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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I've sold no beads in the auction rooms this week ... I'm a little panicked. I keep looking at beads in the rooms that are going for big bucks - like $70 for a set - and wonder what is making them sell. I cant decide if I've saturated my market with the things I make or if its just a lull. Here are the five items up now (for the curious)
There's a hitch in my plan - argh! The plan was to save / earn money until I had enough for the AC repair on my truck - about $1400. I figured April-ish. Yesterday I got a coupon from the dealer for 15% off service between 4-5pm. I called because I figured the coupon was missing information like 'oil changes' or 'tire rotations', after all...
We are invited to a Super Bowl get together. We were very gung-ho until someone pointed out that the game doesn't start till 8pm. The get together is an hour away ...we'd have to leave at 8 to be home by bedtime :-) #oldpeopleproblem
Chopped, home edition. Object: use up some leftover ricotta and poached chicken. Dinner: pasta with chicken, basil, garlic, parm and peas tossed in ricotta with a little pasta water to thin it down. Result: yum!
We have an older gentleman who stops by for a part or service on a household mixer about once a year. Today he needs something I can only find on ebay. I ordered it and will not mark the item up when I sell it to him. He will bring me homemade pierogi ... all will be good!
If you are in the business I am for long enough you get a little immune to most commercial kitchens and the level of gross they are able to achieve. This one however sets off my gross meter big time. We removed the shelf of a commercial microwave today to clean and reseal the shelf ... this is what we found under it! It is so 'cooked' that the...
On the phone to the city about the sewer install. Me: Is there an approx. date for notification that we can commence with connection? City: Does it look done? Me: Yes. City: Well it should be anytime. #headdesk
Busted my bum last night at the party. Nearly everyone there remarked on what a great job I was doing, at least three folks want to hire me when they have their next party (mostly joking I think), one inebriated fellow wanted to divorce his wife and take me home, and the hostess was so happy she doubled her offer...$200!
AC in my car is officially dead. The evaporator coil is kaput. Good news, the part is only about $300 bucks. Bad news, it is so buried in the dash board that the labor to replace it is about $1000 bucks. I better get torchin' SUMMER IS COMING ;-)
Holy crap I'm tired, but happy. Food was good and well received. I was a bit more 'employee' than I expected and didn't get to see the ceremony for my favorite boy becomming an Eagle Scout but there is video so all is well. Bonus, the kitchen I was in was nice. Had a warming cabinet..perfect! I could have done all the cooking this week there!
Hmm. I might have to rethink what I post on FB. One of the glass girls wants to know what I'm doing next Saturday, seems she needs someone to help with a party - keep the platters full and the counters clean. I'm not actually complaining she's paying $100, its a 3hr gig and hey, she's a fun person. It will probably be a fun thing to do :-)
I often get a little pissy b/c the rest of the work force here stands in the warehouse smoking and chatting the first hour and a half of the day while I work and answer the phone. Today I'm sitting at my desk altering a Ren costume while they smoke ... I'm not so pissy :-)