Wednesday, July 31, 2013

OK - so I'm in a really nasty mood ! Rant follows! ... Just saying....

Have I told you lately how much I hate my HP printer?  What a useless piece of garbage that thing is!  If I could have, I would have opened my second floor window and dropped this piece of garbage onto my patio. There would have been a certain sense of payback had I been able to do that....but of course I couldn't so now I'm left to fume and curse!!

I spent over $ 400 on this thing more than 5 years ago.  I was very clear at the time that I wanted a 4 in 1 that had wireless printing capability.  The salesman (who by the way, was full of shit!) assured me  it was wireless enabled and went away with my hard earned money. After days of not being able to get the printer to work properly, buying an extended warranty and so on and so on, I find out from tech support that this "wireless" enabled printer is NOT and will not ever be a wireless enabled or compatible printer - not now, not ever, not even on Jupiter!  Now isn't that special  - it appears that I got screwed royally and I didn't even get kissed!  It's noisy, it's slow and it drives me crazy with the continuous rattling, clicking, humming and paper jamming.  Thanks a bunch, Staples!

I had a busy day at work and had to deal with one asshole and as well as people who feel the need to stick their noses into business that does not concern them.  It makes me laugh - everyone wants to tell you how to do it but nobody wants to actually do it!  I am so tired of the interference and nonsense that goes on there some days.  It's like an blessed circus and all the clowns are in town on the same day!

I can hardly wait for the weekend.  Monday August 5th is a holiday here in Canada and since its also my flex day, I get a 4 day weekend.  I so need it!  Woohoo.

OK, enough bitching.  Gotta run.  Caio!

Monday, July 08, 2013

Hit the road Nasty!

The nastiness is over - finally - I hope!  And I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off my shoulders.  Hopefully this whole cluster fuck will just disappear.  Keeping my fingers crossed !!

I paid off some bills that were weighing me down and that exercise was totally liberating.  Free at last, free at last!  I have never done anything the easy way my entire life and this whole business is yet another case in point that proves I am a slow learner!  Needless to say, I have learned my lesson.  Enough said!

I finally have my studio organized in a way that works and that I am comfortable working in.  My daughter described it as 'very functional' and  I must admit that it feels right.  I'm able to find things most days which is very distinct improvement over months past so I'm a very happy camper.  I always seemed to gravitate to my window, regardless of what that station was supposed to be doing. So I decided to quit fighting that urge and  make it my stamping station.  I moved my computer to the other desk (which faces away from the window) and voila!  It works and it feels right.  I love, love, love the new layout.  I did have to move a few things around, namely I moved my printer to my computer station, which in turn freed up room on my stamping desk.  Who knew it would be so simple?

This is another 3 day weekend for me and I've had a lovely relaxing time.  Saturday I had my hair done and then swung over to Shopper's Drugs to take advantage of their special promo for Optimum points.  I had accumulated enough points to get $200.80 (before tax) worth of FREE products.  Wooo Hooo!! Ya gotta love when a plan comes together!

Well must run as I'm meeting a friend for an early supper.  Caio!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Sometimes you have to burn the bridge to keep the crazies from crossing

Ain't that the truth!  I seem to have more than my fair share of crazies lately!!!  More drama than I need right now and one more drama queen than I need.  Can you say lunatic????

Anyway, enough said about that.

I've been struggling with my journals but have managed to finish a couple of spreads.  I still have to finish some work for my journal partner.  I mean this is really ridiculous!  I've had these two journals for months and I'm still not finished them.  My plan is to complete one, come hell or high water, and get them out in the mail to her.

I'm busy working on wedding cards for the store.  I need to get them up to the store tomorrow and then I'll have a little breathing time.  God knows I need it.


The weather here on the coast has been so very hot for the last couple of days.  We broke records over the weekend and at some points it was so warm it was almost unbearable.  My flowers are drinking up the water at a furious pace.  I usually only water a couple of times a week, but this past week I've had to feed them almost twice a day.

Work has been hectic and I've spent the better part of the last two weeks dealing with some very unpleasant business.  Seems all this time, I've had shark in my pool !  Nasty surprise that is.  Anyway, it's dealt with now so things should improve again.

I completed my first real face drawing and it's not half bad.  Actually I'm pretty pleased with it.  It's certainly not perfect but it's better than previous tries so that's a good thing.  I've signed up for a faces workshop with a lady in Germany.  I'm looking forward to starting, just haven't gotten around to it yet

Well must run.  Caio!