Saturday, February 27, 2010

Bracelet is ALMOST finished

I made a mistake on Wednesday evening. I knew I was tired, I SAID I was tired.
And I should have stopped beading.
But I didn't.
And I made a mistake.
It took me two (2) days to come back to the bracelet.
That mistake just about got the best of me.

But fear not, I have not given up.
The bracelet is almost finished.
I suspect it just might get finished this weekend.

And a darned good thing too -- I have ideas for the BFAC and need to work on them before the beads get here.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Jury Duty was a yawn

Almost five (5) hours sitting.
Never even saw the judge.

I got a lot of reading done.

They let us out at about 1:30.
And we were done.

No more local jury duty for me for three (3) years.

I've attempted to do my civic duty.

Stress Level

My stress level today is off the charts.
OFF the charts.
Beyond the end of the chart.

The only thing that is making it better is to get home, change clothes, and relax.
Colleen is making some dinner.
I will eat dinner.
Then retire to the living room to bead and watch Survivor.

This stress cocktail is almost more than I can/want to deal with.

I know I am putting more on me than I should.
But I need to just be done.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Jury Duty

Must report for jury duty tomorrow.
I guess it is out of the question to sit there and mumble: killthelawyers killthelawyers ...

Wonder if I wore black lipstick, black fingernail polish and pierced my lips with safety pins.............

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Same snow time, same snow channel.....

Our office is closed today due to potential blizzard conditions.
There was a bit of snow last night.
Sometime during the night it changed over to freezing rain etc.
The most recent snow -- flat, bright white, smooth and beautiful (and yes, a pain in my ass), is now lumpy and mottled. It looks like a giant thigh with cellulite.

Today we have the potential of 7 to 14 more inches of snow.

This is the 3rd major storm of the year.

It is beginning to get somewhat tedious.
Mother Nature has gotten on my LAST nerve.

On the other hand, it does allow me to be home for the initial registrations for BFAC. I can make sure those go through smoothly.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Working on........

finishing the pin from Sherri's class at the Tahoe bead retreat.

Then I will take apart the Marcia DeCosta bracelet and begin again.
I had such difficulty with that.
It was almost abandoned completely -- several times it was almost thrown across the room.

But I refuse to defeat myself.
It is ok to let myself fail in order to learn it.

I WILL defeat -- umm, I mean -- finish that bracelet

Everyone is eatting French Toast!

Everyone in Atlantic County must be eatting French Toast......
the store shelves were stripped of bread, eggs and milk!

Snow snow snow snow

Brrr !
The snow started later than planned last night.
It eased up around noon today.
Now it is snowing again -- and is supposed to continue until about 9 pm.
Maybe another 4 to 6 inches.

The development got the street blowed and we have a path to the front door now.
I went out and uncovered the cars.
Colleen was sick yesterday so I did hers today.
I am sure it will cover again -- what with the wind and the snow -- but at least the crusty part is off of them.
Man, there was a few painful moments when the wind was blowing the snow BACK in to my face and stinging.
But I am done.

Going to go work on the chili now.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

February weather so far

We are under a Blizzard Warning beginning at 4 pm tomorrow afternoon.
Predicted 12 to 18 inches of snow.
Possible up to 24 inches.
Sustained winds of 35 mph + for over 3 hours.
On the chart, it is listed as a 4.5 (with 5 being "Crippling" ).
We've stocked up.
Should be fine.

I'm not worried yet :)