Ignoring Limitations of Space

So, it turns out that the C drive on my laptop is not a bag of holding (D&D reference for those that aren’t too savvy in the ways of all that is geek/nerd) and ran out of room. I can still, sort of, use the laptop. However, it’s slooooooooowwwww…painfully slow….almost, dare I say, dial-up slow.

I have pictures that I need to upload for my business – Tokyo Bags (shameful self promotion).sake bagI need to work on my website (for said business). And, I just have tons of stuff that need to get done, but I don’t have the time to wait for my laptop to catch up to me. I guess it would be like trying to run a marathon without getting out of bed….


I’ll be looking to purchase an external hard drive within the week….hopefully…so that should take care of some of the issues….I hope. In the mean time, I’ll be working (the outside job), writing with pen and paper, baking, and trying to clean up pictures and files that I don’t need.



Busy Busy Busy Me

I seem to say this more often than I’d like to, especially here.

Life gets complicated and busy…so very busy!

My good friend opened Mischief Makers Gallery (with two of her other friends) a few months ago and this past Friday was their grand opening. They were gracious enough to let some of their friends display and sell crafts that they hand made. I was lucky enough to be one of those friends. Of course this meant that I needed to devote a lot of time to sewing.

It totally paid off. I sold enough bags to justify a little shopping trip to Mitsuwa Marketplace, a Japanese grocery store in Illinois (about an hour and a half drive from my house.) I bought some really awesome books at the Kinokuniya bookstore that’s inside Mitsuwa.


Oh, I’ll also be making veggie lasagna for dinner (food stuffs not bought from Mitsuwa but rather a little shopping trip this morning to Outpost Natural Foods here in Milwaukee.)

Besides all the sewing, we needed to sort through our clothes and household items to figure out what we wanted/needed to keep and what is going to go into a rummage sale – hopefully next weekend. So far we have this nice little gathering of items…


…plus one more large tote that I forgot about.

So that leads to today….my day to catch up on relaxing, more sewing – cuz I really do love it, and watching some Du RaRaRa…cuz that anime makes me homesick and that’s exactly what I need today.

Electronic Free Weekend, Part 2

Yesterday went pretty smoothly.

The kids actually took my advice and played some board games…the whole afternoon! Sure there was the occasional cell phone checking but I let that slide.

We have tons of games so the kids should be able to keep themselves amused.

I, on the other hand, will be busy with mundane house work and then cutting out material for more handbags…in other words…I’ll be working.

I can’t complain though, I do love my life ❤

Electronic Free Weekend

This is primarily for the kiddo and her friend. It seems that whenever they are together all they do is sit on the couch with their noses buried in whatever electronic device they have within arms reach.

So, I have declared this weekend to be electronic free.

The kids are going crazy. They don’t know what to do.


They have the world at their fingertips…..and they don’t know what to do….

Amazingly the kiddo decided she wants to go through her clothes for an upcoming rummage sale….and her friend wants to help….this is weird to me….

It’s only 10:44am

I’m a little curious to see how the rest of the day pans out.

This has really got me thinking on how our world has changed and what the next generation will have.