Whose that crazy Chicken Lady?

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Thank you for stopping in! I am Christian married to Mr. Amazing, who is my Helpmeet and cheerleader. We are a blended family of 5 kiddos and 2 beautiful Grandbabies! I am Domestic Abuse survivor/DV Advocate, Lyme Disease Warrior, avid crafter, blogger, vlogging, budding Herbalist,Birth Junkie, growing our own food, lover of dusty treasures and all around goofball.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

No glitter or glue for me today!


I started my P90X and exercise journey one week today! I decided I really hate my abs! I did like today's workout of Shoulders and Arms though! I think I can! I think I can!  Ok that picture to the right is not me! I'm just hoping to lose 10 lbs! Wishful thinking of the above! Lots of work to get that buff. I know I have a 6 pack hiding under my 12 pack! Really! GIGGLE!




I am reminding myself of the Little black dress I promised myself for
Terry's nieces wedding in June. 


Seriously though...I have been so dogged tired and achy that I don't have strength to get my craft boxes down from the closet, LOL! I have things I thought about doing but have put them off for lack of sleep and being achy. My sister is coming by tomorrow to take me to the County building (long story see recap on my other blog) and maybe we can do a little glitter and glue! Oh I'll have to see if she can wear her anklet to take a picture of!

I promised my neighbor that I would make Broccoli Cheese soup for their lunch so I'm off to cook! I do have the recipe posted in an earlier blog...

Wish my luck on Day 4 of P90X and that I actually am able to move by tomorrow. HAHAHA!
Just us goofing around, I picked up a new camera, no bells or whistle's or fancy. Just alot more upgraded then my other camera. I'm pretty excited to use it! I was recalling my first camera, when I was 12 or so years old, was a 110 and gosh I took pictures of everything under the sun!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Look what I made and things you never wanted to know about me...

My sister came over last Friday and we had a wonderful craft day! I kidded her about how many projects I finished compared to hers but I'll share a secret... I LOVE HERS! I should have took pictures! She made a beautiful pink and silver bracelet with silver bells! I was so jealous! I like beading but I have no patience at all.  I threw together a cupcake stand, about 12 pins from stickers I spotted at Walgreens some time ago, a coffee filter pin, a pin from a crocheted flower (not crocheted by me I have to learn how to do that! You tube here I come!) and I blinged up a vintage card that I had gotten ages ago. We had fun and hope to do it again maybe this Friday again! I love's me some glitter! YEA!

I also did exercise last week and boy was I sore. I have Yoga, booty, ballet, Turbo Jam and I found a Billy Banks Jr. Fitness show On-demand (FREEEE!!!). I couldn't even laugh without my abs hurting on Friday! So I took a day off, ate like there was no tomorrow and started again this week with P90X.

Oh my gosh I hate Crunchy Frogs, Push-ups and Pull-ups. I think Tony Horton is horrible! (Just kidding!I like him bunches!) I have bad wrists (injury from STBX over time and a car accident) I will be looking for modifications for the exercises. So I'm hoping to lose about 10 lbs realistically. Right now I am at 178 and 5'5. I like to believe I carry it well, oh and I am in a perpetual suck in with my tummy!

TMI: I loathe Tummy shapers (Gridles!) They end up showing my rolls on my back and my thighs. So I have a tendency to wear alot of long shirts and jeans. Oh boy more then you wanted to know right? Sorry for running off on a tangent! I'll get back to the subject of what I made with pictures! Have a great day!






Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Look what I made part 2!

More, feeling the itch of needing to glue things!







Look what I made!

I feel Spring in the air! The birds are chirping and it smells like SPRING! Now I have the work out bug, let's see how far I get with that. Today I thought, "Self, let's exercise!" Now, I am talking myself out of it, but I know as I am getting older gravity has definately reared it's ugly head and checking out certain parts in the mirror today have made me definately grossed out. SO! I had a salad this morning, LOL! I sprinkled in some faux crab and had a side of Cottage cheese. I am very random and untraditional when it comes to breakfast, much to Terry's chagrin, he is more of a eggs and toast or cereal man. Anway, so off to work out... Maybe... I do hear my glue gun calling me to play!

Rolled roses!

Ready for a Bib!

Oh so cute earrings!

TA DA!

Old drawer and I used odds and ends from my vintage sewing stash!



A pin cushion that looks good enuogh to eat!



Found one adorable rolling baby under the chair, LOL!

His new friend!


I knew Alex would play with this!

Jess and Maggie! Maggie has the bling on...LOL!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Silliness!

 











I have a tendency to be a real Goober! I hate to say that I suffer from the Peter Pan Syndrome of never wanting to grow up! I love playing games, I am a practical joker, I enjoy laughing and do so at my expense from time to time and I love toys! Today I hope to take the kiddos out to the park and just to play! WOW! I'm pooped! I really need to start working out...

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Flashback Friday! Early!

In 1952 The Quiet Man made it's debut! Featuring two of my favorite Old Hollywood stars; John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara. John Wayne plays a retired boxer that comes to Ireland and he falls in love with a fiery red head; played by Maureen O'Hara. It's a feel good movie with lots of waffling tears and some laughs. Break out the munchies and settle into your comfy spot for a bit!

I am reminded...

There’s a girl sitting alone on a park swing, children are playing all around her. Kids whiz by as if she is invisible, in her mind she wishes she were. Two girls and one boy stop in front of her, smiling smugly, the young girl steels herself, “Wait for it…” she thinks in her mind, “Your ugly!” screams the two girls loudly and they laugh with the boy in two pointing and giving high fives to one another. A tear rolls down the young girl’s cheek…

Later walking home at a snails pace she finally reaches her destination, home. Home is where her Mother calls her fat and stupid. Home is where her Father comforts her in a way she is not supposed to tell anyone about.

