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BY Apple

09/01 Direct Link
The hurricane is over. We didnít get that bad of a storm as we thought we would. We are so grateful for that. I need to thank everyone who prayed for us to get through thisÖit really helped a lot. We stayed outside for some of the parts of wind and rain that wasnít that bad. It is amazing what weather can do to a place. Unreal!! Just trying to get back to normal. Itís so hot without electricity in this house. It is cooler outside with the breeze blowing. It is raining outside still, but no flooding. Thank God!!!
09/02 Direct Link
Itís so hotÖwe are melting over here. I feel like I am in a sauna with the mixture of moisture and heat. Ugh!!! Maybe I has lost some weight just sitting in this house with no air conditioning. I donít know how all those old people grew up without it. I guess they didnít know any better, but still. They had to have been miserable. I donít know. At least we are getting some peace and quiet because of it. There isnít any TV, phone, video games, nothing. The only loud thing over here is the generator. Box fans rock!!!
09/03 Direct Link
We just got electricity back. I am so happy. We arenít melting anymore. It is still quiet though because all I want to do is get back to the internet. I have been dying for 3 days to check my e-mail and my blogs and stuff. I donít know what I would do without a computer. I guess I would just deal with it, like I have been doing, but I would not be happy. I am so tired of just sitting around and doing nothing. I read a lot and did a lot of art this week, though. Whew!!
09/04 Direct Link
Today was great. Work was great. My life is great. We had 3 Ĺ hour lunches today because there was hardly any kids at school. The hurricane scared them away. Theyíll probably all be back tomorrow though. We went eat/rest at a restaurant for our very long lunch. We didnít want to rush around and get stressed or anything so we just chilled. Hopefully our new place comes in soon and can be moved because I havenít been sleeping all that well. I feel like I am, but I guess Iím not. I donít know what to do about it.
09/05 Direct Link
Today was not great. I had horrible dreams all night long, was late getting ready for work. My PMS was totally acting up, too. I had to go out and buy myself some medicine just so I could feel better. I am also very tired. I almost went to sleep on my lunch hour. It was my fault for laying on the floor and listening to the soothing music. It was just so tempting. I only dozed off a few times. At least I had a good hair day. I bought some stuff today, so that made me happier, too.
09/06 Direct Link
Iím just hanging out right now. I donít really have anything to do today, other than wash some clothes. I organized the workshop this morning. I think I might go workout later. I belong to a gym, but I hardly ever go. It makes me feel guilty because I pay for it, but only go maybe twice a month or so. I am trying to change that though. I really, really would like to get in shape, but it takes so long that I get discouraged before I even try. I guess I should take it just day by day.
09/07 Direct Link
I am watching Pollyanna. I have never seen this movie before. Itís really cute!! I am a little tired this morning, but hopefully that will get better later. I am washing clothes at the moment. At least that is giving me something to do. I just have a few more batches to do. I donít know what we will be doing this afternoon, but I hope that it will be something fun. Maybe we will go see a movie or something. I donít know if thereís anything that I would like to see. I will have to check the listings.
09/08 Direct Link
Itís amazing how your brain can tell you conflicting things all day. I want that guy to come and pick up my trailer to hurry up and get our new one, but then again I donít. Hurricane season is here and the longer we wait to get our new place, the less chance it has to getting messed up by a hurricane. I know that it will be able to withstand small ones though, so I am not worried. We arenít going to have a big hurricane over here. I am trying to think positively!!! Fingers crossed as we speak.
09/09 Direct Link
I think our trailer is getting moved today. Yay!! I am excited. That brings us just one step closer to being in our new place. I canít wait. I feel like a fish out of water over here in the workshop. It isnít horrible, but you know what it feels like when you just arenít at your own home? Even when you are on vacation it feels weird. I havenít been sleeping well at all and I know itís because Iím all out of whack. I have been talking, kicking, and hitting in my sleep (more than usual) over here.
09/10 Direct Link
I am tired today. I know itís because I havenít been sleeping well. I canít wait to move into our new place. It will be really nice when it is even on the property though, because then it will feel real (maybe). We still have about a month or so before everything is finalized and stuff like that. I hope that we donít have a whole lot of trouble with anything while we are getting last minute stuff done. I think everything should go smoothly though, because we really have a great salesman. He is really helping us a lot.
