There was a black widow about the size of a half dollar about 1 foot from this one that I almost stuck my hand on, I was creeped out the whole rest of the night. In fact I'm kinda creeped out now.
You can totally barely see it from my angle, and it looks kinda pinkish (thanks sunlight)but there Is snow there!!! It is all snow actually.
Christmas exploded in my tiny tiny house. Isn't it amazing that one time of the year we actually haul a live tree into the house and hang stuff on it? Not me, I'm allergic. Figures doesn't it? I have a teeny, tiny little apartment. So small in fact that I have half a tree up. Yep, half. Complete with Christmas Pickle and tree fireworks in lue of my angel, which my cat broke last year and I have yet to find one I like.
Even the fish weren't safe
Okay, totally falling asleep. Next post:
Why IS she wearing that hat? and other holiday eccentricites...
I have decided, and I know I am not the first, that micros suck.
This is a micro:
Imagine trying to find THAT on a busy street with people watching!!! When the idea is stealth you look kind of dumb looking under park benches for something damn near invisible.
Okay, birthday present to finish, will post pictures later!
.....AND THEN..... of all the weird things to almost cry when watching...a Toys for Tots commercial. Kid walks up to a Marine and askes if he's Santa. When the Marine (on duty) doesn't respond, the kids says if he is Santa will he please take his list? The Marine doesn't even look down, barely even moves, but he uncurls his fist and hold out his hand to take the kids list. Okay, I'm getting choked up just thinking about it.
Damn hormones! Oh look I think I see another camp going up just to the west....:/
I find myself watching the polls and election results although there aren't any yet. Am I the only one wholeheartedly disgusted with the proposition to ban gay marriage? Why is it okay in this day and age to discriminate against anyone for any reason? That's like saying, "Oh, by the way, since you're a woman, you no longer have any rights. We changed our minds. Sorry." Only they aren't even apologizing for this bit of extreme stupidity. What are they so afraid of? "Oh, if gay marriage is allowed, they are going to teach our children that it's okay." Folks, chances are that if you are so all fired paranoid about allowing gay marriage and you truly believe that it will somehow adversly effect you if two random people that you have never met are allowed the same rights and freedoms that enjoy on a daily basis then your kids are probably so freaking brainwashed anyway that law or no law, teaching or not teaching, it really won't make a difference. Yes, I realize that that was a very long sentence. But seriously, you may as well erect a cross on your neighbors lawn and set it on fire, because all you're doing is commiting a hate crime anyway. Not the same? EXACTLY the same.
Okay, I'll rant all night. Polls are closing, time to go obsessively watch the numbers.
Here, happy thought. puppies and bunnies. see they're cute!
But isn't he cute?
This stove has a peculiarity though. When you light it, and there is no pan on the stove it sounds like a blow torch. It's actually sort of creepy. But I won't complain any more. Now I just need to work on a new window screen, that should be easier than a stove right?
I have 8 days left to make 2 Halloween costumes. I need to make a billowy white shirt for the husband (have I mentioned I'm sewing machine simple?), oh and I have no pattern. I also need to make my Goddess of the Harvest Costume. I have the head piece done, and that took me 2 hours to finish, but it's cool.
In addition to 2 costumes, I also have a huge creepy flying decortion to make. The hands are formed but still need to be painted, and then the whole thing needs to be assembled. Then disassembled, because it won't fit the car otherwise. Fun. But really, I need to finish this because I am tired of waking up to this......
Hopefully some completed pictures to come. Hopefully.
On the home front I may be getting a new stove! A brand new, shiny stove. The one I have is 30+ years old and one of the knobs sheared off in my hand about 2 weeks ago. So I have only 3 burners instead of 4. Which is really starting to irk me becasue I have to make applesauce soon, the granny smiths should be hitting the shelves en mass pretty soon and I can't boil applesauce AND run a canner on the back burners (wouldn't you know it, it was a front burner!). WAAAY too hard, not to mention ever so slightly more dangerous. Chances are I'll break a few jars when I put them in the water anyway (always do), and chances are I'll burn myself various and sundry times anyway. But hey, lets not temp fate anymore than is strictly necessary!
About the old stove: It is "Harvest Gold", takes FOREVER to light (think... "Whatever was that exploding noise that just came from the kitchen?"), and is is actually called the Hollywood. The stove guys were here the other day trying to fix it and now I keep smelling gas that I wasn't smelling before. I can find no discernable leaks, and both pilots are lit so WTF? I checked it like the Gas Company dude showed me and nothing. Am I smelling a gas leak in my imagination? I know my imagination is a bit overactive but I didn't think that could make OTHER people smell it too. The Husband smells it too. Ha! Vindicated!!
So, pray to the patron saint of appliances for me that I get a new stove!
sheesh! The things I put myself through. Now I just have to packlage all the little buggers.
Also, I heard that Fox is doing an AbFab remake. I thought...Suckoville next stop! But then I read that it has Jennifer Saunders blessing and her hand in its creation, AND that it is supposed to pick up Patsy and Edina in Los Angeles. Also, that Saunders and Lumley are reprising their roles. So my suck-o-meter rating dropped a little. Now the only thing that can screw it up is the american FCC, and we all know THAT would NEVER happen.
Even the Husband was appalled when I told him about the American remake and he has only seen one or two episodes. So I don't know if he is outraged on my behalf, or just outraged on the behalf of legit comedy everywhere. either way, I rather enjoyed it. :)
It was a total bad sitcom moment, but still hilarious!
3 quarts water
6 tea bags, black
5 yards cheesecloth
steep tea 5 minutes
add cheese cloth
bring water to boil for 5 minutes
hang cheesecloth to dry
voila! 5 yards tea dyed cloth...oh, did I forget to mention that this is for a halloween project? :)
On a positive note I did get some stuff listed, the negative side is that I like everything I make and want to keep it all. (see previous post) I'm not real sure which is my favorite. I think right now it is a tie between the apricot jade and the fire agate. **sigh**
Check back soon, completion is imminent! :)