Saturday, August 02, 2008

More Random Journal Fun and stuff


I know I keep saying it, but I love these random order prompts...I would never get tired of them. These are page 3, 4, 5 and 6 from the day 16 prompts. Sarah is still off having a great time. Yay for her!!


I've been playing out in my garage, with the big doors open and the sun streaming in and some music on and my laptop nearby. I can make as much mess as I want and I don't have to worry, I have lots of room.

I cleaned my garage out this summer...it was so full of stuff we couldn't walk in it, let alone park the van there. My motivation for cleaning it was NOT to get my vehicles out of the elements, it was to have a space for projects..for the boys and myself. Daniel has his gym set up out there with a cage and his Olympic weights, and he's more motivated than ever to work out.
Josh has been taking apart stuff, and working on more of his amazing styro-foam models and planning on working on Steampunking something. We saw so much cool Steampunk at Maker Faire in San Fransisco this spring that it is inevitable that he will want to try it out.
Levi has been putting my toes in peril by zooming as close as possible to catastrophe on his scooter.

I won't have time to play today. My washing machine swallowed half a rug (the pig!) and refuses to drain.
Instead of calling a repairman I deciced to ask, "WWOD". (What Would Oliver Do?)
Oliver was my Dad, and he has always been just a phone call away. Since he's gone now, I decided that all those years of being the handyman helper has surely caused some ability to rub off on me. I got on the computer last night and figured out where the problem likely is (a plugged drain hose/pump) and got photos and diagrams. I took the front and back panels off to see if I can have a go at fixing it. I think it's definitely in the realm of the possible!

So beween that and the trip to the city to meet up with Dawn for some garage sale therapy today, and dropping the middle child off for his Wierd Al concert, I'll be away from my paint brushes.

We'll see if I will be able to report a victory that Dad would be proud of, or a tearful disasterous when I come back...which do you put your money on?

6 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Arlene....I've just spent quite a while going through your blog; you write very well. I love your journal pages and you seem to be enjoying yourself.How lovely that you have done a new list! I may come back to you for that. Keep up the good work.
Love Linda

KathrynAntyr said...

I too love these potpourri pages. Your results are just fabulous. It has been a goal of mine to get messy and to be less controlling and planned of the results. These assignments are really helping. Great job!

Oh, your garage space sounds ideal!

xoxo k

LaY hOoN said...

Love the messiness of your pages ! The pages turns out so well :)

Virginia said...

Hi Arlene,Loving your pages..As far as the washing machine goes..my moneys on you...

arlene said...

W00T! One bet on the Mamma; None on the machine!! I guess I'll have to roll up my stockings, tie on a frilly apron and do my Dad proud! I'll try not to let you down Virginia!

Thanks everyone for the kind feedback...messiness is one thing I do well! LOL

Maria said...

Messy is GOOD! Keep 'em coming. :)

Maria