Monday, January 25, 2010

Wounded one is home now..

Well my BF got his shoulder done this morning and now the nerve block has worn off. He is mean when he is in pain. Everything went ok and hopefully the pain will not last to long this time. Poor man has been in pain for over 2 years now. We are hoping this will help him.

Got a letter from his SSI lawyer and can you believe the lawyer wants us to pay for a detailed doctors report. A report stating how the doctor feels about his pain and if he can work. Well the issue is how much it will cost!1 One doctor wants $300.00 and the other wants $600.00... and he has three more doctors. I ask you this.. How can someone who only gets $300.00 from the state afford these reports. He tried to ex plane this to the lawyer but he said it would help his case out. I say time for a new lawyer!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

New Tag for my GT Tag group..

I just finished making a tag for one of my tag groups. I just loved the picture and this is what I have done with it. I have decided to only offer certain tags threw certain groups. If you like this tag you can join this yahoo group.


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Playing with some graphics..

Trying to catch up on my emails from my yahoo groups. Snagging some awesome tubes to make tags with. Almost finished with the requests from my FOTKI page.. Man I did not realize so many people liked my tags!! I also stared to follow some blogs here for scrap kits. ya more things for me to work with.. LOL

Thursday, January 7, 2010

LEADS day-"PSA Play"

Yes I made it to school today with a dead car. My partner picked me up and we had a great day. The kids still had so many questions with my budget game. I answered all of then and again it made me laugh when some of them were complaining about how much work this is. One girl said..."Thank god I am not an adult yet!!"
We played and interview games were I had two students make up 4 questions to ask each other and then each team went up to the front and introduced them by the answers. It went good and the kids learned some new things about each other. It also taught them that everyone gives different amounts of info. Some were long while others were short and sweet.
We started working on the questions for the questionnaire we are going to send out. They came up with so many great ones and now we have to narrow it down to just 10. I collected there journals again today to do my home work. I have been thinking that each person will have a more detailed budget for there career and situations. That means more work for me making up 45 different budgets, but in the end I think it is worth it and they will learn something out of this.

LEADS Day--"Tent City"

Yesterday was LEADS day for me. This class we are going to do a "tent city" and this will be the back drop of the other classes PSA. Me and my partner came up with the idea on to teach the kids how easy it is to become homeless we are mixing the game of monopoly and life together. I call it my Budget game. One week we had all the kids pick a career, material status, children, car or no car, if they rent or own a home. Then I gave them each a months worth of income. I also put on the career cards if they get paid weekly or biweekly. Funny how this is only our second week and the kids are already complaining about how much money it takes!1 One girl said yesterday "Thank god I do not have to do this in real life." To that I said.. "You might not but what about your parents. We go threw this every month and you have no clue." It was nice to see all the kids have a "WOW" moment. They came up with some of there own ideas like moving in with others in the class. Selling things they have won or were given. Yesterday one of the students helped another one out by lending them some money, with a small amount of interest to be paid back next month. Another one helped out a friend by gifting them some money to pay there bills because they got hurt and are out of work.
I told them this is what happens in real life and you guys will be more prepared when you graduate then others because you will already know how to do this. They are all freshman in high school now , but it is nice to see them opening there eyes up a bit to how "real life" works.
There homework for next week was to think of things to build a shelter with for protection when your living on the streets.
I am having so much fun with this!! The kids are awesome. Well off to my class today will write about it later.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

I found a pretty cool site for pagan's

Check out this site for some free programs..

Pagan Heart

My new business Logo and siggy tag for it..

As I keep looking at my sisters web site I thought it was time to redo mine. I am not selling certain things anymore and wanted a more sleeker look. So I decide to sit down and play with some graphics to come up with a new logo. Now that I know how to play with my paint shop pro program a bit more I decided to give it a go... I am trying to make it transparent but having issues.. but this is what I came up with so far... It took me awhile because it is made up of 5 different types of pictures all cut out and fixed up and then pasted all together...

And this is my siggy tag to go with it.. soooo what do you think...

Now I have to make all new buttons and then play with the HTML code to fix everything again.. Oh joy!!

The flea market today..

Was slow due to the snow but at least I got some work done. Making candle stick holders with beads around them.. It tough because inspector number 9 keeps rejecting them and makes me REDO them all over again!! What a tough women!!
After the flea market and me dropping off my sister I headed to the grocery store to pick up some coffee and other things we need. Wouldn't you know it my dam car died again!! Just shuts off no power.. I sat in the parking lot playing with the battery and all the wires and nothing... Decided to call AAA and they told me it would be a 2 hour wait.. I was like WTF!! I am not waiting that long... called sis to see if someone could pick me up and he did.. thanks so much.. it was getting cold in the car with no heat.
When I got home my love made a comment about how later he would walk to go check out the car and how it is afraid of him and will start. That SOB was kinda right... He went to the store and played with the battery wires and poof the car started.. Ugg I am never going to hear the end of this!! I guess I should go get some new cables.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Watching the snow fall...

Just sitting here watching the snow fall outside right now. I did not even know it was going to snow. It is really quite outside to. Could be because it is so early here right now.. around 5am... Been up since about 10 pm. I was putting things away from moving back in with my love and my back was hurting so I took a muscle relaxer.. umm that put me right out.. LOL I slept for like 5 hours but I was up early and am now waiting to get tired. Just made a pot of coffee and will be getting myself a cup soon. Catching up on my graphic groups and other yahoo groups...