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Shannon - GlassMistress

Shannon - GlassMistress

I’m a procrastinator, a sewist, a dabbler, a reader, a baker, an over planner, a mama to many furry kids and I regularly play with fire.
If you had been around someone, who had been around someone who had been to west Africa would you want to be told? Discuss.
Only if the traveler developed symptoms. - John (bird whisperer)
I met someone today who lived in Dallas 10 years ago I washed my hands for 10 minutes..... - WarLord
If you could follow a joint exchange of bodily fluids, my answer is yes. Otherwise, no. - Janet from FFHound!
Home again, home again. MAN is kinda grumpy so no big welcome home. Dogs were over my arrival in three minutes. Ah well, at least I'm sleeping in my own bed :-)
Are you allowed to sit on the edge of your bed? :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
Yes! Never did figure out how to get out of bed without sitting on the edge. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Clothes shopping with my size 00 SIL. JEEBUS, it's like dressing a doll!
Also, imma need a cheeseburger really soon. These people eat nut, and twigs and berries! - Shannon - GlassMistress
My mother and sister fight over who gets the extra chips as each will only eat five. This is what caused my 90 year old anorexic mother to flip the bird to her 60 year old anorexic daughter. - Janet
00...that's like a girl's size 10, but with the length for an adult, right? I know a 0 = girls 12, because my daughter used to wear that size. But that girl ate 3X her own weight. She cost a fortune to feed. - April Russo
Ms.12 wears a size 1 and it's close to a girls size 12. She tried on a pair of size 2 pants and they literally fell off her. - Elizabeth Brown
I disappear when my brother is around. I used to think that was a bad thing.
Same thing happens to me. My oldest brother is an assistant superintendent of a public school system, so Dad's all up his ass. - Jed
We've run out of rules for the moment and have moved into the dissertations. So far this morning I've been instructed on: Not using polish remover (wear clear polish only and let it wear off. I'm betting the polish is as bad as the remover),. Also, that my desire for a brown bed quilt is wrong thinking. White is better b/c the dog grime can be..
...bleached out. Better still, now the quilt is sanitary (Ive not had a dog ailment yet, and I like brown). Finally, Agave is better n my tea. You may want sugar but here, have agave. There's honey too, and sugar, but the agave is best (as she puts it in my tea). - Shannon - GlassMistress
We've been up less than an hour. I already have a headache. My brother will be here at noon and it will get worse. We are broken people. It's really, rather sad. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I've declined a smoothie ... Am now learning how good they are and how much fun to make.... - Shannon - GlassMistress
Just reading this makes my head spin. :) - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
We can do a full day of bickering in twenty minutes ... Not exactly a good thing :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
She is now shopping for a bed cover for us as a Xmas gift .... Brown is not being considered. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I hope this is a one visit per year rule on your part. - Janet
Whooboy, Shannon. - vicster: full-bodied
Part of our discussions have been her living with us in her dotage .... Big, big sigh - Shannon - GlassMistress
^^Then she will be subject to your rules, requests, demands, and dissertations. Priceless - Janet
^^lawd I wish! but I doubt it. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Break through the bs and try to get her to talk about herself. Talking about all the things sounds exhausting. - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
how's the weather? or, idk, politics? maybe the Amazing Race or Project Runway? - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*hugs* I feel ya, grrl. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
*comforts* - Alix May
Fall day, pretty view, winery...WIN!
Bro arrived around noon. We just booked his return flight ... Two days from now. Mom is really unhappy.
Bro sounds smart and may be in need of escort from sister? - Janet
Actually, he is catching a ride from me to the airport. His wife came too, he hasn't seen her in six weeks due to her work. The live overseas and need to get back to Atlanta to get a cargo box filled before she's off again five days later. I get moms unhappiness but also get bros desire to spend some time with his wife. - Shannon - GlassMistress
But he made it! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Good morning lake. Cooler today, for which I'm grateful as I only brought long sleeve shirts. :-)
Eating cheese that is a cross between Gouda and Parmesan. Very firm, nutty, and faintly grainy ... Delish! Bonus: mom doesn't like it :-)
Mom's version of 'Give the dog a bone': vTake sliced beef bone from freezer and boil it to death. Remove marrow and any meat bits. Pin dog's ears behind her hair with a hair clip (standard poodle with very full ears). Give the do the bone. Demand dog take it out on the porch. Raise voice at confused dog (porch door is closed). Apologize to dog
....and open door. Wait 30 seconds and freak out that dog will get something on porch carpet. Take bone away from dog and spread sheet on floor. Return bone to dog. Go wash dishes used to cook bone. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Why does she remove the marrow and meat? - Anika
Why does she cook it? Honestly I'm not asking her, she'll assume I'm criticizing (which I might be) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Raw bones are safest because they're softer. #troublemaker - Heather
The marrow is the best part. - bentley
Elouise, aka Louie
My mom, though she'd never admit it, gets a little controlling. Some of it is just her nature and some of it is living alone and being used to having things her way. Here are the rules so far:
I am not to sit on the bed, it will break down the edge. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I am not to flush the toilet at night, it will disturb the downstairs neighbors, - Shannon - GlassMistress
I am not to use the wash cloths in the bathroom to wash my face (she gave me a ratty one for make up removal) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I am not to touch the wall. The bed I'm sleeping in is against the wall. I should try not to touch the wall lest it get dirty. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'm not to make the dog bark. If I walk through a door the dog barks. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I am not to spray hairspray in the bathroom ... Must go out on the porch. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I m not to put the box of breakfast leftovers (two slices of bacon in a small styrofoam box) in the back of the car. (First argument accomplished on this one when lightly said "it'll be ok! it's just bacon! nothing will spill) - Shannon - GlassMistress
*blink* *blink* - bentley
If that were my Mum, I'd be tempted to do a massive, stinky poop in the toilet in the middle of the night and leave it for her to discover in the morning. - Melly - #TeamMarina
the sitting on the edge of the bed thing was in the documentation when I bought my new mattress a few years ago. So I can accept that. (also, yes, I read the documentation for my mattress. :p) - ellbeecee
Isn't this the plot of odd couple? - Todd Hoff
ellbeecee ... I get it,I do, but I am probably the only person that will sleep in that bed and only once every two years..... - Shannon - GlassMistress
The wash cloth thing I get ... And do the same at home. I probably wouldn't enforce it on a guest though. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Dear Lord! Mom needs to adjust her priorities. I too am controlling, enough to get myself a hotel room! - Janet from FFHound!
