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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 31, 2018

Went out with my fave and our little dog. Then stayed up too late watching “Makin’ It”.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 30, 2018

Today i hung out with my friends Gini and Ann. Gini is an elementary school art teacher and today i helped make some of her super cute classroom decorations for the new school year.

And i needle felted for the first time ever. I enjoyed the repetitive poking of the roving with the needles.

We went into Michael’s and it’s full on Halloween in there and they even have one aisle of Christmas. Like wtf.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 26, 2018

I’m working on a project right now that is super challenging and i’m really struggling to get through it. I was so overwhelmed and frustrated this afternoon, i actually had a mini breakdown and started to cry. Sometimes it’s cathartic to have a physical reaction to frustration, so when this happens i will just roll with it.

But i wasn’t home so i had to suck it up and do my best to work through it. I ended up kind if pushing past the block and made a little progress, then wrapped up for the day so i could end on a high note.

I also started to build a website for Greg today (gregshadoan.com) and that made me very happy.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 25, 2018

Happy Birthday to this awesome kid. Time flies whether you’re having fun or not, so you might as well have fun.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 24, 2018

Sometimes, a change of venue to a place with no distractions is really nice. Especially if that place has the A/C cranking.

Today i made this pair of earrings while totally grooving to my 70s R&B station.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 23, 2018

It’s too hot to work or think or move or sleep and it’s only getting hotter.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 22, 2018

I skipped yesterday because going to bed and going to sleep and not typing a blog post into my phone sounded heavenly. It sounds pretty great tonight too, tbh. But i’m not giving up because i can’t figure out how to make it work. Not yet.

I’m not a morning person. I didn’t have a morning routine until last month and it’s pretty hit and miss. But i did have a very long standing bedtime routine and this is messing with it, so i need to make time earlier in the day.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 20, 2018

Tried something radical and set my alarm an hour earlier and it was actually much easier getting up this morning, even though it was less hours of sleep.

I made fresh salsa today and when i was just about to finish it off with some black pepper, the top came off the shaker and pepper just poured out into the salsa. A giant Costco pepper shaker. Thank goodness it kind of dumped into a pile that i was able to mostly spoon out and the salsa was fine.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 19, 2018

Momentum is a wonderful thing. A couple weeks ago i was really swirly, but i figured out some small actions to take and kind of pushed through and now i am getting some stuff done. Who knows how long it will last so i had better make it count, right?

Of all the things i’ve learned the past few years, the lesson that “action provides clarity” has been the truest and most useful.

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Red Scorpio Diaries – July 18, 2018

Reading about job hunting and resumes lately and it’s kind of interesting. I’ve been studying entrepreneurship for a few years and it’s similar. I wonder if i’ll ever have a real job again. I might like to someday. I would prefer to have a sustainable family business. We make candy every Christmas and i always try to talk Greg and the kids into starting a family candy making business. They think i’m joking but i’m serious. It’s really good candy.