Friday, February 27, 2015

I forgot to post this morning!

I was helping my mom this early this morning and I knew I forgot something.  I just realized I didn't post today.  Yesterday was a disaster zazzle wise.  I was roaring along making products for a bulk upload and Wham! My browser crashed and I lost all my work.  Still can not save any progress on a bulk upload.  I was so upset I just said forget it.  I will do it later when I calm down.  I think I might have to do single product uploads in order to prevent this from happening again.  I can have 100's of products designed and ready but if my browser crashes or I accidentally hit the back button then I lose it all.  No Fair!

I did make 3 dozen gluten free pierogies yesterday. Half we eat tonight and the other half for another day, Yum!
Have a Great Weekend!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pierogi Making

Almost finished my Zazzle product, had a chance yesterday to work on my car so I took it. My one wiper came apart,  not even 6 months old! Had to replace that and I checked fluids and tire pressure. Lost a cap over an access point on the door frame so I found a suitable replacement.

Today I make pierogies for tomorrow. Homemade is the best. Plus I will get that zazzle done.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015


I started putting my only artwork I have ready on Zazzle.  I started late yesterday so I will finish it up today. Normal school day so I will get a few minutes to work on some stuff.  I have no new St. Patrick's Day or Easter artwork on so that is something I better get a move on.  At least if I get one for each holiday posted that would be a plus.

The boards on the deck were popping again all night. The are popping now as the sun is hitting them.  Amazing how loud it is and how powerful the weather is.

I am being hailed to make breakfast, the little one is hungry!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Delayed Start Again!

It was so cold yesterday and colder last night. Didn't sleep much, every time I drifted off one of the boards on the deck popped from the extreme cold. Sounded like something hitting the house.  Don't know how my son slept through it.  Think we will have some repairs this spring.

I made it to Zazzle website yesterday.  That is a step in the right direction.  I am seeing what items are selling and try to trim product that doesn't sell when posting new images. Make posting quicker,  I hope!

Monday, February 23, 2015


Last Friday was unpleasant.  I felt so nauseous, I just wanted to hide.  The headache was just about gone but still felt dizzy.  I had to go into school for volunteer work. I made it through but barely. Now that the weekend has passed I am feeling much better. I still just slightly out of it but functional.  I will certainly not get back into the diet soda habit.  Much healthier this way.

I have a ton of laundry today.  I can not believe for 4 days my son went through so many clothes. I have some things to catch up on but I am anxious to start back working on artwork before I forget how!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Time of change.

I am using this time of the year to do some spring cleaning of house and mind.  I have decided to give up diet soda, all soda, and this is day two.  You don't realize how dependent you become on something until you try and give it up.  Well I will succeed, just have to get over this bad part of headaches and nausea. The amount I was drinking was not healthy and sure is evident by the pain I am experiencing now.

We have a family yard sale every year and I have been spring cleaning and letting go of items that really serve no purpose but clutter or if they bring up bad memories they have to go, and decrease my wardrobe...that one is tough but I have three giant bags full of clothes. 

We are in for a record breaking cold tomorrow.  -12 degrees base temp not including windchill.  There may not be school tomorrow, delay start today so I am trying to hide my headache pain and enjoy my son's singing!

I have been selling my current images nicely on Zazzle.  Still haven't got one new item on this year.  Not a good sign but weather has played quite a role as well as illness.  I have not remembered a year that I have been sick as many times as the past 4 months.  I really think, even though I love winter, is we need warm sunshine on our skins and nice warm air to breathe.

Oohh, I am going to have to put my cell phone on silent.  Whenever I get an email it pings, and boy does that hurt my head.

Here is hoping tomorrow is better!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

This weather is something.

Well yesterday I woke up sweating, thinking I must have a fever but once I was fully awake I realized it was the heating system.  Something happened to one of the valves and the heat was stuck on, over 80 degrees. Talk about extremes! Today will keep an eye on everything to make sure heat is ok, water pipes insulated because we are back to sub zero temps tomorrow.  Don't want a problem arise during the arctic freeze!

Yesterday was also crazy hair day for school.  This was the best I could do for my son in the short time I had.  He loved it, he looked cool too!

