Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tart's end of year statements. :) Hello and I have missed you all!!

Hello, Hello, Hello! It IS December 2012, it IS nearing Christmas time and New Year 2013, and I AM still Here!!! Yaaay!!! :)

It is also 3:52 in the a.m. and I..am..AWAKE.

I have a regular Dr.s appointment in the morning and I am going to be hating life when it comes time for me to wake up, if I do in fact go to sleep tonight.

Hunh. I have been doing well for a loooong time and I don't understand why I cannot sleep tonight. Could it be that little ol' cup of coffee at 3 p.m.this afternoon?

So I see that it has been since May of this year that I have blogged, so's there is much to catch up on. I should blog more often people, so I can remember what the heck to say. Why didn't you remind me people? Just kidding. I know you're busy. :)

I am going to peruse things, update the Goodstuff blog I think, too, and ponder what to tell you ALL about!

Sleep well, blogland.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

My first post on the new system - Hello! It's been so long!!:)

Wow! fellow blogger's are you liking the new Blogger? I am not sure if I do ~ it is so DIFFERENT and bare seeming and well, who likes change? This is drastic people!!

Webshots - This looks like a bearded iris to me, which are coming up in a couple people's yards on my way to work - so beautiful!

My blog goes on! I am still here, still blogging anonymously as a person who has bipolar disorder and lots of pets - hence the name Jungletart as most of you know me. Anyway, what a shock for even me to find that I haven't written since February of last year. And this feels like a new start for me with this new posting system/page.

So much is going on with work, and it is going well. I am on the Board at my little Drop-in Center for mental health consumers and I am still giving 'In Our Own Voice' presentations and I am on some other exciting committees having to do with mental health issues, including the Mental Health Awareness Day in our county A-gain, for starters.

I've come a long way baby. From early days of venting, venting, here on the blog to be being mucho blessed to work in the very field that is a passion of mine from the get-go.

SO, here I sit, surrounded by my Pugs and kitty. They are doing well and are my little furbabies. They make me happy.

We have been fishing already this year and hubby caught a fish on our first trip out and it made him so happy. I got him a fishfinder for his birthday last year and we finally tried it out and it worked!! We were trawling along and I said "Stop here!" and not too long after he caught his fish. Last weekend no catches but it is sooo beautiful to just be on on the riv'a!

Well hello all my blog friends and new ones too. I hope life is treating you well.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

My Goodness!! Has it really been since October 2011 since I posted??!! Well, I must change that!

I got through Christmas. I had such plans to make stuff for Christmas, lots of stuff for all the babies in the family but that required sewing and I kept putting it off.

BUT I did knit a few things!!:) I knit two scarves, one a nice man's scarf, and the other a very pretty scarf out of fancy yarn. It had little bits of sparkle to it. I used a pattern from one skein wonders book called the 'Pandora' scarf - it's knit on the bias. I forget the name of the yarn but it was fancy and it changed colors from aqua to blue to lavender and purple. Lovely! I gave that one to my mother in law.
I think she is enjoying it. I know she showed it to her Bridge group who are knitters.

I sent baby towels from JCPenney instead of sending the baby towels that I Meant to make (and...never did).I was going to make hooded baby towels out of regular towels and put an applique and bias tape around (such plans!)

I also held onto the baby doll/rag doll that I made from a kit from Walmart, because my first attempt at making a doll's reversible dress didn't turn out so great. But I love the dolly.

All of this would go great on my 'Good Stuff' blog but it's been my experience that if I try to cut and paste out of here and put this on my other blog it will mess up.

On a professional note, I spoke in front my state's budget committee about the importance of funding for mental health in the beginning of January. That was a very satisfying experience. We had to wait half the day to speak but it was very worthwhile.

Then late in the January I and a fellow presenter did a NAMI 'In Our Own Voice' for a local community college and that one went very well!! The audience was very receptive and their questions were very good. They also came up and thanked us after the presentation.

And biggest of all, I got asked, and accepted, to be on the Board of Directors at work!! I help advise on things. My boss said it was my insightfulness and judgment that they wanted on the Board. How great is that!!:)

Ok I'll sign off for now. Hope all is well in Blogland!:)