Thursday, June 28, 2007

I've been tagged to do 7 random things about me

Natalie tagged me so I will do this ...
here's 7 Random Things About Me (that you probably wish you hadn't asked!) - I'm trying to go with things you wouldn't necessarily know.

1) i almost always delete chain letters and the like, i might return them to you if they are that type of letters, but rare are the ones i forward (yes, this is one of those exceptions where I will answer!)
2) i cry when i watch any sort of awards or "this is your life" type shows
3) i had my hair in every colour from white bleached to bright orange and every shade of brown/red in between (haven't used dye in over a year, i look too young when i don't have grey hairs!)
4) i do speak French fluently (some people still don't know that!)
5) i suffer from plantar fasciitis (yes, it makes me suffer!) and it makes me cranky too :)
6) i had a nose ring but i took it out when i gave birth (they were prepping me for a C-section which never happened) and i never put it back. I wish I had put it back as the hole is now closed.
7) i had a navel ring too, but it's a big mistake if you don't have a washboard stomach - only rings I have now are in my ears and on my fingers (in case you wondered!)

If you want to considered yourself tagged, please do, and LMK so I can link to you (whether I know you or not!)

I almost left without artwork:

this was done with scrap clay, and by carving out the bits I didn't want, from a larger mould (AM134)

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

oh noooo!!!

Well, things are a bit better than yesterday! Though, I finally get a moment to bake some things I made about two weeks ago (polymer clay) and have not yet been able to find the time to bake them, and .... well, I forgot to put my thermometer's alarm ON, so the temperature rose, and rose, until my daughter comes and says "mummy, the oven is going to 135, 136 and keeps going up" well, by the time I get there, about 15.7 seconds later, there's smoke coming out of the oven!!! and, well, my items have burned! *sigh*
It's ok though, a bit of a bummer as I waited SO long and now, blerch! But I'll be able to recreate them i think, though one of my blends was quite nice, and well, probably I won't be able to redo that one, but it has to happen once in a while. I guess....

Some of you who aren't on the local stamping list will get a giggle from this story:
Many of you know that we have been car-free since I moved here (August 1998). I got my license (in Canada) when I turned 16, been driving ever since, well until 1998. In the past months, things have changed, and we now have wheels... but I haven't driven in 9 years, and never driven on the WRONG side of the road before (well, once, but that's a story I prefer not remembering, it was dark, in some NDG little winding road, and I didn't know it was a One Way street, but no harm done, there was no one else around!!!), I was quite relieved, a while back, when I realised that not everything was completely reversed, that the clutch-brake-gas pedals were in the same position!!! *phew*!!!
Anyway, a couple weeks ago I had my first "getting-back-into-driving lesson"!!
other than slamming my right hand in the door a few times trying to change gears, which are on the left now, and constantly turning on the wipers instead of signalling which way I was turning (again, reversed), it went pretty well... I've had another lesson since, it's been hard to find time these days. But it's going pretty well, I also think having the hand break on the left makes me forget about it, you know, nothing to do with the right hand... oops! hehehe!!!

anyway, stay tuned....

that same weekend I had another first. I sold my first item on Etsy! Sold it on 31 May, but then it was the weekend, then it was Foundation day, then on Tuesday I was home bound with "girls with flus" so on Wednesday the parcel left... but I've yet to hear if it arrived, and I'm biting my nails... I'm being patient, I know mail is slow, and the buyer hasn't contacted me yet but yikes, it's nerve wracking!!! Every day I check to see if they left feedback, I'm neurotic! :)

hmmm, don't have any artwork to post, really... haven't done much, ah, heck. I'll go scan the ATC I finished yesterday with a background which Ann G put in the "free to a good home" bin at our stamping club. I'll go do that NOW! :)

well, that is all I have for now :)
(oh yes, my soup yesterday was really nice!!! sweet potato soup! yum!)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007


One day I'm going to just pay for web space! I'm so upset! I was at Geocities, then they stopped allowing FTP access (which makes it really easy to update a site) then I had problems with Topcities, I can't upload there anymore for some reason though my site is still active, so I looked and found a great free, and ad-free, place, but this morning, while looking for something, I stumbled upon my own site, and it's one of those really crappy search pages now. I've emailed Vivid Host (cos I'm Livid! I'm a poet!)... and asked them what happened! I didn't even get an email, and their service when I joined was so good. I'm loathe to move my old website to a blog because, well, it would require work and I don't have the time!

Well, while I'm whinging... We have all been sick, exept for DH, almost got better and got sick again! Not fun! The girls are missing (IMO) too much school, I'm missing out on my "work for the dole"... *sigh* I do enjoy the work I'm doing at the moment...

Which brings me to the latest phase for Work for the Dole, I'm meeting with a "Job Network Agency" on Friday (that all sounds way too George Orwell 1984 to me!) ... I hope I can continue the work I've been doing through Starworks because I'm actually quite enjoying THAT! When I can go that is...

I love how the gov't thinks it's ok, we can all work without problems, kids don't get sick, they can all go to daycare, and doesn't matter if transport is an issue! ?!?!? well, I'm trying to be optimistic and I'll wait and see. The option of going back to school may be open to me, apparently 100 more hours and I'll have enough to get some "study credit"... all this terminology and "user friendly" words... *sigh* I wish they'd leave us mums along and get on the backs of the real dole bludgers! Those who don't already have a pretty full-on/full time job... parenting!!!

Do you like my Buddha? You can see the whole bracelet at Krafty Lady... hmm, it was part of a challenge, so let me give you THE RIGHT PAGE :) Its catalogue number is AM181, so it is about midway on that page...

I wish I could leave you on a positive note, I'm too cold to be happy! hehehe!!! But I'm going to leave you with my moon tie clip.

I loved that blend, but I've run out, it's the same I used for all the 7 Buddhas in the Buddha bracelet, funny how things turn out depending how you manipulate them.

I'm going to go make some soup now I think!!!

Posted by Picasa