Monday, October 08, 2012
Good morning and happy Monday from Fargo!
I spent Thursday slicing all those pages of Tangles apart into strips with my cutter.
They may be all different sizes and shapes...
...but they lined up at the bottom along each section...
...so I could use the cutter to at least separate them into strips first.
Karma had a rough day on Friday. I decided to try to wash her cat bed and the flat one where she eats her "treats". I've washed the treat bed before, but I had no clue as to whether her big precious comfy bed would survive or not. She wandered about the apartment crying and complaining...asking to go in and out. She was looking for it because I have moved her bed around, as you know. Karma finally pressed herself up into the corner of the love seat and was able to squeeze in a long nap.
Insensitive as I was to Karma's comfort crisis (just ask her, she'll tell you how cruel and selfish I am), I began cutting all those little square and rectangular tangles by hand. They were basically sort of in alphabetical order so I flipped them over into a little blue tray as I went. Cut for 45-60 minutes, rest for a couple hours...repeat. ;)
Meanwhile there was quite the beeping ruckus going on outside. Semis and dump trucks coming and going...
...those smaller orangish-yellow buggers racing back and forth.
I realized that they were dumping semi-loads of sand inside those walls they poured and then leveling it off? The mystery of construction.
My new wide mouth collapsible funnel came in two days from when I ordered it from Amazon (a couple things are coming separately).
The wide mouth fits in all my mason jars and has a removable strainer. I love the matching tiny funnel I recently purchased for using with spice jars, etc.
This month my big purchase is a new set of land line phones! And the last of the sturdy clear tubs for the wall shelves are coming that I've been buying little by little over the past three months. Whoohoo!
Even have something new coming for Karma, too, that they don't sell in town here. Her favorite dry food I've had to have Dagan or Leah pick up at the local Natural Pet Shop (that she thinks are treats because she gets to eat it in the living room from her tea tin)...well, I discovered that they make canned food, too. But Dagan checked when he was there last time and they didn't have any canned. So--she had better love their canned food as much as she does truly love their dry food because I have a dozen cans coming--LOL! And I discovered I can order her dry food from Amazon, too...free shipping. I swear Amazon has just about anything and everything, don't they?
Oh, and I am also getting a cheap little portable alarm clock so we don't have to listen to the chiming one anymore and it can go back to just telling us the time and not setting off my tinnitus. ;)
Okay...so I cut and cut on Friday...many sessions...and finished!! Here they are, flipped upright, in the two trays. The next step is to go through and write in pencil the names on the backs of them.
Since I'll be adding to them, anyways, I don't have to be super picky about having them alphabetized properly...just divided into letters, you know. I had a few of the directions that were so small I couldn't see them...so I tossed them. Anything I want to see better/closer I can always go look up on TanglePatterns. In fact, after doing all that--I wonder if I really needed to include the steps/directions at all. I could just look up anything I want to try, right? Duh! So, I will decide before I glue. Directions may all be tossed. ;)
I took the weekend off from the extra (fun) stuff and did the usual cooking for the week, laundry, etc. Had a quick peek at the sunrise Saturday.
Before it hid behind the clouds.
The workmen were gone on the weekend. Can you see how inside those walls they poured is now filled to the brim with sand? How odd.
You have to click to enlarge--but this is for Iggy who loves those trusty orange cones. Apparently they're guarding a future road. ;)
Oh, and Karma's bed!
It took forever to dry...
...but it washed up beautifully.
Miss Karma was obviously pleased to see it returned to the love seat.
She loves getting her neck (notice I switched to her winter collar--LOL!)...
...and chin scratched. (I know you can't tell but that flat treat bed back there is all clean and fluffy, too.) Imagine you can hear Karma's motor running--LOL!
All is right with the world.
Life is good!
See you Friday!!
"It began in mystery and it will end in mystery, but what a rare and beautiful country lies in between."