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Saturday, November 19, 2011

The End?

Well I finally called it quits on my second job.  The money was a nice addition, but I was slowly losing my mind.  Being rushed and out of time constantly was not making for a very happy life.  I wasn't seeing my friends or doing anything except working.  If I wasn't at CT, I was prepping and teaching and running around like a crazy person.  The moment I gave my notice, my headache lessened and my life snapped back into focus.  I will miss that extra cash flow for my addiction, obsession, hobby,  but already I am feeling better.  My supervisor called me on my last shift to see if I will work over the Christmas holidays, and I might, but only for a limited engagement.  I know that I need a break too, so I am still considering it.  We'll see.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Out with the Old and in with the New

I have the best friends in my life, I really do.  They understand me, and know that I have a crafty addiction and even help support it. 
My friend Michelle called me last night and offered to gift to me her Silhouette SD... how great is that?  I was a little surprised, but accepted readily as Mac has not been agreeing to download the software for my old Silhouette. 
I bought my original Silhouette 4 years ago, after much debate and thought.  A machine that hooks up to my computer and will cut images?  Awesome.  I didn't use it as much as I thought I would.  The process was a little more techie than I'd thought, and it didn't do some of the things that I really needed it to do.  Bottom line, I wasn't ready for it.  So it stayed in a box for a while after we moved, and then was displayed in a prominent place in my scrap room.  It begged me to use it.  Finally, I started to understand it's functions a little more and incorporated it into my scrapping by using it for titles and other text elements for my pages.  Since then, they have upgraded the software and made it a little more user friendly.  I keep it for certain things, as it only cuts 8.5X11.  I also have a Cricut Expression that I use as well. 
When I got  Mac a few months ago, I'd made sure that the software was compatible, but for some reason, my old Silhouette was not recognized.  Mac didn't like it I guess.  I was afraid that I would never be able to access my thousands of downloads again, when I got the phone call from Michelle.  So now there is a new kid on the block and Mac has accepted her.  Peace reigns in the World of Scrap.
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