Times They Are a Changing


The past ten years have been a wild ride and it looks like it isn't over yet. I moved to Montana from Minnesota about ten years ago. I was scared, lonely, and bewildered. Depression had pretty much ruined my life.  Moving to Montana was only to be a temporary thing.  I was going to clear my head and then move back. I didn't quite work out that way. Mr. Bernie and I became a couple. We worked together. We became involved in the community. We got married. We bought a house. We took trips. We celebrated weddings & births and mourned deaths. We took on new crafts. We made new friends. We held/hold offices on boards. So many things we have found to keep ourselves busy. Some days we look at each other and wonder what happened to the times we were able to just sit around like slugs and not worry about much more important than our next cribbage game. My first six years in Billings were difficult. I had NO friends, none. I had the folks who came to work and who were nice to me. Yet, I … [Read more...]


I’m Having an Internal Debate


I've been up since 5am. That means I have been up alone and can just sit and obsess. Never a good thing for me. Mr. Bernie, Jenny and Michele will tell you that. I start thinking of a bunch of things and my mind just races. Some ideas I have are good ones, some not so good. It depends on the day or if I have PMS as to what I think about. This morning, I have been thinking about opening an Etsy shop. Yikes! With my upcoming trip to Chicago I want to make some extra play money. I thought about having a bake sale, but ruled that out. So I got to thinking about selling cards and rrecipe card holders online. However, I don't have a clue in hell how to do something like this. I don't know how people could customize them. For example: What color background paper or what type of recipes or even how much to sell them for. I also thought about decoupling some Halloween type looking jars. Who doesn't love Halloween? I would also need to go back to all the places I bought vintage images and … [Read more...]