by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Everything fun! That seemed to end up being the theme of today, though mostly unplanned. Lots of things got done today and pretty much all of them were fun. As most of you know, I’m a major workaholic.. But I’m also silly and fun most of the time.
Some of you may know that I’m back to Crafting to Help Homeless Pets. I also like to post the leftover things we can’t use for that on Listia. That way, other folks can get some quality beads (and other things) and I can use the credits for supplies. Keeping our bead (and other) supply flowing helps out more homeless pets by allowing us to make and sell more jewelry and other crafts. We don’t profit by much after shipping and donation to the animal shelters. But, we mostly do it for the pets.
Anyhow, it was a productive day in that regard because I made a sale on Etsy yesterday, as well as had a few auctions end in credit bids on Listia. That meant Rich and I had to get those things sent out to the post office. That trip was productive for obvious reasons. We were also able to snag a few needed items from A.C. Moore (a craft store) and Market Basket (a grocery store), as well as fill up the gas tank.
After that, we came home and got lots more done. I was able to make and post a couple more jewelry items on Etsy. I also was able to get some content posted, as was Rich. How is all of this related to fun? Um, you do know me, right? Work is FUN!! Besides, who wouldn’t love a career like this? I get to make crafts, help animals, write, publish, design websites, etc. You see, it’s all creative, just like me. Of course it was fun!
Wait, where does the color come in? I said something about color, didn’t I? Guess what I did...again? Yup, re-dyed my hair purple. Most people hate the process involved with coloring hair. But, not me. I use vegan hair dye, so I don’t have to deal with the icky chemical smell and scalp burns. No thanks! I have fun coloring my hair, from start to finish.
While the hair color was setting, Rich and I were watching the first two Hobbit movies to get us into the mood for the third one, which he just won the UV code for. I was also publishing and writing and editing and other stuff, as usual. Anyway, we had both seen the first two in the series. But we never got around to the third one, which we plan to do tomorrow.
Another fun thing was that Rich got to watch his team (the Boston Red Sox) kick some serious butt in their first game of the season. I’m more of a basketball fan than a baseball fan. But that was a pretty entertaining game.
The eleven year old also texted us some cute videos she made. Speaking of her, I won a good sized book lot for her in an eBay auction a few days ago. So I got to tell her about that, as well as give her funds for more books at the school book fair. Yeah, we’re all book nuts. What can I say? More fun! I also played a funny late April Fool’s joke on the kiddos and texted them all a pic of me in a ponytail at just the right angle, telling them I cut my hair because I was tired of it. They freaked out -- and then laughed hard when I informed them it was a joke.
Now we’re watching Bates Motel, as I continue to write and make more jewelry and Rich gets to play some games on the computer. Not sure how much more I’ll get tonight because I’m such a workaholic. But hey, as you can see, I do know how to have fun, too.
Everything is fun with me - even work. Did you do anything fun recently? Tell me about it.
P.S. This is my E post for the Blogging from A to Z Challenge!
by Lyn Lomasi, Write W.A.V.E. Media Staff
Ever since I got my steam cleaner a couple months ago, I have been using it like crazy. How did I tolerate not having one before? But am I too obsessed with it?
As soon as one of the kids or pets makes a mess, I am whipping out the carpet cleaner, instead of just spot washing the area. Hey, I may as well make sure it's out all the way, right? I mean, who cares if this happens a countless number of times daily? I have the power of a steam cleaner to get out those boo-boos.
But it doesn't stop there. Each time I vacuum (which I am also obsessed with, by the way) throughout the day, I must also follow that up with a quick steam clean as well. I mean, c'mon I have to get whatever the vacuum couldn't with the steam cleaner, right? But of course, by the time it dries, someone else has spilled something else and I am at it again. See a pattern here?
Not only am I doing the above more than once daily, but on the weekend, I feel I must go back over it all with a more thorough deep clean that takes me a few hours. I have kids with asthma and allergies, so there must be no dust and since I have the correct tools – a good carpet steam cleaner and a good vacuum – I have no excuse not to, right? Right?
So am I too obsessed with my carpet cleaner or is this normal for all parents and pet parents who own one?