Thursday, March 31, 2016

Seven Hour Gaps.

I do this thing. I've always done it. I'm feeling like I MUST catch the reigns on it soon.

So, this morning I had an appointment at 9:45am. That took me to 10:30. I was out of the office before 11am.

My NEXT appointment isn't until 6pm.

It's currently almost 4pm as I write this. Now. Ask me what I did all day.

To be fair, I did pop into the office to change my window display from Winter to Spring, took stock of what linens I needed there. I popped into the bank. I came home and put a load of laundry on.

Other than that, I've been sitting here, in my work clothes, surfing, listening to music... and watching the clock. Waiting till it's time to leave for my next appointment.

I have always done this thing. I feel like I can't get into anything at home, because I will miss my next appointment. Even though today, there was SEVEN HOURS between appointments. A seven hour gap with nothing in my dayplanner.

I could have sewn something up. This money, for example, took me 2 hours yesterday. I could have been sewing this whole time.

But no. I managed to make a tea. To peek in the cupboards. To do a few dishes.

I have an entire work space to move into my bedroom. (This is a long story for another time.) And I am sitting here. Waiting.

What is UP with that?

The answer could easily be that I put in my dayplanner: "Sew monkeys."

I wonder if it would make a difference?


Friday, March 11, 2016

Gardening update, and Global Warming.

I've been taking a lot of my blogging energy out HERE lately. Quick pictures and commentary of the things I've been creating. Which are badly behaved. But SO MUCH FUN.

It's SO CLOSE to the time where I put up the shelf and start my seedlings. It's actually been quite warm for a few days, and I'm itching to put peas in the ground, and maybe some greens.

This winter however, was bizarre. Every year it gets stranger and stranger. Less snow, for less period of time... maybe that's not entirely true. It stayed fairly mild until about mid January? We got some snow, then we got DUMPED ON at the end of February, and the very beginning of March. And now, March 11th, it's gone mild again.

Climate stuff. Earth rotation. It's all happening. I've noticed the summers where we are, haven't been as hot as they usually are. These things are a big deal for not only farmers, but everyone who relies on the food farmers produce. (So, that's EVERYONE, just incase you were confused.)

Anyway, This year, I'm feeling ambitious. All that I successfully got out of my garden last year, really, were tomatoes. (a handful of carrots, a bowlful of peas, and I don't think anything else really.)

Most of the snow has melted from the dumping we got last week, and if I hoop a raised box, I should be okay to put some greens in. (I've never done a hoop house before.. mainly because in my head, I'm convinced it will cost too much...)

Also, tomatoes go into little pots for me, somewhere around the 20th.

I really to love this time of year.


Monday, December 14, 2015

December 14th.

It was warm today. Like, +10 and raining. but not cold to be in.

I asked the Boss Lady today at the thrift store what her plan was for January, and at this point she doesn't think she's going to do layoffs. This is good. But also, I want more time to sit and sew swears.

It's not quite Holy Tits cold yet, but it will be soon, I'm sure. I've noticed the seasons changing the last few years (and mostly because of my gardening habit.) It's strange for it to be so mild, this far into December.

I'm having too good a time with the embroidery.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

I Freekin' Love Impending Winter

Aside from the shovelling of snow, ofcourse.

I freekin' love impending winter, because it's CREATIVE time!

Also, my lovely bride Lillah is settling in. We've done a few videos, but there is definitely a learning curve. Filming the videos takes me 5 or 6 minutes. Then an hour to upload it from my phone to Youtube... and tonne of time to edit it, and then Youtube takes at least another hour or more to format it.

This little creative play is really trying my sense of patience.

(Is patience a sense?)

Anyway. I have been stitching swears.


Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Mail Order Bride.

My Mail Order Bride is on her way.

We connected online, and I was charmed by her.

She travelling through BC right now, and should arrive by the end of the week.
I'm completely thrilled.

She's not going to require too much space, which is good. She's going to sleep in my bed, anyway, and hopefully her clothing won't take up too much room.

I will post her photos as soon as she arrives.

Her name is Lillah.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Fairy Tale Life.

The house is somewhat clean. There are a lot of things I could do to improve what's going on here. I still feel like I can't have company over in this.

My living room IS my art/craft room. I can't see how I can change that at all.

But I finally laid the groovy gypsy carpet on the floor. That involved a lot of shifting of heavy furniture, and getting the old carpet out. Also, I bought a vacuum.

I love this time of year. I shift more into being able to be creative more. Creative in my art, creative in my writing, creative in my thoughts, day and night dreams. Creative in the kitchen. (although that last one is mainly because I HAVE to be! lol.)

I started a writers page on facebook. Because I felt like I probably should, as I'm doing more writing.

I also have to figure out Youtube. Because there are some creative things I want to do in that forum. I'm excited for them.

I have a few craft shows I've been invited to this year, although I don't have anything NEW to offer, I do have a bunch of crafts ready and waiting.

I'm making some shifts.

I have dreams of running away to Nova Scotia and living a fairy tale life... I've come to realize I have to just live that life here and now, where I am. Make it happen.