... the pizza company that my son delivers for. PLEASE remember when the weather is yucky and you're ordering in, that someone's kid is driving that car. Maybe mine. Cook instead. Until he started working there, I never even thought about who delivers in yucky weather and now I wonder why I didn't. It's so obvious. Luckily they pulled the drivers off the road mid evening.
The counter-top is mostly finished. I added some more metallic blue and then rubbed a coat of black over the entire surface. This morning, I rolled on the first of two clear coats and it's glossy lovely. Now, I "just" wait six hours and then apply the second coat and then there's a lot of waiting for it to cure to the touch and then to small appliances. Touch is about a day - appliances a week to ten days. I have a sample board to test on things on. Either way, we should be able to put the sink back in tonight.Carefully. With the sink and the island, the kitchen will be manageable while we wait. Last time, I was painting the island too.
I've been working on the Paula Poncho from the knitting book Essentially Feminine Knits. I highly recommend this book. It has some fabulous patterns that especially have interesting backs. The poncho is knit from the top down and is meant to be shorter - just above the waist. I thought I'd measured carefully but mine is a little bit longer than I would have liked...
... and that's okay. I've decided to give it to my friend Rosemarie and make myself another - slightly shorter - variation of the pattern using a purple silk blend. I'm a bit tired of black and grey right now. I'm aiming toward more pops of color and see this poncho as a wonderful substitute for a cardigan with - I hope - a somewhat sophisticated look to it. I want to use the purple version as the starting point for an outfit and pair it with an eccentric skirt. Only what is an eccentric skirt? And what kind of eccentric skirt could I - would I - actually wear? If you have any ideas, links, or pictures of what you see as eccentric, I'd love to see them. Thanks.
In terms of a person's behavior, eccentric means unconventional and slightly strange. When I talked to Diane yesterday in my coaching session, I mentioned that I was debating dropping the word authentic after her description of it as clumsy, stumbling and rather awkward and instead heading more toward eccentric which seemed IMHO more positive. She laughed and said there's no doubt you're eccentric. I found that an interesting comment since I don't see myself as eccentric. I think that I am - and especially my clothing - rather conservative but I do know that a lot of other people, including my husband, do think I'm eccentric. Does that mean that when I get to what I consider eccentric, I'll be way over the edge. Too funny.
Talk soon - Myrna
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People go around wearing blinders. They don't want to see reality. The more you look at yourself, the more you will want to make a difference - now.
- Jim Karas, personal trainer, speaking in favour of many mirrors