A very well groomed woman with a high powered job, seeming to have it all in her named brand clothes and fancy car. At home she has a husband and baby waiting. Her husband has a Meth habit; he has become someone she doesn’t even know. He waits for her not for hugs and kisses but to tear her purse apart looking for money for his new love that his dealer supplies for thousands. They are so far in debt; her husband has hocked everything but what meager belongings she has she leaves at work. She puts on her we are the perfect family face. Her child is at home crying, her 9 month old baby is wearing a diaper she had put on before she left for work, it is filled so badly it hangs in a soggy smelly mess. The small hungry tear stained face looks up at her from his crib, they can’t afford daycare and she has no one else to leave the child with.

It’s morning and a man stumbles into the shower, grabs a bite to eat and rushes out the door. He’s heading the cancer ward at the University where is wife of 55 years is fighting for her life. She is all he ever had and the future looks bleak. He was told the day before he was losing his life partner and he doesn’t know what he is going to do. He has depleted all of their retirement, he had part time job that he lost last month due to the economy.

Pastor and his Deacon have had to have words as some members have concerns about bruises on the Deacon’s wife face and they’re children from time to time. He dismisses it as clumsiness. The family has a good reputation of participating in all the functions at church, they bake casseroles. Never miss a Sunday. Members have noticed for years the wife is quiet and mousy, the children are skittish, the Deacon has been known to blow his top.  At home he runs a tight ship with his fists. He has a porn addiction makes his wife do things that he had seen on the web. He spews words from his mouth at his children and wife to bring them to tears. He threatens them not to tell or else!

I could go on and on with thousands of situations. I am brought to tears sometimes hearing about kids that are bullied, kids that parents do not care about except to collect a government check monthly. Parents that should be loving they’re children but home is not safe for the child.

You see people or talk to them daily and things are not as they seem. You may think you have it bad. Walk in someone else’s shoes. There is more to life then heading to the bar or club.

What can you do? Care about someone else for a change. Listen, be a shoulder for another, find out what you can do in your community. Be an answer to someone’s prayer.

I am reminded that we are at war! We are losing or they injured they are somebody’s brother, son, husband, wife, daughter, while they are fighting our freedom!

 I am reminded of a recent story in Israel where a family was slaughtered.

I am reminded that tonight a parent is crying because he/she has a child that was abducted or missing and that child will not be home tonight.

I am reminded of a strong lady that has the task of telling a parent or relative that their child that was missing will never come home.

I am reminded of a family that has a young child that is close to death and was recently brought to the States for help and hope.

I am reminded of a few moms suffering with domestic violence.

I am reminded of a older woman that has been bed ridden ravaged by cancer, and her caretakers are family that yell and beat her when she wets her bed.

I am reminded of a couple that is hooked on crack and they are pregnant with twins and the woman has no plans on stopping. 

I am reminded of a adorable little boy that has a few physical issues but is a sweet kid that other children are bullying.

I am reminded of children that are 12 years old and becoming mothers when they should be playing tag.

I am reminded of the young child in desperate need of a transplant.

I am reminded of a boy that has it all but is in trouble with police for under age drinking and a few other things because he feels unloved.

I am reminded of a family that seems to have it all but the father is seeing another woman and beating on his kids.

I am reminded of a mom that is struggling to meet ends meet and she longs to have full custody of her children. She works over 18 hours a week to make a meager $300 total.  Her out of work ex-husband keeps taking her to court for child support for they’re 3 children.  He takes her to court out of spite.

I am reminded of the natural disasters, thousands of lives gone and the terrible economy.

I am reminded of the world around me daily. These are just a few of the things I am reminded of that have actually occurred over the past few months personally or from a friend of a friend. People I keep in my prayers and these are just a few.

I would love to stay in my bubble of bliss. I would love to shut out the nasty world around me and my family. I would love to keep out the evil. I would love to have a solution. I want to be part of a greater good, through prayer and just being there for anyone I can. I want to make a difference, even if it is for just one person. Not to toot my own horn or for my glory, but to show I am a caring human being also especially for glory to God. Not for bells or whistles.

I thank God for my problems they remind me how good I do have it…

Monday, March 14, 2011

Look what I made today!

The family has been down with a nasty cootie! So I have been neglecting my blog, crafts, and internet land for favor of a pillow, tissues and vitamins!
I hadn't been much in the mood to have Flashback Friday, sorry! HEY! I also started a part time job at Kohl's! It's only a about 4 hours a week but it's something! And there's a great discount! GIGGLE!

Anyway! Without further adieu! Look what I made! Took me about an hour between fussy baby and kiddos. I was inspired by Simple Joys Paperie-http://www.simplejoyspaperie.com/. Of course I have to put my own spin on this to call it my own!

I used the Sunday funnies, other paper I had laying around, I cut out squares that were about an inch, I wanted to make pins/brooches! I'm sorry I eyeballed them! Then I dug out my bigger buttons to be my backing, I used some Mod Podge on the funnies so the print wouldn't get all over, pin backings, a trusty glue stick (this took me some real digging as all I could find were dried up ones! SIGH!), string of pearls, other jewelry eye candy and finally my all time favorite GLITTER





So! Now I will wait until the glue dries, I have moved the paper around a bit more, I was too lazy to wait for my glue gun to warm up! Sorry I had to confess that. More soon! I can't wait to wear them! And like usual I will get around to maybe make a bunch to sell...