Saturday, November 29, 2008
I've had 2 days of frustration as my hard drive is faltering at an alarming rate. After many attempts to start it today, it finally connected. Not sure how long I have before it crashes again so I'm typing like mad.
I feel like I need an IT guy living with me just to keep my machines running.
But it is a beautiful four day weekend so perhaps I should go out and explore the real world. We need to go back to the bike shop today to pick up nipples and spokes. I need to go to Walgreen's to pick up photos. And I want to work on archery, or at least on my new arrows. I got up early and already did some laundry and dishes so I want to go do something fun now.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Two days ago a friend told me about an interactive online game for social networking called Second Life. Let's just say I've never seen so much lingerie in my life. He warned it was addicting and a alas I believe he could be right. It totally took over my day yesterday.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I woke up early this morning and decided to stay up and work on my blogs.
This weekend we are making salsa. And we are also going to make soap for Christmas gifts so I need to find the soapmaking books, which I think I packed into boxes to make room for my craft supplies. But we need to figure out what we are making and order the supplies so the soap will have time to cure before Christmas.
Even though knitting is so labor intensive it's almost insane to try to sell it on Etsy, I still persist with knitting. I'm making a new headwrap out of yarn that is a mix of purples silver and cream. It's lovely so far.
I think my wire work will sell better on Etsy. At least it gets more comments. I'm going to be in the Etsy Spotlight soon. It's an independent blog and radio show by another Etsy artist named Rod. I'm looking forward to that.
Monday, September 08, 2008
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
The week sure went by quick. I had a lot more planned but didn't have the energy to do it. My hands are still sore from woodcarving, and so I've had to lay off the knitting and crocheting. I'm looking forward to the weekend. My daughter may visit. We'll see.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Friday, February 29, 2008
Last night I was watching a show on keeping your brain fit. On it was a vet who had lost the use of some of his brain functions in Iraq, so they covered his right hand and he spent 8 hours a day doing things with his left hand, which built new pathways in his brain. Sorry I'm a layman, not a Dr. so I don't know how to explain it better. Anyway, the piece reminded me how critical it is to use both hands to keep your brain fit as well as saving wear and tear on your joints.
As a juggler, I know how important being ambidextrous is. In a juggling pattern, it is mainly your non-dominant hand that makes the most errors. And if I make a bad right hand throw, it's the left hand's job to fix the problem and return the throw correctly. So I've declared today my personal non-dominant hand day, and in my case that's my left hand. So I put a bracelet on my left wrist as a constant reminder. Like a dance partner in a waltz, my left hand gets to be the leader today. I'm looking forward to the challenge.
I also want to try wearing a blindfold an hour a day, to force my other senses to work harder. It should improve both my sense of touch and my hearing.
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Hey look, my new counter is working. It says 6 people have been to this blog. They are a quiet bunch because none of them left any comments. Still, all are welcome and it's good to know someone dropped by. My Flickr has also been very busy with people favoriting things and commenting on photos. It's beginning to feel like party time wherever I go!
I am really hungry right now. My boyfriend said he's bringing me left over Chinese food so YUM! I don't have to cook tonight. He'll probably make a salad for himself. He loves to make these giant deluxe salads. It took me five years to convince him I was happy with a salad 1/3 that size. I admit I'm not much of a salad monster. I prefer a little salad to go with my meat.
Wednesday, February 06, 2008
Today I found a kaleidoscope making tool here: http://krazydad.com/kaleido/
I had the best time making kaleidoscopes. I saved my favorites and added them to Flickr. You just find the url of the photo you want to use and load it to the program. It was so much fun I couldn't stop!
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Have you been in the sun today? Dr. Oz (on Oprah) said we need 10 minutes of sun on our skin per day to get enough Vitamin D. Just don't get it on your face and hands! If you aren't out in the sun (or there hasn't been sun shining where you live in days, you need to be taking a vit. D supplement. I suppose one of the day therapy lamps would help as well. But the sunlight needs to shine directly on your skin for 10 minutes. And if you are bundled head to toe in jackets and scarves and boots that's not going to happen, now is it?
I'm glad I live in S. Calif. I make an effort to get some sun daily, esp. since hearing that the sun for 30 minutes a day increases the mood enhancing seratonin that our body makes. So get out there and get some sun!
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I have been super busy. I just ordered 3 domain names, and I'm busy building those websites. One if for hypnosis, one is for psychic stuff and one is for my new line of t-shirt art. I'm a complex person and can't fit all of myself onto one website. I've tried and soon it was just a sea of confusion. It can be challenging to be multitalented. Take today for example. I went out to breakfast and wrote the lyrics for two new songs. I've never written a waltz before so that was a real challenge.
Then I rushed home to record the new melody before I forgot it.
I grabbed some lunch and started doing a new concentrics painting in shades of green and brown. But reminding myself that life is about balance, I set that aside to dry and went to work on other things.
The hypnosis chatroom has been a challenge because the moderators took away the chatroom link from the menu bar. So now people are playing 'hunt down the link' which had kind of killed chat for the time being.
Then I had dinner and came back online to work on getting the new websites up and functioning. Why pay money for them if they aren't available to earn me some money?
Tomorrow will no doubt be nothing like today. It will be a new mad rush all over again.