Christmas spirit

I’d say I’m not feeling the Christmas spirit yet, but if you work retail you probably know I’m feeling the Christmas spirit alright, but it’s a spirit that wants to smack people across the back of the head and drink tequila straight out of the bottle. But today is going …

Today can already suck it

As I was getting my coffee ready I was planning out my blog post, where I was going to talk about how I didn’t feel well again, woke up with a sore throat again, and am really hoping it’s just exhaustion and not being sick again… and then I hopped …

Fire when ready

That little kiln I bought has been making itself invaluable this week. Even though I’ve been sick – and I’m MUCH better today, thank you – I’ve been glazing a little and firing almost every day. Yesterday I fired some of the re-glazed tea infuser cups, and I did some …

It’s never enough

I was hoping to be able to copy and paste parts of a blog post I wrote years ago about all the volunteering I’ve done, but unfortunately it looks like I lost that post in the Great Blog Migration of 2007. Ugh. So, I used to be … I used …

Count the hours

I’m cranky and haven’t slept well the last couple of nights, so feel free to not even read this Ranty McRantyPants post. I have about twenty minutes of physical therapy exercises for my hand that I’m supposed to do six times a day, plus a 13-minute contrast baths for my hand …

Well, this is a little better

I’d still kill for a serif typeface, though, and to be able to make the header and tagline italic. You’d think that would be in the CSS, wouldn’t you? Yes, you’d think so. You’d think that if you just replaced “Verdana” with “Georgia” or “Bookman Old Style” that it would …

By the numbers

One  – load of laundry I did last Tuesday that I haven’t had time to fold yet (but that’s OK, I’ve actually worn most of it by now). Eighteen – number of owl ornaments I painted over the three-day weekend. Twelve – number of hours it took me to paint …

I’m still around

If I ever have time to blog regularly again it’ll be a Christmas fucking miracle. We used to have a saying at the Enginerding company – “when everything is important, nothing is important.” I’m working on about sixteen things that all need to get done first, and I feel like …

Oh, Monday.

Yesterday I felt like I could not do a single thing right. I tried to drink coffee; I moved the cup so the cat wouldn’t knock it over, I forgot about it, it got cold, I reheated it in the microwave, forgot about it there, etc. etc.. Clearly I was …

Questionable

Another thing that’s on my mind right now is the amount of time I spend online answering questions (and this is NOT to make anyone who has asked me a question lately feel guilty). I think I’m agitated about this right now because not only have a pulled a muscle …

I give up

Who’s got two thumbs and got hot water all over her because her dye bar still wasn’t fixed yesterday, only she didn’t know it until three hours into the dyeing cycle when she went to dump the hot water in the sink, exactly the same thing that’s happened for the …

What this knitter needs is a beer

I know I say this all the time, so you’re probably surprised that I’m surprised this still happens, but why do strangers want to give you business advice? Especially when they’ve never even met you before, know nothing about your business… or even worse they DO know you, rarely purchase …