Monday, September 21, 2009

Enjoying life


You may think that, since I've been on vacation since the Friday before last, I'd have so much time on my hands that I'd post every day. That's what I would think, too. But as it stands, I've been on a burning frenzy.

Over the course of the last ten days, I've completed two wood burnings, each of which would have normally taken two weeks to finish. One obviously being the koala bear above. It was done mostly by stippling.
My hand hurt after that one.
I finished a grist mill, also. Don't worry, I'll post it tomorrow, for all of you eager readers who will not be able to sleep tonight for the suspense of it all.


Other than that, I've just been enjoying my time off. I've been going to the gym in the morning (they have a great gym at the apartments), get done with that about seven, seven-thirty (yeah, I'm still getting up really early). Then I start burning for a few hours, until I need a break and go to the pool.

Ahhh, I wish life was always like this. No worries, no time schedule, no boss. But alas, it is not. For the most part, it sucks. But I have six more days of vacation left and I'm going to enjoy every minute!

Later-



Monday, September 14, 2009

Been vacationing-


Well, I've been on vacation since Friday. It's been nice, pretty much just like a weekend up until today, but still, just knowing I didn't have to go back to work for two more weeks, made it a great weekend.
The unfortunate part-Steve worked Friday night, Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Now he's in Amarillo for two days visiting his folks.
I haven't seen my husband a lot during my vacation but I've gotten a lot of burning done.
I started this gristmill on Friday night. I spent three hours on it that night and for the next three days spent about seven hours a day. I only just finished a little while ago.
I was fun doing a building, instead of my usual animal image, I thought I would give it a shot. But I think I'll stick with animals. The next one I'm going to do is a koala bear done completely by stippling (thousands of tiny dots repeated layer upon layer to create a picture).
It will be a real test of my patience.
Okay, I have something cooking for me in the oven, but I will be back tomorrow or something. I'll fill you in on all the exciting moments you've missed.
Later-

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Thanks Ben & Jerry! And Vermont!



"Ben & Jerry have temporarily renamed a popular ice cream flavor Chubby Hubby to ”Hubby Hubby” in order to celebrate equal marriage in Vermont. Gay couples are able to marry in the state as of today.
They say:
In partnership with
Freedom to Marry we are gathered here to celebrate Vermont and all the other great states where loving couples of all kinds are free to marry legally. We have ceremoniously dubbed our iconic flavor, Chubby Hubby to Hubby Hubby in support, and to raise awareness of the importance of marriage equality."

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Starting to settle down

It's been a little over a week that we've been in the new place. We officially got completely moved in yesterday, when Steve emptied the last box from the garage. We're starting to get into a fixed schedule of doing new things, while trying to keep a similar routine for Buster. But we're getting there.
The picture above is going to be my next wood burning project. I think it will be a daunting task, but I also purchased a new burner, a really good one, so it should be great.
I'm going to get back to working on Luthor, but my head's not into it just yet. I'm going to give myself a few more days to chill out and settle down. The office in the apartment is actually larger than the one we had at the house (go figure), so that's cool. The Rise of the Son will be out in a few months. I'm waiting for the cover to get done now, then I'll send it off to the publisher. I can't wait to see was Anj does with the cover. She's done such a great job with the Johnny & Joey books.
Anyway, that's it for now. I have a few things to take care of before I hit the couch for the night.
Be nice to each other.
Later-