Monday, February 14, 2011


Well, I don't quite know what to say... It has been so long... I think I might be closing up shop. Just the blog! Not all together! (Haha!) I really would like to incorperate this blog/type of blogging into my new venture at So, we shall see. I am so excited about the new site and the new blog ~ Adventures with Spinderella... My wheels are already turning and this time I am going to try not to spin in place! I have miles to go and stories to tell! I hope you will join me!

Leslie Cooper & Spinning Spinderella

Friday, October 29, 2010

another quiz...

I Write Like by Mémoires, journal software. Analyze your writing!

I am now quite intrigued to read some of his books. He apparently struggled for many years with depression (just as I have). But his life ended in a way I could never imagine. He made the wrong choice. He ended his life. I, on the other hand am trying some new medication and extra therapy sessions. I am going to beat this... or at least live with it. And maybe one day I will write a book on it!

If you are interested in finding out more about David Foster Wallace check this link. When I get a chance to read something of his I will write a review.


Monday, October 18, 2010

A fun quiz...

I am a

What Flower
Are You?

"Mischief is your middle name, but your first is friend. You are quite the prankster that loves to make other people laugh."

To find out what flower you are go here... What flower are you?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

i heart faces

A new website I found has weekly photography contests. Most weeks will involve faces... hence the name... iheartfaces. I take ALL these pictures so I thought I would give it a shot. Doubt I will ever win but it will be a fun way for me to filter out some photos to share with you. This weeks theme... Surprise!
Water brings out the kid in you. I loved watching the surprise in the faces of my niece and mother as they played and splashed in this fountain at the Arboretum. Click on the link below to see more entries!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

My return trip...

... to visit my friend Joseph in North Carolina had it's ups and downs...

I had a fabulous time at Camp Pluckyfluff with (my yarn idol) Lexi Boeger and my friend Esther of JazzTurtle!

I was harassed by my friend Joseph's cat!

Joseph took me AND Spinderella for a nice drive... in his fancy 1966 Marlin!

I got trapped in the bathroom by the psycho flippin cat! Seriously!

But, in the end I learned some new techniques...

I had some fun with Joseph...
Gerten was a sweet kitty! So cute!

And... Lexi signed my wheel!!!Oh, and I saw a bunny!
For more yarny Camp info check out my other blog.

Have a hoppy day!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

New phone keeps me up at night...

I got a new phone yesterday. It is the first new phone I have had in a loooooong time. Anyway, it is a new iPhone 3G S. I say new because my last few phones have been hand-me-downs... But it isn't one of the "new" iPhones. It does just about anything a person could want! And because of this our first night together was filled with ups and downs. I would wake up and check to see if there was anything new going on (and maybe text a little to unsuspecting sleepers) and lay back down and try to sleep. I am even writing this blog ON MY PHONE waiting for my alarm to go off! Crazy!

Just wanted to share a little me with you. :-)


Ps. My alarm just went off... time to get ready for the day.

Pss. Sorry to anyone I woke in the middle of the night texting!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


I have never really thought of having a manifesto before now. I have made resolutions and plans and promises to myself (which I have rarely kept). But, never have I thought of having an actual manifesto until now. I got the idea from a classmate, Suzy, in my Inside Out e-course. She found this very inspiring and pertinent manifesto for the month of June on a lovely blog which I will now follow. I made a little change to mine (marked through June) because I think I will use this all year. And who knows... maybe at the end of the year I will mark through 2010 and keep it a little while longer. :)

By the way... don't you just love the word manifesto???


Monday, June 28, 2010


My high school class whose slogan was, "Nothing else to say, we are just out of here!" is thinking of having a 15 year reunion! What, I thought we had nothing else to say??? Well, of course I will go if it really comes to fruition. That is unless I am still a FATSO! But, I have been working out with my mother and I am down 15 lbs. Which is like NOTHING! And, I am sure I have lost some of that weight before but I am not even going to look back at previous blog posts and find out... Here is our senior picture (in pieces)... I am in the third one... (actually kinda smiling :) )

Well, dinner with my parents tonight and then off to my friend Lizzy's house to help her set up a blog. Oh, and I am off white stuff this week. Which includes potatoes, potato chips, french fries, and well, other white stuff that isn't made of potatoes.

