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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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Are you sure you won't cut this thing out of my foot?
In my FB feed. Bacon. Wrapped. Stuffing. *dropsmic*
I have $50 in 'real women dollars' from Lane Bryant that I cant use, they are good through tomorrow. Shout and they are yours!
Firefly LARP this weekend. I think I win for best prop hah!
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Fruity Oaty Bars .. the commercial that sent River into battle mode. - Shannon - GlassMistress
OMG I LOVE YOU. #larpnerdsunite - Jenica
Lol Jenica! You probably wont love me as much when I tell you that I don't participate (its just not for me). I am however, support staff in charge of meals. On Friday night I cater for the group (usually 40-60 folks) and on Saturday I coordinate and serve a meal catered by a local BBQ joint. I do make sure the food fits the theme. For the Mobster LARP we had lasagna and a wedding cake... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
You don't have to play. I just love that you embrace the geekery in any capacity. :) - Jenica from iPhone
When MAN moved in it was a 'if ya can't beat 'em' kind of thing:-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
Good golly! I spent ALL of yesterday cooking for the annual LARP, and all evening serving. I was at it from 5am to midnight and I think the first time I sat down was to drive out there at 5pm. I was going to paint a room today but my feet are so darn sore I might just clean the kitchen and call it a day.
Happy belated birthday! - LB's never Kippled from Android
Yesterday was your birthday? Happy birthday! - Anika
Thursday actually, and THANKS! - Shannon - GlassMistress
I don't think there will be much napping today..crash,bang,slam!
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Gave up and took Em to the vet. While I was gone Dunc opened the laundry door and upended the trash. He ate an empty bacon package ... Sigh #cantwin
Oh man! That sucks... My mother used to hide mouse traps in the garbage cans before the locking ones were invented. But then the dog would just tip it to avoid the mousetrap. Too smart. - Yvonne Renee
Yeah baby!
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So far today; 8 racks of ribs, 160 chicken wings, 90 sweet and sour smokie sticks, and two half sheet pans of brownies. Nap now? - Shannon - GlassMistress
I poured myself a bowl of Chex. - Steve C Team Marina
Hopefully you aren't planning on feeding 40 folks with Chex ;-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
na na na na NA naaaaa na na!
Once more around the sun. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Today really needs more chocolate. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Hmmm ... maybe you guys need another hint :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
How to give you dog kaopectate in 102 easy steps.....maybe 103
Have you tried the baby meds syringe to the side/back of the mouth? http://www.youtube.com/watch... - bentley
We found a syringe for the cats ... Ten damn doses for the poor dog. We suck as pet parents, no one wants to go out and get what we need tonight :-( - Shannon - GlassMistress
Dear Emma, yes that is the saddest "I have a sick tummy face" ever but mama knows what you ate to get a sick tummy and your dad and I have spent a great deal of time cleaning up after you. Therefore it seems we have misplaced our sympathy. Love, Mama.
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Be well, Emma! - Melly - #TeamMarina
She's refusing food (rice and rice water) but drinking so I'm not too worried about her. If we can get through the day without her yarfing in my office I'll call it a win. - Shannon - GlassMistress
So, what DID she eat? Or don't I want to know? - Melly - #TeamMarina
You really don't, but I'll tell you anyway. She found a long dead rabbit in the yard and was kind enough to bring me some - blargh! Last week both dogs spent undue time under one of the trees looking up. This weekend undue time under the tree sniffing around. Saturday night Em carried a femur into the house. Sunday she delivered a hide (no head, maybe one bone in it) to the back door.... more... - Shannon - GlassMistress
Awww poor pup. Poor Shannon. - bentley
Delicious! - Melly - #TeamMarina from FFHound!
I love this story. I do hope Emma is ok, but I support the humans' misplaced sympathy. (also, we haz a cat named Emma) - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
This morning I've cleaned up six areas of dog puke, washed a load of rags, washed a dog, washed me, stopped at Home Depot and purchased a baby gate and a 55 gallon drum of carpet cleaner, AND STILL made it to work on time. Gold star please. Also, the next time I say "The dog is fasting" and MAN feeds her ... he's cleaning it up!!!
*awards Shannon BIG gold star* - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Wow. You rock! - Yvonne Renee from FFHound!
Arrived home to find Emma, her crate, both walls and part of the carpet covered in poo. She found and ate a rabbit carcass over the weekend. She clearly does not feel well but her color is ok and she does not seem distressed. Ah the joys of dogs.
Oh, no! Hope all is well soon! - LB's never Kippled from Android
Oh dear. Hope she is feeling better soon! - vicster: hon. canadian
Yikes. Oh the grossness. I can't do feces, man. It's why I can't have pets. Or kids. Cannot handle feces. My hats off to you that can. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
Gloves are superhero uniform for all things feces. A mask and goggles for the real squeamish. - Janet
We amuse ourselves around work by plotting little revenges against ex-corporate. The latest, devised by the boss, is to send a Holiday package to the corporate area manager (the person who most likely put our head on the block as he took over our business) with a note thanking him for our best year ever. Hah!
