Wednesday, April 22, 2009

No new news...

I really don't have much
to blog about...
I've been busier at my studies
than I have with my art..
I guess it's a good time for such distractions...
But...I've been in a couple of Treasuries...
I forgot to post about them
while they were they're gone now...
I'm also featured on someone's blog..
they didn't give me a blog name
or a link...
so I can't show you that either. year has gotten off to a bit of a shaky start..
but, I am determined to
turn all that around...
very soon!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Our new group website is now Up.

I've got a few pages
for our new
group website.
I'm going with the 'free' plan
until our old domain name is once again
And...the site is currently a
'work in progress'
we'll keep working on it over the
next few weeks.
Who knows...maybe our domain will be
available by then...

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Paintings in the Shop

I did a couple
little acrylic and texture paintings...
6"x6"x 1.5"
They are now
listed in the
CMZ Art Etsy Shop.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

We are moving our ZOAgroup website.

After three years at the same 'address'...
I've decided to move the ZOAgroup
I'll give more details, right here,
on this post,
once I have
the new site...
up and running!
It's a 'work in progress'
but I finally settled on where to
place our website...
for now..I want to go with the
free account.
I'm not sure how long it will take
for the domain
to become available again..
but, we'll try to hold out until we can
get our domain...for some reason
I am not able to transfer it...
...another reason I don't want to stay with the
Yahoo hosting.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Good neighbor/ Bad neighbor

I finally TOOK the time to visit
some blogs.
It's very easy to get 'lost' in your worlds..
and lose all track of time. I guess it's one of
the reasons I don't visit as often as I would like.
I enjoy peeking into the lives and
thoughts of someone else...which is somewhat
'odd' for me.
I have NEVER paid attention to what
goes on in my neighborhood and I couldn't even
tell you who has moved into the house directly across the street..
The house had a 'for rent' or maybe it was a 'for sale' sign...I
didn't really pay attention..and I only noticed that there was a sign,
because I had to go out to get my mail, and there it was.
Wow...I didn't even realize the house was vacant!
Some might think me indifferent...
but I'm not..not really!
I just have Never been a 'nosy neighbor'.
Maybe I think 'it's none of my business' what my
neighbors are 'up' to...
but, I do get along nicely with those neighbors
that I have met,
...though the guy who lives right next door
did ask me to consider cutting down the tree in my front yard...
what a 'weird' request!
Sorry that the branches are getting close to your roof...
I just 'rent'.....and besides...if the tree is cut down...
I'm going to 'bake' all summer!
Okay...that's why I don't 'mingle' with the neighbors...
there always seems to be someone
who has a 'complaint' of some kind.
my grass had some yellow spots..very small and almost 'un-noticeable'
but, the lady next door was worried that
I had some kind of 'pest' that she didn't want infesting
her yard and thought I should get an 'expert' out to see what it was...
another neighbor who wanted us to
move our 'treated wood posts' that we used in our
seasonal craft business...
to the other side of our garage.
He was afraid it might attract
carpenter ants...and he didn't want his home to
get over-run with carpenter ants..

Sunday, April 12, 2009

A Fun Post

I HAD to clean out My Documents...
my laptop has just been 'horrid' lately and when
I checked ... more than 2/3d's of my
GBs were in use....YIKES!
So...I spent the whole night
last night...going through ALL of the files
in My Documents...
and got a Whole GB back! my 'laptop cleaning'
I found this list...
and decided to 'share'.
I thought it was rather 'fun'.

Ten years ago:
1. I was working for a major Insurance Company, issuing life insurance policies.
2. I had just moved back to Nebraska from Wyoming.
3. My youngest son was just going into Junior High.
4. My husband and I were getting ready for a busy craft show season.
5. I still felt 'invincible'.
On today's "To Do" list:
1. Pick a room..any room...and clean it! (I'm living in 'filth')
2. Mail out a replacement necklace for one of my pendants
3. Start zipping 'My Pictures' on my laptop
4. Write 1 article about art
5. Catch up on a couple of blog posts
Snacks I enjoy:
1. Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen
2. Toasted English Muffins with Peanut Butter
3. Bacon Crackers with Old English Cheese Spread
4. Lightly salted celery with Old English Cheese Spread
5. Golden Delicious Apples with Fat Free Caramel Dip

If I were a millionaire:
1. I'd buy my own home
2. I'd help my children buy homes (reasonably priced of course)
3. Help some folks who don't have homes
4. Buy some bonds for the grandbabies
5. Buy a car
Places I have lived:
1. Nebraska
2. Iowa
3. Tennessee
4. Wyoming
5. California

Friday, April 10, 2009

CMZ Art Etsy Shop

I have 're-opened' my
though I do 'confess' that I
don't know if that was
a good move
or not...
given the economy.
But...I do enjoy doing
art that isn't 'dark' in nature...
and so..for now..the shop is open.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Adam Lambert's MISSED Performance..on American Idol

I do watch American Idol...I've been a fan for years.
If you're a fan...and you missed Adam Lambert's performance
...since Idol ran over and those of us who DVR the darned thing
MISSED took me several hours...but I managed to find
a it is..on my blog..for anyone who missed it and wanted to see it.

Monday, April 6, 2009

I watched Celebrity Apprentice...what in the world??

I do watch a 'lot' of
not 'really -real'
reality TV....
I find it highly amusing..
most of the time..
it's nothing I have to pay
real close attention to.
Anyway...I watch the
Celebrity Apprentice..
and I was a bit
'off -put'
at one of the 'firings' on
Sunday's airing.
Donald fired
Khloe Kardashian...
for an old DUI!
That didn't even make sense to me..
Dennis Rodman has a drinking problem...
and Donald feels bad for him... mention Rodman's drinking
problem..with Khloe's old DUI..
what am I missing?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Still 'chillin'

I'm still 'chillin'....well, actually
I'm working my 'be-hind' off...just not so
much on art.
I've written a bunch of articles..
I'm almost done with the classes I've been taking..
but, mostly I'm just trying to
get a 'handle' on everything.
Jaime's trying to 'talk' me into
re-opening my
CMZart Etsy Shop...
..but, I've still got to do the books...
to see if it would be a prudent move.
(yes, I should have them done by now..
but, I'm afraid it will depress me I keep
putting it off.)
So...I'm still 'chillin'..trying to decide
which move is to my best 'interest'.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

World Food Programme Feed Bag

I was researching some Great Mother's Day gift ideas and ran across this product over on Amazon.
Maybe I've been 'living under a rock' or something..but, I thought this was a GREAT idea...and a great Gift Idea for Mother's Day!

It's called the World Food Programme Feed costs $60.00 which goes to feed a child for an entire school year! I thought it was 'brilliant' and wanted to 'pass it on'!