Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Breaking my Own Rules


Have you ever made a rule for yourself you later broke?
Count me in on this one. I swore I would 
NEVER
EVER
use an eReader like a kindle.
Well guess what?
I use one now.
EVERY
DAY
I love it.
I have about 75+ books stored on it. No more late fees at the library (for now).
I get an email everyday with free/cheap Ebooks deals and I can borrow plenty from the media mall from the library for free with NO LATE FEES. Oh did I already mention no more late fees? Bahahahahahaha!!!!!

Monday, December 15, 2014

How I feel Without my Art


Yeppers, that's me.

Big blank canvas hanging on a brick wall.

I need to make art. I thought knitting again would fulfill me but so far it hasn't. Of course I may not have given it a fighting chance quite yet. I have a pair of socks for myself in the works but lordy they are slow going!

I hope to get a new art journal today. That might help.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

World Turning

It's time to come back out of hiding and face my new life. Oh Lord why can't things just stay the SAME for longer than two years anymore?

Wait...am I complaining about my lot in life? Never may that happen! (Bonus points to anyone who knows where that phrase came from) I'm not COMPLAINING I'm just EXPLAINING.

When I moved to Danville I did not know two important things; that the neighborhood really was THAT BAD and that my friend who had the apartment was bipolar. Don't get me wrong, I loved the space despite the bad wiring, bats and other creepy crawlies and it being upstairs, which to my unending surprise kept a lot of people from visiting me. Who knew so many people can't manage one flight of stairs? That still boggles my mind.

Anywayssssssssssssssssss

I knew something was wrong with my landlord/friend within days but I chose to ignore it seeings how I spent 16+ months in a little pink room at my daughter's house sharing a bathroom with 4 other people. Having your own bathroom goes a long way in overlooking bad behaviors. But slowly, surely it became glaringly obvious that this was not going to be something I could disregard forever. Other people started dropping hints about her mental state and I had to make a choice to stand my ground or run. Life lesson-standing your ground is easy when you have no money to run.

The neighborhood had it's ups and downs then took a turn for the worse this past summer. Gunfire, unexplained explosions, people screaming in the street at 2AM, rap music booming from cars day and night, well you get the picture. I was living in the ghetto.

Ghetto +crazy=stress

I wanted to leave, I really did but I had some additional health concerns and my doctor was only a few blocks away. My family begged me to move, my friends not so subtly hinted it was time to MOVE!!!!! I was torn over wanting out so bad and leaving my friend there alone in her unsteady mental state- she had told several others how afraid she was to be there and how glad she was that I was around.

All for naught- I was forced out at the worst possible time for me and my business hopes. Said bipolar so-called friend decided to sell her other house and she thereby needed my apartment to store her extra furniture. She gave me like one week notice- yeah right- try again- someone must have told her to settle down coz she extended it to Nov 23. So instead of focusing on my domino art business I got to look around for a place to live none of which I could afford so I moved in with a childhood friend and put all my stuff in storage because this ain't happening again. I told MsCrazy she was NOT ALLOWED to complain to anyone about being scared in that big old house in the GHETTO all by her lonesome.

Now I'm back in the town where I graduated high school. It's ok but dang it I miss having the library right down the street and going to Royal Donut for supper.

Watch this video why don't ya?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL84jPY829I

Fleetwood Mac – World Turning Lyrics

Everybody's trying to say I'm wrong
I just wanna be back where I belong

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Maybe I'm wrong but who's to say what's right
I need somebody to help me through the night

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Maybe I'm wrong but who's to say what's right
I need somebody to help me through the night

World turning
I gotta get my feet back on the ground
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Turnin', everybody's got me down
World turning
Everybody's got me down

Let me roll
Songwriters: MCVIE, CHRISTINE / BUCKINGHAM, LINDSEY

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Feline Rescue Center

Center Point Indiana $10 adult Admission $5 Kids, Very informative. Lots of tigers. Read more here:




There's a bobcat behind her.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

Almost Like Being There (but no real selfie)

A couple of videos I took a few weeks back when I unplugged and went on vacation.

Turkey Run, Indiana.

video
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Season of the Selfie Day 31: My Mother the DORK!

My youngest son said his friends didn't believe him when he described me as a dork. HA! I guess they don't know me very well do they? I had to give them photographic evidence- My job here is DONE.


I actually got paid a dollar to make this my Facebook profile picture for a week lol. Catch it while you can!

https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.tutwilerhalley



Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Season of the Selfie Day 25: Squaw Thirty

As I was taking this picture the title "Squaw Thirty" popped into my head. You know like Beer Thirty or Dark Thirty?


Tipis in Forrest Glen Preserve- never been there wow how I did miss that?