Tuesday, September 30, 2003

I'm writing with my hands covered in paint. I have been painting test swatches for the past 3 days!!! I'm too picky. My house has all the furniture in the living room YET I continue to hold up moving it back because I'm putzing around "watching paint dry"

I now have a new studio...It's official. The shelving is up, the desk is there, the torch is set up. Everything is a big mess, but that's about how it was before. I want it all in place SOON! Will have to get past this paint indecision to get that done!

Watching Court TV...the Peterson case is quite interesting. I am addicted to court tv.

watched the Trading Spaces "they hated it" yesterday. They all had a reason to hate it. Those were horrible rooms....but someone could walk into my house and say that too!

caffine today? STARBUCKS! I had a grande light mocha mocha.

I have not been to the gym for the past week and a half and i'm actually bummed about it. That is the most unbelievable sentence I've ever logged here...yet it's true.

I have maintained the weight loss, but have not lost more due to sedentary (sp?) week.

Off to watch paint dry....

Friday, September 26, 2003

I'm taking a moment to write and say I exist. I do...I think I do anyways...currently I am burried in the middle of my living room under all of our posessions. We re-floored the entire house this week, so all our belongings have moved from room to room as the process went along...now the floors are finished (well almost) and now EVERYTHING is in the living room! My other rooms look like the "let's clear the room" pictures on Trading Spaces.

While my life is in chaos, I think I'll paint!

I'm am also finishing the moving of my studio (didn't we do this already???) from one area of the basement to another. I am installing an organized shelving thingy so that I will have the appearance of normality if nothing else. The only bad thing about the new room is that I already painted this room (just a few months ago) for Rob's office...so it's khaki!!! Khakki is NOT a good color for my studio...but it's done...I really really don't want to paint another room than I'm already going to have to paint...but I just can't live with khaki!!!!

ok...off to work on finding my shoes in this craziness.

starbucks today...still seems way too sweet
lbs lost - 15
inches lost (this always is bizaare because you lump them all into one figure) 9-12 (hips waist bust...didn't measure feet, legs, arms, fingers, neck, head) :)

Tuesday, September 23, 2003

my life is all about flooring. I do not have a bead life right now. I am having the floors in the entire house re-done, so my life is all about moving stuff from one room to another and then back and then from another and back. It's an endless frustrating process....not a wonderful thing for a pack rat/mess maker like myself.

In all this, my studio is moving to a new room...so that's one more bit of chaos in my life.

My entries lately sound very very bitchy. I am not as grumpy as I sound here...I'm just a bit wacko due to life lately.

Monday, September 15, 2003

I am alive...I guess that's obvious since I'm here and typing.

My life has been non-journal-y lately. Not that it's uneventful...it's just not journal material...not that any of my days are really that newsworthy :)

I'm home after teaching a 2 day class in Atlanta AND taking a trip to Disney over the weekend. That's a story in itself...we tricked the kids, didn't tell them where we were going...acted like we were running late for school then hurried them into the car, headed for the school and "missed the turn" spent the next 7 1/2 hours trying to find our way!!! The boys were totally confused when there were suddenly palm trees. They really didn't know what was going on until we drove in the gates of Disney World...then they still weren't sure that it wasn't a trick.

It was a great trip. The parks were very empty which meant we could do a lot in less time and enjoy the pool at the Polynesian!

So...before that...the class. I taught the new class (yes THE new class) for the first time here in Atlanta. Everyone really loved it, so that was a good good indication that I made something FUN to do!

So now, I'm putting kits together, making samples and finesse-ing the pattern after finding a few snafoos while teaching it (that's why I teach in Atlanta FIRST before going somewhere else and having strangers find my mistakes!)

BEFORE that....I had a complete computer melt-down and was fearing that my whole hard drive on the non-mac computer had been completely trashed.

After paying a LOT LOT LOT of money, they were able to restore data onto a new harddrive. No...I didn't have a backup...so shoot me! I will now! I had my new pattern in the computer complete with all it's diagrams which took me ALL summer! So, it was worth the $, but I wish I hadn't had to pay it!

I'm blabbing here, so I'm going to finish up.

I have had 2 starbucks drinks lately and I think I'm no longer hooked! Can you believe it???? I'm not kidding. 2 mochas in a row and I'm just not into them. Might be that I'm not having as many sweets, so they taste TOO rich??? I'm not sure.

On the diet and excercize front...I have now lost 16 lbs!!!! In addition, a full size and maybe a size and a half. Things are all not fitting right, so I look a little crazy...either too tight or too loose...I need to work a little harder to get down to that next size so that this won't be an issue any longer.

Monday, September 01, 2003

La La Monday Monday...

Very Very happy about my shopping excursion yesterday...Had 50% off coupon for markdowns at Parisians in Atlanta. Went thinkinng...we'll see what there is...there's usually only one or two decent things left when it's this marked down...but I'll check.

BA BING! I found 4 (count them 4!!!) Sigrid Olsen Sweaters marked down on the rack!!!

Ok..you say...50% off of Sigrid Olsen...which are usually $120-$195 and up per sweater...Even marked down and with a coupon...can't be that cheap.



They were marked down 75%!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Then I got to use my 50% off coupon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was so happy I wanted to kiss the czechloslovakian (I probably have offended Czechs with my mis-spelling of their country) sales woman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So...I bought 4 Sigrid Olsen sweaters PLUS 5 tee shirts which with my coupon ended up almost Canadian cheap! They almost had to pay me for them. I think they were less than $2 each!!!!!!!!!! They will become beadmaking shirts should I ever get to make beads again...(not looking real good right now)

In other exciting news...I have officially lost one size in clothes!!!!!!!!!!!

I am just a happy camper today!

I must go out and forrage for more good deals....Maybe Starbucks is having a Labor Day Sale!

Wishing you many bargains...