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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.
I am taking the day off tomorrow ... sorta. I plan on visiting the land of GetErDone! Vehicle oil change, bank visit, clean my truck, clean the house to within an inch of its life (at least the bits I can get to), and any other little piddling thing I come across. I'm way behind on such things b/c I've been spending my weekends on the torch.
Since I'm caught up at work for a change, and havent taken but a couple of vacation days this year I figure why not? They can deal without me for one day. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I just quietly said to the city studio director that I'd be interested in teaching ... here we go!
Etsy is giving away a $100 gift card - go here to sign up
Latest addition to the sewer project. This is looking across the street from our driveway.
Of note, no mail today ... I'm guessing the carrier couldn't even get near it. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I make lunch everyday at work. Today's fare, ham sandwiches. When I opened the bread the first couple of slices were stale so I peeled them off and tossed them. The next slice had a a bigger mark and the next bigger still. I kept removing slices until I reached a gaping cavern of brown mark ... like a rotten mark in an apple ...
The mark then tapered to the end of the loaf. As you might guess, we did not have sandwiches for lunch. I called the company because I figured they'd like to know and told them they didnt have to replace it as I knew it was four days after the best by date and I wasnt all that worried about it, just sharing info. Well, not only are they replacing it, the bakery dude is BRINGING me a loaf of bread and picking up the wonky one. I should have called him at lunch time! - Shannon - GlassMistress
He totally just delivered a loaf of bread. He's either uber bored today or its the best customer service I've received in a long time! - Shannon - GlassMistress
That is bizarre! It's like the inside of the bread burned during the baking process. SPOOKY. But that's also damn fine customer service for sure. :D - Hookuh Tinypants
My guess is that something didnt mix in well -- lump of flour or yeast - and when it baked what ever it was browned faster than the bread making that mark. Its kinda like crust on the inside. He said he sends it to be analyzed and he'd let us know what it was. He also said any one is welcome to visit and tour the bakery at any time. I totally want to go do that :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yay that's a pretty good outcome all in all. I think it's just alien code sent via gluten. - Steve C
the missing entry from the Encyclopaedia Galactica! - Big Joe Silence
Some days it's harder than others to get out of the driveway.
I blew our grocery money(and then some) on Duncan so this week I'm doing what I call cooking from the pantry. It's like an episode of Chopped with more mundane ingredients :-)
It's a fun challenge and it uses up things that have been around a while. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Chest X-ray looks ok. Blood work is pending. Dunc was a trooper, even peed in a cup,lol!
Any updates? - LB's 10:19pm Name Change
I should hear back on the blood work tomorrow. The doc agrees with me, Dunc is working to breath (not in distress, just not right). Doc gave me an antiobiotic and pain killer but I'm holding off on both until the blood work comes back. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Awww Duncan. *ear skritches & belly rubs* - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I wish there was a solution for Ferguson. First it was too much police action and now residents are complaining that it is too little. Almost no one (news) is talking about Mike Brown just about the looting and riots. I realize its complicated and wont go away over night but I'm unclear how any of this is making things better.
Shannon, I think that there are some operational problems at play here. Lack of clear leadership for one - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
But if you're referring to the protesters, I do think that they are "better" in that they are aware and involved , at least for a time. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
The challenge comes in what evolves from this. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
The "solution" to Ferguson is still in our hands. The question we have to ask ourselves is what we want it to be. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Someone wrote last week that American racism can be compared to someone who has a huge credit card bill who finally stops adding charges, but doesn't do anything to pay off the debt. And then gets confused (and angry) that the credit card company keeps calling. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Solution isnt a good word - but I couldnt think of a better one. I feel like the focus should be on Mike Brown's murder and the officer involved. I feel that those who choose to riot and loot (not those that simply protest) are both distracting from the importance of the matter and enforcing negative opinions. There seems to be a clear division between protesters and rioters (this... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
The agitators are always there. They never go away. Are they a real distraction or an excuse not to address the problem? - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Possibly both. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Look at it this way. I'm 52 years old. I remember Ferguson cops busting heads when I was a kid. You didn't drive through Ferguson after dark without risking getting rousted. Nothing has changed since then and the demographics have shifted dramatically from majority white to majority black. In many ways, things are worse. They are now killing young men when in my day you got thrown over the hood of a car. Arguably the young men are a lot less afraid to die than I was. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
