Tuesday, November 27, 2012

New found respect

Yep, it's there. I've always thought pinstripes were pretty badass. What a talent to paint those minuscule little lines so perfectly straight and neat, often next to other things.

Me, I can't even get a damn stencil to work properly! After stencil long some names on these buckets (made even harder by te curved surface) I had to go back with a tiny brush and try to straighten up sole edges and curves. Not as easy as you might imagine. At any rate, here is the progress of my camo project so far.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Back at it

I spent another whirlwind weekend on the road. After getting off at 8 am Friday morning we hit the road, headed for Kansas and visits to as many people as is possible to see in a day and a half. We are copious amounts of very good food, enjoyed company, rode a 4 wheeler, played some skip-bo, watched some football and just hung out.
Now we are home. I am approximately 40 pounds heavier and have come away with a monstrous head cold that knocked me on my ass for the better part of the last two days. I am finally able to breathe and my ears are no longer threatening to explode. I have decided to use my sick day to do something productive. I have begun working on the camo buckets for my friend again. (My laptop hard drive has crashed, so homework was pretty much a no) I did manage to almost fully camo the entire set of 5 buckets. All I've left to so now is add the black into the camo and do the stenciled names and seal them. I am hoping to finish the camo and touch ups tonight and start the sizing an stencils for the names tomorrow. School is winding down and I, for some reason, am back to working only 3 days this week, so I have some time. My next projects will be to make a tablecloth for my cousin and teach myself to knit and crochet. I'm actually looking forward to being able to do a few projects again! Since my computer is down, these pics will be out of order, but I'm sure you can guess how the progression goes.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

A 3am rant about corporate greed

Ok, so not so much a rant, just venting some annoyance. Look, if you want to leave your Thanksgiving dinner early to fight crowds and save like 8 bucks on a tv, good for you. Sadly, if you wish to do that, there are scads of people that would equally rather spend their "holiday" with their families that are basically being forced to come serve your want. Sure, we get monetarily rewarded with bonuses and such, but it's really not worth it to give up my holiday. I don't even KNOW my schedule next week, because they still haven't posted it, but I already do know I won't be having Thanksgiving this year, unless by some miracle I have to be given the weekend off. I'm certain my Thursday will consist of going to work Wednesday night to prep for Black Friday, coming home at 8 or so, going to bed, getting up, showering and going back to be there so they can let in crowds of people at 9. That's 9 PM ON THURSDAY! What the hell? Corporate greed and the need to chase that dollar is costing a lot of families a very important holiday this year. Just remember that when you are out fighting over toys.

Sunday, November 4, 2012


Totally slacking on this thing.  To be honest, I have been so incredibly busy and I don't see it letting up any time soon.  We have officially gone to Christmas hours at work so I have to now be up at 245 am.  It is ridiculous. So now I have to be away from home from about 3 am to 4 pm when I finally bring my kids home from school.  I like the hours and the pay but man I am tired.  I don't hardly have time for homework or even sleep!! 

It seems like everytime I turn around I am doing something else for the boys school.  Jaxon has homework, there are projects and activities.  Man, I thought I would catch a break having them in school!!  Shows you what little I know about it. 

Halloween has come and gone, and the boys greatly enjoyed it, they got to hang out with cousins they rarely see and had a good time, even though we didn't get a whole lot of candy.  We did fair pretty well, not like they are complaining.  They never get candy so this is still a treat. 

From now to the end of the year, I will probably be fairly out of it.  I still have NO idea what our thanksgiving plans are, where we are going, when I will be working, who we will get to see.  Christmas is also up in the air.  From her until January second, I am pretty much just taking things one step at a time and trying to march on through.  Eventually things will even out and everything will end up fine.  Usually does.