Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Messy Crafting

During my time off from my blogging I got a part time job. One day my husband saw an ad for an activities assistant at an independent senior facility. He said, "This is right up your alley. You should apply." Its some place I never thought of. I've always worked in retail. So I stepped outside my comfort zone. I interviewed. And guess what? I got the job. I've been having fun there for just short of two years now.

I love my job!

One of my job responsibilities is to come up with a monthly craft. Since these are independent seniors the craft should have at least a little bit of challenge. I  can't stand the ones that are like a kit (that I would have to prepare).

We have already done at least eighteen crafts so far. Im running out of original ideas. One of my residents asked me for a repeat of one of the projects we did last year. Kitchen clay jewelry. OK. I guess we can do a repeat. We have loads of new residents at the facility so many of them have not seen this yet.

I had to go back to Pinterest to go find my original recipe. It is a mix of flour, salt and corn starch. Only one problem, I could not remember quantities.

Friday, March 6, 2015


I know it has been about 2 years since I have posted on here. I am going to try to get moving and start using my blog again.

I purchased myself a tiny little book a few years ago. I seek it out on some of those days that I need a little boost. It has an affirmation per each calendar day. I am not really into "affirmations" but this was a tiny little 365 page book that I bumped into on the bargain table at the book store. I think you all know that I can't pass up a useful bargain. I really liked today's. Here it is. I might have to share some more that I really like.

"Today I will embrace change. I know that change is the only true constant in life and today I will not resist it. I will let change happen.

Everything in nature changes - the seasons, the water levels, grass, leaves, wind, fruits, and vegetables. Nature is in a constant state of flux and change without this, there would be no growth.

My child and I are part of nature too. We do not need to force change; it happens by itself. Ours is to allow it and in this way we grow.

I will allow change to happen."

All is flux, nothing stays still...Nothing endures but change. - Heraclitus

--Daily Affirmations for Parents, Tian Dayton.