Getting Back on Track with Life

Hey hey guys, long time no post ~ here’s what’s been going on in life, and I hope to post here more often than I have been!

The Tootle (AKA Scotch)

He’s just the merriest, happiest little pooper I could have ever hoped to have! Besides my Luke, Scotch is my pride and joy!

The Kitties

Okay, so I can’t neglect how much I love Caprica, Calliope, and Persephone. They lounge, they want pets, they’re just chill (which I appreciate because puppy is high maintenance!). They put up with Scotch begrudgingly, ha!

Work and Play

I just ADORE my job as one of the managers of historic and simply enchanting The Nat – I feel so lucky to be working there, and man oh man, it’s difficult not to take everything home! My job keep me engaged and so happy …. I’m so blessed to be there, and I love all of my co-workers and my bosses to boot!

My friend Kat offered to sell me this adorable vintage cabinet for $150, and I think it’ll make the perfect addition to our home! Lots of storage space (and we’re selling a chair that we don’t use …. well, Scotch uses it to jump on, but hey, I’m not keeping a chair just for my pup to jump on!), and it’ll be PERFECT for Drogo’s cage and pet-goody storage. Isn’t it dreamy?

I also purchased this gorgeous vintage choker from Brant, one of my favorite vendors ~ I feel like a goddess when I wear it!

I’ve also been working on another jawbone ~

…. and I’d like to do a mint green skull next! One of the vendors, Linda, also wants me to paint a hog skull for her, which I’m delighted to do!

My Booth at The Nat

Well kids, it’s FINALLY happening after an unexpected month’s delay – my co-worker and friend Ed and I are going to share a booth upstairs by the record shop! I hope my skulls and fine clothing get more attention there than in the consignment room (although I surely appreciate my boss for letting me use the consignment room to get started!). Pics will be up once Ed and I get situated, hopefully starting on Friday the 28th. 🙂 I’ll be selling blank skulls and painted ones too … we do have people asking for blank skulls often, so I’ll try to fill in that need! Speaking of ….

The Ranch

Luke and I will be heading for a quick vacation to the ranch on Saturday and Sunday – I hope to check on my various bones and skulls out there, and I’d like to bring one or two of the better ones back. It’ll be the summer before some of them are ready, as they need to decay a bit more, but I think I have at least one that’s ready. 😉  We both need some R&R, and the ranch is the PERFECT place to rejuvenate.

Eating and Drinking

So. Luke and I have pledged to stop drinking alone. We can drink together but not to the point of intoxication either. That’s been a problem recently, and I think it’s been a band aid for some stressors that we’ve both been having …. HOWEVER, a breakthrough has occurred on our major stress-causing issue – consumer debt – and we should be paid off in about 3 years with the help of my wonderful dad. Huzzah!

I’d also like to get back to posting my daily eats – I’ll attempt a weekly post tomorrow, but for now, here’s that I ate 2/24/20 ~

Today I Ate:

  • a turkey bacon sammie.

  • heirloom tomatoes with bleu cheese, a Caesar salad …

  • and a LOVELY Chicago-style ribeye made by my AWESOME hubs.

The Gym

Interestingly, Luke and I are planning on hitting the gym as often as we can – he’s changing from the night shift to the morning shift, so we’ll be able to go to the gym after I get off work at 6 AND have dinners together! He’s doing it only because he’s banking on getting the assistant manager job at Pak-a-Sak with his manager Margaret at a store where the old manager is retiring. If he doesn’t get the job, he’s going to move on from Pak and find something different, but FINGERS CROSSED!

I’m also planning a major overhaul of my blog soon …. stay tuned!

~ M