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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Last Weekend:

i went to tracy's house this last weekend to scrapbook/relax/watch lots of movies. i'm happy to say i was a little least one of the days we were there. here are some pictures of what i did:

my crocheted baby blanket that will have a scalloped edge when i'm all done. it's not too bad for my first ever crocheted ANYTHING, ever. the colors don't really show well on here but i don't like that they are a little splotchy..oh well. i already have my next colors picked out and it will be a dozy.

the last day we were there my mom had like 3598725987 scraps from a scrapbook she made so i used her scraps to make some cards. these pics. really are not good, i had to use my brothers camera and i'm not too impressed...

this photo has nothing at all to do with my weekend but it's a shirt that i bought from threadless last week that just came in the mail today. i love weird shirts like this.
anyways also today i started a "wellness challenge" i'm calling it that b/c diet is a bad word in my mind and i'm trying to be well in all areas not just physically. if that makes sense. for example i am doing the prism food plan (haha i didn't say diet:)), exercising everyday, drinking at least 8 8oz. of water a day but at the rate i'm going i'll drink more than that probably. reading scriptures for 20-30 min. a day...this one is hard just b/c it requires a solid block of time. eventually i am going to purge my room and my car and get them clean once and for all. i also will be organizing my school stuff and making a schedule and sticking to it. we'll see how it goes! wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

What to do...

hmmmm what happens when you happen to read something you weren't necessarily meant to read and you think maybe you should tell a person but don't want to b/c it's not really your business....and the way you came across it was a little stalkerish....but not intentionally....and you feel bad b/c you want the person to know what the other person said even though it's not really THAT big of a deal...even though i obviously think it is b/c i don't know what to do....i've decided to keep my mouth shut, i will not get in the middle of anything no matter how small. i'm trying to keep my nose out of other people's business and it's hard. no more gossip. ever. well.....hopefully. i'm trying to be better at life. i'll let you know how it goes.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Just Say NO!!

when i was 10 i was in D.A.R.E and learned to say no to drugs. well that's easy i've never had any desire to do drugs or drink or anything like that. however, they never had a class on how to say NO in other situations. i don't want this to be a complaining blog, it's supposed to be for things i make but i haven't made much lately b/c i haven't been saying NO.

i don't need to babysit for a family i've never met before just because they get my number from someone.
i don't need to sign up for a violin group in b'ham (i haven't even played for YEARS) just b/c some old lady asks me to.

these are just some recent events that i have said no to...yay me. however for every thing i do say NO to, there are 4 or 5 things i say YES to. it's not a big deal i really do like helping people out and doing things for people. i just need to learn that i don't have to do everything all the time. i need to learn to not feel bad about saying NO. some days i feel so stressed out and overwhelmed (partly b/c i'm not good at time management too:)) with things i don't need to do.
i have to make time for myself and for the things i have to do for me. for instance, clean my room/car, carve out time for my photography lessons, exercise (haven't started this yet ;( ). i feel like i'll be a lot healthier and in a better mood if i find a way to unwind and de-stress. i have to learn to:

the world won't end and there are other people out there to help. please don't think you can't ask me to do anything. i seriously don't mind helping out people, just know it might take me a little extra time until i get caught up with stuff. i also have to learn to not feel guilty when i say no...i'll work on it.

ok i am off to finish making some photo cd's which i will deliver tomorrow then be done with (!). then i'll only have 4ish more photo sessions to finish and send out. phew i got pretty backed up photo wise ;) for awhile but i'm almost caught up again. i'll never get that behind again i promise.

p.s. also know if i offer something i really mean i want to do it and i'm not just being nice!! seriously i'm not going to do nothing i'm just going to cut out what doesn't make sense for me right now. i'm trying to eliminate putting myself out and messing up my already made plans.

gosh i'm a complainer.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dear "Homeless" Man,

I see you standing on that same corner every weekend. The first time I saw you, you had a gas can sitting by your feet and you had nice clothes on. The next week I saw you, your clothes were a little tattered and you had lost your job. This weekend you had an 18 month old baby who needs formula and diapers and you look like you really are homeless. I felt bad for not giving you money the first time I saw you. It would not be fun to be stuck without gas but I guess that's the curse of debit cards. The next week when I saw you I was confused because I thought you were from out of town...yet here you were again. I really hope you didn't lose your job and that you don't have a hungry baby at home. Maybe I'm a cold hearted person but I don't feel good about giving people money who are obviously taking advantage, which I realize you are.

I really hope you can find a job and earn some money for gas and diapers. There's a Wendy's, Taco Bell, Wal-Mart and Arby's all within walking distance of your corner and I'm sure you can get a job at one of those places.

I'm sorry your circumstances have brought you to the corner to beg for money but you have a different story every week and I don't feel good about giving you money.

Good Luck,

* I realize not everyone who stands on the corner begging is lying but i also know that some are and i find it hard to give away money when i don't know. maybe that's not Christ like and i shouldn't judge them or their circumstances but i would rather give them a hot meal and bring them someplace that can help them get a job and have a place to stay. of course i'm not going to let some stranger in my car but you get the idea. i would rather give them help then cash for who knows what. i've heard very different views on this matter and i guess i'm trying to figure out what i think about it.

anyways random but that's ok. i'm off to bed early to get rid of this headache.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

New project

i have this idea. it is an idea that will take some time and patience but i am determined to do it. it's probably pretty lame to other people but i'm ok with that. i'm going to photograph the ABC's. find random objects that look like letters and make the whole alphabet with them. i'm pretty excited about it. i got the idea from facebook actually. there's an application where you can "write" your name with different objects. i think it would be cool to be able to make words and frame them.

also i was thinking about doing a photo-a-day for the month of October and post it on my poor neglected
photography blog. oh i guess that means i should probably take a picture right now and upload it. haha i don't think things through sometimes. oh well. no pictures for this post i guess you'll have to go here and see what random thing i come up with to take a picture of tonight!!


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