I got my first order for buttons off to the derby contact, and then she wanted more. I got them all finished and then went to the clinic.But before I got a cold, Shaun brought home this Date Coffee loaf, or maybe it's a Coffee Date loaf, from Cobs. I didn't know what to do with it. But then I channeled my inner Chopped addict and came up with what we now call "toasties". Not so creative name for a super yummy snack.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I cleaned my craft room. I'm hoping to have found the 'almost perfect' system for me to keep the space neat and tidy.
This is before....I'm a "Piler", if there's a clean surface, I cover it.
I' m a "Keeper", the bottles are for recycling, but I keep all kinds of things that I think I might use later. I hardly ever use them.
I'm a "Collector". I like stamps in sets, I like paper that comes in kits, full lines, and co-ordinates.
I'm not a "Hoarder". But I'm darn close.
This is between "before" and "after".
This is after....the new bookshelves, painted with way too many cans of spray paint, lesson learned. The drawers on wheels are cleaned off, one holds fabric and that isn't working but I haven't found the right storage yet.
Notice the recycling bin is full. I think I did a pretty good job of letting go of things I know I won't use.
The "to be sorted" box is small, and full. I figured if it's small, I can't put that much into it, and then I have to sort it before I can put more in. So far, I haven't sorted it.
The other end of the room, I still want to clean up the shelf of albums. And the corner on the right. But so far, I'm pretty happy with it. I don't want to mess it up.
It's winter again, or still, depends on who you ask. I think winter lasts till mid-March, but then again, I don't really pay attention. I just wish we'd go from this to green dry grass.
This guy loves the snow. I haven't taken many pictures outside this winter. And when I do, what do I do, I cut his feet off, they are in the snow, but still....
He humored me with a few throws of the frisbee. He can stick it in the snow and then flip snow at us. I'm hoping it's just a fluke and not a new trick.
These two didn't know who Skellator was, or He-Man, or 4 Non-Blonds, but they found this ridiculous video and sing and laugh like maniacs when it's on. What's Going On, what it here, but be warned, it's ridiculous. I've discovered after the Grammys that I like Adele, Bruno Mars, and Gotye.
$2 Valentine's chocolates! I don't even like Ferrero Rocher, but Kerry does. One perk of working is finding out the deals beforehand.
This one's brother took her to see Woman in Black with Daniel Radcliffe. We knew that one or both of them would have a few sleepless nights because of it. She figures she slept a total of half an hour. Poor kid. They liked it, said it was good, had a story line. I am not going to watch it. Ever.
We have a busy year in the making....2 weddings in the family, 1 friend wedding, the anime convention, my 40th (still trying to decide what we are doing), mom and dad's 40th anniversary, and I'm sure much more that I have forgotten about. I can't wait for better weather!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
I must tell you I have not edited any of the following photos. I have what I'm sure is like tennis elbow, but it's in my finger, and it's not from tennis, it's from spray painting. Spray Painting Finger! And hand. So I don't feel like editing photos. We, and I use that term lightly, have been organizing like crazy. I have a fear that when I die, someone is going to have to come in and help Kerry clean up the mess I have left behind. I don't want that mess to be someone's last memories of me. And I bought 2 stamp sets and I can't get them on my stamp set shelf so something had to change.
My brother gave this shelf to my parents and I saw at Christmas that it was empty. Now it's in Shaun's room, it's almost the perfect size for his books. Addicted to Full Metal Alchemist? It totally bothers me that he's put them in upside down. I will speak to him about that! Organization must please everyone.
I'm hoping to keep my Big Shot here, the dies are in a drawer below. My sewing machine and the serger will also find a home here. The black thing in the middle won't be staying there, it will go on my new shelves. They will be done in the near future. 7+ cans of spray paint because I thought that would be easier. I was wrong. I haven't even painted the sides all the way or the backs. Live and learn.
Emily wanted to drive to Vancouver tomorrow, it's a pro day at school and for 5 seconds I thought we could do it. Then while I was at work, we got a dump of snow, and it's still snowing, I think we will check out oldnavy.ca tomorrow.