Often, there is looting and "rioting" when a big game is lost (or won) at U of Mich. or MSU. Rarely do the riot police get called in. And rarely does it rate more than a finger wag from local authorities. When she worked downtown, Wife used to tell me that local businesses got there windows busted on a regular basis the night of a big hockey game. Where is the shame and outrage? (Edited because I went a little over the top with the "every time" big game thing.) - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
You are correct, rioting should receive the same response regardless. I dont care if it's in anger or celebration, I simply dont understand how destroying things improves any situation. I realize that much of it (Ferguson and elsewhere) is crowd mentality - one doofus breaks a window and everyone else joins in - but I still dont think its right or draws the right kind of attention to your cause. I feel like I'm only seeing the rioting and I'm not seeing steps toward justice and change. - Shannon - GlassMistress
News will always choose to show pictures of chaos over pictures of calm. The actual work of making peace doesn't get much play, not when there's exciting footage of rioting to air! - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
^^ I know and that's not right. But arent the rioters just as responsible as the news? If the news cant focus on the riot because there isnt one cant they then focus on justice and change (at least until the next BIG story comes along)? Or am I just being dense? - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd call it hopeful rather than dense :-) - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
Many people in America wouldn't have blinked an eye at Mike Brown's murder if it weren't for violence "erupting" at the protests. Those people are often more outraged at broken windows & stolen merchandise than at a young man's death. Yeah nobody SHOULD break the law, destroy property, but I get the rage behind it: why should they be held to the law if cops can get away with murder? And we don't know how much of it is being done by actual community members, either. - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I get the feeling that in many cases, the looting and burning of buildings is a red herring. I don't know how true this is, but I heard during the L.A. riots that some building owners were taking advantage of the civil unrest to burn down their own buildings so they could collect insurance. In the wake of Oscar Grant's murder in Oakland, anarchists from outside communities came in to... more... - Victor Ganata
Example from the L.A. riots: Grocer, Wife Accused of Having Market Torched : Riots: Case is second instance of merchants charged with using the unrest as a cover for destroying their business - 1992 Oct 29 - not saying this is what's happening in Ferguson necessarily, but it seems likely that the people who are doing the looting and burning do not care about Michael Brown or Ferguson whatsoever. - Victor Ganata
"You are correct, rioting should receive the same response regardless". You've hit the heart of it right there, Shannon. But you buried the lead. I don't care "why" stupid, reckless people do what they do. Put them in jail. Get them some therapy. Whatever works. But understand that the 2 groups I cited - university students and Ferguson residents - are viewed completely differently. And... more... - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I dont care what color you are if you act like a thug you should be treated like a thug. It is those folks that I dont understand. I can understand angry and passionate. I can understand the urge to do damage, but hell, I cant even TP someone's house even if I think they deserve it. A little respect - and an effort to earn that respect - is sorely needed .... everywhere. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Let's use the hockey game analogy again. Assuming that not all the hockey fans are breaking windows before and after a big game, why would you lump all hockey fans into this group? You wouldn't. You'd think of them as 2 different groups and you'd treat them accordingly. Window breakers have nothing to do with the law abiding fans or with the game itself. Take it a little further, hockey... more... - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte
I think it's an unwarranted assumption that the people doing the theft and property destruction are at all motivated directly by the inciting incident. I also think it's not necessarily "senseless". They're doing it because (1) they like stealing or burning things, (2) they have something to gain from doing it, and/or (3) they're trying to make other people who aren't stealing or burning things look bad. - Victor Ganata
I'm flummoxed. I feel like we are all saying roughly the same thing AND I feel like I'd doing a poor job of trying to make my original point. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I mean, I totally agree with your original point: the news focusing on the looting and burning is just inflammatory and does nothing to make things better. - Victor Ganata
I'm only suggesting that you go a little deeper if you want to see a way to a solution. And what Victor said. - MoTO: Tufted Coqeutte from Android
I'm sorry I used the word solution. Solution suggests fix, and I dont believe you fix people. I hope we can change them. I hope there is justice. I hope that someday appearance (race, sex, tatttoos, hair - whatever) isnt the first thing used to judge people. I hope there is a way to change the police force so that is is more about fairness and less about showing off power. I hope ... but I dont really believe and it makes me really, really sad. - Shannon - GlassMistress
("liking" for dialog and trying) - Steele Lawman
I have exactly four shirts that I like to wear. I tried to save some money last time I shopped and bought cheap and now those shirts are all shorter than I like (I still wear them, but I'm not comfortable in them). This morning I picked up step mom's dog and she, ahem, leaked on me. Trust me when I say its not going to wash out.
I have exactly three shirts I like to wear ... sigh. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Thrift store? - Janet from FFHound!