09/11 Direct Link
It is my last art class tonight. I think I will miss it, because it gave me something to do. I didnít really learn anything while I was there, but it was fun. I got to play with my paints and stuff. We are going to do portraits and I donít want to. I am not good at drawing people, much less painting them. I think that I will just choose a picture from a magazine (one that I canít screw up too badly). I donít know, maybe I just might do a good job. If Iím in the mood.
09/12 Direct Link
I need to get to bed. I have been on this computer for too long and I will be tired tomorrow. My hubby is already sleeping and my bed looks cozy from here. I donít know how he is sleeping with the light on, but he is. I need to prioritize my lifeÖsleeping is more important than surfing the net. I just need to get that through my head. I can always surf the internet tomorrow. I wonít always get my sleep back. That could be why I am tired sometimes, but I donít always go to bed late. Goodnight!!!
09/13 Direct Link
They are delivering our trailer tomorrow. I am excited about that. We approved all of the stuff yesterday, so now itís ready. I think I am going to take off of work tomorrow so that I can watch them deliver it. I still havenít decided yet, though. I might be kind of nervous watching it come down the road and stuff. It might be kinda fun watching though. I need a day off, I havenít had one in a while. My hubby is going to trim branches this morning so that they can pass under the tree with our trailer.
09/14 Direct Link
I am playing games on Pogo. I have been a little addicted to this lately. Oh well, at least it gives me something to do. I like playing games like solitaire and stuff like that. Itís better than doing housework and other stuff. I played Bingo this morning (and won). Thatís exciting. I never thought that I would actually win, but I did. EwwwÖI just had a nasty little bug crawling on me. I donít even know what kind it was. Gross! I hate bugs (unless itís a roly poly), those are fun. I like when they crawl on me.
09/15 Direct Link
Iím tired today. I donít know what my deal is. They are delivering our trailer today. I donít know if I am going to watch though. My yard is very wet and I am afraid the trucks will get stuck. I know they know what they are doing, but it still makes me nervous. We warned them yesterday how wet our yard was, but they said they could just put mats down and get it done. I guess weíll see. I am ready to get it done, but I donít know if that means them getting stuck in the yard.
09/16 Direct Link
My tailbone hurts. I have been sitting around all day long. I think that I need to get off my butt and go exercise. I have been exercising on and off for years, but I really need to get into a regular routine. I really want too (at least my brain does), but my body objects to movement. I think that if I start out really slow that I might be able to make it a habit again. Thatís my problem, I think that itís all or nothing and that doesnít work. Ten minutes a day would be just fine.
09/17 Direct Link
I only have to work half a day today. I am finally getting a break from work. I am just supposed to be a substitute, but I honestly work EVERYDAY!! I guess lots of other teachers need days off too. I am spending the morning with my hubby. He has to fix things on our cars, so not much fun for me. I need to go to the library to get more books that I requested. I have a bunch of them over here. I guess I need to start reading them. I love to read. Imagination is the key!!
09/18 Direct Link
Here are some quotes that I love: "Never forget to Dream." Madonna- There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley. "Always be a first rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." Judy Garland- ďFor beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.Ē Audrey Hepburn- It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -Henry David Thoreau Hope you like!!!
09/19 Direct Link
We got our place delivered today. It was nerve racking. I was not here to see it because I had to work, but I called my hubby like every 15 minutes to see what was going on. It is not totally finished yet though. It started to rain on and off so they didnít ďsewĒ it together yet. They are going to come some time next week and finish that. Hopefully it is sooner than later. After that, it will just be a lot of finishing touches before we can move in. I canít wait until we can live there!!!
09/20 Direct Link
Babysitting my little cousinís today. Their parents went to see a movie. We are gonna have so much fun. We will be doing makeovers and artwork and playing with Pokemon cards. Yay!! Weíre ordering pizza for them to eat. They are so excited. I have so much fun playing with them and they love when I come over. Today we went to my mother-in-lawís house and watched a movie over there. We also went grocery shopping this afternoon. We spent a lot of money, but it was stuff we needed to get for the new house. Hopefully in there soon!!!
