The 3AM Teacher is back in the atmosphere!!
Here is a little freebie to set the tone of my post this morning. This is my crow from my Crow with a Bow set.
Actually, I can think of many things that are better..hahaha
If you haven't already noticed, I am listening to the song, Drops of Jupiter, by Train. There is this line in the song that struck me off-guard a bit. Maybe because I never really listened to the words of the song. Here is the line...
"She listens like Spring and talks like June"
Most of you might be thinking how sweet this is, but in reality, he is telling us a lot about this girl in what he does NOT say. For instance, us teachers (I still consider myself a teacher.....) know that Spring is the time of year when it takes every bit of effort to focus. The weather is nice, the birds are chirping, and the last thing ANYONE wants to do is Standardized State Testing.
I believe the idiom,
"You've got your head in the clouds"
literally comes from our "Spring" mentality. How can anyone focus when the weather is beautiful?
The second part of the line, talks like June, is the equivalent to being bouncy, happy, and all things "summer-y". In essence, the girl he is talking about is a bit ditsy and unable to focus...
BWAHAHAHA....you still think it's sweet???
On the topic of ditsy, here is a doozy for ya.
Some things in our home have begun to break down from normal wear and tear. My husband can fix anything....it is his natural gift! He is the "air conditioning man" but he is also very creative. Creativity is not always a good thing...hahahah
The fridge was making a weird noise, so I elected the hubs to investigate and clean out the motor. The thing is....my husband is not as savvy with fixing things as he used to be - and I am not so sure I should be asking him to fix stuff anymore..hahaha...
He cleaned out the back of the fridge and the noise stopped; however, when he was "fixing" it, he accidentally pulled the water hose on the fridge and now we cannot get ice or water from the dispenser....
Today, the motor on the garbage disposal broke. Winters are always a bit slower for our HVAC business, but the last couple of years have been brutal! My business continues to grow, but I do not make enough to support my family. We do live in an expensive area, but I would not trade it....my kids are safe and happy.
I responded with,
"Well, we have enough in my business account to fix it"
His response..I kid you not is,
"I don't want to spend the money..I am hoping that it will fix itself.."
WHAT??!! And...the scary thing is that he was actually serious!!
This is a perfect example of when creativity is not such a good thing. I am beginning to feel like I am living with a real-life, Tim the Tool-man Taylor! hahaha - Except, it is not as funny in real life. I hope nothing else breaks..
Good NEWS: I got my November Birchbox! I actually got it a couple of weeks ago, but I have been a very busy girl!! I love getting these little boxes full of goodies!! To be honest, I love the boxes more than what is inside of them - hahaha.
The boxes are super durable and very cute. I have accumulated quite a collection this year. I am now keeping my eyes peeled and my brain open for any ideas on how I can use these to make something awesome. Too bad I couldn't create a working garbage disposal motor!
I spend so much time in my office, that I can't believe how fast December arrived! Happy December 1st everyone!!
I want to share a painting that I have been working on for a while now. I had quite a few people on FB ask about my art and I realized that I have never posted pictures of any of my paintings or murals. Well, folks, here is on that I am working on. I love the ocean and I LOVE sitting outside by the ocean on a beautiful day. I am not finished with the little house, the foliage and the table/chairs. This is a work in progress, so please be gentle (-;
I never stick to one medium or artistic style. I like to change things up and explore. The canvas above is a combination of oils AND acrylics..... I am not one to play along with the conventions of modernity. I pull from many eras of artistic styles and I paint what I like and I paint how I am feeling.
Here is another one that I was inspired to paint after purchasing a red couch for the kids playroom
I call this one
I know this is not a great picture, but I am having to take pictures with my ipad. My camera broke quite a few months back and I just haven't purchased a new one..
I am not really one to paint abstract art, but I was feeling inspired that day....who says that an artist must have a "genre" or specific style to stick to?? Well, whoever did has never met me..hahahaha
Here is an example of my randomness...
Just weird and uneven circles...hahaha.
If you haven't noticed, that frame IS, in fact empty and it has been since I bought it at the World Market (my favorite store by the way) LAST YEAR! I will fill it someday, but for now it makes for a great conversation piece...hahaha
Before I show you some things that I have been working on, here is what Charlie has been up to..tehehehe...
I have a little craft corner in my master closet and I truly believe that Charlie has a creative side.
This is only a small portion of the mess, but I went into my room to change the sheets and well, it was not presentable at that moment (tehehee).
When I asked Charlie what happened, this is what he had to say...
He wouldn't even look at me...bwhahahaha!! I love animals!!
My dog, Roxie has become the "Old Lady" of the house and she is not very pleased with Charlie's behavior on most days...hahaha
Sweet Prince Charles...
Onto the wiles of work...here is my custom order pile...you might now understand why I am not taking on more custom orders at this very moment...except that I did...
Everyone gets their own file; including a hard copy..hahaha
I couldn't turn down the opportunity to do some custom designs for a MAN BLOG!! I LOVE the design as well. It is a nice creative break to create a design that is very similar to my own taste.
I will be adding the design elements later today to Justin's blog, but please check him out! He is a fantastic writer, 5th grade teacher, and has taken up cooking! You might be familiar with his other half, Katie, from
Here are a few NEON borders to end this blog with a GLOW..hahaha