Thursday, October 27, 2005

So much for good intentions

So back in September I had made a list of all the September/October birthdays, anniversaries, etc that I needed to be aware of so that I could make cards. I made about half of them, figuring I would get to the others later. Well, I just realized that today is Chris' grandmother's birthday and Monday was Darlene's. Needless to say, they aren't getting cards. Maybe I'll send them belated birthday cards. Bad me. I wonder who else I forgot. Must make new list and be aware of future birthdays.

Thursday, October 20, 2005

And then there was progress...

3 sets of flower cards.... done.
5 men's dress shirt cards.... done.
Notepads.... 1 done, 6 more to go.
3 CBX Gallery sets.... started.
Pricing.... All completed cards and notepads have price tags.

And that was all just tonight! I left work 30 minutes early and by the time Chris came home I was feeling like I had gotten a lot accomplished. And then I did even more after Survivor and CSI. Go me!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Grumble, grumble

So Here I was thinking I had been all productive on my lunch break. I had called Andrew about where I should go to get loose tea. He sent me over to Tealuxe in Harvard Square. While there I picked up a tin of Gingerbread tea as well as a little tea pot shaped thing for putting your used tea bag/strainer on. So I head back to the T. While waiting I decide to see what the tea smells like. (I had picked it soley on the name- thought it sounded fin for a Christmassy type gift.) I then proceded to spill some of it on the station platform. Greeeat. I figured I hadn't spilled that much, no big deal. Still ok to put in the can. Fast forward to 20 minutes ago. I try to put the tin of tea in the paint can. Nope. Square can does not fit in round paint can. And it's only like 1/4 inch too big. Aaaargh. Also, the little tea bag holder thing is also too big, by only a smidged. Double aaaargh. So now I'll ahve to go back to Tealuxe to get more tea. They also sell it not in pretty tins but in boring paper bag things. Hopefully that will fit better in my can. And now that I know what it smells like, I won't have to open it and risk spilling. I guess I can just tie the tea bag holder thing on top with some ribbon.

Monday, October 17, 2005

And there was progress...

One small paint can done! (Just need to buy a couple of contents.) One large paint can done and filled! One paint can almost done. (Just needs ribbon, plus I need to shop for contents.) Let's hope people buy these darned things.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

A semi-productive day

Well, at first I felt as if I hadn't accomplished anything today. I woke up a bit after 11, and then spent a few hours watching stupid tv (Filthy Rich on E!). Then I called 6 or 7 scrap stores in a quest for Bazzill library pockets. These must be super popular as most stores only had one color in stock. Finally I founf a new LSS in Sutton. (Or at least new to me.) They had a variety of colors. However, they sold theirs individually rather than in packs. I was able to get enough for one craft project, but I was hoping for enough for two. I also ran a bunch of other errands and finally got home around 7 or so. Then I was planning on being productive, but I started watching Twitches on the Disney channel. For some reason I seem to get sucked into watching the really bad Disney movies. That and the Suite Life of Zack and Cody. Don't ask, I don't understand it. However, I did finally break myself away from the TV and made a card display thingy. One down, one to go.

Friday, October 14, 2005

Oh the weather outside is frightful...

Rain, Rain, Go to Spain,
And never come back again.
-Mother Goose

It has been raining for a week now. I am sick of it. It doesn’t help that I’m tired. This adds to the feeling of gloom. I’m sitting here at my desk and every so often I realize that my eyelids are closed. I open them and wonder how long I’ve been like that. Not a good thing.

In other news, Andrew sent me a link about The Princess Bride being turned into a musical. Woo hoo! That’ll be exciting. For my birthday Chris and I are going to NYC to see Wicked and Spamalot. I almost wish we were seeing the touring company of Wicked since it has Carol Kane in it, but I’m sure we’ll have a splendid time seeing it on Broadway. Last year we had tried to get tickets, but it was sold out. The theatre looked really neat though. Great artwork in the lobby showing Oz and the neighboring lands. Here's a link to a layout I did about the theatre.

My grand weekend plans? Sleeping late! And doing some various craft projects. For my dad’s birthday I’m making him arm covers for a couple of chairs out at Secret Lake. I took measurements last weekend and got fabric on Wednesday. Now I just need to make them. I also got fabric to make display things for cards for the card party. Kind of hard to explain, but maybe I’ll post some pictures when it’s done. I also would like to get some scrapping/card making done. I think I’ll need to clean my table a bit before I can attempt this one. I have a 4x6 table, and it’s pretty much all covered with stuff at the moment. And finally, if time allows, I’d like to start making a stock of Toolbelts. I have dreams of sending some to “celebrity” scrappers, but first I need to get them made.

Monday, October 10, 2005

Chainsaw Weekend

So my dad has this house out in western Mass. He likes to try to come up with excuses to get us all out there from time to time. So, it seems that we now have a variety of "theme" weekends that we gather out there. This weekend was the annual Chainsaw Weekend. The first year we held this event there was actually quite a bit of chainsawing. Each year since there has been less and less. It should probably be called Brush Clearing Weekend, but that doesn't sound nearly as fun.

Anyway, this year it was cold and drizzly and not the best for being outside hauling branches and playing with power equipment. So Sunday we instead took a trek to the local apple farm. While we were there, I saw this tree which I thought looked perfect for climbing, so of course I had to climb it. (Actually, there were a number of great climbing trees.)

After apple picking we headed back to the house for some baking. We made a double bathc of Apple Brown Betty (dad's idea of a good breakfast) as well as a birthday cake (celebrating Dad's, Andrew's, and Chris' birthdays). It was a butterscotch cake with a streusal filling. Chris and I had found the cake mix as well as a really fun bundt pan while we were killing some time in Williams Sonoma last week. Chris pointed out that he seems to always be buying, ordering, or making hsi own birthday cakes.

Monday after sleeping in nice and late, we did finally make it out for a little bit of chainsawing. we probably would have done more, but the drizzle turned into rain. So, we finished up the tree we were working on and headed inside. After a late lunch we all headed off in our own directions.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Back fat?

So from the time I started wearing bras until about 2 or 3 years ago, I was a 34. Then all of a sudden they started to get really tight. I got 36s and all was better. Since I couldn't really figure out where I was gaining weight, Chris and I kidded around that I was getting back fat. Well aparently my back fat is increasing again. After about an hour of wearing this stupid bra this morning I was wishing I could take it off. Make it stop. So uncomfortable! If only bras were cheaper I wouldn't mind so much having to go out annd buy new ones.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

15 and counting...

Wow it was a productive night! I made 15 cards for the upcoming card/craft party that Liz is hosting. I feel good that I was able to get so many done, but part of me wonders if it’s worth it. I’m spending all this time making these cards and I have no idea if anyone is going to buy them. Yes, I know this is the way business works, but I’m not sure what I’ll do with all of the cards if no one buys them. There are only so many that I can give away to friends and family as Christmas presents.

But while I was working I was burning one of my new Yankee Candles- Autumn Wreath. Very yummy. Reminds me a bit of Celtic Castle.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Jumping on the blog bandwagon...

So about half an hour ago I was commenting to my friend Mel how I didn't think I wanted a blog. Then, what do I do? I start this blog. I told her if she nagged me enough maybe I woudl get one. Well, one comment from her and here it is. (Is that really nagging if she only mentions once that I should?) So anyway, here it is. The Nook.