Monday, September 29, 2008

Starting Over

I titled this post starting over because here I go again, got away from blogging. My life has been crazy lately...does that count? hehe

Not only am I dealing with my life and it's ups and downs, but also my 20 yo daughter's life with my 2 year old grandson. She's going through a divorce right now and it's hard not to get involved with her and my soon to be son in law arguing all the time. There should be a law about "children" playing house!! It's maddening cuz the little ones are the ones who suffer. Okay I'll get off that wagon and onto another...the economy...whoa that's a BIG one! Although we are all in the same boat with the money crisis. It's pretty bad in Southern California. However, every so many years it seems we go through the foreclosures around here. This time the whole country is going through it with us. What a mess?

Feel sorry for the next president who inherits this mess! Okay..don't throw tomatoes at me..but I truly hope that McCain wins. We will be in BIG trouble if Obama wins. I don't like hate mail so that's as far as I'll go on the presidential race topic.

I'm planning to take part in a craft festival, which I haven't done for years! I'm going to be participating at "Sugar Plum Festival" in Pomona, California at the Fairplex. If you live nearby make sure you don't miss this show. It is held HERE.

I won't personally be there because I am participating in the "Barn" which is a drop off, pick up blended area. There are alot of imports, however, there are still some handcrafted designs available for purchase from designers like me, so don't let the imports scare you!! Help out us starving artists! hehe I will have tags on my designs with my Mustard Seed Original logo so you will be able to find my items. I usually sell out quickly so be sure to get there early for best selection.

On another note, I just found out that my nephew, Kory Rabenold, for anyone who follows NASCAR racing, was just picked by Jeff Gordon to be a driver! This kid (20 yo) has been racing since he could practically walk. He started out at the bottom and boy can he drive! He will drive with ARCA right now and work his way up. So if you go to any ARCA races or watch any on TV and they mention that Kory Rabenold is the driver say a HURRAY for me! Will ya? Can you tell I'm a proud aunt??

One of the reasons I have been missing in action is because of this OUCH! This is no ordinary needle, it's a catheter used for epidurals. This is what I get several of every week or so from my Pain Management Specialist in my lower back all the way to the top. Along with my pain from fibromyalgia, I also have nerve and muscle pain from my back surgery 7 years ago. I try to manage it by getting deep tissue massage once a week as well. Oh well everyone has a cross to bear and this is mine. Thank Goodness it's not Cancer. If it's any consolation, my doctor is an angel :-)

I have several new designs for purchase on three different co-op websites this week. I have three new designs on TDIPT; HUMBLE ARTS; and SIMPLY sure to check them all out on the 1st of October. Remember to refresh your pages to see the new October items.

One last thing I'd like to say is I apologize to several different bloggers bigtime! They have been so kind as to give me several different blog awards. I do appreciate receiving such awards, however, sometimes it's hard for me to even get time to write. Also, it's hard to find time to 'tag' or select others to participate as there are so many awesome blogs out there that I don't even get to read! So please don't be angry that I haven't participated. Please know that I do value those awards and I appreciate your understanding. With that I better hubs is bringing my grandson over from daycare for some quality time.