I havent had much luck in the local thrift / consignment stores but yes, always work a look. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Dunc is at work with me, we have a 3:15 appt at the vet. His breathing has stayed at about 60 and should be around 25/min. His personality is intact so I dont think he feels very bad, but he isnt really eating. I dont like it at all.
sorry for Dunc. Good luck at the vet - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
*crossed fingers* - Betsy from FFHound(roid)!
Sending love to you & the furkid! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Thanks! I'm trapped in my office with him b/c my step mom's dog is here as welll (8lb chihuahua wants to eat the 65lb Lab, lol). He's a touch 'windy' send help! - Shannon - GlassMistress
:-( I so hate it when the babies are sick. Zahra got a GI upset in June and didn't eat for 6 days and even stopped drinking for 1 1/2 days. Talk about making me sick with worry, literally! - Jenny
Had a custom pony to do today and I was worried about the color. Golden retriever red is just not a glass color. So I chose what I thought was closest and worked it as cool as I dared (reds get darker the longer they are in the fire) and BOOM, nailed it!
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It's a touch more orange but glass doesn't mix like paint... Hopefully the commissioner will agree :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Just finished book three of a series. The author ended it in such a way that book four would never happen. After the end the author writes that despite the potential of a cash cow series he ended it at book three because the story demanded it. I loved the series and after that remark I love the author even more.
My nails look nice for a change so I decided to paint them in an effort to keep them that way. My polish is too old and won't dry ... Boo!
:( - Anne Bouey
Duncan (dog) was not coming to bed when asked but staying in the hall just outside the bedroom. When I went to check on him I discovered that he had exploded from both ends all over the living and dining room. He certainly does not act like he feels well, and his gums seem pale. I don't know if we should go to bed and check him
...through the night or load up for the emergency vet :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, no! Poor Duncan, and poor y'all. I hope he'll feel better in a hurry. - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
Thanks .. I fear that either way it will be a long night. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Can you give the emergency vet a call and ask them? That's what I did when my cat got into chives (which are toxic for cats,) and they were able to determine that he didn't need to go in that night and told me what to look for. - Jennifer Dittrich
I tried calling ... Goes straight to voice mail. He just had a drink and is a little more animated. I. Taking that as a positive. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh damn, I have given pepto to our dog with stomach/diarrhea issues in the past. I taught all our dogs to eat from utensils. It was a benefit in liquid medication dispensing. - Janet from FFHound!
I considered giving pep to but decided to hold off a bit. If he has eaten something his bod wants to be rid of I don't want to slow that down. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Yawn. Long night was long but he clearly feels better this morning. He doesn't want to eat but he's drinking so I'm not going to force the issue. His respiration is too fast, 60/min, so I still see a vet visit in our future (Monday, hopefully) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Oh, yikes! :o( Hope he keeps improving (and the clean up job wasn't too diffcult!) - Melly
Clean up was as bad as you might imagine. We will be shampooing the carpets today. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Hugs! - Yvonne from FFHound!
MAN makes me laugh. He had to run to the store for something and when he came home he was all proud of himself b/c he picked up steak and taters. Rather he picked up meat and taters. He bought eye of round 'steaks' .. Hey, it said steak on the label, right. LOL. now researching eye of round recipes. Got any suggestions?
If you have time to marinate, then maybe roast it. Otherwise, stir-fry. - Anika
Marinate! Why didn't I think of that? Thanks Anika :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Nifty new propane tank with built in level gauge. Ohh-ahhh!
Not my best day of work. My brain is elsewhere, but at least I solved my tank problem. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Made my travel plans to visit mom and my grandma ... learned this morning that my Grandmother passed yesterday evening. This photo is five years old, not quite the last time I saw her, but close. I'm sorry I missed you Grammy Lynn, be at peace.
I'm so sorry your grandma passed before you got a chance to see her. *hugs* - vicster: full-bodied
So very sorry for your loss. - Janet from FFHound!
I'm so sorry, Shannon. - Stephan Planken from iPhone
Much love xoxox - Melly
Thanks all. It was a surprise but not unexpected. It is unlikely she's have recognized me if I had visited earlier - good days and bad, ya know. She was mortified to stick her tongue out in that photo, but she did it, and we giggled like little girls :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
So sorry for your loss. *hugs* - Tamara J. B.
My deepest condolences, Shannon. *hug* - Jenny H. from Android
I'm so sorry, Shannon! - ωαřмaiden ❤Bassetmom❤
Our condolences, Shannon. - Pete
Oh, Shannon. So very sorry. - Mary B: #TeamMonique
so sorry, Shannon. *hugs* hope the trip to see your family is a good thing for all of you. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
I'm sorry for your loss Shannon but it looks like the two of you were kindred spirits anyway so she'll always be with you. - Steve C
((Hugs)) Rest In Peace, Grammy Lynn - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I'm sorry for your loss - Elena
I'm sorry, Shannon. - Katy S
I'm sorry, Shannon {hugs} - Starmama from FFHound(roid)!
