Wednesday, September 22, 2010

I'm Still Here and Alive

So my friends, this is what I've been up to lately. I'm preparing for a Dia de los Muertos show at Xico, Inc. in Phoenix, AZ. I made a series of calaca earrings and some funkier stuff above the skulls. I'm also in the middle of making some skelly dolls. I also made an assortment for my sister to take back to Phoenix to sell at her place of work, "Chicanos Por La Causa," Chicanos for the Cause. So far, she's sold quite of few of them and I love the Phoenix market, they're appreciate the hard work artist put into their stuff and are willing to spend the $$, unlike here, in my hometown, El Paso, where if it's not free, forget about it!!! Anyway, everything is turning out really great but...yes, friends, there's a but, or is it butt!!??

I have to have everything shipped before the 30th of Oct. and I'm feeling a bit of a squeeeeze, or is it a , smoooosh!!! Mick Jagger may have time on his hands (although, have you seen him lately!!! eeewww) but Georgina has very little time on her hands. Yesterday was a good example. I woke up in the middle of the night feeling a little queasy, well, a lot queasy!! I ran to the bathroom to do a bit of kneelin' and prayin'...get my drift??? The 3rd visit prompted me to do something very stupid, I reached for the terlet seat and the cover to help myself up and both heavy wooden seat and cover came crashing down on the bridge of my if that's not adding insult to injury, I don't know what is. I knew that I might get a black eye or two if I didn't go and ice my my schnoz down, but at that point, da ya think I cared??? So all day yesterday I spent in the bed (I rarely lay in the bed, but when I do everyone knows I'm sick!!) sleeping on and off and listening to my own breathing and worse yet, my own thoughts of worry and woe!!! So there went a day of any work in the studio. You just can't really plan!!!

Today, I'm going to my mother's, Miss Daisy Day, and set up her sewing machine and change her bobbins when she's completed altering her new pants. My family has a problem with having no real buttocks. Both my parents have none hence, the off spring are also buttless!! My brother in NM is worse...he's concave!!! Glad he doesn't read my blog!! hehehehe!! Anyway, my mother, in her 88 year old vain fashion, has to fix the back part of all her pants if they're a certain size...the pants, not her butt, that's pretty consistent! I, on the other hand, don't really give a Rhett Butler damn!!! If they hang, then they hang...just gives me more room to sit in comfort.

Then my youngest, Ian, is coming today at around 3:30. Tomorrow is his birthday, turning 25 (I was married for almost 5 years and had a kid by then) and he has asked me to make him banana pudding in lieu of a cake. So I have to get back home and make his pudding for it to be just right for tomorrow's consumption. You can not eat banana pudding before it's's a Southern thang. I'm no Southerner, beaner yes, Southerner, no, but after living with one for almost 26 years, things just stick, like chewing gum, old hair gel, already-sucked Starburst candies between the cushions, etc. Of course, this is after doing Miss Daisy's bitch work...."Georgina the mighty bobbin changer!!!!!

So you think why not next week, the last week of September!! Yes, I had planned on working that week, but that's when my honey decided that was a good time to visit his daughter in Chicago. I'm not complaining here, never been there and looking forward to the Chicago Art Institute, House of Blues and some eateries that have become popular through Foodnetwork, "Drive-in, Drive -byes & Dens" or something like that!! We'll be there for 4 days then back home the 2nd of Oct. when the race will really begin. I also have to have everything shipped way before the 30th because this travlin' soul will return to Austin to see daughter and grands for a weekend...just a weekend...can't stand much more time than that...we'll kill each other!!! Just read my after-Christmas visit to Austin blog from 2009!! I think I wrote one.

So my dear friends, time to get ready, go to the store to buy an extra piece of Tilapia and Mexican squash for tonight's dinner...never got around to making it last night...uuggghhhh!!! And since we'll have another boca (mouth) to feed, need to buy the extra stuff. Also, need to make that visit to my mommy's for her sewfest. Hmm, maybe I'll have to pick up some more bobbins!! Peace out.


Linda in New Mexico said...

Gawd, I love you vieja loca. All that and you never even took a breath tambien.
Hot is it????, yes us too for the most part but not likey yous guys. Give yourself a break cutie, it'll get done and if it don't well then the worse that can happen is that they come and take you away....hey, that way you wouldn't have to be concerned huh?
Sorry that Earl and the big white phone attacted. I hope you are feeling betterssssss soonest. Tell Ms Daisy Hola and take care. The Olde Bagg
And what I should have started with is....damn girl...your stuff is cute. Good job, hard working woman.
Fall Blessings and send the goats.

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

OMG Georgina!!!!
I'm not sure whether to sympathize, laugh, cry, roll on the floor or just wish you GOOD LUCK!!!! Can I do all the above???
Holy Cow woman---you've had a time of it. HAng tough---glad to hear the work is selling.
Gotta run--looks like we ahve weather coming in and I need to check the radar.
Many hugs....


yoborobo said...

Georgina! LOL!! OMG. What can I possibly say to that? I am sorry you were attacked by a toilet seat, and were sick and have to be a bobbin changer (is that a union job? hahahaha!). You always make me laugh. Your new work is fabulous - and of course, I want to see your skelly dolls! But only when you have had time to catch your breath. :) xoxox!!

Anonymous said...

Hey, stop hitting yourself in the head with the toilet!

I'm glad I'm not the ony one with a GLoA. (Genetic Lack of Ass) Kinda sucks, given that I sit in a car seat 8 hours a day!

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I wish I wish I wish I could be there to see all the calacas...I also wish you good luck my sacred can do it girl! I hope your mother is beaming now with the sewing machine set up for her.... smile! The top earrings are absolutely fabulous! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

My best friend has Tucson Yarns...have you ever been there? Cyd will just love you my girl so look her up when you get to Tucson...tell her you are my blog buddy! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

These are gorgeous! I'm getting ready for the day of the dead too, my favorite. I have more than enough butt def can share! As usual funny as ever take care!

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

hI HON iT'S BEEN A WHILE INDEED! hOW ARE YOU? Your awesome awesome Georgina and you always put a smile to my face!

And my god woman this post had me rolling. I felt so bad at the same time, poor thing. I hope all is well sweets! And the calacas look fabulicious!!!