Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wow, it's been more than a minute!

And I knew that, I did!
I have been doing all kinds of fun things. One of them was being sick. No, wait the fun part there was getting over it. I think I lost about five pounds without trying. Not quite the way I want to do that. I am well now. So I won't be complaining about it any.On the Trey front, I have done two positive things with him. One was yesterday. I went and picked up a used kennel from a fellow freecycler. I love that site! I watched every day until I found what I wanted. I found a few. One was too small. One person had two she wanted to give up, but they got snatched before I could respond to her. I tried anyway and she said that one person couldn't pick theirs up, so it was still available. I picked it up just after noon yesterday, came home and put it in the garage. When my oldest daughter came home I went to show her the kennel and Trey went right in. This was just after explaining that it would probably take a lot of coaxing and treats to get him in there. Dude just went in circled a few times and laid down! Now when I go out to the garage to do something he follows and goes in his kennel. I love it! Maybe he spent part of his previous life in a kennel and it is comforting to him. No matter what...I love it! The second thing regarding Trey is I finally made that collar. It works fantastic. I took him outside in the front yard for more than five minutes. A few people walked by with their dogs, one couple went by with a stroller. Trey woofed at them, but stayed right by my side, with very little effort on my part. I will now be able to take him for walks. Which will in turn wear him out, and that will in turn make it easier to get him to listen to commands and understand what I want from him. We're making headway here people!
On the weaving front. I have been doing a lot of reading and watching a DVD by Jane Patrick. She teaches solely Rigid Heddle weaving on this DVD. She goes through how to warp the loom quickly and then goes into different techniques to do different colors and textures. I could watch her over and over. She is very thorough and speaks clearly. Today I put some of what I learned into practice. (and yes, I will continue to practice) Below are some of the progress I have made. This was all today. I know it isn't much, but there is a lot of tearing apart that goes into this too!

The other day when I was driving home, I saw this truck and thought what it said on the back was funny. I had to get a picture of it. You'll probably have to click on the picture to blow it up to read what it says.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Not enough to do

While I was getting ready for work this morning, I found there were a few chores I was going to have to do when I got home. I always start up my truck to warm it up and defrost the windows. The headlights always go on when the truck is running.
I went around to wipe off the side windows and noticed one of the headlights is out. (chore #1) Then when I went to go back in the house I noticed that my reverse light was on. But...the truck is not in reverse. I still haven't gotten the current tags for my truck and I was thinking I don't really want to draw attention to myself by having the reverse light on. I went and jiggled the gear shift and the light went out, but I realized that there was only one of the reverse lights lit, so I picked up a bulb for that while I was getting the headlight. (chore #2)
I got a 5-speed cruiser for $20 from my neighbor Sunday. It is in desperate need of lubrication. (chore #3) I also found a dog collar that is supposed to be good for aggressive/dominant dogs. I have one of those, so I bought the stuff to make the collar instead of spending $14.50 +S/H and waiting two weeks for it. (chore #4)
Then there is my weaving I want to do...not a chore, but I want to get on it.
I suppose I should go and get busy with stuff, I can't put these things off forever.
Oh yeah! Since I slept most of Sunday and Monday, I felt a little more human Tuesday. Today is even better. It's amazing what sleep can do!
Ahem: I got one of those chores done yesterday! I lubricated the bike. I was sold the wrong bulb for the headlight, so I couldn't do that. I didn't want to pull apart my truck light lenses one at a time so I put off the reverse light bulb until I have the right headlight. I just wasn't feeling the dog collar. No weaving either! I made dinner, ate and went to bed. Today my stomach is giving me fits, so I am staying home from work. I'm tired.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Not feeling it

I have been weaving, or should I say attempting to weave. I folded up that last project like they said I could, and moved the loom, table and all my accessories to my back room. When everything was settled in back there, I folded the loom, like they said I could. The difference there is that it didn't unfold like they said it would. I got another tangled mess. I tried to detangle it, to no avail. So once again I started over. With different threads.
Today I am sick. So sick. Okay maybe not So sick as I am a big baby when it comes to being sick. I thought it was allergies. (Spring has sprung) I feel worse than just allergies. I came home after an hour and a half at work. Went to bed, slept on and off all day and night. Now my back is stiff. I can't win for losing.
But today I am getting a stand for my loom. I couldn't resist. I can take the loom into my bedroom and sit and watch DVD's about weaving while I am weaving. Maybe I will learn something!
Hope you all are having a wonderful Monday...