Thursday, July 24, 2008

Bad Day turns Good

Bad night sleeping because of thunderstorms in area. Woke up so many times I lost count. When I was finally awake, DH hands me two shut off notices. One for the natural gas and one for the electric. FOR MONDAY, no less. Like he couldn't have told me when they first came in???

I know we won't be able to pay them so I call to negotiate. Did you know that the gas and electric companies are loath to negotiate but are more than willing to give you numbers of agencies to contact that MAY help. Hours later I've been able to get an appointment with a local agency that helps MIDDLE CLASS families who are unable to meet their energy needs. Alllllright!!! Tomorrow I will have to go in and actually see the people with DH but it looks like temporary help is here.

Now if someone in the govenment would just get a national healthcare program going I could save the $1807.77 + $200 for meds each month. It's wringing us dry and we're in over our head financially...BUT just when I was feeling sad and down I checked my inbox and saw that I'd sold FOUR of my ACEO limited edition prints on eBay.

Yeah, I know the $32 isn't a lot in some folks books, but it means I can go get eggs, milk and bread this week. And that my friends is GOOD NEWS!!!

Monday, July 21, 2008

I can't budget the present eBay fees so I've moved all of my CRAFT SUPPLY auctions to my wild gypsy user id on

I've got only craft supplies on sale there as I'll be keeping my art on eBay and Etsy for the present. Craft supplies sell on AACA but it hasn't been discovered by true art lovers. eBay still has the hold on that market.

At least the fees are lower on AACA and I'm posting the auction move news to everywhere I can think of since I'm the breadwinner in this family at the moment. a special craft or art you like to practice but can't find what you need since it's been either discontinued or in short supply? I just might have it here:
Check it out everyone and feel free to buy...PLEASE!!!

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A dragonfly day~~~~~~~~~

What an amazing gift I had today. The arrival of a golden dragonfly to my 'pond'. The blue ones have become friendly enough to play games with me. I take a garden hose and water the plants around the sides of my pool and they come and 'ride the waves'; flying into the stream and riding it down and out. Simply an amazing thing to watch.

The neighbor's complained because we let the pool 'naturalize' which means the pump broke and it became stagnant with frogs and dragonflies all around. The township issued a warning to get it back to its pristine sparkling aqua. Bah Humbug!! We live in the country for heaven's sakes. Just because the neighbors didn't want to look at a brown pool we have to comply. I mentioned to an ecobiologist or whatever he was and he said that dragonflies will ONLY come to an environment that is in eco-balance. Damn neighbors, now I have to lose my beautiful winged friends by filling the darn thing with chlorine! The frogs were eating the mosquitoes for crying out loud.

Society...poop on all of them. They can't stand square pegs! Especially the round pegs who sit on their deck next door and look at my pond. Ivy dripping over the edges, wildflowers all around with frogs and dragonflies and now...back to being Ms. Dudley DoRight. Crap!!!

I got 'em back without their knowing it, however. I found a couple of tomato worms on my garden plants; you know the big fat lime green cutter ones. I pulled 'em off the plants and heave hoed them over the fence into their tomato plant patch! LOL, the worms should only eat the dickens out of their beautiful manicured bushes...mahwahahahahahahaha...who know the evil that lurks in the heart of a square peg...I does :)