Thursday, September 22, 2011

again, again, again

I'm starting to feel overly productive. Some authors spend their lives writing, and manage to publish once.
I published my sixth-born yesterday. Look!

It's fantasy, again. I wanted to know what happened before Sha-e-Fa was raised from it's tomb, so I had to find out. And it was good. Sad, but good.

And that's not all I've been up to.

Sis is a zumba-instructor, and she needed a website. I, having studied XHTML for, like, a month in the distant past, volunteered for the job.

Making a web-site isn't actually that difficult. All you need to do, really, is copy and paste. I even fiddled with CSS for the first time ever. Fun <3

So now I need to put the page on the internet. And I don't remember how exactly it's done. So must google. But that's tomorrow's job, since I had one cider too many last night, and now I want to have lunch, and watch TV for the rest of the... day.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

loot

Back home again. Routines normalized. Everything a-OK.

Sis took me shopping last week. We visited a couple of fabric shops and a second hand shop.

Shopping is a tad difficult with a three-year-old.

Anyway, I fished out treasures. Buttons, mainly. They're really expensive @ fabrice shops, so I try to find them from flea markets. Easy on the wallet, good for the environment.




Don't know what I'm going to use them on, but since the lot only cost 1,10, it doesn't really matter. They'll find a home someday.

The fabric stores were a big disappointment. Everything was dreary and over-priced and poor of quality. Except D-rings. 0,25 a pop, and they're huge. I got four pairs, thinking I might make a bondage corset.


And then I found something I've been looking for for a really long time.

My grand mother died when I was 17. She had the loveliest cup from which she always drank her coffee. She'd been dead and buried for at least five years before I realized I wanted the cup. By then it was too late to start asking for it, so I decided I'd buy one like it. I googled, and I googled, and went through every flea market and good will shop imaginable, and found nothing. It really started to seem like the cup gran had was the only one in the world. And then last week I found it. I was prepared to pay a twenty for it, but the tag said "cup and saucer 1€".

So now I have it, gran's cup, safely displayed on my dresser.



It's funny how little things like that can drive you nuts...

So. Been going over a book (what do you mean, productive?) I wrote before Jay and the Mousetrap and the Witch Hunt. 90 pages down, another 200 to go. Can't recall if it's done or just half-way there. Which is also funny.

The unemployment office had remembered me with a letter. They said, not in so many words, that they seem to have made an iddy-biddy mistake in trying to make me take the course, and that it really would be smarter if I took the course on entrepeneurship (did I spell that wrong again?) instead. So everything's OK with that, as well.

I feel like I need to take a nap. A whole week of running after a kid is really taxing.

Monday, September 5, 2011

home alone - with a little monster

I always thought my niece would be a pretty little princess. I figured I could make paperdolls with her, and play house, and have tea-parties with barbies. I imagined braiding her hair, and painting her nails, and making her little princess-dresses.


Boy was I mistaken.


Yesterday I spent four and a half hours alone with her. I am glad to report we are both still alive and well. Nobody got hurt, traumatized or sent to the ER. But my illusions of curls and glitter are forever shattered.


The child is now three. She likes running, screaming, throwing stuff and climbing on furniture. She looks like a princess, yes, but does she behave like one?


No.


Hope that will change as she grows. I really, really want to make paperdolls.


So. Hubby's in Lapland, and I'm taking a relaxing holiday @ sister's house. With the monster. This morning the monster went to daycare, so I got to sleep 'til noon, and check that the internet is still in place. I even managed to make more plans for my future.


There's a course starting on how to run your own business, and I thought I'd apply. I don't really want to, but it's the only way to get start-up money which I think I'll be needing. The course only lasts for one month, so it's not a big, life-altering thing. Just a month. I can go a month standing on my... umm... left foot only.


Must get hubby's opinion about this before applying, though. It's really rude to do something like that without informing the spouse :P


So. The monster will be returning within the hour. Mut gather strength to indure her for the entire evening.