Thursday, October 30, 2008

Up and down

This morning I got woken by a phone call to say that my orthodontist appointment for Monday has to be cancelled and the next available one is in a month... I argued that a month is a long time away, but booked it and asked her to get the ortho to call me. So far no call, but we'll see what happens. It's been six weeks since my last appointment, so waiting another month pisses me off. It's nearly three years that I've had the braces on my teeth and it feels like this will just be a waste of a month. So I'm hoping that he calls and I can get him to squeeze me in to do a quick power chain change to get me through the month. Also annoyed because I was looking forward to a quick Sydney trip to see my friends etc and am supposed to be getting cat food and now my main reason for going doesn't exist anymore.

Also just felt wrong today. Basically having a panic attack and feeling teary all day for absolutely no reason. Short tempered as well.

It's weird though cause otherwise I have had a good day. I know what I'm making Dad/Clint/Greg for Christmas and while I was looking online for supplies for that, I stumbled across a supplier for some shiny metal things I need. The prices are really fantastic, so as soon as some money lands in my bank account, I'll be making a big purchase that should see me through Christmas and beyond and save me some much needed money. It also means I shouldn't need to increase my prices which is something I'd been seriously considering doing.

Anyway, this is all pretty boring and I really should be working. A half finished nappy bag calls my name.

Oh and there's a new bag design in the works! Just got to find the time to do the prototype, and get my hands on some leather!

Monday, October 27, 2008

That explains that!

I have been waiting weeks for a parcel (containing fabric of course!) to arrive from the states. I really expected it to be here a fortnight ago and had just about given it up for dead. It arrived today and the stamp on the front of the envelope explains the delay pretty well:

Not sure why I find it so amusing, but I do.

And now that it's here, I'd better get to work...

Saturday, October 25, 2008

That's better!

I woke up this morning and for the first time in 6 or so weeks, I felt like me! I had a good sleep, woke up at my usual time and just felt normal. Miaowy didn't keep me up half the night and actually I only remember waking up once, just for a second.

So today, I played with Mr Z, hung out some washing and now I'm cooking some lemony rice lentil thing. Had to go to the fruit shop (the closest shop) and buy new lentils since the ones I bought yesterday had bits of wheat in them. So not impressed about that, but lesson learnt.

Now I'm doing a little work while I wait for the food to cook, and watching car racing. Will finish off the nappy bag I'm making today and then have to start a pad order. Then got a couple more nappy bags to make as well. Am starting to get the urge to work back as well which is good. I realised this morning that I really need to get geared up for Christmas and have lots in my shops for people to buy, so I'm looking forward to getting all my outstanding orders done so I can make some new stuff.

Now, I've got to go stir the food.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Watching paint dry

Well I was. Then I thought that was a rather large waste of time so I am here instead, telling you about it. If you're interested, I was painting my bedside cupboard to match my new room. The colour of the paint isn't quite as it appeared in the sample pot, but I think actually it's better. It's called Black tea and it's a really dark olive green colour which will match perfectly. I'd show you photos but the camera is in the car, and I don't feel like going outside to get it.

It's been about a month now since I moved into my house. Unpacking is ALMOST done and setting up is also almost done. I am ignoring the rest (once the cupboard is painted) for a few weeks because I desperately need to catch up on some work. My mum spent a week here (she left yesterday) helping me set everything up so it's all looking good, except for the disasterous curtains that I made for the loungeroom. I'm really mad about those. I wasted a lot of expensive fabric and they don't fit and they are crooked and I still don't know why they don't fit since I measured, calculated, measured, calculated over and over. Mum is going to re-buy the fabric and make the curtains herself and send them to me which will be great because my mess can't stay up there - it's downright embarrassing. Who would have thought that curtains could be so hard to make? They're rectangles... I can make wallets and fairly complicated bags, yet I can't make a curtain to save my life. Oh well, at least I know now and I'm oh so glad we bought ready made curtains for my bedroom cause otherwise I would have ruined two sets.

I realised a few days ago that I have been moving now for about 5 weeks and I was so exhausted and everything mum and I were doing was going wrong so I was pretty awful while she was here. After she left yesterday I took the rest of the day off and cut my hair, watched a movie, took a nap, watched the rest of the movie etc. Today I woke up at 9ish and let the furry kids out and went back to bed until after midday. Then I got up, took washing off the line, made coffee and started the paint job. Soon I will tidy up the sewing room and get to work. I'm feeling as refreshed as I'll get and running so short on time. Yesterday I was feeling awfully unsettled and lost. Today is not so bad, but I'm also ignoring it. Still not sure I like my new life and already missing being able to go down the street to have coffee with my friends. I'm sure this will all pass once I'm properly settled and have a few days back in my normal routine.

Anyway, I need food and to get that tidying up done. Hopefully I'll have more interesting news soon and perhaps some photos of my new house (after the new curtains arrive cause I'm not showing anyone the ones I made!)

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Long time no post...

Firstly I must apologise for the lack of updates of late. But I'm almost back! Almost finished moving (still a bit to unpack and one last bit of cleaning at my old place). Almost got broadband (and this is my excuse for not posting sooner - blogger and dialup don't play nice). And almost got something to say...

It's been a really busy couple of weeks. Today was a quiet day - slept in, made banana bread, watched football and did some unpacking. I really needed the rest today. Hoping to get some work done tomorrow which will be nice (yep, I'm looking forward to working!). Then I think on Tuesday I'm off for my last trip to my old house. Wednesday, not sure what I'm doing. Then Thursday I think my parents will be here. Dad is going to build me a ramp so it is easier to get in and out and mum is coming to do mum things - decorate, shop etc etc. It will be the first time mum and dad will have stayed at my house in a very long time and the first since I got dog and cats, so it will be interesting given that they don't like them inside. Oh well, it's my house!

So anyway, it looks like another busy week coming up. I have so much work to do but can't imagine getting much done. I've also got to make the heater cover and some curtains and possibly some lounge covers as well to finish off this place. Still got some unpacking/sorting to do as well.

Probably should get off here and do something else on my list...