Thursday, November 10, 2011
Was a sunny day...
...Karma caught her rays.
I tried to sleep in my chair...waiting for the inspection...but I was so overtired that I was afraid I wouldn't hear the knock on the door, I suppose...couldn't sleep for love or money.
Turned out the mail lady called me about a package, so I went downstairs and picked that up. Been debating about getting an ATG gun for a long time. Finally decided to go for it...and got a box of two refills, too.
And also got a QuickStik. I've wondered about these for some time, too. They're supposed to help you pick up tiny embellishments for placing. Since we have all these tiny stars to glue down, I figured this was the perfect time to try it out.
They finally came about 2:30pm for the inspection. I guess they want the toilet looked at, too. I have heard that little trickling noise for so long, I completely forgot about it. I told them it is like a little water fountain and has become background noise. ;)
Anyways, I emailed Leah and asked if she and Dagan could pick up something for dinner because I was going to lay down and wanted them to wake me up when they got here. They stopped at home first and then over to PitaPit...so they got here a little after 6pm. I got about 3 hours of sleep.
We ate. Leah brought the screens for the dehydrator that she found at Creative Kitchen and some grapes. Funny, none of us like raisins, but we thought maybe we would like them if they were made fresh and we could make them drier. ;) They're still drying away today.
Next step on the Christmas cards was to stamp all the trees. Then cut the trees down to size.
Dagan was playing Angry Birds on his new tiny laptop.
Here's the tree stamp...just eight of them in a row...a little piece of a pine forest.
I went to take a close-up and, of course, now it worked!?
This is the odd QuickStik tool. The picking up end has this stuff that is like poster tack. You can pull off the old and squeeze out some more as needed. That is what grabs on to the tiny items. Then there's a double ended pick tool that fits into the other end of the QuickStik.
One end is pointed...
...and the other end has more of a blade shape.
You can use the detachable tool to hold on to the embellishment as you pull the poster-tacky end off. Worked pretty nifty on the tiny stars.
This is how it was left last night. We still have some more trees to cut out...
...but we decided to experiment with different adhesives to see which one will hold the best. You know how we are--LOL! We wanted to leave it sit for a day and then really give them the stress test...rippling the paper, rubbing with our fingers, etc.
So we wrote down which glues we used on which stars and will test them tonight. Leah is coming back after work tonight (sans Dagan) to work on cards. :)
Meanwhile, despite my eyes burning and feeling like a zombie, I couldn't finally sleep until about 3am. But...I didn't get up till 2pm this afternoon!! Totally collapsed! I was only up twice!! Unbelievable! I really needed it. Since fibro, I don't do well without 7-8 hours of sleep. It really caught up with me.
I'm glad he didn't come today to work on the toilet--LOL! Or, if he did, I didn't hear him knocking, that's for sure! I don't usually sleep that sound. I didn't even feel Karma come up on the bed, hear people in the hallway...nothing. Ahhh! Silver lining to being overly, overly tired, I guess, eh? :):)
Well, the prompt for today:
What's your secret (or not so secret) passion?
Mine (I have many) are of the not so secret variety--LOL! Anything to do with pens, inks, papers...making cards...writing letters...painting...making journals...polymer clay...making handmade paper...writing...animals (especially cats)...movies...books...journaling...
Because I love variety, it would be very hard for me to pick one favorite. ;)
But, honestly, my one overlying passion all my days would probably be my spiritual path. Top priority is the soul. All those other things I love...they are just food for my soul. :):)
Got to go start dinner.
Keep smiling!! :):)