It’s my birthday and I felt like announcing it. Now you know ;)

I’ll make a real post later. You know, one with words and pictures and interesting stuff. We’re suppose to see Oz today and go shop walking and eat chocolate cake and other yummmmmy foods. Birthdayish things :D

Now for a singing mustache birthday song! Enjoy!!!


One Not Alone Annual Report 2012

The WordPress team just sent me a 2012 annual report for One Not Alone. Being that I kinda love annual reports and facts tend to make me happy, I thought I would share :) I completely understand if you don’t care. I don’t know that I would care if it weren’t my blog haha!

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 2,800 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 5 years to get that many views.

Click here to see the complete report.

Randomness because I felt like posting ;)

I’ve been doing random things in my vacation time. Recruiting begins next week and there are so many things left to do! I bought the Hunger Games trilogy yesterday so that needs to be read. (Before you slam me for having not read it yet, I was in grad school with a full load and studying for the CPA exam. Slack is deserved.) Tomorrow I want to make a glow-in-the-dark nail tutorial, because I found this really great neon green paint that promises glowification. Hopefully, I can rig up a way to record a video for you to go with the pictures and instructions. Harry Potter still hasn’t been read. AND I’m making my own swimsuit. I might post pictures of that if things turn out well. As of right now, I have some stitching to take out tomorrow. Sadness.

So things and stuff and things about stuff. I’m sure there is a balance between enjoying vacation and getting things accomplished, but I haven’t found it yet. Mostly I’ve just watched Sherlock, Dr. Who, Robin Hood, White Collar, and Psych on Netflix. And played Minecraft. Played a lot of Minecraft. Oh wells. This always happens so I should just keep trying, I suppose. Whatever gets done tomorrow, you will have a glow-in-the-dark nail tutorial, provided there are no natural disasters or unexpected tragedies. I do have an expected tragedy, but that is a whole other post that probably won’t be written. Just sayin’. That’s about it for now.

Ohhhhhh, and this is the picture I’ve been meaning to share with you:

It’s my face :) Now I’m done.

Learning to Write

Learning to write. It might sound odd, but this is what I’m learning to do. No, not write as in stories, posts, papers, essays or letters. I mean physically learning to write. My right hand is my dominant hand or my “writing” hand. My left hand does other things. It types, washes dishes, paints nails, holds stuff… but it doesn’t write.

Today I began the process of teaching my left hand to write. It is severely more painful than I originally expected. Not pain as in self esteem, but physically painful. My hand is cramping like nobody’s business!!! But it’s worth it. At least I hope so. Does being able to write consistently well with both hands ever come in handy?? (Get it? “Hand”y? haha! Cheesy, but admit it, you giggled.) One day it will be. I feel sure of it!

Here’s my “A” page from today :)


Does anyone else decide to learn something new, even when that new thing sounds odd to be learning?? I can’t be the only one who does this!

Little purse of coins

If you’ve read any of my earlier posts (as in from last year before grad school consumed me), then you know that I do embroidery. Self-taught, just for fun kind of stuff. Seeeeee:


These pics are of my first project. When I lived in Wales, I realized the importance of having such a thing so when I moved back to the states that was the first thing I wanted to make… a new purse. Go figure. Anyways, Continue reading