Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Beaded Tank

This is what I did tonight while watching old sci fi shows. Just a little beading on a blank tank top. OH! I think I need to bead the straps too. Good idea.

Normal Girl

Monday, July 27, 2009

Fit for a Princess

Psalm 45:13

I had fun the last two nights painting this chair. There is gold on the dress. And pink rhinestones on the front support bar. I believe all furniture should have rhinestones. Switching to boy chairs next, maybe sailboats.

Nice and cool down in Girl World, and I can't hear the raccoons,
Normal Girl

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Background Check

The two year old room is getting new carpeting tomorrow, so I finished painting the wall today. Jesus and the children got a clear blue sky with a few wispy clouds and a nice grassy lawn. I had some quality singing and dancing time alone in there while painting, and it does look better with a background....especially since the verse over it was crooked the first time it was painted. I think it looks better freehanded than it did when we used the overhead projector. Weird.

Looking forward to seeing the room with new carpet, better get there before the two year olds do.
Normal Girl

Friday, July 24, 2009

My Landlord

I was minding my own business, writing my paper, and I looked down to see a raccoon baby sitting practically at my feet. He thinks he owns the place.

I stepped away from the table and he followed me. He hung out a really long time, and I was getting tired of it, so I threw a flower pot at him. He just stepped aside and looked at me. Eventually, he climbed off the deck and in 30 seconds, he was back with his sibling. Yep, two raccoons sitting with me on the deck.

It has been an eventful paper writing day, hasn't it?

The trap is getting set out there tonight.
Normal Girl

I'm Singing

I found this while researching today.

I have no definite direction in my life. I was not singing last week, but this week, I am singing.
Normal Girl

Let's Dance

While I am writing the semester's final paper, Net Theology: Worship, I leave you with this thought. I truly think that life has a running soundtrack and it should be choreographed. I could not stop smiling while watching this. Wouldn't we all be happier if our days went like this?

5, 6, 7, 8!
Normal Girl

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Word of the Day

Ludicrous, adj. So foolish, outrageous, or out of place as to be amusing.

Do you know that in Plymouth if there is a funeral, you can't get to the post office? Ludicrous.

I went to Jo-Ann's today and there were 16 people in line at the check out in front of me and no additional checkers were called. This happens a lot there, completely ludicrous.

When I got 4 inches of interfacing at the cutting counter, the woman asked me if I needed help to carry it to the front of the store. I asked her to call someone. How ludicrous! HAHAHA, that was pretty funny and it made me laugh. It cost me 28 cents........and 30 minutes in line.

I tried to buy two notebooks at Rite Aid today because they are advertised as buy one get one free. They made me pay 50% for the second one even though the sign said free. Beyond ludicrous.

I am procrastinating writing my final paper of the semester with everything I have within me. I am very close to cleaning or exercising. HOW LUDICROUS IS THAT???

Hoping your day is ludicrous,
Normal Girl

Monday, July 20, 2009

Moon Walk Anniversary

I remember watching the footage of this over and over the sumer I was 11 years old. Amazing stuff. There is alot of press about it today, on the 40th anniversary of the mission to the moon. I had never read this before, thought it interesting, and am sharing:

But the first things a man ate and drank on the moon were a Communion wafer and a thimbleful of wine.

Buzz Aldrin was a Presbyterian church elder at the time. The pastor of Webster Presbyterian in suburban Houston near the Johnson Space Center gave him a home Communion kit to take to the moon. It contained the wafer, a tiny vial of wine and a thumb-sized silver chalice.

NASA had urged Aldrin not to celebrate the sacrament publicly. Atheist activist Madelyn Murray O'Hare had already filed suit because the Apollo 8 crew read from the Book of Genesis for all the world to hear as they orbited the moon on Christmas Eve the year before.

So instead, Aldrin got on the radio shortly after the moon landing and asked everyone listening to observe "a few moments of silence" to think about what had just happened and to give thanks in their own way.