Monday, February 16, 2015

President's Day

No school today for the holiday. Super cold, one section of water pipes have froze so that is being worked on now. Found out Friday night that this Tuesday is crazy hair day at school. Been digging through my craft box to come up with something. That is today's project. Did make Valentine cupcakes, so good.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Cold is on the way!

Arctic air is on the move and should arrive over night.  We lost power yesterday so I did not get much work done on the computer.  Did get my desk cleaned off and all my paperwork filed! Hopefully there will be no interruptions today and I can work on Zazzle.

I have been wearing my new prescription of contacts that are not as strong as the old and guess what... I was able to thread a needle!  I haven't been able to do that easily for quite a long time.  And it was invisible thread!  Funny how feeling upset that I might be needing bifocals or reading glasses to turn out that my eyes are getting better and I need less power.  Still haven't tried artwork on the computer yet.  I am curious how that will work out.  I do notice that the text on the computer screen is not doubled and yellowed.  That is a plus!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

First regular day??

Yesterday I was not up to par.  Had little sleep and then a delayed start of school.  My son was so excited and full of energy, he hasn't been that way for awhile because of a terrible cold. I wanted to let him play and enjoy the morning so I didn't get a chance to post.

I still haven't got my new image posted to Zazzle.  Maybe today since school is on time today and I am some what feeling okay.  I have piles of paperwork and things I put off while being sick.  I hope to catch up on that as well.  Need lots of energy today...don't have it yet.  Maybe a cup of tea will help!

Monday, February 9, 2015


We are currently getting icy precipitation. Some flickering of lights but don't think it is the ice yet because it just started to change over. Schools have closed. My son is really sick again,  I would not have sent him today if schools were open. May be taking him to doctor tomorrow if it gets worse. Oh we just turned to sleet! We will see what I can get done today.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Artic Cold...

We have another delayed start of school today.  Very, very cold outside.  The boards on the back deck have been "popping" all night.  Sounds like something hitting the house.  The huge storm for Sunday thru Tuesday looks more like rain now but it could change!  I am getting used to my new prescription contacts.  My eyes keep trying to adjust to the old stronger ones but it is getting better today.  Text is not looking doubled when I am reading or typing so that is a plus!

I have 100's of emails to go through, not to mention a mountain of laundry and some school projects to help my son with today.  Fell so far behind with this cold.  I still have chest congestion, wish it would just go away.

Monday I plan (barring any snowfall) to upload my one and only design I finished this year and get it on products for sale. 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A 2 hour delay for School!

My son had his first full day of school in about 2 weeks yesterday.  He enjoyed getting back to see his friends.  I hope he stays somewhat healthy for awhile! A delayed start today, we got about 3 inches last night of snow. Possible 10+ inches of snow Sunday thru Tuesday.  Don't know where we will put the snow but I do like it.  Wish I felt better to enjoy it. I still have sinus and chest issues.  I hope it will go away soon.  I think when spring finally arrives I will be able to heal. Need some warm sunshine.

I just got my new contacts, my eyes are adjusting.  It is weird but we will see how they work over the next few days.

I have so much to catch up on.  I hope to be back to normal routine on Monday.  We will see! 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Another day off of school yesterday.

There was a delay in school yesterday for my son but he was running a fever so I kept him home.  He should be fine to go to school today.  Seems to have broke during the day yesterday and he is back to normal.  I am still sick.  Everyone else in the family is having productive coughs but I can't seem to get anything moving in my chest. Maybe a doctor visit is in order for me.

Well I have been waiting for my contacts and checked yesterday, supposed to get an email when available.  I check online with the doctor's office and they have been available for pickup for almost a month!  Checked my email again and apparently the notices have been going into my spam folder.  I never check it so now I will keep an eye on it.  I hope to have my new contacts by the end of the week weather permitting.  We are in for more snow!  We have so much snow now that all the landscape lighting is completely covered and there are piles about 5ft high from shoveling!!! 

I hope to be back to normal soon.  I want to get things done but not feeling well is just putting a damper on things.  Tired of being sick, eating terribly because that is what I do when sick.  Must have gained all I lost after Christmas...whoops!

Monday, February 2, 2015

No school today

We have 5 inches of snow so far, may get 10. School is closed but I am still sick. My son sounds like he's getting sick again. Not fair. Going to have breakfast and start shoveling!