Friday, September 30, 2011

A Bit of It

A bit of it
A tiny broken star falls out of my brain
As it tries to rearrange itself on the responsible mode with circles of right.
A five point intellect is not what she needs
A rounded consistency, grows up good, grows up great.
Sameness and lameness not tragic safe, safety and band-aids.
Late night but things don’t come out right.
I can’t chase those stars anymore, not here or in current time.
I’ll let them twinkle about the floor....
Reminding me.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Whoa, It's Fixed!

So I decided to quickly defrost a whole chicken for dinner tonight.

That's when you fill your sink with cold water and place your desired frozen hard as a rock poultry in the water; completely submerged. If it's not defrosted in a half an hour, drain the water and re-fill it to prevent bacterial growth.

Once the sink was full, I returned to the living room only to be disturbed by the sound of water trickling. Drip, drip, drip. I look under the sink and the water was leaking. I remove the million items underneath the sink and see that the problem is much worse than anticipated. I jiggled the sink strainer and yup, the water that was in the sink came out. I notice that it was corroded and guessed that it had to be replaced. I wanted to be sure that I knew what to do.

I quickly hopped online to my favorite DIY website, and asked for help in the community forums. I got a great reply that confirmed my diagnosis.

I didn't get to make chicken for dinner but I did make some carnitas with rice and salsa. It was good. After dinner, we took a trip to Lowe's and bought all of our parts for $4.00. My husband of course, had to buy a work light, "to help him see better."

All in all it was an easy fix. It was a bad sink strainer and instead of using the plumber's putty, hubby said, "Why don't we just use the other rubber gasket?" GENIUS! It would cut the wait to dry time by 100%. And it worked!!

I like the "fix it" dates my husband and I have. He doesn't ask me to hold a light or to get him a drink, it's more of a open conversation and problem solving/critical thinking kind of thing.

The best part? Not having to do dishes.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

To Stay Sane.....

My sister-in-law has got me hooked on something easy and fun to do.

Nail stamping!

Nail stamping is so fun! I'm still a novice at it but I'll get the hang of it eventually. Here's a youtube video about it and how it's done.

I've been nail stamping once a week for the past two months....I think. I love that it lets you be creative and artsy without too much effort.

Here are some pictures of past weeks.....

I really liked the flowery pattern...kind of like paisley.

Then I thought I'd try co eccentric circles.

These are supposed to be zebra stripes.....

Polka dots are one of my favorite patterns.

My nephew said my nails looked like they were from the future....

So I did up these nails on Sunday...some of my worst work ever. I washed dishes soon after and the nail polish decided it hated hot water and peeled itself away from my nails. My sister in law was very kind to leave her nail art supply so I could give it another go.

I like them!

It takes me a little while from start to finish and as much as I like shortcuts, for pretty nails you have to use a base clear coat, then the first color, then a top coat for that, then the stamp goes on then you have to use a pretty shiny clear top coat for that. It sounds like a lot but it's worth it to have totally rad nails. This little bit of time to myself helps me stay sane. I can just focus on getting them done and feel a little artsy when they're finished.

The nails get noticed! Get ready for compliments!