Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saw this on Artfire- Was too much fun to pass up

1.What time did you get up this morning?   6:45 freaking am.  Even on my day off I can't sleep in!

2.Diamonds or pearls? Both. Princess cut and natural, please.  

3.What was the last film you saw at the cinema?  Thor

4. What is your favorite TV show? Dr. Who!
5. What do you usually have for breakfast?, when I do eat.   

6. What is your middle name? Leigh

7. What food do you dislike?  Corn, any type of squash and zucchini.  Blech, 

8. What is your favorite CD at moment? Pandora/Slacker radio. 

9. What kind of car do you drive? Ford

10. Favorite sandwich? GYRO!

11. What characteristic do you despise?  Habitual liars. 

12. Favorite item of clothing? Corsets/Bodices

13. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation, where would you  go?  Back to the ROK, 22 hr flight and all

14.  Favorite brand of clothing.   Well- made and fitted, otherwise I don't care.
15. Where would you retire?  Somewhere close to a full military base w/hospital.  Otherwise, no preference.

16. What was your most recent memorable birthday?  Last year's.  Despite being out of work for 4 months at the time, my husband managed to make  it really special for me.  

17. Favorite sport to watch? If live- armed combat, hockey, football, baseball   On TV?  Hockey or football.

18. Furthest place you are sending this? The interwebz

19. Person you expect to send it back first? No clue, it's being posted to my blog not an email.

20. When is your birthday? November

21. Are you a morning person or a night person?  Have to be a morning person, but prefer night.

22. What is your shoe size? 7
23. Pets? 5

24. Any new and exciting news you ' d like to share with us? My husband's coming home tonight!

25.What did you want to be when you were little? Probably a star.  

26.How are you today? Excited!

27. What is your favorite candy?  Lindt chocolate truffles.  /swoon

28. What is your favorite flower? OOh, tough one.  Hmm..probably hedge roses like the ones my mother had when I was a little girl. 

29. What is a day on the calendar you are looking forward to?  June 30, 2011 

30.What's your full name?  Phe ne Chainodagh for re-enacting/Faire

31. What are you listening to right now?  The trudging footsteps of a sleepy 9 1/2 year old

32. What was the last thing you ate? Gyros, homemade with fresh tzatziki sauce.

33. Do you wish on stars? Nope

34. If you were a crayon, what color would you be?  Red 

35. How is the weather right now? Gorgeous

36. The first person you spoke to on the phone today? No calls yet.

37. Favorite soft drink? D. Coke

38. Favorite restaurant? The Holy Grail Irish Pub and Restaurant

39.Real hair color? Undetermined   It's been over a decade since I've seen it.

40. What was your favorite toy as a child? Dolls

41.Summer or winter? Summer

42. Hugs or kisses? both

43.Chocolate or Vanilla? Both

44. Coffee or tea? Coffee.  Steamed grass, not my cup of tea. 

45. Do you want your friends to email you back- again, this is being posted to a blog. 

46. When was the last time you cried? Ah, probably while reading Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins.  

47. What is under your bed? Would rather not know. 

48.What did you do last night? Slept like the recently dead

49. What are you afraid of?  Spiders

50. Salty or sweet? Both

51. How many keys on your key ring?   Too many

52. How many years at your current job? In industry, 3.  At current location?  6 months.

53. Favorite day of the week?  My day off.

54. How many towns have you lived in? 8

55. Do you make friends easily? I suppose so.   Not really something I've thought about.  


My husband's  coming home tonight! /squeeeee
He's only been gone for a month this time, but I'm just as thrilled to have him back as when he's been gone longer^^

Even better, I'm off today and tomorrow!

Didn't get much work done in the last night due to being completely exhausted when I got home from work.  We were pretty busy yesterday morning- 23+ clients from 9-3 (I did 13 haircuts).   I didn't have a chance to sit down until 2:30 and my feet were screaming dire threats of murder and worse by the time I clocked out for the day at 3:30.   Great day though- met some lovely people and came home to homemade gyros! <3 gyros! So, so yummy!  

Still, no surprise that I was hobbling badly all night since I've beaten the stuffing and support out of my current work flats.  Good thing I'm saving up for a pair of Danskos- but that's still two paychecks away, or 3 weeks.  /sigh   If I do well at GNEW next week I should be able to get them earlier  If. If, if, if......

Not sure how much studio time I'll be able to squeeze in today- errands, laundry (I hate laundry, so I let it pile up until it's impossible to ignore), a good friend coming over this afternoon and than picking Adam up at Logan.  Oh, and I need fit my hair touch up in there somewhere.

Best to get on with it, I suppose.   May the Road Rise!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

<snicker>  I am constantly being amazed by my son's stubborn efforts to avoid any parental or even adult troll critique of his room's state of cleanliness.   For most of June I have been slowly going through the house and organizing it.  One room at a time, and next up is Munchkin's room.  

He very seriously just told me that he wants to clean his room himself.  While I'm not one to discourage my child from doing so- I'm  not sure if he's hoping I'll be so impressed by his initiative  that I'll find his efforts acceptable or forget about the matter entirely.     Considering my and his father's response to his scholastic efforts this term, he really should know better.   /parental gleeful laughter

Child cleanliness lessons aside, it's been a fairly productive week so far.  I am quite pleased with my efforts last night.   I heat tempered 5 glasses and painted another 5, as well as framed two paintings.   Go me!  

Talen, my youngest cat is going crazy at the window next to me- there are a bunch of birds outside loudly taunting him.    I seriously think he's about ready to burst through the screen window and go "larn dem birds sum mannahs".  

Monday, June 27, 2011

Céad Míle Fáilte!

A hundred thousand welcomes to you!  

It's been ages since I've been so happy to see you, Monday!  Thank you for arriving so promptly after Sunday, but then you're always punctual, which this tired girl appreciates greatly this morning.   Now, if only the rest of the week can go as smoothly as today is starting out, I will be delighted!

As you can probably tell- I've had one of THOSE weeks at work.  Fortunately, my home life didn't decide to go pear shaped on me at the same time.   In all honesty it was just a really, really, REAAAALLLLY long week at work.  One of my coworkers has been ill and was unable to work two days last week and I was asked to cover her shifts on Monday and Thurs last week, giving up one of my days off in the process.  On the one hand I'm delighted for more hours, on the other I'm fried.   So, K being able to switch shifts with me today is a Godsend.

It's a gorgeous day out too, perfect weather for going hiking later on^^

This evening will be studio time- I have several pieces that need to be heat tempered and two paintings that I need to do final touch ups on and set back in their frames.  Not to mention all the paperwork I need to get in order for GNEW in two weeks.  

My second official event as a vendor!  I'm ridiculously excited- and terrified.  Nooo, not thinking about that.  I refuse to give in to nerves!  At least, not until after I get back from GNEW on the 10th.  

/sigh   Enough procrastinating.  The House Troll has yet to surface for the day, so those dishes aren't going to wash themselves.   /grumble

Enjoy your day!