Lots of love!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Another shot at self-discovery...

Yes, I am giving journaling another shot! I signed up for this e-course... Inside Out ~ A Creative Adventure of Self-Discovery. A few years ago when I was going through some pretty intensive therapy I was introduced to Art Therapy. I was very resistant at first because I have always felt self conscious about being "artsy". Almost all of my friends are considered "artsy" and I am considered "quirky" or "whimsical"... never artsy. Anyway, I ended up really getting into expressing feelings and learning about myself through art I created! Then, as usual, as soon as I was back in the real world I quit using art as an outlet.

Last year when I started knitting and spinning yarn I felt as though I had finally found my niche in the art world. I could create something from what some people would consider trash! The feeling is exhilarating!

Twitter got me started on this last adventure and because of this social networking has a special place in my heart. And... guess where I found out about this latest adventure??? I met Shannon Kinney-Duh on Twitter. And after a short look through her blog I decided it was time for a new adventure!

This is a picture of my "creative space". I think it will get better with age. :) I will spend approximately one hour a day working at my desk on my art journaling. So far... I have made an intro/title page... Get this! I am having trouble getting started!!! I know it will come if I sit here long enough. I just have to focus... or maybe not focus... oh well, I will get it sooner or later. Even though I am frustrated with my lack of progress at this point, I am still VERY excited about the outcome of this course and what it will give me to use in the future! And maybe, just maybe, it will give me something to blog about besides well... nothing.


Friday, March 26, 2010

fun with family...

I had a precious visitor at the office this week! On Tuesday my sister brought little Leah by to say hi!!!
Um... could she BE any cuter???
I love my family! And for those of you who wonder why I am the way I am... here is a preview of the show I got last night... my mom got a hold of one of my fiber braids (used to spin yarn). She thought it looked like hair and was prancing around her room with it on her head and then attached to her ponytail! She is so crazy!
Crazy good!

Happy day!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME!

So, yesterday I turned the big 32! I know... who could believe it? Actually, I got this card from a friend I work with that says "You'll never be old as long as your mind is young and innocent, and your heart is pure." Then you open it up and it says... "You are SO screwed!" Ha ha! She knows me pretty well!

I got to have a wonderful dinner with the family last night and forgot to take pictures... we had Caesar salad and crab cakes first then on to a delicious filet with sweet potatoes and green and white beans! And right before I was about to bust we had a lovely pineapple pound cake with cool whip on top! YUM!

And then I woke up this morning with a migraine and a giant zit! What?!?!? When does this zit thing stop? And the migraine thing... come on! I have suffered long enough! But my new medicine really does work if you can catch it before it gets really bad.

Anyway, I am feeling better this afternoon. And... I think this 32 years old thing is going to be okay. I have a few big decisions to make in the near future and a LOT of little ones... but I am positive about the whole thing. I will be fine. And I will look back on this year as a great one!

Have a great weekend friends!


ps. the remaining frog, Maude, is looking for a new home... Anyone interested PLEASE let me know!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

long time no see...

No excuse!

But on that subject... I recently visited a bff (best friend forever), Joseph, who I hadn't seen in over 3 years! We had a blast! I actually went to celebrate his birthday but ended up feeling more like it was mine.

Joseph took me touring the mountains near Asheville, North Carolina.

We spent hours in front of these microphones playing and singing song after song.

And some time just relaxing spinning or knitting (well, just me).

Joseph was feeling overwhelmed by all of the girly crafting and thought doing a manly household project would balance it out...

There was quite a bit of eating...
...and LOTS of laughing!

Here are some random Joseph pics...

...random "nice" kitty pics...

... and the only cat in the world that doesn't like me!
Random nature pics...

I am telling you it was one of my favorite vacations! I am planning at least one more trip this year to Asheville for Camp Pluckyfluff in July!!! Could it get any better than that???

I guess I have some catching up to do... so I will see you soon!

ps. thanks for the lovely time Joseph!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

9 lbs down...

... and totally motivated! having fun with a diet for the first time. i can finally see the prize!