Desks Are A Must

I am constantly rearranging my workspace in the Creative Cave. It seems I figure out what works and doesn’t work, or could it be I get bored with the layout.

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I decided my old desk was not working for my creative inspiration.

 

 

I love the desk but it was blocking areas that could be used for more stuff. You know that crafting stuff that sits and never gets used.

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I did not get rid of it, the youngest son is using it in the other room for his computer. Works good for him. Lots of room for his snacks which he ignores to take upstairs when we tell him to. Grumble.

I am very thankful that my hubby is handy with making things for me. I am constantly finding something for him to do for me. Sometimes he jumps right on it and other times he does that selective hearing you know.

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Glad to say this time he got right to my request of building me a simple desk area.

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Loving it!

I wanted to add some flare to it, so this is what I came up with.

 

I used the same duck tape that I used on my art table. It also covered up the screws that were used to put it together.

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I have been using the desk for a few weeks now and I do believe I have accomplished more. It has lots more room to clutter up anyway.

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It also gave the room a wide open area in the middle so I don’t feel closed in. Perhaps, I will do some exercising there. Perhaps….

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Hubby gives me a hard time by saying I have the whole basement practically besides his man cave. Yep, pretty true. LOL

Eventually, stuff will be whittled down and then I won’t have so many areas. Technically, I have three creative caves.

You snooze you lose I tell him.

Do you have a woman cave or man cave?

Lake Fun

Last Saturday, the daughter came over and we all headed to the lake for some fun! We decided to rent some kayaks and a canoe for about four hours. It was reasonably priced and a perfect day too. No wind and the temp was low 90s. Way better than those 100s.

 

The hubby and I manned the canoe together while the three kids paddled the kayaks. We went across the lake, under a bridge, around some bends, and bothered some geese. ๐Ÿ™‚ Oh, and was in the way of many boats and fishermen at times. OOPS.

They all know how I hate snakes, so they were constantly yelling for to watch out for that water snake! Turds!

I swear hubby was trying to tip us in the canoe most of the time! He kept moving around because he couldn’t get a comfortable spot. Guess we need a pillow for him next time! LOL

At one point, the boys grabbed sister’s paddle and took off with it. She was stranded for a while until we got it and gave it to her. Pretty funny.

We all left our phones in the vehicles but the middle son. Amazingly, he did not lose it. He also got some funny videos. ๐Ÿ™‚

Hubby and I stopped about forty minutes before the kids did so I was able to take a few pictures when they paddled in to put the kayaks away. I do believe investing in some kayaks is in the future. ๐Ÿ™‚ And a boat…and a jet ski….and every other water fun thing.

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A very nice young man asked if we wanted him to take our picture when the daughter was taking ours. Heck yes. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

Only thing better would have been the oldest son, daughter-in-law, and grandson in the picture. ๐Ÿ™‚ Miss them.

Now on to the next adventure….

Summer Struggles

Guess summer really doesn’t start for another week, but I call it summer when school gets out. Shoot, with the high temperatures lately, maybe they should move summer up to May.

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The middle son had to go to summer school for failing a class the first semester. I have been taxi driver for him. He did get motivated to do most of the work at home so he could test out and be done with it. He did pass. Not a high-grade but he did pass.

I was conflicted with the class being online and only a mentor in the room. To me, shouldn’t a teacher be teaching since obviously the student didn’t understand the class to begin with? We also had to pay for said class, which now I am sure it was the online fee.

When I was in school many moons ago, if you failed, it was added to your schedule the next semester. I didn’t fail, but I heard a kid talking about having three English classes once. Crazy.

After talking to another parent, this math teacher failed 22 students in this class. Hmmm. I think maybe the school should be looking at this teacher. She doesn’t seem to be able to teach. My middle son said he couldn’t follow her at all. When he started the online class, he mentioned that it was nothing what she taught. Weird. I found out after the fact, that she didn’t even grade his final because he was already failing. Wow. That does not sound like a teacher that wants kids to succeed to me. I sure hope he doesn’t get her again.

This is also my kid that isn’t into school so it is a struggle, than to have a teacher that doesn’t care adds fuel to the problem. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

He is also an introvert, so he doesn’t speak up. Another struggle.

On a better note, he took a welding class and loved it. He is looking into going to welding school after graduating in two years. Made me happy. Trade jobs are good ones and pay well.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ย  And then he also says after that school, he may join the Army. Sad face.

I have two in the military, not sure about another. But, I will support him with whatever he chooses.

The youngest son wanted a job this summer, but found out you have to be older for most of them. Plus, I told him to wait until next summer when he can drive himself there. Schedules tend to overlap for this taxi driver. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sure wish I got paid for that. LOL

How’s your summer been going?

