Monday, January 14, 2013
This is going to be a better week than last week. I was feeling quite a bit better this weekend and even worked on the Zendala Dare early again while I did laundry yesterday. (Aha! I can highlight today so I can make links!)
My own doodling again and no ruler. (I'm proud of that because my OCD side was sorely tempted.)
We had the ice storm and then had a little snow on top of that--not the three inches they predicted. But it was so windy that most of it blew across the ice and accumulated against walls and cars and in the dead air spots.
Notice the mystery building. I don't think it's a mystery anymore. More apartments. If they build right in the field behind our garages I will really lose my main view of the horizon. :( This new building has chopped off a hunk of the sky already. Progress, eh?
You can see why they say glare ice.
The sun can be blinding as it bounces off of that slick surface.
Not much snow build up...
...but enough over by the front door that the heavily bundled up maintenance man was out on the snow blower.
I was surprised to see the calvary arrive after such a small amount of snow--but, then again, we haven't had much snow at all the last couple years and they need to work.
Meanwhile, the Amazon order was arriving--a odd collection this time. Don't ask me why I've wanted the blank playing cards or what I plan to do with them. They're just cool. (Good thing they had the big warning on the label so I didn't let Karma put the tiny piece of plastic over her nose.) Two bottles of diamond Stickles!
A bag of 2 oz. cheap plastic daubers and some ball bearings. I plan to mix up my own paint daubers and the ball bearings--throw a few of them in the bottle and it helps mix the liquid when you shake it. I have some misters here already that needed some ball bearings.
Fiberglass mesh tape for sheet rocking, a screen repair kit, and 3M hand applicator squeegee. These are for mixed media projects.
A heating pad...
...and I was so excited about the dry erase boards that I forgot to take a picture before I got them up. One larger one (well, larger than the other two--about the size of a piece of paper) went up by the door. I am constantly putting post-it notes on my door as reminders for Dagan and Leah when they come over--questions, things I want them to move for me, or various tasks, etc. They fall off and I have to tape them back up. Now I have a small dry erase board just for Dagan and Leah. :)
And then I got a set of small ones for the frig that are magnetic and have lines on them. I already have this purple one going with a grocery list since I took the picture.
I stuck the other one on the front. Not sure if you can find either of them with all my magnets--LOL! Haven't decided what to use this one for or if it will stay there, but I love my dry erase grocery list!
The last thing to arrive was a dozen 2 oz. plastic spray bottles for making my own misters. These will need those ball bearings, too. ;)
Okay--the heating pad.
I thought that Karma would love warming her old bones. I put it in her blue bed up on the love seat and she got too hot or something and left with ears back. So I tried it on the floor--thinking it might not get as hot laying out flat...and she laid her front half on it for a while (heck it was something new on the floor, right?)...but she left shortly once again...
...and chose the self-warming pad...
...in her brown bed.
Apparently it gets too hot for her. So, I tried it on my lower back on low...and it does get quite warm. Not too hot for me, but I'd hate to try it on high! I knew that if she didn't like it that I would use it--and I have been. Ahhh! Very, very nice on my old bones!!
What was I up to this weekend besides dry erase boards and reorganizing the wall shelves to make room for the new daubers and spray bottles? I did laundry and made up TV dinners. I do this most weekends and people have asked me what I'm talking about. These are Ziplock containers with one large and two small sections. Three different kinds of meals so I don't have to eat the same thing day after day--tada! It's so nice to just be able to nuke lunch and dinner in the micro.
I also made a cabbage, onion, and carrot soup--so I'm good for over a week this time. Hey, if I am feeling better I take advantage of it, right? ;) Plus, I did do this over three days, so I didn't over do, either.
What was Miss Karma up to this weekend? Well, it had snowed and the wind had blown a lot of it onto the porch, so goofball wanted out in the freezing cold--several times!
She doesn't last long at all...
...and wants right back in (the window frosts up so quickly that I can hide right in front of her if I don't move--LOL!)...
...so she can...
...eat her snow footprints before they melt into the carpet.
You'd think she'd appreciate that heating pad--LOL!
I was willing to share.
Oh well. Her loss.
I decided that I am going to make a separate extra post about the New Year's Eve thing. I will need to settle in and take breaks for this one. More personal and contemplative, you know--no pictures. I'll start today and post it when I am finished--either later today or tomorrow.
The sun is actually shining this morning and I can see blue sky! But it's 0 degrees with as low as -24 degrees wind chill (obviously still blowing out there). Dagan and Leah are still waiting for their check on the totaled car, but they have been car shopping and been looking at maybe getting a Prius. Nice! And Ariel is moving in with them this week. Supposed to warm up into the 20s tomorrow and Wednesday. Still cold for moving, but you've got to grab the "warmer" days while you can.
Karma's been out once this morning and that did her in. She's in her blue bed next to me here--softly snoring. I can hear them pounding on the building over there and I feel so badly for them being out in this weather!! Ofta!!!
Stay safe and warm--or safe and cool, as the case may be.
You'll hear from me again soon this week.
"Your success and happiness lie in you...Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."