I hope the food coma doesn't last too terribly long.
We slept like 12 hours last night. We got up at 4:30 yesterday to get here in time (just in case traffic was extra *special* since it's taken us over 4 hours to get here in the past) and ended up getting here by 9:15 (2 hours is not bad at all). Yesterday was a LONG day but we got to meet cruz531's little sisters serious sweetie (which was the main point of getting up here - apparently she was majorly stressed about us meeting him, but he's nice so no worries so far).
So I hope that you all had a reasonably good day.
I have always wanted a traditional Japaneses bathing room, and I think this would be lovely for a sink in it....
Keep dreaming, neh?
Your result for What Spice Are You Test...
You are Sage!
10% Habanero, 20% Sage, 0% Thyme, 20% Ginger, 10% Garlic, 20% Curry, 20% Cinnamon and 0% Oregano!
Sage is a very classic herb. You tend to use intelligence in making decisions instead of brute force.
You are the type of person that people want to get to know and be friends with. You don't feel as if you have to impress people because you tend to be very self assured.
At a party you would be happy to just sit in the corner and watch people, or perhaps find someone to have an intelligent conversation with.
You prefer to think before you act, as you are rather analytical. You can be both dazzling and graceful. People tend to notice you without you trying to make it happen.
You may not be religious, but you are very spiritual. You desire relationships that last rather then passing ones.
HHmm - I am equal parts Sage, Ginger, Curry and Cinnamon... But I do like the Sage description... :)
We got out to San Pablo to deal with something MART related. And went to Costco on our way back...
Filled the gas tank on the car for $2.239 a gallon WOOT!
I was very good and resisted getting both Hellboy II: The Golden Army and KungFu Panda. But it was a close call.
We are home. I am bored OUT OF MY MIND and cruz531 is now napping on more heat, having taken a painkiller cocktail.
I am feeling very selfish today and just want all my friends to be online so I can talk to them. I know it's a) not practical and b) not gonna happen.
See this? This is the face of me NOT CARING... want to be hanging out with folks and doing crafty stuff and NOT having a broken sweetie. grrr...
Oh and we have vermin in the house, at least one smallish gray field mouse has moved in and is driving us nuts. We have moved and repacked the foodstuffs it can get into and have put out "tip traps" baited with peanut butter (I HATE slap traps, but WILL use them if these don't work).
What else...? Oh yeah, our Netflix came yesterday - "Bridge to Terabithia" and I have heard tell from a couple of friends that they have not seen it so I may take it over there for an evening of movie fu. Just not Tuesday, since we are trying to set that evening aside for working on Con stuff. We were supposed to do that WEEKS ago, and yeah, it's gone pretty well so far... NOT.
I was gonna clean the house and bake today but that's a little difficult right now.
On the upside Bones Season 3 comes out in two days... GLEE.
If you believe this, or if you WANT to believe it, even if it seems hard to say, post this exact sentence in your journal.
Viked from kid_lit_fan
(Note to self, and others, I'm working on it, really I am.)
Pre-orders are now being accepted for the album (it's her third).
I am fairly certain that there is at least SOME lack of overlap in our F-lists so I am pimping the album here too.
Oh and you should seriously consider getting the first two.
Yes, yes you should.
And yes, I have already pre-ordered 1 copy each for cruz531 and I (so we don't fight over only one copy) and we both also have the first two albums. So I am not pimping anything I would not own and listen to myself.
*extra double vorpal eyebrow*
In another 4 days we would have been together 9 years over all.
I still don't know why he even likes me or what he sees in me or why he puts up with me, but I am glad he does.
Happy Anniversary to my sweetie cruz531!!!
Let's start planning that big party now so that we can have it later! Next year is 10 years together and 6 years married.... hhmmm....
What things/kinds of things might you guys be interested in that we might want to keep in mind?
I know I have clothes and shoes that are too big for me that I need to get sorted and such by size and style.
I know that we have other stuff we are going to try listing on ebay and see if we can sell, cause MAN do we have STUFF. Some of it worth something to someone somewhere.
I know we have a bunch of video tapes we have to sort out, cause I have no desire to keep any that we have on DVD.
We may be culling some random camping stuff. Or some extra random kitchen stuff.
SO yeah, just using LJ as a method for tracking possible interest in stuff. Cause if you have ever mentioned an interest in something of ours I very likely won't remember and at least here it will be for me to reference. And please try to be realistic in expressing covetousness - the purpose of this is is not a "pie in the sky" kind of thing.
Though I have now confirmed that yes, I DO indeed own TWO copies of Brisingamen. YAY. And one has been pressed into the hands of cruz531 so that he can read it and I can keep one to KEEP so that I have one for always and ever. I also found much of the rest of my cache of DLP books and my set of MZB books in Japanese that she herself gave me for roughly my 11th or 12th birthday. I am currently of the opinion that I have some very neat books and I very much look forward to getting back to reading them for a second, third, fourth, or in some cases fifth+ time.
We are taking a quick break and will shortly again throw ourselves at the house and going through boxes and figuring out which ones are going to storage tomorrow - the goal is to get at least three loads of stuff out of the house. The storage unit is really only about half full at most so with some restacking and such we have space to work with. I really like the unit we have at the facility - it's right under a skylight AND one of the few electric lights is over our roll up door. SCORE! Oh and it's an indoor facility so if it's damp and rainy we can be dry.
Speaking of the storage facility, while we there I was looking at what was open and noticed that there was one that was THREE times the size of ours. *SIGH* The simple thought of actually being able to clear out the whole damn house and literally being able to move things back in one piece at a time? Really fracking attractive - albeit impractical on many levels too.
