Here I am again, mostly because I’m frustrated at myself for being such a master procrastinator and leaving this site to rot for long periods of time when I have a lot to say! So that being said, I will just type and give no promises as to when I will be back or if this is a new chapter or blah blah blah.
Let’s start this post with the latest that has happened in my life, I had a hysterectomy (leaving the ovaries) 2.5 weeks ago, that’s right, I’m a 41 soon to be 42 year old woman who will not have a period for the rest of her life and won’t go into menopause until nature decides it’s time.
This was the first time I have ever had surgery or gone under anesthesia in my life, I was super nervous about the whole thing since I’ve always been afraid of the after, the pain and the caring for wounds and stuff, but I am happy to report that being a pessimist some times has it’s advantages because, even though I was in a bit of pain the first few days, I am feeling great with zero pain. Also helps that I did follow the doctor’s instructions and didn’t overdue my walking and moving.
I still have 11 days before I go back to work and to the outside world since I’ve been on my couch and inside my house the whole time. (not counting the post op visit a few days ago). I’ve enjoy the relaxing time with my cats and being able to catch up on my Netflix list but I am about to lose my mind! I need more human interaction and a change of scenario soon.
Well that’s all I have to say today, but there are more things that need to be shared on the internet or my life wouldn’t be my life 🙂
So it took me a while to write another post but I have a good excuse…… who am I kidding? I have no excuse!!! but hey, I am back this time and not after 3 years! so that’s something right???
Anyway, today I will be showing you an Art Tag that I made a few days ago, this has been one of my hobbies for a few years now, handmade cards, art journaling and art tags. Sometimes it takes me days to finish one of these, because even tough I am very creative, I have a really hard time trying to come up with a theme or an idea, but since I wanted to blog about this one, I forced myself to finish one in a few hours, so here is the result with a bit of a step by step and the products I used, I hope you like it!
First I started with a 3×5 1/2 inch piece of watercolor paper and covered it with Distress Inks by Tim Holtz in Cracked Pistachio and Mermaid Lagoon using the Mini Blending Tool to get my background (photo 1) Then added some texture with Ranger texture paste that I mixed with TH Wild Honey Distress ink to give it some color, and I used the Dot Fade stencil from TH (picture 2), After that I glued some Idea-ology Tissue Paper and glued it with Liquitex White Gel Medium, stamped my sentiment on Versafine Black Onix Ink using the Dylusions Clearly The Right Words Stamp Set, (picture 3) And finally, cut a heart from dark red card stock, glued it to the Tag along with the sentiment and a piece of red Baker’s Twine to kind of simulate a balloon, and to finish it all I outlined the heart with a black charcoal pencil and added some white paint drops all over with a Painter’s Paint Pen. (Picture 4)
So that is it!!! what do you think of the final result?? and of my forst ever art tag blog post?? it’s kind of hard to explaing every single thing I did, and to be honest I had to write down all the stuff I used and look at the pictures to remember, but I think I did a decent job.
Welcome (back) to my blog, this is the 6th time I start a blog, mainly because I am a procrastinator and I get distracted really easily, but let’s see how it goes this time around.
So for the past 10 years I’ve been an on and off blogger, turned vlogger (youtube.com/zublime75), turned photographer (flickr.com/photos/sublimes), turned paper crafter, yeah I know, I am all over the place, but like I said I can’t do one thing without starting another and coming back to the first one weeks later, great example of that is I am watching a video in between typing these lines. Anyway, I know I am not making any sense but this happens to me a lot, I am a bit of a rambler and then if you count that I have two languages fighting in my head to see which one goes out first, then you get what I just typed.
I say this every time I start a blog, but I mean it this time, I am going to keep it up, and update constantly, I think this will be a good outlet for my thoughts and to share my creations (card making & stamping) with the world, so I hope you, if there is anyone out there reading this, give me a chance and stick around
I know I’ve been neglecting my blog, but my only excuse is that I always do….
So much has happened in my life in the last 6 months… As you may know, if there is really somebody outthere who reads this thing anyway, I move to California and I started a new live with the man I love, it’s been a really interesting process, for starters living with another person is difficult, adapting to his way of living and trying to adapt mine to his, the way of living that is you dirty people!! hahahaha… also after a lot of years of lving in the same city and all that fun stuff.. here I am living in the wods, surranded by nature and some wild animals, and the weather is a big change: snow, chilly winds and dry air… but all in all I am adjusting to it.
