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Maru is back…

April 25, 2009

I’ve posted videos of Maru and his magic box shenanigans before…well, he’s back with a bigger box to conquer…I laughed so hard I was crying…I find it hilarious when cats jump in and out of boxes…why aren’t my cats this talented…

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Pics from camera aren’t posting

April 24, 2009

There must be a bug in the WP app for the iPhone, cause it allowed me to post yesterday’s followup post just fine, but when i tried adding pics, it rebooted and said ‘no no no no no’…could be a bug in the app, that’s my guess…so for now i have to add photos from the computer…rats…

Joe was a little more accomdating yesterday afternoon, once he got all greasy from climbing under cars and trucks in the street…he came inside, ate, and napped, then layed down next to my chair and snoozed..he seemed calmer than he’s been…we’ll see what today brings…

I didn’t get much done yesterday as far as beads made, but I got loads of stuff strung and built…I had 12 bracelets to string, and found some beads I had forgotten about and made 4 additional strands out of those…I guess today will be a bead-MAKING day since there’s very little to clean…I started making some troll beads, but got bored with them…they were kinda plain and boring, and after 18 of them, I moved onto a new squeeze set…nothing fancy, just some simple stuff but it was easier than staring at the boring ones…

The studio is getting HOT during the day, the kiln and generator are really steaming the place up…I’ve been putting off using the a/c as long as I can, and just leaving the door open for cool air (if you call 86 ‘cool’)…looks like summer is here…at least the water is back on…the other day the water just stopped running…we didn’t know what had happened…turns out the city was working on the main line and had to turn it off…eventually it came back on…its troubling to be w/out water, but even worse to be w/out power…bah…

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can i have multiple posts in one day?

April 23, 2009

I’m still feeling my way around word press learning it’s secrets and endless halls of puzzles. I think I might be able to post multiple entries in the same day. let’s give it a shot.

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I feel rejected…

April 23, 2009

How funny is this now….but the stray kitty, Shoeless Joe has rejected me and its bothering me…I brought him into the studio last Friday while he was wet and miserable…he’s been inside, these past few days, playing, eating, rolling, singing, and having a ball…we’ve enjoyed him immensely and its been fun having a kitty in the studio…but yesterday, his demeanor changed..he was crabby and vocal and not happy at all…he wanted to go outside more than stay inside…he wasn’t playful and seemed anxious…my guess is that he’s on the prowl looking for chicks…he needs to be fixed to settle him down…so today, he’s out and about, prowling around, he comes inside and yells at me, then heads back outside to the lot next door, and under the cars in the parking lot…I hope he doesn’t get hit…he’s been outside enough to know how to navigate the street, but anything can happen…I wonder where it’ll all go from here…its been an interesting week with him here, that’s fer shure…

I needed to get caught up on my beads yesterday, and ended up making 6 squeeze bracelets, 4 for the day, and 2 that I didn’t make on Tuesday…I didn’t sleep well at all last night and now my eyes are drooping…I think I need some sleep…but I plan on making some pretty easy beads today, nothing too taxing or taking too much skill…that sounds promising, huh…

I am going to try and upload some garden pics to this site…I spent the morning planting my purple basil, deadheading roses, watering everyone, snapping shots of the swallowtail chrysalii on the bronze fennel, cleaning out the bird bath, refilling the bird feeders, and various other necessary chores that I very much enjoy doing…my plan is to be able to upload images from my phone to this blog…lets see if I can make that happen, shall we?

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While I feel the need…

April 22, 2009

…to update every day, some days just dont have anything on the horizon that I need to discuss…its the same old thing today as yesterday, not that that’s a bad thing, really…more beads, more sunshine, more birds, more Shoeless Joe…so i sit here wondering what to discuss with ya’ll, and my mind is a blank…I like that, actually…I prefer days with wide open possibilities rather than a tight action-packed schedule of go go go…I know I have to hit the studio and make beads, but other than that, its gonna be wide open…how refreshing…

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Colors, colors

April 21, 2009

I’ve been playing around with the various backgrounds in WordPress, and i like this deep blue one…there’s also one with the most wonderful deep olive green/chartreuse kinda green that I love…but I’m gonna take it easy on you for now and keep the deep blue…i like it just as much..plus the big ball w/ the holes in it is kinda graphically groovy…

Brian is working hard on the whole backend of the blog, its still moving along…

I was at the studio till after 1:00am last night…makes for a fun night, but not so much a fun morning…still, I was awake at 8:30 when the power went out at the house, and didn’t come back on till 9:00am…I was able to get my shower and dry my hair, and reset the oven and microwave clocks, and I hope whatever the city is doing, they figure it out and don’t cut the power again today…my freezer would appreciate it too…

Shoeless Joe (we just call him “joe”) has been exploring more the studio, which means he’s been all over my work station, which makes me crazy…he’s already upended my dipped mandrels…twice…I’ve yelled at him, but he doesn’t really care…he just looks at me like I’m stupid…he was on the top of the shelves where I store my glass sniffing the top of the lamp, like he might need to launch from it…had to stop that…now that he’s bored on the ground, he’s finding high places to go…his food was tossed all over when I got here, like he had flipped the bowl and used the nuggets as hockey pucks…at least he hasn’t missed the litter box…my right hand is completely stripped of skin, its a scratching post attached to my arm…he’s full grown, but still quite the playful kitty who likes to grab and bite…what have I done…I like my docile kitties at the house…he will calm down, right…?

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Shoeless Joe will have none of it

April 20, 2009

After weeks of luring the young male (intact of course..sigh) orange kitty to the studio w/ canned food and water, he’s now made it his home and has NO interest in leaving whatsoever…We’ve had the door open the past few days to enjoy the weather, and he looks out the door, but doens’t go out the door…which is fine, I’m not asking him to leave, but I find it funny that after all the days of him being afraid to enter the studio, and then panicking if I closed the door, and clawing at the door to leave – now he just doesn’t want to…I think we all are like that at times – I don’t wanna be here, oh wait, now that I’m having fun, i don’t wanna leave here…

We could not have asked for a nicer Spring, its still in the 60’s in the mornings w/ sunshine and cool breezes…typically its already hot and humid by now…so we are all reveling in it…even the rain is welcome…the birds are calling, the dog is barking at the lawnmower (had to bring her indoors to stop that), the cats are in the windows soaking up the sights and sounds…its a great day here in Texas (are we still one of the 50 states? I can’t keep track anymore)…

I made a couple more marbles yesterday, trying a different way of doing them…they sure do like to fall off the punties…I need to work on that…at least neither of them exploded (I swept the shards of the sploded marble outta the kiln yesterday)…I finished working in the Shepherd’s Bush colors, put all those away and pulled out Catalina Island (bright) rods, twisties and stringer…I’m ready to go, I just need to get over there…I was there till midnight last night…it might be another long day…time to make the donuts…