i am planning to build a kitchen table with chairs, a couple stands, maybe a coffee table... my head is spinning :)
i can't wait to get started...
I was one of those people who once bought into the “american dream.” then I realized it was all a crock of crap that the government has been trying to tie us down with since the beginning. Is it really our dream to be in debt to mortgage companies, credit card companies, landlords, tax collectors, etc? I think NOT. even if you buy your house and are fortunate enough to pay it off before you die, you never really own it. try not paying your property taxes and you will quickly find out who really owns “your” house!
when the bottom fell out of my hubby’s industry a few years ago I decided it was time for me to go back to school. I have completed 3 years now with 2 years to go. now, almost on a daily basis we remind ourselves that our situation will be better….someday. I am so damned tired of waiting for someday.
when will it ever be our turn? I mean I’m not asking for much. i want a steady job for both of us, a decent place to live where I can build projects and plant flowers. I want my kids to be able to come for dinner on sundays and sit around the table laughing and loving each others company. I want to be able to afford gas for my car, food in the fridge and the occasional date night. THAT IS MY AMERICAN DREAM!!
hubby and i tore apart an old pallet project today and i was left with a small pile of scrap wood. so, as i was standing there looking over my junk pile i recalled a tray that i had seen somewhere and decided to make a cute little accent piece. i dragged the branches out of our brush pile to make the handles. i need to find some thicker chunks for attaching the handles to the tray, but in the mean time, i think it's pretty cool :)
well, we set out last monday for a road trip. it has now been eight days out and I have to say that I am anxious to get back home. I used to really enjoy these trips but the glossiness seems to have worn off…
I do enjoy heading southwest though. we originally were thinking we’d be going to north carolina and heading back to maine. however, as often happens, we were redirected to laredo, tx. I haven’t been to texas in quite awhile so I was looking forward to it.
I saw lots of prickly pear cactus, which are my favorite cactuses :) I also saw an oil pump which is always kinda cool. the weather was super hot and very different from maine! we didn’t see anything out of the ordinary, although I did see a poor little armadillo dead on the side of the road. come to think of it, I’ve never seen a live armadillo.
we took our cat, princess fiona, with us. she found cozy little spots in the truck to hide away. occasionally she graced us with her presence by sitting on the dash while we were driving.
oh, I have to tell you about the restaurant we stopped at in louisiana! they had the usual burgers and steaks and whatnot, then I noticed a card on the table advertising the special of the day…GATOR BURGERS! now I am aware that people in different parts of the country eat local delicacies, but alligator? I wasn’t have any part of it. I had the chicken fingers :)
we are now in louisville, ky heading back north. I’m ready to get home and start building lots of stuff to sell at the flea market!
finally, some nice weather has graced us here in coastal maine! been a blah week; I didn’t get any new projects done. I am planning to set up a booth at the flea market in a couple weeks so I need to get my buns in gear and get some things built. it will be my first time selling my creations in person so
school is now done for the summer. I’m super excited to be done. this last semester kicked my *ss. back in the fall. to celebrate my achievement I impulsively decided to color my hair…pink :) I’m not certain that I love it, but I definitely stand out! it works out well because I am going to a concert tomorrow night (godsmack & staind) so the pink hair should work. I’ll let you know how it goes…I’m hoping not to find myself in any mosh pits.