Some critical errands got done - like purchasing some of my vitamin supplements that I was almost out of and we got to our PO Box. So tomorrow we can focus on the house and getting the glass recycling with the first load.
Part of me REALLY wants to fart around and waste time and just play Puzzle Pirates tonight. But a LOT of today got lost cause we did not prep - so tonight is prep for tomorrow. Or at least SOME prep.
Keep eyes here for random posts about things I may be trying to get rid of, or ideas for sorting/organizing, etc. I am pretty good at sorting things out but this place has gotten more than a little overwhelming.
Oh and I have iced coffee, and will shortly have a guiness brownie - so you may all live. For now.... :)
The original plan was to have the big party we couldn't have 5 years ago, but with cruz531 being out of work for over a year now kinda killed that. That's ok - I am not really a party person anyways. I may be social but I am not that into big crowds. So perhaps rethinking that is in order. I am ok with that. Besides, we have our 10th to plan for (evil grin).
The second plan was to try to go somewhere, but again with the no money. Travel is just too spendy.
So I cut down the time I am taking off (it was originally going to start just before Halloween and run past this weekend) and we are investing it into some time together, which is DAMN hard to get when I work roughly 50ish hours a week, and into ourselves and our home. We are going to spend as much time as we can trying to clean up and out the house and get stuff to our storage unit and get things sorted and repacked and and and...
Yeah, good luck with that, I know. But we are going to try.
This means that we, our lives, our home and our sanity have first dibs on our time from now through Monday. Other things may get alloted time within this window. A VERY limited amount of time will be given out that way - and in fact as of this morning the FULL amount of what I am willing to let infringe on our planned time has been taken. SO - if we have not already absolutely committed 100% to something? The answer is already a firm and polite "Thank you for thinking of us, but no."
Today and tomorrow is getting the house somewhat saner. Taking a load of empty glass to recycling and getting some money back (yay), taking a load or two (or more I hope) to storage, sorting through stuff, repacking stuff, possibly tossing stuff, possibly giving away stuff, and clearing off my sewing table so I can make something for cruz531.
Saturday I hope to make it to the bead show for a short bit in the morning with friends and then spend the afternoon and evening with my sweetie. A movie may be in order, or a walk by the water, or just time at home. But together.
Sunday is very booked fulfilling a promise to cadhla and more house stuff. I take promises very seriously and this one means a lot to me, and it could be fun and feed my soul in a way that it needs. So it gets some of my time on this special weekend. My time, my call, so there.
Monday will be trying to get the house back together before I go back to work.
I just hope that this time invested in us and the house is not wasted or eaten up by other stuff as it usually is. We slept in this morning (sleeping in being until 8:30) and have been noodling around and figuring out what the heck we are doing and planning and such so far and are about to scoot and get busy.
This means that unlike normal we will not be online most of the day though we will have our cell phones on. But please stop and think before you call us.
And now for a word from my snarky side - This means that unlike normal we will not be dropping everything we already have planned to do something for someone else. We will not be making everything outside ourselves more important. We are taking this time for us. If you don't like that idea, or the tone of this post, I have five words for you.... say so then go away. That way I can unfriend you. Cause we don't need you anymore.
OK - now to get the car unloaded from yesterday, then loaded, then moving! Wheee. Oh and to try to NOT overdo it and get a flare up. Yeah.. again with the "good luck with that"....
I wore it all day. And I got my free coffee at Starbucks and the Barista (who is this lovely boy who cheerfully natters randomly at me about his boyfriend) thanked me for voting.
And Whoa! It's actually NOT a sucky photo! I may look like I was punched in the eye - but that's not always unusual for me. Oh and the butt chin is a kinda distracting. But my eyebrows are good! I think GOOD bones help too.
Now I will continue to get all teary and giddy and Cruz and I will giggle and dance around and be happy that something SO critical that we so desperately needed and wanted happened. I never thought we would have an African American president in my lifetime.
Now I just pray that Prop 8 does NOT go through. We are either equal or we are not. Period.
But two batches of cookies got made since I felt the need to bake, even though there is no one to derive joy from them.
Cruz is sick again - so he's not enjoying much of anything right now.
Anyways, the cookies are not that good anyways and I would be extremely hesitant to inflict them on anyone - there would be no joy - and they have affirmed that me baking from scratch is VERY much the best way to go. These two were not from scratch - one was an "add eggs and oil" and one was a "scoop and bake".
Uh yeah - I make better cookies than these. These...... are NOT up to my standards. I even seriously considering throwing them out for a short time. But I finally reached the conclusion that tossing them would be more disrespectful of the time to bake them than the time wasted baking them. If that makes sense.
Anyways, I loved them immediately and bought a pair in rosewood. Over the next couple of years my collection grew and I added three more pairs to the first, one in purple heartwood, one in lacewood, and one in ebony. I still have all four pairs, but I have always wanted a pair in real bone.
Today, after 15+ years of waiting, my bone "bones" arrived. And they are BEAUTIFUL!!!
I am now the owner of a pair of Black Barts Bones. 7" long and shiny and lovely looking AND sounding. OMG.... SOOOO lovely.
Just go HERE
She re-sculpts My Little Ponies...
She did the Pan from Pan's Labrynth. And jack & Sally. And Princess Leia and a stormtrooper and a Predator and an ALIEN!
Oh and the Cthulhu in my icon.
Just WOW. I would LOVE to see these close up.
One month later, growing out. You can see the line where the impact was.
It's gonna be nasty in two to three months when that bruising reaches the end of the nail bed. EEeeeewwww. By then I should know if I get to keep the nail and how much damage I managed to do to the matrix.
And just for reference sake...
Right after I slammed it in the door: