Wednesday, April 13, 2011

jet wing

jet wing by missmamiegirl

preface: i have (had) an extreme fear of flying.

one of my best girl friends and i had made plans for her to come to town for my birthday and have a solid 4/5 days of girly friend time. when i picked her up from the airport on saturday morning, she arrived with no luggage and let me know that the plans were that, to my surprise, we were getting on a plane the next morning back to san francisco where she lives. of course she said that i didnt have to go but she would be going back either way. oivey! i did it!! this was a huge deal for me and helped me conquer the true fear of flying. i now know what people go through on those anxiety/ocd shows when they are being helped through the panic.
straight from the airport we went and relaxed at dolores park. this was much needed to allow me to come down from my mornings anxiety and flight.
she had plans for us. she is amazing!!

AT&T park by missmamiegirl

monday day, we did my hair (she is a hair stylist) and just did random shopping. monday night we went to the dodgers/giants game @ AT&T park.. i have only ever been to dodger games. it was surreal being in the middle of so much black and orange. especially after the tragic events that took place at the last dodger/giants game in los angeles.

fox theatre by missmamiegirl

On tuesday we spent the day walking around the city with her friend Ginger (omg lover her) and shopped at thrift town where i came up on some awesome fit jeans and some vintage housewares. we also went to fabric discount store where i got a couple bits and pieces. i am pretty proud of myself for only spending $11. i am kind of glad we didnt go to any other fabric store though because i would have spent way too much. Tuesday night we went to a Bright Eyes show in Oakland at the Fox Theater. Bright Eyes has always been a mutual love for her and i. it was my 3rd Bright Eyes show and it was really good.

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there was a lot of things in between the big events. all of it was overwhelming and amazing all at the same time. my friend, taylor, is such a loyal devoted friend. she knows when to push me and knows what my limits are. her intentions as my friend always come from such an amazing place. i will never be able to show her how much i appreciate her friendship & this trip. it was much needed for so many reasons! love her to my core.

i am just coming down for my trip in time to get back to work and prep for my birthday on the 21st and the railroad revival concert on the 22nd. i also can not wait for friday to buy my avett brothers tickets for july 23rd.

a life inspiring 5 days. time to cuddle up with my kitty and watch mindless televsion.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

desk @ work
(me for no real reason - bits and pieces of my desk @ work)
oh april, he we go!!
i have so much more then usual planned for this month, i am a little overwhelmed. i already participated in the city of gardena "fair" this past weeked, trying to sell off my resin necklaces and my new zipper pouches. unfortunatly, it was not really a fair at all. a bunch of city type booths promoting random things and only a couple of booths selling things. i shared a booth with my sisters best friend, renee. she doees glitter tattoos. she is always a hit with the kids at $5 a pop. makes me re-think my endeavors and wonder if i should just get into something that simple. hehe. i only made enough money to cover my half of the booth ($35). its all okay though, i had a good time. i enjoy just being out and being apart of anything.
i really want to post items up in my etsy shop, clearance out the necklaces i have left so that i can be re-inspired to make new ones.
this thursday i am going to rise against, descendants, bad religion concert with mike and my cousin. stoked! then, one of my best girlfriends is coming to visit me from the 9th-12th. all the plans are a surprise from her side. im nervous but so excited to have the girl time. THEN on the 22nd, the day after my birthday, my cousin and i are going to the railroad revival tour to see mumfords & sons and a few other bands. oofta! i am going to have some awesome memories made this month. i am hoping to have my friend's camera in full effect.

mike & i have been really good. he is doing so so good and i am so proud of him and how much he has grown in the last few months. he has been up and down a wall of crap in the last year and i am so grateful he has come out if willingly and with such self inspiration. now if only the damn union could call to give him a job again! he needs it. he is a manly-man after all, needs to get dirty and work hard. we are not officialy "back together" yet, but there is a mutual promise and we are good with that right now. neither of us question the love we have and that is all that matters right now.
here is a photo he sent me while he was at school in welding class. learning to weld makes him happy and has given him a goal of getting his welding cert so maybe a job will come quicker then laying pipe like the last few years.

i am so inspired to make so many blankets/quilts. i REALLY need to get my sewing machine serviced (wont happen) and get a sewing table (i do it on the floor now and my knees curse me).

time to go put laundry in the dryer and veg out.