Friday, June 27, 2008

Change of plans.. lol

Brad came home from work.... so instead of an alone day I'm painting and we are going to get the new living room set up today. Yay!
I'll upload some photos before the end of the day.
Hugs!
Melanie

Happy for holiday!

Yay! Well, I am up at 6:30 this morning... I don't want to waste my vacation sleeping. It is so nice to have an a day with just myself and Ghost. I think I will go out and work on the yard for a few hours, go to the greenhouse and get a few more annuals. Brad asked if I could clean up the living room so we can move the furniture upstairs this weekend. Yes, we are that close to being done the dinning and living room. It's supposed to be 25c today.. but right now it's only 12c so I think I will clean inside first.
Well I better get started on my day!
Hugs!
Melanie

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Vacation, Holiday... omg, Time off! yay!

Only 2 more days till vacation and I am sooo ready. I've had a really icky week with customers being horrible.
Had a pretty good weekend, went shopping with Kristina on Saturday. I didn't buy much but we had alot of fun and took in a movie. Sunday my family spend cleaning out my Grandmothers apartment. That went well and it was nice to spend some time together, even under the circumstance.
So, Vacation... I plan on working on my 144 scale dollhouse! yay! and I want to make some little raggetty dolls, little gollys and maybe a humpty dumpty or 2... and bears! I want to work on all the bears that have been sitting waiting for me! I have 2 lovely dragons almost done and the 2 tiny bears that I have a pic of on my previous entry. Also I have a fantastic green bear who will be sort of an antique fellow.
It will be nice not to have to rush and run for a few days and spend some time relaxing. I will work on my flower beds and get the house all nice and clean. Make some decent meals instead of the things I throw together when I get home from work..lol.
Ah, I can't wait. Now I just have to make it through the next 2 days!! lol.
Hugs!
Melanie

Friday, June 20, 2008

Lessons in Life

For a Bear Blog I sure don't get to talk much about bears.. lol. This week has been a VERY hard one. I had to tell my Grandmother that she won't be going home again. She was very upset of course, but has no choice. She is not able to get around and the Dr's have told us that she is not leaving the hospital. We are not going to argue with them... they don't keep you in the hospital unless you have to be. So the social worker said they hope to get her into an extended care within a month.. and we now have till the end of the month to pack up her things and move her stuff out of her apartment. It is really hard. I've had quite a few crying outbursts. My Grandmothers place was set up very beautiful and it really hurts to take it all down and pack it up. But we know we have no choice and she needs more care. I will be taking off from work yet again today to try to finish packing.

Tomorrow I have plans with Kristina, I should be going to finish packing but I have not had a break in a looong time and I really need one. We are going to go see a movie and proably go to the mall and wander a bit.

Other news, I just got and sent my forms in for the Edmonton Doll and Bear show. I am very excited and just need to get my butt in gear sewing. I don't know how other people manage to get so much done. I find I can't seem to make time to get anything done. For instance, last night I was going to work on some minis... instead I decided to rest "just for a minute". When I woke up it was time for bed.. lol. I am working on a couple little bears.. mind you I have not touched them in a few weeks. Things have just been to hectic. Well I just have to finish up here.. then back to Grandmas place to try to finish packing stuff. Wish me luck.
Love and Hugs,
Melanie

Monday, June 16, 2008

Need more Friday and less Monday..

Well back at work again! Had a very busy weekend. Friday my Sister in law had a make-up party... which was entertaining at least. I bought a couple things but it really wasn't very interesting make-up. I wear bright colors and they really didn't have much that was out if the ordinary. Saturday I spent cleaning and working on the yard, I planted some more plants and tried to relax a bit, it was nice to have a down day. My roses are starting to bloom and they are
so pretty. Man, I need to get myself more organized and take some photos! lol.

Sunday I went to go visit my Grandmother who is in the hospital, she seems okay but they won't let her go home. They say she needs to go to an extended care.. so I think they are going to keep her there till they can get her into a place... I just hope they get her out of Emergency soon, she is sitting alone with no phone, tv or window and she just wants to go home. The Dr said as soon as they have a bed they will move her.

12 more days till Vacation! yay!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

a bit calmer day

Well it's a little calmer today at work.. which I should use as a time to get caught up on things. But since no one else is in the office I need to stay downstairs to watch the front. So what better a time to blog.. lol. I meant to take some photos of the living room last night but I went to bed at 9:30 instead. I was so tired I could hardly keep my eyes open.
Only 17 more days till vacation, and boy do I need it!

Hugs!
Melanie

Monday, June 9, 2008

For all the crazy people....

So today I have ordered enough supplies to make probably 20 doll house lamps. This is Melanie with her good intentions of doing the mini show. I am going to try my best in the next few weeks.
I am looking forward to the end of the month, I get a whole week off and I think I will dedicate that to working towards my show(s). Brad just started a new job so I don't think we will be able to go anywhere. So, even though I have been looking forward to my Vacation all year. Well I will just have to come to terms with not going. We had planned a trip to B.C and Jasper and the mountains... but I just don't see that happening anymore. It makes me kind of sad as that is all the time get off work a year.
We had a pretty quiet weekend, went to the hobby store so Brad could fix his helicopter, stopped off at the mall for a few minutes. I just wanted to go to the pet store.
We spent the rest of the weekend cleaning and working on finishing up the dinning room. I had to touch up some paint.. but that is all done now. Brad put most of the baseboard and window casing up but we are short one piece of each, ACK! isn't that always the case. Regardless we will fill holes and paint till Brad can make the rest of the boards. The problem with making things from Scratch! lol.
So I am not feeling any more positive than I was last week. I just can't help it. There is ALWAYS something annoying and stressful coming at me. I can't get away from it... seems more I get done the more I am drowning with people coming at me from all sides. All I want is a few minutes of peace and quiet with no stress.
Hugs,
Melanie

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Stress - and what to do about it.

Lately I have been under a big blanket of stress. It is sure to get easier and better soon but in the meantime it's left me a bit frazzled. I don't deal with stress well, I let it get to me and even though I try to deal with things in a constructive way.. well that is not how it works with me. Sometimes you can't do anything about a situation... and that helpless feeling festers into anger and depression. So that is where I am now.... and why I am bringing this up her..? Because I am now trying to decide if I really should be trying to tackle 2 shows. I have no stock ready for the miniature show. My heart want to do this show so much, but I don't know if I can handle more stress when I already have alot on my plate. I will decide in the next few days I suppose. It is very hard to work full time when your heart is somewhere else... I'm sure many of you can relate :)
Regardless I will be at the Edmonton Doll show. I already have a head-start on that one with the few critters I have put away over the winter.
Take care!
Hugs,
Melanie