Wednesday, September 25, 2013
We got sun later in the day yesterday and it's a sunny morning and 58 degrees right now. Lovely! I have the place opened up. The wind died down--my direction, anyways, and it's...
WOYWW (What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday) and I have internet! What happens to be on my art desk this morning is a paper box.
You've seen me drag these out from under my bed before. Well, I was dragging them out again yesterday--after finishing the prompt card workshop before I start another workshop--to find my box of artist quality 80-90# watercolor papers and drawing papers. TaDa!!
I really should label these but over the years I've kept switching the contents around. Anyways, I needed to know what I have before I order from Dick Blick next month. Got plans to attempt making some nicer art journals for Leah and my etsy shop--so I want a bit of book cloth (I've used before) and some different book boards. You may remember that the davy board was so difficult for me to cut down--so I'd like to try a couple other brands of smaller boards. Oh, and I might even go for a piece of faux leather on a cover! I've never tried that before...and I do need to practice, right? Red is greatly appealing to me right now--LOL! Or maybe burgundy! We'll see. I do need a lot of different groceries in October, though, for the no processed foods for a month thing...
Speaking of, I had Caroline take down all my various jars from the kitchen and stack most of them on a folding table in my bedroom...which already has stacks of books and magazines from the bookcase in the hall on the floor because I am still waiting for stronger shelves. My bedroom is a disaster area this past year--so I thought it won't make a difference if the jars are in there for a while. (Since my sciatica apparently moved in with a trunk and furniture, I can only do a little at a time standing these days.)
My cupboards look so bare!
No jars up there!
Oh, and the three biggest ones are waiting in the kitchen to be first in line.
You know how jars get in the kitchen--no matter how clean you try to be they get that film of grease on them. So, I am going to go through each jar and check the contents are still viable and clean the jars off thoroughly. Then I will know exactly what I still have and what I need for October. Was an overdue project, anyways, so I'll be very glad to have it done.
The new modem box arrived yesterday via UPS.
I also got a call from a girl at Century Link telling me I was all hooked up for internet. I told her that I had been told Wednesday and didn't have someone coming to hook it up for me till then. "That's okay. You're good to go."
They are not the most organized company, are they?
I quick checked my laptop and, as you can readily see, it has still been working--TaDa!!! So, these mysterious little blinking cyberspace hobbits that live in the dark corner of my desk can handle two companies at the same time.
Honestly, I think it might be that just one of them is my actual internet liaison. I can't remember what the other one is for--LOL! Might be a box that is ESPing to my TV computer for all I know. I can't keep all these techie do-dads straight.
Regardless--how about that? It worked! I'm so happy! Now, if I don't like the new slower connection I don't have to worry about paying to reconnect the one I'm using right now. We'll find out tonight if I can use the internet and watch Netflix streaming movies and all of that without much trouble or delay. Whoohoo!!
Happy Wednesday!! :):)
"We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us."