I'm sorry for your loss, Shannon. - Corinne L
Shannon, I'm so sorry. My sincere condolences. - Stephen Mack
My condolences, Shannon. - Anne Bouey
I am sorry for your loss! - mina_sydney from iPhone
I'm sorry for the loss. - Eric
I'm sorry, Shannon. - Betsy
I'm so sorry. :( - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
Just committed $750 for a plane ticke and car rental to go visit my mom. Money that would be better spent toward debt. She is already giving me guff over how few days I'm staying (4 + 2 travel days) and that I'm staying over a weekend (tourist days=traffic) and that other family members will want to see me which cuts into her time. Sigh.
So sorry, Shannon. I'm familiar with that song and dance. Try to enjoy what you can. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
So sorry you are dealing with the forever maternal induced guilt. My mother is all but 90, she still manipulates. - Janet
She complained that she had to look at a lot of beads last visit (because others wanted to see them she had to see them more than once). I won't take a single one this time and I pretty much promise I'll hear about that too. It's rather exhausting :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
things got a lot easier for me when I just stopped trying to please her b/c it simply isn't possible to do so. now I put my preferences first, then consider hers (IF she's even expressed them). she's bound to point out something terrible I've done no matter what, so I might as well not be further put out just to be reprimanded or insulted. So over it. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
No stranger would ever treat you as crappy as family seems comfortable doing Of course only family knows how to push your buttons like family does :( Take some comfort in knowing many of us share the pain Be well #familyputtingthfunindysfunction - WarLord
Ok, I admit it, I'm a sheeple. If a cop gave me an instruction I'd follow it even if I knew I'd done nothing wrong. My assumption would be that we'd all figure out I'd done nothing wrong and eventually go our merry ways. MAN on the other hand would argue his rights and not follow the instruction unless given good reason. What would you do?
Gah! I just want to book a flight from here to there ... and there is hard to get to, ie no direct flights and no flights at reasonable times.
The latest progress in the sewer project is that tall stake you can just barely see between the fire hydrant and the neighbor's car. My guess is that it is marking the easement which begs the question, why mow all of that if I don't really own it?!?
The thing at the bottom is a bearing, it is worn out and does not spin. The thing at the top is what's left of the same bearing...beyond destroyed. The customer swears it just started making noise on Sunday. We failed to ask him what year!
Oh, he probably meant it started making a new noise, as opposed to the ones that it's been making for ages given that wear. - Jennifer Dittrich
It had to have been screaming so loud you could have heard it from here! LOL - Shannon - GlassMistress
Dear looters, you are not calling attention to the tragedy .. you are overshadowing it.
Stunned, just stunned.
Thanks to custom orders and FB auctions I invoiced almost $300 in beads today. Enough to pay for my city and county business licenses and still put a little toward a credit card bill. Woot!
Cleared up a banking issue, paid a medical bill and two business license fees, billed and shipped two custom orders, loaded three auctions, ordered a part for work, and took photos for shop listings. Nap soon?
That's a week's worth of stuff! - Anika
Little piddling stuff, but it sure is nice to clear so much of it out :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I was 90 seconds away from finishing the last bead of the day when the propane ran out ... grrr. Double whammy, my tanks are expired and they won't fill them any more *cries*
NOOOOOOOO! :( - LB's 10:19pm Name Change from Android
Do they not just swap them out? Or are they larger then the typical propane tanks? - Me
They are 20 LB tanks, gass grill sized. I'm kinda leery of the swap variety so I buy them. I think they are good for ten years. I knew it the expiration was coming I just wasn't very proactive about it :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
I've reached the age where the answer to most health questions is, "well, you know, at your age....". It seems at my age the pores around the eyes dont secrete oil well, they sorta dry up and make a pimple-owie spot. The answer is warm wash clothes a few times a day and massage. I dont know about you but I've been told all my life not to rub my eyes and for the life of me cant figure out massage without rubbing ... sheesh. Life rules are tough :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
تایغر مث گرگ پرید و لایک رد - عبدالحسین
TBT. My dad brought me a small bag of photos that my grandmother had saved. This one was particularly funny because with it was a handwritten letter and a list of all of the kids names in the photo ... as if my G'mother would care, lol. I was eleven and I'm the dweeb, second row, third from the left, in the overall gauchos that I absolutely adored :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
That's not dweeby at all - Steve C
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