Whatever You Do, Don’t Say ‘Whatever’: via HuffPost

Whatever You Do, Don’t Say ‘Whatever’: via HuffPost http://huff.to/SQWNRf

My fiancee brought this article to my attention today because I am “Ms. Whatever” or “Ms. I don’t care” and this annoys him. If you know me, you already know this fact about me. I’ve probably annoyed you with my indecisiveness.

I will say that the article is correct in saying that this can damage relationships. It has for me in the past, but it is a hard habit to break.

I don’t know why I do it most of the time. I do know that when I say I don’t know, its usually because I really don’t know at that moment. Like if it’s 9am and I am asked what I want for dinner, yeah, I really don’t have a clue. I may not know that until dinnertime. Hence the probably thousands I’ve spent over the years on take out. Boo me.

My mother always took meat out of the freezer the night before and planned the meal for the next day. I never got into that habit.

The ‘whatever’ response I think may be related to my depression, fear of rejection or my lack of self esteem. Maybe its because I’m afraid of my want or need being rejected, or all of the presented choices are fine with me.

Most of the time I am really easy going and really don’t care where I’m going or what I’m doing as long as I enjoy the person I’m with. I have learned over the years how to say no to something I don’t like or someplace I don’t feel like going if I really don’t want to.

I didn’t used to say no and that’s where the issues and resentment came in. I would do whatever the other person wanted all the time and then get mad at them when they didn’t want to do what I wanted or if I really didn’t want to do what they wanted.

I dunno. I am now in self analysis of my ‘whatever, I don’t know-ness’ and I will try to think twice before I say either. Hopefully I can figure out if its just a habit or if it has deeper, darker meaning.

Any other depressives out there have this issue?




Well I finally sat down and went through my environmental emails and shared info to my Twitters and Facebook.

It’s been a while since I’ve shared that much info in one day. Fixing cabinets, doing laundry and stuff finally gave me some time to sit and do it.

Tomorrow is a birthday party for my daughters school pal and Sunday is my nieces bridal shower, so I probably wont be doing it again in the next few days.

Monday ill start making more jewelry and maybe take my daughter to the schools open pool for a couple of hours.


Trying to get stuff done…

So while I was doing laundry and trying to get new items listed to Etsy, I hear a crash in the kitchen. At first I thought the cat knocked something over in my bedroom because she came running out of my room like a bullet that had been shot from a gun and hid under the dining room table.
So I walk through the kitchen to get to the bedroom, check for anything knocked over, come back out and notice this cabinet door a couple of inches open and when I opened it, this is what happened.

The 2 shelves had collapsed onto each other and fell to the bottom. As I opened the door, things started falling out and I was just hoping that no glass was broken.



Forward 3 hours. I emptied the cabinet, threw out the expired things I found, which were less than I expected, drilled some holes to put in 2 inch support screws on the one side of the cabinet and re-placed the shelves on the plastic brackets on the other side. Then I returned to adding the new items to my Etsy store and folded some laundry.

I think my kitchen is trying to tell me something. It wants a makeover I think. lol

Tada! Much better huh?

Now to entertain my bored daughter.



Evil eye jewelry, history and color meanings

History behind the evil eye:
For many centuries, cultures from all over the world believed that through a jealous remark or an envious stare bad luck could be bestowed upon others. As a protective barrier, Evil eye jewelry was created to stare back at the eyes of harm. Traditionally, these jewels brought happiness, love, success, and wealth to their keepers.

Today, evil eye jewelry is not only worn as protection, it has now become a fashion statement as well. The eye bead itself is usuallly made of glass and can be used with various other beads, hemp, ribbon, glass chips and agates to create protective works of art to wear.

Evil eye and health:
Evil eye jewelry promotes health through good fortunes and repelling bad energy. Some combine it with magnetic beads, such as hematite or magnetic metals to promote other health benefits as well.

Evil eye for children: Parents put evil eye jewelry on their newborns in order to preserve their children’s potentials and success. The eye inspires growth, strength, and good health.

Celebrity and latest trends: Celebrities have been seen wearing evil eye jewelry on numerous occasions. Madonna is a huge believer in the power of the evil eye and has been seen wearing Kabbalah red string jewelry. Paris Hilton was spotted at events wearing evil eye pendants. Other fashion icons such as Britney Spears, Oprah, Debra Messing, Penelope Cruz, Selma Hayek, and many more have made the jewels a part of their wardrobe.

The meaning of bead colors:
Blue: The traditional color for good karma, positive energies and protection against the evil eye

Light Blue: Color of the sky – symbolizes truth and therefore it provides direct protection against the evil eye.

Green: resembling the color of growing grass and therefore stands for hope and personal growth.

Yellow: the color of sunshine, the main source of energy for all living creatures. Thus, it stands for health, strength and healing.

Orange: It is associated with joy and the tropics. Orange represents enthusiasm, fascination, happiness, creativity, determination, attraction, success, encouragement, and stimulation.

Red: is the color of love and blood, so it is associated with energy, strength, power, determination as well as passion and desire. Due to these associations it is the most powerful color for protection against the evil eye. This is the color that is practiced in Kabbalah.

Purple: associated with royalty. It symbolizes power, nobility, luxury, and ambition. It conveys wealth and extravagance. Purple is associated with wisdom, dignity, independence, creativity, mystery, and magic.

Pink: the color of universal love. Emotional love of self and others , friendship, affection, harmony and inner peace.

Brown: the color of the Earth, and is very comforting, nurturing, fertile, stable and balance.

Beige-Kaki: a neutral color that brings stability to those who need it the most. Also known for achievement and success.

Black: is associated with Prosperity and wealth. It is a very powerful color that symbolizes strength and power.

White: light, goodness, innocence, purity, and virginity. It is considered to be the color of perfection. White means safety, purity, and cleanliness and therefore it cleans negative energies and turns them into positive energies.

Disclaimer. I did not write this entire post, I found most of the info on various websites, edited and pieced it together.

More info is available here http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evil_eye

Etsy update

I finished all 7 vintage sets I was making and even threw a friendship bracelet I made a while back on there. I spent a beautiful day yesterday relaxing poolside and on a boatride as payment for some graphics work I did for a friend. I will be starting on some new jewelry stuff tomorrow. 🙂 Jewelry designs made mostly from repurposed supplies by tReeVamped http://www.etsy.com/shop/tReeVamped THV