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Saturday, January 10, 2015

CRE8365

Hey y'all! I joined a group the beginning of January, the site is http://cre8365.com/, the purpose is to create something, anything everyday, or nearly everyday and post it there, it's art/drawing/painting related and such, but anything creative is allowed, it can even be something you cook, write or make.

I have been having such a good time with this, I am a creative person, but like many other folk, I procrastinate, I THINK about creative things each and everyday, but allow life to fill all the nooks and crannies of my daily routine.... this site encourages, this site prompts, this site teaches, this site allows you to be creative everyday....  right now, the membership is small so it's easy to get to know everyone, but it's growing each and everyday.

I create something each day and post it there, the other members do the same, we share, we critique (that's NOT a bad thing), we encourage each other. If you can't think of something for the day, there are a list of daily prompts, today's prompt is "house plant", I'm really likely to post a picture of a plant I have inside that just happens to be blooming.

If you can draw, or not, stick figures are welcome, as well as digital art, there are varying levels of talent there, everyone has a good time sharing their daily creations. Check it out, join up, it's free and it's definitely fun!

http://cre8365.com/

When you visit, be sure to check out the forums, that's where most of the action happens. You can see my daily art posts here
http://www.pinterest.com/wrethaoffgrid/cre8365/
and my art blog
http://westtexasdoodleblog.blogspot.com/search/label/CRE8365 
I hope to see you there :)

#CRE8365



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Wretha,

Thanks for visiting!

Here I am....

Hmmm, I really thought I'd written something here since October, but apparently I haven't, shame on me :)

So here I am, back again, let me tell you what has been going on since Oct., that job I was working and LOVED, well it has fizzled, turns out there isn't enough work for 2 people in this area, although the 2 of us seemed to be doing just fine, apparently the boss' boss doesn't agree. I am still on the payroll and will still do team jobs, but for now it's just slow going. So I decided to take a bit of time off from working, mainly on account of finding a long lost friend.

A couple of months ago, I did a search on FaceBook for a friend I knew back when I was 12-13 years old, long story short, I found her! And it happened that she was going to be passing through around Christmas, she agreed to dip a bit further south and stop in for a visit.



She spent a few days here and it was so much fun, we picked up right where we left off, it is amazing the similarities of our lives since we were parted so many years ago. She must have some gypsy in her blood, she loves to travel and does so, living in her full size van, she lives off grid too, but mobile. Now we will be one of her stops when she passes through this part of the country.

Another tidbit of info, on Dec 22, we celebrated our 8th year living off grid, it's hard to imagine that it's been 8 years, and yet, I almost can't remember our life before this, I certainly can't imagine living any other way. Even with the so called inconveniences of living off grid, I wouldn't go back to city life for all the money in the world.

Tonight I sit here, next to the wood burning stove, it's frigid outside, it would be considered cold inside by most people's standards, but I'm happy, happy, happy!

As far as working goes, I'm still employed by that merchandising company, but chances are I'll be going back to work as a caretaker for my friend, we have taken a break from that and it's time to get back to doing that job, even though I don't consider it a "job", I enjoy doing it, wish there was more money in it, but there are other rewards :)

Hope everyone had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year!






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Wretha,

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Updates and random pictures...

This week has been a very light week, my work partner and I got all of our work done on Monday, for the entire week! So this week has been almost a vacation...

A couple of weeks ago, PB's brother and friend came in for a visit, a bit of a surprise visit, that's fine though, they are fairly low maintenance guests and they helped PB around the sky castle, they even got in on some bridge building.

I made my monthly pilgrimage out to the big city (3 hours away) on Tuesday but didn't do much shopping this time, I just picked up some staples, a 25 lb bag of sugar and 4 big creamers from Sam's, I tried to find some black polo shirts at WalMart, but they had every color BUT black, so I'll order them from Amazon, I found Dickies black polo's for around $10, so I'll snag a few of them. I wear these to work, the companies want us to blend in with the employees there, which is somewhat confusing to the customers.... oh and I have learned a few Spanish phrases for when I'm on the border, there are many non-English speaking customers, I know how to say "I don't understand Spanish", I decided I needed to know how to say "I don't work here", so I got on Google and found the phrase, including the pronunciation "No trabajo aquí" or more properly "Yo no trabajo aquí". I haven't had a chance to try out my Spanish on anyone there yet, I'm sure I'm butchering the pronunciation, but it will get the job done, or at the very least, allow me to get my job done :)

One of the things I got done this week while work was slow, I took Casper (Raggmopp) to the vet to get a check up and get his shots, I am mainly concerned about rabies with him, he is allowed to roam around, he doesn't go far and he is very well behaved, he mainly goes to visit the neighbors, but while outside of the fence, he is exposed to more risks than Zoe is, so he got his vet visit first.

He was very VERY well behaved, it was my first time taking him anywhere, I had never put a collar or leash on him, he seemed to enjoy the whole thing, he stood very still for me while I leashed him up, he acted almost proud that he was getting leashed up and taking a trip. At the vet, he did very well for his exam and shots. I now know he isn't a problem for car trips.

Here is a random shot of the small gate, it is painted red and looks quite interesting, especially in the semi-wet of a late summer/early autumn shower.



Here is some history, this plant is garlic chives, I originally planted this when I was a pre-teen in my dad's backyard, the seeds you see here are the direct descendents of that original plant, I dug it up before moving away and have kept it alive and thriving every since, I may be incorrect in calling it descendents, it is actually part of the original plant I grew, dug up, divided and brought with me.

Here is another shot of the sky castle.


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Wretha,

Thanks for visiting!