I spent a large portion of the day today (and some time last night) babysitting my printer. If you didn't know I was crazy before, let me tell you now: I am crazy. Certifiable. I decided (don't ask me why as I don't know) that I should print up all my HAED charts last night. I fought with the printer for several hours, as it didn't want to behave. (I think it just knew what I was gonna ask it to do, lol.) Finally, I got it working. I printed out over eight hundred and fifty pages and went through three and a half printer cartridges. (Guess it's a good thing I always get the one color, two black ink packages, right?!?) I printed up: Luna, Fire Moon, Frost Moon, Envy, Catch Me, Shimmer, Shades, Ishtar, Lust, Dragon Riders, A Chance Encounter, Alternative Reality, and Rocky Adventure. I still have Sloth, Vanity, Gluttony, and Wrath to print up. But, I ran out of paper. I have a two hundred piece pack of paper (the cheap stuff) and a seven hundred and fifty piece pack (the good stuff, nice and strong). Well, I had. It's almost all used now. So the other four will have to wait. The other problem is that now I want to go kit them all, and I really can't afford it. Ah, such is life. Of course, as soon as I kit them, I'll want to start them.
It all started with me deciding that since twenty is a nice, round number and eighteen is not, I was gonna add two more projects to my rotation. (I KNOW, like I need a hole in my head, right?!?!?!?) Finally, I decided on Lust and Envy (because I know someone doing both of them, and I keep seeing progress piccys). And I went to print them and just impulsively decided to do all of them. Well, until I almost ran out of paper. I thought I should keep some back, just in case I should need to print something (like a receipt or something). So I have a big stack of charts on the coffee table. And they're all luscious and calling my name. LOUDLY!!!! I know, crazy. Certifiable, lol.
In other news, I did pick up two more HAEDs at the Bob and Michele's birthday sale. I now have Wrath and Gluttony (yes, I listed them before, but they're new). Click their names to go to the pics if you want to see. I love how in Wrath, her hair is on fire. I think it just looks awesome!! Now I need one more sale to pick up Avarice and I'm gonna try really hard to be on the wagon. (I haven't been on the wagon since my dad died, and all the spending (read retail therapy) has used up all my savings. So I really need to get my impulses under control. Hopefully soon.)
And speaking of dad's death, I've been missing him a lot lately. It looks like we're gonna have a season this year (talks are making good progress, so even though I'm not celebrating yet, I'm hopeful) and I miss talking to him about what's going on. I haven't really replaced that outlet yet. I told Julie I was gonna call her boyfriend this season to talk football on Sundays, and Ansel likes me, so maybe that will take away some of the missing my dad feeling. I'm hoping anyways. Praying now that we have a season. I do love me some football!!
And, good news, FINALLY I'm all caught up on emails and blogs ~ at the same time!!!! I've been behind on emails since mid June. First Rosa came up and I simply ignored them all week while she was here. Then my email program decided it wasn't gonna delete or move anything out of my inbox. THEN it decided it was gonna give me multiples of everything. I must have slogged thorough four or five thousand emails in a week that week. Finally, my email is working again and I'm all caught up. Plus I got a couple of really good hours of stitching time today. It's been a good day. Now, I'm gonna go stitch for another hour or so before bed. It's still Astral Lion (I don't consider it to be Sunday, even though it's after midnight) and I've been making really good progress the last couple of days. It's IHSW, too, so that makes me stitch a little bit more. Hope you're all having a great night and sweet dreams!!!
Oh, and one more thing. Thanks to all my followers and those who comment. I love to see people commenting on my blog and I usually answer comments. So thanks to all of you who comment and follow. I'm planning a giveaway for a hundred followers, so watch this space!!!
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