Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Good T is For Tuesday morning!
I guess the T stands for Ticked off for me today...well, yesterday.
Things were going just fine.
I had used an iconic example I found on google images to draw some simple ornaments--doodled on them and then colored them with copic markers.
Meanwhile, my kitchen cleaning had dominoed into the hall closet...
...where my "junk drawer" box is kept.
Some of the things from the kitchen junk drawer needed to go into the overflowing box in the hall closet...and so it starts, right?
When I moved here from Moorhead across the river--well, I used to have two normal sized junk drawers in the kitchen over there (plus a kitchen utensil drawer and a silverware drawer--all much larger). When I moved here to one 9 inch wide 2 inch deep junk drawer--well, I had to start a junk drawer box for the overflow...which has since become a big catch-all in the closet...especially for furniture construction and techie leftover parts. Trouble is, I don't know what half these cords and multitudinous do-dads are for. So I am hoping Dagan will help me when he and Leah come over tomorrow night and we can toss some of this mess and sort it.
BUT I need the craft table free because Leah and I are planning to work on Christmas projects...so out came one of the folding tables and I moved everything off the table...right in front of the printer--LOL!
I needed the printer to print the Christmas cards. There was a lot of table sliding...and then some cursing!
I have decided I hate my printer.
No matter what I did my printer would not print the cards framed in black--evenly. It would cut off the sides or top of the black frame no matter where I tried to adjust or move or which way I flipped the sheet in the scanner--awk! So I thought--okay--what if the entire background on that side is just black? But my printer will not copy without leaving a white border--no matter how much black paper I added...and it still cut off black on the tops or sides!!! GRRRR!!!
So, I eventually I had to just give up. Decided to copy the original white picture...
...and even with white on white paper my printer makes tell-tale dark lines...but somehow managed to fade out the original colors even though the copies were brighter to start with that very afternoon and my touchy printer was not out of any of the inks. AWK!!
That's an hour and a half of my life I'll never get back--LOL!
But at least now I can cut these apart--manually frame each one with colored paper (which we need to buy now because I don't have near enough for 70-80 cards)--do some layering--bling them up a little--and we'll have our Christmas cards. Will take longer than I thought now, but I think we'll be done to mail at a decent time so they will arrive before Christmas--whew!
Anyways...that's why I was ticked off yesterday.
I am hoping to be up to going craft shopping with Leah on Saturday to look for card stock, so there may be a silver lining after all. ;)
Face shot with flash.
Karma says hi!
She couldn't imagine what in the world I had to be upset about with the noisy black paper contraption. Paper was coming out, for goodness sake. After all--I can go out on the porch whenever I want to, can get my own food and treats whenever I feel like it, know how to scoop a cat box, and she's there for lap sitting more often now that it's colder in here. Humans! Who can figure them. ;)
Wasn't bothering me last night. Once I changed the stubborn plan in my head to adjust to the stubborn computer...I simmered down. ;)
Butting heads with a printer, eh?
Was kinda silly--ROFL!
Happy Tuesday! :) :)
"Who is it that can make muddy water clear? No one. But left to stand, it will gradually clear of itself."