Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Really! I have been working on my stuff!

I have put in a couple of weekends on the garage project. It's just that I have forgotten that I am not 10 years younger and the things that I used to do, got ten years heavier! I had to wait til I had a kid at home to help. Well, yeah, some of the stuff I could do; like the ever so exciting pile of laundry that seems to grow all by itself. It's the wash that belongs to no one, and no one seemed to have used it, and no one put it out there, but there it is, getting bigger and bigger and bigger. It's down to one load. YAY! When I had three girls over here on one of my days off, I had them all help me move the behemoth rack that I built for my kayak and dtrs' surfboards. I organized a dresser, which was behind the behemoth, and hadn't seen in a coons' age. I got rid of another truckload of dump run material. We did that today.
I was motivated by my oldest daughter who really needed to seal a surfboard of hers that had some cracks in the surface and was taking on water. She sure can be pushy at times. I told her that I hadn't made that mess all by myself over the past ten years and I certainly wasn't going to get it cleaned up all by myself in a weekend. She pitched in. So, it is getting there, slowly but surely.
I need to talk to my doctor about a problem I am having with sleeping. I could conceivably sleep at any given time, and I do on my days off. If I sit for a minute mid day to have lunch, I no sooner take my last bite of lunch, than I am fast asleep. I have had all the blood tests, and I am healthy. I sleep at night. In fact, the fact that I will at times sleep 2 - 3 hours during a day off, and then sleep all night floors me. I may need some mega vitamins. Maybe I will try that before I pester the doc about it. Stitching hasn't happened. Simply because when I sit, I sleep. I put in a couple of stitches a few days ago and that was it, I fell asleep. I can fall asleep at the computer. WITH MY HAND ON THE MOUSE!!! Something ain't right!
That's it for now. Thank you for all your kind comments and encouragements! You guys are the best!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Blogaversary Time!

Thanks to Cathy at "It'll Be Funny Tomorrow" I just realized that yesterday was my one year blogaversary! I wasn't keeping track (obviously). She was talking about how she has been in her new house for a year and it got me to thinking...I checked, and sure enough, I've been here one year.

I would like to thank you all for inspiration, shoulders to cry on and letting me vent over the past year. I know I haven't quite stuck to any one thing in particular, such as stitching, but that is the way I am...over over the planet...with everything. Thanks for your patience in that!

I have learned a lot of things from all you ladies...and some gents as well. That is a good thing, I need to continue learning!

So here's to another year with all of you! I can't wait to see what the next year brings!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Work Related

As some of you may know, I head the art department at the hardware store where I work. (Play)I had a review of my job a few weeks back, and they are very satisfied with what I am doing. (YES!) I got got one piece of constructive criticism, and that was that I need to fill in a few empty spots in my area. The spots were empty because I was waiting for stryofoam foams to come in. Those are something the general manager was hoping to get in the store for literally years, and could only find to purchase if we ordered $2000 minimum. I finally cornered my sales rep and let him have it about the fact that they don't supply these forms and I was having a hard time tracking them down and if he had any information at all on acquiring them, he should come forward now or else! (I don't know or else what, but it worked!) He gave me the name of their competitor, begging me not to order anything from them that I could get from him. I promised to stay faithful and got my forms! This other company is so dreamy as far as buying wholesale items. I go to their website daily to check out what all they do have and it looks like I am going to be in trouble. I can get so much stuff for myself here at home (through my company of course) There's a stitching frame for $65 that outshines the one I have here. I can get quality quilt batting, Blue Moon Beads in a billion different "flavors". OMG! I am so in trouble with this. As I purchase items for myself I will certainly be sure to show them off. Anyone know a good contractor? I'm gonna need an add-on to my house!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

What Tarot Card Am I?

Borrowed from Little Cats Blog.

You are The Empress

Beauty, happiness, pleasure, success, luxury, dissipation.

The Empress is associated with Venus, the feminine planet, so it represents,
beauty, charm, pleasure, luxury, and delight. You may be good at home
decorating, art or anything to do with making things beautiful.

The Empress is a creator, be it creation of life, of romance, of art or business. While the Magician is the primal spark, the idea made real, and the High Priestess is the one who gives the idea a form, the Empress is the womb where it gestates and grows till it is ready to be born. This is why her symbol is Venus, goddess of beautiful things as well as love. Even so, the Empress is more Demeter, goddess of abundance, then sensual Venus. She is the giver of Earthly gifts, yet at the same time, she can, in anger withhold, as Demeter did when her daughter, Persephone, was kidnapped. In fury and grief, she kept the Earth barren till her child was returned to her.

What Tarot Card are You?
Take the Test to Find Out.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

My mission....again.

