Monday, December 14, 2009

Yearning for simpler times...

All I really want to do, I've discovered, is be free to live my life in ways that make me happy. For me, that's making crafts, baking, making art, going on discovery trips with my camera and sketchbook, parking somewhere in my car and listening to music while making to-do lists, making dinner for my hubby, playing with my dog, making gifts for my family... generally, making whatever I want to whenever I want to is the core of what brings me the most joy.

The cold weather especially makes me want to sit at home with a warm cup of cocoa and make adorable stuff like this:

(Little ornament made by MelissaSue on Etsy:

I honestly think I would be happiest as an old-school homemaker. Making aprons, decorating my house, putting together whatever little crafty items my heart desires.

But Sears won't quit calling and I can't put off my student loans forever. Here's hoping the universe answers my prayers for a lottery win. :)

Happy Holidays everyone!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Radio... Live Transmission...

In honor of my return to blogging (as I'm sure all 1 of my readers were quite upset about) I decided to try to embed a Youtube video of Joy Division's "Transmission". Let's see if it worked.. ooh it did! Yay technology.

SOOOOOOOOOO, while I've been away, I got an advance warning of getting fired as of February 1st. This has begun my investigation of how I can return to school. Sadly, the state budget cuts drastically reduced enrollment options for me at affordable state colleges. So I called up my "alma mater" (can you say that if you didn't graduate? I don't even know what it means. Wiki, help me out here), and it's only $16,500/semester for me to finish up my degree. Awesome. It might as well be a million dollars. So now the decision is- go FURTHER into inescapable debt to pursue the dream of finishing my BFA and being an art teacher, or chuck the whole thing and just go back to another soul-killing day job? Ah, the wonderful decisions of adulthood....