Monday, October 27, 2008

Hate Wasting a Weekend...


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I left work early on Friday because I wasn't feeling well. I seem to be having perpetual morning sickness, even though I'm eating regularly and I'm completely hydrated. I thought that if I went home and slept for a while, I'd feel better. It worked for a little while. Husband and I both napped til about 6:30 (off and on for me because kept waking up to get sick). I got up and started working on my Etsy descriptions (I printed them off because I work better on pencil and paper than on a computer screen). I got through a few listings before I started getting a headache. Sam, bless his heart, went to McDonalds and got me a vanilla milkshake. It was the only thing I was able to keep down all day. I think I was back in bed by 9 that night.

Woke up the next morning around 8:30. Was feeling alright. Not great, but not completely sick either. I managed to get a few potato chips down (they settle my stomach better than saltines ever will) and drank a little apple juice. I was going to coil and cut some rings then take photos, but the power went out at the house around 9:30 and stayed off til almost 2, which means I had no drill, no dremel, and no lights. Thank goodness it was a warm, breezy day because I could just open the windows. I worked some more on my Etsy descriptions I had printed off. Fell back asleep again around noon, I think. I remember looking at the clock at 11:15. I woke up again a little before 2. I was coming back from a cool shower when the power came back on. I took a few minutes then to sit down at the computer and check my email and Etsy. But I was starting to not feel well again, so I just stayed put. Sam got up around 2:30 and came in there and asked if I was up to eating. We decided on Subway since a sub still tastes fine hot or cold, and I could eat it in a couple of hours if I didn't feel like I could eat it immediately. We went and got food, then I camped out in front of the computer the rest of the day because less moving equals less nausea. We played World of Warcraft off and on most of the evening and we had fun, so I'm not complaining.

Sunday was, well, a Sunday. We don't go to church, so I managed to sleep in until about 10. I woke up feeling fairly good. I would get a little queasy if I turned or bent over too fast, but was fine otherwise. Kept down a hamburger at lunch and a couple of bread sticks at supper. Breakfast ...well, I stared breakfast down, but it never happened. Just couldn't stomach it. Played around on the computer the entire day. Edited a few scans I took of my ultrasounds for my in-laws, but wasn't very productive.

I'm really hoping this morning sickness settles down soon. I can't get much of anything done for either being sick as hell or so sleepy that I'm falling asleep standing up. I have actually fallen asleep in the shower and on the toilet from exhaustion. And I'm usually asleep on the couch or in the bed before 8 at night. I just don't get it.

Going to look at a house tonight, so it'll be pushing 7 before we ever get home. We are trying to find somewhere closer to where we work and where the baby's daycare will be that is cheaper and safer to live in. Our current house is in the worst neighborhood in town. I don't even feel safe there with my two dogs, so I know I won't feel safe when I have a kid running around there too. Also, even when the house is cleaned within an inch of it's life, it still has a moldy, musty smell to it, which really bothers me.

Well, that was my wasted weekend. I really need to get to work on my dayjob for a while. Have a little catching up to do from going home early on Friday.

--Jessica

Friday, October 24, 2008

Preparing for the Weekend


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Going home early from work today. Didn't sleep well last night and it's telling on me today with massive morning sickness and I keep falling asleep sitting up in my chair at work. So I'm going to take off the rest of the afternoon after 12:30 and go take a nap. Hopefully, after a nap, I will feel well enough to work on my Etsy descriptions, tags, and titles. If I can get them written up the way I want to on my layout sheets, I can start to work on the photos in the morning after my usual morning sickness has passed.

I've had a few ideas for setting up the five pictures for my earrings, but I still don't know how I'm going to set up my bracelet and necklace pictures, nor do I have any idea how I'm going to layout all the other stuff that I have for sale right now. I do know that I'm going to take my hairsticks apart and just sell the supplies. And if I can find my table in my studio, I'm going to start going through all my supplies and pulling out the parts that I will never use and can sell. Tired of moving some of these things. I have beads and findings in there that I have now moved across the country three times. I'm going to string them, bag them, vial them and hope that someone else out there can be struck with a moment of divine inspiration and find a use for them.

I figure if I can get my part inventory at least cut in half, I'll be better off on studio space. And it will also become a lot easier to pare down the rest until I'm strictly chainmaille. It will be a whole lot easier to store a few containers of jump rings.

We still haven't figured out how to sanction off an area of the house that we can lock to keep the baby away from my tools when the time comes where he/she is crawling and walking everywhere. Granted, I don't keep blades on my dremel when it's not in use and most of my tools are kept way up almost out of my reach, but I still worry about the possibility.

Just right now, I want to get my studio organized enough that I can make stuff again. Right now, I'm working out of a recycled Bath n Body Works bag that I can toss my two pairs of pliers, flush cutters, and the current container of rings into and it zips up. I have about nine partial projects tossed in the bottom of it that I need to complete, but I have no where that I can open up all the rings I need and spread out my work.

For right now, though, I am going to close out this post, and start clearing up my desk at my dayjob. Heading out here shortly to go nap. At least my ramblings kept me awake for a little while.

--Jessica

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Productivity


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For those of you who frequent my Etsy shop, I know you have been asking if I had just quit updating it. Well, to be truthful, I've been putting off taking photos. I'm bad, I know. Smack me.

I do, however, have a bunch of stuff to get listed. I'll be working on photos this weekend (I promise) and hopefully, I'll have all the new pieces listed before Monday morning.

I have to be listed:
2 new necklaces
7 new bracelets
4 new earring
3 new pendants/charms
and random other bits and pieces, including some beading supplies that I just don't have a use for anymore.

I'll post them as soon as I can and let everyone know when they are up. :o)