Monday, May 21, 2012


The past week has been pretty busy. A good week, but stressful in new ways. The things to do keep piling up and new responsibilities keep getting added. I did not let go of Facebook, and I am still teetering on the edge with that. I find myself logging in too often. The first few days were easy. Now that I know I am keeping it, I find it too easy to log in and out.

My day job boss has added more hours to my schedule, so I am pretty much full time now. There is good and bad there. Good: money and affordable benefits, Bad: no time for me or my business. I have to give up my life again. Sigh. Trying to figure out how to make it all work; day job, business, homeschool, me.

So, I have my lists of things to do in each room to get the house in tip top shape. I got more checked off today, but still tons to do. The laundry room is now clean and organized. We added a new hamper from Ikea to keep the clothes off of the floor. We also got a new indoor recycling bin, with a lid, so that is all neat and clean as well. Grayson also got his very own hamper in his room so he has a place to keep his dirty clothes rather than on the floor. Progress.

Grayson will start homeschool in August and we are in the process of signing him up for soccer. We are all excited about it, and it will be a new, big, experience for Grayson.

I've also been helping Aaron with his photography business.

Yesterday we did the local Family Fest event. It was a huge success. Aaron demoed his portrait process and took portraits of people . He'll be sending everyone a free low res copy in their email and information on his portrait packages. 

I think that is it for now. Back to the drawing board and figuring out new ways of trying to do it all. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

RIP Donna


So today is the second day that I won't be logging into Facebook. I decided, after  a couple months of thinking about it, that I needed to get away from Facebook for awhile. I'm so engrossed in it everyday, that I did not think that I could get away from it without deactivating the account. I really did not want to do that, but just wasn't sure.
So far, I think I am doing pretty well. Having my blog back helps. I do have to fight the urge to post something I find funny or interesting, but overall not missing it too much. I think that I have decided, though, that I will keep my facebook account active, especially because of my business account, but also because I know I will lose track of people who I would like to stay in touch with if I don't keep it.
The experiment will continue for the rest of the week and we'll see then what I ultimately decide. I am enjoying the freedom though. I almost feel like I'm on vacation.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

I'm back!

So, it's been four years since I moved over to Wordpress. A lot of things have happened since I was in here last. I still have a Wordpress blog, but it's for my business, Nancy Kay Creations. I started the business in 2010, after I lost my job at the bookstore. If you've read my blog in the past, you know how unhappy I was at that time. The bookstore closing was a big relief to me. Anyway, Aaron and I both moved, we both started businesses (he is now a professional photographer), I am now working in retail again to pay the bills and get health insurance, but still trying to run my jewelry business. Grayson is now 5 years old and will be starting school in August. We'll be doing school through California Virtual Academies (CAVA). So I will be blogging a lot about that experience and getting back to my everyday musings here. I was on Facebook and sharing a lot over there, but spending way too much time reading and not getting the things done that I wanted. I'm at a point now where I want to write more and get more of my thoughts out. I missed blogging. Hope you'll continue with me.