Thursday, October 07, 2010

I think I should just go shopping.

Last night I was going to list some beads on ebay. Opened my listing program, and forgot that I had upgraded it. So I had to put all of my info back in and go onto Paypal to get an API signature. Noticed my API signature had my old, old email address, so I removed it and made a new one. Still had the old email address. Well, I haven’t been getting notifications from Paypal for the past 2 weeks about payments received or shipping labels purchased, so I thought maybe it was because for some reason they were defaulting to my old email address. Called Paypal.

Half hour later they’re still saying it’s something on my end. Grrrr. Went to make supper for the boys.

Back to the listing program. Took another half hour to figure out that the new update constricts the photos by the smallest measurement of the photo, so now I have to make sure when I crop the photos that they’re shorter than wider. Humbug!!

By then it was getting too late to do any listing, so I did some more researching on interior dimensions of Pandora beads. I want to be positive that my beads will fit. After 45 min of doing that, I ordered a bracelet, figuring the only way I’m going to be positive that my beads will fit a Pandora bracelet is to have one to fit them on.

This morning all I wanted to do was copy some papers. Had to replace 3 ink tanks, and the paper kept jamming. I had a horrible feeling that when Chunk got up on my desks and uprooted all of my orchids, that he flung some chunks of dirt and wood into the printer, so I turned it upside down and shook it. Success!

Another hour of my life wasted!

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Had a good laugh at a post on LE. I just had to copy and paste it.

“i didnt write this but i'd like it to be true

To my friends who enjoy a glass of wine...
And those who don't and are always
seen with a bottle of water in their hand.

As Ben Franklin said:
In wine there is wisdom,
In beer there is freedom,
In water there is bacteria.

In a number of carefully controlled trials,
Scientists have demonstrated that if we drink
1 litre of water each day,
At the end of the year we would have absorbed
More than 1 kilo of Escherichia coli, (E. Coli) - bacteria
Found in faeces.
In other words, we are consuming 1 kilo of poo..

We do NOT run that risk when drinking wine & beer
(or tequila, rum, whiskey or other liquor)
Because alcohol has to go through a purification process
Of boiling, filtering and/or fermenting.

Water = Poo
Wine = Health
Therefore, it's better to drink wine and talk stupid,
Than to drink water and be full of s**t.

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information:
I'm doing it as a public service!”

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I’ve been working on photos so I can get some beads listed on ArtFire. Doing glass can be so frustrating some times. Look at this gorgeous bead. Nice colors, huh?
 Well, I should have had my close up glasses on before I cored it, otherwise I wouldn’t have gone through the trouble of coring it. Air bubbles!!! Grrrr!
Here’s a couple of wonderful examples of why I love Dark Aurae so much. I’m still haunting Double Helix’s website in hopes they do another batch of it.
 A nice warm color, especially for this time of the year.
And more lovelies:
This one came out just gorgeous! It has purple iridescent shimmers.
And I had to try my hand at dragonflies. I think I’m going to keep these and try to make some beaded cuffs.

Sunday, October 03, 2010

Meanderings today, all over the place.

This morning when I was giving Lukas a shower, I was thinking it would be so nice if I could just put him in an ultrasonic booth, push a button and he’d come out clean, just like in the Jetsons. That thought led me to thinking about complaining, and how so many people complain about things, myself included. That let me to my phone (a Blackberry) which says I have a message, and I can’t figure out how to get to the message, and how I wish I had an iPhone (was seriously thinking about it, a phone is only $200, but a minimal monthly plan is $70! No way!), which led me to thinking about happiness. Which led me to thinking that my happiness has to be based, not on a new phone or a new camera (yah, I want one of those too), but on doing things that I know will please God, because God and my faith in his promises is the only constant thing in my life that only I can take away.

As I mentioned in my last post, we went down to the farm yesterday and I bought a few things back. Here’s a quiz for you. This is something that poorer country people like my family used,
and this is something that more well-to-do people, like my grandma, used for the same purpose. Can you guess what they are?
A hint. When my brother saw the first pot, he explaimed, “I remember that, and sitting by the stove using it.” And my sister replied, “How did you rate? We had to use it upstairs.” (where it was colder, especially in the winter).

My sister told me that we only got to use it at night, otherwise we had to go outside...

to the outhouse.

Figure it out yet?