It isn't our best year ... but we are doing better than scraping by and things are starting to look encouraging, including winning a 30k contract that ex-corporate area dude wanted really, really badly. We just want to rub it in a little :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
LOVE THIS. LOVE LOVE LOVE! - Mary B: #TeamMonique
Was trying to toast some pecans for chicken salad for today's lunch. I took the tray out of the toaster over and let it rest on the door (oven hangs from an overhead cabined over the sink so its about eye level). I lifted my foil packet from the try and the tray slipped. I stopped it with both thumbs ... crispy pecans and thumbs :-(
Ouch! Hope you can ice them! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
We have arrived at 'almost road' which, believe it or not is far better than the sandbox road was.
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Nothing special planned for the weekend ... general laziness I guess since next weekend I do an annual catering thing for a friend's LARP, and the following is Thanksgiving. But the weather is fine and I'm not on call so I ain't complaining about not having plans :-)
Gave money to a guy panhandling at the business park Monday. To another guy who needed help with gas to get to work today. Am I wearing a sign?
yeah I think it says "Yes I am a kind person" it's not worst sign ;) - WarLord
Or a pushover ... I'm never sure which. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Grr! Got home last night to discover that the driveway was cracked in two places. Last week the road crew ripped a corner off of it (about an 8" chunck). I wasn't happy but I figured shit happens. The cracks though are the bottom third of the driveway ... I'm really not happy now.
Oh, no! - LB's never Kippled
Dang :/ Will the council pay to have it fixed? - Melly - #TeamMarina
I called the construction company this morning ... he is going to review the 'pre construction' photos. What do you bet there were hairline cracks there that I never saw but all their scraping and packing and rumbling have opened up. - Shannon - GlassMistress
And so it begins. Officially taking bids for sewer connection and septic demolition/abandonment ... got a shovel?
Confession: Sometimes I have trouble letting go of beads, its like I have to think about them for a while. I'm having that problem with the horses. I know I can do it again ... I did two to make sure ... but I just cant quite put them up for auction. I should ... but I'm procrastinating.
I sucked it up and posted one of the horses ... no takers. Four hours to go but right now I'm betting he's going to stay a while after all. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I found some Monterrey Jack cheese with morels and leeks at the grocery store. Totally making quic....errr ... egg pie this week!
The road crews like to challenge us in the mornings
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Out of the kiln and looking good (these guys are huge!)
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Great work, Shannon! - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
I showed my son your beads yesterday. He was so fascinating by the colors and how you did everything. Looks like we're in for a field trip to some local glass workers. - Anika
Nice! Some of the 'hot shops' (glass blowing) have bead classes as well. Most offer a short class to make your own 'whatever' where the blower does most of the work but you still get the experience. Tell your son there's no paint in there, just glass. Everywhere a color changes is somewhere I added glass :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
We have 3 glass shops across the street. Two offer bead classes. One does classes on design elements. He was totally fascinated by your plovers and Christmas mice. I showed him the glass rods and explained how to use them. He kept asking, "But how does she make the shapes? She can't trace on air!" He also said you should wear long sleeves so you won't burn yourself. I said, "Too late!". - Anika
Oh wow! Very jealous of being so close to glass shops, very! He is right about he long sleeves but almost no one wears them. I find they actually worry me more ... Fear of catching a sleeve on fire flips me out more than the burns I get. I DO look like someone has been putting cigarettes out on my arms and chest, but I'm thinking a shirt on fire would be worse. I am careful to only wear cotton, it burns slower than synthetic:-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
those glass rods are sooooo pretty. as is the ... what's it called? the sparkly stuff? I took lots of photos of the rods and the sparkly stuff when I was at the John Campbell folk school back in June. amazing bead making stuff going on!! - Stephan!e•CogSc!L!brar!an
Sparkly stuff, probably dichroic glass :-) - Shannon - GlassMistress
My birthday is this month and I admit it, I kinda love my birthday...always have. Unfortunately I am not surrounded by like minded people. MAN isn't into such things and to top it off since I met him 14 years ago the week around my birthday has always been his (he attends an annual LARP and has since long before he met me). My mom is pressing me
...gift ideas. Here they are: - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want a cake ... Cupcake would do. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I want a gift wrapped in wrapping paper instead of a Home Depot bag. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like a day off ... Totally off. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like some time with MAN, no ipad, no NANOWRIMO project. - Shannon - GlassMistress
I'd like a couple of 'honey do' things done. Totally done, cleaned up after, finished. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Seems simple to me. - Shannon - GlassMistress
Have you given MAN this list? For anytime this month? - Anne Bouey
The 'honey do' things, yes. The wrapping paper and cake are beyond him, as is 'no ipad'. Day off is a work thing and won't happen b/c I'm taking a day to cater the LARP, though I may do nothing the following day since he'll still be at the LARP. I have to pick up and serve that night. Much of it is on me and I'm just being whiny 🐹 - Shannon - GlassMistress
Bead cleaning night. You sure you don't want to stop by and learn how?
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I like where this is going :-)
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Super happy with this!
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I'm working on an idea for a magazine submission. The theme is spring. I want to do one of these guys on a spring over another bead that will be a flowering thicket...like he's springing from the thicket. You like? - Shannon - GlassMistress
Bunneh approved. - Steven Perez from Android
^^now I'm sure I did a good job! - Shannon - GlassMistress
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