Tuesday, November 02, 2010
Karma having a peaceful evening.
The roofers may not be taking up space next to the building sidewalk, but they are sure sprawled out on the other side of the parking lot.
I've heard them working on the roof this week. On the roof across the way the random clutter is gone--and the ladder on the ground.
But they still haven't re-sided those nooks and crannies. I think I'll be doing the happy dance when they are done and all their equipment is gone. I am tired of having my blinds closed most of the time. (They often lean a ladder right in front of my balcony or living room windows because I am on one end of the building.) Soon the slow workers should finally be done. :)
Funny--there has been like three times in the past few days that I have talked online about the lazy susan we use for craft supplies. So--I took some pictures--as is--dust and all.
I'd be absolutely lost without it! We keep so many things handy and can work on opposite sides of the table and reach everything. And if we want the table completely cleared off--lift and gone!
We have misters (colored ones are in the oval box), glazes, glue sticks, Flower Soft glue, paper towels...
...glue dots, sander, tapes, paper scraper/edge rougher, ScorBug, foam dots & squares...
...and cups filled with goodies: Various scissors, bone folders, tweezers, pens, pencils, water brushes, tiny craft brushes, versa markers, short rulers, stylus, glue pens. We have scratch paper handy and tucked in the center are toothpicks and a small bottle of bleach.
I was using a 30+ year old rickety lazy susan and Leah surprised me with this new sturdy one with the rubber covering the base! Can't even remember when--must have been a couple of years ago? Seems like this awesome new one has been here forever. The rubber helps keep things from sliding all over the place. They stay put. LOVE IT!!! :):) Anyways, that's what we keep on the lazy susan right now. The supplies do get altered a little once in a while, as needed.
I have everything set up on Leah's side of the table for finishing off the Christmas cards.
My arm is slowly getting better--almost good-to-go pretty soon here. Leah is going to help with finishing the cards. After my arm acted up, I don't think doing all that distressing is a good idea for me to try to tackle. You have to press down on the paper (with my left hand) to hold it in place as you rub the distress ink on it. I could do it, but I think I'd have to do so few at a time I wouldn't get done till Valentine's Day--ROFL!! We'll have to decide whether to do the distressing or not. They look okay without it, too.
Plans have kept changing this week. Caroline had a dentist appointment today, so she's coming over on Thursday. Dagan and Leah were coming over on Wednesday, now they're coming over on Thursday, too. The only thing that hasn't changed (except in my memory) is my dentist appointment on Friday.
Poor Caroline! First I told her we could switch to Thursday because I thought I had the dentist on Friday. I looked at my calendar and I had written down that I had the dentist on Thursday--so I tell her Friday. Then I see on my weekly schedule that I had written the appointment down for Friday! Good grief! So, I went and dug the appointment card out of my purse and it was Friday. I was right in the first place and I had to switch the poor girl back again to Thursday. It will be my fault if she shows up on the wrong day!
I was sooo tired. No wonder I couldn't think straight. For a couple of days I only slept a restless 3 hours. Finally this morning I laid back down--and slept fairly well all day from 8am-4pm. But now I'm messed up for the rest of the week with appointments. Such is life, eh? Who cares! It felt so good to sleep. :):)
I only had two little girls come to the door on Sunday for Halloween. It was late--after 8:30pm--so they each got a huge mittful of Tootsie Pops! That was fun to see their eyes get big--hehe!
Today is my son Dagan's birthday. My miracle baby is 36 years old! Do you believe it? Lifts my heart and soul. He will always be my special boy.
Happy Birthday, Dagan!
"A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships."