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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.
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PSA never ask a dog breeder (friend on FB) what they use for flea control, especially if you arent one and own mutts .... FLAME CITY! Sheesh!
Friend announced new grandbaby .... name ... Khaleesi #headdesk
LOL I know don't what's worse - that she was named after a character in a book or that she was named after a TITLE of said character and not the character's name itself. Ah well, at least it's not Nevaeh! :D - Hookuh Tinypants
gah. - Lnorigb
So MAN's birthday is in June. I've conspired with some friends to have it at their house as a combo birthday (his wife's is the day prior) and that it will be 80s themed. MAN loves his 80s. I am on the hunt for a black, 80's skinny tie ... do any of you guys have one in the closet you'd like to part with?
It pays to be popular! A great deal of selling beads has become having a 'fan base' and as someone who was never popular its a weird place to be even with only a handful of repeat customers.
Tax return arrived yesterday. I've allowed $50 to spend on myself - no holds barred - but I cant decide what to spend it on. A handbag of holding (Think Geek), a pedicure (its been so darn long), or maybe a pair of summer sandals...so much to choose from. Are you spending any of your refund on yourself?
I bought a bunch of books from my Amazon wishlist, and a pair of shoes. - Jenica
Any of you smart types willing to edit a bead making tutorial ... I'll make you a bead :-)
Its three pages. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I should also say if punctuation is your thing this will either be a challenge or give you a nervous twitch :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
I think I mucked up. I listed a bead in a 24 hour auction early this morning ... not a peep yet. I was sorta hoping it would go quick so I could list another (and so I'd have a little cash for the gas tank). I'm looking forward to figuing out what sells on the FB auction page - clearly I'm not there yet.
*waves* Mornin all!
Morning, Shannon! - Jenny H. from Android
Bro just announced that he's not going to visit my mom after all - to late to book and now too expensive. Could one of y'all call my mom?
Allegiant Air ...... thoughts?
Very cheap. Very barebones, but it will get you where you're going. - Friar Will
In one piece? I think my worry has to do with how do they make it cheap ... what's being cut? I suppose they have to follow the same safety checks as everyone one else. - Shannon - GlassMistress
They generally fly into alternative airports that are looking for traffic. So St. Pete instead of Tampa, Youngstown instead of Cleveland, PIT or Akron, Mesa instead of Phoenix Sky Harbor, and it's a limited schedule. I've never heard anything bad about them. I've never flown them though (they came into Youngstown right as I was leaving, or I might have used them) - ellbeecee
There are no amenities, you are allowed only one carry-on and one personal item, and you have to pay extra for reserved seating, checked bags, and any food items. The seating is also more crowded. Also, what ellbeeee said. They fly into Sanford, for instance, instead of Orlando, Florida. I flight I have taken myself. I knew what I was paying for and got there and back just fine. I think it is best for short trips (3-5 days max) where one doesn't have to bring a lot of stuff. - Friar Will
Do you know if they cancel flights regularly? There is only one flight but it would get me close to home for $53! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I don't know, but I haven't heard that they do this anymore than other airlines. The flight I was on was packed to the gills. I think most of their flights are as well given the low costs. - Friar Will
Crisis! I need to buy a plane ticket to visit my mom ($600) .... my favorite glass place is releasing new colors this weekend ($200) ... I should go with the cheapest right ;-P
In truth I cant afford either but sometimes ya gotta do what ya gotta do ... in this case I'm going to throw a credit card at the ticket and probably hold off on the glass. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Just got a call from my bro in Africa ... he's coming for a visit the last week of April through first of May. Somehow I've got to come up with money to meet him at my mom's. Somehow.
Made a huge (and expensive) mistake at work ... do I fire myself?
Ouch. - Yolanda
And bead show numbers are in...just shy of $800. Well below the rule that your table fee should be 10% of your take but I'm not complaining, not even a little. It's extra cash, and honestly it's fun to do. I'm getting my own little fan club of repeats ... So awesome!
