Wednesday, February 1, 2017

It's February

It's February. It's cold, it's raining, I'm sick, and yet, I feel better than I did in January. This month is already calmer, my head is clearer, and my heart is lighter. I'm starting to feel like me again. It's like my light is coming back. I'm *almost* my fabulous glittery self....almost.

And since now I feel like I need a nap, and since it's Wednesday, I'll leave this post with some Words of Wisdom.


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

A birthday and a funeral

This weekend we celebrated my birthday and had my grandma's funeral, and you know what, it was a really good weekend.

Friday night Sarah came over and we worked on our shop. We have a ton of new products that we're planning and making, and it was exciting to get back to work after the last couple weeks.

Saturday we went to an adorable little tea shop called Tyme For Tea. Sarah and Kiegan planned my party since I just wasn't in the right the right headspace to do it, and it was nice to just be told where to go and when to be there. We drank tea, had a few laughs, told a few stories, and then went our separate ways. It was a great little party with my nearest and dearest, and I loved it. After that, we decided to head to Round 1 for Purikura and video games, and then we came home so I could get a good nights sleep. it was lowkey, but I think I needed that this year.

I really wanted to go to the Women's March in San Francisco, but it was pointed out to me that we hadn't planned for that, it was cold and rainy out, and I had to be up early the next day.....so we didn't end up going. 

Yesterday we had my grandma's funeral, and the honest truth is I'm glad it's all over. For the last 36 days everything in my life has centered around my grandma. Her care, her health, her dying, her death....it was like having a full time job that just wore me out and made me sad. But now, now I feel like we can all move on. I know death isn't a "good" thing, and funerals aren't supposed to be happy occasions, but I actually had a lot of fun yesterday, spending time with family and friends I haven't seen in months or even years. And when I went to bed last night I had that feeling like a chapter had closed and it was time to start a new one. 

So here's to a new year, a new day, and a new chapter! *cheers*

Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration Day

Today is a day that will go down in history as one of the worst days in our country.

I'm sad and angry and embarrassed to be an american.

And I'm scared. I'm scared to see what the next 4 years will bring. For my friends, my family, and myself.

But on this tragic day, let's remember that we CAN make the future better. It's up to us, the good, decent, people in this country to stand up and fight to make it better. 



Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Is my camera straight?

I got a new iphone today, and autocorrect gave me this little gem.


Apparently my phone has a few opinions of it's own.

And just for the record, there's nothing wrong with the camera if it wants to be straight. We all chose our own paths in life, I'll love it no matter what.

Monday, January 16, 2017

It's been a weird two weeks, but happy birthday to me

Normally at the beginning of the year I'm all amped up and ready to "make changes". The changes might mean deep cleaning the house and donating a bunch of stuff, starting to put together my wardrobe for the year, redoing my website, cleaning out my friends lists... but no matter what, I'm raring to go.

This year, not so much.


Monday, January 9, 2017

Cotton Candy Nightmare

Our new online store, Cotton Candy Nightmare is open for business!

We officially opened on the 1st, although I wasn't really in the right right headspace to run a store. Luckily Sarah is awesome, and she took care of most of it. It is nice though to have something else to think about, and I'm always happiest when I'm being creative, so while I might feel like I'm walking around in a fog, I think it's good for me to have this new project to concentrate on.

We've made about $100 so far, not too bad for our first week and only a handful of products. I'm excited about the other we have coming up, and I know it'll grow in popularity in time.

www.cottoncandynightmare.com


Monday, January 2, 2017

Goodbye

On January 1, 2017 at 7:03pm I watched my grandma take her last breath.
It's been two weeks since her fall, and one week since her stroke, so we knew it was coming, but it was still hard. These last two weeks have be a whirlwind of hospitals, nurses, phone calls, and family. I've done things I would have never thought I'd be able to do, and have been both stronger and more vulnerable than I thought possible.