24 July 2008

Big News!

How fast things change, and before you know it you find yourself doing grown up things, wondering where all the time went.

I have very big and exciting news!

Emma, my sister, and I are going into business together! We are opening a coffee shop which will be attached to a steel/metal gallery.
Although I have the big news I do not have that much to say about it. We still have to talk about a lot of issues, though at least the decision is made.
Many of the things we have to do over the next couple of month are all new to me; there will be some learning on our feet, and late nights finding, organizing and finalising. With all that said, I have never been this excited!

17 July 2008

One week frame

This past week I have spent scraping, picking,sanding and paint removering one window frame. Today I cracked, and I was caught threatening the 50 year old paint that refused to come off easily, with a brush full of very toxic paint remover, -which if you happened to get a whiff of would burn all the way to your lungs. I continued through the last few hours waiting for the asylum van to take me away.
We are doing up a house down the road from our own home for my Grandparents to move out here closer to us. Somehow my sister and I got the job of sanding back all the window and door frames, which has proved to be a bigger job than we had first thought it to be.

The rest of the house is coming together, yesterday the tiler finished the bathroom off. The kitchen was picked up this morning, and the plasterer and electrician are due in next week.

I am very excited because tomorrow there is a man coming to tune my piano. I know that this shouldn't be all that exciting; your meant to get a piano tuned every year or so... Key phrase being 'meant to.' I have not kept up my pianos maintenance requirements as I should have. Though in my defence I do my best to keep it dust free, and that can be quite a task with a black piano in the country.

Last night we had a bit of a girls night, my Mother and Sister and I went to see Mama Mia! It was... GREAT! Ok, yes very corny, and everything you'd expect a musical to be, but it was a lovely feel good movie. It was also quite nice to be sitting in the cinema and all around people were singing, and moving around in their seats giving the illusion of 'jiving' along.

09 July 2008

One Rainy Day

It has been raining for most of the day; not that the rain has spoiled my day in the least. As I sit next to the fire in the living room, with my puppy sleeping next to me on the couch, the rain all but completes the picture.

The house is so quiet these days. Normally this wouldn't bother me so much, because I would not be spending my day alone within these walls. We have been so busy working, and then spending time working on the house my grandparents will be moving into. That home has been more of a bed and breakfast.

It is amazing how many other noises are heard when there is no human addition. The fire creaks,I can here the cars on the highway in a hurry as the pass on by, the tumble drier dinks every other second with what must be a zipper or a steel button, my bird's foot vibrates on the pole he stands one footed upon for a nap, the wind and rain rattles the tin roof above my head, yet of all the other noises, the dog snoring at my feet gives me the most comfort.

I am not normally a big milk drinker,(coffee is my main drink of survival), though we got this vanilla-malt milkshake syrup and it is just wonderful stuff. I believe I could become quite the milky bar kid with such a delightful lure.

Over the last few weeks I have been doing a glass blowing class. It has been very exciting seeing what can be done, and then getting to try, make, and claim that finished item. It was just an introductory lesson, though by the end of the four weeks we each went home with a wonky glass tumbler, and coloured bauble. And I'm sure that everyone else with whom I did the course was as happy to see their far from perfect items as I was to see mine.

In the glass class we made these glass drops and I have decided that I will proudly display mine hanging from a ribbon on the review mirror of Mozart, my hard earned, blue car. (Yes, it is true, colour is my main point of judgement upon a car!! You have a car that cost you thousands and thousands of dollars, oh its mission-brown??? too bad, Smiles) There is one exception with the judgement of a car, I LOVE jeep wranglers. They are great in any colour!!!

I am hoping that this very spotty blog might help me get past the writers block I have had lately. It is nice to be here again!