Table mate is encouraging a customer to take photos of my beads so she can make some like them. O-o
The hell?? - Yolanda
What?!?!?!?! - Katy S
Is this the same table mate who added a third person without asking? - Betsy
Yep. The customer was kind enough to decline - Shannon - GlassMistress
Tablemate has an odd outlook on copying. She figures they will never look the same any way so 'copy' away. I get what she's saying but I'm not sure I'm on board with it - Shannon - GlassMistress
"I'm gonna record the song you wrote and release it under my name. It's okay cos my voice doesn't sound like yours and i'll be playing a different instrument." - Big Joe Silence
Exactly that Joe! - Shannon - GlassMistress
The pre church crowd has arrived at the bead show ... We are awash in powder and rose perfume!
I have another bead show this weekend (probably the last until fall). Last show I was worried about filling an 8' table, this time I'm wondering how I'll fit it all in 2.5'. The lady I split the table with invited a third person ... finger's crossed the promoter gives us another table (heavy on the GIVE)
I posted a bead on a FB page that auctions beads, starting bid $18. Current bid $50!!! *faints*
Local gallery show entries.
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Gettin great reception on this thing, hah!
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Highlights were on sale so I splurged! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Sometimes he's hard to watch but I loves me some Dr. Pol. I like his pragmatic approach to animal care.
$65 bucks on a dang baby shower gift, but I'm feeling clever. Swim trunks, matching hat, swim diapers, pool float and sunscreen, tucked into a sand pail w/ shovel. Cute, right?
Well done! - Katy S
Perfect! - Anne Bouey
We are friends with the dad, don't know the mom well and not really warming up to her. Dad is a swimmer so it's my nod to him :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
It pays to be a big mouth. Talking glass with one of my friends at the babyshower landed mw a $250 order for April! (Bridesmaid's gifts)
For Valentine's MAN let the next Andrew Zimmern Quarterly package ship rather than cancel as planned. Oh am I glad he did! The theme is Asian cooking and the recipe is for a sauce called Aji Yaki. Of note in the box is Bluegrass Soy Sauce ... Something I've wanted to try since I learned of it on AZ's show!
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Also something called drinking vinegar, that you mix with soda water (adding soda water to my shopping list!), hot peppers (happy MAN is happy), fish sauce, two packages of tea and a book of short stories. - Shannon - GlassMistress
yummm.. Verdant Tea has the best tea. - scherbi: bottom dweller
Nothing poetic, dark, or worthy, just the mean little wants of an ordinary little life.
The first tomato, and a bead I just can't get enough of.
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How do you have tomatoes already? - Todd Hoff
hothouse? - Big Joe Silence
Lol, Florida! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I was wondering if her beads contain a Gaia energy field that helps plants grow. - Todd Hoff
Nope, no magical beads ... Just mild winters :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Whelp ... 2K to fix the Cooper. If its the only repair this year it's still cheaper than a car payment but I gotta wonder if it isnt time to put this horse out to pasture.
I'm in the same boat. We need to replace the clutch. It's not like I have money for a new car and a definitely can't do a monthly payment. Adrian told me to get a used car at the auction down the street. Almost all those cars are 5 - 9 years older than my 12yo car. - Anika
Yikes! We would not go the older route unless we just couldnt help it. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Help me oh wise and wondrous FF. I mistakenly formatted a full CF card full of photos. Does anyone have good things to say about a particular recovery program?
Recuva's been good for me. http://www.piriform.com/recuva You just have to make sure you're not writing back to the same disk, and it might take a while depending on the size of the data. - Not Me
Totally worked! Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction! - Shannon - GlassMistress
Somehow between now and Tuesday next week I have to: finish MANs taxes (easy peasy - not a big deal), make beads for show (not many), make and photo beads for tutorial, write tutorial, deliver beads to studio for show (oh and make jewelry out of them first), attend a baby shower (prolly shop on the way - hah!) and 10 other forgotten things
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