What I want to do on my weekend: (which for me is Mon., Tues.)
1) Finish pile of odds and ends laundry in the garage. (This can be done while doing other things)
2) Move kayak/surfboard rack to other side of garage. (temporary move)
3) Get Grandpa's couch off the work bench. (Turns out it wasn't in the rafters after all.)
4) Clear off work bench, go through stuff, throw, give or find a suitable storage place for stuff.
5) Empty out dresser with small tools, make an inventory list of what is in there.
6) Clear out under workbench,
7) Make a plan for building a rack for drawers under the bench. (I can't throw anything away, and I have had these old dresser drawers from a broken down dresser hanging out waiting to be put to use for storing)
8) Get some stitching in!!!!!
I will probably edit some of my list depending on length of time for some tasks, ability to focus on other tasks, my age, amount of chocolate available to keep me going (chuckle).

I'm going to try to stick to this and I will refer back to the list often. Which means I will be on the computer from time to time and a game may grab my attention, slowing the organization process! But eh! It is my weekend!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

A little more progress

I cleaned up my yard some, on the side of the driveway where one of the dead cars was. Got a whole barrel of trash, leaves, trimmings out of one small area. It looks better. I did all that Monday. Lots of yard work. While at work on Sunday, I mentioned to my girlfriend that I needed to get a tool to remove the spark plug from my lawn mower, cause the thing just would not start. She told me not to bother, because she had two and needed to get rid of one. I went to her place after work and picked it up. Heck, she's only used it twice! The thing is BRAND freakin' NEW! Monday that was one of the things I got to play with. It started after one pull!!!!
So, Tuesday I had an appointment to get the tires on my truck. I went and got that done, came home, called AAA and had them come and get the VW out of my garage and down to the mechanic I had promised the car to. He's happy, he's got a parts car, I'm happy, I have a garage...well, a half a garage. I swept out the garage, just a start. I am so burnt out. I have not been able to do that much work in a while. My foot isn't bothering me, and there's nothing in my way to do some major cleaning. My daughter even asked me what got into me!
Gotta go...look see if our local Italian Restaurant has a menu online...mmmm lasanga! (sp just doesn't look right)

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Space...the final frontier

I have space...in the front of my house! I have to re-acquaint myself with my driveway...it's so cool! It took all day, but the guy finally came and took my dead cars, leaving behind a check for $200. I'm so tempted to go cash it and run off to Joann's. I can't though, that and some other of my money is ear marked for tires and brakes on my truck. The money couldn't have come at a better time. But the space! OMG! I haven't seen that driveway for, I think four or five years. (How embarrassing!) Monday, hopefully the little green monster inside the garage will be moving on down the road and I can completely renovate the garage to be craft central. I should say HEAVY craft central. In there, I will be working on my glass mosaics and the ceramics. I have to get an electrician friend to come in and replace my 220V plug so it is rated for my kiln. I can't believe that soon I will be able to fire that baby up. Good bye decent electric bills! (Naw, probably will only fire it up one day a month at the most.)
Now, I could even conceivably get my grandpa's hand made couch down from the rafters and rebuild it. It needs tightening in the joints, re-spring the seats and then make some awesome cushions for it. Although, with all the critters in the house, I don't want to put it in the front room. Maybe I'll leave it in the "crafting room" for my rest and relaxation in between crafting. Oh! Then I can also start the whirlygig for my chimney...if I get it done sometime before the end of time I'll post a picture...it's a cool idea, just have to make it and show you, cause I can't explain it. Gosh, there are so many possibilities now...I'm gonna be busy now, really busy. I'm so stoked!
It's just going to be weird to walk around in the garage instead of creeping along sideways to get to the mailbox or the tools. I'll be dreaming about all the stuff that I could do...I could have an actual GARAGE sale! WOW!
Okay, back to earth again...First, I need to clean up the mess that the cars left behind. It's amazing how much stuff you don't even know that the wind will blow under cars, and things, just show up...dirt, leaves, the sweater your daughter thought her friend borrowed and kept. HMMM, wonder how that got there? Monday morning bright and early, I start the major cleaning of the driveway. It's evening, and freezing out there now, or else I'd start it today, I have work tomorrow. Monday, driveway cleaning and get the green monster on a trailer to take to my mechanic friend.
I gotta go, I know I am boring you guys, I'm just thinking "out loud". Thanks for being there. Dang! I am STOKED!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Gotta love those BILs!

That's the man of the hour there, dancing with my sister. I have been trying for a couple of years to get rid of a couple of dead cars in my driveway. The wrecking yards want $250 - $300 to come and get them for you. I can't afford that, that's potentially $600, of which I don't own. Yesterday my sister and BIL came by to pick up a couple of things that I had and he needed. We got to talking about what I was going to do with the cars. I whined about not being able to get them anywhere, so he gave me a phone number to call. I called this morning. Next Saturday, the place I called is coming to picked them both up and they are bringing me a check for $200 to boot!!!!! It's a pick UR parts place. I have always known about these places, but never knew they would do this. I am sooo stoked! Now, I can get the little VW out of my garage and down to the mechanic I promised it to. (He's using that car to make corn oil burning cars) I get my garage back and two spaces to park running cars now!!!