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Too Much Time On My Hands

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

I spent the whole morning, and most of the afternoon, doing work!
…Except that I’m done, now.
See, there are times when I realize that this is going to happen, and I make a point of stretching whatever it is that I’m doing out as long as possible, so that I’ll at least LOOK busy. But this time, I was so happy to have SOMETHING to do that I blew through it. Them, actually – I blew through about 3 different projects.
Admittedly, this is mostly because the projects I was assigned require the intelligence of an inebriated squirrel. Which is pretty standard, all things considered.
This would be why I’m desperate to get involved in something that interests me.
Right now, that’s… well, mostly it’s drooling over things I can’t afford, in the form of metal clay.
This isn’t exactly a fair assessment; the main problem is that I want everything NOW NOW NOW. I want a basic set of tools, each, to work with both silver and copper clay, NOW NOW NOW. I want at least a few texture tiles (total lie – I want TONS of texture tiles. I want texture tiles GALORE! I want file cabinets worth of textures! Textures are FUN!) NOW NOW NOW! And yes, I want a kiln NOW NOW NOW, but I’ve resigned myself to learning to live with the torch, at least for now. Not that I have anywhere to put a kiln right now, anyway. Right now, I’ve managed to get my starter shopping carts down to a grand total of $300; $130 at one site, and $170 at another. That only includes a bare minimum of textures (2). My starter shopping cart of textures (on yet another site) is another $50, but that doesn’t have to happen NOW NOW NOW. The $170 one kinda does, though – they’re doing a $3 shipping promotion through tomorrow, and that’s it.
No. No it doesn’t.
I don’t have to get the copper stuff right now. I WANT to, but I don’t have to. If I just get silver stuff now, which gets me the starter kit that has the all-important torch in it… I can knock it down to just about $200. No textures. Nothing special - just the real basics. And that’s OK. I’ve spent more than that at Michael’s on stuff I’ve never used. ;-) I can always get more when times are less tight. That's what holidays are for, right?
I have until tomorrow to make a decision. And I won’t get paid until then, either; I refuse to spend money that I LITERALLY don’t have. That would just be dumb.
So… patience. I can do patience.
For a day.
See what happens.
As for my numbers… I’m out of time for today; can't paste them in on OT, that'd just be wrong. The short version is, I stunk up the place yesterday. Met no goals. Had a doctor’s appointment on the other side of the universe, stopped at Wegman’s on the way home, didn’t get home until after 8pm. No workout, no nothing. Tried desperately to get to bed early, but when I got home that late, there was just no way. So… 5.5 hrs sleep again. I don’t think I went over on food yesterday, though, so that’s good.
This morning, the scale told me 170.2. And I’m coming up on the monthly visitor, so that’s not so bad.
I’ll keep you posted, folks.
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