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Bucket List

Far fetched, can only dream of.

  1. Visit Castles in Europe
  2. Visit Pyramids in Egypt
  3. Own a cabin in the mountains.
  4. Travel every month to somewhere new.
  5. Awesome backyard swimming pool.
  6. Own a bookstore.
  7. Own a cabin on the lake.
  8. Go up in a hot air balloon.
  9. Highly successful Author.
  10. Have my own successful stationery line.

As you can see all of this would take lots of money! I would have to win the lottery and considering I don’t play enough to increase my odds, it will not happen. But it is fun to dream about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Realty list.

  1. Visit castles in the U.S.
  2. Build my own pyramid. (miniature that is. LOL)
  3. Visit the mountains every year.
  4. Travel once a year.
  5. Blow-up pool in the backyard. LOL
  6. Keep buying books for my personal library. ๐Ÿ™‚
  7. Rent a cabin on the lake.
  8. View a hot air balloon festival.
  9. Keep blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚
  10. Keep buying stationery that collects dust. ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

Now realty is more likely to happen. It will still cost money but something that can be saved up for. ๐Ÿ™‚

Do you have a bucket list?

Notice I didn’t put any real death-defying things on mine. I don’t know if I want to sky dive but it is a thought. ๐Ÿ™‚ I am one that loves to travel and that is my main goal. We will see if time and money allows it. So for now I will do small travels close by. There are a lot of interesting sites to see that are within my own state. ๐Ÿ™‚

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What to Eat?

My stomach is growling but I can not decide what to eat. I think my mind is on Spring Break with the boys. I normally don’t do so bad with eating when school is going on. I guess I need that routine as do they. I have plenty to fix just nothing sounds good. Then, I do the bad thing and go get something. Bad me. Maybe the problem is I don’t want to cook. I guess I am on Spring Break as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

I started out cooking at the beginning of the week. I even made the main meal at lunch time so the evenings were free to munch on what was in the cupboard or fridge. Then Wednesday hit, I got lazy, didn’t cook. Now, I’m on the end of Spring Beak and I’m still not wanting to cook. At least we chose mostly chicken and not so much hamburgers for eating out. Sigh.

I bet it also has to do with me sleeping more since I don’t have to get up. Yikes! What am I going to do when they fly the nest? Oh, ya, back to work because there won’t be any obstacles for jobs. ๐Ÿ™‚

Now, that I posted those pictures of past dishes I made, I am really hungry. I don’t have any of that to make. I did get pork chops yesterday to make today, but not feeling it.

I love to watch the Food channel, was hoping Chopped was on to inspire me, but it is the Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives which makes me want to go get something. LOL

Do you guys eat out a lot?

I try to keep it to once a week but I have really blown that one this week.

Have a great weekend!

Paint Away

 

I have lived in several homes that were all white or all tan, and they were ok, but I prefer color. My youngest son thinks my decorating style is strange. Well, kiddo I like it strange. Color is cheerful. ๐Ÿ™‚

Here are a few of the many paint samples I have chosen over the last couple decades. I like color.ย  I have definitely painted my share of walls. I have more to paint but keep stalling. I am getting tired of painting walls. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pineapple = Dining Room(yellow)
Leaping Water = bathroom trim (light sea green?)
Gargoyle = outside projects (grey)
Chicago Sky = basement main room(blue)
Antarctic Ice = laundry room and guest room (light tan/white)
Edge of Night = my creative cave top half of walls (light grey)
Pledge of Allegiance = my creative cave bottom half of walls (medium purple)
Aztec Rouge = kitchen at our Puzzle House in my hometown (red-brown)
Flirtation = kitchen at our Puzzle House in my hometown (blue)

Here are a few examples.

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Top= Edge ofย  Night,

Bottom = Pledge of Allegiance

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Chicago Style (blue)

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Pineapple

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I think the most difficult color to paint is red! We painted our hallway a deep red with white trim at our other house and it looks elegant but boy the paint can show brush strokes and such. I think I will stick to accents of red. ๐Ÿ™‚

I love the names they give paint. While I look for the color I want, the name tends to pull me to the shade of color. Do you know the names of your walls?

 

 

 

 

 

To The Women

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Wanted to thank all the women blog people who follow me and that I follow. I appreciate every one of you. I know if I am having a bad day, I can look up your blog and there is always something that can make me smile or laugh. ๐Ÿ™‚

Women reach for the stars, there is no limit. We have come a long way and there is always room to improve. Don’t give up. You can do it!

I can’t leave the men out, thank you too. Some of our blog posts wouldn’t happen if it were not for you men. LOL

Happy Women’s Day to women all around the world! ๐Ÿ™‚