Tuesday, March 29, 2016

New Life

Update, I no longer work for a Hemodialysis clinic!! I was sick so much that they decided that it was cheaper to do 1 use dialyzers than reuse. So there would not have been a job for me to go back to.

May of 2015... I have my own Travel Agency Franchise.  It is CruiseOne.  www.bndcone.com

I love to travel and I can design a vacation for you using the knowledge and experiences that I have. Whither you are interested in going on a cruise, to an all inclusive resort or just want to get away and go to a hotel, I can help you with that plus more. I specialize in special needs, and am a Certified Special Needs Advocate.


August 2016, I have switched from CruiseOne to American Travel Bureau. www.atbtravel.com/13283  they were taking all my business away and the owner told me that he would help get me more business. I am trying to sell the CruiseOne Franchise.  I feel like I am falling apart. CruiseOne was too much work as I have not been feeling well.

Pain all the time, especially right heal all the way up to the shoulder and neck. Using a cane to walk, so I don't fall as easily. For longer walks, like through Cost Co I need to use the electric cart. Don usually goes with out me because I am too slow.  Did a Ship Inspection of a  Royal Caribbean ship on Monday and had to use a wheel chair to get around. I walk too slow, and Don is not very sympathetic.  He makes fun of me. I am slow because of the pain. Lately, starting with the heal, just stepping on it is very painful. The pain shoots to the knee, especially the muscles behind the knee and all the way up to the shoulder.

Being on Obama Care is not helping either, and I am not yet fully on it. It is a joke. So terribly expensive and a lot of stupid hoops to jump. I have had 3 meetings with the "Councillor". First one, I took all the paper work that I was told to bring and she then needed more to complete the process.  Two months to get another appointment and I brought in all the extra paperwork and that wasn't good enough, now she wants to have Don come in with his Social Security card and Drivers Licence. Took another two months to make another appointment, the morning of the appointment I get a call that she is sick and didn't go in, so wait another two months to set up another appointment. It has taken over a year to get this far.

I am so tired of the pain. And ....No! the essential oils don't help, they make me wheeze and my eyes burn and tear. I have gone to two chiropractors, there is relief for a day, but pain is back the next day.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Made a new video today. Actually, I made lots of videos today until one came out half way decent.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFvLJyIHfcU

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

I have been working on this quilt off and on for several year. I get board with piecing it and move on to something else and then come back to it to work on it again.  Here is my news interruption from working on this:
This is a "detail" from a table cloth that I am up-cycling. I started out with a shabby damask table cloth and am covering it with doilies, good parts of other embroidered linens and handkerchiefs. I also found some color coordinating yoyo fabrics that I found on eBay. Well, at least I think they are coordinating. Well, currently I am being side tracked by making paper flowers and taking some ugly embroidery off of some crocheted doilies.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

I had plans today to do a shabby project.(using ideas from  I bought 4 small canvases & some paint, it was my first craft paint buy. I picked the colors because of a contest to make something Christmassy only using creams & silvers. Unfortunately, I just wasn't up to doing anything.  Started off last night with a lost voice and being extremely tired. Got up this morning and my voice was back but my neck hurts where the glands are and have a head ache. So needless to say I didn't get any crafting done.

 My new friends on YouTube have done some beautiful work with their dress form dies, so I was going to use the one I bought for 40% off at Michael's; and make a dress for it and try making a hanger from wire  (got some wonderful ideas from Jane (velocityvette08) and Fiona (Jennings644).) Two very talented ladies and they share so much of their knowledge!!!)

In my messy sewing room, I found some crocheted items that were cross stitched on; so I am taking the cross stitching off as they would be beautiful pieces if the ugly cross stitching was not on them. I know I have several seem rippers, but not a one could be found today so I am using my sharp pointed  stork scissors and my fingers to undo the unsightly stitching. I will try to add pictures on Friday.  I will be working all night on this while watching tv with Don. Well if I don't fall asleep from taking the Vicodin. Hopefully... I will be feeling better so going to work in the morning isn't so awful.

Oh and I have been invited to a google hangout session with Edith Head (Susan Claassen) and  the real Betsey Johnson Monday morning. I hope I can figure out how to do the Hangout session with out James' help.

Friday, October 18, 2013

My Big Kick splurge

Posted the  new video, this time it went on to the right channel. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBn3Jo4YQoc , I can't wait to become more comfortable at doing this. James wants me to do one on the Big Kick and how it works. I am trying to think of something to alter for my first paper crafting project. Too bad I have to go to work tomorrow, I will feel more like playing with my new toy. But at least I will have two days off to recover from Saturday's work day.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I messed up on my first YouTube video. It was supposed to go on my Shab B Bex channel, but some how was posted to my personal channel.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwNyTMJXxHo  I think it turned out better than I thought it would. Worked on my second YT video but don't have it up loaded yet. It's about my first "Haul" that I bought at Michael's after I decided to start doing paper crafting/ scrapbooking. But it certainly is interesting watching other's tutorials.  I hope to get around to make my own Christmas cards, but working these hellish hours, I want to not do anything on my days off.