Wednesday, March 25, 2009
YEEEAAAH! I'm so proud of myself! I'm now the proud owner of a RUNNING 1965 Honda! Now it's just a matter of getting my license and learning how to ride the darn thing, lol. But...one thing at a time.
Slowly but surely I'm actually getting a few bears together and working on a pattern for a primitive style bear pull-toy doll. Hopefully he'll turn out the way I see him in my minds eye. Crackled, aged and on beautifully rusted wheels. I haven't done a prim doll in quite a while.
Hubby's gone again. It's the one downfall with his job. I clean the house like crazy in order to cope but I miss the place he fills when he's gone. It makes my day amazingly brighter when I see he's left a text message for me while I slept. He's the only man that ever REALLY made me feel beautiful inside and out and more importantly, really, truly and deeply loved. Working on our 8th year of marriage and we still shower together. Small, I know-but it's the small things that matter but get overlooked the most. I would never trade a day with him for anything-or even a day with out him. The days he's gone and I sulk-it keeps me appreciating what I have. *Sigh* I could go on about him all day =) Maybe one day I'll talk about how we met. That would probably explain to anyone who reads this why we have such an amazing bond.
A Tale of True LoversThousands of miles away
Pages and words to bridge
Closing of my eyes momentarily
Hmmmmm, there he is
Slowly inhale, lingering essence of lust
Ages will foretell the love, the romance of us.
Generations will envy the attraction,
Magnetism our heart's unfolds
History will be colored, tainted with the lovepouring from our souls.
Eyes will hunger for a glimpse of what we share
Finger tips, hands will quiver and long to journey there
Touching, reaching out to grasp what we have discovered
Falling short of their quest for their spiritual lover.
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Are you like me?
Think that as soon as "spring" hits the calendar it should miraculously be spring? I'm so terribly tired of the cold here. Granted it was cold in Ohio but Chicago has it's own temperature scale so it seems. 15 below here seems like a million below with the wind. UGH, the wind!
Yesterday I dug my motorcyle out. By today's standard I suppose one would call it a scooter but she's my baby. She's just as old and crusty as I am. Part of why I love her!
The bike was bad off when we purchased her. I found her on ebay and was not going to lose the bid no matter what. It did state that she was running but she was a 10 hour drive away so there wasn't exactly any way to check her out first =)
I've had her for several years now and have tinkered with her off and on. We haven't had any extra money for me to really get into her and get her fixed right away. Locating some of the parts took time to but then again she is from 1965.
I finally found a replica carb built in the proper way to match each OEM piece perfectly. I was really excited to see someone finally is producing it.
To back-peddle a little, when I purchased her, she was NOT running, not in the least. Ater I started tearing into it, the fuel tank was loaded with pinholes. The fuel had eaten and hardened the foam of the seat and the petcock was literally packed so hard with rust it was like trying to clean rock out of it. So needless to say the tank, petcock & seat were trash. That was just the beginning.
To save you all the boring details, there isn't much that hasn't been replaced. This summer will be her first actual time on the road in MANY years. At the top of this post is a picture of how she looked when I aquired her. I had a website all about her and what had been done so far but sadly I had it on AOL's Homepage which they shut down. So one of these days I'll do a new site. Hopefully it will help anyone else trying to restore one of these beautiful old bikes. I'm really excited to be getting her on the road!
So, on to another topic!
I'm slowly getting a couple new things listed on my website, etsy and artfire. I've been working on a few more anime style bears. I love making them. They leave so much room for creativity! Things are just slow because of me working on the bike (Goth chicks that are old farts and work on motorcycles are GREAT! Don't ya think?) Speaking of which...it's 7:30 am on a cold disgusting Wednesday and I have a bike to get back to.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
First, please don't expect miracles from me or this blog. I suck at doing things like this. I try and blame it on being busy but...that's pretty far from the truth. I love to do just about anything but write about myself.
Today (ya ya I know it's 11:19 pm) is my first day on Blogger. Hurray for me! Why is it people are so consumed with blogging? Oh yes, it's therapeutic. Good. I guess I'll be here alot.
If I feel REALLY generous and if you act interested, I may add some great recipes here for you to use as you wish. I really don't even care if you give me credit for them or not. I used to make all kinds of bath goodies & massage oils but now I just make em for Hubby and I. Did I forget to mention that I also have great recipes for edible goodies for you and your "special" other?
Those are the best recipes IMO =)
If I feel SUPER generous I may even post a teddy bear pattern or two for you to have fun with! That's what I do now. Miniature bears. But I also make Zombie bears & purses even. (YES, we have a Zombie survival plan!) I mean what's life without a little un-death?
Ok, I'm babbling about even dumber crap that usual so I'm going to bed =)