Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My Dream

I thought I should share my dream with you guys. Last night I had a dream that I was having an argument with somebody. I don't remember who it was that I was having the argument with all I remember is that it was a woman. I was telling her how upset I was with our society who is a very wasteful society. People don't like to take a little time of their day to recycle their recyclables. I was telling her how very useful products can be made from recycled materials thus creating less waste. I told her about a show I saw on t.v. about a woman who made her home more earth friendly by incorporating a lot of recycled materials and energy efficient appliances. She had a kitchen counter top that was made from recycled glass bottles which was very cool. (I actually did see this on t.v.) I was telling her how we all need to recycle more. I also told her that I hated to see things thrown away in the garbage rather than put in a recycling bin. I told her I was glad that in the area where I live we have a mandatory recycling program.

I gave her an example of how watching my uncle and his family being wasteful just pissed me off. They live in Washington state and they don't have any recycling facilities there. I'm not sure if it's the whole state that doesn't have a recycling program or just certain cities. They lived in Weenatchee Washington before and there's no recycling programs there. I remember one time when I went to visit my family there I asked my aunt "What do I do with the soda can? Where do I put it?' my aunt then said "That pop goes in the trash hun. There's no recycling here." She sounded like she was proud of it. This happened many years ago in 1995. Now they live about 2 to 3 hours away from Weenatchee, they now live in Richland Washington and they don't have any recycling programs there either. I visited them this summer in August. I went to throw out some trash and what do I find, I found soda cans and plastic bottles in there. I just felt like taking them out and putting them in a bag and bringing them back with me to California. It just feels bad when I don't recycle. It gives me pain to see that. I also saw garden trash and house trash all in the same garbage can. It just sucks.

Here in the area where I live we have three garbage cans, a grey one for household garbage, blue for recyclables and green for yard waste. The garbage has it's purpose which means less waste and I'm happy about that. I'm not a tree huger or anything like that. I won't go chain myself to a tree like those Berkeley students did but I will do my part and recycle. When I walk I pick up any plastic bottles or soda cans I see. Less trash around my town.

I'm just surprised that I'm even having dreams about recycling. It's just so strange. It might be because I was remembering about my uncle's family throwing everything into one garbage =( Sometimes I just have some interesting dreams....

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Sorry I've been a bit neglectful of my blog lately I've just been trying to take it easy. A few changes that have been happening in my life are that I've put myself through restrictive forced diet. Ok don't think I'm trying to hurt myself or anything like that. I'm just trying not to eat foods that hurt my stomach. Every single time I eat I have abdominal pain, not extreme but it's a nuisance. I've gone to the doctor and I'm taking some pills. The doctor said it might be gas, which I thought so too and tried over the counter meds but they didn't work so now I have a prescription, I think it's Nexium. They're helping a little, very little though. The other thing the doctor said it might be is the gallbladder so I might have kidney stones which really sucks. The doctor just wanted to make sure it wasn't just gas. I had blood draw but the doctor hasn't called so maybe it isn't so bad. I don't know though I just don't think it's gas. My follow up appointment is for Jan 12 but if I feel worse I have to go in.

Foods I have to avoid are spicy things, which I LOVE. Meat because this is a type of food that causes me big problems and abdominal pain. Greasy food. Anything that makes my stomach hurt I try to avoid which is practically all food even cereal with milk. I can eat rice with NO butter. It got boring fast and I've just eaten food that hurts me, not all the time though. So right now I'm kind of a forced vegetarian which is HARD to do since I love meat so much. I've actually thought of becoming vegetarian before but I've just thought it's too hard. I've tried tofu and I hate it. I cannot eat a lot, how I normally would eat because my stomach starts to hurt. I've resorted to eating from my 2 year old's baby bowls so it doesn't look like I'm eating a little bit. I've measured how much food fits there and one cup fills the bowl. I eat slowly and drink a glass of water with my meals. I eat small meals throughout the day. It really sucks. I'm doing ok for now.

