Monday, February 15, 2010

Let's brighten things up a lil bit...


Today I opened my curtains & let the sun shine in. It felt so nice to feel the sun because it meant that it was a new day. New possibilities. It seems like I've been in such a dark place lately with only a day here & there where I was happy. I'm ready to come back into the light...

My blog is powered by my randomness. hehe. Bacon eating marathons, disproving one size fits all, concerts, movies, drama, & of course drama. But there are some positives right now that I haven't talked about lately & I think they deserve some attention.

For those of you who don't know I am a bit of a nerd. I pick the isanely hard puzzle with 1,000 pieces & 500 of them are water or sky. I watch Jeopardy ever night & try to get the last question. Once in a blue moon I'm lucky to know the answer. With my math Bachelor's degree, I also have an Associates degree in Engineering Science. I like solving all the problems. It's a challenge. However, there it's difficult to find an engineering or a math degree without the 5-10 years experience. That's why I'm working in data entry. But lately I've been increasing the randomness of my education.

My boss has been teaching me how to computer program. It's not easy by any means of the word. I'm starting off with HTML coding. You know the tags you put in your posts to make certain words italicized or bold. That's HTML. Maybe I'll finally learn how to personalize my blog layout. hehe. It's going to be a slow process but in a way, while I'm looking for a new job I'm going to milk the one I have for everything that they got!! I have to find a new job before the Yankee's start playing again. I can't stand that in my office they listen to the game & due to the radio-TV delay then run to watch it on TV. It's crazy. Anywho I'm enjoying learning something new. It's one more thing I can put on my resume for my new future job.

I use to mention early on in my blog that my mother is a doll maker. She has a group that meets ocassionally & they make dolls. I've recently joined this group. The picture below is my first project.


I know it kinda looks like a scary alien without the head on it & without the cloth over it. This is the foundation of the wire armature that I will cover & place a head on it. I will add the clothes, & put make-up on her. It is a her. lol. I like the lil hands. I never thought of myself as becoming a doll maker like my mom but I'm really enjoying it. When I get my mind wrapped around something, the determination kicks in to finish it. My mom is going to help me complete it. I'll definitely make sure I post pictures.

Somehow, I am actually saving some money too. I know I don't have a mortgage payment yet or kids to care for, but I do have bills to pay. I sat down and did an excel spreadsheet of my expenses for this credit card period. I somehow got my spending incredibly down. I saved at least a $100 this month. Not bad. That's a $100 more towards my future apartment or condo. =)

Another positive is each & every one of you. Thank you for the comments in the past few days. Its so hard to find the words that would be more powerful than Thank you. Hugs to all of you.

It's supposed to snow yet again, so it's a toss up if the weather man gets it right this time about how much. It's says its "Snowing" now according to Yahoo! Weather. It's not snowing at all. lol. I give up on understanding the weather. Well I'm just going to wait & see. I'm going work on my story some more. I'm feeling so much better so til tomorrow everyone...til tomorrow...

32 comments:

trishie said...

Yes, it's good to let the sun shine in. Sorry to hear you were in a dark place recently, hope things get better for you really quickly!

tess said...

you have a great attitude Melanie. I especially love how you're getting everything out of your job even if you're searching for another.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I love your randomness. :)

I think it's great you're learning new skills. The more you know about computers, the better. That is a definite skill necessary for any job these days. I should probably look into learning more about computer programming myself.

How cute you are doll making! Sounds like fun. I can't wait to see the final results. :)

Aquiles Damiron-Alcantara said...

Hey bella,

These are the days that encourage us to continue running toward the end of the road; days where we can feed off of the sun's energy as it comes through our windows. I know that feeling, when things finally, at least for a day, start to make sense and fit the expectations.

I admire people who have mathematical skills. While I enjoy problem solving and the application of mathematics to economics, I am really bad in making sense of mathematics. I can apply it once I learn it. But I will never be the kid who figures it out by himself, without the help of the professor. I just wish I had some mathematical skills so I could pass the GREs :(.

I am really happy things are going well. Let the sun come in....let it in.

Con aprecio,
Aquiles

Seattle Kim D said...