The second big thing that had happened in my life is that…. drum rolls….. I got engaged!! yes, I am an engaged woman now, we don’t have an actual date but we will get married soon 🙂
I never thought the day when I would call myself an engaged to be married soon woman will come, but you never know what life trows your way until it hits you in the face 😛
So anyways that is a quick update, but I promise as I always do that I will post something regarding Christmas and my first Thanksgiving experience.
Well since I’ve been here in California I’ve been missing all the food I usually ate in Mexico, so I have been cooking!! yes you read it well, I AM cooking and introducing Brandon to many new flavor flavs!!!! hahahah no, seriously, he loves Mexican food but I think that Mexican food prepared by a Mexican Girl is better right?? well I have been making my mom proud by cooking a lot of things she taught me in the past… unfortunately I don’t have pictures of everything, which I think I will do in the future for evidence hahahaha but I did take some pics of our dinner the other night, Real Mexican “Carne Asada” tacos with black beans the way God intended people to eat them! not that fried tortilla crap you see everywhere in the US sold as Tacos, no no no, the real soft corn tortilla tacos, with lettuce and table cream on them, and also with a little bit of red rice (made with a tomato and chicken season) oh my, just writing about this is making me hungry!!! so without further ado… here’s the evidence!!!!
Ok, so here’s my first scarry story here in the woods..
it happened 5 days after I got here, I was at home waiting for Brandon to come back from work, it was about 3.15pm (he usually gets out of work at 3.30) so I thought, mmh I need to take the trash out and maybe smoke a cigarette while I’m out, no big deal right??? WRONG! I open the door and what do I find on the middle of the deck??? a SNAKE! and mind you we are on the second floor, so I am thinking to myself, how the heck did this snake climb the stairs????? First of all I have a phobia to snakes, they scare the heck out of me, second I was alone and third I hate snakes!!! lol am I clear enough???
Well, my first reaction was to freeze, I was so scared that I dropped the trash bag, slammed the door and ran inside shaking, I grab the phone and called Brandon, when I told him “there is a snake on the deck” he said “Cool!” no no, it ain’t cool buddy, come home as fast as you can!! at this point I started to freak out and cry like a baby, you will have to consider that I was alone, in the woods, just moved in to a different country and hormones where flying all over the place.. so 10 minutes after I called him he got here and I was in the corner of the couch still crying, so he went ouside to check for the huge snake (in my fear I saw it huge) and nothing, he looked all over, downstairs, everywhere and nothing, I couldn’t believe it!!! the sucker had scaped!!! well no so fast.. I wasn’t going to let it go that easy, so I carefully went outside to the deck and when he was saying “it’s gone, you probably scared it” I looked down at the stairs and there it was!!! in the middle of them!! so lucky me I’m living with a Indiana Jones/Steve Irwin kinda men hahaha so he went off and grabbed the mofo which after all wasn’t that big as I thought, BUT these type of snakes ( gopher snake ) mimic the rattle snakes!! so I was right to be scared..
Anyhow, here it is…
Behold!!! the one guilty of my first scarry experience in the woods. (keep on mind that Brandon is 6’4″ and has big hands so the snake might look tiny but it really wasn’t that small)
As most of you know, I made a huge change in my life by moving out of my house/city/country to live with my boyfriend/soul mate, oh yeah I said it! Well I finally did it and last Friday (the 20th) I took a long flight to Tijuana where my cousin and his wife were waiting for me to cross the border (Yes I entered legally what did you think? Gah!) to then take a long ride to LA, stopping at San Diego which is beautiful
we had lunch, drive around, took a ride on a bike car type of thing which was a lot of fun and then off to LA where Brandon (Stuka87) and Jason (nbwulf) were waiting.
It was awesome to finally meet Jason who was another great host (along with his wife and their wonderful twins) which proves me one more time that online friendships are as good and sometimes better than IRL friendships, but I’m getting off topic here, Soooo, on Saturday we met with Curt (OhCurt) and David (actordavidtran) for a nice afternoon around Hollywood Boulevard
and the Griffith Observatory that lead to the birth of Griffith Tube!
We had an awesome time and it was great to meet more Youtubers =) On Sunday we went to have breakfast with my cousin and then we hit the road, 4.5 hours drive and we were home, it’s been a pretty good week and I’m adjusting to life in the woods, lots of good things to photograph around
so the bottom line here, is that I’m very happy with this new life and I am happy about the choice I made, I’ve never been so happy and in love, and I have the best man alive living with me.
Stay tunned for my first scarry experience in the woods….