Now I'm going to leave you with my favorite song from this band I really love right now. They are called Nightwish and the song is called "Wish I Had an Angel". I'm really obsessed with this song that I titled my myspace page I Wish I Had and Angel lol.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I'm Back

I'm finally back. It felt like an eternity away from my computer. I had a computer repairman come fix my computer. I told him what was wrong and he told me it could be one of two things either it was the power supply or I needed to get a new computer because it would be cheaper than repairing it. I prayed to God that it was just the power supply because I can't afford a new computer. On Friday I received a call from the man and he told me it was the power supply. Thank goodness and God for hearing me. You don't know how happy I am. I can't be without my computer but I can live without Internet(I've done it for a couple of months). I'm so happy. The good thing is that a month ago I bought an external hard drive and backed up all my files. Now I'm going to make it a habit of backing up my files at least once a week because backing files everyday would be tedious. I'm just glad to be back reading my favorite blogs and sharing with everyone.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Computer Problems

Today I got home from house sitting my inlaws's house. I was relieved to get home because I just couldn't wait to come home. I got here at 7pm. Well I felt like getting on the computer and guess what. It doesn't turn on at all. I opened up the tower to see if dust was blocking anything but it wasn't. I still need to buy a can of compressed air because it's really dusty in there. It's probably been a month since I haven't cleaned the tower from the inside so it's been building up. Anyway I checked that nothing was lose inside and still nothing. I used a different outlet and nothing. I noticed that the tower is getting electricity from the surge protector because when I disconnected the surge protector from the outlet the light was still on so I disconnected the computer from there and the light from the surge protector turned off. So I figure there might some burnt fuse or something. I don't know what I'm going to do. I'm kinda pissed and sad. The good thing is that I have an external hard drive that I saved everything to.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Gift for Jesse from The Art of Jesse

Finally I am able to show you what I made for Jesse http://theartofjesse.blogspot.com/ I made him a plaque. I will show you some pictures of the process.

I drew the design and then I started working with the wood burning pen.

Added some leaves to the vines.

I then added some words. It's the name of Jesse's blog.

I added color with some watercolor pencils. I wanted the plaque to pop. Then I stained the whole plaque except for the back of course. It's a light color because I didn't want the colors to be muted by a dark wood stain. Wood stain stinks so bad. I didn't have a face mask =( so I sniffed some fumes. It really sucked. I even worked on this outside but the fumes were really strong. After a couple of hours of drying time I brought the plaque inside and then I put it near a window so the smell could go out the window. The next day I sealed it with Krylon Kamar Varnish. I added multiple coats until the plaque was to my liking. Varnish has to be used in a well ventilated area because it's smelly as hell. I always apply varnish outside because it stinks so much. Oh one more thing that I forgot to mention was that I nailed on a sawtooth hanger on the back so Jesse can hang it on the wall. I want him to be able to hang it where ever he likes.

I made this card for Jesse and I wrote him a little note. I wanted to let him know why I chose to make a heart for him. If you know his art you know that he makes a lot of broken hearts. I wanted to give him a heart that wasn't broken so it could heal his heart if it needs healing.

Trying out new things

I just thought I'd share my experience with you. Yesterday I tried out the google tool where you can translate a page. Naturally I chose my own blog to translate. I translated it from English to Spanish. I give this tool an F because if someone tried it actually believing it's going to work there in for a big surprise. Well they may not know it. I don't recommend any of those sites that translate phrases unless you understand the language you are translating from and to because if you are using it for school or work there is a great possibility that it will be WRONG! I've tried it so many times if I didn't know both Spanish and English I would have gotten so many things wrong for school. The translation tools translate phrases literally, the thing is that in Spanish or in any other language it may not mean the same thing.

So when I translated my blog extra words were added that weren't even there and none of my sentences made sense. An occasional two words put together made sense maybe a little more. I don't really remember because I did this yesterday. I was curious to see how it would look and now I know.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Old MacDonald...

Last night my 2 year old daughter had her daddy and I reading her the Old MacDonald Had a Farm book over and over again;well we actually sang it intead of read it but she wanted to look at every single page in the book as we sang. She would say "otra ves(again)" as good as she could. We sang it about 10 times and after a couple of times of following the book we could sing it from memory. She would not go to sleep and there was no end in sight. I on the other hand became very sleepy and started yawning during the singing. I told her daddy that the book was working on me but not on our daughter who it was suppossed to work on. After a while of singing I told my husband "We must destroy the book." Lol. I was so tired last night that I couldn't wait until my daughter finally fell asleep. So that was my fun night.