Aimee The Great

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

It's a good life



I lost a very close friend of mine May 8th due to suicide. I didn't find out until the 9th though. It was hard. It is hard. It's a daily battle because I know depression was one of the major factors in her suicide. I tried to get her help. I tried to be a help. I cannot face life knowing I didn't try to get myself help.

Things have changed for me because of her, because I don't ever want to get that low again.

So here is a brief update of what is going on in my life:


  • My husband, David, and I have separated. I love him and I want him, and myself, to grow as adults and we can no longer be married to do that.
  • I have started seeing a counselor (again, or more accurately for "realsies" this time)
  • My counselor is going to help me so I understand me and how I can take better care of me
  • I stopped going to the church I have always gone to, for right now I feel this is best for my mental health. 
  • I am going to start blogging/crafting/creating again. This is something I need for me and I am excited for the future. 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Did a bad thing!

I bought a MacBook Air. Shame shame. haha. But seriously I love it. It almost means I will be able to get on the computer more often. Blessed day!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Pocket Letter Swap and other crafts I've been working on

Hey It's been a while. haha. I finally have a little more free time now that I have a full time job (40 hours a week, and bennies-- huzzah).

I joined a local Planner group on Facebook. I have yet to meet with them, but I am excited to have more planner girls to talk to! I got all the ladies at work addicted to planners. We get together and work on our planners at least once a month and call it PLANNER GIRL DAY!

Anyway, the local Facebook Group Planner group does a pocket letter swap (I think once a month?) and I joined in the St. Patricks Day Swap. Here is my contribution. And it went to another Amy. Haha!

Front



Back; full of stickers and rub ons and washi and paperclips and Jamberry wraps and tags and ribbon

In January I created these cards:

A Pop-up Llama birthday card for my friend, Michelle. I used Lawn Fawn's Pop-up Box die and The Sassy Club's Llama stamp set.


side

side

Close up

Front

And another pop-up card I sent my sister and her husband




Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Update

I feel like I've been doing a lot of updates and not much actual crafting or blogging.

My apologies.

So, here's what's going on.

My husband, Dave, and I have recently (as recently as of this past Saturday, June 18) moved from our rental home to my parents home. My father has normal pressure hydrocephalus and his health has slowly deteriorated and my mother needs more help. This means Dave and I are now living in a internet-less cramped room (9'x13'). It's not too terrible. And it will get better. It's new and adjustments have to be made.

Good news is we both felt this was the right decision for our family. Yes, it will be difficult, but we will also be able to save some money, (school or for a down payment on a house). And my mom really needs help and we feel like we could support her.

Dave is working full time (part time job) at a local 7-11 and I am working at both of my part time jobs. It's going to be a busy, long summer, but in the fall things will get better.

So a few things I am planning on working on with my free time (since I won't be binge watching Netflix!), I want to start planning. I made my own planner, but I've decided to buy one! And I want to start/finish a quilt I have had in the works. And read more. Lately I have only had time to listen to audiobooks. And I would like to read.

In this move and downsizing I have been going through stuff and deciding what to keep, what to throw away or donate. I want to be a minimalist (difficult cause I am crafter and a disney tsum tsum collector), but I love the idea of digital content and how we can save things to the cloud. So, I have saved a bunch of letters that my grandparents wrote me.

I miss them every day. I was thinking about them today and just started crying and I wrote this on my phone:

 "I miss my grandparents very much.
I think missing people is the worst.
The people you love move on and your heart "want to march where they are", but you have to keep loving.
I typed living, but phone typoed. And it's true.
I am lucky for the beautiful memories I have"

I remember I read something that said Great Memories mean Great Love. It still makes me sad that I can visit with them.

I suppose this is suppose to remind me to spend time with those I love but instead it just makes me sad.

haha. Well, this has been a weird blog/blurb. :) Don't worry. Everything is fine.

I hope you all have a great day.