Feb 25, 2012

A Glimpse Into My Journal

This is my most recent journal/keepbook/inspiration book. It starts in January, 2007. I don't write in it nearly often enough, which is why I'm still in the same one 5 years later. This is a plain brown craft-type paper ringed blank book. It's about 9x12 so it's big enough for magazine pages. That's because I like to go through my favorite magazines, calendars, books, etc. and cut things out that speak to me. Then I put them in my journals. I go back all the time and look at old ideas for inspiration. This is the cover.

I have a trunk that Mike built for me for my 35th birthday. I realized I could set it on its' front and take the top off. Then I put the all of the audio/visual stuff inside on a couple of old fruit crates. I still have to make doors for it. I think I'm going to make them from some old knotty pine moulding from our old house and then use chicken wire rather than glass.
Mike and I visited Cherlyn in Okinawa in October of 2007. We're at the botanical gardens here, where they had a GREAT play area.
I LOVE this craft room setup. I'm just not organized enough to be able to pull it together . . . yet. I'm working on it.
These are some wonderful sayings/thoughts/bits of wisdom.

I wrote a little book for my sister and her kids. These are some of my drawings for the illustrations. No, it isn't completed yet. The words are and the contextual drawings are. I just haven't put the two together yet.
Can you tell I'm a pretty visual person. It's the way I remind myself of things.
From wayyyyy early in this blog. Emma is nearly 7 now.
I'm married to an unsung hero.
I have my own collection of old suitcases and always keep my eyes open for more. They're great for storing old letters, journals, negatives, etc.
I want to do this but haven't yet.
This is pretty cool. I have a lot of old buttons. It would be a fun project for the grandkids.
I love this. My Grandma and Uncle have something similar that they put together in their garden.
I got this little poem from a woman who used to live in our town. She was the "town grandma." Rest in peace, Grandma Mavis.

Pink Rose Cottage

She's doing Teacup Tuesdays again. Click on the link to enter her giveaway.

Feb 18, 2012

MCP Actions Giveaway

A GREAT giveaway from MCP Actions. Click here to enter to win a Nikon or Canon DSLR. There's a "consolation" prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. I've entered.

Feb 16, 2012


The resources page has been updated. I still need to add some commentary and I know I'll come across more sites in my plethora of bookmarks. Stay tuned.

Feb 15, 2012

Hmmmm Part 2, aka Small Town Cop Wife Life

Small Town Cop Wife Life it is, but it's not going to be a new blog. It's going to be THIS blog. I've redesigned and renamed and added a bunch of links that I've found helpful over the years. I still have my other favorite blogs listed because our cop life is not our only life. We still have to maintain our perspective on other real stuff and not get myopic.

But . . . I've just discovered I'm really hungry. One of the nice things about him working nights? Having cereal for supper.

More later . . . .

Feb 10, 2012


I'm thinking about doing a new blog about cop wife life. I was thinking I'd call it Sheepdog Wife. But, then . . . cop wife life seems fitting. 'The Cheerful One' just doesn't do it justice. :o) Stay tuned.
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