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Just saying hi

April 8, 2010
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Hi Friends!

In the last week I’ve been thinking about and remembering out little blog here. I’m remembering fondly the glory days of create a day and wishing maybe we had taken the steps to become an official Etsy team. Years later we are still keeping tabs on each other through our other various blogs, twitters, facebooks, etc. I just wanted to step in and say that I’m glad for that time and that all of you were brought into my life. You’ve made for a warmer, cozier, friendlier and more creative internet for me. Thanks ((hugs)).

-Robyn

Thing-A-Day

February 2, 2010

I am not able to join the challenge on Thing-A-Day, but am eagerly looking forward to what you all will share.  Is there a group where you can all be seen on Thing-A-Day, or should I go to your individual blogs to see your creations?

Anyway, here is my contribution on my blog:

So glad to be back in contact with you all!

Kym

A Little Hello

January 30, 2010

I haven’t done this in so long that I didn’t even know I had a joonwalk blog until I messed around trying to get ‘in’.  Happy 2010 to you all.  I have been away from blogging ever since I participated in NaNoWriMo and wrote a novel in the month of November.  Then it was the holidays and on and on.  You know how it goes.  Also, like Robyn, I am working hard to cut down on my computer time.  And blogging is very time consuming for me.  Honestly, I just don’t do anything quickly.  I would fit in to a slower time  {the 1940s perhaps} much better than this brave new century.  I was thinking this morning that having the internet lifestyle is a bit of a curse.  I do love what it brings to my life, but I also remember my life before I became connected to the world this way.  I did so many things and, even then, I felt overstimulated.  Little did I know.  I am considering giving up the internet for Lent.  That concept seems impossible.  I cannot recall even one day that I haven’t been online so it has to be years ago.

We have started watching Centennial on NetFlix {I am still cableless and proud/happy/OK thrilled to be so} which has me thinking about the lifestyle concept.  They felt their days went by slowly as youths and much too quickly as they aged, yet they spent most of their time in quiet, leisurely pursuits living a remarkably simple life.  Interesting.  They noticed and appreciated the world around them much more it seems to me.

Scout, of course, had not seen Centennial and when I asked her how she liked it her response was that she loved it ~ I am not surprised with this ~ but, remarkably, the sentence continued with  … ‘I love how quiet it is.  They don’t play music all the time like they do in movies now.  And, you know I love music, but this is so much more enjoyable.’  Fascinating observation.

I am loving seeing your recent posts.  They’re wonderful and I am happy we are reconnecting.  These are the internet perks, having met and become friends with you all and others.  For today I thought I’d share a few of my recent flying housewife letter packet bits.  That activity does bring me back to another time, not so long ago, yet how quickly the art of handwritten letters has disappeared.  Every time I think about quitting this venture, and I think about it every day, I compel myself to redirect those ponderings.  As hard as it is to complete an order, I am always grateful when I have finished one.  Grateful for the forced resurgence of a dying art and my participation in it.  One that I love and holds, for me,  some of my few happy memories.  One that I believe in and inspires me.

It leaves me with a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction, pleasure and optimism.

Forced creativity.  What a concept.  So 2010 isn’t it?

Well, we do what we can.  I’ll take it.

ciao for now and have a happy day…  ox joonie

29/365

January 29, 2010
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29/365

I am being blizzarded! It has been ice, then sleet, and now snow here in Oklahoma. Luckily I have been able to work from home.

My photo a day for 2010 has been a challenge! Thank goodness for camera phones. A couple of times it has been 11:45 when I’ve realized I haven’t taken a picture yet! Which is why my dog has already appeared in 4 photos, so far. Yikes.

Here is a link to what I’ve done so far this year.

Stay warm and toasty, crew!

Busy Month

January 29, 2010

This month has been crazy for me!  I’ve been working on a couple of websites for people, planning several events, launching my event planning company, babysitting a lot and more.  Here’s some invites I made for my aunt’s going away party (in case you didn’t see them elsewhere):

I also am trying to catch up on my food blog which I just unofficially launched – the hard launch will be soon here.  I also made myself a little website for my photography, as sort of a portfolio, which you can see here.

We were going with sort of a retro-theme for our event planning business, so I had everyone over here last week so we could take our “staff portrait” – everyone had SO MUCH FUN and I think that the pictures (mostly) came out really well:

I have to finish the website and all of the collateral for it this weekend so I’m looking forward to having that in hand as well!

Hope everyone’s doing good!

Thrifty Booty

January 24, 2010
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Thrift Booty

Originally uploaded by sheasy

I went thrifting today, for the first time in a very long time. I’m still learning where the good thrift shops are in and around my town. But today I did manage to score a few trinkets.

The first item that caught my eye was a smiling, chartreuse mug. I couldn’t tell what it was… perhaps a squatty piece of corn? I turned it upside down and etched into the bottom it said “PANCREAS”. Love. This.

Second item I found was a small silver, velvet lined box. It appears to be pretty old and had a lot of charm. I am a sucker for boxes, I have quite a few and most of them are empty.

Last two items were vintage books:
A Child Craft book with activities for kids. An example of a suggested activity: dress up like a “dirt-faced clown”. It even has tips on how to smudge up your face with a burnt cork and embellish with your mother’s lipstick.
And a LIFE book on Time. There were about 14 different topics to choose from: Science, Body, Cells, Engines, etc. but the book on time is mesmerizing! It talks about nerve impulses, carbon dating, eternal life, ancient trash, watch springs, turtle navigation, the possibility of time travel, tree rings, and on and on and on….

Speaking of time, I believe the time has come to drink some hot cocoa from a pancreas. Toodley-do!!

Finished!

January 17, 2010
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Finished!

Originally uploaded by sheasy

So, this is not my original design. It is a cross-stitch kit I bought about 7 years ago, started and abandoned all around the same time. I just finished it this morning!

It was intended to be a Christmas gift and I can’t wait to wrap it up and send it on it’s way and tell the recipient…. “I started this 7 years ago….”

I am working my way through a basket of unfinished projects. I’ll keep you posted as I cross them off my list!