Sunday, July 29, 2012

July Dare

As, I follow anything Angie does, I am now addictied to Tracy's Monday Night Live classes.  Even tho she LOVES butterflies & is getting Angie to embrace the flying worms, it IS alot of fun.  Really hard to keep up with the chat & Ustream isn't the best of sites, but it's FREE!!!  (Wonder if I paid the $4 per month, it would be better and/or easier to log into ???)   Anyway, she issued a July Dare.  And, being too stupid to realize I CAN'T CREATE, I participated.  Here is my entry:

Last September, I went back to work full time after 10 years as a nearly stay-at-home mom.  It was hard.  Even tho my kids are older, I have always been there for them.  Making sure they were up in time for school, making sure they had their gym clothes, running their gym clothes down to the school when they forgot (even after being reminded).  I knew it was going to be better for them to learn to take care of themselves, I was still scared!!  Plus, I wanted to be there for them!!  That was MY JOB!!!

IN addition, the world has changed in 10 years.  ALOT OF CHANGE!!!  Would I be able to adapt to working again?  Do I have a clue on how to do Medical Collections anymore?  Can I talk to grown up humans and not make too much of a fool of myself.  The answers were all YES!!!!  It IS like riding a bycycle.  I have a nearly perfect job &, most days, I enjoy it.  The work is fine, the pressure of producing, not great.  But I'm doing it.  And the kids are surviving. 

I still have to learn to LET GO, release my fears & anxiety.  It will ALL BE OK!!!  I will be ok.  The kids will be ok.  And Scott's learning ALOT about all the things I've had to do for the last few years so he's getting to "grow" as a parent.  LOL

Hmmmm, it's only been 10 months.....

Since my last post...  Maybe I HAVE been busy.  LOL 

So, now I've evolved from Scrapbooks (12x12) to Cards (4.25x5.5) to ATCs (2.5x3.5).  I loved the little bitty size, so easy to find ANYTHING to fill the space.  But now, thanks once again to Angie, my "pusher" for all things crafty, I'm PAINTING!!!!  10 art teachers from my past just rolled over in their graves.  LOL  And, to 9x12.  YIKES!!!  It's pretty hard to fill that giant space, in my opinion. 

And, a new art hobby requires more art supplies.  And more space for said supplies.  Luckily, I still had TONS of MM Paint from my s/b days (thanks to Lori P. for THAT obsession!!) so they already had a space in my closet.  But now I need space for more brushes, canvases (canvi??) and stuff called "gel medium" & "mod podge" & "GESSO"?!?!?!  Plus, I've got a hankering for "modeling paste" and "caligraphy nibs" & "india ink". 

Well, unless I want to build on to the house (is that an option???), something had to go.  I packed up about 25-30 sets of SU stamps.  I'm not going to get rid of them because I KNOW at some point, I'll want to use them.  But, they can't take up space when I dont use them anymore.  (I find myself using mostly TH & Ippity/Unity stamps for everything anymore.)  So, they got packed up & moved upstairs under my bed.  Makes NO SENSE to store them that far away but, there is no more space in this house!!!!

So, now I have room for my painting supplies and maybe will find time to actually clean off my scrap craft table to make the hubby happy....  (seems HIGHLY UNLIKELY). 

So, if ANYONT managed to read thru all that crap, here is page one in my "Art Journal".....

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I live in Southern IL, near StL. I've been married to Scott for 26 years and we have 2 kids: Becca 21 & Nick 19. We have a kitty named Jack. I work as a medical biller. Scott is an auditor & travels about 2 weeks of the month.