happy Hump Day and Harvest Moon


bday card i made for my grandpa

more thrifted books! to add to our library

i don't know if anyone else feels this way, but i absolutely love thrifting good books (and lots of them for little money). especially when they are in great condition and they were written by some of my favorite authors. i found TWO joyce carol oates books yesterday! she is by far one of my favorite authors. i first had the pleasure of reading JCO in college where my professor assigned the short story "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been" and ever since then i have loved everything i've read of hers. she has written so much, and i've slowly started reading through and collecting each book, novella and short story compilation. although there are some similarities throughout her works, i feel as though each story is diverse in its subject matter. which makes for an interesting read every time.

on another note, i'm slowly coming out of my funk. i was pretty productive today as far as cleaning, laundry and dishes go. but, i also starting drawing again. i used to draw and paint all the time, i took some art classes in college, and even thought about majoring in art ed. well, i didn't end up making that my major, and i also slowly gave up on drawing and creating. but i'm back at it. albeit, my skills need some brushing up, but that will just take time and practice. luckily, or maybe not so much, i still don't have a job, so i have lots of time to practice. another craft i'm trying to learn is embroidery. i don't know why i thought this would be easy. i always remember my great-grandmother with a needle and thread embroidering a pillow or blanket, and i wish i would have been interested while she was still living. trying to learn these techniques from a book just isn't working for me. either that, or i just don't have a knack for this particular craft. i'm not giving up just yet though.

ok, that's all for now. til later...