09/21 Direct Link
Today hubby and I are going to see a movie. I canít wait until we can just sit there and chill out in the theater. We have been doing so much stuff about the house and the ruts that the trucks made that itís exhausting. We are still waiting for the yard to dry. The septic guy canít come until it is, and we canít do anything else until the septic is in and inspected. Ugh! It really is frustrating at times. I guess that is why we have to take movie breaks and such. To keep our sanity intact.
09/22 Direct Link
Our home got all sealed up today. I am very happy about that. Tomorrow the septic guy is coming and we are gonna pay him to do the plumbing as well. Itís more expensive, but worth the money if my hubby doesnít have to take time out to do it. After that is inspection, then electricity/water can be turned on and then the final trimming work can be done. When all that is done, we can finally move in. That is the best part about all of this. We should be moved in by mid October, at least. Thatís awesome!!!
09/23 Direct Link
I donít have to go to work until 2:30pm. I get to sleep late, do artwork, read and anything else that I want. I might even go work out later. I just donít know if I will be able to get off my butt and go. I just might have to force myself out the door, though. I havenít exercised in a long time and I really need to. Not just to lose weight, but to help with my heart and my mental health as well. I just donít feel that I have the will power that I should have.
09/24 Direct Link
I am cold in here. The window unit in this workshop works very well. In my old place the air conditioning never worked this good. We were always hot. Especially in the summer and late afternoon when the sun would just beat down on the place through the windows. It was crazy. The air would never catch up to the temperature that we wanted it to. We basically just stayed hot for 4 years, but not anymore. We will have a well sealed place with a brand new air conditioner. It is going to be awesome up in there now.
09/25 Direct Link
ďThe Artistís CreedĒ by Jan Phillips I believe I am worth the time it takes to create whatever I feel called to create. I believe my work is worthy of itís own space which is worthy of the name sacred. I believe that when I enter this space I have the right to work in silence, uninterrupted, for as long as I choose. I believe that the moment I open myself to the gifts of the muse, I open myself to the source of all creation and become one with the mother of life itself. To be continued...tomorrow. Bye!!!
09/26 Direct Link
I believe that my work is joyful, useful and constantly changing, flowing through me like a river with no beginning and no end. I believe that what it is I am called to do will make itself known when I have made myself ready. I believe that the time I spend creating my art is as precious as the time I spend giving to others. I believe that what truly matters in the making of art is not what the final piece looks like or sounds like, not what it is worth or not worth,Öto be continued (again)Ötomorrow!!
09/27 Direct Link
but what newness gets added to the universe in the process of the piece itself becoming. I believe that I am not alone in my attempts to create and that once I begin the work, settle into the strangeness, the words will take shape, the formed find life, and the spirit take flight. I believe that as the muse gives to me so does she deserve from me faith, mindfulness and enduring commitment. I really like this ďartistís creed.Ē It speaks volumes to me. I just have to read it over and over because I believe it so much. Wow!
09/28 Direct Link
My hubby has been trying to fix leaks in the plumbing for two days now. There arenít major leaks, but they are there. Today some family members are coming to see the trailer for the first time so he is over there showing them. It isnít my side of the family, so I donít feel like being over there right now. Maybe Iíll go later before I leave to go to the baby shower. My cousin is having her first child and very excited about it so we are going celebrate with her. I need to go get a gift.
09/29 Direct Link
I went to the library today and got a bunch of books to read. I also bought some from the sale in the back to journal in. I didnít tell the librarian what I was buying them for though, she would have freaked out. I got about six or seven of them to just alter. I canít wait to get started. They were only 50 cents a piece, how great is that. I have already started reading one of my books and I am halfway through. I really love to read. I finished a book a day all last week.
09/30 Direct Link
My hubby called the electric company today. We are trying to find out when they can come out and turn on our electricity and you know what they told us? They canít come out until November 11th. I am not happy. That is way too long to wait to move into our new place. I understand that they are backed up from the hurricanes and all, but I think over a month is just too long. I would think that they would have a few people over here working on the normal problems with electricity. I canít wait that long!!!!