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No complaining today!

You saw the subject! No complaining today!

I actually did have a fairly nice weekend. I was very, very grumpy yesterday, but stole some arttime and got my sci fi TV fix - after being sure I wouldn't because of football. :)

I did 3 ACEO cards - one of them will be painted, the others will probably remain in pencil. They're so tiny! But fun!

I also had Jennie and Melody over Sat evening, and made homemade pizza and brownies and we played bootleggers and had a great time!

Also, I'm getting a harp.

This is pretty monumental for me - I've wanted a harp since I was 11. I've taken some lessons, and can play from sheet music (though it's been a while, so I will undoubtedly have to build my calluses back up). I've asked for a harp every year for every Christmas and every birthday. Sort of jokingly, since they're rather expensive. But Joleen is selling hers! And my parents are going to be in her area this fall, so I wouldn't have to ship it! When I first mentioned it to Jake, his qualm was : UPS will break it and you will cry - which is true on both points. This neatly solves the problem, we can afford it... so I'm getting a harp!!! Of course, now I have to wait until October or November to actually GET it, but oh well. I've been patient this long.

My birdfeeder is fixed now, too! I haven't hung it up, but it is full of food and sitting on the log pile. It's very, very pretty - all dragonflies, stained glass and stamped copper. I am a girl, and pretty makes me happy. So there.

God help me, I'm considering getting another printer. The three-in-one that I used for paperwork and scanning is nearing the end of its useful life, and I'm thinking seriously of replacing it with a three-in-one color laser. I think it would make nicer stationery than what I print now, it *can't* cost more in ink, and frankly, the things are getting cheap. I'd like to send invoices that had a little splash of color and were laser printed, too - the inkjet looks nice, but it's not waterproof. It's also slow.

Must get back to work now!


( 7 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 23rd, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you're finally getting your harp! :)
Jan. 23rd, 2006 08:11 pm (UTC)
yay for harps!
the're some wonderful instruments with a life and charm of their own :)
got one too, in fact, got it at the age of 8 and played a few times on it, but due to lack of harp teacher and lateron due to hard school scedule it never grew over the hobby thing. But yes, its so so delicate. I used to play it on christmas plays and every time I took it from a place to another a mere 1 minute in the cold air would change all the tunes forcing me to re-tune.
and do get a color laser, those things are seehxay :) love ours to bits :) could not live without it :)
Jan. 23rd, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh! What kind of harp? (Type, brand, even.) I owned a harp until relatively recently -- I rented it while I took a class in it, then bought it (it was already used). I took the class because I'd always wanted the experience. My problem is, I'm really NOT very musical, which included being able to play the harp. So I didn't keep up with it. I sold the harp this past summer. (It was a Celtic folk-harp, not quite small enough to be a lap model, from a line of cheapish harps that are made in Pakistan; the model was called "Heather". Not bad for a beginner who was trying to figure out how into it she would be.) I have seen much nicer harps that I lusted after. But I can't justify the expense to myself.

Also -- please tell me what ACEO stands for, and what the advantages of it are?
Jan. 23rd, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)

They're hot stuff on eBay right now. Well, as hot as eBay gets - some go for .99 or nothing, some for more than $100. They're fun 'cause you don't have to panic over a huge piece.

It's a lap harp, 22 string: http://www.songsea.com/harp.htm#stoneharp

Not too big or fancy, but I don't have room for anything bigger, and who needs fancy? It sounds nice, too - they have sound samplers at the webpage.
Jan. 24th, 2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ah. Wow. I'd totally missed this whole art-card phenomenon.

Pretty harp. Stone harps do have a good sound.
Jan. 23rd, 2006 09:10 pm (UTC)
Ooh pretty! I may have to try my hand at this ACEO thing when I have a moment. *sigh*

There! I've complained FOR you!
Jan. 23rd, 2006 10:42 pm (UTC)
A harp!!! That's next on my list of instruments to get/learn. Maybe once I learn my violin and you practice your harp, we can get together and play! lol
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