Friday, July 19, 2013

Escaping to my happy place

As I begin to write this, the store has only been open for about an hour.  We've only had a handful of customers, but the tone is set: It's going to one of those days.  It's not a day where money will change hands.  It'll be a day of "why is this not working the way I think it should."  Which sometimes appeals the problem solver in me, but...sometimes not.

(I just gave the address and a phone number for a school uniform place that's in the next city over.)(Not the kind of thing that appeals to my inner problem solver.)(Although, when I'm in a better mood, I think of the scene in Miracle on 34th street where the Macy's Santa refers someone to Gimble's and the Gimble's exec have a fit.)

I might also mention that many of these posts are written at work.  My boss knows, she's sitting right next to me, so it's not taboo or anything.  So between customers, this is sometimes how I kill time.  This might explain some of the choppiness, dropped words and sentences that look like maybe they were started and finished by two different people. :P  But today, this blog is my escape, my happy place.  My oasis of sanity, where no one will thrust their problems at me and expect a tactful, hand-holding response.    And no one here will call me Charlene.  Ok?


This is sort of all over the place.  I started it, stopped to make dinner, futzed with it a little after dinner, took Molly to her summer band camp concert, watched Project Runway and then finished it late in the evening.  Somehow I lost all my journaling room, but I think that what I ended up sums it up nicely - I love having a kid who's adventuresome enough to try some foods that others in her age bracket (and gene pool) might find to gross to sample.

By the way, the stars are something that I made in the Silhouette software.  It wasn't hard by any means, but I couldn't find anything quite like them in the Silhouette store.  If you want the file feel free to send me an email and I'll send it to you: cnd3167 at yahoo dot com.  I'm sort of half heartedly trying to figure out how to share files from here, but I keep coming across roadblocks.

Alrighty.  That's all I've got for now.  My 'i' key is sticking.  I think I've caught most of the i-less words, but if you spot one or two, that's why.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Escaping to a happy place is always good.

    When did Molly get her new glasses? <3

    Such a great part of her personality that she is willing to try different things. I have one who refuses to try - even items that I know he would adore.

    Saw a CHA photo today with a new feature for the Cameo ... something about stamping. Can't quite figure out how that will work. Will be interested to hear more about it.

    1. She got the new glasses in November, about the same time I ot my new glasses...that are almost identical. Her dad took her to the eye doctor and she picked them out without seeing my new glasses and I picked mine out without her seeing them. Imagine my surprise when I came home from work one day and she was wearing "my" glasses. I think I should do a page about that. But that would require having a picture of me with my glasses on....ugh. :P

      I'm sort of confused about the Silhouette stamping thing, but from what I can tell, you're cutting out Silhouette shapes from a cling stamp material that you can mount on acrylic blocks. It's an interesting idea, but ain't nobody got time for that! No, just kidding. It's a fun idea, but it is too much work for me, and I'm only just now warming up to the idea of stamping, but even then, only in the most practical, graphic form. :P