I’m having an unblogtastic week. The car accident, the time change and the crappy lighting in my house are all conspiring against me. It's dark when I leave the office now. I didn't see that coming. My indoor photos just never work out.
I can’t stand the way pictures of myself taken with a flash look because of my glasses, and I don’t want to take my glasses off. But without it, indoor pictures come out really yellow. I have a really cheap point and shoot, so there is not a lot of adjusting I can do to it as far as I know. (I own an older Rebel, but I can’t afford a lens right now.) I have come to the conclusion that I really need to just get up 20 minutes earlier during the Fall and Winter to take my photos before I go to work. But knowing that and doing that are two different things. I am one of those people that hit the snooze button as many times as I possibly can.
Anyway. I’ve been keeping busy. I’ve spent the past couple of day on the phone with the other drivers insurance, trying to get them to take responsibility. They finally agreed to yesterday afternoon, and I am picking up a rental car today at lunch and then someone is coming by the house Friday AM to assess the damage and hopefully cut us a check so we can get it repaired. It’s been unpleasant, and it’s been a hassle, but to be honest, this year has been just one disappointment after another and by now it just seems par for the course. Death to 2009, Viva 2010.
I got my hand piece remade the other night. I will not be listing these in the store when I reopen it, because it has to be fitted to each hand pretty specifically (like, I made one for my left hand, and it didn't fit my right hand!), but it is not difficult, just time consuming, and anyone can do it. All you need is a pair of pliers, some chain, and a clasp and jump ring. You can get that stuff at any craft store.
1. Make a loose ring out of chain for your middle finger.
2. Make a piece that fits around the middle of your hand
3. Make a bracelet for your wrist (make it a bit looser than normal, so that it can be pulled toward the center in a "V" shape).
4. Connect the ring and the middle piece.
5. Connect the middle piece and bracelet.
I promise it is not difficult. You may need to practice opening and closing the chain links a few times if you are new to that, but once you get than hang of it, it is just trial and error getting the lengths of each piece right. I am sure I will get better at it as I go, and right now, I can make them for people who can physically sit with me while I construct it around their hand, and some day maybe I’ll figure out the math, but for now…not so much.
I leave you with a rare glimpse of me at the office. I am big on a personalized cube, and I have been lucky enough to work at places that allow me to do that. I decorate mine with Girls Aloud posters, pictures of my husband, my BFF Alannah and my dog, cards and my Spice Girls mouse pad. That mouse pad is on its last leg, it’s been with me for years and I will be so sad to see it go, because I love it so.
Jacket, One Star by Converse at Target