Aldrin's way was to turn off the microphone and administer Communion to himself. Armstrong watched silently as Aldrin poured the wine, read a few lines of scripture from a card, then ate the wafer and drank from the tiny cup.

It really must have been awe inspiring,

Normal Girl

Friday, July 17, 2009

What I Got at the Art Fair

I spent some time today at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs. All I bought was a lemonade, but I did bring home some inspiration. Seems that peace signs and tie dye remain very trendy. I saw a lot of both. So, tonight I sat and made a bracelet. Look at all the dove footprints! If you click on the pic, you can see all of the marvelous little pieces.

We come in peace,
Normal Girl

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Making New Friends

Imaginina's friend Sparkle has a new blog: http://thesparklestudio.blogspot.com/

So, Imaginina and I made a video yesterday, and Sparkle posted it on her blog. I am just glad that Imaginina has made a friend who is not wanted by the law.

And, I have a new pair of flip flops,
Normal Girl

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Fruits of My Procrastination

Tonight, I made these while procrastinating doing the dishes.

Then, I made this bracelet while procrastinating starting research for my final paper.

And, I made this while I was procrastinating doing my weekly discussion board project.

I have been a big slug lately. Maybe I need some Wheaties.
Normal Girl

Friday, July 10, 2009

The Softie

At home for Mom's birthday. This is a view of Dad's photo board. There are lots of framed photos in the house, but this tells a lot about the man, I think. He readily shows his tough side, but you can see his soft side if you look for it. Here it is in photos of his family that he keeps just for himself in his garage. They are old and curling up, but he loves them.

He spends most of his time in his garage workshop. Maybe we keep him company.
Normal Girl

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Earring Fest

Tonight, I made earrings while I watched the obsession. I am on season 9. I am now an expert on this show, and a little freaked that there is another Stargate series after this one, and 3 movies. This might take all summer. Oh, and a new Stargate series starts in the fall.

Anyway, I like the red and black pair best. That is a coral disc in the middle. I might have another earring fest tomorrow night.

They don't wear earrings on Stargate. Air Force people wearing earrings? I have seen one pair in nine seasons.

Normal Girl

Monday, July 6, 2009


Let's go back to this. Sunday morning. Everyone sees the graffiti for the first time. I did get a few nice comments. And one cranky one. I was told that Christians find the peace sign an insult. And that I put it right in God's name? I am in big trouble. Really? I don't get it. Do some folks deliberately miss the point? It is about peace.

Anyone ever heard this and enlighten me on the principle of the peace sign being insulting?

A girl from the 70s,
Normal Girl

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Busy Weekend

I gave myself two complete days off.  For the fun of it.  I made a big list of things I could and maybe even should do during those days off:
  • cut the grass
  • removes some of the weeds that have grown so much it looks like the house has been abandoned
  • clean up a few rooms
  • start research for my final paper
  • make some beads for the 9864654 projects floating in my head
  • find and start a new bible study
  • walk around the block a couple times
  • finish cleaning the garage so I can get my car in there
  • start reading one of the books I have been saving for such a time as this
This is what I have accomplished so far:
  • none of the above
And I don't even care.  I think.
Normal Girl

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Destined to Be an Author

I read an article today called, "How to write an E Book that sells in 2009."  The main premise is that anyone can make money from a blog if they have something to sell.  OK, I can write quickly and easily, and I have had several how-to books published.  

The article says I have to write about something that solves problems or desires for people, and give them their money's worth.  I have written 9872343 papers in the last couple years, certainly I could write a compelling book, right? So, I did some thinking about it.  What do I know, from which other people might benefit?

  • 25 Creative Ways to Procrastinate Anything
  • How to Build Anything with Styrofoam, Wire, and Duct Tape
  • Wild Animals and You
  • How to Glitter Anything
  • How to Channel the Overachiever in You
What do you think? Would you read any of those?

OK, maybe not so compelling, still working on it,
Normal Girl