Friday, March 14, 2014

It's been a month, give or take, since my last post, so obviously some things haven't been working quite like planned.  That being said, however, I have been journaling like a fiend, and participating in swaps and exchanges that have come about because of the DLP project.  We are getting ready to start week 12, and I have only failed to complete 2 challenges - Using Pinterest as my inspiration, and What makes me "me".  They aren't undone because of a lack of time, but because 1.  I have so much inspiration on pinterest I just don't know where to start, and 2. Because I'm not sure who the hell I am, at this point in my life.  It's sad when, at 45, you're not sure who you are.

I'll figure it out eventually...hopefully BEFORE the end of the year.  I'm pretty sure I know what my inspiration will end up being, but we'll have to see.

Softball season is in full swing, and E is finally eligible to play....we hope.  Her English teacher is being a full bore bitch and hasn't been entering grades into the parent portal.  So, while E has been on spring break, the teacher finally decides to do her fucking job and enters 2 of 4 grades...thereby giving E a failing grade in English.  The thing that pisses me off about this, is that E had NO chance to make corrections.  NO chance to fix the grade.  And this heifer is so fucking busy with her cheer squad that she's not in class to adequately explain the project she failed my daughter on.  She then tells me in a response to my email to her, that her students are her first priority and that she is available in the mornings for her students to come for help.  Really?????  Because the last 3 times E has gone to her room before school, she HAS NOT been there. So, that's obviously bullshit.  So, no, she will show me how it is my daughter failed her project, and then they will get my daughter out of her fucking class and into another, so that there isn't any retribution failing going on.

This is not my first rodeo with teachers who think that the way they look at some fucking bullshit story or poem is the ONLY way to look at it.

So this is what my dining room table looked like earlier this week.  I finished up two postcards, and some backgrounds.  I also did some work in my journal and my planner.  

And on that note, I shall take my leave and go spend the day shopping for food for the family so they can eat it at dinner.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

A New Year, A New Blog

Well, I decided that there are things in my life that I need, not only to change, but to improve.  That being said, I decided to rework some things on the grand internet, and start from scratch in a lot of places.  Obviously, some emails and such are too labor intensive to jack with, but there are other things that can be changed.  Other things that I can start over....Like a blog.  Yeah, I know, what about the followers?  Um....what followers.  I lost all those quite a while ago, when I quit posting on a regular basis while I was going through I crapload of things in my personal life.  What about all the work I put into the old one??  Yeah, no, that's a part of my life that's over.  I'm turning the page and starting a new chapter!

So, that being said, let me tell you a little about me:

First of all, I cuss like a sailor.  NO lie...I cuss a lot.  I try, in my posts, however, to temper it some, but it's gonna happen.  Secondly, I go on the occasional it politics, a current event or shitty drivers on the highway.  Agree with me or don't...I don't care.  It's my blog and I can say whatever I want.  I'm not going to apologize for my beliefs or my opinions on various topics....I will say, I am old enough to have earned my thoughts and so.....I'm sorry I'm NOT sorry.

My name is Melody.  I'm a 45 year old, stay at home mom of 3, ages 24, 14 and 13.  Now obviously the 24 year old doesn't need her mommy to stay at home, but she's one of my babies, so I include her there.  We have 3 dogs, Jack (a 10 year old toy poodle), Sooner (a 3 year old Rat Terrier) and Miss Scarlett (a two year old Dorkiedoodle-doxie, poodle, yorkie mix).  Rest assured, I will share pics of the kids AND the dogs on a fairly regular basis.

I am an avid reader, art journaler, and knitter.  My youngest kids play sports, so of course I am their hugest fan (and I'm NOT just talking about the size of my backside).  I love watch movies or a favorite tv show, while reading and working on a page or three in my journal.  I am currently involved in a couple of projects - including The Documented Life Project, Journal 52 and hoping to get caught up, or at least re-start my Project Life album for this year.  I love hitting antiques stores/malls, thrift shops and finding a super bargain.  I love most things vintage and love it even more when I can score an amazing deal on something I've fallen in love with.  You can bet I'll post those pictures on here, too.  I love sharing pictures, and finds and all that happy crappy stuff.

That is pretty much all there is to tell about me, so there you have it!  I'll be back at some point to post more....maybe even Friday Favorites.