Yay for brighter days! :)

adi said...

Wow, that looks awesome! I can't wait to see how your doll progresses!

P said...

I'd love to know more about html. I'm just so clueless about it right now...

kathleen said...

Hooray! It's a new day!

ambiguous_angel said...

whew.
good luck with the puzzle and the doll too:)
1,000 pieces?that will make me insane..haha

Eternal Blast said...

Mellanie,
To be quite honest with you; I like a lot the proportion of your doll, even as it is it has a wonderful TimBurtonish quality to it!!!!The proportion is the frame is right!!!!
I love that type of aesthetics...
XOXO
Aixa

Anything Fits a Naked Man said...

Oooh, can't wait to see the finished project of your doll! Yeah, we're supposed to be getting snow here, too! So far...nada!! I want to be a weatherman when I grow up!!

Have a great day!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

Hey Melanie! I'm glad to hear that you are concentrating on the positive stuff right now. That's really great news. And your mom is a doll maker?! That is awesome. And I think it's great that your mom offered to help you finish up your first project. Your first doll will definitely be very special. Can't wait to see pictures of it. =)

911 and the Randomness.. said...

Fantastic!!! I'm so glad you are doing better!

Couture Carrie said...

Yay for sunshine and new possibilities!

xoxox,
CC

Little Ms Blogger said...

The doll reminds me of a headless chicken (even odder is the zombie chicken award is right next to this comment).

Sounds like some good stuff is happening in your life.

You never told me, did you end up getting one of those journal/books?

Heather Rose said...

^_^ Always glad for sunshine, and that dolly of yours looks like he's got some Jack Skellington potential. Yay!

Leah said...

Let the sunshine in Melanie... and I love your first doll project... so cute (and kinda scary too. hahaha!).

Happy Tuesday love! xoxo

Iva said...

I LOVE HTML, I wish I knew a lot more though about it! Good luck with your learning of it! I think that is awesome and totally incredible! Maybe you can even give us some tutorials ;)

Kris said...

Good luck to you in computer programming! I am getting a degree in Web Design... so I'm gonna need some of that luck back too! haha

Jen said...

Ooo, have fun learning HTML! I know just a little and love the few skills I have.

Constructive Attitude said...

Aww waht a great post. and you are a nerd! i cant believe you watch jeopardy every night. And i used to try to get teh last answer, but honestly they are so hard sometimes. And I feel particularly stupid when it's kids jeopardy and i cant get it. LOL

Christopher said...

That doll reminds me out of something from Nightmare Before Christmas. Ahhhhhhh,I loved that movie.

LINDSAY said...

Your lil doll is cute! Good luck with html. I use quackit.com to grab a tip everynow&then. It's served me pretty well.

Pink Flower said...

Yey for seeing the sun shining for once on a morning - spring must be getting here sooooon!!

Dionne said...

I am so jealous of math-minded people like you. And oooh html - that sounds so cool - i would love to learn more about that some day!

s + b said...

love the first picture - it makes me feel so fresh and clean. wish it was sunny here... snow snow and more snow. gah.

Audrey Allure said...

the dolls sounds like such an interesting thing to do :)

Cee said...

That doll is both very creepy and very cool! I can't wait to see how it turns out!

Valerie said...

Good luck learning html!!

angel6033 said...

sounds great!! doll making? thats cool :) I am glad that you can see some positive things in all the chaos...

Girl in My Own World said...

Oh this is great Melanie. I know I am late on this post, but the html coding sounds promising because I am sure that it will benefit you in the future. Perhaps even help you make your own website! Woohoo to that. My mom does puzzles. She makes them into pictures that she can frame and put on the wall. I think that it is pretty cool. I think that I would like to make dolls - that sounds fun as well. It is GREAT that you are saving money and being more positive because I know that it is not always an easy task. However, just keep looking up. I truly believe that life has a way of giving you all that your heart desires! :o)

OceanDreams said...

Good job for saving up $$, I'm still working on that and that doll is so unique! How cool about that. My mom is super crafy and I work at a crafty job so I love making stuff all of the time!

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