etsy stuff.  Shower, eat, take pills, make a to do list.  On that list I’m including both serious stuff (like paperwork), and fun stuff (like blogs).  I’ve really needed to start making these lists again!  So far it’s working – now if I can just stay healthy enough to work on the lists…

One thing that’s getting included on the list is blogging on here!  I’ve grown woefully lazy about that of late and I blame a combination despondancy over health problems, the health problems themselves, and way to many interesting items on etsy…

 

Thunder and Rain August 8, 2008

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I know – I’m on the EAST side and I’m actually getting rain!  How weird is that?  I heard some thunder earlier too.  I didn’t know what it was at first because I so wasn’t expecting to hear it 😛

I haven’t been feeling that great today so instead of cleaning or doing laundry I took the fun road and did a bunch of bead weaving, planning, and playing on etsy 😛

I did get a few other things done though.  Talked on the phone with Bethie, Mel, and Mommy.  Talked on-line with several others including my PSS.  Made dinner for me and Mo (shrimp pasta = yum!).  Watched 5 episodes of x-files (no I’m not addicted, why do you ask?).

It’s been a pretty relaxing day over all.  I’m hoping I feel better tomorrow because I really should get some cleaning and laundry done…

I just realized that ever paragraph in this post starts with the letter “I” – and all but one of those has been the word “I.”  How self-centered can I get?  Oh yes, this is my blog, I’m allowed to be that way right?

 

A monster is unleashed… June 4, 2008

A monster? Ahhh!!!! Where????

Oh, yes, right in front of you. Gotcha.

That’s right, I mean ME.

Ok, so the pictures a little old, but you get the idea.

So why am I calling myself a monster? I guess it’s less that I am a monster, and more that I’ve unlocked interests inside me that are running rampant like monsters unleashed!

Monster #1 – etsy & jewelry
Yes, that’s right, I’m officially addicted to etsy.com and creating jewelry. I have so many ideas I want to try when it comes to creating! I also find myself spending lots of my down time browsing etsy, reading articles, and participating in the forums and virtual labs. There’s a part of this that’s self-interest, the more “visible” you are the more likely you are to get a sale from one of your fellow sellers. Also, I learn a LOT that way!

Monster #2 – blogs
I used to be a blog freak. I had multiple friends whose blogs I read regularly. Somewhere along the lines that slowly decreased, and shriveled up to near nothing when I jumped from livejournal over to myspace. I still blogged, but I didn’t have very many people who also blogged on a regular basis that I was reading anymore. What can I say? I was busy! Lately however, I find myself reading and writing blogs on a much more consistent basis.

Part of that is that, due to health problems, I no longer have a real job. Yah, I’m starting a business, going to school, and volunteering, but I’m not punching the clock anymore. More time for me to read 😀

Part of that is that the library here is SMALL so I don’t have as many interesting books to read…and I’m trying not to spend money on books very often…

Part of this is due to being drawn to the dark side by my dear friend Quettandil who blogs on here and got me started blogging on here 😛

Part of this is I’ve started searching for and reading blogs of other artists….

And lastly, part of this is a quest to get more in touch with that side of me that I’ve always wanted to develop, the writer.  I’ve been doing a lot more writing in the last few months (I started a book! Talk about audacity) and I think the exercise of finding something to write about every day is healthy.  I’m also taking creative writing this summer, which I’m really excited about!  Blogging through wordpress gives me the freedom to not only write about whatever is on my mind, I also love the creative freedom it gives me to insert pictures and links and whatnot.  I find it inspiring.

Monster #1 meets Monster #2 – jewelry blog?

I’m quite seriously thinking about starting a jewelry blog.  I have multiple reasons for wanting to do this.  One, I find myself writing about it quite often in here.  Two, a lot of sellers use their blogs as a way to promote their work and to share a piece of themselves with their customers.  I’d love to do that, but I’d rather not have the link I feature in my shop be a link to my personal blog where I write about the rest of my life.  Three, I could use it to keep track of the blogs from other artists and then I wouldn’t be putting them on the same blog roll as friends and just interesting people in general.

That, however, will be a project for another day.  Between not feeling good and procrastination (something I’m almost as good as my husband at) I’m hitting the wire for needing to finish up this quarter.  Hard to believe I’m not done with Spring quarter yet!  I have a paper I need to finish editing (in Spanish, yikes!), a notebook to organize (shouldn’t take long) and a test to prepare for (not that I’m worried about it).  It’s all due tomorrow.  Oh, and I teach this afternoon.  It’s my last meeting for the school year with my two little hyper boys and we’re going to trace their bodies and label the different body parts in Spanish.  Should be fun!