august 2009August 17th
we took a trip to the city, Roy even came. We dropped the boys off at
the farm(thanks baba and guido) and then Roy dropped me off at the LRT
and went shopping.
The Wholesale show started today, it is a show
for business's to go and buy things for their stores. Roy does not
usually come with me because it is very busy and he is not a big fan of
large crowds. I go to there to buy supplies and boy I blew my budget.
The event now takes place in one building which has 5 different halls.
Let me tell you that you cannot do it all in a day and remember what
you wanted. But anyways, now I have to wait for my items to come by
mail because you cannot take your purchases out of the show.
actually went to a movie, harry potter, and then went shopping. Does
that give you an idea how long it took me at the show and to be honest
I did not get to that many booths, maybe 5 or 6.
We came home by
8:30 because Roy works today and believe it or not, Quinton slept in
the truck and then went into the house brushed his teeth and went
straight to bed. Wow I think I will be up at 6am for him today.(hey it
is midnight while I am typing this which means I better get to bed).
making beads we wrap molten glass around a steel rod that has been
dipped in a clay/release, this is to be able to get your beads off.
year when I placed an order with Frantz, they sent this sample bottle
of clay from some new company and no matter what I did either the clay
flaked off as soon as the flame touched it or the clay would break off
once I added glass to it. So after mixing any other brand of clay I
had in my collection, I got it to be half decent. Now the bottle is
finally empty and I opened my "bucket of mud" and wow I missed it.
Mind you I still mix another release with it to change the consistency
but it is so much better for me, it holds what I need it to hold and it
is easy to clean .
There are so many brands of bead release on the
market that you do need to try them to see which ones you like and I do
rotate between 3 of them and sometimes I mix all 3 together.
when you buy beads from beadmakers, we normally clean out the clay from
the beads so that it looks neat and it is ready to string. When you
buy beads from China or India they do not clean out that clay(white
powder on the inside) so that is something to look for when you want to
buy beads that are handmade from a particular artist and not mass
This morning while I was feeding Ronan,
Bo on the Go (cartoon) started and I caught him swaying to the music
and he even was clapping his hands. So everytime I started singing the
song he would clap and sway. This evening Roy picks him up to go to
bed and on TV is a STYX concert and Ronan is bouncing on Roy's arm.
It was so cute and when I got the camera out for both of the events,
Ronan stopped dancing.
Quinton liked music but only at home when
there is no one else around. We would go to the singing groups and he
would hide or cry but once we got home, a day or two later, he would
ask me to sing a particular song. I wonder if Ronan will be the same:
only at home and not in public since I can't get it on tape.
I added new bead sets to the website.
is at grandma and grandpas this afternoon. It was kinda weird because
there was no one to yell that Ronan was up to no good.
survived Fort McMurray and had a great time. The weather was great
until the last day when there was a quick and wicked rain storm.
It was good to see old friends, made me miss the town alot. Everyone
thought I was crazy when I told them I didn't mind driving on the
highway up there too. Yeah I am not a big fan of the WIDE loads or the
crazy drivers but the scenery is beautiful. I even drove past our old
house which is for sale again, reminds me to go online to see what the
people want for it(just curious).
I can't wait to go up there again(yes I am crazy).
not seeing the boys for 4 days, Ronan saw me and had a big smile and
then he would not stop hugging me and Quinton was like" hi mom, move,
your in the way of my TV".
I have loads of beads to make and pieces to put up for sale online.
I am on my way to Interplay in Fort McMurray, it will be downtown for 3 days of fun. I hope the weather is nice this weekend.
Festival Dates/Marketplace Times:
Friday, August 7th, 11 am – 10 pm
Saturday, August 8th, 11 am – 10 pm
Sunday, August 9th, 11 am – 6 pm
For more information
5 Day of no internet, I think I can do it.The
air show in Cold Lake this past weekend was fun. I was not on the
beach so there where some shows I did not see but I did get to see the
snowbirds which I have never seen live before.
It was nice. I was
going to take the boys down on Sunday but half way through it started
to rain and when it finally stopped and the show resumed it was the
thought of putting up with 2 cranky boys. Quinton needed a nap that
day. Oh and did I remember to take a camera? NO! and there were some
nice shots that I could have taken.
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