Dude. You really put up with a lot with your mom. Beyond the no-brainer 'no smoking in the house', I can't even think of a time someone gave me rules as a houseguest. - Anika from Android
Don't pet the dog at the table. The table is the only place to sit b/c I'm not to sit on the antique sofa in the living area (or the side of the bed). Also, mom is currently petting the dog. At. The. Table. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Confession: I fly to my mom's in two days .. I'm already fretting over whether or not I'll have to ask for a seat belt extender. It hasn't happened yet, but its been darn close. #embarrassed.
I hear you. (I find I only have to ask on the teeny planes -- full size planes, with 30+ rows are never a problem. The ones that already make everyone feel huge and gross and too big for the space? They have tiny seat belts....) - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
I honestly believe I'd fake the belt being latched before I before I'd ask for an extension...sigh - Shannon - GlassMistress
I've gotten to the point that when I board the pickle planes, I just ask for the extender when I pass the flight attendant while boarding. Seems somehow less humiliating than having to ask for it once I sit... And I get some strength from knowing that those planes have offensively small everything, so it's not me it's them? On a big jet, the belts have tons of extra belt. - RudĩϐЯaЯïan
i always ask for one. every time. i tell you, mid-air turbulence ain't no joke. - Big Joe Silence
I bought myself an extender. I don't fly that often, but the ~20 bucks was worth it because I couldn't handle the thought of asking for one. - ellbeecee
Totally backwards this trip. On the big plane I barely got it latched and on the little one I had three inched of extra belt. - Shannon - GlassMistress
At the lake...ahhhhh.
OMG! an empty middle seat...air travel miracle :-)
Hello Dallas.
At the airport, next stop, Dallas.
24 hours before my flight ... If you think I have anything packed you'd be wrong. What shouldn't I forget?
Contacts/glasses/prescriptions. You can buy everything else you forget. :) - LB creeps me out. from Android
Toothbrush/toothpaste, hair brush, underwear, socks. Those are the things I forget most often. Also, I have about 24 hours until I leave, too, and haven't even thought of packing yet. If I pack tonight, that will be early according to my standards. - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
My 'forgets' come more in the area of chargers and cords, camera cards etc ... and of course the toothbrush :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, yes, chargers! - LB creeps me out.
Coming soon!
I dropped the canapé knife this morning and broke the bead .. grrrr! But I think they are a go, you? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yes. - bentley
Oh my gosh, YES, YES, YES!! - Marina's Godmother :-)
Something like these would be cute: - LB creeps me out.
Yes! - Jenica
Superb! - Stephen Mack
Last one. Rubber ducky baby set.
I don't know if any of these will sell or not but they sure are fun to make :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Love these! - Jenica
Nah...we don't spoil pups around here
Foundling Sadie with her new mama (my step mom) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yep, Monday. No Dew's in the work fridge, dropped a beaded item I'd brought to work to photograph and broke it, and spent the first hour at work on the phone and in a mad rush. whew!
Afternoon all. How's your weekend going?
You guys know my eyes aren't this color, right? I mean they are very blue but they ain't this (silly iPad camera- oh I said it, I took a selfie with an iPad. The. Horror.) - Shannon - GlassMistress
These weekends are just never long enough! - LB creeps me out. from Android
we get tomorrow off. we're going to the state fair. stragglers will be shot at the base of the ferris wheel. - Big Joe Silence
Mom called today to ask what she could get me at the grocery store for my upcoming visit. The discussion dissolved as it always does into 'what I should eat' vs 'what I do eat'. Some discussion later the conversation flipped with whiplash speed into what she wants for Christmas ... Pearl earrings. Sigh.
I suppose it would be wrong to call her back and tell her to pick up vodka? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Surely you can make some "pearl" beads. ;) - LB creeps me out. from Android
Hard to believe that I won't be at the torch again for three weeks. I'm happy to report that 95% of what I wanted to finish for the show is finished and today will be mostly play. Here's to hoping I do good things!
Funny Emma
Baths are exhausting! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Buckle up Buttercup. Whirlwind day today but if I can get most of it done I can spend some time playing tomorrow. Flame on!
I think there may be a light at the end of the tunnel .... Hopefully it's not the train. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Weekend to do: Make all the beads. Laundry. Office supply store. Sephora (for a travel sized splurge to keep me sane at moms. Something very ahhhhh). Make more beads. Mow / trim / edge the lawn. Hem a pair of jeans. Start piles for packing. (Loose 50 lbs, whiten my teeth, get cute hair ... hah!)
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