Vintage Adventures

Howdy! I'm a crafty gal living in the Golden State of California; all about vintage clothes, swing dancing, knitting, cooking, books
and adventures!

Monday, February 27, 2012

{Rough Waters}

I've hit a rough patch in life.

I am sick and tired of my job at the pie shop.
It is dull and unstimulating; I am ready to go back to nursing!
I am taking the necessary steps to transfer my CNA license to Texas.
I work 6 days a week and my paycheck is still lacking.
Travis works during the day and I work at night; I get to see him for a couple of hours a day if I'm lucky.
It all gives me a very bad feeling.

My family back home is having problems.
So is Travis' family.

I don't like talking about it to real people so it's easier to just write about it on the computer..
(My father is a raging alcoholic who is going crazy).
I just have a feeling that something bad is going to happen back home, soon.
The feeling that someone will be hurt.
Probably him.
Maybe jail or a mental hospital will be the end result.
Who knows.
But those are far better options than what is going on right now.

Travis and I are both not well at the moment, in our own separate ways.
I have a bleeding disorder in which I bruise spontaneously.
I woke up last week to find half of my hand purpley bruised.
I haven't had any time to rest and recharge due to the fact that I work so much.
I am exhausted and tired all of the time.

Travis has began taking anti-anxiety medicine and while I know it is supposed to help- all it seems to be doing right now is driving a wedge between us.

My orange Norwegian Forest Cat Loki is still missing.
I think about him every day.


I hope everything works out.
At least I've got coffee to keep me going.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

{My Garden}

One good thing about living in the south is the fact that I am able to plant a garden earlier in the year.


Aloe Vera






Rock with fossilized shell imprints I found while living in Kentucky.

The tiki torch

The watering jug

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Well I'm finally over having the flu.
I had a great Valentine's Day.
Travis and I both had to work so I made us a Valentine's dinner the day before:
Russian Velvet soup
Drunken Mushrooms
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes
Pan Fried Steak
French Chocolate Silk Lingerie Pie
Then last night I came home to find my apartment filled with flowers, candles, chocolate and wine.

It's supposed to rain today.
I'm also excited because I received an e-mail about the 2012 Galveston Island Bathing Beauties Revue.
They've done away with the "Modern" category!!
I'm kind of a Vintage purist so that made me extremely happy.
I have a 1950's swimsuit to wear.. now to find a hat.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

{A fun Friday}

I spent a lovely Friday playing with my animals, ice-skating with Travis and 2 of our neighbors at the Galleria Mall.
I also got to sit in a Tesla.

Afterwards we cooked an Indian-themed Midnight Feast:
Curried Potatoes
Curried Lentils
Naan Bread
Raw carrots and celery
Curried Chicken
White wine

An evil cat?

My Norwegian sweater kept my warm on the ice.

I have my own skates.

I really likes the Tesla.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

{A new soft thing}

I picked up my new kitty yesterday.
She's a 5 year old Norwegian Forest Cat (will be 6 on March 6th).
She's very purry.